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Captains Quarters Hey everybody and welcome to our Motorama follow up issue for 2016. I have to say that although we did have a few nasty spells, winter seemed to move right along this year. I never really got that, is it over yet feeling. Anyway, spring is here, Motorama is in the books and it’s time to get on with the outdoor season. Speaking of Motorama, what a great job everybody did this year. I’ve been attending that show almost since their beginnings and I think that every year it runs smoother and the action just keeps getting better. So kudo’s to the promoters, the workers, the tons of volunteers, the vendors and of course the racers. Without you all, there wouldn’t be a show. See some race coverage here in our pages and be sure to check out “The Sign Pics” on page 9 of this issue. That leads us to the outdoor season here in the region. We are very fired up here at BrappMag to bring you the best coverage available. Between our print, photo, video and online entities our goal is to help the sport grow while supporting the racers, promoters and power sports related businesses from the area. Thanks to the promoters this year for working together and coming up with a schedule that allows you to attend more events and us to provide more race coverage. For 2016 we already have over 50 events in our schedule. You’ll find us at MAMA, MDRA and District 6 motocross events. We’ll be at many ECEA hare scrambles and a few enduros, and we’ll also feature the NEOC rounds along with a few of the National Hare Scrambles. You’ll find flat track coverage, rider interviews, event schedules, info on where to ride and info on recreational riding opportunities and events around the region. Whew!! Again our goal is to be your source for everything you need to ride and race successfully in the coming season. Please read our print pages and keep an eye on our website on a regular basis. There you will find more images and videos from events we attend, matter of fact you can link to every photographers website from the area, so no matter where you race, you’ll find it on BrappMag.com. Keep an eye there for race results as well as extended deals from our advertisers and be sure to sign up for our email newsletter which will feature exclusive Brapp Mag content. You can also read our full issue online every month by clicking the cover image on our website. Well, I guess that’s about it for now. Pray for good spring racing weather and we’ll see you at Tomahawk for the Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier to kick off the season. B

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In This Issue: Captains Quarters ............................................................... 5 Chaplains Corner ................................................................. 6 Jaden Palmer Wins Dallas SX............................................... 7 The Sign Page....................................................................... 9 MAMA Racer Interviews........................................................ 10 Cobra CX 50 FWE Review....................................................... 12 Motorama Races and Shows.................................................. 14 Where to Ride...................................................................... 16 ATV Age Requirement Changes............................................. 21 Arctic Cat Nitro AX Tour.......................................................... 24 New PA ATV Trail System...................................................... 24 Upcoming Events.................................................................. 25 Mud Freak Report................................................................ 26

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Chaplains Corner Jesus Changes Lives and Results Hello Brapp Fans and welcome to the beginning of a new racing season. I’m sure many of you are excited and ready to continue to build on your past results at the track and then I’m guessing there may be some who are looking to get the past season behind you and are seeking to find better results in the new year. You know racing like life is full of second chances to start over and seek something better or something new. No matter what your past results were or what may have occurred in your life there’s always an opportunity to start over. In racing it may be new equipment or the repairing of old. It could be a new training program or a change in your diet to help you succeed. Some say that maybe attitude or the way you think about things could have a better effect.

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RACER REVIEW CHAD WAGES #445 Age: 28 years Hometown: Frederick, MD Years Racing: 24 Classes: Plus 25, 250 and 450 A Bike: Yamaha YZF’s Race #: 445 Favorite Food: There’s nothing like a steak with mashed potatoes and country style baked beans. Favorite Movie: O Brother Where Art Thou Hobbies: Deer Hunting First Bike: Yamaha PW 50 - one of the white and purple models. First Race: It was a MAMA Clinic at Aquasco - I got run over by a girl and was hooked. Sponsors: PSW, KB5, Limited Decal, RNB Racing, 1 Hundred % MX Training, Loudon Motorsports. Past Accomplishments: I’ve been racing for many years and have won many events and chamMOTORAMA 2016 pionships over the years. Finish at LL: I’ve been to Loretta Lynns 16 years in a row with my best finish ever being a 5th place O/A in 85cc (14-15) mod. I probably would have gotten the win but I had a chain break in my last moto. What do you like most about racing: My passion and love for the sport keeps me going. Goals for 2016: This year I plan to make it to Lorettas and finish top three in Plus 25 then do the Amsoil AX Series next winter. Any background you want to include: I started racing when I was just 4 years old but after a while my dad didn’t think I was cut out for it so we took a little break. I convinced him to let me try again and we haven’t stopped since. B


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Age: 21 Hometown: Partlow, VA Years Racing: 17 years Classes: 250 B Bike: Yamaha YZF250 Race #: 494 Favorite Food: Steak Favorite Movie: Oh Brother Where Art Thou First Bike: Lem 50 First Race: I had just turned 4 and it was at Actiontown USA. I won the (4-6) class and I was hooked. What or who motivates you to race: My dad was a pro racer for 10 years and it’s my passion and my life, I would be lost without it. Sponsors: Maryland Hydrographics, Limited Decal, 1 Hundred % MX Training, KB5, Golden Tyre, RNB Racing, PSW, Blue Star Racing, Nature Scapes, Me 2 Positive Wear, Whitten MX Facility, Fast Track Racing, Intense T Racing, Manuel Auto Repair. Goals for 2016: I want to qualify for Loretta Lynn’s this year and do well in 250 B and then after that maybe Mini O’s. My ultimate goal is to get my pro card after the amateur nationals this year. Any background you want to include: I started riding at age three and racing the following year. I am 21 now and own my own landscaping business and I’ve been racing on and off my whole life. 2012 and 2015 were my only full seasons of racing and this year and next year will definitely be full seasons because I have awesome support from my sponsors and family and next year I plan on racing the pro nationals. I broke my foot in January at the Baltimore AX but will be back on the track by the time the outdoor season starts. B

Age: 15 years Hometown: Jarrettsville, MD Years Racing: 3 Classes: 85 B (12-15), Supermini, 125 C Bike: Kawasaki KX Race #: 285 Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Movie: Grown Ups Your First Bike: XR70

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The wait is over! After years of speculation regarding a new powerplant from Cobra, we now have it. No, it’s not the 85cc that all of us were waiting for, but what we do have is the new Venom engine. Our test bike, the pre-production prototype of the 2016 ½ Factory Works Edition was fitted with this new engine.

The bike we received had just come from a private MX track in the mid-west near the Cobra Facility in Michigan. There it was test ridden by none other than Loretta Lynne’s champion Casey Cochran. The bike gave very impressive results. This new engine has massive amounts of torque. This allowed the motocross riders to accelerate up the face of jumps, and quickly accelerate out of turns. Their testers were able to clear doubles that their 65s had trouble clearing. On tighter supercross tracks, the KTM SXSs would usually out corner the Cobras because of their power curves. But not with the Venom engine. This engine hits harder, and pulls longer than ever. Our testing however, would not involve Motocross. Cobra’s testing was all done on the motocross track and it was time to test its reliability. Cobra’s chief engineer, Phil McDowell said “If anyone can break this thing, it’s those harescramble guys. Send it to John!” John Castaldi is Cobra’s “Off-Road EliteTeam” Manager and owner of Fun Factory Racing in New Jersey.

I can tell you that when they state Works Edition, it’s not just words. At first glance the bike looks similar to the King Cobra as far as seat height, ergos and plastics. One of the most significant changes to the chassis was additional rake angle to keep the bike stable under acceleration and high-speed straights. We also found lighter wheels, and some updates to the suspension. Further observation of the power supply revealed something completely different. Utilizing what appears similar to their CX65, the new cylinder uses base studs instead of the long cylinder studs. This makes maintenance a lot easier. Cylinders are cast using individually 3D printed molds that are broken apart after the castings are poured. Traditionally cast cylinders have to be made in such a way that the solid mold be removed after it cools, severely limiting the shape of the ports. This is the first 50cc bike to utilize a triple exhaust port design. The lower end of the engine is reconfigured with new cases, and a raised crankcase. The cases are thinner and lighter than ever. The clutch and driveline still utilize the 5th generation 3-shoe clutch with the additional “Slipper” WICOMICO

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and clutch need to be considered. “We beat the snot out of this thing, and it never even hiccuped.” said Castaldi. We knew by watching the riders that the bike had to be a little softer to be controllable. The first modification was taller gearing. While that helped, it caused a lot of heat in the clutch. We had several pre-configured clutches sent from Cobra. Once we found the one that worked, it was like night and day. The kids now had a bike they could maneuver in the woods. Within minutes the lap times were reduced by 10’s of seconds. Now we had problem #2, the test riders did not want to stop riding it. We had to make human barricades to get them to stop. It was obvious at this point that the domination that this bike has on the MX track, it now has in the woods. One thing surprised everyone: The current King Cobra is looking for fuel at about an hour and fifteen minutes. This bike lasted over 2 hours. Our speculation is that this motor is so powerful, that the riders don’t need to hold it wide open. The overall package of the 2016 ½ Cobra Factory Works Edition is very nice, and it is loaded with many features that come standard. It comes with black anodized parts, a ribbed traction seat, a full set of personalized graphics, billet chain guide, and Pro Taper Micro bars. With a list price of $4898, it is a true factory race bike. Also on hand was the 2016 Cobra CX65 Off-Road Edition. This bike is also a blast to ride. The 65 powerplant is the only 65 with a direct-acting, electronic powervalve. This valve is digitally controlled for precise operation. With a new buttery-smooth clutch, the 3 way adjustable suspension, and it’s bulletproof design, the Off-Road Edition adds Unabiker radiator guards, a skid plate, a brake shark-fin, and other enhancements geared for the GNCC, Harescrambler, or woods racer. It was pretty obvious to us that in the next few years, we are going to be seeing a lot more yellow bikes on the podium. RIDER IMPRESSIONS:

Kenito Held Age: 9 - 75lbs: The bike has a lot of low end power and it just does not want to stop making power. On his 1st test ride (pre gearing change) he wished he was at the Motocross track. After the changes, he wished he could race the FWE 50 in 2016. Unfortunately he has aged out of the class. When asked to compare the FWE to another bike, he compared it to his 2016 CX65 somewhere between 2nd and 3rd gear. Coincidently he was 5 seconds faster on the FWE compared to him riding the same loop under the same conditions on his 2016 CX65. Keith Tepper Age 8: - 65lbs: the smallest and youngest of the group, Keith was riding the bike like he stole it. He adapted the quickest to the bike and was on. He loved the newly designed bars and how they felt around his hands (Pro Taper Micro Bars). He loved the power off the start and out of the corners.

Tyler Plummer Age: 8 - 85lbs: The Cobra 50 FWE has a lot of power. When going down the straightaways it hooks up from the start. The bike handled great in the woods. It turned quickly with great throttle response. The power in the straightaways it seemed endless. The suspension handled the rougher sections great. Overall, it was great fun bike to ride. He too wanted to race the bike in 2016 but unfortunately Tyler is a bit too tall for the bike and will no way be able to finish out the season due to his growth spurts. Tyler was the tallest and heaviest of the test riders and we would recommend a tall bar kit for the bike for taller riders. Logan Ritz Age: 8 80lbs: Logan said there was no comparison to the 2015 model he currently races. “This is like cheating”. His dad is currently in negotiations with Fun Factory to have a Factory Off-Road FWE made for Logan.

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Barrett Keiffer wins four 50cc divisions Late February took us once again to one of the largest motorsports shows in the country. Lucky for all of us it’s right in our own back yard. What began as the Harrisburg Indoor Motorcycle Races back in the late 1970’s has evolved into what we all know as Motorama today. I mean where else can you go for twice the price of a two hour movie and indulge in so many motorhead activities? From our favorite, arenacross racing, to fantastic deals on motocross gear and other goodies like seeing the largest RC car event in the country, or Robot Conflict, go cart and quarter midget racing, car and bike shows, beauty pageants, lots of food and games for the kids. I’m telling you, this is a deal. Did I mention arenacross racing by chance? Let me tell you, if you weren’t there you missed some of the best pre-season racing you could have ever seen. I say pre-season because this event is kind of

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like the kick off for the outdoor racing season here in Pennsylvania and the surrounding regions. I know racers here represented at least five local series and riders travel here from all over the eastern seaboard to compete. Let’s start with the expert divisions. It was almost like a pro supercross race because the gates were stacked and there were lots of racers here who had the potential to win it. In the end however it would be young gun Justin Cooper from Long Island, NY and the Motorama veteran Steve Roman from western Pa that would fight it out for the top honors. The two would swap lap wins in the Dash for Cash on both days but it would be Cooper who turned it up a notch to win both days of 250 A racing. Roman would go on to win the plus 25 divisions and both Open A events with both racers notching 4 wins each on the weekend. Watch for our upcoming video coverage on our website for some of that action. In the amateur divisions in would be NJ racer Cory Carsten and MD native Arianna Miranda may be the first girl to ever Cameron Dowell fighting beat the boys here it out and swapping wins. Both of these young racers have tremendous potential and should be watched in the years to come. Four wheel expert racing saw Kentucky rider Casey Martin making a return to Motorama. Martin has pretty much owned that division for the last few years being one of the top pros on the circuit. In mini quad racing both Tommy Luffey and Justice Schmeider won both days of racing in their divisions and on Sunday Arianna Miranda would be the girl who beat the boys in the 90cc division. Word at the event unofficially had Arianna as the first women to accomplish that feat at Motorama however I’m sure she won’t be the last. Women’s racing continues to grow and there are quite a few gals out there that get the job done. Back to two wheels and the mini ranks we saw several racers winning multiple classes. Our man on this month’s cover, Cole Bader raced to

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SUMMER AND WINTER TRAILS The summer season runs from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September. The winter season runs from the day following the last day of the regular or extended antlerless deer season as established by the Game Commision through the following April 1. There are some trails that remain closed until after the late muzzleloader season. Please check the forest distrcit web pages for current access advisories on when trails open for the winter season. Pike County - Burnt Mills - 7 Miles of summer and winter trail. Access is from a parking area on Route 402 one mile south of Porters Lake. Rgistered Class II ATV’s are permitted on this trail that are less that 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds. Contact: Deleware State Forest, 2174A Route 611, Swiftwater, PA 18370-7746 Phone: (570) 895-4000

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Adams & Cumberland Counties - 36 miles of summer trail. During the winter season the trail system is expanded to 42 miles by using some dirt roads that are gated during the winter. Part of the trail system is shared with snowmobiles when there is sufficient snowfall. The trail is located between Big Flat and Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Access to these are from parking lots located at Big Flat along Shippensburg Road about 1-1/4 miles nort of its intersection with Route 233 and on Piney Mountain along Bendersville Road south of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Contact: Michaux State Forest, 10099 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, PA 17222 Phone: (717) 352-2211

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Snyder & Union Counties - 15.4 miles of summer and winter trails. Access is at the Jacks Mountain Trailhead located along Route 235 three miles south of Glen Iron. The trail includes the East Kettle Road which has been closed to other types of motor vehicles. Registered Class II ATV’s are permitted on this trail that are less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds. Contact: Bald Eagle State Forest, 18865 Old Turnpike Rd, Millmont, PA 17845 Phone: (570) 922-3344

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These trails are typically open from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September. Check the forest distrcit web pages for current access advisories. Martin Hill - Bedford County - 18 miles of summer trail. Access to the trail is from the parking area located on Route 326 two miles north of Rainsburg. Trail head GPS location: N 39° 52’ 24.69” W 78° 30’ 34.80” Contact: Buchanan State Forest, 440 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 Phone: (717) 485-3148

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Centre & Clinton County - Bloody Skillet ATV Trail - 39 miles. Acces from SR-144 approximately 19 miles north of the Snow Shoe exit on US Route 80. Turn right onto De Haas Road and travel 5.3 miles South, to the Northern Terminus Trailhead, Trails are open to registered Class II ATV’s less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds. Contact: Sproul State Forest, 15187 Renovo Road, Reneovo, PA 17764 Phone: (570) 923-6011

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Clinton County - The Whiskey Springs ATV Trail - 45 miles. The Whiskey Springs Trail is closed. Details are available on this Huling Branch Reclamtion Project-Whiskey Springs ATV Trail factsheet. Contact: Sproul State Forest, 15187 Renovo Road, Renovo, PA 17764 Phone: (570) 923-6011

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Lycoming County - 17 miles of summer and winter trail. Trails are located near Haneyville and include the Button Road and a network of wooded trails built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. Access to the trail is from a parking area located at the CCC Camp along Route 44 one mile south of Haneyville. Contact Tiadaghton State Forest, 10 Lower Pine Bottom Rd, Waterville, PA 17776 Phone (570) 753-5409

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Dixon R. Miller Recreation Area - (Formerly the Pohopoco Tract), Monroe County - 13 miles of summer and winter trails. Access is from route 115 five miles sounth of I-80. Registered Class II ATV’s are permitted on this trail that are less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds. Contact: Deleware State Forest, 2174A Route 611, Swiftwater, PA18370-7746 Phone: (570) 895-4000

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Sideling Hill - Fulton County - 15 miles of summer trail in the Wells Tannery area. Acces is from Ray’s Cove Road or Childers Ridge Road. Trail head GPS location: N 40° 5’ 0.28 W 78° 10’ 12.17” Contact Buchanan State Forest, 440 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 Phone: (717) 485-3148

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Potter County - 43 miles of summer trail. A loop trail located south of Denton Hill State Park. Access to the trail is from Lyman Run State Park on SR 44 north of Cherry Springs, or the intersection of Rock Run Road and the Ridge Trail (ATV Trail). Registered Class II ATV’s are permitted on this trail that are less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds. Contact: Susquehannock State Forest, PO Box 673, Coudersport, PA 16915 Phone: (814) 274-3600

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Maple Run Tract, Pike County - 8 Miles of summer trail. Access is from a parking area on Route 402 1-3/4 miles north of the village of Pecks Pond. Registered Class II ATV’s less than 58” in width and less than 1,200 pounds are permitted on this trail. Contact: Deleware State Forest, 2174A Route 611, Swiftwater, PA 18370-7746 Phone: (570) 895-4000 State Game Lands ATVs are not permitted on State Game Lands except those used by disabled hunters.

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The following trails are within the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). Please contact the ANF using the information above concerning these trails: Marienville ATV/Bike Trail on State Route 66 east of town of Marienville. Timberline ATV Trail accessed from State Route 948, north of ridgeway (also connects to the Marienville ATV Trail)

Motorcycles and/or ATV Riding Areas Seven Mountains Ramble (Dual Sport Licensed Motorcycles) - Riding areas are located in portions of Mifflin, Snyder and Union Counties in the Bald Eagle Forest. Loop 1 starts at the 7 Mountains Campground, located just south of Potters Mill or west of Milroy on Route 22/322. Compensation for Campground owner for parking strongly recommended. Proceed on Sand Mountain road to the trailhead at Ground Oak trail. The loop is about 30 miles long. Contact: Bureau of Forestry District #7; 18865 Old Turnpike Rd; Millmont, PA 17845; Phone: (570) 922-3344

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Shade Mountain Trails - (Non-Licensed Off-Highway Motorcyels) Riding areas are located in portions of Mifflin, Snyder and Union Counties in the Bald Eagle Forest. he Shade Mountain Riding area is located just north of McAlisterville, PA, on PA Route 235. Trail at dirt parking lot at the top of the mountain. Contact: Buraeu of Forestry District #7 18865 Old Turnpike Rd; Millmont, PA, 17845; Phone: (570) 922-3344; Email: fd07@state.pa.us

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30 Mountain Ridge ATV Trails Reels Corner, PA www.mountainridgeatvtrails.com

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Legislation sponsored by Representative Dave Millard (R) Columbia Co. House Bill 1703 would amend Pennsylvania’s law regarding ATVs ridden by individuals under 16 years of age.

By: Henry J. Sorgen IV President of CMATVA

Central Mountains ATV Assoc., Inc. held their 4th Annual Tour for Elk and Toy Drive on November 7th - 8th. We had a record number of club members with 192 riders on 126 machines on Saturday and 162 riders on 110 machines on Sunday join us for our member’s only club ride this year in Benezette, Pa. Once we got everyone signed in at the Elk Visitor’s Center we were off. We started our day with lunch at the Benezette Hotel and then a stop at the Benezette Winery Store, which everyone seemed to enjoy. We broke the riders up into four groups to help with everyone getting lunchKathy andVan visitKleeck, to the winery completed a timely Affairs manner. In a their letter from, Senior Vice-President for in Government Then we started touring the township Benezette for Elk. for the Specialty Vehicle Association of Americaroads wrote,in “We are adamant that

children should not operate adult-size ATVs and over the past three decades ATV On Saturday only saw 15 elk efforts but ontoSunday we saw 130-150 manufacturers havewe made unprecedented deter children under 16 from elk depending on which group you were in. We even got some pictures operating adult-size ATVs.” of Bald Eagles. Everyone had (depending a good time visiting the ElkbyVisitor’s However, while the 70 cc or 90 cc limits on age) for operation chilpeople watchedProduct the movie how the Elk drenCenter under 16and had some been our and theeven U.S. Consumer Safetyon Commission’s were brought State. recommendation forinto someour years, ATV manufacturer age recommendations were updated in 2007 with the adoption of an updated American National Standard We Wheelcollected for Four All-Terrain Vehicles. Rather than basing age recommendations on 366recommendations toys for are now based on maximum vehicle speed. The previcc size, third worked for some younger riders, but were less attracous our engineClubs size limitations Drive beriders, resulting in some riders under age 16 choosing to tive Toy to older and to bigger donated to the ride adult-size models.

Mark the Shark

DriveNational whichStandard for Four Wheel All-Terrain Vehicles (ANSI/SVIA The Toy American is sponsored 1–2010), compliance by with which is now required by federal law, requires youth Radio Station model ATVs to have a speed limiting device to be set by the parent/supervisor 92.1.in and FM requiring toolsLock to adjust. This mandatory standard also requires manufacHaven, will beantaking all the toys we Warning collected to the Walmart turers to affixPa. to We every ATV Age Recommendation Label describing in Mill Hall, on December at 10:30 Weunderage are going to use the applicable agePa. recommendation for13th the ATV, warningam. against usage. Thisour labelclub’s must be affixedTrain to thebehind ATV so asone to be by the operator Barrel ofeasily our read member’s ATV towhen deliver seated the proper operating position.The toys are distributed through local theintoys to Mark the Shark. charities with the help of students from Central Mountain Middle

The School ANSI/SVIA standard for the following categories of ATV and1–2010 the Lock Havenprovides Area Jaycees. models for operators under age 16 based on speed restrictions.

We would like to thank everyone this event a success. Category Y (Youth Model) ATV. Anwho ATV made of appropriate size such intended for I would like to thank all of our dedicated member’s whom helped recreational use under adult supervision by an operator under age 16. get everyone parkedATVs andcan signed inbe ascategorized quickly asasthey could to handle the Youth model further follows: 354 -Y-6 rider’s over(for the two day members only ride. We would also Models 6 years and older): 10 mph maximum speed as set; 15 like to thank Benezettewith Township for allowing us to use the baseball field mph maximum speed limiting device removed for parking all the trucks and trailers. We also would like toasthank -Y-10 Models (for 10 years and older): 15 mph maximum speed set; the Elk Visitor’s Center, the Hotel andremoved Winery store for hosting 30 mph maximum withBenezette speed limiting device our Category club. WeT (Transition would also like ATV. to thank Gerald Szalankiewiez Model) A Category T ATV is a transitionalwhom made twoATV elk of carvings for size the that clubisto raffle for offrecreational for our two model appropriate intended useday by tour for elk ride. Weage even the Tombob Outdoor show the two an operator 14 orhad older under adult supervision, or by filming an operator day ride Jim Bull from Brapp Mag joined in the age 16and or older (limited speeds of 20 mph and 30usmph withparking 38 mph lot on maximum limiting devicefrom removed) Saturday. Youwith canspeed see the pictures our 4th Annual Tour for Elk and Toy Drive on our web site. www.cmatva.org

House Bill 1703 will update ATV operator age requirements to reflect U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ATV manufacturer recommendations andwe Come join the fun andand become a member today and serve to ensure that children under 16 operate ATVs appropriate for their age.”

will include your 2016 membership. CMATVA wishes everyone a happy safe Holiday. House Bill 1703 maintains thatand for older ATVs that do not contain such a label, the

70cc restriction for 8 and 9 year olds still applies. The bill does not change the Beminimum Alert….Ride Smart….Stay Safe…. land, which is 8 years old. current age for riding an ATV on state-owned The legislation was further amended to provide youthful riders who are not able to produce their safety certificate when requested an opportunity to provide it to the citing agency. The bill also updates sound standards for ATVs manufactured after 1998. Representative Millard is to be congratulated for his leadership in moving this proposal forward. B Attached is a link to the PA General Assembly site for HB 1703: h t t p : // w w w . l e g i s . s t a t e . p a . u s /c f d o c s / b i l l I n f o / b i l l I n f o . c f m ? sYear=2015&sInd=0&body=h&type=b&bn=1703

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ARCTIC CAT NITRO ARENACROSS TOUR February 5-6, 2016 – St. Charles, MO

Story By: Dave Pott - Photos By: Matt Burgher

CLICK HERE FOR MORE nicely. After restarting the race, minus one, Bryan Jackson took first in the Plus 30 Class and Josh Whitener took first in the Plus 25 Class.

QUICK RECAP In other news, rounds 15 and 16 of the Arctic Cat Nitro Arenacross Tour took place in St. Charles, Missouri. Located just outside of St. Louis, the Family Arena was packed for the adrenaline filled event. Riders from the age of four to 40+ took to the track to compete.

WHISKEY THROTTLE Some say, “It’s in our blood.” Others love the competition, and still others ride, because it’s a feeling that few can enjoy. But no rider wants to be involved in a crash, much less one where an ambulance and surgery is needed. This week we had a chance to catch up with a few of the riders in the Arctic Cat Nitro Arenacross Tour, just days after being involved in a horrific crash in St. Charles, Missouri. On Saturday, February 6th, a rider lost control of his bike causing him to clip, run over, and crush bikes, riders and cameras. Best told from the eyes of those involved, I had a chance to interview these riders after the accident. Josh Whitener from Imperial, Missouri, tells us about his view of the Plus 25/Plus 30 Class, and how he factored in the crash. “I got a good start and rounded the first turn in 3rd. I went inside after the whoops and a green Kawasaki whiskey throttled behind me. It clipped my left hand and totally took out the other rider in front of me. I believe he had to have surgery on his hand, and broke five bones. My best wishes go out to Randy Hug who was severely injured. After the red flag I looked at my hand and it was swollen and blue and bruised, but I was able to start the restart and I finished 2nd overall to Bryan Jackson and 1st in my class. I’ve watched the crash over 50 times from my GoPro and the Checked Out Photography page and I’m still amazed how lucky I was!” That green Kawasaki was Kameron Riddle. “Well, the beginning of the race going into the whoop section I was in 6th place, and gaining on fourth and fifth. As I started passing in between them, the gap closed causing us to bang bars. The rider on my right side fell over on my arm causing me to whiskey throttle. After that, it all happened so fast, and I was unable to catch it. The feeling after it shot me through the air was breath taking, and frightening! The feeling of not being able to do anything, but letting it throw me was the worst! Luckily I came out of it with nothing but a cut underneath my eye! As for the other riders that were in the accident, I wish they got to be as fortunate as me, but also glad it wasn’t worse than what it already was! Very blessed to make it through a crash as bad as that one.” Randy Hug, took the brunt of the crash losing a finger in the process. “At first, I didn’t know what happened. The track paramedics were trying to get me to go on an ambulance ride. I told my son Jordan to get our equipment loaded and let’s go home. He said “Dad, I think you need to take this serious this time.” That’s all I remember before I got out of surgery. Then they showed me the video and pictures of some of the damage. I had 4-5 broken bones in my hand, a finger almost completely cut off, a broken collar bone and a concussion. My thoughts are, I am glad Bryan Jackson came to me and said a prayer. I am thankful for my wife’s support and my MX family.” The luckiest member of the group would be Pastor Brian Jackson. Some might say he had a higher power watching over him. “I didn’t see or hear it coming. Looking at the video shows it was a very close call for me and I am very fortunate. It’s arenacross. Racers are on rockets in small and confined areas fighting to be on top. Inevitably things are going to happen and sometimes those things are accidents, and sometimes they are the result of too much aggression. This specific incident was clearly an accident that happened from one racer falling into another one that created the term “whiskey throttle”, which is an uncontrollable wide-open acceleration moment with the motorcycle. It only takes a split second! I am happy to report that all involved are recovering and doing well.” The video can be seen on Checked Out Action Photography’s Facebook Page or on YouTube at Checked Out Action Media. As bad as the wreck was, it could have been worse. Checked Out Action lost a camera and have a couple of bruised cameramen. As for the riders, there was only one serious injury, and he is recovering

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The fans were able to see a couple of local pros dominate Friday and Saturday night. In the 250 Pro Class Friday, Aaron Gulley took first followed by Kyle Hussey. Saturday saw Kyle Hussey take the checked flag with Adam Gulley (Aaron’s twin) finishing second. The 450 Pros were again dominated by Kyle Hussey finishing first Friday and second on Saturday. Aaron Gulley took first place in Saturday’s event. In the 65cc Open and 7-9 classes, Ethan Kidd maintained his domination by winning both classes Friday and Saturday night. From Bates City, KYLE HUSSEY#675 Missouri, Ethan has a great career ahead of him. On the other end of the age range, Bryan Jackson, from Vertical Adrenaline Motocross Ministries, maintained his first place point lead in the Plus 30 and Plus 40 Class. He finished with one first and three seconds in the classes. The Arctic Cat Nitro Arenacross Tour has two more rounds in Tulsa, Oklahoma February 26 and 27, and the Championships, which take place in Springfield, Missouri on March 11 and 12. For more information on the Arctic Cat Nitro Arenacross Tour, visit www.nitroaxtour.com. For more information on Checked Out Action

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Mud Freak Report By: Mike “Mud Freak” Petrone

What’s Up Off-Road Freaks! Charity Ride 2016 hosted by Sullivan County ATV Association; a non-profit organization. They stepped it up this year with 400 riders and raised $15,000! Epic!! It’s going to help so many families and organizations for special needs children. There were many volunteers involved in making this ride a success. Thank you to those people taking time to assist in various tasks. One being to tow broken down machines back to their trucks; like mine with a broken tie rod! Also we appreciate the landowners for letting us crazy off road freaks use their property as our playground. What a perfect day for this event! The weather was great; just warm enough to help melt the majority of the snow and ice. From the traffic of the ATVs and SXS made the ground like a slip and slide of mud. Just the way I liked it... Lol! On this event the trails were changed around from the normal set up and some new trails were added! It’s about a 30 mile ride with easy to technical trails. There is a lot of good spots where the riders could hang out; such as the big field where you could really let ‘er rip and the rocky section was a lot of fun too. There are lots of cool trails to offer to all different types of riders. That day it was going great until my tie rod end broke; kinda ruined my day. After the shenanigans I had experienced, I worked up an appetite! We headed over to Mr Willy’s where they have a fixed menu which makes it simple and easy. The food and service was great! Great atmosphere and a big thanks to Mr. Willy’s and the staff! It’s well worth it to attend this event. Until next time...

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New Pa ATV Trail System

Commissioner Jeff Snyder wants people to come into the area, spend their monies at local businesses, campgrounds, utilize the state parks and other recreations while here – in the end boost the economy, bring tourism here.

In a year’s time, momentum hasn’t stop in creating a large scale ATV trail in Northcentral Pennsylvania.

“This is going to benefit our area, our taxpayers and our businesses,” Snyder said.

By: Jessica Welshans

The project is called Northcentral Pennsylvania ATV Initiative project, those involved know it isn’t going to happen in an instant, some hurdles have to be cleared and there have been many obstacles along the way. Organizations spearheading the effort are coming straight out of Clinton County. The Central Mountains ATV Association, along with the Clinton County Commissioners, Clinton County Economic Partnership and Tourism and other agencies like Snow Shoe Rails to Trails and PAOHV Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Association have all been working diligently to get this trail complete.

“It will grow ATV business, enhance tourism and enhance economic growth here in Clinton County and the region,” Rich Wykoff, club member and tourism chairmen said. Challenges have been in many forms, ranging from getting townships to change ordinances for roads to be open to ATV travel and working with the state agencies like the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to include ATVs as vehicles that can use state forest roads and trails that are currently designated dual purpose as is the case with snowmobiles and dual sports. The commissioners and committee members for the initiative feel the biggest obstacle has been the perception of the ATVer as a whole.

Since the start the trail has grown from its initial report of 800 miles to 1,100.

Commissioners Snyder and Pete Smeltz said they have had residents of the county approach them being very against the trail proposal.

Henry Sorgen, CMATV club president reports that 44 percent of the trail has been completed. In the 18 months working the miles have increased because more township roads have opened up to ATVs, thus increasing this mileage.

“I have run into people during the elections and said we don’t want this because ATVers are bad, they don’t obey the rules and don’t stay on trails,” Snyder said at a sit down discussing the trail.

The main drive behind this trail system is to bring economic development not only to Clinton County, but the entire region it is located in.

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