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VOLUME 7, ISSUE 2 â€˘ APRIL 2003
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Well we’re off and running, the 2003 race season is officially in gear. We started early this year with Round # 1 of the B/P Promotions State Hare Scramble Series getting underway at the FDMC in early February. I know you guys are ready to ride; close to 300 riders came out in the cold and the muck to do battle on the Dutchmen course. Then we moved indoors to the warm dry course at the 25th Annual Motorama, this is the kick off race for the motocross season here in D-6. Again, another great turnout. After that the Sleepy Hollow opener, if you love the mud Sleepy was the place to be, over 300 riders showed up to brave the elements. Just one week later, you had to see it to believe it, its 70 degrees at Pagoda and they had to water the track to keep the dust down. You gotta love this sport. I’d like to say way to go to all the track owners and their staff that busted their tales getting their facilities ready for us to use this winter. And to all the warriors both male and female alike that came out to race in this stuff, you guys are what keeps this sport alive. MRA is looking forward to another great racing season in 2003, as always say hi to us when you see us at the track. Ride fast and safe and we’ll see you at the races.
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2003 MOTO CROSS - CHAMPIONSHIP - CONTINGENCY - D6 BUCKS EVENTS (p) INDICATES POINTS RACE (Counts toward the 2003 Class Championship) (**) INDICATES CONTINGENCY (These are district 6 series manufacturer contingency races), check with your bike manufacturer for details. ($) INDICATES DISTRICT – 6 BUCKS (At the end of the year, these races count toward D6 certificates that can be used toward entry fees)
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Class Pts Mfg Cont D6 Bucks
1 APR 6 – DOUBLIN GAP (p) YES 2 APR 13 – PAGODA (p) YES 3 APR 19 – HAPPY RAMBLERS (p**$) YES 4 MAY 18 – FLYING DUTCHMEN (p) YES 5 MAY 25 – SLEEPY HOLLOW (p) YES 6 JUN 22 – RACEWAY PARK (p) YES 7 JUN 29 – DOUBLIN GAP (p**$) YES 8 JUL 5 – EVANSVILLE (p**$) YES 9 JUL 20 – MT PLEASANT (p) YES 10 JUL 27 – HAPPY RAMBLERS (p) YES 11 AUG 31 – FLYING DUTCHMEN (p**$) YES 12 SEP 1 – SLEEPY HOLLOW (p**$) YES 13 SEP 7 – HURRICANE HILLS (p) YES 14 SEP 13 – EVANSVILLE (p) YES 15 SEP 21 – HURRICANE (p**$) YES 16 OCT 4 & 5 – RACEWAY PARK (p**$) YES 17 OCT 12 – PAGODA (p**$) YES 18 NOV 15 – ATCO (p) YES
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Volume 7 • Issue 2 • APRIL 2003 Our Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Flying Dutchmen Hare Scramble & Results – by Jim Bull . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Motorama Jump Styling Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Racers Edge – by Andy Fleck & Al Carr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Motorama Observed Trials - Sunday Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The GNCC - Round #1 & #2 – by Trish Krachun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 “Carsten, Plotts, Masters of Motorama” – by Jim Sanderson . . . . . . . . . 14 MRA Racer Review - Kameron Page – by Jim Bull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Arenacross Results – February 21 & 22, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Arenacross Results – February 23, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Centerspread: “Motorama - Saturday Night Mains” - by Jim Bull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Holeshot Hotshot/March–Jarek Balkovic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 “4 Stroke Engines” – ATV Maintenance -by East Coast ATV . . . . . . . . . . . 24 East Coast Racer Reviews– Dustin Wimmer & Gil Attix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Sleepy Hollow Quads Season Opener - March 9, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Sleepy Hollow Season Opener - March 9, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Sleepy Hollow Mini Track Season Opener - March 9, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Racer Review – John Natalie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2003 Supercross Series Point Standings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Pagoda M/C – March 16, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 The Marketplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Subscription Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Welcome Race Fans!
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FLYING DUTCHMEN HARE SCRAMBLE ROUND # 1 B/P PROMOTIONS - FEBRUARY 2, 2003 Luke comes thru again. February 2, 2003 was the date for round # 1 of the B/P Promotions State Hare Scramble Series hosted by the Flying Dutchmen MC Club. Mother Nature had us in her grips all winter long here in central PA and many were skeptical that the race would be run. Luke told us back in December that he was running the race even if he had to plow the track, and plow the track he did. Then the next question came up, will anybody show up with the cold and wet track conditions? And show up they did, 282 entries on the day. It seems to me that D-6 racers are the real deal, who would have thought that that many riders would come out to race in the middle of winter. Hats off to all the racers and especially to all the members at the Flying Dutchmen MC for putting on a really great show. Jim Bull-MRA
Lingle 2. Bob Walton 3. Christopher Reichart 4. Harold Fulmer 5. Randall Hillegas
50cc oil 4-6 1. Darrell Brittingham 2. Christopher Difilippo
50cc 1. 2. 3. 4.
stk. 4-8 Christopher Vanbuskirk 100 Daniel Finney 69 Tanner Way Cody Beattie 14
60cc 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
7-9 Shane Hufford Jr Dustin Geis Jason Chavez Joe Finney Harris Nowatorski
65cc 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
10-11 Matthew Gift Ryan Slane Patrick Desontis Paul Sanfelico Jeremy Mease Craig Fowler
85cc 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
7-11 Aaron Mulhern Dale Wakefield Jr. Timothy Savidge Drey Boddie Ian Pannabakker Travis Overly
85cc 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
12-15 Michael Potts Timothy Rizzon Brandon Weary Alex Shaw Kyle Knapp
8 149 52
25 118 13P
100-150cc 4 Stroke 1. Robert Stanton 2. Eddy Poole 3. David Devenney 4. David Rhine 5. Ryder Rogg
155 111 74 124
454 14E 2D
MOTORCYCLE 200B 1. 2. 3. 4.
Brian Carpenter Paul Shaver Joe Theis Ron Shaw
4 Stroke 1. Leroy Shook Jr. 2. Andrew Wiegand 3. Josh Mitchell 4. Sean VanAssen 5. Wayne Gierewicz Vet A 1. Donny
343 337 28 13
28 9 163
Senior 1. Steve Sachetti 2. Edward Hoover 3. Steven Bromley 4. Thomas Cichon 5. Jerome Lynn
Smith 5. Dennis Knowlton 0-230 1. Heather Gaul 2. Zack Miller 3. Gregory Kiddish Jr. 4. Chris Puzinas 5. Kevin Crawn
62 848 23 214 187
Super Senior 1. Thomas Ebersole 2. Gary Deel 3. Tom Phillips 4. Kenneth Reber
Open 4 Stroke A 1. Jason Hartman 2. Harlen Fuley 3. Ricki Collins 4. Randy Brandt 5. Jonathan Bowers
31 816 62 169 415
Open 2 Stroke A 1. Chris Borich 2. Michael Lucas 3. Daniel Ketterer 4. Rob Hertz 5. Steven Mancuso
4 355 142
50cc 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Derrec Robinson Michael Spalding Kenton Heinbaugh Joseph Bromley Colby Chincher
51-80cc 1. Amber Biasi 2. Kayla Yeager 3. Michael Hudson
2 50 232 568 67
Supermini 1. Sean Yeats 2. Charles Thomas 3. Michael Vilasi 110cc Aircooled 1. Jason Sipe 2. Shawn Kozax 3. Taylor Chausky 4. Trent Knoll 5. Coty Earnest
563 28 197
Vet B 1. Jeff Ort 2. David Mills 3. Frank Evitts 4. Mark Eckert 5. Lance Budinger
40 5 183
90cc 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
21 199 778 5 22 18 94 8M
Nathan Rothermel 35 Kevin Pannebakker 12K Shane Simpkins 12 Michael Cortesa Jr. Derek Bartashus
Utility 1. Joseph Precht 2. Robert Smeltz 3. Dave Porzi 4. Robert Greene Jr. 5. Larry Buck
Polaris 1. Lance Schwartz 2. Dave Ecker 3. John McDonald 4. Jeffrey Winder 5. Richard Graff
192 62 513
Veteran 1. Neil Belcher 2. Brian Shinkanon 3. Chad Kirby 4. John Kenney Jr. 5. Kenneth Kresge
611 219 745 19
Senior 1. John Cunningham Jr. 70 2. Scott Lenker 3. Thomas Vasko 4. Randy
77 59 6H 86 03 22P
24 22X 26 20 4 13 73 12 808
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The Times They are a Changinâ€™ Like so many times in its history Moto-Cross is undergoing change. Unlike past changes like Reed induction replacing piston port or liquid cooling replacing air cooling I'm talking about 4 strokes replacing 2 strokes. In reality though this isn't so much a change as a case of Moto-Cross coming full circle. Two-stroke engines have been around since almost the inception of the internal combustion engine. But for decades it was considered a cheap, dirty, utilitarian engine mainly used in low cost motorcycles. There were some companies though that believed in the potential of the two-stroke. Most notably an E. German manufacturer, DKW, laid the groundwork for the twostrokes rise to dominance in the racing world. Their work was later continued by MZ after the motorcycle industry in communist E. Germany was nationalized. The research of men like Ernst Degner and Walter Kaaden led to the development of the ex-pansion chamber exhaust system that cured the major problem that plagued the 2 stroke engine since its birth, loss of intake charge into the exhaust system during compression. At some point around 1960 Ernst Degner defected from E. Germany and was quickly hired by Suzuki this led to the Japanese companies rise to prominence in the road racing arena and ultimately Moto-Cross. The rise of two-strokes in Motocross gained speed in the 60's with companies like Husqvarna and CZ.
But their days were numbered as the Japanese juggernaut also gained speed. The seventies proved a wonderful time with dozens of manufacturers building twostroke moto-cross bikes. Does anyone remember Ancilotti, Puch, Tyran, Can-Am, Yankee, Penton, Saracen, AJS, Rokon, Greeves, Jones-Islo, Hodaka, Monark, Montesa, Ossa, Bultaco, SWM, Zundapp and would you believe Harley-Davidson. Man those were the days. Most of these companies were gone by the '80s but 2 strokes remained and were dominating every aspect of motorcycle sport. As the end of the millenium approached a new wind was blowing and Washington wanted it free of the smell of premix exhaust. So a few rules changes from the AMA and here we are today steadily moving to a four-stroke dominated sport. There's no telling what other innovations might have come along to improve the twostroke had we not shown up on the bureaucratic radar, but that's a moot point, four-strokes are here to stay. I for one will miss two strokes. Oh and for all you guys who think the 4 stroke is all that and a bag of chips ask yourself, do you really think anyone would ride one if they didn't have twice the displacement of their two stroke counterparts? See ya at the races.
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2003 AMA Sanctioned SP/Y/4W Hare Scramble
Must have a current AMA and A district card to ride these events.
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Gates and Sign In open: 8AM At approx 10:00AM Youth/Women/PeWee At approx 11:30AM A-B-Vet Sr-SS motorcycles At approx 2:00PM Quad Classes
Ft. of Mountain reserves the right to shorten times IF a safety factor occurs and reserves the right to cancel due to severe weather conditions.
April 13th District 6 & 7
Track points begin
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For information call: 814-259-3827 or 717-632-8171
Riders under 18 MUST have a parent present to sign release. Spectators assume all liability for any injuries or losses which may occur. Directions: PA Turnpike to exit 13, right on Rt. 522 to Shade Gap, turn right on Rt 641 through Neelyton, crossroads turn right onto Decorum Rd, track on left OR PA Turnpike exit 14, Rt 75N to flashinglight turn left on Rt 641, 5 miles to crossroad turn left onto Decorum Rd, track on left.
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2003 MOTOCROSS RACE SCHEDULE March 29 / 30 April 19 June 1 July 27 September 1 September 27/28 October 19 November 2 November 16
District 7 & 6 Motocross; Saturday Motocross, Sunday District 7 Expert Points – 4 Foot Trophy Day (Sunday) Sponsored by Loudoun Motorsports Leesburg, VA District 6 & 7 Motocross; District 6 Points Series (Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki contingency)– 4 Foot Trophy Day Sponsored by Ray Wilt’s, Hanover, PA District 7 & 6 Motocross; District 7 B, C, Youth & Women’s Points. – 4 Foot Trophy Day Sponsored by Montrose Dodge, Germantown, MD District 6 & 7 Motocross; District 6 Points Series – District 6 Bucks! – 4 Foot Trophy Day Sponsored by Action Motorsports District 7 & 6 Motocross; District 7 Youth Points - Labor Day Suzuki Championship. Hosted by Happy Ramblers & Doublin Gap. 2003 RM 125 Giveaway Sponsored by West Shore Suzuki Mechanicsburg, PA. Must Race a minimum of 1 class at Doublin Gap Sunday 8/31 and 1 class at Happy Ramblers Monday 9/1 to be eligible for Giveaway on 9/1 at Happy Ramblers. District 7 & 6 Motocross; Saturday Motocross, Sunday District 7 B, C, Youth & Women’s Points – 4 Foot Trophy Day 9/28 Sponsored by Loudoun Motorsports Leesburg, VA District 6 & 7 Motocross; District 7 Expert Points. – 4 Foot Trophy Day Sponsored by JT Motorsports, Frederick, MD District 6 & 7 Motocross District 6 & 7 Motocross; Rider Appreciation Day, 1st class $25. Second class $15. Thank you for your continued support!
Middle Atlantic Motocross Association (MAMA) Dates Info at mamamx.com – Races run in partnership with MAMA to promote Youth Racing in District 6 & 7
May 17/18 June 7/8
MAMA (Youth Only). Saturday practice Sunday race. Must have a MAMA membership to race. Call the MAMA Hotline for info at 410-741-08MX MAMA (Youth Only). Must have a MAMA membership to race. Call the MAMA Hotline for info at 410-741-08MX
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Check out some of the great events that will be happening at Doublin Gap for the months of April & May 2003: Saturday, April 5 – Sunday, April 6 –
Regular Race and Loretta Lynn Qualifier (Stock Classes)
Regular Race and Loretta Lynn Qualifier (Modified Classes) ****District 6 Points Series Event**** Sponsored by Ephrata Cycle and Sport
Sunday, April 13 –
Race being sponsored by Blocker Yamaha and Kawasaki District 6 race and District 7 B/C and Youth Points Race****
Saturday, April 26 –
Motocross School (pre-entry required) open to all riders
AMA Sanctioned All Two-Wheel Motorcycle Classes offered, Sorry No Quads. Note: Special 4 Foot 1st Place Trophy Days are for All B, C, Women, and Youth classes. (Minimum 6 riders per class)
Saturday & Sunday, May 3 & 4 –
Two Day Motocross School for serious and experienced 60cc & 80cc riders only (pre-entry required) Limited to ten riders
Saturday, May 10 –
Motocross School for 50cc Riders only (pre-entry required) Limited to fourteen riders
Sunday, May 11 –
Rider Appreciation Day and RRP Points Race****
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Motorama Observed Trials Race Date: SUNDAY - 02/23/2003 Motorcycle Advanced Motorcycle Beginner A-Main 01 A-Main 01 Finish No. Driver Hometown Finish No. Driver 1 3036 Ryan Roznovsky Given, WV 2 3079 Bryan Bell Wheaton, IL 3 . Steven Krouse Lock Haven, PA 4 . Josh Hartle Williamsport, PA 5 . Ty Diehl Washingtonville, PA 6 . Ray Donet Jr Delta, PA 7 . Kyle Walters Lock Haven, PA 8 3027 Erica Plank Montoursville, PA
Motorcycle Expert A-Main 01 Driver Hometown
Motorcycle Expert A-Main 02 Driver
Motorcycle Novice A-Main 01 Finish No. Driver Hometown
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
596 Travis Fox 2958 Joshua Metzger . Bill Caron 1553 Nick Mantzoros 2965 Glen Davis . Justin Weaver 2966 Joseph Flaherty 2876 Dustin Flook
Montoursville, PA Linden, PA Harrisburg, PA Mill Hall, PA Friendsville, PA Williamsport, PA Friendsville, PA Mc Elhattan, PA
1 2 3 4 5 6
2984 3030 3026 2912 2911 2983
Jacob Black Eric Hill Logan Bolopue Ross Foy Kyle Toner Lewis Black
Avis, PA Williamsport, PA Beech Creek, PA Lock Haven, PA Lock Haven, PA Avis, PA
1 3080 David Ez Chaves Louisville, KY 2 2947 Chris Florin Grant, FL 3 . Jesse Wellenstein Elgin, IL
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
. Brandon Weary Dover, PA 3032 Bryce Pophal Montoursville, PA . Caleb Smith Purcellville, VA 1270 Donald Ziolkowski Pittsburgh, PA 681 Jason Brooks Erie, PA 3034 James Craig North East, PA 3031 Colby Pophal Trout Run, PA . Matthew Dorman Mill Hall, PA . Richard Wallace Bethesda, MD 3028 Matthew Doorey Coatesville, PA
Motorcycle Senior B A-Main 01 Finish No. Driver Hometown 1 2 3
1469 Gale Petro 3037 Dick Bussler . Dwain English
Moosic, PA South Williamsport, Williamsport, PA
Motorcycle Super Senior A-Main 01 Finish No. Driver Hometown 1 2 3 4
. . . .
Melvin Brooks Jr Spring Grove, PA Randolph Smith Purcellville, VA William Smith Bowmansville, PA Dennis Ziolkowski Crafton, PA
Motorcycle Intermediate A-Main 01 Finish No. Driver Hometown
Motorcycle Senior A A-Main 01 Finish No. Driver Hometown
Motorcycle Senior Expert A-Main 01 Finish No. Driver Hometown
1 2 3 4
1 2 3
. 2980 . .
Brad Mock D. Jared Simcox Chad Busswood Dan Massey
Roaring Spring, PA Farrandsville, PA Lancaster, PA Carlisle, PA
Chris Hoffmeister Hampst
. Craig Fish . Stephen Dolan 2914 Scott Muthler
Washington Boro, PA Blanchard, PA Castanea, PA
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March 2, 2003 By Trish Krachun
The 2003 GNCC race season started off in Palatka, FL on the first Sunday in March. Many racers really look forward to this race, not only because they are itching to race after a 4-month break, but also because they look forward to getting out of the cold & bitter weather up North. While everyone enjoyed the warm weather on Saturday, the ground conditions left much to be desired. After FL’s 2-week rain periods, it turned this beautiful track into a water-drenched mud & sand pit. As if that wasn’t enough, the soil really had a stench to it too! Due to this, many riders opted not to practice on the Saturday. It’s Sunday, RACE DAY! This year the promoters, along with the Pro & Pro Production racers decided to combine the first row to be a mix of the two classes. The top 20 Pro/Pro Production racers start on the first line & the rest of the Pro & Pro Production racers start on the 2nd line. The racers who start in the 2nd row will have a time adjustment at the end so if they finish less than 1 minute behind anyone who started in the 1st row, they will finish ahead of them overall. This can be really hard for the spectators because no one really knows how they finished until the race is over & posted. As the first row raced off the starting line, it was Bill (Pro Class) & Brandon Balance (Pro Production Class) into the first corner, however Brandon – on his LRD Z400 beat everyone into the woods. When the 2nd row of Pro’s started, it was Mike Krachun on his LRD 400EX who got the holeshot, followed closely by Steve Holbert on his Predator. As the racers came through the checkpoints, the announcer relayed that Bill had surpassed his brother, Brandon Balance for the Overall lead as well as Pro Production racer Chad Duvall who was now in 2nd. During lap 1, Mike Krachun (Production) & William Yokely (Production) dropped out of the race due to mechanical problems. After getting off to a slow start, both Matt Smiley (Pro) & Chris Borich (Pro) moved into 4th & 5th Overall trailing Bill Balance by 38 seconds. Mid-race action saw big battles for the 1&2 spots in the Production class. Chad Duvall & Brandon Balance were duking it out with only 5 seconds between them. In the Pro class, Bill Ballance retained his overall lead with Smiley in 2nd, Chris Jenks in 3rd and Borich falling back to 6th. On the last lap, Bill Balance’s engine started to weaken due to the water & sand getting sucked in to it. As he struggled keep the speed up, his brother Brandon & Chad Duvall thumped past him on their 4-strokes. Smiley had now caught up to Bill & was battling with him when he ran out of gas. At the checkers, it was Brandon Balance with his first overall win (and 2nd for a Pro Production racer – 1st was Chad Duvall), Duvall got 2nd overall & Bill Balance barely made it over the finish line for 3rd. At the end of the day, Brandon only had this to say: "This is the biggest surprise ever, I never expected this to happen. I never got stuck in the mud today". As a result of the horrible track conditions, only * of each of the Pro & Pro Production classes finished the race!
THE GENERAL GNCC, Washington, GA March 8, 2003 By Trish Krachun The 2nd round of the GNCC circuit landed upon the Aonia Pass MX Track in Washington, GA. As with Round 1 in Florida, the track conditions were very muddy & wet due to recent rain falls. However, on race day, there was no rain to be seen which was a relief to many. As the first line of Pro & Pro Production racers took off, it was Bill Ballance on his LRD 250R, once again, in the lead. Brandon Ballance & William Yokely followed in hot pursuit. The top 10 racers, a mix of Pro & Pro Production racers came onto the motocross track at the end of the lap in a freight train. Yokely was in the lead with Chad Duvall & Bill Ballance on his tail. Ballance, literally, flew over Duvall on a big double jump! As they checked into the barrels, it was Yokely, Duvall, Bill Ballance, Greg Trew, Chris Borich, Johnny Gallagher, Matt Smiley, Brad Page, Brandon Ballance & Andy Lagzdins in the top 10 all within 30 sections of 1st! What a battle to see, it was very exciting for all the spectators. In the PRO class, Bill Ballance continued to extend his lead by mid-race, Jeremy Rice motored his way to 2nd, 3rd was Rob Hertz who was battling with Chris Jenks in 4th & Lagzdins moved up to 5th. In the Pro
Pro Finish: 1. Bill Balance 2. Chris Borich 3. Chris Earlywine 4. Jared Huffman 5. Rob Hertz Pro Production Finish: 1. Brandon Ballance 2. Chad Duvall 3. Brad Page 4. Johnny Gallagher 5. James Shepard
Local Racers results 250A Sean Neidlinger, 8th FL, 4th GA = 4th in points Tom Hertz, 10th FL, 16th (DNF) GA = 10th points Jimmy Wahl, 19th GA Open A Mike Lucas - 5th FL, 4th GA = 3rd points Rob Zimmerman - 15th FL, 8th GA = 9th points Wes Stone - 10th FL, 17th GA = 12th points TJ Lenig - 10th GA = 17th points 4 Stroke A Rick Cecco - 7th GL, 26th GA = 16th points Harlen Foley - 19th GA = 30th points
Photos by ATVSCENE.COM
Production class, Yokely still had the lead & passed Bill Ballance for the overall lead while Ballance was pitting with a flat tire. Duvall was in 2nd, Gallagher moved up to 3rd, Brad Page (who was in the hospital with kidney stones all week prior to the race) moved into 4th & Trew slipped back to 5th. By the end of the race, it was Bill Ballance with the overall win. William Yokely placed 2nd & Johnny Gallagher raced his way to 3rd overall for the first time in 7 years! Pro Production racers have captured 2 of the top 3 overall positions at the first 2 GNCC’s. After the race, Bill Ballance stated: "This track was awesome, there were multiple lines in several places". Yokely agreed by saying "You really had to concentrate and try not to get stuck. I didn’t always see the right line every time and can say that without the spectator’s help in some of those tricky mud holes, I couldn’t have done it today". D-6 racers keep getting plagued by problems. As stated in the FL report, Matt Smiley & Mike Krachun both DNF’d, and also DNF’d GA due to mechanical problems. Tom Hertz also DNF’d FL as well as GA due to mechanical problems. Rob Hertz DNF’d GA as well. Keep your fingers crossed for our D-6 guys in NC!
Pro Class Finish: 1. Bill Ballance 2. Chris Jenks 3. Kim Kuhnle 4. Chris Borich 5. Santo Derisi
Pro Production Finish: 1. William Yokely 2. Johnny Gallagher 3. Gregory Trew 4. James Shepard 5. Brad Page
Open B Mike Zimmerman - 10th GA = 16th points 4-St. Stock Rich Travalena - 12th FL, 2nd GA = 1st points Women Traci Cecco - 4th FL, 2nd GA = 2nd points
MRA APRIL 2003 • 13
ROUND 1 – THE HURRICANE GNCC - Palatka, FL
Press Release: May 10th and 11th Rausch Creek Motor Sports will host Round 6 of the 2003 AMA GRAND NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY SERIES presented by Racer Productions. The 13 race GNCC series is the pinnacle for the nations best quad and motorcycle cross country racers. This two day event will feature factory and top level privateer riders on ATV's and motorcycles racing through the best off-road trails in the Northeast. Amateur and kids classes will also compete for national trophies. The ATV's will compete on Saturday and the bikes will race on Sunday. START TIMES Saturday-ATVs 10 a.m. Utility, Stock, Women, Novice, Super Senior, First Year Racer Saturday -ATVs 1 p.m. Pro, A and B classes, 4-St Mod, Sport, Sr, Vet, Jr Saturday-Bike Youth 3 p.m. Sunday- Bikes 10 a.m. C classes, Industry, Women, SuperSr Sunday-Bikes 1 p.m. Pro, A and B classes
MRA APRIL 2003 • 14
“Carsten, Plotts, Masters of Motorama” 25th Annual Motorama Arenacross Harrisburg Farm Show Complex
By Jim P. Sanderson
HARRISBURG, PA, FEBRUARY 22, 2003
Bromley Suzuki’s Barry Carsten and RRP/Crossroads Powersports backed Honda thumper pilot, Damien Plotts topped the 125 and 250 Pro/Expert class podiums, respectively, before a packed house at the 25th annual Motorama Indoor Races and Speed Show at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Carsten also topped the over 30 expert class podium. Carsten and Plotts battled for the lead for several laps of the 125 Pro/ Expert main event. Plotts actually passed the super fast Carsten on lap six with some help from lapped traffic to take the lead but the veteran Suzuki pilot came back a half a lap later and re-took the lead and held it to the checkered flag. Plotts did all he could on the last lap to get around but couldn’t get it done. Bromley Suzuki’s Barry Carsten (79) leads the start of the 125 Pro/Expert main event at the 25th annual Motorama Indoor Races and Speed Show at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Peennsylvania on February 22nd. Trailing were Jeremy Cook (360), Andrew Tsakanikas (707) and RRP/Crossroads Powersports Damien Plotts (46).
Veteran Suzuki pilot Barry Carsten (79) won the 125 Pro/Expert main event at the 25th annual Motorama Indoor Races and Speed Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Carsten also won the over 30 Expert class final and finished fifth in the 250 Pro/Expert final after a no-so-good start.
Plotts ride in the 250 Pro/Expert main event seemed to be a little easier as he came out of the first turn in second trailing veteran Kawasaki pilot, Gaylon Dickson. By the first corner of lap two, Plotts had the point position and held it to the checkers with his only real battle coming from the hard charging Suzuki of Broc Helper very late in the race. Helper managed to work his way up to second from a fifth place start and reduced Plotts lead of three and a half seconds to a bike length by the last lap and just ran out of time.
Michael Bear led the pack out of the first turn in the over 30 Expert class final. In tow were Dickson, Carsten, Jim Mcllvaine and Todd Weindel. The first three laps were a battle for the top three positions with Bear doing a great job of holding off the charges of both Dickson and Carsten. On lap four, Carsten passed Dickson to take second and set after Bear. Carsten made several pass attempts on lap five and finally got around just before the start of lap six. Dickson then passed Bear to take second, dropping Bear to third. Carsten pulled away to a small lead by the end of the race. Carsten got the win with Dickson, Bear, Mcllvaine and Weindel trailing. Carsten, fresh off his over 30 Expert class win, nailed the holeshot of the 125 Pro/Expert main event start. In tow were Jeremy Cook, Andrew Tsakanikas, Plotts and fellow RRP teammate, Ty Wallace. By the third lap, Plotts had worked his way to second, relegating Cook to third with Casey Clark and Helper moving up to fourth and fifth. Plotts made a pass on Carsten for the lead on lap six with the aid of lapped traffic but his lead was short lived as Carsten came back a half a lap later to re-take the point. Plotts dropped back to second. Cook was still third, Helper moved up a spot, to fourth, which relegated Clark to fifth. By lap 10 of the 12 lap final, the top two were unchanged while Helper passed Cook to take third, dropping Cook to fourth and Clark was still holding down fifth. Plotts tried in vain to pass Carsten for the lead on the white flag lap but just couldn’t get it to happen. Carsten held on for the win followed by Plotts, Helper, Cook and Wallace.
Veteran Kawasaki rider, Gaylon Dickson (930) leads the start of the over 30 Expert class final at the 25th annual Motorama Indoor Races and Speed Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Trailing were Michael Bear (914) and Barry Carsten (79).
Dickson, the veteran Kawasaki pilot from Weatherly, Pennsylvania got off the gate ahead of the pack and shot through the first turn with a bike length and half lead. Trailing were Plotts, Clint Johnson, Wallace and Helper. Plotts quickly closed the gap on Dickson and made the pass for the lead by the first turn of lap two, dropping Dickson to second. Cook was now third with Wallace and Helper fourth and fifth, respectively. On the next lap Helper got around Wallace’s booming thumper to take fourth. Wallace was relegated to fifth. Plotts pulled away to a small three second advantage by lap four while the battle for second and third heated up behind him between Cook and Helper as Dickson was |fading a bit and dropped back to fourth. Wallace held fifth but not for long as he managed to get around Dickson on lap five to take fourth. Dickson dropped back another spot, to fifth. When the leaders received the half way signal, Plotts lead was only about two and a half seconds. Helper finally managed to get by Cook to take the runner-up position, which dropped Cook to third. Shortly after Helper passed Cook, Wallace did the same and displaced Cook to fourth with Carsten moving in to fifth place after a bad start.
RRP/Crossraods Powersports Damien Plotts (46) won the 250 Pro/Expert main event and finished second in the 125 Pro/Expert main, taking home a large chunk of the Pro/Expert purse at the 25th annual Motorama Indoor Races and Speed Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on February 22nd.
On lap seven there was a huge pile up of lappers in the first turn which posed a big threat to the leaders who were just a few turns away but all managed to clear the carnage unscathed. Helper closed the gap on Plotts in the remaining laps to just a bike length but simply ran out of time. Plotts took the checkers for the win with Helper, Wallace, Cook and Carsten trailing.
RRP’s resident thumper pilot, Ty Wallace thumperd his way to a 3rd place finish in the 250 Pro/Expert class and 5th in the 125 Pro/Expert class at the 25th annual Motorama Indoor Races and Speed Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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Name: Age: 8 Race #: 83 Class: 50cc Stk. 7-8, 65cc 7-9 Bikes: Cobra 50 Suzuki RM 65 Photos by Len Cobosco Experience: 3 years racing Hometown: Denver, PA Sponsors: PR2 Racing, Action Motorsports, Oakley, So Cal Decal Works, Keeney Motosports, Excel, Twin Air/Boyesen Kameron Page is our feature racer this month for the MRA Racer Review. Kameron is going into his third full year of racing here in central PA. He is 8 years old and has accomplished many things in his short racing career. Kameron races in local district races as well as some of the big amateur national events around the country. In 2002 he won the track championship at Doublin Gap MX Park in the 50cc Stk 7-8 class and took third in the 65cc 7-9 division. At the Mini O’s in Florida last fall Kameron finished 9th on his 50cc Cobra and is ranked in the top 10 in the country in his age group. More recently at the Motorama Arenacross in Harrisburg, Kameron had a great weekend as well; he had a 1st place finish on Friday night on his 50cc bike and four 2nd place finishes thru out the weekend. Kameron and his dad Jerry would like to thank all of their sponsors that help them pull off a tough racing schedule each season and they asked that we give a huge thank you to Rod and Jeff Yentzer at Doublin Gap MX Park. MRA would like to say way to go Kameron, and we recommend that you keep a close eye on this young man, I think we’ll be seeing his name for many more racing seasons to come.
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BLUE KNIGHTS PA III (610) 791-0087 Allentown, PA BLUE MOUNTAIN CHAPTER H.O.G. (717) 272-4986 Lebanon, PA B/P PROMOTIONS (215) 357-5270 Warrington, PA BRANDYWINE ENDURO RIDERS (610) 582-2357 Birdsboro, PA BUSHKILL VALLEY (610) 258-3208 Easton, PA C&H (856) 825-6416 Lebanon, PA CANDYTOWN (717) 249-0996 Carlisle, PA CARLISLE PRODUCTIONS INC (717) 243-7855 Carlisle, PA (CRT) COMPASS RACE TEAM INC (610) 273-2529 Honeybrook, PA COOPERSBURG H.O.G. (215) 723-8697 Hatfield, PA CRIME VICTIMS COUNCIL (610) 437-6610 Allentown, PA DEER LAKE H.O.G. (570) 366-0143 or (610) 682-4318 Orwigsburg, PA DELAWARE VALLEY BMW RIDERS (215) 348-2876 Danboro, PA DOUBLIN GAP MX (717) 249-6036 Carlisle, PA DURTY DABBERS (570) 748-9456 Mill Hall, PA EASTERN PA PISTON POPPERS (610) 269-3661 Thorndale, PA EVANSVILLE RACEWAY (570) 759-2841 Berwick, PA FLYING DUTCHMEN (570) 345-6340 or (570) 345-8734 Pine Grove, PA FOOT OF MOUNTAIN (814) 259-3827 Neelytown, PA FREEDOM RIDERS (215) 679-4766 Red Hill, PA FRIENDS OF THE FORGOTTEN (610) 275-6421 Plymouth Meeting, PA GARDEN SPOT
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SLEEPY HOLLOW MOTOCROSS (717) 653-4830 or (717) 865-5530 Fredericksburg, PA
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RACEWAY PARK (732) 446-7800 Englishtown, NJ
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RAUSH CREEK MOTORSPORTS (570) 682-4600 Valley View, PA
WHITE ROSE AUXILIARY (717) 938-2556 Etters, PA
READING M/C (610) 987-6422 Oley, PA
YORK M/C (717) 854-3214 York, PA
READING OFF ROAD RIDERS (610) 921-3592 Reading, PA
ZINC CITY (610) 262-7533 Kresgeville, PA
RIVER HILLS TRIALS RIDERS (717) 578-3784 Dover, PA ROAD WINDERS (215) 357-5270
MRA APRIL 2003 • 15
2003 D-6 Sports Association member clubs & promoters location & phone Numbers
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FRIDAY - 02/21/2003
SATURDAY - 02/22/2003
A Expert 125cc 2 Wheel 1 85 Ty Wallace Phoenixville, PA 2 46 Damien Plotts Millmont, PA 3 141 Casey Clark Pine Grove, PA 4 54 Broc Hepler Kittanning, PA 5 79 Barry Carsten Bayville, NJ 6 924 Clint Johnson Red Lion, PA 7 930 Gaylon Dickson Weatherly, PA 8 707 Andrew Tsakanikas Laytonsville, MD 9 62 Billy Myers Johnsonburg, PA 10 310 Jed Schappert Kearny, NJ A Expert 91-250 4W 2ST or 440 4ST A Expert 91-440 4W 4ST 1 19X Jason Dunkelberger Trevorton, PA 2 37 David Diver Canfield, OH 3 99 Patrick Brown Flemington, NJ 4 13 John Natalie Jr Houtzdale, PA 5 41 Donald Lysinger Atco, NJ 6 19 Dustin Wimmer Center Valley, PA 7 309 Gilbert Attix III Clayton, DE 8 17 David Porter Boonville, NY 9 55 Andy Ehrenzeller Mc Alisterville, PA 10 24 Ricki Collins Washington, NJ
A Expert 250cc 2 Wheel 1 54 Broc Hepler 2 46 Damien Plotts 3 85 Ty Wallace 4 79 Barry Carsten 5 924 Clint Johnson 6 360 Jeremy Cook 7 930 Gaylon Dickson 8 707 Andrew Tsakanikas 9 914 Michael Bear 10 205 Dean Lipscomb
Kittanning, PA Millmont, PA Phoenixville, PA Bayville, NJ Red Lion, PA Elizabethville, PA Weatherly, PA Laytonsville, MD Columbia, PA Thomas, WV
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Houtzdale, PA Canfield, OH Clayton, DE Trevorton, PA Flemington, NJ Tarentum, PA Washington, NJ Harrisburg, PA Center Valley, PA Atco, NJ
B Amateur 231-Open 4W 4ST 1 3B Bruce Wyland Jr Ranshaw, PA 2 79 Benny Franks Elkridge, MD 3 88X Brian Tait Jr Medford, NJ 4 50M Michael Kisner Paxinos, PA 5 82 Cory Buhrman Upper Strasburg, PA 6 7X Blake Kramer Schuylkill Hav., PA 7 15 Tony Snyder Mifflintown, PA 8 17W Tim Weaver Reinholds, PA 9 18 Christopher Tait Medford, NJ 10 7 Lee Dickerson Middletown, PA
B Amateur 91-Open 4W 2ST or 440 4ST 1 3 Brian Ace Jr E. Stroudsburg, PA 2 19S Steve Moats Waynesboro, PA 3 6 Jason Kraszewski Cold Brook, NY 4 57 Kyle Hess Tyrone, PA 5 18 Christopher Tait Medford, NJ 6 92V Mike Vlahakis Easton, PA 7 78M Michael De Paola Howell, NJ 8 17W Tim Weaver Reinholds, PA 9 13 Luke Deatrick Ickesburg, PA 10 125 Daniel Portanova Mt Cobb, PA
Youth 50cc (7-8) 2W 1 83 Kameron Page Denver, PA 2 35 Joseph Peters Asbury, NJ 3 6R Bobby Lipyanek Brick, NJ 4 78 Austin Smith Palmyra, NY 5 210 Timothy Walls Jr New Castle, DE 6 199 Wesley Mattivi Kersey, PA 7 2J Storm Sheckells Baltimore, MD 8 5M Matthew Shutt Enola, PA 9 31A Avery Brown Denver, PA 10 5 Robbie Civilette Jr Greendell, NJ
Youth 65cc (10-11) 2W 1 461 Frank Lettieri 2 66 Marcus Hodge 3 23 Chaz Light 4 1 Broc Schmelyun 5 191 Andrew Benson 6 23T Garret Toth 7 982 Kyle Kaznowski 8 378 Nicholas Keefe 9 122 Brian Petrovcic Jr 10 915 Trevor Mack
Brick, NJ Hopatcong, NJ Schaefferstown, PA WESTMINSTER, D Beallsville, MD Carlisle, PA Kingston, NY Lanoka Harbor, NJ Mc Alisterville, PA Slatington, PA
Youth 65cc (7-9) 2W 1 35 Joseph Peters Asbury, NJ 2 83 Kameron Page Denver, PA 3 313 Zachary Pisanchyn Tamaqua, PA 4 39 Jacob Diana Joppa, MD 5 381 Kyle Bitterman Middleport, NY 6 444 Chaz Clingerman Newark, NY 7 210 Dale Lenz II Poolesville, MD 8 6X Justin Foster Harrisburg, PA 9 6J Joshua Villarreal Marysville, PA 10 8J Gerald Gangaway Jr Lebanon, PA
Youth 85cc (7-11) 2W 1 2 Broc Schmelyun 2 23T Garret Toth 3 66 Marcus Hodge 4 461 Frank Lettieri 5 191 Andrew Benson 6 7H Brandon Huntzinger 7 25 Timothy Savidge Jr 8 982 Kyle Kaznowski 9 24T Travis Overly 10 217 Robert Lenz
WESTMIN, MD Carlisle, PA Hopatcong, NJ Brick, NJ Beallsville, MD Schuylkill Hav., PA Pine Grove, PA Kingston, NY New Holland, PA Poolesville, MD
125 Schoolboy (12-15) 2W 1 14 Jay Weller Montgomery, NY 2 231 Kyle Hutson Grt. Barrington, MA 3 236 Joseph Kimmel Boyds, MD 4 277 Zachary Harrington Westminster, MD 5 18T Willy Toth Jr Carlisle, PA 6 44 Adam Blessing Toms River, NJ 7 86 Derrick Crawford Hummelstown, PA 8 536 Kyle Whritenour Toms River, NJ 9 104 Jordan Miller Newmanstown, PA 10 114 Jon Laski Hewitt, NJ A Expert 231-Open 4W 2 & 4 ST 1 13 John Natalie Jr Houtzdale, PA 2 19 Jason Dunkelberger Trevorton, PA 3 55 Andy Ehrenzeller Mc Alisterville, PA 4 309 Gilbert Attix III Clayton, DE 5 17 David Porter Boonville, NY 6 36 Ron Estock Lake Ariel, PA 7 76 Justin Wills Harrisburg, PA 8 707 Andrew Tsakanikas Laytonsville, MD 9 115 Michael Schneck Jr Pine Grove, PA 10 914 Michael Bear Columbia, PA A Expert 30+ Vet 2W Any cc 1 79 Barry Carsten Bayville, NJ 2 930 Gaylon Dickson Weatherly, PA 3 914 Michael Bear Columbia, PA 4 1 James Mc Ilvaine Englishtown, NJ 5 687 Todd Weindel Lebanon, PA 6 44 Joseph Ellington Arkport, NY 7 5 Michael Hall Hagerstown, MD 8 24 Ricki Collins Washington, NJ 9 309 Gilbert Attix III Clayton, DE 10 19X Jason Dunkelberger Trevorton, PA
John Natalie Jr David Diver Gilbert Attix III Jason Dunkelberger Patrick Brown Jeremy Holleran Ricki Collins Justin Wills Dustin Wimmer Donald Lysinger
A Expert 125cc 2W 1 79 Barry Carsten 2 46 Damien Plotts 3 54 Broc Hepler 4 360 Jeremy Cook 5 85 Ty Wallace 6 141 Casey Clark 7 930 Gaylon Dickson 8 115 Michael Schneck Jr 9 133 James Mc Ilvaine 10 707 Andrew Tsakanikas
Bayville, NJ Millmont, PA Kittanning, PA Elizabethville, PA Phoenixville, PA Pine Grove, PA Weatherly, PA Pine Grove, PA Englishtown, NJ Laytonsville, MD
A Expert 250cc 2W 1 46 Damien Plotts 2 54 Broc Hepler 3 85 Ty Wallace 4 360 Jeremy Cook 5 79 Barry Carsten 6 141 Casey Clark 7 930 Gaylon Dickson
Millmont, PA Kittanning, PA Phoenixville, PA Elizabethville, PA Bayville, NJ Pine Grove, PA Weatherly, PA
A Expert 91-250 4W 2ST or 440 4ST 1 13 John Natalie Jr 2 41 Donald Lysinger 3 19 Dustin Wimmer 4 76 Justin Wills 5 707 Kevin Olson 6 36 Ron Estock 7 88 John Bartosek
Houtzdale, PA Atco, NJ Center Valley, PA Harrisburg, PA Waterford Works, NJ Lake Ariel, PA E. Springfield, PA
A Expert 91-440 4W 4ST 1 37 David Diver Canfield, OH 2 19 Dustin Wimmer Center Valley, PA 3 309 Gilbert Attix III Clayton, DE 4 13 John Natalie Jr Houtzdale, PA 5 41 Donald Lysinger Atco, NJ 6 88 John Bartosek E. Springfield, PA 7 843 Jeremy Holleran Tarentum, PA 8 99 Patrick Brown Flemington, NJ 9 19X Jason Dunkelberger Trevorton, PA 10 76 Justin Wills Harrisburg, PA
B Amateur 125cc 2W 1 14 Jay Weller 2 28X Andrew Wiegand 3 576 Larry Missimer 4 903 Travis Harnish 5 15 Bob Lapusnak 6 44B Bryan Fleischman 7 28 Christopher Knuth 8 86 Derrick Crawford 9 324 Michael Brodbeck 10 110 Charlie Ridgeway
Montgomery, NY Manheim, PA Lebanon, PA Quarryville, PA Lodi, NJ Reading, PA Houtzdale, PA Hummelstown, PA Harrisburg, PA Middletown, VA
B Amateur 231-Open 4W 4ST 1 3B Bruce Wyland Jr Ranshaw, PA 2 79 Benny Franks Elkridge, MD 3 67 Kevin Martin Ephrata, PA 4 50M Michael Kisner Paxinos, PA 5 7 Lee Dickerson Middletown, PA 6 5 Vince Nolt New Holland, PA 7 8R Jason Robinson Meshoppen, PA 8 83 Walter Frisbie Moscow, PA 9 18 Christopher Tait Medford, NJ 10 88X Brian Tait Jr Medford, NJ 11 359 Trenton Lister Blackwood, NJ
B Amateur 25+ Any cc 2W 1 371 Michael De Rosa 2 850 Louis Hocker 3 46 Matt Marks 4 15 Bob Lapusnak 5 116 Ron Malehorn 6 62 Jeff Ort 7 331 Keith Blair 8 915 Jason Cotterino 9 686 John Schafft 10 656 Rick Rhodes
Woodbine, NJ Harrisburg, PA Montoursville, PA Lodi, NJ Jonestown, PA Phillipsburg, NJ Lebanon, PA Taneytown, MD East Stroudsburg, PA Westminster, MD
B Amateur 250cc 2W 1 14 Jay Weller Montgomery, NY 2 989 Toby Baldauf Tyrone, PA 3 12L Jason Lachat Mill Hall, PA 4 576 Larry Missimer Lebanon, PA 5 976 John Spotts Lebanon, PA 6 231 Frank Shumski Egg Harbor TWP, NJ 7 71L Terry Dennis Jr York Haven, PA 8 28 Christopher Knuth Houtzdale, PA 9 87 Rick Dobbs Mechanicsburg, PA 10 62 Jeff Ort Phillipsburg, NJ
B Amateur 91-Open 4W 2ST or 440 4ST 1 69 James Miller 2 254 Steven Stracka 3 20A Anthony Carroll 4 19S Steve Moats 5 78M Michael De Paola 6 121 David Kaiser Jr 7 33K Lucas Koser 8 57 Kyle Hess 9 39 Jim Silfies 10 3 Brian Ace Jr
Newton Hamilton, PA Susquehanna, PA Carbondale, PA Waynesboro, PA Howell, NJ Winchester, VA Jonestown, PA Tyrone, PA Hatfield, PA E. Stroudsburg, PA
C Novice 125cc 2W 1 236 Joseph Kimmel Boyds, MD 2 44D Dylan Kautz Washington Boro, PA 3 108 Curtis Baker New Oxford, PA 4 536 Kyle Whritenour Toms River, NJ 5 664 Dan Wall Jackson, NJ 6 104 Jordan Miller Newmanstown, PA 7 11 Eric Martin Ephrata, PA 8 52A Aqil Sharif Lewisberry, PA 9 27M Sean Mc Cleary Waynesboro, PA 10 33B Brandon Whelan Exton, PA
C Novice 250cc 2W 1 109 Tyler Mc Creight 2 664 Dan Wall 3 15L Eric Leiby 4 686 John Schafft 5 636 Josh Tate 6 576 Matty Livelsberger 7 376 Eric Boozel 8 449 Sean Mulhern 9 684 David Markley 10 124 Michael Rich
Washington Boro, PA Jackson, NJ New Ringgold, PA East Stroudsburg, PA Mc Clure, PA Hanover, PA Mc Veytown, PA Richland, PA Greencastle, PA Leola, PA
Youth 50cc (4-6) 2W 1 911 Jarek Balkovic New Cumberland, PA 2 5L Dustin Lepley Lewistown, PA 3 76 Eric Heilman Windsor, PA 4 916 Daniel Dillin Montgomery, NY 5 5J Sam Sheckells Perry Hall, MD 6 02 Chase Miller York, PA 7 110 Trentin Herrington Philipsburg, PA 8 98 Logan Ehrets Bernville, PA 9 620 Joseph Baier Midland, VA 10 68E Broc Emery Earlville, PA
Youth 50cc (4-6) Oil Injected 1 911 Jarek Balkovic 2 98 Logan Ehrets 3 91 Trevor Shaffer 4 64 Brennen Weindel 5 916 Daniel Dillin 6 76 Eric Heilman 7 5J Sam Sheckells 8 4 Jadon Boyer 9 110 Trentin Herrington 10 529 Wyatt Barto
New Cumberland, PA Bernville, PA Kempton, PA Lebanon, PA Montgomery, NY Windsor, PA Perry Hall, MD Burnham, PA Philipsburg, PA Jonestown, PA
Youth 50cc (7-8) 2W 1 35 Joseph Peters Asbury, NJ 2 83 Kameron Page Denver, PA 3 37 Bailey Spence Rising Sun, MD 4 31 Tanner Blair Chicora, PA 5 6R Bobby Lipyanek Brick, NJ 6 247 Mitchell Ovell Saint Marys, PA 7 86 Chris Trieschman Elkridge, MD 8 168 Troy Fairchild Jr Lehighton, PA 9 00 Cavin Clyde Purcellville, VA 10 199 Wesley Mattivi Kersey, PA
Youth 50cc (7-8) Oil Injected 1 129 Kyle Dillin 2 19D Donald Gurreri Jr 3 217 Dale Lenz II 4 00 Cavin Clyde 5 11M Michael Mc Donald 6 519 John Wierl 7 8 Austin Pope 8 201 Billy Erb 9 68 Darren Streets 10 45 Carson Good
Middletown, NY York, PA Poolesville, MD Purcellville, VA Washingtonville, PA Middletown, NY Lititz, PA Union Bridge, MD Martinsburg, WV Ephrata, PA
Youth 65cc (7-9) 2W 1 35 Joseph Peters 2 83 Kameron Page 3 381 Kyle Bitterman 4 39 Jacob Diana 5 444 Chaz Clingerman 6 6X Justin Foster 7 313 Zachary Pisanchyn 8 210 Dale Lenz II 9 67 Scott Heilman 10 8J Gerald Gangaway Jr
Asbury, NJ Denver, PA Middleport, NY Joppa, MD Newark, NY Harrisburg, PA Tamaqua, PA Poolesville, MD Windsor, PA Lebanon, PA
Youth 85cc (12-13) 2W 1 44 Adam Blessing Toms River, NJ 2 781 Joshua Wilt Clearville, PA 3 27 Travis Rudd Wrightsville, PA 4 12W Will Hecksteden Califon, NJ 5 5B Matthew Berrier East Waterford, PA 6 6Z Zackery Rudy Harrisburg, PA 7 4J Dennis Johns Jr Hummelstown, PA 8 14T Tyler Clark Millerstown, PA 9 99M William Mc Gee Jr Middletown, PA 10 365 Larry Rhodes Westminster, MD
Youth 85cc (14-15) 2W 1 18T Willy Toth Jr 2 231 Kyle Hutson 3 15 Alex Sharkey 4 7T Taylor Beltz 5 961 Timothy Brammer 6 688 Gabriel Woodrow 7 16 Eric Mac Minn 8 31M Matthew Slaughter 9 17 Matthew Porter 10 26 Tommy Lovelace
Carlisle, PA Grt. Barrington, MA Hummelstown, PA Lehighton, PA Conowingo, MD Colora, MD Milford, NJ Stockton, NJ Boonville, NY Port Deposit, MD
Youth 85cc (7-11) 2W 1 2 Broc Schmelyun 2 23T Garret Toth 3 66 Marcus Hodge 4 461 Frank Lettieri 5 191 Andrew Benson 6 25 Timothy Savidge Jr 7 6L Larry Cella 8 24T Travis Overly 9 888 Tyler Hawk 10 982 Kyle Kaznowski
WESTMINSTER, MD Carlisle, PA Hopatcong, NJ Brick, NJ Beallsville, MD Pine Grove, PA Jackson, NJ New Holland, PA Lehighton, PA Kingston, NY
Youth 65cc (10-11) 2W 1 1 Broc Schmelyun 2 23 Chaz Light 3 461 Frank Lettieri 4 191 Andrew Benson 5 17 Jonathan Daniels 6 982 Kyle Kaznowski 7 417 Talon Di Stefano 8 378 Nicholas Keefe 9 204 Cameron Lipscomb 10 107 Andrew Kinsley
#2 Broc Schmelyun takes the checkers in 85cc Action
WESTMINSTER, MD Schaefferstown, PA Brick, NJ Beallsville, MD Effort, PA Kingston, NY Mount Holly, NJ Lanoka Harbor, NJ Thomas, WV Seven Valleys, PA
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SATURDAY - 02/22/2003
13 37 309 19X 99 843 24 76 19 41
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Arenacross Results: 2/21 and 2/22 !
#14 Jay Weller wins the Schoolboy Class
125 Schoolboy (12-15) 2W 1 14 Jay Weller Montgomery, NY 2 231 Kyle Hutson Grt. Barrington, MA 3 18T Willy Toth Jr Carlisle, PA 4 536 Kyle Whritenour Toms River, NJ 5 7 Matt Dennis Farmington, PA 6 27M Sean Mc Cleary Waynesboro, PA 7 11 John Dubanowich Rockaway, NJ 8 114 Jon Laski Hewitt, NJ 9 104 Jordan Miller Newmanstown, PA 10 86 Derrick Crawford Hummelstown, PA
C Novice 125cc 2W 1 44D Dylan Kautz Washington Boro, PA 2 108 Curtis Baker New Oxford, PA 3 33B Brandon Whelan Exton, PA 4 536 Kyle Whritenour Toms River, NJ 5 104 Jordan Miller Newmanstown, PA 6 664 Dan Wall Jackson, NJ 7 11 Eric Martin Ephrata, PA 8 651 Brent Schwalm Richland, PA 9 502 Charles Bowers Myerstown, PA 10 52A Aqil Sharif Lewisberry, PA
A Expert 231-Open 4W 2 & 4 ST 1 13 John Natalie Jr 2 55 Andy Ehrenzeller 3 19 Jason Dunkelberger 4 17 David Porter 5 309 Gilbert Attix III 6 36 Ron Estock 7 76 Justin Wills 8 914 Michael Bear 9 62 Billy Myers 10 115 Michael Schneck Jr
A Expert 250cc 2W Houtzdale, PA Mc Alisterville, PA Trevorton, PA Boonville, NY Clayton, DE Lake Ariel, PA Harrisburg, PA Columbia, PA Johnsonburg, PA Pine Grove, PA
A Expert 125cc 2W 1 85 Ty Wallace 2 79 Barry Carsten 3 46 Damien Plotts 4 54 Broc Hepler 5 141 Casey Clark 6 924 Clint Johnson 7 707 Andrew Tsakanikas 8 360 Jeremy Cook 9 115 Michael Schneck Jr 10 62 Billy Myers
Phoenixville, PA Bayville, NJ Millmont, PA Kittanning, PA Pine Grove, PA Red Lion, PA Laytonsville, MD Elizabethville, PA Pine Grove, PA Johnsonburg, PA
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Kittanning, PA Millmont, PA Pine Grove, PA Phoenixville, PA Bayville, NJ Elizabethville, PA Laytonsville, MD
54 46 141 85 79 360 707
Broc Hepler Damien Plotts Casey Clark Ty Wallace Barry Carsten Jeremy Cook Andrew Tsakanikas
A Expert 30+ Vet 2W Any cc 1 79 Barry Carsten Bayville, NJ 2 930 Gaylon Dickson Weatherly, PA 3 914 Michael Bear Columbia, PA 4 1 James Mc Ilvaine Englishtown, NJ 5 44 Joseph Ellington Arkport, NY 6 687 Todd Weindel Lebanon, PA 7 88 John Bartosek E. Springfield, PA 8 19 Dustin Wimmer Center Valley, PA 9 99 Patrick Brown Flemington, NJ 10 76 Justin Wills Harrisburg, PA
A Expert 91-250 4W 2ST or 440 4ST 1 13 John Natalie Jr 2 19X Jason Dunkelberger 3 41 Donald Lysinger 4 31 Jesse Sheaffer 5 707 Kevin Olson 6 55 Andy Ehrenzeller
Houtzdale, PA Trevorton, PA Atco, NJ Landisburg, PA Waterford Works, NJ Mc Alisterville, PA
A Expert 91-440 4W 4ST 1 309 Gilbert Attix III Clayton, DE 2 88 John Bartosek E. Springfield, PA 3 843 Jeremy Holleran Tarentum, PA 4 24 Ricki Collins Washington, NJ 5 707 Kevin Olson Waterford Works, NJ 6 19 Dustin Wimmer Center Valley, PA 7 41 Donald Lysinger Atco, NJ 8 99 Patrick Brown Flemington, NJ 9 31 Jesse Sheaffer Landisburg, PA 10 13 John Natalie Jr Houtzdale, PA
B Amateur 125cc 2W 1 14 Jay Weller 2 903 Travis Harnish 3 28X Andrew Wiegand 4 576 Larry Missimer 5 44B Bryan Fleischman 6 15 Bob Lapusnak 7 86 Derrick Crawford 8 88 Paul Kaplan 9 110 Charlie Ridgeway 10 7 Matt Dennis
Montgomery, NY Quarryville, PA Manheim, PA Lebanon, PA Reading, PA Lodi, NJ Hummelstown, PA York, PA Middletown, VA Farmington, PA
B Amateur 231-Open 4W 4ST 1 3B Bruce Wyland Jr Ranshaw, PA 2 13 Larry Deatrick II Ickesburg, PA 3 254 Steven Stracka Susquehanna, PA 4 5 Vince Nolt New Holland, PA 5 79 Benny Franks Elkridge, MD 6 67 Kevin Martin Ephrata, PA 7 88X Brian Tait Jr Medford, NJ 8 7 Lee Dickerson Middletown, PA 9 715 Chris Rossetti Barto, PA 10 77 Jeff Garton Vineland, NJ 11 371 Michael De Rosa Woodbine, NJ B Amateur 250cc 2W 1 14 Jay Weller Montgomery, NY 2 989 Toby Baldauf Tyrone, PA 3 576 Larry Missimer Lebanon, PA 4 71L Terry Dennis Jr York Haven, PA 5 976 John Spotts Lebanon, PA 6 87 Rick Dobbs Mechanicsburg, PA 7 231 Frank Shumski Egg Harbor TWP, NJ 8 28 Christopher Knuth Houtzdale, PA 9 12L Jason Lachat Mill Hall, PA 10 110 Charlie Ridgeway Middletown, VA
Youth 50cc (4-6) 2W 1 911 Jarek Balkovic New Cumberland, PA 2 5L Dustin Lepley Lewistown, PA 3 916 Daniel Dillin Montgomery, NY 4 5J Sam Sheckells Perry Hall, MD 5 98 Logan Ehrets Bernville, PA 6 110 Trentin Herrington Philipsburg, PA 7 02 Chase Miller York, PA 8 76 Eric Heilman Windsor, PA 9 620 Joseph Baier Midland, VA 10 68E Broc Emery Earlville, PA
B Amateur 25+ Any cc 2W 1 576 Larry Missimer Lebanon, PA 2 15 Bob Lapusnak Lodi, NJ 3 46 Matt Marks Montoursville, PA 4 850 Louis Hocker Harrisburg, PA 5 62 Jeff Ort Phillipsburg, NJ 6 686 John Schafft East Stroudsburg, PA 7 116 Ron Malehorn Jonestown, PA 8 331 Keith Blair Lebanon, PA 9 359 Trenton Lister Blackwood, NJ 10 915 Jason Cotterino Taneytown, MD B Amateur 91-Open 4W 2ST or 440 4ST 1 20A Anthony Carroll Carbondale, PA 2 69 James Miller Newton Hamilton, PA 3 3D A. Dale Martin Ephrata, PA 4 53 Jason Lott Newark Valley, NY 5 37 Daryn Capitena Ashtabula, OH 6 78M Michael De Paola Howell, NJ 7 125 Daniel Portanova Mt Cobb, PA 8 22 Chester Chilewski Susquehanna, PA 9 59 Kevin Weaber Palmyra, PA C Novice 250cc 2W 1 15L Eric Leiby New Ringgold, PA 2 664 Dan Wall Jackson, NJ 3 376 Eric Boozel Mc Veytown, PA 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
576 636 449 686 253 21W X
Matty Livelsberger Josh Tate Sean Mulhern John Schafft Jeffrey De Noia Nichloas Weber Jordan Bashore
Hanover, PA Mc Clure, PA Richland, PA East Stroudsburg, PA Lakehurst, NJ Shillington, PA Palmyra, PA
Youth 50cc (4-6) Oil Injected 1 911 Jarek Balkovic 2 98 Logan Ehrets 3 76 Eric Heilman 4 64 Brennen Weindel 5 91 Trevor Shaffer 6 916 Daniel Dillin 7 5J Sam Sheckells 8 110 Trentin Herrington 9 4 Jadon Boyer 10 48 J T Sheaffer III
New Cumberland, PA Bernville, PA Windsor, PA Lebanon, PA Kempton, PA Montgomery, NY Perry Hall, MD Philipsburg, PA Burnham, PA Lancaster, PA
Jason Dunleberger takes the Win! Youth 50cc (7-8) 2W 1 35 Joseph Peters Asbury, NJ 2 83 Kameron Page Denver, PA 3 31 Tanner Blair Chicora, PA 4 37 Bailey Spence Rising Sun, MD 5 247 Mitchell Ovell Saint Marys, PA 6 199 Wesley Mattivi Kersey, PA 7 2J Storm Sheckells Baltimore, MD 8 86 Chris Trieschman Elkridge, MD 9 6R Bobby Lipyanek Brick, NJ 10 00 Cavin Clyde Purcellville, VA
Youth 50cc (7-8) Oil Injected 1 129 Kyle Dillin 2 19D Donald Gurreri Jr 3 00 Cavin Clyde 4 217 Dale Lenz II 5 519 John Wierl 6 68 Darren Streets 7 45 Carson Good 8 11M Michael Mc Donald 9 201 Billy Erb 10 8 Austin Pope
Middletown, NY York, PA Purcellville, VA Poolesville, MD Middletown, NY Martinsburg, WV Ephrata, PA Washingtonville, PA Union Bridge, MD Lititz, PA
Youth 65cc (10-11) 2W 1 66 Marcus Hodge Hopatcong, NJ 2 1 Broc Schmelyun WESTMINSTER, MD 3 461 Frank Lettieri Brick, NJ 4 23 Chaz Light Schaefferstown, PA 5 191 Andrew Benson Beallsville, MD 6 8M Mitchell Melhorn York Springs, PA 7 378 Nicholas Keefe Lanoka Harbor, NJ 8 991 Kyle Davinsizer Altoona, PA 9 17 Jonathan Daniels Effort, PA 10 915 Trevor Mack Slatington, PA
Youth 65cc (7-9) 2W 1 35 Joseph Peters 2 381 Kyle Bitterman 3 39 Jacob Diana 4 6X Justin Foster 5 8J Gerald Gangaway Jr 6 210 Dale Lenz II 7 313 Zachary Pisanchyn 8 67 Scott Heilman 9 440 Robert Sewell Jr 10 74 Joseph Le Fevre
Asbury, NJ Middleport, NY Joppa, MD Harrisburg, PA Lebanon, PA Poolesville, MD Tamaqua, PA Windsor, PA Conowingo, MD Lewistown, PA
Youth 85cc (12-13) 2W 1 44 Adam Blessing Toms River, NJ 2 781 Joshua Wilt Clearville, PA 3 27 Travis Rudd Wrightsville, PA 4 12W Will Hecksteden Califon, NJ 5 6Z Zackery Rudy Harrisburg, PA 6 5B Matthew Berrier East Waterford, PA 7 365 Larry Rhodes Westminster, MD 8 14T Tyler Clark Millerstown, PA 9 89X John Methfessel III Lebanon, NJ 10 99M William Mc Gee Jr Middletown, PA
Youth 85cc (14-15) 2W 1 18T Willy Toth Jr 2 231 Kyle Hutson 3 15 Alex Sharkey 4 7T Taylor Beltz 5 688 Gabriel Woodrow 6 961 Timothy Brammer 7 16 Eric Mac Minn 8 17 Matthew Porter 9 31M Matthew Slaughter 10 26 Tommy Lovelace
Carlisle, PA Grt. Barrington, MA Hummelstown, PA Lehighton, PA Colora, MD Conowingo, MD Milford, NJ Boonville, NY Stockton, NJ Port Deposit, MD
Youth 85cc (7-11) 2W 1 23T Garret Toth 2 2 Broc Schmelyun 3 66 Marcus Hodge 4 461 Frank Lettieri 5 191 Andrew Benson 6 25 Timothy Savidge Jr 7 7H Brandon Huntzinger 8 982 Kyle Kaznowski 9 991 Kyle Davinsizer 10 6L Larry Cella
Carlisle, PA WESTMINSTER, MD Hopatcong, NJ Brick, NJ Beallsville, MD Pine Grove, PA Schuylkill Hav., PA Kingston, NY Altoona, PA Jackson, NJ
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Photo by Len Cobosco
SUNDAY - 02/23/2003
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Arenacross Results: Sunday, 2/23 !
Toth Brothers, Willy and Garret – Feature Winners at Motorama
The first main event on Saturday night of the 25th Annual Motorama Indoor Races and Speed Show was to feature the 91cc-Open Expert Quad Racers. And what a list of impressive riders showed up to battle it out on the tight indoor course in the Harrisburg Farm Show Arena.
the years but it is always very challenging because of the caliber of riders that show up and also because of the small area that it is located in, especially in the Quad divisions. Passing opportunities aren’t as great on the larger 4 wheel machines as opposed to a two wheel mx bike. On lots of occasions the guy that can get the holeshot can lots of times hold on for the win, and in this particular opening main that is exactly what happened. When the gate dropped Kawasaki mounted John Natilie from Houtzdale, PA grabbed the holeshot and never looked back. Jason Dunkleberger from Lost Creek Cycles was racing in second position and Gil Attix from East Coast ATV was running in third place. The race continued in this order until near the end when #309 Attix experienced some sort of mechanical trouble going into the turn before the big triple jump, this allowed Herrmann Racings Ernie Ehrenzeller to get by him for third overall on the night.
Joey Peter wins the 65c 7-9 Group Some of the names include Attix, Dunkelburger, Diver, Natalie, and the list goes on and on, 6 states were represented with some of the top riders in the country competing. The Motorama course hasn’t changed a lot over
John Natilie riding for Legacy ATV and Rausch Creek MX and ATV Park cruised to the win lapping everyone but the second place rider Jason Dunkleberger.
Another class that is always exciting to watch is the 85 cc 7-11 division. If this is a preview of what is to come in professional motocross racing we better all hold on to our hats. These kids are something else, they’re 5 foot tall and racing lightning fast machines that would make most of us big guys wince if we grabbed a hand full of throttle.
Photos by Len Cobosco
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M O T O R A M A
Lattieri Leads 65cc Action
Again the list of names was impressive, and some of these guys already have 5 – 6 years of experience under their belts. Garret Toth riding a Suzuki pulled the holeshot with the #2 rider in the district, Broc Schmelyun right on his rear fender, followed by Frank Lettieri and Marcus Hodge. On the first lap Lettieri and Hodge swapped spots a few times with Lettierri settling into the third place position. By lap number three these four young men started to pull
away from the rest of the pack with an amazing five second lead on the short Motorama course. On lap five Broc Schmelyun passed Garret Toth going thru the whoops but Toth got him right back going into the double while Broc got mixed up in lapped traffic. With time running out it looked like Garret Toth had the win rapped up, but again on this short course with all the traffic, the determined Broc Schmelyun was able to squeak by the # 23t Suzuki to bring home the win on his VPE sponsored Kawasaki. Next up were the mini warriors of the sport, the 50cc oil injected 4-6 year old division. These kids may be small, but they sure do have big hearts and expectations. The class was full as usual and as the gate dropped all 20 riders locked the throttle and pointed their bikes towards the first turn. # 64 Brennen Weindel from Lebanon, PA was the first man there in this go round with # 98 Logan Ehrets and # 911 Jarek Balkovic hot on his tail. By the end of the first lap, local favorite Jarek Balkovic riding the orange KTM sponsored by Yamaha KTM of Camp Hill passed both Weindel and Ehrets for the lead. Meanwhile, further back in the pack #91 Trevor Shaffer was on the move, by lap three the running order was Balkovic, Ehrets and Shaffer with Ehrets pressuring. In the corner going into the big triple jump Ehrets went down and both Shaffer and Weindel slipped by. As I said earlier these young riders have heart, Ehrets was able to re-mount and by the end of the race he had battled his way back to take second place behind Balkovic. Another class of riders to be on the lookout for in the future is the 65cc 7-9 age group, boy can these guys fly. T h e
#911 Jarek Ba Motorama
contenders, Clingerman, Diana, Heilman, Page, Peters, Pisanchyn, Villarreal, there is not room to mention all of the terrific talent in this division, forgive me guys if I didn’t mention your name, you are all very fast.
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In the 10-11 year old 65cc class we have to give Frank Lettieri a big pat on the back. Frank crashed in the whoops while leading the race, this let the # 1 bike Joey Peters riding the RRP Kawasaki took the hole- of Broc Schmelyun and # 23 Chaz Light slip by. Frank shot with Diana, Villarreal, Page and Sharkey quickly remounted and gave chase without knowing following close behind. On lap two a rider crashed that he had broken his front brake lever clean off of the hard and the red flag went out sending everyone back bar. Well, it doesn’t take a guy long to realize he has to the starting gate. (Rider O.K.) no front brake, but this didn’t slow down the hard charging Lettieri. Frank rode hard the entire On the re-start again it was Joey Peters grabbing the race and ended up finishing a strong third. Rounding holeshot with Diana, Bitterman and Page in tow. By lap out the top five were # 191 Andrew Benson and two Peters settled into the lead with Page running a # 17 Jonathan Daniels. strong second, the race would finish like this with Bitterman, Diana and Clingerman rounding out the As always there is a ton of great talent that shows up top five. for the kickoff race of the year here in District 6. If this is a preview of what’s to come this season here in our Some other winners in the Saturday Night Main area we can all look forward to an exciting year of racEvents included talent like Willy Toth Jr. riding the ing. Check out Jim Sanderson’s article “Carsten, Plotts, Suzuki from Carlisle, Pa. Willy ran a great race taking Masters of Motorama” for more race coverage and a the lead on the next to last lap throwing an expert block complete listing of results elsewhere in this months pass on # 231 Kyle Hutson down from Massachusetts in issue of Motorcycle Racing Action. the 85cc 14-15 year old division. Another Suzuki winJIM BULL - MRA ner on the night was # 44 Adam Blessing in the 85cc 12-13 year old group, Adam is from Toms River, NJ and rides for Bromleys Motorcycles. Again Suzuki, # 14 Jay Wellard took the school boy class sporting a PR2
alkovic clean sweeps the a - 4 Wins in 4 Races
The Rausch Creek Crew sling shotting t-shirts into the crowd.
Plotts, Wallace, and Johnson into the first turn.
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HOLESHOT HOTSHOT (MARCH)
Motorama Arenacross Jarek “Smoothie” Balkovic New Cumberland, PA KTM 50 911 4 years 50cc 4-6 oil Yamaha KTM of Camp Hill, Dwain English’s Bottle Run Extreme, Mom & Dad
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#911 Balkovic gets the holeshot on #98 Ehrets in 50cc Action
Jarek Balkovic from New Cumberland, PA is our Holeshot Hotshot for the month of March, 2003. Jarek pulled the holeshot in the Saturday Night Main in the 50cc 4-6 oil class and took off for the win. Jarek races both the 50cc oil division as well as the 50cc stock class both on KTM’s sponsored by KTM of Camp Hill. We’re not sure how many holeshots Jarek pulled on this particular weekend, but we can tell you he pulled a clean sweep at the Motorama. Jarek won every class he entered, four 1st place finishes, way to go “Smoothie”. Jarek’s dad Jim asked we give a special thank you to their sponsors: Duane Summers at KTM of Camp Hill and Dwayne English, owner of Bottle Run Extreme, a trials bike dealer in Williamsport, PA. Jarek crosstrains on a 50cc trials machine with Dwayne English to help with his balance and coordination skills.
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4 STROKE ENGINES
By Dave Gibson Question: How long have you been racing your 4 stroke engine without a tear down to inspect both your top and bottom ends ? Here are a few signs that it may be time to take a look. * Loss of power * Excessive smoke when starting * Noisy top end * Timing chain chatter * Head gasket seeping ( high compression motors ) One of the biggest problems we see here at East Coast ATV is the lack of oil changes. We recommend using a good quality 20w 50 weight oil in air cooled engines and 10w 40 in liquid cooled power plants. If you are a cross country racer you should change your oil after every race, if you are a motocrosser and run a 2
moto format you should be good for 2 race weekends. Basically, oil under race conditions is good for about an hour of running time. What we find when we pull a 4 stroke engine apart with irregular oil changes is that in the head assembly, the cams and rockers get warm due to the oil breaking down, the valves get sharp and the valve seats get bent up. Also, after about a year of running time your piston and ring assembly could possibly need to be replaced. Your upper rod end also will show signs of scouring if your oil isn’t kept up with. 400 EX owners here is a tip for you, if you have a high compression piston the stock head studs from the factory are not strong enough under race conditions, they have a tendency to pull out over time causing a leaky head gasket and loss of power. Give us a call at East Coast, we can replace your stock studs with larger units to eliminate that problem. Last but not least , don’t forget about your bottom end. Make sure you check your transmission and clutches for excessive wear. It doesn’t matter how much horsepower you have if your quad won’t go. If you have any questions please give us a call at 215-541-4985.
Name: Age: 20 Hometown: Center Valley, PA Race #: 19 Yrs. Racing: 5 Machine: Walsh Chassis Honda CRF 450 Power Plant Sponsors: East Coast ATV, T.C. Racing Engines, Outerwears Hard Core Hubs, Motul, Maxxis Tires
MRA had an opportunity to speak with Dustin Wimmer at the Motorama Speed Show and Races in Harrisburg , PA. You’ll find Dustin most of the season riding the GNC National Series for Dave Gibson at East Coast ATV. Dustin races both Motocross and TT events on the GNC Circuit and occasionally races some local district events when time allows. In 2002 he racked up some very impressive finishes , Dustin finished 1st overall in the nation in the Open A class, 2nd overall in 4 Stroke A and 3rd overall in the 250 A division. In 2003 he will be competing in the 250 Pro-Am class and he’s shooting for the number 1 spot in the 250 A class. Dustin asked us to give a big thanks to his mom and dad and also to Dave and Craig at ECA. Sorry No photo - we’ll try to post one in the next issue.
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Name: Age: 20 Hometown: Clayton, DE Race #: 309 Yrs. Racing: 6 Machine: Walsh Chassis Honda CRF 450 Power Plant Sponsors: East Coast ATV, Photos by Len Cobosco T.C. Racing Engines, Walsh Race Craft, P.E.P Suspension, Diamond Motorsports, Spy Goggles, AXO
MRA also had an opportunity to speak with Gil Attix, riding for Dave Gibsons East Coast ATV located in Palm, PA during the Motorama Speed Show and Races in Harrisburg, PA. Gil is another local fast guy out there riding Motocross on the GNC Circuit. Gil had some fantastic finishes in 2002 on his Honda powered machine, 1st overall in the 250 A class, 4th overall in the 250 Pro–Am class and 4th in 4 Stroke Pro-Am. Gil will be out there giving it his all in the Pro-Am classes again this year, he’s gearing up to bump up to the PRO ranks in 2004. Gil asked us to thank his mom and dad and his uncle Earl.
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0 – 230 1. Robert Rolston 2. Adam Fritch
SLEEPY HOLLOW QUADS SEASON OPENER MARCH 9, 2003
Open 2 Stroke B 1. T.J. Davis
Open 2 Stroke A 1. Justin Gleim 10G 2. Thaddeus Gross 43
4 Stroke B 1. Brook Myster 2. Andrew Stettler 3. Germano Amaclio 4. Jeffrey Machozzi 5. Daniel Wertman 6. Ricardo Navarro 7. Michael Kontla 8. Heather Gaul
676 33A 19 T 52W 24N 8K 6H
4 Stroke A 1. Alexander Kose 2. Steven Jacoby
Anything 1. Nate Sharrow
50cc Quad 1. Mikhaila Kels 2. Michael Thor 3. Jeff Willis 4. Torey Etzweiler 5. Christopher Brannon 6. Colin Bolden 7. Kevin Thor DNS Daniel Toth DNS David Nevrotski
10M 788 X 97 4C 67 88K 60 24
Who is that kid?
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70cc Quad 1. Tanner Kels 10T 2. David Nevrotski 24 3. Michael Thor 788 4. Thomas Lazarski 5 DNS Kyle Seiders 9K DNS Christopher Wild 9 90cc Quad 1. Shane Simpkins 12 2. Jesse Greenwalt 98 3. Glenn Miller 63 4. Khyle Willis 6 5. Chase Scheib 14 6. Daniel Pagnini 20P 7. Colby Brake 8 8. Derek Bartashus 71 DNS Thomas Showvaker 17 DNS Michael Cheshire 64M DNS Amber Biasi 18A
I’ve waited all winter for this.
Sleepy was the site for the first outdoor MX here in district 6 in 2003. It was also the first event hosted by the new owners, Jere Swarr and his family from Manheim, PA. What a first race, again I give a two thumbs up for the effort put forth in pulling off this event. The snow was removed from the track and pit areas a week prior to the event. The stage was set, two feet of mud and a typical Sleepy opener, cold and windy. The day started out nice, but as the hours slipped away the temperature dropped and the mud kept flying. Again, the warriors came out, 324 entries on the day, man do you guys love to race. A one moto format was run because of the conditions, I believe a great time was had by all. If the opener is any indicator of what we can expect from the Swarr family we can all look forward to a great year of racing at the Hollow.
Special Discount on all in stock
I don’t know who these huys are either.
60cc 10-11 1. Aaron Mulhein 2. Christian Castillo 3. Andrew Kinsley 85cc 7-11 1. Timothy Savidge 2. Aaron Mulhern 3. Kyle Sidle 4. Joseph Peditto 5. Jon Reber 6. Brent Pyler 7. Tyler Hawk 8. Christian Castillo 9. Drey Boddie 10. Kyle Greenwalt
77 007 107 25 77 15 5 722 17X 888 007 118 98
85cc 12-13 1. Dave Blythe 21 2. Robert Malkiewicz 13 3. Travis Rudd 27 4. Aaron Ulrich 68 5. Jared Breckbill 6X 6. Cody Schneider 4V 7. William Francisco 13B 8. Ryan Higgins 3H 85cc 14-15 1. Anthony Roth 2. Broc Moore
Supermini 1. Robert Malkiewicz 13 2. Travis Rudd 27 3. Dave Blythe 21 4. Kyle Sidle 15 5. Timothy Savidge 25 6. Anthony Roth 144 7. Michael Goldberg 54G 8. Cory Schneider 4V 9. Wayne Powell 23W 10. William Francisco 13B 125A 1. Nate Reitz 2. John Barto 125B 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Lee Chavous John Hercik Matt Moore Andrew Wiegand Jason Esterly
110 529 72 3 10M 28 315
James Wilke Joseph Farnish Jordan Miller Keith McCrea Nathan Reiss
789 555 104 22K 856
125C 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Brandon Whelan 33B Ryan Miller 118 Joshua Rockwell 5J Jeff Yatsko 99 Jake Thompson 47 Chris Teneyck 151 Jake Hileman 38 Kyle Kachmak 743 Ash Gaskill 528 Zack Shearer 225
250 Open A 1. Shelby Reitz 2. Louis Hocker
250 Open B 1. Lee Chavous 2. Michael Cahill 3. Nathan Reiss 4. Bret Wagner 5. John Thomas 250 Open C 1. Eric Leiby 2. Ben Blewitt 3. Zachary Ernst 4. Jon Parmer 5. Ben Barrick
Vet A 1. Brad Stepp 2. Gary Hall 3. Todd Weindel
Vet B 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Jeff Ort James Osborne Mark Barends Angelo Manerchia Kenneth Kaszyk
Vet C 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Jeff Godfrey Steve Westby Barney Doratt John Siberman Neil Ebert
School Boy 1. Kyle Haas 2. Larry Mutschler 3. Joshua Rockwell 4. Jake Thompson 5. Andrew Williams College Boy 1. Lee Chavous 2. James Wilke 3. Matt Moore 4. George Narcum
874 700 5J 47 77
72 789 10M 360
New Owner Jere Swarr prepping the track.
Can anyone read my number?
15L 5 E5 868 775
515 811 687 62 18 28E 100 13
11 344 59 889 11E
Senior 40 + 1. Douglas Reitz 2. Kevin Higgins
25 + A 1. Louis Hocker 2. Brad Stepp 3. John Thomas
850 515 174
25 + B 1. Jeff Ort
Jason Esterly 315 Mark Barends 28E Michael Cahill 14 Angelo Manerchia 100
72 14 856 818 174
2. 3. 4. 5.
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SLEEPY HOLLOW SEASON OPENER MARCH 9, 2003
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
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4. 5. 6. 7. 8. DNS
SLEEPY HOLLOW MINI TRACK SEASON OPENER MARCH 9, 2003 60cc 7-9 Group A 1. Dustin Geis 2. Kyle Greenwalt 3. Jonathan Newton 4. Eric Hanson 5. Daryn Thompson 6. Christopher Platt 7. Joshua Short 8. Stephen Buss 9. Anthony Kushmanick 10. Joshua King 11. Tyler Leighton
50cc 7-8 Oil 1. Dalton Worthington 2. Darrell Brittingham 3. Michael McDonald 4. Dylan Blettner 5. C. Difilippo
28G 98 2J 14E XR 50 7D 1. Daryn Thompson 321 2. Mitchell Lenker 48 3. Bryce Dana 10B 4. Addison Emory II Mud Dad showing off for the 4J 5. Broc Emery crowd. 16K 6. Trevor Shaffer 628 XR70-XR80 1. Sarrina Smith 2. Derek Fairchild 3. David Magee 4. Marshall Etzweiler 5. Anthony Miller 6. Devin Sheldon 7. Zachery Warnock 8. Daniel McArthur
65cc Action in the mud. 60cc 7-9 Group B 1. Damian Krause 2. Brad Roth 3. Scott Heilman 4. Max Henkel 5. Jason Chavez 6. Gerald Gangway Jr. 7. Donavan Struzinski 8. Charles Platt Jr. 9. Billy Kwiecinski 10. Dallas Crunlich 11. Joey Staskiel 50cc 4-6 Oil 1. Brennen Weindel 64 2. Trevor Shaffer 3. Logan Ehrets
Wyatt Barto Lyle Riggs N. Romanowski Cody Cerkez Robert Seachrist Sommer Gangaway
13X 22R 67 10 46J 8J 74 234 24W 14D 75
529 6L 6 45 23 8S 8W 79 11M 32 83C 7D 00 4 19A 68E 91 28 11 25M 93M 28A 402 14 76
50cc 4-6 Stk. 1. Chase Miller 2. Logan Ehrets 3. Kenneth Venarchick 4. Eric Heilman DNS Samuel Zucheri
02 98 4X 76 01
50cc 7-8 Stk. 1. Stephen Buss 2. Troy Fairchild 3. Brandon Wolfe 4. Darrell Brittingham 5. Avery Brown 6. Mark Romanowski 7. Addison Emory 8. Dalton Worthington
10B 168 100 79 31A 8R 19A 8W
PW80 – TTR90 1. Brian Petrovcic 2. Alyssa Savidge 3. Cody Fidler 4. Darren Rineer 5. Joey Staskiel 6. Amber Biasi 7. Skyler Smith 8. Alex Miller 9. Steven Yost
122 25X 115 12R 75 7A 7 4X 61
100/125 4 Stroke 1. Michael Polaski 2. Gus Colby 3. Trevor Bull
27 13C 831
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MRA had an opportunity to speak with John Natalie during the
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Motorama Indoor Races and Speedshow last month. John is a local guy here in PA that loves to race quads, John’s many accomplishments include; 9th in the nation in the 250 PRO class and 2nd in the nation in the 250 PRO AM class in 2002. He also manages to compete locally in the district when time allows, John had a great weekend at the Motorama with five 1st place finishes, two 4th’s and a 10th, he also won the Jump Styling contest on Sunday. John is a dedicated racer that loves to promote the sport; he will be competing again this year in the Pro and Pro Production classes on the GNC circuit. John, thanks for your time and we wish you the best with your efforts this season.
2003 Supercross SERIES POINT STANDINGS 125cc 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
92 87 79 61 52
after 10 Rounds
Branden Jesseman Mike Brown Brock Sellards Kelly Smith Erick Vallejo
6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
49 Brett Metcalfe 44 Matt Lalloz 43 Shae Bentley 37 Ryan Mills 36 Michael Byrne
250cc 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
235 Ricky Carmichael 210 Chad Reed 171 David Vuillemin 163 Tim Ferry 139 Ezra Lusk
6) 106 Nick Way 7) 105 Ernesto Fonseca 8) 101 Heath Voss 9) 78 Keith johnson 10) 75 Michael Byrne
Upcoming Events Tentative Schedule (Please double check dates with your local track.)
4/5 Atco MX (dbl. track points) (5’,4’,3’ trophy – 1st,2nd,3rd) 4/5-6 Doublin Gap (reg. race and L.L. qualifier) d-6 points 4/5 Evansville 4/6 Hurricane Hills 4/6 Raceway Park 4/12 Evansville 4/13 Doublin Gap 4/13 Mt. Pleasant MX 4/13 Pagoda M/C d-6 points 4/19 Atco MX 4/19 Happy Ramblers (4’ trophy day) D-6 points 4/19 Hurricane Hills 4/19 Sleepy Hollow (pre-easter race practice @ 9:30) 4/20 Mt. Pleasant MX 4/26 Doublin Gap (mx school-pre entry req.) 4/26 Evansville 4/26 Raceway Park 4/26 Rausch Creek (vintage mx – ATV) 4/27 Raceway Park (rd. 2 N.E. classic) 4/27 Sleepy Hollow 5/3 Evansville (vintage and modern bikes) 5/3 Hurricane Hills (rd. 3 N.E. classic) 5/3-4 Mt.Pleasant MX 5/4 Flying Dutchmen
4/13 4/27 5/4
Flying Dutchmen (rd. # 2 PA State Series) Sponsored by B/P Promotions – 5 Ft. Trophies Ft of Mountain Roadwinders M/C (rd.# 3 PA State Series@ Hurricane Hills) Ft of Mountain (rd. # 4 PA State Series-5 ‘ trophy)
4/6 Shippensburg M/C 4/13 Trail-Way 4/26 Two Wheel Promotions 5/3 Trail-Way (AHRMA) 5/4 Shippensburg M/C (vintage nat. and youth apprec. day)
4/5-6 4/13 4/26-27 5/4
PA Trials Riders Potomac Vintage Riders PA Trials Riders White Rose M/C
Poker Runs 4/5 Blocker Enterprises (puzzle run) 4/13 Del. Valley BMW (ham poker run) 4/13 Waynesboro M/C (no points) 4/20 Turnpike Ramblers (no points) 4/26 Deer Lake Hog (Schaffers HD – benefits MDA) 4/27 Lebanon Valley M/C 5/3 PA Motor Maids (p.run and spaghetti dinner at leb. valley) 5/4 Gentlemen M/C 5/4 Rolling Thunder PA Chapter # 1 (no points) 5/4 Zinc City M/C (p. run – breakfast, drags , no points)
4/13 Reading M/C (dial in day) 4/26 Reading M/C (nite drags) 5/4 Zinc City
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Sunshine and 60 in Birdsboro, PA. I was sitting at the track Sunday morning looking at all of the mud in the back of my trailer from the week before when the announcer came on the p.a. system and was asking for volunteers to water the track. I couldn’t believe my eyes; the track was in beautiful shape. Reports were that just one week earlier parts of the Pagoda course were still under water. Again the club members worked their butts off getting ready for their season opener. Anybody that stayed home on this particular Sunday just may have missed one of the best racing days of the season. Temps were just right for riding, not too much mud and very little dust, and we were home by supper time. Way to go Pagoda, be sure to check out their MX Practice Day this year. Log on to their web site at www.pagodamotorcycleclub.com for all the details. Jim Bull-MRA
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Pagoda M/C – March 16, 2003
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