2017 June Newsline

MATT May two day was a HUGE success. And I measure success by good food. We certainly had that on Saturday night. Pit Master Scott Carpenter put his custom built smoker to work and produced excellent chicken and pulled pork, assisted by Bill Sanderson, official pork puller and chicken cutter upper. Everyone contributed with wonderful sides, even visitor Jeremy Cox’s Mom! No one thought to bring BBQ sauce but no one missed it either. That’s how good the meats were! Entertainment for Saturday’s meal was provided by Billy Johnson’s monkey! It was quite a sight watching it eat watermelon. That was one of the Firsts at this event.

Rain came on Friday day and overnight into Saturday morning. Trials Masters Jason and Scott Carpenter with help from other members, kept the sections close to the pavilion and in the quarry areas. Looking at the scores you will see that first loop scores were highest, then the grip improved and no traction issues for L2 or L3.

The first First of the weekend was David Bricker’s first win in the Novice class! David’s riding skills and confidence increase with each event. On Sunday he put up a few too many points in L1 but had terrific L2 and L3 scores giving Jenean a run for the money! Great job David. Second First: I got David’s last name correct!

The third First is David’s Grandpa, Allan Newcomb, completed the entire event! Way to go Allan!

Fourth First is that two St. Joseph visitors competed in their first trials. Eric Christenson and William McBane shared Eric’s bike and had a ball! Apparently they had enough of sharing a bike though has Eric purchased a brand new GG 300 from Brad of HVC Cycles before leaving Saturday! Actually I heard he knew Brad would be there with bikes for sale and came prepared to take one home. These two guys have some skills!  I can’t wait to see them ride again.

Fifth First was Wesley Robertson’s first event on his new GG 280 GP! Wes and his new mount were challenged by Sunday’s sections. Wes strained a hamstring in a section and later looped his purdy new mount in section 7(?) stressing his knee. Reports are that time will heal his tender injuries. Hope he is up to riding on Sunday.

Boy, talk about tight competition! Take a look at the Intermediate scores especially on Sunday. Eight pilots separated by a mere 9 points with THREE ties! Saturday’s scores were close as well and the old farts could not get enough of the sections, riding 4 loops! Randy Dennis continues to drink his pickle juice and rack up wins! I am doing all I can to catch him but the truth is I have a sleep disorder (that’s my story at this time) and sleeping in a tent, in the rain and having to refill my air mattress 3 times each night did not help. My wife Cathie uses meditative chants to help her sleep and she passed one on to me. Heck, I don’t know, it may help one of you too. All I know is it seems to fit me. It goes like this: “Oooowa ta juuuuuure kyam”. Repeat repeatedly before sleep.

Sunday’s Trials Masters:  Steve Morgan, Jim Thornton and Jim Levett set up sections, changed them with the weather and changed them again! While they also were slippery for the first loop, L2 and L3 were great!

SATURDAY RESULTS

CADET:                                 L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Lane Carpenter                     9                10               4                    23

Dylan Regan                          11               13               12                   36

Sean Sullivan                         20               18               18                   56

 

ROOKIE:                              L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Jack Carpenter                      15               8                9                    32

 

NOVICE:                               L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

David Bricker                        8                4                4                    16

William McBane                    6                5                5                    16

Eric Christenson                   16               8                9                    33 

Allan Newcomb                    26               21               19                   66                              

Russ Amos                             ?                ?                ?                NonComp

 

AMATEUR:                           L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Keri Dennis                            10               5                7                    21

Wesley Robertson                12               8                5                    25

 

Sr. AMATEUR:                     L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Jim Thornton                          12               2                4                    18

Jim Levett                               8                7                4                    19

Brad Obidowski                    8                8                7                    23

Jim Jeter                                 13               13               11                   37

Richard Bowden                   4                1                0                     5 (NonComp)

 

INTERMEDIATE:               L1               L2               L3               L4               TOTAL

Randy Dennis                        7                0                1                1                     9

Dale Malesek                        4                7                0                0                    11

Kelly Echterling                    11               0                0                2                    13

Carl Hopkins                         5                7                1                2                    15

Mike Carpenter                    3                6                2                7                    18

Ken Brown                             8                6                2                7                    23

Aaron Regan                                                                                                         DNF

 

EXPERT:                               L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Dawson Dennis                     4                7                2                    13

Jeremy Cox                           10               3                1                     14 

 

MASTER:                              L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Jason Carpenter                    9                1                2                    12

Bruce Carver                         11               6                5                    22

Bill Sanderson                       13               8                10                   31

 

SUNDAY RESULTS:

CADET:                                 L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Noah Hopkins                        ?                ?                ?                    17

Lane Carpenter                     ?                  ?                ?                    31

Parker Hopkins                     ?                ?                ?                    38

Logan Hopkins                      ?                ?                ?                    42

Dylan Regan                          ?                ?                ?                    42

Alec Hopkins                         ?                ?                ?                  DNF

 

NOVICE:                               L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Jenean Wofford                     4                1                0                      5

David Bricker                        7                0                1                      8

Billy Johnson                         9                17               10                    3 6

Russ Amos                             3                3                4                     10  

 

AMATEUR:                           L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Phil Peterson                         10               19               7                    36

Keri Dennis                            15               17               13                   45

Wesley Robertson                18               23               19                   60

 

Sr. Amateur:                        L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Brad Obidowski                    10               12               5                    27

Tom Crain                              17                5                10                   32

Jim Jeter                                 9                12               14                   35

 

INTERMEDIATE:                L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Randy Dennis                        9                 6                5                    20 (16-0)

Ken Brown                             3                13               4                    20 (15-0)

Carl Hopkins                         5                  6                 7                    21 (16-0)

Kelly Echterling                    9                11               1                    21 (13-0)

Aaron Regan                         9                9                4                    22

Richard Bowden                   11               6                8                    25

Dale Malesek                        10               8                7                    25 Unbroken Tie

Mike Carpenter                    13               8                9                    30 

 

EXPERT:                               L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Jeremy Cox                            6                1                0                     7

Dawson Dennis                     5                2                3                    10

 

MASTER:                              L1               L2               L3               TOTAL

Jason Carpenter                    11               2                1                    14

Nathan Dennis                       15               2                1                    18

Bruce Carver                         10                3                6                    19

Scott Carpernter                   14               4                7                    25

Bill Sanderson                       9                13               11                   33

FYI:  The Lakeview Hotel experienced a rather large fire over the weekend of our May 2 day.  This picture was contributed by Richard Bowden. No one was injured in the fire.
 


                 

 

This photo was also contributed by Richard and shows a very controlled and orderly lineup of Cadet and Rookie competitors.

 

 

 IMPORTANT:

MATT’s June event is THIS SUNDAY, FATHER’S DAY at Hoppy Hill. The Hopkins clan has been busy setting up this event and promises new sections at this venue. Matt has posted some pictures on the MATT Trials FaceBook page.  Start time is 11:00 am. Come and join the fun! See our website (MATT-trials.com) for directions.

 

Special notes:

1)    Due to limited parking please carpool if possible but DO NOT WORRY! We will find a place for you to park, just show up!

2)  There is no youth event scheduled at his venue.