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Welcome to my blog - My name is Jim Bull and I share this information with you in the hopes of helping you or a friend or family member in some way. Here you'll find motivational material, my views of life and some background info from my past. I help others live the life they've always wanted through the sharing of information regarding all areas of life.Please let me know how I can help you. Ezekiel 36:26

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Timonium Short Track - August 5, 2016

Early August took us back to the Maryland State Fairgrounds for Round # 3 of the BCTRA summer series at Timonium which concludes this Friday night August 12, 2016. Below check out a few of the champs from last weekend and make sure you check out the upcoming September issue of Brapp Magazine to get the full story. You can find us at a dealer near you or online at: Brapp Magazine


Samantha Resch grabs the checkers in the Womens division.


Legend Erisman (715) takes two 50cc wins.


Dylan Cunningham (5A) wins 85cc (7-11)


Todd Stith (29) edges out Chase Smith in the 125/150 class.


Sean Simmons (61) leads both the 30 and 40 plus classes to victory on this night.


As the norm, Nick Henderson (29) grabs a couple of wins at Timonium.


Jeremy Orr 22a would be the man to beat last Friday, Orr went on to win three divisions including 250 A/B Pro Sport, Open A and 450 Pro Sport A/Pro.


See photos from all classes at: Brapp Mag Photos

Get more details on the BCTRA at: BCTRA Website



Proverbs Chapter 9 - Motocross 4 Christ August Challenge

Hi all and thanks for stopping by:

Motocross 4 Christ is a non profit group who ""Connects Kids to God's Love Through Motocross". Please join us as we seek to discern the book of Proverbs on a daily basis in the month of August.


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 Proverbs 9 

Invitations of Wisdom and Folly

From: Bible Hub.com

1Wisdom has built her house;
she has set upa its seven pillars.
2She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;
she has also set her table.
3She has sent out her servants, and she calls
from the highest point of the city,
4“Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says,
5“Come, eat my food
and drink the wine I have mixed.
6Leave your simple ways and you will live;
walk in the way of insight.”
7Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;
whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
8Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you;
rebuke the wise and they will love you.
9Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;
teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11For through wisdomb your days will be many,
and years will be added to your life.
12If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;
if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.
13Folly is an unruly woman;
she is simple and knows nothing.
14She sits at the door of her house,
on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15calling out to those who pass by,
who go straight on their way,
16“Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says,
17“Stolen water is sweet;
food eaten in secret is delicious!”
18But little do they know that the dead are there,
that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Groemm Wins 2016 Shotgun Hare Scramble

Round 5 of the AMA East 

was hosted by the High Mountain Dirt Riders just outside of Catawissa PA, part of the ECEA Series.  This was a 2 day event with all youth events on Saturday and adults on Sunday. A total of 170 youth converged on the "South Side" Conservation Estate. Rain the day before provided primo conditions for the first two heats, Pee Wee and Juniors. Unfortunately the clouds could be seen rapidly approaching from the West. Minutes before the Youth Main flag dropped, the sky opened up. "10 seconds" was announced in a torrential downpour.  What made things even more interesting was that the start had a slight incline mandating much needed throttle control for the hole shots. All lines got off safely and the race was under way.  


HMDR Celebrated 20 Years of Hare Scramble racing

1st place O/A went to "Mad Max" Fernandez from the 2nd row 12-13 Super Mini. Reece Bruner and Michael Beeler Jr were also in contention but couldn’t keep up with Max's pace. Unfortunately we later learned that the favorite, Beeler, suffered coolant problems due to mud covered radiators. Determined we later saw Beeler pushing his bike through scoring on the final lap for 4th place points. 2nd place going to Reece Bruner and first time on the O/A podium was Tim Brotherton. 


Juniors waiting for the 10 second call

In the Pee Wee Heat, it was local favorite Austin Tsakanikas taking 1st place. In the Juniors Heat it was Joseph Rainone. Both Tsakanikas and Rainone ran their own race with substantial leads over 2nd place. At this point it looks like Austin will lock up the AMA East 50cc Championship at round 6. Unfortunately Joey has some catching up to do as he missed 2 Rounds due to injuries. 


Austin Tsakanikas looks to clinch the Pee Wee O/A in 2016

Sundays' events had perfect weather. Unfortunately Saturdays visit from Zeus left mud and ruts throughout the course.  The club was on it and made some needed course changes. The "C" Event started on time and were treated to 6 miles of single track and grass fields with incredible elevation changes. Trail boss Mike Soudas Jr typically creates a clover leaf design enabling spectators to see their racers several times throughout each lap.  Coming through in 1st place on lap 1 was once again "Mad Max" Fernandez from the now "Schoolboy Class" several rows back. Max was hanging it out and just slamming his bike into the turns. Covered in mud from passing the rows ahead of him, Max was turning 26 minute lap times. Although Schoolboy is currently not AMA East HS points paying, the AMA is currently in the process of adding SB 1 and SB 2 for 2017. Max went on to take the O/A with Mike Beeler Jr in 2nd place and Sportsman/Industry Professional Marc Grossman in 3rd. When interviewed at the end of the race Grossman was quoted as saying "OMG those kids are extremely fast. I tried my hardest just to stay out of their way" The battle between Fernandez and Beeler was a showdown that started the day before in the Supermini. The top 3 in the AMA East points paying classes went to Brandon Rymarzow 1st place, Matt Brotherton 2nd place and Austin Mclean in 3rd.


Fernandez far left wins the morning race

1:00 brought us the main event. We had 13 AA racers in attendance and battling for the O/A are Kyle McDonal, Wild Walley Palmer and late to the series, Thorn Devlin. Pre race interviews revealed the Devlin was racing on a borrowed bike as his current race sled blew a motor the day before.  Also in attendance was GNCC Racer Jesse Groemm. Groemm also plagued with difficulties as his truck broke down while en route to the event. He was rescued by a passing fellow racer on the side of the road. Groemm barely making it to the start line on time. 


The flagged dropped on the 8.5 mile course with ECEA favorite Billy Schoenberg taking the hole shot with Kyle McDonal and Jesse Groemm in tow. After the 1st lap at 31:50 it was Jesse Groemm with a 20 second lead over Devlin. In 3rd place it was McDonal, Current points leader.  Hot on his trail was SRT's Wild Walley Palmer. This was to be a 4 lap race and at the end it was Groemm taking the checkers.  2nd went to McDonal. Battling clutch issues was Devlin rounding out the top 3. In a post race interview with Devlin, we learned that he was unaware the bike was equipped with an Auto Clutch the morning of the event. This was something the racer was not familiar with but motored on for a great finish. 


Jesse Groemm center wins the overall.

In all 470+ racers converged on the small town of Catawissa with 4x's as many spectators. We thank ECEA and the HMDR club for hosting a spectacular event. See you at Round 6 to be held in WNYOA land on August 28th, one day event.

Kenny Held
VP ECEA
AMA East HS Coordinator


Slip N Slide fun on Saturday


View complete results here: Shotgun Results

View more images here: Brapp Mag Photos




Barbed Wire Enduro Breaks More Records!

ECEA Jr. Enduro Series Round #2
By: Aaron Kalisher

History continues to be made with the inaugural running of the Southern Tier Enduro Riders (STER) Barbed Wire Jr. Enduro on July 9th.  Adding to the rousing success of last month’s Ridge Run, an additional 25 kids signed up for Barbed Wire making for nearly 70 competitors.  In fact, the 50cc class more than doubled in size with nearly 20 racers.  In addition, Sunday’s senior enduro had record setting attendance with over 200 adults, proving that Jr. Enduros make good business sense.  


The stage was set for some really exciting racing, as the core ECEA faithful met stiff competition from the WYONA and AMA D4 series’. 



 
The 50’s were treated to a 2-mile course that was comprised of woods, grass track and even some MX that made for great spectating.  The junior-youth course was 4 miles and incorporated the 50 course, as well as the club’s signature “shuffle” adult enduro trail .  As trail boss and club president Brian Williams put it, “We don’t have big hills here, but the ground is never flat.”  Add to that, the kids negotiated a seemingly endless sea of roots that were hand painted by STER to keep things safe for the kids.



The weather was spectacular. A threatening rain shower before the main event missed the course by less than 2 miles.  While the start/finish area was a little dusty, the trail in the woods was excellent.



Like the Ridge Run, STER chose to ride consecutive laps, with the start control and the checkout within 50 feet of each other.  This allowed kids to talk with their parents, eat, hang with friends, pit for fuel, etc.  All told, the 50’s had 1.5 hours to complete their required laps pre-determined by STER and the juniors-youth had 2 hours to complete their event.  Most kids had plenty of time, some even going back out after their scorecards were removed to do additional “hot laps”. 

The Barbed Wire Jr. Enduro was a complete success, adding to the momentum of the five-event series.  The parents were delighted with how well everything was organized. There were over a dozen hand-held radios worn by the course workers, so everyone was in constant communication. Parking was plentiful, the food vendor was great and “DJ Beastie” played a wide variety of music throughout the day.   


In the end, the day was won by 11-14 Super-mini Kevin Messina.  The top competitors were all lightning fast, but ultimately it was Kevin who emerged the Victor. 


Class winners included the following:

50cc 7-8 LC:                Max Williams 
50cc 7-8 AC:                Hunter Gardner 
50cc 4-6 AC:                Mason Tsakanikas 
14-16 Super Mini:        Kevin Messina 
12-13 Super Mini:        Max Fernandez 
12-15 85cc:                   Ian Weisman 
12-16 Senior Girls:       Mackenzy Robbins 
7-11 85:                        Kyle Grenewicz 
10-11 65cc:                   Ryan Gribbin 
7-9 65cc:                      Caleb Baltimore 
9-11 Junior Girls:         Morgan Tsakanikas 
11-15 4stk AC:             Andrew Waterman 
7-10 Trail:                    Ryder Sigety

Check out the next Jr. Enduro this weekend 8/6 at Rocket Raceway

You can get more details at: Jr. Enduro Face Book Page






Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Selling Out - Are You All In

Hey All,

As I get older I sometimes wonder why I am even here. I mean, life on this earth is just temporary and sometimes so challenging but the word on the street teaches us that we are all here for a reason. Do you ever wonder what your purpose is, or why you are even here?

There is no reason known to humanity that I'm even still alive after the life I've led unless there is a bigger plan for me, a mission to fulfill, a difference to make.


I guess the big question for all of is, have we figured out what that is yet and if we have, are we sold out to it? This can apply to your home life, your job and most importantly the world around you.

Now I guess there are some of you that believe that we are just here and then we die and I don't get that because its not what my belief is. I'm also not here to try and change your belief, I would just ask you to reflect on your life and everything that happens around you and ponder whether or not it can all be for nothing.

For those of you who do believe that God created you for a purpose then I'll ask you - have you pondered what that purpose is? I know its difficult, we are always searching for that answer and I personally believe that I have found it but won't always acknowledge it because its not always what I want for my life. How about you, do you know why you're here and are you sold out to it if you do?

I would challenge everyone to search, to pray, to follow those nudges from the Holy Spirit and discover what your true purpose in life is then sell out to it, to give it everything you've got and to make a difference not only in your life but in the world around you.














Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Motocross For Christ Camp - 2016

Hey All,

I just wanted to reach out with a short post and thank all that attended for making 2016 another great year at camp. I've attended just about every camp ever held since the beginning way back in 2004-05 time frame. Each and every one has been a blessing to me and I just wanted to thank everybody who helps make it happen.


The group from the second camp of the week.

The format changed a little this year for camp. In years past camp would be held at two different locations at different times of the summer. To ease up on volunteers this year both camps were held back to back in the same week at the beautiful Miles Mountain MX facility in Tioga, Pa - truly God's Country.



This year again between the two camps we ministered to over 100 campers and many more adult volunteers and parents. Once again God decided to bless the efforts and multiply and a total of eight people were baptized at camp.


Baptisms from the first part of the week.

Motocross for Christ is a non profit organization that "Connects Kids To Gods Love Through Motocross". Each camp offers faith based learning, motocross training, service projects, testimonials, great fun and entertainment and a peaceful solitude that only God can bring.

For more information or to attend a future camp please follow them on their Facebook page and please share that information with all your friends.







Thursday, June 30, 2016

Reading - The Big Fail

Hi All,

I'm fired up here today. I'm an avid reader and have learned most everything I know either thru life experiences or by reading it in a book. Many don't realize the power we have at our fingertips if we are just willing to read and most times you can get the info for free or next to nothing.

Check out a little video I put together by clicking here then I'll share more.


Yes, I've spent the last 20 years of my life researching ways to get ahead in life and I learned it mostly by reading books. I didn't pay attention in school and I grew up in a time that education and getting ahead in life weren't huge priorities. 

The population was much smaller, there was no internet for the transfer of information and everybody just kind of floated through life "Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll" was the theme and we all lived it.

As I grew older and started a family I realized that I needed to know more. I also realized that I needed to have the right attitude or mental focus to get what I wanted out of life.

Hence the reason I'm so fired up today. After 20 years of research and 5 years of procrastination I finally released my first written project in this category.  I wrote this little book over 5 years ago in the hopes of helping others and launching my writing career. After pulling a rough draft out of a drawer and reading it several times I decided it was time to get her published.

The concept is simple, you read this little book out loud to yourself three times each day and your attitude and beliefs will change which will in turn change your position in life.

So you have a $10 investment and 15 minutes each day for your three reads and you'll be well on your way to accomplishing anything you want in life.

To order you can contact me through my blog or send me an email to: jimbullsells@gmail.com

I don't know, will it work for you? What if you could lead a better life? What if it really was that easy? Would you take the time to find out?

Order today - what do you have to lose?  Get three copies for $10... jimbullsells@gmail.com