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What a weekend for racing in the mid Atlantic region. It seems like every discipline had something going on. From flat track and motocross to harescrambles and of course the 55th running of the Delaware State Championship Enduro.
Brian Maco wins the Delaware Enduro
Check out the video below for updates then scroll to the bottom for picture and results links.
Well over 200 riders came out for this 55th annual event.
Kenny and the starter gang did an awesome job cutting loose 55 rows of riders.
This riders checking out his Pro Action Suspension right off the start.
This race report sponsored by Pro Action Supension
This past weekend took us to the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia and the Tomahawk MX Facility for Round #2 of the MAMA MX Series as well as Round #3 of the WMX Womens Pro Motocross Series.
Watch the video below for a brief recap of the weekends activities then look below for links to pics and full results plus a rider interview with Jordan Jarvis who went 1-1 to O/A the WMX race.
Cruz Sanft was on the gas winning a couple of 50cc divisions.
The Benson family led a Memorial Lap in honor of recently departed Ruth Ann Benson. Close to $600 was raised in her memory and will be donated to Coastal Hospice, one of her charities. If you would like to make a donation please send to them in her name to.
Friday the 13th brought the first nice day of spring to the mountains of central Pennsylvania. On Saturday the weather stuck with us as we met up for our first ride of the month with the CMATVA.
The Central Mountains ATV Association (CMATVA.org) is a 1500 member strong group based out of Lock Haven, Pa that rides as a group twice every month no matter what mother nature throws at us. On this day in April, 35 machines would gather at the Rock Run Recreation Area in Patton, Pa and spend six hours navigating the muddy and rocky terrain that this park has become known for.
Check out a short video below then read on for more details.
This weekends adventure started for us on Friday as we arrived at the Blue Knob State Park about an hour south of the riding area. Rock Run does offer camping but we elected to stay at the park due to its vicinity to our sponsoring dealer for this ride, Five Star Powersports in Duncansville, Pa.
For those of you that haven't been following along on our outdoor riding adventures, each time we ride we have a sponsoring dealer put us in a machine to review for you all. This gives us the opportunity to experience different machines and hopefully share some insights for when you're looking to make your next purchase.
Although we've ridden some very nice machines to date, we've been itching to get a shot at this new release from Yamaha, the Wolverine X4. I spent some time in the Wolverine R Spec after its release a few years ago riding at the AOAA so I had high hopes for this new rec/utility machine from Yamaha.
We picked up our loaner from Five Star on Friday evening then headed back to the campground to get a good nights rest before our ride. Let me tell you, if your looking for a new machine, you may want to give these guys a call. They are a Yamaha, Suzuki, Polaris and KTM dealer and boy do they have the inventory. Not only do they have just about any machine you could imagine, I hear they have great prices too. Plus they sell this kick butt machine I'm about to tell you about which is definitely worth a look no matter what your riding style.
To be honest I wasn't sure quite what to expect from this new 4 - seater from Yamaha. I have always been a fan of the brand and I new the R Spec was a sweet machine, but here we had a different animal. I can tell you this before we get into too many details, My wife said repeatedly on our 30 mile journey, "I think this is the one, I think this is the one".
And if there's anything I can share with you after working in this industry for 35 years and being married for close to 30, Happy Wife - Happy Life. Plus this machine rocked, usually the girls like those comfortable, safe type machines, lol - this might be the one guys. It offers all that plus this baby goes and its assembled in the good ole USA.
I could go on and on about the numerous features this machine has to offer. From the great handling to the smooth ride, every X4 comes equipped with Yamaha's famous EPS (electronic power steering) and front adjustable gas charged shocks with automatic rear leveling suspension.
Yamaha equips their machines with full underbelly metal skid plates for riding in the rocky and rough terrain and this beast offers optimal ground clearance with standard 26" aggressive tires to get the job done.
I could talk about the bucket seats that hold you in place with full driver adjust ability along with tilt steering and easy to reach controls. I could talk about how the machine will comfortably haul 4 adults and how the back seats offer better passenger view of the trail or easily fold up to offer a full cargo bed to haul all your stuff.
How about the shorter wheelbase for a vehicle with this people moving ability and its under 60 inch width to navigate the toughest of trails. Oh did I mention that new 850 parallel liquid cooled twin engine with adjustable speed control? This baby has power to spare plus one of the first things we noticed was its smooth and quiet operation. My wife and I were actually able to hold a normal conversation no matter what speed we were traveling, something that many machines lack.
I could go on and on about this new for 2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 but I'd rather leave it to the pros. Check out the link below to get all the details from Yamaha and make sure you pick up a copy of the next Brapp Magazine to learn more.
Click Here to get all the details on this great machine
We had another great ride with our friends from the Central Mountain ATV Association. If you're always looking for somewhere to ride or someone to ride with, you may want to consider checking this group out. Membership fee's are minimal and they ride twice a month, every month.
Its nothing like making new friends and riding new trails, plus there is safety in numbers.
Motorcycle racers are one tough bunch as this weekend would turn out to prove. Mother nature took temps back down into the low 30's here in the great state of Pennsylvania but she couldn't deter the faithful from doing the things they love to do. I've heard that only champions will do things that others aren't willing too ...
Please watch the video below then scroll to the bottom to link to more images and weekend race results.
Bryce Shelly sweeps (8) moto's on the weekend establishing himself as the man to beat
in Senior and Supermini competition heading towards the amateur motocross nationals.
The amateur racers were on a mission this weekend pushing the cold temperatures out of their heads while chasing the next phase of qualification.
Marcus Phelps from South Africa and currently living at Millsaps goes 2-1 to win 250 A.
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Seth Hammaker was looking smooth winning Open Pro Sport heading towards the
upcoming regional qualifiers
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Click Here to see results from both days of racing.
Sunday took us to Rocket Raceway for Round #1 of the Potomac Vintage Riders 2018 Harescramble racing season. This series that kicked off a few short years ago with just 19 riders at their first event has grown to see over 100 riders come out to most rounds.
This past weekends event, despite the threat of snow and frigid temperatures saw 129 entries on the day. Rocket Raceway is always a favorite on the circuit and usually gets a good turnout with this group.
The only requirement is that you like to have fun and you have a dirt bike built before 1995. They run two races on a typical race day offering novice classes in the morning with experts running in the afternoons. Select events even offer a youth event as a way to get the younger riders exposed to the sport.
Riders head towards the start of the morning race with Brain Grove (119x)
taking the overall on the day riding a Honda Elsinore.
This event saw a first for this group who is billed as the Potomac Vintage Riders, racing under the AHRMA banner. They decided to bring some new into the theory of racing old bikes and provided electronic Transponder Scoring to the series. They still use a paper back up but the electronic scoring keeps things moving and helps keep the points straight for the end of year championships.
The only thing you need to do to qualify is attend 6 out of 10 races and be an AHRMA member (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association) to the end of the year.
Round #1 saw 129 entries on the day
Check out their next round coming up at Irish Valley in Paxinos, Pa.
Click Here to see photos from all classes on the day.
Easter Weekend took us to the world famous Budds Creek Motocross Park in Southern MD for the Mid Atlantic Motocross Associations (MAMA) Season Opener. Track owner John Beasley and the Mama crew had the track on point for this opening event and the racing was red hot.
Check the video below for a quick update on the racing then scroll to the bottom to catch the results and photo links from the weekends action.
Watch the video above for some of the weekends action.
MAMA is a youth organization but offers classes for all ages and skill levels.
Isaac Juergens was on the gas all weekend winning Jr. Mini 2.