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Rock Maple Racing

NHSA Grass Drags next stop for Can-Am RMR Series,
Presented by the New England Dodge Dealers

Some tight competition
Some tight competition

DERRY, N.H. (Oct. 1, 2007) - As the foliage here in northern New England turns to its brilliant hues of yellow, gold and red, thoughts turn to the upcoming snowmobile season. The NHSA Grass Drags & Water Crossing is the northeast's largest annual snowmobile-related event, officially kicking off pre-season madness for the snowmobile crowd. The event is set for this coming weekend, and ATV racing will be a part of the show for the second straight year.

Every October since 1985, thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts from across the region have gathered at the beautiful Peterson/Brookvale Farm in Fremont, N.H., to witness some of the best grass drag and water-cross racing in the nation. After a successful debut in Central Maine last Sunday at Hemond's MX, teams and officials from the Rock Maple Racing (RMR) Can-Am Series will converge in Fremont on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, for Rounds 8 and 9 of the 10-race 2007 schedule.

Just as it did in 2006, RMR will host two separate one-day events in Fremont. The NHSA's program kicks off Friday evening, Oct. 6, with Amateur division action on the nationally-renowned four-lane grass drag track. Admission is $15 per person, per day, with two-day passes available for $25 and three-day passes for $30. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Spectator gates will open at 8 a.m. and racing action gets underway at 9 a.m.

This will easily be the premiere event on the 2007 Can-Am RMR Series campaign, given the attendance figures and associated exposure generated by such a large gathering. It is an ideal opportunity for the thousands of snowmobilers who also enjoy ATVs to see this form of racing.

Last year at Fremont during RMR's inaugural six-race season, Matthew Pomeroy and Andrew Patnode earned victories in their respective divisions over the weekend. Pomeroy, of Westfield, Mass., rode his Yamaha to victory in Sunday's Can-Am Pro Open final, while Patnode, of Marlborough, NH, out-gunned Andre Marois and Dan Connell in Saturday’s A Unlimited final. Pomeroy led an all-Massachusetts podium Sunday, with Shawn Philbrich of Spencer and James Handy of Rutland second and third respectively.

Other winners in Fremont last year include Peter Hahn, who out-raced Steffen Dager to the stripe in the Bickford's Sport Center B Unlimited final; Josh Guinta (Rick's Motorsport C 91-450cc); Derek Williams (PowerMadd C Unlimited); Andre Marois (Dasilva Motorsports Plus 35); and Jason Connell, who held off Andrew Ruel and Justin Cyr to win the Production Lites 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.

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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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