Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2010 Loretta Lynn's Amateur National MX Championships

Well I had initially wanted to have this page done before Loretta's but my wife cut the end of her finger off, so I didn't have a whole lot of extra time. Fortunately for her anyway, the ended up not having to take off any more of the finger than she already had and was able to get some tissue and skin back over the bone. It's healing quite nicely now and her Doctor said with 3-4 weeks it should be all healed up. A little shorter, but all healed up!

So this post has now officially become a Loretta's wrap up blog!

Quite a week I'd say for the Team Moto-X-Foto guys, Broc Gourley came out with a National Championship in 250C Mod., plus a lot of others had great rides as well.

For Kody, Cody & Dillan Black, it was sit and wait right up until the gate dropped for their classes. None of the three made it in to the big show and all three managed to practice on Monday. Kody was the next alternate to be called for 450A/ProSport and Cody & Dillan were both 2 spots out. Jordan Durham did get the call and barely had time to prepare, even running the good ol' electrical tape numbers. That's how quick it happened for him!

#32 Broc Gourley came into Loretta's hot off of two Championships at Ponca. Broc won the 250 C Mod class with a 2/1/1 for the overall. Congratulations Broc!

Ryan Tracy, #85 from Lawrenceville, IL. Ryan had a 14th in +25 and a 24th in 450A/ProSport.
Jessica Litherland, #91 from Newburgh, IN - Girls 12/15 28th

Cody B
lack, Tennyson IN - Alternate 450C
#47 Kody Hamer, Oakland City, IN - Alternate 450A/ProSport

Dylan Cox, Whitesville KY - 18th in 450B Mod, 2nd in Collegeboy 17/24
Kyle Durham, Owensboro KY - 450C 2nd. Kyle tied for the Championship but lost on a tie breaker!

#77 Zach Greenwell, Newburgh, IN 450C 15th
#85 Jus
tin Brockman, Newburgh IN - 450B Stock 34th, 450B Mod 35th

n Black, Tennyson IN - Alternate 250A/ProSport
# 16 L
ogan Mattingly, Owensboro, KY - 450B 31st, Collegeboy 17/24 23rd

#91 John Redding, Henderson, KY - 250B 23rd

Brett Gourley,
#34 Boonville, IN - 65 10/11 Stock 14th, 65 Mod 7/11 17th
#41 Bran
don Gourley, Boonville, IN - 85 12/14 Stock 23rd, 85 12/14 Mod 29th

Other loc
al riders results I didn't get a chance to get pics of:

250 B StockTrevor Ezell 25th
250A Chris Akaydin 23rd, Tucker Thrower 28th
250 A/ProSport Chris Akaydin 30th, Justin Easton 35th
250B Mod Trevor Ezell 24th, Donald Alford 33rd
450A Justin Easton 31st, Jordan Durham 41st
450A/ProSport Tucker Thrower 27th
450B Stock Donald Alford 18th
College B/C 17-24 Neil Borgic 32nd
+45 Steve Ezell 23rd

In closing...
Please take time today to say a prayer for family and friends of Ashlee
Sokalski. Ashlee was competing at the Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynns last week where she had a horrible crash. Tragically, she passed away from the injuries earlier this week. Godspeed #316

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gibson County Fair

Team 186 with all their tongue in cheek humor hinted that there would be a mud pit for the quads to run through. Well it started quite a rumble over at the SIMX forums and as things goes, it was rumored to have alligators even! Well here is the only gator seen near the track, excluding the John Deere variety! It had a name, but I missed it, but did want to mention that no blow up "dolls" were harmed at the fair this year!

Hats off to Steve & Alex at Team 186 and the entire crew of announcers, flaggers and all who helped at sign up. these fair races are a major undertaking all taking place in the course of just a few hours. It's hard to please a few people, let alone several hundred, but you have to try and build something that will not have kids being carted off in the ambulance every 10 minutes. Team 186's goal is absolutely no ambulance runs. Two years in a row they've accomplished that, and I'm sure a lot of the riders thinks the tracks are simple, etc... but it's a fair atmosphere and if you really need huge jumps, tables, etc... check out our local tracks for that action.

Here are a few action shots from the fair.
#963 is Cody Black, aboard the BBRC Suzuki.
#407 is Kody Hamer, riding the Team SIMX/Moto-X-Foto Kawasaki.
#94 is Matthew Bell aboard the JGR Toyota/Yamaha YZ85
#962 is Dillan Black is also riding a Team BBRC prepped Suzuki.
#726 is Derek Rankin on Rankin Racing's Kawasaki.

Last but certainly not least is the old man of the group, Jason Stills. Jason hung around and waited out all the rain, but not the mud and brought home some cash from winning the Open A Pro class this year. Jason has been involved in the local moto scene for a few years and knows what it takes to win the cash!

Again, thanks to everyone involved and hope everyone enjoyed the mud and especially the clean up after it was all over with!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New forums

Oh, I forgot to mention in the last post about the upgraded forum software.

Tres' Leonard of TNT-FX Custom Graphics had been really helping a lot in getting the phpBB software going. I had tried switching a year ago or so, but never could manage to get the databases loaded right, so I gave up.

The cost of my old site was becoming a pain in the rear, so Tres' offered up his assistance and off we went! We tested it for about 3 weeks with a few of the old board regulars, made some server changes and jumped right into last week.

So far, everything is going pretty good. I'm still updating sponsor and track sponsor artwork, but I'll get there soon. It's a pretty cool deal, and some may take a little getting used to it, but in the long run it was something that needed done a long time ago.

Check it out here, and let us know what ya think!

See there, two updates in one day!

July 2010

Well I have certainly not forgotten about the old blog, I've just been very busy here lately.
Kody graduated a while back, then 2 weeks later my daughter, Brittany was married. Between those two milestones, plus all the other curve balls life throws ya, the blog has been a little neglected!

We have been doing some racing though. Kody was till trying to get to Loretta's and there's an outside chance he may make it this year. He's currently on the alternate list in 450A/ProSport and we're keeping our fingers crossed. The regional wasn't his best showing, starts really hurt him, and the fact he hadn't ridden much lately didn't help either.

Right after the regional he join Elite Fitness at Princeton and has been working out 4-5 times a week with his cousin, Damon. Damon will be joining the Marines in August and has wrestled since he was knee high and is in wonderful shape. He's been pushing Kody pretty hard and he's ridden a lot here in the past 3 weeks as well.

Did get up to Princeton the other night for the annual Fair race. Team 186, aka Steve and Alex Hunter put the event on again this year. Oh, there was the usual bitching about the track, but honestly, it's the same for everyone, so just ride!

Unfortunately it came a huge storm about 4 moto's in, and everything came to a halt. Lightening lit up the skies for about an hour, but racing eventually resumed. They gave the "Pro" classes the option of getting their entry fee's back and a big majority did so, including my rider.

Here is a link to the Gibson pictures, and I'll promise to keep up a little more here!