What’s Yellow, Fast, and Female? Natalie Craudell.

After moving from a Z400 to an LTR450 Natalie Craudell seemed to have the tools she needed to become a top competitor in the Women’s Expert class at Quadcross Northwest. With great end of the year performances, the 2016 season looked like it would be an great year for the young rider. But, an injury in the off season had other plans for Natalie. Still recovering, she started the season to salvage points, but her leg is almost completely healed and she’ll be working towards a full recovery in order to chase a championship. Natalie’s riding took a night and day change when she moved to the 450, and she will be one to watch in the coming years.

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Tyler Nelson Interview

Tyler Nelson has made a sweep through the classes since the inception of Quadcross Northwest, improving each year to jump into the next higher class. This year he takes on the ProAm bracket against some of the fastest competitors the series has seen to date. After a securing the points lead at the opening round of 2016, Tyler is looking to build on his success and stick to a game plan to ensure he can secure the top spot come the final round of year. Fighting through injuries and a other slight misfortunes, Tyler’s confidence helps to keep his program on track. We asked Tyler a few questions about the start of his season and off season to get to know him and his program a little better.

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Trenton Poplin Interview

If you could race in any other time, when might that be?
Probably just a few years ago to have started early.

What do you dislike most in others on the track?
When they are over confident, and then ride unsafely due to that.

What is your earliest riding memory?
When I was like 3 or 4 when my brother Trae and I used to go out behind my Gramma’s house riding on our 50.

Do you remember your first race?
I remember my first race at Horn in 2014 like it was yesterday. Super fun day!

What was the happiest day of your racing career?
The happiest ever was Washougal ’15 from knowing I won the Production C championship.

What do you dislike most about yourself?
Not getting over my fears, such as doubles.

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Ruby Davis Interview

We interviewed reigning Quadcross Northwest pro Champion Ruby Davis about his racing, what he did in the off-season, and more. After breaking his elbow halfway through last season, Ruby managed to salvage enough points to retain the title and is looking to defend it this year. While the competition is stronger, Ruby’s outlook on life and racing has become more solid also. Will he be able to claim the championship again this year? Only time will tell.

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Tyler Nelson Horn Rapids Race Report – Quadcross Northwest

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.

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College Students Learn and Benefit from Motocross

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, “Well that’s how we’re going to do things and if you don’t like it, you can do your own thing.” Driving back home to Spokane, the fathers decided they would do just that.

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Quadcross Northwest & Pit Traffic Raise Almost $4000 for The Code Green Campaign

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[From left to right:] Greg Bingaman from Quadcross Northwest, Ann Farina from The Code Green Campaign, & Megan Brown from Pit Traffic holding the ceremonial check.
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.

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