|Posted by Chris Ow on February 28, 2013 at 3:40 AM||comments (1)|
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|Posted by Chris Ow on December 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to Mark Harris for earning 2nd Place in the 40+ C Class District 36 Spring Seires. Mark has really come on really strong after startig to ride just 3 years ago. His committment to training and riding also earned him the AMA National West Coast Hare Scramble Championship in the 40+ C Class.
His stellar performances in the C Class earned him enough points to bump up to the 40+ B Class for the Distirct 36 Fall Series. Mark missed one of the races and still managed 4th Overall for the series. Way to go Mark Harris!
Chris Ow "Owster" did just enough in the District 36 Fall Series to earn 3rd Overall in the 40+ B Class.
|Posted by Chris Ow on November 21, 2012 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to Mark Harris for a masterful performance in the Wilseyviulle mud to claim forst place in the B Senior Class. Mark has been on a roll capturing the AMA West Coast Hare Scramble C Senior Class and taking a close Second in the District 36 C Senior Spring Series.
|Posted by Chris Ow on March 1, 2012 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
With the 3 Cuz'z out of action big ole Mark Harris has stepped it up making all of the Distirct 36 Hare Scrambles in 2012. Mark is notching his way closer to a spot in the B Class with 22 advancement points.
We feel Mark is destined for a first place at one of the upcoming races and wish him the best as he works toward his goals!
|Posted by Chris Ow on March 1, 2012 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
Young gun Troy Menna was tearing up the Nor Cal MX scene on his Yamaha YZ 85 when a mishap took place at Carnegie MX track. Troy suffered a broken arm and will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks.
We wish Troy a speedy recovery and hope his is back in form before Lorretta Lynn's Amature Nationals in 2012!
|Posted by Chris Ow on July 8, 2011 at 11:14 AM||comments (0)|
Young MX racer Troy Menna from Scotts Valley, CA has been ripping it up at the local scene. He has dedicated himself by going to the gym at 5:30 Am before school to train and his efforts have been paying dividends. Always a super fast wide open no fear type of rider his performance has risen to the next level. We are looking forward to seeing him climb the ranks and make a name for himself on the National scene soon. Keep up the hard work and keep it wide open Troy!
Check out this sweet promo video of Troy riding the MX 408 track.
|Posted by Chris Ow on April 25, 2011 at 1:54 PM||comments (4)|
Mark Harris, the first white racer sponsored by 3 Cuz Racing is no longer a Rookie after completing 6 out of 7 races in the District 36 Spring Series Hare Scrambles. Competing in the C-Senior Class Mark quickly moved up the rankings at the races as he gained experience. During the season the big guy even switch bikes as he started on his YZ 250 and then finished the season on his 2011 KTM 300 XCW.
Finishing the last race of the season at Shasta Dam he notched his best finish of the season with a well earned 2nd place. After a grueling schedule and epic battles with other competitors Mark Harris finished the season in 3rd Overall for the C senior Class.
Congratulations Mr. Mark Harris!
313M Mr. Big Mark Harris on his way to 2nd at Shasta Dam
313M Big guy in the first turn at Hollister Hills GP track
Mark at his first race getting pointers from Dos Primo's (2 Cuz's) Jonny and William
|Posted by Chris Ow on January 29, 2011 at 1:23 AM||comments (0)|
Cycle News has learned that two-time WORCS Champion and ISDE Gold Medalist Nathan Woods lost his life today while practicing for this weekend's opening round of the 2011 WORCS Series in Taft,California.
Woods, from Paso Robles, California, reportedly was kicked off his bike over a tabletop jump and was airlifted to the hospital, where it was confirmed that he had passed away. Initially, we had heard that Woods died of head injuries, but we are hearing reports that he suffered internal injuries.
Woods was 32 years old and has a wife, Amanda, and two sons, Nate and Braxton
Our prayers go out to the Woods family.
Here is an official release from WORCS Racing:
Today off-road Racing lost one of the greatest off-road Champions ever to throw a leg over a Dirtbike.
Nathan Woods while practicing for the tomorrows WORCS race passed. He will be missed, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Mrs Woods his Two sons Little Nate and Braxton and the entire Woods Family
God Speed #54
Very sad news and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friens.
|Posted by Chris Ow on January 21, 2011 at 11:37 PM||comments (0)|
January 16 at Prairie City just outside of Folsom, CA was Round 1 of the AMA Cross Country Series for 2011. Chris and Mark were headed up to race and were joined by Jonny and Dylan Lee. Little Dylan showed us how easy it is to sleep in a truck doing a three hours snooze with ease. His first word when he awoke was "Moto?" Dylan will be a mad man once he moves up from his stryder.
Here he is below trying on a new helmet. He wants to ride Moto bad.
The weather was foggy and chilly on Sunday morning and the area was hit with a nice rain on Thursday. Needless to say the course was a mix of mud, standing water, river rock, ruts, some asphalt GP sections, some rock piles and overall slippery.
Race 1 of the day at 8:00 AM was the call for Chris - B-Senior and Mark C-Senior. I did not know it at the time, but Kevin Carter was also on the line in C-Senior. This race featured a LeMans style start, where you stand several feet in front of your bike, wait for a shotgun and then run to your bike and start it up. Well, this is what your supposed to do, but I fumbled around heading off middle of the pack.
Once on the course I realized throttle control was going to be needed out there. Picked off a couple guys and was feeling good until I came up on a few guys too quick and ran up into them on an off camber and dropped the bike. Got back up and kept rolling crossing the first lap in 12th. I was not too happy with this and felt like I was making up time until I got stuck behind some 450 that I was faster than, but could not pass. Next thing I know another guy passes both of us. That was it and I took off passing both guys in a few minutes. OK so this is time to step it up and my bike stalls. WTF? Panic, sweat, heart races and finally gets started again. Try to pass the guys who just went by me and forget to breath. Goggles foggy now and visibility not so good. Get up to speed and use a hand to grab some air into the goggles, works ok. Get past that issue and bike stalls again. Finally get it going and bike stalls again right before finish line of second lap. Have to push it through with A-Senior Ace Paul Van Horsen giving me support and encouragment. I bump the bike and get going again only to stall about three more times. The last time I could not get it going and pushed the bike back to the truck finishing in 18th, yuck..
During this last effort to start the bike I see big Mark Harris rail by with a big smile and looking fast. I yelled go and hoped for the best for him. He had a rough start to the day dumping the bike a few times right of the back. He must have made up a lot of time as he came home in his third race ever in 7th place. Great work Mark. Mark was hoping to race his Yamaha 250 two stroke, but had some issues with it. So he settled in on his trusty KTM 250 XCFW, but I have a feeling Mark will be even more of a mniac on the 2 stroke once he gets it dialed in.
Kevin Carter and his new found KTM 250 XC-W was ripping it up and took home a 2nd Place! Nice Job!
A bit of mud on the motor, took me an hour to wash her off.
|Posted by Chris Ow on January 6, 2011 at 10:59 PM||comments (2)|
Chris and Eyvand made the trip to Arizona Cycle Park outside of Phoenix for Round 1 of the AMA West Coast National Hare Scramble Series on January 2, 2011. The course was better than expected and overall a fun filled race. The course was a mix of MX tracks, sand washes, high speed sand, up/down and across the pit and a small enduro cross section.
The turn out of Nor-Cal District 36 riders waqs impressive. Overall though the number of racers was small compared to the Nor-Cal races. The fast guys and girls from Nor-Cal had some impressive results in the race.
Arizona Cycle Park - Section of MX track in the pit.
One of the many up hill sections used at the pit. Ironic as this is where I lost the lead after getting my ankle pinned in the rut at the top. The ruts got pretty deep and extened during the race.
The endurocross section was pretty easy until your arms and legs were exhausted and cramped.
It was interesting as there was no riders meeting. All of a sudden the flag dropped and the Pro's were off. We were in the 40+ B Class - Row 9. It was agood thing too because I soon realized it was a live engine start. Usually Hare Scrambles are dead engine. I actually like the live engine and was stoked to grab the hole shot with Eyvand right on my rear tire. I led for about half the first lap until dumping it over in a sand wash dropping to 5th or 6th I think. Eyvand took over the lead and and was moving quick while I made it back to 3rd. On Lap 2 Eyvand lost the lead and I was able to pass him right before the finish line on the MX track. I found my zone on Lap 3 and was able to get the lead again and led until the 5th lap where I got tired and pinned under my bike on that damn uphill rut. Eyvand held his own to this point and then found his zone moving into 2nd place while I dropped back - how far I don't know, but ended lap 5 in 4th. Eyvand passed for the lead in lap 6, but was moving very fast trying to cross a g-out and got sent off the bike. I came across him a bit later and he had his bike up and seemed ok. Later I found out he tore ligaments in his right knee and the fall ended his day. I was albe to get to 3rd at the end of the race and Eyvand 9th.
In the Pro Class Nor-Cal took the top three spots 1st Kyle Summers, 2nd Brian Garrahan, 3rd Travis Coy:
Overall B Class was won by the young Tucker Larrieu from Nor-Call. He was moving very fast out there and will be a name you will see on the podium for years to come.
Sorry about the bad cell phone pictures.
You can see all of the results here: (Race 3 - ACP 1/2/11 Click Class)
Check out the Photo Section of 3 Cuz Racing for more pictures of the race.