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    Roll Call: Let's Have Some Fun With This One!

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    Roll Call: Let's Have Some Fun With This One!
    Posted by Riley7 on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 9:44 AM

    Wow, it seems like a lot of us....myself included....have been pretty wound up with our posts and threads lately.  Like Joe Riccardi said in another post, maybe we all need to take a deep breath and re-think a few things.  I think we need to remember why we are all involved with this stuff in the first place:  It's a hell of a lot of fun, and we have a lot of great friends here!

    That being said, I thought it might be cool if we all took a minute and "re-introduced" ourselves to one another.  I've been around for a while, and I know a lot of you, but I could still use a "refresher course" from time to time.  So, why don't we all list who we are, where we race, what we race, any major accomplishments, and plans for the future.  Let's have some fun with this!

    I'll get the ball rolling:

    Chris Riley--Cedarville, MI

    Racing:  Raced Ski-Doo stockers from 1989-1999.  1995 ISR Grass World Series D Stock Champ, 1995 MSDRA Ice Stock Division Overall Champ, Several MSDRA Class High Points Awards.  Also raced 440 Heavy Mod and Pro Stock 800.  Still have the desire to pull the trigger every single weekend that I attend a race, lol.

    Writing:  Too many stories to remember in Snow-Week, The Winning Edge, Michigan Snowmobiler, and Super Sled.  Working on projects for Sno-X magazine, and the revitalized Super Sled website.

    Promoting:  Promoted the Cedarville Ice Drags from 1990 to 1997, including the 1993 ISR World Series (704 entries!).  Currently help with the Runway Park World Series.

    Announcing:  Started  a few years back at the Hastings race, now do the majority of the PSGDRA events, and help with the COSDRA events whenever possible.  Invited to help with the WPSA-Michigan snow cross races this winter.....but that's just not my gig.  Looking forward to announcing again this year at the Ice Series.

    Okay, who's next?  Let's make this one of the larger and more postive threads on here!

    • Member since
      July, 2005
    • From: Lower Michigan
    Posted by MiModRacer on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 11:20 AM

    Craig Langs-- Jonesville Mi

    Started racing 77 Yamaha Exciters Oval & Drag back in the bad old days. Oh yea my buddies and I would trail ride the same sleds during the week, then spend all Friday night restudding for drag racing on Saturday and all Saturday night setting it up for Ovals on Sunday.

    BS--ed my way into Artic Cats Race HQ and walked out with a brand new 1980 Artic Cat Sno Pro (6 released to the Pubic in 1980) Then got my education going against the Factory and the Semi's and the 110 lb drivers racing out of the back of my El Camino but dam that was fun.

    Moved West & came back around 1986 & some time after that started Drag Racing Improved Stock on a 440 Free Air S/T. Hooked up with Norm Ball III & ( one hell of a nice guy) learned a ton and proceeded to win about 7 State Championships in MSDRA. MSDRA Hard Charger Award

    1992 Went to Haydays and watched Dean Schroeders 440 Mod dominate 440- 500 -600 & the check book came out. Picked it up at the finish line and took it off the grass onto the ice.  Raced 440 L/H Mod in MSDRA & Mods etc did pretty good. Made finals at Lewiston WS w/440 against apx 40 sleds & had  issues and couldn't make finals pass.

    1997 Took a chance & brought out the check book and had Dean Schroeder built a one of a kind 500 twin. Motor was awesome but had reliability issues. Many tweaks later when everything is right still wouldn't trade it for anything else twin or tripple in 500 OM. Dean is still my main motor man/test location facility to this day.

    2004 Out of Frustration !!! with the ISR formed MRRSIDR. Plan to continue racing while running a race series ( Not Easy) .As for the future, the plan is to form MRRSIDR up with other like thinking Series and Racers and bring back common sense to Racing thru the Racers Alliance and get this set up to grow.

     

     

     

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    • From: Waterbury, Connecticut
    Posted by SUPERTUNER on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 11:58 AM

    Freddie Klies 47, Waterbury, Connecticut. I own www.easterncycleperf.com where we specialize in high performance motorcycles and snowmobiles. Being a former NHRA & AMA/PROSTAR Pro Stock racer on my in house built chassis's and engines. I finished 8th, 7th and 6th from 1993 to 1995 respectively with AMA/PROSTAR. I have been afforded the luxury of beating some very prestigous names over my years of racing. I have also garnered wonderful friendships with many of the dragbike racers. People like the great late John Myers & Dave Schultz. George and Jackie Bryce, "Pizza" John Mafaro, Byron Hines. I have 2 Pro Stock motorcycle wins to my credit and 1 runnerup finish. Perhaps one of the most competetive classes, this is something I will cherish forever.

     

    My list of customers includes: Dave Dunigan, Land N' Sea Racing, Hamrah Racing, Luc Brunelle, Don Lewis and frankly too many to list here! I admire and love you all maaaannnnn!

    Favorite class: Open Modified. These lightweight rockets are without doubt the baddest dragsleds on the planet.

     

    I will add anything else I can think of later.

    www.easterncycleperf.com
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      July, 2005
    • From: SW Michigan
    Posted by Broombastic on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 2:37 PM

    Broombastic (broomer for the Hazard Racing Team)

    also go by Joe or Randy's older brother Or ----  I'm sure there is some choice one's out thereSmile [:)]

    Racing- My best friend and I put together a 66 mustang fastback in the early 70's  289 Hi-po 4 speed we made everything for it that we could.Got most of are parts by asking what would make the car faster, than going to salvage yards and finding the part, then restoring if needed and so on. our best pass was 12:35

    I then bracket raced bikes for a few years. And raced 3 wheelers up at Silver Lake sand dunes.

    Ps   Flannery builds one of the baddest 250R motors the world has ever seen. Thanks Doug

    My only racing Major accomplishment was I was voted Broomer of the year by PSGDRA

    But I do have many trophies for softball ( That is my Sport) as well as State and National Championships. The old cannon still works pretty good if anybody wants to play a little catch.

    But on a more serious note I'm proud to say that one the best (racers) that I know is my brother

    Randy Hazard. 

    Through him I have meet some of the nicest people in this country, and the fine country and neighbors to the East    Canada           you guys ROCK

    I know Randy has'nt been racing all that many years and all but. He does pretty well so far and to trade wins on the weekends with the names of the people we race against. I am one lucky person to be apart of his team. You all know who you are. I tell ya I've been sitting in meetings at work and just busted out laughing everybody look'n at me and It's always because of something that happened at the race track.You ALL are the reason I come back every weekend with a smile on my face and ready to do battle on the starting line.

     

    Well enough of me. Happy Holidays Everybody

    Joe Hazard

    PS that little guy in the top left corner is my GRANDSON

    Thanks Too: Stud Boy Flannery Performance Torco Race Fuels Natural Choice Foods V-Force Reeds K&N Filters S&T Lawn Service
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    • From: Fairview, Pa
    Posted by Bay City Bullet on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 6:03 PM

    Joe Orengia, self employed landscape contractor.

    I started riding sleds in '89, racing '91. It took a couple of years but with some help from local dealers, I managed to start getting wins at local races in '93.

    From '93-'94 I fooled around with lake racing in the Adirondacks. It was a big learning experience. One of the races I attended (Indian Lake) they gave away a trophy just for finishing. I swear we had all four seasons in one day. Apparently some "earth first" people cut a hole in the ice on one of the corners of the oval to try to prevent the race from being run. By the end of the race there was approx. 3 feet of water in that corner. At one point during the race I stopped in the pits to tell Jim Fiske that his son Dana was broken down on the course. He noticed I didn't have any gloves on & asked what was the matter with me, I told him there was so much water, I was better off without them. He just shook his head & said I was nuts & to get going!  

    In '94 I met Lynne (my wife) & after watching me race, she decided to ride that winter. That winter she entered a snow drag & won right off the bat. In '96 she pretty much swept 9 or 10 classes at the Pa. state championships. In '98 she had an unfortunate accident & nearly lost a foot. Thank God the sled wasn't studded! 

    In '95 I was accepted on the Team Arctic race program & hooked up with Jeff Ludwig (one heck of a mechanic) then things really took off... we started to make a presence in the P.R.O. scene. We started to make some finals in some of their races & In about '98 we were in a couple finals at Fenwick. Misc. wins & finals from then till the 2001 season.

    From '95-'98 I fooled around with snocross a little bit. The '95-'96 season I won the high points title in the sport division at Pymatuning Holeshot raceway. Their was a local series at the Sterretania exit on Rt. 90 in '95 (an enduro type race) where I won Stock 600 & the open class on a '95 XCR 600. Some of the other racers included Jimmy Sul, and I-500 participants Mike Birkmire & Jeff Otteni.
    The big secret was the drag race backround with gearing & clutch changes (and a physical fitness program including a ton of time on a Schwinn Airdyne-LOL).

    In 2001 I won Pro Stock high points in P.R.O.

    In 2003 I won stock 600 at the world series of grass.

    2004 our team had a handful of wins in PSGDRA & some final appearances (3rd place in the ISDS series, stock 600). We did hit several other circuits & had a lot of great results.

    2005 my team landed a sponsorship with Cellular One & merged with Billy Howard as a team. This year we hit PSGDRA, COSDRA, N.E. Ohio series of grass, Cecil Ohio & a local race with great success. Each year gets better for this race team.  

    Strong clubs build great trail systems

    We don't always win, we ALWAYS learn! If you're afraid to lose, you're already lost. 

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    • From: courtland mn.
    Posted by Doo You on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 7:41 PM

    My name is Mike Kollmann from southern mn.

    Back in 1984 started racing with 84 indy 600 in mod stock with Dave Delaughter in mdrg circut we had a 500 and 650 pro stock and 540 and 800 and 1080 nitrous burner in open fuel won a few times in pro stock and heavy and open mod and open fuel a few times over the years at the world series. then started Pro line drag chassis in 1986 raced and built sleds, those were the days with delaughter he ened up my bother in law some how, well John Wheelock came into the picture we called him Wheelie, well you can't believe how this guy was going to be the best and guess what he did not disappoint anybody did he. boy we had some good years, built alot of pro lines and suspensions, john and myself. We had alot of fun on and off the track. I raced up until about 98 last race was at the haydays well made the final in 700 pro stock and blew a piston, well 4th. then 1000 pro stock semi final cleaning out the sled on the line and boom new track out and over the swdra trailer. what a disapointment for me and the team but John Pam did well that day. well getting back to Me,

    most of you might know me as , when my wife Sandy and myself where Tech director for SWDRA NSRA MSDRS for many years. John Wheelock has since taking over proline and done a well what a job.       As for me I work for the Street dept. in New Ulm,

    (summer time)  camp and boat and cruise in my 39 chrysler rod

    (winter time) plow snow at work, fix snowmobiles trail ride the Rev stock of course (did i say that)

    and the rest of the time some of the best bench racing this side of the mississippi. 

    We meet alot of people over the years and thank them for being our friends.

    well this is just one old racer with to much time on his hands.

        ( favorite saying) bullshi# somebody must of dump that in my tank that ain't my sled is it.                                         Mike Kollmann

    DTR
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    • From: Nortonville, ND
    Posted by DTR on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 7:55 PM

    Jamie Edwards - Nortonville, ND - www.DTRND.com

    Manufacturing Engineer for an aerospace company

    I started racing in 1995 on a Yamaha V-Max 500.   I had grown up on my Dad's race sled, a 1972 Rupp Nitro 400.  At my first race, I got second with a bone stock sled, and I was hooked.  We are now running a stock F7.

    Our team (Double Trouble Racing) is a family affair, my Dad (Lyle) as Crew Chief, and Mom (Sharon) as my pit.  My Dad and I do all of our own clutching, (with a little help from a lot of the well know racers along the way) on the clay track he built up a couple of years ago.

    We race primarly in the SDSDRA grass circuit, and some NSRA races, as well as HayDays.  We also run the local ice races here in ND, and some MSDRS races.

     

    Recent Accomplishments:

    Various SDSDRA Class Points Championships

    2005 ISR World Series Of Ice - Stock 700, Stock 800, Stock 800S, Stock Open Championship Titles

    2005 World Championship Of Grass (HayDays) - Stock 700 Champion, 4th in Stock 900

    Double Trouble Racing - www.DTRND.com Thanks To All Of Our Sponsors: Black Dirt Inc., Midwest Financial Services; Mother's Wax and Polish, K & N Filters, Woody's Traction, Hi-Performance Engineering, Swain Tech, Dalton Industries, Carver Performance, VP Race Fuel

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      July, 2005
    • From: Oneida Lake, NY
    Posted by King Motorsports on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 8:20 PM

     Mike Hills, 40, Central Square,NY (Syracuse)    www.miketheking.freeservers.com

    single and looking!

    Kids - Amanda 16 & Matthew 4

    Construction/ Modernization Superintendent for ThyssenKrupp Elevator for the past 3 years, been in the elevator business for 16.

    I was the Esta Dragstrip announcer for three years, and have announced at every dragstrip in New York  except for Lancaster.

    Motorcycle Drag Racing - Bracket raced bikes from the early 80's to the late 80's. Ran a Kawaski GPz1100, and had a Supergas (9:90) GS1100E Suzuki.

    Snowmobile Drag Racing: Started racing back in the late 80's on the old CrossBorder Drag Racing Circuit with Brian Murphy and Ben MacDonald. Ran 650 improved stock, open improved, and then 655/ 700 prostock and open prostock, all for Gerry Tassone, Performance Unlimited out of Bridgeport,NY. We ran HTG powered 650 Indys, and we won a lot of races back then. Also ran 1000 improved and 1000 prostock with John Wilbur/ Trucks R Us as recently as two years ago. Moved to the tar with an 800 prostocker and had a blast, winning 4 times and runner-uping once my last season. I can usually be found wherever they are racing on Oneida Lake, Big Moose, or 4th Lake. Currently building a big triple to put in my edge chassis, just to play on the lake and the tar, and an occasional trail ride from neon to neon sign.

    I promote the worlds biggest and richest asphalt race here in Cicero,NY every year the weekend after 4th of July. Don't miss it!

     

     

     

    42ft Fountain triple 675's

    Seadoo Speedster

    13  BCM Big Precision Turbo

    78 El Tigre 6000

    74 TNT 440 F/A

    '72 Kitty Cat

    '99 Road Glide

     

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    • From: YAMAHA PERFORMANCE SNOWMOBILES
    Posted by YAMMIEGOD3:16 on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 9:26 PM

    TONY BELLUCCO, aka YAMMIE GOD 3:16 , AGE: 49

    HOME: WEBSTER N.Y.

    SNOWMOBILE BRAND: YAMAHA

    ALL- TIME FAVORITE - 1979 SRX 440

    CAR-TRUCK BRAND- CHEVROLET

    ALL-TIME FAVORITE- 19701/2 LT-1 Z28 CAMARO

    OCC. 25 YEARS @ GENERAL MOTORS / VALEO : RETIRED.

    OWNED YAMAHA SNOWMOBILES SINSE 1972. HAVE OWNED TWO SKIDOO,s (72 TN,T, 79 BLIZZARD 7500) NEVER OWNED A CAT OR POLARIS. MY FIRST YAMAHA WAS A 1972 GP433. THAN 433 GPX. BOUGHT NEW AND RACED EVERY SRX 440 MADE. 1976 THROUGH 1981. ALSO MANY EXCITERS, GPX, SS440, etc. ORDERED INFAMOUS 1982 SRX 500 , COULD NOT GET IT. RAN AND RACED SRX,s ALL OVER N.Y. UNTIL VMAX 800 CAME OUT. BOUGHT NEW FROM BIG MOOSE FASTEST YAMAHA SHOOTOUT SLED OF ALL TIME. 1995 VMAX 4 THAT RAN 105 THAT YEAR, STILL RACING IT TODAY. I REMEBER RACING ON AIRSTRIP AT OLD FORGE IN LATE SEVENTIES WITH 1979 SRX. STILL HAVE 1980 SRX I BOUGHT NEW. RACED EVERY YEAR OF THE GRASSFIRE 500 AND PLACED 10 YEARS RUNNING, HAVE RACED AT EVERY HOT SPOT IN N.Y.!! BIG MOOSE, SILVER LAKE, KASOAG LAKE, FORTH LAKE, ONEIDA LAKE, FAIRHAVEN, IRONDEQUOIT, PISECO LAKE, LANZI,s, LOON LAKE (ran my 1977 srx there for three years taking top/stock points champ)!!! MANY GRASS DRAG EVENTS, MARILLA, GRASSFIRE 500, NCA, SENECA FALLs, JACOBEYS, OHIO SNO-BASH, MONTERAY JACKS, PERRY,S , SENECA LAKE DUCK CLUB, etc. ATTEND ALL THE HUGE VINTAGE SHOWS, GREAT EASTERN WHITE-OUT, BLAST FROM THE PAST, CLASSIC MUSCLE SLED SHOW IN ELKLAND PA, MUSCLE SLED SHOW IN OTEGO N.Y. WILLIAMSON DRIFT-RIDER VINTAGE SHOW, ORISKANY FALLS CLASSIC MUSCLE SLEDS etc. RACING SPONSERS HAVE BEEN BROOKS GRAVELY, WOODYS, AMSOIL, DALTON. HAVE MEET MANY GREAT PEOPLE ON THIS SITE. I HAVE A 25 YEAR FRIENDSHIP WITH THE INTIMIDATOR AND FAST ED. GO BACK TO RACING WITH THEM IN LATE SEVENTIES. MET THE LIKES OF MARK ELWELL, DEAN CONK, DAN CROSS, JIM CHEKALA, TODD WHITFORD, TEDDY LOVELAND, ROY OLIVER, MARK VICCIO, TEXAS TIM, STEVE COREY, MIKE HILLS, MARK IRVIN, RICK WOODRUFF, ICEMAN COFFARO, MACH Z JEFF, DAN GOODWIN, INLINE 4, CLARKY, LOONEYTUNE, FLYBYU,  MACH D, THUNDER1000, AND MANY HERE RIGHT THROUGH AMSNOW. INVOLVED WITH SNOWMOBILES FOR 34 YEARS. !! 3:16 (tony)

    YAMAHA HEAVEN / WINTER THUNDER /  1995 VMAX 800 bought new!! fastest yamaha ever run at the amsnow shootout 105.16 MPH. 1995 american snowmobiler shootout sled 2002 SRX 700 2000 SRX 700 1983 VMAX 540  YAMAHA PERFORMANCE TONY BELLUCCO/ FRANK AMALFI.

    Harv,s Haydays 500

     

     bracket  racer 2000 srx 700. 10.67 @ 116. first time out

    best to date. 10.45 e.t. 121.98 MPH

     

    • Member since
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    • From: whitmore lake,mi.
    Posted by poorboy on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 7:07 AM

    Dana Russell aka Poorboy.

    Started with snowmobiles on a rear engine Polaris Sno-Traveler and it was new at the time!Grew up around the pits at some of the biggest oval tracks in New England and had the pleasure of getting to hang out there with the likes of Bob Eastman,Leroy Limblad,Conrad Rollins and many other legends of the sport.Also got to ride some of the wildest sleds of all time including tx 335 playmate factory racer,tx 800,chappy ifs racer,and even the old colts running megaphones.Got back into sleds in 1987 building my first open mod sled,440 chappy liquid in a cut-down sno-twister chassie.Have raced 340,440,600 open and heavy mod against the best there is.Got too fat and became owner/builder and have had very good success with a handfull of drivers.About 4 years ago teamed up with Phil Barr and Todd Serra and have enjoyed great results.I can't start to think about how many great people I have met in this sport and hope to continue to meet.

    Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them?Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
    • Member since
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    • From: Ontario, NY
    Posted by Buster696 on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 7:53 AM

    My name is Mike Hyman: 

    I started snowmobile back in the late 70’s with some friends down the road from me.  He had a couple of Rupp snowmobiles, 340-nitro and 440-nitro.  We rode those things every day we could, even when the snow was not so good…  In the early 90’s all my friends started to get backing to the sport (drove a phazer and exciter when riding with them), In 1993 I purchased a new 1994 Vmax600.  Started racing at the very first Grasfire-500 in Williamson, NY at Spencer Speedway.  Took 3rd in 600-stock, and I was hooked.  In 1995 I purchased a 1996 Vmax600 XT, raced that for a couple years and also ran it on the trail, and then moved up to a 2000 SRX.  I raced that sled in the grass for a few years and got several wins/trophies (more than I can count and the trophy shelf is full), and the highlights with that sled: Back-to-Back 2001 and 2002 PRO Racing Series Amateur 700 Stock Champion, along with many 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the amateur classes in the grass tracks in NY.  In 2003 I started Asphalt racing, mostly due to talking with Mike Hills and couple other guys that were getting into it.  So I put a CPR 780big-bore kit on the SRX and had at it…  Meet a lot of nice and great guys because of that:  Airwolf, Mike Hills, ShockDoc, MachZjeff, and many others all in my first day of racing on the tar...  I would again like to thank Mike Hills for helping me out that first day, Thanks Again Mr. Hills you are a true gentleman.  In, 2004 I purchased a Yamaha RX1-Warrior, ran that in the snow for a year.  That winter, I had a lot of fun, the 4-stroke thing was still new, and everyone wanted to race…  That summer I installed a CPR Turbo on the 4-stroke, and will always remember the first time down the track with that thing…  WOW, never gone that fast before…  Over the past 2-seasons I’ve raced the turbo 4-stroke on Grass, Asphalt, and event a little lake racing, with a ton of trail riding in between.  I’ve meet countless people too many to count all based on my involvement in snowmobiling.  I’m lucky enough to have a loving wife, 3-yr old beautiful daughter, and 8mo. old son.  I love them all and thank them for the support of my what I like to do….  

    --Buster696--
    • Member since
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    • From: Ontario, NY
    Posted by The Intimidator on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 9:03 AM
    Name: Jim Gonyeau
    Age: 55
    Home: Ontario, NY
    Ocupation: Electrical Constuction
    Hobbies: Bass Fishing, Snowmobiling, Hunting

    Major Accomplishment: Part owner of one of the largest electrical contractors in the US. Fischbach and Moore Electric.

    Purchased my first snowmobile back in 1972 when I got back from the Army. This sled was a 1968 Snow-Jet with a Hirth engine. Boy did I think it was fast. Other sleds I have owened are as follows: 1972 Yamaha, 1974 Artic Cat Eltigre, 1978  Kawasaki Invader, 1980 Kawasaki Invader, 1981 Kawasaki Intercepter,1986 Polaris Indy 600, 1995 Yamaha V-Max 500, 1995 Yamaha Pazer, 1999 Polaris XCR 800, 1999 Polaris XCR 700, 2000 Polaris XCR 800 and 2004 Artic Cat F7.

    In 1990 I hooked up with a guy named Jim Dimmerman. At that time I had a project going on in Minnisota and was able to get to know Jim on a personal basis. I had been racing alot of small events and holding my own on the lakes. At that time I was running an 744 open improved Polaris built by PSI. Jim said do you want to do some serious racing with that sled. I said yes. He reworked the engine and pipes on the sled and away I went to Jim C at the now called Dyno-Tech. The sled dynoed 155hp.  Jim told me that was very impressive and didn't at the time believe it would have done that well. So goes my relationship with Jim C. With this sled I won Open Improved Campiomships in 1991 and 1992 in one of the ice circuits in NY. For helpng me I helped Jim D get a engine from Larry at the Crank Shop to run in his speed run sled. Jim was sponcered by PSI and just could not believe the power in that big Ski-Doo engine. I haven't seen Jim D in years and I understand that he sold the business and got out of snowmobiling. In my opionion he was one of the best clutchers in the country and I owe alot to him for what I have learned and  know about tuning.

    At present I race mostly for fun on the ice at Big Moose Lake in Old Forge and have met and raced some great people that have become my friends. This is a great sport for young and old and the people you meat along the way are the big benifit.

    Well thats about it and hope to see you all on the ice.

    James C Gonyeau ( Intimidator )

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      October, 2005
    • From: Rochester Area
    Posted by SPEEDYXC on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 9:15 AM

    My name is Sage Hennekey   

    I currently am a salesman at Hollink Motorsports and have worked here for 7 years. I don't unfortunatly have a long list of accomplishments in snowmobile racing. My parents were never into the riding thing some I have had to do it on my own. My first sled was a 1982 John Deere Spitfire 340F/A. I then moved on to a 1980 Kawasaki Intruder 340, thought it was the fasted thing out there. After that I got out of it for a while. About five years ago I hooked up with some good friends by the name of Jiacobbe. I starting doing maintenance and repairs on all Bob and Roberts sleds. They were then nice enough to let me ride one of there spares. One ride on a SRX and I was hooked again. We started getting into drag racing on grass and ice so I started helping build Bob's SRX. My most recent accomplishment was building and racing Bob's 2003 RX1. He approached me and asked if I would be interested in installing a turbo. Having never done this before I was a little skeptical but couldn't pass up the chance. 20 hours and many late nights later I took it for it's first ride, let me just say I have new respect for four stroke turbo power. Some of you may have met me at Jiacobbe's this year, I was the guy running Bob's RX1 and also my red XC-SP 600. I didn't get to meet everyone but I had a great time none the less. Mike thanks again for a good race, you really had me nervous when it came time to run you. I look forward to seeing you all on the snow and on the ice. Can't wait to try that Yammi on the ice. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.

    • Member since
      June, 2005
    Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 5:27 PM

    Rosco A.K.A  Scott Rose

    Team Rosco = driver Scott Rose + Crew Chief Rob Solie

    Started racing in 1998 on board a 1980 el tigre' 6000. Those who raced the cosdra circuit will remember that as the only cat in the pits other than Iantomasi's zrt600.

    Reason for coming back. The people, especially the "That Girl Racing" team. Manager Ed Long has to be one of the most personable people I've ever met. Peter D. taught me sooo much about carbs and clutches even though I,m not the greatest pupil . Tiina always has a smile, a kind word and some good advice. Other notables would be the man himself Kris Bedard who selflessly gave me his T-cat to run in the traill imp. open class as an amateur, Peter Big chair , Team Rainbow, John/Jesse Carey I better stop here or this list will go on forever.

    Biggest racing accomplishment would be my 2004 points series where in 5 classes I finished with 1 first in points, 3 second in points and one third in points.

    Let me say one more time that the reason I came back was the people, good people.

    thank you everybodyBig Smile [:D]

    • Member since
      June, 2005
    Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 7:26 PM

    Tim Kauska - Sled-Hedz.Com - Jordan Valley Performance and Racing.

    Age:  48

    Location:  Elmira, Michigan.

    Started Riding Snowmobiles:  1967- Ski-Doo.   Rode Ski-Doo, Larson,  Polaris and Yamaha.   

    Started Racing;    1973 on a Yamaha.    1st Race,  1st Place!  Been hooked every since.   Raced Yamaha GPX's,  then switched to Polaris.   Raced with HTG, Rob Schooping Motors,  then Switched to Doug Flannery.    Now own and race a  800 Pro-Stock,  700 Improved Stock,  600 Pro-Stock and 600 Stock,  all Ski-Doo's and all built by myself,  Chuck Walter and Bob Walter from Twin Lakes Marina,  Lewiston, Michigan.

    Was a Member of the Organizational Group who put on the Alpine Cup Race in Gaylord, Michigan with Gordon Lee.   Helped with all aspects of the race,  as well as preparing the track.

    Organized the 4 race, Snow Drag Race Series, Sponsored by RE/MAX Resort Properties in Northern Michigan.    Racing in East Jordan and Mancelona.

    Site Owner and Webmaster:  http://www.sled-hedz.com

     

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      July, 2005
    Posted by plumnuts on Thursday, November 24, 2005 12:16 AM

    Janet Cloke (but usually the husband is doin the yappin on this forum) 1/2 of Plum Nuts Racing,  #127 in the West, #627 with the PSGDRA

    Age: forty somethin

    Location, Clarkston, Washington

    Started riding in 1990 (on an old, seventy something Cat) and went drag racing in 1994 (on a new Formula Z) and I got hooked.  First year was a division champion with the Oregon Snowmobile Racing Circuit.  In 1996 started grass dragging and got my helmet handed to me for a couple of years until Paul and Paul (Austin and McCloud) came along and really helped me out.  Snocrossed some and was really good right up to the point that I crashed bad on a double, breaking my leg in multiple places, quit that nonsense in 1999.  Did some cross country racing and was the WSSRA women's champion in 2002-03.  Got a real wild hair and started hillclimb racing being the only woman over the top at the White Pass hillclimb.  I qualified to run at Jackson HC in 2004, finishing fourth.  Hope to race again on the MSSHA hillclimb circuit this year.  What I have owned for sleds; Seventy something Panther, John Deere LiquidFire, 94 Doo Safari, 1994 Doo MXZ 470,  1996, 97, 98, and 99 MXZX snocross sleds.  1996, 97, and 98 Formula III 600.  Currently I ride a 98 Formula III/Union Bay Improve Stock 600 (for the grass), a stock Ski-Doo REV Summit 800 (my hill climber) and I am building a Mach Z Improver for the grass.

    My favorite races, Jackson Hillclimb, WSSRA's Moxee Grass Drag, Hay Days, White Pass Hillclimb, and Mt. Home Grass Drags.  Hope to get to race in Canada this year and get invited back to Jackson HC in 2006.

    The guys and gals that race out West at the Expo drags in Yellowstone know me as the "pit bull" keeping the drag races going and keeping the drag pits somewhat organized.   And yes I hope to see you again in 2006 at Hay Days and hopefully one more race in the Mid-West.  Thinking snow!  Janet

     

     

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    • From: Grand Bend Ontario
    Posted by metal mulisha on Thursday, November 24, 2005 11:07 PM

    Shawn Pieters, 17 years old

    Grand Bend,Ontario,Canada!Eh

    Started getting into the racing scene at Grand Bend Motorplex in 97' helping out in the pits with Kris Bedard in the super pro class! Also helped out scraping the track during the weeks and sprayin some sort of sticky stuff on the starting lineTongue Tied [:S]. Then started getting into the grass drag scene in 1999, going to some of the older COSDRA and MSDRA races just as a spectator. Bought first race sled in 2000, 1997 MXZ 440 fan cooled, raced Junior Novice for about two years on grass and snow, had tons of fun doing that! it was always a battle between me and Kiersten Duncanson but you can probably figure out who always won thatAngry [:@]. But she is great racer and I give her props for where she is today!Beer [B]...Then just helped out Gerry Prosser in the pits when needed for a few years until the Harrowsmith race this year. I raced Improved Stock Open, won Saturday, broke Sunday, then was asked to drive for Mark McLean in Pro Stock 1000 with his Improver for points. We finished 3rd Overall this year and I can't thank Mark enough for giving me the opportunity to drive, it's been the highlight of my pretty much ROOKIE career.Currently doing a co-op position at Bender Racing Canada. Hope to see everyone again next year! or on the ice!Party!!! [<:o)]

     

    Shawn Pieters
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      July, 2005
    • From: Wayland, New York
    Posted by catattack57 on Friday, November 25, 2005 7:36 AM

    Ted Loveland

    Age:  allmost 50....god help me

    Occupation: Mechanic, New York State

    Geesh, started out racing old el tigres back about 1984 on grass, Billy Howard has got to remember Jasper.  Ran in Herkimer, Randolph, Rushford, Loon Lake on the Ice, most all the smaller tracks in western  and central Ny at one time or another. Ran a bunch of vintage sleds, had a 73 650 full mod cat that was a real bear to ride.  Switched to newer cats in the mid 90's, had a 96 cougar that won me a lot of money for a couple years.  My son started driving for me a few years ago,  ran vintage classes around our area, won some races and placed pretty well, last year finally tried the F7,  had lots of success at the local tracks, moved up this year, ran some PRO events, great learning experience for us.  Have met some really great folks along the way,  (a few schmucks also). 

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      August, 2005
    • From: Waterbury, Connecticut
    Posted by SUPERTUNER on Friday, November 25, 2005 12:28 PM

    Sounds like some great folks so far!

     

    Freddie Klies

    www.easterncycleperf.com

     

    www.easterncycleperf.com
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      August, 2005
    • From: YAMAHA PERFORMANCE SNOWMOBILES
    Posted by YAMMIEGOD3:16 on Friday, November 25, 2005 1:43 PM

    I ALSO FORGOT TO MENTION KASOAG LAKE. WHICH IN THE LATE EIGHTIES WAS A VERY HOT SPOT FOR ICE RACING. RACED WITH MANY GUYS THAT WENT ON TO BE HUGE RACERS LIKE WAYNE YEARDON, AL WAITE, BILL JARVIS, ROOKY BRO,s, DOC SANGLDOCE, SPIKE NOLAN etc. THESE GUYS IN THOSE DAYS WERE ON 77 SRX,s MERC SNO-TWISTERS, EL,TIGRE CATS, 650 WIIDCATS, INDYS. !! 3:16 (tony)

    YAMAHA HEAVEN / WINTER THUNDER /  1995 VMAX 800 bought new!! fastest yamaha ever run at the amsnow shootout 105.16 MPH. 1995 american snowmobiler shootout sled 2002 SRX 700 2000 SRX 700 1983 VMAX 540  YAMAHA PERFORMANCE TONY BELLUCCO/ FRANK AMALFI.

    Harv,s Haydays 500

     

     bracket  racer 2000 srx 700. 10.67 @ 116. first time out

    best to date. 10.45 e.t. 121.98 MPH

     

    • Member since
      August, 2005
    • From: Jackson Mi.
    Posted by prostock99 on Friday, November 25, 2005 3:39 PM

    Started racing in1968, got beat by everone that raced then, and have beaten everone that raced then and now. Have made more friends doing this than  am able to count. Priceless

    Dave Dunigan 

    www.DuniganRacing.com Prostreet Motorcycle Team 1st in the 30's & 40's And Now the 20's Congrats Paul 8.11
    • Member since
      July, 2005
    • From: Fairview, Pa
    Posted by Bay City Bullet on Sunday, April 15, 2007 11:59 AM
    top

    Strong clubs build great trail systems

    We don't always win, we ALWAYS learn! If you're afraid to lose, you're already lost. 

    • Member since
      February, 2006
    • From: wisconsin
    Posted by ZEEKMAN#37 on Sunday, April 15, 2007 2:09 PM

     John Kinna

     Started racing with John Hackett in the late 80's as a pit grunt,clutch cleaner and lane raker sled puller.Took 1 pass on the mod in the test track and it was all over from there!!John is probably the best clutcher I have ever met.We had a ton of fun and won alot with a little.

     I bought a 585 mod in 93 and became a driver.Our team grew and grew but we always had a good time.When we were done on the grass,between all of us we had 2 1000 pro-stocks,1 1000 open mod,2 800 open mods,1 700 open mod,1 600 pro stock and a 500 open mod.All our motors done by Dean Schreoder and would'nt have it any other way.

     I have met and become friends with some of the best people you could ever meet.

    JOHN KINNA
    • Member since
      August, 2006
    • From: kendall ny
    Posted by snoxkid on Monday, April 16, 2007 7:07 PM

    Hunter Nelson : age 12

    years racing: 8

    job: kid, 1st class boy scout,sax player, jazz band

    over 200 podium finishs on my 120's,2004 haydays 120 champion,1st 120 over 40mph in 500ft, 1st over50mph, 1st into the 9sec in 500ft, 1st 120 on asphalt, several podium finishes in rmr sno-x,nys champ jr novice 2006, cant wait to drive my 500 mod this summer

    sleds 380 rev,550 rev, 500 pro stk ski doo

    sponsers: lencco perf, ingles perf, studboy, my dad

    race circuts: rmr , pro, backyards

     500 prostock dvx 400 kx 250 2009 & 2010 cat 600 snopro

    • Member since
      January, 2007
    Posted by All Ballz Racing on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:00 PM

    Name: Josh Ball

    Age: 18

    Years racing: 4

    Started racing shifter karts 4 years ago at a local club track and am trying to get out of that to persue grass drags.  Got into grass drags bout 5 years ago helping out in the pits for some local drivers.  One of the drivers is no longer albe to run himself so I have the privlidge to run his sleds.  I Started racing on the Ice 3 years ago doing some radar runs with stock sleds.   Now i have progressed to a 500 open mod built by Dean Schroeder.  Have learned a lot from Dean and am glad i got to know him, along with everyone else.  While testing one weekend at Deans, I was lucky enough to meet Dale Loritz.  I usually run the local races in the UP of Michigan and the MASTERS series, but plan to hit up some of the bigger races next year.  Also plan on adding a 800 prostock (again built by Dean) to the list of sleds for the ice next year.

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      July, 2005
    • From: Lower Michigan
    Posted by MiModRacer on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:27 PM
    Hey Josh, Deans my motor guy also. You hooked up with the right guy to get it done with.  Do you have the  Twin 500 like mine ??? (Machz chopped.)  If so then bud your on the best. We will probably meet in the future as I suspect I'll be at Deans early next winter to test. MMR
    • Member since
      October, 2006
    • From: Ct.
    Posted by pop-a-top on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 3:10 PM

    Mike Dolezel

    age- still young at heart

    Started in the mid-seventies working in the pits with a local team at the Soo I-500, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. Came to the east coast 1980. Started racing on the grass with my first Merc. Anyone that knew Bob Pinto, can tell you how I did. When Bob retired, we picked up his two sleds. That's them in the avitar. Raced them in stock and mod until the yammies caught up. Then it was back to Michigan,with checkbook,to pick up a one of a kind, free-air mod Merc.(Thanks MiModRacer!!) The 15 year rule took us out of alot of racing,but did have the chance to run our Trail Twister in fan improved against the Ski-Doos and teams like Nelson Racing.

    Not having a new sled gave me the chance to see and meet some great racers. Land and Sea, the Olivers,Chad and the Golden Child,Flying Frenchman,the Boogieman,Freddy on his rear engine rocket,the Clough Bro's ski-doos, Mickey and the 8x-stream crew,and so many more!

    With the renewed interest in vintage ice ovals,we are now on the ice,keeping the Merc's where they belong,at the front. Craig,you rode the mod free-air,can you imagine going left after 1ooo feet?

    Together,with my friend,driver,builder,machinist,pain in the @$% Kevin Sirois,we have many wins. The most recent are posted on the Terryville website.We do have a 03 F7 that has had some success,but you guys are tough.

    Ice Oval  - stock 340&440 fan, stock & mod 44o free air, mod 440 liquid all Mercs

    Grass -  same as above plus a 03 f7

    Special Interest - 1976 4 cyl 1000cc Mercury Sno-twister

    Asphalt - A Merc on the tar??

    • Member since
      January, 2007
    Posted by All Ballz Racing on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 6:50 PM

     MiModRacer wrote:
    Hey Josh, Deans my motor guy also. You hooked up with the right guy to get it done with.  Do you have the  Twin 500 like mine ??? (Machz chopped.)  If so then bud your on the best. We will probably meet in the future as I suspect I'll be at Deans early next winter to test. MMR

    Yup....thats the same motor we have.  hopefully we can meet one weekend while were at Deans  or who knows, maybe even at the track. 

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      August, 2005
    Posted by GOLDENCHILD on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:43 PM
    Hello, I'm Roy Oliver also known as The Goldenchild. I'm 43 years old and live in Waterbury Ct. I've been a self employed flooring contracter for twenty one years. I'm happily married 17 years to the most beautiful woman in the world, Donna. I started racing snowmobiles in 1977. I was fourteen years old and drove my fathers 1976 Merc Sno Twister 440 to many drag racing victories. It wasn't until 1987 when I started racing on the grass and slowly climbed up the ladder. Over the years I've driven for some of the best race teams and sled owners in the north east. The best part is I've been fortunate enough to have won on all thier sleds. Thanks to Big Bob Gaudreau, Land n Sea Marine, Benoit Racing, Hamrah Racing, Nadeau Brothers, Queenan Racing, Davis Racing, Morin Racing, SSR Powersports, and of course Arctic Adventures. I've had the honor of being the front tire carrier for the #7 Exide Batteries Ford T Bird driven by Geoff Bodine for the 1994 Nascar Winston Cup season and went to victory lane four times. I've made many friends over the years through this sport and on this forum. The most important thing to me in my racing achievements has been winning the respect of my fellow racers. It's been a wonderful experience.
    • Member since
      October, 2005
    • From: manchester n.h. usa
    Posted by Dominatrix on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 4:11 PM

    O.K. HERE GOES, I was born 12-11-67, (now 39) my birth name Kimberley Favreau. Age 4 I was adopted and became, Kimberley Byrne...(thank you daddy) I married my high school sweetheart John, and became Kimberley Hardwick, he introduced the sport to me,  I wanted to go riding and racing, however there where terms that had to be met, that was, no complaining, and keep up, or you get left behind.....needless to say I kept up very well, with no complaints.....age16, I met john's cousin, Gary Bourque, 8xtreme's famous driver from the 80's early 90's, that's when i wanted nothing more than to race like them, john and I went our seperate ways, but still raising two awsome girls together, met my superman mike kopka, i became kimberley kopka, but also became karen fitzgerald by accident, 1998 epping grass drags I announced myself as karen fitzgerald in the watercross drags as a goof to my girl friend (karen) I was up against 27 guys and won, both sat and sun, the name stuck for 6 years, i won many many things as an amatuer, water cross, grass and icedrags, I became the watercross queen of manchester, and then DOMINATRIX of the grass, slang for wow she dominates the boyz, she loves too spank'em....going pro on the grass and ice was just an amazing accomplishment in it's self, however, I truley realize that dreams do come true, I am now driving for 8xtreme racing.  Sadly karen fitzgerald, and kimberley kopka, have been retired, and I Kimberley Hardwick is here to stay, no more new names for me. Racing 700,800,1000 imp, 700,800,900,1000 stock to 800,1000, prostocks, open mods, nos,turbo's etc, in such a short time, has been quite a ride......winning the world championship at bathhurst n.b. canada '06 and being the 2nd woman in a row for the win was, pretty cool....not only has racing given me the strength and courage to try and do anything, it also has brought to me the finest, most supportive friends, who I consider family, and very dear too me  (always.......)

                                 LIFE DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT      

    8X-TREME RACING

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