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IT’S KEATON’S TURN!

Round 7 2017 AMA Championship Snow Bike Series, March 26, 2017 – Diamond Lake, OR

Round seven of the 2017 Nitro Lubricants, AMA Championship Snow Bike Series landed in scenic, Diamond Lake, Oregon, 90 miles south of Bend and 75 miles east of Roseburg, right in the heart of the Cascades. Temps were moderate, but the sky spit snow most of the day and there was plenty of the white stuff to work with. History was made as this was Oregon’s first-ever snow bike race and a boisterous crowd of just over 400 showed up to cheer the riders on. Bozeman, Montana rider Keaton Ward, a former AMA pro motocrosser, pushed his KTM Timbersled hard all day and rode fast and smooth to take the coveted A Main win and remain in the hunt to capture the first AMA National Snow Bike Championship Title.

The beautiful Diamond Lake Resort, set high in the Cascades, was the setting for Oregon’s first snow bike race and it worked well, with plenty of snow (even after some recent heavy rains). The race track was a mostly twisting, 4/10th mile track which had the pro men cutting 40 second laps.

The sport of snow bike racing continues to grow and bring in new racers, and the fields are getting faster every weekend. Jimmy Jarrett rode his usual, fast, smooth self to take second behind Keaton Ward, with rising star Idaho rider Brady Lasher grabbing a well-deserved third and Oregon’s Kevin Rookstool rode a smart, fast race to take fourth, with endurocross pro Cory Graffunder winding up fifth, and Washington’s Rory Sullivan taking sixth. Oregon’s Darrin Mees had some bike problems in the main but was credited with seventh and newcomer, first-time racer, retired AMA pro motocrosser Devin Watson showing great future promise with an 8th in the A Main. Yamaha Camso pro Cody Thomsen was leading the national points heading into the Oregon race, but suffered some bad luck in qualifying, and failed to make the A Main. He still has a shot at the men’s title, but he will have to ride great at the last round to get it done.

As predicted, the women’s class continues to grow and a solid turnout of six fast women lined up to go fast, even though Oregon riders Cyd Reinen and Krystal Watson had never raced before. As is so often the case, Idaho’s Shayla Fulfer and South Dakota’s Shayna Lier went at it again, with Fulfer having a great day, winning both motos over Lier, and Fulfer’s sister Kapri showing increasing speed as well, taking a solid third. The Senior, 40+ class showcased a great duel between Oregon’s Patrick Trowbridge and Montana’s Jason Weis.

The 8th and final round of the 2017 Mitro Lubricants AMA Championship Snow Bike Series will be held at the Bogus Basin Ski Resort, 16 miles north of Boise, Idaho on April 8, 2017 on a half-mile, twisty supercross style track right next to the Pioneer Lodge in the middle of the resort. The series partners are: Nitro Lubricants, Moto Trax, Camso, Arctiva Clothing, Fox Suspension, Snomoto.com, Timbersled, CMX, Cyclops, Pro-Moto Billet, Snow Tech MX, HMK, and Excel Fabrication and Fresh Moto who created the beautiful custom trophies, and local partners were: Cascade Powersports in Bend, and Cycle Buy in Albany who provided demo rides on Timbersled Snowbikes. Special thanks to John Jonesbury and the staff at the Diamond Lake Resort who spent many hours making sure that the event would run smoothly at this year’s race and hopefully for years to come.

The series partners are: Nitro Lubricants, Moto Trax, Camso, Arctiva Clothing, Fox Suspension, Snomoto.com, Timbersled, CMX, Cyclops, Pro-Moto Billet, Snow Tech MX, HMK, Rekluse, and Excel Fabrication, and Fresh Moto who create the custom event trophies for each event.

Current AMA Championship Series Points Standings:

Round 7 Results, Diamond Lake, OR:

A Main Name Hometown Riding Sponsors
Place:1 Name:Keaton Ward #195 Hometown:Bozeman, Montana Riding:KTM, Timbersled Sponsors:HCTN, Von Zipper, Timbersled, Fly, 6D, Hinson, VP Fuels, Acerbis, Fastway, PRZ, 505, NIHILO
Place:2 Name:Jimmy Jarrett #44 Hometown:Star, Idaho Riding:KTM, Timbersled Sponsors:KTM, Timbersled, Superior Construction, Moose SIDI. Rekluse
Place:3 Name:Brady Lasher #22 Hometown:Meridian, ID Riding:KAW, Timbersled Sponsors:FXR, Air Pro, Timbersled, Carl’s Cycle
Place:4 Name:Kevin Rookstool #123 Hometown:Bend, OR Riding:HUS, Timbersled Sponsors:Gosnomoto.com, motosport Hillsboro, Moose
Place:5 Name:Cory Graffunder #118 Hometown:Simi Valley, California Riding:HUS, MotoTrax Sponsors:MotoTrax, Sidi 509, Kenda, Oneal, SRT Rekluse, GPR, Fasst, Fastway, Shoie, TBT, CTI, IMS, Hammer, Hyde, USWE, P3 Carbon, HBD, Moto Seat, TM Designs
Place:6 Name:Rory Sullivan #272 Hometown:White Salmon, WA Riding:KAW, Timbersled Sponsors:Power Motorsports, Timbersled, Bell Helmets, Fly Racing, Von Zipper, TCX Boots, Fasst Co, FMF, Evo Inc.
Place:7 Name:Darrin Mees #18 Hometown:Redmond, OR Riding:KTM, Moto Trax Sponsors:Lifeproof, M9 Suspension, Fly Racing
Place:8 Name:Devin Watson #777 Hometown:Talent, OR Riding:KAW, Camso Sponsors:Power Motorsports, Atlas, Illusiongraphix.com
B Main Name Hometown Riding Sponsors
Place:1 Name:Kurt Brady #842 Hometown:McCall, ID Riding:YAM, Timbersled Sponsors:Mile High Powersports, Fly Racing, Dragon Goggles, Ride McCall
Place:2 Name:Travis Rush #840 Hometown:Aumsville, OR Riding:KAW, Timbersled Sponsors:Dan’s Motorsports Outlet
Place:3 Name:Patrick Ward #71 Hometown:Medford, OR Riding:SUZ, Camso  
Women Name Hometown Riding Sponsors
Place:1 Name:Shayla Fulfer #1W Hometown:McCall, ID Riding:KTM, Timbersled Sponsors:Superior Construction, RK Motorworks, Mile High Powersports, Ride McCall, DSG, Thor
Place:2 Name:Shayna Lier #56 & 44 Hometown:Stratford, South Dakota Riding:HON, Timbersled Sponsors:Gary’s Auto Body, Evolution Powersports, Klim, Bell Helmets, Timbersled
Place:3 Name:Kapri Maupin #12W Hometown:Nampa, Idaho Riding:KTM, Timbersled Sponsors:Superior Construction, Kelly Fulfer, President Trump
Place:4 Name:Cyd Reinen #841 Hometown:Albany, OR Riding:HUS, Timbersled Sponsors:Cycle Buy, Timbersled, KTM, Husky, Acerbis, Rekluse, Bullet Proof Designs
Place:5 Name:Krystal Watson #777 Hometown:Talent, OR Riding:KAW, Camso Sponsors:Power Motorsports, Atlas, llusiongraphix.com
Place:6 Name:Tina Weis #23 Hometown:Hamilton, MT Riding:KTM, Timbersled Sponsors:Hamilton Polaris/KTM, Bar Bangers Racing
Senior 40+ Name Hometown Riding Sponsors
Place:1 Name:Patrick Trowbridge Hometown:Bend, OR Riding:KAW, Timbersled Sponsors:Gosnomoto.com
Place:2 Name:Jason Weis #23 Hometown:Hamilton, Montana Riding:KTM, Timbersled Sponsors:Hamilton Polaris/KTM, Timbersled, JWTC Les Schwab, Bar Bangers Racing, Motorcycle Garage

2017 AMA Championship Men’s Points (best 6 scores count)

Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Total
Name:Keaton Ward 0 65 60 70 35 70 75   375
Name:Jimmy Jarrett 70 75 75 0 0 75 70   365
Name:Cody Thomsen 75 70 0 45 70 65 0   325
Name:Cory Graffunder 40 40 65 60 45 35 55   305
Name:Mick Olsen 50 0 45 55 60 55 0   265
Name:Colton Sturm 60 60 25 50 40 1 0   236
Name:Colton Davis 0 0 0 65 65 60 0   190
Name:Harris Huizenga 0 0 0 75 75 35 0   185
Name:Darrin Mees 35 55 0 0 0 4 45   139
Name:Kevin Rookstool 0 0 70 0 0 0 60   130
Name:Rory Sullivan 40 0 30 0 0 0 50   120

2017 AMA Championship Women’s Points (best 6 scores count)

Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Total
Name:Shayna Lier 75 70 75 75 75 75 70   445
Name:Shayla Fulfer 70 75 70 0 0 70 75   360
Name:Jacqueline Riess 0 65 0 70 70 0 0   205
Name:Amy Wolfe 0 0 0 0 65 65 0   130
Name:Kapri Maupin 0 0 60 0 0 55 65   180
Name:Tina Weis 0 60 50 0 0 0 50   160
Name:Markie Hoffman 0 0 40 0 0 50 0   90

2017 AMA Championship Senior (over 40) Points (best 6 scores count)

Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Total
Name:Jason Weis 0 65 30 0 0 75 70   240
Name:Pete Olson 0 0 25 65 0 70 0   160
Name:TJ Austin 75 50 10 0 0 0 0   135
Name:Patrick Trowbridge 0 0 50 0 0 0 75   125
Name:Justin Homan 0 70 40 0 0 0 0   110
Name:Jeff Siegfried 0 75 0 0 0 0 0   75
Name:Jeff Davis 0 0 0 75 0 0 0   75
Name:Pete Jacobs 0 0 75 0 0 0 0   75
Name:Mark Olberding 0 0 70 0 0 0 0   70
Name:Jeff Klein 0 0 0 70 0 0 0   70
Name:Mark Hoffman 0 55 15 0 0 0 0   70

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