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Weekend motocross event was a successPosted Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 10:50 AM
Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce's fall motocross races were a huge success.
Despite the morning rain on Sunday, nearly 67 riders raced, while over 350 spectators cheered them on.
Saturday's practice was well-attended with 80 riders, with all profits from the practice being donated later this year to a local organization yet to be determined. In fact, the rain was a welcome gift, making the dirt just right for racing!
The atmosphere of racing is one that is family-oriented and neighborly. One mother brought her son to the Saturday practice while his dad had to work, only to find the bike wouldn't start. A man overheard her situation and instantly told her he would take a look at her son's bike to see if he could help. This type of occurrence is common in motocross race pits.
Nearly 70 volunteers worked diligently to prepare the track, organize the event and work on race day at the gate, as flaggers, at the concession stands, doing the announcing, scoring each moto and any other job that needed to be done.
Scott Eichhorst and Dane Eichhorst, of Linton Cycle Sales, along with most of their family, were on hand to organize the event and oversee the track preparations.
Mark Vest of Lakeside Body Shop donated his dozer to be used to prepare the track, with Dave Russell and many others donating their time to getting the conditions just right. Rob Kendall, of City Pest Control, John Cotter, Bob Bradford, Ralph Witty, Jeff Franklin, Dale Knotts of Bloomfield State Bank, among others, put in hours of time to organize both spring and fall races.
Chamber members such as Bruce Moore, Nathan Moore, Tim Bledsoe, Pete Halstead, Bryan Correll, Kip Hoffer, Rich Brown, Jim Meng, Bryant Meng, Mike Mair, Tim Shonk, Brad Feaster, David Shelton, Brianne Jerrell, and others all assisted with the flagging, manning the gate and concessions.
Connie Puckett, of Key Associates, stepped up to the plate filling a spot at the Chamber's concession stand, along with Christy Lehman, Norma Partlow, Nadine Roush, Jim Hubbell, Mike and Donna Smith of Smith Printing, Kathy and Jon Matthews of Francis Jewel Box and J Ken Wright.
Vendors, Trent Wilkes with Tastee Creations and the Junior Class Prom Committee were also on hand to feed the crowd.
Jay Gainey of Gainey Painting was kind enough to be our official announcer and the Chamber was happy to welcome Suzuki rep, Shane Clarke to Linton and to the Chamber's motocross weekend.
And last, but not least, these are some of our local motocross racers and how they placed:
50cc 4-6: 1st Parker Gould; 50cc 7-8: 3rd Dalton Carpenter, 4th Raidyn Eichhorst, 5th Kaulin Padgett, 7th Mason Cooper, 8th Lane Gilbert, 9th Jarrett Hall, 10th Eli Poe; 50 cc Open: 2nd Dalton Carpenter, 3rd Raidyn Eichhorst, 4th Parker Gould; 65cc Beg: 3rd Chance Hendricks; 65cc 10-11: 1st Nate Hughes, 3rd Chase Howard; 65cc Open: 1st Matt Hughes; 85cc 12-15: 1st Austin Feltner, 3rd Blake Gillenwater, 4th Garrett Mason, 5th Kaiden Shelton, 6th Dusty Robinson, 7th Jake Baysinger, 8th Cameron Parola; Schoolboy 12-15: 2nd Kynon Johnson; Super Mini: 2nd Austin Feltner, 4th Blake Gillenwater, 5th Kaiden Shelton, 6th Dusty Robinson, 7th Garrett Mason, 8th Cayden Walker, 9th Cameron Parola, 10th Jake Baysinger; Playbike: 4th Cayden Walker; Schoolboy 16-24: 3rd Zach Crouch; Women: 1st Cristin Duncan, 2nd Shanae Spinks, 3rd Whitney Carpenter; D-class: 1st Brock Howell, 2nd Eli Johnson, 3rd Ryan Howell; 250B: 2nd Kynon Johnson; 250C: 1st Brady Stefancik, 4th Pierce Jackson, 5th Nathan McClure, 6th Rocky Mason, 7th Clint Fry, 9th Jared Shelton, 11th Travis Jerrell, 12th David Shelton, 13th Brady Stoner; Open C: 1st Zack Crouch, 2nd Dylan Hendrick, 3rd Clint Fry, 4th Brady Stefancik, 5th Rocky Mason; +25B: 1st Josh Gwaltney, 2nd John Eichhorst; +30B: 2nd Josh Gwaltney, 3rd John Eichhorst; +25A: 1st James Hays, +40A: 3rd Jeff Swaby; +50A: 2nd Dane Eichhorst, 4th Ken Myers.
We are planning a motocross practice Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Linton Conservation Club. If you didn't have a chance to come out, now's the time. Look for further announcements on Facebook Linton Mx, robin1grafix.com and lintonchamber.org .
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Lynette is the executive director of the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached by telephone at 847-4846 or by email at email@example.com.
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