Return to Thunder Ridge next stop for Can-Am RMR
the New England Dodge Dealers
DERRY, N.H. (July
18, 2008) - While most folks are thinking
about family vacations and relaxing days at the
beach, ATV racers are focused on other things in
mid July. The season is half over, with five
down and five to go for those chasing
championship points. It's that time of year when
some riders start to fade while others are just
hitting their peak.
All eyes will be focused on the track next
weekend, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) gets set for
Round 6 on the 10-race 2008 Can-Am Series on
Sunday, July 27, at historic Thunder Ridge in
South Edmeston, New York.
Gates open at 6:30 a.m. for racers and 8 a..m.
for spectators. Racing will get under way
promptly at 9 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults,
$5 for children ages 6-10, while children age 5
and under will be admitted free with a paying
adult. Fans and racers are welcome to camp at
the facility for just $10 per vehicle.
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
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. This will be a points race for West
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 the Pit Bike Racing Association
(PBRA) to bring this exciting new class into the
series' first five rounds of competition, former
Canadian national champion Jasmin Plante, Matt
Pomeroy, James Stowell, Brian Daigle, Jason
Rayder and Luke Marios have all posted Pro
division victories. Plante swept the season
opener at Hemond's MX Park in Minot, Maine, (May
11), Pomeroy and Stowell split the finals in
Rounds 2 and 3 at Twister Valley (May 18) and
Crow Hill Motor Sports Park (June 1), Daigle and
Rayder split the Pro finals in Round 4 at
Thornwood MX (June 22), while Marios swept Round
5 in Canaan, N.H., on Sunday, July 13.
In the Can-Am Series season finale last October
at Thunder Ridge, Brent Miller swept the Pro
class finals. Miller, of Norwich, NY, held off
Mike Wood and Freddy Kiefer to claim the Pro Am
Unlimited final, then capped a stellar day by
winning the Pro Unlimited finale with Kiefer and
Wood second and third respectively. Miller had
recorded podium finishes during the season, but
these were his first RMR Pro wins.
Thunder Ridge is situated on what was
known as the Edmonds Farm in the early 1960s.
It’s rich history includes competitions like
Hare Scrambles in the late 1960s, when legends
like Dick Mann used to dominate the races.
Rock Maple Racing is presented by your New
England Dodge Dealers, who urge you to stop by
today and see the full line of 2008 cars and
trucks. Grab life by the horns! For more
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