Rounds 1&2 of the 2016 Quadcross Northwest season are in the books! We had record entries for the opening weekend which is awesome news for the future of the sport in the Northwest and made for some awesome battles across the board all weekend. I’ve never really rode well at Horn Rapids and I came into the weekend really just hoping for a top 3 and to keep the bike in one piece. Saturday morning I got up early and headed for sign ups. After I paid my entry and membership fees I looked at the cash I had left on me and was like “Oh, I better go win some money back.” I duct taped my boots on and was ready to go.
Summary: This build has been my pride and joy in racing and could not be happier with how it turned out. My BCS Performance powered "shorty" race motor is wrapped around my custom billet aluminum frame rails. The slick Tiger Racing bomber hood matches perfect with my Solid Offroad Design graphics. I'm running the Goldspeed/GBC Motorsports wheel/tire combo again for the third year straight now and has proven success for me. I can't thank my dad enough for helping me with the long nights and all my sponsors for the support for this season. My first race of the year … Read more…
Do you all enjoy explosions, guns, train horn pranks, Gncc events, and Atvs? Then you have come to the right place. Come check out my YouTube channel and be eligible for your chance to win a prize every mile-marker subscriber count. My first giveaway will be at 100 subscribers and I believe that will be achieved overnight tonight. This is a hobby that I am looking to get into while I am in college waiting in between classes. Be sure to give my channel a look and subscribe if you like what you see. Thank you all for reading this! … Read more…
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In 2012, Greg Bingaman and three other fathers started Quadcross NW after several bad experiences at a series in California. Finally, the turning point came when 250 and Pro-Am races were combined. As one might expect, the safety of everyone involved was compromised and the father of the pro-am rider took issue with the head of the series. The response was not what they had hoped for. According to Greg, they were told something along the lines of, â€œWell thatâ€™s how weâ€™re going to do things and if you donâ€™t like it, you can do your own thing.” Driving back home to Spokane, the fathers decided they would do just that.
When plastic skid plates first hit the market, they were absolute junk. It was essentially a formed version of quad plastic, making it brittle and not able to even withstand medium impacts. Needless to say, those didn’t take off as much as some people wanted you to believe they were amazing, they just didn’t work. Everyone stuck with the metal skids, but they potentially could end your race if the mounts broke or if they got caught on an obstacle, got ripped and bent. After a season they were so beat up you would have to replace them anyway.Â They … Read more…
Our 2nd annual potluck was a huge success in many ways this year. Our biggest success was that we raised almost $4000 for The Code Green Campaign, in conjunction with Quadcross Northwest. We received a plethora of donations for our silent auction and raffle, Quadcross Northwest sold green shirts, a representative from Code Green was in attendance, and caring members of the Northwest quad community (read: most all of them!) came bearing food and money to donate. It was an amazing experience to help close out the year of Northwest racing.
Rounds 11&12 are in the books along with the 2015 Quadcross Northwest season. This was a great season for myself, after a year off I decided to make a change and made the switch to the YFZ450R. As it turned out this was a great decision since this was my first season I’ve been able to finish since I started racing quads in 2010, so I’m calling 2015 my rookie season!
The week leading up to this weekend was pretty rough, my quad had to be torn apart and the parts I needed were waiting for me at Washougal so I wasn’t going to be able to get it fixed until late Friday night. I loaded the bike up in pieces Friday morning and was just about ready to leave when I got a phone call about a family issue which held me up and I wasn’t able to leave until much later than I had planned. I ended up heading down to Washougal by myself and battled heavy traffic the whole way down. I got there after dark on Friday, tracked down the parts I needed to put the quad back together and didn’t get to bed until after midnight. Woke up Saturday morning signed up and went to the line for first practice with my alignment barely good enough to ride. It had been 3 years since I had been to Washougal and the last time I was there my quad blew up so I had almost no time under my belt on the track and it took me a while to get in the groove. Second practice went a lot better and I felt ready for moto one.
With all the signs pointing towards us not being able to make it to the Albany round of QuadcrossNW, we never even opened the back of the trailer to look at the bikes when we got home from nationals. I unloaded everything from the last 5 months out of the rv so that we would have the food, clothes, dishes, and such back in the house. Phil ended up being able to make it back home from work, be we were totally up prepared. He had to get power working on the trailer/RV again because he had pulled the generator … Read more…
September 12th and 13th at Washougal will be the series finale of Quadcross Northwest’s 2015 season. Come wearing green for suicide awareness. We will be honoring two of our fallen community members, Joe Green and Troy Oestreich, whom we lost to suicides. Â This is a great event to come to for various reasons: ATV racing on the nationally reknowned Washougal MX track – the same track our favorite bikes race on in July. PD Mokry, from I AM ATV MOTOCROSS, is coming to film. If you can help with expenses, hit this link:Â http://www.gofundme.com/qxnwvid 2nd Annual Pit Traffic Potluck is happening … Read more…
This Saturday, August 22nd, is our 2nd to last Race of the Season!Â There also is the Rainier Round Up Parade in the Morning.Â If you would like to be a part of the Parade, then you will want to meet Danny outside the front gate at 10am.Â Everyone is welcome to participate on either their race bikes, quads, bicycles, cars, walking, etc.!Â Just a reminder that all kids MUST be wearing a helmet.Â This has always been a fun event in the past, so hope you all will join us again this year!
Gates Open: 8am
Sign-Up: Noon-3:30pm (Call Amy at 425-314-2744 if you will be late for signup so you don’t have to start your heat on the 2nd row)
We look forward to seeing you
all out at the track on Saturday!Â Please let me know if you have any
questions.Â As always, www.dandwracing.com for more information
We are heading into Fall, back to school (or braaaap to school), and the sponsorship season. A lot of stress! So, let’s take a minute to talk about some things we are liking around the office that are low-stress. Just click to view or purchase on Amazon.
What’s this device? Only an amazing tool you’ll want for your car, truck, camper, or trailer. Charge your phone, your ipod, your car? Yes. Yes. Yes. Â This handy device boasts a ton of features including:
Portable battery charger with charging adapters for all major electronic devices.
Built-in protection features: over current protection; short circuit protection; overload protection; over-voltage protection; over-charge protection.
Compact car jump starter that can jump start your car 20 times on a full charge – Increased power for cold weather starting. 20 times! That’s insane!