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 RACE REPORTS

JUNE 13TH

MORENCI BMX MICHIGAN STATE QUALIFIER

AS EVERYONE WAS GETTING TO THE TRACK THE BIG QUESTION OF THE DAY WAS, "HOW IS THE TRACK?".  WELL AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE BEEN GETTING HAMMERED WITH RAIN, THUNDERSTORM, MORE RAIN, AND MORE THUNDERSTORMS EVERY WEEK.  ALL THE RAIN IS BOUND TO TO TAKE ITS TOLL EVENTUALLY BUT , TO EVERYONES SURPRISE THE TRACK WAS IS IN GOOD CONDITION.   THE TRACK WAS STILL A LITTLE MUDDY BUT IT WASN'T GOING TO STOP THE HARDCORE RACERS THAT CAME FROM ALL OVER MICHIGAN.  THE BIG WINNERS KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY WERE OF COURSE THE BURTON FAMILY WITH CHRIS BURTON SCORING THE WIN IN 15 EXPERT, ALEX BURTON TAKING THE WIN IN 13 EXPERT, BRIAN BURTON TAKING THE WIN IN 12 INTERMEDIATE AND BRITTANY BURTON TAKING A THIRD IN 13 GIRLS.  THE BENJAMINS KEPT IN THE FAMILY AS WELL WITH JUSTIN BENJAMIN TAKING THE WIN IN 12 EXPERT AND TYLER BENJAMIN WINNING IT ALL IN 10 INTERMEDIATE.  THE CLARK FAMILY WITH BRIAN TAKING THE WIN IN 31-35 CRUISER AND DEVAN CLARK TAKING A THIRD IN THE ULTRA TOUGH INTERMEDIATE CLASS. LETS NOT FORGET THE RONEY FAMILY WITH JOSH RONEY TAKING A WIN  IN 17 AND OVER OPEN AND SECOND TO HIS BROTHER, CARL, IN 17 AND OVER EXPERT.  KEEPING WITH THE RONEY FAMILY, NICHOLAS SCORED A THIRD IN A VERY TOUGH 10 INTERMEDIATE CLASS AND ANDREW RONEY TAKING A SECOND TO NONE OTHER THAN MARK GILLINGHAM.  THE CRUISERS SAW SHAWN MAHONEY TAKE IT TO THE 36 AND OVER CRUISER CLASS, JEREMY GOOD TOOK THE WIN IN 15 CRUISER THAT EVENTUALLY HELPED HIM DOUBLE FOR THE DAY, AND SHANE SPEELMAN TAKING IT TO THE 11 AND UNDER CRUISER CLASS.  ANOTHER BRIGHT SPOT OF THE DAY IS THE EMERGENCE OF AN OLDER GIRLS CLASS FINALLY, THE CLASS SAW ALYSSA PETTERSCH AND JAIME TANNER BATTLING IT OUT FOR FIRST AND SECOND WITH NORA GROTH KEEPING THEM HONEST.  WELL THE WEATHER HELD OFF AND TURNED OUT SOME GREAT RACING.  TIL NEXT TIME.

 


JUNE 3RD

MORENCI BMX

IT WAS ANOTHER THURSDAY NIGHT RACE THAT CAME AND WENT THAT SAW SOME GREAT RACING AGAIN WITH THE JEREMY GOOD SHOW ON CENTER STAGE WITH A LITTLE OF A FAMILY DAY GOING ON..  THATS RIGHT JEREMY DOUBLED AGAIN WITH WINS IN 28 AND OVER EXPERT AND IN 31 AND OVER CRUISER.  IN FACT HIS SISTER JESSICA GOOD TOOK THE WIN IN THE 16 GIRLS CLASS.  NOW TO CONTINUE OUR FAMILY DAY THEME THE BENJAMIN BROTHERS ALSO TOOK FIRST'S WITH JUSTIN IN THE 13 I CLASS AND TYLER IN THE 10 I CLASS.  THE BRUNER FAMILY HAD IT GOING ON WITH SHANE BRUNER TAKING THE WIN IN THE 14 NOVICE CLASS AND HIS BROTHER BLAKE BRUNER TAKING A SECOND IN THE 6 I CLASS BEHIND MARK GILLINGHAM.  HOW DID I DO YOU ASK WELL I PLAYED SECOND FIDDLE TO JEREMY ALL NIGHT GETTING A SECOND IN CLASS TO HIM AND TAKING A THIRD IN CRUISER.  GREAT EXERCISE, GREAT FUN, GREAT RACING, AND GREAT PEOPLE THATS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.  TIL NEXT TIME.


MAY 30TH

MORENCI BMX

IT SEEMS LIKE ALL WE ARE DOING HERE IN MICHIGAN LATELY IS DODGING RAIN AND THUNDER STORMS.  WE WERE LUCKY TODAY AND GOT GREAT RACE IN WHILE THE WEATHER WAS GORGEOUS.  WASN'T A LARGE TURN OUT TODAY BUT STILL HAD SOME GREAT QUALITY RACING.  WE WILL START WITH THE 31 AND OVER EXPERT CLASS WHICH SAW THE RETURN OF JERRY PIRKLE (WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN).  JERRY AND I DUKED IT OUT ALL DAY, WELL NOT REALLY HE BEAT ME TWO OUT THREE MOTOS PRETTY EASILY.  MATT FARLEY CAME UP FROM OHIO AGAIN TO RACE WITH US AND TAKE THE WIN IN THE 15X CLASS WITH CHRIS BURTON AND MATT COPELAND IN TOW.  14X SAW JEREMY GOOD TAKE THE GOLD WITH ANOTHER FARLEY, NATE FARLEY IN SECOND.  OTHER WINNERS FOR THE BOYS TODAY WERE JUSTIN BENJAMIN, BRANDON PRIESTER, BRIAN BURTON JACOB GROTH, AND MARK GILLINGHAM.  THERE WAS ONE CRUISER CLASS FOR THE DAY WHICH HAD THE YOUNG GUN JEREMY GOOD TAKING THE WIN OVER BUD "LANCE ARMSTRONG" COPELAND. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE ONE GIRLS CLASS OF THE DAY IN WHICH IS STARTING GIVE US A PRETTY GOOD RIVALRY BETWEEN JESSICA GOOD AND JESSICA "BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM" COPELAND.  WITH J. GOOD GETTING THIS ONE.  NEEDLESS TO SAY WHEN THE RACE FINISHED THE RAIN STARTED.  GOOD JOB EVERYONE.  TIL NEXT TIME.


MAY 29TH

SHADY LANE BMX NORWALK, OHIO

TONIGHT WAS THE START OF SHADY LANES MONEY SERIES FOR THE 16 AND OVER AND DESPITE AN NBL NATIONAL GOING ON THIS WEEKEND WE STILL GOT SEE SOME OF THE FASTEST RIDERS IN THE MIDWEST.  I KNOW WHAT YOUR SAYING, WHY DID I GO?   WELL IN ORDER GET FASTER YOU HAVE TO RACE THE FASTEST. SO I DECIDED TO PONY UP THE ENTRY FEE AND TRY RACE THE SERIES MOST OF THE SUMMER.  NOW BEFORE I START TALKING ABOUT THE RACE ACTION LET ME SAY THAT THIS TRACK IS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST TRACKS I HAVE EVER SEEN THIS SIDE OF THE STATES.  THEY HAVE THE STARTING HILL, THE FIRST TURN AND THE THIRD TURN PAVED WHICH STANDS FOR EXTRA FAST.  THE TRACK IS JUMPABLE OR PULLABLE SO ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS CAN ENJOY IT.  THE VOLUNTEERS ARE GREAT WHICH MEANS THAT YOUR RACE WILL BE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE. NOW ON TO THE RACING,  THERE WERE TWO MOTOS OF US IN WHICH I HAD CARLOS CLARK, DENNIS GERRING, A LOCAL OF WHOM I NEVER GOT HIS BUT A GREAT GUY AND MYSELF.  THE OTHER MOTO CONSISTED OF JASON BISSEL, TOM WAGNER, AND ONE VERY FAST STILE INDUSTRY RIDER.  I WAS FEELING PRETTY GOOD BY TAKING 4TH, 3RD, AND 2ND IN MY MOTOS AND LOOKING FORWARD TO ONE HECK OF MAIN.  WELL THE MAIN CAME AND I WAS STUCK IN BETWEEN CARLOS AND JASON.  TALK ABOUT A ROCK AND HARD PLACE.  WELL NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS THINKING MORE OF THEM THAN MY OWN GATE START AND I ENDED BLOWING THE WHOLE RACE.  BUT YOU KNOW WHAT ?  THERE IS NOTHING LIKE RACING A BUNCH GREAT RACERS WITH GREAT ATTITUDES THAT ARE THERE HAVE FUN.  I HAD A GREAT TIME AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING ON JUNE 19TH.  OH YEAH THE TOP THREE WENT LIKE THIS, JASON BISSEL, CARLOS CLARK, AND THE VERY FAST STILE INDUSTRIES GUY.  TIL NEXT TIME.


MAY 9TH

MORENCI BMX REDLINE CUP QUALIFIER

THE REDLINE CUP, A RACE OF PRESTIGE THAT HAS ONE FINAL RACE HELD IN THREE REGIONS IN THE U.S. BUT TO GET THERE YOU HAVE TO RACE A QUALIFIER WHICH BRINGS US TO MORENCI.  MORENCI IS NOT A STRANGER TO THE CUP AND THEY WERE PREPARED TODAY EVEN WITH THE IMPENDING STORM THAT WAS ON THE WAY.  IN FACT THE POTENTIAL WEATHER SCARED OFF ALOT OF RACERS THAT KEPT THE RACE IN 20 SOME MOTO AREA.  WE STILL HAD SOME TRUE BMXER'S SHOW THOUGH IN FACT ONE FROM MARYLAND DECIDED TO COME TO MIDWEST AND PUT HIS RACE GROOVE ON 17 AND OVER EXPERT CLASS WITH BRIAN CLARK AND TOMMY MERRYMAN IN TOW.  THE 16EXPERT CLASS SAW OHIO'S MATT FARLEY, JUDD SMITH, AND JOSH RONEY DUKING IT OUT WITH MATT COMING OUT ON TOP.  THE 14 EXPERT CLASS WAS PROBABLY THE ONE TO WATCH TODAY FIRST OFF THEY HAD TWO NOVICES IN THERE CLASS WITH SHANE BRUNER MAKING THE MAIN.  AS SOON AS THE GATE DROPPED GREG SCHEUER GRABBED THE LEAD WITH JEREMY GOOD BATTLING HIM ALL THE WAY.  BUT IT WAS THE THIRD STRAIGHT THAT WOULD SEE ALL THE ACTION YOU SEE WHILE GREG AND JEREMY WERE CONCENTRATING ON EACH OTHER CHRIS BURTON CHOSE A DIFFERENT LINE THRU THE RHYTHM SECTION AND STARTED TO GAIN.  THATS WHEN THEY ALL WENT INTO THE BONZAI AND "THE MOVE" HAPPENED.  CHRIS WENT FOR BROKE AND JUMPED IN AND JUMPED OUT TAKING THE LEAD AWAY FROM BOTH OF THEM FOR GOOD!  NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS ON THE STARTING HILL GETTING READY FOR MY MAIN WHEN THAT WENT DOWN AND TALK ABOUT AWESOME!  TALKING ABOUT THE BURTON'S CHRIS'S BROTHER ALEX IS SHOWING THAT HE IS PRETTY FAST AS WELL BY WINNING THE 13 EXPERT CLASS WITH JUSTIN BENJAMIN IN TOW.  OTHER BOY WINNERS INCLUDED BRANDON SATTERLA, JUSTIN HOWELL, MARCUS O'REILLY, TYLER BENJAMIN, JACOB HARDER, JACOB GROTH, CHASE LAWNICZAK, NICHOLAS WOZNIAK, AND ANDREW RONEY.  NOW CRUISER CLASSES WERE IN FULL EFFECT FOR THE DAY WITH THE 31 AND OVER CRUISER CLASS SEEING BRIAN CLARK WINNING IT WITH SOME FAMILIAR FACES BACK IN THE THICK OF THINGS LIKE SHAWN MHONEY, JEFF SCHRODER, AND MIKE KNAUF.  THE REST OF THE CRUISERS WENT DOWN LIKE THIS WITH JEREMY GOOD WINNING THE 16 CRUISER CLASS AND CHAZ MOORE WINNING THE 13 CRUISER CLASS.  THE GIRLS WERE NOTHING MORE THAN AWESOME ALL DAY INCLUDING ALYSSA PETTERSCH, STACIE FARLEY, BRITTANY BURTON, AND PAMELA RICHA TAKING HOME THE WINS.  MORENCI PUT ON A GOOD SHOW FOR THE RIDERS WHOM BRAVED THE WEATHER REPORTS.  GOOD JOB WILL , AMANDA, AND THE REST FO THE VOLUNTEERS.

 


APRIL 29

MORENCI BMX

ANOTHER WINDY THURSDAY NIGHT FOR RACING.  MORENCI SAW 7 MOTO'S OF SOME GREAT RACING THAT SAW THE FARLEY FAMILY MAKE IT UP FROM OHIO.  FROM THERE WE WILL START OFF WITH MISS STACEY FARLEY, SHE TOOK IT TO THE GIRLS CLASS AGAIN WHICH DIDN'T HAVE A WEAK RIDER AT ALL.  BRITTANY BURTON AND JESSICA GOOD PUSHED HER ALL THE WAY THE AROUND TRACK TO MAKE SURE IT WASN'T EASY WIN.  THE LITTLE GUYS SAW JACOB HARDER FROM THE TOLEDO AREA GIVE A LESSON ON WINNING, LITTLE GUY STYLE.  LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE OLD GUYS AND GALS WERE GIVEN A LESSON IN RIDING THANKS TO MATT FARLEY.  COREY SHIDLER KEPT HAVING ISSUES WITH THE GATE AND COULDN'T GET OUT CLEAN FOR THE LIFE OF HIM.  THE MAIN SAW MATT GET THE SNAP WITH CARL RONEY ON HIS HEALS GOING INTO THE FIRST CORNER. BY THE TIME THE SECOND CORNER CAME AROUND COREY HAD MADE UP GROUND TOOK THE TRACK AWAY FROM CARL.  BUT IT JUST WASN'T ENOUGH TO CATCH MATT.  OTHER NOTABLES OF NIGHT WERE JEREMY GOOD, CHRIS BURTON, BRIAN BURTON, AND  ALEX BURTON.  TIL NEXT TIME.

ERIC

 

 


APRIL 23

HEAVY DUTY SPORTS PARK-ADRIAN, MI

FINALLY A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT GRACED US HERE IN SOUTHERN MICHIGAN THAT BROUGHT OUT THE RACERS TO HEAVY DUTY SPORTS PARK IN ADRIAN, MI.  FRIDAY NIGHT SAW 7 MOTOS  OF GREAT RACING RANGING FROM THE SUPER YOUNG TO THE GRACEFULLY OLDER AND SOPHISTICATED RIDERS.  SOME NOTABLES OF THE NIGHT SAW MISS JESSICA "J-COPE" COPELAND HAVING TO RACE THE BOYS.  J-COPE GAVE JOSH RONEY A RUN FOR HIS MONEY WHILE HE WAS TRYING TO BE THE HUMAN HIGH-LIGHT FILM.  J-COPE FINSIHED 2ND, WHILE RUNNING WITH A SPRAINED ANKLE, TO JOSH'S 1ST.  THE BIG WHEELS SAW MR. JOSH AGAIN RUNNING WITH THE LIKES OF BUD "THE FRIEGHT TRAIN" COPELAND AND MR. NOT SO SMOOTH HIMSELF-ME!  BETWEEN JOSH BRAKING HIS CHAIN AND BUD LIKING TO DIG HOLES IN THE LAST TURN, THE RACE WAS WON BY NONE OTHER THAN MYSELF.  THE BEST RACE OF THE NIGHT HAD TO OF COME FROM THE 28 AND OVER CLASS WITH THE LIKES OF COREY SHIDLER, CARL AND OAKLEY RONEY, MIKE "I AM NBL NATIONAL NUMBER 2' BURCEWICS, AND THE COYOTE.  THE RACE ACTUALLY CAME DOWN TO WHO GOT INTO THE FIRST CORNER FIRST.  COREY SHIDLER TOOK THE HOLESHOT INTO TURN ONE WITH MIKE COMING RIGHT IN BEHIND HIM.  CARL WAS TRYING TO FIND A WAY IN BUT JUST COULDN'T FIND IT.  COREY TOOK THE WIN WITH MIKE SECOND, AND CARL THIRD.  ALL IN ALL ANOTHER GREAT DAY FOR RACING.  TIL NEXT TIME.

CHEERS

 

 


APRIL 22ND

MORENCI BMX   MORENCI, MI

IT WAS A CHILLY AND WET NIGHT FOR RACING TONIGHT BUT GUESS WHAT, NOBODY CARED BECAUSE WE WERE STILL RACING OUTSIDE.  TONIGHT SAW 7 MOTO'S OF BMX HUNGRY  RACERS THAT WERE WILLING TO BRAVE THE ELEMENTS AND WORK ON THEIR DISTRICT POINTS.  THE NIGHT STARTED OFF STACY "SUPERGIRL" FARLEY TAKING IT TO THE GIRLS CLASS WITH ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE WIN.  NOW WHILE WE ARE WITH THE "FARLEY" FAMILY, HAVE I MENTIONED SHE HAS TWO VERY FAST BROTHERS?  WELL I GOT RACE ONE PERSONALLY TONIGHT WITH MR. MATT FARLEY PUTTING IT TO OUR OLDER EXPERT CLASS WITH CARL RONEY PASSING COREY SHIDLER AT THE LINE TO FINISH BEHIND FARLEY FOR SECOND.  OTHER NOTABLES, THE BENJAMIN BROTHERS AND AN IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE FOR ALEX BURTON IN MAKING HIS MAIN TONIGHT ONLY TO FACE HIS OLDER BROTHER CHRIS AND JEREMY GOOD IN THE MAIN.  ALL IN ALL IT WAS GOOD RACING TONIGHT AND WEATHER HELD OFF.  TIL NEXT TIME.


APRIL 18TH

MORENCI BMX  MORENCI, MI

WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY AFTERNOON OF RACING?  WINDY.  THATS RIGHT, SUNDAY'S RACE AT MORENCI WAS JUST A TAD BIT WINDY BUT THE RIDERS DIDN'T LET THAT EFFECT THEIR RED HOT RACING PERFORMANCE.  SUNDAY SAW 11 MOTO'S WITH 35 RIDERS GETTING THEIR RACE GROOVE  FOR THE UP COMING REDLINE CUP QUALIFIER.  NOTABLES OF THE DAY, WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THE RONEY FAMILY, THEY ARE HOME BRED RACERS THRU AND THRU WITH EVERY ONE OF THEM PUTTING ON A SHOW ESPECIALLY CARL AND JOSH OF WHOM HAD TO RACE EACH OTHER.  NOT ONLY WERE THEY GOING FAST BUT THEY WERE ALSO THROWING SOME "BOWS" AT ONE ANOTHER, JUST GO'S TO SHOW THE FRIENDSHIP ENDS ON THE TRACK.  LITTLE TOMMY PATTERSON FLEW TO A WIN IN ONE OF THE MIGHTY MITE RACES.  JEREMY GOOD DID WHAT HE DOES BEST, WIN! THE OLDER CRUISER CLASS PROVED TO BE A CROWD FAVORITE WITH NEWCOMER CHRIS NEECEY TAKING ON "YOURS TRULY"AND GARY "MY KID WANTS TO RACE ME" LIACOPOLIS.  I BARELY GOT OUT OF IT ALIVE TO TAKE THE WIN WITH GARY BREATHING DOWN MY NECK.  IN THE FINAL RACE OF THE DAY, NORA "BMX MOM" GROTH TOOK ON COREY SHIDLER  TO TAKE A SECOND BEHIND COREY.  SHE KEEPS ON GETTING FASTER.  WELL THATS ALL FOR NOW.  WE WILL START POSTING PICTURES OF THE TRACK SO THAT EVERYONE WHO IS PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE REDLINE CUP QUALIFIER CAN GET A CLOSE UP VIEW.

C-YA

 


APRIL 16TH   

HEAVY DUTY SPORTS PARK     ADRIAN,MI

THE OUTDOOR SEASON AT THE ADRIAN TRACK OPENED FRIDAY NIGHT WITH GREAT WEATHER AND GREAT FOLKS WHOM WERE MORE THAN READY FOR THE 2004 RACING SEASON TO GET GOING.  RACERS OF ALL AGES TOTALED 9 MOTOS OF INTENSE RACING ACTION.  MOST NOTABLES OF THE NIGHT I WOULD SAY WOULD BE THE BATTLE IN 15 EXPERT CLASS WITH MATT COPELAND PLAYING OPOSSUM IN THE MOTOS AND THEN GETTING THE INSIDE LINE IN THE MAIN TO TAKE WIN FROM CHRIS BURTON.  THE CRUISER CLASS SAW BIG BUD COPELAND TAKING THE YOUNGSTERS ON BUT, AS WE ALL THE KNOW THOSE YOUNG LEGS HAVE NON-STOP ENERGY ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE RUNNING A TOTAL POINTS RACE AND THAT PROVED TO BE TRUE WITH CHRIS BURTON TAKING THE WIN.  AS FOR THE YOUNG GUNS, WE GOT TO SEE SOME UP AND COMERS RACING REALLY WELL LIKE ANDREW RONEY, CALEB KNAUF, BRIAN AND ALEX BURTON, AND JUSTIN BENJAMIN.  ONE OF THE BEST RACES OF THE NIGHT HAD TO HAVE COME FROM THE GIRLS CLASS WITH JESSICA COPELAND AND BRITTANY BURTON SLICING AND DICING ALL OVER THE TRACK WITH J-COPE TAKING THE WIN.  LAST BUT NOT LEAST WAS THE OLDER EXPERT CLASS WITH THE RONEY DUO OF CARL AND OAKLEY TAKING ON SUPER FAST COREY SHIDLER.  COREY MUST LIKE HIS NEW BREW FRAME BECAUSE HE WAS UNTOUCHABLE ALL NIGHT.  WELL AS YOU CAN SEE ALL IN ALL IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT OF RACING FOR AN OPENING NIGHT, I JUST WISH I HAD THE CAMERA FOR PICTURES.  TIL NEXT TIME.

 

 

     

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