Thornwood MX next stop for Can-Am RMR
Series, Presented by the New England Dodge
HAMPSTEAD, NH (Aug. 20, 2007) - With the
first cool nights already here in northern New
England, thoughts are turning to fall chores and
the upcoming winter. Yet as summer starts to
draw its last breath, the local ATV racing
season is just reaching half-way.
While the temperatures may be falling, on-track
action heats up this weekend as officials and
teams from Rock Maple Racing (RMR) prepare for
Round 5 of the 10-race 2007 Can-Am series for
ATVs on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Thornwood MX in
Williamstown, New York.
Sunday's event is part of the four-race
points series run in conjunction with the New
York based Outlaw MX Series. This venture
creates an exciting geographic rivalry between
the invading New England teams and local riders,
providing a great show for the fans.
Gates open for racers at 6 a.m., while spectator
gates open at 8 a.m. Racing will begin promptly
at 9 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for
children ages 6 to 10 and children age 5 and
under will be admitted free with a paying adult.
Fans and racers are welcome to camp at the
facility for a fee of just $10 per vehicle.
Riders looking for some on-track practice before
race day may do so on Saturday from 9 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. for a fee of $25 per rider. Sunday'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.
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 Empire State natives will be gunning for
victory in their home state.
Thornwood MX was founded in the summer of 2006 by
Adam and Jeff Hopkinson. The track is .8 of a
mile in length and offers a mix of sand and
hard-packed surfaces. The facility offers ample
room for racer and fan parking, with a
challenging track layout that riders of all
skill levels will enjoy.
The track is located on Stone Hill Road behind a
large white farmhouse. From the north and west,
take I-81 South to Exit 35 toward Mexico and
N.Y. Rte. 104. Follow Rte. 104 East until you
reach Rte. 13. Take a right and follow 13 East
and look for the Ball Road on your right. After
turning onto Ball Rd., Stone Hill Road is your
first left. From the south, take Routes 69 East
and 183 North to get to Stone Hill Road.
About Rock Maple Racing
Rock Maple Racing is the eastern affiliate of the
World Powersports Association (WPSA), the
national sanctioning body for ATV and snocross
racing. RMR will embark on its 16th season of
snocross competition in early December. For more
information, visit us online at