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ACP on Saturday, January 15: We had 39 AZOT racers for the second race of our Spring Series. Race 4’s full gate had 21 Intermediate and 5 Novice; then Race 18’s gate was 7 Master and 6 Expert. So when’s the last time you saw 21 Intermediate or 7 Master on the gate … years ago? Take a look at that photo of the practice line – wow!! The huge gate of 21 Intermediate racers included new guys Troy Lang #61m and Brian Kahn #722 from Tucson; David Donlon #333 from Mesa, and Bob Hooker #56 who moved from Oregon to...

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Canyon on Sunday, January 9: Total of 27 racers:  4 Master, 6 Expert, 10 Intermediate and 7 Novice.   It was an exciting, competitive launch of the Spring Series.  The typical 8th practice for AZOT gave riders a close-up view of Mother Nature’s gift – a pond created by the welcomed rain.  It meant they had to cut back on the long sand section at the bottom, resulting in a slightly faster lap time for all.  They did a great job of prepping the track after all of the rain and inevitable mud.    It was disappointing to find David Kennedy as...

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Canyon - Sunday, November 21: Total of 23 racers: 3 Master, 4 Expert, 10 Intermediate and 6 Novice. Race 3 featured some heated battles! Ryan Pedigo (#328) held off Rick Arnold (#97) and Tee Stefaniak (#49), but then a last lap bobble from Pedigo allowed Rick to take over - another exciting Master show to the very end. Second moto Ryan jumped out to the front position and maintained it, despite Tee’s hot pursuit. Unfortunately, Rick had to leave for an emergency so he wasn’t there to compete. Expert class welcomed Jeff Neil (#40) back to the valley, escaping the...

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Motoland - Sunday, Nov 14: On to day 2 of the double header weekend, we shared the newly extended Vet track with the AVDRA group – getting Race 7 - so we had a chance to watch the vintage bikes on the track. Of our 22 racers, we had 4 Master, still only 2 Experts, 10 Intermediate and 6 Novice. A welcome back to few more racers we haven’t seen for a while – Matt Martin, Ron March, Rich Schauwecker and Paul Blankenship. Calling all Experts – we miss you. Robert Naughton, a well-known pro from the 80’s, joined us...

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Then came the double-header racing weekend! ACP - Saturday, Nov 13: Race 6 had all classes running together – 20 racers total: 3 Master, 2 Experts, 12 Intermediate and 3 Novice. Kudos to the Intermediates – strong participation numbers! We had some energetic guys double-classing: Scott Bergstrom, Kurk Quinn, Eric Maas and, of course, Brian Sharp. Consistent show of experience over youth! No surprise, Brian Sharp – aka Ironman – ran 4 races … yep, that’s 8 motos!! And finished first in 3 out of four! In our Master competition, Ryan Pedigo took the win in moto 1. He continued...

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