MotoX Summer Bash

Published 5:06 am Wednesday, June 28, 2006

By By Matthew Nascone
The Atmore Motorcross Track was firing on all cylinders last weekend with the Summer Bash event. Summer Bash was the first race on the track that saw competitive racing action on Saturday and Sunday.
Track owner Bobby Hadley said holding races on both days of the weekend relieved a lot of the stress on Sunday.
"It was a lot more manageable because we split the races between the two days," he said.
The quad racers from Mississippi, Alabama and Florida led the afternoon off on Saturday followed by the adult pit bike money races. Track promoter Steve Hicks said this is growing in interest.
"The event puts men and women on hopped up child-size peewee bikes for competition on the youth track," he said.
Tony Jewah and Faith Racers Ministries out of Lineville led off Sunday with MX Church Services before the racing action began.
Following the church service was the rest of the race schedule, including the powder puff race and other various female races. These races were sponsored by
Hadley said anywhere from 500-700 people passed through the gates as paying customers and the weekend saw 178 riders registered for a race. The heat of summer was a factor according to Hadley, but he said he would like to thank all the loyal supporters who came out to watch the racing anyways.
"Although the temperature was high, the riders pushed on and their endurance was tested out there," Hadley said. "All-in-all I think everyone had a good time and there were no serious injuries, which is always good. I would like to thank all riders and spectators for enduring the heat with us."
Hicks also had good things to say about how the weekend went.
"The weather and talent at Atmore Motocross Park this past weekend was smoking hot," Hicks said.
The final summer race at the track will be July 15-16 and then the track will take another break until the fall schedule starts in September.
Summer Bash winners
Quad C/D Open
1. Danny Moseley
Quad A/B Open
1. Shane Hadley
Quad Open
1. John Bumpers
Quad Open Money
1. Wesley Hollifield
Jr. Pit Bike
1. Devin Stringer
Money Pit Bike 10"
1. Jacob Crane
Money Pit Bike 12"
1. Joshua Smelley
Money Pit Bike 14"
1. Kendall Mason
50cc Entry 6 &Under
1. Taite Watson
Powder Puff
1. Emma Moore
50cc 7-9 years old
1. Miranda Pecevich
Open PeeWee
1. Cameron Breland
50cc Two-Stroke Beginner
1. Abby Cascio
PeeWee Trail
1. Chazz Stringer
65 beginner
1. Josh Ballard
65cc 7-9 years old
1. Cameron Breland
Girls 65cc-105cc
1. Brittan Stark
Preteen (7-11)
1. Stephen Bumpers
65cc 10-11 years old
1. Cody Lods
85 D (Beginner)
1. James Renfroe
85cc 7-11 years old
1. Dillon Cook
85cc 12-15 years old
1. Heath Harrison
85 Open/Supermini
1. Hannon Stapleton
125 D
1. Eli Chunn
125 C
1. Hunter Cascio
125 B
1. Patrick Buell
Youth 12-15 years 125cc Max
1. Jared Hicks
1. Tasha Rayburn
250 D
1. Shawn Moore
250 C
1. Loni Porto
250 B
1. Jared Hicks
Open Trail
1. Samuel Ordis
Open Money
1. Kari Harrison
Open Beginner
1. Austin O'Connor
Open Amateur
1. Michael Hawes
Vets 35+
1. Eddie Kiley

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