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Michigan’s Motorsports

December 2019

INSIDE:

2020 Ice Race Schdule (pg 21)

Roof Systems rider Ben Lowe wins Flint Indoor Race

Miscellaneous Moto Musings 2019 D14 MX Year in Review Rider's Corner Cash for Class Event Goes All Out for Education Division Highlights & Updates

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HOLLY HOTROD Wins 60th Annual Indoor Ice Race Story and photos submitted by Kevin Lambert Jr.

FLINT MOTORCYCLE CLUB – BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS INDOOR ICE RACE (Flint MI) | December 7, 2019 Ben Lowe was unsure of how he would fair the night of December 7th. Lowe an experienced flat track and ice racer had never ran an indoor event at the pro level. He was very aware that the competition he was facing... current world champ Jeremy Orr; former event winner Chaz Springsteen; and multi time podium finisher, and Bryan Bigelow backed racer, Nick Myers. Winning this event would not be easy. Lowe had his brother Tom and good friend Dillon Phelps spinning wrenches for him and the combo proved to be effective. And although Ben had an ice sample or two, changes were made and he had poll position in the main event! The main event was not nearly as exciting as much of the heat race action. Orr and Springsteen struggled all night and both titans ended up in the B main with only one Springsteen narrowly advancing to the final in the nights most exciting race. 2019 Champion Orr voiced his support of Springsteen and Lowe in the main event. The green light flashed and last year's event winner Jayson Bloss moved out front with Lowe in tow, Bloss caved to the pressure of the second place rider and decided to clean off the Ice with leather, plastic and nylon. This crash basically handed Lowe the win, Myers was Lowe's closest opponent and was unable to keep in the mix. After the event win, the Holly Hot Rod was asked to join the ICE series, the world's premier indoor ice race series! Lowe receives support from several local businesses in Bruce Lowe Excavating, Lowelife Performance, Goon Glass & Rubber, Holly Auto, Mills Racing, Alpeters Racing, Williams Donkey Farm, Magnum, J&M Logging, RASE and Roof Systems of Dallas Texas.

 Lowe seems to have a way with women... I mean winning

 Robby Knapp has shown tremendous improvement

 Lowe moonlights as a zamboni driver one night a year

 Former GNC pro Dillon Phelps hard at work

 Michigan standout Nick Myers has a mountain of 2nds and a legion of supporters. Will he win in 2021?


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It's with great pleasure and appreciation that the organizers, clubs and promoters have put their trust in the Board and I to continue to oversee the District 14 affairs and business. The schedules are set and any rule changes have been written and will be sent to the AMA for ratification and adoption. Most of the 11 District Divisions will remain with the same leadership, all hard working passionate volunteers that only want provide the best possible experience for the rider's in their Division. I want to thank Teresa Bennett and Harmony Ann for stepping up to take on the Flat Track Division as we saw Courtney Cooklin and Meagan Green step down after doing a wonderful job. Chris Ice has taken over Ice Division and has brought great enthusiasm and a very aggressive schedule to the 2020 Ice Season. The Website will be updated with all the changes and contact information so that you will have direct access to the Board and Divisional Volunteers.

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Our paper is officially online now with the current issue and all archived paper too, making it available to everyone, not just members. Share it to everyone you can. Show the world District 14! We continue to try and make our website as easy to traverse as we can with 11 Divisions and all the other information available. Making your online profile allows you to show your card and expiration date at all the events to avoid hassles and slow downs at sign up. The system doesn't allow real time membership data to our sign up crews and is ultimately the riders responsibility to Show your Card !

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VINTAGE MX

SEASON FINALE AT VALLEY MX

Michael Sokalski really wanted the Evolution Holeshot VALLEY MX (Stanton MI) | October 26 We headed to Valley MX to end out our season for the second year in a row. Some of the championships had already been decided but a few were still close and was the makings for a good race. The weather was super cold again but the track was prepped perfect with a total of 49 Vintage signups ready to go. We also had another sponsor step up and donate $30 cash for each of the classes for the second moto holeshot winners. College bike shop in Lansing wanted to help out for the GP Series but since our other great sponsors picked up those races, I decided to put it towards the last race of the season. The Evolution, Historic and Schoolboy racers were all together with Evolution in the first drop. Mike Sokalski and Nick Wickerham were super close on the start of both moto’s. Mike grabbed the first one but it was Nick taking the second one and the $30 from College Dike Shop. Nick had some pressure early in both moto’s but would end the day with another 1-1. Mike went back and forth for a little with William Dale in moto one but was able to take advantage of some mistakes from Will to secure second place. Joe Sangster made it on the last step of the podium with his consistent 4-4 finishes. William had some issues in moto one but a third in moto two

Nick Wickerham was back on the borrowed Maico and was on the gas all day long

Rat Brooks had a solid race to round out the top five


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Fritz Ball took his first overall of the season in Transition

Jim Jobson finally put a few moto’s together without his pipe falling off to earn second

was closer to where he should have been all day. He would end the day in seventh overall but had enough points to secure the championship. Ray Brooks once again had some solid results and good battles to go 5-5 for fourth on the day. Ken Argue was one of those racers along with about five others. Ken rode hard to earn another top five going 6-7 on the day. Rich Isza was on pace to have a good finish with his third in moto one and was in the top five for most of the second moto. Then with less than a half a lap to go his bike quit dropping him all the way back to tenth resulting in sixth overall. John Korte made it out for his third race of the season. He had a good second moto but couldn’t match his overall win from last season and ended up going 10-6 for eighth overall. Santos Berlanga and R.S. Delaney were both in the mix as a group of five or six switched positions all day long. Santos took the edge with his 8-8 over Delaney’s 7-9 as they rounded out the top ten. Tom Lee, Garrison Goforth and Victor Grahn were in a good battle of their own in both moto’s with Tom leading the way. Tom had some good starts but lost a few spots in both moto’s to end up going 9-11 for eleventh overall. Garrison was a consistent 12-12 for twelfth while Victor finished around him going 11-13 for thirteenth overall. As far as the Historic class it was Tom Claerhout leading just about all day

VALLEY continued on page 8

Ian Lee was one of the few to dress up for Halloween and always seems to know where I’m at taking pics

Tom Claerhout figured out his new Husky to take an easy 1-1 in Historic


8 December 2019 / January 2020 – Michigan’s AMA/D14 Motorsports News VALLEY continued from page 7 long. He didn’t get the second moto holeshot but led every other part of the race to go 1-1 for the overall. Ian Lee was second of the line in moto one but finished the race in second even with losing some rear shock components. He decided to go for the second moto holeshot, which he won, and then immediately pull of the track as he didn’t want to ruin his twin shock bike while only running one shock. So he took his holeshot money and a dnf to end the day in seventh. Jim Jobson started well in both moto’s but couldn’t match Tom’s speed to go 3-2 for second overall. Blake Argue has improved most of the year and the last race was no different. He rode well with the bigger and faster bikes to go 4-3 for third. Brad Barnes made his debut after some health issues kept him away all season. He was back out and having fun as he went 5-4 for fourth. Derek Michael wanted to try and mess me up while taking pics and decided to enter a different class on a borrowed bike. This time he jumped on Dave McLean’s spare bike and rode really well to earn a top five with his 6-5 finishes. Jeff Doneth was out again on his Ron Durepo tribute 125 and put in some solid laps. He would end the day in sixth with his 7-6. Dave shouldn’t have let Derek race his spare bike as he had some troubles on his bike and struggled in moto one but was scored in eighth. He couldn’t get it going again for moto two and had to watch the final moto of the season from the sidelines. The Schoolboy racers were spread out as Alexis led the way to take the 1-1 and overall. She becomes the first ever female to win a Championship in the Vintage series. Parker Jobson has improved over the season as well and rode hard all day long. He finished out both moto’s to take second overall. The closest holeshots and battles on the day were in the Innovation class. Gene Huntoon and Joe Sangster were within a half a bike length on both holeshots. Gene would grab both and then be in a great battle for both moto’s. He would win moto one by about a bike length over William Dale. William had some rough starts but would come back to win moto two by a few seconds to take the overall with his 2-1. Gene led a few laps of moto two as well but got a lot of pressure from Ray Brooks late in the race. Ray would make the pass with only a few turns to go to take second in moto two. Gene would hold onto second overall with his 1-3 with Ray squeezing into third with his 4-2. Kris Gillett was on a mission to earn good points to lock up the overall championship. He took a close third in moto one and knew

Both Innovation hoelshot’s were this close between Joe Sangster and Gene Huntoon he had to at least finish moto two. So he rode hard and held onto a top five to take fourth and the title. Nik Michael rode very hard all day and was in the top five. He took a fifth in moto one only a few seconds behind the leader and a solid fourth in moto two. Joe charged hard all day after being o close for both holeshots and just missed out on the top five going 6-6 for sixth. Steve Adema and Connor Goulet had a good battle even after Connor decided to do a cartwheel right at the holeshot cones in moto one. Steve held on for seventh as Connor took eighth. Blake Argue realized in staging of moto one that he had a flat tire on his newer CR so instead of struggling all moto he switched over to his historic bike for both of his classes. He rode good on the older bike in the newer class to take ninth overall. Rick Murphy was in a battle for a top ten in the Championship and needed a good ride to keep him there. He did his best and took a top ten in both moto’s to secure his spot in the season end points. Joe Hovorka, Jeff Sterritt and Tom Lee went back and forth throughout the day. Joe held onto eleventh in moto one with Tom and Jeff on his rear wheel. Moto two had Jeff out front of them with Joe taking twelfth. Tom had some bike issues and couldn’t start moto two and forced him back to thirteenth. Joe and Jeff switched spots but it was Joe with the one point edge to give him eleventh with Jeff in twelfth. Jay Ottenwess made an error in moto one and went with the wrong drop which automatically sends you to the back of the pack for your finish. He did not start moto two and that locked him into four-

teenth overall. Mark Havalda was looking good in practice and had a nice mid pack start of moto one. Unfortunately his bike quit before the end of the first moto resulting in an early end to his season and no points. For the first time in a while we had some controversy in the Transition class. Nick Wickerham was able to grab both holeshots and run away with both moto

wins. However in the first moto he was disqualified for apparently not lining up on the gate properly. I was unaware of this as it was all taken care of by the track referee. So even though I thought he was in second, Fritz Ball was out on a borrowed Honda and was credited with the first moto win. Chad Morehouse went from a solid third to second with Gene Huntoon rounding out the top three. Gene had his hands

Nik Michael rode hard to earn his top five against some fast racers


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There was a lot of close battling in Innovation, William Dale (45) leads the way over Gene Huntoon (780) and Joe Sangster (849)

Connor Goulet got his fall out of the way early in moto one and then had to play catch up

Chad Morehouse suffered an unfortunate fall in moto two to knock him out of the top three

full for most of the moto as he battled with Sean Sangster and Nik Michael. Sean would have some last lap issues which allowed Nik to take fourth with Sean finishing fifth. So with the second moto now under way, Nick had put the first moto behind him and was way out front in the lead. Fritz was running a solid second but Seas was on the gas. He had an early battle with Gene, Chad and Nik. With a little less than a lap to go, Sean was into third and closing in on Fritz. As they crossed the line, it was Sean up into second and Fritz in third. With the first moto DQ of Nick, the overall was up for grabs with Fritz earning the sop with his 1-3. Sean took over second with his 5-2 while Gene rounded out the top three with his 3-4 finishes. Chad had a good first moto but had a small tip over in moto two to drop him back to sixth in the race to take fourth overall. Nik was charging all day and took over fifth from Chad but could only manage fifth overall. Eli Hovorka and Rich Isza went back and forth throughout the day as they seemed to have all season long. Eli had the edge in both motos as they finished sixth and seventh. Unfortunately Nick would be scored in eighth even after his moto two victory. I would like to thank everyone for attending the races this year. It was the most successful season to date and I look forward to an even better 2020. I am currently working in the schedule and a few minor rule changes. So please check out www.michiganvintagemotocross.com for those changes. Thanks for checking in and I look forward to seeing everyone at the races. RESULTS: VALLEY 10/26/19 – Historic: 1. T. Claerhout (Yam); 2. J. Jobson (Hon); 3. B. Argue (Yam); 4. B. Barnes (Can); 5. D. Michael (Hon); 6. J. Doneth (Suz); 7. I. Lee (Hon); 8. D. Mclean (Yam) Schoolboy: 1. A. Argue (Hon); 2. P. Jobson (Hod) Evolution: 1. N. Wickerham (Mai); 2. M. Sokalski (Hon); 3. J. Sangster (Hon); 4. R. Brooks

(Suz); 5. K. Argue (Hon); 6. R. Isza (Hon); 7. W. Dale (Yam); 8. J. Korte (Mai); 9. S. Berlanga (Yam); 10. R.S. Delaney (Yam); 11. T. Lee (Ktm); 12. G. Goforth (Mai); 13. V. Grahn (Yam); 14. K. Krassa (Yam) Innovation: 1. W. Dale (Yam); 2. G. Huntoon (Kaw); 3. R. Brooks (Suz); 4. K. Gillett (Kaw); 5. N. Michael (Hon); 6. J. Sangster (Hon); 7. S. Adema (Hon); 8. C. Goulet (Hon); 9. B. Argue (Hon); 10. R. Murphy (Hon); 11. J. Hovorka (Hon); 12. J. Sterritt (Hon); 13. T. Lee (Ktm); 14. J. Ottenwess (Suz) Transition: 1. F. Ball (Kaw); 2. S. Sangster (Hon); 3. G. Huntoon (Kaw); 4. C. Morehouse (Hon); 5. N. Michael (Hon); 6. E. Hovorka (Yam); 7. R. Isza (Hon); 8. N. Wickerham (Kaw)

Sean Sangster had a great race taking second overall with a last lap pass


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 #3 Jordan Renfro

Cash for Class was an event like no other as the Woods family and GPF go all in on education... Story by Bart Newman | Photos submitted by Tasha Renfro

Cash for Class was an event like no other as the Woods family and Georgia Practice Facility (GPF) faithful went to work to give back to the sport the love Motocross. As one of the original MX training facility transformed in to a race track for a great cause. The cause is Cash for Class higher education $12,500 guaranteed dollars to be exact was up for grabs in 14 Predetermined classes.

 #77 Rydinh Novak


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 Kreg Bigelow, runner up in 40+ and 50+ classes

 #321 Axel Ward

 #991 Reid Cone Josh Woods graduated form regular high school, one of the few so you know education is important to the Woods crew. This family was one of the first to align themselves with Andrea Lieb with On Track Schools. One of the most interesting and outstanding parts of this event is all the money donated raised or donated for the Cash for Class event is tax deductible as part of a 503b charity managed by Mrs. Leib a win win for MX and it’s supporters. CASH FOR CLASS continued on page 12

 #81 Ryder Snelgrove


12 December 2019 / January 2020 – Michigan’s AMA/D14 Motorsports News  This page, collages of the scholarship winners 

CASH FOR CLASS continued from page 11 Racing was outstanding in many classes some of the best in the 50cc classes. Reid Cone (1-1) took a pair of moto wins in the 51cc Open Class Axel Ward (3-2) came out on top of a tight battle with Rydinh Novak (23) in a race that say these to change positions on several laps. Ward also to the top spot in the 51cc 4-6 class topping Ryder Lane (3-2) and Guyver Santucci (2-3). Novak (1-2) took the win in the 51cc 7-8 class beating out Reid Cone (4-1) who had a moto one miscue while Ryder Snelgrove (2-3) rounded out the podium. Jordan Renfro was king of the 85 classes taking wins in the 85 Open class and 85 10-12 class grabbing convincing wins in both with (1-1) scores. Renfro also topped the Schoolboy 1 class reeling off two wins on his Supermini over the bigger 125cc machines. On top of the race awards this young man also banked $750 dollars for money to help with schooling what a great day at the races for the Renfro’s I might be a little bias as I have known the woods for longer than any of want to admit and I was on the team that pulled this event off but you can be the judge. What I know for sure is that this event gave something back to the sport I and many of the most important people in my life love, motocross. I for one hope this becomes a type of event we hear and see more about in the future. I can assure you that when the Woods family and the GPF crew ramp up for the next one, there will be a race director from Michigan down to make it another great event. Thank you to the Woods family for your work and dedication to making a difference in Motocross this weekend and in to the future.


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DUTCH SPORTS PARK Story and photos by Haley Piper and Ph3 Photos

Last year was my first-year racing at Dutch Sports Park, I have been racing with District 14 for 4 years now. I have been riding quads ever since I was 2. Last year my race at Dutch didn’t go the best, I got a flat tire in the beginning of the race. I still finished the race but obviously did not finish well. I was weary going into this weekend because of how it went last year, this track is one of my favorite tracks so of course I still had to attend. I ended up finishing 3rd out of 4 in C class, and 12th out of 17 overall. The race was tough because of how rutted out it was from all the motos before us. I felt the race went well, other than the track being as rough as it was. It was hard on me along with all the guys. We stopped our race after 1 hour, instead of going the full 2 hours. Being our last race for the season it was a bit of a bummer that we stopped at an hour, but my body was thankful. The track has a great layout, a mix between mx and woods. Drex and Jane keep their track well taken care of and make sure it is always ready in time for us. Our race at Dutch had been canceled earlier in the year due to the downpour of rain we had the week before. Drex and Jane Akin had put together our race for Sunday on Thursday. They had a very quick turn around for us to be able to race at Dutch one last time this year. I appreciate all they have done for us this season, fitting us in to end their Muskrat Run weekend. Drex is the one to start us off at the starting line, explaining the rules and such. I find it very cool that he is involved when we race there and that he is the one to start us off for our race. I appreciate them still letting us race even though we only had 17 quads show up, most of our tracks are all about numbers. Being there was only 17 of us I wasn’t sure if they would cancel our race because it wouldn’t be worth letting us run.

TIDBITS from Taylor by Taylor Carpenter D14 Secretary

All clubs and promoters, with the year ending all charters for D14 expire 12/31 no matter when you paid. 2020 will expire on 12/31/2020. Please keep in mind the application and payment was due at the annual meeting. If you weren’t there please mail in to me ASAP especially if you are hosting an Ice race this year!!

 Haley Piper, photo by Ph3 Photos

Annual meeting went well, I was expecting a lot worse. No hiccups like last year. A majority of the clubs and promoters showed, huge thank you to those of you who did. Chairs, if you haven’t already submitted your year end report, you know who you are, I need it ASAP it has to go into annual report! I also need updated contact information from everyone, yes even if nothing has changed. I need rules and schedules as well.

 Starting Line

Ladies and gentlemen please don’t call me 10 times in one day I do have a regular job and I can’t answer my phone, you will be blocked if it continues. Also, I don’t have banquet information please call your chairperson. Membership is still Molly Kidner, please text or email her as I will have you contact her either way. I think that’s it for now. Will have more next month.

Taylor Ellis


14 December 2019 / January 2020 – Michigan’s AMA/D14 Motorsports News

2019 DISTRICT 14 MX – YEAR IN REVIEW Story and photos submitted by Jessica Ten Hagen

2019 brought many podium finishes for a number of Michigan Mafia Riders. We saw kids and Vet classes from across Michigan compete in local races week after week as well as riders take the center stage at Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National and compete in Feld’s SX Futures Championship in Las Vegas. Michigan also witnessed 4 riders achieve their pro card from the MX sports and watched them compete at the Red Bud Pro National in 2019. We talked to a few of the top-level riders locally and nationally from the D-14 family.

JACE KESSLER

Jace Kessler came into 2019 as a force to be reckoned with. He is one of the only racers in the d-14 to podium or win in every national event he raced. Kessler won titles at Daytona and won every moto at the Baja Brawl. Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National and Freestone he finished both events in 2nd place. He ended his year of B class winning a title at the Thor Winter Olympics. Kessler attributes his skill on the track to his training at Club MX and other facilities over the years as well as his training in Michigan as he grew up. Looking ahead at 2020 Kessler will be moving into the A class and is hoping to finish his amateur career on top of the box. He will also compete and train in Michigan and at Club MX. 2020 will also bring Kessler to the SX Futures races as he prepares to go Pro soon.

LEVI LEDDY

Levi competed as a 5-year-old in the 4-6 51cc jr class and the 51cc shaft class in 2019. Levi competed in District 14 series taking a 4th overall in the jr class and winning the state d-14 Championship in the 51cc trail class. He also competed at Loretta Lynn Amateur National representing the Michigan Mafia and finished 10th overall. Levi said, “it was so exciting to get 10th and go on stage and get a trophy.” When I asked him, what is his favorite track he said he “loves Valley’s big track.” The thing that sets Levi above the rest of the riders is his constant smile and love for the sport and his friends. He always tries his hardest to compete on the track and his hardest to be kind off the track. 2020 he is wanting to race his dirt bike and be competitive and play with his friends at the tracks.


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LANDREY HAZEN

Landrey raced in the Women’s class, Girl’s Sr and Supermini. Landrey had an amazing year winning 2 national titles at Baja Acres and another national title at Walton for the Canadian National. She started her year off rehabilitating her knee after an injury late in 2018 and unfortunately ended her season with an injury as well. Her racing in between those injuries resulted in several podium finishes. Loretta Lynn Amateur National resulted in an 11th overall in women’s and a 4th in girls. The SX Futures National Championship was possibly the best Landrey rode in her 2019 season. She was confident on her bike and went head to head with West Coast competitor Taylor Allred. Landrey won the first moto and Taylor won the second moto. While Landrey would have loved to take the national title, she was thankful for 2nd place finish.

YEAR IN REVIEW continued on page 16


16 December 2019 / January 2020 – Michigan’s AMA/D14 Motorsports News YEAR IN REVIEW continued from page 15

URIAH WOOD

Uriah swept the first regional for the year setting the standard high in the 50 Sr class. Just a few months prior to the regional Uriah was sent to the hospital with compression fractures in his back a lot of eyes turned as he was heading to Loretta Lynn Amateur National. Uriah went 13-5-6 for an overall 7th place in the nation. Racing District 14 in 2019 Uriah won every 51cc 7-8 class moto he raced. He finished his season by winning 2 titles at the Baja Brawl. In 2020 Uriah will race the 65cc classes and will begin to race the 85cc classes as well.

NOAH WILLBRANDT

Noah raced in the 125 b/c and the Schoolboy 1 classes in 2019. The year started out disappointing to Noah as he had trained all winter at Club MX with Matt Crown and went into Daytona with high expectations. As everyone learns in this sport anything is possible and his finishes weren’t what he wanted. He took a break and evaluated his program, came back to Michigan and realized his starts were needing help, but he was losing interest in the sport after working so hard only to have less than desirable results. After taking a break and spending time at home with friends

YEAR IN REVIEW continued on page 19


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DECEMBER 2019 – by Steven Beane • Tyler Vore did us all proud by bringing home a gold medal from his recent trip to the ISDE in Portugal. The entire country, not just the D14 family, can be proud of the 2019 effort – American teams won the World Trophy and Women’s Trophy overall, with a strong second in the Junior Trophy division. Talk about dominant … • Don’t look now, but GasGas is fielding a Dakar effort to go along with their recent entry into MXGP in the premier and MX2 classes. How is that possible? Easy – the bikes will be rebadged and reskinned KTMs, as the Austrian conglomerate has taken a 60% stake in the Spanish maker. • Even Taddy Blaszusiak is signed on to ride a GasGas … just not yet. The affable Polish rider will contest the SuperEnduro season on an orange KTM before switching to a white-and-red KTM for the WESS series. • Speaking of WESS (a RedBull funded alternative to the WEC, but also including hard enduro), the Tennessee Knock Out hard enduro is now part of the series in 2020. • Wade Young moved past Graham Jarvis on the Roof of Africa winners list, logging his fifth win at what is possibly the world’s highest (and maybe hardest) offroad race. • Well that was over before it got started … Marvin Musquin bagged his 2020 supercross season when he suffered a severe knee injury at the KTM test track. Musquin underwent surgery and is expected to make his return during the motocross season. • Stop me if you’ve heard this. This is Chad Reed’s last season of supercross. • Reed recently left the JGR Suzuki team to ride a privateer Honda during the “off-season supercross season”. He may end up returning to the North Carolina – based squad though, as Joey Savatgy

misjudged a triple during an Australian supercross race and broke his heel. • I recently had the privilege of re-reading some of the D14 newspaper articles that hang on the walls of the VTR clubhouse. Amazingly, this column was appearing under the heading of The Beane Report all the way back in 2013. • Yamaha finally announced the MSRP of the American version of the Tenere 700. Incredibly, it came in under $10 grand. Not much – OK, one dollar – but under $10 grand nevertheless. • The District recently held the 2020 sanctioning meeting, and John Radke mentioned that there are stock wheelbase classes in the hill climb events, and that got me thinking … • It might not seem like much, but after a week or so of practice I can now balance (repeatably) for 15 seconds on a deadengined trials bike. • Brian Kidner made a recent trip to the Mini-O’s in Florida to try his hand at racing a KX450 in both supercross and motocross. Despite declaring the bike ridiculously fast and prone to overjumping, Kidner acquitted himself well and came home in one piece. Three cheers for ‘old’ guys going fast on dirt bikes. • The 2020 race schedules for the various disciplines in D14 have been set. That conversation that my wife wants to have about me riding too much isn’t looking good … • The LRBDS (last ride before deer season) got snowed out this year, but I had the chance to ride in the snow with Mark Becker for the FRADS (first ride after deer season) on December 8th. Ironically, we saw three does bouncing through the woods and encountered numerous deer tracks overlapping the bike trails. • Ryan Dungey donated all of his KTM clothes to Goodwill (maybe true) and

signed on as part-owner of the Factory Connection/GEICO Honda race team. Dungey raced a Yamaha as a mini-rider back in Minnesota, and was a Suzuki amateur when Roger DeCoster signed him to the pros (first at Suzuki, and then at KTM) but I don’t think “the Diesel” ever rode a Honda. • The ice race season will be upon us by the time you get this paper. That means it almost time to get that winter maintenance done that you promised your bike you would do following the last race in the fall. Don’t sleep on it – the National Enduro season kicks off February 2nd. At PlusOnePerformance, it is our goal to help you get the most out of your next ride … and the one after that and the one after that. Whether you’re looking for a new Beta trials or enduro bike, or perhaps a new TM, or just need help getting your bike set up for the season, look us up at afterhourscycle.com.

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On the Passing of Steve Vollmar by Steven Beane

Certain things in life are mysterious and perhaps for good reason - like why I wasn’t lined up on row 34 the day of the season-ending Peace Pipe Enduro. The obvious answer would be that it was my dad’s 80th birthday the next day, and that wasn’t one to miss. The real answer may be that I wasn’t supposed to witness what happened that day, at least not up close. Few guys I have met are as skilled behind the handlebars as Steve Vollmar, and of those guys far fewer are as humble as Steve about their accomplishments. Yet for unexplained reasons, Steve passed away on the trail during that event. Whether you’d known Steve for years or just recently met, whether you’d travelled the country in his race van or just pulled up beside him in the pits, you knew he was a good guy. A great guy even. You’d like him for his generosity or friendly greeting or wide smile. He’d help with a tool or a route sheet, or even directions on how to navigate sign-up. He wouldn’t tell you how good he was on a motorcycle. Steve Vollmar wasn’t just a great racer, although the trophy case and record books will attest that he was. He wasn’t just a wonderful son, a great husband, and a good father, although Bob and Ruth, Dottie, and Race and Montesa will attest that he was. He was also a great friend. Not just to me, but to nearly everyone that made his acquaintance. He is dearly missed. Mini-numberplate graphics (~3”x3”) carrying Steve’s row number from the Peace Pipe Enduro are available for a minimum donation of $5 each. Send a “gift to friend” via Paypal to plusoneperformance@yahoo.com and indicate your mailing address and how many you would like in the notes section. All money generated goes directly to the Vollmar family.


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December 2019 / January 2020 – Michigan’s AMA/D14 Motorsports News 19 YEAR IN REVIEW continued from page 16 and family motocross once again became a priority. Noah went to regionals at Red Bud Motocross and won a few of his motos. He was one of the very few to get through at the first youth regional. He then went to the Loretta Lynn Amateur National and finished in the top 3rd of both classes. He entered and raced several 125 all-star races in 2019 with his best finish being 5th at the Red Bud Pro National. At the SX Futures Championship race held in Las Vegas immediately following the Monster Energy Cup Noah finished 2nd in the 125 b/c and 4th in the Schoolboy 1 class. Noah had great starts and rode consistent laps to put him on the podium. It’s always bittersweet finishing 2nd because you want so badly to be up top but, in this event, it wasn’t meant to be. One thing he could walk away from the event proud of is that his starts were consistent, and he was putting fast laps Looking ahead to 2020 Noah will head back to Club MX after the holidays to train with Matt Crown. He is preparing to race the B class and Schoolboy 2 and is planning on hitting the national events as well as some d-14 races.

JOHN GREWE

John Grewe; the man is simply a machine. 2019 began and ended the same for John with him in the top spot in all masters 50+ classes he raced during nationals. Daytona proved he was ready for the season as he literally ran laps around people in his class. He finished the 40+ class at Loretta Lynn Amateur national in 2nd place, beating out several people years young than him and did take the National Title in the 50+ class. Grewe uses local Michigan tracks to train and get himself race ready for the season. He did race at Portland, Red Bud, Dutch and Polka Dots to name a few.

D14 RIDERS TURN PRO

 Chris Williams

Michigan riders Matthew Carpenter, Chris Williams, Taten Gilman and Michael Kitzmiller all received their professional license through MX Sportsin 2019. These riders all 4 have raced the district 14 events throughout their amateur careers and will continue to do so as they prepare for their 2020 race season. Each rider has a personal goal to make their dreams come true and make the main event at their respective events. D-14 Honorable Mentions: Blake Hazen – 250b SX Futures National Champion, and Briana Scheltema – Women’s Ponca MX Championship

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Taten Gilman and Matthew Carpenter

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RIDER'S FLAT TRACK CORNER FLAT TRACK'S FUTURE Story and photo submitted by Kevin Lambert, Jr.

 One of D14's newest and youngest members is seen here at a local Ice race

D14 Flat Track division organizers made a somewhat difficult decision at our yearly sanctions meeting when a handful of classes with poor participation were combined or removed. Many racers and parents have difficulty accepting that a 2 rider average class does not help progress our sport or foster competition; what these families need to understand is that calls like these are made to help keep racing at the local level alive and well and not to hurt a racers' feelings or keep them off the track. Without strong amateur and youth programs flat track racing will fall to the wayside and die. And we can't let a bunch of hooligans dictate the future of our sport.

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 I am happy to be part of The Vintage Family

VINTAGE MX

BANQUET Story by Steve Baginski Photos by Sandra Lee

I want to thank everyone for a record Vintage MX season. We averaged 46 signups in our twelve races and 55 signups for the Allpro Auto and Off-Road series. We had our Ron Durepo Annual Awards Banquet sponsored by Morgan Stanley on November ninth. There were over 8people in attendance as we gave out over 80awards and well over 100 door prizes. I am honored to say we raised more than enough to cover the headstone for our fallen racer Mark Havalda. The lamp was a huge success and I want to thank Jeff Doneth for an outstanding build. I am glad the family was in attendance to pull the winning ticket and for that winner to have been Randy Stone. I have Allpro Auto and Off-Road on board for another GP series next year with what looks like to be six races instead of five. I hope to have the schedule done and published soon so stay tuned. I also need to thank all the tracks that donated items for our door prizes along with our terrific donors that step up each year to make our Banquet

 Evolution 125cc top three Santos Berlanga, Mark Havalda II filling in for his late father and Jeff Doneth

Tom Claerhout earned the Historic GP 125cc title

 Historic 125cc Top three Tom Claerhout, Blake Argue and Tom Lee II

BANQUET continued on page 26 (more photos on pages 24 & 25)

 Evolution GP top three William Dale, Mike Sokalski and Ray Brooks

 Santos Berlanga won the Evolution GP 125cc title


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 Historic GP Top three Tom Claerhout, Mike Mason and Blake Argue

 Historic Top Ten

 Innovation 125cc top three Kris Gillett, Nik Michael and Blake Argue

 Gene Huntoon, Mike Sokalski and Mike Mason were the Dinosaur Award Winners

 Kris Gillett claimed the Innovation GP 125cc title

 Innovation Top Ten

The Havalda Family was on hand to draw the winning ticket for the lamp donated to raise funds for the passing of Mark Havalda. Stephen Phillips fills in for actual winner Randy Stone


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 Steve Adema was the only racer to achieve Perfect Attendance by earning points in every race on the season

 Nick Wickerham took home the Terry Couturier Most Photogenic

Transition Top Nine

 Evolution top ten (missing Al Doneth)

The Ron Durepo Most Improved Racer went to Nik Michael


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 Jeff Doeth Presents Garrison Goforth with the Kevin Kelly Bike of the Year

 Eli Hovorka earned the Transition 125cc Championship

 Family of the Year went to the Murphy’s Shannon and Rick

 Mike Sokalski won the Kevin Stone Memorial Holeshot award with 87%

Tom Claerhout won the Outstanding Racer award once again

 Allpro Auto and Off-Road was the Sponsor of the Year

Transition GP Top Three Chris Williams, Nick Wickerham and Chad Morehouse

 Innovation GP Top Three Kris Gillett, Ray Brooks and Nik Michael

 Eli Hovorka won the Transition 125cc GP title

 Alexis Argue earned the Schoolboy GP Championship


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RUBBER TIRE REVOLUTION: NEW BLOOD Story by Robert H Macalarounch | Photo courtesy Heatherly

Ice Grand Championships will be held in Milwaukee Wisconsin on January 12-13, 2020 in conjunction with the High Voltage Motorcycle show. Social media post have been pointing to one of our own racers and business owners Goon Glass & Rubber donating several used sets of tires to Wisconsin based racers to try out Rubber Tire racing. This kind of generosity is not uncommon from Goon Glass and the company is listed as an event sponsor now for doing so. New blood to the sport does not come from winning nationals, district titles or indoor races as much as the guys that won these would like you to believe. Putting together a team, putting new riders on bikes, donating old tires to a newbee... these kind of things help to spread the good news of rubber tire racing. Bashing newbees, contacting a newbee someone is helping to bash the people who are helping to feed our sport, making false claims of cheating and smearing the reputation of people who are trying to make a difference, these things will not help us at all and only divide us as a group. In 2020 we all need to focus on bettering ourselves as a group, having fun, not giving Big Bore Bob such a hard time and getting those #1 plates out of Lapeer... I'm kinda sick of hearing about it when I talk to the guy.

BANQUET continued from page 22 awesome. Those donors are: Morgan Stanley, Hot Foot Moto, MIAT, Allpro Auto and Off-Road, Clarke Distributing, Pivot Works, DC Plastics, Honda Suzuki of Warren, Steve Fairman’s On the Side Signs, College Bike Shop, K&W Cycle, Magic Motorsports, US 127 Motorsports, Twin Air, Rosenau Powersports, The Lee Family, The Sheren Family, The Goforth Family, CMP Suspensions, Linwood Cycle, All American Screen Printing, Doris Karpinski, Big Air MX, Battle Creek M/C, Cadillac M/C, Polka Dots, Portland Trail Riders, Twisted MX, Valley MX, Bulldogs M/C, MXC, Dutch Sport Park, W.J. Phillips Insurance

 2019 FINAL SERIES POINTS 

 Mike Sokalski earned the Sportsman of the Year Award

SCHOOLBOY: 1. A. Argue (265); 2. P. Jobson (125) HISTORIC: 1. T. Claerhout (260); 2. B. Argue (176); 3. J. Jobson (166); 4. M. Mason (146); 5. T. Lee II (123); 6. D. Mclean (111); 7. M. Sangster (86); 8. M. McCauley (85); 9. S. Phillips (83); 10. I. Lee (81) HISTORIC 125CC:1. T. Claerhout (230); 2. B. Argue (176); 3. T. Lee II (123) EVOLUTION: 1.W. Dale (239); 2. M. Sokalski (222); 3. R. Brooks (161); 4. R. Isza (156); 5. J. Sangster (155); 6. K. Argue (148); 7. S. Berlanga Jr (136); 8. A. Doneth (127); 9. T. Lee (124); 10. V. Grahn (87) EVOLUTION 125CC: 1. S. Berlanga Jr (122) 2. M. Havalda (43); 3. J. Doneth (38) INNOVATION: 1. K. Gillett (203); 2. G. Huntoon (193); 3. N. Michael (192); 4. R. Brooks (165); 5. S. Adema (141) 6. B. Argue (126); 7. M. Havalda II (119); 8. W. Dale (110); 9. R. Murphy (109); 10. M. Cook (104) INNOVATION 125CC: 1. K. Gillett (203); 2. N. Michael (192); 3. B. Argue (126) TRANSITION: 1. N. Wickerham (204); 2. C. Morehouse (168); 3. R. Isza (157); 4. G. Huntoon (140); 5. E. Hovorka (140); 6. C. Williams (115); 7. D. Brooks (77); 8. M. Cook (64); 9. R. Lamothe (53) TRANSITION 125CC: 1. E. Hovorka (140)

ALLPRO AUTO AND OFF-ROAD GP SERIES FINAL POINTS

 Schoolboy Top Two as Alexis Argue became the first female to win a Vintage title

SCHOOLBOY: 1. A. Argue (120) HISTORIC: 1. T. Claerhout (115); 2. M. Mason (101); 3. B. Argue (68) HISTORIC 125CC: 1. T. Claerhout (115) EVOLUTION: 1. W. Dale (115); 2. M. Sokalski (92); 3. R. Brooks (70) EVOLUTION 125CC: 1. S. Berlanga Jr (45) INNOVATION: 1. K. Gillett (105); 2. R. Brooks (82); 3. N. Michael (80) INNOVATION 125CC: 1. K. Gillett (105) TRANSITION: 1. C. Williams (115); 2. N. Wickerham (101); 3. C. Morehouse (61) TRANSITION 125CC: 1. E. Hovorka (49)


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WELLNESS Let’s talk AminoWise. What is it? Many people assume AminoWise is just a BCAA supplement, but it's so much more! There are 3 different blends in this supplement that help you fight fatigue and enhance recovery during and after exercise. . First there is the muscle performance blend. This blend provides branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), L-citrulline, and B-alanine – with a few other key amino acids. People have used BCAA’s for strength training and during exercise for years and they are a very popular fitness supplement. During exercise and moto activities our muscles undergo stress, which in turn causes them to grow and tone. However, during exercise small amounts of muscle can be consumed as energy. This biological process can be increased when people consume very low carb diets (I’m talking to you keto people). BCAA’s can prevent your body from using muscle as fuel by providing energy right to the muscle and promote lean muscle mass. They can even spare glucose stores to help you work out more efficiently. L-citrulline is a powerful agent in producing Nitric Oxide (NO) in the blood. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, which means it helps improve vascular blood flow. Enhanced blood flow during exercise can lead to better oxygenation of muscles, faster removal of toxic metabolites, and potentially improve your work out capacity! Yes, that’s correct! I LOVE my BCAA’s! I never lift weights without them! . AminoWise also contains a Recovery Blend. This blend contains wolfberry powder and antioxidant ingredients to support recovery after a hard work out. The polyphenols, zinc, and vitamin E work synergistically to protect the muscles from fatigue and damage induced by exercise. Specifically, they work to reduce the re-

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lease of lactic acid! . Lastly, AminoWise provides a Hydration Mineral Blend. These mineral ions are in the exact ratio lost in sweat to keep you more hydrated, which in turn helps you recover faster. This blend replenishes important minerals lost during exercise, such as sodium citrate, potassium citrate, calcium citrate, and magnesium citrate.

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