A current competitor in the MotoAmerica JuniorCup class, Arkansas’ Isaiah Burleson made the short trip over to Oklahoma for the inaugural Invite presented by Dunlop. Known by “Izzy”, the sixteen-year-old was one of the fastest riders on the track all weekend long in the smaller displacement categories as he competed in the 300 & 400 Shoot-Out, Superbike 300 Expert, and the Superbike 400 Expert classes at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit over the course of the weekend. In the first race of the 300 & 400 Shoot-Out, the Arkansas native did his best to keep pace with the eventual winner Rocco Landers, but it was a tall task and he ended up finishing in 2nd position. In the second race, Burleson managed consistently faster lap times and cut down the gap to the 1st place, but he finished in 2nd position yet again. In the 400 Expert category, Landers and Burleson continued in the same fashion on track as the opening race turned out to be a close battle between the pair of them, putting Izzy in second place at the finish line with only .8 seconds between them. The sixteen-year-old consistently lapped in the low 1:22.00 range throughout the remaining three races and ran consistently fast times, fighting his way to four consecutive 2nd place finishes in order to capture 2nd place overall on the rostrum. The first two races of the 300 Expert class couldn’t have been much closer as they were both decided at the finish line by less than a second with Burleson finishing in 2nd position on both occasions. The rider out of Arkansas continued to lay down a consistent pace in the final two races of the 300 Expert class, continuing his streak of 2nd place finishes in order to secure another 2nd place overall result.