Thursday Teaser

 

GATES, GATES, GATES, GATES, and more Gates at Arizona Cycle Park this Saturday Night. May 17th will be the first night of the Second Annual ACP Gates at Arizona Cycle Park. Come out to ACP this Saturday night where practicing your starts and first lap was all started at! ACP opens at 7PM with an hour of warm up practice and Gates starting at 8PM with ACP open till 11PM. Gates will be on the New Stadiumcross track. There will also be practice Sunday Morning May 18th starting at 7AM and going till NOON. AZDirt will definately be coming out for a little preview of the people who originated Gates.  Look for the pics and video Monday Morning on FRESH squeezed.

 

Friday Night, May 16th ET Motopark is hosting practice to get ready for their race this weekend from 6PM to 11PM with sign-ups and over night camping. Saturday Night, May 17th gates open at 2PM, Practice starting at 4PM, and Racing after 5PM. South track will be the Bikes only, North track PW Beg, Mini Quads, Big Quads, and UTV’s done by dusk. Fat J will be out at ET this Saturday Night and will bring you his race report for Monday Morning FRESH squeezed.

 

Spencer Kauffman: Interview

 

At the last couple of races AZDirt has been at, we have been watching the highly stacked Jr. Class and one of the kids who has been on fire is Spencer Kauffman. He has been taking home wins left and right.  I knew I had to find him and get the down low on him and his plans. I was able to catch up with Spencer and his Dad after the Payson race; this is was what I was able to get out of the both of them.

So give me a run down?

My name is Spencer Kauffman, I’m 15 years old and I’m from Fountain Hills, Arizona.  I ride the 125 Jr and School Boy class on the number 142 Yamaha.

You have been on fire in the Jr. Class lately, what is your racing past been like?

I have been on a big bike since the beginning of the last Summer.  Before that I was on an 85 and won some beginner races and was moved up to age after that.

Wait how long have you been riding?

I have only been riding for about 4 years now.

That’s cool.  So do you train?  What is your schedule like for riding and training?

I do a lot of in-the-gym work and I have a track right at my house that I use a lot.

You did World Mini recently.  How did you do up there?

I crashed a lot, but I think I ended up 12th overall in Jr.

What are your plans for the rest of the year?

First, probably move up to 125 Int. after the last CMC Copperstate Classic.  Also, we have a house up in Colorado and I think we are going to be up there for a while training and riding.

Intermediate huh?

Yup!

So this is more than a weekend adventure for you?

Ya, I would really like to go pro some day and try to make something out of it.

Who helps you out with everything?

Well I do all my bike work and my Dad brings me to the races and helps me with my gate and everything.

Well, it sounds like you are on the right track here!  I would say Good Luck but I don’t think you will need it.

Thanks!

 

 

Copperstate Rnd 6

The final round of the CMC Copperstate Classic was this past Saturday night at Arizona Cycle Park and what a great night of racing it was. AZDirt was on hand with all of our crew to capture the moment and bring it to you. Amsoil presents Round 6 of the CMC Copperstate Classic FRESH squeezed edition only here on AZDirt.com. Check out www.az-syntheticlubes.com for all of your Amsoil product needs.

Photos: AWhite / SS Intern Video: Worm Words: Awhite

This kid was big pimping it.

Jon Jon rips on his 65.

Cody had a bad get off in Friday night’s practice, but was back to action saturday night with a new pipe, and front fender.

Super Flagger was on duty.

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First moto was 250 Jr.

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Dusty took top honors in it!

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85 Age started out with the Ty taking the win by a large margin.

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Cody’s night didn’t start out the way he wanted with a blown up bike while in the lead.

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David King was riding really good all night.

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Matthew Meulemans took home 50 beginner again.

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Brady Courson-guinn would take home second place.

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The Vet class was packed!

That’s AZ Dirt right there.

Getting ready for the start of the Pro and Int race.

Deven Raper would win the Pro moto.

Out of state Bruce Weatherford came out first in the Int class by a large margin.

Jon Jon would take the win, but not easily with a crash and an awesome battle with Buddy Wentworth. Note – Buddy in the background.

Spencer Kauffman was on fire in the School Boy class. It would earn him a 2nd place.

Finally, after a blown up bike and a fuel line falling off, Cody came back to holeshot and win 85 Open.

The 430 of Jacob Ngo showed some great speed in the Int class.

Cody wouldn’t stop there. This is how close the supermini moto was!

Weatherford would take top honors in all the Int classes.

Deven Raper would win all the Pro motos.

This little one had a tough night, after I watched him fight picking up his bike in the mud. I went to help him only to be roosted with mud.

He came up short.

Another out of stater would take the 125 novice class.

That’s all folks!

Photo Gallery Link – http://awhitedesigns.com/freshsqueezed/copperstaterd6/photogallery/

Worm Productions was able to capture video for this weeks FRESH squeezed…


 

Thursday Teaser

Arizona’s most prestigious motocross championship series, the CMC Copperstate Classic at Arizona Cycle Park is racing under the lights for this weekend. Saturday night, May 10th is Round 6 of the CMC Copperstate Classic; Gates open 3PM and Practice 5PM. May 9th Friday night will be practice at ACP. Practice will start at 6PM and end at 10PM. Now, for the news everyone wants to know……track changes! ACP is going to be running a new hill for this round at the West end of the pit, this is not the same hill they ran for the last round. Bobby and the track crew have been hard at work rebuilding the whole track with the loader, bring in new sand & mulch. AZDirt.com will be on hand for all your need to know info for the Monday morning FRESH squeezed. So make sure your don’t miss it.

See You at the Races!

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Kyle Dearing: Interview

If you haven’t met little Kyle Dearing yet, which pretty much everyone has, as he makes his presence known on and off the track. Kyle is taking a step back this year from being so serious with all the sponsors and the racing drama to see if it will help him take off the stress. So far it seems to be working as he is leading the series in all of his classes in the CMC Copperstate Classic. We were able to catch up with Kyle for an interview and this is what we were able to get out of him.

So give me a rundown?
My name is Kyle Dearing, I’m 10 years old, my number is 99, and I live in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

What classes do you ride?
I ride 65 10-11 mod and stock.

Have you hit up any nationals this year?
Yes, we did World Mini and Amateur Open.

How did that go?
In my run offs I finished 15th in 65 10-11 Stock, 18th 65 10-11 Mod, and 21st 65 Open at World Mini. I took a 6th and 9th at Amateur Open.

Do you plan on doing any more nationals?
I wish I could, but right now it just doesn’t look like we will be able to.

So how has the series been so far?
Pretty good. I’m leading all my classes and I hope to take the overall tonight.

What are your plans to do with your prizes when you win?
I hope I win two bicycles so I can go trade them in for one really good one.

So it sounds like you have it all figured out?
Yup!

What if they don’t give you a bicycle and its something else?
I don’t know what I’ll do, but I know I would be really bummed!

Thanks Kyle for the interview, anything you would like to thank?
I want to thank my Mom and Dad; they do so much for me along with my Grandpa. He helps me with everything too. Bill Shugg, Dearing Trucking, TSR Contracting, Bent Clothing, AZDirt.com, and all of my other sponsors that I can’t remember right now thank you so much.

Payson MX

Wick Chiropractic is bringing this week’s Fresh Squeezed update to you. AZDirt headed up to Payson, Arizona for the 2008 Summer Gold Motocross Series for some great racing action. We will also be having Worm checking in with from the Vegas Supercross and Mini Moto.

Payson MX Report

It was nice to get away from the heat in Phoenix, and experience cooler weather. Round 1 of the Summer Gold Series provided everyone with some awesome racing action. So sit back and let us recap your weekend report with a Fresh Squeezed AZDirt. Words/Video/Photos: AW/SV

The track was fresh. Literally, the track crew built everything this week to fit inside the Payson Fairgrounds.

Cody McElroy, and Bailey Bruner showed up and banged bars all night.

The 212 of Kyle Hutchenson was hucking the Finish Line double which would score him 1st place in the PW 7-8 and PW Open.

2020 Supercross Champion.

The first 85 Age moto was an epic dog fight battle to the end. Cody and Bailey exchanged plastic the whole moto.

Spencer is on a role in the Jr class.

The 73 of Drai Nichols took home the 30+ Jr.

The first 250 Pro moto was this close for a majority of the moto.

The lap after lap of pressure. Bill MacMaster cracked and handed it over to Nathan Mahoney. Mahoney would take the win!

MacMaster would fall over just right after the pass.

Bailey would play catch up in the 85 Open moto after an early moto crash.

Scoring table!

The Dash for Cash was the one to watch as Worth would take the win. He would start a straight behind the Pros. As they battled, Worth slipped by on the outside. Worth wasn’t eligible for the money, but still took the moto win.

These two weren’t done yet.

Bailey would come back in the second moto of 85 12-13 to take the win.

Cody would go on to win the 85 Open and Supermini.

Bishop, MacMaster, and Mahoney wait for there moto in staging.

Scott Austin was keeping the 2-stroke alive along with a handful of people in Payson Saturday night.

Mahoney would end up taking the overall in the 250 Pro.

Shout out to Mad Photos

Cold weather was nice.

In the open moto Worth was up against Mahoney again but in a different class, he came this close before the finish line.

The 134 of Buddy Wentworth took top honors in the 65- 9-11 and 65 Open.

Laying it over.

Spencer Kauffman would take home a 250 Jr win.

Bishop must have been in retirement for awhile cause we haven’t seen him at the track, but he came out for this race to win the 450 Jr.

The trophies were sick!

See you at the races.

30+ Pro 100 Justin Crawfod 30+ Int 49 James Bellinger
145 Craig Pelleran 30+ Jr 73 Drai Nichols
323 Jesse Belcher
59 Randy Feigert 40+ AMT 230 John McNew
83 Bernie Gilson 40+ Master 27 Lonnie Smedstad 25+ Master 58 Brian Law 80 12-13 223 Baily Brunner
14 Cody McElroy
220 Stephen Ellis 80 7-11 61 Thunder Ralston 80 Beg 450 Brett Worth
532 Hunter Wyman
223x Jeff Kelley (bailey bruners cousin) PW 7-8 212 Kyle Hutcheson
211 Jake Carlson PW 4-6 4 Tanner Amanillas Pw Beg 118 Tanner Gibson
63 Sabastian Cristenson
72 Jordan Hill 250 Pro 68 Nathan Mahoney
21 Bill MacMaster (coming off injury) 250 Int 58 Brian Law 65 Beg 457 Ryan Carlson
98 Donovan Cross
79 Jaren Flowers 65 0-8 212 Kyle Hutcheson 65 9-11 66 134 Buddy Wentworth
67 611 Thunder Ralston PW open 212 Kyle Hutcheson
4 Tanner Amarillas
211 Jake Carlson 450 Open 276 Ryan Bishop
271 Bobby Worth
39 David Law 450 Beg 773 Brian Belnap
24 Luke Jones
87 Scott Austin 250 Beg 714 Tristen Hunter
31 Austin Krehbiel
773 Brian Belnap 250 Jr 142 Spencer Kauffman
31 James MacMaster
474 Justin Sweet 80 Open 14 Cody McElroy
223 Baily Bruner
61 Thunder Ralston 450 Int 271 Bobbby Worth
39 David Law 450 Jr 276 Ryan Bishop
665 Justin Sweet
225 Tyler Jones 450 Pro 21 Bill Mac Master
68 Nathan Mahoney Supermini 14 Cody McElroyo
601 Tristan Hunter 60 Open 134 Buddy Wentworth
611 Thunder Ralston
457 Ryan Carlson

VIDEO HERE

Now over to Worm-

Thursday:

We started off on our way to Vegas for the final round of the Supercross series, traveling with Chris Blose a local pro this was going to be an interesting weekend. Leaving on Thursday at 11:00AM we headed out to Las Vegas, we arrived at 4:30PM, we checked in to our hotel the Orleans were the 2008 Mini Moto Supercross was going on. Chris was competing in the Mini Moto with bike supplied by SSR Motorsports based out of china. Showing up Chris was concerned about his bike that he was riding, but his mind would quickly change after being able to swing a leg over the bike. The bike looked amazing! Michael (Chris’s Brother) showed up later so we headed out for a bit to eat with him. We then headed out to Sam Boyd Stadium to check in with everyone and then headed back to the hotel to get a good night sleep for Mini Moto the next day.

Friday:

We woke up to a beautiful day in the Sin City were we grabbed breakfast and headed out to Mini Moto. Chris started out with his 10-inch class were he was getting use to the bike; the 12-inch Chris had would have some issues with the brakes. Michael aboard his Red Baron bikes was looking great and looking forward to regaining his Mini Moto 10-inch championship back! Qualifiers: Mike came out with a great start and ended up taking the win in both 10-inch and 12-inch. Chris also took the start and would go on to win both 10 and 12-inch. The Crowed was ready for a brother show down!
Mains: Mike and Chris got out to a great start in the 10-inch with Mike in 2nd and Chris in 3rd, but later on Chris had a miss hap and fell, Mike held on and would finish 2nd. The 12-inch class started out with Chris getting a fairly good start with Mike in the back of the pack, Chris ended up getting taken out and would fall towards the back of the pack, Mike would came back to get a respectable 5th place.

Saturday:

It was a new day for the Blose Brothers, tonight was the 2008 East Coast West Coast Shoot Out. Chris and Mike had a difficult practice, with the track as wet as it was even RV had some spills. Practice 2 would be different Mike and Chris riding very well, except Chris didn’t seem to think he had a groove with this track. The West Coast qualifier class was stacked, Mike and Chris both had bad gate picks, and that led them to a difficult heat race were nether would qualify. The LCQ was very interesting, Mike and Chris had a good start and Chris worked his way in to 5th, but could not take over the 4th place position due to casing a jump, Mike was not far behind but both wouldn’t make it to the main.

Mike and Chris rode great and as hard as they could. They are looking forward to the first Outdoor National that will be held at Glen Helen on May 25th.

Overall Vegas was very action packed and interesting, I’m look forward to Glen Helen and the Great Outdoors, until them, see you at the races!

Worm!

Tuesday we will be introducing you to Kyle Dearing, as we got the down low on him at the last CMC Copperstate!

Check back with us on Friday for a flick you don’t want to miss. We were able to catch up with Jon Jon Ames, fresh off his championship up in Vegas. This is one Friday Flick you dont want to miss out on!

Only here at AZDirt.com! See you at the races.

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