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Alex Vestal, of Cortez, places fourth at Monster Energy Cup

Teen places ninth in first Supermini, improves to third in second
Alex Vestal practices on Oct. 10 before leaving for Las Vegas to compete in the Monster Energy Cup Supermini.

Alex Vestal, of Cortez, placed fourth overall in his debut appearance at the Monster Energy Cup on Saturday night.

The 15-year-old Kawasaki rider finished in the middle of the pack in his first race at the University of Las Vegas-Nevada stadium, and followed it up with a third-place finish in the second race.

Vestal, who was selected for the invitation-only race, finished ninth in a field of 20 in the first of two Supermini races Saturday night at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas stadium. After the first lap, he was in ninth place, and he stayed there till the end.

In the second race, he got a good start, and was in fourth place after the first two laps. He moved up to third place by the end of the third lap, and held on despite a late charge by the eventual champion Jett Reynolds, who came from fifth to second place. Jace Kessler won the race, followed by Reynolds and Vestal.

Vestal is the son of John and Sandra Vestal, of Cortez.

Provisional Results

Supermini Final Standings

Provisional Results

1: Jett Reynolds of Bakersfield, Calif., on a Kawasaki Supermini (3 points)

2: Kaeden Amerine, Great Bend, Kan., on a KTM Supermini (9 points)

3: Jeremy Ryan of Santa Nella, Calif., on a Kawasaki Supermini (10 points)

4: Alex Vestal of Cortez, Colo., on a Kawasaki Supermini (12 points)

5: Jace Kessler of Eagle, Mich., on a Husqvarna Supermini (13 points)

Supermini, Race 1

1: Jett Reynolds of Bakersfield, Calif., on a Kawasaki Supermini

2: Matthew Leblanc of Breaux Bridge, La., on a Yamaha Supermini

3: Preston Kilroy of Afton, Wyo., on a KTM Supermini

4: Kaeden Amerine Great Bend, Kan., on a KTM Supermini

5: Jack Rogers of Brookeville, Md., on a Kawasaki Supermini

9: Alex Vestal of Cortez, Colo., on a Kawasaki Supermini

Supermini, Race 2

1: Jace Kessler of Eagle, Mich., on a Husqvarna Supermini

2: Jett Reynolds of Bakersfield, Calif., on a Kawasaki Supermini

3: Alex Vestal of Cortez, Colo., on a Kawasaki Supermini

4: Jeremy Ryan of Santa Nella, Calif., on a Kawasaki Supermini

5: Kaeden Amerine, Great Bend, Kan., on a KTM Supermini

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