By: Tim Povenski
Photos: Tim Povenski
WV State Harescramble Championship Series
Koontz Promotions HS @ Bike Barn Raceway
4: Reedsville, WV
Mud Stock 2008
After the bike racers tore into the
track for two hours, the ATV racers were ready
to tackle the five to six mile rutted out
terrain. Bryan Channell took home another
Overall/Open A win and did so in convincing
fashion. By the end of the race, Channell
had over eight minutes on second Overall/Open A
Stuck in the muck!
Channell talks about his
race in the post race interview with Roy Dains.
“I got the hole shot and lead the whole first
lap. I was racing with second and third there a
little bit. Out here there was a new path around
the upper side and I clipped a tree there. I
almost lost the lead, but I still held onto the
lead.” From there on out it was a route as no
one could hang with Channell. After realizing he
had the big lead, Channell tried to set in and
ride a smart race. “It was rough, but I just
tried to pace myself and ride. It looks like it
panned out here today.” The only thing to
threaten Channell’s lead on the day was a loose
front fender that could have provided problems.
“I want to thank my dad, he tightened all the
bolts and I think he forgot one, but it did not
Maryland Honda rider David
Whitacre took home second Overall/Open A on the
tough muddy track. After a descent start,
Whitacre stalled out and had to battle back all
day to make up the time. “I got a good
start and then came up out of the crick there
and my bike stalled. I just kept riding stronger
and stronger and kept my head in it.” West
Virginia Honda rider Justin Wood took home third
Overall/Open A and had fun racing and getting on
the podium. Wood also suffered an early set back
but toughed it out. “I got stuck in a mud
hole there on the second or third lap, that
about took it out of me, I stayed there for
about ten minutes, it was a fun course, it is my
first time being the top 3 overall, it feels
good, but I got to get in better shape, I’m an
OVERALL: 1. Bryan Channell (Hon) 2. David Whitacre (Hon) 3. Justin
Wood (Hon) 4. Robby Johnston (Hon) 5. Ryan Booth
(Hon) 6. Nathan Yoder (Hon) 7. Ron Mann (Hon) 8.
Garry Whitacre (Yam) 9. Brian Williams (Hon) 10.
John Marmol Jr. (Yam)
OPEN A: 1. Bryan Channell (Hon) 2. David Whitacre (Hon) 3. Justin
OPEN B: 1. John Marmol Jr. (Yam) 2.
Nick Lambruno (Yam)
OPEN C (30 & Up): 1.
Peter Dandrea Jr. (Hon) 2. Ryan Price (Hon) 3.
Kevin Helmick (Kaw) 4. Jerry Arbogast (OTH) 5.
Travis Arbogast (Hon)
OPEN C (16-29): 1.
Robby Johnston (Hon) 2. Ryan Booth (Hon) 3.
Nathan Yoder (Hon) 4. Brian Williams (Hon) 5.
Ryan Goldzien (Hon)
(14-17): 1. Anthony Allen (Hon) 2. Joshuah Dains
(Hon) 3. Michael Spalding (Hon)
& Up): 1. Kevin Doljac 2. Sean Stiles (Suz)
SENIOR (40 & Up): 1. Ron Mann (Hon) 2. Garry Whitacre (Yam) 3. Jon Barker (Suz) 4. Robert