Dominates SORRA XC/MX Round 1
Clearlake Oaks, CA, February 15–17, 2013 -
The Teixeira Tech off-road ATV race team of Ed
Teixeira, Jason Vondracek, Pete Antognazzi, Codi
Teixeira and Catie Teixeira raced hard in Round
1 of the SORRA XC/MX Race Series. The team
dominated in 3 cross country classes and 2
First up on Saturday was Catie Teixeira in
the XC Ladies Wee class. Catie got the
holeshot and kept her lead for the first 2 laps.
A bobble in the whoops kicked both of her feet
to the left side of the quad, causing her to
stall the motor. Luckily, Catie held on.
She was passed while trying to restart the quad
on a hill climb, dropping her down to second.
Catie continued to chase the leader for the next
10 minutes, finishing close behind in 2nd place.
Codi Teixeira raced next in the Novice XC
class. Codi was fifth off the line going
into the motocross part of the track. He
passed 3 other quads before leaving the track
into the XC part of the course. Codi was
in second when he killed the motor in the woods.
Codi pulled back on the track in last place, and
was starting to work his way up when he got out
of the trees and back on the motocross track.
Entering the whoops section, Codi landed
sideways and was bucked off the quad, sending
him sliding about 15 feet on his back. The
EMTs were quick to respond, and Codi was sent to
the hospital in Clearlake Oaks. Thankfully, his
injuries were not life threatening and he was
able to return to the campgrounds within a few
The Over 40C and Open C XC classes took the
track next, which included Teixeira Tech rider
Pete Antognazzi. He was dead last off the
line, but quickly passed into the lead before
the end of the first lap. Pete then
started passing the Open C racers one by one.
By the end of the 60 minute race, Antognazzi
finished 1st place in his class, and first
Expert XC racer, Jason Vondracek, started his
90 minute race second off the line. He
chased the leader through the motocross section,
and then passed him in the woods. Jason
pulled away and maintained a 4 minute lead.
About 45 minutes into the race, Jason got
tangled up in the Manzanita and struggled to get
out. He was able to get back on the track,
keeping his lead to the finish line for 1st
The Over 40A class raced at the same time as
the Expert class. Unfortunately, Ed
Teixeira was not on the start line for his 90
minute race. Ed was still at the hospital
with his son, Codi Teixeira, who was being
treated for injuries. However, he made a
quick call to his pit crew 45 minutes into the
race and had them prep his quad. Ed left
the hospital and raced back to the track, hopped
into his gear and rode the last 2 laps of the
race to salvage some points.
Day 2 of the race weekend marked the first MX
races of the SORRA series. Pete Antognazzi
was fourth off the line in Moto 1 of the MX
Amateur class. He passed a couple of quads
in the first lap, and then battled back and
forth with the leader for a 2nd place finish.
In the second Moto, Pete was in third place
going into the first set of jumps. A
mid-air collision over the tabletop knocked Pete
sideways, but he held on and moved into 2nd.
He continued to battle for the lead, finishing
Moto 2 in 2nd place, which gave him the overall
in MX for the weekend.
Ed Teixeira finally got his chance to line up
at the start for the Open A MX race. He
was third off the line and rode hard to move
into the lead by the second lap. Ed pulled
ahead and finished Moto 1 in 1st place.
Domination continued in Moto 2 when Ed got the
holeshot and held the lead all the way to the
finish line. A 1st place win in the Open A
class was a great way to finish up the race
Ed Teixeira thanks his sponsors: Maxxis,
CT Racing, Oneal, Dirt Tricks, PowerMadd, Scott
USA, Tire Blocks, Wiseco, Uni, Oury Grips, Way 2
Go Powder Coating, Precision-RP, Chaos Graphics,