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jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 07:52 PM
The Flying Dutchmen in Pine Grove Pa. hosted Rd. 2 of the District 6 Harescramble series for 2004.

The starting area is located on the MX portion of the track.

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 07:56 PM
the Open A class

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 08:01 PM
Steph and John Kenney in the Shift gear.

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 08:05 PM
Mark Thompson on his YFZ...very nice!!!

Rob Hertz's 450R is off to the right #45

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 08:07 PM
Wes Stone

Mike Lucas's Banshee is behind him

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 08:09 PM
Chris Borich

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 08:16 PM
the start

Wes and I got great traction from the outside.

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 08:28 PM
I managed to get the holeshot!! On this start anyway!!:(

heres Wes Stone,Rob Hertz and the rest of pack making there way through the MX portion of the track.

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 08:44 PM
The next class off was the Open B class.
Unfortunatley, there was a wreck and one rider (who is a member of this site) I believe his name was Blake took a hard shot. They stopped us about a mile into the race and sent us back to the starting area. After a few minutes he was up and walking fine, lets hope he alright!

We all lined up again and restarted. Of course this time my battery was dead so it took a lil while.

Heres the Open B class start

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 08:50 PM
After everything was rollin again Rob Hertz #45 was leading Borich.

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 08:53 PM
Jarred McLure was really flying today... He's a youngster to look out for!!!

Here he is in 3rd.

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 08:55 PM
some EX's rippin it up in the Open B class

jlhughes750
03-14-2004, 09:27 PM
more pics soon!

Rob Hertz ended up winning the Open A class over Chris Borich after Chris got a flat tire!!
Way to go Rob.

Full results and more pics comin soon.

jlhughes750
03-15-2004, 08:04 AM
Top 5
Rob Hertz
Chris Borich
Mark Walters
Wes Stone
Jarred McLure

lol
03-15-2004, 09:08 AM
nice pics!

400exdad
03-15-2004, 12:22 PM
The handguards look like they were good for more than just trees on that track...

KILLAQuad
03-15-2004, 01:04 PM
Good Pics man ...

jlhughes750
03-15-2004, 01:18 PM
Its pretty rocky!! Guards,chest protector and knee pads are a must at this track....And the tires take a beating as well...



Derno was there!!!!Sorry I did not get pics of him though..
Hey Derno where are those pics u got?????

Admin
03-15-2004, 01:37 PM
Are you going to post more pics tonight Mr. Hughes.

KASCHAK
03-15-2004, 02:32 PM
when was this race?? i think i was there.. was that in febuary?

Kilabanshee
03-15-2004, 03:52 PM
Nick thats d6 not pa ser.ies so dont worry bout it

jlhughes750
03-15-2004, 04:04 PM
I've got more pics to post tonight.. mostly pics of the quads in the pits before the race.

I need to thank my wife for the pics!!It was the first time we've tried a race report for the site so we weren't sure how they'd turn out. Its hard to judge the timing when using a dig. camera. Its even harder when she's got pit duty (goggles and fuel) and a 2 year old to keep safe!! Unfortunatly she will not be at all the D6 event this year, most of them I'll be flying solo. I'll need to rely on people getting the pics for me.. I know I can get some great shots but I just can't give up being out on the track myself.

I know a few others got some pics, maybe they'll post theres!!!DERNO???:grr:

later, J

Kilabanshee
03-15-2004, 04:10 PM
Haah was Ron racing?? Ron was your buddy that sat with ous at the table racing this time?? And jason what place did you finish? Hey Ron any chance i can run your z-400 at the next race:devil:

cdrookie
03-15-2004, 06:24 PM
ron(derno) and myself raced the open c class. it was my first race. we rode hard at tower city the day before and that kind of took it's toll on us. i started dead last out of 26-27 riders and finished 7th on my cannondale, and ron got a 20th place start and finished 10th on his z. we got pics and stories over on cannondale riders.com under cannondale racing.

i have to thank him for letting me past on the 3rd lap. he could've made real hard on me, but instead waved me by. some people need to realize when to let others by. there's a lot of traffic out there and many people aren't even in your class so why would you want to hold them up? i'm just a c class rider but i know when someones faster than me. just a little venting... overall i had a blast and can't wait till this weekend!

BIGRED400
03-15-2004, 06:47 PM
Good Job:D

Kilabanshee
03-15-2004, 06:53 PM
Yeah ill be at the next race, Pa series number one i racesd and ran out of gas in the second to last turn of the last lap causing me to lose 8 positions and finish 11th when i could have had an easy 3rd place finish. Now my quad has new a-arms, porting, and some other work soo i think ill be very competitive in running in the top positons. Ron and rookie good job with the race alound with jason and all other exriders that participated in the race. In the pa series round 1 alot of riders didnot even finish or ran into flaws after a few laps with the 20 degree weather and frozen track.

Poyntman400ex
03-15-2004, 09:57 PM
Awsome coverage and great Pics.:D

Derno24
03-15-2004, 10:40 PM
Yeah it was a tough run out there on sunday. not from the standpoint of the course, but the people riding out there no one was giving an inch. you would think there was money in the c class.

Check out this kid getting the tree and having it from guys not even running in his class

Derno24
03-15-2004, 10:42 PM
I wasn't quite sure as to why the c class started in the next to last position. behind the auto sport class and polaris class. I thought that really sucked. It made it even harder ofr us to pass early in the race.

here is a shot of the crowded jump section.

Derno24
03-15-2004, 10:43 PM
Track conditions were decent even though that last photo was dusty. It wasn't too bad, but I have been there when it was alot worse.

Here is a pic of me following cdrookie through this turn halfway through the 3rd lap.

Derno24
03-15-2004, 10:45 PM
Here is a shot of Borich hitting the only muddy section of the course. Man does he fly. By the way anyone notice he is running the new r here.

Derno24
03-15-2004, 10:47 PM
Here is a shot of the C class start. My wife is getting better at this every time we go to the track. I know another exriders finished 8th in the c class I just forget his screen name. I am horrible with names sorry. :D

Derno24
03-15-2004, 10:50 PM
I had a good time. I just wish people would allow you to pass without fighting for spots early in the race. Trust me if you are good you can catch up and pass later.

Here is a shot of the big hill. man does that thing worry me in the beginning when everyone is still tight. i get afraid of the guy behind me coming in to hot and plowing into you at the bottom.

yamblaster200
03-15-2004, 10:51 PM
hey i'm in that pic....im on the yellow ex with blue jersey and pants... i also thought it was stupid for us to start that far back...a real pain trying to get around everyone. I wrecked on the second lap trying to pass a z400 and i got tangled with a utility quad that was in front of him. Me and my buddy raced this race along with the last one and in the last one he got a bad start and wrecked and ended up 16th and i ended up 8th....and this race i got a bad start and wrecked and ended up 16th and he ended up 8th. lol I met derno when they we're giving trophey's out, nice meeting you man. It is cool me and my friend racing together cuz we're about the same skill level and i think as the season goes on we'll keep pushing each other to do better. I just hope we can have a race sometime this season where i can see him on the track...so far he was either so far behind me or so far in front of me we couldn't see each other.

Derno24
03-15-2004, 10:51 PM
Yes my wife is biased. Another shot of me tangling up in one of the corners....

Derno24
03-15-2004, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by yamblaster200
hey i'm in that pic....im on the yellow ex with blue jersey and pants... i also thought it was stupid for us to start that far back...a real pain trying to get around everyone. I wrecked on the second lap trying to pass a z400 and i got tangled with a utility quad that was in front of him. Me and my buddy raced this race along with the last one and in the last one he got a bad start and wrecked and ended up 16th and i ended up 8th....and this race i got a bad start and wrecked and ended up 16th and he ended up 8th. lol I met derno when they we're giving trophey's out, nice meeting you man. It is cool me and my friend racing together cuz we're about the same skill level and i think as the season goes on we'll keep pushing each other to do better. I just hope we can have a race sometime this season where i can see him on the track...so far he was either so far behind me or so far in front of me we couldn't see each other.

Yeah it was cool to have met you guys. Cdrookie and I had a great lap together running pretty good till we ran into this guy on a raptor who just wouldn't get out of the way. CD got by and I got stuck behind him for about 1/2 a lap. It is alot more fun out there when you know the other guys out there. At one point late in the race JLHughes caught up to me and I let him by. Only to get a real friendly wave and a laugh. then I had to tail him for a while figuring to mess with him, but that never materialized.

Derno24
03-15-2004, 10:57 PM
Another shot at the mud hole....

Derno24
03-15-2004, 11:02 PM
Hay did anyone notice in the start of the race that Steph had to get pushed to get started? What happened?

If you see yourself let make it known. I think my wife did a pretty good job out there.

Derno24
03-15-2004, 11:04 PM
One of the utes running through the jump section

Derno24
03-15-2004, 11:05 PM
Even though they are no longer in production there are still some R's out there on the track and still running darn good too.

Derno24
03-15-2004, 11:07 PM
One of the blaster class guys pounding the mud hole. You had 2 choices there head for the hill and what looked like less water or take the water and not have to worry about the tree at the top of the hill.

He chose the water.

Derno24
03-15-2004, 11:08 PM
This one is picking the tree.

Guess he wanted to stay clean!:D

Derno24
03-15-2004, 11:10 PM
Even the 400 ex is still making it's presence known. With all the bigger cc quads out there they still hold their own.

Last pic for me. Hope to see everyone again this sunday.

yamblaster200
03-15-2004, 11:10 PM
just saw another pic of me derno...under the pic of the mudhole im catching up to a red ex and a yellow ex on a hill...lol you seem to have alot of pics of me lol

Derno24
03-15-2004, 11:24 PM
Talk to my wife she was taking pictures. There is no speaking for her taste she married me. J/K :D

yamblaster200
03-16-2004, 12:54 AM
is anyone else as sore as i am? lol i can barely walk. they should give out ben gay as a consilation prize to all the racers. lol

03-16-2004, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by Derno24
By the way anyone notice he is running the new r here.

I think we'll start too see lots of Pro's running the new R's. Probably tired of having problems with the Yammi...:o


Great pics

jlhughes750
03-16-2004, 08:26 AM
In the pic of Borich u can see Rob Hertz behind the tree, also on a new R!!!

Thanks for the pics Derno!!!!Great shots!!

Sorry I did not post any last night, tonight I will have more time.

I have a great pic of a quad landing pretty close to the bottom of that big hill.

Derno you need to let your wife come to more races!!

Derno24
03-16-2004, 10:13 AM
More like I have to talk her into going. She is a fair weather friend. It gets cold or rainy and she is in the truck. I hope she will be there at alot more races this year.

jlhughes750
03-16-2004, 10:23 AM
My wife will not be going to all of the events this year.

I will soon(hopefully) find someones friend or Dad that will be there every race, and won't mind snapping some shots and emailing them to me. If i get a few people I'll sort through the pics and post them here with a report. This also helps with my report for the paper.;)

Later, J

KandK952
03-16-2004, 11:44 AM
I love the layout of the MX track there... I have raced it at a couple of D-6 races but man... they do need to sift out some of them rocks... it hurts especially on the faster sections of the track when someone in front kicks them up at you... I got hit right in the tip of my manhood... if you know what I mean.

400exvet
03-16-2004, 11:47 AM
Thanks to your wives for the pics....especially Jason's due to watching the little one and taking pics. I had a terrible race. I got a decent holeshot on the first start and then that guy crashed right in front of me. I saw the whole thing and felt bad when I went around it. I felt like I should have stopped or something...I can't believe he got up and walked away! He must be one bad, in shape dude! I hope he is O.K. Anyway, on the second start I was 6th, moved up to 5th and towards the end of the first lap, that ditch in the straightaway after the mudhole, got me sideways and into that big tire on the left by the building. I somehow stayed on the quad....the two big bruises on the fronts of my thighs are proof! Needless to say, I had to pit to straighten out the left tie rod because the bike didn't know which way to go when the right tire was straight and the left one was locked all the way to the left. Once I got that halfway fixed I was on my way...well behind the entire field. I worked my way through some of the field and ended up upside down when a big green utility cut me off and drove me into the bank after I squeezed under him in a turn. I finally got shiny side up and ended up 16th in the B class. My buddy got 3rd in the senior. We usually have a couple extra crew members with us that wouldn't mind taking pictures. We don't have a digital camera though! That is that high tech stuff we don't get in Md. yet haha! I talked with Derno but I can never find anyone else!

Mxjunkie
03-16-2004, 12:43 PM
i love that track, its awesome you guys should check it out sometime

Derno24
03-16-2004, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by Mxjunkie69
i love that track, its awesome you guys should check it out sometime

What are you talking about Willis????

Derno24
03-16-2004, 01:12 PM
JL: My wife will be trying to come with me more often. She hates it when I don't have someone in the truck with me for the ride home. Something about getting hurt. Well with Marlin disappearing on me I got no one now. Who is ready for next weekend????:macho

jlhughes750
03-16-2004, 03:05 PM
I'm ready, I just don't know if i can ride with a heating pad on my aRSE????


hahaha

more pics tonight.

Pappy
03-16-2004, 03:11 PM
when is the next race there? my kid is itching:p

cdrookie
03-16-2004, 03:37 PM
sunday!

Derno24
03-16-2004, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Pappy
when is the next race there? my kid is itching:p

Yeah we need a good photographer. Do you know any???:devil:

blaster2000
03-16-2004, 05:38 PM
Nice pics Derno your wife got a shot of the utilitys in the jump section and im in the background on my blue wolverine towards the outside it looks cool.. yea we do need to get more pics though and try to get some of the racers that are from EXriders before the race starts that would be good. Especially more of me and exkid Joe!.. its nice i got to meet you now hopefully you get that cannondale back soon and haul *** with that at all the harescrambles.
Later,Rob

jlhughes750
03-16-2004, 06:44 PM
utility getting ready for flight!!!:(

jlhughes750
03-16-2004, 06:46 PM
the big hill! theres another pic earlier in the post with the C class going over.

jlhughes750
03-16-2004, 06:54 PM
Michael Lucas's Banshee

jlhughes750
03-16-2004, 06:59 PM
Mark Walters (#9) on the red R

Stephanie Kenney on the silver 300EX runs with the guys in the Open A class.

cdrookie
03-16-2004, 07:02 PM
does stephanie drive a silver ranger with jersey plates?

NAXxcbanshee11
03-16-2004, 07:30 PM
hey u got any more pics of mikes banshee i'm setting mne up just like his almost done too

jlhughes750
03-16-2004, 07:58 PM
Nate Gogno last years B class champ prepping for the start

Kilabanshee
03-17-2004, 09:29 AM
Hey ron ill be at the next race in district 6 if i can make it soo you better watch out:devil: Yeah just got some new a-arms, porting and some more motor work soo i really think this should help me out. THIS TIME IAM NOT GONNA RUN OUT OF GAS IN THE SECOND TO LAST TURN LOSING 8 POSITONS IN THE LAST LAP! Ron and all other exriders hope to see you at upcoming d6 races.

Ex'r Marlin
03-17-2004, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by Kilabanshee
Hey ron ill be at the next race. THIS TIME IAM NOT GONNA RUN OUT OF GAS IN THE SECOND TO LAST TURN LOSING 8 POSITONS IN THE LAST LAP!
Yeah, I remember that!:rolleyes:

Hope to see you there! I will be racing C class on Sunday with buddy Ron (Derno 24).:rolleyes:

Note: I had fun watching this past weekends race. I too got pictures, but I would rather leave it to the professionals!:blah:

Admin
03-17-2004, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by Ex'r Marlin
Note: I had fun watching this past weekends race. I too got pictures, but I would rather leave it to the professionals!:blah:

POST YOUR PICTURES!!!!!!! Don't hold out on us!!!:macho

ex kid
03-17-2004, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by EXriders Admin
POST YOUR PICTURES!!!!!!! Don't hold out on us!!!:macho

i agree Harlen.

Mxjunkie
03-17-2004, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by Derno24
What are you talking about Willis????

nope flyingdutchmen

jlhughes750
03-17-2004, 03:34 PM
Cmon Marlin lets see what your holdin!!!!

Ex'r Marlin
03-17-2004, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by jlhughes750
Its hard to judge the timing when using a dig. camera.
Yes indeed! Sorry guys and gals, hopefully Thursday I will have the pics on here. I need to remember the digital camera cord for the computer.:rolleyes:

Pappy
03-17-2004, 06:11 PM
hard to judge timing:confused: naaaaa:devil:

Rrider07
03-17-2004, 08:08 PM
jlhuges750
hey this is blake kramer. I wrecked at the dutchmen-- do u have aol or aim aor icq or something i want to ask u about some pictures.if u can get back to me uhh my aim name is R rider07
thanks

Kilabanshee
03-17-2004, 08:21 PM
Marlin you even know my quad ran outa gas in the last lap which I would have finished easy 3rd but i got screwed over. Luckly to me one of boriches crew gave me a quarter tank which abled me to finish the race. When i returned home that day I took apart my carb and the main jet was totally out, I was told I was lucky the quad even stayed running. Well hope to see everyone there at the next race I might be moving up to B class but if not ill be racing C with you derno and the other boys.

Shuee_400
03-17-2004, 08:42 PM
I wondered how long it would be untill the pro's would make the change from the YFZ to the R sure enough were getting ready to see it happen.................

jlhughes750
03-17-2004, 08:49 PM
Blake hope your OK.

I did not get many pics at this race. Maybe more next time.

jlhughes750
03-17-2004, 08:52 PM
a shot of the B class

Rrider07
03-17-2004, 08:56 PM
Hey jay uhh im ok i just cant ride for like 2 weeks i just cant remember anything from like the hour before the start to like the hour after the start. My dad really didnt see what happened and i dont remember lol i was wondering if your wife happened to snap a pic. of the wreck lol or if anyone on the site saw it and could tell me what happened that would be great lol
thanks
-blake

ex kid
03-18-2004, 08:42 AM
i just saw you layin there and went O ****!

ex kid
03-18-2004, 10:03 AM
www.flyingdutchmenmc.net

they have alot of quad pictures from last sunday.

400exvet
03-18-2004, 11:53 AM
Rrider07 I'm glad you are O.K.! I was about 10 feet behind you when you crashed. I really didn't see exactly how it happened, but I saw you and your quad flying through the air. You were sort of tangled up with the quad as it was rolling and flipping. Then it slammed you to the ground. I could tell you were knocked out as soon as you hit the ground. Looked like one of those Bull riders when they get knocked out. I went around to the left of you and didn't see anything else but, I had heard later that 2 other quads ran you over before they could get stopped. Once we came back around and they stopped us for the re-start, I told my buddy that there was no way you were going to get up and out of there on your own. You sure proved me wrong! I'm glad. I will probably have flash backs from that for a while at every start! Again, I'm glad you are O.K. and good luck getting back up to par! Later, Doug

jlhughes750
03-18-2004, 12:25 PM
I checked out the Dutchmen website..

There is a pic of the B class start, probably 2 seconds before Blake wrecked.. You can see him speeding up on the inside of the turn, theres a silver EX that llooks like he was just ahead to the outside..

Rrider07
03-18-2004, 03:27 PM
thanks guys. i just wish someone might have been messin around with a camera and just happened to take a snapshot while i was in action. lol-- o-well haha

BlasterBTW
03-19-2004, 06:45 PM
Great Pictures guys! Its awesome to see a race so close to home that so many EXriders attend. I'm also very happy to see Jarred from Bowers running with the big dogs! I'll be racing MX there this season, and I can't wait!! :macho

Bryan

Mxjunkie
07-07-2004, 10:54 AM
im going to be racing the harescrambles next season i hope, anyone else racing there?