June 28, 2009 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele Utah Utah State Supermoto Championship Round 4 Round 4 of the Utah State Supermoto Championship was held on June 28. Reigning Champion and current points leader Gauge Rees had 1 goal in mind going into the day. Keep the winning streak alive. With combined Heats and Mains Gauge rode onto the track with a 20 race win record. After blowing engine seals in the Round 3 Main event he was a little concerned with mechanical issues. The Team had rebuilt the race motor as well as a spare and both were strong. The track layout was the Star Trek configuration that incorporates both dirt sections. The West being very technical while the East dirt is very flowing. In practice Gauge was leading the laptimes for the 12 and under class and was beginning to creep into the Adult 160CC Unlimited groups times. Not bad for an 8 year old with a 125 4 stroke. The green flag dropped on the Heat Race and Gauge jumped out to a good lead in his class. The 12 and under and adult classes are run as a single grid in both the Heat and Main so he was pressing his Pitster Pro X2 against older riders on larger bikes. After gapping second place in his class he began working on the Adult class. He made a great pass on last years 160CC Class Champion and then after a bobble by Joe Brady there was only 1 adult between himself and the overall win. An epic Father and son duel ensued for 3 laps with Gauge taking the Class and overall win by 2/100's of a second. In the Main Gauge got off to another great start and again gapped second place in his class. He began working on Hooker who was in 3rd for the Adult class when a bobble by Hooker in the dirt nearly took them both out. Lee went down and Gauge rode through. He was making up time on the asphalt section in turn 1. "I just quit using the brakes and trusted my Michelin tires to hold, they did every time!" The gap between himself and Joe Brady was too much to make up but he still came away with the Win for his class and 3rd overall with the adults. The streak is still alive with 22 consecutive Heat/Main wins! Thanks to all of Gauges Sponsors who make this all possible: Pro Circuit for the amazing Titanium Exhaust, No Fear for the gear that keeps his skin on, Scorpion Helmets for the best helmets on the planet, Smith Optics for great goggles, Trackstar1.com for parts and mechanics and Ralph Dunkley Insurance for entry fees.