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Volume 13, Issue 3

Safe Riding With Your Kids A PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVELY FOR ATVA MEMBERS

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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.

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FEATURES 05 CLUB NEWS: NEW YORK TRAIL RIDERS ORGANIZATION 08 SAFE RIDING WITH YOUR KIDS Cover photo courtesy the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council

DEPARTMENTS 03 ON TRACK 04 ATV RACERS HONORED AT RACING BANQUET 04 MARYLAND AND CONNECTICUT MAY GET NEW TRAILS 07 WHERE TO RIDE: JAWBONE AND DOVE SPRINGS OHV AREAS 13 MARKETPLACE 14 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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U.S. Border Patrol agents use ATVs on the job every day. Here, a Border Patrol agent conducts routine patrols near the U.S.-Canadian border near Sweet Grass, Mont. Photo: Courtesy the U.S. Border Patrol.

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Fighting For Your Rights 1964, we also hold that arbitrary methods of suddenly designating heretofore public land “off-limits” do not serve the best interests of Americans who enjoy responsible motorized recreation. So what does all this mean? It means that by working together, ATVA and AMA members can succeed. Our hard work is paying off—and there is much more to be done. Despite what we want to believe—that riding on public lands is our right—the reality is that our ability to recreate on public lands is not protected by a constitutional amendment. It is considered a privilege by legislators and regulators, even among our congressional allies. That is why we have to make the case every day that our chosen pastime is a legitimate and inclusive means of recreation when undertaken responsibly. We have many arrows in our quiver. Responsible OHV use is an exhilarating outdoor activity enjoyed by millions. Many who ride do so because they are otherwise limited by their age and/or physical condition from enjoying our nation’s public lands. Through the purchase of vehicles, riding gear, equipment, fuel, food, lodging and users’ fees, OHV activity pumps billions of dollars into our local economies, provides tens of thousands of jobs and feeds recreational tourism throughout the country. These are the messages that your AMA/ATVA staff delivers every day in the halls of Congress, and your annual $49 ATVA dues help make this possible. We wouldn’t be effective were it not for the thousands of members who respond to our pleas to send emails and make phone calls. Laudable as it is, however, our crisis response efforts aren’t enough to turn the tide. We have to step back and ask ourselves, do the legislators in Washington understand and support our passion for responsible OHV recreation? Electing sympathetic legislators, and educating those in office, requires a dedicated grassroots effort. That’s where you come in. If you haven’t done so already, join an AMA/ATVA-sanctioned local riding club and become active in your AMA state chapter, if your state has one. Get your friends and family to join the ATVA or AMA. Our ability to influence legislation in Congress would be much greater if we represented a million motorcycle and ATV riders. Or three million. Next, become informed on the issues. Talk to club members and your riding friends to find out more about threatened OHV riding areas near you. Sign up for AMA email notifications through our Action Alerts in the “Issues and Legislation” section of the “Rights” page at www.atvaonline.com. Learn how to communicate with your elected officials. Your lawmakers at the federal, state and local levels are elected by you and work for you. The Rights section at www.atvaonline.com or www.americanmotorcyclist.com is a great resource to help you get the most out of your efforts, including contacting your elected officials, scheduling meetings, attending and testifying at town hall gatherings, utilizing the local media, and more. For tips and to get involved, contact AMA Grassroots Coodinator Danielle Fowles at grassroots@ama-cycle.org. With your continued dedication and support, coupled with the help of new recruits, we can defeat those who want to restrict our right to ride and race.

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If it seems like most of the offhighway vehicle news from the AMA offices in Washington, D.C., has been dire, that’s understandable. But it’s important to remember that we have also had some notable successes. In the lead-law battle, ATV riders, motorcyclists and the industry were able to encourage Congress to pass legislation to provide a full exemption for youth-model OHVs By Wayne Allard, AMA from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. We, along with the vice president for government relations riding community, saved the federal Recreational Trails Program that provides funding for motorized and non-motorized trails. And Congress killed a controversial Wild Lands policy detrimental to off-highway riding. The Wild Lands land-use designation created by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in 2010 would have allowed BLM officials to manage public land in the same manner as land given the highly restrictive Wilderness designation by Congress, yet without requiring congressional approval. While the AMA favors protecting bona fide Wilderness land that meets the congressional definition of Wilderness established in


NEWS information about how to ride safely. The new ATV safety videos feature attention-getting graphics and professional actors to whom students can easily relate.

Polaris Offers Outlaw 50 and Outlaw 90 ATVs ATV Racers Honored At Racing Banquet Harold Goodman, Paula Shank and Nicholas Gennusa were among the remarkable ATV racers honored at the American Motorcyclist Association Championship Banquet at the Aladdin Event & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 19. The gala evening event celebrated the achievements of the 2012 AMA and ATVA racing champions. Also presented were a number of special awards that recognize the best of the best. The AMA ATV Athlete of the Year Award was won by Goodman, one of the most dominant riders in the history of ATV dirt-track competition. In 2012, he successfully defended his Pro and Pro-Am national No. 1 plates in the AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series. The Brownstown, Mich., resident won six of eight rounds in the Pro class and five of eight rounds in the Pro-Am class to repeat as double champion in the series. Shank, a 31-year-old racer from Petersburg, Va., not only captured her fifth consecutive Women’s championship in 2012 AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series but she also finished first in the Unlimited A class. Gennusa, from Wall Township, N.J., was a force to be reckoned with in the 2012 ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship Series, presented by Parts Unlimited. The 17-year-old racer took home three national titles in the 450 A, 4-Stroke A and Production A classes. Speaking at the banquet, AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman thanked all AMA and ATVA competitors for their contributions to their sports and congratulated them on an unforgettable year. “You are here tonight because you are among the best motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle racers in the country,” Dingman said. “Through your hard work and dedication, motorcycle and ATV racing

has become one of the most exciting and entertaining pastimes in America. AMA racing and recreational events are special because we accommodate riders from a wide range of skills and abilities, making motorcycling the greatest family sport on the planet.”

Maryland, Connecticut May Get New ATV Trails Allegany County in northwestern Maryland may be getting some new ATV trails if a recreational developer can get public and private cooperation. The developer wants to create a trail system using reclaimed strip mine land. He needs to get the state and others to agree on resolving liability issues as well as use of the land. In 2011, the state closed three off-road trails that were in the nearby Green Ridge State Forest, Savage State Forest and in the Pocomoke State Forest. In Connecticut, a state lawmaker wants to allow ATV trails on state land. Rep. Anthony D’Amelio (R-Middlebury) has introduced House Bill 5147 to permit the creation of riding trails or ATVs on state land, as well as H.B. 5145, which requires ATVs to be registered. The $30 registration fee would be used by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to maintain trails.

Polaris has two small ATVs for 2013 that are just the thing for getting youngsters involved in the sport. The Outlaw 50 is powered by an aircooled, 49cc four-stroke engine. It has an automatic transmission and two-wheel drive. The suspension consists of a single A-arm up front with 3 inches of travel and a monoshock swingarm with 3 inches of travel in the rear. Drum brakes provide the stopping power. The Outlaw 50 has a 33-inch wheelbase, a seat height of 23 inches and weighs 210 pounds dry. This small machine also has a parentadjustable speed limiter and comes with a safety flag, helmet and an instructional DVD. The machine is designed for children age 6 and older with adult supervision. Price: $1,999. Colors: Blue or pink. The Outlaw 90 is a step up for riders 10 and older. Like the Outlaw 50, it also has a parent-adjustable speed limiter and comes with a safety flag, helmet and an instructional DVD. The Outlaw 90 is powered by an 89cc, air-cooled, four-cylinder engine. It has an automatic transmission, chain drive, and is a two-wheel drive machine. A single A-arm with 5 inches of travel handles the suspension chores in the front while a monoshock swingarm with 6 inches of travel is in the rear. Brakes are drum. The Outlaw 90 has a 41.5-inch wheelbase, 27 inch seat height and weighs 274 pounds dry. Price: $2,699. Colors: Blue or pink. Info: www.polaris.com.

ATV Safety Course Features New Videos Students studying at www.offroad-ed.com seeking an ATV license now benefit from six new videos that feature need-to-know Outlaw 90

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CLUB NEWS

By David Wells For 20 years, the New York Trail Riders Organization has fought valiantly on behalf of off-roaders’ right to ride in one of the most anti-off-highway-vehicle states in the country. Founded in 1992 in the western New York village of Fredonia, NYTRO has grown into a statewide, five-chapter organization for ATV, UTV, and dirtbike enthusiasts. It also created the New York State Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Association (NYSORVA) as a state-level umbrella group for NYTRO and the dozens of other off-road vehicle clubs across the state. Initially concerned with protecting the few available off-road riding areas in western New York, NYTRO expanded to fight for riders’ rights on a statewide basis. The organization works with government from local to state levels, landowners, off-road vehicle manufacturers and dealers, powersports groups and all others involved with offroad recreation in New York. The all-volunteer club promotes safe, responsible and legal operation of OHVs, lobbies government for favorable laws and regulations while opposing unfavorable actions, and works to educate landowners, legislators and other non-participants about off-road vehicular recreation. State-level activities include lobbying in the state capital of Albany and elsewhere, participation in various off-road expositions and consumer shows, and periodic statewide meetings and occasional rides both

Land-use permits for private property vary and are negotiated on a chapterby-chapter basis.

NYTRO Western Chapter within and outside of upstate New York. NYTRO has established, and continues to promote, a written code of ethics for riders, promotes formalized ATV operator training, distributes information on responsible OHV operation and promotes rider events across the state. Communication with riders is achieved through exhibits at events, multiple Internet and Facebook sites, and a monthly (10 times per year) newsletter for members called NYTRO OHV News. Other exclusive membership benefits include club-only rides and events, access to private land and trails, discounts at sponsoring business members and organizational apparel available for purchase. Each of the NYTRO chapters operates as a semi-autonomous club within the statewide framework, establishing its own meetings and activities that are open to all NYTRO members, subject to operational parameters established by the sponsoring chapter. Several chapters include OHV safety instructors. Almost all of the vital trail development activities are locally based and conducted at the chapter level.

The original NYTRO chapter covers the eight western counties of New York. In late 2012, NYTRO Southwestern Chapter in Dansville, N.Y., came into the NYTRO network. This chapter has riding land in Arkport, N.Y., and covers the lower part of the western area.

NYTRO Central Chapter The second oldest NYTRO chapter is headquartered in Macedon and covers nine counties in the heart of upstate New York. Due to the loss of a previously secured riding area, this chapter has, for the most part, evolved into largely a traveling club that schedules rides at multiple locations in New York and Pennsylvania, and sometimes other states. Other chapter activities include maintaining NYTRO statewide operating headquarters and publishing NYTRO OHV News, staffing a joint NYSORVA/ NYTRO informational booth at the Big East Powersports show in Syracuse each fall, and an annual chapter Christmas Party.

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CLUB NEWS NYTRO Eastern Chapter

NYTRO Northern Chapter

One of the largest NYTRO chapters, Eastern dates from 1996 when it formed as the North Country ATV Association. Headquartered in Greenfield Center, with meetings in Malta, this chapter covers 13 counties in the heart of New York’s eastern region, including the Capital District and the eastern Adirondack Mountains. NCATVA leases over 2,000 acres of land in Hadley, N.Y., with about 35 miles of well-developed, member-only OHV trails. These were established and improved, in part, with grants from Yamaha Motor Corp. USA. Other chapter activities include ATV pulling contests at the Washington County Fair and Saratoga County Fair.

Established in 2000 and headquartered in Lorraine, this chapter covers eight counties of northern New York including the famed Tug Hill region and the northern Adirondack Mountains. The chapter has worked successfully with landowners and local government to develop over 50 miles of trails and legaluse roads in Jefferson County. NYTRO of Northern New York has fought to counter closure of legal OHV trails on forest land in the Tug Hill area. This chapter also takes the lead for NYTRO in dealing with other regional organizations, including county governments and other OHV user groups, in the popular multi-county Tug Hill recreational area. It has also scheduled successful ride trips to various places.

NYTRO Southern Tier Chapter Established in 1999, the Southern Tier chapter serves several counties of southern New York along the Pennsylvania border. Headquartered in Endicott, this chapter has developed a private ride park with approximately 25 miles of trails in rural Steuben County. It also assists with organized events at that ride park and sponsors out-of-state rides.

Get Perks By Chartering Your Club With The ATVA There are a lot of advantages for ATV clubs that charter with the ATVA, including increasing membership, obtaining affordable event liability insurance and gaining prestige. Growing your ATV club can be tough, often because it’s hard to find and reach other ATVers. For individual riders, finding a nearby club can be equally difficult. The ATVA helps bring enthusiasts together. By chartering your club with the ATVA or the American Motorcyclist Association, your club status is acknowledged on the ATVA and AMA websites (www.atvaonline.com and www. americanmotorcyclist.com), and stories about your club can appear in ATVA News, which can lead to increased membership. If your club sponsors events, being chartered with the ATVA means your club can get affordable event liability insurance and free publicity. When a chartered club sanctions an ATVA event such as a trail ride, for example, the event information gets listed in both ATVA News and in the monthly American Motorcyclist, giving ATVers across the country information about the event. This helps boost attendance and potentially brings in new club members. After all, ATVA- and AMA-chartered

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clubs are the gold standard. The best clubs in the nation are chartered with the ATVA and AMA. Riders and others know that an ATVA- or AMA-chartered club is well organized, family-friendly and an asset to the community. The combined AMA and ATVA remains the only national organization devoted to providing a full range of services. By far the biggest advantage of a club chartering with the ATVA is that it helps protect ATV riders’ right to ride and race, both now and in the future. The ATVA and AMA have dedicated government relations staff hard at work every day fighting threats to ATV riding. Also, clubs are an integral part of social activity, which provides the foundation for the political and community activities that will help ensure the future of ATV riding. The cost to charter as a social club is just $35. The cost to charter as a promoting recreational club that hosts trail rides, off-road poker runs or field meets is $75. And the cost to charter as a race-promoting club or promoter is $75. For more info, go to www.atvaonline. com/clubapplication.aspx or call (614) 856-1900 and ask for Organizer Services.


WHERE TO RIDE

California has several great places to ride an ATV, and the Jawbone and Dove Springs Off-Highway Vehicle Areas near the Southern California town of Mojave are two of them. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management manages both areas. The Jawbone OHV area offers more than 7,000 acres of open-use public land you can ride. The BLM says Jawbone is also a great starting point to begin to explore the hundreds of miles of trailriding opportunities in the region. The OHV area offers cross-country riding as well as advanced technical routes. Outside the OHV area, riding is restricted to designated routes marked with brown trail markers. Travel maps are available at the Ridgecrest Field Office, the Jawbone OHV Station or the California BLM website bookstore. The Jawbone open area is located off State Highway 14, about 20 miles north of the intersection of State Highway 14 and 58 in the town of Mojave. It’s a left turn from State Highway 14 onto Jawbone Canyon Road when traveling from the south, and a right turn onto Jawbone Canyon Road when traveling from the north.

The Jawbone OHV Station is on State Highway 14 at Jawbone Canyon Road in Cantil, Calif., about 20 miles north of Mojave. The office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. The phone number is (760) 373-1146. There are three vault toilets in the area. Food and fuel are available in the town of Mojave. The nearest medical facilities are in the cities of Ridgecrest and Lancaster. Primitive camping is permitted in the entire OHV area and on surrounding public land. Within Jawbone Canyon itself, there are a number of excellent primitive camping sites and OHV staging/off-loading areas. Most of the sites in the OHV area are accessible by two-wheel drive vehicles with trailers. The Dove Springs OHV Area encompasses more than 5,000 acres and features riding terrain that varies from a sandy bowl to steep hills. Dove Springs is located off State Route 14, just north of Red Rock Canyon State Park, about 30 miles north of the intersection of State Routes 14 and 58 in the town of Mojave. The entrance to Dove Springs OHV area is on SC 94. Traveling from the south, make a left turn from SR

14 onto SC 94. Traveling from the north, make a right turn onto SC 94. The entire OHV area and surrounding public lands are open to primitive camping. Within the Dove Springs area there are numerous camping and OHV staging/off-loading areas. “Green sticker” OHV registration is mandatory in both Jawbone and Dove Springs for all vehicles that aren’t street legal. Visitors from outside California must have a valid permit/registration from an OHV program in their home state; otherwise a “non-resident OHV permit” for California can be purchased at the Jawbone OHV Station. Vehicles must also have legal headlights and taillights if they will be operated at night. Riders should also be aware that the Mojave Desert is home to the desert tortoise, and collecting or harassing a desert tortoise is illegal.

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Jawbone and Dove Springs Off-Highway Vehicle Riding Areas


SAFE RIDING WITH YOUR KIDS I

t’s springtime, and with spring comes all the excitement of a new riding season. If you’re a parent, you probably want to share the excitement of ATV riding with your children by going on great rides together and exploring new trails. Proper preparation will keep the riding enjoyable for everyone. If your child isn’t already riding an ATV, then there are several emotional, physical and mental assessments that you, as a parent, need to make before deciding whether to allow your child to ride. First, determine whether your child is truly interested in riding ATVs. Most parents are eager to pass their enthusiasm for ATVs on to the next generation, but the interest has to come from the child. Next, assess whether your son or daughter is physically ready to ride an

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ATV. Standing on the pegs or floorboard, there should be a minimum three-inch clearance between the seat and the child’s inseam. He or she needs to be able to comfortably reach the control levers, and have the hand strength to operate them. (For more information, see “Ask The ATV Safety Institute” on the next page.) And then there’s the mental aspect, which requires careful evaluation. Can the child comprehend risk, and recognize and reduce it? Can the child concentrate and does he or she have patience?

Safety First

You can’t eliminate all the risk related to riding an ATV, but you can reduce risk with intelligent preparation and careful prevention. Riding gear is essential for safe riding. Start out with basic gear like a DOTapproved helmet, goggles, boots, gloves and sturdy jeans as your child learns the sport. If he or she likes riding enough to keep doing it, you’ll likely want to buy more specialized gear, such as specific motorcycle/ATV boots. If your child is serious about the sport, then you may want to opt for a proper jersey and pants combo with built-in

padding, as well as a chest protector with sufficient back protection. It’s important to develop a child’s sense of personal safety as early as possible. Don’t even allow your child to sit on an ATV without wearing a helmet. Also, remember that kids are susceptible to peer pressure, which might persuade them to do things they shouldn’t do. Counter that with parental guidance. And a parent who is along for the ride is in the best position to realize when a young rider could be in over his or her head. That’s the time to stop and offer guidance. In addition, it’s a parent’s job to watch for signs that the kids need to take a break.

Spring Training

The best way to train your kid to ride an ATV is to get training through a recognized program. For information on courses, contact the ATV Safety Instititute at (800) 887-2887 or go online to its website at www.atvsafety.org. If you can’t find a program near you, then you’ll have to train your child yourself. The ATV owner’s manual may offer riding advice.


Where To Ride

Once your child learns to handle an ATV, one of the biggest issues you’ll face involves finding a place to ride that’s both legal and appropriate. In some parts of the country, particularly on the East Coast and near large metro areas, finding legal riding areas can be challenging. Local contacts are your best bet for finding legal riding areas. No matter where you live, there are likely ATV enthusiasts near you who can help you find places to ride. Ask your local dealers if they know of legal places to ride, or any ATV clubs you can join. You can also find places to ride by

going to www.atvaonline.com. Click on the “Riding” button and you will find places to ride in various states as well as a members-only trails database. When considering riding areas, remember that not all riding areas will be ideal for beginners. Ask around about private riding parks and tracks. In some states, privately owned riding areas are the most abundant riding options. You may have local, state or federal public land in your area that allows riding.

Getting Ready To Ride

Before heading out for a ride, make sure the child’s ATV works properly. Check the owner’s manual for a detailed pre-ride checklist and go through it the night before. Start your ATV to make sure it is in good operating condition. The night before is also a good time to gather up the things you and your child will need for the outing and load them, if possible. Have your child practice gearing up so that he or she can do so easily in the morning. A good night’s sleep is vital. Things to take for the trip include a first-aid kit, snacks such as bananas, apples, granola bars and crackers, and juice and water. You can involve your child in the trip planning by having a checklist of the things you need to take and then having him or her check them off the list while you supervise.

Trail Etiquette

A very important point to teach your child for trail riding is to stay on the trail. Riding off the trail impacts the environment. It’s also a safety issue because there could be hidden hazards off the trail. Watch for two-way traffic and be courteous to other trail users. Go slow around corners and when you encounter others, leave plenty of room to pass. If you encounter horses it’s a good idea to pull off the trail, stop and shut off your motor. Teach your child to be very careful around water crossings. Sometimes trails hold standing water after heavy rains, and mud holes can be deep. Only cross streams at designated crossing areas. It’s imperative that your machines have quiet exhaust systems with U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arresters. If there is a fire caused by your machine, you could be liable for the cost of fighting the blaze.

Ask The ATV Safety Institute: Children On ATVs

YOU ASK: My daughter is 12 years old and wants to ride an ATV. How do I know she is ready to ride, and what size ATV should I get? The ASI Responds: We’ll take your questions in reverse order. All ATVs are now categorized for minimum age based on top speed (previously, minimum ages were based on engine size). Your starting point would be an ATV bearing one of the labels shown. Now comes the harder part. Not all 12-year-olds have the strength, skills or judgment needed to ride. We’ve identified five qualities that contribute to the ability to ride safely. 1. Physical size: Can she comfortably reach and work all the controls? Can she operate the throttle and brake levers while holding onto the handgrips and turning the handlebars? When she stands on the footrests, are there at least three inches of clearance between the ATV seat and the “seat of her pants?” 2. Athletic ability: Is she good at riding a bicycle? Can she judge distances while throwing a ball? Anyone who doesn’t have good coordination and agility is not ready to ride an ATV. 3. Social/emotional development: Is she willing to follow rules, especially rules you set for her own safety? Is she generally a responsible individual? 4. Reasoning and decision-making ability: Does she know why she needs to look in both directions before crossing a street? Riders need to understand that making poor choices can hurt. 5. Visual perceptions and motor development: Can your daughter see and react with the proper hand, foot or body movement? ATV riding requires a person to judge distances and react properly. At www.atvsafety.org you and your daughter can read our “Parents, Youngsters, and All-Terrain Vehicles” booklet, take our E-Course, and sign up for a hands-on ATV RiderCourse. ATVs are fun, but they’re not toys.

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Here are some tips: • Communication is vital. Explain in detail each action the child needs to perform. For example, until you explain how, your child won’t know that “shift to a lower gear’’ means “tap the shifter down with your toe.’’ • Take it one step at a time. There are a lot of steps involved in operating an ATV, and riding safely is a process involving many steps. Concentrate on the basics until your child demonstrates complete control of the machine. • Remember that a child masters each skill at his or her own pace. It will take time before your child progresses enough to combine several skills simultaneously. • Praise your child for progress made. • Don’t let your child’s frustrations frustrate you. If things aren’t going well, taking a break is often the best solution. Talk about what is going well and what skills need improvement while resting and having a drink and a snack. • Work within your child’s limits. Just because one child learned a certain skill quickly doesn’t necessarily mean another one will. Honor the fact that every child learns differently. • Be the voice of reason. Only allow your child to try something new after honestly assessing his or her ability to succeed at it. If there’s any question, err on the side of restraint. • Remember that it’s tough for young learners to be aware of everything that’s going on around them. Be your child’s eyes and ears while he or she is riding. If you see a danger sign, take action immediately. • New riders need supervision. The best way to assess your child’s skills is to be along for the ride yourself, so you can stop and offer guidance exactly when it’s needed.


RACING Mountain Dew Is 2013 Title Sponsor Of The AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Mountain Dew is the title sponsor of the 2013 Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by the AMA, America’s most prestigious and longest standing ATV racing series, MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATVPG announced. “We’re very excited to have Mountain Dew as the title sponsor of ATVMX this season,” says Series Director Dean VanLeeuwen.“Mountain Dew is one of the biggest names in its industry and we couldn’t be more pleased to have them on board to bring a whole new degree of exposure to the sport of ATV motocross racing.” As a part of Mountain Dew’s partnership with the ATV national series, the “Dew it Here” Fan Zone will be set up at all 10 rounds to provide fans with a place to watch the AMA Pro races refreshed and in style. The “Dew it Here” Fan Zone will offer cold Mountain Dew products while showing live timing and scoring. “We are extremely excited for Mountain Dew to be such an integral part of the ATV motocross national series in 2013,” says Root River Racing Team Owner Rich Gillette.

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Yamaha And Can-Am Finish Well At DAKAR Marcos Patronelli led a Yamaha sweep of the first three positions in the quad class in January’s 2013 DAKAR rally, the annual off-road endurance race covering 8,500 kilometers in South America. Meanwhile, Can-Am ATVs swept the first three spots in the 4x4 quad class. Yamaha Racing Argentina’s Patronelli called this year’s DAKAR spectacular. “This Dakar was like a dream come true for me,” he says. “Everything went smoothly from the first day in Peru to the last in Chile. I’m surprised at how the stages went. “It was all thanks to the team, which worked every single night,” he says. “I’d like to thank Yamaha Argentina and Yamaha

France, which provided me every day with a quad that didn’t miss a beat. “This victory means a lot to me,” he adds. “My brother won last year, but I ran into trouble... Ale [Alejandro] and I don’t compete with each other. I wanted to prove myself that I could win again. It was a perfect Dakar from the beginning to the end. It’s the first time that everything’s played out so well.” The Can-Am riders raced Renegade X Xc machines and the Latin American pilots became figures of national pride as they shared the first, second and third places on the 4x4 podium during the awards ceremony in front of the La Moneda Palace in Santiago, Chile. Can-Am team rider Sebastián Palma won the title in the 4x4 class, placing fifth in the overall quad category. Palma took the race by storm, securing first place in the race’s seventh stage, viewed as one of the most challenging due to torrential rains. “It is [with] great pride, as a Chilean, to arrive in Santiago celebrating our performance in the Dakar,” Palma says. “Even more so after wining the title in my class and having won a stage among all the quads.”

Racing Schedules AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series

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April 28: Plainview, Ill.: Ron Whipple, WFO Promotions; (309) 314-3343; WFOPromotions.com

April 27-28: Bowling Green, Ky.: Ballance MX May 11-12: Rossville, Ind.: Wildcat Creek MX

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AMA Iowa ATV Hare Scrambles Series

June 14: Sioux Falls, S.D.: Sioux Valley Cycle Club; (605) 977-3866; siouxvalleycycleclub.com

June 9: Virgil, N.Y.: Amateur and Youth, Ken Rose, Greek Peak Trail Riders; (585) 297-2742; www.greekpeak.com

April 13-14: Blountville, Tenn.: Muddy Creek Raceway

May 4: Kinston, N.C.: Ironclad Motorsports, Lenoir County Fairgrounds; (252) 624-9808; ironcladmotorsports@gmail.com May 25: Oktaha, Okla.: Outlaw Motor Speedway; (918) 687-9200; outlawmotorspeedway.com

May 19: Valley View, Pa.: Amateur and Youth, Tiffany Tobias, Rausch Creek Powersports; (570) 682-4600; www.rauschcreekracing.com

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AMA Pro ATV Motocross Championship

AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track

June 15: Sioux Falls, S.D.: Sioux Valley Cycle Club; (605) 977-3866; siouxvalleycycleclub.com May 25-26: Walnut, Ill.: Sunset Ridge 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

July 13: Goldsboro, N.C.: Busco Beach; (919) 222-9614; buscobeach.com July 28: Ashtabula, Ohio: Bud Fischer, Pine Lake OffRoad Facility; (440) 997-4166; williamfischer07@yahoo.com

www.IATVHSS.com

April 20-21: Centerville, Iowa May 4-5: Kahoka, Mo May 25-26: Fort Dodge, Iowa: Mineral City Speedway 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

Aug. 23: Batavia, N.Y.: Keith Dawydko, Batavia Motor Speedway; bataviamotorspeedway.com

The AMA Heartland Challenge

Aug. 24: Batavia, N.Y.: Keith Dawydko, Batavia

Aug. 15-17: Carlisle, Iowa

www.heartlandchallenge.com


RACING Congratulations AMA/ATVA ATV Racers! 2012 was a great year for AMA and ATVA competition. Here are some of the 2012 national champions and top competitors in the ATV racing world who were honored at the AMA Championship Banquet in Columbus, Ohio. AMA and ATVA events feature the toughest competition and the best racing in America. No other No. 1 plate matters.

Motocross Winners

With Kip Bigelow, AMA amateur motocross manager

Matthew Coad

David Collard

Grayson Eller

Daniel Hoisington

Matthew Holley

Jeremy LeDonne

Katie Mette

Mason Muchow

Jake Sarver

Cole Sepesi

Lindsay Hutchinson

Mike Sheldon

Trevor Thatcher

Kobe Vanfossen

Jesse Voiles

Alex Walters

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Samantha Bronson


RACING

Here are more of the 2012 national champions and top competitors in the ATV racing world who were honored at the AMA Championship Banquet in Columbus, Ohio.

Extreme Dirt Track Winners

With Ken Saillant, AMA track racing manager

Bryan Conant

Paige Cowell

Brian Crossway

Alex Ernst

Eddie Gordy

Eddie Gordy Jr.

Tyler King

Jacob Macken

Justin Stimson

Paula Shank

Hare Scrambles Winners With Chuck Weir, AMA off-road racing manager

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Andrew Connors

Ryan Ferguson

Nick Howarth

Donny Langston

Scott Samuel

Thomas Vasko


MARKETPLACE ITP Monster Mayhem Tires ITP has created a monster: The Monster Mayhem, a 30-inch-diameter mud/trail tire with 1.75-inch tread depth. The unique tread pattern gives it a smooth, quiet approach on harder surfaces. The Monster Mayhem’s lightweight 6-ply carcass lets it pounce with exceptional acceleration, braking and maneuverability. The Monster Mayhem is available in two sizes: 30x9-14 front and 30x10-14 rear. MSRP: 30x9-14, $250.28; 30x10-14, $256.15 Info: www.itptires.com

A PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVELY FOR ATVA MEMBERS

STI HD1 Slik-Kote Wheels STI Tire & Wheel has some of the slickest wheels available for ATVs, including the HD1 wheel with a non-stick, Slik-Kote finish. The company says this high-tech, rugged, deep gray finish reduces mud and debris buildup and resulting unsprung weight, which can compromise the machine’s power, handling and ride. The one-piece allow wheel features both inner and outer wheel lip reinforcement. The wheel has a lifetime warranty. Sizes: 12x7 and 14x7. MSRP: $79.95 Info: www.stitireandwheel.com

Moose Utility Division Rain Suit The Moose Utility Division has come out with an ultralightweight, breathable rain suit. The bomber-style jacket has a full-cut design that allows it to be worn over insulated clothing. The suit has nylon zippers, nickel-plated snaps, and is compact and easy to store in an included stuff sack. The rain suit is sold as a set (jacket and pants) in sizes small to 3XL. MSRP: $59.95 Info: www.mooseutilities.com

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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 ENDURO APR 21: RED MOUNTAIN: TRAINING WHEELS MC, (760) 949-9221, TRAININGWHEELSMC.COM EUROPEAN SCRAMBLES MAY 11-12: RIDGECREST: 2-DAY EVENT, BADGERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (661) 242-2712, BADGERSMC.ORG JUN 8-9: LUCERNE VALLEY: 2-DAY EVENT, RACERS UNDER THE SON, INC., (714) 606-8046, RUTS.ORG HARE & HOUND APR 13-14: JOHNSON VALLEY: 2-DAY EVENT, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (949) 981-6776 APR 27-28: LUCERNE VALLEY: 2-DAY EVENT, VIKINGS MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (310) 490-4575, VIKINGSMC.COM MOTOCROSS JUN 16: ADELANTO: ROVERS MC, (661) 245-3941

GEORGIA MOTOCROSS MAY 18: DALTON: LAZY RIVER MOTOCROSS, (706) 278-1620, LAZYRIVERMOTOCROSS.COM MAY 19: DALTON : LAZY RIVER MOTOCROSS, (706) 278-1620, LAZYRIVERMOTOCROSS.COM

ILLINOIS HILLCLIMB APR 20: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB. ORG APR 21: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB. ORG MAY 25: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB. ORG MAY 26: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB. ORG JUN 8: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB. ORG JUN 9: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB. ORG HARE SCRAMBLES APR 27-28: PLAINVIEW: 2-DAY EVENT, WFO PROMOTIONS, (309) 314-3343, WFOPROMOTIONS MOTOCROSS APR 21: BYRON: MOTOSPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD, (815) 234-2271, MOTOBYRON.COM MAY 5: BYRON: MOTOSPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD, (815) 234-2271, MOTOBYRON.COM MAY 17: WOODSTOCK: WOODSTOCK RACING LLC, (815) 337-3511, WOODSTOCK-KTM.COM MAY 18: FOSTERBURG: SPLINTER CREEK DIRT RIDERS INC, (618) 372-4255, 14 May/June 2013

SPLINTERCREEK.COM

MUSKEGONMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM

NEVADA

MAY 25-26: WALNUT: 2-DAY EVENT, REDBUD RECREATION, INC., (269) 695-6405, REDBUDMX.COM OR SUNSETRIDGEMX.COM

1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK

GRAND PRIX

JUN 15: MIDLAND: POLKA DOTS M/C, (989) 832-8284, POLKADOTSMC.NET

MAY 4-5: PRIMM: 2-DAY EVENT, SUNLAND SHAMROCKS, (818) 767-4594

JUN 22: CROSWELL: PORT HURON MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 5310031, PHMC-USA.COM

NEW JERSEY

MAY 26: BYRON: MOTOSPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD, (815) 234-2271, MOTOBYRON.COM JUN 2: BYRON: MOTOSPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD, (815) 234-2271, MOTOBYRON.COM JUN 21: WOODSTOCK: WOODSTOCK RACING LLC, (815) 337-3511, WOODSTOCK-KTM.COM TT APR 27: FOSTERBURG: SPLINTER CREEK DIRT RIDERS INC, (618) 372-4355, SPLINTERCREEK.COM MAY 26: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB. ORG MAY 27: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB. ORG JUN 22: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB. ORG JUN 23: NEOGA: CENTRAL ILLINOIS M/C, (217) 317-9278, CENTRALILLIONOISMOTORCYCLECLUB. ORG JUN 29: FOSTERBURG: SPLINTER CREEK DIRT RIDERS INC, (618) 372-4355, SPLINTERCREEK.COM

INDIANA HILLCLIMB MAY 19: MIDDLEBURY: GOSHEN IRON HORSEMEN, (574) 825-3399 HARE SCRAMBLES MAY 5: CULVER: PLYMOUTH BLACKHAWKS MC, INC., (574) 259-0103 MOTOCROSS APR 13: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (309) 838-5062, PLEASURERIDERS.NET JUN 1: CAYUGA: PLEASURE RIDERS MC, (309) 838-5062, PLEASURERIDERS.NET

IOWA MOTOCROSS APR 20: SHELLROCK: NEW HARTFORD RACING INC, (319) 885-6469, NEWHARTFORDRACING.COM APR 21: SHELLROCK: NEW HARTFORD RACING INC, (319) 885-6469, NEWHARTFORDRACING.COM JUN 8: SHELLROCK: NEW HARTFORD RACING INC, (319) 885-6469, NEWHARTFORDRACING.COM

HARE SCRAMBLES APR 14: PORTLAND: PORTLAND TRAIL RIDERS, (517) 647-7045, PORTLANDTRAILRDIERS.COM JUN 23: ROSE CITY: BENT WHEELS COMPETITION CLUB, INC., (248) 8956740 MOTOCROSS APR 7: PORTLAND: PORTLAND TRAIL RIDERS, (517) 647-7045, PORTLANDTRAILRIDERS.COM APR 27: BELDING: GRATTAN RACEWAY MOTOCROSS, (616) 691-7221, GRATTANMX.COM APR 28: BELDING: GRATTAN RACEWAY MOTOCROSS, (616) 691-7221, GRATTANMX.COM MAY 5: PORTLAND: PORTLAND TRAIL RIDERS, (517) 647-7045, PORTLANDTRAILRIDERS.COM MAY 19: CADILLAC: CADILLAC MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (231) 884-3729, CADILLACMC.COM

APR 28: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK.COM MAY 25: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK.COM MAY 26: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK. COM JUN 16: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK.COM JUN 29: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK.COM JUN 30: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK.COM

NEW YORK HARE SCRAMBLES MAY 5: VAN ETTEN: DREAM RIDERS, (607) 589-6337, WYNOA.COM JUN 30: BERKSHIRE: ITHACA DIRT RIDERS INC., (607) 657-8248, ITHACADIRTRIDERS.COM MOTOCROSS MAY 11: NEW BERLIN: UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER, (607) 965-8450, UNADILLAMX.COM

JUN 2: ATLANTIC MINE: RANGE MX/ HOUGHTON, (906) 369-2558

MAY 12: NEW BERLIN: UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER, (607) 965-8450, UNADILLAMX.COM

JUN 2: BATTLE CREEK: BATTLE CREEK MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (269) 729-9691 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 9: AUBURN: FROZEN OCEAN MOTOCROSS INC, (315) 784-5466, FROZEN-OCEAN.COM JUN 30: AUBURN: FROZEN OCEAN MOTOCROSS INC, (315) 784-5466, FROZEN-OCEAN.COM

NORTH CAROLINA

JUN 16: CHRISTMAS: X-MAS FAMILY MOTORSPORTS PARK, (906) 202-2681, XMASFAMILYMOTORSPORTSPARK.COM

MOTOCROSS

JUN 16: BELDING: GRATTAN RACEWAY MOTOCROSS, (616) 691-7771, GRATTANMX.COM

MAY 19: IRON STATION: IRON STATION MOTORSPORTS, INC., (704) 732-8200, ALLANEMOTORSPORTS.COM

JUN 23: PORTLAND: PORTLAND TRAIL RIDERS, (517) 647-7045, PORTLANDTRAILRIDERS.COM

OHIO

SHORT TRACK MAY 18: DEFORD: LUCKY THUMB MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 4042895, LUCKYTHUMBMOTORCYCLECLUB. COM TT

JUN 9: SHELLROCK: NEW HARTFORD RACING INC, (319) 885-6469, NEWHARTFORD

KENTUCKY

MINNESOTA

MOTOCROSS

HILLCLIMB

APR 20: OAKLAND: VICTORY SPORTS INC, (423) 323-5497, VICTORY-SPORTS.COM

MAY 25-26: RED WING: 2-DAY EVENT, INDIANHEAD MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (952) 210-8208, INDIANHEADMC.ORG

APR 27-28: OAKLAND: 2-DAY EVENT, VICTORY SPORTS INC, (423) 323-5497, VICTORY-SPORTS.COM

APR 27: ENGLISHTOWN: RACEWAY PARK, (732) 446-7800, RACEWAYPARK.COM

JUN 1: ATLANTIC MINE: RANGE MX/HOUGHTON, (906) 369-2558, RANGESNOWMOBILECLUB.COM

MAY 19: DEFORD: LUCKY THUMB MOTORCYCLE CLUB, INC., (810) 4042895, LUCKYTHUMBMOTORCYCLECLUB. COM

APR 21: OAKLAND : VICTORY SPORTS INC, (423) 323-5497, VICTORY-SPORTS. COM

MOTOCROSS

JUN 9: MANKATO: KATO CYCLE CLUB, KATOCYCLECLUB.COM MOTOCROSS

MICHIGAN

MAY 12: MAZEPPA: HURRICANE HILLS MX, (507) 984-3515, HURRICANEHILLS. COM

DIRT DRAG

TT

JUN 7-8: BRIDGETON TWP: 2-DAY EVENT, MUSKEGON MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (231) 733-9856,

JUN 2: CAMBRIDGE: NORSEMEN MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (612) 865-2661, FLATTRACKMN.COM

APR 28: ELLERBE: WINDY HILL SPORTS, (910) 895-4387, WINDYHILLSPORTS.COM

HILLCLIMB MAY 18: WATERFORD: PIONEER MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (740) 678-0082, PIONEERMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM MAY 19: WATERFORD: PIONEER MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (740) 678-0082, PIONEERMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM JUN 15: WATERFORD: PIONEER MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (740) 678-0082, PIONEERMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM JUN 16: WATERFORD: PIONEER MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (740) 678-0082, PIONEERMOTORCYCLECLUB.COM HARE SCRAMBLES APR 28: AMESVILLE: ATHENS MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (740) 593-7459 MAY 12: LOGAN: HOCKING VALLEY MOTORCYCLE CLUB, (740) 385-7695, HOCKINGVALLEYMC.COM JUN 9: SUGAR GROVE: CENTRAL OHIO COMPETITION RIDERS INC.,(740) 9833937 MOTOCROSS APR 28: MARYSVILLE: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM MAY 5: SUGAR GROVE: CENTRAL OHIO COMPETITION RIDERS, (740) 983-3937


CALENDAR MAY 27: MARYSVILLE: AMERICAN MOTOSPORTS LLC, (937) 358-2427, AMERICANMX.COM 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

OKLAHOMA TT MAY 25: MUSKOGEE: SD RACING,(832) 877-0800

OREGON POKER RUN - OFF-ROAD MAY 4: BEND: CENTRAL OREGON MOTORCYCLE & ATV CLUB, (541) 3825560, COMACCLUB.ORG

PENNSYLVANIA 1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK APR 20: BLOOMSBURG: SHIPPENSBURG MC, (717) 796-0294, BAERMOTORSPORTS.COM MAY 4: POTTSVILLE: SHIPPENSBURG MC, (717) 796-0294, BAERMOTORSPORTS. COM JUN 8: GRATZ: SHIPPENSBURG MC, (717) 796-0294, BAERMOTORSPORTS.COM

(215) 357-1534 MAY 18-19: VALLEY VIEW: 2-DAY EVENT, RAUSCH CREEK POWERSPORTS, (570) 682-4600, RAUSCHCREEKRACING.COM JUN 23: PLYMOUTH TWP: BACK MOUNTAIN ENDURO RIDERS, (570) 6751814, BMER.ORG MOTOCROSS MAY 19: THREE SPRINGS: ROCKET RACEWAY, (717) 574-6590, ROCKETRACEWAY.COM SHORT TRACK APR 7: SHIPPENSBURG: SHIPPENSBURG MC, (717) 796-0294, BAERMOTORSPORTS.COM APR 27: SPRING RUN: TWO WHEEL PROMOTIONS, (717) 368-5902, PATHVALLEY.COM

VICTORY SPORTS INC, (423) 323-5497, VICTORY-SPORTS.COM

T&T RIDERS, INC., (715) 384-4555, T-NRIDERS.COM

MAY 11: LIVINGSTON: VICTORY SPORTS INC, (423) 323-5497, VICTORY-SPORTS. COM

JUN 16: ARKANSAW: ARKANSAW CREEK CYCLE CLUB INC, (715) 285-5679, ARKANSAWMX.COM

MAY 12: LIVINGSTON: VICTORY SPORTS INC, (423) 323-5497, VICTORY-SPORTS. COM

VIRGINIA

JUN 29-30: RHINELANDER: 2-DAY EVENT, SUGAR CAMP AREA RACING ENTERPRISES, (715) 272-1101, SUGARCAMPENT.COM

MOTOCROSS

SCRAMBLES

MAY 18-19: DISPUTANIA: 2-DAY EVENT, SOUTH FORK MX CLUB, (804) 339-8565, SOUTHFORKMX.COM

MAY 19: BURNETT: BEAVER CYCLE CLUB, INC., BEAVERCYCLECLUB.COM

JUN 8-9 SUTHERLIN: 2-DAY EVENT, BIRCH CREEK PROMOTIONS, LLC, (434) 836-7629, BIRCHCREEKMXPARK.COM

MAY 18: BURNETT: BEAVER CYCLE CLUB, INC., BEAVERCYCLECLUB.COM

WISCONSIN

SHORT TRACK

MAY 31: PLYMOUTH: SOUTHEASTERN SHORT TRACKERS, LTD, (262) 339-7930, DAIRYLANDCLASSIC.COM

MAY 18: HANOVER: TRAIL-WAY SPEEDWAY, (717) 359-4310, TRAILWAYSPEEDWAY.COM

1/2 MILE DIRT TRACK

TT

HILLCLIMB

JUN 16: PARKESBURG: E PA PISTON POPPERS MC INC, (484) 336-9160

JUN 30: HIXTON: CMJ RACEWAY LLC, (608) 220-6853, CMJRACEWAY.COM

SOUTH CAROLINA

MOTOCROSS

MOTOCROSS

APR 21: HILLPOINT: SUGAR MAPLE MX LLC, (608) 393-8812, SUGARMAPLEMX. COM

JUN 30: LAKE MILLS: AZTALAN CYCLE CLUB INC, (414) 265-1582, AZTALANMX. COM

APR 28: NEKOOSA: RAPID ANGELS MOTORCYCLE CLUB INC, (715) 4511168, RAPIDANGLES.COM

TT

MAY 4: GASTON: VICTORY SPORTS INC, (423) 323-5497, VICTORY-SPORTS.COM MAY 5: GASTON: VICTORY SPORTS INC, (423) 323-5497, VICTORY-SPORTS.COM

TENNESSEE

JUN 8: JUNEAU: BEAVER CYCLE CLUB, INC., BEAVERCYCLECLUB.COM

HARE SCRAMBLES

MOTOCROSS

MAY 18: BARABOO: CMJ RACEWAY LLC, (608) 220-6853, CMJRACEWAY.COM

APR 28: BERWICK: BP PROMOTIONS,

APR 13: BLOUNTVILLE: 2 DAY EVENT,

MAY 19: MARSHFIELD: MARSHFIELD

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 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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— John Natalie, 2011 AMA ATV Motocross Champion

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