Sierra Old Timers race number 42 was held June 9th and 10th and was also round five in the International Old Timers series.
Held at the Prairie City OHV Park on the Hangtown National track, the weather was just about perfect a little windy here and there but nothing to really complain about. It could have easily been 100 and no wind at all. And the good news about this weekend, the ambulance did not move at all for three days. However that doesn’t mean there weren’t tip over’s or just plain get off’s there were but nobody left in the ambulance.
2018 Club Championship standings
Top 10 after 10 rounds
Congratulations to Mike Butler our 2018 Club Champion
1. Mike Butler 134 3rd
2. Doug McCaleb 117 1st
3. Kerry Barnes 109 3rd
4. Rick Slusher 107 4th
5. Rod Rohbracher 106 4th
6. Kevin Stewart 100 3rd
7. Wayne Halozan 93 4th
8. Mark Lane 87 7th
9. Craig Christen 83 6th
10. Mike Harper 73 5th
The Sand Box International Old timers MX round 3
The race was held at the sand track in Fernley NV this past weekend; Friday’s practice was a little windy, a little cold with a little blowing sand. By the time I got out there the track was pretty beat up. The track layout there is always pretty simple and all the jumps were very safe. (Except when) This year’s track was a little tighter than year’s past; they took out a couple of long straights and made turns out of them. The thing about sand tracks is they get rough so they don’t need to be tricky just surviving can be difficult enough. Like I said the jumps were all safe except all the faces of them became cupped and rutted which meant they could either kick the back end up or sideways. I wasn’t real comfortable and my confidence wasn’t great, so I started making excuses about things, you know just in case it didn’t go well on the weekend.
Fortunately the trip down from Northern CA to Glen Helen was mostly a North to South trip and I had a tail wind most of the way, the wind was bad. With a total vehicle length of 38 feet when I went West to East I was a sail in the wind.
I arrived Friday morning and the wind was still blowing from the North with big time gusts, which meant lot’s of blowing dust. Riding practice was sketchy you didn’t dare get off the ground. I did once and it blew me sideways and I automatically put my foot down and promptly tweaked my ankle and knee. They changed the configuration of the track a little bit and added some more sand sections, which were challenging. Overall I liked the track layout and I think most everyone else did as well.
PC MX - 13300 WHITE ROCK RD. RANCHO CORDOVA CA 95742
RIVER FRONT PARK MX- 1010 BIZ JOHNSON DR. MARYSVILLE CA 95901
EST. MX- 831 NORTH BEALE RD. LINDA CA 95901
2019 Race Schedule
1. Arizona – March 2-3, 2019, Canyon Park, Arizona
2. Nevada – April 6-7, 2019, Fernley, Nevada
3. SoCal – April 13-14, 2019, Glen Helen, California
4. Rocky Mountain – May 18-19, 2019, Niarada MX, Montana
5. Washington – May 25-26, 2019, Horn Rapids, Richland, Washington
6. Sierra – June 8-9, 2019, Hangtown, Prairie City, California
7. Oregon – July 6-7, 2019, Washougal
8. British Columbia – August 3-4, 2019, Agassiz, BC
9. Alberta – August 10-11, 2019, Antler Lake, Edmonton, Canada
10. Idaho – September 21-22, 2019, Boise MX, Boise Idaho
*Please note that all dates are tentative and subject to change*