View Full Version : 2005 ITP Quadcross Round #3

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 09:57 AM
Well the last time an ITP race was ran here was back in December. Race 1 was rained out and race 2 was at Race Town. So here we are at Glen Helen, today we will be running on what they call the back track/old timers track. They call it that because it's a very mellow track. No real jumps or technical areas. It's all about the HP(Horse Power). The track looked good and so did the weather. Turnout was pretty good so lets go racing...

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 10:08 AM
The Pros were once again split into two groups for quailifying. Tony Munio Grabbed the holeshot in the first race, only to make a wrong turn. As you look at the photo you see Tony #66 making a sharp right. You were suppose to go straight a little farther then turn. #11 Eichner was right behind him. Dana Creech was on the far right.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 10:18 AM
Tony leads Eichner #11, Creech #52 and Machado #61 as the come through a downhill S turn.. Tony would lead for a couple laps before Eichner would get by.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 10:20 AM
Creech tried to catch Eichner but just couldn't get him.. Eichner rode a great quailifier.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 10:24 AM
Meanwhile working his way up toward the front was Dustin Nelson #94. He got a bad start, but worked his way up to fourth before the race was over..

First Quailifier

Eichner took first
Creech second
Machado third
Nelson fourth

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 10:27 AM
Qualifier two wasn't as exciting... Two time ITP winner Jeremy Schell on his freshly preped ALBA YFZ450 pulled the holeshot and well, thats all there was...

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 10:30 AM
Schell in front, chased by McClure #29 and Patton #35 were being chased by the entire pack of second quailifiers.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 10:33 AM
After the second corner they start to get in line as they come down through the S curve.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 10:40 AM
Jeremy Schell contiued to lead and put distance on the others..

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 10:44 AM
In the second spot, Robert McClure #29. He held the second spot the entire race only getting pressure on the first lap.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 10:49 AM
Here Darrell Patton #35 hangs on to third.He held the spot most of the race, only to get passed by Frederick #44 at the end. Right behind them is Cyle Chislock.

Schell first
McClure second
Frederick third
Patton fourth

And that' all for the Quailifiers... Now for the Main!

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:07 AM
Well the race goes on with or without the camera ready. While I was grabbing a new battery They started without me! As they come down the S curve/hill you can actually get a good look at the turn at the bottom. It sweeps around and goes right back up! And look out front. Jeremy Schell #14 takes the holshot. Creech in second followed by McClure, Eichner and Nelson.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:09 AM
The next couple shots just show all the rest as they come through the turn..

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:11 AM
There were a lot of riders in the Main...22 in all.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:16 AM
As they come out of the back section, Jeremy is still out front, but right behind him is Dana Creech. Dana won the First round of the ITP held at Racetown.Peaking over the hill, In the third spot is Robert McClure #29.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:19 AM
As Jeremy comes across the finish line jump, he is starting to increase the gap between himself and Creech.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:23 AM
McClure running in the third spot right behind Dana knows the rest of the pack is not far behind.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:27 AM
Dustin Nelson #94 who started around the fifth spot has worked his way around Doug Eichner #11 and now sets his sites on #29 of McClure!

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:31 AM
Doug doesn't run too many MX races, and he mainly does the Baja races and the Worcs races where he sets Blistering paces for everyone to follow. He does this for the exercise. Running fourth aint't to bad...

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:36 AM
In the fifth spot is Darrell Patton. Darrell is still trying to workout some issues in the handling department.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:39 AM
Here Dana has made a little ground on Jeremy and tries to go to the inside, but he isn't going to be able to pass the hick there!(hahaha)

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:42 AM
Meanwhile Nelson takes the third spot from McClure. By now Dana has dropped back letting Jeremy take a breather. Nelson now see's that Dana is within striking distance..

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:45 AM
The Battle for second and third spot... Dana can feel the pressure from Nelson....

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:47 AM
Darrell #35 is starting to get pressure from Munio #66

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:52 AM
BAM. Next time around guess what? Nelson is now in second! This guy charges very hard. At the last ITP in Adelanto he had a couple problems, tangled up on the start and then tangled with another rider about halfway though the race as he was trying to move into fifth.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 11:54 AM
Dana now has to start thinking about staying ahead of McClure who is right on his GRAB BAR!

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 12:01 PM
As we get to the end Nelson is all over the place looking for a place to get around Jeremy. Here as they come into the second to last corner of the race Nelson goes wide where Jeremy goes inside. This was as close a finish as I've seen in a long time. From this corner to the next is about 30 yards or so.

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 12:04 PM
Now Between this corner(the last) and the one just before Nelson some how got pass Jeremy...But that's not the amazing part. By the time they went through the corner some how Jeremy Rocketed around the corner an catapulted himself back around Nelson!

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 12:05 PM
And then it was a drag race to the finish Line...

WestCoast Editor
04-08-2005, 12:14 PM
And taking the checkers and the overall win on his ALBA 450 Jeremy Schell.

Jeremy Schell
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