2010 MiniMoto SX 10 Expert Podium

BBR / MONSTER ENERGY Team wins big again at 2010 Las Vegas Mini-Moto SX

May 8, 2010

BBR’s Derek Costella showed once again that he is the fastest mini rider on the planet as he rode his BBR/MONSTER ENERGY factory bikes to win TWO of the AMA Championship plates at this year’s Mini-Moto SX in Las Vegas on May 7th. Costella lead every lap of the World Final Championship race from start to finish with his huge trademark smile. This was in addition to his championship win in the MM10E pro class, and another podium spot in the MM12E pro class. Costella walks away, from this year's event, with a large MiniMoto/Monster Energy check and a top of the line Pioneer enertainment system for his truck.

Ryan Abrigo also podiumed in the MM10E class with an impressive ride, which earned him a place in the World Final race resulting in a solid 4th place finish. Ryan’s lap times were some of the fastest on the track, and only a little bad luck kept him from better finishes in all pro classes.

Chris Gosselaar and Brad Ripple both won their qualifiers, and had strong showings in both the 10” and 12” finals. “We loved having Chris and Brad racing for us again this year”, said Duane Brown. “We cannot believe how fast these guys are on bikes that they hadn’t ridden before the race”.

Carl Schlacht also made the main event in both classes, and pulled off a top 10 in the 12” Stock Mod class with an excellent performance. Carl is one of BBR’s favorite racers, and showed his skill and speed against the fastest riders in the world this year.

Dirt Bike Magazine Editor Adam Booth, riding a new BBR MM12P, had the most interesting evening when he was taken out and “bitch slapped” by another rider in the vet class. “I couldn’t believe I got sissy-slapped. It wasn’t even a punch”, said Booth. “I controlled myself because I had no choice in my position”. Though this incident kept Adam off the podium, it was worth it for the rest of us. We laughed so hard we all thought we were going to hemorage.

Dirt Rider Editor Jimmy Lewis put in a solid ride on the BBR CRF150F in the 16” class. BBR coaxed the 7-time Langtown Champion out of retirement for the event, and it was classic Jimmy turning the fastest lap times in the vet class before getting pachinko’d throughout the race. Jimmy said, “I haven’t been this beat up since the last time I raced a mini”. BBR always loves when Jimmy is part of the team for the day.

70’s mini-bike legend and 80’s factory superstar Scott Burnworth returned this year to ride the BBR/MONSTER ENERGY Factory CRF150F 16” against the powerful 19” Electric bikes in the playbike class. Scott struggled with the “stock” based 150 against the fully modified electric bikes, but ran solid all day long.

BBR President Duane Brown reverted back to the 70’s as he rode his 1978 DG XR75 in the 16” class and became the jammer car for the main event. It was a small miracle that he even made the main, and gives credit to UFO, Bad Company and the Eagles, which he listed to on his 8-track just prior to the finals.

Carson Brown (Duane’s son) was flying all weekend, and laid down the fastest lap times in the 12 Youth Stock Mod class. After a huge holeshot, Carson led every lap until he ran into traffic on the last lap. An unfortunate tangle with a lapper on the last lap sent him off coarse and almost to the ground. Carson was able to keep his bike upright, but had to settle for a second place podium spot.

The 2010 MONSTER ENERGY / GEICO MINI-MOTO SX was another huge success with over 500 racers competing in this year’s event. The 31 riders from the BBR/MONSTER ENERGY team would like to thank the race promoters, fellow competitors and fans for making this event one of the most amazing spectator sports on earth.

For complete race results check out MiniMotoSX.com