REM GLEN HELEN RACE REPORT: SUNDAY IN THE PARK
Glen Helen was a busy place this weekend. It had the King of the Hammers offroad truck race Saturday on both motocross tracks, a quad race on Sunday and the typical REM Saturday race moved to Sunday on the REM track. The park was jam-packed with RV, trailers, motor homes and pickup trucks. Finding a place to park was often difficult. As a rule REM only races on Saturdays, but the busy scheduling of events at Glen Helen forced a schedule change. It didn’t seem to phase the local racers, as they kicked back on Saturday at home and showed up Sunday ready to race. Here are the photos shot by Debbi Tamietti, Dan Alamangos, Rich Stuelke and Jon Ortner during the day.
Jon Ortner (10) threads the needle between Bill Reimer (71) and Ernie Becker (72). Ortner was third in the Over-50 Elite class, while Becker and Reimer were 15th and 16th in the Over-50 Intermediates. Photo: Rich Stuelke
Gary Denton (14) shows some of the tricks he learned during his run as 7-time National ATV Champion. Actually, Gary is just messing around with friend Marc Crosby (26) in practice. Photo: Debbi Tamietti
How much throttle would you be willing to apply on a downhill this steep? Bradley Denton (74) gives it a handful. Photo: Dan AlamangosRalf Schmidt (73) laid his bike down to avoid running into the back of the rider in front of him on this ridge. No good turn goes unpunished, as Ralf almost fell down a cliff. Pasha Afshar (L7) swings wide. Photo: Debbi Tamietti
JON ORTNER’S PIT PARADE PHOTO GALLERY
We are positive that the principal of your high school wasn’t a motocross racer, but Rich Stuelke is. When he retired, he took up photography…motocross photography, between his own motos, of course. You can see his weekly photos at www.motophotollc.com.
REM does not race next weekend, June 18, but returns on June 25, July 2 and July 9. For more info on REM Motocross, go to www.remsatmx.com.