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WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:04 AM
Here we are again at Glen Helen for round 4 of the ITP Quadcross series. This round will be on the main or as it's called the National track. This is the Track that all the big races are run on. For this weekend they have left just about the way it was for the 4 stroke Nationals a few weeks earlier, and still running it backwards.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:06 AM
The nice thing about Glen Helen is you can come out the night before and camp. It's great when the weather is nice, like it was this weekend. In fact if you want to get a good spot anymore you have to show up the night before.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:12 AM
The Pro class had 17 riders, a few less than the second round, but here on the National gate there are spots for about 20 so no heat races today... You can see as they leave the line how close to full the gate was!

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:15 AM
Dustin Nelson gets the holeshot in moto one with Jeremy Schell right behind him. Doug Eichner was right there to along with Darrell Patton.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:20 AM
From this angle you can see Dana Creech trying to get around Eichner.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:26 AM
A they launch off the jump out of the first corner Nelson is in front followed by Schell then Patton and Ragan and in the fifth spot Tony Munio #66. Creech and Eichner got hung up in the first corner and dropped way back..

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:32 AM
The first time around Jeremy Schell was right on Dustin Nelsons backdoor. Jeremy riding for Team Alba this year started the series on a sore foot after braking some bones in it after a bad landing while racing the Stadium series in San Diego .

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:37 AM
Getting a good start and running in the third spot was Golden West cycles Darrell Patton. Darrell was last years White Bros. 4 stroke Champion. Since switching to a Honda this year Darrell has been struggling a little getting it to handle the way he likes. It's good to see him up front again..

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:41 AM
Here in the fifth and sixth spots are Tony Munio and Robert McClure. This is Tonys second year in the Pro class and he looks to be doing a little better this year.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:45 AM
Back somewhere around the ninth spot you can see Creech coming over the hill behind Cody Roberts #24 and the #79 of Landon Hurst.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:47 AM
Back up front things are still the same. Jeremy staying withing striking distance of Nelson. This was looking to be an awesome battle..

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:51 AM
Logan Holliday #70 tried his luck in the Pro class this round and seem to be doing pretty good.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:53 AM
Here Nelson leads Schell through the Taladega turn and as you can see they are going the opposite way this corner is usually run!

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 09:54 AM
Danny Ragan was running good up in the fourth spot just behind Patton in third.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:02 AM
You might recognize this guy if you have ever been to or watched a free-style event. #54 is August Goebel. He was running in the seventh spot. August said he might be quitting because of School and other things going on. Racing takes a lot of time and dedication and it's very hard to do to many things at once. We wish him luck and hope he doesn't just dissapear. What would free-style be without!

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:05 AM
Here Eichner is coming up on Cody Roberts#24. Doug was working his way to the front gradually.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:08 AM
Here is Dana, covered in mud, also trying to work his way up to the front..Currently he is around the middle of the pack just behind Eichner.. Right behind him you see the #29 of Jimmt Robinson.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:14 AM
Here Eichner getting ready to go around August..

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:16 AM
And then it Happened. Jeremy comes down the hill first!

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:17 AM
And then Darrell Patton in second..

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:20 AM
Rounding out the top three at the halfway point was Danny Ragan #5. Now I have to start wondering where Dustin Nelson was. He never came through.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:23 AM
Eichner had now worked his way up to the sixth spot and was looking for more. Doug runs more desert, but enjoys a good motorcross race every now and then.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:27 AM
Doug and Creech as they rail the corner to move into fifth and sixth around the 26 of McClure.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:30 AM
Doug setting his sites on the #66 of Tony Munio!

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:34 AM
Dana getting roooosted big time by Eichner as they have now both moved around the #66. These guys were like a runaway train non stop to get to the front.. They are now running in the fourth and fifth spots.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:39 AM
I don't mean to just cover Doug and Dana but to be serious this was where all the real action was... They had already passed the #5 of Regan and are now setting up to get around the #35 of Darrell Patton to move into second. Yes I said second! Darrel said when they caught up to him he had nothing left to try and hold them off. Oh and Dana had also passed Eichner putting himself in second.

bud14
05-07-2005, 10:40 AM
Last time i talk to Dustin Nelson and Theo they said that Dustin blew the motor.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:44 AM
Jeremy held on to the top spot in moto 1. Dana took second, Doug got the third spot..

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:56 AM
Second moto Dustin again got the holeshot followed by Schell, Creech and Eichner..

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 10:57 AM
Schell, Eichner and Creech were all very close.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:00 AM
Dustin come around in the front spot, you can see Schell in the second spot and Creech back in the third spot.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:02 AM
Eichner also got a better start this time and was running in the fourth spot right behind Dana.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:07 AM
Robert McClure #26 was running in the fifth with Munio #66 in sixth.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:18 AM
Dana had moved into the second spot but there wasn't much chance of him catching Dustin unless He had a problem..

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:20 AM
Eichner running in fourth was about to make the pass on Jeremy for the third spot.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:30 AM
Darrell Patton didn't get a very good start and was having trouble right from the start. He said he felt exhausted before the gate even dropped.. Mike Machado #61 was getting ready to put him down another spot.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:34 AM
Tony Munio #66 and Mike Machado #61 were also about to pass Schell. Jeremy had to be having some kind of problem, but what was it? After a closer look you can see that his right rear tire looks a little funny! Yep it was going flat. Jeremy had the same problem at the 4 stroke Nationals he he got a front flat. Tough luck for Jeremy..

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:39 AM
With a DNF in the first moto Dustin was just there to better his overall for the day since there was no way to win. He did have an impressive ride in the second moto, and yes in the first moto he said the quad was loosing power and acted like it wanted to seize up so he pulled of.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:42 AM
With Schell dropping back because of a flat and Dana running in the second spot it would all be determined whether or not Eichner could catch Dana and pass him.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:44 AM
Doug was really trying and moved into striking distance on the last lap but just couldn't get around him in time.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:46 AM
Logan Holliday was having a good second moto up in the fourth spot.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:48 AM
Darell was in eight just ahead of Schell who had now dropped all the way back to ninth.

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 11:51 AM
Dana took second which gave him the overall for the day and the lead in the points for the series...

WestCoast Editor
05-07-2005, 12:08 PM
There wasn't as much action in the second moto once Jeremy started dropping back with a flat. Jeremy talks to the announcer about what happened. Turns out Jeremy was also riding with a hurt wrist that was all taped up. Even after all the bad luck you can still see him smiling. We now get a little break before the next round which will be at Race Town 395 on June 12.

You can see all the action shots including the amatuer classes at
Bigkidracing.com

See-Ya at the Races.

khj
05-08-2005, 12:23 PM
Jeremy broke his arm just behind the wrist about half way through the first moto. Then the back right tire was cut due to contact in the first corner of the second moto. Jeremy should be back on the bike on May 16 and hopes all of the flat tires and broken bones are done for the rest of the year so he can spend more time preparing for the great outdoor games and the nationals next year.

400grl
05-08-2005, 03:14 PM
When did that break happen?? And he still raced the second moto???

I hope he heals up soon - we need to keep him in the ITP series!!! Wouldn't be the same without him!!!

khj
05-08-2005, 07:31 PM
Jeremy hit a hole on the take-off of a jump and when he came down he almost went over the bars and broke his arm (about the half-way point of the race) As soon as he came back in from the first moto we put ice on it and then wrapped and taped it right before the second moto. Sorry no ITP next year he is going back to the big show !!! (if he can say in one piece that is)

bud14
05-08-2005, 09:28 PM
Dang i didnt know about jeremys arm that sucks. so his going to miss the next round of the ITP isn't he?

khj
05-08-2005, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by bud14
Dang i didnt know about jeremys arm that sucks. so his going to miss the next round of the ITP isn't he?

nope he will be back on the bike in 8 more days so he should be ready for the next ITP

bud14
05-09-2005, 10:01 AM
Thats great so then he wont lose any points

400grl
05-09-2005, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by khj
Jeremy hit a hole on the take-off of a jump and when he came down he almost went over the bars and broke his arm (about the half-way point of the race) As soon as he came back in from the first moto we put ice on it and then wrapped and taped it right before the second moto. Sorry no ITP next year he is going back to the big show !!! (if he can say in one piece that is)

Wow......watching that race I had no idea that had happened to him. Sucks we will lose him to the Nat's next seaons, but I'm sure it's going to be REALLY good for him!! :)

TC426EX
05-12-2005, 07:49 AM
Good job Dana, would love to see him sew up the championship out west this year.... Big ups to Jeremy for being a soldier and riding while injured as well, should be interesting to see him in the nats next year....

quadchick01
05-12-2005, 08:04 PM
Jeremy called me the other day and I was asking him about his arm. He said that it was fractured and he had a brace on it for the first two weekes but next weekend he will be out riding again.....

Heal quick Jeremy

400grl
05-12-2005, 10:01 PM
That's great news!!! Sounds like he will be ready to race the next round! :)

DieScarred
05-14-2005, 12:29 PM
Great pics and thread! I was out there watching the whole race. I think I might be racing the racetown 395 race, but not the pro class:p . Race Town is an unbelievable track, jumps get large and the track is tricky, great riding there!