46th Annual Winter Olympics
Gatorback Cycle Park
November 21-25th, 2017
The 46th Annual running of the Winter Olympics kicked off this past week at the iconic Gatorback Cycle Park. This unique event features 2 race tracks, Supercross during the first half of the week, followed by the outdoor Motocross portion of the event. At the end of the week these scores are combined to crown the overall Olympiad. The unpredictable Florida weather hindered the schedule this week, cancelling racing for the entire day of Thanksgiving, ultimately causing the promotors to cut LCQ’s out of the event, making for a cut-throat make-it-or-break-it sense of urgency each moto.
In the A/Pro classes, Garrett Marchbanks won the 450 Pro Sport in both SX and MX, this also being his debut race in the A class! Brazilian, Enzo Lopes, was also on fire in the first half of the week with a 250 Pro Sport win in SX, yet Enzo having a bad get-off ended up unable to finish out the week. In the B class and still new to the 250f transition, Stilez Robertson was killing it with a 250 B Limited SX championship, along with a handful of podium finishes. Oklahoma’s Jesse Flock was also a contender in the B class all week with a 450 B Limited SX title. JJ Jarvis was riding great in the Girls and Women’s classes as well, taking the gold in SX and MX in the Girls Sr. class, and just missing the top spot in the Women’s 14+ with 2 second place finishes, though she was chipping away at the leader each lap, but ran out of time during the reduced number of laps due to the rain delay during the week. In the SuperMini class, Jeremy Ryan claimed the SuperMini 2 (13-16) class title in the MX half of the week. John Grewe took a permanent residency on the podium this week! John won 10 of his 12 motos, wrapping up all 4 Overall Olympiad titles in the 35+, 40+, 45+, and 50+. At the end of the week John was given the Vet Masters Award, with the only blemish on his record was having the 35+ SX gold medal taken by RedDog Timmy Ferry.
Congratulations to all finishers and champions! Below is a list of Fox team top 3 results, along with a link to full event results.
Photo credit: Jacob Souder - @hbmotoco
1st PLACE – CHAMPION
Garrett Marchbanks – 450 A / Pro Sport (SX/MX Olympiad)
Enzo Lopes – 250 Pro Sport (SX)
Stilez Robertson – 250 B Limited (SX)
Jesse Flock – 250 B (SX/MX Olympiad)
Jeremy Ryan – SuperMini 2 (13-16) (MX)
Jordan Jarvis – Girls Sr. (12-16) (SX/MX Olympiad)
Timmy Ferry – 35+ (SX)
John Grewe – 35+ (SX/MX Olympiad)
John Grewe – 40+ (SX/MX Olympiad)
John Grewe – 45+ (SX/MX Olympiad)
John Grewe – 50+ (SX/MX Olympiad)
** John Grewe – Vet Masters Award **
Stilez Robertson – 250 B (SX)
Stilez Robertson – SchoolBoy 2 (13-16) (SX)
Jesse Flock – 450 B (SX/MX Olympiad)
Marco Cannella - College (16-24) (SX/MX Olympiad)
Jordan Jarvis – Women 14+ (SX/MX Olympiad)
Jesse Flock – SchoolBoy 2 (13-16) (SX)
Jesse Flock 450 B (MX)
Fox Racing is excited to welcome Dean Wilson to the Fox family. Dean joins our elite team of athletes and will ride in our helmets, boots and goggles.
From overcoming multiple injuries and racing his way back to a factory ride, Dean’s commitment and dedication to the sport proves he has what it takes to be a top contender, and we are proud to support him on and off the track.
“As a brand and company known for innovation and being the best, Dean brings a considerable amount to the table. Having him on the team will energize, and elevate our program.” – Chris Onstott, Global MX Sports Marketing Director