REM GLEN HELEN RACE REPORT: Jason Anderson, Austin Howell, Tony Amaradio, Sean Kranyak and Robbie Bell Fight It Out; It’s A Family Affair At REM

June 8, 2009
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Jason Anderson (312) gets to the first turn ahead of Austin Howell (681), Richie Leech (421), Jared Minor (871) and Hugh Dagod (811).

REM GLEN HELEN RACE REPORT:
JASON ANDERSON, AUSTIN HOWELL, TONY AMARADIO, SEAN KRANYAK AND ROBBIE BELL FIGHT IT OUT; THE CLANS DOMINATE THE ACTION IN SOCAL


Tony Amaradio (211) leads Robbie Bell (32), Jason Anderson (312) and Austin Howell (681). Anderson would win the 450 Pro class with Howell never more than ten feet behind him in both motos.

It was family day at REM this weekend. There were the Amaradio’s, Krahenbuhl’s, Musgrave’s, Kranyak’s and Cosby’s. Each family had moments of glory, but nothing can match the joy of dads, sons, uncles, nephews and brothers racing together.

The Pro class winners were as follows:

450 Pro: Jason Anderson went 1-1 in front of a top five of Austin Howell (who is related to the Amardio’s), Tony Amaradio (who is also related to the Amaradio’s), Richie Leech and Sean Kranyak (who’s brother Scott was also racing).

250 Pro: Jared Minor used a 3-1 to win the 250 class when first moto winner Robbie Bell DNF’ed the second moto. Jared qualified for the Glen Helen 250 National on his three-year-old CRF250.

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John Minert wins the leverage battle.

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Xakota Espinoza; way too excited

Vet Pro: Mark Tilley took the Over-30 win.

Over-40 Pro: Willy Musgrave was the Over-40 winner.

Over-50 Expert: The Expert class in SoCal is for riders above Intermediate who don’t take the money or want to race with the Pros. The Expert classes are mostly classes for older riders. Paul Needels discovered that his KTM had a flat tire on the starting line of the first moto. Promoter Frank Thomason held the start until Paul could ride up in the pits and get MXA’s KTM 450SXF. On the unfamilar bike Paul finished second behind Greg Nelson and then came back on his own bike to win the second moto (even though his KTM didn’t have Showa works suspension like the one he borrowed). Willie Amaradio was second with a 3-2, Nelson got third after falling to 4th in moto two. Randy Skinner went 7-3 for fourth, Phil Alderton was fifth (5-5) and John Atwood was sixth (4-7).


Sean Kranyak went 4-5 for fifth in the 450 Pro class.


The bottom portion of the REM track was used as a parking lot at the AMA National. Can you tell? It will get better over time. It is completely different than the rest of the hilly circuit. In a very rare sight, there are clouds on the SoCal horizon.

IN THE OTHER CLASSES

John Lyles took the Vet Novice win with 1-2 in front of Steve Hermann’s 3-1.

Brock Krahenbuhl won the 450 Beginner class. Ryan Amaradio was second, Boe Krahenbuhl was third and Ken Amaradio was fourth.

David McCarthy used a 2-2 to take gold in the Over-40 Novice class. David Aeck, Greg Wolfe, Kevin Lee, Joe Sutter, Mike Phillips, Mat Boyd, Steve Thetford and John Tookey made up the top ten.


Kobi Iseri (103) leads Chris Corum (3). Kobi looked good, but had a tough day with a 12-13 in the Vet Novice class.


Dan Alamangos (off the track) managed to finish fourth in this race despite spending some time in the giggle bushes.


Over-40 Pro Willy Musgrave gets aced out of the holeshot by youngsters Tanner Krahenbuhl (125) and Jesse Peterson (157). Musgrave is 20 years older than the 450 Intermediates, but held his own. Number 98 is Austin Politelli.

REM races again next Saturday, June 13. Practice starts at 9:00. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

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