View Full Version : 2004 ITP Quadcross Round #1

01-18-2004, 09:21 PM
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ITP Race Report!

Today was the last chance for ATV racers to compete on the National Track before the GNC National on February 7th-8th. Because most of the top racers have already headed out to California to prepare the GNC race, the first moto of the Pro Class had to be separated into two classes to qualify and determine starting position for the Main.

Unfortunately, the highly anticipated Factory Riders Tim Farr & Doug Gust weren't in attendance today for the race, which was a surprise to me.

Main Event
When the gate dropped #19 Jason Dunkelberger started off line like a rocket on his YFZ450

01-18-2004, 09:25 PM
Heading into the First Sweeping turn, #19 Jason Dunkelberger grabbed the Holeshot with his Team Mate #99 Patrick Brown almost side by side. Lost Creek Cycle must really know what they are doing when it comes to modify these YFZ450.

01-18-2004, 09:27 PM
#53 Kory Ellis quickly made his presence known by passing #99 for 2nd place.

01-18-2004, 09:28 PM
#35 Darrell Patton was in 4th

01-18-2004, 09:30 PM
They all headed up the Glen Helen notorious huge hill climb single file.

01-18-2004, 09:31 PM
#19 Jason Dunkelberger was leading until #53 Kory Ellis agressively passed him on the inside of a turn.

01-18-2004, 09:33 PM
Once Ellis got past Dunk, he picked up the pace.

01-18-2004, 09:35 PM
#35 Darell Patton

01-18-2004, 09:37 PM
Team Kawasaki Jeremy Schell working through the pack after a 10th place start.

01-18-2004, 09:42 PM
#53 Kory Ellis

01-18-2004, 09:42 PM
#19 Dunk

01-18-2004, 09:43 PM
#99 Patrick Brown

01-18-2004, 09:54 PM
#53 Kory Ellis built his lead over Dunk

01-18-2004, 09:55 PM
#19 Dunk trying to keep Ellis in his sights

01-18-2004, 09:58 PM
#35 Darrell Patton took over the 3rd spot

01-18-2004, 10:02 PM
#9 Jeremy Schell continued his charge and moved into 4th place within striking distance of #35 Darrell Patton

01-18-2004, 10:04 PM
#56, #49, and #5

01-18-2004, 10:15 PM
#6 Tavis Cain also was quickly moving to the front after having a bad start

01-18-2004, 10:16 PM
#4 Cory Hinsz was racing in only his 2nd Pro Race

01-18-2004, 10:17 PM
#53 Kory Ellis went on to Win the race with Jason Dunkelberger only about 20 seconds behind

01-18-2004, 10:19 PM
#6 Tavis Cain Impressively was able to work his way up from almost last place to finish 3rd:eek:

01-18-2004, 10:20 PM
#9 Jeremy Schell finished an impressive 4th

01-18-2004, 10:21 PM
#74 Dustin Nelson finished 5th with #35 Darrell Patton finishing 6th

01-18-2004, 10:24 PM
Main Results:
1. #53 Kory Ellis
2. #19 Jason Dunkelberger
3. #6 Tavis Cain
4. #9 Jeremy Schell
5. #74 Dustin Nelson
6. #35 Darrell Patton
7. #99 Patrick Brown

More Pictures to come from today's heat races

01-18-2004, 10:45 PM
great pics again:macho


01-18-2004, 11:16 PM
Pics are nice.. But nothing like being there front line to see it all take place... Great day out also.... Gotta love those kids also on some pretty fast machines.


01-19-2004, 10:01 AM
those are good pictures...that track looks like alot of fun:D :)

Scottie Mac
01-19-2004, 10:14 AM

As always, great coverage, great pics.

Thank you.


01-19-2004, 10:42 AM
Glen Helen was awesome yesterday, we all had a great time. I had a couple problems in the first intermediate moto, and my chain came off, so I only got 2 laps in after i went back to the pits to put the chain on. But overall it was a good weekend, we had a great time watching all the races, and racing as well.

01-19-2004, 11:55 AM
Nice pics, looked like a great race at a great track. BTW, does anyone know if glen helen allows quads to practice at their tracks? I live about an hour and a half away from it and want to go their sometime. I checked their site and emailed them, but I didn't recieve any info. Thanks for the help

01-19-2004, 06:04 PM
The Quadcross was a good time. I was there racing for my first time ever and placed 4th overall in the Open Novice class......even after my incredibly bad start in the first Moto :mad::p

Scottie Mac
01-19-2004, 08:25 PM

What happened off of the start? Glad to hear you did well. Love your bike and the color scheme. I think I am going to pc my frame blue as well. Good luck at the next race.


01-19-2004, 08:30 PM
This is the holeshot of the first heat for the pro's. #48 Greg Saenz is the one pulling everyone on the orange framed bike


01-19-2004, 08:34 PM
#69 Ricky Nickell sending one of the step ups.

http://www.dirtfiendracing.com/exriders/quadcross_rnd1/quadcross013.jpg [IMG]

01-19-2004, 08:37 PM
Ricky Nickell doing one of the hill climbs in the first heat

http://www.dirtfiendracing.com/exriders/quadcross_rnd1/quadcross011.jpg [/IMG]

This is #48 Greg Saenz storming through one of the 3 whoops sections. He was in 3rd in the first heat at this time. Dustin Nelson was in first and Tavis Cain was in secong.

http://www.dirtfiendracing.com/exriders/quadcross_rnd1/qc021.jpg [/IMG]

01-19-2004, 08:41 PM
#48 sending one of the table tops past the finish line.


Dustin Nelson just wrecked in the whoops section leaving Tavis Cain with a huge lead over second place.


01-19-2004, 08:47 PM
#69 charging in the first heat. Midway through the race his gas cap fell off. Unblelivable, was that he was still passing people and eventually finished second in the first heat. Let this be a lesson to make sure your gas cap is tightened before the race. Race fuel burns really bad.


#69 getting ready to pass #12(not Keith Little).


Heat #2
#19 Jason Dunkleburger leading the charge for the second heat. #99 Pat Brown in second and Korry Ellis in 3rd.


01-19-2004, 08:51 PM
It didnt take much longer for Korry Ellis to pass and take off on a run. This is Korry sending on of the step up/table tops.


Korry cornering in heat #2


#19 Dunkleberger charging through the same corner.


01-19-2004, 08:56 PM
sorry i got the pics a little out of order on heat #2.

This is shortly after the start with Korry Ellis opening the gap.

Korry getting a little sideways in the second lap.


Korry Ellis doing one of the huge drop offs that Glen Helen has.


01-19-2004, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by Scottie Mac

What happened off of the start? Glad to hear you did well. Love your bike and the color scheme. I think I am going to pc my frame blue as well. Good luck at the next race.


Well I was the first Moto up, and they did not have there 15 second marker board yet so I wasn't sure how the race was going to be started......A guy came up, and started saying something but I couldn't hear him. So I started to look around for a second, and then that same guy walked into the booth and flipped the gate switch, and everyone left........2-3 seconds later I realized we were racing so I took off.......THEN I caught up to the back of the group in that first giant corner and started to pass this guy on a banshee when we bumped front wheels, and nerfs, which caused me to spin out and high center on the dirt curbing they have to mark the track.......so I got to play catch up all over again. GREAT FIRST RACE.....:p

01-20-2004, 08:12 AM
Merriman, as much as being slowed down or stalled at the start sucks, isn't it fun to chase people down and pass them one by one? It's fun running a pack down! :)

Glad you went and had a good time! Glen Helen is a great track!

01-20-2004, 11:31 AM
What a great race that was. I was there and man was it fun. Who was #7 female rider wearing pink MSR????? She rode a YFZ.

01-20-2004, 01:42 PM
yeah she is very nice looking. She was sitting right next to me in the stands.

01-20-2004, 06:31 PM

01-20-2004, 06:53 PM
she took a spill and was limping after her 2nd race I think.

01-20-2004, 08:40 PM
Yeah I think she recked on the step up in front of Mt. Saint Helens but she did seem like she was hurt bad after wards just scratched up a little.

01-21-2004, 11:21 AM
yeah she had a beer to take away the pain. :D

01-23-2004, 08:18 AM
I just happened to be out in Cal on bussiness even though I live in SC. So I went to the race. what a great track. I liked it when they forgot to put up the directional banners after the kids race and the guys actually got going the wrong direction on the track. Three of them climbed the hill that you are supposed to come down. It looked much steeper than the one they normally climb but all three made it up and over. Don't remember what class it was that did that.

Ellis had no competition. He was flat out hauling and making it look effortless.

01-26-2004, 12:09 PM
that was very funny when they forgot to put up the banners.

01-26-2004, 06:30 PM
was the quadcross that just took place at glen helen or at the track near glen helen.... the sx type track?

02-06-2004, 11:35 PM
Nice Pics....i find it kinda interesting that Ellis still had his TT sway bar on:huh cant tell by the pics really but, are the connector bars hooked up also or did he just have the main bar on? did anyone get a close up?