Dominic Desimone (565) went 1-1 to win the 450 Pro class, but he had company as Australian Geran Stapleton (914) won the 250 Pro class and if it hadn’t been for Glen Helen’s big hills, might have gotten by Desimone. They had a great race. Photo: Debbi Tamietti


Sean Collier (207) was second overall in the 450 Pro class on his two-stroke. Photo: Richard Taylor

This is the first six inches of the Pro class, (from left to right) Sean Collier (207), Mike Cundari (102), Justin Muscutt (43), Tyler Belknap (40), Dominic Desimone (565) and Brandon Milstead (8). Photo: Richard Taylor

Justin Muscutt (43) raced MXA’s 2022 Husqvarna FC350 to fourth in the 450 Pros. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Josh Fout (53) grabs the Holeshot in the Intermediate race with Matt Bynum (317) on his inside. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Matt Bynum went 3-3 in the 450 Intermediate on a new KTM 450SXF. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

You meet the nicest people in the shade on a 100-degree day. (From left to right) Ron Lawson (Dirt Bike editor), Marc Crosby (Dentist to the Stars), Dan Alamangos (professional Aussie), Mark Hall (Western Power Sports), Pete Vetrani (Scalvini exhaust importer) and Lance Sloane (Hollywood producer). Photo: Debbi Tamietti


SEQUENCE 1: Two bad things are about to happen as the Over-50 Experts enter Talladega. First, on the right side, Dave Cincotta (861) has swapped and is headed directly into the path of Australia Andrew Hopson. Meanwhile, on the far left, Nate Otto has spotted the trouble on his right and moves left, unaware that Mike Monaghan (16) is already there. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

SEQUENCE 2: Nate Otto had stuck his handlebars into Monaghan’s ribs, so Nate went down as soon as Monaghan accelerated up the banking,. On the right, Cincotta and “Hoppo” trade elbows and Cincotta tries to right the ship. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

SEQUENCE 3: Nate Otto goes down hard, while Hoppo tries to blast his CR500 two-stroke out of David Cincotta’s erratic path. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

SEQUENCE 4: On the left, Nate Otto is still tumbling as Mike Monaghan (16) moves to the top of the Talladega first turn. On the right, things get a little worse, as Cincotta and Hoppo lock handlebars and Joe Sutter moves up the track to avoid joining their party. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

SEQUENCE 5: It’s all over. Nate Otta picks himself up, as David Cincotta (861) stalls his brand-new Yamaha YZ250 and Hoppo properly determines that Australia must be in this direction. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Jon Ortner went 2-2 in the Over-50 Elite class. Photo: Rich Stuelke

Shawn Wynne (9) came down from Lompoc to race, but it was a short trip as he had troubles in the first moto. Photo: Debbie Tamietti

This was the trouble that Shawn Wynne had that ended his day. All of the teeth broke off his countershaft sprocket.
Photo: Debbie Tamietti

Ireland’s David O’Connor at sign-up. David would go 5-3 in the Over-40 Intermediate class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

In the minutes before the race starts, Will Harper, back at Glen Helen for the first time since he left to work on a movie in Atlanta back in January, waits impatiently with Dirt Bike editor Ron Lawson (57), Arnie Davis (119) and Fred Nichols (56). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Christian Clarke (171) would go on to win the 450 Intermediate class, while Jason Giordano (38) would take the Over-40 Intermediate victory with a  2-1. Steve Moore (45) would win the first Over-40 Intermediate moto, but end up third overall with a 1-5 day. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Geza Simon (119), David O’Connor (30) and Justin Patton (159) aren’t at the front of this pack, as the roost reveals, but they are still fighting. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Bob Rutten won the Over-65 Expert class and then loaded up his van and drove home to New Harmony, Utah. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Jim O’Neal and Radar. The 2016 Over-70 World Vet Champion won the Over-65 Intermediate class with a 1-1. Photo: Jon Ortner

Greg Groom (596) had a good day at Glen Helen. He holeshot the first Over-60 Intermediate moto and went 3-4 for fourth overall. Here, he is chased by Lance Sloane (124), Mark Hall (57) and Frank Emerson (75). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Will Harper (7) was happy to be back at his familiar old haunts. Here, he is chased by Robert Reisinger (96). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Sean Collier and son Damian. Damian won the 125 two-stroke classPhoto: Debbi Tamietti

Nick Waters (109) and Mike Monaghan (16) work their way to the back portion of the track. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Scott Lindley (599) went 1-6 in the Over-50 Experts to finish third. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Joe Sutter (111) finds a nice soft line next to the canyon wall. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Mount St. Helen is 220 feet tall and has a 30% grade. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Ryan and Tyler Nichols rooted their dad on to third in the Over-60 Expert class. Photo: Jon Ortner

Where’s Debbi? The riders always look for Debbi in hopes of getting their photo shot, but she is always on the move. There’s Debbi way back in the ravine before the Hip Jump. Photo: Jon Ortner

Aug. 14…REM track
Aug. 21…REM track
Sept. 11…REM track
Sept. 18…REM track
Oct. 30…National Track Octobercross
Nov. 5-6…World Vet Championship
Nov. 20…REM track
Dec. 4…REM track
Dec. 18…REM track

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