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Steel City will about be in the books, and we have the youth regional at Doublin Gap late in the month. Also, don’t forget the outdoor National at Budds Creek on Father’s Day weekend. The last weekend of the month will also bring the Shoot Out race to Doublin. They’ve moved the event up in the calendar this year and have made it part of the series. This event always attracts great competition and some bragging rights to go along with it, so we hope to see you there. If you’re into off road and flat track racing, there is plenty of that going on too. Check our upcoming event section in this issue to get the full scoop. Well, that’s about it for now. We have all the regular thank yous. Please don’t forget to patronize our adver tisers when you can, as they are the true supporters of our sport. Thanks again for reading, and we’ll see you all at the track. Jim Bull, MRA Editor

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IN THIS ISSUE Hello Race Fans ................................................................ 5 Caught In the Act .............................................................. 5 NEOC at Hollenbeck Farms ............................................. 16 CWR Quad Race at Happy Ramblers ................................ 8 MDRA 7 at Doublin Gap.................................................. 20 ECEA at Boyer Farm ......................................................... 6 MAMA at Blue Diamond ................................................. 10 Candytown Trials ............................................................ 24 MAMA Hereos ................................................................ 21 Chaplain’s Corner ............................................................ 22 Upcoming Events ............................................................ 22 Our Advertisers ............................................................... 22 Mainline at Sleepy Hollow ............................................... 14 DER Enduro..................................................................... 23 Local Racers at GNCC .................................................... 16

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Well, here we are, talking about a June issue already. Isn’t it amazing how time flies? It seems like just yesterday we couldn’t wait for the season to get started. Now we’re talking about the beginning of summer, and rounds number 4, 5 and 6, depending on which series we are referring to. Before you know it, we’ll be talking about a Loretta Lynn preview issue. It makes me think about a story I heard recently that involved marbles and a jar, and how a man put “x” amount of marbles in the jar, but every Saturday he would take one out and throw it away. What a crazy way to monitor your life. Anyhow, sorry for the rant there. Sometimes it seems like I monitor my life by what issue of the year we are producing. The good news is that we are still producing issues, the race season is not quite half over for the year, and it sounds like I haven’t lost all my marbles yet. June promises to be a great month for racing, with a lot of big local events coming up in the calendar. By the time you read this, the amateur regional at

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Green Marble Enduro Riders - ECEA Hare Scramble Round Three: ECEA Hare Scramble Series at Boyer Farm - Slanesville, W.Va., April 28-29, 2012 • By Chris Borger Round Three of the 2012 ECEA Hare Scramble series was held April 28 and 29 by the Green Marble Enduro Riders (GMER) club at the Boyer Farm in Slanesville, W.Va. Boyer Farm is a premier woods racing course, with 10 miles of fast, fun, technical action. The course has a wide variety of trails, including hill climbs, a tight single track, a great grass track and fast open woods sections. Weather conditions were good all weekend, with some much needed rain overnight and perfect sunny conditions for the main event on Sunday. The action began Saturday with the 50 cc, Pee-Wee, and youth classes. The GMER club set up a fantastic course for the kids, including some well-groomed woods, open sections of trail, and the grass track section. The 50 cc race ran 45 minutes on a 1.8-mile grass track and woods road. The Pee-Wee class ran one hour on a three-mile grass track and woods road, and the youth classes ran 1.5 hours on a five-mile grass track and woods trail course. Parents and spectators had easy access to all sections of the youth course, and all the kids really enjoyed the track. The first classes were racing by noon, and the club stayed right on schedule throughout the afternoon with all of the youth classes. The ECEA youth program is one of the best in the region, and all the kids were awarded very nice plaques, goodie bags and gift cards from GMER. There were 49 entries in the morning youth classes, and the ECEA KIDZ really had some fun. Sunday’s races got under way right on schedule, and the C-class riders were on the course by 10:00 a.m. C-class, Women’s class, Masters, and Senior classes ran a 1.5-hour race consisting of an 8.5-mile course of woods trail and the grass track. The trail conditions were very nice, and the morning class riders really got a workout on the fast and technical trail sections. The main event started on schedule at 1:00 p.m., and course conditions were outstanding by this point. The main event runs about two hours and consists of a 10-mile course. Several top riders from all over the mid-Atlantic region came out for this race, and the main event action was awesome. Competition was fierce and fast as the top five riders were within seconds of each other throughout the race. Overall champion Shane Hufford Jr. battled back and forth with second place overall rider Jesse Groemm, exchanging leads on the second lap separated by just two seconds. Third place Brian Lawson, fourth place Leonard Rehatchek and fifth place Jerod Stoner really mixed it up all afternoon, being just seconds apart at their finish with all running a full five laps. The event went very smooth from signup to awards. Two hundred and thirty five riders came out for the race, and everyone had a great time. The GMER club had good food available all weekend, and 30 club members worked the event. Many thanks to the Green Marble club for an outstanding event, as well as to the Boyer family, the ECEA scoring team of Mike and Lisa Soudas, the ECEA sponsors and Cyclemax of Gaithersburg, Md., for their support at the event. Check the ECEA website for full results for this and all ECEA races at www.ecea.org. Mark your calendars for the return of the Green Marble Enduro on Sunday, August 12, in Three Springs, Pa., and the Green Marble Hare Scramble #2 at Rocket Raceway on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29.

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Happy Ramblers/CWR MX Quad Racing Series Hanover, PA • April 29, 2012 • By: Jim Bull Photo.com Late April brought round # 1 of the new for 2012 CWR MX Quad Racing Series to the Happy Ramblers Motorcycle Club. This year the folks from Happy have teamed up with local quad performance and suspension guru Greg Spicka, who owns Cycle Works Racing in Hanover, PA. Together they will bring a five race series to the track, with the next event slated for Saturday and Sunday, July 21 – 22, 2012. Saturday will offer a practice day, with racing on Sunday. The turnout was low for this first event, but everyone I talked with agreed that the course was perfect for quads and anybody that didn’t attend really missed out. Spread the word, and tell your friends to make sure to be at the next event. This track works great for quads, and there was plenty of ride time for all. Get all the details online at: www.cycleworksracing.net, and we’ll see you all at the next round.

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James Nichols Ethan Miller Mike Kline Hunter Dentler Deau Dentler Buck Dentler Chris Transeau Brian Nolt Ashley Imler Pine Grove Yamaha’s James Nichols wins the expert division.

Jeff Thompson (80) sweeps the Vet class at round # 1.

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MAMA at Blue Diamond Round # 4 MAMA Series • May 5 – 6, 2012 • Photos by: PJ Freeman 250 A 1. Jesse Pierce 2. Robert Kraft 3. R Perry Boswell 4. Joel Adams 5. William Duffy 6. Scott Clark 7. Zachary Klaptosky 8. Bruce Cahall 9. George Finch Jr 10. Tyler Wozney 250 B 1. Nicholas Ferrell 2. William Carling 3. Brandon Seibold 4. Scott Atkinson 5. Anthony Maladra 6. Blake Thompson 7. Richie Trevelise 8. Charles Wernig 9. Michael Pettit 10. Dylan Blettner 250 C 1. Matthew Mangine 2. Hunter Ringrose 3. Reggie Powell Jr 4. Jacob Diana 5. Bobby Garraway 6. Michael Donohue 7. Randy White 8. Noah Johnson 9. Zachery Hinkle 10. Dylan Stith 250 C Div II 1. Colin Whitten 2. Kevin Brickey 3. Mike Mcgovern 4. Terrel Isreal 5. John Lacontora 6. Evan Peterson 7. John Mcnamara 8. Hunter Holt 9. Robb Borowicz 10. Michael Lewis Women 1. E Wernig 2. Tiana Alfano 3. Lauren Plate 4. Kara Groves 5. Shelby Benson 6. Marissa Peck 7. Annmarie Supple 8. Dana Bassford 9. Kaitlyn Kaczka 10. Diamond Bailey Mini Women Open 7-15 1. Lauren Plate 2. Katie Benson 3. Shelby Benson 4. Anna Sheubrooks Mini Women Support 7-15 1. Lindsey Randler 2. Jessica Betz

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Open C 1. Matthew Mangine 2. Hunter Ringrose 3. Noah Johnson 4. Dan Friel Iii 5. Kevin Brickey 6. Colin Whitten 7. Jacob Diana 8. Michael Donohue 9. Jon Rasmussen 10. Bobby Garraway Collegeboy 14-24 1. Alexander Frye 2. William Duffy 3. William Carling 4. Robert Kraft 5. Tyler Knowlton 6. Keith Rose 7. Steven Wilson 8. Mark Mercer 9. Scott Atkinson 10. T Irvin Schoolboy 12-16 4 Stroke 1. Charles Wernig 2. Matthew Mangine 3. Cameron Dowell 4. Dylan Blettner 5. Randy White 6. Michael Donohue 7. Terrel Isreal 8. Brady Kiser 9. Dalton Worthington 10. Anthony Montana

Jr Mini 7-11 1. Bryton Carroll 2. Justin Rodbell 3. Ryan Trevelise 4. Cody Akers 5. Maxwell Sanford 6. Skylar Pruitt 7. Dakota Robbins 8. Jeremy Caudill 9. Kyle Mcallister 10. Bradley Harding 80A 12-15 1. Cameron Dowell 2. Shane Desell 80B 12-15 1. Joseph Peery 2. Robert Stubbs 3. Kyle Graham 4. Mel Mahan 5. Gage Solis 6. Tyler Mccann 7. Kyle Henderson 8. Colby Kaczka 9. Coby Geddes 10. Christopher Ford 80C 12-15 1. Anthony Cileone 2. Ethan Bowlin 3. Nick Knell 4. Austin Collins 5. Charles Russell 6. Jeffrey Osbourn 7. Bobby Otto 8. Brendan Ciaburri 9. James Mayberry 10. Gregory Perez Jr 80A 9-11 1. Justin Rodbell 2. Bryton Carroll

Schoolboy 12-16 1. Alexander Frye 2. Michael Pettit 3. Kenneth Venarchick 4. Hunter Holt 5. James Weaverling 6. Zachery Hinkle 7. Austin Ricketts 8. Nicholas Mclaughlin 9. Jackson Clay 10. Leon Winters

80B 9-11 1. Todd Stith 2. Ryan Trevelise 3. Cody Akers 4. Maxwell Sanford 5. John Pantazes 6. Skylar Pruitt 7. Wesley Shaffer 8. Dakota Robbins 9. Jeremy Caudill 10. Kyle Mcallister

Supermini 12-16 1. Zachery Hinkle 2. Gage Solis 3. Jackson Clay 4. Kyle Graham 5. Kyle Henderson 6. Mel Mahan 7. Colby Kaczka 8. Jonathan Ferrell 9. Lauren Plate 10. Austin Collins

80C 9-11 1. Dillon Curry 2. Dylan Kucowski 3. Drake Voell 4. Hogan Cassell 5. Justin Perez 6. Cole Lewis 7. Katie Benson 8. Reese Wilmoth 9. Edward Porterfield 10. Justin Luckett

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Past MAMA President Russ Irvin races Super Senior Support. Early May brought the racers of the Middle Atlantic Motocross Association to northern Delaware to do battle in the sand at Blue Diamond Park. This was round four of 14, and things are just beginning to get heated up. By the time you read this, both round five, a Pro Am at VMP, and round six, at Tomahawk, will most likely be in the books. We thought we’d try something different this time around and feature some of the racers from Saturday’s racing action. Although MAMA has built their organization around youth racing, we know there are many dedicated fathers and long-time racers that support this series also. We always seem to miss the age and women’s classes so here you go, a short recap of some of the veterans of our sport and the up-and-comers as well. Check out all the images by PJ Freeman online and results from all of the classes here.

Alexander Frye wins both Schoolboy and Collegeboy.

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Sleepy Hollow Motocross Round Three - Mainline Series • May 6, 2012 • By: John Sherer, III Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, welcomed in round # 3 of the 2012 Mainline Series at Sleepy Hollow MX Park. Practice opened Saturday morning with some anxiety among the riders, who did not know what new changes Jere Swarr (owner and operator of the Hollow) had dealt out. Turns out there was a significant change in the track design, and as practice rolled on, some small adjustments had to be made. Between Saturday evening and early Sunday morning, Jere mounted his dozer and worked all the bugs out. By the time the gates were ready to drop on the first moto, the surface had been tweaked to perfection. The weather also played an important part in the weekend’s activities, as the overcast skies helped keep moisture in the track, and there

was no need for any watering. During the second session of motos, some ruts developed in the corners, making for some interesting racing lines and challenging all of the riders. But, after all, this is motocross! With other venues operating on the same day, rider turnout was a bit light. This did not put a damper on the level of racing, however, as all classes showcased tight racing that kept the spectators pegged to the fence. When the minis busted out of the gate, Braxton Keiffer was the man to beat. On board his Cobra he won the 50cc (4-6) stock, and on his KTM he scored a first overall in 50cc (4-8) oil. The real battle was for second between Ryder Martinelli and Ryan Gribbin. The 50cc (4-8) open was won by Cole Bader,

Dalton Clare edged out Chase Stehman for overall in the 65 cc (10-11) class.

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Luke Palanicola dominated in 250 B racing action.

Balthase settled into second and third, watching Brandon ride off with the win. A good field of racers assembled at the gate for the 85/150cc (12-15), with Kyle Watkins out of Pottstown grabbing the win. Kyle jumped out early and never looked back; he was followed by Logan Moore and PJ Farrell. The School Boy 1 class was up for grabs, with Dominic Driesbach and Trevor Shaffer chasing each other within a bike length or two for all four laps. When the checkered fell, it was Driesbach with the win. School Boy 2 saw Keith Lengle fighting off Carl Ciamaichelo to take home the win. The College Boy class was a little light at the gate in numbers, but Kyle Sidle and Ryan Zimmerman managed to

keep everyone on edge. Their cat and mouse racing was exciting for all to observe, with Sidle grabbing the overall. Sidle also held off Chad Aughinbaugh and Ben Bixler in 250 A for the win. The 250 B division proved to hold some of the best racing of the day, and with a moderate field, the action was everywhere. One standout that comes to mind was Luke Palonicola, who got everything out of his Suzuki that it could offer. Palonicola led all the 250 B riders and even ran down a few of the 250 A guys. This outstanding ride earned him the Sleepy Hollow Star Racer’s Award. Dominic Dreisbach, Brennen Weindel and Korey Holby rounded out the top four finishes respectively.

Eddie Anewalt slammed the door in the Senior division, getting the hole shot, but ironically, even with bad starts, Todd Weindel picked riders off one by one while working his way to the checkered flag and the win. In the Women’s division Suzuki rider Makenzie Murphy thwarted off efforts from Kayla Willders and Caitlyn Sparks to run off with the overall. Looking back, it was a great day of racing. With good but tough track conditions and near perfect weather for the riders, it turned out to be everything that motocross should be. There are a lot of Mainline Series races left this season, so visit your local track and enjoy some great mx action! See you there!

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NEOC Racing Rd 4 Hollenbeck Farms Race Report • Posted on April 30, 2012 • By Noel Hartem Round Four: The Hollenbeck Farm Harescramble, Candor, N.Y., April 28th & 29th. Well, what can I say about this new event we were blessed with for this season? We were introduced to these guys through Ray Davis of the Cow Patty, and as we all know, he is a good ol’ farm boy with old school principles and values. A handshake still means more to him than a piece of paper drawn up by someone in a fancy suit and tie, so we knew he would not steer us wrong. The connections you make with people in your life are, I believe, not an accident. Somewhere there is a higher being helping to guide us to a destiny that we strive to reach, and it’s up to us to choose to continue or divert. Through racing we met Ray and through him we met The Hollenbeck Farm crew, who gave us not only a new piece of heaven to enjoy together but new friends to break bread and share a couch with. This event will, for us, go down in the books as one of the most challenging events to date, but also as one of the most heartfelt and bonding ones ever put on. From the conception to the very end, it was about giving your all and doing for others to make the event work. It started with Bill, Joe, Ray and the rest of the Hollenbeck boys pouring their hearts and muscle into making their farm a race course for all of the NEOC family to enjoy. They even welcomed us with our own water bottle labels, how cool is that?! I suppose Mother Nature got a little jealous and vengeful with us bragging about what an awesome course the boys were making and how it was going to be the best and most fun course ever, because she zapped her own little flavor to the course like only she can do. Five days before the event she first sent six inches of snow, then washed that away with rain, then dropped the temperature down to the twenties, just enough to freeze everything overnight, so when she brought the sun out, it would melt and run rivers down through the course. When will we ever learn to keep our mouths shut and stay humble? Or maybe she was trying to show or remind us why we are all here together on this planet. I know I probably sound like a hippie out of the late ‘60s, but just hear me out, okay? Like I started to say earlier, from conception this event was about doing for others, and when the first green flag dropped, it continued with the Oil Injected kids. Many of these kids have never seen a mountain this big, let alone climbed one on a dirt bike by themselves. It was scary, messy, tough and a true grit event, but guess what? With the help of many people, they did it, and now, under the age of 8, they can check off climbing a mountain from their bucket list. The challenge continued with the Peewees and became more intense with the Youth on Sunday, especially since they got the nice frost and melt. At every northern run there is a “hill” that everyone hates (you’re up north, what do you think is up here), but this event had two. We like to talk about sportsmanship when we see a rider provide assistance to another rider, but with this event, wow, we got to say it about all the young riders. Racers were stopping to help other racers or staying at the bottom of the hill to help their fellow riders make it up to finish that one lap, without even worrying about themselves. Even those that excelled at this event (and there were many) were stopping to tell someone where a rider was down or where help was needed. How proud do you think we are to be able to say that our entire youth program (including parents) showed stellar and selfless sportsmanship to each other? That is called “Pay it Forward” on a mega-tron scale. They finished and conquered Mother Nature’s mountain because of each other and found a whole new side of themselves that they didn’t even know they had. It was expensive and labor intensive for all involved, with many bumps, bruises and even a few broken bones, but this was by far one of my most favorite events to date, just due to the accomplishments and bonding of all the riders and families. I hope you guys feel the same way or at least witnessed what I am talking about. Okay, so on to the actual racing report……. Sorry, we have to send you online for that. It’s a read worth pursuing, so head online to: www.neocracing.com to get the full story.

Andrew grew up racing locally in the ECEA Harescramble Series and won a few championships along the way. Andrew graduated into Enduro racing and has represented Team USA at the ISDE events the last two years running. He is now chasing his dream while competing in the GNCC Series racing in the XC2 Pro class for FAR Husqvarna. In early May Andrew had a great ride at the Limestone 100, taking the win in the XC2 class while finishing second overall for the day, only 14 seconds behind XC 1 class and overall event winner Kailub Russell.

Andrew Delong wins the XC 2 Pro Lites class while finishing second overall.

Jed Haines – Fairfield, Pa. Jed grew up racing District 6 motocross and was quite dominant until a knee injury took him off the track. It wasn’t long until Jed returned, only this time to race off road. Jed has paid his dues racing on older equipment and by putting in his time on the bike. He now has a good ride on the Obermeyer Yamaha/ Raines Riding University/ Offroadviking.com team. He would also Jed Haines (far right) races to a third place finish in the XC like to thank Fly, Oury, 2 Pro Lites class. Eks Brand, Allballs, Factory Connection, Kenda, Flat tire defenders, Gaerne, Asterisk, UFO, EBC, Wiseco, Rekluse, Sunstar, Tm Designs, Zipty Racing, HBD Graphics, Promotobillet/Fastway, Protaper, GYTR, Yamalube, GE, AmPro Yamaha, Accelerade, his mom and all his friends.

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250 B through the first turn, Reachard (94) gets the win.

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250 A 1. Thomas Coluzzi 2. Jeremy Cook 3. Dakota Yohe 4. Zak Riden 5. Tyler S. Conner 6. Alexander Odell 250 B 1. Arie Reachard 2. Evan J. Richard 3. Kevin z. Stoner 4. Zachary Coons 5. Travis Christopher 6. Devin Manahan 7. Isaiah Sampson 8. Brad Petrilla 9. Shawn Sparkman 10. Cody Johnson 250 C 1. Brandon K. Grimm 2. Austin Morris 3. Michael W. Rhodes Jr 4. Bryant Simpson 5. Corey L. Arnold 6. Scott A. Childers 7.. Colten W. Reed 8. Atalie Yingling 9. Kendall T. Barkley 10. Jackson West Super Mini (12-16) 1. Timmy Crosby 2. Brandon K. Garlock 3. Jeremy Smith 4. Justin M. Cooper 5. Cory S. Gilliam 6. Mark V. Hushon Jr 7. Cole Bryan 8. Ty Kesten 9. Shannon Flemming 10. John P. Tracy Plus 25 A 1. Jeremy Cook 2. Michael Foor 3. Nick Johnson 4. Kristopher Shumaker Plus 25 B/C 1. Zachary Coons 2. Preston r. Strickler 3. Ryan Miller 4. Kevin Clark 5. Trevor Hoffeditz

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Chris Lykens wins both 35 plus A and Senior A.

Mason Naecker sweeps the 50cc (4-6) division

Neil Ebert III goes 2 – 1 for the O/A in Open B.

Connecticut racer Shannon Flemming dominated the Women’s class.

Early May brought promises of nice weather and the racers of the MDRA to Doublin Gap for a preview of the upcoming Loretta Lynn (LL) Regional to be held here in late June. Just weeks prior to this event the folks at Doublin Gap did a major work over on their race track. We have seen this before, and the new course did not disappoint. The direction of the course was changed, to the delight of most racers I spoke with. It allows for a much better flow, with the start being the biggest improvement. They then added over 150 dump truck loads of new soil to the track and did a lot of work on the jump faces, allowing for a more supercross type feel. One section of the course was elongated, which increased lap times slightly. The biggest thing I noticed was the two- and three-wide racing that was going on all day. As I mentioned, the LL regional is coming and racers from many states were seen here competing and getting ready for that event. The Tri District Shootout is coming up as well, providing another reason to check out this new course while you can. The racing was intense under the not-so-sunny forecast that our local weather professionals predicted. Matter of fact, it was cool and cloudy with sprinkles all day, but the racing went on. Check out results here and make plans to attend their Sunday, June 3, event to get in more seat time before two of the bigger events of the summer go down. Remember also that Doublin does open on a weekly basis for practice, and you can check their ad on our back page or visit their website at: www.DoublinGap.com.

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MAMA Mini Heroes Name: Grantley Herbert

Name: Bryce Sviland

Age: 10

Age: 8

Hometown: Baltimore Bikes you ride: KTM 65, Suzuki 85 Classes: 65 A, 85 7-11 B Race #: 6 Series you race: MAMA

Hometown: Welcome Bikes You Ride: KTM 50 and 65 Classes: Junior Mini, 50 B, and 65 C Race #: 74 Series You Race: MAMA How long racing: 3 years First Bike: PW 50

How long racing: 3 years

First Race: Budds Creek

First Bike: CRF Honda 50

How’d you do: Almost last

First Race: Arenacross

Any Past Championships: Not yet, soon to come

How’d you do: Last

Why do you like to race: It’s fun

Any past champion ships: MD, VA, and DE States

Favorite Food: Pizza

Why do you like to race: To express anger on track

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Favorite Food: Chicken

Favorite Subject in School: P.E.

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Goals: Be a pro

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Name: Dakota Robbins Age: 11 Hometown: East New Market Bikes You Ride: KTM 65, Suzuki 85 Classes: 65 A, 85 B, and Junior Mini Race #: 25 Series you race: MAMA How long racing: 4 years First Bike: KTM Mini Adventure

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MOTOCROSS

This is your former chaplain, now writing from Colorado. By the time you read this, I will have

06/02-03 ........................................................... SLEEPY HOLLOW – MAINLINE

06/02-03 ......................................................................DOUBLIN GAP – MDRA 7 06/02-03 ...................................................... THUNDER MOTO – MDRA QUAD 06/02-03 ............................................................................TOMAHAWK – MAMA

Chaplain’s Corner

06/09-10 ........................................................... HAPPY RAMBLERS – MDRA 6

completed my first year at Charis Bible College. As I lay down tonight with my three beautiful children next to me, with my wife working hard on night shift as an RN, I picked up my Bible and prayed. I heard, “read Psalms 105,” and after reading the first five verses, I saw that they were instructions from the Lord to help me with my present circumstances. We are going through many faith trials here in Colorado, as I am sure many of you are as well. My next thought was, I should use this in my next Chaplain’s Corner, which was due in one day anyway.

06/09-10 .......................................................................PAGODA MC - MAINLINE

Psalms 105 1-5: O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon His name: make known His deeds among the people. 2. Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him: talk ye of all His wondrous works. 3. Glory in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 4. Seek the LORD, and His strength: seek His face evermore. 5. Remember His marvelous works that He hath done; His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth.

06/02-03 .........................................................SPER – OXBO HARESCRAMBLE

This verse really is for our benefit. When one purposes to do the things mentioned in this verse, seeking the Lord, this will bring joy into any hard circumstance, much like Paul singing praise to the Lord while in chains and imprisoned. Shortly thereafter, an angel broke him out of jail, and they started singing praises together. If you’re at a race and you’re being really hard on yourself, grab your Bible and read these verses. Start to read out loud so your own ears can hear them, then start to list things you are thankful for. Say, I thank the Lord today for: my good health, my father who bought me this dirt bike, Jesus for forgiving all I have ever done or will do wrong. Say, thank you, Lord, for…fill in the blank. If a racer does the new triple jump just put in, everyone will testify of his greatness. Much like in verse 1, part B, we can change the atmosphere in a place when we begin to tell a story of what great thing the Lord has done for us, rather than complaining about the poor track maintenance. God’s advice can change your whole attitude and maybe even your next moto. You know, one of the old greats, Mike LaRocco, said, racing is 70 percent mental. Most things that bring victory on the track will bring victory in everyday life, too. Friends never forget that Jesus died on a cross and came back to life, forgiving all sin for all time. If you believe you can receive, then you, too, can have a perfect spirit. And someday, go to heaven with Jesus in paradise. R.I.C.H. Rest in Christ’s Hands J.O.E. Jesus Over Everything

06/23-24 ................................................ RORR – READING HARESCRAMBLE

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FLAT TRACK 06/10 ........................................................ PISTON POPPERS – TT SCRAMBLE 06/30 ................................................................ BCTRA – DELTA SHORT TRACK

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Delaware Enduro Riders Delaware State Enduro • May 13, 2012 • Photos By: PJ Freeman • Excerpts From: www.ECEA.org Results Grand Champion

Mike Lafferty

Hi Point A

Joe Giordano

Hi Point B

Ryder Lafferty

Hi Point C

Jack Cutts

Well, the verdict is out and the Delaware Enduro once again adds a page to the ECEA history book for being one of the best enduros in a long time. Here are a Few comments pulled from the ECEA Club Forums:

Top 20 Overall 1

Mike Lafferty

11

Dave Szymansky

2

Shane Huffort

12

Steve Mason Jr.

3

Jeffrey Pasqua

13

Dane Schoeneberg

4

Wally Palmer

14

Seth Miller

5

Jeff Melik

15

Ryder Lafferty

6

Joe Giordano

16

Brian Searfoss

7

Jarod Kulp

17

Fred Hoess

8

Chase Compton

18

Glenn Scherer

9

Brian Melik

19

Dan Sharpless

10

Ben Smith

20

Jamie Wright

Awesome time! Thanks, DER, for all your hard wo rk! Had a lot of fun. See ya next year.

I seriously thought about calling in sick to work today so I could drive back down to the Firehouse and help you guys with the cleanup, just so I could ride those trails again! Unquestionably the great weather you guys had leading up to the event contributed to the day being as fun as it was! The trails were a total blast from mile 0 to mile 73, phrag fields were awesome, the grass track was a total blast, easily my favorite Delaware Enduro ever! Not a big fan of the start control format, but I was having too much fun to care about that.

If every enduro could be as good as Delaware’s yesterday, there would be a happy bunch of ECEA riders. Of course, good weather like yesterday can’t always be guaranteed, but for those who didn’t make it to yesterday’s event, everyone who attended can attest that if next year’s DE is like this year’s, you better not miss it! It was totally a great ride, and the start-control format and resets made it so much fun.

Had an awesome time! Every start control had enthusiastic workers and made it known they were thankful for us to be there! Can’t wait till next year! Oh, and if you have a rider coming up on you, find the time to let them pass, the course was challenging enough!

WHAT AN AWESOME ENDURO! I don’t know if I was really, really, really thirsty to drop the hammer after last week, or if it was that the conditions were perfect, or that the trail was that much fun! I think this was one of the Best Enduros I have ever been to! If you missed this Enduro, you missed one of the best the ECEA has to offer! Grass Track was a blast!, and the log section was technical and fun. First and last section was for speed demons, with some rocks, some sand, some clay, some fresh trail and tremendous traction! You could easily tell all the work that went into this event. Hmmmmm, hint hint, boy would this be great to see as a National next year! Oh, did I mention the format? Well done! Thank you, DER, for a great day of trying to stay on time!

Congrats to Michael Lafferty on an impressive win!


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Candytown VP Jack Shope with his award-winning 1962 HD Panhead. This bike was built the same year the club was formed.

It’s all about brake and clutch control.

Candytown Motorcycle Club - Celebrates 50 Years www.candytownmc.org • 1962 – 2012 • Elizabethtown, PA • By: Jim Bull Photo.com In early April I received an email from a member of the Candytown Motorcycle Club inviting me out to cover an upcoming trials event at their facility near Hershey, PA. The member informed me that they were celebrating 50 years as a motorcycle club and that he thought our readers might have some interest in their story. It had been a number of years since I’d been to their club grounds and I wasn’t sure at the time if I could make it, but I told them that I would do my best to get out there. After putting some thought into it, I realized that there aren’t many things in life that last 50 years, so I decided I better attend to see what this group of motorcycle enthusiasts was up to. The event spanned Mother’s Day weekend, so I chose to hit the event on Saturday, partly because the weather was supposed to be better but also because I wanted to spend Mother’s Day Sunday with the pair of moms that reside in my humble abode. I was greeted upon arrival by a couple of club members at the end of their long stone lane. The grounds lie in a residential area but sit well back off the main road. They have a small club house there with a small café, a few tables and a couple of pool tables. The club sits on just over 26 acres, but for special event they got permission from the adjacent landowner to use his 200-plus acres to help lay out their three-mile trials loop. Before the event, I got to speak with a few of the long standing members at Candytown. The club was organized in the early ‘60s as a Scrambles club. A scrambles event was mainly a short track with a couple of jumps added in. They ran with this format until 1969, when they began to predominantly promote trials events. The club is by private membership only, and they have a small motocross track and a short hare scramble loop for members to ride on. In addition, they promote a few trials events every year. Membership opens up every spring but is limited to 125 key holders. More details are available on their website. The event was actually two events being scored separately, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Trials riders traverse some of the knarliest terrain out there and the Candytown site was almost perfect for the occasion with lots of rocks: big ones, small ones and every size in between. Add some downed trees and a creek and what do you get? That’s right, a trials rider’s paradise. Riders have to travel the loop, which has different sections assigned to it. Riders would travel the loop five times each day and have to compete in six different sections along the loop based on skill level. They had five hours to complete all of their sections. The idea is to keep your feet on the pegs, not stall your bike or go outside the course boundaries. Points are awarded for each of the fouls, and the object is to get as few points as possible. Most definitely it’s easier said than done. Trials is a sport of balance and finesse, with a little trail riding thrown in for good measure. I had a great time at Candytown that day. Everyone was friendly and happy that I came, and on top of that, I got a good dose of exercise traveling the loop. I’d like to thank Mark and all the members there for showing me a good time, and if you’re looking for a club to join, maybe Candytown would be a good fit.

SATURDAY CLASS WINNERS Champ: Expert: Advance: Intermediate: Novice: Beginner: Senior Expert: Senior A: Senior 35: Senior 45: Senior 55: Youth:

Jerome Gregorowicz Hunter Weaver John Minteer Dana Winter Matt Walker Ian Hess Marc Brooks Niles Mantzoras Dan Horengics Dave Smith Jim Fox Jordon Shuey

Former national champion Travis Fox negotiates one of those “big rocks.”

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