Every Fall, when the temperature drops, Swan Raceway in Tyler, TX., plugs into an annual event that dates back to 1992. As the Lone Star State pennant flags wave and the east-Texas red soil is turned over, racers from across the nation descend to this historic event.
Names such as the ones below have all graced the Pro Challenge with Heavy-Hitting finishes during the past 21 years...
Brad "Frito Pie" Woolsey
The Ankle Savers Munn Racing Team was in full swing. Chip Munn has done an outstanding job of fielding some top-flight talent, as well as giving some local 3-digit guys a home.
Josh Rogers, Derek Kemp (great to see back at the track), Big Dan, and Chip Munn (background) hard at it on race day.
Vann Martin leads Trey Canard and Matt Lemoine in the Division 1 heat race.
A little Division 1 first turn drama.
Scotty Wennerstrom and Lemoine await the water truck finale.
Zach Williams leads Trey Canard and Matt Lemoine in Moto #1.
Canard and Williams atop the rollers leading the rest of the field... heading for Swan's first down hill.
Matt Lemoine Mid-Air Tear-off technique.
Gannon Audette in stealth mode.
Lance Vincent drops into the scenic wooded section of Swan.
Word spread quickly that Trey Canard was in attendance and going to use the Pro Challenge for his return to racing. The Oklahoma factory Honda speedster spent much of his amateur days racing in Texas, just about every other weekend. It was great to see him back on Texas soil mixing it up like he so often did BITD. #41 Perfect form.
Tevin Tapia comes back out of the woods.
Mitchell Oldenburg would score a 10th on the day.
Dawson Draycott has landed under the Munn Rig, made the jump to the local Pro class and is at home signing autographs for the Pro Challenge spectators.
Swan has some really cool lane rhythm options.
Dylan Pemberton made an appearance.