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Rock Maple Racing

Excitement building for Polaris Racer Challenge at Hemond's MX; All eyes on Can-Am RMR Series,
Presented by the New England Dodge Dealers

DERRY, NH (Sept. 18, 2007) - For ATV racers here in the northeast, there hasn't been this much anticipation since BRP announced they were bringing back the Can-Am name to their impressive lineup of 2007 machines. Yet on Sunday, Sept. 30, all eyes will be focused on central Maine, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) hosts the third and final round of the 2007 Polaris Racer Challenge at Hemond's MX in Minot.

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.

Fans will notice television cameras rolling at Hemond's, with Sunday's event the second of three races being filmed for "Dan Egan's Wild World of Summer," which is set to air this fall as part of a motor sports series. Check for updates on the network and scheduled air times. Sunday's race features the last of three events in the exciting Polaris Racer Challenge, a three-race mini-series offering increased purse monies for Pro division riders and a drawing for free entries in other classes donated by Polaris Industries.

Teams in RMR's Pro-Am and Pro Unlimited classes put forth a big effort for this series, with added purse and media attention helping their race programs. It represents a chance for these riders to take center stage in the ATV racing community, something RMR is proud to do for its competitors.

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.

Hemond's MX is a world-class motocross facility with a reputation for great racing. Run by the hard-working Hemond family, the track has been expanded in recent years to become one of the premier race courses in New England. Hemond's hosts several Maine Motocross Series events during the season, along with a few larger New England Sports Committee (NESC) events. All over the northeast, racers are talking about how nice the track and facility in general is at Hemond's. The family has poured its heart and soul into the track, and it shows.

The track is located on Woodman Hill Road. To get to the track, traveling north from Portland take Exit 75 (Auburn) off the Maine Turnpike. At the base of the off-ramp, take a left onto Rte. 100. Proceed four miles north to Roy's All-Steak Hamburgers, then take Rte. 121 west (Minot Ave.) for 5.5 miles. Turn right onto Rte. 119, proceed just over three miles to Hemond’s MX facility on your right.

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

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

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