Canyon Christmas Grand Prix and Team Race Post Race Report

J1P_5082Peoria, AZ (12/13/2014) – Arizona OffRoad Promotions held their annual Christmas GP and team race at Canyon Motocross.

The AZOP crew laid out a 6 mile course for this year’s race. The course received some rain the night before the race and stopped just in time for the racing to start.

The bike and atv Pee-Wees started the racing at 8:15am. Carson Millikan won the 50cc 7-8 year old class. Keep an eye out for Carson at Supercross this year in the junior sx challenge. Action Jackson Bluth won the 65cc C class with Gunner Deatherage in second just seconds behind, it was an epic battle in the muddy conditions. Elijah Manygoats was first in the 80cc ATV class followed by the lovely lady Dakota Hibler in second.

The big bikes were up next. The overall went to the man that was ripen Travis Damon from Lake Havasu City followed by Scott Freymueler and Joe Bridges. Other big bike class winners were, Deegan Newton, Joey Fauss, Dave Perry, Mitch Mohler, Dustin Bluth, Tim Mattingly, Lee Donham, Samantha Mcneilly, Steve Reiswig, Rod Terry, Ken Preston, and Gary Peterson. Only a few were able to do 5 laps.

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RACE STORY

Arizona Off Road Promotions partners with the town of Gila Bend for annual Grand Prix and to announce exciting future races.

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Gila Bend, AZ (11/17/2014) – The Arizona Off Road Promotions series held their 2nd annual Gila Bend GP at the familiar pit adjacent to Interstate 8.  The town promoted the race and welcomed all the racers.  The race was a success and we are pleased to announce that this will become an annual race every November and with the help of the town we will be racing through the streets of Gila Bend starting in November of 2015! 

 

The AZOP crew laid out a 4 mile course for this year’s non-points fun race.  The course featured sand, technical tree sections a few hard packed high speed sections and some silt.  The silt in the area is just like the silt beds of the famous Baja races. 

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Goldspeed Racers Earn Top Spots From Coast to Coast

Goldspeed Racers Earn Top Spots From Coast to Coast

WORCS_2014_Havasu_Donna-EllsworthLas Vegas, Nevada 3/24/14 Goldspeed Racing Products returned to the top of the podium last weekend as reigning ATVA champion Chad Wienen secured his first win of the season.  Wienen and the entire Wienen Motorsports race team have elected to compete aboard the Goldspeed aluminum race wheel for the second year in a row.  2 time champion Chad Wienen came out swinging, taking the fastest qualifier award as well as the moto one win ahead of a talented and hungry field of racers.  In moto two, Wienen trailed John Natalie who ripped a holeshot and carried the lead for the entire race.  Wienen’s 1-2 finishes were good enough to give him the overall and allow him to keep the coveted red plate going into round two.  Fellow Wienen Motorsports/Goldspeed/FMF rider Thomas Brown managed a 5-5 finish to give him a top five spot for the weekend.

On the west coast, WORCS racers managed to overcome the brutal conditions of the Lake Havasu race course to earn multiple podiums at the third round of the World Offroad Championship Series. Despite a historically rough course, record attendance meant that racers would have to be on top of their game to survive the conditions as well as the competition.

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For Immediate Release: JRi Shocks Lake Havasu WORCS ATV & UTV Racing recap and VIDEO

WORCS_Havasu_2014_JRi-Shocks-_David_Flores-BeachMooresville NC 3/19/14 JRi Shocks ATV and UTV racers battled one of

the most challenging WORCS courses to date at the last round of the World

Offroad Championship series as record numbers of ATV, UTV and Motorcycle racers turned out for the final Lake Havasu WORCS race held at Crazy Horse Campground.   Over the years, the Havasu round has become a favorite among racers despite consistently being dubbed one of the harshest, 

most abusive courses on the circuit.

JRi Shocks has entered 2014 with a fully fueled roster featuring five UTV Racers and two top ATV racers who will fly the JRi flag at each of the series 9 rounds.

Humboldt Motorsports, a three car team comprised of owners Roger Kirkpatrick, Travis Rasmussen and Pro UTV racer Dana Creech, approached JRi last winter with the intention of fielding a factory-like presence for each of the 9 WORCS rounds.  JRi Shocks jumped on board and despite limited time testing the new ECX 3 XP 1000 shocks, the racers have been nothing but pleased with its performance.

“All of the WORCS courses are known to be some of most roughest and most abusive courses on cars and equipment and we definitely found that out at the first round but the shocks can handle it” says Travis Rasmussen.  “I actually jumped the lagoon
jump twice in practice and everyone was coming up to me telling me how nice and level the car was flying and the landing was nice and smooth.”

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Arizona Off Road Promotions Tonalea, AZ report with AMRA

AZOP-10122013-674Tonalea, AZ (10/14/2013) – The Arizona Off Road Promotions series headed north to Tonalea, AZ for rounds 10 and 11 of the 2013 series.  The crew worked with the XMC motorcycle club to cut in an all new course that would be used for the opening round of the AMRA series as well as the AZOP course.  The crew ended up with a 10 mile loop that took approximately 25 minutes to complete one lap.  The terrain consisted of sand, silt, tight trails in between trees, a very tight wash section and a terrific 1 mile long sandstone section that was extremely technical.

On Saturday the AMRA series held their races and that was followed by Round 10 of the AZOP Motorcycle series.  The overall victory went to Malcolm Dayzie in the 250cc A class followed by Open A rider Tyler Palmer.  3rd overall went to the winner of the 250cc B class David Richards.

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Arizona Off Road Promotions finds success at 7200 feet

Arizona Off Road Promotions finds success at 7200 feet
Cinder Mountain Hare Scrambles race gets over 120 entries

Flagstaff, AZ (8/3/2013) – Saturday the Arizona Off Road Promotions series held a 100 mile hare scramble event in the pine trees of Flagstaff Arizona within the Cinder Mountain OHV area.  This unique riding area is located next to the Sunset Crater National Monument.  The sunset crater was formed 900 years ago by a large volcanic eruption.  The Cinders OHV area gets its name from the results of the eruption which are billions of tiny cinder rocks.  It is similar to riding on sand and the area is notorious for big whoops and tree roots.

 The AZOP team laid out a unique 18.5 mile loop that consisted of many trails that have never been raced on before.  The first race of the day was the Mini and Pee wee bikes and quads.  Gunner Deatherage took the win in the 65cc Mini C class while Marcus Harris won the ATV 80cc class.  

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A speedy 7 questions with Karley Brown

When Karley Brown isn’t writing profound Facebook updates, working full time or attending school to be a speech pathologist (also full time), she’s on the track taking photos of riders on two and four wheels. Like other people we know, Karley uses photography to stay connected to a sport she loves. We got some inside info from her about her photos. Look for coverage from QuadX from Karley as well.

karley7How did you get involved in photography?
I use to ride, I had a $50 cheap digital camera from Walmart that I would bring with me riding and I would always take pictures of my friends with that camera. I always wanted a better camera but riding was expensive enough, I couldn’t afford photography too. Eventually I had to sell my bike and I hated that I wasn’t able to go to the track. I put other people before myself so I was never able to go to the track or do things that made me happy. On February 22nd, 2012 my family helped me buy a camera for my birthday. It was one of the happiest days of my life! [Laughs] Having a camera meant I could stay close to my favorite sport and my friends. 

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AZOP Hare Scramble Sept 15th

Looking for a 2 hour long race September 15th? Arizona Offroad Promotions has the race for you. A hare scramble for bikes, quads, minis and side by sides September 15th at Route 66 Motorsports Park in Kingman, Arizona. This is the 8th round of their series and the track is said to feature jumps, whoops, twists and turns (no rock sections though) and the course will be about 15 miles long. Sounds fun to us…

Check the flyer and make your plans to race this event.

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5 Questions with Matt Hancock

You started off the year pretty strong racing WORCS, but we haven’t heard much since then. What have you been doing and how has your year been going? My year did start off pretty good with some back to back wins and it has given me a 15 point lead in the Open A class with only 3 rounds left. The past two races I have had some little things not allow me to keep my results up to where I would like but I’m looking forward to Glen Helen to get my results back to where they should be. The competition in my class has started to get tougher as well with Grant Mitchell and Mike Sloan switching into the Open A, so I have really had to step up my game to continue being a contender.

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Five questions with new team rider Ryan Waldo

Ryan Waldo is the newest addition to Pit Traffic! We like to welcome new members by forcing them to do lengthy interviews and then cutting it down to 5 questions. Ok ok, we only asked him five to keep it short. Ryan has been tearing up the WORCS circuit this year and is currently 5th in points for the Pro-Am class. Learn a little more about this up and coming fast guy here.

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Inside Team Pro-ATV with Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock has been around racing for a long time and this year has formed Team Pro-ATV with Josh Edwards and Britney Latimer to compete in all kinds of racing in the Southwest U.S.A. Matt gave us an inside look at what the team has planned for this year and you can follow the team on Facebook as well (check out the bottom of the post).

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