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quadchick01
12-12-2004, 07:30 PM
This was to be the final round for The ITP Quadcross. Patton and Schell who had battled back and forth for the lead were now both on new rides. Schell on an Alba Yamaha and Patton on a Golden West Honda(unofficial until 2005)

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 07:33 PM
As Patton readys for the first moto his dad prepares his gate.

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 07:38 PM
Mean while a few gates down Schell was doing the same.

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 07:41 PM
Keith Little was also there and made his presence known right off the gate....

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 07:47 PM
As Keith Little grabs the holeshot with Schell, Nelson, Lindsay, Nickell and Patton in the top six Positions. So where is Ellis?

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 07:50 PM
Kory getting to be known for not getting the greatest starts once again goes into the Taladega corner in 9th...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 07:53 PM
With Little out front Leading everyone up Mt St Helens he was still being persued by Schell and nelson

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 07:55 PM
As they came back to the infield Little was still leading..

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 07:56 PM
With Schell not far behind....

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 07:59 PM
But wait who's this in third.... Ellis? Yep! Ellis picked off five riders on the first lap and Nelson had mechanical problems which put Ellis in third and in the HUNT...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 08:03 PM
Cody Smith an ITP regular who makes the drive down from Salt Lake City, Utah for every ITP Race, had moved up to fourth after starting 6th.

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 08:06 PM
Ricky Nickell, who also had a fairly good start was now in 5th. The big question was how long he could hold on.. He is just back from a bad collar bone break which required surgery, plates and quite a few screws...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 08:18 PM
Darrell Patton didn't get the start he wanted.. But still hanging onto the 6th spot...He knows in order to take the overall he needs to catch and pass Schell who has had a little more time setting up his quad...and getting prepared. Darrell is still trying to get back in shape after breaking his collar bone back at round 9.

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 08:21 PM
The next battle was for the 7th, and 8th. This was Baker, Spooner and Lindsay who dropped back after a descent start.

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 08:44 PM
At the end Little had held on for the win...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 08:45 PM
Kory had made some ground on little but it just wasn't enough. He settled for 2nd..

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 08:49 PM
Schell come across in the third position as he fell off the pace of Ellis and Little...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 08:52 PM
Holding down the fourth spot for moto 1 was Cody Smith...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:00 PM
As we prepared for the second moto the weather was getting cold and the clouds had started moving in...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:09 PM
Then my camera battery went dead, and while I scrambled for a new battery the second moto got under way with Dustin Nelson grabbing the holeshot, after a DNF in the first moto, followed closely by schell. As They came through Schell had made the pass on Nelson

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:10 PM
Things started to spread out quick Schell came through in first again....

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:12 PM
Followed by Nelson who after getting the DNF in the first moto was just riding for points..

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:14 PM
Also by this time Ellis who got a good start this time had now passed Keith Little and running in third..

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:15 PM
Little who started third had fallen to fourth..In order to get the overall he would have to try and get back around Kory...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:20 PM
Patton was running in the middle of the pack in fifth and had very little chance of catching Schell, All he could hope for at this point was for Schell to have Problems...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:22 PM
The battle thickened as Ellis got passed Schell. This put Schell between himself and Little...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:24 PM
Kory leading Schell through the Taladega turn tries to put more room between himself and Little..

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:26 PM
Ellis, Schell and Little down the straight away...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:28 PM
Baker and Smith had there own battle back a few spots...running fifth and sixth after getting around Patton...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:29 PM
Patton and Nickell were also battling back and forth...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:30 PM
Mike Machado #61 was having some problems with his Quad and called it a day...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:37 PM
Jeff Spooner#56 had moved up to 7th followed by Ragan#5, both of which had gotten around Patton...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:39 PM
Ellis continued to put space between himself and Little who had passed Schell to move into second.

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:41 PM
Little who passed Schell was now being chased by Nelson who was now in third with Schell dropping off the pace of the leaders..

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:42 PM
Nelson holding down the third spot was trying hard to catch Little..

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:43 PM
Cody Smith had moved up to fifth not far behind Schell...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:45 PM
Kory Showed no signs of slowing, in fact he continued to put distance between himself and Little right down to the checkered flag...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:46 PM
Little held off Nelson for second..

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:48 PM
These guys were still battling for the fifth spot....

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:51 PM
As Kory came down to get the checkerd flag and the overall for the day you can see the distance he put on Little...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:54 PM
This being Kory's home town track, He usually does well here like when he won the opening round of the ATVA nationals back in February, which will be here again in a couple months!

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:55 PM
Keith Little took second and second for the day..

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:57 PM
Nelson rounded out the top three for moto 2

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 09:59 PM
Schell came through in the fourth spot. He might not have won the battle today but he did get the overall for the series...And the Championship....

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 10:01 PM
Patton who battled with Schell all season finished towards the back, but he still got second overall for the series...

quadchick01
12-12-2004, 10:04 PM
Schell seen hear getting congrats from friends will be running the Nationals next year with his new teamate Ellis. We wish him the best of luck next Year... There are no podium shots for the Race because by the time they finished racing it was pouring down rain...and I guess no one wanted to get wet...

Lance F
12-13-2004, 05:24 PM
Little had a rock hit his brakes in the second moto and had brake issues the rest of the race. I would have liked to seen Ellis and Little battle it out for awhile.

400grl
12-13-2004, 08:01 PM
Once again - great job!!! I like your little "signs" above everyone on the holeshot! :)

frosti108
12-13-2004, 09:40 PM
awesome depiction! sorta like watching a race summary slideshow! :)

WhiteBros400ex
12-13-2004, 09:55 PM
Nice pics, i also like the signs above the pics in the whole shot.

TRX250R22
12-14-2004, 12:13 PM
Very Nice pictures, its good that you can keep us updated with good material :)

FasstMidnightZ
12-14-2004, 04:20 PM
good coverage nice pics

Dice Wiley
12-15-2004, 10:36 PM
thx ---- a couple of the racers there are locals(slc) and i always wonder how they do

Narly R
12-25-2004, 10:02 PM
What is the biggest jump at Glen Helen?

zuki_rob
12-26-2004, 05:29 PM
the biggest jump at glen helen that weekend was a tripple.
that was my first time racing there and i signed up in the open pro, fisnished right behind Patton. only 2 stroke in that class. awesome track. will be there for the nationals!

Narly R
01-17-2005, 09:59 PM
How big was the triple?

khj
01-18-2005, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by Narly R
How big was the triple?

Big enough that only a few (less than 5) of the top pros were getting all the way over it.

rippen_honda400
03-07-2005, 12:23 AM
those are some pritty sick pics, very nice