It was the ninth and final round of the AMA National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) Championship Series, and three members of the Walker family were there, despite a 1,650 mile round trip from Morrisonville to Turkey, TX.
Joined by the racing partners Derek and Camden Thomas of Edinburg, Jhadyn, Jhak and Jeremy Walker of Morrisonville made the trek down to the Lonestar State for the Post Enduro Association’s Caprock Canyon Nationals on Nov. 15, in search of a few more points toward the final standings.
Like the Texas oil boom in the early 1900s, the Walkers struck it rich with Jhadyn and Jhak both finishing in the top two in their class. Jhak Walker took the top spot in the B 200 class, while finishing 69th overall. Jhak finished the five sections of the course in one hour, 44 minutes and 30 seconds.1:44:30
Jhadyn Walker was second in the A Open class, but finished 33rd overall in the field of more than 350 competitors. Jhadyn would finish eight minutes before his brother, in one hour, 36 minutes and 49 seconds.
Jeremy Walker, Jhadyn and Jhak’s father, would finish eight in the A 40+ class and took 94th overall, posting a time of one hour, 50 minutes and 22 seconds.
In addition to the Walkers, the Thomases also raced well, with Camden finishing second to Jhak in the B200 class and Derek finishing 11th in the A 30+ class. The pair would finish 145th and 102nd overall respectively.
With Sunday’s results, Jhak Walker sewed up second place in the final B 200 standings with 136 points. Jhadyn Walker would also score a top five finish in the A Open class, picking up 105 points, just five points out of fourth. Jeremy Walker was 40th in the A 40+ class and 65th in the A 30+ class, racing in one race in each division.
The Walkers are scheduled to race in a 100-miler Thanksgiving weekend if all goes well for their next racing adventure.