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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 04 JARROD MCCLURE: CAN-AM’S WOODS WEAPON 08 CHAMPIONS OF 2012
DEPARTMENTS 03 ON TRACK 05 BILL INTRODUCED TO REOPEN CALIFORNIA’S CLEAR CREEK 06 UTAH ATV TRAIL NAMED FOR PEACE OFFICERS 09 CHAD WIENEN WINS AMA ATV MOTOCROSS OPENER 13 MARKETPLACE 14 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Help Us Help You
Chartering A Club
If your club isn’t chartered with the ATVA or AMA, consider the benefits of getting it chartered. The best clubs, service organizations and online communities in the nation are chartered with the ATVA and AMA. Riders and others know that ATVA- and AMA-chartered organizations are
well-organized, family friendly and an asset to the community. There is also prestige in being chartered with the ATVA and AMA. There are five charters to choose from: Promoting Club: Promoting clubs can sanction events and vote for AMA Congress Delegates. A promoting club charter is suggested for clubs that want to sanction ATVA or AMA events such as poker runs, races and other events. Promoting Clubs are able to get liability insurance through the AMA for their events and enjoy other benefits. All club officers must be current ATVA/AMA members. And, the club must have at least 10 current ATVA/AMA members, including the officers. A club officer, preferably a risk management officer, also must view online, or attend, an AMA risk management workshop every year. The workshop can be viewed online at: www. americanmotorcyclist.com/asp/organizers/resources/rmw/index. asp. Also, to obtain a promoting club charter, two letters of recommendation, printed on company letterhead, are required as well as a copy of the club’s constitution and by-laws. This is required for first-year applicants or clubs that haven’t renewed their ATVA or AMA charter for two or more years. Social Club: This charter is for clubs made up of enthusiasts who ride together but don’t host formal events requiring liability insurance. At least five current ATVA or AMA members must be listed on the charter application. Social clubs can’t vote for AMA Congress Delegates or host ATVA- or AMA-sanctioned events. Historic Club: These clubs must have been in existence for at least 50 years—to be verified by the AMA—and don’t host formal events requiring liability insurance. At least five current ATVA/ AMA members must be listed on the charter application. Historic clubs can’t vote for AMA Congress Delegates or host ATVA- or AMA-sanctioned events. Service Organization: A service organization charter is for riders’ rights, military, police, firefighter or charity organizations. They may or may not sanction events, depending on the organization’s charter. Online Community: An online community charter is for forums and the like that exist solely online and don’t sanction events. These organizations can’t vote for AMA Congress Delegates. At least five current ATVA/AMA members must be listed on the charter application, including the president and contact person. All charter fees—Promoting Social, Historic, Service Organization and Online Community—are for a calendar year, which means the charter expires Dec. 31. If you have any questions, email me at cschlatter@ama-cycle. org or call (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646) and ask for Organizer Services.
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I hope you’re having some serious fun riding this summer. And, as we all know, it’s a lot of fun to ride with others. The best way to do that is to join a local ATV club. What I would like to propose, to help riders and clubs, is a club activities calendar. This would be a place where chartered ATVA and AMA clubs could see their events promoted to interested riders in their local area. It would be a place that riders can access anywhere and where events By Cherie Schlatter, AMA/ATVA organizer can be posted as soon as they are announced. And it would be on the services manager ATVA and AMA websites. Sometimes a club just wants to invite riders to check them out at their clubhouse or to join their group on a ride. Sometimes the get-together is not a ride at all, but the club still wants its members and prospective new members to know about it. It’s time that we made this possible. We are looking at all that the ATVA and AMA can be doing for our clubs. After all, the health of ATVA- and AMA-chartered clubs is important to the health of the ATVA and AMA! What should the ATVA and AMA be doing to help clubs grow? If you’re a club member and pondering that question, think about how the ATVA and AMA might encourage member growth for both your club and the ATVA/AMA – as well as what your club is doing to help the ATVA and AMA grow. Are there any incentives the AMA could give clubs to have more than a minimum five or 10 members as ATVA or AMA members? If so, tell us! How about if your club is made up of 100 percent ATVA or AMA members? How can we help you achieve that goal? I hope I’ve given you something to think about that can help your club grow. The ATVA/AMA and your club are partners, and your success is our success. Now, please send us your answers to these questions. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be glad to get this ball rolling!
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Can-Am’s Woods Weapon
ne of the top off-road racing series in the country, the AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series attracts a lot of talent. Jarrod McClure, a 25-year-old racer from Kaska, Pa., has proven that he has the talent to make his mark in the series this year. He’s part of the JB Offroad/Can-Am team and his racing number is 5. After he won the opening round of the 2013 series, we asked him about the race and what makes him tick. ATVA News: Congratulations on winning the first round of the AMA ATV Hare Scrambles series. Jarrod McClure: Thank you very much. The first round came close to home for me and was held at Evansville [Pa.] MX track, which is a very fun, and familiar, track for me. It was an exciting race on a near-perfect track. At that time of year, usually everything is a muddy mess. But we had a supernice day... It felt great coming into the season on a new program able to pull off the win! AN: Who do you see as your toughest competition in the series this year and why? JM: This series generally attracts more of the top pros along with some fast guys from up in New York, so any of those guys showing up can make it tough. And second-place finisher Landon Wolfe can put some good laps in as well. AN: What quad are you racing and how do you feel about it? JM: I am racing a 2012 Can-Am DS 450. It has been modified with JB Racing
and Fox suspension, and a Thomas Modifications motor package. This ATV is all new to me this year, and I am beginning to feel comfortable on it. This machine has a lot of new technology built into it, which I think scares people, but it is a very easy-to-ride and a wellhandling package. AN: How long have you been racing? JM: I have been racing since I was 15, which would be about 10 years now, and I’ll tell you, I am still learning out on the track. I’ve never actually won any championships but I was always a topfive finisher in the classes I rode and I was just eager to get to the pro level. AN: How did you spend the offseason? JM: I stayed home in Pennsylvania for most of the winter. I work at Bowers Motorcycle Supplies as a mechanic when I am not racing. I tried to ride/ race when the weather permitted, and hit the gym hard doing my routines from MotoProTraining. AN: What do you do in your free time unrelated to ATVs? JM: I have a bunch of hobbies. I swear, I never sit still. I do a lot of mountain biking and whitewater kayaking. And now I spend as much time as I can playing with my crazy dog, Honda. AN: Who did you look up to growing up and why? JM: I would have to say my dad. I swear, he could fix anything! AN: Who are your heroes in the ATV world?
JM: I always like to think of the guys like Doug Roll and Mike Hallock. These guys were some of the first to develop aftermarket chassis and suspension. They really helped the sport evolve, and it has been awesome being able to work with guys like that. AN: Who would like to thank? JM: Can-Am, BRP, JB Racing, Arai, Precision, Powermadd, Fox Shox, SSI Decals, Motoworks, Outerwears, Evans coolant, Liquid Performance, DWT wheels/tires, Lazer Star, Renthal, Rath, Cheerwine, Maxson Construction, Hinson, XPS, MotoProTraining, Bowers Motorcycle, Thomas Modifications, HRP Sports, Derisi Racing, ATVRiders.com and Twin Air. AN: How long do you plan to race ATVs? JM: As long as it stays fun and I can afford to do it! AN: What advice would you give a young racer who wants to be like you? JM: Always do things for the right reason. I race because I love doing it. It makes it a lot easier to put in the time training and all the work during the week to get ready. Stay dedicated and determined and you can do anything!
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A bill to direct the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to reopen the 75,000acre Clear Creek Management Area in California’s San Benito and Fresno counties for recreational use has been introduced in Congress. Besides allowing access for offhighway vehicles, the measure, H.R. 1776, would designate about 21,000 acres of BLM land adjacent to Clear Creek as the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness. California U.S. Reps. Sam Farr (D-Carmel), David G. Valadao (R-Hanford) and Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced the bill, called the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act. “This bill brings environmentalist and off-road vehicle enthusiasts together in the common goals of reopening Clear Creek for the public to enjoy and creating new wilderness land for future generations to enjoy,” Farr says. “This partnership between the two groups will allow us to achieve two victories to benefit the local communities.” Valadao says: “Californians have been enjoying the natural beauty of Clear Creek for decades. This legislation is a common-sense solution which not only reopens the land for off-highway vehicle use but also directs additional land to be preserved for future generations. I am excited to introduce this bipartisan legislation with my colleagues and look forward to reopening the Clear Creek Management Area for our constituents and the entire state to enjoy once again.”
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Suzuki Continues as Suzuki Motor of America Inc. Following Restructuring Suzuki Motor of America Inc. has been announced as the sole distributor of Suzuki all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, marine outboard engines and automotive parts and service in the contiguous United States and Alaska. This announcement comes following the restructuring of American Suzuki Motor Corp. “We are pleased to announce this new company,” says Suzuki Motorcycle/ATV Vice President Larry Vandiver. “This is a turning point for our brand and we look toward the future as we continue to offer industryleading products as Suzuki Motor of America Inc.” He says SMAI is firmly committed to the motorcycle, ATV, scooter and marine industry and will focus on long-term growth in the American market.
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Bill introduced to Reopen California’s Clear Creek For OffRoad Vehicles
Once considered a premier off-road vehicle recreation site, Clear Creek was temporarily closed to the public in 2008 following an Environmental Protection Agency analysis because of health risks that may be posed by naturally occurring asbestos. “Thousands of visitors would come from all over the state, traveling through San Benito County on their way to Clear Creek,” says San Benito County Supervisor Jerry Muenzer. “Our county has lost thousands of dollars since Clear Creek closed. This bill would bring much needed tourism dollars back to our small businesses, providing an immediate boost the local economy.” The bill instructs the BLM to develop a rigorous plan to minimize the risk from asbestos exposure and to educate visitors to the recreation area about the natural asbestos. The BLM would also be required to reduce the impact of off-road vehicles to protect the area’s habitat. “The roads and trails have been used for generations by varying types of recreationists and others, many since the late 1800’s,” says AMA member Steve Koretoff, who is also a member of Friends of the CCMA. “Allowing access ensures that all Californians have the opportunity to experience the rugged beauty of this historical area.” The bill also designates five creek and river segments located within Monterey County and the Clear Creek National Recreational Area as Wild and Scenic Rivers. None of the rivers are within the designated zone for off-road vehicle use. Meanwhile, the BLM Hollister Field Office released a Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Clear Creek Management Area. Under the proposed Resource Management Plan, off-highway vehicle use would not be authorized in the Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern. However, limited motorized entry would be allowed within the ACEC to provide access to key areas of interest for non-motorized recreation. Vehicle touring in the ACEC would be limited to a 32-mile scenic route loop. Access into the ACEC would be authorized by permit only, with vehicle touring limited to less than five days per year and pedestrian activity limited to less than 12 days per year.
Specialty Vehicle Institute of America Board Officers Named
The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America’s Board of Trustees re-elected its officers, including Chairman Gary Higgins, senior manager, national service operations, motorcycle division at American Honda Motor Co. Others are Vice Chairman Ken Bush, regulations manager at Suzuki Motor of America Inc.; Secretary/Treasurer Russ Brenan, senior adviser of government relations and public affairs at Kawasaki Motors Corp.; and SVIA President Tim Buche. “I appreciate the confidence from
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NEWS all the returning members and officers,” says Higgins, who begins his fourth term as SVIA chairman in 2013. “I look forward to helping lead and moderate positive discussion at SVIA and ATV Safety Institute board meetings. As we continue to maintain the highest-quality ATV safety programs and education, I’m confident that we’ll have additional opportunities to share efficiencies, lessons and outlook in the coming year.” Like its officers, the remainder of the SVIA board continues from the previous year and includes Trustees Isabelle Bouchard (BRP), Mike Martinez (Yamaha), Jan Rintamaki (Polaris) and Ron Solberg (Arctic Cat). Based in Irvine, Calif., the SVIA was incorporated in 1983 to foster and promote the safe and responsible use of specialty vehicles in the United States.
interactivity. The main desire for growing sales through the store is to generate revenue for Restoration for Recreation—a Tread Lightly! initiative established to help keep the great outdoors healthy, open and accessible to the American people. Treadlightly.org contains free educational resources to help anyone interested in minimizing their impact when recreation outdoors. Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs. The website is www.treadlightly.org.
Utah ATV Trail Dedicated To Law Enforcement Officers
A 14-mile ATV trail near Moab, Utah, is now called the Fallen Peace Officer Trail. Officials had planned to name the trail after Brody Young, a Utah State Parks ranger who survived a shooting. But Young, instead, insisted that the trail be named for law enforcement officers killed or injured while performing their duties. The trailhead is 10 miles north of Moab along U.S. Highway 191 at mile marker 139.
Oregon ATV Safety Requirements
Tread Lightly! Updates Its Website Tread Lightly! has recently revamped its website with a bold new design, ultra-easy navigation and multiple points of entry to make it easier to use for the public. “We’re elated with the outcome of Treadlightly.org’s redesign,” says Lori McCullough, executive director of Tread Lightly!. “We now have a more userfriendly site, are providing our topinvesting partners with better exposure on every page and we’ve given our members a place to share stories, photos and experiences.” Treadlightly.org has also been optimized for search to maximize traffic and to deliver Tread Lightly!’s message to an even larger audience. McCullough says the top priorities for revamping the website were to improve access to educational materials as well as increase store sales and member
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department reminds parents that the second requirement of a two-phase ATV safety program became effective Jan. 1, 2012, for kids younger than 16 riding ATVs on public land. Riders under age 16 must complete both the online course and a hands-on training course designed for the type of ATV or off-road motorcycle they ride. The first phase of the program was
introduced in January 2009 after the Oregon Legislature passed safety legislation introduced by rider groups in 2007. The first phase requires anyone operating an ATV on public land in Oregon to carry an ATV safety education card, demonstrating that they have completed a free online safety awareness course (www.rideatvoregon.org). More than 190,000 ATV enthusiasts have completed the course since it was introduced. This requirement is still being phased in. By 2014, all riders on public lands, regardless of age, will need to complete the safety course and carry their ATV Safety Education card. The second phase began on Jan. 1, 2012, when riders on public land under the age of 16 must complete both the online course and a hands-on training course designed for the type of ATV or off-road motorcycle they ride. When they have completed the second training, they will be sent a new endorsed ATV Safety Education card. The cost of the course and its duration can vary depending on which organization is providing the course. The Parks and Recreation Department is working with several of the non-profit providers to pay the majority of the outof-pocket expense for the parents. The ATV safety requirements are meant to cut down on injuries to young riders. “Anyone who rides an ATV knows that they can be dangerous. Learning how to ride an ATV safely, demonstrates a respect for the machine and its capabilities,” says John Lane, OPRD’s ATV safety education coordinator. Lane emphasized that the safety requirements pertain only to public land in Oregon, not private property. To find a hands-on training provider, go to OPRD’s training locator at www. rideatvoregon.org/training. For questions or to have forms sent in the mail, call the toll-free ATV hotline: (877) 7SAFELY (877772-3359).
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Ask The ATV Safety Institute:
Using A Trailer YOU ASK: I plan to buy a trailer for my ATV to haul stuff around my property. Is there anything special I need to know? THE ASI RESPONDS: Before buying a trailer, read the ATV’s owner’s manual to make sure your ATV can be used for towing. Select a trailer that will work with your specific ATV and can carry the load you want to haul. You should have a good amount of experience riding your ATV before towing a trailer, since a trailer will affect your vehicle’s handling and braking ability. To ensure that you do not exceed your ATV’s vehicle load capacity (total weight of rider, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue weight), you need to consider the trailer tongue weight (the portion
of the trailer’s load that bears downward on the ATV’s hitch). Refer to your ATV’s and trailer’s owner’s manuals for information on how to properly load your trailer and determine tongue weight. When towing a trailer, follow these general guidelines: • Only tow a trailer if your ATV is designed and equipped to do so. • Ensure your trailer is securely attached to the ATV. The trailer must have a rigid tongue. • Always attach a trailer to the hitch and not a rack or other part of the ATV not designed for towing. • Do not overload the trailer or ATV. • Ensure the load is balanced in the trailer, and properly secured. • Ride at low speeds when towing a
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trailer and avoid quick maneuvers. • Allow for wider turns and longer stopping distances. • Do not tow a trailer on hills or uneven surfaces. • Do not allow any passengers in the trailer. A trailer can enhance the versatility of your ATV. Just shift your brain into “utility mode” instead of “recreational mode” when you use one.
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.
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AMA Racing Champions
2012 was a great year for AMA and ATVA competition. Here, some of the national champions and top competitors talk about the 2012 season, look ahead to the 2013 season, and explain why AMA and ATVA competition is the best racing on the planet. No other No. 1 plate matters.
2012 70 single speed AMA ATV Nationals champion Lane Baird is a 10-year-old racer from Sturgis, Ky. In 2012, Baird raced in the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series and won the 70 Single Speed championship. He also
finished fifth in the 70 Modified class. “My toughest competition was in the 70 Modified class because I was one of the youngest competitors and I raced the shifter competition with a singlespeed bike,” Baird explains. Baird started racing at age 4 and has won two national championships and three local championships in the past six years. For 2013, Baird will be running the 70 Modified class as well as the 70 Automatic class. Baird also plans on racing this series for the next few years, until he decides to try different types of racing, such as side-by-side cars or trophy trucks. “I have several new sponsors this year that I would like to thank. Bill Baird Motorsports, Saturn, Fox Shox, Janssen Motorsports, Western Powersports, Fly Racing, Renthal, Goldspeed, GPS Offroad products, Works Connection, Quad Tech, Streamline performance, Performance Breaking, and Motul.” “This year I have a new mechanic, Casey Greek, the 2011 Mechanic of the Year, joining my team. This will be an exciting year as I move into the modified class full time and to a shifter.”
2012 Unlimitied C AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track champion Kendall Lanier, of Mocksville, N.C., finished first in the Unlimitied C class and third in the Production C class in the 2012 AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series. Lanier’s toughest competition? “My toughest competition in the Unlimited C class was Jason Duncan and Ty Sload, who I also race with in our local series, as well as Brian Crossway and Matt Seever in the National series,” Lanier says. “In the Production C class, Robyn Chepkauskas, Jacob Macken, and Matt Seever are a lot of fun to race with and are always great competitors.” Lanier has been racing since 2009 and enjoys racing in this series because of it’s fun and has great competition. “I plan to move to the Unlimited B class (for 2013),” he says. “We plan to run as many of the National races as we can, as well as compete in our local series. I plan to continue my racing career for several years. I really enjoy
this sport and want to excel.” In his free time, Lanier enjoys deer hunting, duck hunting, and fishing. “I would like to thank my mom, dad, and sister for all of their support. I would also like to thank my sponsors, Fly Racing, Victory Motorsports, Eks Brand, Ely Motorsports, White Grading, Consolidated Truck parts, Christy Trucking, and C & S Customs.”
2012 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championships ATV 450cc 2 Stroke class champion Tyler Clark, of St. Joseph, Mo., raced in the 2012 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championships and took home the national No. 1 plate in the ATV 450cc 2 Stroke class. He also placed second in the ATV Open 2 Stroke and second in the Open ATV class. Who were Clark’s closest competitors during the season? “Will Shaw, Austin Welch and Zach Dierks consistently bring their A-games and fast bikes,” he says. “On any given day any of the three can give me a run for my money. I’ve always got to ride hard and leave it all on the hill to win.” Clark has been hillclimbing since 2004 and in 2005 he attended his first AMA District 23 (Minnesota) event. “I like the District 23 series because of the variety of the hills and other riders,” Clark explains. “The level of competition is unmatched in any other area of the country. District 23 has the best ATV hillclimbers in the country.” Clark has big plans for the 2013 racing season. “I will be racing the full District 23 series this year. The schedule looks really good with all the double header hillclimbs and it will be much easier to make the long drives up north,” he says. When he is not working or riding, Clark enjoys spending time with his one-year-old daughter Aubree and his wife Lacey and they especially like trip to Florida and the Caribbean! “My current sponsors are BansheeHQ.com and Clark Concrete Construction. I would also like to thank my parents for getting me into riding as such an early age and my Dad for attending all of the events with me. “Pit crew is just as important as getting up the hill! I would also like to thank my competition for always pushing the pace. If it weren’t for them, the series wouldn’t be what it is today. I’d also like to thank LP Motocross for shooting awesome video at the hillclimbs. LP Motocross has captured some of my best and worst moments on the hill,” says Clark.
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RACING Chad Wienen Wins AMA ATV Motocross Season Opener
most of his passes through the roller section. Creamer was able to salvage a sixth-place finish after being forced to play catch up throughout the race. Creamer came out swinging in moto two, grabbing the SSi Decals Holeshot Award before taking the early lead and never looking back. “I knew I had to get a better start than moto one and my BCS Can-Am came out on fire,” said moto-two winner Creamer. “I was able to get great traction with my ITP tires, we have done a lot of tire testing in the off season and really have this machine hooked up really well.” Upperman, Hetrick and Wienen had a heated battle for the second-place position during the first half of the race. Wienen came out in fourth and pressured Hetrick until lap four when he made the move through the rollers upon a mistake by Hetrick. Hetrick kept on Wienen for a few laps but was unable to make Wienen crack under pressure. Then, setting his sights on Upperman, Wienen charged the field and made the pass right before heading into the rollers at the 10-minute mark and charged forward to finish second. Upperman and Hetrick continued their battle throughout the entire race keeping the fans on the edge. Upperman held his lines solidly and Hetrick was unable to make a pass. On the last lap of the moto, Upperman spun out with a few turns to go and Hetrick ran into the back of the number 20 machine, leaving him stranded on the track unable to restart his machine. Upperman went on to secure a fourth place finish in moto two and Hetrick was left mid-pack, finishing in eleventh place. “I wasn’t too happy about my moto two finish but I was able to save moto two and come out with decent points.
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Mother Nature made her presence known at the opening round of the 2013 AMA Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series in Washington, Ga., on March 23. With less than perfect conditions, 23 pro riders lined up at the muddy Aonia Pass MX track. Defending champion Chad Wienen rode smartly to grab the first victory of 2013, due in part to his knowledge gained from earning the No. 1 plate in 2012. Wienen scored a 3-2 finish to secure the overall win aboard his Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha, presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer. Corrosion/Hetrick Racing’s Joel Hetrick ran the fastest lap of the morning and earned the ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier Award, setting him up with first gate pick for moto one. Hetrick’s fastest lap was nearly one second faster than the rest of the field, proving he would be a force to be reckoned with in 2013. “I was really looking forward to the weekend and I knew with the weather I had to get good starts,” Hetrick said. “By grabbing the fastest qualifier award I was able to get a good gate pick to get me out front.” Josh Upperman snagged the moto one SSi Decals Holeshot Award aboard his Baldwin Motorsports PEP Upperman Racing machine. Wienen’s teammate, Thomas Brown, made a quick pass into the lead but Hetrick came charging through the pack early on. Hetrick took over the first-place position and never looked back, laying down consistent lap times throughout
the entire moto. Brown followed in the second-place spot, attempting to put the charge on Hetrick but was unable to get close enough to make a pass. Wienen made his way into third and rode a smooth and comfortable pace, unable to close the gap on the leaders. Upperman settled into fourth and remained there for the rest of the race with a comfortable gap between him and the rest of the pack. JB Racing Cheerwine Can-Am’s Jeffrey Rastrelli finished a career-best fifth place in moto one. After getting tangled up in the first turn pile up, Rastrelli put his new Can-Am ride to the test and was able to make his way up to the fifth place spot. “I’m really proud of my moto one finish, I’ve only had three days of riding on my new machine and am really liking the way it handles. I was able to make passes through the field when I needed to in order to secure a fifth place finish,” Rastrelli said afterwards. Veterans John Natalie and Josh Creamer were also involved in the firstturn pile up, leaving both championship contenders at the back of the field. The highly anticipated return of 2010 champ Josh Creamer had fans on edge as he worked his way through the field making
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RACING I rode hard in moto two and luck just wasn’t on my side,” Hetrick said. Brown came out of the first turn in fifth, right behind the battle for second and made a few mistakes early on. Brown was able to put his head down and make his way back up to the front of the pack, making the pass into fourth on the last lap. “I’m pumped to start the season on the box with solid points!” Brown said. Rastrelli looked as if he was going to come out of moto two with a similar finish to moto one. However, things didn’t quite go as planned for the Florida native. Rastrelli grabbed a mid-pack start and was able to maintain a seventh place position until two laps to go he went up over a berm and couldn’t get his machine out of the mud. Cody Suggs of Suggs Racing finished 10th overall after two solid 10th-place finishes. Suggs’ 10th-place overall made him the highest placing rookie of the day. “I came into the weekend looking for a top-10 finish and I achieved my goal. I’m looking forward to this year and improving as the season progresses,” Suggs said. AMA ATV Pro MX Results, Washington, Ga. 1. Chad Wienen, Yamaha 2. Josh Creamer, Can-Am 3. Thomas Brown, Yamaha 4. Josh Upperman, Honda 5. Joel Hetrick, Honda 6. Nick Denoble, Suzuki 7. Joe Byrd, Honda 8. Jesse Barnes, Yamaha 9. John Natalie, Honda 10. Cody Suggs, Honda
Joel Hetrick Sweeps AMA ATV Motocross National in Tennessee Joel Hetrick swept both motos of the weekend April 13-14 to close the gap to only one point behind series points leader Chad Wienen in the AMA Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series. It was the second round of the series, held at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tenn. Speed and consistency paid off for Corrosion Hetrick Racing’s Hetrick as he claimed his first overall win of the 2013 season against a stacked field of pros. “I rode really smooth and was able to put a good distance between myself and the rest of the field early on. It took a lot of dedication to keep pushing each moto without pressure right behind me but I’m pumped for my first overall this season,” Hetrick said. Wienen claimed the ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier Award in morning practice and set his Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha, presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer, up for the first gate pick of the day. Hetrick exploded off the starting gate in the first moto and never looked back, grabbing the SSi Decals Holeshot Award. It didn’t take long for him to pull a gap over the rest of the field. By the end of the third lap he had pulled a 10-second lead on the second place rider. Wienen didn’t get off to a desirable start and worked his way through the pack from the start. He made his way up
to the third-place spot halfway through the moto, where he engaged in a heated battle with teammate Thomas Brown. Brown came out of the first turn in third and made the pass into second early on. The Wienen Motorsports duo continued to battle for half of the moto until Wienen made a pass for the second place position with one lap to go. “I am pumped with the weekend’s race,” Wienen said. “I had a rough first moto and was able to regain myself after the half way point. I had an epic battle with Thomas and was able to make the pass with a lap to go.” Baldwin Motorsports PEP Upperman Racing’s Josh Upperman came out of the first turn in third and was able to work his way into second place before the end of lap one. After he battled with both Brown and Wienen, the Ohio native found himself back in fourth, where he was able to ride a comfortable pace although he was unable to catch the top three. Veteran John Natalie grabbed a top-10 start aboard his MotoSport.com Motoworks DWT machine and had to battle his way through the pack for a majority of the moto. Natalie worked his way into the fifth place position before he went across the checkered flags. “I didn’t get the greatest of starts and I knew I had to stay consistent in order to salvage as many points as I could,” Natalie said. “We missed our set up a little but I’m happy with my finish and am ready to head to round three.” Josh Creamer was able to salvage a sixth-place finish after he had a bad start off the gate and found himself in the back of the field. “I didn’t get the start I was looking for at all but I had to ride really smart to work my way through the field and make passes as there were limited places to pass out on the track,” Creamer said. The sun came out for the second moto and it was once again Hetrick who snagged the SSi Decals Holeshot Award. With a clear field ahead, Hetrick put his head down and went to work. With only a little pressure early on, the Hetrick Racing rider was able to maintain a steady pace and make a comfortable gap between him and the rest of the
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AMA ATV Pro MX Results, Blountville, Tenn. 1. Joel Hetrick, Honda 2. Chad Wienen, Yamaha 3. Thomas Brown, Yamaha 4. Josh Creamer, Can-Am 5. John Natalie, Honda 6. Josh Upperman, Honda 7. Joe Byrd, Honda 8. Jeffrey Rastrelli, Honda 9. Tim Dettling, Honda 10. Ronnie Higgerson, Can-Am
Chad Wienen Extends Series Points In AMA ATV MX In Oakland, Ky. Defending champion Chad Wienen not only took the overall win with a 1-3 finish but extended his points lead at the third round of the AMA Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series at Ballance Moto X in Oakland, Ky., on April 27. Wienen grabbed the ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier Award aboard his Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha, presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer. He secured the first gate pick position before the rain rolled in during the first qualifier of the morning.
“I knew the first practice was going to be the most important in securing my qualifier time because once the rain came in, the track was going to be slick and times would be slower, Wienen said. “I was really happy to have that first gate pick because when rain is a factor the start is crucial.” He snagged his first SSi Decals Holeshot Award of the 2013 season in the first moto. With a clear track out front, Wienen charged ahead and found a pace that created a three-second gap on the second-place position by the end of lap one. Wienen never looked back and had a 25-second gap on the rest of the field when he took the checkers. BCS Can-Am rider Josh Creamer found his rhythm off the gate coming into the first turn in the second-place position. Before the end of the first lap, Creamer slid out in a big 90-degree turn and came out in seventh. Wienen’s teammate, Thomas Brown, capitalized on Creamer’s mistake and put himself in the second-place position. Brown charged the field and was able to put a comfortable distance between himself and the battle unraveling behind him. “I was really happy about my moto 1 start, we had a really great mud set up on our machine and our Maxxis tires really hooked up coming off of the start giving me a great jump to help me find the front of the field,” Brown said. Pennsylvania native and secondround overall winner Joel Hetrick had a top-five start and found his way into the third-place spot before the end of lap one. Hetrick settled into this position until about halfway through the race when rider-on-the-move Creamer found his way up to fourth and started to put pressure on the No. 88 machine. Hetrick and Creamer had an intense battle the remainder of the moto but it wasn’t until there were a few laps
to go that Creamer came along the straight and was able to make a pass on Hetrick. “I really had to put my head down and work all the way through the moto to keep in the front of the field,” Creamer says. “My machine was really working great out there and allowed me to put the final charge for that third place position.” Last year’s overall winner at Ballace Moto X, veteran John Natalie, was able to secure a top-five start on his MotoSport. com Motoworks DWT machine and finish out the moto in fifth. As the gate on the second moto dropped, Natalie came off the line with a vengeance, grabbing the SSi Decals Holeshot Award. Natalie had pressure early on in the moto from the second-place rider but was able to hold his lines and make for his first moto win of the 2013 season. “Heading into moto two I knew I had to get a good holeshot and really concentrated on my start,” Natalie said. “After pulling out of the first turn in first I knew I just had to ride smooth and not make any mistakes. It felt really good to get my first moto win of the season and to land on the podium.” Josh Upperman had a much better start to moto two after his 10th-place finish earlier in the day aboard his Baldwin Motorsports PEP Upperman Racing machine. Upperman came out of the first turn behind the leader and pressured Natalie for a majority of the moto. Unable to make a move on the leader, Upperman comfortably settled into second as the checkers flew. Wienen had a bad start coming into the first corner toward the back of the field. He soon found himself in seventh by the end of the first lap. After battles with Creamer and Nick Denoble, Wienen was able to make his way into
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field, securing the moto win and his first overall win for the 2013 season. Wienen applied pressure to Hetrick early on but was unable to match the speed of Hetrick, remaining in the second-place position. Creamer had a better start in moto two, coming out in the top three. Creamer was able to tighten the gap on the second-place position but settled into third place and finished out the race in fourth. Natalie, the 2011 champ, and Brown came out of the first turn in the fourthand fifth-place positions. After an intense battle in the first few laps, Brown was able to move into the fourth-place position but it wasn’t until Natalie made a mistake that Brown was able to gain a comfortable lead on the veteran. “I was able to make it through the first turn with a decent start and held my ground to finish in the fourth place position,” Brown said “I’m pumped to be up on the box again and looking to make my way higher up on the podium next round.” Veteran Joe Byrd and Never Sleep Designs Vechery Racing’s rookie Tim Dettling battled the entire moto for the sixth-place position. The rookie was unable to make the pass for the position on the two-time national champion. The seventh-place position was Dettling’s best pro career finish so far this season.
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RACING Schedule of Events AMA Pro ATV Motocross Championship www.atvmotocross.com
• June 8-9: Danville, Va.: Birch Creek Motorsports • July 6-7: Delmont, Pa.: Steel City • July 13-14: New Berlin, N.Y.: Unadilla • July 27-28: Buchanan, Mich.: RedBud • Aug. 10-11: Hurricane Mills, Tenn.: Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track www.edtracing.com
• June 14: Sioux Falls, S.D.: Sioux Valley Cycle Club; (605) 977-3866; siouxvalleycycleclub. com • June 15: Sioux Falls, S.D.: Sioux Valley Cycle Club; (605) 977-3866; siouxvalleycycleclub. com • July 13: Goldsboro, N.C.: Busco Beach; (919) 222-9614; buscobeach.com • July 28: Ashtabula, Ohio: Bud Fischer, Pine Lake Off-Road Facility; (440) 997-4166; email@example.com • Aug. 23: Batavia, N.Y.: Keith Dawydko, Batavia Motor Speedway; bataviamotorspeedway.com • Aug. 24: Batavia, N.Y.: Keith Dawydko, Batavia Motor Speedway; bataviamotorspeedway.com
AMA FMF/GPR Hare & Hound National Championship Series www.amaracing.com
• July 13: McCarran, Nev. (No ATVs) • Aug. 24: Panaca, Nev.: Zack Livreri, Silver State Trailblazers; (702) 645-2506, https://sites. google.com/site/silverstatetrailblazers/ • Oct. 12 Youth, Oct. 13, Amateur: Johnson Valley, Calif.: Ryan Sanders, 100s MC; (949) 584-9395, www.100sMC.org
AMA Iowa ATV Hare Scrambles Series www.IATVHSS.com
• June 16: Decatur City, Iowa.: Bobcat Run • July 6-7: Mount Pleasant, Iowa: Greenhurst Farms • Aug. 16-17: Carlisle, Iowa: Heartland Challenge • Sept. 7-8: Beaconsfield, Iowa: Coyote Crossing • Oct. 5-6: Carlisle, Iowa: Blue Ridge Run
The AMA Heartland Challenge www.heartlandchallenge.com • Aug. 15-17: Carlisle, Iowa
AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series www.amaracing.com
• June 9: Virgil, N.Y.: Amateur and Youth, Ken Rose, Greek Peak Trail Riders; (585) 297-2742; www.greekpeak.com
the third-place position before the final lap and secured the overall win for the weekend. Denoble had his best moto finish of the season aboard his Walsh Race Craft machine. With a fourth-place start, Denoble was able to make a pass into third early on in the race. After being ill at the second round, Denoble was able to dig deep and find the drive to keep his machine at the front of the field settling into the fourthplace position by the end of the moto. AMA Pro ATV Results, Oakland, Ky. 1. Chad Wienen, Yamaha 2. John Natalie, Honda 3. Thomas Brown, Yamaha 4. Josh Creamer, Can-Am 5. Josh Upperman, Honda 6. Joel Hetrick, Honda 7. Nick Denoble, Suzuki 8. Casey Martin, Honda 9. Adam Clark , Honda 10. Jeffrey Rastrelli, Can-Am AMA ATV Motocross Championship Pro Point Standings After Three Rounds 1. Chad Wienen (131) 2. Joel Hetrick (119) 3. Thomas Brown (114) 4. Josh Creamer (110) 5. Josh Upperman (104) 6. John Natalie (97) 7. Nick Denoble (76) 8. Jeffrey Rastrelli (69) 9. Joe Byrd (61) 10. Casey Martin (52).
Three ATV Rounds, Three Different Winners in AMA National Hare and Hound Series The AMA FMF/GPR Hare & Hound National Championship Series is well under way, and the ATV A class has seen three different winners in as many ATV rounds. The action kicked off Andris Lagzdins in Johnson Valley, Calif., hosted by the Desert Motorcycle Club on Jan. 27. Josh Caster rode his Honda to a first-place finish in the ATV A class followed by Colt Brinkerhoff in second and Andris Lagzdins in third, also aboard Hondas. The series then went to Ridgecrest, Calif., with the Four Aces Motorcycle Club hosting the second round on Feb. 10. There, Brinkeroff took the top spot in the ATV A class, followed by Lagzdins and then Honda-mounted Scott David Schmidt. Jace Penney finished fourth aboard a Honda while Bill Markel rounded out the top five on his Yamaha. The third round of the series was held in Murphy, Idaho, on March 24 but no ATVs ran in that round. In the fourth round, hosted by the SoCal Motorcycle Club in Johnson Valley, Calif., on April 22, Lagzdins rode his
Honda TRX450R to a first-place finish, followed by Schmidt and then Markel. The win put Lagzdins in the overall lead for the ATV A class championship, followed by Schmidt and Brinkerhoff, with six rounds left in the series.
Jarrod McClure On Top In AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series Jarrod McClure of Kaska, Pa., proved to be the man to beat in the AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series when he won the first round March 24 in Berwick, Pa. McClure, riding a Can-Am, bested Landon Wolfe of Manchester, Md., who finished second riding a Suzuki, and Martin Christofferson of Richford, N.Y., who finished third aboard a Honda. Randy Hamilton of Denville, N.J., finished fourth on a Honda, and Blake Kramer of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., rode his Yamaha to fifth place. In the Womens A/B class, Sierra E’Salle of Cressona, Pa., took first place aboard a Honda, followed by Haley Zink of Shamokin, Pa., on a Suzuki and Sarah Parkhurst of Tunkhannock, Pa., on a Honda. The second round of the series, scheduled for April 28 in Plainview, Ill, was canceled because of flooding.
Walker Fowler Starts Out Strong In AMA Mid-America XC Racing Action Walker Fowler of Rogers, Ohio, rode his Honda to first place in the first round of the AMA Mid America XC Racing Series at Monster Mountain in Canaan, Ind., on April 13. Kevin Cunningham of Greensburg, Ind., was right on Fowler’s tail, just three seconds back aboard his Honda for second place. Taylor Kiser of Oakland, Ky., finished third. Brycen Neal of Bidwell, Ohio, placed fourth aboard on a Honda and Ryan Lane of Bicknell, Ind., finished fifth, also riding a Honda.
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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 MOTOCROSS JUN 16: ADELANTO: ROVERS MC, (661) 245-3941 JUN 23: HESPERIA: DESERT DAISIES MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (626) 483-5164, RIDECEMX.COM JUL 27: ADELANTO: SPORTS COMMITTEE DISTRICT 37 AMA INC., (760) 220-6575, DISTRICT37AMA.ORG SHORT TRACK JUN 15: PRAIRIE CITY: STOCKTON MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (209) 956-1505, STOCKTONMC.ORG
ILLINOIS HILLCLIMB AUG 31: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 3179278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB.ORG HARE SCRAMBLES AUG 17: FOSTERBURG: SPLINTER CREEK DIRT RIDERS INC, (618) 372-4355, SPLINTERCREEK.COM MOTOCROSS JUN 21: WOODSTOCK: WOODSTOCK RACING LLC, (815) 337-3511, WOODSTOCK-KTM.COM JUN 29: PECATONICA: PRO SHOW INC, (815) 275MOTO, STATELINEMX.COM JUL 21: BYRON: MOTOSPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD, (815) 234-2271, MOTOBYRON.COM JUL 26: WOODSTOCK: WOODSTOCK RACING LLC, (815) 337-3511, WOODSTOCK-KTM.COM AUG 2: WOODSTOCK: WOODSTOCK RACING LLC, (815) 337-3511, WOODSTOCK-KTM.COM AUG 4: BRYON: MOTOSPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD, (815) 234-2271, MOTOBYRON.COM AUG 9: GEORGETOWN: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (309) 838-5062, PLEASURERIDERS.NET AUG 18: BYRON: MOTOSPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD, (815) 234-2271, MOTOBYRON.COM AUG 23: WOODSTOCK: WOODSTOCK RACING LLC, (815) 337-3511, WOODSTOCK-KTM.COM SHORT TRACK JUN 28: OAKWOOD: STEVE NACE RACING PROMOTIONS, (270) 442-7532, STEVENACERACING. COM TT JUN 22: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 3179278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB.ORG JUN 23: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 3179278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB.ORG JUN 29: FOSTERBURG: SPLINTER CREEK DIRT RIDERS INC, (618) 372-4355, SPLINTERCREEK.COM AUG 3: FOSTERBURG: SPLINTER CREEK DIRT RIDERS INC, (618) 372-4355, SPLINTERCREEK.COM
INDIANA 1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK JUL 27: GOSHEN: GOSHEN IRON HORSEMEN, (574) 825-3399 HILLCLIMB JUN 29: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (217) 2472216, PLEASURERIDERS.NET JUN 30: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (217) 2472216, PLEASURERIDERS.NET JUL 20: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (217) 2472216, PLEASURERIDERS.NET JUL 21: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (217) 2472216 HARE SCRAMBLES AUG 25: CULVER: PLYMOUTH BLACKHAWKS MC, INC., (574) 259-0103 MOTOCROSS
JUL 13: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (309) 8385062, PLEASURERIDERS.NET JUL 21: PARIS CROSSING: HOOSIER HILLTOPPERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (812) 873-1178, HOOISERHILLTOPPERSMX.COM AUG 10: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (309) 8385062, PLEASURERIDERS.NET
RECREATION, INC., (269) 695-6405, REDBUDMX. COM JUL 28: ATLANTIC MINE: RANGE MX/HOUGHTON, (906) 369-2558 AUG 3: CHRISTMAS: X-MAS FAMILY MOTORSPORTS PARK, (906) 202-2681, XMASFAMILYMOTORSPORTSPARK.COM AUG 3: BELDING: GRATTAN RACEWAY MOTOCROSS, (616) 691-7221, GRATTANMX.COM
MOTOCROSS JUN 15: CEDAR RAPIDS: CEDAR VALLEY TRAIL RIDERS INC, (319) 775-0893, CVTR.ORG JUN 22: CEDAR RAPIDS: CEDAR VALLEY TRAIL RIDERS INC, (319) 775-0893, CVTR.ORG JUN 29: MONTEZUMA: FV MOTO X, (641) 623-3456, FVMOTOX.COM JUN 30: MONTEZUMA: FV MOTO X, (641) 623-3456, FVMOTOX.COM JUL 13: CEDAR RAPIDS: CEDAR VALLEY TRAIL RIDERS INC, (319) 775-0893, CVTR.ORG AUG 3: CEDAR RAPIDS: CEDAR VALLEY TRAIL RIDERS INC, (319) 775-0893, CVTR.ORG 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) 623-3456, FVMOTOX.COM
AUG 4: BELDING: GRATTAN RACEWAY MOTOCROSS, (616) 691-7221, GRATTANMX.COM
JUL 14: DEFORD: LUCKY THUMB MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 404-2895, LUCKYTHUMBMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM
MOTOCROSS JUL 14: LEONARDTOWN: BUDDS CREEK MOTOCROSS PARK, (301) 475-2000, BUDDSCREEK. COM
MASSACHUSETTS HILLCLIMB AUG 9: MONSON: QUABOAG RIDERS INC, (413) 267-0332
MICHIGAN DIRT DRAG AUG 2: BRIDGETON TWP: MUSKEGON MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (231) 733-9856, MUSKEGONMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM 1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK JUN 15: MIDLAND: POLKA DOTS M/C, (989) 832-8284, POLKADOTSMC.NET JUN 22: CROSWELL: PORT HURON MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 531-0031, PHMC-USA.COM AUG 24: CROSWELL: PORT HURON MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 531-0031, PHMC-USA.COM HARE SCRAMBLES JUN 23: ROSE CITY: BENT WHEELS COMPETITION CLUB, INC., (248) 895-6740 MOTOCROSS JUN 15: BELDING: GRATTAN RACEWAY MOTOCROSS, (616) 691-7771, GRATTANMX.COM JUN 15: CHRISTMAS: X-MAS FAMILY MOTORSPORTS PARK, (906) 202-2681, XMASFAMILYMOTORSPORTSPARK.COM JUN 16: BELDING : GRATTAN RACEWAY MOTOCROSS, (616) 691-7771, GRATTANMX.COM JUN 16: CHRISTMAS: X-MAS FAMILY MOTORSPORTS PARK, (906) 202-2681, XMASFAMILYMOTORSPORTSPARK.COM JUN 23: PORTLAND: PORTLAND TRAIL RIDERS, (517) 647-7045, PORTLANDTRAILRIDERS.COM JUL 20: BATTLE CREEK: BATTLE CREEK MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (269) 729-9691 JUL 21: BATTLE CREEK: BATTLE CREEK MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (269) 729-9691 JUL 27: ATLANTIC MINE: RANGE MX/HOUGHTON, (906) 369-2558, RANGESNOWMOBILECLUB.COM JUL 27-28: BUCHANAN: 2-DAY EVENT, REDBUD
AUG 4: CHRISTMAS: X-MAS FAMILY MOTORSPORTS PARK, (906) 202-2681, XMASFAMILYMOTORSPORTSPARK.COM SHORT TRACK JUL 13: DEFORD: LUCKY THUMB MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 404-2895, LUCKYTHUMBMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM JUL 20: AUBURN: TRI-CITY MOTOR SPEEDWAY, (989) 316-6804, TRICITYRACETRACK.COM JUL 23: GALDWIN: GLADWIN COUNTY FAIR, (989) 426-2311, GLADWINFAIR.ORG AUG 10: DEFORD: LUCKY THUMB MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 404-2895, LUCKYTHUMBMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM AUG 17: MIDLAND: 2 DAY EVENT, POLKA DOTS M/C, (989) 832-8284, POLKADOTSMC.NET TT
AUG 11: DEFORD: LUCKY THUMB MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 404-2895, LUCKYTHUMBMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM
MINNESOTA HILLCLIMB JUL 13-14: RED WING: 2-DAY EVENT, INDIANHEAD MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (952) 210-8208, INDIANHEADMC.ORG JUL 20: MANKATO: KATO CYCLE CLUB, , KATOCYCLECLUB.COM AUG 24: MANKATO: KATO CYCLE CLUB, , KATOCYCLECLUB.COM AUG 25: NEW ULM: FLYING DUTCHMEN CYCLE CLUB, (507) 354-2306, FLYINGDUTCHMENMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM MOTOCROSS JUN 30: LITTLE FALLS: MOTO CITY RACEWAY & RECREATION INC, (218) 894-2826, MOTOCITYRACEWAY.COM JUL 21: MAZEPPA: HURRICANE HILLS MX, (507) 8435154, HURRICANEHILLS.COM AUG 11: BROWERVILLE: MOTO CITY RACEWAY & RECREATION INC, (218) 894-2826, MOTOCITYRACEWAY.COM SHORT TRACK JUN 18: CAMBRIDGE: NORTH CENTRAL DIRT TRACK, (612) 616-9053 TT JUN 2: CAMBRIDGE: NORSEMEN MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (612) 865-2661, FLATTRACKMN.COM
MISSOURI MOTOCROSS AUG 17-18: KIRKSVILLE: 2-DAY EVENT, THUNDER RIDGE MX PARK LLC, (660) 626-5318, THUNDERRIDGEMX-PARK.COM
MONTANA TRAIL RIDE - RECREATIONAL JUN 15-16: BOULDER: 2-DAY EVENT, MONTANA TRAIL VEHICLE RIDERS ASSOCIATION, (406) 4549190, MTVRA.COM
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GRAND PRIX JUN 23: ATHENS: ACTION SPORTS PROMOTIONS INC., (740) 591-7223, ACTIONSPORTSRACING.COM JUL 14: ATHENS: ACTION SPORTS PROMOTIONS INC., (740) 591-7223, ACTIONSPORTSRACING.COM AUG 24: ATHENS ACTION SPORTS PROMOTIONS INC., (740) 591-7223, ACTIONSPORTSRACING.COM HILLCLIMB JUN 15: WATERFORD: PIONEER MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (740) 678-0082, PIONEERMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM JUN 16: WATERFORD: PIONEER MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (740) 678-0082, PIONEERMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM JUL 20: WATERFORD: PIONEER MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (740) 678-0082, PIONEERMOTORCYCLECLUB. COM JUL 21: WATERFORD: PIONEER MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (740) 678-0082, PIONEERMOTORCYCLECLUB. COM MOTOCROSS JUN 14: HILLIARD: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM JUN 18: CIRCLEVILLE: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM JUN 23: MARYSVILLE: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM JUL 13: HILLIARD: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM JUL 16: NEW LEXINGTON: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM JUL 23: MARYSVILLE: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM AUG 4: MARYSVILLE: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM AUG 8: CROTON: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM 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 TT JUL 26: ASHTABULA: FISCHER CYCLE, (440) 9974166
JUN 16: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 4467800, RACEWAYPARK.COM JUN 29: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 4467800, RACEWAYPARK.COM JUN 30: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 4467800, RACEWAYPARK.COM JUL 27: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 4467800, RACEWAYPARK.COM JUL 28: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 4467800, RACEWAYPARK.COM 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 1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK JUN 29: PORT CRANE: SQUARE DEAL RIDERS M/C, (607) 693-2634, SQUAREDEALRIDERS.COM HARE SCRAMBLES JUN 16: CATO: CATO MX, LLC, (315) 247-7245, CATO-MX.COM JUN 30: BERKSHIRE: ITHACA DIRT RIDERS INC., (607) 657-8248, ITHACADIRTRIDERS.COM JUL 21: ODESSA: TOMPKINS TRAIL RIDERS, (607) 592-5138, WNYOA.NET AUG 4: GENOA: CAYUGA COUNTY RIDERS INC, (607) 594-3536 AUG 11: CORTLAND: KNOBBY ACRES ASSOCIATION INC., (607) 756-5277, WNYOA.NET MOTOCROSS JUN 23: CAROGA LAKE: ROYAL MOUNTAIN SKI AREA, (518) 835-6445, ROYALMOUNTAIN.COM JUN 30: AUBURN: FROZEN OCEAN MOTOCROSS INC, (315) 784-5466, FROZEN-OCEAN.COM JUL 6: CAROGA LAKE: ROYAL MOUNTAIN SKI AREA, (518) 835-6445, ROYALMOUNTAIN.COM JUL 6: RICHFORD: BROOME TIOGA SPORTS CENTER INC, (607) 849-4438, BROOME-TIOGA.COM JUL 7: CAROGA LAKE: ROYAL MOUNTAIN SKI AREA, (518) 356-6445, ROYALMOUNTAIN.COM JUL 13-14: NEW BERLIN: 2-DAY EVENT, UNADILLA ENTERPRISES, LLC., (607) 965-8450, UNADILLAMX. COM JUL 14: AUBURN: FROZEN OCEAN MOTOCROSS INC, (315) 784-5466, FROZEN-OCEAN.COM JUL 21: MAPLEVIEW: SMX ASSOCIATES LLC, (315) 480-7733, MOTOMASTERS.COM AUG 18: CAROGA LAKE: ROYAL MOUNTAIN SKI AREA, (518) 835-6445, ROYALMOUNTAIN.COM AUG 25: MAPLEVIEW: SMX ASSOCIATES LLC, (315) 480-7733, MOTOMASTERS.COM SHORT TRACK JUL 13: PORT CRANE: SQUARE DEAL RIDERS M/C, (607) 693-2634, SQUAREDEALRIDERS.COM JUL 27: PORT CRANE: SQUARE DEAL RIDERS M/C, (607) 693-2634, INFO2SQUAREDEALRIDERS.COM
NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS AUG 18: IRON STATION: IRON STATION MOTORSPORTS, INC., (704) 732-8200, ALLANEMOTORSPORTS.COM TT JUL 13: GOLDSBORO: BUSCO BEACH, (919) 9229614
PENNSYLVANIA 1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK JUL 27: POTTSVILLE: SHIPPENSBURG MC, (717) 7960294, BAERMOTORSPORTS.COM HARE SCRAMBLES JUN 23: PLYMOUTH TWP: BACK MOUNTAIN ENDURO RIDERS, (570) 675-1814, BMER.ORG MOTOCROSS JUL 6-7: DELMONT: 2-DAY EVENT, BELLCO INC., (304) 284-0084, ATVMOTOCROSS.COM JUL 21: BERWICK: EVANSVILLE MOTOCROSS PARK, LLC., (570) 759-2841, EVANSVILLEMXPARK.COM SHORT TRACK AUG 10: READING: SHIPPENSBURG MC, (717) 7960294, BAERMOTORSPORTS.COM AUG 18: SHIPPENSBURG: SHIPPENSBURG MC, (717) 796-0294, BAERMOTORSPORTS.COM TT JUN 16: PARKESBURG: E PA PISTON POPPERS MC INC, (484) 336-9160
TENNESSEE MOTOCROSS JUL 13: BLOUNTVILLE: VICTORY SPORTS INC, (423) 323-5497, VICTORY-SPORTS.COM AUG 10-11: HURRICANE MILLS: 2-DAY EVENT, RACER PRODUCTIONS INC, (304) 284-0084,
VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS JUN 8-9: SUTHERLIN: 2-DAY EVENT, BIRCH CREEK PROMOTIONS, LLC, (434) 836-7629, BIRCHCREEKMXPARK.COM AUG 25: SUTHERLIN: BIRCH CREEK PROMOTIONS, LLC, (434) 836-7629, BIRCHCREEKMXPARK.COM
WASHINGTON MOTOCROSS JUN 15: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 9535242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM JUN 16: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 9535242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM JUL 6: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 953-5242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM JUL 7: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 953-5242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM JUL 28: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 9535242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM AUG 25: WEST RICHLAND: HRMC, INC., (509) 9535242, HORNRAPIDSMX.COM
WISCONSIN 1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK AUG 3-4: STURGEON BAY: 2-DAY EVENT, DOOR COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION, (920) 746-2261, DOORCOUNTY.ORG/FAIR AUG 10: ANTIGO: RIB MOUNTAIN RIDERS MC, INC., (715) 573-4934 HILLCLIMB JUN 30: HIXTON: CMJ RACEWAY LLC, (608) 2206853, CMJRACEWAY.COM AUG 4: HIXTON: CMJ RACEWAY LLC, (608) 2206853, CMJRACEWAY.COM MOTOCROSS JUN 16: ARKANSAW: ARKANSAW CREEK CYCLE CLUB INC, (715) 285-5679, ARKANSAWMX.COM JUN 29-30: RHINELANDER: 2-DAY EVENT, SUGAR CAMP AREA RACING ENTERPRISES, (715) 272-1101, SUGARCAMPENT.COM JUL 20: ARKANSAW: ARKANSAW CREEK CYCLE CLUB INC, (715) 285-5679, ARKANSAWMX.COM JUL 21: ARKANSAW: ARKANSAW CREEK CYCLE CLUB INC, (715) 285-5679, ARKANSAWMX.COM JUL 24: PORTAGE: CMJ RACEWAY LLC, (608) 2206853, CMJRACEWAY.COM 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 SHORT TRACK JUN 15: LAKE MILLS: AZTALAN CYCLE CLUB INC, (414) 265-1582, AZTALANMX.COM JUN 29: LAKE MILLS: AZTALAN CYCLE CLUB INC, (414) 265-1582, AZTALANMX.COM JUN 30: LAKE MILLS: AZTALAN CYCLE CLUB INC, (414) 265-1582, AZTALANMX.COM JUL 13: BURNETT: BEAVER CYCLE CLUB, INC., BEAVERCYCLECLUB.COM JUL 20: LAKE MILLS: AZTALAN CYCLE CLUB INC, (414) 265-1582, AZTALANMX.COM JUL 27: BURNETT: BEAVER CYCLE CLUB, INC., BEAVERCYCLECLUB.COM AUG 17: LAKE MILLS: AZTALAN CYCLE CLUB INC, (414) 265-1582, AZTALANMX.COM AUG 24: BURNETT: BEAVER CYCLE CLUB, INC., , BEAVERCYCLECLUB.COM TT JUN 22: ARKANSAW: ARKANSAW CREEK CYCLE CLUB INC, (715) 285-5679, ARKANSAWMX.COM JUN 23: ARKANSAW: ARKANSAW CREEK CYCLE CLUB INC, (715) 285-5679
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— Harold Goodman, 2012 AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track Champion
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