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Round 8 – 2012 Sho-Me State Pitbike Series

Race Report
John Huskey Wins State Championship

Photo: Pit Bike Junkie team rider, John Huskey (2nd from right), wins state championship title, in the Vet class, riding his new Piranha Daytona 4V.

John Huskey Edges Out “Fantasy” Jim To Take State Vet Champion Title October 23, 2012 – St. Louis, MO: Pit Bike Junkie Team Rider John Huskey wins the State Vet Title at Riverbottom MX/Crybaby Campground in Lake of the Ozarks, MO. riding his new Piranha P150-R4V Daytona pit bike. The big story going into the final round of the ShoMe State Pit Bike Series was in the Vet class where Pit Bike Junkie team rider John Huskey was within 3 points of series leader & 3 time State Vet Champ - "Fantasy" Jim (the world’s oldest pit bike racer). Moto 1 saw Huskey take 2nd while “Fantasy” Jim finished 3rd. Jim would have to beat Huskey in the next moto to keep his hopes of a 4 year winning streak alive! In Moto 2 with one final burst of determination the old guy took the holeshot but couldn't hang on to his lead & faded quickly to mid pack. When Huskey went down hard in lap 3 ”Fantasy” Jim took advantage with a pass but there would be no Hollywood finish…The hard charging Huskey would make up ground & take the Moto 2 win for the overall & State Champion Title!! What's more amazing is that John missed the 1st race of the season & took the Series Title competing in just 7 of the 8 races...Now that's some great racing! Pit Bike Junkie/Piranha Team Results for 2012 Outdoor Season 1st place Vet. – John “Hustler” Huskey – State Champion 2nd place Vet. – “Fantasy” Jim 2nd place 10” Am – Zach “Xero” Smoot 3rd place 12” Am – James “Professor” Smoot Spring Series 2012 State Champions 1st place 12” Pro – Josh “Snake” Garner 1st place Vet – “Fantasy” Jim The Pit Bike Junkie/Piranha Race Team (founded by “Fantasy” Jim) holds the record for most wins in the ShoMe State Pit Bike Series with 7 State Championship titles. The Pit Bike Junkie/Piranha Race Team is sponsored by OnealMX, TBparts, Pit Posse, Outlaw Racing Products, & SourceMX. dsc01714dsc01721dsc01726dsc01741