Published on April 7th, 2011 | by Joe0
Lonestar Racing, Morehead Motorsports, Media Allstars Impressive Once Again!
Morehead KY- Coming into Round 3 of the ATVA MX Nationals the LSR, MMS, Media Allstars had already proven they could get it done both on and off the track. The team had already put several classes on notice that championships weren’t going to come easy. The Bluegrass Nationals at Ballance Moto-X in Bowling Green, KY would be no different. The train that is the 2011 Media Allstar Amateur Powerhouse team just keeps on rolling and picking up steam with each race that passes. So far this season we’ve seen 4 different team members make it to the top step of the podium and have had 7 different riders take moto wins. Media Allstar Team members are currently leading the points in 4 different classes and are sitting in the runner up spot in 3 more.
There were a couple of firsts that happened for both Nick Lepkoske #28 and Cody Kimberlin #67 at round 3. They both managed to top the podium for the first time in their short racing careers. Nick did so in the Production C class by running 2 very strong and consistent motos and going 1-3 while Cody put in his best ride of the season in the 4-stroke B class earning moto finishes of 2-1 to earn his first post race interview of 2011. In what seems like an every round occurrence this season the
competition is getting a double dose of McGraw. Austin McGraw #114 was on fire earning opening moto wins in both 4-stroke B and Open B and finishing up with 3rd overall in both classes. Jake McGraw #83 was flying again and was well on his way to another overall in 4-stroke A when hisLTR450 coasted to a stop with motor issues (non sponsor related, OEM failure). Jake still earned a 7th overall in the class and also put in a great ride in Open A with 1-5 finishes giving him 2nd for
the weekend. Chase Cunningham #419 came up just short of the top podium spot in the 25+ class. He used his MotoXperts power plant to pull the holeshot in Sunday’s main event and never looked back as he took the moto win and went 3-1 for 2nd overall. Chase also endured some bad luck as well in both the Open A and 4-stroke A classes earning moto scores of 4-18 for 16th in Open A and 13-2 for 6th in 4-stroke A. Dan Hoisington made the trip to Ballance MX a successful one. The #71 LTR rider went
3-5 for a 4th place finish in the 450B class and also earned a 3rd place moto one finish inthe Open B class before a DNF on Sunday put him out the running. Calen McGinty #33, Dylan Tremellen #940 and Ryan Wheeler #52 all had good rides and earned top 10s for the weekend in their respective classes. Josh Holley #7 still holds down 2nd in the points in the 70 CVT (6-11) class despite having a bit of an off weekend. Josh managed a 6-7 score for 6th overall. Matthew Holley #9 battled an
illness for most of the weekend that even saw him check in at the local hospital Saturday night. But in true Media Allstar fashion he toughed it out and earned 10-10 scores for 11th in the 50 Sr. (6-8) class. Kyle Schonert, Alex Kersey, and Jake Brattain were three riders that hadn’t made it out yet in 2011 and finally found their way to the track for round 3. Kyle managed some hard earned 15th and 19th place finishes, while Alexand Jake were a little less rusty. The #104 Honda of Jake Brattain rocketed out of the gate in the 450C class and earned him a 4-2 score and 2nd overall. Alex’s #321 YFZR450 earned him scores of 2-7 for 4th in Open C and 5-10 for 8th in Production C. Mark #636 and Dale Batson #671 also made their season debuts. They both tried their best to knock off the rust in the 30+ A/B class. Dale went 14-14 for 14th and Mark scored 17-12 for 15th. Pro-Am riders Sean Taylor #199 and Zach Harris #313 had mixed results for the weekend. Zach struggled with motor issues causing him to cut his racing short in both Pro-am classes. Sean did his best to follow up his stellar performance at round 2 but found out that earning top 5s in Pro-Am Production in consecutive races is not an easy feat. Sean did put in a strong ride in Pro-Am Unlimited as he went 8-4 for 6th overall.
With 3 rounds in the books things look bright for the Lonestar Racing, Morehead Motorsports, Media Allstars. The next stop of the tour will be Mechanicsville, MD and world famous Budds Creek MX. If you’ve not had a chance to stop by the Media Allstar pits yet…don’t miss out! Free HPI RC truck demos, Lonestar Racing Displays and the sickest bikes at the track make it the place to be all weekend long.
National Round 3, Ballance MX Team Totals:
Top 5s: 12
Moto Wins: 7
Moto Podiums: 19