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Nevada GFI ends area racing for 2010
by Dan McGee
Dec 12, 2010 | 3498 views | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune/Dan McGee - In his first motocross as a pro, 16-year-old Brian Sjogren (61) holds off a determined Aaron Siminoe (622) as they raced in the second 450 Pro moto Sunday at the new Plumas County Motorsports Park at Chilcoot, Calif.
Tribune/Dan McGee - In his first motocross as a pro, 16-year-old Brian Sjogren (61) holds off a determined Aaron Siminoe (622) as they raced in the second 450 Pro moto Sunday at the new Plumas County Motorsports Park at Chilcoot, Calif.
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Tribune/Dan McGee - Adding holiday spirit to Nevada GFI's final event, Fernley rider Tyler Artrup (119) raced as Santa Claus. Here, he and Ethan Hoffman dice for a position during their final moto.
Tribune/Dan McGee - Adding holiday spirit to Nevada GFI's final event, Fernley rider Tyler Artrup (119) raced as Santa Claus. Here, he and Ethan Hoffman dice for a position during their final moto.
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Tribune/Dan McGee - The youngest racer at the Nevada GFI race was 4 and a half year old Wyatt Whitwam shown here competing in his first ever motorcycle race in the Pee Wee division.
Tribune/Dan McGee - The youngest racer at the Nevada GFI race was 4 and a half year old Wyatt Whitwam shown here competing in his first ever motorcycle race in the Pee Wee division.
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Tribune/Dan McGee - Nevada GFI promoter Shane Kisman (right) shakes hands with Nathinal Leach, whose son and partner Daniel stands in the middle as a race starts behind them at the new Plumas Motorsports Park. With water an issue, Leach's drilling company is going to drill a well for the new motocross facility that is located just west of Chilcoot, Calif.
Tribune/Dan McGee - Nevada GFI promoter Shane Kisman (right) shakes hands with Nathinal Leach, whose son and partner Daniel stands in the middle as a race starts behind them at the new Plumas Motorsports Park. With water an issue, Leach's drilling company is going to drill a well for the new motocross facility that is located just west of Chilcoot, Calif.
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CHILCOOT, CALIF. — The Volvo Nevada GFI series staged the region's final race Sunday at the new track here. Despite a cold, foggy morning the almost spring like weather set the stage for a day of hard racing.

For one young lion it was a very special day as he just turned pro right after his 16th birthday.

"The race was good, got the hole shot and kind of ran my own race," Brian Sjogren said after winning the second 4-Stroke pro moto. "It's my first pro race and I kind of wanted to go with a bang."

In that class he did just that leading from starting gate to checkered as he ran away with the victory. Behind him Aaron Siminoe scored the 250 pro victory while Tim Nobles was the 30+ pro victor.

Sjogren's next race wasn't a cake-walk as he had company, namely a determined Aaron Siminoe.

When the gate dropped they took off and began to tear around the somewhat tight track. Lap after lap both were never more than a couple of seconds apart and usually less than that.

In the end, Sjogren made it a sweep while Siminoe had to settle for a very close second.

"Aaron was on me the whole time so it was a close race," Sjogren said, "So we won in the 4-Stroke Pro and won the 450 Pro so I couldn't ask for anything more."

Sjogren wasn't the only rider to score doubles during the day as Ty Siminoe won both 250 Intermediate and the Schoolboy division. Tyler Lewis won two different Quad races while Gavin Clouser raced to victory in three different 85cc classes.

MRANN champion and this year's winner at Virginia City, Ross Neely was on hand and left the field as he roared to victory in the Collegboy class. This winter he intends to race over at Marysville at in the E Street winter series.

The 450 Novice second moto has a special holiday treat as Santa Claus, actually Tyler Arturp, was in that race. And the Jolly Old Elf ended up fourth after a race long duel with Ethan Hoffman, who finished fifth.

Asked if those that passed Santa would get anything, he said with a laugh, "Well they might get a candy cane but I don't know yet. Still it's cool as they beat Santa."

Despite a day of hard racing there was only one race-stopping incident when a rider had a hard get off after going over a jump. Track officials and medics rushed to the stricken rider, who was taken to the ambulance where his parents decided they would take him to be checked by a doctor.

Earlier in the day promoter Shane Kisman announced that, after a meeting with local authorities both the town of Chilcoot and Plumas Country liked the facility and wanted it to stay. He added that a Sierra Country Supervisor elect also liked the idea and might try to find land for a track in that country.

One problem the track, now known as the Plumas Motorsport Center has is water. The California water authorities won't allow Kisman to draw it from another source.

However, help came in the form of Nathinal Leach and his son/partner who operate Leach Drilling in Silver Springs, Nevada as they agreed to drill a well just for the track's use. So Kisman's water problems will be solved when the spring series begins.

Kisman also announced that young Dalton Hoyos would receive the Volve scholarship, which pays for graphics, entry fees and parts, for the upcoming spring series.

Now that the final race for the region is in the books riders will be waiting for the spring series when they can once again take to the area's motocross tracks.

•The Northern Nevada Kart Club held its annual awards banquet at the Grand Sierra Hotel on Saturday. It was a night of pizza, bowling and good-natured ribbing as competitors and award winners enjoyed the evening.

Outgoing president Brian Rivera was given a special honor when he was named the Karter of the Year by the club. Newly elected president Jess Petersen made that presentation.

Long time member Ed Diederich, who was honored for his involvement, praised Rivera for his efforts over the past years to help the club.

Rivera, early in the evening, remarked that the club has gone through a resurgence and averaged 62 karts for every race, a feat that most clubs in Northern California were hard pressed to equal.

Now all the racers get a few months off until the sprint practice race signals the start of the 2011 season.

RESULTS

•Nevada GFI Volvo Series - Dec. 12

Chilcoot, Calif. - Plumas Motorsports Park

50cc:

— (4-6 Stock) 1. Cody Zimmer, 2. Wyatt Whitwam

— (7-8 Stock) 1. Kole Krautstrunk, 2. Wyatt Brixey, 3. Breydon Worthington, 4. Dalton Hoyos

— (Open) 1. Dalton Hoyos, 2. Wyatt Brixey, 3. Breydon Worthington, 4. Wyatt Whitwam

65cc:

— (Beg.) 1. Julian Corridori, 2. Talon Schwall, 3. T.J. Taylor, 4. Kole Krutstrunk, 5. Kyle Zimmer

— (Nov.) 1. Trever Tellez, 2. Gage Knecht, 3. Andy Fahey, 4. Travis Whitwam, 5. Chase Knecht

— (Open) 1. Trever Tellez, 2. Gage Knecht, 3. Julian Corridori, 4. Andy Fahey, 5. Talon Schwall

Quad Mini - 1. Jeramiah Evans, 2. Christopher Willing, 3. Indy Gesselman

Quad Mini Nov. - 1. Tyler Lewis, 2. T.J. Taylor, 3. Jeramiah Evans, 4. Indy Gesselman

Quad Open - 1. Davis Miles, 2. Dylan Maes

85cc:

— (Beg) 1. Caleb Duster, 2. Dillon Dycus, 3. Drew Hagen, 4. Gage Knecht, 5. Winston Reugebrink

— (Nov.) 1. Dallas Dussault, 2. Trent Cocking

— (Intr) 1. Gavin Clouser

— (Open) 1. Gavin Clouser, 2. Dallas Dussault, 3. Hunter Doyle, 4. Winston Reugebrink

Supermini - 1. Gavin Clouser, 2. Hunter Doyle, 3. Trent Cocking, 4. Dallas Dussault

30+:

- Beg. 1. Steve Arcouette

- (Pro) Tim Nobles

35+ Nov. - 1. Bill Webb

40+:

- (Intr.) 1. Kurt Zimmer, 2. Bill Webb

125/2-Stroke:

-(Beg.) 1. Reese Fye, 2. Dillon Dycus

— (Nov.) 1. Tanner Leach, 2. Garrett Brehler, 3. Gavin Clouser

Schoolboy (15 & Under) 1. Ty Siminoe, 2. Tanner Leach, 3. Danile Mills, 4. Blake Hopkins, 5. Garrett Brehler

Collegeboy (16-24) - 1. Ross Neely, 2. Zach Parker, 3. Chris Manzini, 4. Darin Zamboni, 5. Zack Kisman

250cc:

— (Beg.) 1. Nate Block, 2. Caleb Duster, 3. Preston Reugebrink, 4. Patrick McCarthy

— (Nov.) 1. Ethan Hoffman, 2. Daniel Mills, 3. Kody Jackson, 4. R.J. Tanner, 5. David Catalina

— (Intr.) 1. Ty Siminoe, 2. Ross Neely, 3. J. Ayers

— (Pro) Aaron Siminoe

4-Stroke:

-(Nov) 1. Hunter Doyle

- (Pro) 1. Brian Sjogren

450cc:

— (Beg.) Nate Block, 2. Mathew Tormino

— (Nov.) 1. Zach Parker, 2. Sedric Robinson, 3. Danile Mills, 4. Tyler Artrup, 5. Ethan Hoffman

— (Intr) 1. Jonathon Ayers

— (Pro) 1. Brian Sjogren, 2. Aaron Siminoe, 3. Chris Manzini

•Northern Nevada Kart Club Awards

Grand Sierra Hotel and Casino - Dec. 11

Kids Kart - 1. Gavin Van Cott, 2. Nolan Wyman and Bank Sombatsiri*

Junior 1-2 - 1. Jeremy Kay, 2. Isaac Wyett, 3. Connor Van Cott, 4.

Garrett Dixon, 5. Turbo Sombatsiri

Senior Box Stock Clone - 1. Terry West, 2. Dave Schilt, 3. Becky Knapp, 4. Jamie West, 5. Travis Look

TAG Novice - 1. Matt Koerner, 2. Tom Koerner, 3. Don Faris

TAG Masters - 1. Brian Rivera, 2. Dan Harris, 3. Curt Baker

F80 Senior - 1. Mike Botelho Jr., 2. Mark Nason, 3. Gerry Williams

F80 Masters - 1. Mark Nason, 2. Gerry Williams, 3. Cody McKinney

F125 - 1. Mitch Kennedy, 2. John Morgan, 3. Rich Adams

Most Improved Drivers of the Year - (Jr.) Jeremy Kay, (Sr.) Gerry Williams

Rookies of the Year - (Jr.) Issac Wyett, (Sr.) Matt Koerner

Volunteer of the Year - Bill Dement

Workers of the Year - Shari Dow, Sandy Diederich and Chelsi Wagner

Special Thanks - Dave Brant (Flagging), Glenn McKinnon (Race Directing), Ed Diederich (Race Directing and Tech)

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December 14, 2010
The racer with Santa is Daniel Mills not Ethan Hoffman.
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