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Quad Cross Northwest takes over ORV Park — 8/2/2012

<p>Phillip Oppen from Lake Steven catches some big air over the competition at Straddleline ORV Park during the Quad Cross Northwest Pro-Production class race. Oppen took third in the first Moto the day prior and ran away with the win on Sunday in the two-day event.</p>Buy Photo

Phillip Oppen from Lake Steven catches some big air over the competition at Straddleline ORV Park during the Quad Cross Northwest Pro-Production class race. Oppen took third in the first Moto the day prior and ran away with the win on Sunday in the two-day event.

<p>Phillip Oppen runs his Honda wide open during Moto 2 of round 5 of the Quad Cross Northwest racing series. Oppen coupled his first place victory, Sunday with a third place on Saturday to stay ahead in the points race. Round 6 in Washougal will determine the series winner.</p>Buy Photo

Phillip Oppen runs his Honda wide open during Moto 2 of round 5 of the Quad Cross Northwest racing series. Oppen coupled his first place victory, Sunday with a third place on Saturday to stay ahead in the points race. Round 6 in Washougal will determine the series winner.

<p>Riley Lord of Vancouver placed first on Saturday and second on Sunday, keeping him in second place in overall points in the Open B Class. Lord will have one more opportunity to catch up with the front runner at Washougal.</p>Buy Photo

Riley Lord of Vancouver placed first on Saturday and second on Sunday, keeping him in second place in overall points in the Open B Class. Lord will have one more opportunity to catch up with the front runner at Washougal.

McCLEARY — Quad Cross Northwest has almost completed its inaugural season. Adding Straddleline ORV Park as the fifth round of a six-round season, the group has run from March and will end in August at the Washougal Motocross Park in Washougal.

Bringing a mix of talent and performance on four-wheel vehicles, Quad Cross Northwest ran a two-moto weekend, July 28-29.

“We like the mix of tracks. We are a travel group running in Oregon and Washington,” said Bing Bingaman, one of the four co-founders of Quad Cross Northwest. “The diversity of the different tracks/fields that we run really levels the playing field. Where one rider may be more effective on a sandy track, another might be better on dirt.”

The group currently runs 36 divisions of quads with a registered total of 178 riders from Canada to California and Idaho. There are specialty groups for Pro Class, youths, women and veteran racers. As with many forms of moto-racing, a few riders enter in different classifications, but only one gets the top points.

At the conclusion of the weekend race, Phillip Oppen of Lake Stevens leads the Pro Production class. He finished third Saturday and first Sunday. Oppen took 25 points toward his season total 83 to lead the group. Cody Irving of Oregon City, Ore., ran his Yamaha in hot pursuit of Oppen and his Honda, currently at second place in the Pro Production Class. But in the Pro Am Production, the roles are reversed with Irving winning every time he can schedule a race and Oppen yet to beat him. Irving has a slight lead over Oppen at 100 points.

With a few of the classes there are some standout winners that have already clinched first place regardless of the outcome in Washougal. Case in point is the Shifter Class were Amanda Stewart of Shelton, who has a near 90-point lead over her competition in Shifter B, as well as Devan Pursell, who leads Shifter C with 125 points going into the final round.

In the Women A Class, Brittany Bingaman has run first in every race and holds a solid 195-point lead over Mary Rempllos of Estacada. Jacey Brown of Pasco is also well in the lead in the B Class only falling into second once in the series to Teresa McHargue and holds a 68-point advantage.

Among all the quads there is also a UTV group of 11 riders who are literally neck-and-neck almost splitting the season between the two Moses Lake drivers, Dave Pursell and David Martinez. Pursell has a slight lead after Round 5 192 to Martinez’s 183.

Top three winners from round 5

(season points, position)

250 Production: 1, Hunter Friesen, (50, 4th); 2, Ryan Henkel, (189, 1st); 3, Holly Snider, (42, 7th). 400 Mod A: 1, Kelly Roberts, (25, 1). 50-60 Production A: 1, Kaleb Schumacher, (75, 1). 50-60-Production C: 1, Erika Boley, (25, 3). 70 Production A: 1, Hunter Stewart, (200, 1). 70 Production B: 1, Shane Taylor, (141, 2); 2, Braiden Ermshar, (22, 4); 3, Clayton Everley, (145, 1). 70 Production C: 1, Karder Hyland, (47, 2). 90 Production B: 1, B. Ermshar, (25, 2); 2, Kellen Williams, (222, 1). 90 Production C: 1, H. Stewart, (200, 1); 2, S. Taylor, (125, 2); 3, C. Everley, (120, 4). Open A: 1, Terrin Vargas, (25, 2); 2, Kurrick Gettings, (22, 3); 3, Shay Snider, (20, 4). Open B: 1, Trevor Oestreich, (127, 1); 2, Riley Lord, (69, 2); 3, Nathan Lord, (20, 11). Open C: 1, Trent Jones, (25, 1). Pro Production: 1, Phillip Oppen, (83, 1); 2, Cole Fite, (22, 8); 3, Clay Forenpohar, (60, 4). Production A: 1, Colton Wehrman, (88, 4); 2, Ze’vyer Mott, (221, 1); 3, Josh Fain, (167, 2). Production B: 1, Jesse Milbrath, (196, 1); 2, Derek Haxby, (122, 4); 3, Martin Pardo, (32, 9). Production C: 1, Ben Hottel, (68, 7); 2, Nathan Lord, (94, 2); 3, Gary Oppen, (78, 4). Schoolboy Junior A: 1, Trevor Oestreich, (186, 1); 2, Jake Rehbein, (157, 2); 3, Hunter Friesen, (45, 6). Schoolboy Junior B: 1, Amanda Stewart, (217, 2); 2, Darrell Gibson, (66, 3); 3, Hannah Boley, (225, 1). Schoolboy Junior C: 1, Samm Stackle, (25, 3). Schoolboy Senior A: 1, Griffin Lyon, (92, 1). Shifter A: 1, Jake Rehbein, (197, 1); 2, Missy Taylor, (135, 2). Shifter B: 1, A. Stewart, (219, 1); 2, Seth Coburn, (44, 4); 3, Trey Hart, (20, 5). Shifter C: 1, Devan Pursell, (150, 1). Super Mini-B: 1, Kellen Williams, (194, 1). UTV Open: 1, Dave Pursell, (192, 1); 2, David Martinez, (183, 2); 3, Garrett Haxby, (82, 4). Vet A: 1, Scooter Wingred, (94, 4); 2, Richard Moore, (239, 1); 3, Greg Clark, (61, 8). Vet B: 1, Dan Hehut, (61, 8); 2, G. Lord, (189, 1); 3, G. Clark, 61, 8). Vet C: 1, Todd Davis, (25, 1). Women A: 1, Brittany Bingaman, (250, 1); 2, Allie Ahelman, (22, 4). Women B: 1, Jacey Brown, (247, 1); 2, Teresa McHargue, (179, 2); 3, Ashley Clinton, (20, 5). Women C: 1, Samm Stackle, (25, 2).

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