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QuadJunkies
11-07-2006, 11:06 AM
This would be the first time in 13 years I had been back to visit Washington State and I was VERY excited! This time of year is very questionable weather but looked as though this would be a perfect wk end with a few days of rain and mild temps.

Along the way to Washington ,I couldn’t help but take a few scenic shots . This is leaving Baker City Oregon....
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QuadJunkies
11-07-2006, 12:15 PM
As soon as I started approaching Oregon and Washington passes, the weather changed abit.

QuadJunkies
11-07-2006, 12:15 PM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 12:45 AM
crossing from Oregon to Washington

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 12:57 AM
I got in a little later than expected on Sat. but I had a chance to meet several riders of Team Money$hot and had dinner with the group in town. I must say the Team was very hospitable and everyone that I met over the wk end made me feel very welcome :).....

It is always nice to meet new riders whereever I go , but it was really nice to finally meet some of the riders that I have talked to over a long course of time .

Atvriders.com 's Joe Rarey (LapTraffic)

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:03 AM
Joe's quad of choice for the 2006/2007 racing season

Watch for future Live interviews Ill be doing during the 2007 WORCS series

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:06 AM
Atvrider's Mike Gingles(out4sand)
I have had the pleasure of meeting Mike in years past on the Annual Atvriders annual "Dunetopia" Group ride . Mike is also another WORCS rider that Ill be conducting a LIVE interview in the upcoming racing season.

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:13 AM
check out Nicole BoCook's Suzuki!!!

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:14 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:15 AM
Derrick Sas(left) Dawn Wynne and Jeff BoCook( right)

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:16 AM
Jeff BoCook's Holz Racing Honda

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:18 AM
Then there is some lucky girls who have the great pleasure in owning TWO race ready Honda's! :cool:

Dawns choice of Honda's this wk end was her 250R.

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:20 AM
Dawn races her Honda450r in WORCS series as well as other various Washinton races.

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:37 AM
The Harescramble is an annual Fall/spring event held in Richland Washington at Horn Rapids and is put on by Eastern Washington Dirt Riders Assoc. (http://www.easternwashingtondirtriders.org/)

The track had prestine conditions this year due to a few days rain ,just enough to keep away dust that seems to follow the event in the past.
I was amazed by the size of the track. It also has a nice MX park,but was not included into the wk ends race .
The race consisted of each lap equal to 10miles. Riders had various laps of 2 to 5(Ironman) laps depending on class entry.

The racing starts with a dead engine start and takes you down a screaming 5th gear straight away into a short 1st corner.This is typically a spot for carnage, but luckily this year there was none .

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:38 AM
riders starting to line up .

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:43 AM
The un-official rider count so far was 79 riders.I do not have the break downs as of yet .Quads have started to take more and more interest in the event .
Riders from Oregon and Idaho also attended the race.
Pro riders are off!

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 01:45 AM
Pro rider #713 gets the holeshot, Timmy Shelman in 2nd, Lance Hallworth in 3rd...!

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:00 AM
The race was hard to follow with so many classes out all at once :eek2: :p

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:04 AM
Atvriders Daddio

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:05 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:07 AM
It was nice to still see an EX out racing :D

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:07 AM
Rhino entry as well

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:08 AM
I would love experience being a co-pilot in one myself!!
:macho

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:09 AM
Mike Gingles

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:10 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:14 AM
unfortunatly, I had some camera issues so some fantastic shots were missed. :ermm:

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:16 AM
Dave Blair from Eagle, Idaho
Dave raced the event last year and has come to find this an annual trip for him and a few other Idaho riders. There will most definatley be more riders venturing up for the spring race Im most certain .

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:17 AM
Lots of Suzukis !!!

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:17 AM
and upcoming new racer for the 2007 season for this young man. :macho :)

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:20 AM
Now heres the look of DETERMINATION.... !!

Joe was running fast but unfortunatly had some clutch issues and had to pull off .

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:22 AM
Oregon Pro Rider Brandon Brown had a little catching up after a tough start,but didnt take long before Brandon was working his way up the pack and leading for a podium finish

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:23 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:24 AM
This was an awesome corner for shooting pics, but I seem to be almost in the way of a few riders a few times... :eek2: :p

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:27 AM
Idaho Pro Lance Hallworth held 1st place for almost a full 10 miles, but a few others exchange positions leaving Lance to finish in 5th place

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:28 AM
Lance again

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11-08-2006, 02:28 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:30 AM
Mike Gingles on a misson...

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:33 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:36 AM
Pro rider Timmy Shelman

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:39 AM
Im not used to seeing Timmy on a Honda and didnt know he actually was racing one until I saw the guy riding it and I knew that had to be Timmy's racing style!!!
:D

Looks like Timmy will be aboard Honda for the 2007 season..

I cant WAIT to see his progess in the 2007 racing season! :macho

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:40 AM
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11-08-2006, 02:41 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:46 AM
after seeing the track it made me wish I hade brought my own quad out to go play...

This is a very laid back event. I can see why so many find it to be such a fun race. It was all about GOOD TIMES and good times with freinds...

Sometimes we get so involved with being competitive that we sometimes forget the real reason why we got into the sport in the 1st place :)...

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 02:47 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 03:08 AM
The race approx. 1 hour long, I didnt have much time to do a full race report this time around . Anyone who wants to jump in and fill in the blanks is more than welcome to .
Ill post some pics of final results.

I would like to thank Don Grazzini and all the track guys ,also TeamMoney$hot

My Husband Troy for supporting me in my adventure into my 1st segment of West Coast racing....

I have hopes on many more races on the West Coast in the 2007 season.
Also Rider profiles and LIVE interviews with the riders threwout there racing seasons...

I cant wait to see what lies ahead!
Congrats to everyone

Pro Ironman Winners:

1st-Brandon Brown
2nd-Drew Lattimer
3rd-Tim Shelman
4th-Justin Waters

All the rest of the wk ends pics can be found for a short time also on My Gallery (http://www.pbase.com/quadjunkies/horn_rapids&page=all)

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 03:09 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 03:10 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 03:10 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 03:11 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 03:11 AM
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QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 03:12 AM
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daddio
11-08-2006, 08:37 AM
Nice job on the write-up QJ. And great pictures. Your right about this event. It is all about the fun. We usually don't ride it because of the dust, but this year the conditions were perfect, and most of the track was groomed and made for some very fast riding. 5th gear pinned.

IDEX
11-08-2006, 12:05 PM
Cool pics Tina and a very nice write up.

Makes me want to go this spring.

QuadJunkies
11-08-2006, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by IDEX
Cool pics Tina and a very nice write up.

Makes me want to go this spring.
We should form a group and GO! You would have a blast ! Heck, maybe Kelsey could race this one .. I think she could handle it
Im glad you enjoyed ;)

Maybe Ill race Troys and HE can shoot some pics :D :o LOL

LapTraffic
11-08-2006, 12:32 PM
Great write up Tina

This is easily the funnest race of the year for us in the PNW. Very laid back and relaxed atmosphere coupled with WFO fun for an hour. AVERAGE lap speeds around 55mph! Pin it and go.

Anyone who lives within 300 miles of richalnd should give this one a shot. you wont be sorry :)

Lil Red
11-08-2006, 09:56 PM
That was a great race indeed! Glad you made it Tina, it was nice to finally meet you!

I came in 9th place in the Open Amature class & was the first woman to cross the finish line in the Ironman! :D

QuadJunkies
11-09-2006, 12:50 AM
Id like to share a little bio on the Track and how it originated... Maybe something new that ya'll didnt know about Horn Rapids !:)
Don was kind enough to gather this info for me .....



No one really remembers EXACTLY but we think our first race was in 1982. We had our 1st Poker run on the future site of the Richland ORV Park in 1981-1982.1983 was the 1sr Grand Prix.
After a few years we went to two races per year. Since 1999 we have been 1st Sunday and March and November.They have partial records dating back to 1989 with a low of 115 bikes and a high of 276 total entries in spring 2006. We have come close to canceling a few times (once they had a 3ft snow drift and deep freezing conditions on the wk end prior to the race ,but a Chinook wind on Friday and one lap with a D-4 Cat. on Sat. pulled it off. but only in nov. 2000 after a bigHanford Fire burned the triangle down to bare dirt did we actually cancel a race...

Somewhere in there we had a class for three and four wheelers, I beieve three trikes and one Quad.That was only for one race. But in Nov. 1992 we added a separate ATV Sprint,one 20 mile lap(20 entries,mostly quads)Since the only cost to the club to have a quad race was more classes of trophies if made economic sense but somewhere in 1995-1996 we only had 7 quads enter. so for thenext race we didnt put out a quad race flyer.. We put out a THREAT letter more entries or we would have to stop having the quads race. In March 1999 weoffered asecond lap and 12 of 52 quads races the "Ironman", In March 2006 we changed our classes to bring them in line with other pure quad races and our entires jumped from the previous high of 57 to 80!!!!!


Once upon a time our race went all over the Horn Rapids triangle from Richland to the tip.When the irrigated fields went in we werelimited to just the park to the tip.Later we arranged to Race around the outsideof the triangle. This was outr BIGGEST curse at 20 full miles.This layout included some of the trees in toward Richland,a wicked swamp we called the Backwater Blackwater and a half mile in the bottom of a conrete lined irrigation ditch which made for awesome high banked turns.This all came to an end when Richland put a paved road across the triangle.For awhile,we had from the tip to the park and by making two and even three loops outside the park we kept the miles around 20.Then Richland gave about half the land westof the park to WSU to develop and agricultural research station whcih never got funded. The City would like to reaquire the land from WSU. But though But though they gave the land away for free they would have to buy it back.Since then we have just had the park and down around thelandfill and have to have twice and many 10 mile laps.

With the Park being privitized it is anyones quess whether we will be able to continue having this race or not.






Now hows that for an education course from and out of State rider!!
:D

LapTraffic
11-09-2006, 01:53 PM
GREAT INFORMATION!

Did he have any old pics of the quad races?

QuadJunkies
11-09-2006, 01:54 PM
hmmm.... not sure-Ill ASK!!

BlueZ440
11-09-2006, 05:53 PM
GREAT JOB Tina..

Hopefully I can make it to ur coverage one day after I heal up..:D

Looking foward in seeing you all over the west coast:cool:

out4sand
11-13-2006, 12:00 PM
Great write up!! It sure was nice to see you once again ;)

QuadJunkies
11-13-2006, 12:30 PM
Thanks , I appreciate that ! It was short and sweet though . Tough to write much about an hour event lol

It was nice to see you as well Mike ;) see you in a couple months.
If the weather pans out, Ill be back in March.

Lil Red
11-13-2006, 04:14 PM
WOW! The old track with the high banks and the swap sound VERY fun! Gone are the days of endless land to ride on! :ermm:

QuadJunkies
11-16-2006, 02:17 AM
I should know within the week if there is some old Quad racing pics floating around that I can post :)