REM RACE REPORT: BURNING FUEL & PRE-THANKSGIVING CALORIES
With the busy holiday season closing in, the REM motocross racers took this one last chance before Thanksgiving to exercise some muscles other than in their stomachs. REM will not race on Thanksgiving weekend or on the first Saturday of December, but will crank out three races in December — every Saturday except for Christmas weekend. What follows are the photos from this week’s race. You can click on them to make them larger. Until we meet again, Happy Thanksgiving.
With his broken arm plated, Jody Weisel was forced to watch as his 117 consecutive race streak came to an end at REM. It ran from mid-2014 up to his recent crash. Back in 2014 he got pneumonia after not missing a single race in 2012 and 2013.
Austin Miller was fourth in the 250 Intermediates, and then asked the sign-up people if he could race a second class. Because of scheduling conflicts they put him in with the Over-50 Elites. Obviously he expect to romped the old guys, but couldn’t catch Luther French and Jon Ortner. Those old Pros know a thing or two.
Val Tamietti (31) finally got some competition in the Over-60 Expert class when REM gave Dave Eropkin (811) special dispensation to move to the Over-60 class, even though he is a month or two short of the legal age (although Val Tamietti had to agree to it). Val did and beat Dave 1-1- to 2-2, but it was close.
REM is taking two weeks off for the November 25th Day in the Dirt and also on December 2, but will finish out the 2017 season with races on December 9, 16 and 30. For more info go to www.remsatmx.com.