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Rock Maple Racing

Larochelle claims second straight Pro win at Crow Hill for Can-Am RMR Series

Dave Larochelle
Dave Larochelle

TEMPLETON, Mass. (June 25, 2007) - In the past four or five years, Canadian snocross racers have made their presence known in the northeastern United States. Riders like Simon Belzile and Danny Poirier have become household names with multiple race wins and class championships.

In 2007, Quebec native Dave Larochelle is attempting to start a tradition of his own in ATV racing. Larochelle earned his second straight Pro Open victory on Sunday afternoon, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed Round 2 of the 10-race 2007 Can-Am RMR Series at Crow Hill Motor Sports Park.

Larochelle, of St. Prosper, Que, blasted around the challenging layout at Crow Hill as if he knew every line. Home-state rider James Handy notched his second runner-up finish in two outings, while Connecticut native Dan Connell finished third. Jon Glynn of Oakham, MA, and Weare, New Hampshire's Luke Marois completed the top five.

Freddy Kiefer stepped up his program after a third place run at Twister Valley, winning the New England Dodge Dealers Pro Am Unlimited final. Kiefer, of Pennellville, NY, led Glynn and Bruce Lewis across the line in an exciting feature. Max Anderson powered his Yamaha to victory in the A Unlimited final, holding off a hard-charging Brian Daigle and Andre Marois for top honors.

Brandon Fuhlbridge gave Yamaha their second of six wins on the day with a strong ride in the B Unlimited final. The Canaan, NY, rider out-dueled Steffan Dager and Aaron Blouin to notch the win. Dager found redemption a little later with a victory in the Stadium Suspension Plus 25 final. Local rider Jarod Hardaker, of Hubbardston, MA, earned a win in the Scott USA C Unlimited final, fending off the challenges of Ryan Coleman and Bruce Gaspardi Jr. To top the podium. Gaspardi is a familiar name to RMR snocross fans, having years of experience on sleds.
Bert Ringlette, of nearby Gardner, MA, reigned supreme in the C 91-450cc Limited class, while David Obrzut held off Zachary Tucker and Nick Reynolds to claim a thrilling B 91-450cc Limited final. Reynolds posted his second straight podium finish after a win in Round 1 at Twister Valley.

Jacob Chamberland, another veteran of RMR Junior snocross action, notched a pair of victories on Sunday at Crow Hill. Chamberland, of Pittston, Maine, rode his Apex machines to wins in the 0-90cc Limited and 0-90cc Unlimited finals. Ethan Pearson repeated his strong outing in Round 1 with two more wins in Templeton. The Wales, MA, native won the 0-50cc Senior and 0-70cc Modified finals with Matt Kratts and Nicholas Stasvkelis filling out the podium.

In an exciting Production Lites final, Jason Connell led a sweep of the podium for Honda, holding off Justin Chamberland and Round 1 winner Andrew Ruel for the win. Other MX Class winners on Sunday at Crow Hill include local favorite Montana Jess, of nearby Westminster, who captured the 0-90cc Modified final; Lyndsey Bennett (Women Unlimited); and Johnathan Stasvkelis (0-50cc Junior). In QuadTerrain action, Alex Layn won his second straight Terrain 700 final, while Chris Anderson made it two-for-two in Terrain Open.

Rock Maple Racing would like to thank the staff at Crow Hill Motor Sports Park for making Round 2 so successful. For full results in all classes, go to Rock Maple Racing is the eastern affiliate of the World Powersports Association (WPSA), the national sanctioning body for ATV racing.

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