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tamehart
02-20-2006, 06:59 PM
Each year Motorama is held in the Farm Show Complex, located in Harrisburg, PA. , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital, has been a prime transportation center since the early days of riverboats. The Susquehanna River remains the cities on the western boarder. In 1812, our ancestors choose Harrisburg as the state capital due to this premier location. Before the city was ever named, John Harris controlled the ferry while his son, John Jr., organized the town in 1785.
www.visithhc.com

tamehart
02-20-2006, 07:03 PM
If traveling to Motorama, Harrisburg has a lot of attractions to offer. Within a few minutes is the famous town of Hershey. For many the name “Hershey” only causes a craving for chocolate. After research, one can find the name of the famous chocolate bar comes from the late Milton Hershey. Along with then construction of his chocolate factory in 1905, Milton created a city. He built comfortable homes around his factory along with an amusement park for his employees and local inhabitants. Never satisfied, Milton continued to help the community by building a hospital that has become a place where many lives are saved on a daily basis. My young cousin will undergo a liver transplant this spring at the children’s hospital. Throughout this risky operation that will save his life, I will be able to relax know that the Hershey medical centers elite nurses and doctors will be on staff.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 07:17 PM
1979 marked the first year for Harrisburg indoor racing. Some argue that this was the first indoor Motocross that sparked the entire indoor racing series all over the world. Originally arranged by Armin Hostetter and 3 sons, Motorama has grown each year with more events and attendance. 2003 marked a 86.2 million dollar expansion on the facility; this opened the opportunity for a new event. The first indoor car show in the area was introduced. visit www.Motoramaassoc.com for more information.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 07:35 PM
Over the years Motorama has been focused to providing winter fun for all those motorheads. In addition they have turned the fun into something that will also benefit others. The association has donated over $200,000 to the spina bifida foundation. Here is a shot of the Ms. Motorama girls interacting with some of the spina bifida kids.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 07:45 PM
With the drop of the ball a new year begins, Motorama celebrates 28 years of bringing indoor racing to the Harrisburg area. 2006 has brought more attention to the sport of ATV racing than ever before. As the national series got a start on the west coast two weekends ago, many east coast riders have been dying to get into a set of boots. For many east coast riders, Motorama marks the beginning of the 2006 race season. Although, the start of the racing season for the GNC national riders began a few weeks ago in California. With a three week break, Jason Dunkelburger was able to attend this years Motorama to defend his title from last year.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 07:49 PM
This years Scion sponsored TunerWar featured a live BMX and Skateboarding demo by Team BOW along with a live bands and DJ.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 07:57 PM
The live performances continued into the dealer expo and speedshow area. Chris Ruble, a gospel singer, added Motorama to his list of events he has performed for spectators. The Chickz, also known as the Pixie Chickz, also sang on the stage. The Chickz sang the National Anthem before both Saturday's and Sunday's final heats.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 08:01 PM
Rausch Creek was among the many that attended to show of their products. Rausch Creek was offering a preseason price of $350 for a years membership. This is a savings of $50 if purchased before 4/1/06. The daily access rate has increase to $50 a day with a required $15 associate membership. The Rausch Creek crew has already made many changes since the Atvriders ride this past summer. Look for more coming this spring.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 08:10 PM
For those Unfamilar with Motorama, Arenacross, Jump Styling contest, Speedshow, Tunerwar, Robot Conflict, Motorcycle trials, Go-Kart racing, Spina-Bifida Charity Auction and the Ms. Motorama Pageant make up the events for the two day show.

Although I didn't get to watch much of the Go-Kart racing, from what I heard there was some good racing going on. The dust and smoke filled room didn't make it to easy to get a picture.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 08:13 PM
Stopping between walking from the Arenacross area to the dealer area, I got to watch a few robot battles. Some of these things sure looking intimidating. I seen some good battles and quite a few bots get destroyed within the walls of the ring.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 08:24 PM
Once again Hot Rod Bobby Cox returned to the arenacross floor to poke fun and pump up the crowd. Bobby made the trip all the way from Kansas this year.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 08:31 PM
Back in the pits,beside the Lost Creek Cycle crew was Interstate Motorsports mobile dyno. For just a few bucks, racers could load up there bike or quad and see what kind of ponies they were pushing.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 08:47 PM
With 62 riders signing up for the 4-stroke amateur, two classes were formed. Even then qualifying for the final event wasn't easy. Taking the top two from each of the five qualiers made for hard racing in the first motos. Many riders were pushing the limits, and some went a little to far. Often when one would spin out or stall, a collection of riders would form behind the rider. One of our own from Atvriders spun shortly after the finish line double.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:06 PM
The #53X of Michael Kowal charged hard in his qualifier landing him a spot in the main event. Kowal placed 5th in his final heat Saturday evening.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:09 PM
Myka (yfzgirl72m) #72m had a great start in her qualifier but lots rhythem through the whoops and stalled out. She ran hard to regain position but was unable to gain the positions needed before the race ended.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:12 PM
Another shot of yfzgirl72m dashing for third place holeshot

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:22 PM
Mike Solerno #218 staging his LCC Honda 450r. Mike didn't have a great day saturday, however Sunday he was able to pull second in his qualifier to make the main. Mike has been working on his indoor skills by hitting up Earlywines in Kentucky, and NEMX just outside of PA, in Ohio.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:37 PM
Here is Solerno (#218) holding position in front of Banshee rider Tim Weaver (#17w). I believe Tim had the only banshee at this weekends events. Tim also rode his 450r in the production class.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:40 PM
Josh Walton rode his ECA YFZ (#144) to a number 2 finish in Saturdays production B class

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:45 PM
Tommy Fink #133 was able to pilot his way to the Open A final aboard his yfz. Fink had some trouble in the final finishing out with a 9th overall.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:47 PM
Saturdays 4-stroke production B class results
Moto 1
2
92
22R
549
178
5
11T
69
99
154

Moto 2
14X
144
333
87
53X
132
88
621
32X
5X

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:52 PM
Open B Class
11
5
14X
5X
25
92
99
3M
154
424


#5 450r of Matt Price came from Everett, PA to race in the open class. He finished out Saturday with a 2nd overall.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:54 PM
50cc Limited
100
119
29
31
342
85
22
99
80
226

tamehart
02-20-2006, 09:57 PM
Many great riders came out to race in the expert classes this weekend. Although they all came to compete, this weekend was Jason Dunkelburgers weekend. Dunk cleaned both classes, both days. Mostly guided by great holeshots, Dunk showed what it takes to be a pro after a wipeout in the whoops that set him nearly back to the back in his qualifier. On this tight track, he made passing look easy and sent himself into the final.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:00 PM
Dunk passing two riders on the turn just before the tripple. Dunk was the only quad to do the tripple this weekend.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:04 PM
The double double series was conquered by two riders. Steve Dibble and Jason Dunkelburger cleared the long second double, putting on a show for the fans. Here is Dibbler setting up for the second double.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:10 PM
this is one of my favorite shots from this weekend. Although dark, I like it. This is Dunk hitting the (step down into single) Tripple.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:13 PM
#55 Andy Ehrenzeller suffered a broken axle in the Expert Production qualifier. He was well on his way to qualifying for the main if it wasn't for this set back.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:21 PM
His crew replaced his axle in no time. Andy responed to their help with a 3rd overall finish in the Open Expert class.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:24 PM
Production A Class
19
3
2A
78
254
338
911
29
211
117

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:29 PM
Not just a rider, but a man who knows what he is doing. Dunk adjusts his shocks shortly after his win in the Open Expert Qualifier.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:33 PM
Dunk also showed his support for fellow races watching quite a few qualifiers and final heats.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:41 PM
This thread may seem to be overwelmed with Dunk pics, but the man deserves much more for how hard he rode this weekend and interacted with his fans. I am was very impressed to see him pull off the track from his victory and immediately sign an autograph for a young fan.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:46 PM
Open A Class
19
11X
55
3
79
338
254
78
133
911

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:51 PM
I will soon post the resuslts from Sunday. I will post a few more pictures from the event. If you have any to contribute, please do.

Clint Johnson (#924) putting on a show during the Jump-styling contest.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:53 PM
Johnson doing a heel-clicker

sorry for the dark picture. I was in a dark spot with no flash... :(

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:56 PM
Dirt Bike rider #8m getting some Air off the Tripple.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:58 PM
Casey Clark #161 on his factory Husqvarna

tamehart
02-20-2006, 10:59 PM
Rider #154 John Cunningham came out for some practice for the GNCC's

tamehart
02-20-2006, 11:01 PM
James Miller (#69) took 8th place in Production B on Saturday evening

tamehart
02-20-2006, 11:05 PM
1st time motorama rider Justin Ingram (#47J) stated that although he didn't finish quite as well as he wanted to, he had a blast

tamehart
02-20-2006, 11:07 PM
Ms. Motorama for 2006

tamehart
02-20-2006, 11:11 PM
Ethan Anthony making his leap of faith over two cars. At 7 years old, I don't believe I was even close to thinking about things like this.

tamehart
02-20-2006, 11:13 PM
Keep an eye out for a short article about the weekends events along with a couple more pictures.

brandon34r
02-21-2006, 05:10 AM
nice coverage man,I was there 14 hours on saturday and another 6 hours sunday.
Saturday I sat 3rd row right at the double comin out of the holeshot,makes me wanna sign up next year!

yfzgirl72m
02-21-2006, 07:41 AM
Shane , you are an awesome photographer and you are very informative. Thanks so much for taking my pics. I always look forward to your coverage. You will def. go far with what you are doing. Keep up the good work. We are very lucky to have you around!

gthunder440
02-21-2006, 07:45 AM
nice write-up and thanks for the pics

tamehart
02-21-2006, 11:42 AM
Thank you everyone for your comments. I really appreciate it. I just can't wait to get back outdoors where the pictures turn out a little better.

East Coast brought along a new Suzuki to show off in the Dealer Expo Area.

tamehart
02-21-2006, 09:41 PM
Andrew Zimmerman #333 (yfz333) a new ATVriders member led the pack down the straightway as the gate dropped in his qualifier.

tamehart
02-21-2006, 09:43 PM
Andy taked the step down option in the middle

tamehart
02-21-2006, 09:45 PM
Thanks to the guys that PM'd me

#211 got stuck behind another quad that stalled out over the first double

tamehart
02-21-2006, 09:54 PM
ATVRiders member Hollywoodracing
#211 of Jeff Weiss running hard for the holeshot against the #55 of Andy Ehrenzeller

tamehart
02-21-2006, 09:57 PM
Weiss hitting the step down in the middle

YFZ133
02-21-2006, 09:59 PM
hey man thanks for the pic and news on me had a horrible day / luck on sat but got things going better on sunday qualified 2nd for both of my motos and 4th and 5th in the mains ! thanks again fink

tamehart
02-21-2006, 10:01 PM
ATVRIDERS.com Member (mxquadrider2)
#2 of Levi Hicks was running strong all weekend

tamehart
02-21-2006, 10:04 PM
YFZ133- Assuming this is Tommy Fink

Is this you in the photo trying to do some sort of freestyle??

tamehart
02-21-2006, 10:06 PM
The #2 of Hicks again

tamehart
02-21-2006, 10:08 PM
#2 once again....

To make it easier on me you should put #'s on the bottom of your quad, because I don't think I have a shot of you that shows your #

tamehart
02-21-2006, 10:10 PM
Sorry for poor quality on this one, all my other finish line shots turned out pretty well. Either way..your there! Great Job Levi!

tamehart
02-21-2006, 10:12 PM
Finish up this evening with a shot I really liked of Dunk. I turned the shutter speed down and actually achieved somewhat of what I was looking for.

YFZ133
02-21-2006, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by tamehart
YFZ133- Assuming this is Tommy Fink

Is this you in the photo trying to do some sort of freestyle?? no someone hit me from behind as i got on the gas this was the result braking my grab bar and trying to keep the quad from body slamming me as i said sat wasnt to good to me! :devil:

tamehart
02-22-2006, 09:25 AM
Shogun_98

Hollywoodracing
02-22-2006, 08:57 PM
Awesome!!! I love seeing pics of me!!!!! I'm such a ham..How do you think I got the nickname Hollywood.....Thanks pal , great job, Hollywood

yfzgirl72m
02-23-2006, 06:24 PM
Hollywood You are so funny. :) You did awesome! It was nice to see you again.

Dubzy14
02-24-2006, 07:54 PM
you got a shot of dunk doing the triple?

Mxjunkie
02-25-2006, 05:56 PM
Them yeller wheels are differnt lol :blah:

tamehart
02-25-2006, 08:42 PM
I only seen Dunk do the triple one time, so I didn't get to get a picture.

QuadJunkies
02-25-2006, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by tamehart
Finish up this evening with a shot I really liked of Dunk. I turned the shutter speed down and actually achieved somewhat of what I was looking for. that is VERY cool Tameheart!!! :blah: :cool: Is this the Canon you used or did you get yourself a new camera??

Very well done. :)

tamehart
02-26-2006, 12:12 AM
I am working with a 20d this year. I got a all new set up, I am really liking it.

FoxRacing81
02-26-2006, 07:49 AM
Nice coverage!

450Racer
02-26-2006, 10:29 AM
good job Shane! i wish i would have went down but my dad wouldn't let me. he's under the impression that it's too dangerous. what do you guys have to say about that since you actually raced? good photos too, i really like that one of Dunk!

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