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Monthly Amateur Race Coverage

Loretta Lynn regional coverage from doublin gap


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Happy August everyone !! You know what that means, yes that’s right – Loretta Lynns time. As we speak, the top amateur racers in the country are at the ranch, duking it out for the top spots in their respective divisions. If you made it this year - Congratulations, if you’re reading this from home, please cheer on your favorites. And remember to pick up next months issue of MRA to see who grabbed the gold. Things are moving along right here at home. We’ve got 11 rounds of the D-6 Championship MX Series under our belt and 7 rounds of the PA State Hare Scramble Series are in the books. On the flat track scene we have 4 National Champions from the area. Congratulations to Kenny Venarchick, Cassidy Heiser, Joe Bromley and John Lewis V. As always we strive to bring you the best amateur race coverage possible from around the region. We’ve attended close to 30 events this season and have a ton more in our schedule. If you have a suggestion for MRA, please feel free to email us. If it improves the sport, we are always willing to listen. Please remember we are supported by the advertisers in this publication, without them it would get real tough to do what we do. And don’t forget to log on to www.mcracingaction.com to view and purchase your event photos. You can also subscribe there, your contribution allows us to bring you more racing action. Who knows, you might even find yourself in the next issue of MRA. You wouldn’t want to miss that, would you? Until next time.

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HOLESHOT HOTSHOT Rider:

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Sponsors: No Fear, Spy, West Shore Suzuki, Michelin, Shark, Twin Air, Boyesen, Accel, Decal Works, McHenrys Garage, Russ’ Auto & Trailer, Sidi, 661, MX Bones, Silkolene.com, Swains Trailer Decals, Renthal, Motul, WD-40, No Limits, Mom & Dad. MRA would like to feature Josh Villareal as this months Holeshot Hotshot. We caught up with Josh at the Happy Ramblers Motorcycle Club in Hanover, PA. Josh started racing in the 50cc ranks when he competed out at Las Vegas in the Amateur Arenacross Finals there. Since then Josh has gone on to win track championships at Sleepy Hollow and Doublin Gap. He is a consistent top 5 finisher at all the local tracks, and I believe he has pulled at least one holeshot every time I’ve bumped into him at Happy Ramblers this year. Josh loves to race and his parents Kevin and Beth help out at a lot of the area tracks. Josh will soon be on the 85cc bike only, I’m sure he’ll do well there also. If you bump into the Villareals when you’re out at the races, give them a big high five for all they do for the sport. And watch out next month, you just may be the next MRA Holeshot Hotshot. Jim Bull - MRA

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MRA would like to feature Shawn Kozak as this months Hare Scramble Hotshot. Shawn is a returning PA State and D-6 Series champ from 2003 in the 110 Air Cooled Division. Shawn is on his game again this year and is leading the PA State and D-6 Championship series, as well as Flying Dutchmen Points at the mid point of the season. Shawn seems to be a very versatile rider, when we caught up with him he was at Sleepy Hollow competing in his first ever motocross race. The results you ask ? His first ever moto win as well as the overall victory for the day. Watch out for this young man – I believe he is going places. And watch out next month, you just might be the next MRA Hare Scramble Hotshot. Jim Bull MRA


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Piston Poppers TT Scramble

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any district in the country. Thom Veety has chosen to offer his photographic skills to us - the racers here in District 6 and the surrounding areas. Thanks to Thom we can offer our children and their children lasting memories to cherish for years. Thom had no idea that I was going to feature his business in the pages of MRA. Thom is a regular contributor to our paper, it is critical that we have people like Thom out there that can help cover the races, but more importantly, we need people like Thom to record the history that you and your family are creating even as we speak. MRA would like to ask that the next time you see the Action Photos Trailer at an event you are attending, go over and thank Thom for his service to our sport. In my mind he is an icon, a legend, a person that has put others before himself and his family. Maybe he has a photo of your racer; maybe he can record some history for you and your family. Check with Thom Veety and Action Photos to see what he can do for you. Jim Bull MRA the youth riders have a lot of work to do for their trophies too. After some great racing, Jaquan Alston, Tyler Stacey, Cole Zapf, Dan Bromley, Jacob Shoemaker and Charles Thomas all took top honors in their classes.

Results:

13 certainly wasn’t an unlucky number for Don Mullen as he picked up 3 class wins in front of 560 plus spectators at Piston Poppers scrambles races on Sunday June 13. With the threat of rain over Coatesville, PA, the Piston Poppers MC crew again did an excellent job getting the 147 entries smoothly though the multiple heats and finals, as expected. In the 250 expert class Mullen was relegated to the back row after switching to a backup bike. Ray Jenkins got the hole shot and took the early lead. Bill Reynolds and Doug Reinert kept pressuring for the top spot until Don completed his run to the front. Reynolds tried a last corner pass on Jenkins but came up just short at the line. In the 450 and Open expert classes Mullen led wire-to-wire and was mostly unchallenged. Mike Varnes was runner up in the 450 class after getting early pressure from Rick Reynolds. In the open expert, Reynolds was again pressuring for second, but this time Doug Reinert held him off after a race long battle. Mike Varnes changed his luck in the vet class, though, going wire-to-wire for the win. Bill Reynolds kept him honest but couldn’t get by. Cory Texter took home his share of the gold, winning both the 100 and Open B classes and finishing runner-up in the 450 B class. Ken Haldeman took the 450 B class win away from Texter and also cleaned up the senior class over heat winner Rich Washak. Ben Glisson also took care of all challengers in both classes he entered winning the 125 and 250 B races. On the long scrambles track at Piston Poppers,

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I’m sure most of you at one point in time have seem him trackside with his camera resting across his left forearm, or you’ve seem him in the pits beside his trailer before the races have begun offering photographic services to you and your racer. Maybe you’ve seen him at one of the local tracks, or was it that year you went to Loretta Lynns? Maybe it was a Pro Motocross race 10 or 20 years ago. The truth is, it could have been almost anywhere. Thom Veety of Action Photos has just about done it all when it comes to motocross photography. The truth is Thom Veety of Action Photos has probably taken more MX photos than anyone in the Nation. Thom started shooting action photos for a dealer in his hometown in 1973. Yes 1973, I would be willing to bet that a lot of you reading this article weren’t even around then, much less racing a motorcycle. Thom started with a small instamatic camera (I know, a lot of you are saying - were they digital too ?) taking photos of a local dealers race team. The craze started to catch on and soon Thom was getting requests from other racers for photos. In the late 70’s Thom decided it was time to do it right. Somewhere along the line the instamatic camera went out the window and Thom started his business - Action Photos in 1979. Since then he has spent most weekends at a track somewhere perfecting his MX Photography skills. He has shot Pro Outdoor and Supercross races; he has traveled to the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals for 21 of the 23 years of its existence. He has shot for major publications and not so major publications. The fact is that Thom has dedicated his life to this sport thru the lens of his camera. Thom Veety of Action Photos could set up shop and offer MX Photos of racers from

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MRA AUGUST 2004 • 6

Motocross Legend By Jim Bull

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50cc 4-6: Jaquan Alston Colin Cunningham Chris Lucas 50cc 7-8 Tyler Stacey Chase Rusden Dan Bromley Dieter Willenbrock Walter Bond 50cc oil injected Cole Zapf Melissa Suhobrus Justin Ambrose Jaheel Tyson-Blanton 60cc Dan Bromley Gaetano Press Joshua Short Cassidy Heiser Jalil Alston 80cc 7-11 Jacob Shoemaker Brett Pugh Derek Hersh David Magee Dan Bromley

80cc 12-15 Charles Thomas Travis McEwing Jeff Haldeman Mike Armstrong Shayna Texter 100B Cory Texter Brett Pugh Ken Haldeman

450A Don Mullen Mike Varnes Rick Reynolds

125B Ben Glisson Brandon Robinson Joe Gathercole

Open B Cory Texter Joe Gathercole Dan Messner

250B Ben Glisson Travis Roy Brandon Robinson

Open A Don Mullen Doug Reinert Rick Reynolds

250A Don Mullen Ray Jenkins Bill Reynolds

Vet Mike Varnes Bill Reynolds Rich Mellinger

450B Ken Haldeman Cory Texter R.J. Hart

Senior Ken Haldeman Rich Washak Ray Jenkins

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Casey Stemper takes 4 Moto Wins for the Overalls in School Boy and 125C. 50cc Stk (4-6) 1 42m 2 16 3 1 4 68

Dustin Miller Brandon Beam Brice Saeler Brendan Wagner

50cc Stk (7-8) 1 107 2 48

Ryan Baxter Jake Moore

50cc Oil (4-8) 1 16 2 7 3 8s 4 68 5 1

Brandon Beam Lucas Clites Sommer Gangaway Brendan Wagner Lucas Mckenzie

65cc (7-9) 1 14 2 091 3 31a 4 41m 5 39k

Ryan Clites Alex Voris Avery Brown Derek Miller Kace Winters

65cc (10-11) 1 24 2 2m 3 3

Jordan Walker Brandon Mcmanus Travis Hench

85cc (7-11) 1 505 2 44 3 99 4 25 5 091

Dylan Slusser Blane Saeler Jordan Walker Addison Yingling Alex Voris

85cc (12-13) 1 11 2 19f 3 100t 4 445 5 19

Derrick Grissinger Ryan Foreman Christopher Weaver Matthew Clites Russell Foreman

85cc (14-15) 1 25 2 242 3 x

Landon Yingling Juston Houpt Clifton Carter

open for practice the day before a race

Calling All Racers From District’s 5, 6 & 7 HS Aug 22

Maryland Comp Riders D-7 Points - ECEA

MX Sept. 5

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Michael Bowersox Randy Mann Jeffrey Miller Wesey Bower

Vet B 1

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Gregory Griffin

Vet C 1 2 3 4 5

204 21 22 618 1x

Brian Newman Jim Dobbs Robert Kernan David Miller, Jr. Scott Hench

Open D 1 2

376 943

James Kann Zack Briankman

Senior B 1 2 3 4 5

41 56 321 44 25

Thomas Nagle, I Gregory Griffin Scott Howard Jeffrey Miller Scott Shaner

Quad C 1 2

80 2

Landon Mcelrath Levi Hicks

School Boy (12-15) 1 32 Casey Stemper 2 141 Carey Mckenzie 3 411 Tyson Clark 4 416 Jack Carlton

Ryan Clites sweeps the 65cc 7-9 Division.

District 5 State Championship

Open Mini (10-15) 1 505 Dylan Slusser 2 44 Blane Saeler 3 99 Derrick Grissinger Super Mini (12-13) 1 111 Derek Carter 2 19F Ryan Foreman 3 19 Russell Foreman 4 100 Chris Shaner 5 129 Brett Carter

Photos By Jeff Hornbaker

HS Aug 8

Ryan Baxter from Frederick, MD is the 50cc 7-8 Class 2 Champ.

Vet A 1 2 3 4

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College Boy 1 204 2 4

Eric Myers Michael Foor

125A 1 2 3

772 28 4

Joe Hoffman Johnathan Kann Michael Foor

125B 1 2 3

786 765 52

Bradley Clites Ben Baker Dustin Wyne

125C 1 2 3 4 5

32 25 978 141 734

Casey Stemper Eric Yingling Jeremy Tarbay Corey Mckenzie Brandley Eaton

250A 1 2 3 4 5

587 28 772 75 46

Dustin Kendall Johnathan Kann Joe Hoffman Warren Cisney Brad Berkey

250B 1 2 3 4 5

812 765 89 41 52

Tony Miller Ben Baker Richard Dobbs Thomas Nagle, II Dustin Wyne

250C 1 2 3 4 5

294 11 651 907 219

Bow Walylko Shawn Crouse Jason Hutchison Nathan Green Richard Barrick

25+ 1 2

46 428

Brad Berkey Jason Galbraith

Warren Cisney(75) chases Brad Berkey(46) in 250 A action. Cisney grabs Fourth with Berkey in Fifth.

Jonathan Kann (28) chases Joe Hoffman (772) in 250A action. Kann places Second with Hoffman in Third.

They all chase Dustin Kendall (587). Dustin swept the 250A Division for the Overall.

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Rocket Raceway – June 27, 2004


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Loretta Lynn Regional Qualifier Doublin Gap MX Park June 26-27, 2004 Doublin Gap MX Park was this years host for the North East Amateur Regionals for the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals being held August 2-7, 2004 in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The Nationals will be half over by the time most of you will be reading this. None the less, pictured below are the local riders that made the cut while at Doublin Gap. It is a tough road for any racer just to make the final roster - there are so many of you that deserve to go, that are capable of going, that are able to win if you get there, but for one reason or the other are not. Don’t give up, keep chasing it, your day will come. For those of you that made it - congratulations and we wish you the best while there. If you’re not pictured here and qualified in the North East from the local area, please accept are apologies. Good luck to all and be sure to pick up next months issue to see how it all works out. Jim Bull MRA

Willy Toth Jr. – 125B

Zachary Miller – 250/OPEN B MOD

Jacob Miller – 125B MOD

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Josh Lingle – 125C MOD - 250/OPEN C

Todd Wilcom – 250/OPEN B

James Max – 30+

Mike Bear – 25+ - 30+

Joseph Fritz – 45+

Fred Vertucci – 40+ - 45+

Michael Groves – 125C MOD

Anthony Roth (144) – 125C MOD

Bob Eichlin – 35+

Eric Sebastian – 125B MOD - 250B MOD

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Joshua Hines – 250/OPEN C

Chad Wages – 250B MOD

Charles Fox – 125C

Stephen Hunter – 4 Stroke

Ashlee Woskos – 250B MOD

Tim Titcomb – 45+

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Taylor Beltz – 125C MOD

David Disciullo – 125A

Dag Boyesen – 35+

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT DOUBLIN GAP

Sunday, August 15 – District 6 Points Series Race District 7 Expert Race Sponsored by Ephrata Cycle and Sport Honda & Yamaha Contingencies Sunday, August 29 – District 6 Race District 7 B/C/Youth Pts. Race 5’ Trophy Day(Min. of ten riders to be eligible) Honda Contingencies Sponsored by West Shore Suzuki

Rescheduled D-6 Points Series Eve nt to August 15th All events are AMA Sanctioned in both District 6 and District 7

Gates Open 7:00 AM Gates Close 11:00 PM Sign in 8:00 to 10:00 AM Riders Meeting 11:00 AM Racing Starts 12:30 PM Chapel Service 10:30 AM

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MAXXIS 6 HOURS OF ATV AMERICA RAUSCH CREEK MOTORSPORTS PARK Tremont, PA - July 17, 2004

The fastest ATV racers in the country converged on the Rausch Creek Motorsports Park in mid-July, at night to chase the $ 3000.00 to win Pro Purse being offered by John Pellan, promoter of the 6 Hours of ATV America Race Series in what would be the third and final round for this season. What is 6 Hours of ATV America you ask? It’s not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. John Pellan of ATVSCENE.COM created the 12 Hour Series two years ago and this year decided to offer a few shorter versions in various locations around the country. Teams can consist of anywhere from one to three riders but only one machine can be used during the course of the event. The course at Rausch Creek combined parts of their expert ATV track, their natural terrain track and a woods section consisting of a four to five mile loop. They tied this all together, lined the riders up in a lemans style start at 5:00 pm (that’s evening for those of you that didn’t pay attention in school) and fired the gun for the beginning of the 6 Hour adventure. Teams could choose who was starting the race, when they would change riders and they even had various lines to choose from while out in the woods sections. Certain routes were marked expert only, letting the decision up to the rider themselves, but one slip could prove disastrous if you weren’t up to the challenge. Riders prepared their machines with high voltage or LED lights to navigate the course after the sun went down. The promoter used reflective tape in the woods to try and help the riders identify their paths. Imagine though, trying to race at speed thru the woods of PA at night after already being in battle for several hours with thunderstorms looming overhead, against the fastest racers in the country. Pennsylvania racers did well in this event, after all we do offer the top ranked racers in both the Pro MX and Off Road ATV series. The top ten results are filled with names you’ll recognize from around the region and backed by companies that can provide you with everything you need to race or ride your ATV. Check out ATVScene.com for complete event results, 42 teams attended this years event at Rausch Creek in just its first year. I’m sure the 6 Hours will make a return appearance to Rausch Creek next season. This gives you plenty of time to round up your buddies and to start getting ready for next years event. Remember though, it’s not for those afraid to come out in the dark Jim Bull MRA

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Happy Ramblers MX – July 11, 2004 51cc (4-6) 1 2 2 178 3 25 4 3 5 34

1 2 3 4 5

Chase Miller Austin Felts Cody Young Dalton Harris Jackson Grove

33 2x 83 117 24

Jacob Grove Broc Schmelyun Kameron Page Darren Taughinbaugh Jordan Walker

85 (7-11) 1 33 2 83 3 117 4 187

Jacob Grove Kameron Page Darren Taughinbaugh Alex Maldet

2 3 4 5

Chad Wages Willy Toth Stephen Plank Brett Hayes Larry Rhodes

31 788 114 903 883

Jeffrey Yentzer Joseph Robertson Derrick Wile Travis Harnish Chad Aughinbaugh

102 690 859 15d 44d

Michael Reynolds, Jr. Derek Wilt Jason Killmeyer Drew Kibler Dylan Kautz

125C / D1 1 221 2 149 3 185 4 15 5 456

Joshua Lingle Tony Vanetesse Cory Nailor Kyle Messerman James Thompson, III

125C / D2 1 236 2 33 3 104 4 46 5 936

Daniel todd Daniel Rucker Tyler Carbaugh Zachery Neidig Jacob Lally

250A 1 2 3 4 5

788 903 7x 677 215

Joseph Robertson Travis Harnish Zachary Camp Pete Sneeringer H. Fred Thompson, III

250B 1 2 3 4 5

444 44d 934 938 7

Chad Wages Dylan Kautz Craig Colvin Vance Lally Todd Selleck, Jr.

250C 1 712 2 10 3 73x 4 69w 5 722

Jonathon Houpt Jacob Lally Shawn Aitkins Todd Altland Matt Cecil

Dylan Blettner Dakota Harris Tyler Webster Timothy Burdette Josh Kilby

51cc (4-6) 1 2 2 141 3 25

Chase Miller Scott Meshey Cody Young

125A 1 2 3 4 5

51cc (7-8) 1 270 2 250 3 76 4 3 5 16j

Jacob Runkles Gannon Wells Eric Heilman Dakota Harris Jesse Dreisbach

125B 1 2 3 4 5

65 (7-9) 1 83 2 187 3 2 4 6x 5 39x

Kameron Page Alex Maldet Tyler Murphy Storm Sheckells Kevin Holton

65 (10-11) 1 128 2 39 3 6j 4 30k 5 37

Steven Sparks Jacob Diana Joshua Villarreal Kyle King Keith Meshey

Michael Reynolds Jr. wins the 125 B and grabs a Second in College Boy. Jr Mini

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85 (12-13) 1 2x 2 167 3 7 4 87 5 6z

Broc Schmelyun Daniel Corbin Logan Hayden Jeffrey Marshall Zachery Rudy

85 (14-15) 1 28 2 768 3 612 4 456 5 38r

Addison Kramer Mike Goldberg Ryan Shifflett Grant Zartman Ian Roth

Super Mini 1 70 2 167 3 28 4 612 5 768

Daniel Holton, Jr. Daniel Corbin Addison Kramer Ryan Shifflett Mike Goldberg

School Boy 1 18 2 2 3 236 4 456 5 44

Willy Toth Justin Crawford Daniel Todd James Thompson, III Sean Layer

College Boy 1 719

Stephen Plank

Michael Reynolds, Jr. Derek Wilt Ken Garner, IV John Hare

Unlimited 1 444 2 18 3 719 4 105 5 364

51cc Oil (7-8) 1 32 2 1 3 135 4 258 5 x

Patrick Esposito leads the 25+ B chase thru the first corner. Esposito would go on to win both 25+ and 30+ B Action.

102 690 744 21

25+A 1 2 3 4 5

31 215 16 28 950

Keffreu Uemtzer H Fred Thompson, III Todd Selleck, Sr. Paul Davis Damien Bell

25+B 1 2 3 4 5

472 716 133 127 919

Patrick Esposito William Vaartjes Sherman Newberry Nathan Lenig Phillip Haun

Daniel Todd is your Winner in 125C Division 2

Dave Hayes wins the Senior B Overall in his first race back after a year and a half layoff.

Chad Wages sweeps the 250 B Class and grabs a win in the Unlimited Division as well. “How fast do you want to be?”

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Stephen Plank goes 1-1 to sweep the College Boy Class Vet A 1 2 3 4 5

12 16 ss7 15 21

Jeffrey Grove Todd Selleck, Sr. Randy Mann Kenneth Messerman Rodney Yentzer, II

Vet B 1 2 3 4 5

472 716 201 9 255

Patrick Esposito William Vaartjes Lou Giomboni Stephen Van Druff Ronald Barbour

Vet C 1 2 3 4 5

73 180 594 188 732

Donald Randall John childs Gene Ward Scott Thompson James Dyer

Senior A 1 15 2 190 3 42 4 810 5 991

Kenneth Messerman Edward Childs Rick Wenger Douglas Wentzell Jim Mandrin

Senior B 1 55s 2 386 3 620 4 948 5 594

Dave Hayes Bert Schulteis James Mccubbin Larry Arnold Gene Ward

4 Stroke 1 18 2 883 3 7x

Willy Toth Chad Aughinbaugh Zachary Camp

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Brett Hayes pilots his Suzuki to a Fourth Place finish in the Unlimited Group.

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Sleepy Hollow Mini Track July 4, 2004 68e 3 4 5 6 7

50cc Oil (4-6) 1 529 Wyatt Barto 2 6 Dawson Evitts 3 12 Trystan Johnson 4 22 Mason Evitts 5 7 Dominic Tibberino 6 11e Ethan Bressler 7 4w Kenneth Rupp, Jr. 8 111 Bryon Wagner, Jr 9 180 Jacob Wasser 10 24 Taylor Johnson

The crowd is always on the lookout for the MRA camera

Justin Foster Jonathan Newton Brandon Woolf Addison Emory IV Daryn Thompson Jay Seigfried Robert Piazza, Jr. Dillon Thomas Neil Ebert III Jesse Dreisbach

Attention racers, spectators, fans, parents, everyone reading this issue. On September 6, 2004 The Sleepy Hollow Motocross Track will be holding a fundraiser to help benefit the St. Jude Childrens Hospital. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with Cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For information, please visit www.stjude.org. MRA asks that all racers, promoters, dealers and anyone associated with our sport help support this fund raiser. We all know how expensive medical care can be, especially when it comes to major health issues. Let’s all pull together and help support this cause. If you would like to donate merchandise giveaways or help in any way possible, please contact Rich DeTorres at 610-381-7428 or 908-295-5707. Remember, what comes around goes around.

Jim Bull, MRA

PW80 - TTR90 1 55x Jason Shahan 2 94 Jay Seigfried 3 16 Darren Rineer 4 318 Brandon Belsak 5 478 Ronald Kingsboro, II 6 15 Miranda Reinson 7 723 Matthew Tackach

50cc Oil (7-8) 1 11m Michael Mcdonald 2 501 Les Warfield 3 4x BrettCox 4 28 Chase Aiosa 5 117 Caleb Bordner 7 197 Alexis Propfe 8 6 Rileigh Evitts 50cc Stk (7-8) 1 19a Addison Emory IV 2 76 Eric Heilman 3 16j Jesse Dreisbach 4 221 Keith Lengle 5 501 Les Warfield 6 64 Brennen Weindel 7 723 Matthew Tackach 8 83 Bryce Bemis 9 117 Caleb Bordner 10 7r Corey Reimel Brendan Schulte

Emery Charles Gabel Andrew Maroney Chase Aiosa Kevin Rivera Arie Reachard

65cc (7-9) 1 6x 2 2j 3 100 4 19a 5 7d 6 94 7 4 8 34t 9 77e 10 16j

50cc Stk (4-6) 1 529 Wyatt Barto 2 141 Scott Meshey 3 420 Damian Thompson 4 11e Ethan Bressler 5 6 Dawson Evitts 6 120 Savion Terry 7 48 John Sheaffer, III

XR50 (4-8) 1 81

Broc 3 9 28 5 4r

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Steven Rambo takes a Third in the XR 70 Class Wyatt Barto wins both the 50cc 4-6 Oil and 50cc 4-6 Stock races.

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XR70 - XR80 1 1 2 5 3 4r 4 108 5 721 6 9 7 5k 8 132 9 199 10 12a

Shawn Kozak Corey Recla Steven Rambo Michael Gialloreto John Staman, IV Josh Rakvin Kris Rzeplinski Zachary Schnitzler Stephen Ward Anthony Mann

XR100 - TTR125 (GR B) 1 8 Charles Lengle 2 41 Colton Lenig 3 32 Edgar Bixby 4 30x Daniel Buckley 5 93 james Cooney 6 4x Steven Murphy 7 103 Curtis Carr 8 74x Kyle Haas 9 7t Tyler Ward 10 29 James Stanell 50cc Stk Quad (7-8) 1 78 Matthew Ross 2 37 Lauren Miller

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Thanks for reading MRA 90cc Pro Mod Quad (8-15) 1 11 Anthony Burke 2 60 Daniel Toth 3 18a Amber Biasi 4 45 Austin Ensor 5 98 Jesse Greenwalt 6 7 Zakary Burke 7 74 Tony Stanell 8 17r Cody Reimel 9 41 Brian Westby 10 18d Chad Davis 70 Pro Quad (6-11) 1 60 Daniel Toth 2 38 Colton Bivinghouse 3 78 Matthew Ross 50cc Stk Quad (4-6) 1 77 Dominic Tibberino 2 13 Oscar Kelchner 3 5j Jody Crouse, Jr. 4 31 Travis Wotring 5 218 Tyler Yonkovitch 6 343 Alexander English 7 4 Wyatt Kowalchuk 8 44k Kyle Haines 9 55 Nathan Tress 10 88x Stevie Hannum

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Zakary Burke airs it out in the 90 cc Quad Race.

Eric Heilman(76) battles Brandon Bigford(08) on his way to a Second Place Finish in the 7-8 50cc Stock Division.


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Photo Gallery MR2080

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HJ5020

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Wolfmanns MX – Fast “N” Five Series Manns Choice, PA – Overall Series Winners

50cc (4-6) 1 770 2 268 3 913

Shannon Bates Matthew Bailey Tyler Plunkett

College Boy 1 22 2 77 3 305

Mike Barton Jay Wetzel Dean Lipscomb

50cc (7-8) 1 10 2 652 3 2

Dawson Farkas Trey Smith Joshua Socie

Women’s 1 13 2 22 3 14x

Mimi Greiner Brookelyn Gooden Jill Polanczyk

50cc (4-8) 1 10 2 268 3 913

Dawson Farkas Matthew Bailey Tyler Plunkett

4 Stroke 1 106 2 205 3 301

Braden Skinner Robert Greiner Steven Wolf

65 (7-9) 1 304 2 77 3 25

Nicholas Hornbaker Michael Cole John Wagner

25+ 1 2 3

899 46 53

Joseph Turner Brad Berkey Christopher Higgins

65 (10-11) 1 98 2 846 3 977

Ricky Fanala Tommy Henderson Dylan Johnson

Vet A 1 2 3

899 854 221

Joseph Turner Scott Mcgill Todd Harper

85 (7-11) 1 99 2 846 3 151

Derek Fratz-Orr Tommy Hederson Cody Bates

Vet B 1 2 3

205 53 61

Robert Greiner Christopher Higgins Gary Harper

85 (12-13) 1 1 2 18 3 63

Michael Demis Tyler Patterson Chans Feather

85 (14-15) 1 853 2 59 3 13

Joshua Woodford George Fanala Nicholas Bourque

Mini (10-15) 1 08 2 99 3 59

John Stoner Derek Fratz-Orr George Fanala

School Boy 1 08 2 150 3 17

John Stoner Zack Bates Aaron Kaye

Senior A 1 20

James Mcgee

Senior B 1 44 2 461 3 12

Jeffery Miller Thomas Skelly John Petrilla

125 A 1 2

602 932

Aaron Day Dallas Lusk

125 B 1 2 3

255 235 948

Wesley Bradley Matt Dennis Jeffrey Bankosh, Jr.

125 C 1 2

438 22

Jerin Miller Mike Barton

125 C thru the first turn. 3

426

Adam Poznanski

250 A 1 2 3

932 46 305

Dallas Lusk Brad Berkey Dean Lipscomb

250 B 1 2 3

22 853 13

Tom Radcliff Joshua Woodford Brad Petrilla

250 C 1 2 3

106 754 77

Braden Skinner Matt Bingham Jay Wetzel

Open D 1 53 2 364 3 18

Christopher Higgins John Rathway Tyler Patterson

Quad B 1 5

Matthew Price

Quad C 1 50 2 7x 3 928

Dwayne Mallow Mike Mcpherson Paul Yokum

Quad D (91-200-Open) 1 3 Matthew Smith 2 182 Matthew Shearer Y Quad (0-50cc) 1 168 Rian Smittle 2 7 Jared Mcgill

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Foot of the Mountain June 5th and 6th Two days of Hare Scramble racing at the Foot of the Mountain what could be better? Well maybe the weather. I’m starting to feel like these folks at FOM just can’t catch a break with the weather. Rain has fallen during or just before every FOM race this year. Fortunately for the racers, the terrain is on the side of a hill so most of the woods trails stay dry. There always those few mud bogs here and there but it wouldn’t be Hare Scramble racing with out the mud! Saturdays race had plenty of mud. The rain fell most of the night Friday and into the morning on Saturday. The ATV race was scheduled for 5pm it was cold, foggy and misty. It sure didn’t seem like June to me. The season is still less than halfway over. We have completed 10 of the 30 AMA District 6 events scheduled for 2004. There are some great points battles heating up in several class. Some racers choose to only compete in the 10 race PA State series while others are focusing on all of the District 6 Hare Scramble points races. With so many races on the schedule it’s a lot of work keeping up with equipment week after week, that’s what’s great about having the Pa State series within the District 6 schedule. The Auto Sport class has an interesting points battle shaping up between George Richards and Bela Gombar. Both are on the mighty Kawasaki V-Force. Going into this weekend Richards had a five point advantage on Gombar, but Bela Gombar had the advantage in the PA State series! These riders are always pushing hard for the win against each other on the track and are great friends off the track. Bela got the better of Richards this weekend though taking the win on both days of competition.

Photos By Lori Wolpert

Another rider that used the Force (VForce) to his advantage was Ron Dernoski. Ron won the Open C class in commanding fashion. The big V twin was perfect for the slop. Dernoski was tied for second in points going into the weekend. Saturdays second place finisher Bryan Braughless was in 6th place in the points. Owen Kapalski won the race on Sunday. Owen just started racing a few months ago and seems to be catching on quite well. Points leader Tim Wertman was absent from this race. Looking through the results I see he has only raced at the Dutchman. I hope we can get him out to these other tracks soon. Randy Brandt rode away from the Vet class on both days. Randy really knows

how to hook the Cannondales up! When the track gets rough Randy Brandt speeds up. These quads can be quite a handful to hold onto flying over the rocks and roots like we do, everytime I see Randy on the track he looks strong and in control. Points leader Chad Kirby did not make it out to this weekends events. Brian Shinkannon and Richard Correl are in Story By: Jason & Jacob Hughes second and third for points Randy Brandt is in 4th and closing with Dan McBride rounding out the top five. Chris Borich and Rob Hertz gave the crowd a great show on Saturday in the Open A class. They were nice enough to let me play along for a while. On Sunday several fast guys showed up to have some fun. Dirt First’s Andy Lagzdin a Pro GNCC racer showed up as well as GNCC #33 Mike Lucas and #29 Todd Rothermel. The track was still littered with mud holes from saturdays races, but again the crew at FOM did there best to reroute the course around the slop. Borich took the early lead in Sundays race and never looked back. Todd Rothermel chased Borich for a while till he ran into to problems with his YFZ, Lucas ran in third till Lagzdin took over the spot and eventually moved into second. Rob Hertz was having problems on the first lap and took a while to get going. He quickly sorted things out and put a bead on the leaders. In the end it was Borich taking another win with Hertz in second, Lagzdins in third, Lucas in fourth and Myself in 5th. I had a hard time firing the bike off the start and left the line 10-20 seconds late. I can’t thank my pit crew(Tara and Jacob) enough, fresh gloves and goggles kept me charging every lap. Mark Thompson finished a season best 6th place and Lee Dickerson placed 7th. There’s a lot of exciting racing coming up in the next few weeks. Jack Frost, Back Mountain and Miles Mountain. We’re in the thick of it now, it’s time for racing in the heat. Summers here and that means hydration for racers. Good luck to everyone, I hope to see you at the races soon.


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Ft. of Mountain Hare Scramble

Sanctioned Hare Scramble Schedule

Ft. of the Mountain reserves the right to shorten times IF a safety factor occurs, and also reserves the right to cancel due to severe weather conditions.

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RACERS RED GLARE … INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND at BLUE DIAMOND By Ed Fratoni

Two words best describe the 1st Independence Weekend Race at Blue Diamond Park…”GREAT TIME!” Blue Diamond Park in New Castle Delaware pulled out all the showstoppers to ensure that everyone had fun at their Grand Opening. Independence weekend July 3rd & 4th marked the opening of the added features to the complex such as miniature golf & amusement rides to compliment the BMX & Motocross facility already in place. The weekend 3 moto format and Sunday’s $6000 pro purse drew riders and spectators to the premier facility in droves. Saturday night featured “fireworks”, monster truck rides and a thrill show with Hollywood stuntman Mike Foster, Budweiser jet truck, Mopar Magic, Thrasher, Towasaurus, Demon and Wizard. Toping off the festivities was a spectacular fireworks display that illuminated the sky. Families enjoyed the atmosphere while barbecuing and sharing race stories of the day under the moonlit night.

was out of racing action with a fracture to his left hand and was “guest starter” for the event. Blue Diamond Park is currently constructing a permanent tower structure for sign-in and observation. Saturday’s competition opened up with the 125C class and a holeshot from #335 Mark Garvey, a Blue Tom Welch (98) and Damien Plotts (66) Diamond Park regular setbattle in expert racing action. ting the pace and winning the overall 3-moto format with a 2-1-2 showing. Maryland’s Zac Harrington # 287 got the holeshot in the second moto on his 2 stroke and rode to a 2nd overall with a 3-2-1 outing.

Mitch Dougherty takes two top ten finishes.

Roostin.com put up the cash for the Pro Purse and Powersports East provided the 2004 KX 250 Give-A-Way that was won by Joppa, MD native Zeke Ziemann. The drawing took place Sunday midway through the race order and District 6’s, 2004 National Dirt Track Champion and the weekend’s 50cc 4-6-class winner Kenneth Venarchick drew the ticket. Marc Fasten, sales manager for Powersports East was elated that the winner of the bike was present, local and appreciative of the gesture. Word has it that Zeke wasted no time in exchanging the KX for a Yamaha, his current ride. EMT Jason Haldiman impressed the crowd with a fabulous rendition of the national anthem and Mike McMillan kept the audience informed of the play by play all weekend long. District 6 Veteran A rider Jason George

Damien Plotts smiles for the motoxstation.com camera.

Top riders from the area attended the event included Team Green’s Mitch Dougherty, Spy Optics Todd Wilcom, Willy Toth, Gregg Duffy, Jesse Davis, Tom Welch, Kevin Brodsky, Damien Plotts, Jeremy Cook, Dave Ginolfi, Jim McIlvaine, Robby Marshall, Steve Stella, Jason Harper, Larry Harper, Chris Schueler, and Jay Rassa…to name a few.

Payout for each of the pro motos was to tenth place with Tom Welch taking home $2000 for his four first place moto wins. Back in action was Damien Plotts running #66 for RRP/Crossroad Powersports after a long time off with an injury. He attended Sunday’s race after taking a rock to his right goggle at Evansville on Saturday and sporting a semi black eye. Damien got out in front early in the first 125 moto and led for more than half the race as his conditioning for the 20-minute +2 lap moto wasn’t 100 percent yet. Plotts came out in the 250 moto strong, a little unsettled and tangling with Mitch Dougherty and Jeremy Cook in the first turn resulting in all parties starting behind the pack. Damien lacked a good start in the second 125 and rode to a 2-5 in the class. His second 250 moto had him running 2nd behind Dave Ginolfi who had the holeshot. Damien went on to capture 2nd and finish with an 11-2 record in the class. Ginolfi went on to a 5-5 in the 250 class and a 7-3 in the 125 class. Note: Steve Stella’s brother Mike is home recovering from a crushed vertebra he suffered Saturday in practice when his bike went vertical over the third tabletop and he baled off. Keep your eyes open for this spectacular event next year as it will prove to be a must attend by the industry. Hotel accommodations for the non-camping types are available and Blue Diamond Park has activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Zeke Ziemann wins the KX 250 giveaway by Powersports East.


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Reactive Suspension By Al Carr & Andy Fleck

www.reactive-suspension.com We need three things to make an engine run, air, fuel and spark. The electrical system consisting of the stator, CDI and ignition coil make the juice but its the spark plug that makes it spark. The ignition flywheel is a collection of magnets that rotate around the stator coils that are made up of fairly heavy gauge wire windings. The movement of the flywheel creates a low tension current that is fed to the CDI and stored. At the proper moment it is released to the ignition coil which is made up of a lot of fine wire windings. The ignition coil jumps the voltage up to a value that is high enough to jump a spark gap and this spark gets things moving. Spark plugs may look simple but they are quite an ingenious item. The uppermost part of the spark plug called the terminal is designed to fit snugly in the plug cap allowing transmission of the high voltage charge to the centre electrode, most spark plugs are designed with a threaded on terminal which can be removed to accomodate plug caps designed to fit over only the threaded portion, most bikes will use a cap designed around the use of the terminal. The centre electrode runs through the spark plug from top to bottom and can be made of a variety of materials with copper the most common. When the electrical charge reaches the end of the centre electrode it jumps across the gap to the ground electrode which is the bit we bend to set our plug gap. Most plug gaps are between .5 and .65 mm, always adhere to the specs outlined in your manuals as the voltage required to jump the gap is affected not only by the size of the gap but also the shape of the electrodes and the pressure in the cylinder. The white colored portion of the plug is the ceramic insulator which encases the centre electrode it is also visible inside the plug and this is the portion of the plug we look at to determine plug colour and running condition. The external portion of the ceramic just below the terminal is ribbed, this is done to help prevent "tracking". Tracking basically means that the spark energy is taking another path to ground rather than the centre electrode. By adding ribs to the surface of the ceramic we make this path longer than the centre electrode which makes it unatractive to the electrical current as it prefers to take the shortest route to ground. Tracking will usually only occur when the outside surface of the plug is dirty and wet. I'd like to say a little something about plug colour. Don't get carried away trying to achieve a perfect plug colour. The problem with this is that unlike road racers who are full throttle nearly all the time we are not. Due to the nature of our type of racing we are up and down the throttle usually between a quarter and three quarter which makes it difficult to identify which circuit is actually contributing most to plug colour. I hear people say "run it up to top gear then chop the throttle and hit the kill switch and we'll check the plug colour" in reality you're better off cutting a few fast laps and then at the end of a straight chop the throttle and hit the kill switch this will give you a better indicator of your overall jetting. Use the plug colour as an indicator to determine that you aren't running too lean (White blistered electrode) or too rich (Black electrode) anything in between that which yields good response and strong performance is what you are looking for, if you jet by feel first you'll usually arrive where you need to be. When I think of a spark plug I automatically think of an NGK. They are the most common in our sport and used by more racers than any other plug. The numbering system they use helps identify all aspects of the plugs construction. Let's take for instance a BPR7EIX. The B identifies the size of the spark plug as a 14mm thread, C is a 12mm and D is a 10mm. The P denotes a projected tip meaning that the centre electrode projects beyond the end of the threads. The benefits to this are that the plug will run hotter at low RPM and better resist fouling and cooler at High RPM due to its exposure to the high velocity intake charge. If you can get a projected tip plug for your bike then do so as there are slight performance benefits to be gained BUT not in 80cc or 125cc engines as their combustion chambers tend to be too shallow to correctly accomodate them. The R stands for a resistor plug. This is usually spec'd out to help shield the CDI from picking up RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) caused by the firing of the spark plug which can cause misfiring and poor running. The 7 denotes the heat range. The higher the number the colder the plug and conversely the lower the number the hotter the plug. On a hotter plug the ceramic on the inside of the plugs metal body has a long slender shape this exposes more surface area which allows it to absorb more heat before transfering it to the metal portion of the plug and then into the cylinder head. Unless your engine is being used under abnormal conditions stick to the engine manufacturers recommendations. When the correct heat range is used under normal operating conditions the plug will retain enough heat to burn off deposits that would otherwise cause it to foul. Abnormal use is constituted by running the engine in a manner other than what it was designed for. An example is say a dirt bike engine that has been installed in a Shifter Kart or Micro Sprint chassis and is run at sustained high RPM's in this case it would be wise to run a plug one to two heat ranges colder.

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Normal operating temperature for a spark plug is between 450 and 650 degrees C. Below 350 and it will not be able to burn off oil and carbon deposits, above 750 and the plug will get hot enough to cause erosion in the electrodes. anything approaching 950 and you've got a glow plug. The E denotes the reach or length of the threaded portion. E is 3/4" and H is 1/2". The IX denotes the centre electrodes composition. IX is the top of the line Iridium plug, S is copper, G is gold, V is platinum and I think GV is Gold Palladium. Any performance gains from different make-ups are hard to feel but plugs like the new Iridium do require less voltage to achieve a spark so starting should be easier with better running, economy and throttle response. At $10. a pop they are quite pricy but they should outlast other plugs making them a good choice as well as a good substitute for those $40. plugs that come stock in some bikes. In closing I guess I should talk a little about plug indexing. Indexing a spark plug means having the plug installed with the open end of the ground electrode facing the incoming fuel/air charge. Whether this has any measurable effect is hard to say but engine builders have been doing it for a long time so if you want to give it a try here's what you do. Indexing can only be performed easily on plugs that use a crush washer, a lot of 4-strokes use a plug with a tapered seat which cannot be easily indexed but nearly all two strokes can. Take a magic marker and mark the outside of the plug relative to the open end of the ground electrode, install the plug and torque it down remembering that when installing a new spark plug you must completely crush the heat conducting washer at the spark plugs seat. When the plug has been properly fitted check to see where your mark is, ideally you want it to be facing the carb. If its off by 90 degrees or more then you will have to fit an additional washer to the plug to help re-orient the electrode. Accell makes copper washers for just this task. As always I hope I have enlightened you all just a little and hope that if we at Reactive can be of any help to you with your racing needs that you will give us that opportunity. Until next month try to keep the rubber side down when it counts.

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Miles Mountain Moto Cross D-6 Points Race Elkland, PA - June 20, 2004 50 Oil (4-6) 1 529 2 11e 3 0

Wyatt Barto Ethan Bressler Cory Kuhns

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85 (14-15) 1 3d

Broc Rupert Edward Mckernan Shane L’amoureux Daniel Matase

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Zachery Jakuboski (27) races to the win in the 50cc 7-8 Quad Division. 50 Stk (4-6) 1 529 2 00 3 17 4 2t 5 11e

Wyatt Barto Lincoln Brookens Sean Knoll Schae Thomas Ethan Bressler

50 Stk (7-8) 1 19a 2 40

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65 (7-9) 1 2 3 4

Addison Emory IV William Kwiecinski Sawyer L‚amoureux Austin Kosa

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65 (10-11) 1 259 2 5

Zachary Donlin Tyler Getgen

85 (7-11) 1 888 2 25

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Ryan Sebastian Wayne Posell Li Steven Chiappa Brandon Taylor Jake Seymour

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Steven Sheckler Scott Schauer Samuel Aspinwall

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AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship Round #6 – Unadilla Valley Sports Center

Stewart is back on top, Carmichael wins again. The skies threatened but mother nature left the day overcast but mostly dry for Round # 6 of the AMA Chevy Trucks Outdoor National at the Unadilla Valley Sports Center. The Unadilla facility, quickly becoming known as the “Home of Horsepower” held off all practice and qualifying until Sunday due to heavy rains prior to the National event. The decision proved to be a wise one leaving the track in near perfect condition for the racers and it gave spectators an opportunity to catch more racing action. The 125 division kicked off the days festivities, seeing Matt walker grab the holeshot followed by Stephane Roncada with favorites like James “Bubba” Stewart and Broc Hepler getting tangled up in a first corner meelee. Stewart determined not to have a repeat of the last round at Red Bud found himself out of the top 10 in the beginning of this race, with Hepler coming out close to the back of the pack. Stewart as usual turned up the heat fast and by the end of the third lap had worked his way into the lead position and proceeded to do what Bubba does best, run away with it. Back in the pack another young gun was on the move and by midway thru the moto, Team Suzukis Davi Millsaps had worked his way into a comfortable second place position, with Matt Walker filling up the last podium spot.

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RC is still perfect.

By Jim Bull

Bubba’s back on top.

In moto number two, it was Stewart with the holeshot and a sprint to the end for the overall. Millsaps was putting in another great ride in second until close to the end when a mechanical failure took away his podium hopes. This left the door open and Matt Walker finished with a second overall for the day with Kelly Smith rounding out the top three. In the 250 division - let’s see, what’s that guys name again? Oh yeah, Ricky Carmichael. Two holeshots, two commanding victories, RC rode unchallenged yet again and his record remains perfect in this 2004 outdoor season. What will it take to catch this guy, is anybody capable ? Stay tuned in the coming weeks - we’re half way thru the series, it should prove to be interesting. In other 250 news, Sebastian Tortelli became the first man to 250 put a two stroke on the podium during this years 1. R. Carmichael outdoor series. As much as I love them, I’m afraid 2. C. Reed their days are numbered, two strokes, not Tortellis. 3. S. Tortelli 4. K. Windham Chad Reed rode to a 2-3 finish for second overall 5. M. Byrne with Tortelli going 3-4 for third. Jim Bull MRA 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Casey Clark back on a Yamaha at Unadilla.

David Ginolfi riding for Crossroad Powersports.

Yamaha of Camp Hills Jeremy Cook

Damian Plotts back in action after an early season injury.

Davi Millsaps had a solid second sewn up until a mechanical failure late in the second moto.


250 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

R. Carmichael C. Reed D. Vuillemin K. Windham M. Byrne E. Fonseca H. Voss T. Ferry J. Povolny J. Aubert

125 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

J. Stewart B. Hepler M. Brown J. Grant C. Gosselaar B. Sellards K. Smith I. Tedesco D. Millsaps S. Roncada

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Tim Ferry races to an Eighth Place Finish in the 250 Division.

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AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship Round #4 – Budds Creek June 20, 2004

Local Pro Racer and Photographer Allen Gavlak

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B.C.T.R.A. Outdoor Short Track Series Timonium Fairgrounds JULY 21, 2004 The Baltimore County Trail Riders along with the Cockeysville Optimist Club co-hosted the 10th Annual Kevin McNicholas Memorial Race to benefit Cystic Fibrosis at the Timonium State fairgrounds to kick off their six night summer short track series. The series opener played host to lots of great racing action, 158 riders stormed the fairgrounds to compete for the 4 foot 1st place trophies that were sponsored by Sheckells and Sons Construction from Baltimore Md. The outdoor summer series is held on the 1/10 mile pony ring at the fairgrounds and runs on Wednesday and Friday nights thru August 13th. For complete event results from opening night log on to www.bctra.com and to view event photos check out www.mcracingaction.com. Jim Bull MRA

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