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5 SEPTEMBER 2012
Happy Labor Day to all. This is always one of my favorites; we get a day off of work to celebrate our work. I for one am thankful that I have my job. I am, however, more thankful that we get a day off from our jobs because someone decided that we should take a day off to celebrate the fact that we get to go to work the next day. You know what I mean? After all that, I decided that I was confused, too, so I Googled the history of Labor Day, and here is what I got from the United States Department of Labor. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Well, if that doesn’t make you go…hmm. Anyhow, yes, this still is a racing publication, at least for now. And, yes, there is still some racing left to do this year. That’s the down side of Labor Day; it’s like the beginning of the end for all things summer, at least here in the great North East. Schools start back up, the swimming
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Jake Impens rode to two first-place finishes in 250 C.
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MDRA 6 and 7 at Sleepy Hollow July 28 – 29, 2012 • By: John Sherer III On Sunday, July 29, riders from districts six and seven converged at Sleepy for a Pro Am and Suzuki contingency race, which had a purse of $3,000 going to the 250 and Open A classes. This brought the riders in by the numbers, with over 450 entries and full gates in both the 250 C motos. After two rounds of practice and some minor grooming of the track, the first moto left the gates around 11:00 a.m. As has become the norm this year at Sleepy, track conditions were favorable, and the surface held its integrity throughout the day with minimal watering, even though each session saw 23 motos. A sizeable crowd gathered along the fences and at some points were two to three people deep. The first moto of the day was 250 A, which gated 24 riders. The field was stacked with the likes of Lowell Spangler and Broc Schmelyun who have both qualified for several pro events this year. With Kyle Sidle, Jeremy Cook and Thomas Coluzzi up from West Virginia, plus Scott Clark from Maryland, the six put on a riding clinic, turning in some of the fastest lap times all season at Sleepy and wowing the crowd with their near horizontal whips as they soared by spectator row. Lowell Spangler took home the overall win for the class, followed closely by Sidle and Clark. Junior Mini saw 18 riders charging into turn one. Cory Carsten led the field around the circuit lap after lap, being closely followed by Bradley Kenny. Kenny pushed in close several times but couldn’t find a faster line around Carsten and took home a second place overall. Jumping ahead to 250 C, the class had 34 entries, which allowed action all over the track. Trent Carper and Corey Arnold battled out front, while good rides were put in by Alex Ferrara, who finished 3rd overall. Kyle Bixler, Bryce Davis and Jake Impens all ran in the top ten and kept things exciting behind the leaders. Looking back on the day, which ended around 7:30 p.m., the promoters, sponsors, racers, and spectators were treated to some of the best racing around. This was one to see! Check out all the results below and come back out for the next one.
50 (4-6) 1 Jay Covert 2 Randall (John) Myers 3 Carter Knox 4 Jude Smerlick 5 Ryder Reitz
85 (9-11) C 1 Andrew Day 2 Ramzee Hawk 3 Chase C. Balthaser 4 Brandon Hugney 5 Josh Hoover
SB - 4 Stroke (Ages 14-16) 1 Cole Gabel 2 Mark V. Hushon Jr 3 Kyle D. Dillin 4 Michael S. Hartensueld 5 Sean Demoreland
Open C 1 Trent J. Carper 2 Corey L. Arnold 3 Alex C. Ferrara 4 Blue L. Trindel 5 Kyle w. Bixler
50 (7-8) 1 Michael Corcoran 2 Nathan Smith 3 Craig Dunn 4 Jack Rhodes 5 Christian Crutcher
85/150 (12-15) B 1 Cory K. Carsten 2 Bradley Kenny 3 Jonathan Doporcyk 4 Jesse Snyder 5 Bayley Oberlander
4-Stroke/CB (Ages14-24) 1 Alex Maldet 2 Joey D. Deneen 3 John A. Lindsey 4 Schae J. Thomas 5 Zach Thomas
Plus 25 A 1 Jeremy Cook 2 Steven J. Hoffman 3 Mark Brader
50 (4-8) Oil 1 Randall (John) Myers 2 Jude Smerlick 3 Madison M. Hushon 4 Cole A. Covert 5 Ezra Kalinich
85/150 (12-15) C 1 Nick Wolgemuth 2 Austin Bear 3 Kyle T. Weller 4 Dean Crosson 5 Monica Engel
250 A 1 Lowell Spangler 2 Kyle Sidle 3 Scott Clark 4 Tony W. Archer 5 Broc J. Schmelyun
50 (4-8) Open 1 Jay Covert 2 Carter Knox 3 Craig Dunn 4 Jake Gilbert 5 Nathan Smith
Junior Mini (9-13) 1 Cory K. Carsten 2 Bradley Kenny 3 Tyler M. Walborn 4 Nathan Rocuskie 5 Jesse Snyder
65 (7-11) B 1 Nathan Rocuskie 2 Ramzee Hawk 3 Gage B. Stine 4 Mason Bowman 5 Brandon Hugney
Super Mini (12-16) 1 Mark V. Hushon Jr 2 Cole Bryan 3 Bryce A. Walborn 4 Kyle G. Watkins 5 Nick Wolgemuth
65 (7-11) C 1 Josh Hoover 2 Ashton Irion 3 Jeremy A. Baker 4 Kaylee Allen 5 Michael Corcoran
Women 1 Aly Morey 2 Monica Engel 3 Sommer Gangaway 4 Kristen Wisneski 5 Hope Boschert
Open A 1 Broc J. Schmelyun 2 Jeremy Cook 3 Kyle Sidle 4 Tony W. Archer 5 Ryan J. Zimmerman
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SB - 2 Stroke (Ages 12-16) 1 Trevor B. Shaffer 2 Schae J. Thomas 3 Michael S. Hartensueld 4 Kyle D. Dillin 5 Colby W. King
Open B 1 Kirk E. Ryan 2 Ryan Clites 3 John A. Lindsey 4 Zach T. Oesterling 5 Anthony S. Maladra
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250 B 1 Joey D. Deneen 2 Brennen C. Weindel 3 Ryan Clites 4 Cole Gabel 5 Kirk E. Ryan 250 C 1 Jake Impens 2 Bryce M. Davis 3 Alex C. Ferrara 4 Cole Bryan 5 Trent J. Carper
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Kirk Ryan rode consistently to win Open B.
Jay Covert sweeps the 50 cc 4-6 class.
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Anthony Crabbe #38 takes the victory in both the 250B and Open B classes.
Nick Henderson #3 leads Colton Smith #41, Chris Klinefelter #18x, Ryan Dragunas #6, Jason Isennock #2, and Jason Cole #47c into turn one in the Adult 150 class.
Timonium Outdoors August 10, 2012 • Poe Conquers Final Timonium Outdoor of the Season • Ryan Henderson • www.RHDesigns95s.smugmug.com After threats of rain, the sun was shining for the last race of the Kevin McNicholas/Gary Nixon Memorial Series. The night started off with a dash for cash, where the top three experts from both heats battled for five laps. Colton Smith #41 got the early lead ahead of Mike Poe #83s and Nick Henderson #29s. On lap two, Smith slid out going into turn one, collecting Kevin Bills #13 and Joey Parks #38s and causing the red flag to come out. On the restart, Poe and Henderson ran side by side until Poe started to edge out front. With two laps to go, Poe went down in turn two, giving Henderson the win. In the Open Sportsman class, it was Parks who got the jump on Poe, Smith, and Joey Alexander #14. Parks made a bob on lap four coming out of turn two to give Poe the advantage to take the lead. Poe slipped away to take the win, followed by Parks, Smith, and Alexander. The 450A class started in much the same fashion, except it was Smith who jumped out in front of Poe. Midway through the race, Poe slipped under Smith coming out of turn two to take over the lead. Smith tried hard to regain the lead but ended up getting passed by Henderson. Poe went on to take another win, followed by Henderson, Smith, Bills, Parks, and Alexander. Billy Kraft #57 and Lowell Wherley #28 took turns leading the 45+ Senior class. Wherley eventually started to pull ahead, taking the win. Kraft finished second, followed by James Blair #32x and Jack Stedding #32. Sean Simmons #29 got the holeshot in the 30+ class, followed by Damian Kocovinos #26 and Steve Lerch #27. Lerch made an early move on Kocovinos to take over second and then made a pass on Simmons to take over the win. Both the 250B and Open B classes were won by the #38 of Anthony Crabbe. Crabbe pulled ahead of Cameron Smith #15, Tyler Eggleton #24, Brandon Price #92, and Chase Smith #41 in the 250B. He then battled for the win in the Open B, beating Billy Kraft #57, Sean Simmons #29s, and Michael Webber #32. In the 250 Sportsman class, it was the #41 of Colton Smith who jumped out in front of Kevin Bills #38. Bills tried everything to get by Smith but couldn’t make a move stick. They finished less than a bike length apart from each other. Smith took the win, followed by Bills, Price, and Cameron Smith. Ethan Stroh #28 and Evan Batts #1 jumped out front in the 50cc classes. Batts tagged Stroh for a majority of the race even though they were in different classes. Stroh went on to win the 50cc Chain class, followed by Ethan Lewter #11. Batts ended up going down on the backstretch, giving the young lady Britney Thomas #94 the win in the 50cc Shaft class. After three nights of racing, Nathan Reichert #16 proved to be unstoppable in both the 65cc and 85cc (7-11) classes. Reichert got the early lead in the 65cc class and walked away from the field. Robert Wheatley #111 worked his way past Jake Gast #3 to take over the second spot. Ethan Stroh #28 also got by Gast to take home the third place finish. In the 85cc (7-11), it was Reichert who got the start and ran away again. Wheatley took home another second, followed by Kyle Fitzmaurice #7x. In the 85cc (12-15) class, it was the #13 of Brennan Beach who took home the win. Dash for Cash winner Nick Henderson #29s returned to the track to take the lead in the Adult 150
Billy Kraft #57 and Lowell Wherley #28 battle in turn two of the 45+ Senior class. Wherley went on to take the win.
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class. Chris Klinefelter held the second spot until Colton Smith #41 got by him toward the end of the race. Ryan Dragunas finished with a fourth, followed by Jason Isennock and Jason Cole. In the 125cc class, it was Dragunas with the early lead over Cole, Tyler Eggleton #24, Chase Smith #14, and Austin Tippett #55. Dragunas got into the wall on lap two coming out of turn two to give Cole the lead. Eggleton took over the second spot but then lost it to Smith on the third lap. Cole ran away with the win, followed by Smith, Dragunas, Eggleton, Chris Thomas, and Tippett. Kasey Bauer #78 took home the win in the 500 (2-valve) class after Randy Horseman #15 had bike troubles in the heat race. Jason Isennock #30s made his return to Timonium after running the Grand Nationals out west for the last few weeks. He ran away with the win in the Open Twins class after Chris Klinefelter’s ride broke at the start of the final. Lowell Wherley finished in second, followed by Billy Kraft. The lil’ guy Jake Gast #6 took home another win in the 150 Air Cooled class following last week’s victory. Courtney Blevins #27 finished in the second spot, Mike Poe #83s wins followed by Melanie Siegel #38 both the 450A and and Karl Wheeler #17. After several restarts in the Women’s class, Open Sportsman Samantha Resch #2 came out on classes at Timonium top over Melanie Siegel and the Fairgrounds on other females. Siegel ended up August 10, 2012. with the second spot, followed by Elizabeth Fitch and Courtney Blevins. We would like to thank the Baltimore County Trail Riders and Optimists Club for all the work that they have put into these events. We would also like to thank all of our sponsors who helped put up extra money for the riders. In addition, I would like to thank F3 Videos for all their help with documentation. Please continue to check www. bctra.com and our Facebook page for information on the Indoors and other future events.
Karl Wheeler #17 leads feature winner Nathan Reichert #16 and Jake Gast #3 into turn one of the 65cc class.
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Green Marble Enduro Riders Club, August 12th, 2012 Three Springs, PA By Chris Borger • Photos by Chuck Marler The Green Marble Enduro was held Sunday, August 12, 2012, in Three Springs, Pa. The event was round 13 in the ECEA Enduro Series. Weather conditions were perfect for the event, with clear skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. The area had received some much needed rain a couple of days before the event, making the trail conditions outstanding for Enduro competition. The 70mile course consisted of six major sections of all new trail, plus the awesome MX track and Hare Scramble loop at Rocket Raceway. This was some of the finest trail that you could find anywhere – rich, lush loam soil; hill climbs; a couple of major water crossings; tight technical woods sections; fast flowing single track action; and fast wide open trails, all groomed out to perfection for the event. The event began on Saturday with the signup and dinner at the Three Springs Fire Department. The fire department was a huge supporter for the event, providing traffic control around the township for the road course and spectator points, support at the remote gas stop, and the fantastic Saturday evening dinner. The first riders were out on row one at 8 a.m. The club was very organized and on schedule all day, providing 18 check points throughout the course. Almost all of the test sections in the event were points-takers, yet fun and challenging for all skill levels, with very few DNFs reported. Club Trail Boss Andrew Tsakanikas put together an awesome course, with well placed check points, perfect reset locations, and a great gas stop. The riders were really treated to some fine trail, and the club received many accolades for their efforts. Overall Grand Champion Jeffery Pasqua had an impressive score of 17, edging out 2nd place overall rider Jeff Melik by two minutes on the day, with 3rd place overall rider Jarod Kulp dropping 21, 4th place overall rider Brian Melik dropping 23, and 5th place overall and local favorate Dan Stoppi Jr dropping 25 minutes on the day. The action was fast and furious in all the test sections, and the riders were really laying down the power all day. The Green Marble Club put forth a huge effort in bringing us this event, with over two years in the planning, countless hours of trail cutting and gathering support from the landowners and local community. This was the first new Enduro venue in many years for the ECEA, and over 130 riders came out to ride it. With new members, new trails, new ideas, and a new event, it was indeed a fantastic day of Enduro competition. The efforts of the club, combined with supurb attention to all details, produced one of the best Enduro events we’ve seen in many years. Many thanks go out to the GMER club and all their members for their efforts, as well as to the ECEA series and their sponsors, the Three Springs Fire Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Three Springs Lions Club, all the landowners, Clay Township, and our beloved friends the Carltons at Rocket Raceway. Also, a special thanks to Moose Racing, Ridersville Cycle, J T Motorsports, Matto Cycle, and Maxima Racing Oils for all their support. Please plan to attend the next GMER event, the GMER ECEA Hare Scramble at Rocket Raceway, set for Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th .
GMER Enduro Top 10 Overall Results: 1st Jeffery Pasqua
6th Zach Shepps
2nd Jeff Melik
7th Steve Mason Jr.
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8th Doug Allen Jr.
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9th Mike Panetta
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JJ Jarvis finishes second in Girls (9-11).
Former D 6 racer Addison Emory finishes 2nd O/A in 250 C Stock.
It’s where champions are born.
Loretta Lynn Recap July 29-August 4, 2012 They are all champions; yes, that’s right. If you look back to pages 12-13 from our August issue, you’ll see many names, and although none of them ended up on the very top of the box, I’ll say it again. They are all champions. We had a few that were close, very close in fact. A couple of second-place finishers, plus some top 5 finishes in the Youth and Girls classes, way to go to the mini racers. Below find the points of view in their own words from some of our local racers. It’s always better when they tell it. They weren’t chosen because of their finishes, just because they were there.
Xander Brion: 50 Stock Limited – 3rd O/A This year at Loretta’s I went swimming for a few days. I had practice on Monday and it went
pretty good. On my first moto, I crashed and dropped back to 14th. I charged through the pack and finished on the podium for 3rd. On the second moto, I didn’t do really good because of a crash, and I finished 6th. On the 3rd moto, I started 5th and charged through the pack and finished 1st. I finished 3rd overall. I can’t wait until next year where I will push even harder.
John Barto: Vet B/C - 18th O/A This year at Loretta’s I saw the true heart and love of our sport with the way families sacrifice
so much for each other. It was an experience of a lifetime to race there, to hang out with “The G.O.A.T.” Ricky Carmichael and to hear him say there is nothing better than the ranch. I have to agree. If you have never been there, you should go, either to compete or just as a family MX vacation. There is so much to do, plus after experiencing it, the love and passion for our sport will be magnified by the thousands. So, this year at Loretta’s was the time of my life, and Wyatt’s spirit was with us the whole time.
Noah Geyer: 51 (4-6) AMA 1 – 3rd O/A This year at Loretta’s I placed 3rd overall. While there, I liked swimming in the pool, jumping
NJ Senior class racer Jimmy Mcilvaine displays the true essence of the Loretta Lynn racing experience. Congrats JMac on your finishes.
in the creek and watching Ricky Carmichael race. The best part of Loretta’s was the racing!
Kyle Schlemmer: 50 Stock Limited - 10th O/A This year at Loretta’s my brothers and I had an awesome time! We liked riding at the BMX
track. Ryan Villapoto and Blake Baggett came to the track and watched us ride our BMX bikes! I saw Ricky Carmichael too! The creek was really fun to swim in. We went there every day, especially after racing. I liked the racing at Loretta’s. The track was really big and the dirt was good. Hope I can do it again!!!
Jim Mcilvaine: 45 plus – 8th O/A and 40 plus – 15th O/A This year at Loretta’s I had a great time, I was a little off of where I wanted to be, but had 6 safe motos so was happy with that. The event just gets better every year. Going into this year I was thinking that this would be my last time for sure. By the end of the week, I was saying WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR !!!!!
Casey Clark: Junior 25 plus – 6th O/A and Open Pro Sport – 24th O/A This year at Loretta’s I was back in the Junior25+ class to chase the title, but I had my hands
full with the return of Ricky “The G.O.A.T.” Carmichael, and with the weather hot as usual, the track had so many different soil sections it was a tougher track than last year. I got the holeshot in moto 1 and led The G.O.A.T. for almost a lap, which put a smile on my face. Not many people can say they have done that. I scored 7ths in my next two motos, but as far as my riding, I was happy with my finishes. I tried my best, and I didn’t quit. I look at Loretta’s 2012 as a race that people are gonna talk about for a long time, with all the hype with Ricky returning to racing. I am proud that I was a part of it! But for the fun side, the creek was a hot spot as usual, packed every day – good times just hanging out with friends and family. That’s the only thing I did other than race because I was whooped by the end of the day. I think I will make a return for Loretta’s 2013, with a plan of saving it all for 25+, running only that class. A big thanks to the sponsors that have helped me with this trip and throughout the 2012 season: Ecs Honda, KB5, Troy Lee Designs, Scott Googles, All Balls Racing, Twin Air, Crower Power, Yoshimura, MGX Unlimited, Fat Mikes Powder Works, Boltzs RV Service, Amped Apparel, Foundation 529, Mike Futer, Mom & Dad, Karin, and the Buck family.
Jason Neidigh: 65 (10-11) Stk. – 7th O/A and 85 (9-11) Stk. 34th O/A This year at Loretta’s I had a great time. I raced in two classes this year, which kept me
busy the entire week. I had motos every day, including two motos on two different days. The hottest day was Tuesday, with a reported heat index of 111 degrees for my afternoon moto. My 1st moto in the 65 class was great, even though I got caught up in the first corner crash. I was way behind in last place and charged back to a 16th place finish. The 2nd moto was better. I finished in the top 10 for the first time at Loretta’s and got to go to the impound area following the moto! After two motos I was sitting 9th overall and was excited for moto 3. The last moto was my best yet, again finishing in the top 10 and getting to go to the impound area for the second time. I finished 7th overall. I had a great time at Loretta’s, and I want to go back next year and improve my overall position.
Mason Naecker: 51 (4-6) AMA 1 – 5th O/A This year at Loretta’s I had a lot of fun. Some of the things I liked the most were playing
in the pool, jumping in the creek, and riding the BMX track, but most of all racing with and watching some of the fastest kids in the world.
Annie Wernig: Women’s 14 plus – 16th O/A This year at Loretta’s - My race results did not go as planned. I got 37th, 13th, and 9th place
for 16th overall. I met some really nice guys who raced. I swam in the creek with friends and family. I got yelled at for not riding at the best of my ability. I got to watch many great racers race like Ricky Carmichael, Zach Bell, and Jordan Smith. I learned it was a learning experience for me. Next year I will come back stronger, faster, and in better shape.
Cody Groves: 65 (7-9) stk. – 19th O/A This year at Loretta’s I got 21st, with a fall when I was in 15th or 16th in the first moto. In the
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second moto, someone wrecked me on the start. Then I climbed to 23rd at the checkered flag. In the 3rd moto, I got a last place start. I climbed up to 21st with no wrecks. I got an overall 19th. The week this year was better than last year. Overall I did pretty well this year! I also did fun stuff like playing in the pool and creek with my cousin, Zach, and my sister, Lindsey.
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Jude Kozel races to 2nd O/A in the 50 Shaft division.
river and do all kinds of fun things. What more can you ask for??? My “big brother” Jarrett Frye: 65 (7-11) Mod. 15th O/A and 85 (9-11) Stk. 14th O/A Ryan Patterson’s brother, Mark, his wife, Michele, and their boys (Ryan Patterson This year at Loretta’s I made my goal to finish in the top 15 of the 85 9-11 Stock Motocross “RPM” Foundation) came to watch me race and hang out with me. This
class in my first year. I also went to Antique Archaeology in Nashville from the TV show made my week even better! America Pickers. That place was awesome!!
Dakota Yohe: Open Pro Sport – 9th O/A and 450A – 12th O/A Jude Kozel: 51 (4-6) Shaft Drive – 2nd O/A This year at Loretta’s I had a fun time. I got second in the first moto and gave my first This year at Loretta’s I had a pretty good week. I placed 9th overall in the Open Pro
podium speech. I got second overall and am excited about winning the sword trophy, Sport and 12th overall in 450A. We learned some things and came home well! money and a go-pro camera. My favorite part of the track was the Kawasaki double. I was baptized in the stream by Pastor Cozadd as a sign of being forgiven for my sins by Lauren Plate: Girls (12-15) – 9th O/A Jesus Christ. I also enjoyed other activities at Loretta’s like playing in the stream, seeing This year at Loretta’s I had a lot of fun. I met a lot of new people and made a lot of catfish, getting free stickers and shirts, and driving my Traxxas on the r/c track. new friends. I hung out with a lot of local friends that I knew and had a great time! All my motos were great and exciting. My first moto I was really nervous, but I got a good Luke Palonicola: School Boy 2 – 33rd O/A jump on all the girls, and I was like the 3rd girl out of the first turn!! Every moto I had This year at Loretta’s I tried to prepare myself as much as possible, more so then a great start, and that’s what’s most important, the start, all week long. My second the prior years that I have made it there. Loretta’s is a whole different level of racing, and moto I did a good job on holding people off and keeping my spot! But my third moto this year I had some bike problems every race, which was a real bummer after all the was really scary and nerve-wracking. I was the second to last race of the day at 6:00 time and effort I put into making it there again. I just have to take it as another learning p.m. The track was terrible, and I fell twice and finished in 15th! But I went 9th, 10th and 15th. My amazing overall was 9th. I also went swimming, drove plenty of golf carts experience and try my hardest to make it again next year. and had a great, fun, fantastic time. If you want to be able to watch motocross at any time during the day, Loretta’s is the place to go and have fun!!
Katie Benson: Girls (9-11) – 14th O/A This year at Loretta’s was my first, and I had a lot of fun and hope to go back next
year. My first moto was the worst of three. I got a bad start on my first moto that led me to hit a girl’s back tire and fall over. I got up and lost my head and tried to go too fast and fell two turns after that. I got up and was not looking at the breaking bumps. I stayed up for a little while, then crashed and went over the handlebars. I was sitting for a little because it knocked the wind out of me. I got a big strawberry on my arm. The girls in my class started lapping me. I got up again and finished the race. The first lap took me 6 minutes. The next moto I got a decent start. I was 9th before I fell, I ended up in 12th. The last moto I got a great start and did not fall, ended up in 10th, with a 14th overall.
Austin Daniels: 85 (9-11) Stk – 36th O/A and 85 (9-11) Mod. – 26th O/A This year at Loretta’s I met a lot of nice people from Kawasaki, including Ryan
Villapoto, and want to thank all of my sponsors for helping me to get there. I loved the track, which was really sandy and very fast. The weather in Tennessee was unbelievably hot, and it only rained a few times to cool it off. Of course I got to do the rope swing. I can’t wait to try for next year.
Jordan (JJ) Jarvis: Girls (9-11) – 2nd O/A This year at Loretta’s I went 2-2-2 for 2nd overall in the Girls 9-11 class! Not the finish
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15 Name: Cameron Jackson Age: 10 Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD Bikes You Ride: Suzuki 85, KTM 65 Classes: Jr Mini, 60A, 85B 9-11 Race #: 202 Series You Race: M.A.M.A., MDRA, National Series How long racing: 4 Years First Bike: CRF 50 First Race: Elizabeth City 2008 Howâ€™d you do: 4th Any Past Championships: 50 2009 Championship, 65 in 2010 Why do you like to race: Like to jump and whip Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite TV Show: Bubbaâ€™s World, and Supercross Favorite Subject in school: Gym Other Hobbies: Basketball and Baseball Sponsors: Jackson Motorsports, G Double C Racing, J and G Racing Plans for 2012: Do good at Mini Os Goals: Start training for 2013
Age: 10 Hometown: Huntingtown, MD Bikes You Ride: Suzuki 85, KTM 65 Classes: Jr Mini, 80C 9-11, 60B Race #: 529 Series You Race: M.A.M.A. How long racing: 5 years First Bike: PW 50 First Race: Budds Creek Howâ€™d you do: 2nd to last Any Past Championships: Maryland States, Delaware States Why do you like to race: Competition and hanging out with friends Favorite Food: Crabs Favorite TV Show: Supercross Favorite Subject in school: Recess Other Hobbies: Bicycling Sponsors: Traders Racing Plans for 2012: Go to Mini Os Goals: Make it to Lorettaâ€™s Name: Brad
Age: 11 Hometown: Swedesboro, NJ Bikes You Ride: Suzuki 85 Classes: 85B 9-11 and Jr Mini
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Race #: 50 Series You Race: M.A.M.A. How long racing: 4 Years First Bike: Honda Multi Speed 50 First Race: Seaford Howâ€™d you do:1st Place in 50 Multispeed and 9th in 50B
Any Past Championships: 85C 9-11
Why do you like to race: A lot of fun and like to hang out with friends Favorite Food: Sausage and Bacon Favorite TV Show: Motocross Favorite Subject in school: Math Other Hobbies: BMX Sponsors: Traders Racing, One Industries, The Race Shop, RNB Racing, Mom and Dad Plans for 2012: Get top 3 in 80B and Jr Mini Goals: Make it to Lorettaâ€™s
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