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pitmomts
04-24-2006, 02:27 PM
The South Texas Quad Racing Associationís 2006 Southern Challenge Series took on some Cajun flair in Round 3, held recently at Gravity Alley MX in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.<br>
STQRA held the April 8-9 event outside of Texas in an effort to bring an extra race to former members of the Louisiana based Deep South Quad Racing Association. With many of their homes destroyed in last yearís hurricanes, the DSQRA was forced to dissolve. However, the lack of a local series had apparently not slowed those riders down, because they sure brought it on during race day!<br>
Quad motocross riders from Louisiana and Mississippi joined those from South Texas in a fast and furious battle to the finish in race after race throughout the day on Sunday, with many of those locals, including national Pro-AM racer Chris Brian, taking the checkered flags.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 02:56 PM
Riders started arriving at the track Friday evening, and by Saturday morning it appeared the race would be a success. Track officials had worked into the night, and the track looked great as the first riders went out for practice.Within no time, the dust was flying.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 02:59 PM
After practice came early race signup on Saturday.

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04-24-2006, 03:02 PM
Then tech inspection

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 03:12 PM
After that, many moved to the drag strip for some fun. In Round 2, the STQRA held barrel races after Saturday's practice as an activity for those camping, and everyone enjoyed it so much they decided to do it again at Gravity Alley. They were excited to see an available drag strip! In these races, riders two at a time, drag toward two barrels, go around them, then race back. The elimination races continue until only two are left in each class, then those two race for the win.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 03:18 PM
STQRA President Dee Manshack, who is also owner of Rage ATV Racing and John Natalie JRís mechanic and engine builder, gets in on the fun.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 03:24 PM
After the barrel races, many people gathered at Team Furyís camp for a group crawfish boil. A line of tables covered with spicy crawfish, potatoes, corn, mushrooms, celery and more quickly became surrounded. Parents, grandparents and kids of all ages talked, joked and laughed while sharing the meal. What a great way to end the day!

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 03:40 PM
Race day started early the next morning with a riders meeting after sign-up and tech.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 03:43 PM
Then came a couple of laps of practice for each class.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 03:45 PM
Young riders wait for their turn to go out on the track.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 03:49 PM
Finally it was time to race! The Open C class was first at the gate.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 03:52 PM
They were ready to go racing!

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 03:55 PM
#5 Chris Thomas of Kingwood, TX took the win in the first moto.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 03:59 PM
#741 James Lozano of Richmond, TX got the checkered flag in the second moto, giving him first overall in Open C. #105 Paul Gray of Cleveland, TX finished second overall, #121 Jason Bryant took third, #244 Brant Draper of Spring, TX got fourth and Chris Thomas placed fifth overall.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 04:03 PM
Racing second was the Pee Wee class, with riders from three to six years old. These little racers give it all theyíve got!

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 04:05 PM
Nicholas Webster (105) of Cypress, TX took both wins on his little DRR, followed by Ty Cruse (11) of Lumberton, TX as second overall with a 3-2 finish.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 04:13 PM
#9 Hunter Gengo of Spring, TX came in third with 2-4 finishes, and #13 Camden Nichols of Conroe, TX finished fourth, followed by Cole Mc Cray (121) of Onalaska, TX in fifth, Tre Keene (3) of Baytown, TX in sixth and Keigan Nichols (6) in seventh.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 04:20 PM
Only two riders entered the Over 30 A class, the third race of the day. But that didnít keep them from racing.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 04:24 PM
#18 Philip Vann took both wins, followed by #08 Ramiro Medina in second.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 04:48 PM
Up next came the Super Pee Wees. This new and growing class is limited to 52cc production quads, and allows specific modifications to prepare riders to move up from the Pee Wee class.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 04:51 PM
In it, #717 Mike J Gleason won both motos.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 04:54 PM
#11 Ty Cruse took second both motos, followed by #9 Hunter Gengo in third, #10 Kentleigh Nichols in fourth, #123 Dalton Hanks in fifth and #3 Tre Keene in sixth.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 04:58 PM
After the little riders had cleared the track, the Open A class blasted out of the gate.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:04 PM
Piloting her pink Honda, #58 Megan Manshack is a competitive force in the Open A.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:07 PM
Since his quad was down, #8 Justin Lawson of Huffman, TX brought a borrowed one to Gravity Alley, but after its motor froze up in practice Saturday, he was loaned another one on Sunday. STQRA members often share quads and parts with each other so everyone can race.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:09 PM
Taking the first moto win in Open A was #94 Robert Hanson of Sourlake, TX. #3 Ben Sanamo took the second moto and the overall win with 3-1 finishes. #59 Chad Brooks finished second overall, followed by Hanson in third. #777 Chris Newland of Dayton, TX placed fourth overall and Megan Manshack finished out the top five.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:16 PM
Battling it out next was the Super Mini class, with racers from 8-13 years old.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:18 PM
With 2-1 finishes, #14 Taylor Seale of Denham Springs, LA took the overall win.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:21 PM
#112 Bubba Hinton of Sauciao, MS, finished in second with a 1-2.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:24 PM
#00 Grady Antich of Port Neches, TX hung right with them, and finished third both motos. #4 Kyla Mercado of Conroe, TX took fourth overall with a 5-4, and #7 Mike J Gleason finished fifth with 4-5.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:29 PM
Up next came the STQRA's fastest youth class _ the Sport Quad.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:31 PM
National Youth Production racer #414 Ryan Anderson of Huffman, TX quickly jumped out front and led both motos, taking the overall win on his Yamaha Blaster.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:34 PM
#56 Josh Juneau, also from Huffman, finished second overall riding the only Honda 300ex in the class.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:36 PM
#320 Jesse Velasquez of New Caney, TX finished third overall. #12 Amber Vann, a local rider, took second in the first moto, but ended up fourth overall after mechanical problems in Moto 2. #84 James Murrah completed the top five.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:41 PM
The first race of the Womenís class had a wild start as two riders, #13 Brittney Keene of Baytown, TX and #111 Courtney Leax of Conroe, TX, wheelied out of the gate

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:44 PM
and then collided.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:47 PM
The race continued, and Amber Vann took the win in both motos of the Womenís class. Amber won the first moto on her #12 Blaster.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:52 PM
#454 Kara Corn of Alvin, TX placed second overall. Kara currently holds first in points in the STQRA Womenís class.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 05:57 PM
#43 Leslie Smith of Navasota, TX finished third both motos, followed by #911 Debra Mercado in fourth and #121 Angela Bryant of Vidor, TX in fifth.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:00 PM
#104 Tyler Webster of Cypress, TX, was flying on his Honda 300ex as he took both wins in the Youth class.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:03 PM
But #79 Kegan Montgomery sure gave him a tough battle. #14 Taylor Seale took third and #84 James Murrah placed fourth overall.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:06 PM
The Mini class shot out of the gate next.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:12 PM
#2 Colten Dore of St. Martinville, LA took the overall win on his Polaris with a 4-1 finish.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:15 PM
#55 Zaine Melder of Conroe, TX won the first moto and finished second overall in the Mini class. #4 Kyla Mercado took third overall, #05 Briana Helms of Cleveland, TX finished fourth and #61 Sara Trevino of Tomball, TX took fifth.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:23 PM
Another one of STQRAís national riders, #7 Josh Bateman of Spring, TX walked away with the Open B class win.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:29 PM
#8 T.J. Arceneaux took second overall with his 2-3 finishes, and #12b Brandon Duhon finished third with a 5-2.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:32 PM
#124 Ryan Callahan of Pearland, TX, placed fourth overall in the Open B with his 3-6 finishes, and #12r Jeffrey Gaunt got fifth with his 6-5 finishes.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:35 PM
Out of the gate next came the Over 30 B class.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:39 PM
#7x Wade Babin got the overall win with 3-1 finishes.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:47 PM
#51 Scott Sanchez finished second overall and #7 Mike Gleason, who won the first moto, finished third, followed by #101 Dwayne Touchet in fourth and #59 Mark Barnett in fifth.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:49 PM
In the final race, the Expert class tore up the track.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:52 PM
National Pro-Am #82 Chris Brian of Zachary, La. took both wins in the Expert class.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 06:59 PM
STQRAís 2005 Champion #18 John Buller finished second in the first moto, but took a hard crash coming out of the holeshot in the main and was out of the race. #34 Mike Wise got second overall with his 3-3 finishes, and #2 Patrick Babineaux placed third with a 5-2.

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 07:11 PM
Everyone gathered for an awards ceremony after the races ended. Drawings were held for member appreciation and other incentive awards, and several winners took home cash or a prize

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 07:14 PM
Then came the trophy awards, starting with the Open C.

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04-24-2006, 07:17 PM
The Pee Wee winners

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04-24-2006, 07:19 PM
Over 30 A, racing for cash

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04-24-2006, 07:21 PM
The Super Pee Wee class

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04-24-2006, 07:25 PM
Open A trophy winners

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04-24-2006, 07:27 PM
The Super Mini class

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04-24-2006, 07:30 PM
The Sport Quad class winners

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04-24-2006, 07:33 PM
Top five in the Womens class

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04-24-2006, 07:35 PM
Youth class winners

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04-24-2006, 07:38 PM
The Mini class

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04-24-2006, 07:41 PM
Open Bís Top Five

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04-24-2006, 07:44 PM
And the Expert winners

pitmomts
04-24-2006, 07:47 PM
Dee Manshack of the STQRA.
<br>For information on the STQRA and upcoming races, visit www.stqra.com