A family that races together, stays together

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The starts of the races are some of the most exciting, as this rider pops an uncontrolled wheelie and crashes at the start of the Women’s race. Mandy Naranjo (325) won the race and Gracelin Naranjo (618) took third.
Southern Ute tribal member, Nick Naranjo heads into a turn in his 250F Beginner class race.
Shyla Cloud hits the throttle during her race in the 50cc (4-6 year old) class. She also raced in the 50cc Outlaw class.
Stephen Romero hits the berm and twists the throttle.
Southern Ute tribal member and motorcross racer, Stephen Romero, took home a fourth place win in the 50cc (4-6 year old) Main Class and 11th in 50cc (4-9 year old) Outlaw Class in the Farmington Kicker ArenaCross event, held at McGee Park, Saturday, Jan. 27.
Shyla Cloud (555), Zachariah Loundeberg (94) and Stephen Romero (127), head for the first turn in the 50cc Outlaw Class race.
Mandy Naranjo, beams with pride with her first-place win in the Women’s Class.
Gracelin Naranjo, smiles as she displays her third-place plaque in the Womens Class.
Zachariah Loudenberg (94) squeezes past another rider in the 50cc (4-6 year old) class.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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The arena fills with the roar of motorcycle engines as the crowd cheers on their favorite Pro and Amateur motocross racers. The Naranjo and Carel families competed in the Kicker ArenaCross races Saturday, Jan. 27 at McGee Park, in Farmington, N.M – the only “local” event on the ArenaCross circuit. Stephen Romero (127), Shayla Cloud (555), Zachariah Loudenberg (94), Nick Naranjo (325), Mandy Naranjo (325), and Gracelin Naranjo all competed in their respective classes. Romero placed fourth and 11th in his classes, Gracelin Naranjo (618) placed third and Mandy Naranjo took home first place in the Women’s class. The next Kicker ArenaCross event will be in Denver, Feb. 3 at the National Western Events Center.

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