Dalton Carlson Triples at Grantsburg Fall Classic

Grantsburg MX, September 16, 2007

With a cool start leading to a mild, sunny day, the traditional fall race in the sands of Grantsburg Motocross Park was held in near-ideal conditions. Riders got more laps than usual, but that only seemed to help Dalton Carlson, who was able to win all three of the classes he entered. This Kawasaki contingency date brought out a sea of green, and Carlson was able to gets his share of the awards, riding a pair of Kawasakis to his wins.

In the 85c 12-15 and Super-Mini classes, Carlson, was in another league, jetting out to big leads in all four motos. The promoting Straight Arrow Enduro Riders tried timed motos for this race, which resulted in 6-8 lap races. The track conditions lead to relatively short laps times, at least for the fastest riders, so everyone got their share of sand-pounding fun. Carlson seemed to get faster as the races wore on, relieving several riders of the need to ride one of their laps.

Stepping up to a big bike, the 125 Junior (12-15) race provided a bit more of a challenge for him. In the first moto, Tyler Allen and Carlson were virtually attached to each other the entire race, swapping the lead on several occasions. After 7 laps, it came down to the last turn, where a lapped rider joined them, and Allen was able to squeak by for the win by the narrowest of margins. In the second race, Carlson was able to pull a gap early and ran unchallenged to the win and the overall.

In the premier classes, there was a lot of green earning green. In the 125 A class, "you donít mess with family", as Bruce, John, and Kyle Dehn went 1-2-3. John was able to get the better of Bruce in the 250 A class, with 16-24 A winner, Dan Holmes, bucking the trend with a Suzuki, riding a strong second moto to third overall.

Arenacross podium finisher, Bruce Dehn, shreds a berm on the way to his win.

The 25+ A class featured a fantastic dice both motos between Sheldon Fratzke, Bill Medek, and Josh Patzholdt. Fratzke was able to win the first race over Medek and Patzholdt and had slowly pulled a small gap in the second race when he went down in the whoops on the last lap. Patzholdt was there to take the point, but had Medek all over him. He was able to barely hold onto the lead giving him the overall over Medek and a fast-recovering Fratzke.

In the older guy classes, Bill Engstrom swept 40+ A and 45+ A, riding a two-stroke YZ to comfortable wins in each race. The only other rider to win two classes was the wide-open, Alex Peper, sweeping at Grantsburg once again, this time in the 125 B and 16-24 B classes. The Arrows were not quite as successful as the last race here, but still did quite well. Charlie Forrest won 30+ A, Tim Kight topped 45+, and Lana Merkley took the Womenís class, all of them doing it with a two-moto sweep.

Already reeling from the loss of club member, Paul Spears, earlier in the year, the Arrows were delivered another blow with the sudden and unexpected death of Sheila Brunsberg. Sheila, along with her husband, Mark, were always helping out at the Grantsburg events, as well as at the Holyoke Enduro. Taking up the sport later in life, she rode a CR125 through the woods and in the sand, despite being a bit seat-height challenged and risking being unable to re-start the bike. Her friendly manner and kind spirit will be missed dearly by all of us that were lucky enough to know her.

At work (top photo, right) or at play, Sheila was at home at Grantsburg Motocross Park

50cc Oil Inj. 4-8:
1.Maverick Engstom (KTM); 2.Gavin Love (KTM); 3.Jeret Corty (KTM); 4.Tallon Parent (Yam); 5.Nickolas Engler (Yam);

50cc Multispeed 4-8:
1.Joshwa Hoeffs (KTM); 2.Antonio Burton (Hon); 3.Dakota Schultz (Hon);

50cc Pre-Mix 4-6:
1.Travis Frias (KTM);

50cc Pre-Mix 7-8:
1.Garrett Strong (KTM); 2.Blake Maxey (KTM); 3.Noah Mcpherson (KTM); 4.Maverick Engstom (KTM); 5.Tom Frias (KTM); 6.Joshwa Hoeffs (KTM); 7.Brandon Malean (KTM);

65cc 7-9:
1.Liam Strong (KTM); 2.Brandon Maxey (KTM); 3.Antonio Burton (Hon); 4.Jeremiah Lindberg (KTM); 5.Kaleb De Keyrel ; 6.Noah Mcpherson (KTM);

65cc 10-11:
1.Nolan Heppner (KTM); 2.Alex Timmer (KTM); 3.Adam Godfrey (KTM);

85cc 7-11:
1.Kyle Swenson ; 2.Liam Strong (KTM); 3.Shayanna Wilson (Yam); 4.Mark Stoner (Suz); 5.Ryen Swiatly (Yam); 6.Clifford Benjamin (Suz); 7.Kaleb De Keyrel;

85cc 9-12:
1.Kurtis Endres (KTM); 2.Ryen Swiatly (Yam);

85cc 12-15:
1.Dalton Carlson (Kaw); 2.Kurtis Endres (KTM); 3.Andrea Godfrey (Suz);

Super-Mini 12-15:
1.Dalton Carlson (Kaw); 2.Ryan Schusted (Hon); 3.Blake Buckley (Hon); 4.Tony Wacek (Suz); 5.Matthew Wacek (Suz);

125 Jr. 12-15:
1.Dalton Carlson (Kaw); 2.Tyler Allen (Hon); 3.Aaron Weiss (Kaw);

Schoolboy 12-15:
1.Blake Buckley (Hon);

Girls 9-13:
1.Shayanna Wilson (Yam); 2.Andrea Godfrey (Suz);

125 A:
1.Bruce Dehn (Kaw) 2.John Dehn (Kaw) 3.Kyle Dehn (Kaw); 4.Dana Yacuk (Yam); 5.Jamie Ledin (Suz);

125 B:
1.Alex Peper (Yam); 2.Tyler Allen (Hon); 3.Jeremy Ledin (Suz); 4.Garrett Nelson (Yam); 5.Chas Kadlec (Yam); 6.Aaron Weiss (Kaw); 7.Dustin Carlson (Kaw); 8.Dustin Harguth (Kaw);

125 C:
1.Ryan Springer (Kaw); 2.Chad Noaeill (Hon); 3.Alec Loeffler (Yam); 4.Michael Bongiovanni (Yam); 5.Jake Dupont (Yam); 6.Andy Bowman (Suz); 7.Loren Beach (Yam); 8.Jacob Wilhelm (Suz);

250/Open A:
1.John Dehn (Kaw) 2.Bruce Dehn (Kaw) 3.Dan Holmes (Suz); 4.Sheldon Fratzke (Suz); 5.Jamie Ledin (Suz); 6.Bill Medek (Yam); 7.Josh Patzoldt (Yam); 8.Dylon Turner (Yam);

250/Open B:
1.Dustin Harguth (Kaw); 2.Justin Collins (Hon); 3.Jeremy Ledin (Suz); 4.Michael Odencrans (Suz); 5.Nick Hughes (Suz); 6.Travis Butterfield (Hon); 7.Andy Odencrans (Kaw); 8.Jacob Leclair (Yam);

250/Open C:
1.Chad Noaeill (Hon); 2.Cody Raze (Kaw); 3.Justin Jelsing (Yam); 4.Justin Wilhelm (Hon); 5.Aaron Lindahl (Yam); 6.Curtis Reppe (Yam);

16/24 A:
1.Dan Holmes (Suz);

16/24 B:
1.Alex Peper (Yam); 2.Dustin Harguth (Kaw); 3.Korey Beach (Yam); 4.Justin Collins (Hon); 5.Chas Kadlec (Yam); 6.Cory Olson (Hon); 7.Trent Herold (Kaw); 8.Jon Griffith (Hon);

16/24 C:
1.Jake Dupont (Yam); 2.Jay Stevens (KTM); 3.Justin Jelsing (Yam); 4.Andy Bowman (Suz); 5.Chris Janzig (Yam); 6.Jacob Wilhelm (Suz); 7.Peter Fanun (Hon); 8.Larry Beach (Yam);

25+ A:
1.Josh Patzoldt (Yam); 2.Bill Medek (Yam); 3.Sheldon Fratzke (Suz); 4.Charles Forrest (Hon);

25+ B:
1.Brandon Lang (Kaw); 2.Jamie Koch (Kaw); 3.Travis Butterfield (Hon);

25+ C:
1.Keith Johnson (Kaw); 2.Charlie Jungwirth (Yam); 3.Jerry Slattery (Yam);

30+ A:
1.Charles Forrest (Hon); 2.Kyle Love (Kaw); 3.Ron Fratzke (Yam); 4.Rick Amatuzio (Hon);

30+ B:
1.Shane Wilson (Yam); 2.Bob Housh (Yam); 3.Travis Butterfield (Hon); 4.Shane Faust (Hon);

40+ A:
1.Bill Engstrom (Yam); 2.Craig Janzig (Hon); 3.Jack Parenteau (Hon);

40+ B:
1.Robert Weyenberg (Hon); 2.Bob Housh (Yam); 3.Mark Brunsberg (Hon); 4.Theodore Schulte (Yam);

40+ C:
1.Jim Stadin (KTM); 2.Brian Baker (Kaw); 3.Camille Cagle (KTM);

45+ A:
1.Bill Engstrom (Yam); 2.Ron Heppner (Yam); 3.Jack Parenteau (Hon); 4.Mike Mineheine (KTM);

1.Tim Kight (Hon); 2.Theodore Schulte (Yam); 3.Don Anderson (KTM);

1.Lana Merkley (Suz); 2.Kelsey Miller (Yam); 3.Jenee Boie (Kaw); 4.Erin Laschinger (Hon); 5.Kala Swenson (Suz); 6.Hanna Beach (Yam); 7.Marissa Polencheck (KTM);

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