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gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:00 PM
Hey guys,

Thad at Maxxis here bringing you scoop from the 3rd Annual Maxxis ATV Olympics. This event was held at Gatorback Cycle Park in Gainesville, FL on Dec. 27-29. For those not familiar with this event, ATV racers compete in a Super TT, MX and a Cross Country race. After points are added up you have an Olympiad.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:14 PM
If I understood correctly, the Olympics grew about 30% this year. Check out these pit pics. Thanks for everyone who attended, and I hope more of you can make it next year.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:15 PM
Another Pit Pic!

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:23 PM
The starting area was decorated real nice with Maxxis Banners and American flags. I feel so patriotic! Thanks to the staff at Gatorback for laying out such a nice place to hold this event.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:27 PM
Day one was the SuperTT course. Unfortunatly due to the Christmas holidays I was not able to attend. I do know that John Natalie took the first days pro win. From what I hear, he was sumokn as usual.

I am also sad to announce that Pat Brown had a bad crash. Apparently his rear disk brake landed on his leg and sliced through a major muscle all the way down to the bone. Michelle Reiser informed me that he had to go for surgery that night at a local hospital. We will keep you in our prayers Pat.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:32 PM
Day Two: The motocross races were a blast to watch. Gatorback is a well known track which includes the Elevator as well as many elevation drops. Here John Natalie lines up for Moto 1 on his YFZ. He whipped out the 450R the next day for the Cross Country.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:36 PM
I was excited to walk up and check out the new Suzuki that Jeremiah Jones will be competing on in 05. Good Luck Jeremiah and congrats on the new Factory deal.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:37 PM
One of the cool things about attending the Winter O's is that you get a preview of all the new equipment that the riders will be on for that year. Here is another of Jeremiahs Z.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:45 PM
Donald Lysinger Jr. at the starting line. Seems he had a really good weekend.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:48 PM
They don't call this guy The Ironman for nothing. John informed me that he had no front breaks before moto 1. I thought for sure that would not end good.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:50 PM
Natalie got a great start and it seemed like he pulled a mile between him and the number two rider. Behind him was Lysinger Jr. and Jones.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:55 PM
I am not sure what happened to Jeremiah on the start but he got his stuff together and started passing riders. Unfortunatly, it was a little too late to catch Natalie. He was gone.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 02:57 PM
Meanwhile, Natalie was running away with this one. There was no one in sight.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 03:06 PM
Matt White charged hard trying to hold onto his 4th place. He ended up 5th in moto 1 and 3rd in moto 2. Great job Matt.

gnarlyknobbies
12-31-2004, 03:09 PM
Matt White

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 07:41 AM
OK, I took a little New Years Break! Hope everybody had a great one.

Natalie still runnin away with it. This was a great downhill jump.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 07:43 AM
I think Jeremiah was starting to get in his groove and started to gel with his Suzuki. He was easily in second but was a great distants behind Natalie.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 07:45 AM
Last lap and he just could not get close enough. Second place is not so bad.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:33 AM
This is how it turned out for the Pro's on the MX:

Moto 1 Moto 2 Points

John Natalie 1 1 25
Jeremiah Jones 2 2 22
Donald Lysinger Jr. 3 4 20
Matt White 5 3 18
Timothy Briggs 4 5 16
Curtis Crump 6 6 15

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:35 AM
In Moto 2 John Natalie led easily but Jeremiah worked hard and started to close the gap within 75 yards. Natalie waited for him right before the finish, smiled and then hammered down for the win. Great job guys.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:36 AM
The rest of this thread will be random shots from the MX day.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:38 AM
Great start Pic.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:38 AM
Finish Line Jump...

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:40 AM
Richie Brown - A Class...

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:42 AM
David Bailey a Florida resident and great A class rider. He dominated the A class over the three days.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:43 AM
GT Thunders Laz gives Brandon Sommers a few encouraging words before the start. Brandon did very well as a MXer. Great job Brandon.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:44 AM
Check out that air!

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:46 AM
Finish Line Jump...

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:50 AM
Richie Brown

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:51 AM
Downhill Jump...

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 08:52 AM
Step Up Table Top...

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 09:06 AM
Spotted some of those new Adapt Graphics on Richie Browns TRX450R. They looked great!

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 09:07 AM
Close Up!

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 09:10 AM
Michelle Reiser had a great 3 days at the Olympics. She did have a harsh getoff later in this race. She hit a puddle of mud at high speeds and flipped. She is doing fine. She even finished the race I believe in second place. Great come back Michelle.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 02:49 PM
I checked my last comment about Michelle finishing 2nd after her crash. I correct myself, it was 4th but she did finish.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 02:50 PM
Jamie Rentz had a bad start in Moto 1 but pulled herself together for a 2nd place finish in Moto 2.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 02:53 PM
Womens Class MX

Moto 1 Moto 2 Points

Alex Kirchner 2 1 25
Michelle Reiser 1 4 22
Jamie Rentz 4 2 20
Leslie Ragon 3 3 18
Chelsea Madi 6 6 16
Amanda Rose 5 6 15

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 02:55 PM
Mike Penland showed up ready to ride all three events on his kawasaki Utility machine. Wow! Utilities are not the easiest machines to Motocross.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 02:56 PM
More of Mike Penland.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 03:05 PM
Parting shot of Natalie. Congratulations John. Great race.

FasstMidnightZ
01-03-2005, 08:47 AM
Great coverage and pictures !!!!!

sdmf665
01-03-2005, 09:30 AM
sweet pics

400exdad
01-03-2005, 11:50 AM
Great pics! The downhill jump looked fun!

racerx573
01-03-2005, 03:28 PM
#14 Open C Tom Haught

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/racerx573/Others%20Riding/Tom2.jpg

racerx573
01-03-2005, 03:28 PM
#70 Open C Terry Wittmeyer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/racerx573/Others%20Riding/OlympicsMX3.jpg

racerx573
01-03-2005, 03:29 PM
Terry again, fending off #72 Open B Jorge Cuartas

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/racerx573/Others%20Riding/OlympicsMX5.jpg

Terry went on to get 2nd in Open C

racerx573
01-03-2005, 03:40 PM
#73 265 B Jason Zittel

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/racerx573/Racing/04olympics5.jpg

racerx573
01-03-2005, 03:41 PM
Gettin some hang time...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/racerx573/Racing/04olympics2.jpg

racerx573
01-03-2005, 03:42 PM
Takin the corner after the downhill

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/racerx573/Racing/04olympics4.jpg

racerx573
01-03-2005, 03:42 PM
Triple after the downhill...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/racerx573/Racing/04olympics1.jpg

Admin
01-03-2005, 10:04 PM
Thanks Racerx573 for adding some photos :D

racerx573
01-03-2005, 11:24 PM
I have some TT coverage posted in the Racing Forum.

team_450_88
01-04-2005, 01:48 PM
anybody else got any good pics of the track? I wanna see some of it if you do...I like seein all tha tracks ill be goin to, and this year ill be goin to almost all of the naitonals !!

d-unitracing157
01-04-2005, 02:15 PM
Sweet pictures man....that sucks to hear about pat brown....he is a nice guy i hope he is better!!I waas wondering if you had any pics of natalie on his new 450r....i wanna see what that looks like:devil:

racerx573
01-04-2005, 02:29 PM
Check the XC coverage section it has pics of his TRX

smitty_13f
01-06-2005, 01:25 PM
I was wanting to know if you had any more pics of matt white or if you had any pics of John Ragon on his his factory suzuki
Great Coverage