Return to Twister Valley next stop for Can-Am
the New England Dodge Dealers
DERRY, N.H. (Aug. 29, 2008) - After an
action-packed season of competing on excellent
race tracks around the northeast, the time has
come to wrap up another great year of ATV
racing. As the warm breezes of summer are
replaced by chilly, northwesterly winds, points
titles are on the line for some while others
look to score their first victory.
will focus on championships and trophies on
Sunday, September 7, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR)
waves the green flag on Round 8 of its nine-race
2008 Can-Am Series at the beautiful Twister
Valley in Fort Plain, New York.
This will be
final points race of the year for West series
teams. East series teams will also compete and
will conclude their 2008 campaign on Sunday,
Sept. 14 in Monkton, Vermont. This will also
mark the finals points race of the season for
RMR's new Pit Bike series.
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.
At the series most
recent appearance at Twister Valley on May 18,
Matt Pomeroy and James Stowell recorded final
round wins in the Pro division. Pomeroy, of
Westfield, Mass., held off Stowell and Brent
Miller to claim the Pro Unlimited final, while
Stowell, of Canajoharie, NY, out-dueled Pomeroy
and Miller to capture the Pro Am class win.
Steffan Dager made the long haul from Hampstead,
NH, worthwhile with a victory in A Unlimited.
Nathan Lashway rode his Yamaha to victory in a
hotly-contested B Unlimited final, holding off
the hot Polaris machines of Brett Bender and
Bruce Gaspardi for top honors.
series’ first seven rounds of competition,
former Canadian national champion Jasmin Plante,
Matt Pomeroy, James Stowell, Brian Daigle, Jason
Rayder and Luke Marois have all posted Pro
division victories. Plante swept the season
opener at Hemond’s MX Park in Minot, Maine, (May
11); as mentioned above, 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
Marois swept Rounds 5 and 7 in Canaan, N.H.,
(July 13) and Epping, N.H. (Aug. 10). Pomeroy
also swept the Pro finals in Round 6 at New
York's Thunder Ridge on July 27.
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.
RMR's Can-Am series offers
riders two separate divisions in which to
compete. The popular MX division is for
rear-wheel-drive, race-bred machines, while the
Utility division is for entry-level riders with
4x4 or utility-style ATVs. A separate course is
built at select events for 4x4 competition,
known as the QuadTerrain Challenge.
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
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