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Mission Mini Cup By Motul Series Gets Started With Dominating Performances

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Peterman, Bettencourt, Gouker, Davis And Raymond Come Up Big In Championship Opener At Carolina Motorsports Park

IRVINE, CA – May 8, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Three new classes were introduced in the opening round of the 2023 Mission Mini Cup By Motul at Carolina Motorsports Park and all three featured dominating performances as Cole Peterman (Stock 50 and Stock 110) and Nathan Bettencourt (Stock 125) went undefeated to join Ohvale 160 and 190 winners Nathan Gouker, Ryder Davis and Joshua Raymond in claiming the lion’s share of trophies in Kershaw, South Carolina, May 5-6.

This year’s Ohvale portion of the Mission Mini Cup By Motul series has been split into two parts – the FIM Mini Cup Ohvale 160 and 190 and the Mission Mini Cup By Motul 160 and 190 classes – with the Carolina Motorsports Park round the first of five qualifiers for the 2023 FIM MiniGP World Series. The FIM Mini Cup classes raced on Friday with the Mission Mini Cup By Motul races taking place on Saturdays.

Nathan Gouker Racing’s Nathan Gouker was perfect in the two FIM Ohvale races on Friday, beating Historic GP’s Mahdi Salem in both 10-lappers. On Saturday, he made it a three-for-four weekend, missing out on a sweep with his non-finish in Saturday’s second MotoAmerica race. Gouker left South Carolina with a 10-point lead over Salem in the FIM championship, but with a 20-point deficit to make up in the Mission Mini Cup By Motul series. Gouker will get his shot at redemption in just a few short weeks with the second round of the series set for Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, May 19-20.

The only race that Gouker didn’t win was the first of the two Mission Mini Cup By Motul races on Saturday with that one going to Kruz Maddison, the son of Australian freestyle motocross legend Robbie Maddison. Maddison’s Mission Mini Cup By Motul debut was a solid one as he came out of it with a win and a second-place finish. Those two results put the American Racing-backed racer atop the point standings in the Mission Mini Cup By Motul class by nine points over Reese. Maddison, meanwhile, holds down fifth in the FIM portion of the championship after a pair of fifth-place finishes on Friday.

The FIM Mini Cup Ohvale 190 class wins were split between Alpha Omega’s Ryder Davis and American Racing’s Joshua Raymond with the pair tied at the top of the point standings with 45 points apiece. Davis, however, dominated the Mission Mini Cup By Motul Ohvale 190…

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