ATVA News September-October 2013
The Journal of the ATVA.
Volume 13, Issue 5 The 2014 Model Year Yamahas And Can-Ams PAGE 7 A PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVELY FOR ATVA MEMBERS Yamaha Grizzly 700 INSIDE The All-Terrain Vehicle Association (ATVA) protects ATVers’ right to ride. It also serves as a source of authoritative information about where and how to ride, products and events. The ATVA is part of the American Motorcyclist Association, the world’s most powerful voice for motorcyclists. ATVA membership is $49 a year. For more information call toll free (866) 288-2564 or check us out online at www.atvaonline.com. THE ATVA NEWS TEAM Bill Kresnak Editor FEATURES 07 YAMAHA AND CAN-AM 2014 MACHINES 08 HUNTING AND FISHING WITH YOUR ATV DEPARTMENTS 03 ON TRACK 04 ATV ADVENTURE SEEKERS RIDE GROWING BOOM 10 NEW HAMPSHIRE’S JERICHO MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 11 CHAD WIENEN ON A ROLL IN THE AMA ATV MOTOCROSS SERIES 13 MARKETPLACE 14 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Jeffrey Guciardo Designer/Production Coordinator ATVA News is published bimonthly by the All-Terrain Vehicle Association, 13515 Yarmouth Dr., Pickerington, OH 43147. Copyright by the American Motorcyclist Association. Printed in the U.S.A. No responsibility is assumed for loss or damage to unsolicited materials. Send story ideas and high-resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may see them in ATVA News. Be sure to include your name and phone number. SNAPSHOT JOIN THE ATVA If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the ATVA, log on to www.atvaonline.com. Already a member? Send your stories or ideas to email@example.com. www.facebook.com/ AllTerrainVehicleAssociation 2 September/October 2013 Who says you can’t have fun on big machines? Nobody told that to this Can-Am rider, who is roosting with his 2014 Renegade 800R. Photo: Can-Am Want to share a photo? Send it with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. ATVA Benefits: So Much For You occurs, the organizer must have medical staff onsite. Only ATVA and AMA racers are eligible for ATVA and AMA national No. 1 plates, and to compete in the series and events that award them. More than any other symbol, that No. 1 plate proves that the racer went head-to-head against the best and won. No explanation needed. Whether racing as an amateur or a pro, the No. 1 plate represents an incredible accomplishment that can never be taken away. Some of our competition events in which ATVA racers take part include the AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series, AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series, AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series, AMA Hillclimb Grand Championships, AMA Iowa ATV Hare Scrambles Series, and the AMA ATV Heartland Challenge. Every year, the AMA honors its racing champions at a nationalcaliber banquet, including the best ATV racers in the nation. When you take advantage of your many ATVA benefits and discounts, you pay for your ATVA membership many times over.Your savings can add up quickly: 15 percent on overnight stays with Choice hotels, fuel delivery with the AMA Roadside Assistance program if you run out, discounts on the gear you wear and the parts and tires you use are just some examples. There is a significant benefit to ATVA membership that you may not see every day but is very real and crucial to the future of riding: You are protecting your right to ride and race now and in the future. As you know, there are opponents of ATV riding at the local, state and even national level with one goal in mind—to stop you and your family and friends from riding ATVs, whether it’s on public land or in your own back yard. We have legislative experts and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Ohio and California, along with grassroots efforts in nearly every state, fighting for the freedoms of ATV riders. Every year, our legislative experts track thousands of bills in all 50 states and in Congress, taking action when necessary to stop proposed bad laws in their tracks. We target anti-ATV forces in the halls of federal, state and local government. We thank you for being an ATVA member and value your support. We trust you are getting what you need – and more -- out of the ATVA. If you would like to know more about your benefits as an ATVA member, or offer suggestions, just go to www.atvaonline. com or call Membership Services at (866) 288-2564. ON TRACK September/October 2013 3 A PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVELY FOR ATVA MEMBERS Nothing beats hopping onto your quad, pointing the front wheels toward the track or trail and rolling out for competition or adventure. With everything the ATVA has to offer, you know you’re getting the most out of your riding. The ATVA is dedicated to increasing its members’ enjoyment of riding and owning ATVs by serving as a source of authoritative information about where and how to ride, products, events and racing, and by protecting and promoting the By Cherie Schlatter, AMA/ATVA organizer rights of all ATV riders. In fact, the ATVA offers so much services manager that it’s easy to forget all the benefits you have as an ATVA member. Here’s a quick rundown of notable benefits. We encourage you to take advantage of them all. The bimonthly ATVA News brings you informative stories about people who ride, tips to help you ride better, new product news and articles on the latest threats to ATV riding. The monthly American Motorcyclist magazine features a calendar to find ATV rides, races and much more. The ATVA website at www.atvaonline.com is full of information that you can access 24/7/365. As part of the American Motorcyclist Association, the ATVA sanctions the largest and best-run selection of ATV competition and recreation events anywhere. If it happens on quads, from ATV motocross to Extreme Dirt Track and more, the ATVA is involved in it. You can find your local off-road riding regulations or the state laws where you plan to ride in our comprehensive state laws database at www.atvaonline.com. We also have complete listing of riding areas across the country in our Trails Atlas that is available at www.atvaonline.com, complete with phone numbers, addresses, trail information and permit requirements. You can visit the “Clubs & Promoters” area of the ATVA website and search for riding groups in your area. Clubs range from highly organized organizations that stage large events, rallies and rides to small, informal groups of riders. If you race, then you know that your ATVA membership card is your ticket to one of the most exciting sports in the world: ATV competition. From local races for kids to the country’s top rung of ATV racing,, the path is clear. And it starts with the ATVA. We have a standardized national rulebook that ensures fairness, accuracy and legitimacy in a safety conscious environment. When you win a race, it means a lot because an ATVA- and AMA-sanctioned competition is the gold standard in the United States. Skill-based class assignments at an ATVA- or AMA-sanctioned event are based on a standardized classification process detailed in the rulebook. When you line up in your class at an ATVA or AMA race, the competitors next to you are comparable to your skill level. To be eligible to hold an ATVA or AMA event, a club or promoter must undergo risk-management training to minimize risk to participants. For example if an injuries NEWS ATV Adventure Seekers Ride Growing Boom, Add to Economy The Phillips family is a bit scattered. Like many households, the kids grew up and moved out to start families of their own, leaving the comforts of Clackamas, Ore., for homes in California and Washington. “We love our kids and grandkids so much, but with everyone all over the place it can be a bit tough to connect beyond phone calls and emails,” says family patriarch Jody Phillips. “That’s why we’ve made the commitment to take a collective vacation together every year.” The Phillips’ don’t take a cruise or go to the beach when they get together. They love the sand, but they prefer to ride on it with their ATVs. “We’re all avid fans of off-roading, and have found that riding together is an exciting and fun way to spend some time with each other,” Phillips says. “Kids spend way too much time in front of a TV or with an iPhone,” he adds. “When we get together, all that goes away, and we spend 100 percent quality time together. We teach them not only how to have a great time, but how to love and respect the land.” It seems they’re not alone in that sentiment either, as the off-roading community continues to show growth despite the lackluster state of the economy. Studies by Southwick Associates, on behalf of the Outdoor Industry Association, estimate that enthusiasts spent close to $66.5 billion on recreational activity last year, which supports nearly 700,000 jobs and generates $8.5 billion in federal, state and local taxes. “A lot of people used to think that off-road recreation was a luxury activity that required a certain level of income to do,” says Greg Mumm, executive director of The BlueRibbon Coalition, a national group of organizations, businesses and individuals working to protect and expand outdoor recreation opportunities. 4 September/October 2013 “That’s not really the case anymore, as equipment has become more affordable and individuals are able to determine their level of involvement based on how much they want to spend,” he says. The most basic forms of off-roading can be done with ATVs, pickup trucks or Jeeps, where a spare tire, a winch and a couple of other small safety tools are the only things needed to venture down dirt, gravel or sandy trails in designated parks around the country. When the Phillips family gets together each July, they not only ride the dunes but also often end up sitting around a bonfire and doing some crabbing in the ocean. Mumm says that “one of the best things about off-roading [is] there’s such a wide variety of things to do and see.” But it’s also important to stay safe. Besides riding with a buddy, it’s important to wear proper safety gear and, if there’s a possibility you could get stuck, consider having a winch. Brendan Anderson, vice president of marketing for Warn Industries, a winch maker, notes that a winch is an essential tool for extracting a vehicle from any situation in which it might get stuck, he says. That’s called self-recovery. Besides having along safety equipment, it’s important for riders to ride responsibly and protect the land. The environment and ecosystem on all public and private lands is very fragile, and enthusiasts are encouraged to stay on all marked trails, keep an eye out for wildlife and repair damage done to land. “The more irresponsible and careless people are when it comes to nature, the more difficult it becomes to justify why land access for off-roading is so important,” Mumm says. “If we’re proactive with trail maintenance and restoration programs, it ensures a better riding experience for everyone involved and goes a long way towards keeping those areas open for future use.” Those sentiments are shared by the ATVA and its parent organization, the American Motorcyclist Association, which has freedom fighters hard at work every day to protect the rights of ATV riders. “The enemies of ATV riding have one goal in mind—to stop ATV enthusiasts from riding,” says Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations. “They want to close the public land that ATV enthusiasts ride on, the tracks ATV racers race on and even stop ATV riders from riding in their own back yards. “We must remain responsible riders and not only respect the land when we are riding but we need to go above and beyond the call of duty. I’m proud to say that ATVA and AMA clubs do go above and beyond by helping maintain trails and working with public land managers to create new ones.” As off-road recreation continues to increase in popularity, advocates active in their local communities are pushing to expand the amount of land open to riding. At the same time, anti-access groups seek tighter restrictions, fearing land will be damaged by off-roading. “There’s got to be a meeting of the minds at some point,” says Jody Phillips. “My family and a lot of others need to have lands available to them to enjoy this lifestyle. But we understand that carries the responsibility of making sure the land is protected. I think both sides in this want the same thing, but have trouble looking at it in the same way.” The ATVA encourages all riders to get actively involved in protecting ATV riders’ right to ride and race. The easiest way to do that is to go to the ATVA’s official website at www.atvaonline.com and then click on “Rights.” There you’ll find out about the latest threats facing riders, have access to simple tools the let lawmakers and others know how you feel on the issues, and you can even register to vote. Act now to protect the future of ATV riding and racing not just for you and your family, but for future generations. NEWS Gulch Trail, also known as Trail 373, will be about 2.4 miles long, connecting with an existing trail. The Toe Cutter Trail, also known as Trail 370, will be 3.5 miles long when it is completed. It runs to Lower Deer Creek. The other new trail is actually a connector, connecting the Toe Cutter Trail with the Derby Mountain Trail, known as Trail 126. The Derby Mountain Trail will be refurbished but the work won’t be completed until next year. Federal Officials Void Approval of 70,000 Imported ATVS and Motorcycles The Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Association, St. Helen Dirtpackers ORV Club of Michigan and Northwest Wyoming Off Highway Vehicle Alliance have received off-highway vehicle grants from Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. The grants are part of Yamaha’s OHV Access Initiative, which is a grant program to support trails, maintain and rehabilitate riding areas, improve staging areas, build bridges over fishbearing streams and partner with local riding communities across the country to improve the OHV experience. During its latest round of grants, Yamaha awarded more than $85,000 to a variety of organizations including local riding clubs, regional U.S. Bureau of Land Management offices and the National FFA. The 2013 Q1 Yamaha grant recipients are: • U.S. Bureau of Land Management, El Centro Field Office, California • Coastal Off Road Riders Association, South Carolina • Colorado Backcountry Trailriders Association • Dirt, Inc., Idaho • Electric City Dirt Riders, Montana • National FFA Foundation • Northwest Wyoming Off Highway Vehicle Alliance • St. Helen Dirtpackers ORV Club, Michigan • Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Association Yamaha is actively seeking qualified projects at local, state and federal levels. The current OHV Access Initiative grant application form and guidelines are available by going to the Yamama site online at www.yamahaohvaccess.com. New Hampshire Now Has 1,000 Miles Of Connected ATV Trails Some 1,000 miles of New Hampshire ATV trails are now linked together following a June opening ceremony conducted by Gov. Maggie Hassan (right) and other state officials at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown. The trails, in Coos County, are called “Ride the Wilds.” The North Country OHRV (Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle) Coalition worked for two years with volunteers and state agencies to create the interconnecting ATV trail system. The hope is to attract more riders to the area in northern New Hampshire and boost the local economies. The Jericho Mountain State Park (see page 10) is one of the off-highway riding areas connected to the 1,000 miles of trails. For more information about Ride the Wilds, go to www.ridethewilds.org. Construction Begins On New Trails In Montana The Gallatin National Forest in Montana’s Northern Rockies is adding three new ATV trails. Construction began in June in the West Bridger Creek area. The Derby The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn approval of the import and sale of up to 74,000 gaspowered ATVs and on- and off-road motorcycles from China. The agency believes that it received either incomplete or falsified certification information for those machines. The EPA issued the vehicle certificates from 2006 to 2012 to two companies that operate as Snyder Technology, Inc. and Snyder Computer Systems, Inc., doing business as Wildfire Motors Corporation. As a result of a lengthy investigation, the agency believes that the applications for the certificates contained misleading information and must be voided. All vehicles imported into, or manufactured in, the United States are required to have certificates of conformity. Manufacturers or importers must submit an application to the EPA that describes the vehicle and its emission control system. It must also provide emissions data demonstrating that the vehicle will meet federal emission standards for certain pollutants, including oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons— all of which can harm public health and the environment. In the cases of Snyder and Wildfire, the EPA believes the manufacturers failed to accurately test the emissions from their own products, all of which were imported from China. Without proper emission controls, these vehicles can emit substantially more pollution than allowed under the U.S. Clean Air Act. Voiding the certificate impacts the companies that manufactured and imported the vehicles. A consumer who owns a model that was covered by these voided certificates isn’t responsible for these companies’ wrongdoing and can September/October 2013 5 A PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVELY FOR ATVA MEMBERS Vermont ATV Sportsman Association, St. Helen Dirtpackers ORV Club of Michigan Earn Grants NEWS continue to use the vehicle. More information about this is can be found at http://epa.gov/otaq/recveh.htm. Yamaha Expanding Its American ATV Production Facility Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., announced in June that it has completed the transfer of its worldwide ATV production from overseas facilities to the Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America in Newnan, Ga., adding hundreds of jobs to its U.S. facility. Since the company announced in 2010 that it would transfer all of its ATV production to the Newnan, Ga., plant, Yamaha has moved production of all of its top-of-the-line models like the Grizzly 700 FI utility machine and the YFZ450R sport machines. Now these ATVs are produced exclusively at YMMC for worldwide distribution. Already the largest employer in Newnan, YMMC is poised to continue growing in Georgia and will add 100 more jobs this year. Another 300 jobs could be added over the next three to five years based on forecasts, officials said. The advanced manufacturing facility covers more than 850,000 square feet and includes the latest technology, equipment and procedures in motorsports manufacturing. Yamaha employs more than 1,250 people in Newnan. Learn more about Yamaha products at www.yamahaoutdoors.com. pound winch. You’ll have a choice between wire and synthetic rope. Wire rope is better for utility tasks and for winching in abrasive situations that might be hard on synthetic. However, synthetic is lightweight, easy to handle and is great for use in mud. Keep in mind that safety is always a primary consideration when using an ATV. The ATV is not a toy, and winching should be handled in a serious and disciplined manner. And while owning an ATV winch is one thing, knowing how to use it is another. To effectively use this tool, knowing the right techniques is critical. Follow these tips to get the most out of your ATV winch: Read your winch manual. Winches come with manuals, and this is your most important resource. If you come across conflicting advice from friends, on the internet or elsewhere, always adhere to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Likewise, if you have questions about the operation of your ATV winch, contact the manufacturer. Stretch the wire rope before you use it. Follow the instructions in your ATV winch manual for stretching your wire rope, which is a critical part of initially preparing the winch for use. Evaluate your battery power. An ATV winch puts a heavy drain on your battery. If your ATV’s battery is old, consider replacing it or upgrading it, if possible. Practice first. ATV winch operation encompasses several steps, and you should feel comfortable with every one of them. You’ll benefit from practicing when your head is clear, before you end up in a recovery situation. When your ATV gets stuck, the stress of the situation will impact your concentration. That’s really no time to be learning something new. Carry a spare remote. Keep a spare remote in case the original one fails at the wrong time. Pay attention to the clutch. Accidents can happen if you aren’t careful with the clutch on your ATV winch. When you disengage the clutch, double check that it’s fully disengaged. Be just as thorough when you engage the clutch. Don’t engage the clutch while the winch is operating and don’t disengage the clutch while the rope is taut. Don’t overextend the wire rope. Be precise when you spool out the wire rope before attaching it to your anchor point. A rope that is too slack may not spool back onto the wire drum evenly. Also, you need to leave one layer, or about five wraps, of the rope wrapped around the drum. If you extend the rope too far, it could pull away from the drum. Turn the tires. If you can, turn the ATV’s front tires to face the direction you are pulling. This lessens resistance. Disconnect the remote when you aren’t using it to prevent any unwanted surprises. Watch the winch rope as it spools. Make sure the winch rope spools onto the drum cleanly. It shouldn’t pile up on one side of the drum or wrap unevenly. You may need to start and stop the winch motor frequently to ensure even spooling. Learn how to use a snatch block. You won’t always have an acceptable anchor point directly in front of your stuck ATV. In these situations, a snatch block (essentially a pulley) is invaluable, as it lets you change your winching direction. A snatch block also increases the pulling power of your winch by two, but decreases its speed. Warn offers a free, downloadable guide that offers a host of information, tips, and techniques to help you get the most out of your winch. Available at www.warn.com in the Product Literature > Powersports section, it’s a must-read for both beginners and winching veterans who are looking for a quick refresher on winch operation. So you’re looking to buy a winch for your ATV. How do you know which one to get and then how do you know how to use it? Here are recommendations from Warn Industries, which makes winches. If you’ve got a sport quad or a smaller ATV (under 300cc), a 2,000-poundto–2,500-pound winch is a good winch to get. If you’ve got a larger ATV (300cc or greater in size), then you’ll want to step up in capacity to a 3,000 pound-to–3,500- 6 September/October 2013 © iStockphoto.com/MarteBrynildsen Tips For Using an ATV Winch NEWS L-R: Can-Am Outlander DPS 1000 and DS 250 Yamaha, Can-Am Release 2014 Models A slipper clutch, new engine settings and all-new suspension are among the changes for Yamaha’s flagship sport machine—the YFZ450R SE—for 2014. On the utility side, the 2014 Grizzly 700 FI boasts a new cylinder head, longer front and rear suspension and new steering geometry. Yamaha rolled out its 2014 models this summer. Besides the YFZ450R and the Grizzly 700 FI, the lineup includes Yamaha’s staples, such as the Raptor 700R and Raptor 90 sport machines, and the Grizzly 450 and 125 utility machines. Can-Am has also released its 2014 lineup, including the Renegade sport and Outlander utility ATVs. Assembled in Newman, Ga., Yamaha’s YFZ450R now has what Yamaha calls an A + S (assist and slipper) clutch that uses lighter clutch springs, resulting in a lighter clutch pull to reduce racer or rider fatigue. It also reduces the effect of engine braking while downshifting. The machine also has all-new engine settings, including a new electronic control unit and increased compression to ad power and increase mid-range performance. The YFZ features all-new suspension, including new front and rear shock absorbers. Yamaha says the new suspension reduces weight while providing exceptional handling characteristics and riding comfort. The YFZ is powered by a fuel-injected, 449cc engine. The crankcase has a more-durable crankshaft to handle the demands of racers. The camshafts have been revised to help maximize the engine’s power throughout the rev range. Yamaha also notes that the wheels are set motocross-spec wide, near the maximum allowable 50 inches for great cornering speed. The Maxxis tires are designed to help provide excellent handling, sliding control and traction. Suggested retail: $8,799. For the utility crowd, Yamaha’s Grizzly 700 FI offers some improvements for 2014 including a new cylinder head, enhanced engine settings, a modified piston shape and raised compression from 9.1:2 to 10.0:1. The Grizzly also has longer front and rear suspension travel and new settings to enhance rider comfort and a new L-R: Yamaha Raptor 700 and Grizzly 450 September/October 2013 7 A PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVELY FOR ATVA MEMBERS Yamaha And Can-Am Fine-tune Their Machines steering geometry that lightens steering. MSRP for the Grizzly 700 FI Automatic 4x4 EPS is $9,499 in Hunter green, Steel blue or red; or $9,949 for Realtree camo. For more information on Yamaha’s quads: www.yamahamotorsports.com. Can-Am, meanwhile, is back for 2014 with its full lineup of Outlander utility and Renegade, DS and youth sport ATVs. The 2014 Can-Am Renegade sport machine comes in three engine sizes for your roosting pleasure. You can choose the 1000, the 800R or the 500, which offer 976cc, 799.9cc and 499.6cc, respectively. The drivetrain is a selectable 2WD/4WD shaft-driven drive train with a Visco-Lok auto-locking front differential. The front suspension is made up of a double A-arm with FOX HPG shocks on the 1000 and 800R. The 500 doesn’t have the FOX shocks. Rear suspension chores are handled by a torsional trailing arm that is independent with FOX HPG shocks for the 1000 and the 800R. The 500 doesn’t have the FOX shocks. MSRP: Starting at $8,149. The 2014 Outlander utility machine comes in several flavors, including the Outlander DPS (Dynamic Power Steering) 1000, 800R, 650 and 500. The 1000 is powered by a 976cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled eight-valve engine. The transmission is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a subtransmission featuring high, low, park, neutral and reverse. It offers standard engine braking. MSRP for the Outlander DPS starts at $8,699. Info: www.canamoffroad.com. FEATURE Hunting And Fishing With Your ATV © iStockphoto.com/carebott Follow Simple Steps To Have More Fun Being able to explore the outdoors is one of the joys of having an ATV. What makes it even better around this time of year is when you can use your ATV for a specific purpose while enjoying the outdoors, like hunting or fishing. Many enthusiasts find that an ATV can be very practical while also increasing their enjoyment on hunting and fishing trips. Along the way, riding responsibly promotes a positive image of ATVs and riders to the general public. That’s valuable not only for future hunting and fishing trips but also to help protect against unfair crackdowns on ATVs now and in the future. Here are a variety of tips to get the most out of your hunting or fishing adventure: Don’t make alcohol or drugs a part of your hunting or fishing trip. It’s a dangerous combination. Also, don’t carry a loaded firearm while riding—keep your firearm secure in a protective case separate from the ammunition. Know your local laws. For example, it may be illegal in the state in which you are hunting to do so from a motorized vehicle, including an ATV, unless you are disabled and have a special permit. For safety reasons, ride, hunt and fish with a buddy. You may have an accident and need help. Also, let family or friends know when you are headed off on a hunting or fishing trip and when you expect to return. Besides being a responsible ATV rider, be a responsible hunter. When you plan to take a shot, be sure you see your target clearly, know what it is, and consider what is behind the target in case your bullet continues past the game. Also, don’t shoot across roads, trails and waterways. Don’t leave animal remains in wetlands, campgrounds, or on roads or trails. 8 September/October 2013 Plus, don’t chase game on your ATV, and respect hunters who may be near you stalking game. It’s important to limit ATV use in and around campgrounds out of respect for other campers. When on the trail while on a hunting or fishing trip, it’s important to follow the riding courtesies you would follow if you were trail riding. For example, slow down or stop your ATV when you approach others on the trail. When coming across people on horseback, pull over and stop, turn off your engine, remove your helmet and ask how best to proceed. When overtaking others, pass in a safe and courteous manner. Whether you are out trail riding, hunting or fishing, respecting the environment is very important not only for the good of the land but for the image of ATV riding as well. Make sure your ATV has a functioning spark arrester and muffler. Not only will you help prevent the possibility of starting a fire with your machine, but on public land it is likely to be illegal to ride without a spark arrester and muffler on your ATV. Also, only ride in areas that allow ATVs, and stay on established trails. This is critical, since riding off existing trails can cause soil erosion that can damage fish and wildlife habitats. Some hunters and anglers have picked spots that don’t allow ATVs so they can enjoy their recreation in their own way. Don’t spoil it for them by riding where ATVs aren’t allowed. Be sure to get the landowner’s permission before riding on private property. When riding on public land, know the rules governing that land. You can find out what you need to know by contacting the agency that manages the land, whether it’s the federal Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service or a state land management agency. When riding, only cross creeks and streams at designated crossing areas so that you don’t cause erosion, which could have a negative impact on fish habitat. Also, riding off the trail in wet areas can cause serious damage to wetlands. Concerning obstacles, ride over them carefully. Going around them could damage the area off the trail. Finally, pack out what you bring in. Don’t leave trash in the woods. Many responsible ATV riders carry trash bags with them and pick up trash they find while they are riding around. After all, being good stewards of the environment helps ensure riding opportunities for future generations. Riding an ATV responsibly means following sensible rules of conduct. When you do, you contribute to the positive image of ATV riding, and that helps us preserve ATV riding for future generations. http://wyotrails.state.wy.us/ORV/ Know Before You Go States Offer Valuable Information Wyoming, Idaho and other states produce brochures that are passed out and available online to educate hunters using ATVs about important rules. It’s a good idea to check out the brochure for the state where you plan to hunt so you know that you are hunting responsibly. Here’s a sample of what the Wyoming brochure produced by the Wyoming Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Program says. “If ATV users are irresponsible with the use of their machines, then there will be increasing pressure on land and wildlife management agencies to restrict ATV use during hunting season. Already there are people, among them other hunters, who are asking for a total ban on ATV use during hunting season. “Nobody likes regulations; but if irresponsible ATV use continues to cause unacceptable impacts, then regulations will become necessary to ensure protection of public lands. A better alternative would be for ATV users to recognize the impacts their activity can cause and voluntarily take steps to reduce those impacts. • All ATVs and trail bikes, including those owned by non-residents, are required to display a Wyoming ORV permit while operating on designated roads, trails, areas on public lands and state trust lands. This $15 annual permit may be purchased from selling agents across the state or by calling (307) 777-7477. When on roads, operators must have a valid drivers license. • ORVs are mostly restricted to travel upon only established roads and trails. They may be operated upon public lands only when on roads, trails or areas designated “open” for motorized travel by the appropriate local land manager. Contact the local land manager’s office to see what is open for ORV use. • When on roads (Forest Service, BLM, state park or other) designated part of the ORV Program, operators must have a valid driver’s license; the ORV must have brake lights, taillights and headlamps if operated from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise. • When on roads (state, county, local or other) NOT designated part of the state ORV Program, an ORV may be For true champions, winning the AMA No. 1 plate isn’t everything... • • • • operated only if it is street legal and has motorcycle plates; the operator must have a motorcycle operator’s license and carry proof of liability insurance. It is unlawful to shoot from or across the traveled portion, shoulders or embankments of any road maintained by a government entity. It is illegal to operate an ATV or trail bike off trail or on any trail area closed to that specific type of vehicle as designated by the land management agency or land owner. Operating an ATV or trail bike off roads or trails in a manner that damages or unreasonably disturbs the land, wildlife or vegetative resources is prohibited. It is illegal to shoot from any motorized vehicle, EXCEPT for holders of a valid WG&FD Permit for Hunters with Qualifying Disabilities. It takes a lot for an ATV or motorcycle racer to earn the prestigious AMA No. 1 plate: a lot of talent, a lot of courage, a lot of determination. After all, the best racers in America are all chasing the dream: to hoist the AMA No. 1 plate above their head at the end of race day. Many try. Few succeed. There’s no greater challenge for an ATV or motorcycle racer. And there’s no sweeter victory for the winner. The AMA No. 1 plate proves that the racer went head-tohead against the best of the best, and won. No explanation needed. Whether racing as an amateur or a pro, the AMA No. 1 plate represents an incredible accomplishment that can never be taken away. One for the AMA record books. There’s nothing better. AmericanMotorcyclist.com ...it’s the only thing. Jerry and Marcy Monkman WHERE TO RIDE Jericho Mountain State Park Berlin, New Hampshire If you’re looking for a place to ride your ATV in New Hampshire that would seem to have everything you need to have a great time, then head off to Jericho Mountain State Park near the town of Berlin. The 7,500-acre park boasts 75 miles of trails and more are being added. Officials hope to eventually have 140 miles of trails. The existing trails are suitable for riders of all skill levels. Whether you want a smooth, open road or a gnarly twisting trail for your ATV, Jericho has it. Many of the trails in this region are in timber and logging areas, so riders will want to use caution. The park operates on weekends only from May 11 to May 25 and then all week from May 25 to Nov 11. The operating hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fees are $4 for adults a day and $2 for children ages 6 to 11. Children 5 and under, and New Hampshire residents 65 and over, are admitted free. Seasonal passes are also available, including a $60 individual pass, $105 family pass, and $25 child pass. To see other options, go to www.nhstateparks. org/explore/visiting/seasonal-passoptions.aspx. While the park has specific operating hours, when it is staffed, the park is always open for recreation. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. 10 September/October 2013 Officials say the off-season “poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Please be aware that many state park areas and trails are not staffed during the off-season, and day-use fees are not collected. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in state park lands.” Visitors are treated to a number of scenic outlooks throughout the park. Park guests can also enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing or picnicking at Jericho Lake. Further development plans for the park include expansion of the ride-in/ride-out campground, several remote tent sites, group picnic pavilions, administrative offices and improved beach facilities. The park’s campground has 20 primitive campsites where only water and portable toilets are available: five cabins, six tent sites and nine RV sites. But the campground connects to the 75 miles of riding trails at the park, a day-use area with a beach for swimming, pavilion and boat launch. Campsite fees are $23 a night and cabin fees are $50 a night. The campground is open for reservations this year through Nov. 11. Reservations can be made online through ReserveAmerica at www.reserveamerica.com or by calling ReserveAmerica at (877) 647-2757. For those who don’t want to camp, there are hotels and other lodging options within 20 miles. The park also hosts an annual ATV festival in the summer. For details go to www.jerichoatvfestival.com. The Jericho Mountain State Park is off State Route 110, just a few miles northwest of downtown Berlin, and a 3½hour drive from Boston. For more information about this great riding area, go to www.nhstateparks.org/ explore/state-parks/jericho-mountainstate-park.aspx. Chad Wienen in Danville, Va. RACING AMA ATV Pro MX Results Rossville, Ind. 1. Chad Wienen, Yamaha 2. Joe Byrd, Honda 3. Thomas Brown, Yamaha 4. Josh Creamer, Can-Am 5. Joel Hetrick, Honda 6. Kyle Fix, Honda 7. Adam Clark, Honda 8. John Natalie, Honda 9. Tyler Hamrick, Honda 10. Nick Moser, Honda Defending champion Chad Wienen took the win at the Wildcat Creek MX round of the AMA Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series in Rossville, Ind., on May 11. Josh Upperman grabbed his first SSi Decals holeshot award of the 2013 season in moto one. But it wasn’t long before Joel Hetrick, who came out of the first turn in second place, found his way around Upperman to take the lead. From there, Hetrick kept the lead for the win. John Natalie finished second. Wienen had a bad jump off the gate in the first moto and had to make his way up through the field. He came out of the first turn barely inside the top 10 but made quick passes to reach fifth place, then moved up further to capture third at the checkers. As the gate dropped for the second moto, Thomas Brown nailed his first-ever SSi Decals Pro Holeshot Award. Brown’s teammate, Wienen, came off the line right behind him and took over the lead before the end of lap one. Wienen then put his head down and raced to the win. Chad Wienen Wins Third Consecutive Overall in ATV MX Chad Wienen won before his home fans in the AMA Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series in Walnut, Ill., on May 25. It was his third consecutive win. Josh Upperman led the field out of the first turn in the first moto but it wasn’t long before 2011 Champion John Natalie made the pass into the lead. Wienen got off the gate inside the top five and quickly made work of the field, moving himself into the second place AMA ATV Motocross Championship Pro position within a few laps. Point Standings After Six Wienen then set his sights Danville, Va. Rounds on Natalie who was out front 1. Chad Wienen, Yamaha 1. Chad Wienen (266) 2. Josh Upperman, Honda early on, gaining time on the 2. Thomas Brown (228) 3. Thomas Brown, Yamaha Ironman with each lap that 3. Josh Creamer (216) 4. Joe Byrd, Honda 4. John Natalie (200) passed. Around the halfway 5. John Natalie, Honda 5. Josh Upperman (196) point, Wienen took over the 6. Josh Creamer, Can-Am 6. Joel Hetrick (187) lead from Natalie and went 7. Jeffrey Rastrelli, Can-Am 7. Joe Byrd (167) on to take the checkered 8. Nick Denoble, Suzuki 8. Nick Denoble (145) flag. Natalie was second. 9. Brad Riley, Honda 9. Jeffrey Rastrelli (142) 10. Casey Martin, Honda In the second moto start, 10. Casey Martin (111) Natalie came out of the first turn in the front of the field. But Josh Creamer passed for the lead during the second lap after Natalie stalled his machine. Even in the muddy conditions, Creamer was able to defend the position and not only take the moto win but also third place overall. Wienen didn’t have a great start but The top spot continues to be a worked his way up into third place by dogfight in the AMA FMF/GPR Hare and the end of the first lap. Wienen spun out Hound National Championship Series on the wet track while trying to make a and the 2013 championship almost pass for second and moved back into certainly will go down to the wire. third with two laps to go. His third-place Andris Lagzdins of Burbank, Calif., finish in the second moto was enough to won Round 5 at Johnson Valley in secure the overall win and allow him to California aboard his Honda on April 28. keep the points lead after five rounds of Colt Brinkerhoff of Saint George, Utah, racing. placed second on his Honda, followed by Bill Markel of Lancaster, Calif., aboard Chad Wienen Makes It Four In a Yamaha. A Row In Danville, Va. But at the next round in Jericho, Defending champion Chad Wienen Utah, Brody Lovell of Delta, Utah, took claimed his fourth consecutive the top spot on his Yamaha followed overall win of the season in the AMA by Brinkerhoff and then Jace Penny of Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Fillmore, Utah, aboard a Honda. Championship Series in Danville, Va., on Round 7, also in Jericho, Utah, once June 8. again saw Brinkerhoff on the box in the Two-time national champion Joe top spot. Lagzdins finished second and Byrd snagged the moto one SSi Decals Chris Brigman of Riverton, Utah, riding a Yamaha, was third. Holeshot award. Wienen was right behind Byrd coming out of the first turn Heading into the final three rounds and it wasn’t long before he made a pass of the series, Lagzdins holds the top into the lead. spot in the race for the championship Even with the wet conditions, Wienen title with 149 points, followed closely was able to ride a comfortable pace to by Brinkerhoff with 135 points and then secure a seven-second lead over the Markel with 70 points. Andris Lagzdins, Colt Brinkerhoff Battling For Top Spot In ATV Hare And Hound Series September/October 2013 11 A Publication exclusively For ATVA MEMBERS Chad Wienen wins Rossville, Ind., ATV Motocross Round Walnut, Ill. 1. Chad Wienen, Yamaha 2. John Natalie, Honda 3. Josh Creamer, Can-Am 4. Thomas Brown, Yamaha 5. Joe Byrd, Honda 6. Josh Upperman, Honda 7. Nick Denoble, Yamaha 8. Jeffrey Rastrelli, Can-Am 9. Casey Martin, Honda 10. Joel Hetrick, Honda second-place rider. In the second moto, John Natalie shot out of the gate and grabbed the SSi Decals Holeshot Award. He took advantage of his great start and built a comfortable lead on the rest of the field. Natalie took the second moto win with a 10-second lead over second-place finisher Josh Upperman. Wienen finished third and took his fourth consecutive overall win of the season with a 1-3 finish for the day. RACING Michael Coburn Chris Borich of Sunbury, N.Y., broke Jarrod McClure’s winning streak at the third round of the AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series held in Virgil, N.Y., on June 9. Borich (right) took the win aboard his Suzuki. Johnny Gallagher of Aurora, Ohio, placed second on a Yamaha. Martin Christofferson of Richford, N.Y., placed third on his Honda. At the second round of the series held May 19 in Valley View, Pa., McClure, of Kaska, Pa., finished first, Randy Hamilton of Denville, N.J., rode his Honda to second place and Blake Kramer of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., finished third on a Yamaha. With just one round left in the series— Oct. 6 in Plainview, Ill.—McClure has the overall lead with 72 points followed by Hamilton with 59 points, Kramer with 55 points and Christofferson with 42 points. Taylor Kiser On Top In AMA Mid America XC Battle In Indiana Taylor Kiser came out on top in ATV action in the second round of the AMA Mid America XC Racing Series at River Run in Bloomfield, Ind., on May 13. Adam McGill finished second. Brycen Neal was third. Kevin Cunningham grabbed the Holeshot on his HMF powered Honda TRX450R when the race began but couldn’t hold the lead. McGill got a decent start and worked his way up to the No. 1 spot. But McGill made a pit Taylor Kiser 12 September/October 2013 Harlen Foley/ATVriders.com Chris Borich Wins Third Round of AMA ATV Hare Scrambles Series stop—unaware that the white flag was about the drop—allowing Kiser to make the final pass into first place. Defending champ Ryan Lane finished fourth. Braden Henthorn was fifth. Michael Coburn, Harold Goodman battling for AMA ATV EDT Supremacy The action is fast and furious in the AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series this season, with Michael Coburn recently earning a pair of victories. But defending champ Harold Goodman is proving to be a force to be reckoned with as the season progresses. Coburn, racing on his home track, took the pro class overall title on his Honda at the third and fourth rounds of the Extreme Dirt Track series in Garretson, S.D., June 14-15. Brad Riley of High Point, N.C., finished second in the third round on his Honda while Chuckie Creech of Nashville, N.C., finished third, also on a Honda. In the fourth round, Goodman, of Brownstown, Mich., placed second aboard his Honda, followed by Nathan Wolff of Brighton, Ill., on a Honda. In earlier action, Goodman took the overall win with Creech second and Riley third in the series opening round May 4 in Kiston, N.C. Goodman also won the second round in Muskogee, Okla., on May 25. Josh Hibdon of Oak Grove, Mo., rode his Honda to second place, and Coburn finished third. Schedule of Events AMA ATV Pro Motocross National Championship Series www.atvmotocross.com • Aug. 10-11: Hurricane Mills, Tenn.: Loretta Lynn’s Ranch AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series www.edtracing.com • Aug. 23-24: Batavia, N.Y.: Keith Dawydko, Batavia Motor Speedway; www.bataviamotorspeedway.com AMA National Mid-America Cross Country Series www.themaxc.com • Aug. 10: Martinsville, Ind: Copperhead Row • Sept. 7: Monrovia, Ind: The Bulldog • Sept. 28: Plymouth, Ind: The Blackhawk • Oct. 19: Gosport, Ind: Rally in the Valley • Nov. 2: Freedom, Ind: Coyote Run AMA IOWA ATV HARE SCRAMBLES www.IATVHSS.com • Aug. 16-17: Carlisle, Iowa: Heartland Challenge • Sept. 7-8: Beaconsfield, Iowa: Coyote Crossing • Oct. 5-6: Carlisle, Iowa: Blue Ridge Run AMA ATV Heartland Challenge www.heartlandchallenge.com • Aug. 15-17: Carlisle, Iowa AMA FMF/GPR Hare and Hound National Championship Series • Aug. 24, Amateur and Youth: Panaca, Nev.: Zach Livreri, Silver State Trailriders; (702) 645-2506; email@example.com • Oct. 12, Youth; Oct. 13, Amateur: Lucerne Valley, Calif.: Ryan Sanders, 100’s Motorcycle Club; (949) 584-9395; www.100sMC.org MARKETPLACE Getting Air: Stop & Go Air Compressor The Stop & Go Portable Mini-Air Compressor is a small package that can get you out of a big jam. Measuring just 4 x 2 x 6 inches, it stows easily on an ATV. The built-in pressure gauge allows you to observe the pressure up to 120 psi. It also has a built-in LED light that lets you know it is getting power, and helps you connect to a tire valve after dark. There are three choices for connecting to power: a cigarette lighter adapter, alligator clips to attach to a battery, or hook into an SAE power plug. MSRP: $34.95 Info: www.stopngo.com ITP has designed a new 30-inch UltraCross tire. The new “R-Spec” design features a more open, non-directional design offering increased traction and versatility. Additionally, the new 30-inch UltraCross is designed around a 14-inch wheel diameter, offering even more wheel design and feature options than ever before. ITP says this new 30x10R-14 radial is more than just about its sizing --It now carries an eight-ply rating to withstand the most challenging off-road demands and the new R-Spec tread design is perfectly suited for hard terrain, higher-speed desert use and slick rock conditions. MSRP: $218.25 Info: www.itptires.com Carrying Cargo: The Legacy Rack Bag The NRA by Moose Utility Division Legacy Rack Bag allows you to store everything you need while out riding. It features three large storage compartments, each with multiple mesh and zipper-secured pockets, an external loop system to easily strap additional cargo and a removable top bag to carry valuables when not riding. The overall dimensions are 33” W x 16” H x 15” L. MSRP: Black $152.95, Mossy Oak Break-up $162.95 Info: www.mooseutilities.com September/October 2013 13 A Publication exclusively For ATVA MEMBERS Riding High: The 30-Inch UltraCross Tire CALENDAR The following is a listing of events sanctioned by the ATVA. To find the events nearest you, locate your state and contact the promoter for complete details. CALIFORNIA DESERT SCRAMBLES OCT 6: EL CENTRO: OVER THE BELT RACING, INC, , OTBRACING-D38.NET OCT 20: EL CENTRO: INTERSTATE 8 DEZERT RACERS, (619) 241-3292, I8DEZERTRACERS. COM ENDURO OCT 27: GORMAN: VENTURA COUNTY MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (805) 485-5271, VENTURACOUNTYMC.COM HARE & HOUND SEP 15: LUCERNE VALLEY : ROVERS MC, (559) 936-2937 MOTOCROSS AUG 17: SAN BERNARDINO: UNITED MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (626) 483-5164, GLENHELEN.COM ILLINOIS TRAIL RIDE - RECREATIONAL AUG 11: OTTAWA: VARIETY RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (815) 434-3669, VARIETYRIDERS.COM SEP 15: OTTAWA: VARIETY RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (815) 434-3669, VARIETYRIDERS.COM OCT 6: OTTAWA: VARIETY RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (815) 434-3669, VARIETYRIDERS.COM HILLCLIMB AUG 31: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB.ORG SEP 1: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB.ORG HARE SCRAMBLES AUG 17: FOSTERBURG: SPLINTER CREEK DIRT RIDERS INC, (618) 372-4355, SPLINTERCREEK. COM OCT 5: PLAINVIEW: 2 DAY EVENT, WFO PROMOTIONS, (309) 314-3343, WFOPROMOTIONS MOTOCROSS AUG 9: GEORGETOWN: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (309) 838-5062, PLEASURERIDERS.NET AUG 17: MENDOTA: MOTO PRO INC, (815) 5399021, MEGACROSS.COM AUG 18: MASON: CROSSROADS MX AND OFF-ROAD PARK, LLC, (618) 686-2769, CROSSROADSMX.COM AUG 18: BYRON: MOTOSPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD, (815) 234-2271, MOTOBYRON.COM AUG 23: WOODSTOCK: WOODSTOCK RACING LLC, (815) 337-3511, WOODSTOCK-KTM.COM AUG 24: WILMINGTON: JOLIET MOTOSPORTS PARK, (815) 476-RIDE, JOLIETMX.COM SEP 1: BYRON: MOTOSPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD, (815) 234-2271, MOTOBYRON.COM SEP 21: MASON: CROSSROADS MX AND OFF-ROAD PARK, LLC, (618) 686-2769, CROSSROADSMX.COM SEP 22: MASON: CROSSROADS MX AND OFF-ROAD PARK, LLC, (618) 686-2769, CROSSROADSMX.COM 14 September/October 2013 SEP 27: WOODSTOCK: WOODSTOCK RACING LLC, (815) 337-3511, WOODSTOCK-KTM.COM OCT 5: WALNUT: 4P PROMOTIONS INC, (815) 379-9534, SUNSETRIDGEMX.COM OCT 6: WALNUT: 4P PROMOTIONS INC, (815) 379-9534, SUNSETRIDGEMX.COM OCT 13: MASON: CROSSROADS MX AND OFF-ROAD PARK, LLC, (618) 686-2769, CROSSROADSMX.COM OCT 20: WALNUT: 4P PROMOTIONS INC, (815) 379-9534, SUNSETRIDGEMX.COM OCT 26: FOSTERBURG: SPLINTER CREEK DIRT RIDERS INC, (618) 372-4255, SPLINTERCREEK. COM OCT 27: BYRON: MOTOSPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD, (815) 234-2271, MOTOBYRON.COM TT SEP 1: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB.ORG SEP 2: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB.ORG INDIANA HILLCLIMB SEP 14: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (217) 247-2216, PLEASURERIDERS.NET SEP 15: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (217) 247-2216, PLEASURERIDERS.NET HARE SCRAMBLES AUG 25: CULVER: PLYMOUTH BLACKHAWKS MC, INC., (574) 259-0103 MOTOCROSS AUG 10: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (309) 838-5062, PLEASURERIDERS.NET SEP 8: PARIS CROSSING: HOOSIER HILLTOPPERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (812) 873-1178, HOOSIERHILLTOPPERSMX.COM SEP 15: LAOTTO: G & S RACING, (260) 637-5416, GANDSRACING.COM SEP 21: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (309) 838-5062, PLEASURERIDERS.NET OCT 19: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (309) 838-5062, PLEASURERIDERS.NET OCT 20: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (309) 838-5062, PLEASURERIDERS.NET IOWA MOTOCROSS AUG 10: CEDAR RAPIDS: CEDAR VALLEY TRAIL RIDERS INC, (319) 775-0893, CVTR.ORG AUG 24: CEDAR RAPIDS: CEDAR VALLEY TRAIL RIDERS INC, (319) 775-0893, CVTR.ORG AUG 31: MONTEZUMA: FV MOTO X, (641) 6233456, FVMOTOX.COM SEP 1: MONTEZUMA: FV MOTO X, (641) 6233456, FVMOTOX.COM SEP 7: CEDAR RAPIDS: CEDAR VALLEY TRAIL RIDERS INC, (319) 775-0893, CVTR.ORG SEP 14: CHARITON: IOWA ATV HARE SCRAMBLE SERIES, (515) 971-3136, IASCS.COM SEP 21: SHELLROCK: NEW HARTFORD RACING INC, (319) 885-6469, NEWHARTFORDRACING. COM SEP 22: SHELLROCK: NEW HARTFORD RACING INC, (319) 885-6469, NEWHARTFORDRACING. COM SEP 28: MONTEZUMA: FV MOTO X, (641) 6233456, FVMOTOTX.COM SEP 29: MONTEZUMA: FV MOTO X, (641) 623- 3456, FVMOTOX.COM OCT 5: CEDAR RAPIDS: CEDAR VALLEY TRAIL RIDERS INC, (319) 775-0893, CVTR.ORG TT SEP 14: CHARITON: IOWA ATV HARE SCRAMBLE SERIES, (515) 971-3136, IASCS.COM MASSACHUSETTS HILLCLIMB AUG 9: MONSON: QUABOAG RIDERS INC, (413) 267-0332 OCT 6: MONSON: QUABOAG RIDERS INC, (413) 267-4414, QUOBOAGRIDERSMC.COM MICHIGAN DIRT DRAG SEP 20-21: BRIDGETON TWP: 2-DAY EVENT, MUSKEGON MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (231) 7339856, MUSKEGONMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM 1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK AUG 24: CROSWELL: PORT HURON MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 531-0031, PHMC-USA.COM HARE SCRAMBLES SEP 22: BATTLE CREEK: BATTLE CREEK MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (269) 729-9691 SEP 29: PORTLAND: PORTLAND TRAIL RIDERS, (517) 647-7045, PORTLANDTRAILRIDERS.COM MOTOCROSS AUG 10: CADILLAC: CADILLAC MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (231) 884-3729, CADILLACMC.COM AUG 11: CADILLAC: CADILLAC MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (231) 884-3729, CADILLACMC.COM SEP 8: CADILLAC: CADILLAC MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (231) 884-3729, CADILLACMC.COM SEP 15: PORTLAND: PORTLAND TRAIL RIDERS, (517) 647-7045, PORTLANDTRAILRIDERS.COM SEP 28: BELDING : GRATTAN RACEWAY MOTOCROSS, (616) 691-7221, GRATTANMX. COM SEP 29: BELDING: GRATTAN RACEWAY MOTOCROSS, (616) 691-7221, GRATTANMX. COM SHORT TRACK AUG 10: DEFORD: LUCKY THUMB MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 404-2895, LUCKYTHUMBMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM AUG 17-18: MIDLAND: 2-DAY EVENT, POLKA DOTS M/C, (989) 832-8284, POLKADOTSMC.NET SEP 7: DEFORD: LUCKY THUMB MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 404-2895, LUCKYTHUMBMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM TT AUG 11: DEFORD: LUCKY THUMB MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 404-2895, LUCKYTHUMBMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM SEP 8: DEFORD: LUCKY THUMB MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 404-2895, LUCKYTHUMBMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM MINNESOTA HILLCLIMB AUG 24: MANKATO: KATO CYCLE CLUB, , KATOCYCLECLUB.COM AUG 25: NEW ULM: FLYING DUTCHMEN CYCLE CLUB, (507) 354-2306, FLYINGDUTCHMENMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM MOTOCROSS AUG 11: BROWERVILLE: MOTO CITY RACEWAY & RECREATION INC, (218) 894-2826, MOTOCITYRACEWAY.COM CALENDAR AUG 18: CAMBRIDGE: RTW RACE PROMOTIONS, (612) 919-3457, MOTOCITYRACEWAY.COM SEP 8: BROWERVILLE: MOTO CITY RACEWAY & RECREATION INC, (218) 894-2826, MOTOCITYRACEWAY.COM SEP 29: BROWERVILLE: MOTO CITY RACEWAY & RECREATION INC, (218) 894-2826, MOTOCITYRACEWAY.COM SHORT TRACK SEP 21: NEW ULM: FLYING DUTCHMEN CYCLE CLUB, (507) 354-2306, FLYINGDUTCHMENMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM SEP 22: NEW ULM: FLYING DUTCHMEN CYCLE CLUB, (507) 354-2306, FLYINGDUTCHMENMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM TT SEP 15: CAMBRIDGE : NORSEMEN MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (612) 865-2661, FLATTRACKMN.COM MISSOURI NEW JERSEY AUG 10: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK.COM AUG 11: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK.COM AUG 17: ENGLISHTOWN : RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK.COM AUG 18: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK.COM NEW YORK HARE SCRAMBLES AUG 11: CORTLAND: KNOBBY ACRES ASSOCIATION INC., (607) 756-5277, WNYOA. NET MOTOCROSS AUG 18: CAROGA LAKE: ROYAL MOUNTAIN SKI AREA, (518) 835-6445, ROYALMOUNTAIN.COM AUG 25: MAPLEVIEW: SMX ASSOCIATES LLC, (315) 480-7733, MOTOMASTERS.COM SEP 8: AUBURN: FROZEN OCEAN MOTOCROSS INC, (315) 784-5466, FROZEN-OCEAN.COM SEP 14-15: RICHFORD: 2-DAY EVENT, BROOME TIOGA SPORTS CENTER INC, (607) 849-4438, BROOME-TIOGA.COM SEP 22: MAPLEVIEW: SMX ASSOCIATES LLC, Harold Goodman NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS AUG 18: IRON STATION: IRON STATION MOTORSPORTS, INC., (704) 732-8200, ALLANEMOTORSPORTS.COM SEP 1: ELLERBE: WINDY HILL SPORTS, (910) 8954387, WINDYHILLSPORTS.COM OHIO GRAND PRIX AUG 24: ATHENS: ACTION SPORTS PROMOTIONS INC., (740) 591-7223, ACTIONSPORTSRACING.COM SEP 21: ATHENS : ACTION SPORTS PROMOTIONS INC., (740) 591-7223, ACTIONSPORTSRACING.COM OCT 20: ATHENS: ACTION SPORTS PROMOTIONS INC., (570) 591-7223, ACTIONSSPORTSRACING.COM HILLCLIMB SEP 14: WATERFORD: PIONEER MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (740) 678-0082, PIONEERMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM SEP 15: WATERFORD: PIONEER MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (740) 678-0082, PIONEERMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM HARE SCRAMBLES SEP 8: LOGAN: HOCKING VALLEY MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (740) 385-7695, HOCKINGVALLEYMC.COM OCT 13: SUGAR GROVE: CENTRAL OHIO COMPETITION RIDERS INC., (740) 983-3937 MOTOCROSS AUG 18: MARYSVILLE: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM AUG 28: MT. GILEAD: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM AUG 29: RICHWOOD: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM SEP 8: SUGAR GROVE: CENTRAL OHIO COMPETITION RIDERS INC., (740) 983-3937 SEP 18: DELAWARE: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM SEP 22: SUGAR GROVE: CENTRAL OHIO COMPETITION RIDERS INC., (740) 983-3937 PENNSYLVANIA 1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK SEP 21: POTTSVILLE: SHIPPENSBURG MC, (717) 796-0294, BAERMOTORSPORTS. COM MOTOCROSS OCT 6: THREE SPRINGS: ROCKET RACEWAY, (717) 5746590, ROCKETRACEWAY.COM SHORT TRACK AUG 10: READING: SHIPPENSBURG MC, (717) 796-0294, BAERMOTORSPORTS. COM AUG 18: SHIPPENSBURG: SHIPPENSBURG MC, (717) 796-0294, BAERMOTORSPORTS.COM SEP 14: HANOVER: TRAIL-WAY SPEEDWAY, (717) 359-4310, TRAIL-WAYSPEEDWAY.COM TENNESSEE MOTOCROSS AUG 10-11: HURRICANE MILLS: 2-DAY EVENT, RACER PRODUCTIONS INC, (304) 284-0084, ATVMOTOCROSS.COM VIRGINIA AUG 25: SUTHERLIN: BIRCH CREEK PROMOTIONS, LLC, (434) 836-7629, BIRCHCREEKMXPARK.COM SEP 14-15: DISPUTANTA: 2-DAY EVENT, SOUTH FORK MX CLUB, (804) 339-8565, SOUTHFORKMX.COM SEP 29: SUTHERLIN: BIRCH CREEK PROMOTIONS, LLC, (434) 836-7629, BIRCHCREEKMXPARK.COM WASHINGTON AUG 25: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 953-5242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM SEP 28: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 953-5242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM SEP 29: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 953-5242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM OCT 26: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 953-5242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM OCT 27: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 953-5242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM WISCONSIN 1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK AUG 3: STURGEON BAY: DOOR COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION, (920) 746-2261, DOORCOUNTY. ORG/FAIR AUG 10: ANTIGO: RIB MOUNTAIN RIDERS MC, INC., (715) 573-4934 HILLCLIMB SEP 1: BAY CITY: VALLEY SPRINGS MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (715) 594-3726, VALLEYSPRINGSHILLCLIMB.COM MOTOCROSS AUG 17-18: HILLPOINT: 2-DAY EVENT, SUGAR MAPLE MX LLC, (608) 393-8812, SUGARMAPLEMX.COM AUG 23-24: HUSTLER: 2-DAY EVENT, CMJ RACEWAY LLC, (608) 220-6853, CMJRACEWAY. COM AUG 24: CHILTON: GRAVITY PARK USA, (920) 849-7223, GRAVITYPARKUSA.COM SEP 29: HILLPOINT: SUGAR MAPLE MX LLC, (608) 393-5812, SUGARMAPLEMX.COM SCRAMBLES SEP 15: BURNETT: BEAVER CYCLE CLUB, INC., , BEAVERCYCLECLUB.COM SHORT TRACK AUG 17: LAKE MILLS: AZTALAN CYCLE CLUB INC, (414) 265-1582, AZTALANMX.COM AUG 24: BURNETT: BEAVER CYCLE CLUB, INC., , BEAVERCYCLECLUB.COM SEP 14: BURNETT: BEAVER CYCLE CLUB, INC., , BEAVERCYCLECLUB.COM SEP 21: LAKE MILLS: AZTALAN CYCLE CLUB INC, (414) 265-1582, AZTALANMX.COM SEP 22: LAKE MILLS: AZTALAN CYCLE CLUB INC, (414) 265-1582, AZTALANMX.COM TT SEP 28: CHILTON: GRAVITY PARK USA, (920) 849-7223, GRAVITYPARKUSA.COM September/October 2013 15 A Publication exclusively For ATVA MEMBERS MOTOCROSS AUG 17-18: KIRKSVILLE: 2-DAY EVENT, THUNDER RIDGE MX PARK LLC, (660) 626-5318, THUNDERRIDGEMX-PARK.COM SEP 29: COLE CAMP: HWY 65 MX, (660) 6682453, HWY65MX.COM (315) 480-7733, MOTOMASTERS.COM SEP 29: RICHFORD: BROOME TIOGA SPORTS CENTER INC, (607) 849-4438, BROOME-TIOGA. 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