South Florida Motocross Series 9/19/10 Thundercross

This week we have three (3) sets of pictures!  DZP Pictures, Pit Patrol Pictures by Sendi Goss, and pictures taken by Rand Franklin.  I put my other half to work, and he tells me I am a slave driver!  In any event, he said he had a great time.  So, make sure you all check out all three sets of pictures.  There is a different link for each one of them below.

I decided to try something different this weekend.  I printed full Letter Size border-less pictures, and then LAMINATED the photo.  It turned out great, and is perfect to keep your best shots with you when you travel to races or practice.  Because the photo is laminated, it protects the image and won’t fade.  Hang them in your trailer, work-shop, garage, or what-ever.  If you are interested in one, please let me know.  I am going to add this option to the Picture Order link below.  They are only $10.00, so pick some images and have them laminated!

CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO ORDER ANY PICTURES

CLICK HERE FOR DZP RACE PICTURES

CLICK HERE FOR SENDI GOSS PIT PATROL PICTURES

CLICK HERE FOR RAND FRANKLIN RACE PICTURES

The South Florida Motocross Series is moving right along!  This week, Round 2, at Thundercross proved it, with outstanding races all day long.  The day began with Church Service, held by Chaplain Cullen Walker.  Cullen has been involved in Motocross for about 12 years, and held Church Service at Gold Cups, Winter Am’s, Florida Series Races and many others.  He has represented MXER’s for Jesus, and MRO.  If you did not get a chance to attend the Church Service, you missed something special, trust me!


Riders meeting of course was held after the Church Service, followed by all the riders completing a SITE LAP for OSCAR DIAZ.  It has been a year since his tragic death and we miss him very much.  Sendi snapped a picture of a tattoo of Oscar on a guys back.  Sorry, don’t have his name, but the tattoo is awesome.

I am very impressed that the series posts the results on their website within hours of the races.  CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEKS complete RESULTS, and CLICK HERE FOR THE SOUTH FLORIDA MOTOCROSS SERIES WEBSITE.

I did get rained on about 3 times during the race.  So if your race was while it was raining, there were no pictures taken during your race.  Can’t risk ruining my camera and lens.  The good news is, the rain brought cooler temps, and a nice breeze.  I was soaked for about 3 hours, but I really did not mind, it kept me cool.

Three riders were back racing after being injured for some time.  Welcome back Erik Fortin #5, Joey Keel #819, and Jordan Swingle #161!  Jeno Naples #161 made it on the plaque this week.  Congrats to Jeno.

Chase Couture #886 won the 450A Class this week, where he and Garrett Edmisten #0 put on a great race.  Unfortunately, later in the day Chase went down and hurt his wrist, so he could not finish his second moto in the 4 Stroke class.  Garrett placed 2nd overall, with Dustin Whitehead placing 3rd overall.

First at the gate was the 250 C Class.  Joey Keel was leading after the first lap, followed by Mike Morgan and Tharsis Andrade.  Kody Goss was running 5th and passed Cameron Fasnacht for 4th but then went down.  Cameron also went down and DNF’d the first moto.  Joey Keel ended up winning the first moto and placing 2nd to Cameron Fasnacht in the second moto, for a first overall, followed by Nathan Anderson and Mike Morgan in the first moto. Kody Goss finished 3rd overall with a 7th and 3rd place finishes.  Austin Pare had a solid 5 and 5 for 4th place finish overall.

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Thundercross Race Weekend

Tuesday 8:00 am

RACE DAY PICS ARE POSTED – PRACTICE PICS BELOW THE RACE PICS

CLICK HERE FOR ALL OF THE RACE PICTURES FROM SUNDAY

Pictures from MOTORSPORTFOX IMAGES

Monday 11:00 pm

WOW, the site is BLOWING UP!!  It is so busy tonight, that it took forever to upload the practice pics from Saturday, LOL..

CLICK HERE FOR SATURDAY PRACTICE PICTURES

Sunday 10:00 pm

Just got home, and I am downloading the pictures to my computer.  All pictures should be uploaded by tomorrow evening…  gotta work tomorrow 😦

WOW, what an awesome morning.  The track had a slow site lap for Oscar Diaz, and all the bikes went to the staging area at the same time.  What a site to see, Oscar would be proud.  Every rider had a #468 sticker on the left side of their helmet.  It was truly amazing to see.  I will put up a video clip of the site lap.

Today Thundercross, and the series, once again had 320 entries!  The series has proven to be successful in it’s first year!  Hats off to all the tracks, and the racers and families.  Half the series is over, and it is off to Seminole this coming weekend.  Pray for cooler weather, please!

Some featured pictures from today (Sunday):

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Saturday 9/26/09 3:00 pm

Good day at practice. Thanks Dean for the water!  Nice to go in the spectator viewing area, inside the building and cool off.  I also noticed pictures etc hanging on the wall of Brinsley Dyess, in the building.  If you have not seen it yet, she has a picture of her at Loretta Lynn’s this past August, showing one of her starts, the photo is black and white, with only Brinsley in color.  She is tumbling off her bike with 40 bikes behind her.  OMG, what an awesome picture.  If I remember tomorrow, I will go inside and snap a picture of it and post it here.

Can’t wait for tomorrow, racing is going to be great!  Below are some feature pictures from Saturday.

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RIP Oscar Diaz

9/28/09

Uploaded a video of the site lap at Thundercross Motocross Park, in honor of Oscar.

Update 9/25/09

Found this link on  SouthFloridaMX.com – Pictures of Oscar.

Update 9/24/09

To remember Oscar, Click image to download to desktop.  We miss you Oscar, Rest In Peace.

Update 9/22/09 1:10pm

DZP Event Video from May 2007 at STMX, Oscar clips are throughout the video, thought I would share it again with everyone.  In one part he is battling with Dean Dyess, gets off the track, and makes sure he does not gain a position and kinda waits for Dean to go by.  That was the type of individual Oscar was.  He will be so missed by the MX Community.

Or you can right click here and download a smaller version video to your computer.

Update 9/22/09 10:00am

Miami MX Park is having a special race in honor of Oscar Diaz, with all proceeds going to the Diaz Family, this Sunday the 27th of September.

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE

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Update 9/21/09

G2Photosmx.com has a photo memorial of Oscar, click here if you would like to view it.

Article on a local news station website.

TampaBay.com Article

9/20/09

Today was a very very sad day.  Most of you have probably already heard, Oscar Diaz was shot while traveling home after a race.  This is such a tragedy.  I just keep seeing his wonderful smile over and over again, and it saddens me that there are real sick people in this world.

Oscar you will be missed!

Below is an article that was posted regarding the shooting.

Murdered motocross championship leader of Guatemala

September 20, 2009, 12:46 p.m. ET

GUATEMALA (AP) – Costa Rican Oscar Diaz, leader of the national championship motocross of Guatemala, died Saturday in an ambush while returning after attending the sixth stop of the event, local media reported.

Athletes traveling from the track where the championship takes place, which is located in the municipality of San Juan Alotenango, Sacatepéquez, located 54 kilometers from the Guatemalan capital.

According to a police officer, Diaz moved with his compatriot Lewis Boniel and mechanical equipment, the Guatemalan Carlos Zuniga Bustamante, “when in the kilometer 30 were caught by the crews of other vehicles with assault rifles shot” , police said.

Boniel and Zuniga were taken by paramedics to a hospital nearby.

The Executive Committee of the National Federation of Motocross deplored and condemned the acts. Diaz said she had traveled from Miami to participate in the championship.

Police have descriptions of those responsible but has not announced any progress in the research

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Asesinan a líder del campeonato de motocross de Guatemala

20 de Septiembre de 2009, 12:46pm ET 

GUATEMALA (AP) – El costarricense Oscar Díaz, líder del campeonato nacional de motocross de Guatemala, murió el sábado en una emboscada cuando regresaba tras participar en la sexta fecha del evento, informaron medios locales. 

El deportista viajaba desde la pista donde se desarrolla el campeonato, la cual se encuentra en el municipio de San Juan Alotenango, Sacatepéquez, ubicado a 54 kilómetros de la capital guatemalteca. 

Según un informe oficial de la policía, Díaz se trasladaba junto con su compatriota Lewis Boniel y el mecánico del equipo, el guatemalteco Carlos Zúñiga Bustamante, “cuando en el kilómetro 30 fueron sorprendidos por los tripulantes de otros vehículos que dispararon con fusiles de asalto”, informó la policía. 

Boniel y Zúñiga fueron trasladados por paramédicos a un centro asistencial cercano. 

El Comité Ejecutivo de la Federación Nacional de Motocross lamentó y condenó los hechos. Dijo que Díaz había viajado desde Miami para participar en el campeonato. 

La policía cuenta con la descripción de los responsables pero no ha anunciado ningún avance en la investigación


STMX 5/10/09 Practice Pictures

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE PICTURES FROM TODAY

Featured Pictures From Today

Coolness!!  Below is DZP Rider Skylar Demuth’s bike, check out the InMotion Grafix and the DZP nuke.

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Skylar Demuth

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Hope you are doing okay 187!

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Oscar Diaz riding at STMX today.

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Brad Young

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Petersen

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Cowboy

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Good riding today Marcel!

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Oops, there is a sequence of shots for this crash…

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Taylor Fanklin

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