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Round 9 – 2013 Sho-Me State Pitbike Series – Hwy 65 MX

036October 28, 2013 – St. Louis, MO:

Round 9 of the Sho-Me State Pit Bike Series, the final race of the season, was held at Hwy65mx in Sedalia, MO. Coincidently this was also the final race ever at this facility as the track had been sold and was closing the following week.

Pit Bike Junkie Magazine co-founders, “Fantasy” Jim & James “Professor” Smoot had already won the track championship titles at Midway Speedway (5 rounds of racing) and the Professor had locked in the State Championship 12” Amateur title the previous weekend at Round 8 at Riverbottom MX in Osage Beach, MO.

“Fantasy” Jim had moved into the series lead in the Vet class when his #1 rival Doug “Nick Novice” Scrounce was a no show at Riverbottom, but it would take one more race to determine the State Champion Vet title. When Scrounce was once again a no show for the final race, “Fantasy” Jim, the world’s oldest pit bike racer would win the State Championship title before he even started his engine.

“With the pressure off it was time to just go out and have some fun” said “Fantasy” Jim who would finish the day with a 2nd overall and claim two more hole-shots to also win the 2013 Hole-Shot King award with 15 hole-shots out of 18 motos for the season.

The duo, riding their new factory Piranha P190R-4V pit bikes had made history as the only father/son team to win State Championship titles in the same year since the beginning of the Sho-Me State Pit Bike Series in 2008.

Pit Bike Junkie/Piranha Team Series Results for 2013:

1st place Vet – “Fantasy” Jim – Piranha P190R-4V
2013 State Champion & Midway Speedway Track Champion
2013 Hole-shot King (15 of 18 moto’s)

1st place 12” Am – James “Professor” Smoot – Piranha P190R-4V
2013 State Champion & Midway Speedway Track Champion

2nd place 12” Am – Cody Dempsey – Piranha P160R
3rd place 12” Am – Hank “Hot-shoe” Cahill – Piranha P150R-4V

3rd place 12” Pro – Jake “the Assassin” Payne – Piranha P150R-4V

Results for privateer Piranha Riders:
Ron Pepper finished 3rd in the Vet class riding a Piranha P150R-4V.
Walter Ray finished 4th in the Vet class riding a Piranha P150R-4V.
“Mad” Mike Gilstrap finished 5th in the Vet class after blazing on the scene with his
new Pit Bike Junkie prepared Piranha P190R-4V. Mike won three 1st place & two 3rd
place podiums and a hole-shot award in his first 5 races.

The Pit Bike Junkie/Piranha Race Team holds the record for the most wins in the ShoMe State Pit Bike Series with 11 State/Track Championship titles.

The Pit Bike Junkie/Piranha Race Team is sponsored by OnealMX, TBparts, Pit Posse, Outlaw Racing Products, Piranha Pit Bikes, Wholesale Cycle & SourceMX.

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