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Michigan’s Motorsports

JUNE 2019

INSIDE:

2019 Season Schedule of Events Tidbits from Taylor MSA to the Rescue?

Division Highlights & Updates

Al Doneth was the favorite for the Evolution win on Sunday until a freak bike malfunction dropped him to third overall

AL DONETH

BATTLE CREEK MOTORCYCLE CLUB (Battle Creek MI) | April 27-28

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VINTAGE MX

2 DAYS OF BATTLE

AT BATTLE CREEK MC Story and photos by Steve Baginski

BATTLE CREEK MC (Battle Creek MI) | April 27-28, 2019 We headed to Battle Creek for a two day event on the weekend of April 27/28. Saturday was round two of the series along with round one of the Allpro Auto and Off-Road GP Series. The GP series consists of five races with a one moto format. That moto is 22 minute to the white flag for each class. We had a huge turnout for this race with a near record with 54 entries. The track was great and for once we had perfect weather. It always seems mother nature is not happy with us when we make our trip here and she was nice to us on Saturday morning. She wouldn’t be

The Innovation start to the GP was a little crazy so kind for Sunday as the snow and cold temps came in overnight. Even with the snow and rain, the track was near perfect and they were watering before the end of the first motos. The first GP that started off Saturday was the Innovation Class with Mark Cook grabbing the holeshot and early lead. Ray

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 Grayson Laczko looked to challenge for a top five until a crash dropped him back to eighth

Victor Grahn rode well to seventh in the Evolution GP


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Visions by Thomas Dunn, District 14 President

A WORD FROM THE PREZ!

RACING! We are in full blown race mode now! All cylinders are hitting at full power! I welcome all of you to AMA District 14 RACING!

WE ARE DISTRICT 14

You will soon start seeing District 14 Banners! Each Division will be given a 3x5 District banner to showcase all our events and promotions. My hope is to see that banner anywhere we are providing an event, promotion, ride etc… to let the world know who’s providing the economic boost to their community. Proudly use as backdrops for pictures of Riding, Racing and Rights!

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As always the District is keeping an eye on Legislation that may affect our rights and or ability to do what we do. The Legislators are being fairly quiet right now so not much to report, but things we are watching; • We all want the roads fixed but much higher fuel prices tend to hurt our racing families. • Michigan’s Recreational Passport, A bill to make our ORV trailheads part of the Required Recreational Passport to park there has been in committee since the beginning of the year. This would require all vehicles using the parking lots to have the passport, not necessarily a bad thing for recreation but none of those dollars come back to the off road community. • Michigan Snowmobile Association (MSA) Changing their name to Michigan Snowmobile and Off Road Vehicle Association (MISORVA) and all that might mean to the District (Read the full article in this paper)

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Some very disturbing issues have popped their ugly head in our District. Problems and behaviors occur at events which we as a District and racing community, simply cannot and will not accept or tolerate. Yes, the State of Michigan has legalized marijuana. Yes, you may smoke it, eat it, ingest their oils, and put it on you, with or without THC, all legally if you are of age. We are a family oriented racing community. At the track, there are young impressionable eyes watching you and what you do. The AMA specifically calls out use of substances in the Substance abuse Section 6.1 page 298 of the rule book part of the rule book. • Prohibited Acts and Substances • AMA Racing riders, officials and other AMA members involved in the running of the race are prohibited from using, possessing, purchasing, selling and/ or participating in the distribution of illegal or prohibited substances. • (1) Prohibited substances are those substances that, in AMA Racing's sole determination, may adversely affect the safety or integrity of the sport of motorcycle racing. • (2) AMA Racing may make this determination with respect to a particular substance at any time, including and without limitation at the time of discovery of drug test results. b. Illegal acquisition, distribution, or misuse, including use without a prescription, of any legal prescription or over-the-counter drug, is strictly forbidden. • (1) Misuse of a prescription or over-the-counter drug is the use of VISIONS continued on page 19


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 Dave Mclean is slowly getting his Historic bike figured out

 Despite two Historic holeshots, Mick McCauley ended the day in third overall

 Kris Gillett shows everyone how to rail a corner on a 125 BCMC continued from page 2

 Chris Williams had to work early to get the Transition win

Brooks took over the lead for a few laps early with Kris Gillett moving into the top three. Gene Huntoon and Grayson Laczko had a good battle early until Grayson hit the ground on lap three. He would get back up and ride to a smart eighth place. Cook took back the lead on lap three and never look back. Kris closed the gap and hounded him closely for the last five or so laps to come home in second. Ray slid back to third as Derek Brooks closed in for a great battle. They were wheel to wheel for the remaining three laps with Ray earning third with Derek taking fourth. Gene held onto a top five barely holding

off the charge of Brad Bolzman. Nik Michael had a slow start but kept his head down to come across in seventh and just ahead of Grayson after his earlier crash. Mark Havalda, Tom Lee, Steve Adema and Blake Argue also had a moto long battle with Mark and Tom rounding out the top ten. The Historic and Schoolboy classes were next with Mike Mason leading the way. He would start to pull a slight lead until Tom Claerhout took over after his usual slow start. Tom took over the lead on lap five and never looked back for the moto win. Mike was riding hard but just couldn’t


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Tom Lee still knows how to hang with the pack after racing every season the Vintage Series has been around

 Rick Murphy has become a regular in the Innovation class in only his second year racing

Tommy Lee switched it up and starting racing a 100 in Historic

 Alexis Argue continues to improve on her newer two stroke Mike Miller was close to top five on Sunday

match the speed of Tom and settled into second for the rest of the moto. Mike Laczko was good off the start and was in top three for about two laps until he had an ignition problem and ended his race early. Ian Lee almost had the holeshot as he ran just a little wide. He stopped on lap two for a quick breather and water break before heading back out. He would then have a back and forth battle with Mick McCauley inside the top five. Brad Bolzman was about mid pack off the start but muscled his 125 around to get into third on lap three and held it there until the finish. Mick made a pass on Ian a few times as they fought for fourth but it was Ian with the spot in the end. Mick rounded out the top five as Dave McLean was steady in sixth as Tommy Lee was struggling with his RM 100 as he came across in seventh. Alexis Argue was the lone Schoolboy racer and she showed big improvements as the race went on. She is getting used to her newer and much faster CR85. The Evolution guys were next with Mike Sokalski grabbing another holeshot. His lead wouldn’t last long as both William Dale and Al Doneth both got around by lap three. William put in some fast laps as Al was keeping an eye on him in second. The gap went back and forth but Will was able to hold on for the entire moto and take the win. Al was down on power but looked good, he just ran out of time and ended up second. Mike slid back to third after his holeshot and stayed there as they pulled away from the rest of the field. Santos Berlanga was on a steady charge for the entire moto. He started towards the back of the pack and when the race was done, had made it all the way up to fourth. Ken argue also made some passes as he made his way into the top five by the time the checkered flag flew. Rich Isza started mid pack and rode well but ended the day in sixth. Victor Grahn, Mark Havalda and Jay Ottenwess were all close for most of the race. Victor had a slight edge and took seventh while Mark and Jay were even closer. Jay would get the spot in eighth as Mark would take an unfortunate dnf with only a few laps to go. The fastest class of the day was held for last as the Transition racers took to the track. Gene Huntoon grabbed the holeshot but could only hold the lead for a short time. Nick Wickerham was into the lead shortly after the start and would hold a slight gap over Dean Taylor and Chris Williams for the first four laps. Chris took over second place on lap two after Dean almost went off twice. Chris hounded Nick for a few laps and finally made the pass during lap four and never lost it. Nick and Dean

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8 June 2019 – Michigan’s AMA/D14 Motorsports News BCMC continued from page 7 were very close for the rest of the race. On the last lap, Nick had no more than a five second lead as they would finish out the race rounding out the top three. Tom Claerhout showed up with a newer Husky 250 starting just outside the top five but held on to finish a lonely fourth. Chad Morehouse had a solid start and rode well to a top five finish. Mark Cook fought all moto with Shawn Muma and Gene as he made his way to sixth. Shawn held off Gene in the end to take seventh with Gene fading to eighth after his great start. Lance Reiner jumped on a borrowed bike and had some fun on his way to ninth as Kris Gillett rode around sightseeing to finish out the top ten. Rich Isza was back out in his second class battling early with Skyler Brooks until Skyler pulled off mid race and let Rich take eleventh. William Swims was also in the mix with them as he made his way around Eli Hovorka who stopped a few times to make some bike changes. William ended the race in twelfth as Eli came across in thirteenth. Jeff Kill and Ray Straub finished out the top fifteen. With the snow and cold temps we received overnight, our turnout was a little lighter than Saturday with a total of 25 signups. We were then able to combine some classes, so Evolution, Historic and Schoolboy all dropped together. Ray Brooks took the moto one holeshot but a small Margin over Rich Isza. Al started third but was into the lead before the start of lap two. He rode hard the entire moto and opened up a nice lead to take the first moto win. Ray had to hold off the early fight from Rich and the Santos Berlanga towards the end of the race.

 Mike Laczko keeps giving his Maico a try in Historic with failed results

two Schoolboy racers with Aiden Brooks leading them from start to finish. He actually battled inside the top five overall for the entire race. Alexis Argue was even faster the second day as she continues to improve with her CR. She came across in second as Aiden took the win. Rich was able to grab the holeshot for moto two, but once again Al was out front before the end of lap one. He was pulling a huge lead until after the white flag came out. He had some strange bike issues and after multiple start attempts and a lot of positions lost, he was back on the gas. By this time he was back in last and could only manage a fifth which dropped him back to third overall. Ray was a big recipient of Al’s misfortune and moved into the lead and took the moto win and the overall with his 2-1 scores. Rich was running a solid third for most of the race, and then second with Al having trouble, until Santos kept charging all moto and made a last lap pass to take over second and earning second overall.

Ray would hold on to second as Santos closed in and took third after a pretty slow start. Tom Lee had a fast start and good mid race battles to come across in fourth. Mike Miller went back and forth with some of the historic guys as he took fifth. Rich had a good start but went down in turn two and he had a very hard time restarting his bike. He did get going again but was nearly a lap down dropping him to sixth. Ron Schuitema had a mid pack start but late in lap three he had a rear wheel or chain issue which ended his race in a dnf. For the Historic racers, Mick McCauley was the first of them on the holeshot followed buy Blake Argue, Tommy Lee and Dave Mclean. Blake was leading them by the end of lap one just ahead of Mick as they had a little gap over Dave and Tommy. Blake started to pull a little on Mick and would go on to take the moto win. Mick settled into second with the battle for third between Dave and Tommy. Dave had it for a while until he went off track on lap three and gave the spot to Tommy. That is all he needed to hold onto third with Dave back in fourth. We had

 Blake was fast all weekend and a dnf Saturday fired him up to take a win on Sunday

 Eli Hovorka having fun on his 125


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 Santos Berlanga Jr is always charging as he earned his fourth and second place finishes

 Ron Schuitema looked good before having some bike problems

 Even with a holeshot, Mike Mason could only manage a second place in the GP

 Ian Lee had to take a pit stop during the GP for a water break while battling inside the top five

Rich held on for third but his first moto troubles in sixth put him back in fifth overall. Tom did his best to stay in front of Santos but finally on lap three he dropped back a spot and came across in fourth for fourth overall. Ron was able to get his bike

fixed for moto two and was able to stay ahead of Mike for the entire race. However they would swap overall positions with Ron’s first moto dnf. Mike took sixth and Ron in Seventh. Mick was the first Historic rider at the start but had some first lap is-

sues and dropped to the back of the pack. Blake took over the lead and had a good battle with Tommy and Schoolboy Aiden. Blake just put in solid laps and didn’t let the pressure get to him and came across with another moto win and the overall.

Tommy looked to be figuring out his 100 and was on the gas to take second for second overall. Dave stayed on track for the length of the race and was able to stay in front of Mick to take third but ended

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fourth overall. Even though Mick took both holeshots, his mishap in moto two put him back in third overall. Aiden once again led SB from start to finish for the 1-1 overall with Alexis taking second. The Innovation class was next with Gene Huntoon leading the way followed closely by Ray Brooks and Nik Michael. Gene was out front but Nik was on the move. He battled hard with Ray and made the pass on lap three. By the end of lap three, he was on Gene’s rear fender and looking to make the pass. Gene looked caught off guard as Nik made an easy pass right before the white flag lap. Coming into the fast left before the woods section near the end of the race, Gene saw an opening and went for it. Unfortunately with the wet weather, he went into the soft stuff and down he went! He made an immediate stop and looked to have the wind knocked out. Nik cruised on home to a moto win not knowing Gene had crashed. Ray scooted on by and took over second. Blake also rode by the down racer and took third. Steve Adema and Rick Murphy also finished the race rounding out the top five as Gene was getting some attention. He was helped up by the great track crew and given a ride off the track. He would end up with a dnf and some broken ribs. Ray took the holeshot of moto two with Nik, Steve, Blake and Rick all in order. Gene muscled up enough to take the start and troll around just enough to get scored to take some points home. Nik took the lead from Ray in almost the same spot he took it from Gene in moto one. He rode smart and took his first ever 1-1 and overall since moving up from Schoolboy. Ray settled into second for second overall as Steve rode great to finish in third for the last overall podium spot. Blake had some bike issues during the race and could only manage a fourth to put him in fourth overall. Rick battled a little with Blake near the end of the moto but ended up fifth for fifth overall. Gene did just what he could to get scored in sixth after his dnf to give him sixth place overall. The Transition class was last on the track with Nick Wickerham getting the holeshot. Chad Morehouse was a close second followed by Dylan Lorenz, Rich Isza and Gene Huntoon. Once again Gene made the start and trolled around just enough to get scored in the moto to get points for the day. He was in obvious pain but wanted to get another sixth place points. By the end of lap one, Nick had a nice lead and continued to stretch it out over the rest of the race taking the moto win. Chad settled into second as Dylan was having fun in third on a borrowed 125 with Rich in fourth. Chad finished in second as Dylan was coming in to take third. However as he was making the final turn he stalled. It took him forever to get it started up and Rich rode by and took third from him. Dylan finally got going again to take fourth with Gene getting credited with fifth. Nick picked up moto two where he left moto one, with the lead. Another holeshot and runaway win for the overall. Chad was once again a close second at the start but lost some time. He cruised around and gave a waive late in the race as he took second and second overall. Rich started third but had Austin Visger and Dylan battling with him early. Gene decided to pack up early and start his healing process as he knew he was going to get at least sixth place. Austin and Dylan had a good time harassing each other battling for third. Dylan finally made the

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 Nik Michael (01) makes the pass on Gene Huntoon (780) for the Innovation moto win

 Mike Sokalski roosting his way to a top three after his holeshot

 Dylan Lorenz made a Vintage return, this time it was on a borrowed 125

Tom Claerhout sure knows how to corner his MX125


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 Dean Taylor was a contender for the win but a few near off course excursions placed him back in third

 Ken Argue jumped his way to a top five in the GP

 Ray (015) and Derek (468) Brooks had a close battle in Innovation

 Nick Wickerham made an impressive Vintage debut leading Transition early

 Rich Isza jumps his way to fourth overall in Transition on Sunday

 Chad Morehouse showing some old school style in Transition


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BCMC continued from page 10 pass stick on lap three and came across in third for third overall. Austin took fourth but missing the first moto dropped him to fifth overall. Rich rode strong to take fifth for fourth overall. Our season continues to be a good one and hopefully the numbers can maintain or even grow. Our Polka Dots race is also in the books as we now head to Portland on the 8th for another GP race. Then we head to MXC on June 23rd before heading to Big Air for our only July race on the 14th. As always, for any questions or info, please check out www.michiganvintagemotocross.com. You can also check us out on Facebook by searching for “Michigan Vintage Motocross Racing Series”. Thanks for checking in and I look forward to seeing everyone at the races.

 Even the long moto’s don’t stop Mark Cook from racing two classes

RESULTS: BATTLE CREEK 4/27/19 – Historic: 1. T. Claerhout (Yam); 2. M. Mason (Suz); 3. B. Bolzman (Yam); 4. I. Lee (Hon); 5. M. McCauley (Hon); 6. D. Mclean (Suz); 7. T. Lee II (Suz) Schoolboy: 1. A. Argue (Hon) Evolution: 1. W. Dale (Yam); 2. A. Doneth (Yam); 3. M. Sokalski (Hon); 4. S. Berlanga Jr (Yam); 5. K. Argue (Hon); 6. R. Isza (Yam); 7. V. Grahn (Yam); 8. J. Otten-

wess (Yam) Innovation: 1. M. Cook (Hon); 2. K. Gillett (Kaw); 3. R. Brooks (Suz); 4. D. Brooks (Suz); 5. G. Huntoon (Kaw); 6. B. Bolzman (Hon); 7. N. Michael (Hon); 8. G. Laczko (Suz); 9. M. Havalda II (Hon); 10. T. Lee (Ktm); 11. S. Adema (Hon); 12. B. Argue (Hon); 13. A. Brooks (Suz); 14. R. Murphy (Hon); 15 D. Michael (Suz) Transition: 1. C. Williams (Kaw); 2. N. Wickerham (Hon); 3. D. Taylor (Yam); 4. T. Claerhout (Hsk); 5. C. Morehouse (Hon); 6. M. Cook (Hon); 7. S. Muma (Yam); 8. G. Huntoon (Kaw); 9. L. Reiner (Hon); 10. K. Gillett (Kaw); 11. R. Isza (Hon); 12. W. Swims (Hon); 13. E. Hovorka (Yam); 14. J. Kill (Hon); 15. R. Straub (Kaw) RESULTS: BATTLE CREEK 4/28/19 – Historic: 1. B. Argue (Hon); 2. T. Lee II (Suz); 3. M. McCauley (Suz); 4. D. Mclean (Yam) Schoolboy: 1. A. Brooks (Suz); 2. A. Argue (Hon) Evolution: 1. R. Brooks (Suz); 2. S. Berlanga Jr (Yam); 3. A. Doneth (Yam); 4. T. Lee (Ktm); 5. R. Isza (Hon); 6. M. Miller (Suz); 7. R. Schuitema (Suz) Innovation: 1. N. Michael (Hon); 2. R. Brooks (Suz); 3. S. Adema (Hon); 4. B. Argue (Hon); 5. R. Murphy (Hon); 6. G. Huntoon (Kaw) Transition: 1. N. Wickerham (Kaw); 2. C. Morehouse (Hon); 3. D. Lorenz (Ktm); 4. R. Isza (Hon); 5. A. Visger (Yam); 6. G. Huntoon (Kaw)

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June 2019 – Michigan’s AMA/D14 Motorsports News 13 RED BUD MX ( Buchanan MI) | June 1-2 Story and photos by Jessicen Ten Hagen Loretta Lynn’s Regional’s are underway as thousands attempt to earn one of the 42 gates in their classes at the 2019 Rocky Mountain ATV/MX AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. The first youth regional of the season was held at D-14 track Red Bud Motocross June 1-2, 2019 and showed the elite riders from Michigan punching their ticket and earning their gate.

CHASING THE DREAM: THE ROAD TO LORETTA’S

Uriah Wood won the 51cc 7-8 championship this weekend. Wood was at the ranch in the 51cc 4-6 class and finished 3rd in the nation with a 4-6-3. He will return to the

RED BUD continued on page 15

 Full gates!

 Cayden Switzer

 Cayden Switzer

 Levi Leddy


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ATV MX JUNE

09

 Big Air ................................ Newago Big Air .................................. Newago

22

MI Mafia MXC ................... Brown City

23  MI Mafia MXC ................... Brown City

JULY

06

Valley MX .................................. Stanton

07

Valley MX ............................ Stanton

AUGUST

03

Dutch MX .................... Bloomingdale

04

 Dutch MX ............. Bloomingdale

31

Valley MX .................................. Stanton

SEPTEMBER

01

 Valley MX ........................... Stanton

02

Valley MX .................................. Stanton

14

Dutch MX .................... Bloomingdale

15

 Dutch MX ............. Bloomingdale

21

Log Road MX .......................... Bronson

22

Log Road MX .................... Bronson

OCTOBER 05

Dutch MX ..................... Bloomingdale

06

Dutch MX .................... Bloomingdale

19

Twisted MX .................................. Milan

20

Twisted MX ............................

26

Baja MX ................................ Millington

27

 Baja MX ......................... Millington

Milan

ATV XC CHAIRPERSON .................. Jason Cottrell VICE CHAIR ................................ Taylor Ellis

JULY 14

T-Time Acres ...................................... ???

AUGUST

18

AUGUST 10

Dutch MX .................... Bloomingdale

ENDURO / FES CHAIRPERSON ..................... Mike Maurer

JUNE

T-Time Acres ...................................... ???

TT - Dbl Header ......... Muskegon MC

11

TT - Dbl Header ......... Muskegon MC

24

ST ............................. Lucky Thumb MC

25

TT ............................. Lucky Thumb MC

SEPTEMBER 07

ST ........................ I96 Speedway / Dice

08

ST (Rain) ............ I96 Speedway / Dice

14

HM .................... Celina OH / Nealeigh

15

HM (Rain) ........ Celina OH / Nealeigh

21

ST STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

MOTOCROSS CHAIRPERSON ................... Kreg Bigelow VICE CHAIR ............................. Kip Bigelow

 = MI State Championship - Max Points JUNE 01

Grattan Raceway ................... Belding

02

Grattan Raceway ................... Belding Big Air MX ............................... Newago Big Air MX ............................... Newago Portland Trail Riders ........... Portland Grattan Raceway ................... Belding Battle Creek MC ............ Battle Creek Twisted MX .................................. Milan  Battle Creek MC ..... Battle Creek Twisted MX .................................. Milan MI Mafia MXC .................... Brown City MI Mafia MXC .................... Brown City

11

D14 .................................... Roselawn, IN

17

FES ............................... Morestown, MI

08 09 09 09 15 15 17 17 22 23

18

D14 ............................. Moorestown, MI

23

Cadillac MC .............................. Cadillac

15

D14 - Sprint Enduro ......... Bentley, MI

29 30

21

FES ................................. Greenville, OH

 Grattan Raceway ............ Belding

28

FES ..................................... Fife Lake, MI

05

Red Bud MX ........................ Buchanan

06

Red Bud MX ........................ Buchanan

22

FES ................................... Matthews, IN

29

FES ....................................... Lawton, MI

13

FES ................................... Marquette, MI

27

FES ......................................... Bentley, MI

28

D14 ........................................ Bentley, MI

JULY

CHAIRPERSON .................... Ryan Day VICE CHAIR ............................. Chris Ice  = MI State Championship Race 08

SEPTEMBER 18

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER 06

D14 - NEPG ............. Matthews, IN

NOVEMBER

.............................. Owosso MS / Helvie 22

TT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP .............................. Owosso MS / Helvie

28

ST (Rain) ........... Owosso MS / Helvie

29

TT (Rain) ........... Owosso MS / Helvie

HARE SCRAMBLES CHAIRPERSON ....................... Zack Keizer VICE CHAIR ............................ Brian Kidner

FES .................................... New Paris, IN

JUNE

03

D14 .................................... New Paris, IN

10

D14 ................................. Greenville, OH

06 16

02

FLAT TRACK CHAIRPERSON ........... Courtney Cooklin VICE CHAIR ....................... Meagan Green

JUNE 08

ST .................................. Polka Dots MC

09

ST .................................. Polka Dots MC

15

ST ............................. Lucky Thumb MC

16

TT ............................. Lucky Thumb MC

22

HM .................... Celina OH / Nealeigh

23

HM (Rain) ........ Celina OH / Nealeigh

JULY 12

ST ............................. Lucky Thumb MC

13

ST ............................. Lucky Thumb MC

14

TT ............................. Lucky Thumb MC

27

ST ............................. Lucky Thumb MC

28

TT ............................. Lucky Thumb MC

Bent Wheels CC .................... Rose City Valley Trail Riders .................. Bentley

AUGUST

04 11

Polka Dots MC ....................... Midland Battle Creek MC ............ Battle Creek

08

Toledo TR ...................... Swanton, OH

22

Dutch MX .................... Bloomingdale

06

Portland Trail Riders .......... Portland

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER

Grattan Raceway ................... Belding

JULY

06

Valley MX .................................. Stanton

07

Red Bud MX ........................ Buchanan

07

Valley MX .................................. Stanton

13

Big Air MX ............................... Newago

13

Dutch MX .................... Bloomingdale

14

Big Air MX ............................... Newago

14 21

 Dutch MX ............. Bloomingdale  Polka Dots MC ................ Midland

27 28

Log Road MX .......................... Bronson Log Road MX .......................... Bronson

31 MI Mafia MXC ............................... Brown City

AUGUST

03

Dutch MX .................... Bloomingdale

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04

Dutch MX .................... Bloomingdale

10

MI Mafia MXC .................... Brown City

10

Big Air MX .............................. Newago

11

MI Mafia MXC .................... Brown City

CHAIRPERSON ....................... John Radke VICE CHAIR ................................ Eric Briggs

11 18 24 25

Big Air MX .............................. Newago Battle Creek MC ............ Battle Creek Grattan MX .............................. Belding Grattan MX .............................. Belding

25 31

 Cadillac MC ....................... Cadillac Valley MX .................................. Stanton

01 02

Valley MX .................................. Stanton Valley MX .................................. Stanton

JUNE

08

Muskegon MC ................... Bridgeton

09

Muskegon MC ................... Bridgeton

10

Muskegon MC ................... Bridgeton

25

Goshen Ironhorseman ....... Goshen, IN

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER


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CONTINUED 07

MI Mafia MXC .................... Brown City

07

Red Bud MX ........................ Buchanan

08

MI Mafia MXC .................... Brown City

08

 Red Bud MX .................

14

Portland Trail Riders ........... Portland

Buchanan

15

 Portland Trail Riders .... Portland

21

Big Air MX ............................... Newago

21

Twisted MX .................................. Milan

22

 Big Air MX ........................ Newago

22

Twisted MX .................................. Milan

28

Log Road MX .......................... Bronson

29

Log Road MX .......................... Bronson

29

Polka Dots MC ....................... Midland

05

Dutch MX .................... Bloomingdale

05

Dutch MX ..................... Bloomingdale

OCTOBER

06

 Bulldog Riders .............Millington

12

Log Road MX .......................... Bronson

12

MI Mafia MXC .................... Brown City

13

 Log Road MX ................... Bronson

13

MI Mafia MXC .................... Brown City

19

Twisted MX .................................. Milan

20

 Twisted MX ...........................

26

Valley MX .................................. Stanton

27

 Valley MX ........................... Stanton

Milan

ranch two years later being one of the fastest 51cc riders in the nation. Landry Hazen took a forced break over the winter months after surgery from an injury. She’s been doing physical therapy and is still struggling with lingering pains after the surgery but was able to punch her ticket to the ranch in the girl’s class. She has attended the big show already and has worked hard to get back to the ranch. Landry will be competing at Baja for the adult regional at the end of the month to attempt to earn another ticket in the women’s class. Her brother, Blake Hazen also was able to get his ticket to the ranch and will race in the b classes for 2019. Noah Willbrandt was able to punch his tickets at Red Bud in the 125 b/c and Schoolboy 1 classes. Willbrandt spent the winter months training at Club MX and has been a front runner in his respective classes during spring nationals and proved this weekend he can hang in the front of the classes. He will be one to watch at the ranch and will spend the next 8 weeks preparing for the event.

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VINTAGE MX CHAIRPERSON .......... Steve Baginski  = GP Series

JUNE 08 23

 Portland Trail Riders .. Portland MI Mafia MXC ................. Brown City

JULY

14

Big Air MX ............................ Newago

04 25

Dutch MX .................. Bloomingdale Log Road MX ...................... Bronson

28

 Polka Dots MC ............. Midland

13 26

 Twisted MX ......................... Milan Valley MX ............................... Stanton

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER

 Braxton Woodring

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DUTCH AREA QUALIFIER Dutch Sport Park (Bloomingdale MI) | May 11-12, 2019

Story by Drex Akin and Katie Cronkright | Photos by Firefly & Jared Conley The story of the Loretta Lynn 2019 Area Qualifier at Dutch Sport Park did not start on May 12th. It started weeks before. It can be summarized in one word. “RAIN”!!! What has been called the wettest spring in Van Buren County since records have been kept, certainly wrecked havoc on not only the racers and their families but also on the Dutch Sport Park families and worker crew. The whole Dutch crew knew a week ahead of the race that their race pits were going to be destroyed by the time the weekend was over. Area Qualifiers are passed out by MX Sports to tracks that they feel comfortable, with getting the job done. They know weather in Michigan can be very unforgiving in early spring. As the early May date approached, hardly any of the area farmers had yet been able to put their foot in their fields. The Dutch crew knew most tracks would have cancelled the race but also knew that was not an option. So they simply pressed on as if it was just a normal race weekend. They had no choice. There may have been some racers that stayed home for various reasons, Mother’s day weekend might have been incentive for some, along with knowing it had been raining almost every day for the previous 2 weeks. Some may have decided to wait a few weeks and try a different track another day. The (?) entries though who decided to give Dutch their business were a hardy bunch. Friday’s practice was canceled in hopes the track would have more time to dry.

DUTCH continued on page 20


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 Uriah Wood

 Landrey Hazen

RED BUD continued from page 15 Hailing from Canada OG rider Nate Snelgrove has been competing in the d-14 circuit for a few years now. He qualified in the 65 7-9 class running a 3-8-8 for the 6th position overall. He has become a smooth rider and was in a class with over 60 kids in it. Snelgrove was the only Michigan competitor to earn a ticket in his class. Michigan had a lot of riders that were within a few positions of earning a ticket with classes stacked and people traveling from all over the US to compete at the event. Cayden Switzer finished 10th in the schoolboy 1 class. He will compete June 8-9 at the North East Regional at Dublin Gap trying in the 125 B/C and Schoolboy 1 class. 5-year-old Levi Leddy showed amazing power in the 51cc 4-6 shaft and 51 4-6 limited classes finishing 13th and 26th. Braxton Woodring finished 22nd in the 51cc 4-6 shaft and even made the main event in the 51cc 4-6 special limited aboard his Yamaha pw. D14 ews will continue to follow the Michigan riders as they chase their dreams of heading to the ranch. Stay tuned.

 Uriah Wood

 Noah Willdbrant

 Noah Willdbrant


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KINGSLEY VINTAGE ENDURO

FES (Kingsley, MI) | May 18, 2019 Story and photos by Alex Shull What a great trail for the vintage bikes, a little of everything... nice tight single track, fun flowing single track, and mud. The race started off with a light rain but stopped as the later numbers got on the trail. The numbers were down for the vintage group, but those that did make it had a great ride. The first section was on private property some mild hills and tight, lots of tight turns made you glad you had your bark busters on, then down the road to a new set of trails – fun flowing stuff, some challenging mud sections (a lot of rain just before the race started) ... add a couple more sections like these and it would be a perfect D14 Sunday event! It was a fund raising event, and from the event and donations, over $6000 dollars was raised for the Brakell Memorial Fund. Thanks to the sponsors of the vintage event we were able to give out trophies and t-shirts to the first three placements. Our newest sponsors are Enduro Engineering, DC Plastics, Team Vintage and Sticker World. First place was Mike Miller on his Pe250, 2nd place went to Bill Larson on a 81 It 175, 3rd to Alex Shull Pe 175, and 4th Paul Boucher on a nice Honda Elsnore.

 Bill Larson 2nd place

 Mike Miller's wife accepting his trophy

 Bill Larson coming into a check on his IT Yamaha with his slow moving vehicle sign on his back


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MSA to the Rescue? Story by Thomas Dunn

T

he Michigan Snowmobile Association has recently announced and decided the Off Road Vehicle (ORV) community of Michigan needs their help! Well some of them at least motorcycles and full size jeep and crawlers are not included in this structural change of their organization, only the Side by Sides and the ATV would be included thus dividing the ORV user groups, this is in direct conflict of the definition of ORV in the State Laws. This does NOT UNITE them as MSA suggest in their announcements. MICHIGAN’S TRAIL SYSTEM The state of Michigan has a long history of both ORV and Snowmobile trails. Both systems are totally user group funded and administered by the State of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources Park and Recreation division. • The Snowmobile program is open from Dec 1 to March 31, offering the users approximately 6500 miles of designated trail, multiple city and county roads. • Their system is maintained and groomed by Volunteer Organizations that receive Grant dollars administered by the Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division • The Off Road Vehicle Program is open 12 months, offering the users approximately 3800 miles of Designated Trail, ORV Riding Parks, thousands of miles of Forest roads and open county roads to obtain food fuel and lodging. • Their system is maintained and graded by Volunteer Organizations that receive Grant dollars administered by the Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division • In 2018 the Snowmobile sold 141,850 permits for 6.6 million dollar revenue. • In 2018 the ORV sold240,643 Licenses and 183,779 Trail Permits for 8.0 million dollar revenue. • MSA provides legislative oversight by having a full time paid lobbyist for the Federal and State issues. • The ORV group provides legislative oversight through grass root volunteers, the American Motorcyclist Association both on the Federal side and the State side through

the AMA District 14 and The Cycle Conservation Club Seems that the programs are very similar in operation and design, both are user paid for, both have great trail, so why the push to help organize the ORV users now? SNOW... OR LACK OF SNOW THAT IS! The snow we used to have in Michigan has diminished in amounts and duration, thus limiting the Snowmobile system and the amount of time to ride in their season. This leads to less riding opportunity and less snowmobile registrations and permit sales meaning there is less revenue to support the system and equipment needed to maintain the trail. Snowmobile trails are kept smooth by using trail groomers, large, expensive equipment (around $280,000 per unit). These are paid for and repaired and maintained from your permit dollars. The Snowmobile trail system operates on 50% State owned land and 50% private property of which some are leased or have paid easements to use for the season. All of this amounts to millions of dollars of responsibility. SNOWMOBILE AND ORV’S Now due to limited resources the Michigan trail systems try to have as many trails operated by the State to be multi use trail allowing more than 1 type of recreation to use, and the ORV’s and Snowmobile do share somewhere around 800 miles of “Shared” trail. Over the years the 2 groups have been at odds about maintenance responsibility and costs. Some of the snowmobile clubs use the snowmobile equipment to grade some of the wide route style trail that we use. The ORV program, pays for equipment used for combined ORV Route/Snowmobile trail Grading using Snowmobile program purchased equipment through a couple of different methods. These grants from the ORV program include all the cost involved to cover rental of equipment, maintenance, fuel and labor cost. TheORV program does not allow for the purchase of this equipment as the Snowmobile program can.

This has been a long standing issue as the Snowmobile program would like the ORV program to pay for the equipment during the Off Season, but ORV legislation doesn’t provide a way to do this. The ORV user groups have fought against this proposal for years in joint ORVAW (Off Road Vehicle Advisory Workgroup) and SAW (Snowmobile Work Group) meetings WHAT'S IT MEANS TO YOU AS AN ORV USER? What does the MSA becoming the Michigan Snowmobile and Off Road Vehicle Association mean to you? From MISORVA website; “By joining the forces of both snowmobilers and ORV riders, we will have greater legislative power. MISORVA will be your voice in Lansing, monitoring regulations and proposed legislation that will affect motorized recreation. Make no mistake, without MISORVA’s involvement, continued monitoring and influence, you will not

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DUTCH continued from page 16 As Friday morning dawned, the sun broke through and shortly, not a cloud in the sky. By late afternoon the sun and wind had worked magic on the track. It looked like there might be some good racing after all. The track had been flattened and hard rolled which really saved the day and weekend. As it turned out Dutch’s water trucks were never even started until late in the 2nd moto on Sunday. The track turned out great. The Auto track was not so fortunate but those riders were as happy as could be, because the decision was soon made to allow them to start kicking up dirt on the big track. The pit area was entirely a different story. There had been flood warnings for two weeks for all of Van Buren County. You could drive a (car) across the grass but anything else was definitely a maybe. Every possible inch of Dutch’s pit area was utilized. Some were even parked in the exit lane. Hard to believe everyone got along. What a weekend. Now on to some good racing action; Let’s be honest, there is always good racing action but this weekend was a little different. Anyone trying to qualify for Loretta’s knows this, it takes hard work, determination, and weeks of preparation. The weekend started off on Saturday with a some good racing in 250 A with Matt Klann #164 taking the hole shot in Moto 1 and leading all 5 laps to take the win with Broc Peterson #399 in second and Jamison Duclos for a close third. In Moto 2 we had another good Matt battle between Matt Klann and Matthew Carpenter #98. Carpenter edged out Klann for a Moto 2 win and Klann taking a close second. The weekend ended Sunday with more good racing. The 125 C group was a good race. Wyatt Kerr #164 and Trever Wahr #17 battled all

day long. With Wahr taking first in Moto 1 and Wahr taking first in Moto 2 Kerr ended with the overall. There were many motos of great racing. More than we can possibly cover here. We hope you all enjoy the accompanying photos by Firefly & Jared Conley. We want to thank all the riders and their families that came, even on Mother’s Day. We want to wish all that make it to Loretta’s “Good Luck & an injury free time”. See you at the races. RESULTS – 5/11/19: 125 C: .1. Wyatt Kerr (Yam); 2. Trever Wahr (Yam); 3. Isaac Therrien (Ktm); 4. Steven Grundtner (Ktm); 5. Kai Saarela (Yam); 14 Plus: 1. Taten Gilman (Ktm); 2. Michael Bidus (Ktm); 3. Jamie Discher (Yam); 4. Cooper Larche (Hon); 5. Mitchell Frantz (Yam); 2. 250 Pro Sport: 1. Matt Klann (Hon);. 2. Matthew Carpenter (Ktm); 3. Jamison Duclos (Yam); 4. Broc Peterson (Hon); 5. Chase Witmer (Yam); 51cc (4-6) Special Limited: 1. Kruz Morgan (Cob); 2. Gavin Canfield (Ktm); 3. Drew Buneta (Cob);. 4. Levi Newenhouse (Ktm); 5. Choalsen Lucas (Cob); 51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive Lim: .1. Carter Johnson (Yam); 2. Karly Baird (Ktm); 3. Gunnar Dykes (Yam); 4. Levi Newenhouse (Yam); 5. Levi Leddy (Cob); 51cc (4-6) Limited: 1. Kruz Morgan (Cob); 2. Ryder Mikels (Ktm); 3. Gavin Canfield (Cob); 4. Drew Ducett (Ktm); 5. Colton

Smith (Cob); 51cc (7-8) Limited: 1. Uriah Wood (Cob); 2. Ryder Bloomquist (Ktm); 3. Billy Kildee (Cob); 4. Hunter Delp (Cob); 5. Brady Kindel (Ktm); 65cc (7-9) Limited: 1. Kai Morgan (Ktm); 2. Nathan Snelgrove (Cob);.3. Noxx Lewin (Ktm); 4. Jayden Struble (Hsq); 5. Logan Skover (Ktm); 26. 65cc (10-11) Limited: 1. Luke Brown (Ktm); 2. Carson Fields (Cob); 3. Cade Groen (Ktm); 4. Tanner Haddon (Hsq); 5. Seth Perdue (Cob); 85cc (10-12) Limited: 1. Krystian Janik (Kaw); 2. Preston Masciangelo (Suz); 3. Donavan Hanson (Ktm); 4. Lukas Searer (Ktm); 5. Thomas Munro (Ktm); 30 Plus BC: 1. Matthew Kosc (Kaw); 2. Tim Snyder (Yam); 3. Kevin Allen Il (Kaw); 4. Mike Coker (Hon); 30 Plus: 1. Kurtis Mccabe (Hon); 2. Andrew Rhoads (Suz); 3. Scotty Thomason (Ktm); .4. Kasey Turley (Ktm); 5. Ryne Carmichael (Yam); 30. Mini Sr 1 (12-14): 1. Krystian Janik (Kaw); 2. Preston Masciangelo (Suz); 3. Jaxon Pascal (Ktm); 4. Donavan Hanson (Ktm); 5. Tanner Scott (Hsq); SuperMini 1 (12-15): 1. Preston Masciangelo (Suz);. 2. Donavan Hanson (Ktm); 3. Kaden Polito (Hsq); 4. Jaxon Pascal (Ktm); 5. Evan Stewart (Tm); 35 Plus: 1. Christopher Mcmillin (Hon); 2. Donald Leddy (Yam); 3. Andrew Morano (Kaw); 4. Mike Mcleod (Yam); 5. Timothy Bullis (Yam); 35. Schoolboy 1 (12-17) BC: 1. Christopher Blackmer (Yam); 2. Kaden Polito (Hsq); 3. Konnor Visger (Hsq); 4. Jordan Biese (Hsq); 5. Ethan Day (Yam); Girls (11-16): 1. Sara Hale (Kaw); 2. Hulsey Sophia (Yam); 3. Julia Dubois (Suz); 4. Rylee Evans (Yam); 5. Jordan Stollfuss (Ktm); 4. 250 B Limited: 1. Jace Kessler (Hsq); 2. Christopher Blackmer (Yam); 3. Jonah Geistler (Ktm); 4. Clay Quick (Ktm); 5. Stephen Persing Jr (Yam); 40 Plus BC: 1. John Judson (Hon); 2. Jason Pfiester (Yam); 3. John Sharpe (Hon); 40 Plus: 1. Christopher Mcmillin (Hon); 2. Andrew Morano (Kaw); 3. Jason Pfiester (Yam); 4. Rob Biddle (Hon); 45 Plus: 1. Brian Jordan (Hon); 2. Rob Biddle (Hon); 3. Mike Duclos (Yam); 50 Plus: 1. Dannie Larder Il (Ktm); 2. James Robinson (Ktm); 3. Monty Craven (Ktm); 4. William Hawkins Jr (Kaw); 50cc Wobbler 1. Grant Turley (Yam); 2. Carter Steven (Hon); 250 C Limited: 1. Kai Saarela (Yam); 2. Luke Clark (Kaw); 3. Jakob Wilson (Ktm); 4. Mitch Miller (Kaw); 5. Cameron Howard (Ktm); 60 Plus: 1. Monty Craven (Ktm); 65 Open 7-11: 1. Seth Perdue (Kaw); 2. Carson Fields (Cob); 3. Jayden Struble (Hsq); 4. Logan Skover (Ktm); 5. Brody Miller (Ktm); 250 C Jr. (12-17) Limited: 1. Wyatt Kerr (Yam); 2. Trever Wahr (Yam); 3. Jakob Wilson (Ktm); 4. Kai Saarela (Yam); 5. Hunter Kirkendall (Yam); 85 Open: 1. Thomas Munro (Ktm); 2. Connor Rosiak (Hsq); 3. Hunter Needham (Hon); 4. Grant Likens (Suz); 5. Jacob Struble (Ktm); 450 B Limited: 1. Jace Kessler (Hsq); 2. Ryder Schnowske (Hsq); 3. Cole Harkins (Ktm); 4. Jonah Geistler (Ktm); 5. Stephen Hooker (Yam); NonCurrent: 1. Brett Durussel (Yam); 2. Ricky Clarke (Yam); 3. Foster Kooyers (Hon); Open A: 1. Broc Peterson (Hon); 2. Michael Bidus (Ktm); 3. Matthew Carpenter (Ktm); 4. Taten Gilman (Ktm); 5. Jamie Discher (Yam); Open C: 1. Isaac Langston (Suz); 2. Jt Dee (Hon); 3. Ricky Clarke (Yam); 4. Cayden Wise (Yam); 5. Lance Doengrs (Yam); Open D: 1. Tyler Lipski (Hon); 2. Wyatt Taylor (Suz);


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Schoolboy 2 BC: 1. Zachary Mcclenny (Yam); 2. Jordan Biese (Hsq); 3. Keiton Bell (Hon); VetSport: 1. Charles Burgess (Hon); 2. Carrie Leddy (Yam); Women: 1. Bryce Martinez (Kaw); 2. Katherine Vanderwerf (Yam); 3. Hulsey Sophia (Yam); 4. Haley Nowicki (Ktm); RESULTS – 5/12/19: Open Pro Sport: 1. James Roberts (Hsq); 2. Broc Peterson (Hon); 3. Matthew Carpenter (Ktm); 4. Michael Bidus (Ktm); 5. Tyler Huey (Yam); 450 C: 1. Trever Wahr (Yam); 2. Kyle Petrie (Kaw); 3. Isaac Langston (Suz); 4. Samuel Fish (Yam); 5. Timothy Sarvari Jr (Ktm); 12. College (18-24) Sportsman: 1. Taten Gilman (Ktm); 2. Matthew Carpenter (Ktm); 3. Cooper Larche (Hon); 4. Ben Ibianskas (Ktm); 5. Tyler Huey (Yam); Junior (25+): 1. James Roberts (Hsq); 2. Michael Bidus (Ktm); 3. Broc Peterson (Hon); 4. Randy Woodring (Kaw); 5. Jamie Discher

(Yam); Vet (30+) Sportsman: 1. Andrew Rhoads (Suz); 2. Dan Petrie (Hon); 3. Randy Woodring (Kaw); 4. Kasey Turley (Ktm); 5. Nicholas Hardacre (Kaw); Senior (40+): 1. John Grewe (Kaw); 2. Ryan Valade (Kaw); 3. Christopher Mcmillin (Hon); 4. Andrew Morano (Kaw); 5. Troy Assemany (Kaw); Senior (45+) Sportsman: 1. Troy Assemany (Kaw); 2. Robert M Marshall (Yam); 3. Mike Duclos (Yam); 4. Dannie Larder Il (Ktm); 5. Randy Julseth (Kaw); Masters (50+): 1. John Grewe (Kaw); 2. Dannie Larder Il (Ktm); 3. Robert M Marshall (Yam); 4. Shay Fisher (Hon); 5. James Robinson (Ktm); Women: 1. Bryce Martinez (Kaw); 2. Hulsey Sophia (Yam); 3. Katherine Vanderwerf (Yam); 4. Carrie Leddy (Yam); 5. Haley Nowicki (Ktm); Schoolboy 2 (1217) BC: 1. Jace Kessler (Hsq); 2. Clay Quick (Ktm); 3. Cole Harkins (Ktm); 4. Stephen Persing Jr (Yam); 5. Kaden Polito (Ktm); 65cc (7-9): 1. Kai Morgan (Ktm); 2. Noxx Lewin (Ktm); 3. Jayden Struble (Hsq); 4. Uriah Wood (Cob); 5. Logan Skover (Ktm); 65cc (10-11): 1. Cade Groen (Ktm); 2. Keegan Loubsky (Hsq); 3. Carson Fields (Cob); 4. Tanner Haddon (Hsq); 5. Kyler Hagedorn (Ktm); 85cc (10-12): 1. Preston Masciangelo (Suz); 2. Krystian Janik (Kaw); 3. Thomas Munro (Ktm); 4. Logan Lockwood (Yam); 5. Collin Jett (Yam); 250 B: 1. Jace Kessler (Hsq); 2. Christopher

Blackmer (Yam); 3. Clay Quick (Ktm); 4. Stephen Hooker (Yam); 5. Ryder Schnowske (Hsq); 30 Plus BC: 1. Tim Snyder (Yam); 2. Mike Coker (Hon); 3. Robert Petrillo (Hon); Mini Sr 2 (13-15): 1. Jaxon Pascal (Ktm); 2. Evan Stewart (Tm); 3. Lucas Geistler (Ktm); 4. Mario Lopez (Ktm); 5. Jackson Brassfield (Kaw); SuperMini 2 (13-16): 1. Jaxon Pascal (Ktm); 2. Konnor Visger (Hsq); 3. Tug Greenslet (Hsq); 4. Ryan Truax (Yam); 5. Dominic Felty (Ktm); 125 (12-17) BC: 1. Christopher Blackmer (Yam); 2. Kaden Polito (Ktm); 3. Konnor Visger (Hsq); 4. Wyatt Kerr (Yam); 5. Callen Young (Hsq); 35 Plus: 1. Mike Coker (Hon); 40 Plus BC: 1. Randy Julseth (Kaw); 2. Jason Pfiester (Yam); 3. John Sharpe (Hon); 4. Rob Thornton (Hon); 5. Jeremy Barone (Kaw); 250 C: 1. Kyle Petrie (Kaw); 2. Isaac Therrien (Ktm); 3. Zackery Wiseman (Yam); 4. Samuel Fish (Yam); 5. Evan Snowdin (Ktm); 50 Jr 4-6: 1. Gavin Canfield (Ktm); 2. Colton Smith (Cob); 3. Karly Baird (Ktm); 4. Levi Leddy (Cob); 5. Levi Newenhouse (Ktm); 50 Sr 7-8: 1. Uriah Wood (Cob); 2. Brady Kindel (Ktm); 3. Nolan Simmons (Cob); 4. Hunter Delp (Cob); 5. Carson Sanders (Ktm); 50 SS 4-8: 1. Gavin Canfield (Ktm); 2. Karly Baird (Ktm);

3. Levi Newenhouse (Ktm); 4. Gunnar Dykes (Yam); 5. Braxton Woodring (Yam); 50 Trail 4-8: 1. Levi Newenhouse (Ktm); 2. Levi Leddy (Yam); 3. Gunnar Dykes (Yam); 4. Braxton Woodring (Yam); 5. Asher Wilson (Yam); 50cc 4-8 (nonpoints): 1. Austyn Wood (Hon); 50cc Wobbler: 1. Grant Turley (Yam); 2. Sean Mcdonald (Hon); 60 Plus: 1. William Ziesk (Hon); 2. Monty Craven (Ktm); 65 Beginner: 1. Austyn Wood (Hon); 65 Open 7-11: 1. Carson Fields (Cob); 2. Seth Perdue (Cob); 3. Logan Skover (Ktm); 4. Uriah Wood (Cob); 5. Elle Young (Hsq); 450 B: 1. Stephen Hooker (Yam); 2. Ryder Schnowske (Hsq); 3. Ben Ibianskas (Ktm); 4. Garrett Simpson (Yam); 5. Mitchell Frantz (Yam); 85 Open: 1. Preston Masciangelo (Suz); 2. Thomas Munro (Ktm); 3. Logan Lockwood (Yam); 4. Hunter Needham (Hon); 5. Jj Wemigwans (Yam); Girls: 1. Rylee Evans (Yam); 2. Mckenna Wooster (Kaw); NonCurrent: 1. Foster Kooyers (Hon); 2. Thomas Reed (Yam); Open D: 1. Joshua Rey (Yam); 2. Wyatt Taylor (Suz); 3. Tyler Lipski (Hon); 4. Douglasq Huntington (Kaw); VetSport: 1. Brandon Eshuis (Hon); 2. Michael Massey (Hon); 3. Charles Burgess (Hon); 4. Carrie Leddy (Yam).


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 Mike Poirier (396) had a hard time holding off Joe Sangster (849) in Evolution

 Brad Bolzman slides his way around the track earning a top three in both of his classes

 R.S. Delaney looked good in his first VMX race of the season

VINTAGE MX

RECORD TURNOUT AT POLKA DOTS MC

OLKA DOTS MC (Midland MI) | May 18, 2019 Story and photos by Steve Baginski PWe We continued the season with a trip to fourth. Kris Gillett took over the lead bePolka Dots M/C for round four and also fore the end of lap one and was checkround two of the Allpro Auto and Off- ing out. Then on lap four, with close to a Road GP series. We had a record number minute lead, he pulled off the track with of entries for as long as I can remember a flat tire and ended with a dnf. Nik Miwith a total of 60! The racers really seem chael had moved into second before that to like the one moto format and the had happened, so he was now out front tracks seem to like it as well. We had Hot with Brad Gross also up a spot and into Foot Moto step up and give a holeshot second. Brad Bolzman had a slow start award for the four big bike classes. Each but was on the gas and by lap five had winner received $30 cash which was ba- taken over third. Bolzman would close sically getting back your race entry fee. the gap to less than ten seconds behind I have sponsors lined up for most of re- Gross but all three would lock out the pomaining GP races as well. The track was dium in that order. Ray held onto fourth awesome and we couldn’t have asked as Mark Cook was a few corners back in for better weather. It was pouring rain all fifth. Mark Havalda was close to Cook for around us but we only got a few sprinkles the first half of the race but then slowly that stopped before practice had started. faded taking sixth. Ken Argue had a good So once again, anyone who based coming view as he was right with Havalda for a to the races on the weather, missed out majority of the race until Grayson Laczko snuck by and took seventh for Ken to finon a great event! The Innovation class was first off with ish eighth. Steve Adema, Blake Argue and Ray Brooks taking the $30 holeshot. He Conner Goulet were all close from start would battle inside the top three for to finish with Steve and Conner rounding the first few laps before slipping back to out the top ten. Blake lost a few seconds

 Mike Mason slipped to third late in the race after his holeshot


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 Chris Williams was fast as usual to take another Transition win on the last lap to lock him into eleventh. Roger Mckay seemed to have some bike problems as he battled for a top ten early but ended up in twelfth. Rick Murphy has shown big improvements from last season as he took thirteenth. Joe Hovorka is still adapting to the faster two stroke as he had gotten used to the tractor like power of his XR as he finished fourteenth.

POLKA DOTS continued on page 24

 Even after a hard crash, Sean Sangster made his way into the top five John Petsnick was once again the guy to bet, too bad the “Maico Breako” saying held true for the second straight year

Jim Jobson (339) and Mick McCauley (85) battled early in Historic


24 June 2019 – Michigan’s AMA/D14 Motorsports News  Eventual race winner Nik Michael (01) makes the pass on Brad Gross (53) on lap three

 Stephen Phillips looked comfortable in the sand as the sandiest track in the state is his home track POLKA DOTS continued from page 23 The Historic and Schoolboy classes were next with Mike Mason barely edging out Ian Lee for the holeshot. Ian quickly took over the lead and led for two laps. Tom Claerhout had his usual slow start but was out front and running away by lap three. Mason made the pass on Ian for second as Brad Bolzman took over third on lap four. Jim Jobson had a good start and fought for atop five the entire race. Him and Mike Laczko traded spots quite a few times until Jim finally put a gap on Laczko around lap eight to lock down fourth. Laczko held on to fifth as Ian had to take another water break mid race and lost touch with the top five. Blake Argue had a great race with Dave Mclean and even had signs taking a soil sample on his front fender. Blake kept moving forward and took seventh as Dave finished eighth. Mick McCauley had a mid pack start but was just a little off pace as he finished ninth as Stephen Phillips rounded out the top ten. Alexis Argue was our lone Schoolboy racer but held her own with the bigger bikes as she took the win. The battle of the moto had to be between Brad and Mason as they were close the entire moto with Mason leading the way. On lap eight, Brad took

 Ray Brooks rode well to round out the Evolution podium

the lead but it wasn’t by much and Mason stayed close and looked for a last lap pass. With only three turns left and Brad going wide before the table top, he went to the inside and drifted wide trying to take the line away. Brad was just far enough ahead to hit the jump first. Mason was on the gas and sideways as he went airborn. Somehow he landed just behind Brad and managed to keep it on two wheels. As Mason recovered from almost crashing, Brad squirted away to hold onto second with Mason taking third. It was a great race to watch and even more fun to watch in Brad’s helmet camera footage. Next up was the largest class of the day along with the closest holeshot of the day. 19 Evolution racers signed up and it was Mike Poirier edging out John Petsnick by a wheel for the holeshot. John quickly took over the lead and was pulling a gap. On lap five it was close to 40 seconds when the big step up cost him again. Last year he had a lead and broke his throttle on that jump, this year he over jumped it and instantly starting looking down at his bike. He made it a half a lap more before he pulled over to check things out. He had a major bike problem and slowed to hang out by


June 2019 – Michigan’s AMA/D14 Motorsports News 25  William Dale was in the perfect spot to take the Evolution moto win

 George Mekjian made his return but it was rough one missing out on a top ten

 After barely making the start of the race, Ricky Lamothe was on the gas to get inside the top ten in Transition

the finish. William Dale was in the right spot to take over the lead from then on. Mike Sokalski had a good start and was running in the top three. He lost a few spots to Dean Howard and Ray Brooks on lap four but gained them back a few laps later to take over second. Ray had a great ride going as he was holding off fast starter Mike and Joe Sangster, as they all finished in the top five. Dean had some bike issues mid race along with George Mekjian as they were near the rollers and trying to start their bikes. George would get going first but was already a lap down so he was stuck back in fourteenth. Dean sat a few laps with his helmet off and it seemed to work as around lap eight he had his bike fired up and was off. He was a few laps down and would end the day in sixteenth. Ken Argue and Santos Berlanga Jr seemed to change positions every time I saw them for the entire moto. On the last lap they were only separated by about two seconds as it was Ken with the slight edge. Ken finished the race in sixth with Santos in seventh. Tom Lee and Alex Manga were also fairly close from start to finish but it was Tom with the advantage for the race and finish taking eighth to Alex’s ninth. Mark Havalda put in some solid laps to round out the top ten.

Once again the Transition class was last and it was Nick Wickerham grabbing a nice holeshot. He quickly put a gap on the field as Chris Williams took over second from Matt Howard. Nick and Chris were on the gas and put almost the entire field a lap down by the end of the race. Nick led for the seven laps before pulling over to have a quick chat with Chris. Chris took over first and never looked back taking the win. Nick cruised the last few laps to take second dropping to about a minute behind Chris. Tom Claerhout started just outside the top five and worked his way into third on lap three and kept the pace to round out the podium. Chad Morehouse was a close fourth off the start and was very consistent finishing fourth. Matt had a good battle with Sean Sangster for a few laps then Sean crashed at the end of lap four. He was down for just a bit but didn’t lose any positions. He was back up quick and chasing down Matt for fifth. A few laps later he made the pass and held on to round out the top five. Matt dropped back to sixth. Mark and Colin Cook both were putting in some good laps until they were both seen mid race pushing their bikes off the track. Mark had some rear

POLKA DOTS continued on page 27


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TIDBITS from Taylor by Taylor Carpenter D14 Secretary

Its now our busy time of the year so if you have not already please fill out your AMA and D14 renewals, save time at the races. When you get your cards take a picture, these pictures will be honored as valid cards. If you lose or misplace your D14 membership card simply send Molly an email (d14membership@ gmail.com). There is no longer a $6 replacement fee for these. Please keep your carbon copy form until you actually get your card, it is an extremely busy time for membership and will take a while to get through the paperwork behind the scenes that no one really thinks about, please slow time for your cards to arrive. If you renew/ sign up online on a hypothetical Wednesday print your receipt and that will serve as your card until it arrives. Please note if you sign up on a Monday or Tuesday more than likely you will not have it for that weekends race so please don’t even ask. I DO NOT handle membership things, please contact Molly Kidner first, I’ll end up directing you to her anyway. Please and I’ll repeat, please contact your division chairperson before you contact the board. It is extremely likely I do not have the information you are inquiring about and will refer you back to the divisional chairperson anyway. If any other questions, comments, concerns please let me know. Email or text is better than phone calls due to work constraints and hours when it comes to communicating by phone. When calling please identify your name, phone number, the division in which you are inquiring about, and what you are inquiring about. See you at the races. Later, TM 517-802-9609 / d14secretary@gmail.com

MSA continued from page 19 have the trail system we have today! To further your voice in Lansing, MISORVA will have a full-time legislative consultant and a full-time office staff, all working on snowmobile/ORV-related issues; both locally and statewide.” But MISORVA goes on to point out; “This does not mean that we will quit trying to keep wheeled vehicles off our trails during the snowmobile season. We will stick with our snowmobile legislative agenda.” By “joining forces” it would appear that Part of the ORV users ( Side by Sides and ATV ) would be asked to give up their rights to ride trail designated as Multi use as described and or legislated by the MISORVA, as they are asking for no ORV riding from December 1st – March 31st . “MSA is working with a few legislators to change the law, so that only snowmobiles will be allowed on the trails from Dec 1 Through March 31.”

There are NO "ORV funds available that could be used to reimburse snowmobile grant sponsors” as the ORV Program spends their dollars per Legislated formula to administer the ORV program, there is not a surplus of funds. This “Joining of forces” will inevitably cost the ORV users in loss of dollars and higher Permit fees.

THE GREAT DIVIDE

The ORV system in Michigan is the finest in the Country, is there room for improvement? Of course.

Over the last decade all forms of ORV’s have come together to support each type of trail that we currently use in Michigan. We have had a united stance for our system. By excluding several types of ORV machines and users, MISORVA looks to divide us by separating our groups and diminishing our common goals. Helping the ORV’s… Sounds like MSA or MISORV is helping itself to your trail usage and dollars. Thomas Dunn AMA District 14 President

FURTHER FROM THE MSA WEBSITE “As MI-SORVA, we will now work with the ORV community on the changes they would like to their program! To take a look at their law and how their program funds are distributed. We will work closely with them legislatively. We also need to take a look at providing a place for their funds to be distributed as grants to ORV clubs — grants that would allow those ORV clubs to maintain the trails and groom them. Yes, I said groom. That’s how they take out all of those moguls. There will be a lot to look at. There are ORV funds available that could be used to reimburse snowmobile grant sponsors for use of any of their equipment. We would be working together to make motorized recreation the best it can be in Michigan.” This sound less like “Joining Forces” and” Helping” ORVs and more like a Power move and money grab!

Don't forget to check out our DISTRICT 14 WEBSITE for the latest schedule and track updates! www.AMA-D14.org


June 2019 – Michigan’s AMA/D14 Motorsports News 27 POLKA DOTS continued from page 25 sprocket issues as Colin had a shifter issue as they both ended with dnf’s. Shawn Kish and Dillon Brooks had a great race and were wheel to wheel for a majority of the moto. On the last lap they went into the back with Shawn only a few seconds ahead. As they came to the finish, Shawn was able to maintain the slightest of margins to finish seventh with Dillon in eighth. Ricky Lamothe was dead last by a lot off the start. He was way back but never stopped charging and in the end made his way up to ninth. Eli Hovorka looked good as he rounded out the top ten with Robert Trombley taking eleventh. I am very happy to have this many racers still enjoying Vintage MX. Hopefully our turnouts can stay the same if not grow! Our next race is at Portland on June 8th and then we take a few weeks off before stopping at MXC on June 23rd. After that we take some time off to enjoy the summer as we only have one race in July and that is at Big Air on the 14th. For any questions or info, please check out www.michiganvintagemotocross.com. Thanks for checking in and I look forward to seeing everyone at the races.

RESULTS: POLKA DOTS 5/18/19 – Historic: 1. T. Claerhout (Yam); 2. B. Bolzman (Yam); 3. M. Mason (Kaw); 4. L. Jobson (Hon); 5. M. Laczko (Hon); 6. I. Lee (Hon); 7. B. Argue (Hon); 8. D. Mclean (Yam); 9. M. McCauley (Hon); 10. S. Phillips (Hod) Schoolboy: 1. A. Argue (Hon); Evolution: 1. W. Dale (Yam); 2. M. Sokalski (Hon); 3. R. Brooks (Suz); 4. M. Poirier (Hon); 5. J. Sangster (Hon); 6. K. Argue (Hon); 7. S. Berlanga Jr (Yam); 8. T. Lee (Ktm); 9. A. Manga (Hon); 10. M. Havalda (Suz); 11. V. Grahn (Yam); 12. J. Ottenwess (Yam); 13. R. Delaney (Yam); 14. G. Mekjian (Yam); 15. K. Krassa (Yam); 16. D. Howard (Hon); 17. J. Petsnick (Mai) Innovation: 1. N. Michael (Hon); 2. B. Gross (Yam); 3. B. Bolzman (Kaw); 4. R. Brooks (Suz); 5. M. Cook (Hon); 6. M. Havalda II (Hon); 7. G. Laczko (Suz); 8. K. Argue (Hon); 9. S. Adema (Hon); 10. C. Goulet (Hon); 11. B. Argue (Hon); 12. R. Mckay (Yam); 13. R. Murphy (Hon); 14. J. Hovorka (Hon) Transition: 1. C. Williams (Kaw); 2. N. Wickerham (Kaw); 3. T. Claerhout (Hsk); 4. C. Morehouse (Hon); 5. S. Sangster (Hon); 6. M. Howard (Hon); 7. S. Kish (Yam); 8. D. Brooks (Suz); 9. R. Lamothe (Kaw); 10. E. Hovorka (Yam); 11. R. Trombley (Ktm)

 Mark Havalda II rode well but just missed out on an Innovation top five


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