Page 1


TRACKSIDE Volume 27, #1 - March 2018 Published By:

Hi-Energy Publications, Inc. 3245 Pioneer Dr., Franksville, WI 53126 Phone 262-321-0397 E-mail: chuck@cycleusa.com Chuck Melcher, Publisher Dorothy Brigham, Photo Editor

Moving?

Send your address change 30 days in advance to your district office. Magazines will not be forwarded to a new address and Cycle USA will not replace issues without a fee.

Your District registration contacts:

AMA District 16

Chuck Melcher, 262-321-0397, chuck@cycleusa.com

AMA District 17

All District Riders:

Renew your memberships as soon as you get the opportunity to do so. The Cycle USA magazine is one of your special membership benefits, and only renewed 2018 members will continue to get issues after the first few come out. Also, rule/ class changes came to multiple disciplines in each district - be sure to check your District websites. Extra copies/ back issues. The last three years are readily available. Older copies may be as well... and now you can request these through the new Cycle USA website, and once we confirm we have them, order those copies easily on line also.

Announcements, personal stuff, and.... Date and schedule changes. While no one plans on these, they happen every year and at times with very little notice. Always confirm before you make the trip... Getting more involved as a Cycle USA contributor. Are you interested in covering events? Writing on the day and including a few photos? We’d love to have you involved... and some clubs/ promoters will offer benefits out of appreciation as well. See www.cycleusa.com for details. AMA Membership Renewals. Renew easily and before any event right off the link on www.cycleusa.com

Patty Ward, 815-539-9021, pward@amadistrict17.com

AMA District 23

Shannon, 651-998-0406 d23armca@msn.com

Subscription Rate for the United States (10 issues, one year) $20. A paid subscription is included with membership to the above associations. Cycle USA is mailed at the beginning of each publishing month. Anticipated delivery is by the 12th of the month with some variances due to Postal Service handling. Cycle USA welcomes unsolicited stories and photos. For more info on editorial policies contact Cycle USA. Rights and reproduction of all materials published in Cycle USA, including advertising, are specifically reserved to Hi-Energy Publications, Inc. No material may be reproduced without written permission. We reserve the right to omit any materials without explanation. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Cycle USA, 3245 Pioneer Drive, Franksville, WI 53126. Cycle USA is published monthly (9 issues) Mar. - Oct, Dec. by Hi-Energy Publications, Inc. “Periodical Postage paid in Franksville, WI and additional offices, ISSN 1093-6459”

Join Us!

Check out the “Writing for Cycle USA” info at www.cycleusa.com On The Cover: Illinois’ off-road legend Jeff Fredette at the Madison Motorcycle Club’s Frosty Cheeks 3 hour endurance race held in Lodi, WI on January 6th. Photo by Dave Hollub

March 2018 Contributors! Thank you!! Mike Quinn Dave Hollub Matt Wellumson Gordon Lunde James Pinckard Rollanda Pinckard 4 CYCLE USA, March 2018

www.cycleusa.com

March 2018 Cycle USA Sponsors Please support the advertisers supporting YOUR magazine. Advertiser

Page#

Aztalan Cycle Club............36 Bob's Cycle Supply ...........48 Checkpoint Offroad ...........47 Dennis Kirk..........................3 Fredette Racing Products .47 Hall's Husky ......................35

Advertiser

Page#

Larsons Cycle Inc .......15, 22 Metro Motorcycle ..............47 Mike's Motorsports............47 Motosports Park................10 Rapid Angels M/C .............39 Sportland 2..................29, 40

Advertiser

Page#

Spring Creek MX .........24-25 Sunset Ridge ....................32 Wilson Cycle Sports............2 Wisconsin Dual Sporters...19 Subscription info ..cycleusa.com Classifieds .............................47


Barney Larson By Mike Quinn

J

anuary 6th, 2018, ARMCA District 23 lost another one of the pillars of our organization. Barney Larson passed away at home with his family by his side. Many of you know Barney as the owner of Larson Cycle in Cambridge. He along with his wife Karen spent the years since 1955, manning the shop, selling bikes, racing and helping promote races. It was always fun to visit Larson’s Cycle, whether picking up a new bike or parts, it was talking with the Larsons while there that made the trip well worth while. I bought my first machine in 1976, a 360 WR Husqvarna and have been going back ever since. I still like to pay the shop a visit at least once or twice a year just to say hello to the crew. Barney was one of the six founding members of the Norsemen Motorcycle Club in 1960. He and Karen were active in the racing scene, as participants in Flat Track, Hillclimb and En-

duros, helping in the promotion of events with the Norsemen. For those of you that don’t know the history of motocross, suffice it to say the Norsemen club was one of the first to promote MX in the state. Barney was part of that movement even though he wasn’t an MX racer. His racing spanned approximately thirty years, during which time he amassed a collection of over 200 trophies. I think it is reasonable to infer that his racing background helped him with his business. Barney understood racers and their needs. His activity as a racer and later as an event volunteer kept Larsons at the forefront of racing in Minnesota. Barney served on the Board of Directors of D23 for many years as well. Barney was also one of the handful of Lifetime Achievement Members of our district. The many hours spent promoting the sport of motorcycling in all of its forms earned him the respect and gratitude of all those that ever met or knew him. Those of us

that have been around the riding and racing scene for a few decades will miss him dearly. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Karen, his son Mike, now owner of Larsons Cycle, daughter Lori, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Godspeed Barney, you will be missed.

CYCLE USA, March 2018

5


Here comes the Middleweight class with #10 Jesko Racing/ Finish Line bike leading the way

Frosty Cheeks 2018 Lodi, Wisconsin - January 6 By Dave Hollub

F

or the second year the Madison Motorcycle Club organized the Frosty Cheeks 3 Hour endurance ice race on Crystal Lake at the Crystal Lake Campground. The 5.1 mile layout by the team of John Strangfeld and Speedy Pete Laubmeier was the perfect combination of tight corners and wide open straights to keep everyone happy and the competition hot all day long. Thankfully the unseasonably warm temperatures and a lack of snow were corrected by Mother Nature just in time to put on a foot plus of ice and enough snow for the course to be marked out by the plows on Friday. On race day the ice was hard and crisp with the temperature hovering around zero during the riders meeting before practice. At noon the quiet was broken as bikes started revving, waiting for the start. All the classes race at the same time, but go off in waves. First off the line was the Lightweight bike class with the US Chrome (Ryan Callies/ Braxton Callies) bike grabbing the holeshot ahead of Schweighardt Concrete (Tyler Smulders/ Ed Smulders/ Ben Schweighardt) and JJ Racing (Jason Goth/ Joseph Goth) entries. By the end of hour one US Chrome was still holding the lead (11th overall)

with four different class bikes wedged in front of Schweighardt. JJ Racing was unfortunately forced out with a mechanical issue. Two Fiddies (Paul Elledge/ Joey

Lance Wollin won the Ironman and Overall today.

Haupt) and Latitude Graphics Racing 2 (Jennifer LaTour/ Samantha Crook) (46 OA) rounded off the top five. By the end of hour two Schweighardt had taken over


the class lead (21 OA) with US Chrome still pushing hard while Two Fiddies (43 OA) and Latitude Graphics (45 OA) were battling for third. Schweighardt held on out front with US Chrome pushing them hard all the way to the finish. Tyler Smulders, “Today I teamed up with my dad Eddie, and Ben Schweighardt. We had a good day overall even after a goofy mistake when we figured out the rear tire was mounted backwards but we were able to find someone with one that we could use for the race. First lap I lost the shifter and had to come back in and put it back on, another learning experience. This was a fun race and it supports a great cause. I really liked the course, some high speeds for the 450s and a lot of tight stuff for the little bikes to get around and make up time. We did good and I want to thank Rob’s Performance, Sportland 2, Eric Gorr, and Ben Schweighardt Concrete for supporting us.”

Middleweight bikes were second off the start and Jesko Racing/ Finish Line (Chad Jesko/ Jacob Jesko) Engines barely edged out the Team Sweep by Moose Racing (John Strangfeld/ Speedy Pete) entry followed by Lemon Pie Productions (John Stewart/ Marc Ottenad) and Team JJ (Jim Beckman/ Jeff Wick) at the holeshot. By the end of hour one Jesko Racing was out front of not only the class but also the overall. Lange Brothers (Brady Lange/ Cody Thompson) and Lemon Pie were running together battling for second while the

Tight racing between the Cyclone Bomb (54) and Johnson’s Auto Body teams

Milwaukee Harley (David Kilkenny/ Wes Orloff/ JJ Flarity) entry was just two bikes behind holding onto fourth. Over the next hour Jesko Racing held on the lead with Lemon Pie in second and Milwaukee Harley and the Lange Brothers battling for third. Jesko Racing held on for the win with Lemon Pie second and Lange Brothers worked their way back into the third slot.

Jim Beckman from Team JJ, “We had a bit of a challenge this morning getting our bike going with the minus 5 temperature. Once we got it fired it turned out to be a beautiful day, no wind and sunny. The track was a cool and the ice held up great over the three hours. There was lots of great racing and lots of respect both by and for the fast guys going around so there were no incidents. Our bike was

Great pit support is important as Wes Orloff gives Milwaukee Harley teammate David Kilkenny the signal. What else would you expect from a good buddy... CYCLE USA, March 2018

7


ers to claim second. Lance Wollin on the Sunset Bar & Grill bike had Jessie Janisch on the West Bend HD 132 bike right on his rear tire as they led the Ironman Solo class around the holeshot corner. Parker Lange on the Lange Brothers #57 rounded the corner in third with Scott Fittshur trying to slip past on the inside line. Wollin and Janisch both had worked their way through all the other class riders by the hour one mark as they battled each other for the lead. Lange was holding onto third with Jeff Fredette on the Havin Fun entry and Fittshur both chasing after him. Janisch pushed past Wollin in the second hour of racing, but Lange was closing in while holding down the fourth overall position. Fittshur was running fourth with Fredette now in fifth. By the time the checkers came out at hour three Wollin had taken over both the overall Ironman Jim Kirschbaum letting everyone know he’s having a good day. lead and the class win. Janisch finished Jensen/ Brian Mullane/ Dan Manci) were running great and we were having fun right behind with Lange claiming third. battling for third. As hour two ended Misuntil we blew a head gasket in the final Wollin, “Today was a good day, just a chlers had opened up a lead. In the final couple of laps forcing us to drop out. nice cold Wisconsin January day. It is a hour of racing 328 Powersports “B” sepThat’s part of racing and we’ll be back great time of the year to be out enjoying arated from Waalen and slipped past next time. Jeff Wick and I have been a day racing ice bikes, what else would Keepin er Movin just before the checkteaming up lately and we want to thank you want to do? Last year I our wives and families for was in the lead with half the letting us come out here and race to go and I had a flat. play.” This year the tire held and I As the Heavyweight bikes got the win. I’d like to thank roared off the start VonMoos the Madison Motorcycle Motorsports (Nick Smith/ Club for a great layout on the Clayton VonMoos) and 328 track and a well run event. Powersports “A” (Jacob Pat Mullarkey and all the Wiedmeyer/ Tylor Skodras) club members did a great job were bar to bar at the putting together this event for holeshot with Team Underthe second year and hopedog (Max Mayer/ Christian fully continue many more. I Johnson), Mischlers (Dan want to thank my amazing Mischler/ Eric Mischler), and wife Amanda, John Rosine Keepin er Movin (Ben Lowe/ Ice Tires they really hooked Morgan Mischler) right on up today. Rock River Powertheir rear wheels. Unfortusports, Sunset Bar & Grill, nately Team Underdog only Retriever Racing, Rock River lasted one lap before being Bait Box, Finish Line Enforced out with a mechanical gines, Pro Plates, and Red and then on lap six 328 PowLine Cycles.” ersports dropped out as well. Patrick Mullarkey, the One hour into the race Misevent organizer for the Madichlers was out front with son Motorcycle Club, “The Keepin er Movin second. 2nd annual Frosty Cheeks ice Waalen (Jay Waalen/ Blake race turned out to be a huge Allen), 328 Powersports “B” success. We had great ice (Mike Wiedmeyer/ Tony Butdue to cold temps the week ler) and Silver Fox (Andrew Long time District 16 rider Wayne Slagle on a middleweight bike. before. The track layout was 8

CYCLE USA, March 2018


designed by everyone’s favorite Parts Unlimited rep John Strangfeld with the help of Speedy Pete Laubmeier. We are very fortunate that the Madison Motorcycle Club has a very active club membership that all come together and work their tails off to pull off great events. I honestly feel if you pulled any piece of that puzzle we wouldn’t have had the same great outcome that we had, so THANK YOU club members! We also

have really great sponsors backing the club, Crystal Lake Campground for having us, Moose Racing supplied all the give a ways, course markings and banners. Parts Unlimited supplied our tech inspection set up keeping everyone safe, Latitude Graphics for those awesome number plates that every team went home with, and Jays Power Center for loaning us some equipment to build and maintain the track during the event.

It's really a great thing to see when different disciplines of motorcycling come together to enjoy an event, where the only thing in common is the love for two wheels. Seeing family and friends all having a good time in the middle of winter, enjoying what some would call a frozen tundra. It seems like a dream that has come and went, with the hope for another successful event with same great weather next year. To all the people that came out, thank you! To all the sponsors thank you! To all the club members that worked in the freezing temps and pulled it off, thank you! If you aren’t involved with a club, get involved! It's a lot of fun, supports the sport and helps the future of dirt biking in an area near you! Hope to see everyone again next January for Frosty Cheeks 3.” As Wollin said, today was a perfect day to be out enjoying the Wisconsin winter, but even better was participating. Events put on by clubs like the Madison Motorcycle Club are putting out an image of safe exciting fun in a different scene for people to enjoy as was evidenced by the many spectators that came out to watch for their first time ever. Thanks to all the members for their hard work, the racers for their competition and the sponsors for helping draw more racers in. Results: Lightweight Bikes: 1.Schweighardt Concrete - Tyler Smulders / Ed Smulders / Ben Schweighardt (23 laps- 16 OA) 2.US Chrome - Ryan Callies/ Braxton Callies (23 laps) 3.Two Fiddies - Paul Elledge/ Joey Haupt (19 laps) 4.Latitude Graphics 2 - Jennifer LaTour/ Samantha Crook (18 laps) Middleweight Bikes: 1.Jesko Racing/Finish Line Engines- Chad Jesko/ Jacob Jesko (25 laps- 3 OA) 2.Lemon Pie Productions- John Stewart/ Marc Ottenad (25 laps- 5 OA) 3.Lange Brothers 90- Brady Lange/ Cody Thompson (24) 4.Retriever Racing- Patrick Ryder/ Terry Hahn (24 laps) Heavyweight Bikes: 1.Mischlers HD-BMW Dan Mischler / Eric Mischler (25 laps- 4 OA) 2.328 Powersports “B”- Mike Wiedmeyer/ Tony Butler (24 laps) 3.Keepin er MovinBen Lowe / Morgan Mischler (24 laps) 4.Jay Waalen- Jay Waalen/ Blake Allen (24 laps) Ironman Solo: 1.Team Sunset Bar & GrillLance Wollin (25 laps- 1 OA) 2.West Bend HD 132- Jessie Janisch (25 laps 2 OA) 3.Lange Brothers 57- Parker Lange (24 laps) 4.Havin Fun- Jeff Fredette (24 laps)

Jennifer LaTour (Latitude Graphics) CYCLE USA, March 2018

9


District 17’s 2018 Motocross Season Opener Casey Illinois - February 18 By James & Rollanda Pinckard

T

he Snowflake shootout lived up to its name as 330 entries were welcomed with snow showers as they pulled into the track for Saturday’s practice. Being the first District 17 race of the year people came from eight states for the chance to line up on LTM’s famous Classic Track. Saturday practice was cold and the track was wet from the winter, but it didn’t keep the riders off the track. Saturday night the LTM crew went to work and scraped and packed the track giving the riders a better track Sunday morning. With Sunday being a much better weather day, the track started out frozen but as the temps warmed up the track got softer making the first sets of motos a challenge for all riders. The crew again went to work and for the second set of motos the track was amazing considering the freeze and thaw. The best thing was riders were excited to be back at the

Long time D17 racer Lee Lankutis.

65Jr racer Jaxon Franklin feeling all the effects of a tough track, but he came back in the second moto to take fifth. This kid never gave up!

track, seeing friends and getting a chance to race. At the rider’s meeting you could tell people were excited to see who would get the first gate drop of 2018. When the line-up was posted it was the Schoolboy 1 with six riders and the opening moto. First off the line was Schoolboy 1, and when the riders hit the first turn it was the KTM of Mason Lutz out front and ripping. With the track being challenging riders were all over the place but at the finish it was Lutz first ahead of Brodie Bennett and KTM rider Conner Pullum. In the second moto Lutz again had his KTM out front. Bennett was unable to make the call for the second moto leaving second overall

up for grabs. Aiden Patton took the spot with Pullum in third. At the finish Lutz took the win and the first overall of 2018. With twenty-two riders coming off the gate all eyes were on the start for the Open Beginner class. When the gate dropped mud was flying and so was the 250 KTM of Dylan Daugherty. With a wild pack behind him, Daugherty rode smart and smooth and took the first moto win with Honda rider Luke Goodman second and Dalton Dent in third. Dent didn’t make the second moto and a shake- up at the front was a sure thing. With the gate down it was again Daugherty first to the first turn but this time he couldn’t hold it as Logan Vaughn and Travis Jones slipped by. Vaughn took advantage of the clear track and rode off. Jones was also having a good ride and had second under control. First moto winner Daugherty wasn’t having his best ride but by the end of the moto had CYCLE USA, March 2018

11


Dylan Daughtery on his way to winning the Open Beginner class.


JC Hoyt of the 125 Two Stroke class.

gathered himself and was on the charge. When the flag came out for the end of the moto Vaughn took the win. Jones came into the finish line in cruise mode and on the last corner, Daugherty still charging, railed around the outside and passed Jones for second in the moto and first overall. After such a great moto Jones learned a big lesson: Don’t back off until you cross the finish line! With the results in the books Daughtery took his first overall win, Vaughn finished second overall with Jones third. It just shows, A class or the Beginner class, great racing is great racing. The 125 Two-Stroke class is popular for many riders. There are kids coming off minis riding their first big bike. Riders who just love riding 125s and there are Vets who are revisiting their youth, and everyone agrees they are a blast to ride. In the first moto Yamaha rider J C Hoyt pulled a great start and took off with the pack hot on his heels. Hoyt’s lead didn’t last long as he started fighting the track. In this moto the track won as Hoyt didn’t finish. KTM rider Adian Patton was back at it and rode a great race for the first moto win. Long

time off-road and moto rider Lee Lankutis was moving through the pack on his KTM 125 and finished second. Being a Vet with much younger riders in the class, after the race I asked him what made him decide to ride a 125? He told me “A guy from work bought this bike and I did the work on it for him. The bike was so fun to ride I bought it. This thing is a blast to ride!” KTM rider Conner Pullum finished third making it a sweep for orange bikes. In the second moto it was again Hoyt with the jump at the start but Patton wasted no time getting by and taking the moto and overall win. This moto Hoyt kept it on two wheels and put in a strong ride for second in the moto. Third for the moto was Lankutis giving him second overall on his fun ride. Pullum finished fourth for third overall. District 17 is up and running for the 2018 season. Great job and thank you to the whole LTM crew for again making a great racing weekend. Results: 50Sr (7-8): 1.Ryder Demott 50 Open (4-8): 1.Maverick Snider 2.Joey Arnold 3.Mattalyn Carter 65Jr (7-9): 1.Dakota Baker 2.Jackson Fritch 3.Amelia Washburn 4.Jonah Turpin 5.Jaxson Schiller 65Sr (10-11): 1.Tristan Dalton 2.Axl Mcgowan 3.Briley Viviano 4.Justin Will 5.Landon Mefford 65 Open (7-11): 1.Tristan Dalton 2.Justin Will 3.Dakota Baker 4.Briley Viviano 5.Jonah Turpin 85Jr (9-11): 1.Zayden Mason 2.Jeremy Frailey 3.Axl Mcgowan 4.Christopher Colantoni 5.Xavier Kopsho 85Sr (12-15): 1.Mason Lutz 2.Joey Promenschenkel 3.Dillon Phelps 4.Dylan Daugherty 5.Cole Ponton 85 Open (9-15): 1.Mason Lutz 2.Zay-

den Mason 3.Conner Thompson 4.Dillon Phelps 5.Alex Mitchell SuperMini: 1.Alex Mitchell 2.Dylan Daugherty 3.Landon Lankutis 4.Cole Ponton SchBoy 1: 1.Mason Lutz 2.Aidan Patton 3.Conner Pullum 4.Brodie Bennett SchBoy 2: 1.Dane Folsom 2.Hunter Buff 3.Zachary Carie 14-24: 1.Tate Nicholson 2.Tyler Wolf 3.Dylan Voss 4.Kyle Campbell 5.Michael Kingstad +25A: 1.Zac Maley 2.Corey White 3.Josh Stalker +25B/C: 1.Scott Kooistra 2.Aaron Carter 3.Travis Ditch 4.Robert Lafin 5.Austin Hetzler +30A: 1.Anthony Mcvey 2.Bill Loy +30B/C: 1.Aaron Carter 2.Cory Daugherty 3.Michael Jones 4.Cory Robinson 5.Scott Kooistra +40A: 1.Anthony Mcvey 2.Brad Kopsho 3.Bill Loy 4.Scott Spindler +40B/C: 1.Cory Daugherty 2.Michael Jones 3.Rick Mapes 4.Chris Navel 5.Jeff Martin +50A: 1.Terry Bidlack 2.Paul Young 3.Brad Kopsho 4.Orville Kline +50B/C: 1.Todd Ervin 2.Michael Kistler 3.Dan Hall 125 2 Stroke: 1.Aidan Patton 2.Lee Lankutis 3.Conner Pullum 4.Elijah Board 5.Jc Hoyt Open 2 Stroke: 1.Evan Rhodes 2.Dylan Voss 3.Tim Lowe 4.Adam Dewald 5.Joshua Denault Vintage: 1.Edward Kline 2.Mark Butts 3.Greg Swanson 4.Cory Navel 5.Zach Garrels Women: 1.Megan Moan 2.Danni Troup 3.Kloe Judy 4.Hanna Krockenberger 5.Brooklyn Loy 250A: 1.Nathan Mcclure 2.Michael Kingstad 250B: 1.Dillon Cantrell 2.Dane Folsom 3.Evan Rhodes 4.Eddie Norred 5.Devin Schafer 250C: 1.Ryan Parks 2.Carter Pomaranski 3.Ethan Mckinstry 4.Tyler Meinhart 5.Ryan Crowley Open A: 1.Zac Maley 2.Nathan Mcclure 3.Corey White 4.Michael Kingstad 5.Brad Kopsho Open B: 1.Dillon Cantrell 2.Tate Nicholson 3.Tyler Wolf 4.Tyler Buckman 5.Kyle Campbell Open C: 1.Ryan Parks 2.Simon Greenwell 3.Carter Pomaranski 4.Tyler Meinhart 5.Tim Lowe Open Begin: 1.Dylan Daugherty 2.Logan Vaughn 3.Travis Jones 4.Luke Goodman 5.Kane Morris

First checkered flag of the D17 season goes to Mason Lutz in Schoolboy 1. CYCLE USA, March 2018

13


Johnson Triples Otter Street Oshkosh, WI - February 3 By Gordon Lunde

Ethan Ebben topped the Mini class in grand fashion.

T

rey Johnson bested the best in short track ice racing at the Otter Street Fisheree ice races by winning three events on the day. The annual short track ice races held at this event drew a nice crowd of racers from the area even though the weather wasn’t the best for travel. A steady light snow kept the roads slick across a large part of the state. The Beaver Cycle Club has promoted this event for many years and once again provided a great show. As part of the weekend activities with the fisheree, the races are free to spectators and the track was lined with fans here to cheer on their local riders. Johnson was on a roll this day as he claimed first place in all of his heat races and finals. In youth competition, Ethan Ebben had

his way in the 85cc class. Xander Figliuzzi kept it close for a couple laps but Ebben eventually pulled away for the win. Running the same 85cc Kawasaki in the 250cc class, Ebben ran in third place

Amateur TT race first turn, #48 Trey Johnson and #16 Parker Lange fight to the front.

14

CYCLE USA, March 2018

through the second lap. A couple of the bigger bikes soon caught and passed, but Ethan fought for fifth place until the last lap, eventually finishing seventh. The eleven year old looks to be a serious contender in the future! The final event of the day was Amateur TT, a road course style race that proved to be one of the best of the day. The first turn was a very tight left hand corner that had the pack bunching up and banging off each other. Trey Johnson was first into the turn and got away from the fray behind him. Parker Lange managed to get through the pack clean and went after Johnson. The two were really close for several laps until a crash involving four riders disrupted the action. Johnson got through but Lange got held up in the malay and dropped back. Johnson went on for the win, his third of the day. Results: Senior: 1.Ken Seif 2.John Hundertmark 3.Dave Ebben 4.Colin Brill 5.Daniel Vrana 85cc: 1.Ethan Ebben 2.Xander Figliuzzi 3.Vincent Jung 4.Weston Poth Yth Stk Quad: 1.Kayden Young 2.Khyler Young 250cc: 1.Ethan Rosine 2.Sonny Johnson 3.Brandon Parker 4.Collin Campbell 5.Steve Dennis 4x4 Rubber Quad: 1.Ryan Koester 2.Joe Roberts 3.Brandon Gonia 4.Matt Ludwig 5.Ryan Mecikalski Open AM: 1.Trey Johnson 2.Dj Slosser 3.Jake Drummond 4.Travis Miller 5.Colin Brill 450 Pro: 1.Matt Will 2.Kyle Weise Vet: 1.Travis Rosine Open Quad: 1.Zach Zwirchtz 2.Taylor Huisman 3.Mike Reyes 4.Brandon Peterson 5.Brad Rivera Side x Side Rubber: 1.Dave Fraser2.Travis Tuttle 3.Tom Tuttle 4.Joe Tuttle Open Pro: 1.Matt Will 2.Kyle Weise Twins/Vintage: 1.Dan Luchon 2.Terry Vestahl 3.Dan Vrana 4.Tony Giorno Canadian Screw Pro-Am: 1.Trey Johnson 2.Vincent Studt 3.Mich Thomson 4.Jake Poth 5.Justin Tessmer Amateur Quad TT: 1.Zach Zwirchtz 2.Dj Slosser 3.Taylor Huisman 4.Brandon Peterson 5.Mike Hoksch Amateur TT: 1.Trey Johnson 2.Parker Lange 3.Christian Johnson 4.Travis Miller 5.Brady Schornick


D23 Motocross Championships Motocross awards program sees popular changes Red Wing, Minnesota - January 13 By Mike Quinn

J

anuary 13th was the date of the District 23 Fly Minnesota State Motocross Championship Awards Banquet. The format for this year’s awards presentation changed considerably from previous years. We started with a 10:00 AM brunch and got into the awards presentation by noon. The festivities were held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino, in Red Wing, MN. This new idea appears to have been popular with the award winners as an even 400 people were on hand to receive their awards and enjoy the afternoon. The reasoning behind changing the time schedule was to allow our award winners and families to enjoy all the activities that Treasure Island has to offer. The indoor water park and bowling alley are always a big hit with the youth racers. For the first time in several years the families had the opportunity to take advantage of the fun and games. The awards were designed and produced by

District 23 Motocross Champions

16

CYCLE USA, March 2018

McCoy Oldenberg, the younger brother of pro racer Mitch Oldenberg. Lisa Boaz along with Missy and Mike Janovsky did an incredible job of organizing everything and working to collect the thousands of dollars in prizes that we had to give away. Every racer in attendance won some valuable bling to go along with their award. We also had some autographed jerseys that went to several lucky winners, along with an autographed Chad Reed jersey that was auctioned off, the lucky bidder being Frank Jackson, (allegedly bought it for his wife, Chad is her favorite racer). The bidding war between Frank and Kurt Caswell was hard fought with Kurt giving up first. This event is always the highlight of my year. It is an honor and privilege to recognize the racers that put in the time, training and determination to race the series and earn well-deserved awards for those efforts. We all know the amount of work, training, dedication and money that it takes to run the series. The 2017

season consisted of the races best ten finishes, this is down four races from previous seasons. Next season will see several changes to our Motocross program this includes an added featured event and shorter regional series with awards for the top three in each class within each region, in addition to our D23 full season awards. For more on this watch the website. Quad Motocross saw a three class winner in Trent Hilmerson. Trent won the Mini Production 6-13, the 90cc mini production 8-13 and the Semi Stk 90cc 1315. Congrats to the triple class winner. The Tibbetts racers took home awards in three classes, Ahley won the Womens class while brother Beau won 16-26 and placed second in the Open A class. Perennial old guy Mike Barnhart took third in +30A while second went to Russel Strack, and class leader Zeb Kittelson. Open winner was Neil Larson, followed by the aforementioned Beau Tibbetts, with Quad class rep Cody Anderson coming in third.


On the two wheeled side there were 331 members that received awards. There was one three class winner. Josh Boaz took the top honors in Schoolboy 1 and 2, along with the 125cc class. He was also one of our Loretta’s competitors. He has an exceptionally busy year between district events and qualifiers. Our Women’s class was once again strongly represented with a full ten awards presented. The winner for the 2017 season was Sophie Johnson followed by Trish Hoover and MX newcomer Miranda Tweeton. Open A winner was non other than Nick Jackson owner/operator of Black Diamond MX Open Quad C racers

Graphics. Our 250A class winner Austin Kienast was a double winner also taking the 14-24A class for 2017. Some of our other double class winners were Trevin

Nelson in the 85cc 12-15 and Supermini. Austin Aspros took the top honors in the highly competitive 14-24B and 250B classes. Austin will be moving up to the A ranks next year. Avery Long won two mini classes with his performances in 85cc 9-11 and 85cc 9-12. These are but a few of the many racers that put in the time, training and effort to earn year-end awards. Our class winners ranged in age from four to almost seventy. That is a wide range and it was great to see the over 400 on hand to receive the recognition they worked so hard to earn. It was a great season, and 2018 will be even bigger and better.

District 16 riders, You can make a difference! Again in 2018 we’ve created an event guide filled with information about racing and riding in District 16. The guide is being passed out at close to 100 dealerships as well as by clubs and promoters. We have the guide on-line, linked from amadistrict16.com. Go to the site... follow the link to the 2018 Event Guide. Click the “share” button for the link, post it on local forums, facebook, or send others directly to the district site to see it. The more people that know about our sport, the better our events will be. Help us spread the word - make a difference!

CYCLE USA, March 2018

17


Schnabel Doubles Takes two wins at annual charity ice race Wallace Lake, West Bend, WI - February 11 By Gordon Lunde

D

irt Track/Ice Racing local legend JR Schnabel put on a riding school at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County annual benefit ice races on this second weekend of February at Wallace Lake in West Bend, Wisconsin. Eddie’s Lake House was packed when I arrived at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Riders, crews and spectators filled the host bar from door to door in anticipation of the day’s races. Hot food and hot chocolate were served on the patio and the bar stayed full all day and well into the evening. Many bench races were held before, during and after the real races! There was an unscored kids race before the main events and many youngsters came out to show their stuff. Fun was the name of the game and they had a ball. The first actual race of the day was for bikes with AMA legal ice screws in the tires. Some 82 teams, consisting of 120 riders, turned out for this event. These races are set at only 1½ hours each, and many more riders are choosing to ride them solo.

AFT Pro Singles racer Jesse Janisch, riding his West Bend H-D sponsored 450 Yamaha got out front through turn one

and tried to make a break. Schnabel was in second and looked to be pacing Janisch until lap three when he caught

Jesse Janisch on the gas as he ran to second place in the AMA Screw class

Parker Lange gets the jump in AMA screw race


Great conditions made for fun and fast racing as shown by Brady Lange

CYCLE USA, March 2018

19


JR Schnabel celebrating one of his two big wins.

and passed for the lead. After that, JR, on the West Bend H-D 450 Husky put his head down and ran as fast as he could to build a gap. The front runners caught back markers early and Janisch had a little more trouble getting through the pack than Schnabel, costing him several seconds. Then, in a case of pure bad luck, as Janisch was passing a plow truck, the plow driver changed direction of his plow and pushed a wall of snow right in front of Jesse’s front tire. He did all he could to keep control, but there was just too much snow and he went down. Unhurt and the bike unscathed, he returned to action but just couldn’t make up the difference. JR cruised on to the win followed by Janisch and third place Lance Wollin on the Sunset Tavern machine. Schnabel and Janisch were the only riders to finish on the same lap. In race two for bikes with AMA or Canadian tire screws, Schnabel went to work right away and put on a ice racing clinic. After switching wheels and tires 20

CYCLE USA, March 2018

on his Husky, JR made it look easy as he built a steady lead and eventually won this race by a full lap over Cameron Cornet, on his self sponsored Yamaha 450 in second. Mike Wiedmeyer finished third aboard the 328 Powersports Honda. This race has been running for thirteen years, all for the benefit of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County. From these events, promoter Scott Schneiberg and Moto-Ice, have donated over $40,000 to the organization. Great job Scott! We look forward to next year

and hope all the riders and their families can come out for yet another successful day of racing. Wallace Lake Results: Race 1, AMA Screws: 1.JR Schnabel 2.Jesse Janisch 3.Lance Wollin 4.Chad Pergande/ Dalton Pergande 5.Morgan Mischler 6.Mike Wiedmeyer 7.Dave Kilkenny 8.Kevin Beisboer 9.Garret Loeher 10.Patrick Ryder/ Terry Hahn Race 2, Canadian & AMA screws: 1.JR Schnabel 2.Cameron Cornet 3.Mike Wiedmeyer 4.Mitchell Thaompson/ Vinny Studt 5.Andy Heinke 6.Kevin Braaksma/ Jeremy Deruyter 7.Jake Walter/ Brady Lange 8.Dan Jung 9.Jack Sutherland 10.Patrick Ryder/ Terry Hahn

Cycle USA Contributors Wanted!

Are you looking to get more involved in the sport? Maybe reduce the cost of racing some? Covering events may be the way to do it. If your favorite events aren’t getting coverage in Cycle USA, do something about it. It takes a dedicated effort, but at the same time it can be very rewarding and you’ll get to know a lot of other racers and family members. Look for the “Writing for Cycle USA” link at www.cyceusa.com for more information.


2017 Series Champions

Super Series Banquet Welch, Minnesota - October 8 By Mike Quinn, photos courtesy of Matt Wellumson, www.mxmatt.com

O

nce again Spring Creek Motocross Park ended their Super Series season with a well attended awards ceremony. On October 14th at Treasure Island Resort and Casino almost 600 people showed up to enjoy a good meal, socialize with moto friends and collect awards and some of the many prizes handed out through out the night. As always it was a busy weekend setting up and presenting awards to some 350 award winners. Each rider that earned an award received a gift bag with many useful riding and racing items, everything from riding gear and tee shirts to bike maintenance items. All of the racers that entered every race received specially designed perfect attendance Pit Boards. This year’s special awards included most points and three class champion. Josh Boaz was the big winner, taking the honors in Schoolboy 1 and 2 along with

the 125cc class title. Wyatt McGrath garnered the High Point award having raced four classes and amassing well over 700 points.

The presentations followed a well put together and tasty buffet. The first order of business was a Veterans recognition. All of the veterans in attendance were

2018 Plainview Powersports Kawasaki winner Jerry Baumgardner CYCLE USA, March 2018

21


Some of the runner-ups with their awards

called up to the stage for a photo and they were presented with a ticket to the 2018 Pro National. A special thank you to all who have served from the owners and crew at Spring Creek MX Park. Drawings for door prizes went on through the awards presentations and every racer there had their name drawn at least once. Among the big ticket prizes were autographed jerseys from Jeremy and Alex Martin, RJ Hamshire, MacAdoo, to name a few. Jason Vaith of Vaith Sled and Sycle provided ten 5 gallons cans of VP racing fuel. There was a Snap On pressure washer and an air compressor going to more lucky winners.

Once all the awards were handed out and class pictures taken by friends and parents, the excitement really built as all in attendance awaited the drawing for the two bikes to be given away. Mike Larson and KTM provided a KTM 65 for the youth classes. The KTM was won by Hannah Oakes, needless to say both she and her parents were on cloud nine when her name was drawn. The second bike was a Kawasaki 250F. With some 250+ amateur racers on hand, all of them convinced they were the winner, Matt Dohrn of Plainview Powersports drew the winning name, which is only fitting since he provided the bike. The name he pulled out of the box was Jerry Bumgardner, one of our +60 racers. Jerry has been racing the same 2005 Honda 450 for the last 12 years. He was definitely due for a new ride and was all smiles as he was photographed with his new bike.

This season ending event is always one of the highlights of the year. We’ve had a few months off to recuperate, but more importantly it is time away from the race track to just enjoy laid back time with friends and family. Everyone left with awards, goodies and looking forward to another season of fun and competition coming in spring 2018. Series top finishers: Bumblebees 4-8: 1.Jada Jonas 2.Ayanna Kidd 3.Leighton Oswald 4.Kalvin Prieve 5.Colton Batton Hornets 7-11: 1.Wyatt Johnson 2.Noah Lavoi 3.Parker Rebischke 4.Britton Kinney 5.Brennan Bakken

Youth riders are always a big part of any successful awards program.

22

CYCLE USA, March 2018

Wyatt McGrath garnered the High Point award


Hannah Oakes won the Larsons Cycle sponsored 2018 KTM. Yellow Jackets 12-15: 1.Lily Johnson 2.Miriana Eiden 50cc Premix 4-6: 1.Colin Megaw 2.Coen Abel 3.Stylz Grall 4.Kayden Brandenburg 5.Brecken Maas 50cc Premix 7-8: 1.James Schaffer 2.Parker Frank 3.Jacob Peters 4.Cade Groen 5.Deegan Lewis 50cc Oil Inj 4-8: 1.Colin Megaw 2.Jameson Olson 3.Carson Wittman 4.Charlie Engnes 5.Louis Oswald 50cc Multi 4-8: 1.Stylz Grall 2.Jameson Olson 3.Charlie Engnes 4.Carson Wittman 5.Louis Oswald 50cc Open 4-8: 1.James Schaffer 2.Parker Frank 3.Cade Groen 4.Wyatt Niedfeldt 5.Cody Bohlman 65cc 7-9: 1.Wyatt Mcgrath 2.Christian Berg 3.Brady Karolevitz 4.Braxton Kragenbring 5.Vincent Harens 65cc 10-11: 1.Brodie Boumeester 2.Tanner Schlegel 3.Ethan Rennie 4.Jeffrey Rinkel 5.Caleb Bohlman 65cc 7-11: 1.James Clough 2.Wyatt Mcgrath 3.Brodie Boumeester 4.Tanner Schlegel 5.Ethan Rennie 85cc 9-11: 1.Avery Long 2.James Clough 3.Wyatt Mcgrath 4.Luke Geis 5.Jaxon Nagel 85cc 12-15: 1.Weston Milas 2.Gavin Tilford 3.Tyler Otterdahl 4.Jake Paige 5.Garret Becker 85cc 9-12: 1.Jayden Clough 2.Avery Long 3.James Clough 4.Jesse Jacobsen 5.Wyatt Mcgrath Supermini: 1.Jayden Clough 2.Cameron Skaalerud 3.Gavin Tilford 4.Tyler Otterdahl 5.Spencer Hein Schlboy 1: 1.Joshua Boaz 2.Jayden Clough 3.Dillon Nelson 4.Cameron Skaalerud 5.Dalton Hein Schlboy 2: 1.Joshua Boaz 2.Zachary Mcclenny 3.Gavin Janovsky 4.Max Earley 5.Ian Miller

14-24A: 1.Benjamin Adamson 2.Austin Kienast 3.Chase Becker 14-24B: 1.Seth Fischer 2.Payton Harrison 3.Shane Halverson 4.Mateo Johnson 5.Colton Steiger 14-24C: 1.Brandon Dossett 2.Austin Nelson 3.Aaron Boatman 4.Zach Strecker 5.Trevor Bonnicksen +25A: 1.Nicholas Jackson 2.Dylan Narel 3.Trevor Lind 4.Matt Zebro 5.Patrick Miller +25B: 1.Brent Barber 2.Matthew Meyers 3.Grady Pyburn 4.Samuel Brummund 5.Cole Bernloehr +25C: 1.Aaron Rogers 2.Caleb Rosendahl 3.Colby Carlson 4.Luke Rhode +30A: 1.Michael Luoma 2.Tim Zebro 3.Jed Oconnor 4.Mathew Dohrn 5.Adam Johnson +30B: 1.Wade Hasse 2.Macy Fridgen 3.Michael Crotty 4.Gerritt Clark 5.Shane Clark +30C: 1.Brandon Kunimura 2.Jason Ritt 3.Brian Owen 4.Jesse Beaver 5.William Vonwald +35A: 1.Adam Johnson 2.Jed Oconnor 3.Bill Logan +35B: 1.Joe Jenniges 2.Dominique Turner 3.Joseph Kidd 4.Michael Janovsky 5.Jody Beck +35C: 1.Travis Kinney 2.Jason Ritt 3.Michael Jenson 4.Daniel Moeller 5.David Williams +40A: 1.Michael Luoma 2.Ray Schlegel 3.Bill Logan 4.Scott Steinle 5.Joshua Harens +40B: 1.Eric Garvey 2.Dale Ackermann 3.Scot Adams 4.Barry Weinzirl 5.Jody Beck +40C: 1.Michael Jenson 2.Steve Sutton 3.David Williams 4.Josh Fischer 5.Paul Haack +45A: 1.Ray Schlegel 2.Scott Steinle 3.Tim Bernloehr 4.Tom Ferguson 5.Jack Parenteau +45B: 1.Eric Garvey 2.Dan Frasson 3.Randall Ross 4.Jay Calkins 5.Lance Tiegs

+45C: 1.Steve Moyle 2.Paul Haack 3.Steve Sutton 4.Steven Boatman 5.Mark Vanderwerf +50: 1.Scott Steinle 2.Donald Bonnicksen 3.Tim Bernloehr 4.Carl Hein 5.Jack Parenteau +50B/C: 1.Jeff Ramsay 2.Steve Moyle 3.Larry Steuck 4.Jay Calkins 5.Dale Ackermann +55: 1.Donald Bonnicksen 2.Wayne Welzien 3.Jack Parenteau 4.Jeff Ramsay 5.Jerry Dillon +55B/C: 1.John Sunderman 2.Larry Steuck 3.Steven Arndt 4.Jay Watts 5.Michael Lyndorff +60: 1.Wayne Welzien 2.Jerry Schulze 3.Gary Behrens 4.Michael Quinn 5.Lynn Meyer Girls Jr. 9-12: 1.Ashley Rasmussen 2.Hannah Oakes Girls Sr. 12-16: 1.Kourtney Trautner 2.Lilly Hall Women: 1.Jada Murphy 2.Lizzibeth Turney 3.Krista Knupp 4.Falen Narel 5.Kyra Boaz 125cc 2-Str: 1.Joshua Boaz 2.Cameron Skaalerud 3.Dillon Nelson 4.Dalton Hein 5.Brandon EspeTiegs 250A: 1.Benjamin Adamson 2.Austin Kienast 3.Marcus Winch 4.Trevor Lind 5.Patrick Miller 250B: 1.Mateo Johnson 2.Payton Harrison 3.Drew Slocum 4.Zachary Mcclenny 5.Shane Halverson 250C: 1.Austin Nelson 2.Brandon Dossett 3.Aaron Boatman 4.Casey Paider 5.Zach Strecker Open A: 1.Nicholas Jackson 2.Chase Becker 3.Austin Kienast 4.Dylan Narel 5.Ryan Orres Open B: 1.Payton Harrison 2.Mateo Johnson 3.Colton Steiger 4.Shane Halverson 5.Matthew Meyers Open C: 1.Brandon Dossett 2.Casey Paider 3.Aaron Boatman 4.Trevor Bonnicksen 5.Kole Lemcke CYCLE USA, March 2018 23


The 2017 Super Series was made possible by our sponsors. Please support those that support our sport!

Where champions are made

Bumblebees 4-8: 1.Jada Jonas........................206 2.Ayanna Kidd .....................194 3.Leighton Oswald ...............178 4.Kalvin Prieve .....................174 5.Colton Batton ....................174 6.Kruz Morgan.....................160 7.Elwood Burns ....................158 8.Reed Crotty .......................148 Hornets 7-11: 1.Wyatt Johnson ..................208 2.Noah Lavoi .......................188 3.Parker Rebischke ..............182 4.Britton Kinney ...................151 5.Brennan Bakken ...............143 6.Jazmin Jonas ....................137 7.Charlotte Johnson..............133 Yellow Jackets 12-15: 1.Lily Johnson......................208 2.Miriana Eiden ...................202 50cc Premix 4-6: 1.Colin Megaw .....................208 2.Coen Abel .........................206 3.Stylz Grall.........................186 4.Kayden Brandenburg ........182 5.Brecken Maas ...................180 6.Hudson Beckman ..............160 7.Emerson Schutter ..............149 8.Cory Kissner......................135 9.Jackson Althoff .................135 10.Olivia Hentges.................128 50cc Premix 7-8: 1.James Schaffer .................204 2.Parker Frank.....................196 3.Jacob Peters......................196 4.Cade Groen.......................192 5.Deegan Lewis ....................174 6.Kipton Lewis .....................165 7.Wyatt Niedfeldt .................154 8.Carson Oconnor ................135 9.Cody Bohlman...................127 10.John Grommersch ...........122 50cc Oil Injected 4-8: 1.Colin Megaw .....................210 2.Jameson Olson..................194 3.Carson Wittman ................194 4.Charlie Engnes ..................190 5.Louis Oswald.....................182 6.Austin Moeller...................154 7.Emerson Schutter ..............150 8.Cory Kissner......................145 9.Tucker Couette...................141 10.Jackson Althoff................134

50cc Multi Speed 4-8: 1.Stylz Grall.........................208 2.Jameson Olson .................200 3.Charlie Engnes ..................196 4.Carson Wittman ................190 5.Louis Oswald.....................188 6.Hudson Beckman ..............160 7.Emerson Schutter ..............155 8.Tucker Couette ..................153 50cc Open 4-8: 1.James Schaffer .................208 2.Parker Frank.....................198 3.Cade Groen.......................187 4.Wyatt Niedfeldt .................174 5.Cody Bohlman ..................149 6.Brecken Maas ...................149 7.Coen Abel..........................135 8.Cooper Couette..................133 9.Kayden Brandenburg ........131 65cc 7-9: 1.Wyatt Mcgrath...................210 2.Christian Berg ..................198 3.Brady Karolevitz ...............188 4.Braxton Kragenbring.........176 5.Vincent Harens..................166 6.Koby Turner ....................165 7.Lance Geis.........................156 8.Milo Maas.........................152 9.Cade Groen.......................138 10.Blake Gyldenvand ...........138 65cc 10-11: 1.Brodie Boumeester............208 2.Tanner Schlegel ..............202 3.Ethan Rennie ....................190 4.Jeffrey Rinkel ...................170 5.Caleb Bohlman .................162 6.Talyn Tande ......................145 7.William Darr .....................135 65cc 7-11: 1.James Clough....................210 2.Wyatt Mcgrath ..................204 3.Brodie Boumeester............192 4.Tanner Schlegel ...............182 5.Ethan Rennie ....................172 6.Christian Berg ..................170 7.Jeffrey Rinkel....................159 8.Brady Karolevitz ...............154 9.Bryce Rauner ....................139 10.Braxton Kragenbring.......136 85cc Mini 9-11: 1.Avery Long........................210 2.James Clough ...................200 3.Wyatt Mcgrath ..................192 4.Luke Geis..........................184

5.Jaxon Nagel......................159 6.Jacob Oehrlein..................144 7.Ryan Sheetz ......................141 8.Bryce Rauner ....................129 9.Kaedyn Anderson..............125 10.Ashley Rasmussen ...........122 85cc Mini 12-15: 1.Weston Milas.....................196 2.Gavin Tilford.....................186 3.Tyler Otterdahl .................176 4.Jake Paige ........................165 5.Garret Becker....................153 6.Spencer Hein.....................149 7.Marlin Schulze...................128 8.Tyler Shea.........................127 9.Beau Engstrom..................125 10.Louie Falardeaux ............121 85cc Mini 9-12: 1.Jayden Clough ..................208 2.Avery Long .......................202 3.James Clough ...................196 4.Jesse Jacobsen ..................183 5.Wyatt Mcgrath ..................168 6.Luke Geis..........................155 7.Braden Long......................150 8.Jake Paige ........................142 9.Garret Becker....................139 10.Wyatt Milas .....................137 Supermini: 1.Jayden Clough...................210 2.Cameron Skaalerud ..........200 3.Gavin Tilford.....................184 4.Tyler Otterdahl.................180 5.Spencer Hein.....................154 6.Noah Miesen.....................142 7.Brandon Carlson................142 Schoolboy 1 12-16: 1.Joshua Boaz......................210 2.Jayden Clough ..................190 3.Dillon Nelson ....................186 4.Cameron Skaalerud ..........180 5.Dalton Hein.......................176 6.Max Earley .......................169 7.Jada Murphy .....................145 8.Brandon Espe-Tiegs ...........142 9.Jaden Rolbiecki .................141 10.Nolan Darr ......................130 Schoolboy 2 14-16: 1.Joshua Boaz......................210 2.Zachary Mcclenny .............183 3.Gavin Janovsky.................182 4.Max Earley........................181 5.Ian Miller..........................170 6.Christian Dupont ...............145

7.Matthew Lavrenz ...............144 14-24A: 1.Benjamin Adamson ...........188 2.Austin Kienast ...................172 3.Chase Becker.....................164 14-24B: 1.Seth Fischer ......................208 2.Payton Harrison ................190 3.Shane Halverson...............173 4.Mateo Johnson..................160 5.Colton Steiger ...................160 6.Aleck Frasson ....................154 14-24C: 1.Brandon Dossett ................210 2.Austin Nelson....................202 3.Aaron Boatman.................192 4.Zach Strecker.....................174 5.Trevor Bonnicksen .............163 6.Kole Lemcke......................157 7.Cody Clough ......................151 8.Jon Haack.........................125 9.Alex Rasmussen ................124 10.Andrew Clark...................115 +25A: 1.Nicholas Jackson...............202 2.Dylan Narel ......................185 3.Trevor Lind........................172 4.Matt Zebro ........................171 5.Patrick Miller ....................168 6.Mathew Dohrn ..................148 7.Tim Zebro..........................138 8.Colin Jackson ....................134 +25B: 1.Brent Barber......................210 2.Matthew Meyers ...............200 3.Grady Pyburn ...................182 4.Samuel Brummund ...........180 5.Cole Bernloehr ..................166 6.Wade Hasse ......................155 7.Justin Rumpca ...................141 8.Tim Kenning......................141 +25C: 1.Aaron Rogers ....................188 2.Caleb Rosendahl................176 3.Colby Carlson....................158 4.Luke Rhode.......................146 +30A: 1.Michael Luoma .................202 2.Tim Zebro .........................192 3.Jed Oconnor......................177 4.Mathew Dohrn ..................172 5.Adam Johnson ..................165 6.Marshall Bakken ...............147 7.Marshall Berns ..................137

2018 Season info at: www.springcreekmx.com


our 2017 Super Series

Top finishers! +30B: 1.Wade Hasse.......................190 2.Macy Fridgen ....................184 3.Michael Crotty...................175 4.Gerritt Clark......................163 5.Shane Clark ......................162 6.Anthony Gardner...............161 7.Joseph Kidd.......................139 +30C: 1.Brandon Kunimura ...........204 2.Jason Ritt..........................196 3.Brian Owen.......................188 4.Jesse Beaver .....................182 5.William Vonwald ...............180 +35A: 1.Adam Johnson ..................200 2.Jed Oconnor......................196 3.Bill Logan .........................177 +35B: 1.Joe Jenniges .....................200 2.Dominique Turner.............200 3.Joseph Kidd ......................192 4.Michael Janovsky..............160 5.Jody Beck..........................137 +35C: 1.Travis Kinney ....................208 2.Jason Ritt .........................204 3.Michael Jenson .................190 4.Daniel Moeller ..................184 5.David Williams ................182 +40A: 1.Michael Luoma .................208 2.Ray Schlegel .....................189 3.Bill Logan .........................186 4.Scott Steinle ......................184 5.Joshua Harens ..................156 6.Tom Ferguson ...................151 7.Jimmy Diedrich .................143 8.Timothy Walker ..................44 +40B: 1.Eric Garvey .......................208 2.Dale Ackermann................196 3.Scot Adams .......................188 4.Barry Weinzirl...................178 5.Jody Beck .........................173 6.Brent Herber .....................155 7.Bob Hill.............................146 +40C: 1.Michael Jenson .................204 2.Steve Sutton......................198 3.David Williams ................192 4.Josh Fischer ......................190 5.Paul Haack .......................177 6.Steven Boatman................155

7.Scott Roberts .....................152 8.Mitchell Trom ....................141 9.David Paul ........................141 10.Brian Stewart ..................132 +45A: 1.Ray Schlegel .....................208 2.Scott Steinle......................206 3.Tim Bernloehr...................180 4.Tom Ferguson....................176 5.Jack Parenteau .................154 6.Timothy Walker ..................64 +45B: 1.Eric Garvey........................210 2.Dan Frasson......................192 3.Randall Ross .....................188 4.Jay Calkins .......................188 5.Lance Tiegs .......................178 6.Scot Adams .......................170 7.Dale Ackermann ................161 8.Bob Hill ............................142 9.Joel Lenz ............................22 +45C: 1.Steve Moyle ......................208 2.Paul Haack .......................194 3.Steve Sutton......................194 4.Steven Boatman................186 5.Mark Vanderwerf ..............163 6.Mitchell Trom ....................161 7.David Paul ........................148 8.Brian Stewart....................143 9.Timothy Rhode..................130 +50: 1.Scott Steinle ......................210 2.Donald Bonnicksen ...........204 3.Tim Bernloehr ...................196 4.Carl Hein...........................174 5.Jack Parenteau .................170 6.Randall Ross .....................153 +50B/C: 1.Jeff Ramsay......................208 2.Steve Moyle ......................200 3.Larry Steuck......................192 4.Jay Calkins .......................188 5.Dale Ackermann................160 6.David Knupp .....................154 7.Jay Watts ..........................150 8.Michael Quinn...................142 9.Paul Ruprecht ...................105 10.Joel Lenz ..........................20 +55: 1.Donald Bonnicksen............210 2.Wayne Welzien .................196 3.Jack Parenteau .................188 4.Jeff Ramsay......................182

5.Jerry Dillon.......................166 6.Jerry Schulze ....................166 7.Lynn Meyer .......................143 8.Jerry Bumgardner.............142 +55B/C: 1.John Sunderman...............204 2.Larry Steuck .....................202 3.Steven Arndt .....................186 4.Jay Watts ..........................184 5.Michael Lyndorff...............180 6.Michael Quinn...................176 7.John Meehan.....................160 8.Timothy Rhode..................151 9.Rolfe Otterness..................144 +60: 1.Wayne Welzien..................210 2.Jerry Schulze ....................200 3.Gary Behrens....................190 4.Michael Quinn...................176 5.Lynn Meyer .......................174 6.Jerry Bumgardner.............166 7.John Meehan.....................152 8.Rolfe Otterness..................150 Girls Jr. 9-12: 1.Ashley Rasmussen .............210 2.Hannah Oakes ..................202 Girls Sr. 12-16: 1.Kourtney Trautner .............210 2.Lilly Hall ...........................198 Women: 1.Jada Murphy .....................210 2.Lizzibeth Turney................190 3.Krista Knupp.....................188 4.Falen Narel.......................178 5.Kyra Boaz .........................168 6.Katherine Vanderwerf........161 7.Sophia Johnson .................159 8.Cassandra Hall..................157 9.Trisha Olson......................155 10.Kourtney Trautner ...........145 125cc 2-Str Only 12+: 1.Joshua Boaz......................210 2.Cameron Skaalerud ..........196 3.Dillon Nelson ....................186 4.Dalton Hein.......................176 5.Brandon Espe-Tiegs ...........154 6.Jaden Rolbiecki .................151 7.Nolan Darr ........................122 8.Tyrell Williams ..................121 9.Ethan Wilkes .....................111 10.Dalton Riordan................105

250A: 1.Benjamin Adamson ...........198 2.Austin Kienast...................182 3.Marcus Winch....................160 4.Trevor Lind........................160 5.Patrick Miller ....................145 250B: 1.Mateo Johnson..................187 2.Payton Harrison ................174 3.Drew Slocum.....................167 4.Zachary Mcclenny .............166 5.Shane Halverson...............160 6.Max Earley .......................138 250C: 1.Austin Nelson ....................210 2.Brandon Dossett ...............206 3.Aaron Boatman.................181 4.Casey Paider .....................178 5.Zach Strecker ....................175 6.Kole Lemcke......................158 7.Dalton Hein .......................147 8.Ian Miller..........................143 9.Dan Dvorak ......................136 10.Todd Miller ......................124 Open A: 1.Nicholas Jackson ...............184 2.Chase Becker.....................159 3.Austin Kienast...................159 4.Dylan Narel ......................147 5.Ryan Orres........................144 6.Trevor Lind........................140 7.Matt Zebro ..........................69 Open B: 1.Payton Harrison ................196 2.Mateo Johnson..................193 3.Colton Steiger....................174 4.Shane Halverson...............163 5.Matthew Meyers................160 6.Aleck Frasson....................134 Open C: 1.Brandon Dossett................208 2.Casey Paider .....................190 3.Aaron Boatman.................177 4.Trevor Bonnicksen .............176 5.Kole Lemcke......................163 6.Dan Dvorak ......................159 7.Colton Exner......................158 8.Jon Haack .........................121 9.Austin Stewart...................104 10.Cody Roberts.....................92

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Thank you to the Mazeppa Jaycees for subsidizing our banquet tickets, the annual Greg Vaith Memorial Scholarship & helping with the Halloween Bash. Also, thanks to our racers, their families & friends & of course the Hi-Winders Club Members who donate their time to make our sport & season so successful!

Congratulations!

We would like to congratulate


2018 Indoor Season Opens Cedar Lake Arena has a fantastic kick-off

The twenty-five rider 250C class was reduced to a gate sized final after heat races.

New Richmond, Wisconsin - December 16 Cedar Lake Arena Indoor Series, Rnd 1

R

ace #1 of the Cedar Lake Arena 2018 Winter Series kicked off on this mid-December Saturday afternoon. Even with temps outside being pretty darned cold... snowy roads for travel, the turnout was excellent, with a couple classes needing to run heat races to help determine a final moto order. The crew had the all new track for the season well prepped and most of the riders looked like they were fully ready and up to speed. Not surprising considering the indoor arena had been open to riding for several weeks already. After a warm up session and riders meeting, everyone was set to get out and race. For those sitting trackside in the bleachers it was a little chilly, many others found complete comfort in the heated viewing area. Riders said it was just right and everyone was happy to see the first gate drop. Early in the afternoon the 4-8 year old 50cc Injected riders left the gate to have ten riders file through the first 26

CYCLE USA, March 2018

turn. Carson Wittman immediately took over with Tatum Swygman in second, also on a KTM. It took much of the opening lap for Tyler Brindamour to secure third ahead of Leighton Oswald. As the laps counted down the four leaders spaced out some, leaving a close battle

over fifth that lasted all moto. Tristan Penders finally shook Kameron Hagedorn in the last lap to finish about a bike length ahead. The second moto was a near repeat as Wittman led Swygman, Brindamour and Oswald around the track. The same battle developed over fifth again, this time Hagedorn got the best of Penders for fifth place in the moto and overall. The only constant in the first 50cc 7-8 moto was James Schaffer running out front. After grabbing a nice holeshot he went to work stretching his lead with every lap. The action was all behind him as the next three riders were closely matched. Beau Noaeill was in second right away and then spent the entire moto in a fender to fender brawl, trading positions with Brecken Maas and Coen Abel. Soon enough Bentlee Walker joined in and they kept the spectators and their parents attention right to the checkered flag with Noaeill sliding back into second on the last lap. In the second moto Schaffer picked up where he left Atwater, MN’s Braxton Kragenbrag off earlier, leading the pack. charging hard in the 65cc 7-11 class.


Woodbury, MN’s Jeffrey Rinkel flying high in 65cc 7-11


Wisconsin’s Carter Biese won all six of his motos in convincing fashion.

opening a lead by the end of the first lap. As he did his thing out front, Walker quiHe’s definitely become comfortable on etly worked his way up to second from a the 250. This time Smith figured out it fourth place start. Noaeill wasn’t able to was easier to start ahead of Dertien and finish after a rough tumble. Couper Couette stepped it up after a sixth in moto one to pass into third by mid moto, ahead of Louis Oswald and Maas. Schaffer took the overall ahead of Walker (5-2) and Maas (3-5). The Open B class was dominated by 2017 Loretta Lynn National Champion, Carter Biese. From the gate drop, Biese put his Husqvarna out front and never looked back. Levi Dertien was running second with a lot of pressure from Yamaha mounted Dylan Smith. Brad Hetchler took a stab at the front runners as well before sliding back a few spots to finish behind fifth place Tommy Olson. Just past the moto’s half way point Smith found a way into second to set the final order. OCRacing backed Biese went to work immediately in moto two, Luck, WI’s Rowan Penders airing it out in 65cc 7-11. 28

CYCLE USA, March 2018

hold second to the end, vs fighting for a pass like in moto one. Those two rode evenly spaced to the end ahead of Brady Peterson who worked into fourth for good after a seventh place outing earlier. Altman climbed up a couple spots for fifth late in the moto to wrap up fourth overall. Carter Biese dominated the motos in 250B as well as his Schoolboy 12-16 class, making for a perfect six moto sweep through the afternoon. The 65cc 7-11 class had sixteen entries and ran heat races to set up the evening’s final moto. In the first heat Jamison Mutschler grabbed the holeshot as Cade


CYCLE USA, March 2018

29


Tucker Couette with his mom before the 50cc 4-6 start where he went on to finish second.

Groen quickly worked up to second. As those two ran out front, Zaine Randall held off Braxton Kragenbrag for third. The second heat saw Brody Barth dive into the lead through the first turn with Jeffrey Rinkel and Rowan Penders right behind. Those three held their own out front as Kyler Hagedorn pulled into fifth by the third lap. The final for the young riders was an exciting one. Groen charged to the front when Mutschler made a mistake and Barth took over second leaving Mutschler to play catch up. Pax Racing/ Full Throttle rider Mutschler did work up, as he explained after the moto. “I got the holeshot and then in the sweeper I hit the same rut I was using on my 85. With this smaller bike though I got stuck in it and dropped back to third. A lap later the guy in second crashed and then the next lap the leader fell so I took the easy win by just keeping it on two wheels. The track is great and the jumps are a lot of fun.” After Groen slid out he eventually dropped out of the race. Barth recovered nicely to finish second while Randall, Rinkel and Braxton Kragenbrag rounded out the top five. 30

CYCLE USA, March 2018

250C as expected was a big class, tonight filling two heat race gates with a total of twenty-five entries. Again, both motos count, your first moto just adds in with moto two once all the riders are combined where your best average wins out, tie breaker going to the second moto. In heat one, Isaac Moyle made it look easy as he gapped the others by the second lap. Lexi Dyekman ran in second early then slid back. Nolan Darr kept his Husky pegged to climb up to second place early with Kody Beck following him to third ahead of James Waldron. The second heat had Riley Fisher lead all the way. After a bunch of position swapping Kyle Klectschka took over second and put a two bike gap on Taylor Otey, Colten Tuomi and Andrew Clark. The track was really busy when the combined twenty-two riders came off the line for the second moto. Once again, Moyle had the

right reaction and pulled the holeshot. Iowa rider Moyle after the moto, “I have another moto coming up so when I got the good start I just took it easy out front. I wanted to carry my speed around the track and stay consistent, and it worked. I haven’t been here in three years and they have improved quite a bit even since then.” Moyle ran out front all the way as another Iowa rider climbed his way past others to eventually finish second, doing so on his 125cc Husky. Nolan Darr, “I didn’t get a very good start and had to work through the pack. I almost crashed a couple times riding so hard, but made it up to second. A lot of my passes came in the deeper ruts in the back sweeper. Guys would go wide around them but they were fast if you could hit ‘em. This is my first time racing here and its a lot of fun. I made the trip over from northwest Iowa. I’d like to thank my dad for all his support.” As these two stood out, there was plenty of other close racing all around the track. When it was done, Kyle

Cassandra Hall made the trip over from Zumbro Falls to finish fifth in the Women’s class.


Brecken Maas raced to fourth overall in the seventeen rider 50cc Open 4-8 class


2018 Events! April 22 (Bikes & ATV’s!) .......... Dist 17 MX June 16/ 17 .. ........ATV Weekend ATV National Weekend! June 23/ 24 ........... AMA Regional Bike only Loretta Lynn Regional Championship event, Extra practice sessions added in advance - see website for details! If attending this event, make to make our April race for additional track time!

July 14.................. Racer-X Vet Race Day for our vet riders... including special Vintage classes, see website, no youth or ATV classes.

Sept 22/23 .. (Bikes only) .... Dist 17 MX Sunday Sept 23 - PRO-AM Racing!

Oct. 14...Bikes & Quads............. Dist 17 MX Nick Hoffman Memorial Race


Klectschka held off a charging James Waldron and Colten Tuomi for third place. The SuperMini class saw two very quick riders fight for the win through both motos. Jordan Biese grabbed the early lead to force Avery Long into spending the next three laps looking for an opening to make a pass. After some good clean racing it came down to the long whoops section where Long found an advantage for an eventual pass for the win. In the second moto the two were again close off the start, this time Long held the lead. Biese kept on him early but Long was dialed in and rode to another moto victory. Garret Becker put his Kawasaki across the line in third both motos to edge out fourth place finisher Nash Romleski (6-4). PDR/ Race Tech/ 100%/ Fly/ Black Diamond backed Long after winning his fourth moto of the night, (other motos in 85cc 9-12), “Biese block passed me in the first moto so after I passed him in the

whoops I started protecting my inside lines better and it worked out. I’m getting good starts and the track is awesome. I rode well in all my motos so far but almost lost in the last lap of this one when my rear end kicked out really bad. I’m not sure how I landed it but I’m really glad I did.” The day’s racing ended right around 6pm and many of riders already had plans to be back the next day for some open riding time on Sunday before heading home. All these riders seem to have found the perfect way to spend a few weekends staying tuned up during the winter, doing what they already love to do. Results: +50: 1.Jerry Turnbull 2.Mike Dertien 3.Tim Rhode 4.Steve Moyle 5.Neil Otey 50cc Open 4-8: 1.James Schaffer 2.Bentlee Walker 3.Beau Noaeill 4.Brecken Maas 5.Cooper Couette 50Jr 4-6: 1.Carson Wittman 2.Tucker Couette 3.Tatum Swygman 4.Tyler Brindamour 5.Landon Kressman 50Sr 7-8: 1.James Schaffer 2.Bentlee Walker 3.Brecken Maas 4.Cooper Couette 5.Coen Abel 50cc Oil Inj 4-8: 1.Carson Wittman 2.Tatum Swygman 3.Tyler Brindamour 4.Leighton Oswald

District 23’s Coen Abel on his way to fourth in the first 50Sr moto.

5.Kameron Hagedorn 65cc 7-9: 1.Brody Barth 2.Cade Groen 3.James Schaffer 4.Cain Larson 5.Cash Wilsey 65cc 7-11: 1.Jamison Mutschler 2.Brody Barth 3.Zaine Randall 4.Jeffrey Rinkel 5.Braxton Kragenbrag 65cc 10-11: 1.Jamison Mutschler 2.Jeffrey Rinkel 3.Zaine Randall 4.Braxton Kragenbrag 5.William Darr 85cc 9-11: 1.Zaine Randall 2.Waylon Hastings 3.Milo Maas 4.Rj Thorud 5.Rowan Penders 85cc 9-12: 1.Avery Long 2.Luke Geis 3.Jamison Mutschler 4.Brodie Boumeester 5.Milo Maas 85cc 12-15: 1.Jordan Biese 2.Brodie Boumeester 3.Luke Geis 4.Izaak Farrell 5.Garret Becker Supermini 12-16: 1.Avery Long 2.Jordan Biese 3.Garret Becker 4.Nash Romleski 5.Izaak Farrell Schlboy 12-16: 1.Carter Biese 2.Levi Dertien 3.Nolan Darr 4.Isaac Moyle 5.James Waldron 250A: 1.Nick Schnagl 2.Austin Kienast 3.Ryder Hanninen 4.Brady Bill 5.Talan Hansen 250B: 1.Carter Biese 2.Dylan Smith 3.Logan Kittock 4.Jessob Pearson 5.Brad Hoppe 250C: 1.Isaac Moyle 2.Nolan Darr 3.Kyle Klectschka 4.James Waldron 5.Colten Tuomi Open A: 1.Nick Schnagl 2.Ryder Hanninen 3.Nick Jackson 4.Austin Kienast 5.Dan Holmes Open B: 1.Carter Biese 2.Dylan Smith 3.Levi Dertien 4.Noah Altman 5.Brady Peterson Open C: 1.Colten Tuomi 2.Dylan Murchie 3.Logan Pohl 4.Matt Millis 5.Nolan Darr 15-29 Open: 1.Austin Kienast 2.Shane Halverson 3.Brady Bill 4.Tommy Olson 5.John Matejka +30: 1.Dan Holmes 2.Bobby Klein 3.Brad Cunningham 4.Jason Ritt 5.Matthew Voss +40: 1.Brad Cunningham 2.Shane Millsap 3.Steve Moyle 4.Brian Bohlman Women: 1.Krista Pyburn 2.Miranda Tweeton 3.Sophie Johnson 4.Kourtney Trautner 5.Cassandra Hall


LTM, Fly year-end Banquet Caey, Illinois - December 9 By Rollanda Pinckard

O

ne sport, one season, two tracks, Lincoln Trail Motosports celebrated the mx racers, families, track personnel, office folks and sponsors that made 2017 a record breaking year. Celebrating a season that stretched from February though October, the LTM banquet was the place to be on December 9th. Usually the track personnel get a mention at the end for all their hard work. But let’s be real – without Tim, Drew and Lisa (creating and working the tracks, schedules, and property), without Mayana, Shay, Kelsey, Amber (scoring and in the tower signing up, giving payouts and awards, keeping the scores and rules straight,) without Chris, Jesse, Dave, Pacen, and Wendy and the rest of the

50Jr winners - Gunner Case, Reid East, Amelia Washburn, Ryder Adams, Owen Shull

crew on the track, (in the doghouse, at the gate, waving the checker, and flagging the track), without Dave Henry on the mic … these races wouldn’t happen. You guys rock!

Dad Aaron & daughter Mattalyn Carter brought home a PILE of hardware

34

CYCLE USA, March 2018

The 400+ banquet attendees came into the hall and were greeted by Adam Wright and Austin Woodrum with their Fly Racing set-up from Western Power Sports showing bikes and gear. But it was the electric balance bikes that had the kids mobbing the Fly guys. These strider-type bikes have a throttle & brake but are sized for the littlest ones. Dozens of future mx racers put miles on these bikes at the banquet. True to form, LTM had one-of-a-kind awards for the winners of the Fly Showdown Series: old-school open face helmets with the racer’s name on the side. Helmets were awarded to the 128 racers that took the gate for at least eight of the eleven races. Each also went home with swag bags from Fly filled with goodies and the coveted LTM “Champion” hoodie. But to the Iron Men, Women and Kids who made every race, there’s the 100% award, and 37 racers received this high honor. Then there’s the highest award – the three Champion trophies. Congrats to Mason Lutz who won the Youth division, Dillon Cantrell for the Amateur division, and Aaron Carter who was the class of the field in the Vet division. Though the banquet stage stayed busy handing out awards, the evening itself felt like a big family reunion. Stories of awesome crashes, buddies battling, injuries overcome or still healing, plans for


next season and pictures of new bikes bought in the off-season - all bench racing at its best. It was friends and families coming together to celebrate all the small and large victories that make mx the best sport. Open C - Eric Navel, Kyle Burks, Josh Franklin, Dillon Cantrell

Winners of the wacky world that is the Vintage class The 37 winners of the 100% Awards

CYCLE USA, March 2018

35


AMA District 16 Banquet Another fun and very successful weekend Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin - Nov 11 Annual AMA District 16 Banquet

I

t may almost sound redundant if you have been reading any of our coverage on the annual banquet from the past - but this was a fantastic weekend! This is billed as the biggest weekend of the District 16 season, and for good reason. Hundreds, like well over five hundred riders and family members attended this mid-November weekend at one of Wisconsin’s most recognized tourism destinations, the Wisconsin Dells. The Kalahari Resort was again our host - as they will be for the next two years under then new plan. With the special rates our group gets on rooms for the entire week- Trials top finishers

end, many families came early on Friday and spent the weekend having all sorts of fun with their motorcycling family. While many were enjoying themselves at the pool or game rooms, the District 16

clubs, promoters and officers were busy with meetings that started Friday evening and went through the weekend. This is the same weekend where everyone comes together for planning the new sea-

2017 District 16 Motocross Champions CYCLE USA, March 2018

37


son. 2018 schedules were organized. Any rule tweaking and changes get worked on as well as a number of other little things that all add up to make a new season roll out well for all our fellow riders. Part of these meetings brings elections of District officers and referees. There usually isn’t a list of individuals standing in line to fight over this volunteer work... but we are fortunate to have just enough of the “right” people involved every year to make this all work. One of our founding fathers in District 16, Dave Arva has been slowly stepping away from some of

Dirt Track Champions

2017 Hare Scramble/ Gran Prix top finishers

the work load the last couple years. Arva not only helped organize District 16 many years ago, but he shouldered the motocross referee and points keeping responsibilities as well as representing us all with the AMA. He also oversaw the rider registration. Any part of that list is a big deal and he did it all. In 2017 he stepped away from the referee and registration work. This past year he passed the torch for the points keeping to Scott Biese. Luckily we managed to keep him involved with the AMA for another season! His many years of dedication can’t be appreciated enough.

We also saw our Enduro referee Curt Shomberg take a step away after several years, leaving the position in the hands of Steven Kacmarowski. On the Hare Scrambles side of racing, Karl Lueschow also found it to be a good time to let someone else step in and luckily Matt Sather was willing to take over. Kacmarowski added, “With many thanks to Curt Shomberg for the years he has served as Enduro Referee, I take the reigns and look forward to the task at hand for this year and many to come. See you all at the starting line!” Dave, Curt and Karl - On behalf of


Motocross kids with their awards...

District 16 Enduro top finishers

40

CYCLE USA, March 2018

everyone in District 16, thank you for the years of support! Our sport is better because of the time you have given. Thank you also to Steven and Matt for stepping in. If it wasn’t for volunteers, none of our racing would be as successful as it is. A cool and new twist this weekend was the forming of a effort to get youth riders involved in our sport - both as riders and as future leaders. This is a group of youth riders that have the support and guidance of D16 board members, but this will be all their program. The group kicked off their first meeting with a live broadcast of their conversations and already have plans for youth riding and training days... geared to introducing motorcycling to other kids. District 16 Secretary and banquet co-ordinator Melissa Ellingson helped kick this program off. At the end of the long weekend, when asked what stood out as the best part of it all, she quickly said, “The thing that stands out to me the most is the support that poured in for our new Youth Off Road Riders group, developed with our young district riders. It truely is a testament to our district’s strength and eagerness to grow!” Everyone in the general meetings was supportive and welcoming to the


youth riders and their efforts. It will be exciting to see where they go with it all in 2018. By Saturday afternoon most of the meetings were done. Organizing the hundreds of awards, jackets and drawing prizes had been done. Now the real fun began as the doors opened to our large banquet room, one of two we use! All those joining us for the full banquet and dinner arrived first for another excellent meal. Meantime, the lines had grown in the hallway as the other couple hundred guest coming for the awards ceremony only arrived. That’s a cool option offered

now, as a rider you have a choice to eat at one of the many local establishments and pop in for the awards only an hour later. Once everyone comes together the next roughly two hours is spent recognizing everyone for their past season’s accomplishments. Thousands of photos are taken by family members. Speeches and thanks are heard through the two rooms from riders.... everyone is happy and celebrating. Cocktails are flowing. Dozens and dozens of conversations are being enjoyed... everyone is having a great time their own way. Kids are racing around

having fun, being kids. This is banquet time! As the awards presentations wind down the main room once again fills to near capacity... its time for the drawings. There are some prizes just for those in attendance, and another slew for those purchasing single, or an arms length of tickets... all part of the fun, but you have to be here to see and be part of it. We could right several paragraphs on the fun of that process alone. We’ll just say it’s part of the fun and proceeds help make the banquet even bigger and better. Made possible by the sponsors, there was a great selection of items and pack-

Drawings are a fun part of the night.... winning one of the new motorcycles makes it even better.

There was a lot of cool prizes from Fly and the many other sponsors

Chuck Dickenson (center) won the Dirt Track Classics class Championship. He came to the banquet with his huge family to make it a truely special night! CYCLE USA, March 2018

41


ages available. Biggest of all, two brand new Kawasaki Z125’s made possible by Sportland2 and two Yamaha generators from sponsor Pro Motorsports in Fondulac. Add in thousands of dollars in other

goodies and you get the feel for how fun drawing time is. After all that is done riders and family members options for the night continue. Many stuck around for dancing and more celebrating as we had some really fun music from a local DJ. Others went to the bowling alley/sports bar area... kids activity areas or whatever they wanted. Fun here can last well into the night, if you so desire. As we said in the beginning, this was another very awesome weekend and there’s no doubt next year will be every bit as enjoyable. None of this could have happened with out the year long efforts of the many District 16 volunteers, again led my our ban-

quet coordinator Melissa Ellingson. The outstanding awards, jackets and long list of drawing items come from generous and supporting businesses that deserve our recognition and support all season. DOC (drinkdoc.com), Fly Racing and Sportland2 top the list. Also playing huge rolls were; Golden Eagle Homes, Pro Motorsports, County Cycle, Fuse Fuels, Rob’s Performance, Scott, Pit Posse Motorsports, Narell Racing, Port Yamaha, Action Awards, Switched, Rapid Angels MC Club, Town of Rome, Beaver Cycle Club, Lake Country RV and the Furniture Studio. If you attended this year, thank you for joining us. If you missed it... don’t make the same mistake in 2018. Come enjoy a weekend of fun as it doesn’t matter if you are an award winner or not, this is just a good time with great people! See you back here in November!

Voted Fan Favorites by the District 16 riders; John Anetsberger of X-Mas Motorsports Park and Tom Wolf of Sportland2

Over 500 friends and racer family members helped make it a great night.

Aztalan Cycle Club’s Margaret Ottenad here with her husband Marc, was recognized as this year’s Lofquist Award winner... for her dedication to volunteering as much time as she does to help our sport continue to improve

42

CYCLE USA, March 2018

The fun starts early and continues all evening.


2018 D16 Events

www.amadistrict16.com Dates subject to change

Motocross * Indicates D16 Points Paying Event Stm Indicates night race, with limited classes PA indicates ProAm event with D16 classes April 8 * Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 22 Sugar Maple MX .................Hill Point 29 * Rapid Angels MC.............Wisc Rapids May 5 Fantasy Moto - AQ................Tigerton 6 * Fantasy Moto - AQ................Tigerton National Area Qualifier weekend 13 Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 19 * Gravity Park USA ...................Chilton 20 * T&T Marshfield.................Marshfield 26 Fantasy Moto .....................Mountain 27 * Fantasy Moto .....................Mountain June 10 PA Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills Pro-Am Classes added 17 * Sugar Maple MX .................Hill Point 24 * Xmas Motorsports ........Christmas, MI 30 * Gravity Park USA ...................Chilton 30 * Range Motocross..........Houghton, MI July 1 * Range Motocross..........Houghton, MI 8 Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 14 * Fantasy Moto...................Wittenberg 15 * Fantasy Moto...................Wittenberg 28 * Arkansaw Creek CC............Arkansaw 29 * Arkansaw Creek CC............Arkansaw 29 stm CMJ Raceway........................Portage August 4 * Xmas Motorsports ........Christmas, MI 5 * Xmas Motorsports ........Christmas, MI 11 * Gravity Park ..........................Chilton 12 * Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 18 stm Fantasy Moto.......................Tigerton 19 * Fantasy Moto.......................Tigerton September 8 vet Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills Sr Championship, Limited Vet classes 9 Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 15 * Sugar Maple MX .................Hill Point 16 * Sugar Maple MX .................Hill Point 23 * Fantasy Moto.......................Tigerton October 14 * Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills

Annual Meetings/ Banquet November 9-10 D16 Annual Meet/Banquet...WI Dells

Trials

Dirt Track

April 15 WOTA ..................................Mauston May 5 WOTA ...............................Oregon, IL 6 WOTA ...............................Oregon, IL May 19 WOTA ..........................Thielman, MN 20 WOTA ..........................Thielman, MN June 2 WOTA ............................Door County 3 WOTA ............................Door County July 21 WOTA ..................................Baraboo 22 WOTA ..................................Baraboo August 11 CMJ Raceway .............Manchester, IA September 15 WOTA ..................................Mauston 16 WOTA ..................................Mauston October 6 WOTA .................................Wauzeka 7 WOTA .................................Wauzeka

April 21 ST 22 ST May 19 ST 20 TT June 1 1/3

Hillclimb May 5 6 June 10 17

Indianhead M/C .........Red Wing, MN Indianhead M/C .........Red Wing, MN Rapid Angels MC Club ..... Wis Rapids Kettle Moraine Spt Rdrs....Kewaskum Semi Pro, Stock points CMJ Raceway..........................Hixton CMJ Raceway..........................Hixton

23 24 August 5 Valley Springs M/C ..............Bay City 12 Spring Creek Mx............Millville, MN

Hare Scrambles GP - Indicates new GP style events. These pay hare scramble points, will run a shorter two moto format, roughly 25 minutes each. Vntage class runs at Wisconsin events April 28 GP Rapid Angels MC Club .........Dyracuse May 19 GP Fox Valley Off-Road..........Wedron, IL 20 Fox Valley Off-Road..........Wedron, IL 27 Madison MC Club.................. Adams June 17 Straight Arrow ERMeadow.Valley, MN July 15 Forest City Riders................Byron, IL August 5 CMJ Raceway..............Camp Douglas 11 Hill & Gully Riders ........Roselawn, IN 25 GP CMJ Raceway..........................Hixton 26 CMJ Raceway..........................Hixton September 9 GP T&T Riders .......................Marshfield 15 GP Rapid Angels MC Club .........Dyracuse 16 Rapid Angels MC Club .........Dyracuse

Shadow Val Drift ........New Richmond Shadow Val Drift ........New Richmond Beaver Cycle Club .................Atwater Beaver Cycle Club .................Atwater

SST’s..................................Plymouth Limited classes 2 1/2 Beaver Cycle.....Dodge Cnty Fair Grds 9 1/3 SST’s................................Darlington Limited classes 16 ST Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 30 1/3 CMJ Racing...............Richland Center July 21 ST Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 22 ST Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 26 1/3 CMJ Racing...........................Portage 28 ST Beaver Cycle Club .................Atwater August 4 1/3 SST’s............................Sturgeon Bay Limited classes 11 1/3 Gravity Park USA ...................Chilton 18 1/3 Wausau 525.........................Wausau 25 ST Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 26 ST Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 29 1/2 DVR ......................................Elkhorn Limited classes September 8 ST Beaver Cycle Club .................Atwater 9 TT Beaver Cycle Club .................Atwater 15 ST Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills 16 ST Aztalan Cycle Club.............Lake Mills October 13 ST Shadow Val Drifts.......New Richmond 14 ST Shadow Val Drift ........New Richmond

Dual Sport June 2 Valley Springs MC Club .......Ellsworth 9-10 Wisconsin Dual Sport Rid......Wabeno September 22-23 Wisconsin Dual Sport Rid......Wabeno October 20 Kettle Moriane Sprt Rid.....West Bend 27 Madison MC Club............Cross Plains

Enduro April 22 Grand Kankakee Trail Rid ......Roselawn, IN July 14 Forest City Riders MC ..................Byron, IL 29 Norsemen M/C ........................MORA, MN August 11 Hill and Gully Riders .............Roselawn, IN 12 Hill and Gully Riders .............Roselawn, IN 19 Straight Arrows End Riders ..Duquette, MN September 9 Sandstormers ORV Group ....Marquette, MI 30 WFO Promotions ....................Geneseo, IL November (2019 Points) 4 Riders M/C ..............................Goshen, IN 11 Forest City Riders MC ............Leaf River, IL

Clubs and Promoters

Arkansas Creek Cycle Club...........715-285-5679 Aztalan Cycle Club.......................None Available Beaver Cycle Club........................920-319-6889 CMJ Raceway ..............................608-220-6853 Door County Fair Association........920-495-7320 DVR Enterprises...........................262-689-2842 Fantasy Moto ..............................920-419-2863 Gravity Park USA ........................920-378-3864 Kettle Moraine Sports Riders........262-334-1743 Madison M/C ..............................414-659-2684 Marshfield T & T Riders................715-384-4555 Range Moto-X.............................906-369-8461 Rapid Angels Motorcycle Club.......715-451-1168 Rib Mountain Riders ....................715-359-9543 Southeast Wisconsin End Riders....262-930-0358 Southeastern Short Trackers.........262-339-7430 Sugar Maple MX..........................608-415-2564 UP Sandstormers.........................906-869-6724 Valley Springs MC Club ................715-594-3726 Wausau 525 Group .....................715-409-6054 Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders.........920-350-2030 Wisconsin Observed Trials ............319-330-8016 X-Mas Family Motorsports ...........847-702-1400 Associate Members Forest City Riders M/C (IL) .........779-221-9383 Fox Valley Off-Road (IL).............815-431-9913 Grand Kankakee Trail Rid (IL) ....708-269-9754 Hill & Gully (IN).........................708-261-3433 Indianhead MC (MN) ..................651-755-6079 Norsemen MC Club (MN) ............763-263-9835 Riders M/C (IN) .........................574-248-2544 Shadow Valley Drifters (MN).......715-222-4310 Straight Arrow Enduro Rid (MN)..651-456-0224 WFO Promotions (IL) ..................309-314-3343

District 16 Officers:

President, Todd Ellingson .............715-451-1168 V. President, Joe Stoppleworth .....920-579-2372 Secretary, Melissa Ellingson..........715-213-0068 Treasurer, Ken Schuck..................608-873-9854 Registration, Chuck Melcher.........262-321-0397 Dist.Legislative Off. Mike Schwarzenbacher................920-319-6889 Banquet Chair, Melissa Ellingson...715-213-0068

Referees and Pointskeepers:

Dirt Track, Danny Vrana ..............262-689-2842 Enduro, Steven Kaczmarowski .....262-930-0358 Hare Scram, Matt Sather .............608-577-9962 Hillclimb, Mike Bronk ..................715-325-4034 Motocross, Scott Biese..................920-419-2863 Dual Sport, Brett Lobajeski ..........920-922-0979 Trials, Kevin Huber ......................319-330-6700

Cycle USA Contributors Wanted! If your favorite events aren’t getting coverage, do something about it. See www.cycleusa.com for info CYCLE USA, March 2018

43


2018 D17 Events November 4 Riders MC ...................Goshen, IN 11 Forest City Riders MC....Leaf River

Dual Sports August 12 Hill & Gully ...................Roselawn September 29 WFO Promotions .............Geneseo November 4 Brush Poppers..................Sterling 10 Forest City Riders..........Leaf River

www.amadistrict17.com Dates subject to change

Dirt Track Q indicates Quad classes included April 8 ST,Q Pekin M/C ..........................Pekin 15 TT,Q Pekin M/C ..........................Pekin 21 TT,Q Splinter Creek .............Fosterburg 28 TT,Q Lamoine Ramblers M/C ..Macomb May 12 ST,Q Lamoine Ramblers M/C ..Macomb 19 TT,Q Pekin M/C ..........................Pekin 28 TT,Q CIMC..................................Neoga 29 TT,Q CIMC..................................Neoga June 8 ST Galesburg M/C ............Galesburg 9 TT Peoria M/C........................Peoria TT State Championship 16 ST,Q Pekin M/C ..........................Pekin ST State Championship 30 ST,Q Lamoine Ramblers M/C ..Macomb July 14 ST,Q Lamoine Ramblers M/C ..Macomb 21 ST,Q Pekin M/C ..........................Pekin 25 HM CIMC ..........................Champaign Half Mile State Championship August 17 ST Galesburg M/C ............Galesburg September 2 TT,Q CIMC..................................Neoga 3 TT,Q CIMC..................................Neoga 8 HM,Q Splinter Creek..............Jerseyville 9 HM,Q Splinter Creek..............Jerseyville October 13 TT,Q Splinter Creek .............Fosterburg

Enduro April 22 Grand Kankakee TR .Roselawn, IN June 3 Cahokia Creek DR ........White City 10 Missouri Mudders...Park Hills, MO July 14 Forest City Riders MC ..........Byron 7/29 Turkey Scratch ER.......Fremont, IA August 11 Hill and Gully Rid.....Roselawn, IN 12 Hill and Gully Rid.....Roselawn, IN September 23 Muddobbers M/CÂ .......Upland, IN 30 WFO Promotions .............Geneseo October 14 Cahokia Creek DR ........White City

44

CYCLE USA, March 2018

Gran Prix April 22 Tri-City M/C ................Coal Valley May 6 Midwest Mx .............Chandlerville 19 Moto Pro Inc ....................Wedron 27 Tri-City M/C ................Coal Valley June 16 Moto Pro Inc ....................Wedron July 8 Forest City Rid/Motsprts P ..Byron 28 Moto Pro Inc ....................Wedron September 2 Variety Riders ...................Ottawa 15 Moto Pro Inc ....................Wedron October 28 Canton M/C ......................Canton

Hare Scrambles Q indicates Quad classes included, B indicates Bonus points paying round March 17 Q Pleasure Riders ..............Cayuaga 18 Pleasure Riders ..............Cayuaga 25 Q,B Dirt Riders/Wfo.......Chandlerville April 8 Variety Riders ...................Ottawa 14 WFO..............................Roselawn 15 WFO..............................Roselawn 29 B Canton M/c ....................Glasford May 20 Q Moto Pro Inc ....................Wedron 26 Q Pleasure Riders ..............Cayuaga 27 Pleasure Riders ..............Cayuaga June 3 Cahokia Creek DR ........White City Sprint Enduro Format 17 Q Moto Pro Inc ....................Wedron 24 Q WFO...............................Atkinson July 1 Q WFO......................Spraugville, IA 8 Q,B Splinter Creek .............Fosterburg 15 B Forest City/WFO .................Byron 29 Q Moto Pro Inc ....................Wedron August 11 Hill & Gully ...................Roselawn Enduro Format 18 Belleville Enduro Team...Belleville 19 B Belleville Enduro Team...Belleville September 9 B Cahokia Creek DR ........White City 16 Q Moto Pro Inc ....................Wedron 22 Q Only Pleasure Riders ................Cayuga

23 October 7 Q 14 Q,B 21 18 Q,B

Pleasure Riders ................Cayuga WFO ...............................Geneseo Moto Pro Inc ....................Wedron Variety Riders ...................Ottawa WFO ..................................K-Burg

Team Charity Races No Points November 4 Cahokia Creek DR ........White City 11 Belleville Enduro Team...Belleville

Hill Climb Q indicates Quad classes included N= Night time event April 14 Q Thunder Ridge M/C ...........Neoga 28 N, Q Pleasure Riders M/C ...Cayuga, IN 29 Q Pleasure Riders M/C ...Cayuga, IN May 5 N Cahokia Creek DR ........White City 20 Q Goshen Iron Horse .....Goshen, IN 26 N,Q Pleasure Riders M/C ...Cayuga, IN 27 Q Pleasure Riders M/C ...Cayuga, IN June 17 Rock River Riders M/C ..........Polo 23 N,Q King City Dirt Riders....Mt. Vernon July 7 N,Q Pleasure Riders M/C ...Cayuga, IN 8 Q Pleasure Riders M/C ...Cayuga, IN 21 Rock River Riders M/C ..........Polo August 4 N,Q Thunder Ridge M/C ...........Neoga 18 N Cahokia Creek DR ........White City 26 Q Goshen Iron Horse ......Goshen, IN September 1 N,Q Central Illinois M/C ...........Neoga 2 Q Central Illinois M/C ...........Neoga 8 N,Q King City Dirt Riders....Mt. Vernon 9 Q King City Dirt Riders....Mt. Vernon 29 N,Q Pleasure Riders M/C ...Cayuga, IN IL State Championship 30 Q Pleasure Riders M/C ...Cayuga, IN IL State Championship

Motocross Q indicates Quad classes included, B is a Bonus Points Paying event April 1 Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey 8 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 15 Q Galesburg M/C ............Galesburg 15 Motosports Park .................Byron 22 Q Sunset Ridge MX ...............Walnut 29 Q Muddy Waters .............Port Byron 29 ProAm Mc Moto Park ................Mt Carrol May 6 Q Tri-City M/C ................Coal Valley 13 Motosports Park .................Byron 13 Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey 20 Q Muddy Waters .............Port Byron 27 Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey June 3 Motosports Park .................Byron 10 Muddy Waters .............Port Byron 17 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington July 1 Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey

1 Motosports Park .................Byron 14 Youth Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey 15 Youth Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey 22 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington Mid-Season Championship Bonus 29 Q Muddy Waters .............Port Byron August 5 Motosports Park .................Byron 12 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 19 Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey 19 Q Tri-City M/C ................Coal Valley September 2 Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey 2 Motosports Park .................Byron 9 Q Muddy Waters .............Port Byron 16 Q,B Mc Moto Park ................Mt Carrol AMA D-17 Illinois State MX Championship 22 Sunset Ridge MX ...............Walnut 23 Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey 23 ProAm Sunset Ridge MX ...............Walnut 30 Q Galesburg M/C ............Galesburg October 14 B Sunset Ridge MX ...............Walnut 20 Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey 21 Linclon Trail Motosport........Casey 21 Motosports Park .................Byron 28 Q Muddy Waters .............Port Byron

Stadium MX B indicates Bonus Points paying event March 7 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 21 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 28 Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota May 12 Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota 18 Woodstock Mx...........Lake County 19 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 26 Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota June 2 B Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 8 Woodstock Mx...........Lake County 9 Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota 15 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 22 Woodstock Mx...........Lake County 23 B Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota 30 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington July 13 Woodstock Mx...........Lake County 14 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 21 Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota 25 Woodstock Mx...........Lake County 27 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington August 4 Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota 10 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 17 Woodstock Mx...........Lake County 18 Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota 31 Woodstock Mx...........Lake County September 1 Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota 14 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 22 B Joliet Motosports.......Willmington October 13 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington 27 Joliet Motosports.......Willmington


Road Events

Egg Hunts

May 13 Pok Rn Peoria M/C........................Peoria September 23 Turk Rn Peoria M/C........................Peoria

Non Point Paying Events April 29 Variety Riders ...................Ottawa May 13 Variety Riders ...................Ottawa June 3 Variety Riders ...................Ottawa 24 Variety Riders ...................Ottawa July 8 Variety Riders ...................Ottawa August 12 Variety Riders ...................Ottawa September 23 Variety Riders ...................Ottawa 30 Variety Riders ...................Ottawa

Trials March 17 Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota 18 Moto Pro Inc...................Mendota May 5 Nitro ................................Oregon 6 Nitro ................................Oregon 19 Crosswinds ..........................Sidell 20 Crosswinds ..........................Sidell June 23 Cahokia Creek DR ........White City 24 Cahokia Creek DR ........White City August 11 CMJ Raceway .........Manchester IA 26 Variety Riders M/C............Ottawa September 8 Peoria M/C........................Peoria 9 Peoria M/C........................Peoria

Dist 17 Clubs & Promoters

4P/ Sunset Ridge MX................(815) 379-9534 Belleville Enduro Team..............(618) 277-3478 Brush Poppers M/C...................(815) 622-4099 Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders .........(618) 946-4316 Canton M/C Club ......................(309) 202-1144 Central Illinois M/C...................(217) 649-6354 Dirt Rider, Inc. ..........................(217) 789-0107 Forest City Riders M/C ..............(779) 221-9383 Fox Valley Off-Road..................(815) 539-9021 Galesburg M/C.........................(309) 344-1714 Grand Kankakee Trail Riders.....(708) 946-0999 Hill and Gully M/C....................(708) 424-1969

Joliet Motosports Park ..............(815) 476-7433 Kiesow Racing ..........................(217) 632-0277 King City Dirt Riders..................(618) 266-7208 Lamoine Ramblers M/C ............(309) 837-9436 Lincoln Trail Motosports.............(217) 932-2041 Moto Pro/ Megacross MX..........(815) 539-9021 M.C. Moto Park.........................(815) 541-1209 Midwest Off-Road .....................(815) 228-6143 Motosports Park .......................(815) 234-2271 Muddy Waters ..........................(309) 948-1560 N.I.T.R.O ...............................(815) 335-2749 Pekin M/C................................(309) 231-4945 Peoria Motorcycle Club..............(309) 697-4981 Pleasure Riders M/C .................(217) 247-2216 Riders M/C...............................(574) 209-1234 Rock River Riders M/C..............(815) 645-2351 Splinter Creek Dirt Riders..........(618) 977-5587 Tri-City M/C, Inc. ......................(309) 799-9449 Variety Riders M/C ...................(815) 434-3669 Woodstock Racing.....................(815) 337-3511 WFO Promotions.......................(309) 314-3343

Event Directors: Enduro, Ryan Moss......................815-624-6535 GranPrix, Nick Balzer ........................................ Hare Scrambles, Jay Hall.............217-566-3735 Hillclimb, Matt Peters ..................217-895-3067 Dirt Track, Mike Bender...............309-236-7914 MX & SX, Gerhard Ward..............815-539-9021 Trials, Mike Miller........................815-503-0119

Want IT SOLD?

District 17 Officers: E-mail addresses at the D17 web site President, AJ Waggoner...............219-670-7358 V. President, Jim Viverito .............773-282-2176 Treasurer, Patty Ward..................815-539-9021 Secretary, Lexi Bedford Card Processor, Patty Ward ..........815-539-9021 Road, George Barrington.............630-530-4810 ABATE, John Harris......................309-678-8613

Try the Cycle USA Classifieds

They’re FREE & They Work Next Issue deadlines Mar 26th

CYCLE USA, March 2018

45


2018 D23 Events Dates subject to change, please check website and verify before you make the trip 19

www.armca.org Dates subject to change Verify before you make the trip

Motocross April 8 Straight Arrows..............Grantsburg, WI 22 Motocity Raceway ......................Staples 22 Berm Benders ...............................Mora 29 RM Promotions......................Little Falls 29 Motokazie ...............................Mankato May 6 Echo Valley Moto Park ...........Brookston 6 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 13 RM Promotions......................Little Falls 20 Motocity Raceway ......................Staples 20 Bermbenders ................................Mora 27 RTW Race Promotions...........Cambridge 27 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 28 RTW Race Promotions...........Cambridge 28 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville June 3 Bermbenders ................................Mora 3 Motokazie ...............................Mankato 10 RM Promotions......................Little Falls 10 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 17 RTW Race Promotions...........Cambridge 24 Echo Valley Moto Park ...........Brookston 24 Bermbenders ................................Mora July 1 Motocity Raceway ......................Staples 8 RM Promotions......................Little Falls 8 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 15 Echo Valley Moto Park ...........Brookston 15 RTW Race Promotions...........Cambridge 21 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 22 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 29 Bermbenders ................................Mora August 5 Motocity Raceway ......................Staples 5 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 12 Echo Valley Moto Park ...........Brookston 12 Bermbenders ................................Mora 12 Motokazie ...............................Mankato

Cycle USA Contributors Wanted! If your favorite events aren’t getting coverage, do something about it.

See www.cycleusa.com for info or e-mail chuck@cycleusa.com

46

CYCLE USA, March 2018

Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville Featured Event 26 RM Promotions......................Little Falls 26 RTW Race Promotions...........Cambridge September 2 Bermbenders ................................Mora 2 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 3 Bermbenders ................................Mora 3 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 9 Echo Valley Moto Park ...........Brookston Featured Event 16 RTW Race Promotions...........Cambridge 16 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 23 Motocity Raceway ......................Staples 23 Bermbenders ................................Mora 30 RTW Race Promotions...........Cambridge Non Points MX Events: May 12-13 LL Qualifier ..............Moto City Raceway October 7 Spring Creek Park MX ...............Millville 7 Echo Valley Moto Park ...........Brookston 14 Bermbenders ................................Mora 21 Motocity Raceway ......................Staples

Hare Scrambles April 29 ERX Moto Park.........................Elk River May 13 Highwinders .............................Millville June 17 Straight Arrows ..............Meadow Valley 24 MN Off Road Riders .............Kensington July 15 Norsemen Cycle Club .................Dresser August 5 Range Riders MC ...................Brookston September 30 Motocity Raceway ......................Staples October 7ERX Moto Park.........................Elk River 14 Golden Eagles CC......................Millville

Dirt Track April 21 Shadow Valley Drif ...New Richmond, WI 22 Shadow Valley Drif ...New Richmond, WI May 19 Flying Dutchmen MC ...............New Ulm 20 Flying Dutchmen MC ...............New Ulm August 25 Dice Bros ...............................St Charles September 15 Flying Dutchmen MC ...............New Ulm 16 Flying Dutchmen MC Club........New Ulm October 13 Shadow Valley Drift..New Richmond, WI 14 Shadow Valley Drift..New Richmond, WI

Enduro

Quad Motocross

May 5-6 Norsemen Cycle Club............Cambridge June 2-3 River Valley Enduro Riders ..Huntersville July 28-29 Norsemen Cycle Club ....................Mora August 11-12 Central IA Enduro Riders ............Dayton 18-19 Straight Arrows En Riders........Duquette 25-26 Paul Bunyan Forest Riders ..........Akeley September 15-16 MN Off road rides.......................Crosby

April 8 Straight Arrow End RidersGrantsburg, WI May 13 Kato Cycle Club ..............................Kato 13 Cambridge MX......................Cambridge 27 Cambridge MX......................Cambridge 28 Cambridge MX......................Cambridge July ......................................... 29 Moto City Raceway ................Little Falls August 26 Cambridge MX......................Cambridge September 16 Cambridge MX......................Cambridge

Hillclimb May 5 Indianhead Motorcycle Club....Red Wing 6 Indianhead Motorcycle Club....Red Wing June 16 Kato Cycle Club........................Mankato 23 CMJ Raceway .......................Hixton, WI July 14 Kato Cycle Club........................Mankato August 5 Valley Springs Cycle Club ....Bay City, WI 11 R and S Promotions .................Millville 12 R and S Promotions .................Millville 25 Kato Cycle Club........................Mankato 26 Flying Dutchmen MC Club........New Ulm

Dual Sport June 2 Valley Springs MC .............Ellsworth, WI September 1-2 Golden Eagles CC .........................Byron 22-23 Twin City Trail Riders ..........Huntersville October 6-7 Norsemen Cycle Club .........Danbury, WI

Trail Rides May 19-20 Golden Eagles CC....................Theilman June 23-24 Twin City Trail Riders ...............Elk River August 4-5 Kato Cycle Club .........................Mankto September 8-9 Golden Eagles CC....................Thielman 23-23 Twin City Trail Riders ..........Huntersville October 20-21 Paul Bunyan Forest Riders ..........Akeley

Road Rides June 23 Kato Cycle Club .......Mankato Poker Run August 18-19 MS River Ride club.....MS Rivr Road Run

District 23 Club/ Promoters

Berm Benders Raceway...............320-679-2582 Dice Brothers..............................507-545-2346 Echo Valley..................................218-348-4754 Flying Dutchmen .........................507-388-1671 Golden Eagles.............................507-273-7400 Hi-Winders- Spring Creek MX Prk.507-753-2779 Kato Cycle Club............................612-460-6190 Midwest Off Road Riders..............320-815-8199 Motocity Raceway........................218-894-2826 Motokazie ...................................952-601-1169 MS River Road Run ......................612-423-4192 Northern Lite Cycle Club..............320-493-3531 Norsemen Motorcycle Club ..........612-396-2932 Paul Bunyan Forest Riders...........763-269-1822 Range Riders...............................218-341-9691 River Valley Enduro Riders...........612-247-2039 RideX365 ....................................218-821-5692 RM Promotions/Little Falls..........218-894-2826 RS Promotions ............................507-254-7522 RTW Race Promotions..................320-980-4419 Shadow Valley Drifters ................715-338-8048 Straight Arrow Enduro Riders ....651-785-88987 Twin Cities Trail Riders .................612-965-8618

District 23 Elected Officers

Chairman, Mike Quinn................507-254-5386 Vice Chairman, Leslie Vanderwerf .......................952-469-3841 Treasurer, Karen Umphress ..........612-965-8619 MX Vice Chairman, Mark Vanderwerf........................952-469-3841 Government Relations Tom & Karen Umphress ...............612-965-8618 Trail Rider Vice Chairman Peter Nickel ................................763-360-8224 Recognition Chair, Lisa Boaz........651-808-0014 Webmaster, Jessica Noaeill .........651-587-4435 Membership, Angela John ...........612-386-6680 ARMCA/District 23 Office: Shannon Rumpca........................651-998-0406


2017 Honda CRF450 Brand New. $6999. Contact DeCal Works at 815-7844000

‘09 Yamaha TTR230, Female ridden, 2" lowering kit (stock components comes with it). Moose "Easy Pull" clutch, electric start. Ultra clean $2300 obo. 563-5280317

Be Ready - Call Now!

Quality Service You Can Trust Fork Service from $104 Shock Service from $80

Like us on Facebook

Hartford, WI 262-629-9575 “Since 1986”

OEM Honda Wheels and Manual. Have a oem set of wheels off a 2011 CRF450R with less than 6hrs on them, and a brand new service manual for 450s years 09 to 2012. Wheels pair $350, manual $25. 952-447-6520. Twin cities area.

Home of 33 time ISDE medallist Jeff Fredette

Off-Road Service/ Set-up Specialist Specializing in Kawasaki 31745 Dixie Hwy. Beecher, IL 60401 www.frpoffroad.com 708-946-0999

FREE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING April ‘18 issue deadline is Mar 26th Include a color photo at no cost!

While space is available... we’ll include a photo in your advertisement free of charge. Just e-mail your advertisement and good resolution photo. All advertising is subject to Cycle USA acceptance/ editing. Dealers welcome, but a small fee does apply. No ads taken over the phone.

E-mail to: chuck@cycleusa.com CYCLE USA, March 2018

47

Easy Shop

2000 BMW K1200 LT, Only 17xxx miles Very Clean, New tire , Garaged, Serviced at BMW dealership. $4750 314-517-2112

‘16 KTM SXF350. Purchased bike new last summer - ridden FOUR times by +50 yr old adult. Once on a motocross track and three times on a "turn" track. It has a complete Factory Connection suspension. I have well over $10,300 in this thing. $7550 obo. 309-261-1417


Cycle USA March 2018  

2018 Season kick-off issue with all the new schedules. Winter ice racing, banquet coverage, Cedar Lake Arena indoor and D17's first motocro...

Cycle USA March 2018  

2018 Season kick-off issue with all the new schedules. Winter ice racing, banquet coverage, Cedar Lake Arena indoor and D17's first motocro...