View Full Version : Sean Neidlinger Wins Round 3 of the Atlantic Grand Prix series!

05-25-2006, 06:46 AM
Sunday May 14th Was all about Quads! AGP revised the 7.5 mile course on the side of Moosic Mountain based on input from the riders and the majority of the rock sections were removed and passing lanes were added..

Sunday race day was quite a challenge, with threatening skyÕs and a Saturday night rainfall that left the course a little on the wet side. Talk in the pits ranged from impassable creek crossings to nasty muddy up hills, but again it was just talk. Minutes before the race GNCC star Chris Borich called and said that he would not be in attendance because of a family emergency. That left Flagtown, New Jersey resident Sean Neidlinger in position for a possible win. When the green flag dropped it was a three way battle between Sean Neidlinger, Scott Samuel who rides out of Medway MA and Rob Hertz from Brookhaven, PA, but after a couple of turns it was Scott Samuel who grabbed the lead. He would then hold on to that position for the next two laps, but would later give it up to a hard charging Neidlinger. Rob Hertz then moved into the second position and Scott Samuel would finish in the third position after two hours of racing.

Now in the morning race Timothy McAndrew on a Utility Unlimited Quad pulled the hole shot and held that position for 15 miles, but hard charging woman's division rider and GNCC star Stephanie Verkade came from a last row start to grab the lead and go and take the overall win. Second overall went to Christopher Peipher out of Kulpmont, PA also on a Utility Unlimited Quad.

In the Youth Quad race AGP shortened course to a little over a mile in length, which consisted of a new woods section as well as a small hill just next to the start area. GNCC youth rider Austin Findley grabbed the hole shot and and held down that position the entire duration of the 45 minute, 15 mile race. Second went to Polaris rider Dalton Dernoski. In the 8-15 90cc Limited Class Sarah Marsh beat out Dylan Kralle after his quad pulled in water with only 13 minutes left in the race.

All and all it was a great day of racing. With 13 more races on the 2006 Atlantic Grand Prix schedule, itÕs still to early to say who the winner will be at the end of the season. The next race is Round 4 on Memorial Day weekend at NA Warhorse in Dunmore PA followed by Round 5 at Thunder Ridge MX park in New Berlin New York on June 17th and 18th.

For more information about the Atlantic Grand Prix series go to http://www.atlanticgrandprix.com

Link to Quad helmet cam video of Round #3 of the Atlantic Grand Prix Series on May 13 and 14 event at North American Warhorse Complements of Ronald Dernoski: http://media.putfile.com/Atlantic-Grand-Prix-Rd-3

Scott Samuel leads the start of the Main Quad event followed by Rob Hertz and Sean Neidlinger.

Woman's class rider and GNCC star Stephanie Verkade on the gas.

8-15 90cc Production 1st place winner Sarah Marsh with her 1st place trophy.