lap one, turn one - before it gets ugly Montezuma Fairgrounds Raceway, Cortez, Colorado***
On August 23, 2009 NASQUAD Racing held its inaugural ATV quad race at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds Raceway oval dirt track outside of Cortez, Colorado. We fielded numerous amateur classes-- minis, young adults, adults, womens, and old timers (45 plus). It proved to be an incredibly exciting day for all, with some great head to head racing, some awesome spin outs, tip overs, and crashes, and plenty of adrenalin. Paramedics on hand were summoned numerous times to check out injured racers. Fortunately, none of the injuries was serious. Check out a small sample of the day's races on videos Spin Out 2009 and Last Second Finish 2009.
All racers spent a large amount of time on the track in actual races. In order to maximize the racing experience, we have a 6 heat points system. The same racers run against each other in 6 separate heats, collecting points along the way. Each heat is a six (PRO - ten) lap dash for the checkered flag. The top point-getter after all 6 heats wins the trophy, and the PROs win the cash prize. If a tie exists, those tied race in a one-on-one contest for the crown. The 6 heat system gives racers a chance to observe the competition and adapt as necessary to overcome their adversaries. Racers don't just have one heat and a final like many AMA events. So everyone gets three times as much racing, and blowing one race doesn't seal your fate.
Huge THANKS to our volunteers without which this event would not have been possible. See their photos on the photo gallery page.
David set up all audio for the event, all photography on this website, and assisted in the starting of the races. Without David, we would have had no sound, and no photograhs, and no races...
Suzanne and Mark were our race scorers. They had no previous race scoring experience. Did an awesome job, especially when crashes made it difficult to determine the order of the racers. Mark was able to give his all notwithstanding that he was suffering from a nasty poision ivy rash.
Julie was our announcer. And she was a virgin announcer at that. Did a great job in her first outing. She's a natural!
Lance had the very important job of main flagger, and his girlfriend Tina assisted as secondary flagger. Again, excellent job.
Debbie was in charge of racer check-in and fees. She also helped immeasurably creating the scoring sheets and putting the whole event together. She was the behind the scenes linchpin of the entire event.
Thank you so much to the volunteers. They gave of themselves selflessly to help put this show on, and NASQUAD Racing and I am eternally indebted to them. This event simply could not have happened without them.
Like to be a NASQUAD Volunteer?
If you don't want to race but would like to volunteer at the races, please email us at NASQUADRacing@aol.com. It's a great way to see the race up close, pay no entry fees, and have an exhilarating day of intense action and camaraderie. And you get free food and drink (non-alcoholic of course) all day, with a $25 coupon for use at the concessions stand, where hot food, snacks and drinks are available. Finally, a $100 gift certifcate from Walmart will be presented at the end of each day's races to one lucky volunteer in a random drawing.