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~ MX ALL IN THE FAMILY ~ MARAUGHS & STREITS ~ RIDER SLIDE SHOWS ~

Looks like it was a great MX weekend, Congrats to Darryn Durham finishing 7th in the MX Lites at Daytona..... TOTALLY AWESOME! Also thank you Broc Streit and Adam Toth for the udates on what they were doing in NC at a qualifier. I know that Adam suffered some problems there and we hope that things will get better for him. Broc from what I understand did very well on Saturday, finishing 5th in both moto's and an overall of 4th in his A Class. I know that there were more of our riders there but I don't have their finishes. I hope that all went well for all of them. Have a great week.


ROARING KNOB is coming up in the next few weeks. I know that we are all anxiously awaiting for that weekend. So here are the 85's looking good last March.....




KRISTIN'S TOO SEXY SLIDE SHOWS
~ I'm Too Sexy ~ - check out the sexy slide show on Kristins weblog page, well sort of sexy.... smile sing along....... SPRING HUMOR!.... (be patient for ss to load.... lots of sexy people pictures)


~ MXERS & WRESTLERS ~
OKAY....its still snowing and we watched Darryn and Broc at Atlanta, trying to get that MX fix. Still we look out our windows and sigh a big one. This means a few more weeks of winter and the riding in a inclosed building or that quick trip around the house. Even in great weather Kristin and I just participate in watching all of you. So this time of the year we again watch many others do some extraordinary athletic things. High School Wrestling! You probably get tired of me and my going on about how much the two sports just run so close together. Individual wrestling, the one on one with another opponent. Taking one after another, after another to reach the ultimate goal of 1st place at States.... PIAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS. This process generally goes on all year for the all involved wrestler. Training, more training, weight control, dual matches with other schools and then individuals. First one must get thru their section. Then go on to the awesome WPIAL'S (around here) get as close to first for that better position in the Regionals. Hoping to be in the top four or five at regionals earns you a spot at State Championshis in Hershey. Every wrestler has that goal burned with in. Does this sound familiar yet. The MXER starts out with the same practice regiment, takes on other riders one by one. Getting to that first qualifier then regional and finally the Big Dance.... Loretta Lynns.
We have here in our MX families many wrestlers that also ride. I'm sure that there are many that are keeping in shape thru the winter months doing the physical and mental things that wrestling demands. I have been fortunate to watch 2 of our riders over the years doing both. At the time that I watched these young men take on the best of the best in the state of Pennsylvania I'm not even sure they were even riding bikes. We watched them from AA Regionals right thru the finals at Hershey. Sammy Holland #445 (or the infamous #6, #40 of years passed) was a dynamic wrestler at 103 from Curwensville. In his senior year Sammy placed with a finish of 4th. Thats 4th in the states - PIAA AA. Folks you just don't get there by chance. Total dedication, sacrifice, physical hard work, concentration that has been built over many years. Our other famous wrestler in our MX family is Luke Lorson #740. Luke was raised in a great tradition of wrestlers in his family. The name of Lorson is very much associated in the wrestling community. From the wrestlers themselves to Lukes father who is a highly regarded wrestling coach. The name of Lorson would make any WPIAL wrestler cringe knowing that they may meet one at the regionals. Luke wrestled for Berlin-Brothersvalley at 140 LBS. Was 2nd in his SW regional and took 7th or 8th at States. (for some reason I didn't finish that part of the bracket) The first time that I saw Luke was at Field of Dreams. He was in the C Class and always pressing toward the front in all of his motos. There was a different look that Luke had that caught my eye, on the track and off. He just had that style of riding and his body presence was that of a wrestler. Being a warm day at the track he was cooling down with out his jersey on and that stand out tatoo was right there on his back..... LORSON. Oh my goodness he is one of the Lorson wrestlers. I was wanting to go right up to him right then and ask him, but being shy I held back. I told Kristin who I thought he was and she knew right away that it was. We had watched him the past few years along with many family wrestlers. It took awhile before we just had to talk to him. Thru the years of watching these young men prepare for a dual match right up thru the gruling preparation of individuals I have the most respect for them and their coaches. Such hard work, great highs and lows of emotions thru it all. When I watched Sammy at his young start in the C Class, we could not believe the intensity of his riding. Kristin realized who he was from our wrestling days. Total concentration, physical power and indurance (all those heaters). Watching Sammy grow into one of the best of our district was an honor. With all of the injuries that Sammy had to indure he still would come back and finish right up in front. Luke Lorson moved up into the B Class last season and is to be recond with in the top of his classes. His foundation of wrestling makes him a tough compeditor. I hear that he is helping out other wrestlers with his great experience. I hope to see the "Lorson's" at Regionals this weekend at Johnstown.
I have put a few pictures of Sammy and Luke on their bikes in this slide show. I wish that I had some of their wrestling days. The brackets that you see are their individual weight class and the other wrestlers that they had to meet. They are from my programs and are alittle sloppy, but what an event and what a priviledge to go to Hershey and watch such talent just as I do when I go to Loretta's or Mini O's. It's a priviledge knowing you, Sammy and Luke. And good luck to any wrestler out there at this time in reaching his goals.
PIAA SOUTHWEST AA WRESTLING REGIONAL - JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA WAR MEMORIAL - FEB. 27 & 28
PIAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS - HERSHEY, MARCH 5,6,& 7


Luke Lorson

~ WINTER, WINTER & MORE WINTER ~
Yes we have had some warm days thrown into the winter but it is still here. So more slide shows of last season. I miss the groups that gather on race day. So many awesome ones all at once. So here is one more.



~ FAMILY TOGETHERNESS ~
We all look at the wonderful people around us as our extended families. With in that large group there are families that come together and also ride together. The Maraugha's are one of the closest families that I know at the track. The support that they show each other is the solid rock that they stand on. They have been thru many ups and downs but they do it all together. From Mom and Aunt helping out in the pit area to making sure that the rider has all that he may need down at the gate. In the Streit family Todd and Broc are there for each other. Dad will be seen at the gate with Broc and Broc will be waiting for his Dad and making the gate area ready for him. Kristin has put together afew slide shows with these families from this past year. CHECK OUT HER SLIDE SHOWS ON HER KRISTIN WEBLOG.


THE MARAUGHA'S

JASON MARAUGHA #81

KEITH MARAUGHA #48

JUSTIN MARAUGHA #61

NICK KAPPERT #714


THE STREIT'S

BROC STREIT #17

TODD STREIT



~ SLIDE SHOWS OF 2008 SPECIALS - MOSTLY BIG BIKES - SNOW DAY ACTIVITY ~
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(Kristin has been busy getting more galleries up from Mini O's. Lots of the same riders BUT do they ever look great, so check out the new galleries from mini o's - 3 more galleries put up today - 1/15/09) SHUCKHART, WOSKOB, MCDADE, SPANGLER, KNISLEY, SLUSSER, LAIRD, RIFE, CHAPMAN, LIPPMAN, LUFT, MCKEOWN, FRATZ-ORR, WEIMER & DICKSON
Kris and I are going to work on some races that we didn't get some pictures up of this past year. We'll give you a break from the Mini O's

http://www.pbase.com/MXLens

~ OLDER RACE PICTURES THAT WE DIDN'T GET UP AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT - 2008 ~
HIGH POINT - APRIL 6 2008 - MXA/LITES/+40/WOMEN/VET A&B
STEEL CITY NATIONAL AMATEUR DAY 08 - MXC & QUADS
~ STEEL CITY LORETTA LYNNS REGIONAL 08 ~
LITES B MOD/STOCK - LIPANOVICH (FLYING HAWAIIAN), SLUSSER, PERRY, KNISLEY, NEWCOME & TOTH
4 STROKE MAINS - SANDERSON, STREIT, LEHMAN, EVANS, CHAPMAN, MCGOFF & CARR
MX LITES A / A PRO - SHUCKHART, SHANE DURHAM, CHAPMAN, KESSLER, MCGOFF


http://www.pbase.com/MXLens

THOR WINTER NATIONALS OLYMPICS 2008 - MINI O'S
MISC GALLERY 1 - TRIP SOUTH - SX
MISC GALLERY 2 - SX - MX
MISC GALLERY 3 - MX
NEW GALLERY 4 - SX MINI O'S - BRIAN SHUCKHART, DAVEY YEZEK & JIMMY EVANS - THIS GALLERY HAS SOME GREAT RACING RIGHT OFF THE GATES AND THRU THE FIRST TURN - MISHAP WITH ASHELY WOSKOB & JIMMY EVANS ON THE FIRST BIG SWEEPER
GALLERY 5 - SX MINI O'S TUESDAY - DYLAN SLUSSER, NICK FRATZ-ORR & REED CHAPMAN
GALLERY 6 LUHOVEY, PAPI & ESPER SX/MX
GALLERY 7 KRISTIN'S FAVORITES MX & SX
GALLERY 8 SX GRETCHEN, ODELL & KANTNER
GALLERY 9 SX MCKEOWN, SLUSSER, LAIRD & CHAPMAN
GALLERY 10 SX SLUSSER, WOSKOB & MCDADE
GALLERY 11 CHAPMAN, WOSKOB & SHUCKHART
GALLERY 12 ODELL, GRETCHEN, ESPER, WEIMER & KANTNER
GALLERY 13 SHUCKHART, WOSKOB, MCDADE, SPANGLER
GALLERY 14 KNISLEY, SLUSSER, LAIRD, RIFE, CHAPMAN
GALLERY 15 LIPPMAN, LUFT, MCKEOWN, FRAT-ORR, WEIMER & DICKSON
GALLERY 16 HIGH POINT LL QUALIFIER - CONSI, C CLASS, WOMEN, SUPPORT & 65'S
GALLERY 17 STEEL CITY LL REGIONAL SUNDAY - MXB MOD - SLUSSER, ROBBINS, VOORHEES, PHINNY, LIPANOVICH, PERRY, BOSWELL, CALLAHAN, PHENNY
GALLERY 18 STEEL CITY LL REGIONAL - MXA & C STOCK - CHAPMAN, SHUCKHART, S. DURHAM, BOYD, SANNER, STREIT, PICONE, DURIVAGE, WOSKOB, ODELL, CALDWELL, SMITH, PHILLABAUM


http://www.pbase.com/MXLens

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