MIDAMERICA OUTDOORS RACING ACTION

MidAmerica Outdoors is northeast Oklahoma’s largest OHV park and a premier destination for family fun off of the UTV tracks and trails and Midamerica Outdoors racing action attracts thousands of enthusiasts . With 1600-plus acres of wooded trails and hill-climbs, two UTV tracks, a lake and a regulation drag strip, MidAmerica Outdoors is a prime location to host the eight-round MAO UTV racing series. Sponsored by Maxxis, Gates, Raceline, Tucker, Rugged Radios, Partzilla and more, MAO promises a Pro payout of $25,000 for a championship. Second is worth $10,000 and third is $7000. Per race, Pro payout is $1000 for a win, $700 for second, $600 for third, $500 for fourth and $400 for fifth through eighth. Expert classes pay $750 per race win, $600 for second, $400 for third, $200 for fourth, and $100 for fifth. Amateur class wins pay $400.

Midamerica Outdoors racing action
Besides UTV short-course racing, Midamerica Outdoors racing action included UTV Survival racing on MAO’s many trails (Paul Wolff pictured), UTV and Ultra4 Hill-Climbs, Rock Bouncing and a Mega-Truck/UTV jump course.

Classes include Spec 170, 170 Limited, 170 Mod, Youth Factory Stock 1000, 1000 Turbo Expert, 1000 Turbo Amateur, 1000 N/A Expert, 1000 N/A Amateur, 800cc, Women’s Turbo, Women’s N/A, Mod N/A, Vet 50+ Turbo, Vet 50+ N/A, Pro Turbo and Pro N/A. See www.midamericaoutdoors
.com
for rules and requirements. The Memorial Day weekend round also included Southern Rock Racing Series Ultra4 and UTV hill-climbs, and Rock Bouncing races, plus Mega Truck and UTV races and long-course Survival 4×4 and UTV races.

Midamerica Outdoors racing action
The MAO short course makes great use of a large and long valley, running up and down the sides with a great variety of jumps, humps and turns. Devin Young (979) physically won the Pro Turbo main and would have scored his third overall victory if not for a better overall score by Cody Martin.

Like the Texas UTV Race Series at Texplex Park, Midamerica Outdoors racing action  uses a two-moto race format with split starts and separate scoring for each wave in the first heats to see who gets first gate pick for the mass start and a longer second heat or main event. Each racer’s pair of scores determines overall winners on the day, with heats on Saturday and mains on Sunday. More than 5500 people came to MAO to camp, ride, race or watch racing, and have a family-friendly Memorial Day weekend. MAO has 200 RV camp sites and 30 cabins, and more are on the way. A massive swimming pool and tubing loop were also under construction with plans to open in time for Visions on July 16–25.

Midamerica Outdoors racing action

The Southern Rock Racing Series will also hold another round at MAO October 14–17, and the MAO UTV Series finals over Halloween weekend will also include Point1 Racing.

Midamerica Outdoors racing action
A great layout makes for spectacular spectating, whether sitting in UTVs or chairs or on blankets, with the food court and several cabins nearby. Cody Martin and his X3 stopped Devin Young’s win streak, as his 1-2 beat Young’s 3-1.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND RACING

In Pro Turbos, Devin Young and his Yamaha had dominated the first two rounds of MAO racing, but a slew of Can-Am racers were fired up to change that. Cody Martin won his wave in heat one, as did William Thomas, and Scott Champion and Zach Beavers were second in their waves. Young and Derek Tidd (C-A) were third. In the five-lap second heat, Young again put his YXZ Turbo in the lead, with Martin dogging him the whole race and Champion on Martin’s rear bumper. Those three put on a great race, but it was Martin’s 1-2 that stopped Young’s winning streak for the overall. Scottie Lawrence (C-A) also ran up front after winning his wave in the first heat, but he limped to 10th in the main and eighth overall. Kainan Baker started the main in fourth but broke on the first lap.

The course’s second uphill has a nice lip for big air, but the next corner is a huge downhill sweeper leading into a chicane. Ryan Tweksbury (18) wisely stays on the ground as he leads his Expert Turbo wave and Rusty Pipes (right). He dominated both the Expert Turbos and Vet 40+ Turbos with 1-1 scores over Pipes.
Midamerica Outdoors racing action included the third round of its UTV race series over Memorial Day weekend, and the epic short course has a steep downhill start leading into two large uphills and downhills with turns. Kainan Baker (21) won both his heat-one wave and the mass-start heat two to win his third straight Pro NA 1000 round.

In Pro N/A 1000s Kainan Baker also had an undefeated streak going, including a 1-1 at the second round in his quick RZR RS1. Baker handily won his heat and set the fast lap of 02:30.312. Eli Bieschke (Yam) won his wave with a 02:34.367. Baker holeshot the main and led every one of five laps to win the overall with a perfect 1-1. Bieschke started second ahead of Ray Barnes (Pol) and Brock Lawson (Pol), but Barnes would drop out by the midpoint, and Bieschke faded to fifth. Lawson and Shawn Hess (Hon) capitalized to make the podium with Baker.

MAO also has a great VIP viewing area with shade and picnic tables, and the announcer can be heard on FM radio throughout the facility. Landon Morrow won the 170 Limiteds with a 1-1 score,and he was second behind RJ Tremblay in 170 Mods.

There were also 12 classes of Experts, Amateurs, Women, Youth and Mini UTVs. Ryan Tewksbury (C-A) and Rusty Pipes (C-A) fought it out in Expert Turbos and Vet 40+ Turbos. Tewksbury came out on top in all four heats for perfect 1-1 scores in both Expert and 40+ Turbos, with Pipes second all four times. Michael Gilliland II (Yam) was third Expert Turbo with 3-3 scores, while John Byus was also 3-3 in Vets for an all-X3 podium. Josey Watkins (Pol) won the Factory Stock Youth main and overall, but he broke in the Youth Mod class for fifth overall with a 4-DNS. Zach Smith (C-A) topped the Amateur Turbos with a 1-1 ahead of Rick Sage (C-A, 2-2) and Austin Vanover (C-A, 1-3). Expert N/As were a battle of RS1s versus YXZs, with Toby Garmon (Pol) taking the overall with a 2-1, beating Rett Byrne’s (Yam) 1-2 and Mitch Huddleston’s (Yam) 1-3.

MidAmerica Outdoors is an awesome facility with a great MidAmerica Powersports Pro Shop, Forever Friends Coffee bar and MAO Home Cooking restaurant, and MAO is a Polaris Adventures Outfitter renting RZRs, Generals and Rangers.

2021 MIDAMERICA OUTDOORS UTV RACE SERIES

1. Jay, OK PT D. Young/Yam, PS K. Baker/Pol

2. Jay, OK PT D. Young/Yam, PS K. Baker/Pol

3. Jay, OK PT C. Martin/C-A, PS K. Baker/Pol

4. June 25-27 Jay, OK

5. July 16-25 (Visions) Jay, OK

6. Aug. 6-8 Jay, OK

7. Sept. 3-6 Jay, OK

8. Oct. 29-31 Jay, OK

Contact www.midamericaoutdoors.com

2021 MAO UTV ROUND 3 RESULTS

Pro N/A UTVs

1. Kainan Baker/Pol 1-1

2. Brock Lawson/Yam 2-2

3. Eli Bieschke/Yam 1-5

4. Shawn Hess/Hon 5-3

5. Matt Lippman/Pol 4-4

6. Connor Wood/Yam 3-6

7. Jeb Bootle/Yam 2-10

8. Drew Holdefer/Pol 6-7

9. Tucson Collins/Pol 5-8

10. Razy Barnes/Pol 4-9

Pro Turbo UTVs

1. Cody Martin/C-A 1-2

2. Devin Young/Yam 3-1

3. Scott Champion/C-A 2-3

4. Zack Beavers/C-A 2-4

5. William Thomas/C-A 1-5

6. Derek Tidd/C-A 3-6

7. Paul Wolff/C-A 4-7

8. Scottie Lawrence/C-A 1-10

9. Jordon Berza/Pol 5-9

10. Shawn Hess/Hon 6-11

Expert Turbo

1. Ryan Tewksbury/C-A 1-1

2. Rusty Pipes/C-A 2-2

3. Michael Gilliand/Yam 3-3

4. Richard Baird/C-A 3-4

5. Austin Braden/C-A 2-5

Expert N/A

1. Toby Garmon/Pol 2-1

2. Rett Byrne/Pol 1-2

3. Mitchell Huddleston/Yam 1-3

4. Sean Philbin/Pol 3-4

5. Braxton Moore/Hon 3-6

Amateur Turbo

1. Zach Smith/C-A 1-1

2. Rick Sage/C-A 2-2

3. Austin Vanover/C-A 1-3

4. Shaine Paxston/C-A 3-4

5. Kaedon Steinert/C-A 3-5

Amateur N/A

1. Darren Greene/Yam 1-2

2. Allen Butler/Pol 4-1

3. Lee Knowles/Pol 3-3

4. Logan Ellis/Pol 2-4

5. Kaleb Edmonds/Yam 2-7

Women Turbo

1. Katie Thomas/C-A 2-1

2. Alexandra Kehlenbeck/Pol 3-2

3. Kendra Hoop/C-A 1-5

4. Morgan Vanover/C-A 5-3

5. Tori Nicholson/Pol 6-4

Women N/A

1. Shayleigh Broeker/Pol 1-3

2. Caitlynn Helms/Pol 4-1

3. Haley Bootle/Yam 3-2

4. Bree Seek/Pol 2-4

5. Benna Nye/Pol 5-5

Factory Stock Youth

1. Josey Watkins/Pol 2-1

2. RJ Termblay/Pol 3-2

3. Carson Vail/Pol 1-5

4. Emma Garmon/Pol 5-3

5. Rowdy Speaks/Pol 4-4

Mod Youth N/A

1. Carson Vail/Pol 1-1

2. Bree Seek/Pol 2-2

3. Brooklyn Singleton/Pol 3-4

4. Ashleigh Rowden/Pol 5-3

5. Josey Watkins/Pol 4-DNS

Vet 40+ Turbo

1. Ryan Tewksbury/C-A 1-1

2. Rusty Pipes/C-A 2-2

3. John Byus/C-A 3-3

4. Perry Mahanay/Pol 4-4

Vet 40+ N/A

1. Terry Lackey/Pol 1-1

2. Chad Mayo/Yam 2-2

3. Jeff Hughes/Yam 3-3

4. Randy Clifton/Yam 1-5

5. Austin Sides/Yam 4-4

170 Mod

1. RJ Tremblay/Pol 1-1

2. Landon Morrow/Pol 2-2

3. Brooklyn Singleton/Pol 3-3

4. Case Beeman/Pol 1-5

5. Dexter Warren/Pol 4-4

170 Limited

1. Landon Morrow/Pol 1-1

2. Dexter Warren/Pol 1-2

3. Connor Power/Pol 1-3

4. Suzanne Butler/Pol 2-4

5. Case Beeman/Pol 3-5

170 Stock

1. Ellie Engel/Pol 1-1

2. Sophie Hill/Pol 2-2

3. Waylon Coats/Pol 3-3

4. Anson Caraway/Pol 4-4

5. Bear Medlin/Pol 5-5

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