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macsolocam
02-11-2005, 11:06 PM
The 2005 Final Round of the Pro Quad series was held again at the Edward Jones Dome home of the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis, MO.

It should be a exciting round as alot of the pro riders are very close in the points.....here is where some of the top riders stand going into the last round....

1st...Natalie/469 pts

2nd...Farr/453 pts

3rd...Ellis/444 pts

4th...Stewart/421 pts

5th...Baker/414 pts

6th...Little/400 pts

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 01:42 PM
Saturday 12th 2pm.....

Well looks like we have a really good turn out here in St. Louis...

There are 35 riders registered to race.

At 10:15 we had the riders meeting with Jim White.

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 01:47 PM
Jim talked about the success this event has had and is really excited about out sport. Track conditions and layout was discussed as well as how things were suppose to fall into place.

Here is a shot of everyone at the riders meeting....

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 01:51 PM
Brian Welch is also a big part of this event...clear channel/speed television. He also talked about how this event is a very professional and really inforced everyone to represent our sport well...

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 01:58 PM
Practice started at 11 and went quite well....Here are a few shots of practice and the track...

Here is a shot of the whoop section which looked like they were built just the right distance apart as the riders were skimming across the top of them...

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:01 PM
After a quick short start and a left turn you come to a lane option where you can step on and step off or you have a single, table, to another single. after this is the whoop section....

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:04 PM
After the whoop section you go left and get lined up for the finish line jump....single to a table...

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:06 PM
You then take a 180 right turn for a small straight, another 180 turn left where you have 3 doubles in a row...the first one has a lane option....It seemed that the outside lane was the fastest...

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:09 PM
Then the track starts all back over again...

Lets get to some practice action...

Here we have John Natalie Jr. with the points lead...He was very fast through the whoops section....

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:14 PM
#4 Tim Farr was also very fast on the practice track....Tim started out with regular mx tires on and then went to change to flat track tires that he usually runs on the tt track....The dirt was really hard packed and tacky...

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:17 PM
Kory Ellis was looking very smooth as well....Kory has some of the best rider form in cornors...

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:21 PM
Here is Keith Little doing a little practice......

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:24 PM
#15 Ben Bettis....

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:25 PM
#47 Zac Willett....

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:29 PM
There was only one bad crash during practice....I don't think this local guy broke anything but he got a ride to get checked anyway...

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:32 PM
Here is #207 David Frye from Sedalia, MO....this local guy really looked good in practice and had great form....

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:35 PM
Here is a shot of John on the 3rd double.....Little more throttle there John...lol

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:37 PM
Here is #54 Ben Baker from Bentonville, AR....only cannondale in the group....

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:41 PM
Toward the end of practice we had some practice starts...

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:43 PM
Here is another shot of a practice start....

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:44 PM
After practice the bike were cleaned up to get ready for the pit party and placed on the floor....

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:46 PM
#3 Cory Ellerbrock from Burlington, IA quad.....

macsolocam
02-12-2005, 02:47 PM
#15 Ben Bettis yellow and black yfz...

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 05:46 PM
The 2005 Final Round of the Pro Quad series was held again at the Edward Jones Dome home of the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis, MO.

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 05:56 PM
Edward Jones Dome was completly sold out for the nights event...

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 06:39 PM
Here is a shot of the man to beat going into the final round...#13 John Natalie...

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 06:58 PM
There was 5 qualifiers before the heats....

Tim Farr winning in his qualifier...

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 07:00 PM
Kory Ellis winning his qualifier...

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 07:03 PM
John Natalie winning his qualifier...

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 07:04 PM
Keith Little on his qualifier win...

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 07:14 PM
Sage Baker winning his qualifier and this completes all of the 1st place winners making it to the main...

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 07:22 PM
Lets go right into Heat 1...

Here is the 10 riders in the first heat...

John Natalie #13

Keith Little #12

Brock Lyons #743

Sage Baker #49

Jeff Robbins #5

Jesse Barnes #91

Merrill Crose #121

Darrell Patton #35

Josh Starrett #64

Cory Ellerbrock #3

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 07:25 PM
Well it was no other than "Ironman" John Natalie pulling the holeshot...

macsolocam
02-14-2005, 07:36 PM
Coming around on the first lap... natalie, keith, and Brock...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 08:11 AM
John Natalie taming the whoop section...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 08:12 AM
Little running 2nd and Lyons #3rd...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 08:14 AM
Brock Lyons coming through the whoops in 3rd...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 08:19 AM
This is how it stayed out front during the whole heat #1....

John Natalie out front...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 08:19 AM
Followed by #12 Keith Little...in the second spot.

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 08:22 AM
Staying in the 3rd spot was Brock Lyons...

The tighter racing was in the rest of the pack as you see Brock looking over to see how close they were running...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:28 AM
Running in the 4th and 5th spot early in the heat race was #3 Cory Ellerbrock and #151 Jeff Robbins.

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:30 AM
#91 Jesse Barnes running in the 6th spot...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:34 AM
#151 Jeff Robbins moves into the 4th spot to take it from #3 Cory Ellerbrock...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:38 AM
#3 Ellerbrock falls back to 6th, while #49 Baker moves into 5th and #91 loses his 6th spot down one to 7th...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:41 AM
#121 Merrill Crose and #35 Darrell Patton running 8th and 9th.

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:43 AM
#64 Josh Starrett chasing Patton in the 10th spot...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:45 AM
Natalie still has the hammer down out front...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:46 AM
#49 Baker trying to take over the 4th spot...on #151 Robbins..

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:48 AM
Baker doesn't get the pass here but eventually does take over the 4th spot....

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:53 AM
Coming around on the last lap and taking the checkered 1st was Natalie...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:54 AM
2nd spot Little...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:55 AM
3rd spot Brock Lyons...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:55 AM
4th Sage Baker...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:56 AM
5th Jeff Robbins...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:57 AM
6th Jesse Barnes...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 11:57 AM
7th Merrill Crose...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 12:00 PM
#35 Darrell Patton took over 8th, #64 Josh Starrett finished 9th, and #3 Cory Ellerbrock finishes 10th after having a great start in 4th...

macsolocam
02-15-2005, 12:02 PM
John showing winning spirts after his heat 1 qualifier...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:18 PM
John had a really great interview....He talked about how important it was to have such great fans and really got the croud pumped up!!:macho

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:22 PM
In Heat #2 we have...

#4 Tim Farr...

#72 Skyler Stewart...

#53 Kory Ellis...

#50 Jason Robbins...

#791 Bryce Walters...

#207 David Frye...

#77 Marshall Crose...

#112 Jordan Vansice...

#15 Ben Bettis...

#41 Eric Prochnow...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:22 PM
2nd row of heat #2...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:25 PM
Start of the holeshot...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Kory gets a good jump off the line...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:31 PM
Tim gets the inside lane with Skyler falling in behind him as Kory takes the outside of turn one...1st-3rd coming through the whoops on the first lap..

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:32 PM
Farr airing the finish line jump out...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:33 PM
Followed by Stewart...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:37 PM
Checking on the rest of the pack.....Stewart losing his spot to Ellis putting him in the 3rd pos....4th is#50 Jason Robbins, 5th is #791 Bryce Walters...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:42 PM
Following Walters in the 6th spot was #77 Marshall Crose, 7th was #15 Ben Bettis...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:45 PM
Following Bettis was #207 David Frye in 8th, #112 pictured behind Bettis in 9th and #41 Eric Prochnow in 10th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:49 PM
Meanwhile Farr puts a small lead on Kory...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 04:50 PM
Kory setting up for the corner in chase for Farr...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:37 PM
Here is Stewart chasing Ellis....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:41 PM
Farr, Ellis, and Stewart stay out front in the 1,2,3, position and seperates themselves from the rest to the pack...

Here is # 791 Bryce Walters from Farmer City, IL...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:45 PM
Riding a good race and a great local rider here is #77 Marshall Crose....Marshall brother Merrill finished 7th in heat #1...

You guys will have to come back to Sugarcreek...Us local guys won't let you go 1 and 2 this time...lol...Oh and Marshall if I am racing you will have to put the x on your bike since we have the same race numbers..:blah:

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:47 PM
Here is a great shot of Kory Ellis flying high....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:50 PM
#41 Eric Prochnow from Downs, IL...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:52 PM
Tim don't worry you got the heat win....Looks like you are trying to get that poll position though...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:54 PM
Kory going through the double section...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:56 PM
After a few smooth laps Farr comes around and takes the checkered...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:57 PM
In the 2nd spot was Kory Ellis....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:58 PM
Third spot went to Skyler Stewart....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 06:59 PM
In the 4th spot was #50 Jason Robbins...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:01 PM
#791 Walters and #77 Marshall Crose finishing 5th and 6th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:03 PM
#207 David Frye finishing 7th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:06 PM
#112 Jordan Vansice finished in the 8th spot and #15 Ben Bettis had the 9th place finish....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:08 PM
#41 finished 10th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:10 PM
Here is you Heat 2 winner #4 Tim Farr....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:12 PM
Here is the interview with Tim....Tim talked about how important the poll position would be and getting the holeshot for the main...Tim knew it was going to be a great race as John was running really good right now!!

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:23 PM
Here we go....now its time for the main!!:macho

All 20 riders were brought out....

The riders started lineing up and I was very curious who got the poll position....

These next few shots are probably my favorites...

CHECK THESE OUT!!!!:D

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:30 PM
John, "Hey Tim you ready...It's show time baby!!!"...

Tim, "I'm ready, I'm ready....Let do this and getter done!!"

Sorry Tim I know you are from Ohio and don't usually use such language. lmao....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:31 PM
Start of the holeshot...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:35 PM
Holeshot...Looks like Tim and Kory gets a good jump...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:51 PM
The bus got in my way to actually see who got he holeshot, but when coming by on the first lap it was side by side racing.....

Here is John and Kory 1 and 2....John takes the outside lane (step on step off) and Kory takes (single, table, single)...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 07:54 PM
Here in 3-4 position is Little and Stewart...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:02 PM
Natalie get out front on the first lap...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:03 PM
Natalie leads and Little gets by Ellis for the 2nd spot...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:04 PM
Here is a good shot...Natalie, Little, Ellis and coming into the picture is Farr...1st - 4th place...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:05 PM
Little trying to make the move on Natalie...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:08 PM
Farr pressuring Ellis for 3rd...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:09 PM
Here is a look at the rest of the field...#151 Jeff Robbing and #791 Bryce Walters...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:10 PM
#121 Merrill Crose and #91 Jesse Barnes...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:11 PM
#112 Jordan Vansice, #77 Marshall Crose, and #15 Ben Bettis...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:13 PM
John Heats up the Track!!!

"Rip it up John"!!!

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:14 PM
"Pin it to Win it".....Quote from my friend Randy....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:15 PM
Little in the 2nd spot focuses on kepping his pace...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:20 PM
Farr gets around Ellis to take over 3rd...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:29 PM
Looking at some of the other riders....#35 Darrell Patton and #77 Marshall Crose...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:30 PM
#15 Ben Bettis running solid...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:31 PM
Lets look at the top 6 halfway into the race...Natalie running away...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:31 PM
Little...2nd...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:32 PM
Farr...3rd...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:32 PM
Ellis...4th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:33 PM
Stewart....5th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:37 PM
Lyons...6th and #49 baker behind lyons 7th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:46 PM
John was ripping corner after corner....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:47 PM
Little still holding ground in 2nd...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:48 PM
Farr chasing down Little still in the 3rd spot...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:48 PM
Ellis still in 4th with Stewart in 5th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:49 PM
Baker in 6th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:50 PM
Jason Robbins in 7th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:51 PM
#743 Lyons falls back to 8th...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:58 PM
This is where I have to focus on the best racing of the night...

Little airs out the finish line jump with Farr closing the distance...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 08:59 PM
Keith, Tim is on your "6"...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:00 PM
Lap after Lap Farr put the pressure on Little...We will see how Little handles it.

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:01 PM
Tight racing I would say...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:05 PM
Going through the doubles...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:05 PM
3rd double...Tim tries to take the inside line...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:06 PM
Natalie starts getting into lap traffic...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:07 PM
get to the inside Tim...!!

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:07 PM
Second Double...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:08 PM
Keith pulls a small lead...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:10 PM
About as close as it gets...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:13 PM
After the race was over half over and 20 quads on a short track I has to keep the camera on Farr and Little giving the best racing...

Here is the overall finishes....

John on his last lap...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:14 PM
John taking the checkered flag in the #1 spot....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:16 PM
Keith holds on to the 2nd spot with Tim giving a good charge to finish 3rd...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:21 PM
Here is where the rest of the field finished...

4th...Skyler Stewart

5th...Kory Ellis

6th...Jason Robbins

7th...Bryce Walters

8th...David Frye

9th...Brock Lyons

10th...Josh Starrett

11th...Sage Baker

12th...Jeff Robbins

13th...Jesse Barnes

14th...Darrell Patton

15th...Marshall Crose

16th...Merrill Crose

17th...Cory Ellerbrock

18th...Ben Bettis

19th...Jorday Vansice

20th...Eric Prochnow

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:25 PM
John Taking the checkered on his victory lap...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:26 PM
John pointing to the crowd...He really got the fans going!!

Way to go John....!!

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:26 PM
Kory Ellis with his 5th place interview...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:27 PM
Stewart with his 4th place interview...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:29 PM
Tim Farr with his 3rd place interview...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:30 PM
Keith's 2nd place interview...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:33 PM
John's Interview...Here John thanks the fans....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:34 PM
2005 Pro Quad Stadium Series Champion....

#13 John Natalie Jr. "Ironman"....

"On a Honda"!!!!

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:36 PM
Last but not least....Celebration....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:37 PM
Look at Tim..."I am gonna get somebody"....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:38 PM
Celebration....

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:42 PM
Celebration...

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:48 PM
Here is the top 10 riders for the overall...

John Natalie....589pts

Tim Farr...569pts

Kory Ellis...553pts

Skyler Stewart...531pts

Keith Little...515pts

Sage Baker...515pts

Brock Lyons...494pts

Darrell Patton...481pts

Tyson Leaver...290pts

Jack Bednar...281pts

macsolocam
02-16-2005, 09:56 PM
Well there you have it....the 2005 St. Louis pro quads....

I want to say congrats to all of the riders making our sport what it is today.

I want to say congrats to John on winning the series and your interviews were great to the crowd....you really got the crowd going.

I would also like to thank the man behind atvriders Harlen Folie on giving me the opertunity that I have had...I have had a blast doing coverage on the races and plan to continue to try to do as many as I can make. Thanks Harlen....Mac.

See everyone at Lake Whitney, TX......

Macsolocam

:macho

Jeff2269
02-16-2005, 10:11 PM
Congrats to John. He is an awesome rider! I dont think stadium racing is Kory's strong area though. I think on these tracks the holeshot is critcal and with extremely fast racers like Little, Natalie, and Farr passing is very difficult. Hopefully Honda recognizes Johns talen and eventually gives him some more support. Im sure it will be a whole new ball game next year.

sparky450AR
02-16-2005, 10:15 PM
unbelievable coverage.....thank you.

Congrats to john, and congrats to honda. I can feel some new 450R adds coming on.

twisted threads
02-16-2005, 10:45 PM
Great coverage!!!! Congrats to John and Im glad to see him win the championship. Its great to see Tim Farr in second.... honda on top once again.:cool:

allmixedup047
02-16-2005, 11:43 PM
awsome job. thanks!!!

congrats to marshall and merill. ive seen them race and they are both very fast.

QuadJunkies
02-17-2005, 01:25 AM
Awesome coverage!!!
Could you PLEASE PM me some info on the Camera you used?? That is some SWEET pics to took!!!!!!! :eek2: :cool:

TheMachine
02-17-2005, 12:29 PM
Will any of this race be showing on the speed channel? I noticed the man doing the interview was from the speed channel so I figured they might show it. If so what day and time?

moto50
02-17-2005, 12:41 PM
Did you get any pictures of the MINI quad race or the interview with the winner on the podium?

WhiteBros400ex
02-17-2005, 02:30 PM
Nice pics:D :macho

YAMAHAVIPER
02-17-2005, 02:35 PM
GREAT COVERAGE,AND GREAT RACING ESPECIALLY THE ROBBINS ,CROSE GANG WAY TO PUT MISSOURI MX RACERS ON THE MAP.PEOPLE NEED TO ALSO KNOW THAT THE ST LOUIS RACE HAD THE LARGEST ATTENDANCE OF ANY OF THE PRO QUAD EVENTS.

THANK YOU

LARRY WHALEN

Dice Wiley
02-17-2005, 06:19 PM
your pics are unreal! outstanding! thank you!

KYmxracer52
02-17-2005, 06:55 PM
Does anyone know how Farr gets away with running Maxxis while running ITP stickers? I assume he is an ITP rider?!?!?

ml450r
02-17-2005, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by KYmxracer52
Does anyone know how Farr gets away with running Maxxis while running ITP stickers? I assume he is an ITP rider?!?!?

He runs the ITP tires in the GNC series. I thought the same thing, so we asked him. He said the ITP hook up to good for indoors. I would agree. I ran ITP mxr4 and my brother ran Maxxis razers. I was on two wheels every lap after the finish line jump. I couldn't get them to slide out.


"GREAT COVERAGE,AND GREAT RACING ESPECIALLY THE ROBBINS ,CROSE GANG WAY TO PUT MISSOURI MX RACERS ON THE MAP.PEOPLE NEED TO ALSO KNOW THAT THE ST LOUIS RACE HAD THE LARGEST ATTENDANCE OF ANY OF THE PRO QUAD EVENTS.

THANK YOU

LARRY WHALEN"


Thanks, I was wondering if we would even qualify. Only top five were really faster than us, But there wasn't hardly anyone any slower than us. Jason had a great race. By the way excellent coverage macsolocam. We will be down to Sugar creek pretty soon, I'll let you know when we are going.


Merrill

robman
02-17-2005, 07:11 PM
those are deffinately razers

jrdcrf419
02-19-2005, 03:07 PM
good job this year guys you guys rocked i went two evry race it was pritty cool

212racing
03-19-2005, 02:33 AM
do you have any pictures of the mini-quads that raced there.

i worked with brian to set these up and hopefully run them again next year. just would like to get a little exposure for the kids

thanks

keith 212racing

p@iNn3ck
03-19-2005, 12:18 PM
not the best location or lens choice, but here's what I got.

The mini's

p@iNn3ck
03-19-2005, 12:21 PM
the start

p@iNn3ck
03-19-2005, 12:23 PM
Who's gonna get to the corner first?

p@iNn3ck
03-19-2005, 12:34 PM
#250 Jordan Robbins takes the lead

p@iNn3ck
03-19-2005, 12:35 PM
another

p@iNn3ck
03-19-2005, 12:36 PM
next

p@iNn3ck
03-19-2005, 12:37 PM
thought I had all the mini racers names somewhere, but not finding it right now.

p@iNn3ck
03-19-2005, 12:39 PM
Last one :D The kids really did great, had to be exciting racing in front of that crowd! Thanks for setting that up for them (they ARE the future of racing :devil: )