Jeff Stanton Sweeps Red Bud Grass RaceTuesday, October 17, 2006 | 11:12 AM
Former National MX/SX champ and his young son head up a competitive field of racing this past weekend at Michigan’s famous motocross racing facility
BUCHANAN, Mich., (Oct. 17, 2006) – Nearly 600 competitors from all over the Midwest converged upon RedBud this past Sunday for the 2006 competition season’s last fun-filled romp across the grounds of one of America’s premier motocross facilities at the annual running of the Throttle Jockey Grass Race @ RedBud.
In the halftime features events, the XR 75 Races, Jeff Stanton from nearby Sherwood, Mich., reclaimed both the Single Shock and Twin Shock class titles.
"I got a bit of a break in the Twin Shock class when Derek’s (Rose) bike quit,” said Stanton. “But I’ll take it – he’s younger than me (laughter).”
Prior to Stanton’s sweep of the XR 75 classes he got to see his son, Toren, win his first title at RedBud. The young Stanton came from behind in moto one of the Wobbler class (kind of an MX 101 prep class) to take a 2-1 moto win over Indiana’s Tyler Hostetler.
By far the most competitive classes were the Vets. According to event promoter Amy Ritchie, the “DeCoster of the Grass Race,” Connie Feist, topped the 43-rider 40 Plus field and the 30-rider 45 Plus class. And in the 30 and 35 Plus class there were a heated battles all day between John Grewe and Jay Wagner, with the pair splitting the class wins. Said Stanton of the win-at-all-costs racing between Grewe and Wagner: “You’ve gotta love that old Michigan Mafia stuff!”
Other class winners on the weekend included:
Racer Class Hometown
Greg Watson Evolution Niles, Mich.
Allan Doneth Innovation Warren, Mich.
Greg Durivage Non-current Waterville, Ohio
Larry Witmer Vintage Elkhart, Ind.
Nathan Crambell Vintage Schoolboy Owosso, Mich.
Robert Wagner Widowmaker Niles, Mich.
Andrew Ramsey 50cc 4-6 Chesterton, Ind.
Michael Strunk 50cc 7-8 Crown Point, Ind.
Jacob Wagner 50cc Trail 7-8 Warsaw, Ind.
Alex Fish Wobbler Advanced South Bend, Ind.
Andrew Ramsey 50cc Jr. Chesterton, Ind.
Jacob Williamson 50cc Sr. Swartz Creek, Mich.
Kamil Radlinski 65cc Beginner Carol Stream, Ill.
Angelique Rees 85cc Beginner Demotte, Ind.
Austin Davis Trailblazer Jr. South Bend, Ind.
Ken Bartoszewicz Trailblazer Sr. New Carlisle, Ind.
Jacob Williamson 65cc 7-9 Swartz Creek, Mich.
Jacob Behringer 65cc 10-11 Defiance, Ohio
Lucas Lowe 85cc Jr. Lennon, Mich.
Brian Nelson 85cc Sr. Wyoming, Mich.
Lucas Lowe 85cc 9-13 Lennon, Mich.
Nicholas Faoro 85cc C Saint John, Ind.
Eric Saunders Supermini Lakeville, Ind.
Mitchell Hough 2 Stroke Fountaintown, Ind.
Michell Hough 125cc Jr. Fountaintown, Ind.
Tim Walker 125cc Jr. 4-Stroke Sylvania, Ohio
Brett Wagner 125cc A Niles, Mich.
Greg Durivage 125cc B Waterville, Ohio
Ryan Tate 125cc C Berkey, Ohio
Dustin Pulley 250cc Open A Columbia City, Ind.
Greg Durivage 250cc Open B Waterville, Ind.
Todd Vander Ark 250cc Open C Grand Haven, Mich.
Michael Tomanek 16-24 Grand Rapids, Mich.
Casey Wood 25+ Howe, Ind.
David Bockman 25+ Sport Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brett Remesik 35+ Sport Wauseon, Ohio
Jeff Heaston 50+ Alexandria, Ind.
Lindsay Mason Women Jr. New Carlisle, Ind.
Allison Vrba Women Sr. Albion, Ind.
RedBud congratulates all the racers that participated and sends out a “Big Thanks” to the sponsors that donated prizes, including: title sponsor Throttle Jockey, Mechanix Wear, No Toil and Moto Tees, and to Moose Racing for providing the track marking tape. Noteworthy: Throttle Jockey has already committed to the 2007 Grass Race with plans for more fun and prizes!
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