Return to Twister
Valley Next Stop For Can-Am RMR Series
the New England Dodge Dealers
DERRY, NH (May 9, 2008)
- Ask any ATV racer what he or she looks forward
to on a race weekend, and they'll tell you a
challenging track and some tight competition.
Teams from around the northeast will have
precisely that on Sunday, May 18, as Rock Maple
Racing (RMR) prepares for Round 2 on the 11-race
2008 Can-Am RMR Series schedule at Twister
Valley in Fort Plain, New York.
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.
Twister Valley is located on State Highway
5S, not far from Exit 29 on the New York State
Thruway (I-90). From Exit 29, turn right onto
East Main St. And follow Rte. 5 South. After
Main St./Rte. 5 turns slightly to the left, turn
right onto Canal St. and merge with NY Rte. 80.
Continue to follow NY Rte. 5S until you see
Twister Valley on your left.
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
Last spring at Twister Valley, Canadian racer
Dave Larochelle blasted his way to top honors in
the Pro Open final, while James Stowell, of
Canajoharie, NY, notched a victory in the Pro Am
Open final. Stowell out-gunned Vermont rider
Mike Wood and fellow New Yorker Freddy Kiefer to
earn the winner's trophy. Wood bounced back with
a convincing victory in the A Unlimited final,
while local favorite Jason Whiteman of Fort
Plain followed Wood across the line in second.
New York riders came out on top in B
Unlimited action, as Corey Hunter held off Jason
Rayder and Nick Reynolds for top honors. This
class offered true parity among manufacturers,
as Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Honda placed
first through fourth. Reynolds did not return to
Dracut, MA, empty-handed, however, as he posted
a win in the B 91-450cc 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.
New this year for the Can-Am series is a
division between East and West points races,
much like RMR does with its snocross programs.
This makes it easier for teams to run for points
titles without the added expense of extra
travel. Also new is the addition of a Five-round
series for "Pit Bikes," which have become so
popular in the last few years. There will be
eight classes, broken down for Pro and Amateur
riders and for 10-inch or 12-inch wheel
diameter. RMR will partner with Pit Bike Racing
Association (PBRA) to bring this exciting new
class into the mix.
Rock Maple Racing, Presented by the New
England Dodge Dealers, is headquartered in
Derry, New Hampshire, and also operates a
snocross tour in the winter months from early
December to early April. For more information,
visit us online at