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***NEW SHIRTS FOR SALE*** 2009 WiigStyle Racing T-shirts now available!!! For ordering call 712-621-5191 or e-mail at auto_wiig@yahoo.com. Next race is August 31st at 3-oaks Persia, IA

WiigStyle Racing UPDATE: As far as right now WiigStyle Racing members are either in first place in there class or are in second place in there class respectfully. I have really appreciated everyone's support in making our efforts a success. Right now Zach Wiig took a 1-1 win in the 125B class on a double points day to make up some very needed points. Thomas Cox has suffered from bike engine failure in one race but has come back to reclaim what was needed in order to stay at the top of the pack. Josh McMullen has been a great person to work with this year because we have gone thru some bike engine failure that has left us wondering if he will ever ride the 450 again. It looks like Thomas Cox, and Josh McMullen will have championships in the bag but, for Zack Hinze he will have to make up some lost points due to a hand injury, Zach Wiig's surgery a success!! Visit www.Wiigstyleracing.com for mroe info. Good luck team and keep riding hard. **Josh Wiig**

Motocross Photos Millville 2008Millville Fans 2008Here are a few photos I took at Millville this weekend. I have not had time to sort them as I had to drive home from Minnesota so I stayed up long enought to get these up for you. The photo to the right is a photo of Ryan Villopoto charging hard. on the first lap of moto 1. To the left is a good indication of how many people were here at Millville to witness Stewart and Villopoto become the 2008 National Champions. Kawasaki Dominates once again, Hmmmm Must be the green... CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS Photos By Randy Toy www.photographicaction.com
Pine Hill Mx Race Saturday August 23rd
Pine Hill MX Race Saturday August 23rd
Action Art Photography by Randy ToyVisit www.Pinehillmx.com for more info.
This is a Saturday night race
Greene County Motocross Race Flyer August 30th "Saturday night August 30th in Jefferson, IA. RE-DESIGNED TRACK!!. Payout is 100% plus $500. Practice starts @ 4:00 Races @ 5:00.
Trophy top 5 riders in each class and there is a class for everyone so come join in on the fun. With every bike 2 people get in the gate for free.



Thanks, Adam for Track and Race info contact Adam at 641-757-0236
Click in Flyer to view large version.

Soaring Edge & Pine Hill Photos
Event Flyer Contest By Randy Toy

Here are a few photos to have a look at that are from Pine Hill MX and Soaring Edge .

Ricky Draper
   
Travis Hodges Jump
   
Travis Hodges Corner Travis Hodges Photo Corner
   
Berg 6 Corner Got Roost? Motocross Style...
   
   
Motorcycle in corner Motorcycle jumping
   
Motorcycle corner in motocross Motorcycle Jump in Lights
   
Action Art Photography by Randy Toy Action Art Photography by Randy Toy
   
Action Art Photography by Randy Toy
   
Action Art Photography by Randy Toy Action Art Photography by Randy Toy
   
Action Art Photography by Randy Toy


I-80 Speedway Cowboy Kenny Bartram Sunday July 20th 208
Cowboy Kenny Bartram
That is correct it is true "Cowboy" Kenny Bartram will be here sunday. the Cowboy will be here doing his freestyle demo at I-80 Speedway during intermission on Sunday at the Dirt track races at I-80 Speedway in Green Wood Nebraska just south of Omaha Ne. Last year was a great show and this year should be just as exciting. DONT MISS THIS!!!
Visit http://www.neracewaypark.com/I80/index.php for more info Click Here to som Kenny Bartram Dirt rack race photos from last weekend's Dirt track race with Kenny Bartram, Carl Edwards and Kenny Edwards.
Travis Pastrana Carl Edwards Kenny Bartram Race Dirt Track
Carl Edwards Photo July 2008 Omaha Ne Click On Image to left to view photos from I-80 Speedway Carl Edwards and Kenny Edwards Brother Battle is on!!!
Carl Edwards comes to 1-80 SpeedwayLast year Carl Edwards was involved in a crash at the Edwards brother battle at Nebraska Raceway Parks 1-80 Speedway. While Carls younger brother Kenny took the challenge and finished the race. Carl suffered a cut finger only to come back the following day to Win a Nascar Event. So this year Nascar Star Carl Edwards who is revered to some as the fastest dirt track racer in the USA today is ready to take the challenge again for the Brother battle.

Travis Pastrana & Kortney KosiskiWhat is just as exciting is the return of Kenny Bartram and Travis Pastrana, they are also scheduled to race sunday. Last Year Travis Pastrana took 2nd place edged out by Kortney Kosiski who in the last 12 months has increased her speed and has been posting great results this season.With Kenny Bartram close behind. I-80 SPeedway has one action packed Sunday of racing this weekend. With the Brother Battle and the Pastrana, Kosiski, Bartram battle there is only one thing to say, Lets go racing....www.neracewaypark.com

Click Here to see last years Racertoy.com Kosiski Pastrana article

 
"Saturday night July 12th in Jefferson, IA for the local fair. The track is all done and ready to race . Payout is 100% plus $150. Practice starts @ 4:30 Races @ 6:00. We are expecting a full grandstand so come on out and put on a show. If we get enough intrest out of the riders and fans we will be having another one in a month. So come on out and put on a good show for these guys so I can keep this thing going for you guys. We are having bikes, quads and side x sides."


Thanks, Adam for Track and Race info contact Adam at 641-757-0236

Little Sunset Kart Races
Little Sunset Races

Little Sunset Race ScheduleThe 5-week Saturday night series will begin this week.  The dates are July 12, July 19, August 9, August 16 and August 30.  There will be no regular season points awarded on Saturday nights.  All cage carts classes as well as flat carts will be running this series.  Many karters will be camping out Friday to Saturday.  Come on out and join us!  Bonfires, friends and fun!   
 
Just a reminder, this Sunday, July 13,  Carl Edwards, Kenny (the cowboy) Bartram and Travis Pastrana will all be racing at I-80 Speedway.
 
Thanks- Ed


Custom Event Flyer Contest - Presented by Racertoy.com
Event Flyer Contest By Randy Toy

I would like to thank everyone for submitting your designs and now that all the votes have been counted we have a winner. And the winner of the Custom Event Flyer Contest is
view the blog post at www.racertoy.com/midwestmotocross/

Visit www.pinehillmx.com for this weekend's race info and directions to the track. You can also view more info about the Pine Hill Mx track at www.ridersmeeting.com (Track Review) Signup at www.ridersmeting.com and leave your comment about your favorite track.

1st Place: Flyer #1 designed by Ryan Berg.
 
2nd Place: Flyer #4 designed by Michael Berg
 
3rd Place: Flyer #5 Designed by Jane Haner

All awards will be presented at the Pine Hill Mx event this Saturday July 5th. Congradulations to Ryan Berg for winning, and congradulations to all who submitted your custom designs. There were more than 150 total votes submitted today and sevral comments about these great designs on www.ridersmeeting.com. See you at the races.

Custom Event Flyer Contest - Presented by Racertoy.com
Event Flyer Contest By Randy Toy

Here are the top 5 Finalists, I am accepting votes now. The winner will be Posted this evening and in the motorcycle shops tomorrow. You can vote for your favorite several ways,
you can mail me me at racertoy1@cox.net

Subject: Pine Hill Flyer Vote (Enter your favorite by number "Flyer 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5")

You can leave a comment on myspace http://www.myspace.com/racertoy

Submit Vote on www.ridersmeeting.com


Flyer 1 Flyer 2 Flyer 3 Flyer 4 Flyer 5

I have not been able to sort photos from this weekend's race at Soaring Edge. With the storm that hit on friday it left me with out poser for most of the weekend. I have power now and will work on getting them sorted and uploaded tonight, I hope to have them sorted by this evening and maybe start uploading them.

Thank you Randy Posted 6-30-08 6:30 am

 

Custom Event Flyer Contest - Presented by Racertoy.com (Click Here for Full Contest Details)
Event Flyer Contest By Randy Toy

RE-RELEASED!!! UPDATE! 6-28-08 Entry Deadline is extended until Sunday....
- You May Use Photos from the 3-Oaks Event ONLY!!! For this Design Contest. With the cancelation of the Pine Hill MX Race due to possible severe weather conditions I have decided to modify the rules for this contest and allow the use of the photos I took at the 3-Oaks Event Click Here to find the photo/s you would like to use in designing Pine Hills Next Event Flyer.

Event Flyer Design Contest – Presented by Randy Toy www.racertoy.com

Submit your designs to me at racertoy1@cox.net

Contest Starts NOW!! Saturday June 21st 2008 and all submissions muse be received no later than Entry Deadline is extended until Sunday.... Winner will be announced on Sunday June 29th.
Winner will receive prizes and recognition at the July 5th Race at Pine Hill Mx in Marne Iowa.
Contest Sponsors: Pine Hill MX, PhotographicAction.com, Racertoy.com, Cody Gilmore, Ridersmeeting.com, Van Wall, FMF, Works Connection, Pivot Works, Hot Cams, Hot Rods, EVS and More
(Click Here for Full Contest Details)

PineHill MX - Marne Iowa. - I will be tehre taking your photos - DON'T MISS THIS EVENT

Posted 6-15-08

Pinehill Mx Race Saturday, June 21st Marne, IA

Open practice at Pinehill Mx Thursday, June 19th from 5-10pm
$15.00 per rider
Practice Passes are available $125.00 for a single or $250.00 for a family pass

PINEHILL MX 1st race of the 2008 season
Sponsored by Nishna Valley Cycle, Atlantic IA

SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST

Sign in 2:30-4:00
Riders meeting 4:15 *all riders must attend rider's meeting*
Practice 4:30
Race 5:30
Visit their website at www.pinehillmx.com

Midwest Supercross - Souix Falls South Dakota June 29th
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Posted 6-15-08

Midwest SupercrossMidwest Supercross - June 28, 2008! : : We're moving into Sioux Falls at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds for a 2 race series. June 28, and August 9th. Both races will be held on Saturday nights, Sign up from 10-noon, Practice starting at 12:30. The night races will start at 6:00pm for Spectators. Come help us make this a yearly scheduled race in Sioux Falls. The track will be a Supercross style track. We're very excited to get the opportunity to bring our event to Sioux Falls!

For more info about events visit http://www.petersonracingpromotions.com/


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Soaring Edge Will host benefit Ride June 28th-29th 2008
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Posted 6-14-08

The Danny J. Benefit Ride, which had been scheduled for May 31 has now been rescheduled for June 28-29, 2008. The event will be held in conjunction with a Saturday night race at Soaring Edge Motocross Park, sponsored by www.theoilmart.com and Amsoil.
During intermission on Saturday night, an auction will be held to raise money for the family of Danny Janulewicz, whose home was lost to fire recently. Items up for auction include a Chad Reed jersey, Jeremy McGrath jersey, Doug Henry 1993 #1 jersey (signed), Brian Deegan X-games T-shirt (signed) and other giveaways provided by local sponsors.
On Sunday, all proceeds from practice fees will be donated by the track to the family. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided free of charge, courtesy of www.theoilmart.com and Storm Lake Honda. Red Bull will be in attendance to help support the cause.
The Oil Mart-sponsored riders Ricky Draper and Travis Hodges have both committed to race the Saturday night event. Don’t miss this chance to see a great shoot out and help a fellow motocrosser at the same time. Stay tuned to www.racertoy.com and Soaring Edge’s home page for updated information as it becomes available.

3 Oaks Motocross Photos
Ricky Draper
 
3 Oaks Motocross Photos
Scotty Miller
 
3 Oaks Motocross Photos
Chase McCrath

Great Day of Racing at Three Oaks

Persia, IA (M.Draper)
6-1-08

After heavy rains caused flooding throughout the region prior to the weekend, Persia, Iowa’s Three Oaks Motocross Park raced on Sunday, June 1 and finished under actually dry and dusty conditions. The track’s hillside location seemed to thumb its nose at Mother Nature, dealing with the wet conditions in an almost routine manner, while the races went off without a hitch.

The event drew a record number of riders for Three Oaks and the A classes provided the excitement. TheOilMart.com/Amsoil support rider Ricky Draper was looking to get in some quality laps before heading back out to the National Pro-Am Circuit. What he found were some locals riders packing a punch. Yamaha rider Scott Miller showed that he knew the fast lines and won the second moto of the Open Outlaw class over Draper, along with the overall. Miller commented, “He’s a fighter (Draper). What a great race.”
The pair traded paint several times throughout the day, typical of a couple of fast guys who want to win and make some money.

Honda’s Chase McGrath had a solid day, collecting second overall in the 125A class. McGrath led Draper for three laps in the second 250 A moto, but the Storm Lake Honda-mounted Draper snuck by on the uphill sweeper to take the lead and the win. “That was some clean, hard racing. I love watching that”, stated Matt McGrath, Chase’s father/mechanic. “I’ve known Chase a long time,” said the 17 year-old Draper. There was no place to pass on this one lined track without contact, so I made a spot on the sweeper. I know Chase would always race me the same way.”

Draper would score a 1-1 in 250 A, 8-1 in 125 A, and 1-2 in Open Outlaw after taking three weeks off with a sore back. Miller scored the overall in Open Outlaw with a 2-1, while Cody Jaeschke took a moto win in the 125 A class.
Click Here for more Images from 6-1-08 at 3 Oaks MX Raceway

3 Oaks Motocross Photos

The weekend was a great weekend for photos with a clear blue sky and some big whips from some several racers in various classes there are some great photos. For 2008 I am no longer charging for digital images, I am now including a larger view of all the photos from each round, however I have included a link to my photo website at the bottom of every photo. By request I will sell a a version without my logo for $0.99. Beneath each section of photos when all the photos are uploaded, there is a link caller Order Prints, click on that link and you will be able to order your printed versions by clicking
Click Here for Images

 

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COdy GIlmore MX School
On Sunday June 8th Cody Gilmore will be having a small group class at Razor's Edge Mx in Farragut, Iowa. Welcoming all ages, and skilled riders from Beginner and up. Learn the basics of Clutch and Throttle control, Braking, Shifting, and proper Body Positioning.  Also specializing in Corners, Starts, Jumps, Whoops, and more.  For more information email Cody at happy@codygilmore.com or call 712-260-3376.  For more information and location of Razor's Edge Mx visit http://www.razorsedgemx.com/ For Future Dates and more information on Private Lessons please contact Cody.
May 27, 2008  
Maier Motors to Win with Merge
- RacerXill.com press release - Photo by James Lissimore

The opening round of the 2008 Monster Energy Canadian Nationals was this past weekend in St Julie, PQ and Monster Energy/Thor/Leading Edge Kawasaki rider Teddy Maier grabbed his first ever win in the MX2 class. Maier started midpack in the first go around and moved to the front quickly to grab the win. His third place in the second moto was good for the overall. Second place? His teammate and buddy, Nick Evennou!
Both of these riders were using the Merge Racing Technologies ALJ (Adjustable Leak Jet) and the APS (Accelerator Pump Spring) and FMS (Fuel Mixture screw). The ALJ and FMS from Merge make the Kawasaki 's of Maier and Evenou get on the "leading edge."
Merge would like to congratulate the Leading Edge team for having a very successful debut into racing and we look forward to helping them all summer long.
Merge Racing Technologies products are proudly distributed by Motovan Distributing in Canada and Tucker Rocky in the United States . You can check out all the products at mergeracing.com

Steve Matthes  805-377-2781

www.mergeracing.com

Soaring Edge NMA Qualifier PhotosI finally got all the photos uploaded from the Soaring Edge Race from May 17th 2008. There are more than 3000 photos posted now.

CLICK HERE NOW TO VIEW THEM

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On Sunday June 8th Cody Gilmore will be having a small group class at Razor's Edge Mx in Farragut, Iowa. Welcoming all ages, and skilled riders from Beginner and up. Learn the basics of Clutch and Throttle control, Braking, Shifting, and proper Body Positioning.  Also specializing in Corners, Starts, Jumps, Whoops, and more.  For more information email Cody at happy@codygilmore.com or call 712-260-3376.  For more information and location of Razor's Edge Mx visit http://www.razorsedgemx.com/ For Future Dates and more information on Private Lessons please contact Cody.

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Timber Ridge Hare Scrambles Photos
I have a ton of photos to upload and I should have them all uploaded by the end of the week. For now I have
began the upload of the most action filled photos first. The Crash Photos from the Timber Ridge Hare Scrambles. There are a bunch of great crash photos and I have had a ton of requests to see these phototos so I started uploading them first.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TIMBER RIDGE PHOTOS

Soaring Edge Raceway 2008 Schedule

Click on the photo to view the larger version of this Soaring Edge Raceway 2008 schedule. This past weekend Soaring Edge had their Season opener for motorcycles. They had a good turnout with great race action from the drop of the first gate to the last.

Don't miss out on another event at Soaring Edge Raceway in Greenwood Ne. 25 miles south of Omaha at the Nebraska Raceway Park Complex.
visittheir website at www.neracewaypark.com/SoaringEdge/index.php

Photos are up from Soaring Edge Motocross Park CLICK HERE

May 31, 2008 White Sands Raceway Ashland, Nebraska
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 Nick JanulewiczA quiet, unassuming man, Danny Janulewicz just wants a little more for his kid. What father doesn’t? Danny’s son, Nick, is an up and coming 65cc motocross racer from Omaha. While there’s no arguing Danny is a big Brian Deegan fan, it’s even more obvious who Nick’s favorite rider is: 2004 and 2008 AMA/FIM Supercross Champion Chad Reed. Taking the next step in this highly competitive sport is tough and expensive. Danny and Nick were preparing to start racing at the Regional and National level this year.
Recently a fire destroyed <CLICK HERE FOR FULL SORY>

Race Photos Friday Saturday & Sunday May 17th, 18th & 19th
It was a nonstop action packed weekend for racing in the midwest.



Friday
night kicked off the weekend at the Omaha BMX track at Hefflinger Park, Races Started at 7:00 pm. We saw allot of great racing action and a few new comers to the BMX scene. It was a great time and I did get allot of photos that I will be processing this week.




Saturday
morning at 11.00 am Soaring Edge Raceway opened the season with a great turn, more than 140 riders began the new season of racing on the new track at Nebraska Raceway Parks Soaring edge Raceway. With a new Start and big triple on the back straight there was great action. I will be processing photos from Saturday this week. - PHOTOS ARE UP CLICK HERE


Sunday
was the Timber Ridge Hare Scrambles race just outside Castaina Iowa. 105 riders battled an 8 mile course with water crossings and tuff rocky hills and tight wooded trails. At one of the rider crossings all the A and AA riders came though with out a hitch but by the time the Novices started through the crossing was getting sloppy and hard to cross. I captured most of the crashes and will be posting the photos from Timber Ridge this week. Please be patient I have allot of photos to upload and I will be working to get the majority of them posted by this evening.

Thank you to every one for your support and all the great comments about the photos I took at previous events.

PHOTOS ARE UP CLICK HERE

Terren O'Dell Motocross Photos
Terren O'Dell Photos Click Here


Tough weekend for Team www.theOilMart.com riders

4-28-08

After sitting through rain, cold temperatures, hail, and 30 mph winds all day Friday, www.theOilMart.com riders Ricky Draper, Dillon Cloyed, and Chase Evans finally got on the track Saturday. The Loretta Lynn North Central Area Qualifier at The Farm MX in Indianola, Iowa saw Friday practice canceled due to inclement weather.

The team riders had a case of bad luck that saw two of the trio go down with injuries. In the first moto of the Motocross A class, Draper was in 4th place with a lap to go but mis-shifted on the face of a jump and went over the bars. The big 450 was a wreck and a sore hip and back kept him off the track for the weekend. He should be ready to go next week for the AMA Pro-Am in Mount Carroll, Illinois.

 

Cloyed was improving as the weekend went along, showing a more aggressive riding style on Sunday. Unfortunately, another rider clipped him while he was going around a lapper. The ensuing crash resulted in a broken collarbone. Cloyed is expected to be out 4-6 weeks.

 

Evans was the team’s saving grace, as he notched a fine 4th overall in Sunday’s racing action, easily qualifying for the Regional.

 

Another local rider, Chase McGrath, injured his wrist after a spectacular soil sample in the whoop section on Saturday and elected to call it a weekend as well.

 

Well wishers can contact Dillon through a link on the main page of www.theOilMart.com. MDraper

Terren O'Dell Motocross Photos
Daniel Sawicki Click Here
Daniel Sawicki is a Michigan Resident that made an 11 hour trip to compete at the Loretta Lynn area qualifier in Indianola Iowa at The Farm MX". In her first race of the weekend, Sawicki took the Women's class Holeshot (seen in her first few photos) and finished a respectable 3rd overall. This was the Sawicki's first race back from knee surgery. I asked her after the first moto how her knee was, "It feels good, I didn't want to push it too hard because this is my first race back, but I feel like I ran a good race and I look forward getting back up to speed." Click here to view all of Sawicki's Photos from "The Farm MX" April 26th 2008 RToy

Logan Iowa Hillclimb PhotosI am still uploading photos from the weekend for the Hillblazers M/C Club Annual Hillclimb in Logan Iowa at the Logan Rock Quarry. At this time I have only beenLogan Iowa Hillclimb Mini Bike Photosable to post about 1000 photos and most of these photos are from the bottom of the hill to the middle of the hill. I Still have to sotre to top portion of the run for all classes, and the second run photos. I am still working on uploading the remaining photos from the weekend hours.

Click Here to view the Logan Iowa Hillclimb photos from Sunday April 20th 2008.

You may also view all the current links to the photos by visiting www.ridersmeeting.com

"Ricky Draper " Race Update from Cooperland April 18- 20th 2008

Ricky Draper races toward AMA Pro License

April 18-20, Cooperland Raceway, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Storm Lake Honda/theOilMart.com/GPS/AXO support rider Ricky Draper competed at the AMA Pro-Am points event last weekend at Cooperland. The race doubled as a Loretta Lynn’s South Central area qualifier.

Draper qualified for the AMA Regional at Lakewood, Colorado in all four classes he entered. The Regional will take place May 30-June1, 2008.

At Cooperland, Draper used consistent and determined riding to score a 4th overall in MX Lites A and 8th overall in Motocross A on Saturday. During the Pro Sport competition on Sunday, he scored two additional 4th overalls, inching closer to the points needed for his AMA Pro license and Supercross endorsement.

“It was fun, but tiring, racing with those guys. They were hauling ass! I remember Johnny Marley when I was younger, now I get to race against him. Teddy Parks and Jeffrey Fisher I raced on minis my whole amateur career. It was a great time. I’m pumped for The Farm.”

The next event for Ricky is a Loretta Lynn’s North Central area qualifier at The Farm MX, in Indianola, Iowa April 25-27.

See you at the races!!
MD

For those of you that might not get the daily paper from the Omaha World-Herald, Local national Champion Harold Waddell is in the sports section page 8C of today’s Newspaper.
For more info and to read the article from today’s paper Click Here or visit www.haroldwaddell.com
or visit Harold’ss Hill Climb Blog Click Here.

 

Harold Waddell will be racing this weekend in Logan Iowa!!!

This is not an event to miss, if you missed it last year dont miss it this year. For more info on the event and for directions Click Here

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Creative Coloring Series Posters By Randy Toy for www.HaroldWaddell.com

For a Limited time Haorld Waddell is taking your colored poster from the ones below. Download and print these posters for you or your kids and let your creativity fly. Or simply download them to your art program and have fun. If you or your kid colors one of these posters, email it to me and I will proudly display it on the HillClimb blog with you or your kids name. It's fun for everyone. Download - Color then send me your colored version now.

Here are the 2 links on Harold’s website that feature this.
http://haroldwaddell.com/waddellblog/?cat=7
and
http://www.haroldwaddell.com/pages/posters.php

Plus by visiting one of the links above you can see Harold’s Autograph Poster for 2008, if you go to Logan, Iowa this weekend April 20th for the Hillclimb event he will be there so you can get an autographed copy from him. make sure to tell him you heard about it on ridersmeeting.com

Harold Waddell Poster "Creative Coloring" 1   Harold Waddell Poster "Creative Coloring" 2
Click Here to Email your copy
Harold Waddell Poster "Creative Coloring" 3   Harold Waddell Poster "Creative Coloring" 4
 
  Harold Waddell Poster "Creative Coloring" 5  
 

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Last year I launched a Forum that I have not had much time to promote or even talk about. Right now the forum is getting bigger and better. So I am looking for forum members www.ridersmeeting.com Also my plan in the next few years for RidersMeeting.com is to be the central location where all tracks at local and hopefully national level can post their Rules, Results and event calendars. Riders Meeting is the perfect name for the perfect place to chat about all the races. I believe that if we all got together Riders Meeting could be what it's name suggests. So if would like to join and help promote our forum please visit www.ridersmeeting.com

Draper makes big statement in return to racing Moberly, Missouri!!!

Moberly, Missouri

March 28-30, 2008

Ricky Draper makes big statement in return to racing

 

Ricky Draper In PracticeWith the first moto of the Lites A class on the line, I reminded Ricky to keep a cool head and look for something in the top 10. After all, we were there to gain points needed for an AMA Pro license and points are available through 20th place.

 

I went to the mechanics area as the gate dropped and I heard the announcer, “Ricky Draper, 821, Bellevue, Nebraska, followed Ricky Draper In Practiceby Alex Martin, 144, Millville, Minnesota.”

Before I could react, I overheard a couple people talking about Ricky. “That holeshot ain’t no surprise. That kid’s been getting good starts his whole life and smoking my kid.”

There was a chuckle, almost pride coming from these strangers, that they knew Ricky and were pleased to see him do well. You want to talk about pride, my chest was about to explode.

 

Since January of ’07, Ricky has had three surgeries. One for a broken wrist and one on each shoulder. After a long 14 months of rehab and training, he’s back. He’s healthy. He’s 100%. And it showed this weekend. He’s back in his element, riding against the best competition, taking some lumps, but dishing out a few too.

 

Martin passed Ricky on lap two, but developed bike problems and finished 16th. Ricky had the lead, lap after lap I was begging for the white flag. I knew the 241 of Derek Anderson was coming. He set the fastest lap times in practice and I knew because I wore out my stopwatch. The Team Green rider from Colorado caught Ricky on the last lap and they battled until the last turn Ricky Draper In Practicewhere Anderson made the move and snuck by Ricky for the win. They gave each other a thumbs and that was that. 2nd place over 29 blazing fast, hungry riders trying themselves to get to “the show.”

 

Ricky had been off the bike for about a year and nearly won a Pro-Am. The rest of the weekend was very up and down. He went 12-6 on the 450 on Sunday for a solid overall finish. He followed up the 2nd place with a 19th in the Lites class. He was running 4th and crashed and scored 11th overall. Another month or two on the bike, I told him, everything will be fine.

 

In the end, he accumulated 22 points toward the 80 needed for his AMA Pro license. Next up is Cooperland Raceway in Oklahoma for more Pro-Am racing April 18-20.

His goal is Millville this year and he doesn’t mean amateur day.

 

See you at the races!
M.D.


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Harold & Chase
Photos

Chase McGrath and Harold Waddell went out for some practice this weekend and from the looks of it Harold Is ready to go win another Hillclimb national championship.Logan Iowa Hillclimb 2008 Event Flyer
Next weekend Harold is heading to California for the N.A.H.A hillclimb national championship series opener. the NAHA Pro Series Round 1 will be at Carnegie.
Harold Waddell will be defending his national title and representing the midwest again the 2008. While Chase McGrath has never raced a hillclimb event he is planning on racing his first event at the Logan Iowa Hillclimb April 20th, Click Here for Flyer. Chase really wants to go the event with a better understanding of how to climb a hill the way the pro's do.
Well Harold showed chase how it's done by rolling his front wheel up to the base of the hill, with his front tire shoved in the rut at the bottom. One second Harold was at the bottom and in a split second he was launching straight up with NO RUNWAY! From stop to full throttle just like that. Both me and Chase were hollering at him because it was freaking awesome to see. I have been at several of these events and I just cant get enough, when you see it first hand you get a much better appreciation for what these guys do. Well If you have never raced a hillclimb or never been to one, this is not one to miss, it will be the only time this year that you would be able to see the National Champion do his thing on his nitro burning 1100cc Motocross bike. This is a must see event. for more info click on the flyer. for more about Harold Waddell visit his website www.haroldwaddell.com
Click here to view last years Photos from Logan Iowa Hillclimb



By Randy Toy
I just wanted to say to all of the riders that are on the other side of a camera this year, weather it's my camera or someone else at a track you are racing at this year...
Don’t take your photographer at the local races for granted, Most of us photographers have full time jobs and most have little to no spare time for anything other than the daily job and then we spend countless hours sorting, editing and uploading the photos from the weekend.
Photos From 2007
Most of the time when we go to the races we love to race and then come home and want to see our photos on the internet, then we love to share them.
I go to the races and take photos now because I love to be there and I love to be apart of giving you the racers something to remember. I don’t race any more, but I can still be there and that is what I love about racing.
I raced with many of you over the years and I remember going home from a race and I hoped the photographer at the race got a good shot of me.
Unfortunately I never had allot of photos taken of me, So I have always tried to get as many photos of everyone on the track as I can.

If you are at an event that I was taking photos at and there were only a few photos of you, it's never because I forgot to take your photo it's usually because the some of them didn't turn out. I have spent this last year learning how to take better and more of them are better photos, so hopefully this year I can give you all more to view and share with your family and friends.

I also want to say that I grew up racing motorcycles when there were no computers and each photo was taken with a 35mm camera and developing was expensive, and because of this it was expensive to purchase them. I spent my entire racing career "without" having someone like me taking photos and wished I could get a photo of me like I saw in the magazines.CLick On Photo to view more

The times I did end up buying a photo there were only a few shots of me to choose from, back then a few was 1 or 2 maybe 3 if we were lucky. I wish now that I would have spent a few dollars from each race on a photo even if it was not a great shot it would have been something, and that is better than nothing, A real photo is what I should have purchased, sadly I only have a few from me growing up I only wish I had more. Don’t let that be you, this year buy one photo from every race you go to. even if it's a 4x6 or a 5x7 something is better than nothing..... TRUST ME 5, 10, 15 or 25 years from now you will wish you did exactly what I am saying right now.

Yes I want to sell photos but that is not why I am there, I am there because I don't want you to miss out on what I did growing up. Make and effort to get one photo from every race this year and at the end of the year you will be happy that you did. Trust me...

I will be offering better prices on my photos this year so that more of you can make your memories last a lifetime, I will work on making it affordable for everyone to have a photo, I do this because I love to and I love to be able to bring you the best possible quality to your memories....

God Bless and See you at the races.
Randy Toy

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Team Faith Arenacross & Freestyle Photos
Here are a few links to Photos from the Toyota Arenacross Season Final in Green Bay, Wi on Friday & Saturday March 14th & 15th 2008 Chad Johnson took the title on Friday night and was given a Brand new Black Toyota truck and most importantly he was presented with his #1 plate. Chad has worked all season to re-claim his title from 2 years ago when Danny Smith earned the #1 Plate. Team BadBoy Thor Honda Tuf Racing has earned their title for the second consecutive years with Last year rider Danny Smith and this Year Chad Johnson. Below are a few links to photos from the Green Bay Arenacross.
Chad Johnson Photos Teddy Maier Photos Kurt Mccabe Photos Team Faith Photos Kelly Smith Photos
         
Toyota Trucks Photos of the Track Monster Energy Girls Misc Racers Photos National Anthem Singer
       
Ivo Steinbergs Photos Tanner Moore Photos Racer # 995  

Photos By Randy Toy


Chad Wins National Title
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March 15, 2008  
Chad Johnson (Bad Boy/TUF/Honda) Wins the 2007-’08 Toyota AMA AX Title
- RacerX press release - Click Here to read More

The Wisconsin native’s second title in three years cements his legacy as one of the all-time greats in Toyota AMA Arenacross Series racing

AURORA, Ill. (March 15, 2008) – With blazing speed and consistent performances throughout the 2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, Bad Boy/TUF/Honda’s Chad Johnson has again stepped up to the top rung of the premier AMA Arenacross class podium, winning this year’s title this evening in front of his hometown fans tonight at Green Bay’s (Wis.) Resch Center. Click Here for Photos of Chad Johnson


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Sunday Practice with McGrath:

It was a cold day and with the season opener at Knobby Hill being canceled due to weather, but that didn't stop a few riders from making to to the
sand track for some good practice. Chase McGrath (326) on a honda for 2008, Trevan Hetzel (413), Scotty Miller (210), Zavier Rhye (225) and a few others were just out to have some fun and to get a good workout.

I was there for practice also, as I had a few new things I wanted to try. I have been shooting indoors allot lately and I had the itch to get outside and today was one of those days for a photographer that can really give a serious challenge. The sky was spotted with clouds and the sun poked it's way though every couple minutes. I would get my camera set for the shot I wanted to take and just as the rider got to where I was shooting the darn sun would wither shine or it would go away. So it made my day interesting and gave me something to work on as well. All in all I still got some pretty decent shots and I am excited to have my first year as a photographer under my belt, this year I believe I will be able to bring everyone better quality photos. (Click Here for More)
See you at the races...

FULL THROTTLE RACING SERIES and NMA QUALIFIERS

2008 Full Throttle Racing MX Championship Series Schedule

March 9th - Knobby Hill - KAWI $

March 30th - Backup date for opening round

April 20th - Thunder Hill

May 11th - The Farm - KAWI $

June 15th - Knobby Hill

June 28th - Soaring Edge - Sat Night - KAWI $

July 26th - Soaring Edge - Sat Night

August 17th - Thunder Hill - KAWI $

August 30th - Soaring Edge - Sat Night

Sept 28th - The Farm - KAWI $

October 26th - Knobby Hill - KAWI $
2008 NMA National Qualifiers - 4-Corners Region

May 11th - The Farm - KAWI $

May 17th - Soaring Edge - Sat Day

May 25th - Knobby Hill

June 1st - Knobby Hill

June 8th - Thunder Hill

June 15th - Knobby Hill

2008 Schedules are currently being posted. I have added more than 30 new tracks to the list this year and I am currently adding schedules. so check out the Local Events page as it has allot more tracks and
I have also began to layout a printable version of the 2008 Racing Schedule so you can print the Schedule and post it in your favorite place.

CLick Here to view the Local Events Page

I will be adding events to the schedule for the next few weeks so check back.

I will also post when all the tracks schedules have been posted.

Thank you Randy Toy

Posted By: Knobby Adventures LLC

I'm the owner of Knobby Adventures LLC which provides the MSF Dirt Bike School here in the Omaha area.  I've been doing the school for a couple of years now and brought dozens of new riders into our community of dirt. One of the first things that people interested in learning to ride ask is; "where do we go to ride?".  Which unfortunately in the Omaha area is not an easy question to answer.  We have some fine motocross tracks in the area.  But, many new riders don't feel they may want to go jump onto a track right away (remember what they see on TV) and parents often are not ready for their kids to do that.  New riders want a relaxed environment to learn.   OR many are just interested in doing some recreational riding.  Unfortunately places for them to go are very limited.

I don't know if you all have heard of NOHVA, www.nohva.com .   This association is made up of folks here in Nebraska trying to help promote, maintain, and protect riding opportunities in Nebraska.  It's just good people trying to make off-roading better in Nebraska. 

The director of NOVHA is putting on a meeting here in Omaha.  Here are the details and please come join us.

Omaha Meeting - As per a request from several of our Omaha area members, we will be holding a meeting on Saturday, February 23rd at 1 PM in Omaha.  This meeting is intended to help people find more places to ride and will be held at Elkhorn's Common Ground, 1701 Veterans Drive, Omaha, NE 68022.  For more information visit an information page on our web site at http://www.nohva.com/News2008/omaha_area_meeting_planned.htm

Hope to see ya' there.
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Weekend Photo's Update:<Click Here for gallery photos by Randy Toy >
Brad Letcher of Chaos Clicker will have the largest collection of photos from the friday events, you will also be able to purchase photos from him, I will not be offering any photos for purchase from the brookings event, I will only have gallery's of this event available. So please visit Chaos Clicker to purchase your photos. I was shooting the event primarily for the media coverage and I did not take photos of every rider on the track but Brad Letcher of Chaos Clicker did and I believe he has most if not all of his photos up from the Brookings SX Friday event. His collection of photos will be more complete than mine so make sure you visit his website.
However by request if you see a photo of you in one of my galleries that you would like to purchase you can contact me at racertoy1@cox.net and email me the gallery name and your bike number ,and the image name on the gallery.
Brad at Chaos Clicker has photographed every event the Peterson Racing Promotions has held at the Swiftel Event Center. So make sure you check out his website for the most complete collection of photos from Friday Jan 18th 2008. His website is www.chaosclicker.com

Thank you
Randy Toy

Weekend Note: Photos By Randy Toy <Click Here for more photos>
Friday kicked off with Cody Gilmore claiming victory in the 125 A class, followed closely by Travis Hodges. In the 250 A featured main event, Cody Gilmore was well on his way to claiming his second victory of the night, when in the corner following the finish line jump Gilmore extending his leg, jammed his knee into the handle bar causing him to drop out of the race, and the rest of the weekend, handing the lead over to Travis Hodges who eventually captured the Friday night A class main event win with Braden parks and Brandon Kruger finishing out the podium. Without Question the most consistent racer this weekend came from the B class as Chris Cochran (Bike #740) dominated all 3 classes entered 125B, 250B and Youth-16 classes. Not only did he win all three of his classes on Friday, he backed up his performance on Saturday securing a perfect weekend going 6 for 6 leading virtually every lap of every main event.

Saturday Night’s main event was kicked off with Dustin Peterson thanking the event’s sponsors, during which he dropped to one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, she happily accepted and the crowd responded with cheers that could be herd in the pits, a building over. Peterson Racing Promotions is a family operated organization with 7 years of hard work on their side and a love for the sport that reflected in their overall show as the entire night was packed full of fun for everyone. Jesse and Dustin Peterson are more than the event promoters, they are enthusiasts. Jesse (Bike #691) was also a competitor in the A class, as well as the track designer. This weekend’s track was well taken by the riders and loved by the spectators.
In the 125 A Main event Travis Hodges took the lead on lap one and never looked back, while Braden Parks and Mike Kruger rounded out the top 3. The 250 A featured main event saw Brandon Kruger and Braden Parks edging out Hodges at the start, for the entire race there was a 3 way battle for the top spot with Brandon leading every lap. On the last lap Hodges and Parks drag raced to the last turn, fighting for that second spot, as Parks slowed as he attempted to run Hodges wide to gain advantage on the last set of jumps, while Travis the veteran that he is, squared off the turn perfectly just edging out Braden on the face of the final jump. The crowd was on their feet for the entire moto as these 3 competitors gave every one a show to remember.

Make Sure to visit www.petersonracingpromotions.com for more future event information. <Click Here for more photos>
For Full Event results and a few more photos from the weekend visit RacerXill Monday Wakeup Call .


I am currently sorting all the photos from this weekend and should have them up by tomorrow evening.Chris Cochran goes 4 for 4
I was not the only photographer on hand this weekend, as Friday races were photographed by me "Randy Toy" and Brad Letcher of Chaos Clicker. His collection of photos from the friday events will be more complete than mine, Brad has photographed every event the Peterson Racing Promotions has held at the Swiftel Event Ceter. So make sure you check out his website for the most complete collection of photos from Friday Jan 18th 2008. His website is www.chaosclicker.com
you can also visit www.petersonracingpromotions.com for more event information.

With the racing Action it pays to be consistent, and Chris Cochran or better known as "Bucky" only had one bad race all weekend, fortunately it was in his first qualifier on friday, as Bucky swept every main event he entered, 250 B Class & the 450B Class. His speed and pure determination drove him to a perfect main event weekend.<Click Here for more photos>


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etnies/Racer X Photography Contest Ends Monday!

That is correct the voting is almost completed. Please Vote for your favorite photo today!
I am excited to have a photo in the top 10 and yet I still wish all of the top 10 finalists luck. I believe there are a few photos that are real competition for me, so make sure to place your vote this weekend as Monday January 21st the Voting End. I am excited to anounce that all 10 photos will run in Racer X Illustrated, with the biggest spot going to the big winner, and I hope that my photo has reached more votes so if oyu have not voted yet now is the time to do so. Vote for your favorite right now! http://etniesmotox.com/racer-x-contest/


 

Friday 4:30pm Brookings, SD Supercross Update:

With bone chilling temperatures reaching a high of -2 degrees and that's with out the wind chill factor Cody Gilmore Brookings Supercross Jan 18th 2008With the Pits located in a building just behind the arena a 50 yard walk between the buildings is all each rider walks in the outdoors to get their bike to the arena, but through these temperatures that is like an eternity that affect both bike and rider, in a few short seconds it takes to take that walk the bike and rider need some warmth, so to get that staging for each moto is located inside the arena. just behind and to the left of the starting gate.
In practice we saw Cody Gilmore riding a Honda. Yeah that is right Gilmore once a Kawasaki Rider made the switch to Blue in November of 2006 and now the 2008 season kicks off with our local hero riding red, then we have Travis Hodges, Jared Robey, Chase McGrath take to the track and lay down some fast lap times with Hodges and Gilmore the obvious favorites for tonight's event.

With Qualifying out of the way by 3:30 the riders head out for a warm meal, and take some time to relax .Gates open at 6:30 and the real action begins. Tune in later for a recap on tonight's events.

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That is correct the voting is almost completed. Please Vote for your favorite photo today!
I am excited to have a photo in the top 10 and yet I still wish all of the top 10 finalists luck. I believe there are a few photos that are real competition for me, so make sure to place your vote this weekend as Monday January 21st the Voting End. I am excited to anounce that all 10 photos will run in Racer X Illustrated, with the biggest spot going to the big winner, and I hope that my photo has reached more votes so if oyu have not voted yet now is the time to do so. Vote for your favorite right now! http://etniesmotox.com/racer-x-contest/


Brookings Midwest Supercross Racing

Midwest Supercross This weekend- Brookings South Dakota Jan 18th and 19th 2008 : : Midwest Supercross Races return to the Brookings Swiftel Center! Last event in November 2007 Saw the return of Cody Gilmore as he took top Honors in both classes and both nights. Get ready for a great weekend of more exciting racing.

Midwest Supercross Racing
Fri January 18th Saturday January 19th, 2008
7:00pm
Swiftel Center Arena
http://www.petersonracingpromotions.com

Supercross racing at its best. Hosting all classes! Tickets are $13.50 in advance; $16.50 day of show. For children ages 3-12 tickets are $8.50 in advance and $10.50 for day of show. $10.50 for SDSU students with valid student i.d. Call 692-7539 for more info.



Travis Hodges takes Heat Win and transfers directly into the main

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   Teddy Maier Takes First Place in Kansas City

Honda Teammate Nathan Skaggs Finishes Second
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AURORA, Ill. (January 5, 2008) – The Toyota AMA Arenacross Series marched into the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo., tonight for the first event of the New Year.  In the Toyota AMA Arenacross class, Honda’s Teddy Maier took advantage of the bobble by the Toyota Holeshot winner Nathan Skaggs to win the main event.
“I didn’t see Skaggs go down but when I came to the end of the whoops section I saw him trying to restart his bike.”  Maier said. “He just kind of gave it away, but I’ll take it.” After making the 9-hour drive down from racing in Grand Rapids, Mich., last night, Maier put on an impressive display for the TiLube, MotoXXX team on his Honda.  Even with his second place finish Skaggs was proud of his ride, saying “I would like to have won but I ran a good race.” <More>


Teddy Maier Arenacross
Chad Cook is rooted for with Toyota Trucks Arenacross


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Second annual Etnies Photo Contest has kicked off, and one of the photos I submitted has made it as a top 10 finalist, Now it is up to the viewer votes.
Please have all your friends vote. The photo I have submitted is the photo of Chase McGrath #326 Going through the water. Lots of green in the photo and it has my name in the photo caption "Randy Toy Please Pass it on and Thanks a ton for your vote if you decide to vote for my photo. I am excited just to have made it to the top 10 so only vote for me if you feel my photo is the best in the list.
Thank you for your support
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Midwest Supercross - Thanksgiving weekend & JAn 18/19! : : Midwest Supercross Races return to the Brookings Swiftel Center! To top tonight's classes we see the return of Cody Gilmore. Cody was flawless Friday night capturing both main event wins in a feature packed event in south dakota. Brookings, SD Swiftel Center Supercross is racing at its best. Hosting all classes from the 50cc and up. The weekend is not over yet, Tomorrow night Saturday Nov 19th they will have yet another great night of heated action Brookings Swiftel Center! so get in your cars and get ready to see one of our favorites Cody Gilmore go for a complete sweep of the weekend. Can Gilmore do it? get to the races and see.

Storm Lake Honda/Amsoil/GPS Racing's Ricky Draper is receiving top billing on the new web site www.theoilmart.com
 
The Omaha-area Amsoil dealer, Doug Cloyed worked a deal for Ricky to receive corporate level sponsorship from Amsoil this year. The deal includes NGK and Twin-Air products. The new web site enables buyers to get the best products out there for a discounted price. Cloyed can be contacted personally from a link on the main page.
 
"We're excited to have Ricky on board. He's an emerging young pro with a bright future," stated Cloyed. "He'll be taking The Oil Mart with him all over the country during the AMA Toyota Arenacross series. We couldn't be happier." The team also includes local Omaha pro Jared Robey, as well as two 65cc up and comers, Chase Evans and Dillon Cloyed.

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