50 YEARS OF ATV RACING
— Legends from the past invade Pine Lake Raceway —
NE EXTREME DIRT TRACK SERIES PRESS RELEASE: The ATV community gathered in Pine Lake Raceway in Ashtabula, Ohio to celebrate with the Fischer Family their 50th Anniversary EDT Event on July 26th-28th. A man who would built a track for his children to race on would have this place that some call ATV Heaven be known as the Birth Place of ATV Racing. The annual July event would at one time be televised on ABC Wide World of Sports, have the Goodyear Blimp Fly over once and would see the evolution of ATV Racing that we know today. From 6 wheeler racing starting in 1969 thru the 70’s, to 3 wheelers that peaked in the 1980’s, and then on to 4 wheelers that we know today and some other machines along the way would tell the story of ATV Racing.
Legends from the past, industry leaders and representatives, riders from all over the world came together to celebrate this historic once in a lifetime event. With over 890 signed up for the TT event and over 60 for the XC event this event would see over 950 entries for this once in a lifetime event. There was fireworks, a live band, an ATV Show-n-Shine Event, a special Legends Race of 3 wheelers and also 4 wheelers, a XC Race and of course some Extreme Dirt Track Racing.
The 50th Anniversary Main Events as part of a special celebration would be entertained by many of the Legends of 3 Wheeler Racing telling their story, a 4 wheeler Legends Class, a full gate of 2 strokes from the past of not only 4 wheelers but another separate class of 3 wheelers to entertain the large crowd on hand. The special main event classes also featured the top youth supermini class, a 6 wheeler class, the top amateur class and even a 45 plus class that featured riders as old as the event itself. One of the Main event was a special Women’s Class Main Event and Megan Shephard would capture the win.
Brad Riley backing it in for the win
The top 3 Wheeler Pro-am Open Class that had 39 of the top 3 Wheeler Riders in the country would be won by EDT Pro Rider Jacob Hall. The final race of the evening would feature the current top EDT Pro’s in the world. 33 of the EDT Top riders would sign up for the EDT Pro Main Event and Brad Riley sporting the #1 plate would capture the win in the EDT Pro Event, being followed by #4 Garrett Keister and #137 Mitch Reynolds in 3rd place.
The winner, Brad Riley
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