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2016 Mammoth Motocross | Good Times Wrap Up

We'd be lying if we said that we weren't still slightly recovering from the 10 days we spent in Mammoth for the 2016 Mammoth Mountain Motocross, but it was all worth it. The annual pilgrimage brings racers and families together from all around the country for a week filled with not only racing on one of the most beautiful tracks this side of the Mississippi, but good times off the track and evening festivities for the young at heart as well.

After the Vet weekend concluded, the mini racers took to the track before the main weekend of racing began from Friday through Sunday with 250s, 450s, and Open Class machines reverberating through the mountain tops. While there were some solid finishes turned in by Fasthouse riders—Ricky Diaz with a third in overall in 25-Plus, Darryn Durham with fourth in Open Pro, and Willy Simons Jr. with some very solid B Class performances—there was no doubt that we were having the most fun. Sean Collier and Tyler Bereman even wrapped up the weekend with a good old fashion switch-a-roo aboard “The Beast” during the final 450 Pro moto—more on that later. Check out this huge photo gallery, but be sure to come back later this week for a rad video edit, encompassing everything that went down.

Mammoth Notes:

-The new pants and gloves were a hit

-805 Beer is more potent at 8,000 feet

-We brought up more cases of beer than we knew what to do with and left with only a few

-Wacker can pull off a mean 30-second burn out

-Ikua Hughes did double duty, wrenching for Ryder Difrancesco and racing on the Main and Vet weekends

-“The Beast” pulled a lot of holeshots

-A switch-a-roo will get you in trouble

-Adult trikes are beyond sketchy

-Arik Swan is a bad ass

-If the parade lap is hours before your moto, ride in street clothes like Lil’ Will

-Bereman can throw a whip off a speed bump

Previous Mammoth Content:

Ride Along | The Beast In Mammoth

2016 Mammoth Motocross | Vets Race High At 8,000 Feet

2016 Mammoth Motocross | Throwing Strikes

Photos by Brendan Lutes