Aaron Creamer Race Estelle wins

Last Saturday was scheduled to be the annual Aaron Creamer Memorial race at Square Deal Riders, but rain washed the event away until the 19th. This weekends weather was calling for some rain later in the night. 167 entries filled the pits at SDR for a great night of racing.

A AMA GNC National flat track race was also happing in Delaware on the 19th as well. This kept some of the national riders from participating in this years Aaron Creamer race. Most years a few National numbers are in the 18 lap Creamer race. With the Big guns racing in Delaware didn't mean that this race was not going to be a good one. Every race at SDR has a stellar field of riders, national guys or not. This week was no different with riders Estelle, Velicky, Jones, Gauthier, to name a few of the fast guys for the nights show.

Justin Velicky

First up on the docket was the youth bikes and quad heat races. All year these classes have been growing from the pw50 class to the quads. It looking good for the future of this sport. After the Youth main events the big bikes took to the 1/4 mile oval for their qualifying races. As the heat races were being run the sky's started to darken, and threatening to rain at some point in the night.

As always the track was in great shape, and the SDR crew was running a great show. They new that there was rain headed their way, so they kept the show running at a good pace. Between the hates and main events Mike Williams jumped into the water truck to get the track into prime shape for the nights big race.

The field was set for the Aaron Creamer race. Riders and their pit crews walked their machines out onto the front stretch for rider introduction. Mr Creamer was on hand to give a little speech before the start of the main. Each rider said a few words to the crowd, and thanked the people that help them on a weekly basis through out the summer. Now that all of the prerace was done it was time for the riders to get to work.

Dalton first into turn one on the start

Getting the hole shot is huge in a Flat track race. #14 Dalton Gauthier was first into turn one with a host of fast guys close behind. Dalton was hoping to get some distance between him and the rest of the field, but the veteran Craig Estelle made quick work of that on the first lap. Estelle took over the lead leaving his rivals to fight it out behind him.

Dalton started feeling the heat in second from #12 Velicky and #19 Jones. Velicky was the first of the two to get by Gauthier for the no. Two spot. 15 laps goes pretty quick on this fast 1/4 Mike track. Riders can't take to long getting around the guy in front of him. Jones made his way to the third spot, looking to gain on Velicky. Gain he did, reeling in Velicky and driving by for the second spot with a few laps left. Jones was flying, but didn't have enough time to try and pressure Craig for the lead. Estelle crossed the line for his first Creamer race victory with Jones Velicky rounding out the top three.

The SDR staff managed to get the entire event in before the rains came. It was another great night of racing in Port Crane, NY. Check out SDR's web site for more info about the nights race, and the rest of the years races.

Check out my site for all of this years race coverage at the link below.

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I will see you at the races.


John, Vanze Zachary

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