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Rock Maple Racing

Marois Sweeps Pro Classes at New England Dragway for Can-Am RMR Series
Presented by the New England Dodge Dealers

EPPING, N.H. (Aug. 11, 2008) - Whenever a racer competes in his or her home state, there's always a little extra incentive to do well in front of family and friends. The pride from beating riders from other states on their own turf often pushes them to new heights.

Weare native Luke Marois reached inside and found that extra spark on Sunday afternoon, sweeping the Pro class finals as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed Round 7 of its 10-race 2008 Can-Am Series for ATVs at historic New England Dragway.

This was the second home-state sweep in three events for Marois, as the 19 year-old also prevailed in Round 5 at the River's Edge ATV Park in Canaan. Marois held off rival Brian Daigle and Mike Taylor for top honors in Pro Am Unlimited, then completed the sweep with a convincing win in Pro Unlimited.

Taylor found redemption in the A Unlimited final, out-gunning Aaron Blouin and Steffan Dager for top honors. Brad Burbine powered his Honda to victory in the B Unlimited class, with Maine rider Michael Gustus second on a Yamaha. Justin Chamberland gave Maine fans reason to cheer, as the Pittston native claimed the Open Amateur final over Charles Sawyer and Dale Robinson.

Robinson, of Sharon, VT, also registered a victory in a hotly-contested Production Lites final. Honda machines swept the podium as Curtis Gillilan and Chamberland finished second and third respectively. Andrew Ruel returned to his winning form Sunday, posting his sixth win of the season in C Unlimited action. Ruel, 14, of Enfield, held off Glynn Desilva and Josh Bennett.

Other winners in the MX classes Sunday include Colin Lancaster (Plus 35); Jill Walsh (Women Unlimited); Alex Parker (0-90cc Modified); Brittany Soucy (0-90cc Limited); Jake Chamberland (0-90cc Unlimited); Caleb Conners (0-70cc Modified); and Kolton Gillilan (0-50cc Senior and Junior).

Rock Maple's new Pit Bike series was also in action at Epping on Sunday. Northfield, New Hampshire's Jesse Bourgue led the way with victories in Pro Open and Pro 12-inch. The potent brother act of Chris and Shawn Lavoie finished second and third in the Open final, while David Souza claimed third behind Chris Lavoie in the class for 12-inch wheel diameter.

Jeremiah Murphy took top honors in the Pro 10-inch final, while Kurt Smigelski won Open Amateur. Other winners in Pit Bike competition include Mike Lowrey (Youth 12-inch & Youth 10-inch); and Ken Lowrey (Stock 10-inch & Stock 12-inch).

Rock Maple Racing would like to thank the staff at New England Dragway for hosting the Can-Am ATV series. We were proud to sanction an event at such a storied racing facility, and hope to return in 2009.

Next up on the 2008 Can-Am series schedule is Round 8 on Sunday, September 7, at Twister Valley in Fort Plain, New York. For complete results in all classes from Epping or to learn more, visit us online at www.rockmaple.com.

Rock Maple Racing is presented by your New England Dodge Dealers, who invite you to stop by today and see the exciting line of 2008 cars and trucks. Grab life by the horns!


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