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Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:22 PM
Wow, a decent turn out to mark what we all hope will be a growing trend in local racing! Tomahawk MX agreed to try a split Quad/Bike race weekend to help seperate the racing and hopefully make it more enjoyable for all.

70+ Quads made thier way to this West Virginia track for an awesome day of MX action.

Paul Gregg (pgregg85) was looking for my lens as he hits the track for practice. I dont miss much, especially a fast rider on one sweet quad!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:24 PM
B Class rider Darren Auo rips thru a corner aboard his YFZ

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:26 PM
Class #90, Dan Kimble gets ready to head out for a few practice laps

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:28 PM
The track recieved 5 inches of rain thursday night, but quickly showed signs of needing water! Track personel work all day and the track was actually pretty decent.

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:31 PM
Turn out was low in the Youth classes, but being the first Youth Quad race with little promotion we did not expect high numbers.

I think it is awesome tracks in this area are open to our youth riders!

Cody Hill would be racing his first ever quad mx race today

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:33 PM
Mike Carbaugh was on hand and after a few practice laps confirmed this is his favorite new track!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:35 PM
Randy Lehr was looking to get back into the racing groove after completing high school.

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:37 PM
A class was ripping and it is always an expierence to watch these guys rip it up!

The holeshot was up for grabs as they race to the first turn!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:39 PM
Paul Gregg was outfront and pulling away!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:40 PM
Lehr was moving up and running in 3rd.

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:42 PM
By lap 2, Gregg was outfront but knew Lehr was charging hard behind him

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:44 PM
Lehr working for 2nd place

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:47 PM
With Gregg outfront, and the battle for 2nd hot and heavy, the rest of A class came battling thru

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:49 PM
Gregg started hearing Lehr and continued to ride fast and smooth, but knew he couldnt make a mistake!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:51 PM
Lehr was on the hunt after securing 2nd place.

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:53 PM
Gregg came back into view and had noone near him, sailing to the first moto win!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:55 PM
Ian Smith came in taking 2nd place in moto 1

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:56 PM
Mishaps will be costly, and Lehr dropped back taking the 6th spot

Pappy
07-09-2005, 08:58 PM
B Class started with a bang as a 250R ripped out fo the hole taking command of moto1 !

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:00 PM
Mark Turner had mechanical issues and was late off the gate. Thats one fine quad!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:02 PM
Ron White JR powers his R to moto 1 victory!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:04 PM
Battles began to take place everywhere in B Class!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:06 PM
Corey Franklin went 10-9 on the day

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:09 PM
Mike Jarret went 2-1 taking 1st in class. C Class was split due to a huge turn out!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
Joey Craighead had a great first moto taking 3rd! Joey just started racing and you may remeber I profiled his 450R rebuild this winter.

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:14 PM
My "lil" brother was racing his first mx today. after a terrible start he battled his way from 14th to 4th and then did battle with his buddy Joey pictured above and took 3rd away from him! a mistake cost him bragging rights, knocking him back to 5th. the second moto wasnt any better as he was hit hard in the 1st turn tweaking his axle and he got to post a big ol' dnf.

welcome to racing kevin:D you'll get'em next time:macho

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:15 PM
Joey cranking it up and getting ready to lay the smack down on the yfz

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:17 PM
KH426 airing it out and chasing Joey down

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:19 PM
a small bit of excitement occured when Jason Gamble became unseated after hooking a berm and his rolling out of control couch decided my 450R was a great place to come to a stop:eek:

get that bus off my R:blah:

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:22 PM
The 50cc class had 2 entries, Ryan Hill (yellow alpha 50) and MX Dad's kid, Mike Carbaugh.

A lone 70cc entry, Damien Westfall was on teh gate aboard his Polaris

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:24 PM
The gate dropped and Damien and Mike were off! Poor Ryan was doing all he could on the borrowed alpha sport:p

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:25 PM
Mike was doing great, winning the battle over the 70cc rider and securing himself a win!

Congrats little buddy!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:27 PM
ryan rode very well, showed good form and everything! after the race he said he was just happy the alpha had enough power to make it up the jumps..hahah

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:30 PM
90cc had 3 entries, Cody Hill (white 90) Jeremy Mosier (Blue Kasea) and Emily Shingleton on teh LT80!

Hopefully as word spreads more mini's will attend.

The first moto start was pretty even off the gate

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:31 PM
The piped Kasea was giving Cody all he wanted, but 3rd gear would see a few changes:devil:

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:33 PM
As they started up the hill from the gate, Cody's 90 started pulling good and he was off!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:37 PM
cody opened up a big lead early, and had a blast for the rest of the race

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:39 PM
Jeremy rode smooth, and i have no doubt he will be a great rider. this is what its all about, getting the basics down and progressing from there!

Jeremy went 2-2 for the day

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:41 PM
emily did great also, and if the smile on her face was any indication that she likes racing, i believe some boys will be in big trouble in a few years!

3-3 for the day

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:44 PM
"4 laps on a mile and a half track was nothing" said Cody....."I like MX"

A big change of pace for the boy, and he did good.

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:45 PM
Cody's first ever MX checkered flag!

Congrats son!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:50 PM
2nd moto A class was at first a carbon copy of the 1st. Gregg jumped out front, but Lehr was on him quick and took the lead shortly into Lap 2

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:52 PM
Gregg had bent his axle and knew he couldnt hold of Lehr or pressure him. Never the less, Gregg hammered down and took 2nd place solidly securing the over all win!

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
Kevin Lusk finished the day 3-4

Pappy
07-09-2005, 09:58 PM
Nick Shupe went 4-3

Pappy
07-09-2005, 10:01 PM
Tony Cavalier went 5-6 for the day

Pappy
07-09-2005, 10:05 PM
Thats about it folks. I have another disk to sort and i will update the thread so if you dont see a picture of yourself, shout out and ill try and find you

Had a great time, was cool meeting some more Atvrider.com members and watching you guys throw down!

Admin
07-09-2005, 10:43 PM
Thanks for the coverage Pappy!!!

mxdad
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
Great pictures Pappy. It was great meeting you guys and the other atvriders.com members as well. Michael is looking forward to coming back to Tomahawk MX for their next quad race on August 6th.

sprtrx300ex
07-09-2005, 10:56 PM
Hey Pappy, I was there on the red 400 with mods in my sig C class... #54
Do you got any pics of me?

Pappy
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
i will look more, but is that you to the right side of the pic?

mxdad
07-10-2005, 05:36 AM
Here's another one of gregg.

mxdad
07-10-2005, 05:37 AM
and one more of Gregg

QuadRacer041
07-10-2005, 06:36 AM
great pics and coverage pappy

sprtrx300ex
07-10-2005, 07:30 AM
yep thats me, thanks

let me know if u find anymore

Pappy
07-10-2005, 09:03 AM
Shot of Lehr during practice

Pappy
07-10-2005, 09:06 AM
B Class James Ballantine finished 4th in moto 1 but scored a DNF in moto 2.

Pappy
07-10-2005, 09:07 AM
Nick Shupe during practice

Pappy
07-10-2005, 09:10 AM
Nice Shee and he rode smooth, which makes my job easy for getting pics:p

Pappy
07-10-2005, 09:11 AM
Corey Franklin

Pappy
07-10-2005, 09:15 AM
Chris Cheseldine

Pappy
07-10-2005, 09:17 AM
another shot of Chris

Pappy
07-10-2005, 09:18 AM
Some incredible quads were there.

Pappy
07-10-2005, 09:21 AM
Marty Copeland went 3-2 in B class

Pappy
07-10-2005, 09:37 AM
Paul Gregg checking out something in the air!

sampleez
07-10-2005, 11:40 PM
awesome coverage pappy!!!!

treake
07-11-2005, 09:47 AM
How about some pics of the Vet class. You can't forget about the old guys.

Pappy
07-11-2005, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by treake
How about some pics of the Vet class. You can't forget about the old guys.

i know all about old guys, im a card carrying member:devil:

i will see what i can do!

Pappy
07-11-2005, 03:48 PM
I believe this is the D-7 rep.

Did I hear correctly that he is the one that wanted A class and B class combined on a staggard gate? Some head kncoking needs to be done, no common sense at all.

250RXCrider
07-13-2005, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Pappy
I believe this is the D-7 rep.

Did I hear correctly that he is the one that wanted A class and B class combined on a staggard gate? Some head kncoking needs to be done, no common sense at all.

You can say that again about the reps in D7, hell they have not even been able to score the last several HS races:mad:

diangelo#67
07-13-2005, 04:15 PM
no! jer is the one who cused the starting people because they wanted to run two classes together on a quad only day..... as for the hare scramble thing I think you guys should have numbers on the back like us mx guys

250RXCrider
07-13-2005, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by diangelo#67
no! jer is the one who cused the starting people because they wanted to run two classes together on a quad only day..... as for the hare scramble thing I think you guys should have numbers on the back like us mx guys

I agree about numbers two years ago they had us all use rear number plates, but it seems like it was never enforced and that kind of drifted away. I have heard decent things about Jeremy and I wish he had the bandwidth to cover the HS as well.

KH426
07-13-2005, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by diangelo#67
no! jer is the one who cused the starting people because they wanted to run two classes together on a quad only day..... as for the hare scramble thing I think you guys should have numbers on the back like us mx guys

As far as D7 reps he raised so much hell and had the gate schedule changed 5 or 6 times. We had it as A,B, C div 1 and 2,90cc,50cc then vet. As far as HS guys numbers, you can not see them after the first lap. That is why you get scaned each time.

diangelo#67
07-13-2005, 10:00 PM
yeah jeremy is a good guy that is trying to make d-7 quads as big as the dirtbikes if not bigger. if he could control the woods races the numbers wouldn't even be topic of conversation right now:devil: every body knows that d-7 hs races are nothing but mud pit races but usually the rear plate "if mounted correctly" dosen't get too much mud coverage

D-7#61-450r
07-14-2005, 08:53 PM
D-7 HS one off you guys need to step up and be a Rep. Jeremy Rides usually only at the races. He loves MX but doesn't have a whole lot of time. The HS deal kinda got pushed onto him and he is trying to deal with it. Last year we went a long time without points updates to. We all kinda keep track of our own points. Results are posted at the end of the day and we just write them down for our own info. And if you look at MX points they haven't been updated since april either.