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Old 09-24-2010, 07:00 AM   #1
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A father/daughter go racing...

Well, this weekend is where it all begins. A slow 42yo C rider and a his daughter, an enthusiastic yet inexperienced 13 yo, will race the first HS of the year in the FTR series (http://www.floridatrailriders.org/). We've been riding together now for 4 years now and both of our riding progression has been fun and steady. Haley had her first race last year (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=Tbone and I haven't raced in a few years

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but we've never raced the same course. My Sun. course will include hers plus a few extra miles, so we'll have plenty to talk about afterwords. We're both excited, and nervous, and if we weren't I'd be really worried

I'll be racing Senior C (40-45 yo) and Haley will be in Mini Girls (9-14 yo). She'll be on the same row as the Mini C boys, so 20-25 other kids on her row will ensure someone is always passing you or ready to be passed.I'm on a KTM 300 and she be riding a CR85R. Maintenance is done, bikes are loaded, so we'll be reporting back in on Monday with many stories, hopefully written with a smile on our faces!

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Old 09-24-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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Go Team GO!!!

Best of luck to you guys!!! Have fun!!!
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:49 AM   #3
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:14 PM   #4
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Thumb Father/Daughter race'n

That's way cool ! ! !
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:19 AM   #5
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Brilliant! Will be great to see the outcome
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #6
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Waiting to hear the results.....
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #7
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HS#4 race report

I'll be honest, after 2 lackluster races (9th place twice) and Haley not racing due to a broken collarbone I wasn't in the mood to write up a race report. It's frustrating to see guys you raced against last year finishing well ahead of you knowing with a new bike I should be doing better. It comes down to me riding better, and each race you go out there hoping this is the race where you can find some speed.

The race this time took place in northeast Florida near the town of Palatka. The property was flat with Sat race being 6 miles and Sunday's being 9.6. Haley had 2 other girls in her class (Jr. girls) so she was both excited and nervous about how her shoulder would hold up under race conditions



Haley got a decent start and looked tentative but rolling. Apparently on the first lap both girls made mistakes and she had the lead. Now with many of the "C" classes the winner may not be the fastest but the one that makes the least mistakes. Haley was reminded of that when a mud hole put her in an awkward position and several minutes passed until she get extracted 2nd lap was also eventful as when pulling over for a faster rider she ended up getting her left arm yanked pretty good (collarbone shoulder) so she came in and called it a race. She determined to do better next race and I have no doubt she will.

Junior Girls
Place # Name AMA # Brand City, State Points Adv Laps Elapsed
1 14G India McDonald Honda Newberry, FL 50 0 4 1:17:08
2 153G Alyssa Mieszczenski 284498 Honda Palm Springs, FL 47 0 4 1:20:11
3 169G Haley Schell Honda Odessa, FL 22 0 2 0:52:55





Now it's my turn. 17 riders on the line including the usual suspects...you know who you are Got a good start so I'm third heading into the woods. Not long and both 1st and 2nd place blow a corner and I'm in first. History shows this won't last long as I dump it in a sandy corner and give it right back. The course has several straights including one so long I'm tapped out in 5th with my head tucked behind the bars and the temptation to grab the left fork tube just like my hero.



passing slower riders on the gas and brakes as the front end dives to mother earth and the rear skips around trying to join the front..dang this is fun! First couple of laps I'm in 4th then 5th. Have a good battle with Mike Hunter (828C) as I pass him in the planted pines only to give it right back on a bad line choice. I'm following him as he's picking good lines through the mud and not making any mistakes. Last lap I'm hollering as we are having a great battle in the field going back into the woods. He manages to put 2 stragglers between him and I before we dump off a straight into the mud. I end up stuck behind 2 guys who aren't sure what to so i and up having to go over a log while in mud up to the axles. Hop off the bike when the rear won't come over and with a good push I'm rolling but my energy is gone. Hit a kicker on some uneven whoops and over the bars I go Once I get the bike started the finish line isn't far away...5th! Might have had something for Mike at the end but the mud and crash did me in. Finally rode better and am looking forward to next weekend ! Was good having Haley back racing as i enjoy our time talking racing

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Place # Name AMA # Brand City, State Points Adv Laps Elapsed
1 200C Ivan Pacheco KTM Aguadilla, PA 50 10 4 1:46:46
2 20C Charles Nix KTM Inverness, FL 47 5 4 1:49:30
3 196C Mark Zaremskas 505078 KTM Eustis, FL 45 4 4 1:50:10
4 828C Mike Hunter 744142 Honda Middleburg, FL 43 3 4 1:50:12
5 117C Troy Stainbrook KTM Odessa, FL 41 2 4 1:52:31
6 677C Oris (Don) Combee Yamaha Ft Meade, FL 40 0 4 1:54:29
7 30C Jack Watson Honda Yulee, FL 39 0 4 1:54:31
8 33C Tom Widener Yamaha Enterprise, FL 38 0 4 1:54:33
9 818C Irvin Kelly 942897 Honda Kissimmee, FL 37 0 4 1:58:33
10 38C Mark Boris KTM Lake City, FL 36 0 3 1:26:49
11 111C Kevin Martin Honda Douglas, GA 35 0 3 1:29:10
12 51C Eric Rasberry KTM Geneva, FL 34 0 3 1:30:36
13 41C Eric Sanders 846487 KTM Gainesville, FL 33 0 3 1:31:45
14 42C Brenton Teixeira KTM Key West, FL 32 0 3 1:35:04
15 108C Rob Michaels 1095598 KTM Orlando, FL 31 0 3 1:35:23
16 3C Scott Heaton Honda Apopka, FL 30 0 3 1:37:29
17 357C Jaime Yanguas Suzuki Winter Garden, FL 14 0 2 1:29:57
15C Kevin Vaughan Verified North Port, FL 0 0 0 0:00:00







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Old 10-28-2011, 11:15 AM   #8
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:03 AM   #9
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HS#5 race report

The race this weekend is put on by the Sunrunners MC club. It is also the site of the best race of my life which happened last year. In that one I had the lead several times only to give it back and finished 2nd. My hope was lightning could strike twice.....
Haley was also looking to improve upon the last 2 times she was here. A year ago this was her first race on the big bike and one lap was all she could manage with a face full of tears. Haley had one other girl in her class and once the horn sounded she was off in pursuit. The speed isn't there and it really frustrates her as she tries to get used to riding on the edge. A snafu on the hard /easy split cost her some time and she finished 10 minutes behind 1st place but she did complete 3 laps here (a first) and didn't get hurt so we'll call this race a good one.

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Place # Name AMA # Brand City, State Points Adv Laps Elapsed
1 153G Alyssa Mieszczenski 284498 Honda Palm Springs, FL 50 0 4 1:29:53
2 169G Haley Schell Honda Odessa, FL 47 0 3 1:19:59






This was going to be my first race with the rekluse auto clutch. The practice lap showed much promise as worrying about stalling the bike was a thing of the past. I also had a set of air cells installed on the front forks and they seemed to take a little of the initial bite from the roots and sharp edge bumps on the course.
The horn sounds and I'm hitting the start button (trans in 2nd gear)the same time I'm throwing my leg over the bike. No clutch needed as I feed it throttle and shoot towards the first corner...Hole shot!!!

(I'm on the far left)





Last time I raced against 172C he beat me pretty well, so starting with him behind me gives me a chance.





I'm strangely pretty calm as I work at putting slower riders I encounter behind me and work at keeping first. I don't see anyone passing me as I come through the scoring chicane to finish the first 10 mile lap and it shows me in 3rd.... "3rd?" I'm thinking as I head back out. Unless someone took a real shortcut I didn't see that scoring has to be wrong.For the next 3 laps it shows the same thing as I'm riding a uneventful race trying to balance going fast without wrecking and giving it away







soon the race is over and once the scoring snafu is figured out..




Finally...never thought it would happen Now i need to worry about not getting too many adv points and getting bumped to "B"...

Senior C
Place # Name AMA # Brand City, State Points Adv Laps Elapsed
1 117C Troy Stainbrook KTM Odessa, FL 50 10 4 1:50:59
2 33C Tom Widener Yamaha Enterprise, FL 47 5 4 1:52:51
3 20C Charles Nix KTM Inverness, FL 45 4 4 1:52:54
4 172C Robert Downs Kawasaki Sebastian, FL 43 3 4 1:53:32
5 818C Irvin Kelly 942897 Honda Kissimmee, FL 41 2 4 1:53:46
6 828C Mike Hunter 744142 Honda Middleburg, FL 40 0 4 1:55:32
7 38C Mark Boris KTM Lake City, FL 39 0 4 1:55:51
8 42C Brenton Teixeira KTM Key West, FL 38 0 4 1:57:21
9 51C Eric Rasberry KTM Geneva, FL 37 0 4 1:58:51
10 314C Chris Reid 617543 Yamaha Lakeland, FL 36 0 3 1:29:41
11 753C Erik Barr Honda Sarasota, FL 35 0 3 1:29:50
12 108C Rob Michaels 1095598 KTM Orlando, FL 34 0 3 1:29:56
13 142C Mike Spaw Suzuki Okeechobee, FL 33 0 3 1:31:27
14 369C Dan Thaler KTM Deerfield Beach, FL 32 0 3 1:33:27
15 100C David Buttocovolo Honda , FL 31 0 3 1:33:57
16 3C Scott Heaton Honda Apopka, FL 30 0 3 1:41:36
17 24C James Welch 888473 Honda Cape Coral, FL 14 0 2 0:58:39
18 444C Mike Wilsey Honda Loxahatchee, FL 14 0 2 1:11:06
DNF 7C Richard Goff Honda Trinity, FL 0 0 0 0:00:00

Total Riders in Class: 19 Total Riders in Event: 280

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Old 11-09-2011, 08:15 AM   #10
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that is absolutely awesome Troy!



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