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Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:06 PM
For the first time in over a decade Raceway park in Oldbridge, NJ hosted an ATV MX race. This track has been off limits to ATV Racing, but with the increased popularity of ATV racing, Raceway Park finally decided to give ATVs a trial run in the event so named the "Englishtown ATV Classic."

The event drew over the 200 ATVs, which showed the park that ATVs definitely deserve an oppurtunity to have atleast one race a year at the facility.

Also, the event marked the return of ATV racing legend, Travis Spader, who is making his return to ATV racing after retiring a couple of years ago to pursue a profitable career.

A view of the Raceway MX Track

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:11 PM
Pro Am Production lining up

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:13 PM
Travis Spader(Blue yfz with yellow hellbound sticker) ends up grabbing the Holeshot

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:14 PM
After the 1st lap, Travis Spader remained out front.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:14 PM
Exriders.com Member Randy Lehr Sporting his Burgard equipped yfz into the next lap.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:19 PM
After two laps, Travis Spader continued his lead with John Natalie Jr only a few seconds behind him.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:19 PM
Natalie Jr was hard on the gas chasing after Travis Spader.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:21 PM
Another of natalie on the same lap

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:24 PM
Pat Brown was in third place chasing after Natalie and Spader.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:26 PM
After three laps, Travis Spader remained in control of the lead.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:27 PM
Pat Brown catches some big air as he tries to make up ground.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:29 PM
Lehr trying to catch up

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:32 PM
another rider completeing his lap

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:33 PM
Amazingly, Travis Spader was able to hold off John Natalei Jr and remain out front:macho

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:36 PM
Natalie Jr was'nt giving up, and kept Spader within his sights as he continued his charge only seconds behind Travis Spader.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:36 PM
followed by brown

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:37 PM
Travis Spader held on to his lead to the finish line after having an incredible come from retirement race against some incredibly talented competition. John Natalie Jr finished right behind him in 2nd place.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:38 PM
Donald Lysinger, made the pass on Pat Brown and finished the 1st Moto in 3rd Place.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:39 PM
Pat Brown went on to finish 4th

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:40 PM
A random hero holding his own in the pro class

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:41 PM
Jesse Sheaffer crossed the finish line in 5th place.

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:43 PM
As for our friend, Rand Lehr had some clutch problems which him and his father tackled after the moto

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:44 PM
in between motos i noticed this z400 swingarm. Looks pretty wild but how strong is it:confused:

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:49 PM
I made my way over to Natalies trailer and noticed he was running Fox Air shocks. :eek:

Ralph
11-16-2004, 06:51 PM
Natalie was taking off the air shocks because they were pre production versions he was testing, and they weren't completely setup for his riding style and with competition like Travis Spader, Pat Brown, Randy Lehr, and Donald Lysinger in attendance, he switched to a race proven setup for the 2nd Moto.

He said that they weren't bad. If you ask me i would say that they are probably just as good as any other aftermarket shock, but these just aren't setup right for the track condition. John Natalie Jr. did share that he very excited about the new Production version Fox Shocks that are currently in development.

Ralph
11-17-2004, 04:56 AM
Results:

Ralph
11-17-2004, 12:58 PM
Michelle Reiser had out her East Coast ATV YFZ with her trick looking frame(For a women ofcourse:D )

Ralph
11-17-2004, 12:59 PM
Some racing action for some of the Amateur Classes

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:00 PM
450 over the big tabletop

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:01 PM
another fleet right behind

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:01 PM
Im pretty sure this is 4 stroke A

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:02 PM
This rider took a spill

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:03 PM
over the double double section

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:04 PM
The 2 450r's were leading the class

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:05 PM
another rider wrapping up the double double section

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:06 PM
The last picture from that race

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:07 PM
Next Group coming over the rollers

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:07 PM
I guess this would be 4 stroke B

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:08 PM
Nice picture of a yfz on the rollers

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:13 PM
:)

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:26 PM
Coming over the uphill doubles

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:27 PM
Rest of the Pack

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:28 PM
Felt kinda bad for this fellow

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:30 PM
Lous 250r striking a pose. This bike is for sale too. Walsh Chassy, very nice. He also has a PV motor for sale too. his name is Quad041 on here.

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:31 PM
Some results

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:33 PM
:scary:

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:34 PM
What a sweet track

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:36 PM
Here come the pros again

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:37 PM
Brown

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:38 PM
Lost Creek Rider

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:39 PM
Randy Lehr

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:41 PM
Poor randy, he landed odd on the double and went over the bars

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:42 PM
Natalies Girlfriend dominating the womens class

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:43 PM
:)

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:44 PM
And here is Pro Production again.

Spader kicked *** AGAIN in this class.

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:45 PM
Racers were right on eachothers tails

http://www.randrcoatings.com/images/tableair.gif

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:47 PM
coming over the double doubles

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:48 PM
:cool:

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:49 PM
airing it out

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:50 PM
making ground

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:51 PM
450r airing it out

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:52 PM
A jrd rider

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:53 PM
Brown and Natalie duking it out, it was realy exciting because natalie had a bad start and made his way from last to third place behind brown(Spader Leading). Brown was giving 110% keeping natalie off his back but couldnt keep it up and Natalie ended up passing him for second place.

Ralph
11-17-2004, 01:57 PM
Another Real Exciting Race was 4 stroke C

Exriders member Tants was the first out of the turn from the beggining and fought off a yfz and 450r the entire Race.

Ralph
11-17-2004, 02:00 PM
Tants was infront for the white flag but unfortunatly 2nd and 3rd place both passed him after the uphill doubles. Tants still got a great 3rd place finish on his Nearly Stock Yfz.

Ralph
11-17-2004, 02:01 PM
Thx for taking your time to read this and i hope you enjoyed it.:)

Ralph
11-17-2004, 02:04 PM
Final Results Thanks to Kariz


Pro Am Production
1-1 1st Travis Spader
2-2 2nd John Natalie
4-3 3rd Pat Brown
3-4 4th Donald Lysinger


Open Pro Am
1-1 1st John Natalie
2nd Pat Brown
couldnt get rest results

Open A
1-1 1st Stephen debbie
3-2 2nd Mike Brown
2-4 3rd Billy Cole
4-3 4th James Silfia
6-6 5th Kevin Mengal


4stroke A
couldnt get results

4 Stroke B
2-1 1st Jason Smith
1-2 2nd Andrew Jakuba
1-3 3rd Daniel Schneider
4-4 4th Paul Deltaville
3-6 5th Jason Lucas

Age 16-24
2-2 1st Nicolas Castelana
1-3 2nd Joe Castelana
4-4 3rd William Dambrosio
3-5 4th Andrew Demichio
DNF-1 5th Andrew Jakuba


Age 25+
2-1 1st Mike Victor
1-2 2nd Daniel Schneider
4-3 3rd Steven Stracka
3-4 4th Philip Style
5-DNF 5th Dana Sciorta

Age 30+
2-1 1st Jason Darosa
1-2 2nd George Wolf
3-5 3rd Gregg Davidian
4-6 4th David Bishop
5-7 5th Scott Kresage

50cc
1-1 1st David Neurotski
2-2 2nd Tyler Blessing
3-3 Frank Wending

FTR250Rnif
11-18-2004, 10:07 AM
Awesome coverage Ralph!:)

BlueZ440
11-18-2004, 11:55 AM
good coverage

QuAdEr 317
11-18-2004, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by FTR250Rnif
Awesome coverage Ralph!:)

Ralph
11-18-2004, 02:16 PM
Thx alot for the great comments,

Im looking foward to doing more!

Admin
11-18-2004, 03:56 PM
Thanks for the coverage Ralph:D Its amazing sometimes your coverage looks just like what I would type;)

Pappy
11-18-2004, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by Ralph
Thx for taking your time to read this and i hope you enjoyed it.:)

good job ralph

and good job tants!

theTman
11-18-2004, 04:20 PM
i like that picture where the quads are moving:eek2:

Ralph
11-18-2004, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by EXriders Admin
Thanks for the coverage Ralph:D Its amazing sometimes your coverage looks just like what I would type;)

Great minds think alike:devil:


Once again, thx alot to everyone that enjoyed it, it came out better than i expected and Im excited to cover more races.:D

smitty_13f
11-18-2004, 08:33 PM
i don't think you guys realize what has just happend with travis spader's return. he was one of the hardest working riders in the scene and had to quit for financial purposes and he's back. he can handle whoops like a mad man and prolly just caused Gust and the rest of the pro class to train twice as hard. I'm all for Spader and ATV LEGEND!!!!!!!!!

Ralph
11-18-2004, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by smitty_13f
i don't think you guys realize what has just happend with travis spader's return. he was one of the hardest working riders in the scene and had to quit for financial purposes and he's back. he can handle whoops like a mad man and prolly just caused Gust and the rest of the pro class to train twice as hard. I'm all for Spader and ATV LEGEND!!!!!!!!!


He realy amazed me with his smooth thechnique, he just glides over everything.

Hes been in retirement for 3 years and comes back to beat the #2 rider in the nation. That is deffinatly an achievment.

tants
11-19-2004, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by Pappy
good job ralph

and good job tants!


thanks! i wish i would have finished 1st but i need to work on my stamina, i was dead the last lap..

lol
11-19-2004, 10:15 AM
Good coverage!!!! I wish i could have went

IronManNatalie
11-19-2004, 04:45 PM
not to take anything away from travis. he is a great rider, but first off, a local track with only 1 top pro is a little different than having 20 pros on a national track. You also forget that I won both the motos I wasnt testing in and travis ended up way back. The second moto I came from a stall at the start passed everyone and caught travis on the last lap. If we would have ran 1 more(witch we were supposed to) I would have won. Travis is no doubt fast, he always has been. You never lose the speed just the conditioning. Im not normally one to complain but if you tell a story about a race, tell it all. I won both of the other motos easily, and pat brown and donny lysinger were right behind me. It should be a real intresting year next year. Im am extremely happy that travis is comming back. I hope more people follow his example. We need more pros and just quads in general.

USAMoto00
11-19-2004, 06:01 PM
You go John!:macho When are you going to come over to NEMX again? The snow isn't to far off. lol Later bro.

Ralph
11-19-2004, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by IronManNatalie
not to take anything away from travis. he is a great rider, but first off, a local track with only 1 top pro is a little different than having 20 pros on a national track. You also forget that I won both the motos I wasnt testing in and travis ended up way back. The second moto I came from a stall at the start passed everyone and caught travis on the last lap. If we would have ran 1 more(witch we were supposed to) I would have won. Travis is no doubt fast, he always has been. You never lose the speed just the conditioning. Im not normally one to complain but if you tell a story about a race, tell it all. I won both of the other motos easily, and pat brown and donny lysinger were right behind me. It should be a real intresting year next year. Im am extremely happy that travis is comming back. I hope more people follow his example. We need more pros and just quads in general.

I talked to harlen and we were talking a bit about the report,

i wish i didnt miss the motos you won, it sucks that i didnt get some pics of those, you did an awesome job on the moto where you came from last place up to second place. That was a very exciting moto and you did great.
Im happy with how my first report turned out but my next one will be better, i was kinda un prepared for this one.

Great job natalie, spader and everybody that raced.:)

WickedWhite450
11-20-2004, 06:42 AM
more pics of C class? i wanna see if anyone got the pics of my yfz getting piggy backed off the track in LCQ.

IronManNatalie
11-20-2004, 02:08 PM
hey ralph, you did a good job reporting. Harlen definately needs more help. Its hard for anyone to keep up with all the races that really need covered. Especially with his new suzuki ride( Im jealous) I dont mean to sound like a cry baby. I just want people tp know I wasnt slow out there. Like I said Im really excited about travis comming back. It can only help the whole sport to grow with such great talent. Not only is he a good racer, hes a good buisness man and an all around good guy. So dont think Im mad or anything.one thing I love about racing quads is that everyone is such good friends. I look forward to comming back every year just to see people I dont get to see the rest of the year. I also had someone tell me at this race they were afraid to come up and talk to me. One thing you dont have to worry about is me not liking to talk to people. I love meeting new people and helping anyway I can. Thats one of the best things about being a pro. I will always do my best to be a good role model for people, and will never forget that I started in the c class just like everyone else. anyone who thinks they r better than someone else just because they can do one thing or another better is so far off. Its good to be proud of hard work and determination to be the best at something , but the most important is to be a good person. Racing only lasts so long, Friends last forever.

On another note, I was talking to some people about putting on a school in that area. If I could find enough intrested people I would love to do it. Well later everyone!

Dice Wiley
11-20-2004, 03:32 PM
i was extremely suprised to see Natalie in 2nd---------- good thing i read this and didn't just gawk at the pics. this site gives me my quad fix. thx all, and Natalie: props for jumpin online after every race. i talked with u at the 1st DirtRiot and u were a stud to hang and talk with. People: Natalie isn't a scary dude! no caution needed when aproaching him! thx Jon. peace:devious:

Ralph
11-20-2004, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by IronManNatalie


On another note, I was talking to some people about putting on a school in that area. If I could find enough intrested people I would love to do it. Well later everyone!


I think i know of one or 2 test subjects if your looking...:D

400grl
11-20-2004, 05:40 PM
Natalie is super easy to talk to - he's the most outgoing Pro I've met, and he naturally, somehow, makes it seem like it's an honor for him to be meeting YOU......don't know how he does it! :) ;) And I think it's VERY cool that he posts on here.......

Looking forward to watching you for the 2005 season, John! :) Keep doing what you are doing, because it seems to be working just fine! :)

IronManNatalie
11-20-2004, 06:21 PM
hey I need a place to ride around arizona if anyone knows some!
;)

USAMoto00
11-20-2004, 06:23 PM
Why don't you come give a class at NEMX John? I'd be down for that, and I know I could round up quit a few others that would be too! Besides, it gives you another excuse to ride. Gotta stay in shape! ATV Fury 2&3 just doesn't seem to work as well as it used to for me. lol

IronManNatalie
11-21-2004, 11:57 AM
next season Im going to try to do a bunch of schools. Nemx would be great. I love to help people learn to ride and just to be around quads and racing. I need to make up a good schedule for next year so I can make time for it. later guys ( and girls).

AZblaster44
11-21-2004, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by IronManNatalie
hey I need a place to ride around arizona if anyone knows some!
;)

If your coming to Az you should get ahold of august, he'd like to ride with you again!!

I'm gonna have to find out what tracks you go to here so I can go watch/ take pictures.. I learn alot from pictures:)

4fiddyR
11-21-2004, 08:37 PM
John,
What do you think about getting 450R's from Montgomeryville Cycle Center? are you happy to be on a Honda or are ya a little leary leaving that YFZ?

Good luck in 2005 Ironman!

400grl
11-22-2004, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by IronManNatalie
hey I need a place to ride around arizona if anyone knows some!
;)
LOL! I know someone who might know of a few tracks to ride at in AZ! :) ;) (wink wink). PM me if you guys make it out here and I can get you all the info on tracks and stuff........;)

IronManNatalie
11-22-2004, 04:15 PM
I would like to ride with august, He could show me some tricks! We are definately coming to arizona around dec. 30. We are going to end up in cali. to practice and test. we need alot of real rough places to test. we would like to come ride with you 400grl.

I think it was great for montgomeryville to hook us up with the bikes. Ita a big step for a company to put out that much product. I am always nervous about moving to new bikes, but I think we will be able to make them work just as good as the yfz's. I have alot of real smart people workin with me.

Admin
11-22-2004, 10:23 PM
I removed the trash posts from this report, and I will not tolerate someone hiding behind a username and attacking the character of another rider at any level. The person responsible was banned, and I will do the same to anyone else that follows in his foot steps.

I also will be making some phone calls tomorrow to some sponsors and follow up on this incident.

Ralph
11-23-2004, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by EXriders Admin
I removed the trash posts from this report, and I will not tolerate someone hiding behind a username and attacking the character of another rider at any level. The person responsible was banned, and I will do the same to anyone else that follows in his foots steps.

I also will be making some phone calls tomorrow to some sponsors and follow up on this incident.

sik em harlum

USAMoto00
11-23-2004, 03:05 PM
What did I miss???? Was someone talking smack to John? John is not exactly a little guy, so I hope they never run into him with something bad to say....:macho

IronManNatalie
11-23-2004, 04:00 PM
all Im worried about is training to try and beat them darn suzuki guys!! I got my work cut out for me. thanks Harlen and everyone else for all your support.:D . It really helps me out to know how many people are behind me. I know I always have someone there if I need them.

Congrats to Harlen and exriders on thier award. Not to mention Doug Gust!!

USAMoto00
11-23-2004, 08:26 PM
You know John, I've talked to you at High Point and Pymatuning and you were very nice to me and Michelle. Even with everything going on, you made time to talk to us and take pictures.(and tease me about the blue chain) I appreciate that and will be rooting for you because your just like one of us.(only waaay faster) You, Farr, Luburgh, and Walsh were the guys that really stood apart from the others when it came to people skills. Good luck next year! You've won everything else that I've seen, what's next?;)

propartsracing
11-24-2004, 09:40 AM
Im happy to see spader out racing again. If he trains as hard as he used to he will definitely be a major threat on the gnc tour .donít doubt him. The sport could use him. He is an awesome rider. Congrats to Natalie for the 12hr win. Thanks for filling my spot well. Good luck next year. Get the #1 plate. Your wayyyyyyyy overdue. Finally englishtown opened their eyes. Hopefully more races to come. Any way just my 2 cents. Good luck to all the veteran pros that stuck with it through the years. I cant thank my sponsors or friends in the sport enough for making my atv racing career a successful one.
Oh yea watch out for nj's Pat Brown. He is kinda quick, so go get um pat.
See ya.
Mike krachun(used to be fast)

IronManNatalie
11-24-2004, 01:14 PM
Hey Mike.
Good to know your still following the races. Its sad to see you out of the rscing scene, well on quads any how. I think you will be back. its in your blood. You , Matt, and Chris made it alot easier for me this year at the 12 hour. Its easier to start at the front and you guys learned alot from last year. I raelly had the best teamates out there. (no offense to anyone). We worked together and trusted each other to get the job done. good luck in your new racing adventures. Dont forget us little quad guys. later man

Kilabanshee
11-24-2004, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by IronManNatalie

I think it was great for montgomeryville to hook us up with the bikes. Ita a big step for a company to put out that much product. I am always nervous about moving to new bikes, but I think we will be able to make them work just as good as the yfz's. I have alot of real smart people workin with me. [/B]

John did montgomeryville cycle center hook you up with the bikes you've been racing?

IronManNatalie
11-26-2004, 04:39 PM
kilabanshee,

Not the yfz's but the new hondas we r riding for next year,yes.

Kilabanshee
11-26-2004, 04:59 PM
Sweet well hopefully I'll catch you at one of the d6 races and just give a friendly hello. I heard that you were going to race d6 A class xc, true or just a rumor?

tmm403
11-26-2004, 06:38 PM
hey john i saw u at englishtown and u rode awesome. i got ur dvd right before the race and some tips helped out during the race. unfortually my endurance was weak. i guess i have to hit the gym like u said in the video. i was going to come by and say hi but i get nervous when talking to pros. anyway i heard that u will have a school and was wondering if u would do a school around englishtown or maybe by east coast atv? any school close to me i will go if your teaching. i am definitly going to be training during the winter and hope for a top 5 finish next year. i'm in the "b" class but have the determination to go to "a" and then hopefully one day lining up to the gate with u. but anyway let me know if your doing any schools? thanks

Kilabanshee
11-26-2004, 08:38 PM
He had one at rausch awhile back ago but I think it was on hold because of his busy race season.

d-unitracing157
12-06-2004, 01:58 PM
Hey John Whats goin on? I got a chance to talk to you before my race and thanks for the words of wisdom....I was just wondering i know you ride Rausch Creek alot...When is the last day or is it closed already???and i you hold a school def let me know i def be there!

IronManNatalie
12-06-2004, 03:25 PM
Im definately workin on havin a school. I have to figure out my schedule so I know when I can do it. Ill keep ya posted.

d-unitracing157
12-06-2004, 03:55 PM
Thanks man! can't wait to see you out on that 450R:devil: even thou i ride a kawi. Good luck next season

Ralph
12-06-2004, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by d-unitracing157
Thanks man! can't wait to see you out on that 450R:devil: even thou i ride a kawi. Good luck next season

Hey d-unit, you have any friends who go to college at Coastal Carolina who live in jersey?

Ralph
12-06-2004, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by d-unitracing157
Thanks man! can't wait to see you out on that 450R:devil: even thou i ride a kawi. Good luck next season

Hey d-unit, you have any friends who go to college at Coastal Carolina who live in jersey?

d-unitracing157
12-06-2004, 06:25 PM
I don't think so...But what is his name?

Cdaleracer
12-12-2004, 08:46 AM
Hey John, maybe you and Michelle could teach some lessons one weekend(when you're not too busy that is) at Chris and Nikki Earlywine's place!!!

trX250eXmXr28
12-29-2004, 10:41 AM
hey jon i live right next to raceway park is there any chance of u comming back in the spring? my friend karl has a hooked up yfz450 and we would love to ride with u.. also we would love for u to help us out on the track and give us some pointers if u have AIM plz instant message me @ SpeedNut28 that is if ur not to bizzy

pismoracer
12-30-2004, 01:47 PM
great pictures, man i wish their were some atv tracks out here like that!

o and the animated gif is killer!