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Where the Buffaloe Roams

| 23 October 2017 6:39 pm
Where the Buffaloe Roams

AMA National Dual Sport Ride and Adventure Ride Buffaloe 500: Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Clubgrounds Story and Photos by Kurt Bauer/dirtbauer.com COLUMBUS, IN, OCT. 14-15, 2017 Nearly 30 years ago, Rick Dorfmeyer got the idea of starting an organized ride on county roads and possibly some trails. After hearing a group of riders complain about being […]

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RoadRace Factory Race Report from Barber Motorsports Park: Fire and Water

| 20 September 2017 4:24 pm
RoadRace Factory Race Report from Barber Motorsports Park: Fire and Water

MotoAmerica Championship Series Round 10: Barber Motorsports Park Courtesy of RoadRace Factory Photos by GeoCrash Photography LEEDS, AL, SEPT. 15-17, 2017 The final episode of this trilogy opens with a noir reflection of the triumphs from the last two rounds. Visions from Pittsburgh and New Jersey played in slow motion, properly building the sense of […]

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Jess Thomas: Back on the Saddle

| 6 September 2017 11:21 am
Jess Thomas: Back on the Saddle

Rider Update: Jess Thomas By Jess Thomas SEPT. 4, 2017 This is a follow-up background story to the announcement last week of my new speed record at El Mirage Dry Lake: 111.733 mph in the 650cc Modified Production Vintage Gas class on a stripped-down 1954 Triumph T110. I started land-speed racing again last fall after […]

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Skip Van Leeuwen Interview

| 30 June 2017 4:45 pm
Skip Van Leeuwen Interview

Skip Van Leeuwen on Ridin’ So Cal Courtesy of Sammy Tanner/ Arai Helmets and Sabrina Sanchez/ Southern California Motorcycles BREA, CA, JUNE 29, 2017 Skip Van Leeuwen, National number 59, passed away on June 21, 2017, after a long fight with cancer. This is an interview that Tom Hicks conducted with Van Leeuwen on the […]

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Snapshots from the Trailblazers Awards Banquet

| 9 May 2017 3:09 pm
Snapshots from the Trailblazers Awards Banquet

Trailblazers Awards Banquet Carson Center Story and Photos by Howie Zechner CARSON, CA, APR. 22, 2017 A huge success by any standard, once again the 73rd annual Trailblazers Awards Banquet did not disappoint. Of course, what’s not to like? Well organized and open to all in every two-wheel discipline, this perennial event marks the beginning […]

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God Speed, Tim Hart

| 23 March 2017 11:35 am
God Speed, Tim Hart

Tim Hart, R.I.P. By Chris Agajanian Photo courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News MAR. 6, 2017 Tim Hart was a gentle man that turned into a maniac on the track. He was a real sweetheart, someone we were all proud to know. [A recent] article on him was great and well deserved, but it didn’t cover […]

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Peter Starr Interviewed by Adam Carolla

| 9 March 2017 9:44 am
Peter Starr Interviewed by Adam Carolla

Take a Knee Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News MAR. 9, 2017 The Adam Carolla interview with Trailblazers Hall of Fame member Peter Starr will be posted on Adam’s website adamcarolla.com/archive sometime next Monday, March 13. It is part of Carolla’s weekly motivational podcast “Take a Knee,” in which Adam interviews notable people about their paths […]

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Race Report from the Prospectors GP: Kyle Mercier

| 26 November 2016 1:00 pm
Race Report from the Prospectors GP: Kyle Mercier

AMA/ District 37 Big 6 Grand Prix Series Round 7: Prospectors Motorcycle Club at Quail Canyon MX By Kyle Mercier Photos by Kaeley Porter/kaefotography.smugmug.com Courtesy of Blais Racing Services GORMAN, CA, NOV. 6, 2016 Race Report by Kyle Mercier, Open A, Second Place This was my first time heading up to Gorman, California, to race […]

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Race Report from the WORCS Finale: Kyle Mercier

| 23 November 2016 8:36 am
Race Report from the WORCS Finale: Kyle Mercier

WORCS Series Round 9: Buffalo Bill’s Stateline By Kyle Mercier Photo by Jenae255 Courtesy of Blais Racing Services PRIMM, NV, OCT. 22-23, 2016 Race Report by Kyle Mercier, 450cc A/Pro 2 Class The WORCS race at Buffalo Bill’s Stateline has always been one of my favorite top three tracks of the year. With the event […]

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Race Report from the NHHA Youth Series Finale: Clayton Roberts

| 22 November 2016 4:36 pm
Race Report from the NHHA Youth Series Finale: Clayton Roberts

AMA NHHA National Hare and Hounds Association Youth Series Final Round: 100s Motorcycle Club at Johnson Valley OHV Area By Clayton Roberts Photos by Mark Kariya Courtesy of Blais Racing Services LUCERNE VALLEY, CA, OCT. 22, 2016 Race Report by Clayton Roberts, Supermini, Third Place It was the morning of the final round of the […]

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Race Report from WORCS Round Eight: Kyle Mercier

| 21 November 2016 6:09 pm
Race Report from WORCS Round Eight: Kyle Mercier

WORCS Series Round 8: Glen Helen Raceway By Kyle Mercier Courtesy of Blais Racing Services SAN BERNARDINO, CA, SEPT. 17-18, 2016 Race Report by Kyle Mercier, 450cc A Class Saturday, September 17, would be my first race of the weekend, with me having an hour-long race in the 450cc A class at round eight of […]

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Race Report from NHHA Round Six, Take Two: Patty Blais

| 17 November 2016 1:37 pm
Race Report from NHHA Round Six, Take Two: Patty Blais

NHHA National Hare and Hound Association Championship Series Round 6: Jackrabbits MC at Spangler Hills OHV By Patty Blais Courtesy of Blais Racing Services Photos by Grumpy RED MOUNTAIN, CA, SEPT. 18, 2016 Race Report by Patty Blais, ATV Expert Third Overall When I saw the flyer for the Jackrabbits MC National Hare & Hound, […]

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Race Report from NHHA Round Six, Take One: Clayton Roberts

| 16 November 2016 4:54 pm
Race Report from NHHA Round Six, Take One: Clayton Roberts

NHHA National Hare and Hound Association Championship Series Round 6: Jackrabbits MC at Spangler Hills OHV By Clayton Roberts Courtesy of Blais Racing Services Photos by Mark Kariya RED MOUNTAIN, CA, SEPT. 17, 2016 Race Report by Clayton Roberts, Supermini Fourth Place Out of all the different types of races I’ve done since I started […]

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Dominic Colindres on the Mend: Part 1

| 12 November 2016 10:21 am
Dominic Colindres on the Mend: Part 1

Rider Update: Dominic Colindres By Dominic Colindres Courtesy of AMA Pro Flat Track Rookies Class of ’79 and Friends Submitted by Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News Photo by Tom Stein NOV. 11, 2016 Each week, we’ll be bringing you an update written by Dominic Colindres about his recovery status. He’s fighting hard to recover from his injuries. […]

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Memorial Funds Set Up for Kyle McGrane and Charlotte Kainz

| 18 October 2016 10:24 am
Memorial Funds Set Up for Kyle McGrane and Charlotte Kainz

Fallen Riders: Charlotte Kainz and Kyle McGrane Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News OCT. 13, 2016 The AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 and Friends is campaigning to assist the families of two riders fatally injured at the 2016 Santa Rosa Mile. The funds will go to the families of Kyle McGrane, 17, and […]

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Race Reports from the Glen Helen 10-Hour Race: Blais Racing Crew Takes the Overall!

| 30 June 2016 3:51 pm
Race Reports from the Glen Helen 10-Hour Race: Blais Racing Crew Takes the Overall!

John Burr Cycles 10-Hour Race Glen Helen Raceway By Kyle Mercier, Ben Meza and Brendan Crow Courtesy of Blais Racing Services SAN BERNARDINO, CA, JUNE 19, 2016 Race Report by Kyle Mercier, Open Expert I woke up on June 19 for the JBC 10-hour race at Glen Helen Raceway. I had an open mind on […]

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