Monday, July 23, 2018

BrappMag.com - Weekend Race Report

Here we go again, with no relief in sight - Mother Nature likes it wet in 2018. But hey, motocross it is so lets go racing. Check out this weekends report with the MAMA MX group to see how they made out along with a few others.


Adrianna Kelley shows the girls around the track in the pouring rain.

Click on the video below to get some of the details from this weekends racing action, then scroll down to link to more images and results from around the area.


There were a lot of scheduled races this past weekend and some got all their laps in and some got none. Two large storms converged over the state of Pa and dropped several inches of rain in places.


Nathan Murphy (127) races to a couple of wins with MAMA on Saturday.

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Patrick Anderson was on the gas all day long.


Chuckie Nigrin grabs the win in Unlimited C/D.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Motocross Racing Couple Take on HMDR Sprint Enduro

Last weekend the High Mountain Dirt Riders held their second annual Sprint Enduro at the South Side Conservation Club near Catawisa, Pa. This event was held as a Harescramble for many years but due to some changes in the property there they revised their format last year and it has been a hit.


I wasn't able to attend this years event but noticed that a long time motocross friend of mine decided to give some off-road racing a try along with his wife. I talked to Greg and got his permission to share his take on the weekend because I thought it was definitely worth sharing with the racing community.


Greg "Frenchy" Pamart (second from left) has been a life long motocross racer. He has been a French National Champion in years past and continues to strive for excellence both on and off the bike. Pamart travels to all the big Amateur National events and you can always find him finishing in the top five if not on top of the podium. Greg's motto has always been "MX for Life"

Below I'll share his words in his typical Frenchmen style:

Something weird happened yesterday..
by Greg “Frenchy” Pamart – Motocross racer

I raced something else than motocross (second time in like 35 years) ... A "sprint enduro" that is, and I enjoyed the crap out of it. This is a few fun factor that made it a kick ass experience.


Greg "Frenchy" Pamart races the HMDR Sprint Enduro

Fun Factor #1: it was a event that my wife Marika Krejci Pamart was participating in as well. It was her very first time racing offroad so I was very excited, nervous and pumped all at the same time. supporting her like she support me was a great feeling. She raced in the morning and me in the afternoon so we pitted for each other. I cried like a little school girl when she took off, thanks good it was pouring rain nobody noticed. So proud of her!!!


Marika Pamart races her first off-road event ever.

Fun Factor #2: the unknown. We had no expectation and any remote idea on what we were getting into. It rain like hell, rocks everywhere, roots central, trees every 2 inchs, oil on ice hill climbs, who in ze world want to pay to ride a motorcycle in this shit..? We and a bunch of insane ppl did.

Fun Factor #3: being not prepared.
Showing up with the wrong bike, wrong tires, not knowing what's the right bike or tires in the first place, no food, no spares.. not caring, over thinking and winging it is a great feeling. We work the day before so we just throw some bikes in the Sprinter and hit the road to the race. No pressure.

Fun factor #4: no expectation.
Even so we push ourself 100% (and I won my class 40A) we had nothing short of a near death experience (à la Delivrance) to finish.. we show up humble and ready to get our asses kicked. We did.. I got 20th overal and Marika crashed a zillion times, but we kept going and smiled (when done).

Fun factor #5: friends.
Ivan Pier Rat Tulala (I owe ya a tube btw), Eric Moose, Alex Alexandre, Bob Monko, Doc Mc gee and few other unknown ppl make it a absolute blast. They actualy have a award ceremony when we all hang out and bs about the day. Bad ass! The event (ecea) was well organized, club members were helpful and friendly, a pleasure.


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Fun factor #6: seat time.
+2 hours of hardcore riding in shitty condition. Im ready for loretta, heat, ruts and mudd are my friends.

Fun factor #7: satisfaction.
When you're done and did your best, you actualy feel like you accomplish something. You and your bike are beat but in one piece. Now time for food and a couple brew with your mates.
Awesome feeling.

So why not mixing it up a little? What's next? Road racing? Mini GP? Adv 24 hour race (let's do it Marco Sanna!)? Riding around the world..? We set our own limit in life... at the end of the day, the right peoples, 2 wheels and a motor and life is good!


#ridingisriding #mx4life #xcmaybenot #puravida #whyweride #nevergiveup


Thanks to the Pamart's for trying something new and sharing their experience with the world. 

Read on below to learn more about the Sprint Enduro format and see who won the shotgun. 


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What is this ECEA Enduro Series Sprint?

The Sprint Format was adopted into the ECEA almost 4 years ago as an alternative event for clubs. In 2017 HMDR held it’s the first ECEA Sprint Enduro as a test bed. The ECEA Youth Jr Series has run this format for a couple of years. In regards to an old school time keeper Enduro, the Sprint has little in common but to a Check in / Check out or restart format Enduro, the Sprint has some similarities. 


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The Sprint is basically a set of special tests run without transfer sections or time keeping, all being located is a central staging area.

HMDR runs three Loops or test sections in a clover leaf layout to keep everyone organized. At HMDR the sections vary from 2.8 miles to 3.7 depending on weather. HMDR is real PA enduro single track with a couple log roads for a break. We will run a mixed set of Loops, we call them Red, Blue and Orange. Red is easiest and used by our Youth. Loop times can be from 7 min, 10 min to 20 min. 


Word is they got some rain at this years event. Above Chaplain Joe did survive.

Riders will run multiple loops depending on class in any order they wish. There is a time limit set to
finish all your loops. It is based 3 or 3.5 hours from when you started. So you have to keep track of time and laps from the electronic scoring. Two large displays are in the staging area. Last year most guys had enough time to finish. There is plenty of seat time at this sprint and we hope to see you all at future events. Please contact us with any questions.


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Hunter Bush wins the coveted Shotgun at this years event.

Coming up next for the ECEA this weekend July 22, 2018

The 20th Anniversary Rattlesnake National Enduro in Cross Forks, Pa



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Monday, July 16, 2018

Weekend Race Report - MAMA vs MDRA Shootout

Mother Nature blessed us greatly as we headed out to the Doublin Gap Motocross Park this past weekend for the 3rd Annual Shootout between two of the largest motocross racing organizations in the mid-Atlantic region.


Take a look at the short video below to get the scoop on what went down then scroll through some coverage here to the image link at the bottom. Then make sure you pick up the next issue of @brappmagazine for full event coverage.


This was the third year for this annual event and a tie breaker to date. The MDRA would come out on top this year but I think the real story lies in the fact that these two large independent groups can come together and put on a race of this magnitude. So props to the promoters for working together and for the racers to be willing to give it a go.


Kearan Lynch comes out on top in a couple of 50 cc divisions.


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Stith and Murphy swapped overalls in the amateur divisions.


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The racing was great at this years MAMA vs MDRA shootout.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Don's Cycle Trail Report - CMATVA Rides the AOAA Trails

July the 4th weekend 33 machines from the Central Mountains ATV Association (CMATVA) saddled up to ride in Northumberland County, Pa at the AOAA Trails.


Riders will find beautiful vistas like this at the AOAA.

The CMATVA is a 1500 member strong ATV association based out of the Lock Haven area in Central Pa. that rides twice a month every month. This group is a strong force in creating trail riding opportunities in Pa and continues to fight for our rights to ride.

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The founding fathers if you will of the AOAA have a deep history in the area and it was some 20 years ago when a small group of riders had a vision to bring a legal and maintained riding area to Northumberland County. Due to theirs and many others diligent efforts today riders can enjoy over 6500 acres to explore in just about any type of off-road vehicle. The AOAA allows motorcycles, ATV's and Side by Sides as well as full size off road trucks, jeeps and rock crawlers.

Located less than three hours from New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the AOAA offers a safe haven for riders from all over the East Coast.

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Varying terrains can be found at the AOAA and there is trail riding available for all skill levels. Maps are available and the trails are well marked. Guides are also available for groups to enjoy a day at the park. 


Our group had a great day spending about five hours out on the trails. A few machine malfunctions cut down our typical mileage for the day but that is one of the benefits of joining the association. Not only the camaraderie but no man , women or machine gets left behind. We function as a unit to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience.


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Better yet, join us for our upcoming Poker Run and ride some of the trail system we are helping to expand and help us raise a little dough to make that happen.


We wanted to throw a big shout out to Dons Cycle in Hellam, Pa

They put us in this Kawasaki Teryx 800 LE with EPS for our ride at the AOAA. 

This machine performed great and I would recommend that anyone thinking about a new machine to put this on your list. The machine offered plenty of power from its 800 V - twin power plant and comes equipped with Fox Podium Shocks to get you thru those PA rock gardens.

Matter of fact this machine was a clean pre owned unit with only 160 miles on and is still available from the staff at Dons Cycle. They offer machines from Kawasaki and Polaris plus a slew of personal watercraft and motorcycles for your riding pleasure.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Upcoming Off-Road Rides and Events

If your looking for something new to do in the next 30 days then scroll down to check out an upcoming list of events and poker runs you can attend. Pennsylvania offers some of the best off-road riding in the country and things are about to get better.


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The Ramey Fire Co. holds Poker Runs April thru Oct. Next up is this weekend 7/8.

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The Fairfield Fire Co. has a Poker Run on 7/14 at Mountain Ridge ATV Park.

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The Snow Shoe Rails to Trails holds their Annual Chicken BBQ and Ride on 7/21.

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Join the Central Mountains ATV Association for their second Poker Run of the year on
August 4, 2018.

This is your chance to get to ride some of the trail system that is part of the 

Northcentral PA ATV Initiative

and to help raise money to support those efforts.

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new riding opportunities.