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Dammann Conquers Both Sun and Rain at Round #1 of the American Suzuki ATV Regional Championship Series

Duncansville, PA -- A typical northeast spring weekend was in store for riders as they made the trek to the Doublin Gap race facilities. Even with a chance of rain in the forecast, rider turnout stood strong approaching 250 riders ready to hit the dirt during Saturday's practice session, showing the rider support of the American Suzuki ATV Regional Championship Series.

Sunny skies and 80degree weather graced the skies as riders took to the track. When the first practice was released, it was quickly noticed that the track, notoriously a dirt bike track, would be no match for the competitors racing this weekend. Practice sessions were broken down into 15 minutes each. By the end of the day, each rider would have five opportunities to ride, equating to over an hour practice time. One rider went on to comment, "I spend more time out on the track here than I would at practice track. I saved half of my money and got to rider against the people I am going to be racing tomorrow."

Shawn Welsh of Team ECA was turning some of the fastest lap times during practice.
Shawn Welsh of Team ECA was turning some of the fastest lap times during practice.

Although Sunday's weather was a complete 180 of Saturday, few riders left the grounds. The rain started early in the morning and would continue throughout the day. The switch was made to a single moto format, winner takes all. A short practice would be opened for riders that did not have the chance to ride during Saturday's practice session. Shortly following, the Pro-Am riders would take the gate. As they splashed into the first turn, it would be the #641 machine of Kyle Dammann taking the holeshot.

Dammann would go on to extend a comfortable lead as the riders would start to spread out early. While some were out to salvage points, Bobby Ross was not about to left of the throttle. Clearing nearly every jump he did on Saturday, Ross put on a hard charge. Although he would not be able to chase down Dammann, he would secure a second place finish.

With Dammann and Ross sealing up first and second, Taylor Condarcure would wrap up the podium aboard his Suzuki LTR. Rounding out the top five was Josh Deemer followed by Christopher Walls.

The Open A class once again saw Kyle Dammann tally up another win for the 2008 season. Taylor Condarcure slipped into second followed by Drew Gilbert, making it an all Suzuki Podium. Austin Murphy made the travel from Jackson, NJ and would take home fourth, while Trevor Borger would round out the top five.

Kyle Dammann has quickly become the man to beat heading into Round #2 at Mapleshade.
Kyle Dammann has quickly become the man to beat heading into Round #2 at Mapleshade.

In other ranks, the competition proved strong and gave promise to a great 2008 season of racing. For a complete list of results, CLICK HERE. For more photos from the event, please visit Roxstar Images.

About the ATV Association (ATVA)
The ATV Association ("ATVA") is the official sanctioning body of the amateur division of the ATVA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited. The 9,000-member ATVA is a sister organization of the 260,000 member American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). ATV racing has experienced phenomenal growth at the rate of 25% in the past two years, and continues to gain momentum and support, outselling off-road motorcycles annually. Each ATVA round attracts hundreds of racers who compete for bragging rights to one of 31 amateur national titles. For more information, please visit
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