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gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:07 PM
Thad at Maxxis here again: This is day 3 of the Maxxis ATV Olympics featuring the Cross Country race. The course was fairly short at around 4 or 5 miles long. Very fast, sandy and wooped out. It was actually a lot of fun but very physically demanding. All Pro and A Classes started and raced together on the same line.

This is Mike Newsom and Richie Brown of the 4-Stroke A Class.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:17 PM
Josh Starrett was lined up and relaxing while waiting on the start which seemed to take forever.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:18 PM
A few nice looking quads lined up and ready to roll.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:19 PM
Donald Lysinger Jr. ready to take on the Cross Country race.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:24 PM
Michelle Reiser showed up to the starting line early to hold a spot for John Natalie and to distract all of the other riders from the race. I think John had a slight advantage over the other riders because of this.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:27 PM
And then he arrived mounted up on a new Honda TRX450R. Check out his shocks, they are new from Fox Shox. John swears up and down that they are the best shocks made. I would love to try them.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:34 PM
Brad Skelton running in the A class. He was obviously a little muddy from the races the day before. Wassup Brad!

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:41 PM
David Bailey was ready to wrap up the 4-Stroke A class. He had won the TT, MX and was ready to take on the Cross Country.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:43 PM
We all hoped Chris Borich would show up. He seems to be on FIRE these days since he dialed in his Alba Action/Maxxis Honda 450R. Watch out for Chris in the 05 GNCC season.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:45 PM
And the flag dropped! Chris Borich pulling the holeshot with much ease. Natalie was not able to start his 450R up on the first try and started near the back of the pack.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:49 PM
After almost a full lap Chris Borich was the first to come by. There was at least 20 seconds before John Natalie came by. He managed to weave his way through traffic and get into the second place spot.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:49 PM
Natalie came from nearly the back of the pack, passed everyone except for Borich and was chasing him down.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:51 PM
Bailey was leading the A class.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:52 PM
Charging Hard...

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 04:53 PM
Mike Newsom came storming by on his Mickey Dunlap built Team Adapt YFZ.

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01-02-2005, 04:54 PM
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01-02-2005, 04:56 PM
Superman Richie Brown got a bad start but would make up a lot of time througout the race.

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01-02-2005, 04:57 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:01 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:11 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:13 PM
This is where things got very interesting. Im standing there taking pics expecting Borich to come around the corner any second. All of the sudden Natalie come blasting around the corner with a 20 second lead.

I heard that Borich stopped, waited and waited on him. I'm not sure what the real truth is to this.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 05:16 PM
20 seconds later Borich blasted around the corner.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 05:17 PM
Lysinger Jr. in 3rd. Wow, this was getting exciting.

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01-02-2005, 05:18 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:19 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:19 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:21 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:22 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:24 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:27 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:27 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:29 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:30 PM
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gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 05:32 PM
So I'm sitting here waiting for Natalie to come over this hill but guess what, It was Borich. He was back in the lead.

I found out later that Natalie broke a chain. He did get it fixed but it was way too late at this point.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 05:33 PM
Lysinger Jr. was running in second place but he was way behind Borich.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 05:34 PM
The course was getting spread out.

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01-02-2005, 05:34 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:38 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:39 PM
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01-02-2005, 05:39 PM
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gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 05:41 PM
Richie Brown gaining some ground. He was harder on the gas towards the last few laps than he was in the beginning.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 05:42 PM
Weeble!!!

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 05:44 PM
Finally after 1 and a half hours of great racing, Borich comes through the checkered flag. He looked beat. That is such a rough wooped out course.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 05:46 PM
Natalie came rolling in several minutes later with tools in his hand. I think at this point he just wanted to get the points. Better luck next year on the Cross Country John. Congrats to Borich for a great ride.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 06:14 PM
Now a few random pics from the morning class. I actually raced this one and a guy by the name of Weeble took the pics. Thanks Weeble.

As you can tell, the track was extremely fast in a lot of places.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 06:15 PM
Mike Penland of Team PBR joined in to do what he does best. He won the Utility class easily of course.

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01-02-2005, 06:16 PM
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01-02-2005, 07:10 PM
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gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 07:11 PM
Mike Newsom Sr. running the +40 Class. Oh, and thanks for not inviting me to ride today. J/K

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 07:15 PM
Penland Tear'n it up.

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01-02-2005, 07:16 PM
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01-02-2005, 07:19 PM
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gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 07:21 PM
OK, this is my YFZ. I was racing in the morning.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 07:22 PM
And one of me!!! I got third. Man am I so out of shape.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 07:24 PM
This is Jorge Cuartas! He is the genius behind Media Allstars. They are the ones that brought the new and improved Event Programs to the races this year. Look for them to expand into other race series this year.

gnarlyknobbies
01-02-2005, 07:26 PM
Hoyt Penland (Mike Penlands Son) cheers him along.

gnarlyknobbies
01-06-2005, 11:34 AM
From this point on it will be Olympiad winner pics.

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01-06-2005, 11:35 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:36 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:36 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:37 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:38 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:41 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:41 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:42 AM
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gnarlyknobbies
01-06-2005, 11:43 AM
Brandon Sommers won two classes.

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01-06-2005, 11:44 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:44 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:50 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:51 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:51 AM
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01-06-2005, 11:52 AM
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gnarlyknobbies
01-06-2005, 11:53 AM
John Natalie was the Overall Olympiad. Congratulations John.

gnarlyknobbies
01-06-2005, 11:54 AM
Donald Lysinger Jr. received the second Place Overall Olympiad. Congrats.

gnarlyknobbies
01-06-2005, 11:57 AM
John Natalie gave a great speech at the end of the Awards Ceremony. He thanked every rider for attending. He mentioned that if we are to take ATV racing to a higher level, we need to be at these events and support them. John is a great spokesman for our sport. Congrats again John and Good Luck in 05.

camsdad
01-09-2005, 09:33 PM
gnarly,do you have anymore olimpiad pics?i didn't complain when you didn't get any pics of the kids who rode their hearts out at this event,but you do have some proud dads and moms who frequent this forum and you left out my son the olimpiad in the 70 production class....thanks...the kids are the future of this sport and get far too little recognition for their efforts....

Jersey450R
01-15-2005, 10:38 PM
comgrats to Donny Lysinger for 2nd overall. My buddys tommy and ron know this guy and were supposed to hook up and go riding around here one day. Its gonna be cool gettin ridin tips from him. Excellent coverage!

m.h.s.c.#527
01-13-2007, 05:04 PM
wat is the 2007 location and date