THE MOUNTAIN MEN OF GLEN HELEN: GIANT 2021 WORLD TWO-STROKE PHOTO GALLERY

See that hill in the middle of the photo? It is 220 feet tall and if it doesn’t look like a 22-story climb and descent, you’ll believe it once you make it to the top. Photo Debbi Tamietti

Robbie Wageman came out to watch, borrowed a bike and won the Open Pro class. Photo:Debbi Tamietti

Justin Hoeft won the Pasha 125 Pro class — which paid him $3000. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Hollywood actor Pasha Afshar loves 125 two-strokes and put up $10,000 in purse money from his own pocket to pay the top five in three special 125 Pro races. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Josh Grant (33) got hurt before the races started. Unfortunately, Josh didn’t make it through practice before breaking some ribs and puncturing a lung.  Photo: Jon Ortner

Grant at speed…perhaps too much speed. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Vicki Golden finished 17th in the Pasha 125 Pro class. Photo: Jon Ortner

Where the turns meet coming out of the Velodrome. Photo: Mark Chilson

Dennis Stapleton enjoying life in the pits before the race. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Dennis at work. Photo: Mark Chilson

Griffin Dexter went 6-5 for fifth in the Open Pro class. Photo: Kyoshi Becker

Pro Circuit sent Snikey out to wrench for Josh Mosiman (right). They had teamed up to win the 24 Hours of Glen Helen a couple months ago. Plus, when Josh heard that Snikey used to wrench for some guy named BamBam at Team Honda he was all for it. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Australian racer Dan Alamangos (right) didn’t get a former factory Honda mechanic to help him, he was assigned Jody Weisel to work on his Husky TC125 because, Jody was the only one fluent in Australian. Photo. Debbi Tamietti

MXA’s 2021 GasGas MC 125 was raced by Jerry Robin in stock trim. We didn’t even swap the airbox cover for the KTM vented one. Jerry was 4th overall against the most powerful 125 two-strokes in the country. Photo Travor Nelson

As if the hills at Glen Helen aren’t high enough, they are very steep at the bottom with big bumps and very little traction. Guess what? They are even steeper at the top. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Doug Dubach. Photo: Debbie Tamietti.

Kurt Nicoll won the Pasha Over-50 125 Pro class. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

This is the second worst place to crash at Glen Helen, made worse by being in the lead as the pack bears down on you. Photo: Kyoshi Becker

#825 almost saved it, but he’s about to be hit. You are probably wondering what the worst place to crash at Glen Helen is. See below. Photo: Kyoshi Becker

The one place you never want to crash at is in Glen Helen’s 70mph first turn. Luckily, nobody hit this fallen racer yet. Photo: Kyoshi Becker

The charging pack splits to the inside and outside, but they never shut off. However,  #15 has glanced off of #416, which has changed his angle to the first turn. Photo: Kyoshi Becker

You gotta give #15 credit, he made a valiant effort to miss.hitting the downed rider’s bike, but nothing about his body position looks good. Photo: Kyoshi Becker

No such luck for #15. He step over the bars. Note the Yamaha rider (180) who just missed running over the first rider to fall (you can see his right leg back by his rear fender). Photo: Kyoshi Becker

In the end, only two riders hit the ground, neither was hurt. The Yamaha rider (180) who just missed running over the first rider to fall looks back to see if everyone is okay.  Photo: Kyoshi Becker

Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg finished third in the Over-40 Expert class. Photo: Jon Ortner

Luckily, the Glen Helen course was over 3 minutes around, so they could meter the riders out for practice without clumping them together. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

MXA’s Josh Mosiman got into this uphill jump a little hot and had to use the wall. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

But, what goes up has to come down somewhere. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

The view from the tunnel to the tree turn in the sand section. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Brandon Ray was second in the Pasha 125 Pro class , which paid $2000, and fourth in the Open Pro class, which paid $800. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Cole Zeller (39) put in the hardest motos of his life on MXA’s KTM 150SX and even got to battle is Ryan Surratt for sixth place in moto two. Cole went 7-7. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Jerry Robin (77) double classed it, with a 4th in the Pasha 125 Pro race and sixth in the Open Pro class. He raced MXA’s YZ250 in the Open class and a box stock GasGas MC 125 in the Pasha race.  Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Trevor Stewart was fast, maybe the fastest rider in the Open Pro class, but his bad luck in moto one cost him the overall Open Pro victory. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Win or lose Dare Demartile was gonna make money from his deal to race the Beta 300RX, but his second place in the Open Pro class paid him an extra $1200. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

The calm before the storm. This main drag through the Glen Helen pits was jam-packed later in the day. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Former Baja 1000 Champion Bob Rutten drove down from New Harmony, Utah, to win win the Over-65 Expert class on a borrowed Honda CR250. Bob hadn’t race a two-stroke in the last 30 years. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Everyone expected Pete Murray to get third in the Pasha Over-50 125 Pro race behind Kurt Nicoll and Doug Dubach, but South African Alan Jullien (70) got by Pete late in the second moto of take the third spot on the podium and $400. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Josh Mosiman (orange helmet) gets one of his two holeshots on the weekend and the $250 bonus from Pietronico Roofing Solutions. Photo: Jon Ortner

Billy Joe Mercier (501) was signed up as Billy Macias when the scorers couldn’t read his hand writing. On the plus side, Billy Macias won the first race he ever entered. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

John Perry (104) drove in from Durango, Colorado, to race the World Two-Stroke Championship. John finished 7th overall in the Pasha Over-50 125 Race. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

Ronnie Mac (lower left) didn’t start behind the gate, left before it fell and pulled off three corners later, but it looked like he was leading, but he wasn t even entered. Photo: Debbi Tamietti


The Open Pro podium was Dare Demartile (left), Robbie Wageman (center) and Trevor Stewart (right). Photo: Debbi Tamietti

2021 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP

Robbie Wageman was the Open Pro Champion in 2019 and now again in 2021. Photo: Jon Ortner

OPEN PRO RESULTS
1. Robbie Wageman (Yam)…1-2
2. Dare Demartile (Bet).. 2-3
3. Trevor Stewart (Yam)…7-1
4. Brandon Ray (Yam)…5-4
5. Griffin Dexter (Hus)…6-6
6. Jerry Robin (Yam)…3-9
7. Sean Collier (Yam)…9-5
8. Josh Mosiman (Hus)…4-10
9. Jason Potter (Hon)…8-8
10. R.J. Wageman (Yam)…10-7

Justin Hoeft: 2021 125 Pro Champion. Photo: Jon Ortner

PASHA 125 PRO RESULTS
1. Justin Hoeft (Yam)…1-1
2. Brandon Ray (Yam)…3-2
3. Josh Mosiman (KTM)…2-3
4. Jerry Robin (Gas)…4-4
5. Griffin Dexter (Hus)…6-5
6. Ryan Surratt (Hon)…5-6
7. Cole Zeller (KTM)…7-7
8. Sean Borkenhagen (Kaw)…8-8
9. Max Groom (Suz)…9-9
10. Travis Damon (Hon)…10-10

Sean Collier won the Pasha Over-30 125 Pro class and finished 7th in the Open Pro race.

PASHA 125 PRO OVER-30 RESULTS
1. Sean Collier (Yam)…2-1
2. Jeff Alessi (Yam)…1-2
3. Jeff Loop (Hus)…4-3
4. Dennis Stapleton (KTM)…3-4
5. Ricky Yorks (KTM)…8-6
6. Jason Lutton (Yam)…7-7
7. Brian Hulsey (Yam)…6-8
8. Casey Casper (Hon)…10-5
9. Michael Smith (Yam)…9-9
10. Dominic Desimone (Hon)…5-15

Kurt Nicoll lost last year’s Over-50 Pro class when his bike blew up in the race before his second moto—handing Pete Murray the win. This year Kurt didn’t hand over any presents to the Over-50 field. Photo: Debbi Tamietti

PASHA 125 PRO OVER-50 RESULTS
1. Kurt Nicoll (KTM)…1-1
2. Doug Dubach (Yam)…2-2
3. Alan Jullien (Yam)…4-3
4. Peter Murray (Yam)…3-4
5. Kevin Barda (Yam)…5-5
6. Danny Bonham (Yam)…7-6
7. John Perry (Yam)…9-7
8. Steve Chandler (KTM)…8-8
9. Jeff Policky (Yam)…10-9
10. Gary Sailors (KTM)…11-10

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