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Just a guy who was slow on a dirtbike and got slower as the years went on. Then I switched to taking pictures of the fast people!

AMA West Hare Scramble – Round 1 Photo Report

Photos/Captions: Kris Vancers

The morning was overcast and chilly (by Arizona standards) but come race time the sun was out and it was a beautiful January day at Arizona Cycle Park, host to Round 1 of the AMA West Hare Scramble.  Cory Graffunder was defending his #1 plate from many other riders that will try to take it from him this year.

Gary Sutherland got off to a quick start and pretty much lead the way for the whole two and a half hours


But that didn’t keep Sutherland from sneaking a peak behind him ever once and a while


Justin Sanders made short work of the huge sand doubles as he piloted his Yamaha to second place


David Broderick started on the second row in AA class but charged all the way to a third overall!


Tallon Taylor had no problems with the MX section of the 12+ mile lap. He took third in the Pro class.


Alex Dorsey was able to put his KTM in fourth place after 150 minutes


Anson Maloney rounded out the top five in the pro class

Cory Graffunder had some bike issues and lost too much time to the rest of the pack. He ended up 10th in the pro class


Gary Sutherlin, Justin Sanders, & David Broderick show off their hardware at the end of the day.





Cactus State Round 3 – Photo Report

Photos & Captions by Kris Vancers

November 18th 2012 – CMC Cactus State Rd #3 – Arizona Cycle Park


Lines were plentiful during practice….


….But you could always make your own


Dakota Mikkelsen getting some coaching


Track is ready. Time to mount up!


250-450F Beg, Junior, Intermediate & AZYT Master

It was pretty even as soon as the gate dropped


But as lap one came to a close Kyle Dearing, Angel Molina, & Doug Goodman start to spread it out


Paul Romanek chases down Cody Granados


But Granados was chasing down Goodman

Second moto Jake Schmich drops in chasing the lead pack

Dearing leaps his way to the front


65 0-8, 9-11 & 85/150F Beginner, 7-11, 12-13

Nicky Bons grabs the holeshot in front of Austin Zambach & Trevor Woodward


The rest of the pack trys to hunt down the leaders


Zambach takes the lead from Bons exiting the rollers


Woodward pulling a gap on Bons


Austin Dickinson airs it out over the uphill triple in moto 2


Alexander Vestal leads Miles Mcguigan up to the triple


40+ Intermediate, Junior, Master

Ty Nexsen leads Hans Vanderwall in moto 1


While Greg Camron shows the fast line to Scott Gettinger and Daniel Barker


Ty Nexsen protects the inside from Brian Graham


Ron Mercer carries momentum around the outside while Ed Hession aims to the inside


Bobby White hunts down James Johns

Moto 2 started off with some close racing between Nexsen, White, & Vanderwaall


White takes the lead from Brian Graham


Hession shows the way through the rollers in front of Johns & Mercer


125/250 Beginner, Junior, Intermediate, Pro

Moto 1 racing was tight up front from the get go


Chest protectors were definitely a must


Lauren Thompson & Aubry Bailey battle for the lead


Angel Molina outbreaks Reggie Christensen into a left hander


Moto 2 start was a carbon copy of moto 1


Carson Russell keeping on the rear wheel of Dakota Mikkelsen


65 Open & Supermini

Austin Zamback a bit late on the jump while Connor Giardina gets the holeshot

Giardina & Zambach stretch their lead


Alexander Vestal putting in solid laps

Zachary Frye getting ready for lift off


Trevor Woodward enters the wild blue yonder


AZOT Novice, Amateur, Expert, Master

Doug Goodman puts it out front early on Hans Vanderwaall


Danny Schul plays follow the leader

Vanderwaall keeps Goodman in his sights


Greg Cameron steals the inside from John Gilbert, but….

…Gilbert gets it back in the next corner


30+ Junior, Intermediate, Pro; BBO 2-Stroke/4 Stroke’ 125-250F Women

Lucas Frye jumps out to the early lead


The rest of the pack races to the first uphill triple


Courtney Wood had issues on the first lap


Paul Romanek runs it up the inside on Cameron Cieluch before the roller


Angel Molina representing the two strokes!


Frye takes home the checkers


85/150F Open

This class had the race of the day.

Connor Giardina leads Austin Zambach after the first lap….

….But Zambach had a tip over that gave away a possible moto win


Moto 2 was different. Giardina had a bad start while Zambach put it out front. It was a battle with multiple lead changes all the way to the checkers.


125/250F Schoolboy

Jake Schmich did not get the best start


Dylan Mckown manages the gap on Cameron Cieluch


Conner Maxwell out in front


Cieluch carrying speed around the finish line


Schmich making up for his bad start


Thanks to ACP for three great rounds of racing. See everyone next year!