Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sleepy Hollow Two Stroke Shootout and HCS Pro AM

Story and Images By: Lexi Thompson

Sleepy Hollow 9-19-2020

This past weekend in Fredricksburg, Pennsylvania, Sleepy Hollow MX hosted their 11th annual U.S. 2 Stroke Shootout event. With not a cloud in the crystal blue sky, bikes took to the starting line to fight for the $5,000 purse.


Jack Rogers (35) leads the 125 Pro division at Sleepy Hollow.

 The 125 pro class lined up with game faces on and ready to race. When the gate dropped of the first moto, 13 bikes raced up the uphill start. #35 of Jack Rogers on the Husqvarna earned the holeshot off the line leading into the first turn. 

Just escaping the carnage of the first turn pileup, #15 of Cody Groves and the #749 rider, Trevor Schmidt, followed the leader, closely in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The standings remained as that until midway through the second lap, when Schmidt passed Groves along the back of the track. Rogers continued pulling ahead while the two fought for the position behind him. The Yamaha rider of Robert Piazza on the #777 was able to gain ground and trail the podium position holders.

Further back in the pack, Michael Lacore on the #33  and the #85 of John Bowlin were racing for a top 5 spot. Heading into the third lap, Cody Groves went down in a turn just before the finish line jump; this leaving him to finish the race in fourth place. This mistake allowed for Trevor Schmidt to push past and put pressure on Rogers for the lead. Piazza also got around Groves and was able to steal the podium position from him. The #454 in 5th place was charging ahead chasing Groves in hopes of stealing the 4th place spot, but fell short when the checkered flag waved.

 With less than 3 laps to go of the 8 lap moto, Michael Lacore pulled off the track due to mechanical issues and was unable to finish the race, resulting in a DNF and an opening in the top positions. Despite Schmidt gaining time and getting closer to the leader, he was unable to make the pass, leaving Jack Rogers to finish the race in the same first place position that he started in. Robert Piazza rounded out the podium in 3rd.


Trevor Schmidt goes 2-1 to win the O/A 125 Pro division.

In the end it would be the KTM mount of Trevor Schmidt (above) racing to his second overall victory in as many weeks racing the 125cc bikes in the great state of Pa.

Top 5 O/A - 125 Pro

1. Trevor Schmidt    2-1
2. Jack Rogers          1-3
3. Bobby Piazza        3-2
4. Cody Groves         4-4
5. Alex Panzarella    5-5

Classes were held for all two stroke class bikes on Saturday at Sleepy Hollow - please check back in the coming days for full results.


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As par for the course lately - the mini classes were stacked.


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SUNDAY RACING - HCS Pro Am from Sleepy Hollow



Cody Darr was on hand to catch the action at Sleepy Hollow

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Tony C was also on hand at the Hollow

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Yamaha All Star Pro Am / MDRA Series at Doublin Gap MX

Yamaha sweeps the premier expert divisions again at the annual All Star Pro Am at Doublin Gap Motocross Park in Shippensburg, Pa. It would be a Piazza / Sanford weekend as racers battled for the $6000 purse partially sponsored by Twigg Cycles in Hagerstown, MD.



Bobby Piazza goes 2-1 to win the Open Expert division.

Take a peak at our short video race recap below, then scroll down for more racing action and to link to results and images from the weekend.





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The future of motocross is alive and well in our neck of the woods. 2020 racing has seen some of the best turnouts in years with the mini cycle classes having great numbers at the gate. The amateurs are faster than I've ever seen and the sponsors are taking notice.



 . Bobby Piazza takes his Yamaha YZ450 F to the top of the box on Sunday.


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Max Sanford sweeps the 250 A division at Doublin Gap. 



Saturday was a practice day mixed in with a 125 All Star race followed by downhill Barbie Jeep racing and capped off with an evening catered meal.


Rochester NY native Trevor Schmidt sweeps the 125cc race taking home the lions share

of the $4000 purse. 


The 125 podium and future stars of motocross right here. 



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Owen Powers wins 50cc Open with close to 30 racers in the class.


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Thursday, September 10, 2020

MDRA and WNYMA at Miles Mountain Motocross

 On Labor Day weekend we took our annual trek to Miles Mountain MX in Elkland, Pa. This facility that sits right on the PA / NY border is always a favorites stop in the series. With its 375 feet of elevation change, big air opportunities and views that go on for miles I'm sure the 500 plus entries on the weekend enjoyed every minute of it.



Saturday offered an open practice day with lots of activities around the facility. Sunday we awoke to more beautiful weather and the red hot racing action that is always a given at this event. Check out a few of the winners on the day - then scroll down to link to all results and images from the weekend.


The future of the sport is bright as the 50cc gates have been full all year. 


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Open C saw MXBoot.com rider Sam Cuomo (117) battling for the holeshot 
with race winner Caleb Weller (11).


The MDRA's own Jeff Yentzer (63) jumped back on the bike at this round.


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Jenna Shulteis races to the Womens division win at Miles Mountain.


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Rogers and Groves battle in 250 A - Kawasaki mount Rogers takes the win.


Matt Hougentogler wins three classes on the day and the lions share of the 
$2000 purse in the Open A division.





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Round 7 of the SRT AMA East Hare Scrambles by Beta at Burning Rock

Story by Kenneth Held

Photos by Erin Gutish 

09-06-20 Sophia, WV  

Round 7 of the SRT AMA East Hare Scrambles by Beta hosted by VXCS - Lafferty turns up the heat at Burning Rock Off Road Park. 



You couldn't ask for better weather or a better facility.  The 11 mile main event included a Turn Track, MX Sand, Hard Pack and Tight Rocky Root trails.  Basically the best of everything. 

Beta's Thorn Devlin would get the Holeshot and take the early lead into the open fields followed by Ryder Lafferty HSQ and Sam Evans HSQ.  Devlin would overshoot a turn on the MX track and hand the lead off to Lafferty.  

Devlin would jump back into the mix in 3rd place battling with Evans and Kyle McDonal for the 1st lap.  Lafferty would pull away by the middle of the 2nd lap and never look back.   The battle would now be for 2nd place.  More importantly Devlin is only a few points away from locking up the number #1 plate for 2020. 

A win today would have brought him that much closer over Kyle McDonal.  Devlin would overheat his brakes in an attempt to catch Evans and at the same time try to keep McDonal behind him.  In the end it was Lafferty, Evans and Devlin with McDonal in a close 4th.  With 2 rounds remaining it is still undecided.  Our next round is scheduled to be held at NYOA in NY on 10-04-20




Top 5

Ryder Lafferty - HSQ

Sam Evans - HSQ

Thorn Devlin - Beta

Kyle McDonal -Beta

Dylan Dela-Cruz - KTM



The Morning Youth event would have them run an abbreviated course from the main utilizing half the mountainous trails.  They did however share the same treacherous rock gardens. The 4 mile course would even cause the best of the best to run 20 minute laps. 

Out to an early lead was the "Steam Roller" Tyler Atkinson aboard his KTM Super Mini.  Behind him was Harvey "The Raging Bull"  followed by Team Perfect Storms Cate Nash.  Nash would take a bad line in the technical rock garden allowing Atkinson and Bull to pull away.  

Unfortunately for all 3, Ryder Sigety from the 9-11 Class aboard his Team Sigety YZ 85 would begin to make his way to the front.  By lap 2 Sigety would take the adjusted time lead but he didn't know that so he motored on.  By lap 3 he would make the pass physically.  He would finish on the top of the box with Atkinson in 2nd and Bull in 3rd.




Top 5 Youth Main 

Ryder Sigety - YAM

Tyler Atkinson - KTM

Harvey Bull - KTM

Cate Nash - SUZ

Ashton Lambert – KAW



Our next round is scheduled to be held at NYOA in NY on 10-04-20