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Rock Maple Racing

Crow Hill falls victim to severe storms, return to Twister Valley next stop for
Can-Am RMR Series, Presented by the New England Dodge Dealers

Dave Larochelle in flight.
Dave Larochelle in flight.

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (July 31, 2007) - A line of strong storms dumped copious amounts of rain on north-central Massachusetts last weekend, forcing officials from Rock Maple Racing (RMR) to cancel their scheduled ATV race at Crow Hill Motor Sports Park in Templeton. On the card for Sunday was the all-new Polaris Racer Challenge, a three-race mini-series offering increased purse monies and free entries donated by Polaris Industries.

Details on the makeup of Round 1 in the Polaris Racer Challenge will be provided in the coming days.
With the cancellation of Crow Hill, teams and officials will now prepare for a return to Twister Valley in Fort Plain, NY, on Sunday, Aug. 5, to complete Round 4 on the 2007 Can-Am Series schedule. Spectator gates will open at 8 a.m., and racing will get under way promptly at 9 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 10, while children age 5 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult.
Twister Valley is located on State Highway 5S, not far from Exit 29 on the New York State Thruway (I-90). From Exit 29, turn right onto East Main St. And follow Rte. 5 South. After Main St./Rte. 5 turns slightly to the left, turn right onto Canal St. and merge with NY Rte. 80. Continue to follow NY Rte. 5S until you see Twister Valley on your left.

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 bragging rights.

When the series last visited Twister Valley for the season opener on June 10, Canadian racer Dave Larochelle blasted his way to top honors in the Pro Open final, while James Stowell, of Canajoharie, NY, notched a victory in the Pro Am Open final. Stowell out-gunned Vermont rider Mike Wood and fellow New Yorker Freddy Kiefer to earn the winner's trophy. Wood bounced back with a convincing victory in the A Unlimited final, while local favorite Jason Whiteman of Fort Plain followed Wood across the line in second.

New York riders came out on top in B Unlimited action, as Corey Hunter held off Jason Rayder and Nick Reynolds for top honors. This class offered true parity among manufacturers, as Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Honda placed first through fourth. Reynolds did not return to Dracut, MA, empty-handed, however, as he posted a win in the B 91-450cc final.

Teams in the Can-Am RMR Series compete in two different divisions - MX and Utility. The MX series is for 2-wheel drive race-oriented machines, while the Utility division is for entry-level riders on 4-wheel drive or utility-based machines. RMR utilizes a separate race course for 4x4 machines where they compete in the QuadTerrain Challenge.

Rock Maple Racing is the eastern affiliate of the World Powersports Association (WPSA), the national sanctioning body for ATV racing. The sanctioning body will embark on its 16th season of snocross racing in early December at Whaleback Mtn. In Enfield, New Hampshire. For more information, visit us online at www.rockmaple.com.


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