Jendro and the Dehn brothers light up Grantsburg Prequel

Grantsburg MX, April 9, 2006

For the second week in a row, Grantsburg Motocross Park was the site of an early round of the District 23 Motocross Championship. Much better weather greeted the 370 entered riders this time, as mild temps and partly sunny skies replaced the cold and rain of the previous round. Most agreed that the track formed differently when the sand is less saturated. Whether one was easier to ride than the other was a common point of debate. Wins were tough to come by this week, as few of the overalls were sweeps and only one rider was able to win two classes. Adam Peper ran away with the Supermini and 85cc 12-15 races for the second weekend a row.

This was the last race at the track before the Premier event, so many of the top A riders were there to find (or confirm) their speed in the sand, and get some valuable track time. These Premier Prequel classes, 125 A and 250 A, featured some of the best racing of the day. Continuing the tradition that they started last year, the promoting Straight Arrow Enduro Riders ran the Premier classes 10 laps.

In the first 125 A moto, Jendro, John Dehn, and Bruce Dehn, all previous winners at this track, quickly pulled away, riding in tight formation. Jendro made a mistake, leaving John to hold off Bruce for the moto win. Jendro was a closing third, followed by Nathan Rosso and Thomas Miller. In the second moto, the top three again pulled away from the field. Jendro worked his way into the lead early, only to have another crash, falling to third. A few laps later, John Dehn went down, and Bruce was there to take the lead to the checkered, and with it, the overall. John (1-3) Jendro (3-2), Miller (5-4), and James Lorr (8-5) rounded out the top five.

Jendro was comfortably out front the entire race in the first 250 A moto, steadily pulling away. John and Bruce followed him home, as the three nearly lapped the field. The second moto looked much like the first, as Jendro, John, and Bruce fell into position. The race was shortened a lap to nine, but that was still one too many laps for Jendro’s bike. With one lap to go and over 30 seconds in front, it locked up on a jump approach. He was unhurt in the incident, but obviously not pleased with all his hard work going up in smoke. The top four of the second moto were the same as the overall; John (2-1), Bruce (3-2), Bill Medek (4-3), and Rick Amatuzio (6-4). Kyle Dehn had some second moto problems, but still hung on for fifth overall (5-9).

An unidentified headless man watches the second moto, 85cc 9-12 class, start

One rider who rode steady in the sand was Tyler Allen. In the first 85cc 9-12 moto, Allen lead out of the first turn, with Shane Rhode close behind. Clarion Chapiewski challenged Allen early, but dropped back. Rhode made his way back into second by moto end, closing slightly on Allen, but not challenging. Gapped out behind them were Chapiewski, 85cc 7-11 winner, Riley Kroone, and Riley Paulus, who came out on top in the tight battle over fifth. In the second moto, Chapiewski, Rhode, and Allen broke away from the pack for their own battle. It was Chapiewski taking the moto win, but Allen won the overall (1-2) followed by Rhode (2-3), Chapiewski (6-1), Kroone (3-4), and Paulis (5-5).

Schmidt finishes a classic berm shot

Some of the older riders showed they know a thing or two about going fast in the sand as well. In the first 30+ A moto, Amatuzio lead the first half of the race before falling back to third. Pat McNamara took the point position and held it to the end. Jeremy Schmidt was a relatively close second. Senior riders, Don Bonniksen and David Spizman completed the top 5. In the second race, Schmidt got out front early and stayed there. McNamara was never quite close enough to challenge, but was comfortably in second. Following them in the moto and overall were Bonnicksen, Spizman, and Ray Schlegel.

50cc Oil Inj. 4-8:
1.Bailey Kroone (KTM); 2.Tanner Walczak (KTM); 3.Blake Maxey (KTM); 4.Nathan Schlegel (Yam); 5.Justin Malean (COB); 6.Adrian Bearhart (Yam); 7.Jeret Corty (KTM); 8.Brandon Mcnamara (KTM);

50cc Multispeed 4-8:
1.Dawson Lane (Hon); 2.Antonio Burton (Hon);

50cc Chain 4-6:
1.Noah Mcpherson (KTM); 2.Tayden Simpson (Yam);

50cc Chain 7-8:
1.Alex Spizman (KTM); 2.Justin Evans (KTM); 3.Brandon Malean (KTM); 4.Nicholas Haut (KTM); 5.Joshua Bohnen (KTM); 6.Sarah Corcoran (KTM); 7.Jordan Lowe ;

65cc 7-9:
1.Spencer Varnado (Kaw); 2.Damon Bearhart (Suz); 3.Alexander Ives (KTM); 4.Clifford Benjamin (Kaw); 5.Wheeler Blood (Kaw); 6.Clayton Bonnicksen (Kaw);

65cc 10-11:
1.Chris Sundsvold (Suz); 2.Paul Gephart (Suz); 3.Tony Wacek (Suz); 4.Mark Stoner (Kaw);

85cc 7-11:
1.Riley Kroone (Kaw); 2.Riley Paulus (Suz); 3.Blake Higgins (Suz); 4.Erik Jensen (Hon); 5.Clarion Chapiewski (Suz); 6.Tyrell Hoffbeck (Pls);

85cc 9-12:
1.Tyler Allen (Yam); 2.Shane Rhode (KTM); 3.Clarion Chapiewski (Suz); 4.Riley Kroone (Kaw); 5.Riley Paulus (Suz); 6.Joshua Bartness (Yam); 7.Blake Higgins (Suz); 8.Jared Torgerson (Yam);

85cc 12-15:
1.Alex Peper (Yam); 2.Jeremy Ledin (Suz); 3.Shane Rhode (KTM); 4.Taylor Leuthner (Yam); 5.Cody Bergeran (Yam); 6.Cody Belanger (Suz); 7.Damon Butterfield (Yam); 8.Levi Klande (Yam);

Super-Mini 12-15:
1.Alex Peper (Yam); 2.Jeremy Ledin (Suz); 3.Cody Belanger (Suz); 4.Cole Anderson (Suz);

125 Junior 12-15:
1.Mac Rivard (Yam); 2.Bryce Bernloehr (Hon); 3.Cody Stadin (Hon); 4.Alex Peper (Yam); 5.Taylor Leuthner (Yam); 6.Cole Bernloehr (Suz); 7.Andy Ives (Hon); 8.Damon Johnson (Yam);

125 A:
1.Bruce Dehn (Kaw) 2.John Dehn (Kaw) 3.Scott Jendro (Kaw); 4.Thomas Miller (Hon); 5.James Lorr (Yam); 6.Jeremy Schmidt (Hon); 7.Travis Oellien (Yam); 8.Bobby Lepage (Yam);

125 B:
1.Jamie Ledin (Yam); 2.Ryan Enerson (Hon); 3.Brent Molitor (Hon); 4.Chas Kadlec (Yam); 5.Mike Mikrot (Hon); 6.Chad Kramer (Yam); 7.Keho Holcomb (Yam); 8.Bryce Bernloehr (Hon);

125 C:
1.Cody Stadin (Hon); 2.Brian Garvey (Kaw); 3.Brad Richardson (Kaw); 4.Scott Hongos (Kaw); 5.Jacob Jones (Kaw); 6.Robert Weidema (Hon); 7.Patrick Vogt (Hon); 8.Cole Bernloehr (Suz);

250/Open A:
1.John Dehn (Suz); 2.Bruce Dehn (Kaw); 3.Bill Medek (Yam); 4.Rick Amatuzio (Hon); 5.Kyle Dehn (Suz); 6.Ryan Nesbit (Yam); 7.Chad Johnson (Yam); 8.Dan Holmes (Suz);

250/Open B:
1.Ryan Enerson (Hon); 2.Jeremy Schwietz (Yam); 3.Steve Udeen (Hon); 4.Chad Kramer (Yam); 5.Cody Breitbach (Kaw); 6.Jon Songetay (Yam); 7.Michael Odencrans (Suz); 8.Michael Mccarthy (Yam);

250/Open C:
1.Craig Larson (Yam); 2.Casey Lajoie (Hon); 3.Zachary Ostenso (Yam); 4.Nick Hughes (Suz); 5.Nathan Riemer (Kaw); 6.Billy May (Yam); 7.Jimmy Anderson (Yam); 8.Jacob Leclair (Yam);

16/24 A:
1.Scott Jendro (Kaw); 2.James Lorr (Yam); 3.Steven Lorr (Yam); 4.Ryan Nesbit (Yam); 5.Luke Mattilla (Yam); 6.Travis Oellien (Yam); 7.Nathan Rosso (Yam);

16/24 B:
1.Chad Kramer (Yam); 2.Chas Kadlec (Yam); 3.Brandon Schlegel (Yam); 4.Jon Songetay (Yam); 5.Dylon Turner (Yam); 6.Brent Molitor (Hon); 7.Justin Collins (Hon); 8.Isaac Beckel (Yam);

16/24 C:
1.Brad Richardson (Kaw); 2.Craig Larson (Yam); 3.Lukas Olson ; 4.Jacob Leclair (Yam); 5.John Schulte (Yam); 6.Brian Garvey (Kaw); 7.Scott Hongos (Kaw); 8.Michael Johnson (Yam);

25+ A:
1.Bill Medek (Yam); 2.Josh Patzoldt (Yam); 3.Patrick Mcnamara (Hon); 4.Charles Forrest (Hon); 5.Sheldon Fratzke (Suz); 6.Kyle Love (Suz); 7.Chad Johnson (Yam); 8.Weston Wehr (Suz);

25+ B:
1.Jeremy Schwietz (Yam); 2.Dave Dirkman (Hon); 3.Brandon Lang (Suz); 4.Jamie Koch (KTM); 5.Kevin Dennison (Hon); 6.Travis Butterfield (Hon);

25+ C:
1.Dan Arends (Suz); 2.Josh Feader (Yam); 3.Todd Mcilroy (Suz); 4.Casey Lajoie (Hon); 5.Daniel Grochowski (Yam); 6.Cory Becker (Yam); 7.William Wells (Yam);

30+ A:
1.Jeremy Schmidt (KTM); 2.Patrick McNamara (Hon); 3.Donald Bonnicksen (Kaw); 4.David Spizman (Hon); 5.Ray Schlegel (Kaw); 6.Ross Thompson (Kaw); 7.Eric Garvey (Hon); 8.Norman Miesen (Yam);

30+ B:
1.Jon Culver (Yam); 2.Dave Dirkman (Hon); 3.Mark Lillemoen (Yam); 4.John Metz (Yam); 5.Rob Murphy (Hon); 6.Tim Walker (Hon); 7.Michael Mccarthy (Yam); 8.Greg Trepanier (Hon);

30+ C:
1.Theodore Schulte (Yam); 2.Michael Murphy (Hon); 3.Richard Blaser (Yam); 4.Todd Mcilroy (Suz); 5.John Dupont (Yam);

40+ A:
1.Kevin Schlegel (Kaw); 2.Donald Bonnicksen (Kaw); 3.Tom Peterson (Yam);

40+ B:
1.Joe Johnson (Hon); 2.Randy Smith (Yam); 3.Paul Spears (Hon); 4.Tim Kight (Hon); 5.Steve Ostenso (Hon); 6.Bob Chase (Yam); 7.Patrick Duffy (Yam);

40+ C:
1.Robert Zewers (Yam); 2.Mark Brunsberg (Hon); 3.Richard Blaser (Yam); 4.Theodore Schulte (Yam); 5.Dennis Bohnen (Hon);

1.Wayne Sorenson (Hon); 2.Scott Bauer (Yam); 3.Tim Kight (Hon); 4.Patrick Duffy (Yam); 5.Danny Buckwalter (Yam);

1.Kendi Tibboel (Yam); 2.Wendy Caswell (Suz); 3.Erin Laschinger (Hon); 4.Lana Merkley (Suz);

Girls 9-13:
1.Cassie Holcomb (Yam);

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