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WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 12:26 AM
The Thunder in the valley series title sponsor this year is Maxxis Tire. Itís a fast growing series out here in southern California . The series has picked some great sponsors including Alba , Galfer, Laegers, IMS, Triump Motorsports and many more.. Turnout for events averages around 75. They have classes for just about all levels and abilities. This first article will highlight some of the classes and different tracks this series travels to.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 12:36 AM
The series got off to a slow start after the first round was rained out. January was a very wet month out here in California. Round two was for double points to make up for round one. It was almost rained out also, but fortunately we got just enough rain to make conditions almost perfect. As you can see here it looked pretty bad, but after a little track time it cleared up nice.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 12:40 AM
Here as in all races is the mandatory riders meeting. With local series like this you get several new riders that may have never been on a track, so to make sure every knows the procedures these types of meetings are a must for safety reasons.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 12:51 AM
Here at the first round signups go smooth. This was the first round of the year after Januaryís was rained

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 12:56 AM
Here is Jason and Jennifer Patton. They are the ones responsible for running the series.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:00 AM
Here is the gate for the c class at El Cajon. The series is run at two different tracks. There is a race run at each track each month.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:05 AM
El Cajon races are run under the lights. Yes night racing. It gives the riders a chance to try something a little different. Here is the Pro class lining up under the lights.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:10 AM
Here is the newest sponsor to join the series. Triumph Motorsports. They vend at every race. So whether you a full set of tires and wheels or just a quart of oil, they are there to help. They also help out some of the new riders with questions they might have.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:13 AM
Here is the start of the novice class at Race Town. This is another class that sees a large turnout.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:16 AM
Here you can see the track conditions during practice. After practice the track was much better.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:19 AM
Pro riders Guzman and Robinson battle for position at the first round. The track was starting to get better at this point.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:22 AM
Dustin Nelson is a regular at the Maxxis series. Dustin is Currently leading the Pro class . Dustin is a Yamaha test rider and he pushes the yfz450 to it's limits.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:30 AM
The intermediate class has also had a good turnout. Here is the start of the first moto at race town.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:38 AM
Jeremy Schell two time ITP Quad Champion shows up at El Cajon. Jeremy missed the last round due to an injured wrist.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:44 AM
As I said earlier they have classes for just about everyone, even us old guys. Yes this is me on my good old Cannondale. The 30+ class usually sees about 8 to 10 riders each event.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:49 AM
Here one of the riders in the Womens class, Brittany Bloodworth shows what not to do on the start. She recovered and continued the race to finish second.

WestCoast Editor
05-30-2005, 01:56 AM
The next round will be At El Cajon Raceway on June 25. We will be posting a full coverage of the event. If you are on the west coast and are interested in giving this series a try you can get more information at quadracing.com