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Dale@AGP
07-05-2008, 10:18 AM
Barnegat Grand Prix Was a Huge Success No Matter How You Looked At It!

Sunday June 29th 2008 - Barnegat NJ Round #2 of the Atlantic Grand Prix had a monumental challenge from the get go. First the new location didn’t become available until about a month prior to the June 29th event. Approvals were going to be complicated giving the short time frame, coordinating the property preparation so that it would coincide with permit approvals as well as local resident concerns on what to expect from this event complicated matters even more. On top of that, with this being a new location the task of creating awareness for the event and getting the required numbers of riders we need to put on the event was going to be a Herculean task all in itself.

The property was another challenge and the AGP trail bosses had a plan knowing this property could be one of the best cross country courses ever put in New Jersey. So with that being said we broke the property down into sections... Woods trails, natural terrain motocross and miles and miles of grass track. Our overall goal was to design a course where the rider could get into a comfortable groove and just rail. With this property we also knew both spectating and parking had the potential to make this event even better and with the help of the township, the fire companies, the rescue squad and the Barnegat police department everything came together in a big way.

AGP organizers had to work fast if we were going to pull this event together and make it another successful event for the hosting community as well as the riders and their families who have support the series from the beginning. First and foremost AGP goal was to raise a lot of money for the community volunteer organizations that supported us and were also the beneficiaries of this event at this location. Without their support and help this event would have never happened.

Now lets get into the racing... First off the only thing missing was from this event was RAIN which needed in a big way. Conditions on the 8 mile course were dusty to say the least but again AGP did an excellent job designing a safe course for all the participants.

The first race of the day was the morning Peewee race which started at 8:30 that course consisted of a one+ mile grass track, Parents were great as always helping and cheering on all the future stars of the sport. Toms River NJ native NJ Julian Coffing was first overall, followed by AJ Garreffi out of Woodbine NJ, in third overall it was Andy Eccles out of Southampton NJ.

Class winners are as follows: 50cc 4-8 Matthew Constintino out of Manahawkin NJ, 50-110 EL Jarrett Hunt again from Manahawkin NJ, 50-110 4-8 Andy Eccles out of Southampton NJ, 50cc oil injection Nathan Szwed out of New Gretna NJ, Quad 70cc 6-11 AJ Garreffi out of Woodbine NJ and Quad 50cc stock Luke Wilson out of Forrest hills MD. Again a big congratulations to these young ones who all proved they can do great things.

The second race of the day was the Youth Minicycle race which AGP extended to a five mile loop that consisted of grass track, natural terrain motocross and a one+ mile woods loop. This event was a one hour race with the riders averaging 15 minute lap times. Vineland NJ native Dylan Frey rocked and rolled to a hard fought 1st overall, 2nd overall went to Hunter Lucas out of Little Egg Harbor NJ and 3rd overall went to Tyler Greenway out of Manahawkin NJ.

Class winners are as follows: Super Mini 14-15 Dylan Frey from Vineland NJ, Super Mini 12-13 Hunter Lucas out of Little Egg Harbor NJ, 85cc 14-15cc Jason Mcnulty out of Dennisville NJ, 85cc 12-13 Cole Gennella out of Lanoka Harbor NJ, 85cc 7-11 Michael McGee out of Atco NJ, 65 10-11 Tyler Szwed out of new Gretna NJ, EL Woman Justine Reiss out of Ulendora NJ, 80cc-125 10-12 Eric Wollerman Egg Harbor NJ Again a big congratulations to these young guns that put the older guys on notice by proven to them we’re coming for you.

The third race of the day was the Youth Quad race which AGP extended to the same five mile loop that the youth minicycles ran previously and again consisted of grass track, natural terrain motocross and a one+ mile woods loop. This event was a 45 minute race with the riders averaging 20 minute lap times. Toms River NJ native Nicholas Major tore-up the course on a DDR 90 and in doing so took 1st overall, 2nd overall went to Austin Findley out of Quarryville PA and 3rd overall went to Brian Thorson out of Levittown PA.

Class winners are as follows: 90cc Modified 12-15 Austin Findley out of Quarryville PA, 90cc Modified 8-11 Nicholas Major out of Toms River NJ, 90cc Limited Mark Nozza out of Forked River NJ, 90cc Limited 8-10 Benjamin Wilson out of Forest Hills MD, Again a big congratulations to these young races and Borich and Balance had better be looking over their shoulders because these young guns have their eyes set on them.

Dale@AGP
07-05-2008, 10:19 AM
Forth Race of the day Adult Motorcycle race which AGP extended to the full 8 miles. Conditions were perfect with the exception of the killer dust, heat and humidity. Temperatures at race time was in the low 90s. In attendance for the race was factory Christini racer Wally Palmer, ProPilot’s James Kapitan, MCIs AA Dane Schoenenberg as well as Pro motocrosser Jesse Festenstine and a cast of others all gunning for the big payout. Keytime for the start was pushed back an hour do to dust issues and clearing the track, but when the checker dropped the bikes came to life and the race was on. Quickly positioning himself as the leader was motocrosser Jesse Festenstine who lead for the first two laps before succumbing to heat exhaustion and dropping out, Seasoned statesmen James Kapitan then took advantage of the situation and moved into first pacing himself and never giving up the lead. Back in second Dane Schoeneburg was battling with Wally Palmer swapping 2nd and 3rd positions a number of times before Wally burned out his breaks and settled in to 3rd. At the checker it was Kapitan, Schoeneburg and Palmer.

Class winners were as follows: Pro class James Kapitan, Open-A Malcolm Schoeneburg, Light-A Chris Tierny, A-Vet Frank Rockino, A-4stroke lite Pablo Jimenez, Senior-A Jerry Borcherdt, Open-B Raymond Powell, Light-B Ian Pennebakker, Vet-B Rob Hertz, 4 stroke Heavy Gregory Stein, 4 stroke Lite Jeremy Nease, Senior–B Dennis Espinosa, Super Senior Thomas Caracie, Vet-C Onavi Rodriguez, Senior-C Chuck Potts, Super Senior B/C Peter Chiera, Open-C Samuel VanHorn, Lite-C Mark Albertson, 4-stroke Lite Joe Gallagher, 125-Schoolboy Dylan Frey and Woman's Sally Farreira. The only problems with the race other than the late start was some course markers that had been torn down in the woods causing between 6 and 12 rider to pick up the wrong trail, but AGP course works were on the scene and fixed the problem. Pro payout was $300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd. A-Class payout was based on 1 for 3 with $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd... B and C class riders walked away with BIG 12x13 plaques and everyone had even exhausted still had a big smile.

Dale@AGP
07-05-2008, 10:51 AM
The fifth and final race of the day was the Adult Quad race which was run on a 7 mile course to address neighbors concerns about sound, the only change was a removal of a one mile woods section that the riders didn’t seem to miss. Racers in attendance were many of the AGP regulars. In Pro you had GNCC racers Rob Hurtz and Sean Neidlinger, Pompton Honda’s Kenny Campbell and Howard Cawley, As well as D6 and AGP regulars Steve Stracka and Ralf Johnson also local fast guys Robert Houghkirk and Tom Hartman. Conditions for the start were again Hot, humid and dusty. When the checker dropped it was Sean Neidlinger followed by Rob Hertz and Kenny Campbell. For the first two laps it was pretty much the same, but on the third lap Steven Stracka who started 5th moved put the move on Campbell who battled with him ultimately winning back his position. Mean while Robert Houghkirk was banking off consistent 17+ minute laps and was also moving positions moving into 4th and then 3rd at the checker. On the forth lap Hurtz put the move on Neidlinger and took over the lead which he held onto all the way to the checker flag.

Class winners were as follows: Pro Rob Hurtz, Collage-A Joe Papa, Junior-A James Eaton, Vet-A Richard Sharkey, Collage-B Brandon Loflund, Junior-B Ian Kiss, Vet-B James Wilson, Senior Thomas Meeks, 16-19-C Stephen George, 20+-C Steven Leonetti, 24+ Thomas Jansky, 30+C Chris Trocco, 36+C Bill Steinert, U20-840cc Ron Derwoski, 4X4 Open Jamie Bougher, 4X4 Lites Ed Taylor, Youth Production Tim Markiewicz. All and all it was a great race. Pro payout was $300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd. A-Class payout was based on 1 for 3 with $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd... B and C class riders walked away with BIG 12x13 plaques and everyone had even exhausted still had a big smile.

Again we’d like to thank everyone that made the race possible, first the people we did the race for as a fund raiser the Pinewood Estates Volunteer Fire Company, The Barnegat Rescue Squad and the Barnegat Volunteer Fire Company, Barnegat township and the NJ Pineland Commission for giving us permission to hold the event, The Barnegat Township Police Department who supplied officers at the event as well as all the volunteers who stepped forward to pull everything together, without your help and support there wouldn’t have been a race. We’d also like to thank the racers who came out and supported the Atlantic Grand Prix series and what we are doing so that you have legal riding opportunities available in the State of New Jersey.

In closing I want to remind everyone that riding on private property in Barnegat NJ without written permission is punishable with up to a $1000 fine, We only have permission to be on this property the that this event is taken place and anyone that come back onto this property is only going to jeopardize it for everyone, please respect the neighbors and only use this property when there an event and please use and exhaust system that complies with the AMA 99 dBA limit.

Hope to see everyone on July 13th and August 17th at Barnegat #2 and #3

To View Race Results and Photos go to: http://www.atlanticgrandprix.com

To view Adult and Youth Bikes and Quads Photos go to: http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/thumbpage.aspx?e=3910559

Dale@AGP
07-05-2008, 10:53 AM
Photos compliments of photographer Dave Hall http://reelactionphotography.com

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Dale@AGP
07-05-2008, 10:53 AM
Photos compliments of photographer Dave Hall http://reelactionphotography.com

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Dale@AGP
07-05-2008, 10:54 AM
Photos compliments of photographer Dave Hall http://reelactionphotography.com

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Dale@AGP
07-05-2008, 10:58 AM
Photos compliments of photographer Dave Hall http://reelactionphotography.com

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