ATV Extreme Dirt Track Nationals
Round #5 - Ashtabula, OH
July 23-24, 2011
Rage ATV's Harold Goodman
& Kirby Cooke Win at Pine Lake
Ashtabula, OH - It was a winning
weekend for Rage ATV’s Harold Goodman as he
claimed victory in both the Pro and Pro-am classes,
while Rage ATV’s Kirby Cooke took the win
in the Pro-am Unlimited class at round number five
of the 2011 Extreme Dirt Track series.
2011 ATV Extreme Dirt Track Pro
& Pro-Am Race Report
The Ashtabula round is always the most popular
round of the series and a favorite track of racers,
which is a boost for attendance and provides for
some incredible racing action. Despite some rain
that fell on Friday and Saturday, track conditions
remained good, and the track dried out nicely.
The good conditions allowed Harold Goodman to
take control and come out ahead at the end of
Racing's #038 Michael Coburn grabbed the
Pro ATV Main Holeshot
As racers left the line for the Pro class, Harold
Goodman was in fifth place, but got a good line
going into the second turn and moved into second
place behind Michael Coburn. Goodman shadowed
Coburn for a few laps and was able to make a move
in the second lap when Coburn went wide coming
out of the bowl in turn one.
ATV' s #708 Harold Goodman makes the pass
#038 Michael Coburn in the lap two to take
over the lead
Once out front, Goodman was able to pull away
from Coburn, but he soon was feeling the pressure
from #53 Kirby Cooke. Cooke shadowed Goodman all
the way to the checkered flag. Goodman's win extended
his points lead over reigning champion, Michael
Harold Goodman held off the hard charging
#53 Kirby Cooke
“It was a good race. I didn’t get
the best start, but I was able to move up quickly.
I got around Michael after a few laps but then
Kirby Cooke caught up to me and was pressuring
me, but I just stayed focused and I was able to
hold him off. Overall I’m pretty happy with
how the weekend went and I was able to extend
my points lead a bit, so it all worked out well
for me,” said Goodman.
Kirby Cooke was running exceptionally strong
all weekend and came up from a top five start
to challenge Michael Coburn for the number two
spot. The pair battled furiously, but Cooke would
eventually get by after Coburn suffered a blown
shock. Cooke would then pull away and catch up
to Goodman. Cooke pressured Goodman but was unable
to make a clean pass and settled in to finish
in a solid second place.
Kirby Cooke's Maxxis Tires were seriously
hooking up at Pine Lake as he charged his
from a 5th place start into the 2nd spot
right behind Harold Goodman
“Everything went great for us this weekend.
We’re working with a new NASCAR based company,
JRi Shocks; they have been awesome to work with
and they really had us set up good for this weekend.
Our suspension and the Maxxis Tires really helped
out there,” said Cooke.
ATV' s #53 Kirby Cooke chased after #708
Harold Goodman for nearly the entire Pro
Main, but he just wasn't able to make the
pass before the checkered flag