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Hello Race Fans! Well, this is it, the final issue of 2003. It’s been a great year of racing thanks to all of you. MRA would like to thank you all for supporting our efforts and we would like to wish you and your families the happiest and safest of holidays. 2004 should prove to be another stellar season. MRA is on the grow and we look forward to next year. We have a lot of irons in the fire all designed to provide better race coverage for you the local amateur racer. I don’t believe there is another publication available on the East Coast that provides the personal touch that we offer to the amateur racer. MRA is committed to our efforts, as of print date we have attended exactly 50 events this season and we have a full schedule planned for next year as well. Our area of the country is a hot bed for both amateur and national events alike. 2004 will bring an Amateur Regional Qualifier to Doublin Gap. Another GNCC and a National Hare Scramble to Rausch Creek. The BP State Hare Scramble Series is stepping up with over $ 50,000.00 in contingencies and we have a 21 race Championship MX Series that includes both motorcycles and quads for next year. Again we say thanks to all of you. Check out our $ 5.00 subscription promotion in this issue, your contribution allows us to cover more racing action. And check out our new website at: www.mcracingaction.com for all of your favorite MRA Photos. Have a fast winter and we’ll see ya all next season.

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Volume 7 • Issue 10 • DECEMBER 2003 Our Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 MRA Racer Review – Traci Cecco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Holeshot Hotshot – Dalton Blettner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Families Top Field at Path Valley ST Finale – By Len Breech . . . . . . . . . 6 Action Motorsports Dirt Track Team – By Jim Bull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 ATCO MX November 15, 2003 District 6 Championship Results . . . . . . . . 9 Round 1 MAW District 13 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Doublin Gap MX –October 25-26, 2003 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tomahawk Hare Scramble – November 16, 2003 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Centerspread: BP Promotions State Hare Scramble Series Banquet at FDMC . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Flying Dutchmen Hare Scramble – November 9, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . 18 D-7 Expert Points Race – October 19, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Racer’s Edge – Tis the season...for a rebuild - By Andy Fleck & Al Carr . . . . 24 Blue Diamond Park Inaugarul Race – November 16, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Subscription Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 MRA Photo Gallery – NEW MONTHLY FEATURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,27 Foot of Mountain Hare Scramble – October 26, 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Marketplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,31 MRA Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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What a great talent, MRA had the opportunity to interview Traci Cecco at Round 1 of the 2004 District 7 Hare Scramble Series at Tomahawk MX Park in Hedgesville, WV. Tracci, a PA native has been racing quads for 7 years now and is a great success story. After just 2 short years of district racing Traci decided to pursue the GNCC Championship series and has come up a winner 3 out of the last 5 years in competition. Traci has won the championship in 2000, 2001 and again this year in 2003, in 1999 and 2002 she finished in the 2nd spot. This year Traci finished in the top 10 overall in 10 of the 13 rounds on her way to victory. After the mid season break she came back strong on her Team Alba Yamaha YFZ, the championship was in site but she had to win 3 out of the last 4 rounds, a tough chore for any competitor on the grueling GNCC courses. It went right down to the wire, Traci won the last three races of the season and once again was crowned womens champion. Watch for Traci again next year, she has Team Alba behind her and she’s headed right back to chase another GNCC title. – Jim Bull, MRA

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Families Top Field at Path Valley ST Finale By Len Breech Photos by Ben Breech SPRING RUN, PA. OCT. 11

Although not billed as such, the final short track of the season in the mid-Atlantic area held at Path Valley Speedway was “Family Night”. Three families won three finals each; the Heiser’s with Steve winning the 40 +, son Cassidy holding off Kyle Schlimme for the 65 win and stepson, Travis Sennett topping the 500 2 Valve on their Action Motor Sports sponsored rides. The Battlefield Harley-Davidson/ BRP/Metroracing.com/Zechamn’s Cycle sponsored Baer’s had Uncle Dallas topping the 30 +, brothers Shawn and Evan winning the 750 and 85 (7-11), respectively. The Texter’s, out of Lancaster Harley Davidson, took both 100 finals, with Shayna in the Stock and Cory in the Modified, while Shayna also topped the 85 (12-15) final. The last motorcycle was held on a rare sunny, rain-free weekend for this track that had a habit 1st, 67A Cassidy Heiser battles with of having rain in the forecast or nearby almost all season. 2nd, 72 Kyle Schlimme For Steve Heiser, he had to fight his way from third starting spot, behind Lance Stauffer and Joe Dohm. He slipped under Dohm as they started the second lap and took the lead heading into three on the sixth lap. Cassidy traded the lead of the 65 final with Kyle Schlimme several times before Cassidy took the lead for good on the fourth lap, winning by two lengths. Sennett trailed Jim Chapman for most of the 500 2 Valve final, occasionally getting beside the crafty veteran. As they started the final lap, Sennett executed a perfect ‘in-high-out-low’ move to take the lead and hold it to the flag. For the Baer’s, Dallas trailed Eric Rausch at the start, with Damian Kocovinos and Rich Mellinger following. Mellinger moved into third on the fourth lap, while Baer took the lead off the fourth turn on the fifth lap and held on for the win. Evan gated second behind Brett Pugh with Chris MacCarty, Tyler Kidwell and Hayden Avery right behind. With Pugh riding his best race of the season, held off Baer’s repeated attempts at the lead until they came off the second turn on the seventh lap, when Baer took the lead. With the Nationals over, several local pros showed up. In the 600 A, recently crowned Rookie of the Year, Raun Start of 40 + final: 1st, 7A Steve Heiser; Wood, put his Scott Powersports Rotax into the lead with Shawn Baer and Ricky Winsett closely followed. Baer stayed right 2nd, 17 Lance Stauffer; 3rd, 38A Joe Dohm with him to the end, while Winsett fell on the final turn. The Sportsman class returned a little later with another player, John Lewis. Showing no effects from his low side, Winsett put his Patriot Harley Davidson in the lead, with Wood, Lewis and Baer behind. Winsett held a ‘safe’ three-length margin, while Lewis’ pounding paid off on the seventh lap when Wood drifted high, he took second. The 250 A had Chris Klinefelter finally getting a good start, in the lead, with Baer, Lewis and Doug Reinert behind. But Lewis had his ABBA Systems/Bromley Cycles Honda flying and took second off two on the fourth lap, and took the lead in the same spot on the final lap. Jonathan Jordan closed out his Amateur year with another double win in the 250 and 600 B classes. In the 250, he took the lead from Vince Bower, Brandon Robinson and Cory Texter. Robinson got one of his better starts on his Honda, and took second by the end of the opening lap, and heavily pressured Jordan over the last half of the race. Bower had slipped back to sixth by the third lap, with Austin Greenland getting by Texter for third at the end of the fourth lap. While there were fewer riders in the 600 B final, Jordan had a harder time. He gated third behind Texter, R. J. Hart and in front of Nick Henderson. It took him to the start of the fourth lap to take the lead from Texter as they entered the first turn. Once in front, he put several lengths on Texter. Robinson had a fairly easy time winning the 125 final over Greenland.

Results:

Start of 600 A final; 1st, 88 Raun wood; 2nd, 33A Shawn Baer; 3rd, 99S Chris Klinefelter

4W 2S: 1. Dane Delancey (Yam); 2. Brian Riley (Hon); 3. Matt Dice (Hon); 4. Cory Buhrman (Hon); 5. Brett Shettel (Hon) 30 +: 1. Dallas Baer (Rtx); 2. Eric Rausch (Rtx);3. Rich Mellinger (Yam); 4. Damian Kocovinos (Hon); 5. Lance Stauffer )Rtx); 6. Joe Dohm (W-R); 7. Ed Hyde (W-R); 8. Dave Smith (Rtx); 9. John Henderson (Rtx) 4W 4S: 1. Cory Buhrman (Hon); 2. Chris Crull (Hon); 3. Matt Dice (Hon); 4. Jim Hamaker (Hon); 5. Kyle McCauslin (Hon) 100 Stock: 1. Shayna Texter (Yam); 2. Hayden Avery (Yam); 3. Megan James (Hon); 4. Eric Yurejefcic (Hon)

1st, 29 Jonathan Jordan; 2nd 44 Brandon Robinson; 3rd 8A Austin Greeenland

100 Modified: 1. Cory Texter (Hon); 2. Cassidy Heiser (Hon); 3. Harley Wegman (Kaw) 4W Sportsman: 1. Dane Delancey (Yam); 2. Brian Riley (Hon); 3. Cory Buhrman (Hon); 4. Brett Shettel (Hon); 5. Ian Tolbert (Hon) 250 B: 1. Jonathan Jordan (Hon); 2. Brandon Robinson (Hon); 3. Austin Greenland (Hon); 4. Cory Texter (Hon); 5. Jordan Harris (KTM); 6. Vince Bower (Yam); 7. Matthew Young (Yam); 8. R. J. Hart (Yam); 9. Henry Mangers (Yam); 10. Robert Cazillo Yam)

65: 1. Cassidy Heiser (Suz); 2. Kyle Schlimme (Kaw) 500 2 Valve: 1. Travis Sennett (Yam); 2. Jim Chapman (Yam); 3. Mark Stambaugh (Yam); 4. Nick Taylor (Yam) Sportsman: 1. Ricky Winsett (W-R); 2. John Lewis (Hon); 3. Raun Wood (Rtx); 4. Shawn Baer (Rtx); 5. Chris Klinefelter (Hon); 6. Bryan Douglas (ATK); 7. Jason Isennock (Rtx); 8. Jonathan Jordan (Hon); 9. Doug Reinert (C-A) 750: 1. Shawn Baer (H-D); 2. John Yurejefcic (Yam)

85 (12-15): 1. Shayna Texter (Yam); 2. Megan James (Yam)

85 (7-11): 1. Evan Baer (Yam); 2. Brett Pugh (Yam); 3. Chris MacCarty (Hon); 4. Tyler Kidwell (Hon); 5. Hayden Avery (Yam); 6. Kyle Schlimme (Hon)

600 A: 1. Raun Wood (Rtx); 2. Shawn Baer (Rtx); 3. Chris Klinefelter (Hon); 4. Jason Isennock (Rtx); 5. Bryan Douglas (ATK); 6. Doug Reinert (C-A); 7. Ricky Winsett (W-R)

250 A: 1. John Lewis (Hon); 2. Chris Klinefelter (Hon); 3. Raun Wood (Hon); 4. Shawn Baer (Yam); 5. Ricky Winsett (Hon); 6. Doug Reinert (KTM); 7. Bryan Douglas (Hon); 8. Damian Kocovinos (Hon)

50 Oil Injected: 1. Dylan Winsett (Yam); 2. Tristan Avery (Yam); 3. Kyle Akert (Yam)

600 B: 1. Jonathan Jordan (Hon); 2. Cory Texter (Hon); 3. Nick Henderson (Rtx); 4. R. J. Hart (Yam); 5. Robert Cazillo (Rtx)

50 (7-8): 1. Tyler Stacey (LEM); 2, Greg Betts (KTM)

40 +: 1. Steve Heiser (Hon); 2. Lance Stauffer (Rtx); 3. Joe Dohm (W-R); 4. Mike Keane (Rtx); 5. Jim Chapman (Yam); 6. Steve Bromley (KTM); 7. Dave Smith (Rtx); 8. Ray Greenland (Yam)

125 B: 1. Brandon Robinson (Kaw); 2. Austin Greenland (Hon); 3. Kyle Wegman (Yam); 4. Drayton Bumbaugh (Kaw); 5. Harley Wegman (Hon)


Dirt track or flat track racing is a form of motorcycle racing that’s been around for decades, for that matter so are some of the machines that these weekend warriors are racing. In a time when factory motorcycles that can be bought right off the showroom floor from your local dealer are as close to a production race bike as you can get. These same weekend warriors still cut and weld frames from all different eras, they’ll take a brand new motorcycle they just paid their hard earned dollars for and yank the engine right out of it to shove in the same champion frame they’ve been racing for years. What happens to the rest of the bike? Who knows, maybe it gets shoved in the corner of the garage for some future project, maybe it gets sold for parts to some other non ‹ factory engineer. Maybe a MX guy comes along as says hey man, I’ll stick my 1982 CR480 engine in that baby. It doesn’t really matter I guess, the important thing is that these flat track racers are enjoying what they love to do most, getting together on a weekend and racing motorcycles. That brings us to a group of guys that do just that. Most of them have been friends for, well probably decades. Some of them have sons that they are exposing the sport that they love to. Some of them raced years ago and stopped for one reason or the other, then found the passion again and are now back at it. Don Hughes for example did some racing in his early years then stopped for a while, then at the age of 51 said hey guys, lets go racing. Then you have a guy like Steve Heiser, Steve has been racing motorcycles in one form or the other pretty much all of his life, now he and his son Cassidy and his step son Travis spend most race days together at the track. Then there’s Mark Stambaugh, Mark has rode for years again with Steve Heiser and Joe Dohm, the three of them have spent years riding together along with the late Paul Crumling of Pro Plates. They were known as the four hombres or something like that. Mark never really competed in a sanctioned event until a few years ago. Check out his profile, he’s doing quite well for a rookie racer. And Joe Dohm is another one of those guys that raced for a while, then got out of it, Joe’s back strong with a couple championships under his belt this season. The last two racers on the Dirt Track Team are John Yurejefcic and his son Eric. John is a life long motorcycle guy. I’ll bet John’s been around motorcycles and racing since the day he was born, both his father and mother were A Class enduro racers. John has worked in the business all of his life in one facet or the other, he’s raced in all forms of motorcycle racing as well and held a pro license during the 70’s. Again, John stepped away for a while, but I’ve found in most cases once the racing is in your blood, forget it. A few years ago the passion grabbed John once again and it was off to the track with his buddies. This time John also has a sibling to take along to share the joy with, his son Eric has joined the ranks and is earning his wings on the flat track circuit. This group of friends working together, racing together, having fun together and winning championships together.They share the same interests and hobbies, they ride each others bikes when there’s a mechanical problem, they pull this engine out of that frame and bore it out and move it over here. They’re lifelong friends riding out of the same shop enjoying a sport that some motorcycle enthusiasts know little about. Flat track racing hasn’t gotten the media attention or the factory support that it did in years past, but flat track racing is a great way to hang out with your friends and family and have a blast. It’s a great way to meet new friends and share good times with old. It’s a great way to build family relationships that last and it’s something that every motorcycle rider owes to themselves to investigate. This group of guys riding under the ‘Action Motorsports’ banner have had quite a year. There’s over 100 years of racing experience here and it shows, just about everyone on the team has won a #1 plate of some sort this year. There is a lot of time and planning that goes into an effort like this, and there are a lot of people behind the scenes that help out tremendously. The Dirt Track Team would like to offer their congratulations and thanks to the Greenland Family from Spring Mills, PA . Austin Greenland is part of the extended AMS Team and has several of his own championships this year. Special thanks goes out to Richard Reily of Fredericktown Yamaha for the loaner of a 750 machine that was a big help this year. The AMS Team would like to thank Deanna Graham of Tiger Plates for her support, and a big thanks to John Yurejefcic Sr. and Diane Shultz for traveling to the races and supporting the team. They would like to thank their wives and girlfriends and mothers for supporting their love of racing and to anyone else we forgot, we apologize, your efforts are greatly appreciated. In closing I would like to thank all the crew from the AMS Team for their time and their efforts to help promote the sport of motorcycle racing. They are a great group of people and their dedication shows. To everyone else thanks for taking the time to read their story and as I mentioned before, do yourself a favor and check out the sport of Flat Track Racing, you’ll be glad you did. Jim Bull MRA

AMS Rider Profiles Name: Don Hughes Class: 50 + AHRMA Experience: 15 years Home Town: York, PA District #: 51 H Bike: Triumph 650

Name: Mark Stambaugh Class: 500 2 Valve Experience: 2 years Home Town: York, PA District #: 52 A Bike: Variety of Rides In 2003 Mark placed 3rd in D-7 and he won the NE Amateur Championship in 500 2 valve. Mark also placed 5th in the 40+ class all after a 10 week layoff from an injury. Name: Steve Heiser Class: 40 + Experience: 31 Years Home Town: York, PA District #: 7 A Bike: Honda CRF450 In 2003 Steve won the points at Trail Way Speedway as well as the Path Valley and D-6 Championships. Name: John Yurejefcic Class: 500 2 valve - 750 Experience: 35 Years Home Town: Millersville, PA District #: 31 A Bike: Yamaha 500 - 750 In 2003 John jumped back into the race scene and had a fantastic year. He won the # 1 plate in D-7 in both the 500 2 valve and the 750 class. He also won the 18 + open class at the NE Amateur Nationals and placed 2nd in 750 Sportsman in an AHRMA NE Regional.

Name: Travis Sennett Class: 500 2 Valve Experience: 6 years Home Town: York, PA District #: 13 Bike: Yamaha 500 In 2003 Travis placed 3rd in D-6 in his class and he will be chasing a 250A title in Name: Joe Dohm Class: 30 + and 40 + Experience: 13 years Home Town: Red Lion, PA District #: 38 A Bike: Yamaha 500 Rotax 600 In 2003 Joe had a great year winning the track championship in the 30 + division at Path Valley, he took a 3rd at Path in 40 +. In D-6 Joe grabbed a 2nd in 40 + and a 4th in 30 +. In D-7 a 2nd in both classes as well.

Name: Cassidy Heiser Class: 65cc and 100 Modified Experience: 5 years Home Town: York, PA District #: 67 A Bike: Suzuki RM65 and Honda XR100 In 2003 Cassidy won the Path Valley Championship in the 65cc class and took 2nd in 100 modified, as well as the number 3 spot in D-6.

Name: Eric Yurejefcic Class: 100 Stock Experience: 1st Season Home Town: Millersville, PA District #: 32 Bike: Honda XR100 This year in 2003 Eric competed for the first time on a dirt track circuit. Eric is in the beginning stages of his racing career and has used the 2003 Season to get his feet wet. Look out in the future for this young talent, there’s many years of racing experience running in his family tree and I’m sure he’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

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ATCO SUPER MX PARK on the grounds of the Atco Raceway in Berlin, NJ was the site for the 18th and final round of the D-6 Points Championship series of 2003. The weather was fantastic for late November and there was a good crowd on hand to witness the conclusion of the D-6 points season. Don the D-6 webmaster had done a great recap called “Down To The Wire” prior to the event detailing the final championship possibilities. Some of the class titles were all wrapped up and then there were still a few on the line. Everybody must have been fairly content with where they stood, next to nothing had changed after the dust had settled on the days events. A few of the youth classes saw 2nd and 3rd place changes, but the champions remained. Check out Dons report at www.amadistrict6.com to see your class champions for 2003. Next years series includes a 21 race schedule with both ATCO and Mt. Pleasant getting two points races instead of one and there is a new facility Miles Mountain located in the northern tier of the state picking up one event. MRA would like to thank ATCO for hosting some great events this year and for putting a new spin on with the Saturday Night events. Jim Bull MRA

MRA DECEMBER 2003 • 9

ATCO MX – November 15, 2003 District 6 Points Championship

#44 Alan Jessat grabs the Holeshot in the 40 + Class

Donald Lysinger, JR chases John Pierson in 2 Stroke A racing Richard Lindsay and Andrew Pruzinsky soaring in stereo

Atco Motocross Park Race #22 November 15, 2003

Michael O’Brien and Brandon Taylor mix it up in 14-15 Action

Overall Race Results Overall Number Brand Name

80-105cc SupMini 12-15 1 427 SUZ 2 15c SUZ 3 13 KAW 4 10 YAM 5 28 YAM

Lowell Spangler Danny R. Callahan Robert Malkiewicz Michael Obrien Addison Kramer

Quad 71-90cc Production Modifi 1 7m HON Nicholas Moser 2 63 HON Glenn Miller 3 8 SUZ Colby Brake 4 3 DIN David Guenther Jr 5 20p SUZ Daniel Pagnini

Quad 0-50cc 7-8 yrs. 1 24 UNK David Nevrotski

Quad 0-230cc 16 yrs. + 1 5c YAM 2 69 YAM 3 11 UNK 4 16 YAM

Quad 71-90cc Modified 9-15 yrs 1 11 HON Richard Lindsay 2 371 SUZ Andrew Pruzinsky 3 8 HON Billy Brown 4 2 KAW Quinton Barto

Quad 250cc 2 St.-A 1 110 HON 2 411 LEG 3 419 HON 4 116 HON

Matt Hook Casey Dickinson Anthony Farrvggio Robert Hiubic Randy L. Lehr Donald Lysinger Jr Michael D. Brown John Pierson

Quad Veteran 30 yrs. + 1 69 HON Michael Munn 2 116 HON John Pierson Quad 4 Stroke-A 1 411 LEG Donald Lysinger Jr 2 707 HON Kevin Olson 3 110 HON Randy L. Lehr Quad 4 Stroke-B GR.1 1 39 HON 2 88 HON 3 20 HON 4 31 YAM 5 428 HON

James Silfies Brian G. Tait Jr. Christopher Tait David Huttanus James J. Hughes

Quad Unlimit-Run what Brung 1 39 HON James Silfies 2 88 HON Brian G. Tait Jr. 3 20 HON Christopher Tait 4 45 YAM Kurt Stampone 5 31 YAM David Huttanus Quad 250cc 2 St.-B GR.1 1 5 YAM Steven Chichanowski

Quad 0-70cc modified 7-11 1 60 POL Daniel Toth 2 24 UNK David Nevrotski

Quad 91-300cc Production 14-15 1 87m YAM Austin Moser 2 121 SUZ Jeffrey Whritenour 3 11b HON Richard Lindsay Women's 1 24m KAW Michelle Kastle 125cc Amateur-B GR. 1 1 327 SUZ 2 86 HON Jr 3 536 SUZ 4 23b HKY 5 487 YAM

Taylor R. Murphy Michael Angerman Kyle Whritenour Brian Domanski Tommy Slowik

250cc Expert-A 1 294 HON Keith Santora 2 24k HON Robert Korchak 3 34 HON Kenny Blackwell 250cc Amateur-B GR. 1 1 536 SUZ 2 86 HON Jr 3 174 HON 4 98 HON 5 4 HON

Kyle Whritenour Michael Angerman John S. Thomas Jason Hess Jimmy Capece

65cc 7-9 yrs. 1 5 SUZ Nikolas Desiderio 2 35 KAW Joey Peters

Cannondale Racer Kurt Kleshick from Hammonton, NJ 3 4 5

10 KAW Max Henkel 24w KTM Billy Kwiecinski 6r KTM Bobby Lipyanek

86-125cc SchoolBoy 12-15 1 327 SUZ Taylor R. Murphy 2 83 HON William Tocci 3 4w HON Danny B. Woodward 4 487 YAM Tommy Slowik 5 57 YAM Brian Yuhas

Any cc 25+ Amateur-B 1 821 2 41 3 99 4 371

#55 J Joseph Seabridge takes the outside line in the 125 C start HON HON HON SUZ

Paul Zelinsky Alex Bogdanov Patrick Woods Michael C. Derosa

Any cc 25+ Expert-A 1 34 HON Kenny Blackwell 2 24k HON Robert Korchak 3 174 HON John S. Thomas

85cc 10-11 yrs. 1 15 2 461 3 62 4 5m 5 38x

SUZ SUZ YAM SUZ KAW

Kyle Sidle Frank Lettieri Jr Bryan D. Weimer Michael J. Sowa Michael P. Mackeprang

Any cc 25+ Novice-C 1 839 YAM 2 197 YAM 3 572 KAW 4 651 HON

Reginald Ford Brandon Malone Todd Covello Chris Blackwell

85cc 12-13 yrs. 1 427 2 15c 3 13 4 28 5 81

SUZ SUZ KAW YAM HON

Lowell Spangler Danny R. Callahan Robert Malkiewicz Addison Kramer Nicholas Myers

Any cc 30+ Amateur-B 1 821 HON 2 41 HON 3 99 HON 4 97 HON 5 166 KAW

Paul Zelinsky Alex Bogdanov Patrick Woods Garth B. Krady Ronald Thorn

85cc 14-15 yrs. 1 10 YAM Michael Obrien 2 10x SUZ Brandon Taylor 3 38 KAW Jason Lawrence 85cc 7-9 yrs. 1 35 2 5 3 72 4 234 5 13x

KAW SUZ KAW KAW KTM

Joey Peters Nikolas Desiderio Tyler Wozney Charles R. Platt Jr Damian C. Krause

Any cc 30+ Expert-A 1 44 HON Alan Jessat 2 34 HON Kenny Blackwell Any cc 30+ Novice-C 1 839 YAM 2 25 HON 3 651 HON 4 1 KAW

Reginald Ford Bryan Nuss Chris Blackwell Terrence Roberts

Any cc Coll- Boy 16-24 yr 1 294 HON Keith Santora 2 98 HON Jason Hess 3 22 YAM Robert Kirschhoffer

Any cc 40+ Senior 1 34 HON 2 44 HON 3 544 YAM 4 85 YAM 5 97 HON

Kenny Blackwell Alan Jessat David Hurley Michael Moschitta Garth B. Krady

125cc Novice-C GR. 1 1 4w HON 2 55j YAM 3 22k YAM 4 83 HON 5 45j YAM

Danny B. Woodward Joseph W. Seabridge Erik Wilson William Tocci James Jackson

250cc Novice-C GR. 1 1 55j YAM 2 22 YAM 3 25 HON 4 174 HON

Joseph W. Seabridge Robert Kirschhoffer Bryan Nuss Chris Hoffman

50cc 7-8 yrs. 1 31a 2 19 3 151 4 934 5 271

KTM KTM COB POL KTM

Avery Brown Hunter Santa Brandon Brown Cody Trout Michael P. Waldmann

65cc 10-11 yrs. 1 461 2 417 3 139 4 170 5 35

SUZ KAW KTM KAW KAW

Frank Lettieri Jr Talon N. Distefano Eddie Mckernan Matthew Croft Christopher Dasilva

65-85cc Jr.SuperMini 7-11 1 461 SUZ Frank Lettieri Jr 2 15 SUZ Kyle Sidle 3 5m SUZ Michael J. Sowa 4 35 KAW Joey Peters 5 38x KAW Michael P. Mackeprang


MRA DECEMBER 2003 • 10

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November 1, 2003: 0-50 STOCK ATV 4-8: 1. Caleb Carter (Et); 2. Bubba Stone (Et); 3. Tyler Edmondson (Et). 0-70 MODIFIED ATV 6-11: 1. Caleb Carter (Et); 2. Corey Poulson (Pls); 3. Corinna Smaltz (Et). 71-90 MODIFIED ATV 9-15: 1. Codi Perry (Hon); 2. Ryan Hannah (Unk); 3. Eddie Edmondson (Pls); 4. Dallas Tapscott (Hon); 5. Amber Parks (Suz). 14-15 SCHOOLBOY ATV 200/300: 1. Matthew Morgan (Hon); 2. Lance Sites (Yam); 3. Ryan Norris (Yam); 4. Cody Tapscott (Hon); 5. Jason Haislip (Yam). WOMEN ATV: 1. Tracey Wainwright (Hon); 2. Lisa Scherer (Yam); 3. Veronica Putt (Hon); 4. Amanda Waller (Hon); 5. Toni Norfleet-pfeiffer (Hon). OPEN AMATEUR ATV: 1. William Edwards (Hon); 2. Richard L Harrison (Yam); 3. Wesley Smith (Hon); 4. Shawn Powell (Hon); 5. Dexter Tapscott (Yam). OPEN PRO-AM/A ATV: 1. Kevin Nowakowski (Yam); 2. Chad Lohr (Yam); 3. Paul Gregg (Hon); 4. Jeremy Crute (Hon); 5. Kerry Simmons Ii (Hon). VET 30 PLUS ATV: 1. Matt Doshier (Hon); 2. Latney Fowlkes (Hon).

November 2, 2003: 125 A/PRO-AM: 1. Mike Martin (Yam); 2. Rodney Horrocks (Suz); 3. Eric Brown (Yam); 4. Mark Waldele (Yam); 5. Randy Newkirk (Ktm). 250\Open A/PRO-AM: 1. Isha Wood (Yam); 2. Scott Muterspaugh Ii (Kaw); 3. Tim Hodock (Hon); 4. Scott Shipley (Hon); 5. Eric Brown (Yam). 125B: 1. Broc Tickle (Yam); 2. Tyler Bright (Ktm); 3. Ryan Fitzwater (Ktm); 4. Ryan Price (Kaw); 5. Chris Cooper (Yam). 125C: 1. Chad Muterspaugh (Kaw); 2. Glen Martin (Kaw); 3. John Higbee (Hon); 4. William Bryant (Yam); 5. James Helton, Jr. (Kaw). 125D: 1. Justen Elderbroom (Yam); 2. Phillip Creasy (Suz); 3. Tyler Dinwiddie (Hon); 4. Joshua Yancey (Ktm); 5. Russ Stoutt (Hon). 250\OPEN B: 1. Samuel Fitzwater (Hon); 2. Wesley Sapp (Hsk); 3. Ridge Davis (Hon); 4. Ryan Price (Kaw); 5. Noah Huskey (Yam). 250\OPEN C: 1. Brad Haar (Hon); 2. Brad Hickman (Yam); 3. David Mitchell (Yam); 4. Drew Fleming (Kaw); 5. Adam Bray (Hon). 250\OPEN D: 1. Ben Godfrey (Yam); 2. Joseph Dowdy (Yam); 3. `caleb Fields (Yam); 4. Levi Novacek (Yam); 5. Ryan Mcnulty (Hon). COLLEGEBOY 16-24: 1. Rodney Horrocks (Suz); 2. Randy Newkirk (Yam); 3. John Higbee (Hon); 4. Eric Neave (Yam); 5. William Bryant (Yam).

25 PLUS A: 1. Tim Hodock (Hon); 2. Mike Martin (Yam); 3. Jamie Simpson (Hon); 4. Lou Vicknair (Hon); 5. Jeffery Belcher (Yam). 25 PLUS B: 1. Robert Clarke (Hon); 2. Chad Lohr (Yam); 3. Tony Turner (Yam); 4. Richard Cornwall (Hon). 25 PLUS C/D: 1. Ryan Mason (Yam); 2. Anthony Lucado (Yam); 3. Brady Scherer (Yam); 4. Tony Canoy (Yam); 5. Addison Blair (Yam). 30 PLUS A: 1. Mike Martin (Yam); 2. Tim Hodock (Hon); 3. Scott Shipley (Hon); 4. Erik Pfeiffer (Hon); 5. Lou Vicknair (Hon). 30 PLUS B: 1. Robert Clarke (Hon); 2. Scott Bakken (Yam); 3. Ken Beck (Yam); 4. Chad Lohr (Yam); 5. Tony Turner (Yam). 30 PLUS C/D: 1. Homer Munden (Hon); 2. Ray Taylor (Hon); 3. Tyler Webb (Hon); 4. Keith Creech (Hon); 5. Brady Scherer (Yam). 35 PLUS: 1. Erik Pfeiffer (Hon); 2. Kevin Austin (Ktm); 3. Chris Brewer (Hon); 4. Bobby Lee (Hon); 5. Ron Jones (Hon). 40 PLUS: 1. Scott Shipley (Hon); 2. Brian Doran (Ktm); 3. Chris Brewer (Hon); 4. Kevin Austin (Ktm); 5. William Hobson (Yam). OPEN/4 STROKE B/C: 1. Brad Haar (Hon); 2. John Higbee (Yam); 3. Charlie Wedmore (Yam); 4. Christopher Webb (Yam); 5. Austin Gray (Suz). 51cc PEE WEE 4-8 STOCK: 1. Dillon Knight (Hon); 2. Evan Hinkle (Cob); 3. Jeremy Wendelken (Hon); 4. Bubba Stone (Ktm); 5. Charlie Forbes (Ktm). 51cc 4-6 Stock Class 1: 1. Colin Beck (Ktm); 2. Ben Francis (Cob); 3. Mark Nunnally (Cob); 4. Riley Beck (Ktm); 5. Brandon Blackwelder (Ktm). 51cc 7-8 Stock Class 2: 1. Jacob Knable (Cob); 2. Chandler Lindsay (Ktm); 3. Joel Smaltz (Suz); 4. Gannon Wells (Cob); 5. Hayden Cabada (Ktm). 65cc 7-9: 1. Kameron Page (Ktm); 2. Jacob Hayes (Ktm); 3. Jacob Knable (Ktm); 4. Kyle Peters (Ktm); 5. Jeremy Wendelken (Kaw). 65cc 10-11: 1. Thomas Roberts (Ktm); 2. Perry Boswell Jr (Ktm); 3. David Browning (Ktm); 4. Casey Smith (Suz); 5. Jordan Eubanks (Kaw). 85cc 7-11: 1. Colton Tickle (Hon); 2. Ryan Smith (Yam); 3. Perry Boswell Jr (Yam); 4. Kameron Page (Hon); 5. Thomas Roberts (Suz). 85cc 12-15: 1. Tyler Newton (Suz); 2. Nicholas Hayes (Hon); 3. Dj Ellis (Kaw); 4. Johnny Wasco (Kaw); 5. Brandon Griffin (Hon). SUPERMINI 12-15: 1. Ryan Shonyo (Kaw); 2. Tyler Newton (Suz); 3. Dj Ellis (Kaw); 4. David Mclain, Jr (Kaw); 5. Nicholas Hayes (Hon). UNLIMITED MINI 9-13: 1. Johnny Wasco (Kaw); 2. Blake Ley (Hon); 3. Colton Tickle (Hon); 4. Matthew Platteel (Hon); 5. Brandon Marr (Hon). SCHOOLBOY 12-15: 1. Tyler Bright (Ktm); 2. Broc Tickle (Yam); 3. Chad Muterspaugh (Kaw); 4. Glen Martin (Kaw); 5. Ryan Price (Kaw). Women 100/125 inc 85 big wheel: 1. Amber Farley (Kaw); 2. Jessie Roberts (Kaw); 3. Samatha Farr (Yam).


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DOUBLIN GAP MX – October 25-26, 2003

On October 25th Doublin Gap hosted their annual family fun day and awards picnic. Racers needed to attend at least seven races at Doublin Gap this year to participate and preˆregistration was required. In addition to class champion awards, the folks at Doublin Gap gave awards for perfect attendance and for special achievements thru out the year. Supercross trips were given away as well as suspension and motor work from PR2 Racing Technologies and MX gear from Rossini Racing Products. MRA was unable to attend this great event this year so if there are any other sponsors I failed to mention I do apologize. Attendees were able to bring along their bikes and get some practice time in before the race on the following day. In speaking with Rod Yentzer from Doublin Gap, he asked that we thank all of the riders that make their events so great. He asked that we thank all of their sponsors that make race days possible and all of his staff that come out on the weekends and give their time so that we all have a place to race. Keep an eye on Doublin Gaps schedule for next season, In addition to their North East Classic and Yamaha Amateur National Events, Doublin Gap will also play host to an Amateur North East Regional next year. Some dates have changed from their usual schedule so stay tuned to MRA and watch their website at www.doublingap.com . MRA would like to thank the Yentzers for their hospitality this year in having us to their events and we would like to thank all of the Doublin Gap racers for supporting us and being open to what we do, until next season. Jim Bull MRA

Derrick Wile grabs the Holeshot in the 125 A Division and races to the win

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125 A: 1. Derrick Wile (Yam); 2. Chad Aughinbaugh (Hon); 3. Clinton Johnson (Yam); 125 B: 1. Ryan Zimmerman (Yam); 2. Ben Baker (Yam); 3. Jason Crisp (Ktm); 4. Paul Kaplan (Suz); 125 C: 1. Cody Graybill (Yam); 2. Drew Coleman (Suz); 3. Matthew Hougentogler (Kaw); 4. Kyle Messerman (Yam); 5. Eric Yingling (Suz); 25 Plus A: 1. James Max (Hon); 2. Jason Wolfgang (Hon); 3. A. Scott Martin (Hon); 4. Justin Forer (Hon); 5. Harlan Seiverling (Hon); 25 Plus B: 1. Todd Herman (Hon); 2. Travis Edwards (Suz); 3. Michael Cahill (Hon); 4. Gary Bower Jr (Hon); 5. Shane Coble (Hon); 250 A: 1. James Max (Hon); 2. Michael Foor (Hon); 3. Benjamin Bixler (Hon); 4. Chad Aughinbaugh (Hon); 5. Justin Forer (Hon);

#97 Kevin Stoner from Felton, PA finishes 6th on The Beta

Derek Miller from York, PA competes in his first race at Doublin Gap 250 B: 1. Ben Baker (Yam); 2. Daniel Roeting (Ktm); 3. Michael Cahill (Hon); 4. Thomas Nagle, Ii (Suz); 5. Jon Landis (Yam); 250 C: 1. John Tate (Hon); 2. Josh Tate (Hon); 3. Adam Kendig (Hon); 4. Ronald Favinger (Hon); 5. Tom Fisher (Hon); 50 (4-6): 1. Dustin Lepley (Ktm); 2. Chase Miller (Cob); 3. Dalton Blettner (Ktm); 4. Sommer Gangaway (Ktm); 50 (7-8): 1. Bobby Kinsley (Cob); 2. Addison Emory Iv (Cob); 3. Alexander Potter (Ktm); 4. Jarek Balkovic (Ktm); 5. John Shafer (Ktm); 50 Oil Injected (4-6): 1. Dalton Blettner (Ktm); 2. Joseph Balkovic (Cob); 3. Sommer Gangaway (Ktm); 4. Austin Felts (Yam); 5. Cole Diana (Cob); 50 Oil Injected (7-8): 1. Dylan Blettner (Ktm); 2. Tyler Bruder (Yam); 60 (10-11): 1. Dylan Brajkovich (Ktm); 2. Broc Schmelyun (Kaw);

Aaron Ulrich from Harrisburg, PA is your 85cc 14-15 Winner 3. Jordan Walker (Kaw); 4. Brandon Seibold (Suz); 5. Addison Yingling (Suz);

Daniel Roeting (Ktm);

60 (7-9): 1. Kameron Page (Ktm); 2. Joshua Corbin (Kaw); 3. Jacob Diana (Suz); 4. Ryan Clites (Suz); 5. Justin Foster (Suz);

Mini 9-13: 1. Broc Schmelyun (Yam); 2. Garret Toth (Suz); 3. Gary Radford, Jr. (Yam); 4. Dylan Brajkovich (Suz); 5. Kameron Page (Hon);

80 (12-13): 1. Lowell Spangler (Suz); 2. Joshua Wilt (Kaw); 3. Daniel Corbin (Yam); 4. Landon Yingling (Suz); 5. Tyler Smith (Yam);

School Boy: 1. Willy Toth, Jr (Suz); 2. Cody Graybill (Yam); 3. Drew Coleman (Suz); 4. Joshua Lingle (Yam); 5. Alex Sharkey (Suz);

80 (14-15): 1. Aaron Ulrich (Suz); 2. Matthew Berrier (Hon); 3. Eric Macminn (Kaw);

Senior: 1. Tim Schmelyun (Yam); 2. Kenneth Messerman (Yam); 3. Russell Seibold (Yam); 4. James Mcgee (Hon); 5. Rick Wenger (Ktm);

80 (7-11): 1. Garret Toth (Suz); 2. Broc Schmelyun (Yam); 3. Gary Radford, Jr. (Yam); 4. Dylan Brajkovich (Suz); 5. Kyle Sidle (Suz); College Boy: 1. Michael Foor (Hon); 2. Benjamin Bixler (Hon); 3. Jason Crisp (Ktm); 4. Galen Sauder (Hon);

Four Stroke: 1. John Brant (Yam);

Super Mini: 1. Lowell Spangler (Suz); 2. Tyson Clark (Suz); 3. Eric Macminn (Kaw); 4. Matthew Berrier (Hon); 5. Joshua Wilt (Kaw); Unlimited Ages 14 & up: 1. Willy Toth, Jr (Suz); 2. Richard Dobbs (Suz);

Ben Baker takes the win in the 250 B

grabbing a 2nd in 125 B 3.while Jim Dobbs (Suz); 5.Class

Vet A: 1. James Max (Hon); 2. Tim Schmelyun (Yam); 3. Kenneth Messerman (Yam); 4. Harlan Seiverling (Hon); 5. David Hall (Hon); Vet B: 1. Gary Bower Jr (Hon); 2. Thomas Nagle I (Suz); 3. Mario Cribari (Kaw); 4. James Smith, Jr. (Yam); 5. Todd Herman (Hon); Vet C: 1. Timothy Curtis (Yam); 2. Loren Kampen (Hon); 3. Chris Teneyck (Unk); 4. Andrew Vogt (Yam); 5. Edward Kerlin (Suz); Women: 1. Lauren Snyder (Kaw); 2. Jill Polanczyk (Hon); XR50: 1. Lucas Clites (Hon); 2. Brendan Schulte (Hon); 3. Joseph Baier (Hon); 4. Heather Baier (Hon);


2003 Doublin Gap Class Champions 50cc (4-6) 50cc (7-8) 50cc Oil Inj (4-8) XR 50 60cc (10-11) 60cc (7-9) 80cc (14-15) 80cc (7-11) 80cc (12-13) Super Mini Mini 9-13 School Boy College Boy 125 A 125 B 125 C 250 A 250 B 250 C 25 + A 25 + B Vet A Vet B Vet C Senior Four Stroke

Sam D. Sheckells Kameron Page Sam D. Sheckells Tyler Fleming Brandon S. Seibold Kameron Page Eric J. Macminn Broc J. Schmelyun Addison R. Kramer Eric J. Macminn Garret Toth Jordan Helman Isaac G. Blevins Jermey Cook Derrick E. Wile Ryan J. Zimmerman Jermey Cook Chad Aughinbaugh Adam R. Kendig Neal Knaub Travis Edwards Kenneth E. Messerman James A. Smith, Jr. Todd M. Herman Tim Schmelyun Chad Aughinbaugh

MRA DECEMBER 2003 • 13

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The Doublin Gap Awards Picnic and Fun Day brought in a full house

Doublin Gap Special Award Winners Perfect Attendance Prizes Tom Fisher Jordan Walker Kameron Page Dave Hall Brandon Seibold Tyler Fleming James Smith Addison Emory IV Eric Macminn Tyler Smith Travis Edwards Storm Sheckells Dylan Brajkovich Addison Emory III Joshua Villarreal

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Hare Scramble November 16, 2003

A day of firsts, in mid November MRA made its first trip to Tomahawk MX in Hedgesville, WV to attend the first District 7 Points Race on their 2004 Hare Scramble schedule. It was the first race that Steve Green KTM Racer Steve Green leads the A Class attended as the new D-7 Hare Scramble repreinto the first turn sentative and he finished first in the A class. It was the first Hare Scramble in District 7 that we have attended and it was the first day that we met Chad Gochenour, owner of the Tomahawk Facility. What a cool place, Tomahawk is located in the hills of West Virginia just a short distance off of Route 81. They play host to a natural terrain motocross course that has an uphill grass start that winds its way up and down hills thru the woods and over fields.(no its not a song) They have a supercross course on site that they use occasionally the night before a D-7 youth and womens points event. Then they have their hare scramble course that encompasses part of their motocross track and works its way thru the over 100 acres that Tomahawk has at their disposal. Speaking with the owner of Tomahawk, Chad Gochenour and Hare Scramble Rep, Steve Green they both expressed the fact that changes have been made at Tomahawk to make the course more user friendly for B and C class riders and that even more changes are The second wave headed into the first turn in the works for the coming year to attract new riders to Tomahawk. They really do have an excellent lay out for Hare Scramble racing but the degree of difficulty has #231 Joe Nelson takes home been high at past events and the Senior Class win Chad along with his staff are making every effort to accommodate as many riders as possible. Camping is available at #20 Matthew Jones wins the 200 C Tomahawk and hot Class with a 15th overall eats are available thanks to Chads parents Pete and Brenda serving up the hamburg barbecue out of the RV. The whole staff down at Tomahawk treated us like family, I would like to extend our thanks to Bruce in the sign up shack for helping with results and to the gang over at the barrels, they were a big help in identifying riders for us. All the riders were great and again very friendly. Check out Steve Greens article at www.amadistrict7.com for a recap of todays race and the results are located right here in the pages of MRA along with some great racing action shots. Be Rob Hertz was your A class and overall sure to view complete event photos at www.mcracingaction.com. winner on the day – Jim Bull MRA

Senior Laps 1 Joe Nelson 7 2 Harvey Jacob 7 3 Anthony Kwiatkowski 6 4 Larry Hendershot 6 5 Patrick Hanshew 6 4 Stroke Laps 1 Russ Roy 7 2 Kenneth Doane 5 3 Jean Lang 1 250 B Laps 1 Dan Dimaio 6 2 David Hood 3 3 Brian Weber 1 A Class Laps 1 Stephen Green 8 2 David Rose 8 3 Patrick Goonan 7 4 Brett Thomas 7 5 John Sullivan 7 200 C Laps 1 Matthew Jones 7 2 Alex Nazanowski 6 3 Charles Edmondson 6 4 Jeffrey Call 5 5 Glen Lang 1 Open C Laps 1 Philip Davis 6 2 Chris Hetzbower 5 3 Eric Hetzbower 4 4 Gregory Meade 4 5 William Grove 2 Overall Results (Top 10) 1 Gregory Swiger 2 Stephen Green 3 Mike McIntire 4 Donald Henderson 5 David Rose 6 Patrick Goonan 7 Brett Thomas 8 John Sullivan 9 George Cavanaugh 10 Russ Roy

ATV Results Quad A 1st - Rob Hertz 2nd - Andy Lagzdin 3rd - Traci Lenig Cecco Quad 2 Stroke B 1st - Joe Borich 2nd - Blake Kramer 3rd - James Poole 4th - Larry Fuller Quad 4 Stroke B 1st - Micah Henry 2nd - Stanley Budwash 3rd - Daniel Regalia 4th - Andy Wheeler 5th - Kevin Wright 6th - Donald Woolford 7th - Richard Muth 8th - Brian Clowser

VET Rider Tink Swiger takes the overall win in 2 hours and 9 minutes

Dan Dimaio is your 250 B Class Champ

Quad Vet 1st - Michael Kyte 2nd - Curtis Forrester 3rd - Chuck Ruehl 4th - David Kyte

Vet A Class Vet Vet A Class A Class A Class A Class A Class 4 Stroke

MRA DECEMBER 2003 • 15

Tomahawk

Tomahawk Hare Scramble November 16, 2003


MRA DECEMBER 2003 • 16

BP Promotions State Hare Scramble Se In late November, BP Promotions and the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club teamed up and held their annual Hare Scramble banquets at the FDMC Club house in Pine Grove, PA. What a night, in addition to track and series champions being crowned, over $21,000 in awards and merchandise were given away. The Flying Dutchmen MC has been putting on Hare Scrambles since the Dueces are wild for Austin beginning of time, and the BP Findley - 2nd place sweep, Every year ITP donates free tires to the BP Promotions State Hare Scrambles BP, FDMC and D-6 in Promotions State Series for 6 well Series is going into its 4th year for 50cc quad. deserved winners. 2004. Select Riders picking up their free manufacturmerchandise and getting their ers, distriburegistrations for the2004 MSR - Answer Racing Contingency tors and local dealers are program. stepping up to the plate and sponsoring the series and have been donat85cc winners 12-15, Tim Rizzon, ing some serious contingencies. Why not, Mike Potts, Alex Shaw, Chris District 6 is where champions are born. D-6 Rizzon and Tyler Klinger Joe Bromley presents Tim Rizzon riders encompass close to 10% of all AMA Dale Wakefield Jr. of Rizzon Cycles in Middlesex, NJ and Sr. - Dale Jr. swept members in the country. Over the years many the 85cc 7-11 class the 2003 national champions and top ten competitors Youth Rider of the Year award. have come out of D-6. The manufacturers also realize they need to support you, yes you, the amateur racer, the guy or gal that 90CC 4W busts their tails every weekend chasing the dream. NATHAN ROTHERMAL For 2004 look for Tucker Rocky Distributing to step up to support D-6 0-230 HEATHER GAUL racing. Through their MSR and Answer Racing product lines they will be offer2 STR. B ing over $34,000 in merchandise and cash awards to the BP Promotions State NATHAN GOGNO Hare Scrambles Series. Other companies like ITP, 4 STR. B Jeremy Nease takes 2nd in the MATTHEW HIGHLANDS HJC and Shoei, Dunlop and Trelleborg Tires, WER BP State and FDMC Series VET products and more have again for 2004 stepped up. 65cc 10-11 division BRIAN SHIMKANON There will be over $50,000 in goodies on the line for 4 STR. C JARROD MCCLURE FLYING DUTCHMEN HARE 2004. 4 STR. A SCRAMBLE CHAMPIONS 2003 Racers, don‚t miss out on this series, if you‚re an off

road racer, you need to check this out, and make sure you get registered for the MSR/Answer Racing deal. You have to sign up to be eligible no later than Round Nicole from Flemington, 4 of the BP Series. Contact BP Promotions to get all NJ wins the Suzuki DRZ110 given away by the the details, you can reach them at (215) 357-1534 or Flying Dutchmen MC, on the web at bromleys@voicenet.com – Jim provided by Bromley Bull, MRA

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Rick Wychunas FDMC V.P. is your BP, FDMC and D-6 40+ Champion as well as the 2003 Motorcycle Rider of the Year.

Nate Gogno is your 2 Stroke B champ accross the board - BP, FDMC and D-6 - plus a set of those trick ITP Holeshots

Matt Gift is the 65cc 10-11 BP Promotions State Hare Scramble Champ

YOUTH CLASSES 50CC 4-8 STOCK DANIEL FINNEY CHRISTOPHER VANBUSKIRK 65CC 10-11 RYAN SLANE 65CC 7-9 JOE FINNEY 85CC 7-11 DALE WAKEFIELD 85CC 12-15 TIMOTHY RIZZON XR70, XR80,XR100, PW80, TTR90 TRENT NOLL SUPERMINI SEAN YEATS TTR 125 DARRIN SCHNECK

ATV CLASSES 0-50CC 4W COLBY CHINCHAR 51-70CC 4W KENTON HEINBAUGH

JONATHAN BOWERS UTILITY ROBERT SMELTZ SENIOR RANDY SMITH

MOTORCYCLE CLASSES 125 B CHRIS HENRY 200B BRIAN CARPENTER SUPER SENIOR RAY SZYMCZAK 250B WILLIAM WILLS OPEN B MATTHEW HUNTER VET B MARK ECKERT OPEN A CHRIS EVITTS VET A BOB WALTON SENIOR RICK WYCHUNAS 4 STROKE MC SEAN VAN ASSEN


BP Promotions State Hare Scramble Series 2003 Final Points After 10 Rounds ATV Veteran Place Name 1 Chad Kirby 2   Kenneth K. Kresge 3    Brian M. Shimkanon 4   John T. Kenney Jr. 5    Joe Borich   

Total Awards - 5 Total Points 72 56 56 46 40

0 - 230          Place Name 1    Gregory J. Kiddish Jr. 2    Bryan J. Vonderchek 3   Joseph S. Papa 4   Lonnie W. Garland 5    Kevin Crawn  

Total Awards - 3 Total Points 62 50 38 33 31

2 Stroke A    Total Awards - 3 Place Name Total Points 1   Michael Lucas 38 2   Rob Hertz 33 3   Mark Walters 17 4    Matt Smiley   16 5    Daniel B. Ketterer      13 2 Stroke B            Total Awards - 5 Place Name Total Points 1   Nathan R. Gogno 82 2     Mark Thompson           66 3     Joe Luzny       59 4     Steven D. Miller Jr. 41 5    David J. Stone      25 Senior Total Awards - 3 Place Name 1    John A. Cunningham Jr. 2    Jeff S. Kearney      3     Thomas W. Vasko    4    Scott J. Lenker     5     Randy W. Smith     

Total Points 36 32 29 18 15

4 Stroke C Place Name 1     Mac Magee    2    Jarrod M. McClure 3    Jason Gilsky      4   Scott L. Kerstetter 5   Blake A. Kramer Jr.  

Total Awards  - 5 Total Points 88 79 71 63 53

4 Stroke A Place Name 1    Chris M. Borich     2     Michael J. Krachun   3    Harlen E. Foley 4     Todd Rothermel    5     Randy M. Brandt   

Total Awards - 3 Total Points 65 47 46 42 38

4 Stroke B Place Name 1     Matthew Z. Highlands 2    Ralph W. Johnson 3      Brian A. Delucia 4      Stefanie A. Kenney 5     Traci Lenig Cecco  

Total Awards - 5 Total Points 101 76 72 49 27

Utility Total Awards -  3 Place Name Total Points 1      John F. Hill   30 2   Robert A. Smeltz 26 3     Dave Porzi              25 4     Bryan E. Failer 21 5     Joseph Precht 12 Polaris Place Name 1      Dave Ecker     2    Lance M. Schwartz 3    George Richards 4   John W. McDonald 5     Daniel Keller  

Total Awards  - 3 Total Points 22 9 9 6 5

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200A Total Awards - 3                Place Name Total Points 1         George D. Romeo 16 2         Bill F. King    10 3         Adam R. Albright   7 4         Wallace Palmer       7 5         Christopher Dawdy    5 125B Total Awards - 3 Place Name Total Points 1         Jason Henrikson   68 2         Michael Soudas    57 3         Tommy M. Sullivan 53 4         Chris D. Henry    50 5         Broc Jennings      33 250B Total Awards - 5                Place Name Total Points 1         David K. Gatyas   77 2         William C. Wills 44 3         James Magda      32 4         Jason Ink     27 5         Thomas A. Moyer 20 250 - Open A Total Awards  - 3 Place Name Total Points 1         Phillip N. Wiegand 80 2         Christopher Evitts 74 3         Ryan K. Rodgers   60 4         Tyler S. McCreight   53 5         David L. Greenleaf   34 250 - Open B   Total Awards  - 3 Place Name    Total Points 1         Mitch R. Kendig 42 2         Matthew C. Hunter 39 3         Nick Simpson     20 4         Gary L. Deel       12 5         Bryan L. Gettys    12 Open C           Total Awards - 5 Place Name    Total Points 1 Daniel Daigneault   67 2         Michael W. Marschall 53 3         Lawrence King      38 4         Michael W. Shelgren 38 5         Richard Wentzel, Sr. 24 200B                 Total Awards - 3 Place Name                Total Points 1         Ron Shaw                52 2         Paul B. Shaver    42 3         Brian W. Carpenter 26 4         Bill Davis        22 5         Marcio Astudillo    18 Vet A               Total Awards  - 3 Place    Name   Total Points 1         Bob Walton          56 2         Philip J. Himm Jr.   47 3         Craig Shenigo      29 4         John Walton      24 5         Philip Carlin     22 Senior             Total Awards  - 3 Place Name Total Points 1         Rick R. Wychunas 46 2         Bryan DeSimone 34 3         Jerome Lynn   34 4         Keith Rodger   32 5         Edward A. Hoover 31 4 Stroke          Total Awards - 3 Place Name Total Points 1         Wayne Grenewicz II 55 2         Russell J. Teague 34 3         Mike Ego        27 4         David Reinert      22 5         Ed Guerrini     19

YOUTH       

50cc Oil Injected Place Name        1         Dillan L. Abrams 2         Austin Abrams   3         Dylan Hudsenbeck 4         Landon C. Wolfe    5         Chase Rusden      

Total Awards - 3               Total Points 24 19 15 14 13

50cc Stock Total Awards - 3 Place Name        1         Daniel L. Finney        2         Christopher Vanbuskirk 3         William J. Eaton         4         Kyle Weiss               5         Dalton Gettys           

Total Points 37 29 8 7 6

65cc   7 - 9 Place Name        1         Shane D. Hufford Jr.    2         Joe Finney              3         Jason Chavez            4         Daniel J. Bromley       5         Troy E. Desimone       

Total Awards  - 5 Total Points 71 62 47 43 33

85cc   7 - 11     Place Name        1         Dale Wakefield Jr.      2         Aaron J. Mulhern        3         Andrew Homick           4         Ian Pannabakker         5         Justin Baran           

Total Awards - 5 Total Points 55 33 28 27 14

85cc   12 - 15       Place Name        1         Timothy A. Rizzon   2         Michael Potts      3         Alex G. Shaw       4         Christopher Rizzo   5         Tyler J. Klinger    

Total Awards -  5 Total Points 88 75 73 59 38

85cc Super Mini Place Name        1         Michael P. Vilasi    2         Sean A. Yeats           3         Jerad K. Stoner         4         Charles E. Thomas       5         Jared Uzugan           

Total Awards  - 3 Total Points 25 24 20 13 10

65cc   10 - 11 Place Name        1         Matthew S. Gift    2         Jeremy B. Nease      3         Patrick Desantis    4         Kyle D. Desimone    5         Ryan L. Slane      

Total Awards  - 5 Total Points 57 41 39 31 25

100cc 4 Stroke    Place Name        1         Robert W. Stanton   2         Robert P. O'Reilly III 3         Jason A. Sipe    4         David Devenney     5         David Rhine      

Total Awards - 3 Total Points 98 70 60 47 36

70cc ATV     Place Name        1         Kenton A. Heinbaugh   2         Michael R. Spalding   3         Joseph Bromley      4         Derrec Robinson      5         William Sloan       

Total Awards - 5 Total Points 57 45 39 18 17

110cc MC    Place Name        1         Shawn Kozak       2         Ian K. Quire      3         Alyssa R. Sauidge   4         Coty Earnest        5         Jeremy J. Faust     

Total Awards - 3 Total Points 38 33 23 16 16

50cc ATV     Place Name        1         Colby Chinchar          2         Austin Findley          3         Larry J. Koik III       4         Allie Slate             5         Derrec W. Robinson     

Total Awards - 5 Total Points 51 40 24 22 20

90cc ATV   Total Awards -  5 Place Name        1         Nathan P. Rothermel     2         Jeffrey S. Sullivan     3         Josh Weikel             4         Kevin C. Pannebakker    5         Chad Bohner            

Total Points 76 63 49 48 35

70cc Super Mod   Place Name        1         Colten Cunningham

Total Awards - 1 Total Points 2

MRA DECEMBER 2003 • 17

eries Banquet At Flying Dutchmen M.C.


MRA DECEMBER 2003 • 18

FLYING DUTCHMEN HARE SCRAMBLE November 9, 2003 Youth 50cc (4-6) Oil Inj 1 Chase M. Rusden 2 Eric J. Bowman 3 Hunter L. Moffit 4 Rileigh Jo Evitts 5 Dawson K. Evitts 50cc (4-80) Stock 1 Daniel L. Finney 2 Matthew Yackenchick 3 Dakota J. Dunman 60cc (7-9) 1 Troy E. Desimone 2 Joe D. Finney 3 Daniel J. Bromley 4 William J. Eaton 5 Gregory Sidebotham 85cc (7-11) 1 Dale Wakefield, Jr. 2 Cody J. Mummert 3 Andrew Homick 4 Zackery Smith 5 Azchary R. Snyder 85cc (12-15) 1 Jacob W. Wolfe 2 Christopher Rizzon 3 Alex G. Shaw 4 Cody B. Smith 5 Chris Utt Super Mini (12-15) 1 John R. Connelly 2 Joshua R. Wells 3 David Devenney 4 Joshua Rioux 5 Kyle D. Miller 0-110 Air Cooled 1 Graham C. cupit 2 Shawn Kozak 3 Amer Biasi 4 Trent L. Noll 5 Joseph J. Tokash

4 5

Jeremy Weniger Tommy Sullivan

250 B 1 2 3 4 5

Daniel Roeting David Gatyas Luke Bange Jason Ink Kevin Simpson

Open A 1 2 3 4 5

Casey Clark Ryan Rodgers Bob Walton Philip Wiegand John Walton

251/Open B 1 Kevin Thomasey 2 Jay Wringler 3 Edward Kropewnicki Open C 1 2 3 4 5

John R. Connelly William Leach Michael Marschall Wisley Bower Marc Innella

Senior 1 2 3 4 5

Gregory Rzeplinski Rick Wychunas Jerome Lynn Christopher Hunter Eric Kellner

Super Senior 1 Burd J. Guers 2 Scott Wofersberger 3 Thomas Eversole 4 Melvin Hall 5 Les Nye Vet B 1 2 3 4

Pete L. Brubaker Michael Carter Robert Herrington Brian Urbanski

FDMC ran the course backwards on this day Thomas Polon Vet A 1 2 3 4 5

Mike Reichert Craig A. Stamm Michael Strouse Sean Petri Thomas Daubert

200A 1 2

George Romeo, Jr. Harold Fulmer

4 Stroke 1 2 3 4 5

Mike Ego Timothy Rizzon Christopher Reichert Eric Wilson Allen Wilson

ATV Polaris 1 2 3 4

John D. Stasche Bryan Bruner George Richards Bela Gombar

Utility 1 2 3 4

Dave Porzi Bryan Vanassen Mike Fiore Zachary Bergey

Vet 1 2

Chad Kirby Brian Shinkanen

Youth 4 Stroke 1 Tobert Stanton 2 Tobert P. Oreilly, III 3 Woody V. Frecio, Jr. 4 Jason Sipe 5 Jesse E. Eidam

4W 90cc 1 2 3 4 5

Kurt D. Stoner Daniel R. McBride Matthew J. Zaleski

Senior 1 2 3

Randy W. Smith Jeff S. Kearney Lonnie W. Garland, Sr.

230 1 2 3 4 5

Heather A. Gaul Trevor C. Stout Joseph s. Papa Lonnie W. Garland Kyle S. Hermany

Already has the #1 Plate

Open 2 Stroke A 1 Wes D. Stone 2 Michael Lucas 3 Mark M. Walters 4 Donald J. Stasche 5 Jason L. Hughes Open 2 Stroke B 1 Michael Fleming 2 Blake A. Kramer 3 Brad R. Tabertshofer 4 Travis A. Ebersole 5 Gregory Nyce Open 4 Stroke A 1 Jonathan M. Bowers 2 matthew S. Lawrence 3 Michael H. Johnston 4 Todd Rothermel 5 Tyler Lenig Open 4 Stroke B 1 Stefanie Kenney 2 John T. Kenney, III 3 Brandon c. Navier 4 Ed Smith 5 Tim Olsa Open 4 Stroke C 1 Jarrod M. McClure 2 Daniel Helmstetter 3 Erick A. Cohourn 4 Ray Monnett 5 Wayne Smith

65cc (10-11) 1 Kyle D. Desimone 2 Jeremy B. Mease 3 Austin M. Carter 4 Matthew S. gift 5 Andrew J. Adams 4W 51-70cc 1 Derrec W. Robinson 2 Kenton A. Hernbaugh 3 Colby J. Chinchor 4 Austin R. Findley 5 Joseph Bromley

3 4 5

Philip Wiegand gettin sideways

5

Jeffrey s. Sullivan Gregory Biancone Nathan P. Rothermel Cody C. Beattie Nicole M. Brown

Motorcycles 200B 1 2 3 4

David Gordon James V. Ryan James Dunman Jason Thompson

125 B 1 2 3

Marc Liogrande Joshua D. Lingle Donald Stasche

Anybody seen my wheels?

Clark VS Rodgers – The Motocross Man came away with the Victory this time.


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Foot of Mountain

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Would Like to Say Thank You!!!

2003 Was A Good Year & 2004 Will Be Even BETTER!

To all the Riders, Racers & Families that came out to the track. Check us out on the website for Next Years Schedule. Track is located 10 min. W. of Bedford, Pa. •

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Miles Mountain Motocross October 26 –

Final Race of Season

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Call for Fall/Winter Practice Times

Motocross and ATV racing has arrived in The Twin Tiers! Join us this fall/winter to witness the excitement for yourself. This is the launch of our newly improved track. Next year we will be featuring a full race and practice schedule; including a track championship series. Try it out now and get a leg up on the competition. Overnight camping is available. We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our Inaugural Racing season. Thanks to all of you Miles Mountain can look forward to offering an exciting season of racing in the upcoming years.

Highlights • Aug 16 Track open for practice • Sept 28 AMA Sanctioned Event * Fridays 4-8pm $10 *additional AMA membership fee required * Saturdays 10am-8pm $15 * No practice Sat before races • Oct 12 Fall Spectacular • Oct 26 Final Race of Season • Sept 14 Inaugural Race

Miles Mountain Motocross


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D-7 Expert Points Race – October 19, 2003 Sponsored by JT Motorsports with Yamaha contingency. What a day, beautiful weather and 8 lap motos. Happy Ramblers put on a D-7 expert points race and did it in typical Ramblers fashion. The day ran smooth with lots of great racing action and a great crowd on hand. D-6 racer Jeremy Cook showed up and claimed 6 motos worth of Expert wins, other expert winners on the day included Jason Conlon, Jeff Grove and Ken Messerman. Not that all of these motos were won unchallenged, this is the time of year when your eligible B class riders start bumping up to get a taste of what’s to come for next season. Believe me; we are all in store for some great expert racing action in the new season. I’d like to thank the Happy Ramblers Motorcycle Club and all of the D-6 and D-7 racers that we had a chance to hang out with this season at Ramblers. You all have made 2003 a great season of racing and we look forward to seeing you at the track next year. – Jim Bull MRA

#15 Ken Messerman grabs the 40+ A Holeshot and goes 2-1 for the Overall Happy Ramblers M.C. J T MOTORSPORTS DISTRICT 7 EXPERT

Race: 1

4 Stroke B Finish # Brand 1 182 YAM 2 555 YAM 3 656 YAM 4 396 HON 5 209 YAM

Name Jeremy Cook Kevin Brodsky Jr Joseph G. Schueler Andrew J. Tsakanikas Chris L. Welsh Name Gary R. Harding Joseph M. Farnish Jr Larry A. Rhodes Brian Schilt James Hayes

Race: 2 85cc 7-11 Finish # Brand 1 2 YAM 2 21 YAM 3 921 SUZ 4 23 SUZ 5 46 KAW Womens Finish # Brand 1 13s YAM 2 190 SUZ

Name Broc J. Schmelyun Brandon S. Seibold Dylan A. Brajkovich Chaz N. Light Cody L. Lunceford Name Samantha Resch Kathleen Cook

Race: 3

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William B. Lally James A. Jarvis William E. Nichols Mike Wylie Edward Kerlin

125A Finish 1 2 3 4 5

# Brand 360 YAM 562 YAM 28 YAM 503 YAM 192 YAM

Name Jeremy Cook Joseph G. Schueler Andrew Wiegand Chris L. Welsh Shane D. Krabal

125B Finish 1 2 3 4 5

# Brand 677 YAM 44d YAM 56 YAM 10 SUZ 77x YAM

Name Pete M. Sneeringer Dylan M. Kautz Nick W. Johnson Justin E. Crawford Ryan Zimmerman

Race: 6 125C/D1 Finish # Brand 1 162 YAM 2 8 YAM 3 12 YAM 4 60 YAM 5 52a YAM

Name Zac A. Ely Andrew Baker Chad M. Breckbill Shane M. Wiegel Aqil S. Sharif

Race: 7 125C-D2 Finish # Brand 1 531 SUZ 2 108 SUZ 3 194 SUZ 4 912 KAW 5 149 KAW

Name Christopher A. Rucker Curtis J. Baker Patrick Wastler James S. Helton Jr Tony Vantesse

Race: 8

School Boy Finish # Brand 1 77x YAM 2 194 SUZ 3 162 YAM 4 700 KAW 5 277 SUZ

Name Ryan Zimmerman Patrick Wastler Zac A. Ely Larry Mutschler Zachary E. Harrington

College Boy Finish # 1 302x 2 135 3 677 4 938 5 213

Name Benjamin J. Bixler Cory Stickler Pete M. Sneeringer Vance Lally Eric Balawejoer

Brand HON YAM YAM SUZ YAM

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Race: 5

Race Results: 4 Stroke A Finish # Brand 1 360 YAM 2 t YAM 3 562 YAM 4 707 YAM 5 503 YAM

1 2 3 4 5

Jeff Grove from Frederick, MD wins the 30+ A and grabs a 2nd in 25+ A

Race: 4 40+ A Senior Finish # Brand 1 15 YAM 2 74 SUZ 3 12 YAM 4 204 HON 5 2n YAM

Name Kenneth E. Messerman Michael T. Stith Andrew M. Delauder Robert G. Huston Tim Schmelyun

40+ B Senior Finish # Brand

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51CC OIL 4-8 Finish # Brand 1 1 KTM 2 135 COB 3 456 KTM 4 49 KTM 5 95 KTM

Name Dakota Harris Tyler Webster Jacob Jones Nick R. Beatty David J. Byers

Race: 9 85cc 12-13 Finish # Brand 1 277 SUZ 2 25x SUZ 3 3h YAM 4 24 YAM 5 918 YAM

Name Zachary E. Harrington Landon Yingling Ryan R. Higgins Michael S. Wilson Tyler J. Smith

85cc 14-15 Finish # Brand 1 4 HON 2 50t SUZ 3 612 KAW 4 68 SUZ 5 419 KAW

Name Justin L. Bowler Steven Chiappa Ryan T. Shifflett Aaron Ulrich Devin Manahan

#360 Jeremy Cook wins 6 Expert Moto’s on the day – ­4 Stroke, 125, and 250 A

Jason Conlon takes the 25 + A Win

Pete Sneeringer from New Oxford, PA sweeps the 125 B Class

Vance Lally in College Boy competition riding out of West Shore Suzuki Race: 10 65cc 7-9 Finish # Brand 1 33 SUZ 2 5 SUZ 3 83 SUZ 4 128 KAW 5 6j KTM\

Name Jacob H. Grove Nikolas S. Desiderio Kameron M. Page Steven Sparks Joshua Villarreal

65cc 10-11 Finish # Brand 1 1 KAW 2 21 SUZ 3 921 KTM 4 31x KTM 5 24a KAW

Name Broc J. Schmelyun Brandon S. Seibold Dylan A. Brajkovich Steven S. Good Jordan A. Walker

Race: 11 250/Open A Finish # Brand 1 360 YAM 2 t YAM 3 1 HON 4 192 YAM 5 924 YAM

Name Jeremy Cook Kevin Brodsky Jr Andrew J. Tsakanikas Shane D. Krabal Kevin Beach Ii

250/Open B Finish # Brand 1 182 YAM 2 56 YAM 3 44d YAM 4 33 YAM 5 938 SUZ

Name Gary R. Harding Nick W. Johnson Dylan M. Kautz Matt A. Marraccini Vance Lally

Race: 12 250/Open C-D1 Finish # Brand 1 16 HON 2 180 HON 3 389 SUZ 4 651 YAM 5 735 KTM

Name Todd N. Selleck Jr John H. Childs Iv Nathan Peck Jason Hutchison Brock Myers

Race: 13 Junior Mini Finish # 1 2 2 5 3 46 4 33 5 83

Brand YAM SUZ KAW SUZ HON

Super Mini Finish # Brand 1 70 SUZ 2 277 SUZ 3 4 HON 4 54g KAW 5 456 SUZ

Name Broc J. Schmelyun Nikolas S. Desiderio Cody L. Lunceford Jacob H. Grove Kameron M. Page Name Daniel Holton, Jr Zachary E. Harrington Justin L. Bowler Mike Goldberg Cody Gorsuch

Race: 14 30+C Vet-D1 Finish # 1 x 2 80

Brand SUZ HON

Name Jim Dobbs Chris T. Teneyck

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Edward Kerlin Mike Beavan Anthony J. Plitt

Race: 15 30+A Vet Finish # Brand 1 12 SUZ 2 623 HON 3 452 HON 4 340 HON 5 335 KTM

Name Jeffrey M. Grove Jon S. Boser Edgar M. Davis Jr Bryan C. Miner Scott Sayers

Race: 16 51cc 4-6 Finish # Brand 1 2 COB 2 95 POL 3 5l KTM 4 8s KTM 5 456 KTM

Name Chase N. Miller David J. Byers Dustin Lepley Sommer Gangaway Jacob Jones

51cc 7-8 Finish # Brand 1 270 KTM 2 911 KTM 3 6f KTM 4 107 COB 5 19a COB

Name Jacob C. Runkles Jarek J. Balkovic Bobby Kinsley Ryan J. Baxter Addison Emory

Race: 17 Unlimited Finish # Brand 1 656 SUZ 2 178 KTM 3 162 YAM 4 744 YAM 5 149 KAW

Name Justin E. Crawford David Arentz Jr Zac A. Ely Ken Garner Iv Tony Vantesse

Race: 18 25+A Finish 1 2 3 4 5

# Brand 294 YAM 12 SUZ 705 YAM 452 HON 735 HON

Name Jason B. Conlon Jeffrey M. Grove Michael P. Tsakanikas Edgar M. Davis Jr Nathan A. Updyke

25+B Finish 1 2 3 4 5

# Brand 950 YAM 33 YAM 171 YAM 11 YAM 684 YAM

Name Damien L. Bell Matt A. Marraccini Colin Forer William Vaartjes David S. Markley

Race: 19 30+B Vet Finish # Brand 1 17x YAM 2 71 KAW 3 57 KTM 4 427 YAM 5 917 HON

Name Derek Huzzy William E. Nichols Dan Soloman Mike Wylie James A. Jarvis


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2004 MOTOCROSS RACE SCHEDULE March 27 March 28 May 2 May 23 July 11 July 24 July 25 August 22 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 14 Nov. 28

Organized Practice from 9am to 3pm Season Opener – District 6 & District 7 B, C, Youth, & Women Points District 6 Points Series Race & District 7 – 4ft. Trophies Sponsored by: Ray wilt Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Hanover, PA District 6 & District 7 Expert Points – 4ft. Trophies Sponsored by: Montrose Dodge District 6 & District 7 Thank you for your Organized Practice from 9am to 4pm – Loretta Lynn’s Warm-up continued support! District 6 & District 7 – Loretta Lynn’s Warm-up Extended Motos District 6 Points Series-Contingency for all Brands – 4ft Trophies Sposored by: Action Motosports, York, PA District 6 & District 7 B, C, Youth, & Women Points District 6 & District 7 – Labor Day Suzuki Championship -Sponsored by: West Shore Suzuki, Mechanicsburg, PA – Must ride 1 class each day to be eligible for Bike Giveaway Organized Practice from 9am to 2pm – Trick or Treat & Bon Fire District 6 & District 7 Youth Points District 6 & District 7 District 6 & District 7

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Tis the season... for a rebuild. Reactive Suspension By Andy Fleck & Al Carr

www.reactive-suspension.com Well another season has come and gone, so what's next? Well if you plan on keeping your current race bike for another year you need to plan on rebuilding the engine. Mini's and 125's absolutely need this done at least once a year, 250's every two to three years. An engine rebuild consists of replacing all the stressed components, these include the main bearings, main seals, connecting rod assembly (or crankshaft assembly) and piston and rings. It's also a good idea to replace the water pump seals as well. The reason I stressed the mini's and 125's is that these engines have to rev high to make horsepower, around 12000 RPM as opposed to say a 250 (2 stroke) which peaks at about 9000. Any engine that revs high (250F owners take note) put a lot of stress in the engine components which all have a finite life span. Each component is designed to satisfy a certain number of cycles at which point it should be replaced failure to do so can have drastic and costly results. Pistons run past their service life will develop cracks on their skirts, usually the intake side as this is the thrust side and takes the most load. When a skirt breaks off the pieces can take out the cylinder as well as fall into the crankcase locking up the motor and causing further damage to the cases themselves. The crank assembly can either be rebuilt or replaced, check prices for rebuilding as opposed to replacement. Rebuilding a crankshaft will generally run $90. for the conn. rod assembly plus about $35. to $45. labor. This price does not include tearing the motor down to remove the crankshaft. Tear down and re-assembly should run no more than $200. for a 2-stroke and $300. to $350. for a 4-stroke. Honda is the only company that for some models sells a resonably priced crankshaft assembly in fact they usuallydon't sell the component parts. There are aftermarket companies that do sell conn. rod kits for Hondas but Honda crankshafts are delicate to rebuild and great care should be exercised when doing so, we have a special jig that allows us to rebuild these cranks as good as new. We always check the price of a new crank as opposed to rebuilding to see which will best serve our customer. FYI, a rebuilt crank is just as good as a new one. Connecting rods are continuously stressed, at top dead center the piston is trying to rip the rod in two and at bottom dead center its trying to crush the rod between the wrist pin and big end pin. I have seen rods that have been run too long that have snapped in two. The piston and half the rod still attached to it will smash into the cylinder head while the rod half still attached to the crank will do its best imitation of some demonic weed whacker and rip the engine cases to bits. This is an extreme case as crank failure is more commonly due to the big end bearing failing. The big end bearing also referred to as the rod bearing is a caged needle roller and is located in the bottom end of the rod. The bearing doesn't spin at a constant speed but rather stops spinning at top dead center and bottom dead center. To avoid "skidding" as the bearing decelerates the bearing cage is made from a very light material and it is this that is usually the weak link. At some point the cage will begin to break up. If the needle rollers get out of position the bearing will bind up and seize. Sometimes pieces of the cage will break out of the rod and follow the intake charge up through the transfers into the combustion chamber, this will result in damage to the piston and cylinder head. The main bearings carry the crankshaft and it is the constant cyclical loading that eventually brings them to the end of their service life. In most cases the cages fracture allowing the balls to get out of position and the bearings to seize. As with all anti-friction bearings it is nearly impossible to tell when they are about to fail this is why a regular replacement interval should be employed to maintain engine reliability. As a rule of thumb whenever the crank is rebuilt or replaced the main bearings and seals are replaced at the same time. Anyone trying to squeeze another season out of a bottom end on a mini or 125 is riding a grenade with the pin out. Oh sure it can be done but if you are wrong the results can be catastrophic. No serious racer should ever start a race season on a worn bottom end. Rebuilding will not only give you a reliable engine but also you will be shocked at how much better the bike runs and feels, it truly is amazing. Now unlike 2-strokes a 4-strokes service life is a bit longer, this is due mainly to the fact that they have an abundance of oil lubricating all their component parts, but this should in know way be construed to mean that they don't need rebuilding from time to time. Check your service manual for recommended procedures for determining their service requireAl Carr Andy Fleck ments. Reactive is a full service rebuild facility for all 2 and 4 stroke engines, if you are interested we can give you a quote on the cost and time to thoroughly rebuild and prep your engine for the coming season, give us a call, we want to make your next season a successful one.

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BLUE DIAMOND PARK INAUGARUL RACE NOVEMBER 16, 2003

50cc 4-6 1. Kenneth Venarchick Ktm 2. Hunter Boslo Ktm 3. Terry Spence Ktm 4. Samantha Zisti Lem 5. Alan Korzonowski Ktm 50cc 7-8 1. Austin Walker Ktm 50cc 4-8 oil 1. Austin Tosh Ktm 2. Noah Masta Ktm 3. Christian Hamel Ktm 4. Dylan Boslo Ktm 5. Jared Sullivan Yam 65cc 7-9 1. Michael Anderson Ktm 2. Cody Meekins Ktm 3. Colin Webb Kaw 4. Brady McDaniel Kaw 5. Andrew Zisti Kaw 65cc 10-11 1. Russell Murin Kaw 2. Dylan Huertas Ktm 3. Andrew Adams Hon 4. Eric Green Kaw 5. Jacob Foster Suz 85cc 7-11 1. Michael Anderson Kaw 2. Joseph Masta Jr. Suz 3. Allan Pleasnaton Yam 4. T.J. Fioravanti Yam 5. Angelo Manerchia Suz 85cc 12-13 1. William Duffy Suz 2. Justin Frederick Kaw 3. Kyle Grell Kaw 4. Brett Davis Kaw 5. Michael Stella Kaw 85cc 14-15 1. Matt Ivey Hon 2. Matt Mccloskey Hon Junior Mini 7-11 1. T.J. Fioravanti Yam 2. Allan Pleasnaton Yam 3. Angelo Manerchi Suz 4. Cody Meekins Ktm 5. Brian Wasson Yam Super Mini 12-15 1. William Duffy Suz 2. Justin Frederick Kaw 3. Bobby Jumper Kaw 4. Michael Stella Kaw 5. Kyle Grell Kaw School Boy 1. William Duffy Suz 2. Anthony Fontana Yam 3. Mark Garvey Suz 4. Steven Wilson Ktm 5. Robert Cox Hon College Boy 1. Dean Smith Hon 2. Jessye Davis Yam 3. Matthew DeCarlo Yam

125 A 1. Barry Carsten Suz 2. Jeremy Cook Yam 3. Stephen Stella Kaw 4. Thomas Burton Yam 5. Jason Harper Suz 125 B 1. Eric Sebastian Yam 2. Anthony Fontana Yam 3. Mike O’Connor Yam 4. Robert Cox Hon 5. Bryan Fleishman Yam 125 C 1. Mark Garvey Suz 2. Mark Davis Kaw 3. A.J. Spicer Yam 4. Kevin Billig Yam 5. Nick Donofrio Yam 250 A 1. Barry Carsten Suz 2. Jeremy Cook Yam 3. Thomas Burton Yam 4. Stephen Stella Kaw 5. Jason Harper Suz 250 B 1. Jason Lawrence Suz 2. Eric Sebastion Yam 3. Dean Smith Hon 4. Chris Clymer Hon 250 C 1. Arnell Bell Yam 2. Adam Baker Ktm 3. Janeks Zigulis Kaw 4. Mark Baker Hon 5. John Constantinou Yam 25 + B 1. John Roach Hon 2. Brady Vanduff Yam 3. John Tavernese Hon Vet A 1. Larry Harper Yam 2. Robert McWharter Yam 3. Michael Thompson Hon Vet B 1. John Roach Hon 2. John Tavernese Hon 3. Robert Hemel Ktm 4. Brady Vanduff Yam 5. Angelo Manerchia Sr. Suz Vet C 1. Chris Ryan Hon 2. Ron Hopper Yam 3. Charles Frake Yam 4. Reginald Ford Yam 5. Janeks Zigulis Kaw Senior A 1. Michael Thompson Hon Senior B 1. Larry Golden Hon 2. Angelo Manerchia Sr. Suz 3. J. Gilespie Hon 4. Bill Mantooth Hon 5. Paul Jenks Yam


2004 Qualifying Schedule Loretta Lynns

2004 District 6 Hare Scramble Schedule

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Northeast February 8 Flying Dutchmen ** August 8 High Mountain March 13 & 14 Budds Creek Budds Creek, MD March 14 Flying Dutchmen August 15 Rausch Creek National March 27 & 28 Virginia Motorsports Petersburg, VA Hare Scramble March 21 Flying Dutchmen April 10 & 11 Southwick Southwick, MA August 29 Miles Mountain April 4 Flying Dutchmen ** April 17 & 18 Broome Tioga Binghamton, NY September 4 Foot Of Mountain April 24 & 25 Steel City Delmont, PA April 11 Foot of Mountain September 5 Foot Of Mountain ** May 1 & 2 Freedom MX Niagara Falls, NY April 17 Miles Mountain May 15 & 16 Field of Dreams Boswell, PA September 12 Back Mountain ** April 18 Flying Dutchmen May 22 & 23 Hurricane Hills September 19 Foot Of Mountain April 25 Road Winders MC ** Northeast Regionals September 25 Miles Mountain May 2 Foot Of Mountain ** June 12 & 13 Birch Creek Danville, VA YOUTH September 26 Flying Dutchmen May 9 Foot Of Mountain June 26 & 27 Doublin Gap Newburg, PA AMATEUR October 3 Foot Of Mountain May 23 Miles Mountain Southeast October 10 Flying Dutchmen ** March 13 & 14 MX Marion County Reddick, FL June 5 Foot Of Mountain October 17 Foot Of Mountain April 3 & 4 Devils Ridge Sanford, NC June 6 Foot Of Mountain April 17 & 18 Aonia Pass Georgia October 24 Flying Dutchmen June 15 R.O.R.R. April 24 & 25 Gatorback Gainesville, FL October 31 Rausch Creek June 20 BP Promotions at May 1 & 2 Mill Creek MX Alabama November 7 Flying Dutchmen Jack Frost ** May 8 & 9 Smokey Mountain Pigeon Forge, TN November 14 Foot Of Mountain June 27 Back Mountain ** May 22 & 23 Diamond Back Georgia November 21 Flying Dutchmen July 11 Miles Mountain May 29 & 30 Echiconnee Macon, GA BP Promotions at Jack Frost ** July 18 Southeast Regionals ** Denotes Round Of BP State Series June 5 & 6 Parker Valley Bellwood, NC AMATEUR June 19 & 20 Lazy River Chatsworth, 2004 AMA District 7 Championship Series 2004 - 21 Race D-6 MX Series GA YOUTH March 20 Atco Hare Scramble Schedule (motorcycle) April 4 Doublin Gap 14 Race series with 2 throw aways. April 10 Happy Ramblers April 17 Evansville Jan 4, '04 Budds Creek, MD. MD Comp April 18 Mt. Pleasant Mar 14 Three Springs, PA. GMER May 9 Pagoda Mar 28 Hedgesville, WV. Tomahawk MX May 16 Flying Dutchmen Apr 4 Budds Creek, MD. VCHSS May 30 Sleepy Hollow Apr 18 Hedgesville, WV. Tomahawk MX June 6 Doublin Gap May 2 Budds Creek, MD. June 20 Miles Mountain May 23 Delaware City, DE. DER June 27 Raceway Park Jun 6 Neelyton, PA. Foot of Mountain July 3 Evansville Jun 19 Budds Creek, MD MX National Wknd July 25 Mt. Pleasant Cobra & Polini Dealer September 5 Flying Dutchmen Jul 25 Oakland, MD (North Hill) Top End Pro September 6 Sleepy Hollow September 19 Hurricane Hills Aug 1 Three Springs, PA. MD Comp September 26 Pagoda Sep 12 Budds Creek, MD website: www.kincaidracing.com October 2 & 3 Raceway Park Sep 19 Oakland, MD (North Hill) Top End Pro email: kincaid.racing@verizon.net October 10 Hurricane Hills Oct 3 Neelyton, PA. Foot of Mountain October 17 Happy Ramblers Oct 24 Budds Creek, MD. Sales & Service November 13 Atco Nov 7 Hedgesville, WV. Tomahawk MX New & Used Equipment Nov 21 Delaware City, DE. DER Parts & Accessories Throw out 3 worst finishes. Jan 2, '05 Budds Creek, MD. MD Comp

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SUPERCROSS - Same Day TV For SX Opener Posted By Paul Carruthers

Europe TV 11/6/2003 The folowing release is from Clear Channel... Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division today announced that ESPN2 will host same day airing of the opening round of THQ World Supercross GP from Seville, Spain on December 6, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. EST in the United States. Fans in the U.S. will be able to watch the world’s top supercross riders compete in the opening round of international competition from the Estadio Olimpico, a mere four hours after the race is completed. "Same day, Saturday night ESPN2 airing of the opening round of THQ World Supercross GP from Seville, Spain is another monumental leap for the fans, riders, sponsors and the entire motorcycle industry," said Ken Hudgens vice president, marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports. "ESPN is committed to growing the sport, and this is another demonstration of their dedication to THQ World Supercross GP/ AMA Supercross Series. This is the first of more good news on supercross television.”


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Photo Gallery

A new monthly feature in MRA, watch each month for your favorite photo. We take hundreds of pictures each month while at the races. Unfortunately we only have room for a fraction of those in MRA. You can now check our website for your favorite action shot, you can view and purchase your photos right from the comfort of your home and we’ll ship them directly to you. No web access, then watch the MRA Photo Gallery for your favorite shot. And if you don’t see it here it doesn’t mean we don’t have it. Give us a call and tell us who you are, chances are we may already have a shot of you in our files and we’ll ship it right out to you. If not give us your requests and we’ll do our best to make it happen. MRA

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Foot of Mountain Hare Scramble October 26, 2003

Quads 4 Stroke C

Super Senior 1 Burd J. Gulrs 2 Thomas M. Eversole 3 Tom Phillips 4 Norman Billhime 5 Kenneth Littinger Senior 1 Edward A. Hoover 2` Jeffrey J. Baran 3 Skip Stoner, Jr.

251- Open B 1 Bryan Moffitt Luke Bange Jason Ink David R. Minnich Hawk L. Thompson

Bryan P. Goodling 4 Jeff S. Kearney 5 Andrew L. Cole Utility 1 Bryan E. Failer 4 W 70 1 Kenton A. Heinbaugh 2 Derrec W. Robinson 3 Joseph R. Bromley 4 Colby J. Chinchar

Keith Appleby kevin Weikel Justin Bittle

2 Stoke A 1 Mark Carman 2 Jason Hughes

4 W 90 1 Kevin C. Pannebakke 2 Brian Ego Joshua Weikel 3

Autospt 1 George A. Richards 4 Stroke A 1 Todd Rothermel 2 Scott A. Meckley, Jr. 2 Stroke B 1 Nathan K. Gogno 2 Joe Luzny 4 Stroke B 1 Stefanie A. Kenney 2 John T. Kenney III Vet 30 + 1 Chad Kirby 2 Randy M. Brandt

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85 (12-15) 1 Tyler J. Klinger Cody B. Smith Dustin M. Wells Nathan Alford

85 (7-11) 1 Cody Mummert 2 Zachery Smith 3 Ian Pannebakke 4 Raymond Mullen

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201- Open A 1 Ryan K. Rodgers 2 Philip N. Wiegand 3 David L. Greenleaf 4 David HillHime 5 Paul Edward Bitting

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50 Oil Inj 1 Eric V. Bowman 2 Hunter L. Moffitt 3 Lawton C. John

Vet A 1 Todd Temple 2 Mike Ego 3 Todd Myers 4 David A. Risser 5 Brian Karwaski

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Vet B 1 Pete L. Brubaker 2 Ronald Waugh

Open C 1 Mike R. Barnett 2 Tom M. Scanlan 3 Joshua Batts 4 Robert S. Marek 5 Steven R. Murphy , Sr.

Justin J. Baran

65 (10-11) 1 Jeremy B. Nease 2 Kyle D. Desimone 3 Austin Carter

125B 1 Robie E. Leese 2 Jerod K. Stoner 3 Michael Soudas 4 Kevin B. Karwaski 5 Jason G. Thompson

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On Oct 12, Piston Poppers opened it’s gates on one of the few

The 12 hours of ATV America, is quickly becoming the nations premiere ATV race. The race which was run on October 25th in Ft. Dodge, IA is a 12 hour race which is run over varying terrain consisting of Motocross sections, TT sections, Cross country sections and Sand sections. With the Pro purse being over $30,000 dollars it attracts the top Pro riders from all over the country. Race teams consist of three riders who will pound their machines without mercy for 12 hours, with the race being divided up into two 6-hour sessions. That is the equivalent of running six GNCC’s in a row!

sunny weekends this year for a great day of motorcycle scramble racing. Located just east of the route 30 and route 10 intersection, Piston Poppers is a dirt track which holds 4 scrambles events each year. Approximately 800 spectators and an almost record number of entries, 196, signed up to tackle the twisty course. The weather was excellent and there were few accidents and no serious injuries.

The race started on the TT section of the track, which consisted of 4th and 5th gear sweepers and several long straits. With riders lined up about 50’away from their quads in a “Lemans start” you had to sprint across the track to your quad. What a thrill it was going through the first couple of turns with 67 other quads. Being that we were in the Industry class, team Rausch Creek (Michael McDonald, Brian Bender, Justin Buffington) started the race from near the tail end of the line up. As it turned out this was great fun as the Honda 250R with its LRD 330 power made it easy to pass in the fast sections. The R would reel in almost everything else on the track, reeling them in like a shark going in for the kill. This was however a double-edged sword with the power turning on and off like a light switch. Anyone who has had the opportunity to ride one of these beasts’s can attest to what it’s like trying to hang on.

Among the field were a large number of AMA Grand National Championship regulars including the 2003 AMA Grand National Rookieof-the-Year John Raun Wood and 2003 FUSA national event winner and 2002 AMA 883 Champion Jared Mees. Other nationally ranked riders including AMA National event winner, Rev’n Kevin Varnes, Mike Varnes, Ken Yoder, Roy Miller, Shawn Baer, Rick Winsett and Don Mullen were on hand and did battle throughout the day. The fans were treated to some competitive racing with the local contingent really challenging the pros throughout the day. There were plenty of classes and a wide range of bikes competing, enough to keep anyone happy. The results of the amateur classes are posted below.

Bill Balance took the early lead for team GT Thunder (Bill Balance, Brandon Balance, Johnny Gallagher) with Team Walsh Race Craft (Mike Walsh, Dana Creech, Jasmin Plante) and Team Hiper Wheels (Chris Borich, Matt Smiley, Mike Krachun) following close behind. After the first couple of laps the soft Iowa soil quickly went from being smooth to having 2-foot high ruts in the turns and started to form breaking and acceleration bumps on the straits. It didn’t take much imagination to think what the track was going to be like in 12 hours. GT Thunder led the first six laps until an axle nut came off and they had to get towed in. Team Hiper wheels then took over the lead for the next five laps until Team Walsh Race Craft overtook them on lap 12 and held the lead until the end of the first session. One of the great features of this track was that it had multiple option lanes while going through the woods sections to enable passing. I thought this was a great idea and they were very well executed in that both lanes were very close in time even though they were usually very different in layout. These lanes were very useful when overtaking or being overtaken by a faster rider. It was also quite a thrill to be out on the track with such great Pro riders such as Bill and Brandon Balance, Jeremiah Jones, Chris Borich, Matt Smiley, Jason Dunkelberger, Mike Krachun and Rob Hertz. I also learned how truly fast this country’s top women’s riders are. I was passed by both Traci Cecco (Woman’s GNCC Champ) and Angela Moore (Woman’s GNC Champ) of the Alba Action Girls team and I applaud these talented racers who are truly great athletes and should be recognized as such. Team JNJ (Jeremiah Jones, Nate Frees, Jason Dunkelberger) charged hard all day long and closed to within three minutes of Team Hiper wheels but a broken wheel bearing sidelined them with only 20 minutes left in the race relegating them to 6th place. Team Hyper wheels took the holeshot and never looked back in the second session. Their first place overall earned them a $10,400 dollar payout. Team Walsh Race Craft departed from the race early in the second session with a cracked engine case. Team JB racing ran consistently at the front of pack all day long and their hard work paid off with a second place overall finish and a $6,300 payout. Team JPMX (Josh Starrett, Jeremy Lawson, Chris Gary) finished 3rd and received a $3,500 payout. Team GT Thunder rode hard all day long and came back from 14th place to finish 5th. Winning the A class was Troy racing (Stephanie Parton, Adam Howell, William Howell) with the B class win going to White River Racing (Gregg Alms, Gabe Ellett, Lee Pannell). Penland Brothers Racing(Mike Penland, Scott Kilby, Marcus Gonzalez) won the Utility class and Rausch Creek Motorsports won the Industry class.

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12 Hours of ATV America

Due to the large rider turn out, several qualifying heats were required in most classes to determine the starting grid positions and riders for the main events. The Piston Poppers staff did an excellent job of getting the schedules together and running a near flawless race allowing completion of all the main events prior to darkness setting in. Piston Poppers has another exciting schedule of events in 2004 with Sunday races on May 16, June 13, September 19 and October 17. The races don’t start until after lunch so be sure to stop out and see some exciting motorcycle races.

Amateur Results: 50cc 4-6 yrs 1. Ken Venarchick 2. Jason Alston 50cc 7-8 yrs stock 1. Tyler Stacey 2. Tyler Mullen 50cc Oil Injected 1. Sam Smith 2. Ryan Varnes

60cc 1. Kyle Schlimme 2. Shane Hufford, Jr.

125 B 1. James Opalka 2. Joe Gatherole

80cc 7-11 yrs 1. Evan Baer 2. Brett Pugh

250 “B” 1. Nick Giuseppe 2. Jonathon Jordan

80cc 12-15 yrs 1. Nick Henderson 2. Tyler Brady

Open “B” 1. Nick Giuseppe 2. Jonathon Jordan

100 “B” 1. Corey Texter 2. Brandon Robinson

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It was great to see so many of the new Yamaha’s in the race and I’m certain that next year will see many of the new Honda TRX450R’s as well. With what these manufacturers are building today it is very obvious how much this sport has grown over the last few years and with races like the 12 hours of ATV America this sport is going to continue to reach never before seen heights. I would like to encourage other quad riders to attend and support this great race, as it is a truly unique event. Rausch Creek would like to thank John Pellan for doing a great job and putting on such a great event. We would also like to thank Kevin Mummah from Lost Creek Cycles, Tony Kellner, and the Natalie family.

Austin Greenland - 2003 A.M.A. Sportsman of the Year On Saturday night November 22, 2003 12 year old Austin Greenland from Spring Mills, PA was in attendance at the A.M.A. Pro Racing Championship Awards Banquet in Las Vegas, Nevada to be recognized for winning the Grand National Championship in the 85cc DTX 9-13 division for 2003. Austin, getting a little fidgety in his black tuxedo while waiting for his award got the surprise of his young but successful racing career. To everyone‚s surprise, by unanimous decision the next award goes to Austin Greenland: 2003 A.M.A. Sportsman of the Year - awarded for Acts of Exceptional Sportsmanship While In The Heat Of Competition. Austin, congratulations from MRA and the Action Motorsports Dirt Track Team, wear the award proudly, you certainly deserve it. – Jim Bull MRA

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