Cycle Gear AHRMA Northwest Regional Vintage Motocross Series
Round 4 of 10: Crooked River Ranch
Story by Clay Light
Photos by Clay Light and Sean Light
TERREBONNE, OR, MAY 3, 2015
Washington’s Dallas Nyblod, riding Jawa and Yamaha machinery, wrangled three overall wins at round four of the AHRMA Northwest Regional Vintage Motocross Series, held at Crooked River Ranch in central Oregon. Nyblod netted the overall Premier 500cc, Classic 500cc and Over 50 Expert-class wins on the high desert, all coming via 1-1 sweeps.
Nyblod’s first overall win came in the Premier class, in which he easily thumped to a 1-1 sweep. After a pair of decisive holeshots, Nyblod put huge ground on the rest of the competition, with Triumph-mounted Oregonian Jim Cole placing second.
In the adjoined Intermediate class, Matchless rider Ron Predmore posted a win with his 1-1 finishes, followed by likewise-mounted Dave Armstrong and Chuck Hodson.
Nyblod came right back to capture a win in the Classic 500cc class; in the end, it was much like his earlier win. Washington’s Bill Stuth traded second-place finishes with Dave Bachmeier to net second overall, followed by Bachmeier (2-3), Steve Newell (4-4) and Cole (5-5).
Nyblod trounced the competition in the Over 50 Expert class, this time riding a 1974 Yamaha YZ250. Nyblod garnered holeshots in both motos to complete his perfect six-for-six tally on the day. (He also went six-for-six in the holeshot department.) Maico rider Steve Gard placed second to Nyblod in both motos to net second overall, followed by Chris Castles.
Honda-mounted Andrew Carpenter scored a pair of overall wins on the day, despite not winning any of the four motos in which he competed. Sheer consistency was Carpenter’s best friend, as he thumped to 2-2 placings in both classes.
In the Sportsman 250cc Expert and Intermediate classes, which ran combined, Carpenter only trailed Expert riders David Parks and Sean Light, as well as Intermediate winner Tom Pelton in moto one.
Moto two went to Parks, who was most likely the fastest rider on the track on this day, as he posted Sportsman 125cc and 250cc Expert-class victories at the conclusion – not taking anything away from the impressive Carpenter, who had his hands full with first Sean Light, who would later DNF, and then eventual Intermediate winner William Buob, who went 4-1 on the day and trailed Carpenter and Pelton (1-4) overall.
Penton rider Mickey Sergeant ruled the Sportsman 125cc Expert class and stood atop the podium after two impressive rides. CZ rider Ed Shandl and Husky jockey Dave Whelchel were Sergeant’s closest competitors, although neither could get past the Oregonian, who went 1-1 on the day.
In the adjoined Intermediate class, William Buob, riding a Husky, used 3-3 placings to net the top position, ahead of his fellow Husqvarna jockey Todd Bohnet, who won moto two, but a sixth-place finish in moto one left him second overall, ahead of Mark Swanson (2-5).
Husqvarna-mounted Nancy Richards was a double-class winner, posting the overall Open Age Novice and Over 50 Novice victories, both via 1-1 wins.
Her traveling partner, Paul Nielson, who happens to be Nancy’s father-in-law, scored a win in the Over 70 Novice class on the day.
Crooked River Ranch
Results: May 3, 2015 (Round 4 of 10)
PREMIER LIGHTWEIGHT NOV: 1. Ellen Voermans (BSA).
PREMIER LIGHTWEIGHT INT: 1. Tom McAllister (Cot); 2. Dean Newton (Gre).
PREMIER LIGHTWEIGHT EX: 1. Chuck Bullwinkle (Par).
PREMIER 350 INT: 1. Tim Marek (BSA).
PREMIER 350 EX: 1. Barry Brown (BSA).
PREMIER 500 INT: 1. Ron Predmore (Mat); 2. Dave Armstrong (Mat); 3. Chuck Hodson (Mat).
PREMIER 500 EX: 1. Dallas Nyblod (Jaw); 2. Jim Cole (Tri).
PREMIER OLD-TIMERS INT: 1. Marty Burks.
PREMIER OLD-TIMERS EX: 1. Dirk Murphy.
CLASSIC 125 NOV: 1. Dave Edie (Yam).
CLASSIC 125 INT: 1. William Buob (Hsq); 2. Todd Bohnet (Hsq); 3. Mark Swanson (CZ); 4. Peter Steilberg (Pen); 5. Jud Miller (Ric); 6. Chris Kerber (Hon); 7. Vint Whitman (Hod).
CLASSIC 125 EX: 1. Mickey Sergeant (Pen); 2. Ed Shandl (CZ); 3. Dave Whelchel (Hsq).
CLASSIC 250 INT: 1. Peter Steilberg (Oss); 2. Dean Newton (Gre).
CLASSIC 250 EX: 1. Dirk Murphy (Oss).
CLASSIC 500 EX: 1. Dallas Nyblod (Jaw); 2. Bill Stuth (BSA); 3. David Bachmeier (BSA); 4. Stephen Newell (BSA); 5. Jim Cole (Tri).
EARLY SPORTSMAN 250 STOCK NOV: 1. Keith Criman (Bul).
EARLY SPORTSMAN 250 STOCK EX: 1. Mark Baer (CZ).
EARLY SPORTSMAN 500 STOCK NOV: 1. Willy Brown (CZ).
EARLY SPORTSMAN 500 STOCK INT: 1. Marty Burks (Hsq); 2. George Baseley (CZ); 3. Rick Teagarden (Hon).
VINTAGE 100 INT: 1. Vint Whitman (Hod); 2. Granville Warren (Hod).
VINTAGE 100 EX: 1. Scott Fisher (Hon); 2. Mickey Sergeant (Pen); 3. Tony Devino (Suz).
SPORTSMAN 125 INT: 1. Joe Klokkevold (Hod).
SPORTSMAN 125 EX: 1. David Parks (Hon); 2. Jay Lael (Hod).
SPORTSMAN 250 NOV: 1. Jake Woodruff (CZ); 2. Michael Carpenter (Hon).
SPORTSMAN 250 INT: 1. Andrew Carpenter (Hon); 2. William Buob (Hsq); 3. Tom Pelton (Yam); 4. Gary Gronow (CZ); 5. David Pauliny (Hon); 6. David Gulikson (Hsq); 7. Ed Russell (C-A).
SPORTSMAN 250 EX: 1. David Parks (Hon).
SPORTSMAN 500 NOV: 1. Dave Edie (Yam); 2. Keith Crimin (Bul); 3. Ron Wiley (Yam).
SPORTSMAN 500 INT: 1. Todd Bohnet (Hsq); 2. Kevin Buell (Mai); 3. Marty Burks (Hsq); 4. George Baseley (CZ); 5. Brett Carrell (Yam); 6. Mark Percy (76); 7. Hank Frenna (Yam).
SPORTSMAN 500 EX: 1. Aaron Hekman (Hon); 2. Steve Gard (Mai); 3. Alex Reid (Bul); 4. Jim Monegan (Tri).
SPORTSMAN OLD-TIMERS INT: 1. Bill Rianda (Tri).
SPORTSMAN OLD-TIMERS EX: 1. Chris Castles; 2. Dirk Murphy; 3. Barry Brown (Tri).
WOMEN NOV: 1. Michelle Bradah (CZ).
WOMEN INT: 1. Ellen Voermans (BSA); 2. Angila Gard (Hsq).
OPEN AGE NOV: 1. Nancy Richards (Hsq); 2. Dave Edie (Yam); 3. Angila Gard (Hsq); 4. Joe Bradach (CZ); 5. Michael Carpenter (Hon).
OPEN AGE INT: 1. Andrew Carpenter (Hon); 2. Jud Miller; 3. Gary Gronow (CZ); 4. Dan Ravencraft; 5. David Pauliny (Hon); 6. Layne Hanna (Mai); 7. Siege; 8. Clay Light (CZ); 9. Dave Mildbrandt (Bul); 10. Lyle Duronso (Yam); 11. Mark Baer (CZ); 12. David Smead (Hsq).
40+ NOV: 1. Keith Riehl (Yam); 2. Jake Woodruff (CZ).
40+ INT: 1. Dan Ravencraft (Suz).
50+ NOV: 1. Nancy Richards (Hsq); 2. David Stanton (Yam); 3. Shawn Riley (Yam).
50+ INT: 1. Dean Harrison (Yam); 2. Mark Swanson (Kaw); 3. Siege (Yam); 4. Ed Russell (C-A); 5. Kevin Buell (Mai); 6. Brett Carrell (Yam); 7. David Gulickson (Hsq); 8. Mark Percy (CZ); 9. Rick Jones (Bul).
50+ EX: 1. Dallas Nyblod (Yam); 2. Steve Gard (Mai); 3. Chris Castles; 4. Ed Schandl (Mon); 5. Tony Devino (Yam).
60+ NOV: 1. Ronald Wiley (Yam); 2. Michael Carpenter (Hon).
60+ INT: 1. Dean Harrison (Yam); 2. Layne Hanna (Mai); 3. George Belanger (Suz); 4. Lyle Duronso (Yam); 5. Eric Forster (Ric); 6. Scott Parks (BSA); 7. Hank Frenna (Yam); 8. Stan Clayton (CZ); 9. Chris Kerber (Hon); 10. Brian Rawcliff (BSA).
60+ EX: 1. Alex Reid (Bul); 2. Walt Foster (Mai); 3. Stephen Newell (Tri).
70+ NOV: 1. Paul Nielson (Hon).
70+ INT: 1. Ray Atkinson (BSA); 2. Chuck Hodson (Tri); 3. Ed Dolan (Hsq).
70+ EX: 1. Ross Roberts (Bul); 2. Charlie Higdon (BSA); 3. Ron Predmore (Mat); 4. David Smead (Hsq).