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Several area riders quailfy for a ticket to Loretta Lynn's Ranch

Before you become a pro rider, many riders hope to make the "big dance" known as Loretta Lynn's! Loretta Lynns is a motocross facility in Tennessee that hosts one of the biggest races of the year. Riders who qualify, come from all over the country including places like NY, CT, TX and more. 

To get here riders must attend a regional qualifier to prove themselves against other riders. Once completed riders can then move on to the "big dance." Some riders will make it, others will not, however, the experience is worth the trip as they have said. 

As few riders from the New York area who make the usual pilgrimage to Royal Mountain Ski Area for Central New York events include Jeremy Edwards, Mark Molesky, Paige Weingarten, and Gavin Betts. These riders will compete in 35 categories of classes ranging from schoolboy, college-boy, 250 novice, minis and others just to name a few.

Riders will get a day to practice. Practice will begin on July 30th and racing will take place starting on July 31st. Due to the large amount of riders, classes are spread out over the course of a week with racing ending on August 4th. 

During the weeks' events, riders can attend special events like a chapel service in the morning, attend autograph signings and more. The experience alone is one of the great things you must have for your bucket list if you are a rider. 

To those who quailified, we wish you the best of luck. Have fun an be safe!

Royal Mountain Ski Area hosts it's final 2018 CNYMRA event on Sunday

On Sunday July 29th, Royal Mountain Ski Area will host it's final CNYMRA (Central New York Motocross Racing Association) of 2018. The first two double headers brought lots of exciting bar to bar racing action. The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend brought Sunshine and clear skis and the Sunday brought us rain and muddy bogs.

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Mud Bogs

Riders waiting their way on the motocross track on Sunday during a rain soaked moto. Photo credit to Joline Wright

Moving on to July 4th weekend, riders returned for another weekend of fun in the sun; however, Mother Nature played her role in making the day quite warm. Heat and humidity would plague the atmosphere and make conditions extremely uncomfortable for riders but they toughed it out and we saw some awesome racing in many of the classes across the board.

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Riders deal with heat

Riders prep for the heat and humidity during 4th of July weekend race. Photo credit to Ashley R. Walseman

After weeks of rain, riders return to Royal Mountain Ski Area for one more shot at the hill. Some riders coming to redeem themselves; others coming to prove themselves.

 As always, shout out to our friends and supporters Rockauto.com. Rockauto helps us out with giving us the wristbands as you arrive at the gate. They are a great support to Royal Mountain!

As always, shout out to our friends and supporters Rockauto.com. Rockauto helps us out with giving us the wristbands as you arrive at the gate. They are a great support to Royal Mountain!

Who will be on the podium this weekend? Who will get the hardware? Monster Motocross/ CNYMRA Motocross takes off Sunday! You won't want to miss the action as riders from all over Central, New York duke it out up the hill to the first turn. Paul T. Peterson calls will call the action high atop race central! You can listen to the broadcast on 88.1 on the ole F.M. dial. Admission is $10 at the gate, Sign-up is from 7-9am.
Practice: 8:30am SHARP
First Class: $30
Second Class: $20
Third Class: $10
50cc: $20

New to the sport? CNYMRA has classes for all skill levels; Kids, teens, adults and more. We also host bikes and quads at the races. So come one, come all have some fun and check out the action.

 Only 13 races remain on the CNYMRA schedule in 2018. If you haven't gotten to one yet, you still have plenty of time!

Only 13 races remain on the CNYMRA schedule in 2018. If you haven't gotten to one yet, you still have plenty of time!

Royal Mountain hosts 36th Annual Hillclimb Event in July

 Ad poster for Royal Mountain's Annual Hillclimb event

Ad poster for Royal Mountain's Annual Hillclimb event

The first motorcycle race ever held at Royal Mountain Ski Area was in 1982 and it was a hillclimb. The New England Hill Climbers put Royal Mountain on its schedule in ’82 and has remained there to this day. It is a points paying event for New England and annually draws over 200 entries, and spectators.

Royal’s hill is 700’ long, which is the longest hill on the circuit. It features two jumps and some rough sections. Each rider gets two tries at the hill with the fastest trial counting. The AMA (American Motorcycle Association) thought enough of Royal Mountain and its hill to award it the 1996 national championship.

The New England Hill Climbers Association has only five events remaining for their 2018 Hillclimb schedule. The New England Hill Climbers Association travels to facilities all over New England; states include, NY, NH, and MA with it's next stop being here to Royal Mountain this weekend.

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New England Hillclimbers Association
Event Schedule remaining events

Sunday, July 15th: Royal Mountain Hillclimb in Caroga Lake, NY

Saturday & Sunday, July 28-29th: Colin Krenzul Memorial race/AMA Amateur Hillclimb at Monson, Ma (non points race for NEHA)

Saturday, August 25th: Ridge Runner’s Hillclimb in Canaan, NH

Saturday, September 8th: Granite Gorge Hillclimb in Keene, NH

Sunday, September 30th: Championship Hillclimb in Monson, MA

For More information about hillclimbs go to http://www.newenglandhillclimbers.com/home.html

Registration begins at 8am and concludes at 10am with racing starting at 11am. Admission at the gate is $10.00 and sign up fee is $20.00 per class.

 Thank you to Rockauto.com who provide our wristbands. They are an awesome partner for us and we have a great relationship working with them. Thank you again to RockAuto.com for all of your support

Thank you to Rockauto.com who provide our wristbands. They are an awesome partner for us and we have a great relationship working with them. Thank you again to RockAuto.com for all of your support

The following are the feature classes:
50CC
65CC
80CC JR
80CCSR
125CC
200CC
250CC

Push rod
450CC Open
600CC Open
750CC Open
Women’s
Over 40
600 4 stroke
Over 50
Over 25 ATV
Open ATV
Snowmobiles

Don't forget our annual Wednesday night Supercross events. Registration starts at 5pm and closes at 7pm with practice and racing shortly there after. Our season will run until August 29th with Awards night being the last race of the season for us. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Royal Mountain Ski Area hosts CNYMRA double header for 4th of July holiday

 Scott Salls (807) and Billy Shafer (816) in a hard battle for position during last years July 2nd race here at Royal Mountain!

Scott Salls (807) and Billy Shafer (816) in a hard battle for position during last years July 2nd race here at Royal Mountain!

For many years now, CNYMRA (Central New York Motocross Association) has held a double header race weekend on the 4th of July (could be before or after, depending on how the 4th falls). Riders from all over New York State or other areas to come tame the mountain. Many are quite successful. With camping available Friday evening through the weekend it's a popular place to go for a quick get away. And of course on the hot summer day, you can be taking a cool, and refreshing dip in the pond! It's an awesome way to cool off after a hot day of racing I tell you! The scenery and property are also awe inspiring and the property is very much like a campground, just with out the electric and water hook ups.

So if you are looking for something to do this weekend, come on out for some bar to bar racing. We have riding skills for all levels, from beginner to experts. Check out our venders on venders row, Pop's Pop will be there with all the ice cream and cold treats along with the exclusive vender for CNYMRA RPM's appeal, even Sanders Motorsports from right here in Johnstown will be here.

Looking to wake up on a good note? Make sure to head up to the lodge, grab a freshly made cup of coffee from the girls. Grab a freshly made Belgian waffle and make sure to start your day off right with a well balanced breakfast. Then, pull up a chair, sit back, relax and watch the best riders on CNYMRA circut duke it out for position on the track.

We look forward to seeing everyone there this weekend! We are expecting a large turnout this weekend; so come one, come all! 

 

 Kawasaki riders Todd Kinne (39) and Mike Ward (171) battle going into the big triple section on the back side of the ski resort!

Kawasaki riders Todd Kinne (39) and Mike Ward (171) battle going into the big triple section on the back side of the ski resort!

Fun night of racing 6-20-18

 

Good evening Riders! Thank you to everyone that came out last night! We had some awesome and exciting racing. One of the best places for racing under the lights during the summer! It was a beautiful night for racing with clear sky's and comfortable temperatures. 
Moving on to racing. We had some awesome bar to bar, exciting side by side racing. If you weren't here, you most certainly missed out. Moto 1 out of the gate and of course it's the mini bikes 50cc. Local riders "Moto" Maxx Miller would fly out of the gate like a cannon. Moving on to the quads. We had some awesome racing between expert rider Anthony Pennacchia and amateur rider Peter John Miller. Both riders would thread the needle multiple times around the track evening bumping bars and tires in the big bull turn behind the finish line. It definitely got exciting in this class since Miller would be returning to quad racing for the first time after recovering from an injury and Pennacchia would return to racing after a small time away. Miller and Pennacchia would take the over all wins for their respective classes. 
Notables in the 125 2 stroke classes were Fonda Rider Carter Petersen and Oriskany Falls rider Codi Russell, along with Deegan Thrasher who would stick his front fender into the top 3 to round out the podium.
Later on in the schoolboy 12-16 class more action among the top 3 of Tyler Blowers, Carter Petersen, and Codi Russell would go at it. They would round out the top 3. for the class.
Series regular Connor Cross would return to take the top spot in the Quad novice class but had some fierce competition with Matt Mitchell nipping at his heals for the 2nd place spot on the podium.
Finally to the last moto of the evening, Carter Petersen and Bryce Mussenwould be duking it out on the track in the 250 novice class. Never count out the #6 machine of Peter Marrate who manages to sneak for a tight 3rd place position finish after a good hard fought battle with Mussen and Matt Campbell and rider Ryan Tietz.
To round out the post we'd like to welcome back lengendary rider on the number #42 Honda, Bobby Kinary (who was spotted in the leader harold newspaper this Morning) ripping up the track and putting on quite the show for our spectators. 
Again, Thank you all who came out last night. We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday followed by our Cnymra D3 Motocross event next Saturday and Sunday. Also make sure to check out Echo Valley Mx this will be hosting this weekend CNY race on Sunday. Enjoy the weekend all, we will see you all next Wednesday!

Link to the article in this mornings paper; the Leader Herald can be found here.
http://www.leaderherald.com/…/blowers-petersen-double-up-a…/

Introduction to Royal News

One and all, welcome to Royal Mountain's Motorsport Blog! This will be the home of all the most recent happenings this summer at Royal including race results! Our new featured author and photographer, Richard Conger will be helping to keep things here updated. Hope we are successful in bringing all the Royal news you need directly to you!

 Photo of racer #775 warming up before the first Supercross race on 6/6/18

Photo of racer #775 warming up before the first Supercross race on 6/6/18