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Austin Lee Dominates Round #5




The weather forecast was showing no chance of rain the entire week leading up to the fifth and final round of the 2015 Stoney Lonesome Championship Harescramble Series. With the ground already dry, the track crew decided to tighten up the course, cut a significant amount of newer and fresher trail, use the downed trees for an advantage and through in some classic Stoney obstacles. The result of this effort was a 7.2 mile track that took the racers to the back corners of the property twice, and routed them back to the home check for all the friends and families to see at the mid-way point of the lap.

Long time club member, Jerry Stark, put in significant effort to provide the PeeWee riders with new trails, a small grass track section on the old starting line and add an addition quarter of a mile to their lap. We had 17 PeeWee racers hit the trails for the first race of the day. As we have seen in all of the previous PeeWee races this year, Grayson Fischer and Van Adams were in a tight and heated race. Fischer had the lead at the end of the first lap, but a little too much throttle in the slick grass allowed Adams to take over the lead position. Fischer would pressure him until late in the race with Adams finally pulled away and secured the race win and also the Series Championship. Doc Smith rode like he was on a mission for the entire 30 minute race. This effort landed Smith his first ever PeeWee Injector victory at Stoney Lonesome.

The Youth Mini racers were given a 2.8 mile race course that came up into the spectator area at the 1.4 mile mark allowing all to see how the race was developing mid lap. Colton Beavers looked like he had figured it all out and was blazing away with Landon LaMaster and Lance Maschino following close behind. It wasn’t too long into the race and LaMaster had assumed the lead and looked to be riding very smooth and comfortable. Maschino had a solid hold on second place, but was not in much of a position to pressure LaMaster like we saw at round #4. In the end, LaMaster held on to take the Overall Youth victore for the fifth and final round of 2015. As we often see near the end of a year, PeeWee riders will give the clutch bikes a shot and some 65cc riders will move up to a bigger bike to get a feel for what comes next year. The PeeWee duo of Fischer and Adams both decided to tackle the mini course on their 65cc bikes and the 2015 65cc champion, Jackson Fischer, jumped up to the 85cc ranks. It was great to see these kids out there experiencing the bigger bikes, faster riders and what it is like to get passed versus passing everyone.

The adult bikes left the starting line with 104 riders going at it for the standard 2 hours of racing. Colton Wilkes nailed the holeshot and led the group of 7 AA riders into the challenges that lay ahead on the 7.2 mile course. Austin Lee took over the lead late in the first lap, but Wilkes came through only 0:01 seconds behind followed by Vince Smith only 0:11 second back. With the leaders running over 20 minute lap times, the crew quickly figured out that we would have a 6 lap race for the day. At the mid way point, Lee held the lead over Smith by 0:45 with Eric Douglas sitting third. John Maschino and Jeff Cregg rounded out the top five. At the white flag, Lee had built a lead of 2:17 over second place Smith who was being chased down by Jeff Cregg. Austin Lee took the Checkered flag and the overall victory on the day after 6 laps and slightly over 2 hours of racing. Cregg was able to capitalize on Smith have some late lap bike issues and take the second spot on the podium. Smith rounded out the top three on the day.

John Maschino never really challenged for the lead or win today, but he did ride smooth and smart enough to capture the 2015 Stoney Lonesome Overall Series Championship
Congratulation to John Maschino and all other riders that accomplished whatever goals they set out to meet!

Stoney Lonesome would like to thank all the dedicated racers that raced with us. In addition, we would like to Thank our Dedicated Sponsors for their support of the 2015 Stoney Lonesome Series !!

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Jeff Cregg takes the win at Round #4, Lance Maschino Doubles Up




  The severe weather that has plagued the Columbus area over the last three weeks created quite a mess in the woods for the Stoney track crew.  With two previous race course all torn up and many trees down from the wind, the track crew had to get very creative in laying out a course that would be passible by all riders and have a good flow.  The result of their effort created an ‘old school’ trail that had a good flow, with many challenges and surprises that required good focus and paying attention.  The highlight of the track was the old long ‘Raccoon’ creek which turned out to be very slick with the exposed clay and sand stone bottom.

  The PeeWee racers had the pleasure of racing on a completely new trail which was laid out and cut in by Jerry Stark.  Several fresh cut sections were added along with some natural terrain jumps in the woods.  21 PeeWee racers lined up in hopes of either winning or improving on their previous performance.  Grayson Fischer had the early lead nearing the end of the first lap, but crashed coming into the check allowing Van Adams to assume the top spot.  Adams attempted to put a good gap between himself and the field, but Fischer was able to keep him in sight most of the race.  A few too many mistakes by Fischer allowed Adams to secure his 4th consecutive win in the 2015 series.  Tucker Chitwood rounded out the podium with a third place overall for the race.

  The Youth Mini was an absolute barn burner between Landon LaMaster and Lance Maschino with LaMaster leading every lap of the race, except the one that counted the most, the last one.  I was very obvious that all the youth riders were enjoying the 2.5 mile course as they made their way around lap after lap.  In the 85CC class, Kenton Coleman checked out early and cruised to a very comfortable win over Garret Mundy. Preston Reichenba was only 23 seconds from Mundy, but squeaked by only 1 second in front of Blake Babbs..  Jackson Fischer wa looking for the easy win again in the 65cc class, but Alec Sadler had other plans.  Unfortunately for Sadler, Fischer was able to keep a cool head and minimize mistakes allowing him to take the win by 40 seconds.

  The field of adult bikes left the starting line with 94 riders going at it for 2 hours. Of those who started, 9 out of 94 eventually finished all 8 laps of the event.  The first rider through the checkpoint at the end of the first lap was Vincent Smith, rolling through with a 18:07 lap time, followed by Eric Douglass. John Maschino filled in the number 3 spot.   At the mid way point of the race, Jeff Cregg had assumed the lead from Douglass, with Maschino still in hot pursuit.  Smith was back in the fourth spot and Open A rider Gavin Norris had worked his way into the 5th spot overall.   On the 6th lap, Douglass suffered a broken chain which dashed his hopes of taking his first ever overall victory at Stoney.  Cregg started slowly opening up his lead on second place Maschino.  In third, Smith knew the throttle had to stay open if there was any chance of eliminating that 5:36 disadvantage. Norris kept a cool head and staked a claim on the number four spot, and Dawson Dunnuck moved up to fifth place overall.

  At the end of the eighth lap, Jeff Cregg took the checker and earned his first win of the 2015 Stoney Lonesome Series.  Coming in second was John Maschino  with Gavin Norris rounding out the Top three Overall.

While all this front runner excitement was unfolding, Lance Maschino was on a mission in the 250 C class. After winning the hard fought race in the morning youth race, he entered the Adult race and conquered the 5.5 mile course taking a double victory on the day !

  Stoney Lonesome would like to thank all the dedicated racers that braved these conditions and raced with us. In addition, we would like to Thank our Dedicated Sponsors for their support of the 2015 Stoney Lonesome Series !!

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John Maschino Masters the Mud at SLMC Round #3




The Stoney Lonesome MC crew worked all week long preparing the race courses for the third round of the 2015 championship series. Spotty, but heavy rain showers through the week helped dictate what type of trail would be provided for the races. The crews made every attempt to keep the trail high and try to cross ravines where is was more rocky. Unfortunately, Mother Nature dumped over four inches of rain on the property the 3 hours before the start of the first race. Some early morning course re-routing was necessary due to the extreme run off of water passing down several valleys on the property..

The PeeWee racers were the first to take off in the very wet conditions with 18 racers hitting the track. Grayson Fischer took the early lead with Van Adams and Tucker Chitwood rounding out the early top three. As the race progressed, Adams made the pass to take the lead and never relinquished it. Fischer struggled with some bike overheating late in the race, but was able to get it cooled off and salvage second place. Bryce Woodrum charged the entire race which paid off as he moved forward and landed in the third place overall for the race.

The Youth Mini course was shortened to two miles due to the extreme conditions but did contain a few technical sections to challenge the younger racers. Lance MAschino led the race from flag to flag, but was challenged early on by several racers including Ethan Sowder and Landon LaMaster. Sowder suffered a pretty bad crash, which took him out of the top spot contention, but LaMaster and Luke Preston continued trying to pressure Maschino. .Maschino was no match for the other riders as he eventually checked out and won in convincing manner. LaMaster held on for second place with Preston rounding out the top three. Garrett Mundy and Kenton Coleman had a good battle early on in the 85cc class with Mundy leading most laps. Coleman continued his push and eventually took the 85cc win in very tough conditions. Most of the 65cc riders had a pretty tough time with the smaller wheels and the muddy conditions. Jackson Fischer was an exception completing four laps on the track. Blake Fleetwood finished second with a determined Ethan Marsh rounding out the top three.

The Adult race proved to be nothing short of grueling and brutal conditions driving most into survival mode. John Maschino and Jeff Cregg completed their first lap of the 6.5 mile track in just over 22 minutes. As other riders starting working their way into the home check, it was evident just how tough the conditions were.br /> Maschino built a decent lead by the end of the 2nd lap, but allowed Cregg to catch back up as he stopped for fresh goggles and gloves. That extra time paid off as it allowed him to keep charging with a much more secure grip on his Yamaha. Cregg would continue to push throughout the race, but was unable to sustain the pace Maschino was on in the deep mud. Tylor Madox was very impressive from his second row start in Open A finished a tough third place overall on the day..

Stoney Lonesome would like to thank all the dedicated racers that braved these conditions and raced with us. In addition, we would like to Thank our Dedicated Sponsors for their support of the 2015 Stoney Lonesome Series !!

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Chris Douglas Dominates Round #2 at Saddleback




Stoney Lonesome MC and Saddleback MC have a long history dating back to some of the original introduction of transponder scoring. In an effort to renew and strengthen the relationship, the two clubs decided to host a Stoney Lonesome race on the hilly and very rocky land near Bedford Kentucky. Mother Nature once again played a significant role in the track conditions with quite a bit of rain leading up to the Saturday event.

The PeeWee racers were presented with a rather short track simply due to the rugged terrain, but were given more grass track course than they are used to racing at Stoney Lonesome. With all the rain, the woods can be described as nothing short of greasy and slick. Grayson Fischer had the early lead in the race, but Van Adams eventually made the pass and held on for a tough win. Many of the little racers struggled with the build up of mud and grass which bogged and overheated the 50cc machines.

The Youth Mini riders faced a tough track which included several challenging off-camber maneuvers, a rocky creek bed and a tough and rock covered hill climb leading up to the grass track. Lance Maschino was once again on fire leading the race in commanding fashion. Colton Beavers held on for a tough earned second in the Super Mini class. Garrett Mundy and Coleman had another tight race similar to what we saw during round #1. Coleman had the lead at the white flag, but Mundy was able to make the pass on the last lap and tie the series points with a win. Jackson Fischer was showing quite a bit of style on the grass track jumps and took the win in the 65cc class.

For the Adult race, the track crews worked all morning re-routing a lot of the challenging hills in an attempt to make sure it was passable and doable by all involved. This resulted in over a two mile creek bottom run leading to several steep up and down hill sections. Unfortunately, reports were coming in during the race of several riders struggling on a couple of the hills. The track crews worked very hard in trying to help and re-direct racers to more passable areas throughout the race.
Chris Douglas took the early lead with Jeff Cregg and Vince Smith following close behind. The riders were getting spaced out by the end of the second lap with some of the Open A riders and even local Senior riders making their way up in the overall standings.
In the AA class, Douglas held on for an impressive win, with Cregg taking second and John Maschino rounding out the top 3.

For the Overall, Josh Keys physically worked his way into the 2nd place position passing both Cregg and Maschino as they fell victim to lapped riders and challenging hill climbs. Cregg held on for the 3rd place in the overall standings. In the end it was a great experince rekindling the Stoney/Saddleback relationship and providing riders exposure to the beautiful Saddleback property


Stoney Lonesome would like to thank the spectators, all the riders that participated in this event and would like to Thank our Dedicated Sponsors for their support of the 2015 Stoney Lonesome Series !!

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Saddleback East Motorcycle Club to host Round #2 (Saturday June 27th)




The Second round of the 2015 Stoney Lonesome Championship Harescramble Series will be held at the Saddleback East Motorcycle club property near Bedford Kentucky.

Stoney Lonesome MC and Saddleback MC have a long history in Harescramble racing and are both very excited to reunite and put on what we expect to be a great race and experience for all the participants.

Saddleback East is located just south of Madison, Indiana and is operating on the Eastern Time Zone. All events will take place on the regular Stoney Schedule with the PeeWee racers taking off at 9:00am Eastern Time.

Gates will Open from 3:00pm-11:00pm Friday June 26th and re-open at 6:00am Saturday June 27th.

The Physical address for the Race Entry gate is as follows:
R D Kendel Ridge Rd
Bedford, KY 40006
GPS: 38.643012, -85.248467

Saddleback East Race Location / Driving Directions:

From Indianapolis
: Take Interstate 65 South to exit 36
Take IN-256 E toward Madison, Indiana
Turn Left onto IN-56 E/Ohio River Scenic Byway
Take US-421 S and cross the Ohio River into Kentucky
Turn left onto KY-1226 E (4.1 mi)
Turn right onto R D Kendall - Continue onto R D Kendel Ridge Rd to the race straight ahead (0.5 mi)

From Louisville: Take Interstate 71 North to exit 34
Head northwest on US-421 N toward Carmon Creek Rd (7.5 mi)
Turn right at first light onto Main St (0.2 mi)
Turn left (at Y, Marathon Station at Y) onto US-421 N (4.8 mi)
Turn right onto KY-1226 E (4.1 mi)
Turn right onto R D Kendall - Continue onto R D Kendel Ridge Rd to the race straight ahead (0.5 mi)

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2015 Series opener comes down to the last corner




The opening round of the 2015 Stoney Lonesome MC Series was held on Sunday May 31st on the club property near Columbus Indiana. The club members worked all week preparing the property and the modified starting area with the forecast of rain in mind. The property was actually starting to dry out nicely, but mother nature changed all of that with heavy downpours Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

The PeeWee racers felt the brunt of that rain with extremely slick and slimy conditions. Van Adams and Grayson Fischer di not seem to mind as they ripped away from the pack and proceeded to have a great battle. Adams eventually pulled away and held on for the overall win.

The Youth Mini riders faced a 2.4 mile course weaving through the high ground portions of the property. Unfortunately, the high grounds remained slick and challenging. Landon LaMaster struck first leading the first lap, followed closely by Lance Maschino and Ethan Sowder. As the race hit the mid way point and beyond, it was apparent that Maschino was completely in tune with the bike and the track as he gapped the field and won in an impressive fashion followed by LaMaster and Sowder.

In the afternoon adult bike race, 121 different riders headed into the newly created start chicane all fighting for a holeshot. In their respective class.
Jeff Cregg lead the first lap turning a 18:18 lap time. With Vince Smith abd Eric Douglass right on his rear tire. The top five was rounded out by Nathan Sullivan and John Maschino.
The conditions were clearly tough considering we only had 53 of the 121 complete 3 laps of the 5 lap event.
John Maschino assumed the lead on the third lap after Jeff Cregg experienced a significant crash and fell almost two minutes back. Nathan Sullivan and Eric Douglass rounded out the top three.
John Maschino maintained the lead and received the white flag at the end of the 4th lap with Eric Douglass and Sullivan battling for 2nd place.

During the final lap, Maschino, feeling slightly worn out, allowed Sullivan and Douglass to close the gap. It was an exciting wheel to wheel finish at the checker with Maschino edging Sullivan by a mere 1 second. Douglass, David (DQ) Quillen and Vince Smith rounded out the top five.

In the end it was a great race with only 2 different leaders, but it was John Maschino taking the win, able to hold off Sullivan, proving to be a just a bit stronger, and a bit faster - with an average speed of 16.57 MPH.




Stoney Lonesome would like to thank the spectators, all the riders that participated in this event and would like to Thank our Dedicated Sponsors for their support of the 2015 Stoney Lonesome Series !!

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Stoney Lonesome MC Series 2015 Dirtwise Academy Certificate


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Stoney Lonesome MC is proud to announce that the Dirtwise Academy is sponsoring the 2015 Stoney Series with a Certificate for one person to attend an academy of their choice.

Racers must participate in all five of our 2014 schedule events to be eligible for the drawing. The drawing for this certificate will be held during our year end series banquet.

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