On Feb 4th, 2010, DDR presented the 3rd
Annual ATC70 Regatta at Dumont. This year's event came
together even bigger and better. In addition to many
regulars from DDR, ATC70 enthusiasts came all the way
from northern California and Utah this time! A total of
74 ATC70's were in attendance! That is a
new record and quite possibly the largest gathering of
Honda 70's in history.
Registration and sign in...you
know the drill. First thing in the morning everyone who
was racing got signed up, received their wristband and
made up a custom number plate.
after all were signed in, we held a rider's meeting
discussing the no no's and details of how the day's
events were to go down. Other than the obvious things
like helmet, participant wrist band, etc, the rules were
simple. Have a good time and don't be a jerk. After all,
it's just a plastic trophy and bragging rights right?
This year we had 4 classes just to
make things more fair and more confusing. Why not right?
The classes were stock, modified, super modified, and
unlimited. Depending on your mods you fell into a class
where you could race fairly and competitively against
similar modded atcs. There was even a junior class for
the kids to race in!
the separate class races began, we had a fun all-classes
race. It was pretty ridiculous as the track was only
designed in some areas to only allow 2 ATCs wide.
Everyone staged together and when given the flag, they
were off. Funneling down over the first narrow jump at
the start line required some caution, but most made it
ok. The first turn, however, didn't turn out so well.
Bikes were piling up and blowing out the berm. It was
pure comedy watching grown adults try to keep these
little trikes up on all 3 wheels.
After the chaos calmed down from the
all-classes race, the separate class races were underway.
Everyone agreed that the racing action was very
spectator-friendly and they want to see even more next
year. The pictures speak for themselves. Here are a few,
but check out Neal Rideout's page where he was able to
snap off many amazing shots.
again our good friends at Smokin Al's BBQ provided the
whole ATC70 crew with outstanding BBQ food. Al put
together a lunch package and got everyone fed in a very
timely manner. This was very much appreciated as the
regatta staff already had many duties. Great grub and
good times chatting with everyone at the lunch tables.
It's too fun not to do. See who can
lay down the fastest lap possible. Each rider who wanted
to be part of it got the track to themselves for 3 laps.
The best of their 3 laps was their fastest time. Then we
figured out who was the fastest lapper and the slowest
lapper and that little guy got a trophy as well. Shown
in the pic is Randog coming around one of the turns.
A separate drag race strip was set up
next to the track. Spectators lined the sides and cheered
the racers on. There's something about a good old
fashion drag race that gets racers pumped. Some guys
have grudge races to settle and some guys just love the
classic one on one style racing.
Show-n-Shine and Group Photo
After all the racing was over, we
lined each and every ATC up. Everyone voted on the
following: Cleanest Factory ATC, Ugliest ATC, Most
Tricked out ATC, Best themed ATC, and Best of Show ATC.
There was a total of 74 ATCs counted in camp that day!
Everything from old bone stockers to fully, gorgeous
tricked out and themed trikes!
Once all the photos were taken and
everyone took a short break, it was time for the raffle
and trophies. This year there were many generous
donations from several sponsors who came forward to make
this event happen. Everyone was very excited about the
prizes this year. We cannot thank the sponsors enough.
It topped the event off perfectly with the cool items
that everyone went home with.
Junior: #9 Parker Wood
Stock: #95 Daniel Rivers
Modified: #667 Alex Bircheff
Super Mod: #24 Aaron Hodges
Unlimited: #287 Joey Myrick
Junior: #9 Parker Wood
Stock: #95 Daniel Rivers
Modified: #808 Bo DeCosta
Super Mod: #19 Aaron Cimino Jr
Unlimited: #55 Ron Baker
Show n Shine
Ugliest 70: Dan Best (Duner Dan)
Best of Show: Travis Reif (TCS T)
Best Theme: Joshua Flores (Tapout bike by
Cleanest Factory 70: Lindsay Bircheff
Most Tricked out 70: Joey Decosta (Island Chain Racing)
Pics and lap times will be posted soon.
Sterdy 125 Motor raffle grand prize Winner
Andy Trent (dune rat)
Lifan 125 kit raffle/ project
of the kickass raffle prizes was a complete Lifan 125
engine kit provided by Sterdy Products. Not only was it
an engine kit, but Tres Hombre and his crew installed it
during the raffle in record time! Dune Rat (Andy) was
the lucky winner of the motor and it was the fastest mod
his ATC ever received. It went home a much faster bike
for sure. He was thrilled.
Special Thanks to
Smokin Al's BBQ
Here is Brian accepting
the "Special Thanks to Smokin Al's BBQ" trophy with a
pig on top!
Thanks to all of our sponsors
who made the 3rd Annual ATC70 happen!