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FantasyMoto

Fantasy Moto News, Volume 4
April 16, 2008

Less than one week to the opening round of the Ultimate Quad MX Championships™.  Less than two weeks to the opening rounds of the Northern Cup Motocross Series and Ultimate Dirt Drag Championships™.

This has to be one of the longest off-seasons anyone has seen.  It’s a winter like this makes us all understand what a handicap we have by competing in off-road motorsports while living in the upper Midwest.  Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that Old Man Winter has finally let go of his death grip on spring!

H2Moto™ is coming to a C-store near you!  Langlade Springs, LLC is producing and distributing a private label bottled water through their Northern Chill brand that goes by the name of H2Moto.  The H2Moto line consists of a race theme labeled bottle and a recreation ATV theme labeled bottle.  Wagner Shell is the first chain of stations that has agreed to carry the water and with the folks from Central Distributing behind it, distribution is sure to increase dramatically.  Cases of the product will be stuffed with free tickets to various motorcycle and ATV events in North Central Wisconsin so every purchase automatically comes with a chance to WIN!

Ultimate Quad MX Championships presented by Janssen Motorsports season opener is this coming Saturday at Motosports Park in Byron, IL.  Complete weekend details are available at www.fantasymoto.com    The UQMX has added several “Sport” classes to the ATV line-up this season in an effort to make ATV-MX more affordable for both new racers and established vets.  Limited mods are allowed in these classes so the person with the most $$$ isn’t necessarily taking all the checkered flags.  Round 2 of the series heads off to Wittenberg on April 27th where we’ll add drag racing to the mix for the first round of the Ultimate Dirt Drag Championships presented by Max Power RPMs.(UDDC)

The UDDC is in for a bunch of changes for 2008, starting with all new class structures that have been developed over the years by River View Dragway.  Membership is NOT required to compete at UDDC events.  You can race as many or as few events as you choose without a membership.  If racers wish to earn points toward the series championship, they will need a current year points card.  The point system for the UDDC is changing to reflect that of the Midwest Point Series and further the consistency drag racers can come to expect from various tracks and promoters statewide.  There has also been some schedule changes for the series in recent weeks.  Racers are encouraged to view the updated classes, schedules and rules at www.fantasymoto.com

Wittenberg – Time and weather permitting, we’re going to see some nice changes and upgrades to the Wittenberg facility thanks to some new equipment acquired over the winter.  The drag strip is being graded, sifted and lengthened to provide a better launch, a safer run and more adequate shutdown time.  The MX track is also due for a bit of a make-over as we hope to have the time to redesign some of the infield jump combinations to increase the “fun factor” for racers and the visibility for spectators over the main section of racetrack.  A little help from Mother Nature is going to be crucial in getting the changes done for the first events next weekend, April 26-27.

The Northern Cup Motocross Series is stepping up its commitment to racers at the perfect time.  Yamaha has finally joined the NCM efforts with six, factory contingency paying events for 2008 – music to many racers ears.  K™ will be on hand with trackside support at numerous rounds of the series as well.  We now have three major manufactures in Kawasaki, Yamaha, and K™ dedicating resources to the Northern Cup Motocross Series.   Honda and Suzuki are missing the boat – maybe someone filed the memo in the wrong place?

Answer/MSR contingency.  Just about everyone buys at least one set of new gear each season.  It only makes sense to buy from a company that is going to pay you for your finishes.  Answer/MSR support the Northern Cup Motocross Series, the Ultimate Quad MX Championships and the Ultimate Dirt Drag Championships with contingency.  If you plan to cash in on their offer, make sure you get registered for the program prior to the first race of the season.  Check out www.NorthernCupMX.com or www.fantasymoto.com for complete info and registration forms.  Lucas Katers earned $372 in contingency in 2007 by wearing MSR gear.  Had he chosen to wear another brand of gear, he would have earned a big fat $0.  Get in the game and get registered for a great program that rewards you for your loyalty and your finishes.

2-stroke Mania – as almost everyone else on the planet, we got caught up in the 4-stroke craze years ago.  We know many of you love your 4-strokes, and for ease of riding, we don’t blame you, but whether you’re a 4-stroke lover or a 2-stroke lover, you have to read the blog we found over at OnThePipeRacing.com   Check out the 2-stroke Militia website and make sure you read the center column on their home page.

In an effort of continued commitment to the survival of the 2-stroke as a less expensive choice in competing in MX, the Northern Cup Series is adding both a 2-stroke Open (payback class) and a 2-stroke B/C to all NCM events in 2008.  Fantasy Moto tested the concept last September in Wittenberg with promising results.  Twenty-one 2-strokes took to the line in what was some of the best racing on the day.  Why?  If you didn’t click on the 2-stroke Militia link in the previous paragraph, back up and do so right now.  There are a lot of 2-stroke fans out there and the number is growing every day as we’ve all come to the reality of emptying our wallets to purchase and maintain a 4-stroke.

And now for a shameless plug for our sponsors:
We’ll soon be outfitting our Yamaha YZ125 with a 167 kit from MaxPower RPMs.  We’re confident our Dunlop tires will handle the increase in power.  Hopefully all of our off-season work will allow us to hang on to our Pro-Tapers.  For safety sake, we hope the competition is outfitted in Answer gear and wearing Scott goggles to protect them from the roost.  We’ll keep the tree huggers happy with our super clean burning Amsoil premix.  Hopefully our efforts will net us a nice trophy from Action Awards.  Oh, yeah – we’ll be drinking H2Moto by Northern Chill after the races if you’d like to join us.  On our way home, we’ll more than likely be stopping at a Wagner Shell Station to fuel up the hauler and load up on some munchies.  God forbid we get hurt, then we’d have to visit the Dr’s over at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley.  You can find us bench racing during the week at Janssen Motorsports as we prepare our machines for another round of racing at the Northern Cup Motocross Series, Ultimate Dirt Drag Championships or the Ultimate Quad MX Championships.


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