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Rock Maple Racing
Thunder Ridge next stop for Can-Am RMR Series, Presented by the New England Dodge Dealers

Mike Key/Extreme Exposures

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (July 9, 2007) - As July's scorching heat takes a firm grip on the northeast, action in ATV racing circles is about to boil over. Time to load up that cooler and head for the track, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) prepares for Round 3 on the 10-race 2007 Can-Am Series this Sunday, July 15, at the famed Thunder Ridge Cycle Park in South Edmeston, N.Y.

Gates open at 6 a.m. for racers and 8 a..m. for spectators. Racing will get under way promptly at 9 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-10, while children age 5 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult. Fans and racers are welcome to camp at the facility for just $10 per vehicle.

The day's program will begin with qualifying action for all classes. These qualifying races allow riders to learn quick lines around the challenging track. It all builds to an exciting climax at roughly 1 p.m. as Finals for all classes begin. Riders from around the northeast will be gunning for trophies and valuable points as they chase the coveted class championships.

Thunder Ridge is located just off Highway 18 between South Edmeston and New Berlin. From the N.Y. State Thruway (I-90), take Exit 31 and follow Rte. 8 South for 30 miles to South Edmeston. Turn left off Rte. 8 South and take the first right. Proceed ½ mile and the track will be on your left. From N.Y. Rte. 20, take Rte. 8 South for 15 miles to South Edmeston. From I-88, take the Sidney exit and follow Rte. 8 North for 26 miles to South Edmeston. For visitor information, please contact the Chenango County Chamber of Commerce at 607-334-1400.

New York-based riders to watch this weekend include James Stowell (Canajoharie); Freddy Kiefer (Pennellville); Jason Whiteman (Fort Plain); Corey and Trevor Hunter (Parish); Jason Rayder and Josh Tuff (West Monroe); AJ Bogino (Webster); Craig Synenki (Little Falls); Jordan Storrs (Fulton); Cody and Cole Lyndaker (Croghan) and Neal Moser (Lowville). These and several other New York natives will be looking for victory in their home state.

Thunder Ridge is situated on what was known as the Edmonds Farm in the early 1960s. It's rich history includes competitions like Hare Scrambles in the late 1960s, when legends like Dick Mann used to dominate the races. In the early 1970s, the Three Rivers Trail Riders would host the famed 'Scat Cat Enduros' at Thunder Ridge. Later that decade, the club hosted Trials competitions which brought a different type of rider.

The track hosted its first AMA-sanctioned motocross race in May of 1975. Since that first mud-plagued event, Thunder Ridge has hosted some of the best motocross races the region has ever seen. From classic battles between regional stars like John Gurga and Fred Vertucci, to test sessions for national riders before they headed for Unadilla, ‘The Ridge’ has hosted the best in motocross.

Rock Maple Racing is the eastern affiliate of the World Powersports Association (WPSA), the national sanctioning body for ATV and snocross racing. In December 2007, RMR will embark on its 16th season of snocross competition. For more information, visit us online at

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