Polka Dots rode into Virginia City this year ready for action, and weather that action happened to be in the pits, the streets, the pubs or the brutal race course our Dots got er done!! The Virginia City Grand Prix to me has always been about enjoying the pure scenery of it all, it’s a classic. Its WILD WILD WEST meets two wheeled junkies looking for that next adrenaline rush, it’s a town that welcomes 1000’s of us crazy’s to start our race on down town main street without a care of noise and smoke and all the other bs that were accustomed to now a days. There is no other race like it anywhere, and to me the race is just the bonus it’s the Party and the friends that makes it what is! I thank you VCMC and Virginia City for allowing us dirtbikers a place such as this!
I’m not gonna try to give a true race report on 18 of our club members, mainly because I cant remember anything said to me after Saturday night , it was just that fun! What I do know is this weekend I was very proud to be a DOT and we were out in full PROFESSIONAL force! Our new pit shirts look awesome, thank you Curt Crandall and a HUGE THANKS to our pit crews, you guys were top notch or is it top shelf either way, due to you we had 4 first place finishers take home the gold. The Baker Family came home with 3 firsts with “shake n bake” JT, “torn acl” TY and “MT” Rob all winning their classes! OLD MAN ROB is still the king of the house and the club beating the boys and everyone else in the club on the overall, who knew you could be fat and FAST, hell of a ride man !!! I would put those trophies in the living room and just point at yours every time you walk by the boys!! Calum Campbell… WOW little buddy….with an excellent 1st place in the 125 class!! He learned his first VCGP valuable lesson, and life lesson “quitters never win WINNERS NEVER QUIT”, and now you have the hardware as proof, good job Cal were proud of ya!
Max Parker also had a great trophy ride on Sunday with a 3rd in the 125 Novice, nice job Max! I ended up redeeming myself from Saturdays bone head move of running out of gas with a 2nd in the bomber class and 7tho/a with a hangover on Sunday and was giggling most of the ride, mainly because I wasn’t having to take that vintage bike up Sutro since they took it out for Sunday! Rick Parker took a 5th on a brand new XR500 vintage, you might want to ask him how those old 4 strokes start when their hot! I’ll plug wanna be a DOT CJ Crandall in here for a nice 2nd 250 expert as long as he fills in the blank on another life lesson “win with dignity and loose with _______” proud of ya kiddo!!
Our president Justin Jensen had a nice trophy and gutted out a 7th /41 in 30 Am, Mike Fallons 9th /28 in his first exp.class, Dean Blank 9th/33 over 50AM, Steve Hintze aka the lost rabbit 16th/41, Jeremy Wright 18th/41, Joe Dowd 18th/53, Steve Wilkins 20th/53, Frank Leonardi 35th/53 ps Roe said he would have done better!!, Jim Anderson 36th/53, Ray Kirchner 49th/53, and Rich Solis 51st /53! Im sure I forgot someone, I couldn’t find Dave Graves results anywhere?
Virginia City sometimes is more about finishing in one piece than about the place ya get and on that topic everyone please send prayers and thoughts for a speedy recovery to Steve Pratt and my friend Joel Cabezuela both broke their collar bones. Get well soon my friends!
Special thanks to our friends and family, moms, wives and club pit crews, for the great support without you none of these races would amount to anything, I’m not going to try to name you all, you know who you are and I don’t have that much room so a huge THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU! Until next time this is your Rhodes Captain over and OUT!!!!!!!!!