DEBBI TAMIETTI’S GLEN HELEN MOTOCROSS PHOTO GALLERY
Photos by Debbi Tamietti
This starts a sequence of Alan cartwheeling down the track with his bike chasing him. Amazingly, he got up and walked away. But, he didn’t go back to the starting line after the red flag. The 6D guys, led by Bob Weber, took Alan’s helmet with them at the end of the day to check it over.
Some days the promoter can’t resist racing instead of working. Here, REM promoter Frank Thomason (551) takes advantage of the sunny SoCal weather and the track he worked on for all of the REM regulars.
Randel Fout (65) wrings out MXA’s project YZ450F for a future magazine test. The bike has a stock engine with an DR.D exhaust, new mapping, Cycra plastic, Decal Works graphics, white Tusk wheels, the engine moved forward in the frame, one-inch lower radiators and JGR adjustable subframe and linkage. And, Randel needs new boots.
Mark Hall raced four motos, but split his time between racing MXA’s stock 2016 Husky FC450 and the Dick’s Racing/MX1 suspension FC450. Mark, Jody Weisel and Dick Wilk all raced the two Huskys for a direct comparison.
David Cincotta (861) and Ralf Schmidt (73) have spent all of 2015 in hand-to-hand combat with each other. Schmidt, on a TM144MX, typically stalks the faster-starting Cincotta and makes his move late in the moto. That’s what happened this weekend also.
This is the front of the Over-60 Expert class. There are more riders yet to come over the hill. Ken Ehlers (103) leads Kent Reed (491), Jim Latendresse (564), Lyle Sweeter (55), Mitch Evans (4) and Mike Marion (behind Latendresse).
Wyatt Cameron was second in the 85 Expert class to Carson Mumford.The rut that Mark Taylor (126) is coming out of was so deep that Zach Randolph tried to go around it. Sadly, the rut was the only way to get through this corner.