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Admin
11-01-2004, 06:48 AM
The 12 Hours of ATV America is now in its third year, and the race is centrally located in the state of Iowa, which puts it almost in the middle of the country for racers traveling from either the east coast or the west coast.

The terrain in the central part of the country east of the Rocky Mountains is primarily flat land with fields of corn as far as you can see.

As we headed to the track Friday Evening, the temps were in the 80ís and conditions were awesome for racing, but a storm was brewing to the west and heading east.

Admin
11-01-2004, 06:54 AM
Finally we arrived in Fort Doge, IA, the home of the 12 Hours of America race.

The location of the track was on the west side of the river last year, but the location was moved to the east side of the river this year to a temporary site for this year.

Next year, the track will be moved once again to new location just a mile north of this yearís temporary location.

Admin
11-01-2004, 06:57 AM
As we arrived at the track around 6PM, the storms from the west came roaring through with wind gust upwards of 50 MPH with heavy rain. Luckily the storm was a quick mover, but it still easily dropped nearly an 1" of rain on the track.

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:00 AM
When the storm passed the temps quickly dropped into the 50's and winds remained steady in the 20 MPH range as a rainbow formed to the east.

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:02 AM
As the skies cleared, riders began emerging from their trailers to begin preparations for Saturday morning.

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:06 AM
John Blanton, updog Industries (http://www.updogindustries.com/) , kept busy Friday selling colored backgrounds and numbers to many of the over 100 participating teams.

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:16 AM
Rausch Creek Motorsports (http://www.rauschcreekracing.com) , Quinn Lickman, was found making some final track prepartions. Quinn is no stranger to building tracks considering his involvement in one the nations best ATV Parks located in Tremont, PA.

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:22 AM
With over 100 entries, the riders pitted on both sides of the starting area.

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:34 AM
Many teams decided to make some last minutes changes to their ATV setups to deal with the muddy conditions they were going to encountered in atleast the first lap of Saturday's race.

Team #31 (On the Gas with Team GasGas & Wachs Racing)grabbed their hacksaw and decided to cut the end of their handlebars off to save weight, lol. No, actually, they needed to cut off the throttle spacer to allow room to install their Powermadd hand quards for added mud protection.

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:37 AM
#408 Emu Racing(Jerome Rewerts, James McNaul, and Ryan Jiminez) worked on their machine into the dark as many teams.

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:49 AM
All the machine's were inspected and the frames were marked to prevent changing during the race. Also, transponders were added for electronic scoring.

Bryan Cook, Mike Houston, and Santo Derisi

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:55 AM
Many teams setup Halloween decorations and set out their candy to give away to the trick or treating kids roaming around the pits in their costumes.

The QuadGodZ(Bob Ziebell, Shane Buss, and Andy Stoebner)

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:56 AM
It was great to see the kids having so much fun!!!

Admin
11-01-2004, 07:58 AM
Even Jamie Rentz got involved in the some of the fun with Jeremiah Jones.

Admin
11-01-2004, 08:02 AM
A display of fireworks finished off the evening festivities before everyone heading in to get some rest, so they could be up early and have their ATV staged on the starting line by 7:50AM.

Admin
11-01-2004, 08:08 AM
Saturday Morning, the racers woke up to be created with temps in the 30's and some scattered showers. The race was delayed one hour for some final track preparations, which gave some riders the extra time they needed to prepare.

Admin
11-01-2004, 08:09 AM
After the starting area was disced, Teams quickly began packing down a path for their lead rider to run across for the start of the race.

The starting positions besides the Pro Teams were randomly selected by the Ref, Tom Prendergast, and the start locations were staked off with Team numbers.

Admin
11-01-2004, 08:12 AM
The EXriders.com/ C&D Racing Team (Harlen Foley, Ron Dernoski, and Chad Kirby) were ready to go with the help of Colby & Dusty.

Admin
11-01-2004, 08:18 AM
It was great to see so many EXriders.com members attending the race. 400EXmom (Kim Muzzarelli) teamed up with John Glann and Henery Lindley to form a 30+ Team "Three Horsemen."

Admin
11-01-2004, 08:32 AM
The JPMX-Quad Girls(Leslie Ragon, Brook Perry, and Jamie Rentz) were lined up and ready to compete in the Industry Class.

Admin
11-01-2004, 08:40 AM
11 Time GNCC Utility Champion, Mike Penland, used the 12 Hours of ATV America as one of his stops on his way to California to compete in the Baja Race.

Mike Penland lives and breathes ATV racing, and it is extremely disappointing to see Kawasaki pulling his support for next year along with the rest of the Kawasaki support riders.

Admin
11-01-2004, 08:42 AM
Rath Racing was ready for action aboard their Polaris Predator.

Admin
11-01-2004, 08:46 AM
EXriders.com Editor,Roy Bloodsworth, made the trip from California with his son, Keith and Brandon Smith to compete in the B Class on their Bigkidracing.com YFZ.

Admin
11-02-2004, 08:03 AM
#88 JB Racing / American Dream Team, Jathan Seale lines his 450R up in its starting position along with the rest of the riders

Admin
11-02-2004, 08:05 AM
A total of 99 ATVs were finally lined up in row that easily stretched over 500 feet, which was an incredible site.

Admin
11-02-2004, 08:07 AM
The riders lined up on the oposite side of the pits and prepared to make their mark before they dashed over 100 feet to start their quads in a leMans Style Start.

Admin
11-02-2004, 08:09 AM
With the sound of a shotgun, the riders sprinted across the disced starting area toward their machines.

Admin
11-02-2004, 08:12 AM
They quickly hoped on their machines and either pushed the electric start or started kicking. Suprisingly, many of the Honda 450R riders had their machines started just a quickly as many of the electric start machines.

Admin
11-02-2004, 08:17 AM
#1 East Coast ATV(Chris Borich) took off to an early lead, with #111 Outlaw Racing, #222 Thumber Racing, and #4 Team Maxxis(Bill Ballance) in hot pursuit.

Admin
11-02-2004, 08:24 AM
#101 Mike Cycles World Honda/Duncan(Brad Page) was leading Team #32 Bartlett racing which grabbed the early A Class Lead. Pro Team, Hertz Racing (Tom Hertz) wasn't as lucky as some and took several kicks to get their 450R going.

Admin
11-02-2004, 08:27 AM
#51 Dirt Works Motorsports, #53 Team Bling Star, and #30 Wisconsin Hare-MX

Admin
11-02-2004, 08:32 AM
The B, Utility, and Industry Classes

Admin
11-02-2004, 08:34 AM
Brad was off on the Kymco 250 that his team was testing for the 12 hour event.

Admin
11-02-2004, 09:15 AM
#72 Media Allstars(Jimmy Osborn) is off to a fast start on their YFZ. The Media Allstars team consisted of Jorge Cuartas, Todd Macke, and Jimmy Osborn. All three have disabilities, but they don't let it slow them down from doing what they love to do and that is ride ATVs.

It was truly inspirational to watch Jimmy with only one arm start the race, which proves that you can do anything if you put your heart into it.

Admin
11-02-2004, 10:21 AM
half way through the 1st lap, #4 Bill Ballance & #1 Chris Borich had already pulled away from the rest of the riders by several seconds.

Next to emerge through the trees was #29 Bryan Cook and #500 Greg Trew

Admin
11-02-2004, 10:26 AM
Shortly after the leaders came through single file, the rest of the racers came through all packed up through the deep whoops along the river.

Admin
11-02-2004, 10:28 AM
By the beginning of the 2nd lap, #1 Chris Borich had taken over the lead over #4 Bill Ballance as they raced down the wide open straight away at speeds over 75mph.

Admin
11-02-2004, 10:33 AM
In 4th place overall #500 Greg Trew chased after #29 Bryan Cook threw the pits as #6 Dustin Wimmer kept them in his sights only a few seconds behind them in 5th Overall.

Admin
11-02-2004, 10:37 AM
#310 Nac's Racing (Bryan Baker, Rhett Butler, and Mike Carter)was back to 15th place aboard one of the very few 400EX quads entered into the race. I was interested to see how well the 400EX was going to stack up against all the new race quads available today.

It was still early, so time would tell.

Admin
11-02-2004, 11:58 AM
It didn't take but one lap for the first team to head into the pits to give the machine a look over, but the rider spent less than a minute in the pits and headed back out.

Admin
11-02-2004, 06:16 PM
After a few laps, Chris Borich pulled into the Pits and Matt Smiley took over with the lead.

#29 Derisi Racing /Houser Racing (Bryan Cook) was running strong in 4th place heading into the 4th lap when their YFZ stalled and left him sitting in the woods for two laps until anyone came to tow him back into the pits :(

Unfortunately, Cannondaleriders.com(Doug Flinner) suffered the same fate when they broke down near the same spot and also had to wait two laps to be hauled back to the pits. The engine suffered damage and they retired from the race after only 4 laps and leading the 30+ Class.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:55 AM
#4 Bill Ballance remained in the chase after Matt Smiley for the lead

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:57 AM
Chris Borich watches from the sidelines with his Father Joe and Friend Sean Neadlinger.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:07 AM
#6 Lost Creek Cycles(Pat Brown, Jason Dunkelberger, and Dustin Wimmer) were up to 2nd Place, but dropped back to 3rd with #88 JB Racing / American Dream(Jathan Seale, Jeremy Rice, and Chris Jenks) only a few seconds behind.

Rounding out the top 10 Pros

5th
#44 JPMX(Jeremiah Jones, Harold Goodman, and Jeremy Lawson)

6th
#101 Mikes Cycle World Honda/ Duncan Racing Internation(Brad Page, Andris Lagzdins, and Justin Short)

7th
#111 OUTLAW RACING(DUANE JOHNSON, MICHAEL BURROWS, and JOSH EATON)

8th
#500 Eco-Tech(Greg Trew, Jason Lewis, and Greg Stewart)

9th
#35 Team ATV Four Play/ELKA(Josh Upperman, Mark Kendall, and Dustin Royer)

10th
#310 Nac's Racing(Bryan Baker, Rhett Butler, and Mike Carter)

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:13 AM
Leading the A Class and running 13th Overall #98 JB RACING/CAPP STEEL(DARYN CAPITENA, JR HINDS, and JOHN RAGON)

2nd Place
#23 Kor

3rd Place
#188 JB Racing/Twin Creeks(Jake Balsiger, Mitch Reynolds, and Cody Miller)

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:22 AM
B Class Team, #784 GT Thunder(Brandon Sommers, Mark Notman, and Shawn Hohneke) were dominating the Class running 18th overall with their closest competitor#943 J.B. RACING B-TEAM(RICKY STAIR, THOMAS BROWN, and BRANDON SHIPMAN) back to 32nd Overall in 2nd Place.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:25 AM
In the 30+ Class #194 BB&R Racing(Darrell Bozarth, David Robinson, and Jeff Brest) took over the lead with the Cannondaleriders.com out of the race.

2nd Place
#184 JB Racing/TQRA(Kent Brown, John Perkiins, and Scott Dunn)

3rd Place
#40 Exriders.Com / C&D Racing(Ronald Dernoski, Chad Kirby, and Harlen Foley)

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:26 AM
For the EXriders.com / C&D Racing Team, Ron Dernoski was out putting in some laps trying to hold off #25 Dirt First/ Cherry Hill moving in quickly.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:30 AM
by the 13th lap, #4 Team Maxxis had regained the lead over #1 East Coast ATV.

Brandon gives a Thumbs Up to his Pit Crew.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:31 AM
#6 Lost Creek Cycles remained in third place and the team pitted , and Pat Brown went back out replacing Jason Dunkelberger.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:34 AM
#500 Eco-Tech remained in 9th place with Greg Trew onboard.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:36 AM
Dan Destefano was out for Pro Team #19 Hertz Racing(Tom Hertz, Rob Hertz, and Dan Destefano) as they attempted to claw their way past #35 ATV Fourplay and move into 12th Place.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:37 AM
#35 Team ATV Four Play/ELKA(Josh Upperman, Mark Kendall, and Dustin Royer) never let up and the Hertz team was able to make the pass.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:40 AM
With many riders blowing out the turns on the track, Tom took quick action and began placing bails of straw around the turns to keep the riders honest.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:42 AM
Chris Borich launching one of the doubles along the entrance road.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:42 AM
Chris Borich remained in 2nd Place as he launched over one of the doubles along the entrance road.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:43 AM
#6 Pat Brown was flying around the track like a XC veteran!!!!

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:45 AM
Pat Brown displayed his incredible MX skills as he tried to close the gap on the Maxxis and East Coast ATV.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:46 AM
#88 Chris Jenks(JB Racing/American Dream) was also moving in fast on the leaders putting in some impressive lap times.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:48 AM
The Battle for the lead intensified as Chris Borich closed in on Brandon Ballance.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:50 AM
Chris Borich once again was able to make the pass and quickly begin putting time between them.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:54 AM
Shortly aftewards, Gallagher caught word that Brandon was broke down and notified Bill, so they could run and try to help get him going again.

The skid plate ended up coming off and derailing the chain. Also, the rear rotor was bent. Brandon was able to get the back on and take off to try to finish the lap.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:55 AM
Brandon kept the hammer down as he headed toward the pits with his goggles already off. The #4 Maxxis team dropped back to 5th place after they were required to bend back the rotor as straight as possible and try to salvage some rear brakes and prevent any more damage to the Caliper.

Admin
11-03-2004, 09:59 AM
This gave #6 Dustin Wimmer (Lost Creek Cycle) the oppurtunity to move into 2nd Place behind #1 East Coast ATV

Admin
11-03-2004, 10:44 AM
With the first 6 hour session almost complete, many teams began installing their headlights before the the start of the 2nd session.

#88 JB Racing's Jeremy Rice were in able to quickly move up from 4th place when #44 JPMX suzuki engine failed, which took them out of the race after working their way up to third place behind #6 Lost Creek Cycle.

JB Racing picked up another spot when they passed #6 Lost Creek Cycle and moved into 2nd place behind #1 East Coast ATV

Admin
11-03-2004, 10:50 AM
With East Coast ATV out in the lead for the last lap of the 1st Session, the #4 Maxxis tires team pulled into the pits for a calculated pit stop to finish repairing the YFZ from earlier damage in the race, and they began preping it for 2nd session.

They knew that they had around 5 minutes to leave the pits before Matt Smiiley would take the checkered flag and the 20 minute countdown would begin for any riders still out on the track to complete the lap.

Admin
11-03-2004, 10:53 AM
Laz and Jimmy didn't waste any time making the neccassary fixes and adjustments. The brakes pads were destroyed and the caliper piston seals were leaking on the machine from the bent rotor damage. New pads were installed along with a chain was adjusted and a chain guide was added to keep the chain from derailing in the 2nd session.

The Maxxis team was able to make the adjustments with time to spare as they headed out to complete the last lap and remain on the lead lap.

Admin
11-03-2004, 10:54 AM
Several minutes later, Matt Smiley crossed the finish line with the 1st session lead.

Admin
11-03-2004, 10:58 AM
Teams #28 Walsh Race Craft/Quad Briel(Michael Walsh, Denny Seifner, and Josh Creamer) and #101 Mikes Cycle World Honda/ Duncan Racing Internation(Brad Page, Andris Lagzdins, and Justin Short) crossed the finish line right behind Matt Smiley, but they were both atleast one lap behind.

Andy Lagzdins tried to hold off the hard charging Matt Smiley before the finish line to get in one more lap and stay on the lead lap, but Matt's smooth riding allowed him to make the pass before the finish and put Mikes Cycle World one lap down, but they still were in great shape in 4th place and could move up if #4 Team Maxxis or #88 JB Racing didn't finish their last laps before the time expired.

Admin
11-03-2004, 11:47 AM
#6 East Coast ATV was the next team to cross finish line in 5th place with #310 Nac's Racing(Bryan Baker, Rhett Butler, and Mike Carter) close behind in 6th Place.

Admin
11-03-2004, 11:49 AM
#500 ECO-Tech came in to finish the 1st session back to 7th place and 8th Overall behind the A Class Team #98 JB Racing.

Admin
11-03-2004, 11:52 AM
Pro Team #222 Thumpers came through in 8th Place

Admin
11-03-2004, 11:53 AM
Moving up to 9th place was #19 Hertz Racing (Tom Hertz, Rob Hertz, and Dan Destefano)

Admin
11-03-2004, 11:56 AM
#45 T3 racing(TJ Lenig, Tyler Lenig, and Tyson Thomas) were in 10th Place on their Cannondale.

Admin
11-03-2004, 11:59 AM
#35 ATV Fourplay finished in 11th place and 15th Overall

Admin
11-03-2004, 12:03 PM
A Class Team #98 JB RACING/CAPP STEEL(DARYN CAPITENA, JR HINDS, and JOHN RAGON) were not only leading the A Class, but were also running 7th Overall at the break.

Admin
11-03-2004, 12:35 PM
In 2nd Place in the A Class was yet another JB Racing Team #188 JB Racing/Twin Creeks(Jake Balsiger, Mitch Reynolds, and Cody Miller) in 11th Overall

Admin
11-03-2004, 12:42 PM
3rd Place in the A Class #125 Wilson Racing(Jeff Pickens, Michael Sroka, and Allen "Spud" Howell)

Admin
11-03-2004, 12:50 PM
Back to the Pros, #710 Team Amy (Jason L. Hughes, Daniel Ketterer, and Mark Thompson) was down to only two riders after the Team Coordinator Mark Thompson seriously injuried in leg early in the race, which left Jason and Dan to finish the rest of the race alone.

The didn't come this far to give up, so they dug deep and kept themselves in the race :macho

Admin
11-03-2004, 12:52 PM
Team #29 had an impressive rider lineup(Bryan Cook, Mike Houston, and Santo Derisi), but they were out of contention early after loosing several laps to a faulty battery, but they too kept going.

Admin
11-03-2004, 12:55 PM
Brandon Ballance came flying down the straight away before time expired to complete the last lap of the 1st session. They would be back to around 80th to start the 2nd Session on the line, but with Bill Ballance onboard, they had no doubt the he would quickly work his way back up to within strking distance of the leaders.

Admin
11-03-2004, 12:56 PM
The track sweeper was out on the Vforce looking for any injuried or broke down riders.

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:02 PM
A Class

Back in the A Class, Team #5 Pro Armor(Adam Howell, Brent Howell, and Ron Martin) came through in 4th Place.

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:06 PM
Team #130 Gas Gas Of Grove City(Brian Foltz, Scott Barron, and Justin Brown) came through the checkered flag in 5th place.

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:15 PM
In 8th Place was Team #331 Evolution ATV(Dan Vanden Heuvel Jr., Joe Havel, and Chad Rayford)

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:19 PM
rounding out the top 10 in the A Class was team #35 Adapt, which was one of the nicest looking machines at the 12 Hour event with it awesome looking Adapt Graphics kit and wild looking powdercoated Roll Design A-arms and Swingarm.

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:20 PM
Team #49 Snapper Racing(Kevin Wall, Wesley Fruits, and Scott Fleischhauer) were back to 11th place

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:21 PM
Team #66 Quad Racing UK(John Elliot, Duncan Irons, and Keith Bork)

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:22 PM
Team #88 QuadGodZ(Bob Ziebell, Shane Buss, and Andy Stoebner)

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:23 PM
#83 Team Kenda

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:25 PM
Team #408 EMU Racing(Jerome Rewerts, James McNaul, and Ryan Jiminez) a favorite from last year was way back to near mid pack after the 1st session.

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:27 PM
Team #817 Boz's Racing had their share of problems in the 1st session.

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:28 PM
When I went over to check out what happened, I quickly found out with the smoke coming off the clutch. They literally smoked the clutch!!!

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:31 PM
The biggest surprise was to see Team #202 Alba Action Girls(Angela Moore, Traci Cecco, and Angel Atwell) way back to 18th place afte having such impressive showings in the past and at the previous 6 hour events.

Admin
11-03-2004, 01:34 PM
Team #31 On the Gas with Team GasGas & Wachs Racing(Dave Dick, Rob Weis, and Chuck Wachs) were one of only three teams in the A Class not able to complete the 1st Session.

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:18 PM
B Class

Before the end of Session #1, Team #943 J.B. RACING B-TEAM(RICKY STAIR, THOMAS BROWN, and BRANDON SHIPMAN) was able to close the gap on the Leaders #784 GT Thunder(Brandon Sommers, Mark Notman, and Shawn Hohneke) and move into 16th Overall.

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:19 PM
Team #703 Quad Doggs(Chris Safar, Cody Julson, and Brad Benson) were back to 27th Overall, but they were still in the hunt with 6 hours left of racing.

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:24 PM
Team #61 Wisconsin Quad Racing.com were up to 4th place with Team #58 HMF (GEORGE HICKEY, BLAKE KRAMER, and JOHN CUNNINGHAM JR.) running strong in 5th

Team #161 Team Whetstine(Max Smith, Chad Smith, and Joey Chapman) were in 6th

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:26 PM
Team #22 Revis Racing Industries(Brian Revis, Douglas Mcbee, and Mark Taylor) were in 8th Place on their Polaris

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:28 PM
Team #50 country boyz racing(Karl Lehman, John Lehman, and Jason Gamble) were one of the only 250R machines in the race.

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:29 PM
Also Team #77 Slowpoke Racing(Travis Pierson, Nate Jacobs, and Joe Henson) rode one of the few 400EX machines in the race

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:32 PM
Team #97 Evolution ATV Killer B Squad(Eric A Wenzel, Jim Falke, and Troy Myher) were experiencing Battery issues with their YFZ and had to push start it to get them going out of the pits.

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:34 PM
#185 BIG KID RACING.COM(Roy Bloodworth, KEITH BLOODWORTH, and BRANDON SMITH) found themselves replacing several tie-rods and ends during the day after crashing into several trees. They were use to riding on the MX track, but the woods was a whole new story.

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:36 PM
Team #72 The Media Allstars (Jorge Cuartas, Todd Macke, and Jimmy Osborn) finished out the 1st session without many issues.

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:39 PM
Both JPH HELLRAISER 2 & JPH HELLRAISER 2 were out of the race after only 13 and 19 laps. They definetly gave it their best effort. When the lower A-arm broke in half, they shoved a socket inside the A-arm tubing and used it to weld the A-arm back together, which was creative.

If you look closely, you can see the weld in the photo.

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:41 PM
JPH HELLRAISER 2(Joe Parker, Garrett Crow )

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:42 PM
Team #149 Gang Green(William Nagy, Tom Green, and Clinton Sutton) was forced to push their machine across the finish line to keep from loosing their last lap.

Admin
11-03-2004, 02:45 PM
30+ Class

The leading team #194 BB&R Racing(Darrell Bozarth, David Robinson, and Jeff Brest) derailed their chain and cracked their engine cases half way through the last lap of the session, which took them out of the race with a lap lead :(

Admin
11-03-2004, 05:42 PM
Team #25 Dirtfirst/Cherry Hill Cycle(David Kyte, Mike Kyte, and Curtis Forrester) took over the lead with Team #184 JB Racing/TQRA(Kent Brown, John Perkiins, and Scott Dunn) moving into 2nd place.

Team #40 EXriders.com moved up to third place and were one almost near the front of the line for the 2nd Session restart. The team was dealing with a stuck throttle cable, and they were forced to replace the hand grips on the machine during the race which costed them some time in the pits.

Admin
11-03-2004, 05:43 PM
Team #320 Millennium Yamaha Race Team(Kenneth R Potter, Marc Currey, and Tom Waybright) was running in 4th place.

Admin
11-03-2004, 05:54 PM
Team #34 THREE HORSEMEN(JOHN GLANN, KIM MUZZARELLI, and HENERY LINDLEY) were working their KFX and moved into 5th place, but were less than a few minutes behind EXriders.com in third.

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:25 PM
Industry Class

Team #70 Chance's Powder Coating(Johnny Kellison, Todd Donahoo, and Mark Uehlin) held a slim lead over Team #31 Rausch Creek

In 3rd Place was Team #54 Great River Powersports(Cory Ellerbroek, Adam Fraise, and Benjamin Franklin)

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:26 PM
Team #39 Three M Racing(Jeff McFarlane, Mike McDonald, and Sam Maynard) was back to 4th place.

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:27 PM
Team #611 Team Gear Worx(Lloyd Brock, Michael Harden Jr., and Dan Mullins)

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11-03-2004, 06:28 PM
The all girl team #13 JPMX-Quad Girls(Leslie Ragon, Brook Perry, and Jamie Rentz)

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11-03-2004, 06:28 PM
Team #42 Wallis Racing Inc(Brandon Wallis, Tony Mcdonald, and Aaron Bookout)

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:35 PM
Utility Class

The most intense battle of the day for the lead beside the Maxxis Team and East Coast ATV had to be between top four teams in the Utility Class.

The 2nd and 3rd place teams (Penland Bros Racing, and Bad Monkey Racing) staying right with each other while team #515 FD Racing(Alex Gronbach, Jason Mickelson, and Jarrod Sheets) was holding a commanding lead early in the race.

As the race continued, the gap narrowed and the Penland Brothers gain to threaten before the end othe 1st season.

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:39 PM
Team #597 Little Rascals / Freek Racing(Jason White, Bob Lind, and Nate Wentland) was right in the mix of things early in the race, but they lost their engine after 11 laps and were sidelined :(

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:42 PM
Team #99 ATV Scene.com(Tom Farr, Jim Stack, and John Maley) ran into problems early in the race with a broke axle and were out of it after only 12 laps. Also, it was rumored that one of the riders was injuried in an accident, but I haven't been able to confirm this information. Hopefully, no one was seriously injuried if this proves to be true.

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:44 PM
Team #695 R/T Racing(Kevin Tuggle, Trevor Richerson, and Alec Richerson) was another team that got off to a slow start and never caught up with the leaders.

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:55 PM
2nd Session

With all the riders off the track from the 1st session, A line of almost 90 quads was formed to prepare for staging of the 2nd session. Amazingly, many teams remained in the race afte the 1st long 6 hours, but night fall was coming and the course was becoming extremely rough.

The ATVs were staged in the order they finished the last lap of Stage one, and the lap times were erased and only the total number of laps completed was important for beginning of stage #2. A team could have been almost 14 minutes behind a team in front of them, and now they will be on the same lap and starting over again, which played into the strategy of many teams pitting before the end of the last lap.

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:57 PM
With an hour break between the two stages, many riders relaxed and grabbed a bite to eat. Yann, Elka Suspension, took advantage of the free time to check with his riders to see how the suspension was working on their machines and offer adjustment advise for the 2nd session as the track became whooped.

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:58 PM
The hour quickly passed, and the riders once again lined their machines up agains the snow fence on an angle, and they were given two minutes to warm their ATVs up before the start of the 2nd Session.

Admin
11-03-2004, 06:59 PM
With the machines warmed up, the shut the engines down, and walked to the other side of the track and got into position waiting for the shotgun blast.

Admin
11-03-2004, 07:00 PM
With the blast of gun powder, the riders where once again off in a dash to their quads.

Admin
11-03-2004, 07:32 PM
#500 Eco-Tech, Greg Trew, was the 1st rider to take off from the line.

Admin
11-03-2004, 07:34 PM
But, before Greg Trew could get to the front of the line, Mike Walsh, Chris Borich, Brad Page, and Chad Kirby were already started and ahead of him.

Admin
11-03-2004, 07:35 PM
Several teams headed straight for the pits for the 2nd half of the race to fix problems developed in the last lap of session one.

Admin
11-03-2004, 07:37 PM
#28 Walsh Race Craft/Quad Briel(Michael Walsh, Denny Seifner, and Josh Creamer) didn't have a great first session, but they got off to a early lead in session two and looking to quickly move up in the standings.

Admin
11-03-2004, 07:38 PM
Not far behind was #1 Chris Borich and #6 Pat Brown

Admin
11-03-2004, 07:39 PM
Team #101 Mikes Cycle World Honda/ Duncan Racing Internation(Brad Page, Andris Lagzdins, and Justin Short) were running strong in 5th Place.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:06 PM
#310 Bryan Baker already had #4 Bill Ballance on his rear bumper after Bill started back near the end of the pack. In only a couple of miles of woods, he managed to pass easily 60 riders, which is totally incredible in my book. I guess this shows why he has won 5 Championships :eek2:

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:09 PM
Several laps later, Pat Brown had passed both #1 East Coast ATV and #28 Walsh Race Craft to take over the lead in the 2nd Session, but he remained a few laps down in the Overall.

During his sprint to the front, Pat Brown put in the fastest lap time of the day with a 12:26 lap time, which was just over six seconds faster than Chris Borich's 12:32 recorded also in the 2nd session.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:09 PM
Josh Creamer show his talent as he doubled through the whoops with ease.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:17 PM
John Natalie Jr. took over for Chris Borich and used his XC experience to close the gap on Walsh Race Craft.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:19 PM
#4 Maxxis Tires Team sent out Johnny Gallagher to put in a few laps and stay in reach of the #1 East Coast ATV.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:24 PM
#88 JB Racing's, Chris Jenks, looked good on the 450R as he tried to catch Johnny Gallagher.

Unfortunately, the JB Racing team broke off their foot peg on the MX track, and were forced to pit for lengthy amount of time to hack saw the nerf bars and weld the foot peg to the frame to continue the race. This dropped them a lap down behind East Coast ATV and Maxxis, but they remained in third place in front of team #101 Mikes Cycles.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:31 PM
Team #53 Team Bling Star(Cody Smith, Larry Heidler, and Darrell Patton) didn't have a great first half, but everything seem to be going well for this California team in the 2nd half as the were 6th Overall, but several laps behind in the combined sessions.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:32 PM
#19 Hertz Racing, Rob Hertz, stayed focused as he kept his team in the running and were up to 5th Place Overall after both sessions :macho

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:35 PM
#500 Jason Lewis kept his team in the hunt as he was running in 8th for the 2nd Session and a combined 8th Overall from Both Sessions.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:36 PM
Team #101 Mikes Cycle World/ Duncan was back to 9th in the 2nd session, but remained in 4th Overall.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:40 PM
Just as quickly as the #6 Lost Creek Cycles teams got out front and started making up time, they suffered a tragic blow with their swingarm breaking apart at carrier after the tremendous abuse it received from the team pushing it to the limits trying to overcome a lap down.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:41 PM
Many young ATV fans took advantage of the oppurtunity to have some of the Best MX & XC riders at one event to get all of their autographs.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:46 PM
The Walsh team continued their 2nd session lead, and hoped to capitalize on #6 Lost Creek Cycle failure to pick up some laps on them and move up in the overall standings.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:48 PM
The Lost Creek Team quickly worked together to replace the swingarm and returned to racing only loosing two laps. They dropped from 4th Overall back to 16th Overall and were in 9th in the Pro Class, but they had over 20 laps left to work their way back into the hunt if they could stay trouble free.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:50 PM
Meanwhile, John Natalie Jr was in 2nd Place in the 2nd Session, but remained the Overall leader over the Maxxis Team.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:52 PM
In the Utility Class, FD Racing were back in the lead after being passed for one lap by Team #206 the Penland Brothers.

Admin
11-03-2004, 08:53 PM
The Penland Brothers remained within seconds of the FD Racing team for most of the 2nd Session ,which made for an exciting race.

Admin
11-04-2004, 07:49 AM
B Class Team #784 GT Thunder had moved up to 11th Overall and Team #943 J.B. Racing B Team running in 2nd Place and 14th Overall.

Admin
11-04-2004, 07:51 AM
John Pellan was running around like crazy trying to keep the event running as smoothly as possible, and I think he did an excellent job.

Admin
11-04-2004, 08:18 AM
As day turned into Night, John Natalie Jr. kept the East Coast ATV Team in the lead

Admin
11-04-2004, 08:19 AM
John Gallagher adapted well to the YFZ and looked extremely comfortable as he kept the Maxxis team in check with East Coast ATV.

Admin
11-04-2004, 08:22 AM
Team #88 JB Racing were in third place, but two laps down and they weren't giving up on the chance of trying to make up the time before the end of the race.

Admin
11-04-2004, 08:23 AM
The 400EX of Nac's Racing didn't show any signs of being at a disadvantage against the 450R, YFZ, and LTZ. Nac's Racing worked their way up to 5th Place behind Team #101 Mikes Cycles World / Duncan.

Admin
11-04-2004, 08:28 AM
Team #67 Rath Racing had a difficult 1st session after dropping from 13th Overall to 45th overall in one lap. In the 2nd Session, they were able to keep a steady pace and gradually worked their way back up to 22nd overall

Admin
11-04-2004, 08:36 AM
A Class

The JB RACING/CAPP STEEL(DARYN CAPITENA, JR HINDS, and JOHN RAGON) team dropped out of the lead after they lost over an hours time after the restart of the race.

This allowed Team #188 JB Racing/Twin Creeks(Jake Balsiger, Mitch Reynolds, and Cody Miller) to take over the lead as they worked their way up to 8th Overall.

Admin
11-04-2004, 08:37 AM
Close behind in 2nd Place was Team #125 Wilson Racing

Admin
11-04-2004, 08:40 AM
Team #5 Pro Armor(Adam Howell, Brent Howell, and Ron Martin) worked their way up from 13th place to 3rd in the A Class and 11th Overall.

Admin
11-04-2004, 08:44 AM
Industry Class

The Industry Class racing action became intense as Team #70 Chance Powdercoating and Great River Powersports began swapping the lead.

Admin
11-04-2004, 08:52 AM
30+ Class

Team #25 Dirt First Racing built a comfortable lead over the rest of the class with Team #184 JB Racing / TQRA holding onto 2nd Place.

The battle now was between #40 EXriders.com, #320 Millennium Yamaha Race Team, and #34 The Threehorsemen for the third spot.

With all three teams within a few minutes of each other the racing action was exciting to watch lap after lap.

The EXriders.com Team had an advantage in the dark with their Trail Tech light system on the quad and their helmets, which turned night into day and worked flawlessly.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:01 AM
Team #98 JB Racing/ Capp Steel was back out on the track, but were back to 32nd Overall after running as well as 6th Overall before their problems.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:03 AM
The Alba Action Girls were down to two riders(Angela Moore and Traci Cecco) after Angel Atwell injuried her wrist to the point that it began to swell up, and the team didn't want her to risk injuring it any further. Get Well Soon Angel:(

Angela Moore putting in some night time laps.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:09 AM
A Class Team #37 ATV ADDICTION.COM(Mike Johnston, Josh Ribley, and Mike Lucas) worked their way up from 47th Overall to 17th Overall and in the process moved up to 6th in the A Class.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:11 AM
B Class Team #784 GT Thunder ran into a small problem in the evening with their machine, but it only costed them a few minutes and they were back out again and easily remained in the lead over Team #703 Quad Doggs(Chris Safar, Cody Julson, and Brad Benson)

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:14 AM
With only a few laps remaing, John Natalie Jr heads out replacing Matt Smiley.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:17 AM
#4 Team Maxxis waves in Brandon Ballance to get Bill Ballance on the Machine to finish out the race with East Coast ATV only a few seconds in the lead.

With only 5 laps to go, the Maxxis Team took over the lead for one lap, but the East Coast ATV Team was able to regain the spot the next lap.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:18 AM
With Bill Ballance onboard for the Maxxis Team, East Coast ATV pulled in John Natalie jr. and sent out Chris Borich to finish out the race with less than a 30 second lead.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:19 AM
Almost as quickly as Chris disappeared into the darkness, Bill Ballance emerged and was pushing the YFZ to its limits trying to real in Chris before the end of the last lap.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:22 AM
Chris Borich put his head down and never missed a beat on the last lap and crossed the finish line with Bill Ballance still out of sight. For the 2nd Year in the a Row, East Coast ATV wins the 12 Hours of ATV America.

Chris stops and looks into the distance to see how far back Bill was behind him before he headed to the staging area.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:25 AM
Bill crossed the finish line around 45 seconds later and Johnny rushed over to congratulate Bill for giving it his best shot.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:26 AM
#88 JB Racing's Chris Jenks crossed the finish line with a third Place finish.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:29 AM
The Penland Brothers weren't able to top the Young IOWA riders #515 FD Racing, but they still put in a great ride and finished in 2nd Place.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:30 AM
Dirt First / Cherry Hill were able to keep their 450R together for the entire race and came through with the win in the 30+ Class.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:50 AM
After the 12 hour race, the Kymco machine was still running and their only failure was it didn't have any brakes, but this was common on many of the ATVs in the race.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:52 AM
Team #98 Capp Steel rider was relieved that the race was finally over.

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:53 AM
After all the quads were staged and inspected, the top three finishers rode their machines to the podium!!!

East Coast ATV (John Natalie Jr, Matt Smiley, and Chris Borich)

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:54 AM
#4 Maxxis (Johnny Gallagher, Brandon Ballance, and Bill Ballance)

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:55 AM
#88 JB Racing/ American Dream ( Jeremy Rice, Jathan Seale, and Chris Jenks)

Admin
11-04-2004, 09:58 AM
A flock of reporters from Innervision Industries, ATV Sport, Maxxis, and Dirt Wheels gathered around the Podium.

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:00 AM
Unfortunately, the only thing that I thought could have been improved upon was the hour wait after the Pro Riders arrived at the Podium. It was cold and many people were ready to go home after a long day.

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:02 AM
Brandon took advantage of his free time to pose with some young women who tried to drive me nuts throughout the podium celebration:eek:

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:03 AM
Finally, Pat Brown, Lost Creek Cycle was awarded the fastest lap time Award for a 12:26 laptime.

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:03 AM
JB Racing Celebrated their third place finish!!!!

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:04 AM
The Maxxis Team 2nd Place Finish

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:05 AM
East Coast ATV and their winning 450R on the Podium Celebrated the well deserved win!!!

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:06 AM
A Class


1st Place - JB Racing/Twin Creeks(Jake Balsiger, Mitch Reynolds, and Cody Miller)

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:07 AM
2nd Place - #125 Wilson Racing(Jeff Pickens, Michael Sroka, and Allen "Spud" Howell)

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:08 AM
3rd Place

#23 KOR

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:09 AM
B Class

1st Place - #784 GT Thunder(Brandon Sommers, Mark Notman, and Shawn Hohneke)

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:11 AM
2nd Place - #703 Quad Doggs(Chris Safar, Cody Julson, and Brad Benson)

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:11 AM
3rd Place - #58 HMF(GEORGE HICKEY, BLAKE KRAMER, and JOHN CUNNINGHAM JR.)

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:12 AM
30+ Class

1st Place - #25 Dirtfirst/Cherry Hill Cycle(David Kyte, Mike Kyte, and Curtis Forrester)

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:13 AM
2nd Place - #320 Millennium Yamaha Race Team(Kenneth R Potter, Marc Currey, and Tom Waybright)

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:13 AM
3rd Place - #34 THREE HORSEMEN(JOHN GLANN, KIM MUZZARELLI, and HENERY LINDLEY)

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:20 AM
Industry Class

1st Place - Chance Powdercoating!!!

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:21 AM
2nd Place #31 Rausch Creek MX Park

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:22 AM
Utility Class

1st Place - #515 FD Racing(Alex Gronbach, Jason Mickelson, and Jarrod Sheets)

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:22 AM
2nd Place - #206 Penland Bros. Racing(Mike Penland, Ken Robey, and Eric Lemley)

Admin
11-04-2004, 10:30 AM
Well that is it Folks, I truly enjoyed this 12 Hour Event, but I will most likely not race the event next year, so I will be able to focus on keeping EXriders.com Members more informed during the race.

I would like to thank C&D Racing (Colby & Dusty) for all their support at the track. They not only helped us in the pits, but they also tried to keep the site updated while I ran around capturing the racing action.

Complete Results:

Class: Pro
1 1 Team PA / East Coast ATV
2 4 Maxxis Tires
3 88 JB Racing / American Dream
4 101 Mikes Cycle World Honda/Ducan
5 310 Nac's Racing
6 500 Eco-Tech
7 6 Lost Creek Cycles
8 19 Hertz Racing
9 35 Team ATV Four Play / ELKA
10 28 Walsh Racing Craft / Quad Brei
11 67 Rath Racing/ Polaris
12 222 Team Thumpers
13 53 Team Bling Star
14 111 Outlaw Racing
15 710 Team Amy
16 45 T3 Racing
17 44 JPMX
18 29 DeRisi Racing / Houser Racing

Class: A
1 188 JB Racing / Twin Creek
2 125 Wilson Racing 49
3 23 KOR
4 5 Pro Armor
5 51 Dirt Works Motorsports
6 49 Snapper Racing
7 408 Emu Racing
8 37 ATV Addication.com
9 32 Bartlett Racing
10 356 Skunkwerx Racing
11 16 CFM Performance
12 202 Alba Action Girls
13 88 QuadGodz
14 331 Evolution ATV
15 98 JB Racing / Capp Steel
16 110 Gilman Racing Team
17 83 Team Kenda
18 128 Hampton Racing
19 74 Red Riders
20 35 Team Adapt
21 30 Wisconsin Hare-MX
22 212 Graves Racing / Caddo Pt Motor
23 48 Team Mojo
24 99 Orr Motorsports
25 130 GasGas of Grove City
26 66 Quad Racing UK
27 817 Boz's Racing 27
28 31 On the Gas w/ Team GasGas & Wa
29 118 Diamond Racing
30 7 STAR Racing Team

Class: B
1 784 GT Thunder
2 703 Quad Doggs
3 58 HMF
4 61 Wisconsin Quad Racing.com
5 85 T and A Racing
6 327 MBR
7 45 Up Dog Exodus
8 957 Rocky Hill Team
9 419 NSN Racing
10 18 Kenco Electric
11 50 Country Boyz Racing
12 943 J.B. Racing B Team
13 22 Revis Racing
14 97 Evolution ATV Killer B Squad
15 77 Slowpoke Racing
16 187 Liquid Courage Racing
17 60 PDR Racing Team
18 161 Team Whetstine
19 27 can't catch us racing
20 149 Gang Green
21 722 Team Woody
22 185 Big Kid Racing.Com
23 72 Media Allstars
24 121 Team Kirksville
25 86 Kymco / Jones Powersports
26 21 A.C.H. Racing
27 669 JPH Hellraisers
28 375 JPH Hellraiser

Class: 30+
1 25 Dirtfirst / Cherryhill Cycle
2 320 Millennium Yamaha Race Team
3 34 Three Horsemen
4 184 JB Racing/TQRA
5 40 EXriders.com / C&D Racing
6 14 OCCRA
7 203 RCJ Racing
8 194 BB&R Racing
9 391 Cannondaleriders.com

Class: Industry
1 70 Chance's Powder Coating
2 31 Rausch Creek
3 54 Great River Powersports
4 39 Three "M" Racing
5 611 Team Gear Worx
6 42 Wallis Racing Inc.
7 265 Diamond G Racing
8 13 JPMX - Quad Girls

Class: Utility Expert
1 515 FD Racing
2 206 Penland Bros.Racing
3 357 Bad Monkey Racing
4 695 R/T Racing
5 99 ATV Scene.com
6 597 Little Rascals / Freek Racimng

outacontrol31
11-04-2004, 10:46 AM
great job on the race coverage harlen, B team JB Racing with thomas brown on the green kfx had a motor lock up late in the second session which is what kept them off the podium

Shawn H
11-04-2004, 11:35 AM
Thats too bad we were battling for a while.
We were overheating for the whole 2nd session and had to pit every 2 laps for coolant and water. We seen they went in to pit but thought it was for electrical?
1 of your riders is fast he almost caught me on the 2nd session start:eek: I had a big head start and couldnt believe it. Then I was trying harder once I seen him:D

tamehart
11-04-2004, 11:39 AM
Harlen, Awesome Coverage. I hope to join the fun next year. Awesome pictures and race coverage. A+ job!

NTPRacing#19
11-04-2004, 06:14 PM
Hey i just want to point out something Harlen, You didnt get the right rider for the walsh team for the first few pics with the blue helmet, thats Josh Creamer that yanked the holeshot and ran out front for the start!!! just givin the right credits to right guys. this was Josh Creamers first National Pro event. he showed most of them whats up and representing the NEATV-MX circuit. good job to the 270 love machine haha

Andy Lagzdins
11-04-2004, 07:34 PM
Great job on the race coverage, Harlen. I still don't know how you manage to race an event and cover it too.
This was my first 12hrs of America race, and I was fortunate to get hooked up with Brad Page and Justin Short. Everything just fell into place and our quad was flawless. We really just winged it as far as planning a strategy for the race; it seemed like the schedule and rules changed alot anyway! We just rode hard and had a good time and it worked out in the end.
The course in Iowa was pretty much a GNCC track with a few extra jumps, and the results seem to reflect that. In comparison to the Pont de Vaux 12hr, the track in France is a cross between a TT and an MX. They only had 6 jumps total on the course, and zero trees. The lap times were 3 minutes for a 2 1/2 mile loop. Each event has its own aura of coolness, and I hope to return to both races next year.
Thanks goes out to Duncan Racing, DirtFirst, RollDesign, ITP, Douglas, GPR, IMS, Fox, and Brad Page.
Please say a prayer for my good buddy Paul Rowlands, who is recovering from a bad crash he had a few weeks ago in the UK.

Tommy 17
11-04-2004, 09:41 PM
http://www.exriders.com/vbb/attachment.php?s=&postid=1302952


check out that pic... he has one stock shock and one aftermarket hahahahahahaha:blah:

LTZ400rider
11-04-2004, 11:06 PM
good race coverage. wtf is up with the one after market and one stock shock?

CatMostFeared
11-04-2004, 11:46 PM
Totally awesome race coverage Harlen this is what you looked like all day.

CatMostFeared
11-04-2004, 11:47 PM
As always you leave one rider out all the time but I found him.
:macho

p@iNn3ck
11-04-2004, 11:48 PM
Now that was some EXCELLENT race coverage... those pics were awesome! Great job Harlen!

CatMostFeared
11-05-2004, 02:30 AM
Alba Action Girls
Angel Atwell Traci Cecco Angela Moore

CatMostFeared
11-05-2004, 02:31 AM
Chris Borich and Bill Ballance

Cole Trane
11-05-2004, 02:39 AM
That's a really good shot ^^^^^^^^^

Great coverage!!

Admin
11-05-2004, 06:49 AM
Thanks for posting some pics of me. Some people asked if I raced or took photos??? If they only knew that I put in easily 10+ laps before we broke.

400exdad
11-05-2004, 07:25 AM
Great Pics as always Harlen! Thats why I saw some of your work in the Maxxis tire catalog! :D

Admin
11-05-2004, 07:39 AM
Originally posted by 400exdad
Great Pics as always Harlen! Thats why I saw some of your work in the Maxxis tire catalog! :D

Ah Shucks, you caught me:cool:

IronManNatalie
11-05-2004, 07:39 PM
hey guys,

It was an awsome race! although I think it was 2 six hour races in one. The rules really stink! We had like a 5 minute lead in the first half just to have it cut to like 20 seconds on the restart!! they need to come up with a different plan.

As for the racin action, it was intense! the track was fun and rough. Chris started the race, I went second, and Matt went third. The last 9 laps were the best . Matt went out and we were tryin to figure out how many laps we would each end up runnin and who would finish. we were re fueling every rider change but had missed one earlier and found out we could go at least 7 laps without stopping. All of us were pretty much dead tired from how rough the track was and how fast we were going. Well Matt decided to take alot of punishment and stay out for 5 laps!! So we had it figured out that chris was going to do 2 more fast laps and switch to me for the last three, this way someone fresh was on the whole time. Turns out we were a little too fast and when I came around for what we thought was the white flag lap it ended up being 2 more. I was pretty beat so I held up one finger as I went by my pits(no not that finger) to let them know someone should be ready for one final lap. As I pulled in I think we had about a minute lead and no brakes. Chris was ready to go for one last lap. This is where the fuel stop we missed earlier helped us to know we didnt have to wast time refueling cause we could make it on gas. Chris just went out and cruised to a great victory. I would like to thank Chris, Matt, and Joe borich for giving me the chance to ride with them. I also have to thank Douglas wheel for standing by me in this whole thing. Also, East coast,Maxxis,shift,blingstar,hinson,axis, and my girlfriend for standing around for 12 hours, and everyone else in the pits that helped us out. Look for me to come out big next year and win a championship!! Thanks for all the support everyone.

Admin
11-05-2004, 08:09 PM
Again, Congratulations John, Chris, and Matt on the Win!!!

QuadRacer041
11-06-2004, 05:03 AM
Originally posted by IronManNatalie
hey guys,

It was an awsome race! although I think it was 2 six hour races in one. The rules really stink! We had like a 5 minute lead in the first half just to have it cut to like 20 seconds on the restart!! they need to come up with a different plan.

As for the racin action, it was intense! the track was fun and rough. Chris started the race, I went second, and Matt went third. The last 9 laps were the best . Matt went out and we were tryin to figure out how many laps we would each end up runnin and who would finish. we were re fueling every rider change but had missed one earlier and found out we could go at least 7 laps without stopping. All of us were pretty much dead tired from how rough the track was and how fast we were going. Well Matt decided to take alot of punishment and stay out for 5 laps!! So we had it figured out that chris was going to do 2 more fast laps and switch to me for the last three, this way someone fresh was on the whole time. Turns out we were a little too fast and when I came around for what we thought was the white flag lap it ended up being 2 more. I was pretty beat so I held up one finger as I went by my pits(no not that finger) to let them know someone should be ready for one final lap. As I pulled in I think we had about a minute lead and no brakes. Chris was ready to go for one last lap. This is where the fuel stop we missed earlier helped us to know we didnt have to wast time refueling cause we could make it on gas. Chris just went out and cruised to a great victory. I would like to thank Chris, Matt, and Joe borich for giving me the chance to ride with them. I also have to thank Douglas wheel for standing by me in this whole thing. Also, East coast,Maxxis,shift,blingstar,hinson,axis, and my girlfriend for standing around for 12 hours, and everyone else in the pits that helped us out. Look for me to come out big next year and win a championship!! Thanks for all the support everyone.


good run man that's awsome,
i agree with you 200% on loosing your lead for the start of the second session thats sux

Shawn H
11-06-2004, 08:31 AM
yep the loss of your lead stinks if your the 1 leading we had a 11minute lead and was sure Chris would catch them and pass them in that time so we could go a lap up but he had to pit and that let them get in time>

The rules are cool if your not the 1 winning the race at that time>


All in all I like how its run having the starting lineup as you come thru the checkers>>


Good luck in your quest for a championship John!!

Admin
11-06-2004, 09:04 AM
12 Hours of ATV America has asked the help from EXriders.com on helping them decide on some possible changes next year.

Post your thoughts and opinions in this new Thread:
12 Hours of ATV America - Wants your Input for Next Year (http://www.exriders.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=129851)

11-10-2004, 07:03 AM
Awesome coverage and great pictures too! Wish I could have made it

angwell
11-10-2004, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by EXriders Admin
Team #98 JB Racing/ Capp Steel was back out on the track, but were back to 32nd Overall after running as well as 6th Overall before their problems.

Harlen I'm greatfull that you always give us some action :) but sometimes you have no idea what is really going on:( yes I did hurt my hand but I also finished the race actually I was the one that got the checkered flag! So out of respect can you please make sure that what you are posting for everyone to read is correct. Angel

Admin
11-10-2004, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by angwell
Harlen I'm greatfull that you always give us some action :) but sometimes you have no idea what is really going on:( yes I did hurt my hand but I also finished the race actually I was the one that got the checkered flag! So out of respect can you please make sure that what you are posting for everyone to read is correct. Angel


The Alba Action Girls were down to two riders(Angela Moore and Traci Cecco) after Angel Atwell injuried her wrist to the point that it began to swell up, and the team didn't want her to risk injuring it any further. Get Well Soon Angel

I received this information from one of your team members, and trust me, I will make 100% sure that if I don't know all the facts to the any of your racing details in the future that I won't post or submit any photos or stories to any of the magazines, so I would avoid offending you :)

I now assume that you put in as many laps as both Traci & Angela did with your injury in the 2nd Section? I am only as knowledgable as the information that is told to me prior to the race report.

Cody_300ex
11-14-2004, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by Tommy 17
http://www.exriders.com/vbb/attachment.php?s=&postid=1302952


check out that pic... he has one stock shock and one aftermarket hahahahahahaha:blah:

I saw that! lol That must have been one crappy ride tho!

450Racer
11-15-2004, 04:35 PM
AWESOME coverage again guys!!! i love coming here and reading this every night, it's great. i can't wait till next season too!

hey John, this is Anthony Mastrocola. i just wanted to say a few things...first off, CONGRATULATIONS! i remember watching you at High Point holding off Gust with a busted header and now you go out there and win this thing! cutting four and a half minutes off is not cool at all, they definilty should have worked something out there, and then no brakes? wow, awesome job! i'm glad that Honda worked out for you :cool:. well, great job! i can't wait to watch you next year.

oh and by the way, i'm REALLY looking forward to coming up, i can't wait!

IronManNatalie
11-15-2004, 04:54 PM
Hey Anthony,

thanks for all the props. But I cant take all the credit. I had a great team that really worked well together. Matt Smiley, and Chris Borich are two of the best out there. I got lucky to ride with them. Joe borich also set up the bike perfect. I cant wait to get you up here to do some training and see what I can teach you.

I also would like to say get well soon to Chris Borich who fractured his collar bone this weekend at rausch creek.

Later everyone...

Johnny_G
11-22-2004, 03:56 PM
John:

I certainly understand your frustration about loosing your lead going into the second session(although it allowed us a new race after our 10 minute first session set-back), but I think that is part of what makes this race so unique. There is a strategic game of cat and mouse that occurs during the first 6 hour session and in the case of this years event it wound up with only 3 teams being on the lead lap to start the second session. If the race continues to be run in 2 six hour sessions, than I beleive that the current time keeping/scoring system is the best way to go(and I will stand by that even if we are on the loosing end of the deal next year), by only counting the laps in the first session.......but if you want it to be a true 12 hour every second counts race, then I feel that the best way to accomplish this would be to run 12 hours non stop with no break or intermission.:D

O yeah and congratulations again, you guys rode a great race....maybe next year we can make the finish even closer:eek: hopefully with us coming out on top this time:macho

millphoto
12-07-2004, 07:08 PM
If you get a chance check out our 12 hour race photos at www.millerphotographs.com .

crazyatvn
01-13-2005, 09:37 PM
I WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH IT COST TO ENTER THE RACE I WANT TO GET A GROUP TOGETHER FOR NEXT YEAR?

Shawn H
01-14-2005, 06:58 PM
I think every class was 200 or 300 cant remember exactly

except for the Pro class theres was much more

79400ex
01-14-2005, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by crazyatvn
I WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH IT COST TO ENTER THE RACE I WANT TO GET A GROUP TOGETHER FOR NEXT YEAR?

200 for industry, b - class, 30+ and utitly class

a - class 800 and pro 1000

crazyatvn
01-15-2005, 08:33 AM
Is that per team or per person? Hopefully it is per team that would be great.

Please let me know