The Hell’s Canyon Last Call Racing Team!
Latest News and Race Report
We finished season in 2nd place (of 8 teams)!
Special Thanks to:
April24, 2013: We have had two more races (Samsula and Chipley). We are now in 2nd Place
of 8 teams! Special thanks and congratulations to John Goddard for his TWO WINS in a ROW!
Also, to Logan for his win at Chipley. Welcome to our newest member, Frank Gamperl (SSR-C).
He is also Tamara’s dad. Also, our junior members Jake, Jack, and Ethan Cox are all doing great.
This week’s race is at Maxville, and only one race left after that.
April 3rd, 2013: We raced at Brooksville/Dade City last week. Although we had two
riders get 2nd place (John and Logan), and two get 3rd place (Bernard and David), we
still finished 4th overall. I returned to racing for the first time since my injury, and got 3rd place
in Vintage class. Bill (Hole-Shot) Garrett raced, and here is a funny video highlight:
the Sunday afternoon race was cut short by a storm, and it was a mean one! I think a
tornado passed over us. I was hunkered down in the bus and saw port-o-lets being blown
around like leaves. It is almost the end of the season (4 races left). Bernard is looking good
to win the 66 championship. John is sitting pretty for Master-C if he does 3 more races. David
Jay looks strong for the SSR-C title. Logan still has a shot for C200. Still Bill has a chance at the
Vintage jacket, but will need the other guy to not show up for 3 of the last 4.
Next race is in Samsula this coming weekend.
Feb. 14th, 2013: Hey everyone! I'd like to announce that we have two New Members
planning to race for Hells-Canyon/Last Call Race Team this week
at Sarasota (Myakka)
Hare Scrambles! First, welcome to my good buddy David Jay (#49C in SSr-C). David
has been on a real tear lately, and is on-track to win the Super Senior-C championship this season!
second, welcome to our new "celebrity" rider, Logan Smith (#232C in 200-C). Logan dominated
Beginner Class earlier this season and is now on track to win the 200-C championship! (Beginner
to B-rider in one season?) Also, Logan was recently featured in an in-depth interview in FTR's magazine,
and even made the cover! See here: http://issuu.com/no1jenn/docs/januarymag
Both of these guys ride KTMs! Dirt Poor Racing better watch their ass! We are making a late-season
push for the Teams Championship! Say hi to the new guys if you see them at the races.
Special thanks to all our past and inactive HCRT members for their help to get us this far,
and especially those who relinquished their team roster spots to make room for these guys.
Our current "active" roster consists of: Tamara, Bernard, Bill Garrett, Jason, John, Bob Brown, David, and Logan.
February 7, 2013: Sorry for the delay, but I (Still Bill) have been slacking due to my recent
injury and surgery. We have had several races, and our team attendance has been down, due
in-part to some of the races being wayyyy down south in Okeechobee. We even failed to
enter one because we only had one member show up. Hopefully, we are back on track now and
we will start scoring points again. Patrick got a new bike and will now be racing in Junior-C. Ian
Nordle raced a 2-wheeler last weekend (65-C) in addition to his PW-Quad. Welcome to our
newest team member, Bob Brown (#33X) in the Class of 66. Unfortunately, Bob’s Hells-Canyon
debut did not go well, as his bike caught fire and burned to the ground during the last race! He did
not get hurt though, and he already has a new bike.
December 12, 2012: We raced in Myakka last week, and Still Bill’s faithful
1973 Yamaha died-out in the deep creek causing him a 7 minute delay and
dooming him to 3rd in Vintage Class; although, he continues to lead the Vintage
points (for now). The bad news is that he was blind-sided early in the Sunday race
by some Master-C idiot, and suffered a dislocated and separated shoulder, fractured
collarbone, and will likely be out for season after rotator-cuff surgery. Young Patrick
didn’t finish well, but his consistency leaves him now 1st in Beginner Class points. Bernard
got another 2nd in 66+, with Bill Garrett 6th. John dominated Master-C, finishing 3rd, and now
leads the season points! Kim pulled out a 3rd place finish in Women B. This all combined
was enough to push Hells Canyon Race Team to 2nd in team standings. Race is down in
Okeechobee this week. The new Hells Canyon T-Shirts are ready (Orange, this time).
November 28, 2012: We have now had three races. Still Bill continues to
Dominate the Vintage Class with three consecutive wins (but not so hot on Sunday)!
The last race was at Bartow (a different track near the first race). Brad and Jason
both sat out with broken bones suffered in the second race, but hopefully will be back soon.
Congratulations to Ian for his win, and promotion to A class. Welcome to new team member
Bernard List (Class of 66), who came in 2nd in the last race! Other notables were Kim in 3rd,
and Tom M. and John both got 5th! Tom G. did his first race and took home a 7th place trophy!
Also, welcome to our new Junior team member Patrick Burton (beginner class).
We are racing at Myakka, FL this weekend!
I’ve added a few photos from last race here: Bartow Fall 2012 #2 Race
October 10, 2012: A new season is here! Unfortunately, three of the first
Four races have been postponed due to wet conditions. We did have one race
down in Bartow, FL a couple weeks ago. It was a tough course, with a lot of mud.
Still Bill ran on Saturday in Vintage class
and won First Place! Evan also had a great run on Saturday, taking home 3rd place
in Mini-C (his best finish yet)! On Sunday morning, SB do not do so great, and came in
20th out of 36, while John Goddard kicked-butt, getting 4th. Jason had a great run,
getting 3rd in Vet-A class. Bill Garrett made his 66+ class debut, and got 5th place for us.
Brad managed to get 8th in Master A, and Tom M. got 8th in SSA. We welcome Jerald
Back from his injury, and he plans to race for us this season. We also welcome new
HC team member, Kim Reynolds, who will be racing Women-Vet on Sunday mornings.
See link for some shots from Bartow.
April 16, 2012: Well, we went way “out west” to Chipley, FL (Central time zone) this past
weekend. It was a bit dusty, but nothing like the last race. I finally finished a whole race on
my new KTM 300. I caught and passed team-mate Tom Glancy with about two miles to go, and
kept my speed up to finish 7th in Master-C. Tom got 8th.
See the VIDEO HERE: https://vimeo.com/40493946
Bill Garrett rode a full three laps, but houred out. We expect great things from old
Bill in the new 66+ class next year. Brad got 4th place
and Tom McGinnity got 5th in their respective classes. Tamara and John did not race. Mike Jones
got 4th place in the afternoon race after crashing late while trying to pass for 2nd place. Jason continues
to dominate in Vet-A, with another first place finish! As for the kids, India got first in Junior Girls again!
Evan got his best finish ever, coming home with third place in Mini-C. Ian broke-in his awesome new
Quad with a 2nd place finish. See some photos that I took of this week’s race at the following link:
April 2, 2012: We raced the FTR benefit race in Dade City, FL on March 24th and 25th.
It was a DUSTY event! I (Still Bill) had my new KTM 300 ready to race (or so I thought), but
I developed brake problems during the first lap and had to quit early. CONGRATULATIONS
to Tamara on placing FIRST in her division on Sunday, and to India on Winning Junior-Girls
on Saturday (I wanted to quote her comments, but unfortunately they are not fit to print!)
Jason posted a strong 2nd place in Vet-B. Mike Jones got a 4th place in the afternoon
race, while John and Glancy posted 7th and 9th in Master-C. McGinnity and Brad did
not have good days due to the tough track conditions. Evan (Monkey Boy) got a solid 8th place
on Saturday morning, but Ian (Noodle Boy) had a tough day due to mechanical failure. Old Bill
Garrett chugged along as usual doing a couple laps on Sunday morning – not bad for a 70-year-
young guy. Bill will probably move to the new 66+ class next year. WELCOME to our Newest
Team Member, Matthew Hawkins (Junior C). There are only 2 races left for this season (“out west”
in Chipley, FL) and one near Daytona. I met a new friend and talked him into racing his first race in
about 30 years. Dale Ellis is a big old guy (like me), and he was all the rage on Saturday afternoon, racing
his DR-400 to 3rd place in Beginner (#171) class! He is now hooked for life, and an new honorary
HCRT member! I will post photos when available.
March 5, 2012: We raced at GatorBack this past weekend. A big stron blew through early
Sunday morning and made the MX track quite slick and muddy. Still Bill took a practice lap and
Then chickened-out of racing his new bike in those conditions (just not ready). He should have
Raced his old bike, but the thought did not occur to him in time! The other guys (Brad, Tom, Tom,
John, Bill Garret, and Jason), as well as Tamara, decided to go for it, and the conditions got a lot
better during the course of the race. Jason WON his second in a row! John Goddard took 2nd in
Master-C, but our team manager didn’t have him entered this week. Tom M. got 4th place, and Tamara
And Brad both got 6th (I think). Tom G. got a solid 8th, and Bill Garret did two full laps. In the
fternoon race, Mike bought home a 5th place. Evan had a strong run going on Saturday, but had
mechanical problems. Ian had a great run in the PW Quad race. Still Bill took some photos
while working during Sunday’s races. See here:
March 2, 2012: So this week was a pretty good one for the Hells Canyon Race Team at the
"Hungry Catfish Hare Scramble in Ona,Fl. The track was a mix of heavily rooted woods sections,
mud/peat fields, open pasture, hills and sand and was very challenging. Jason Garret won his class
(Vet B) and led all 5 laps, finishing a minute and a half in front of second place. In spite of getting
booted to the A class for Supreme Domination, Brad Gustafson had a solid showing in Master A with
a 6th place finish. He should be in the running for a top 5 finish in Master A if he can keep running
strong for the next four races. John Goddard battled back to 8th after falling back to 10th on the 2nd
lap when he decided to lay out in one of the nice soft mud fields and take a couple minutes rest. At
least he said it was a soft landing. He passed one rider with just a few hundred yards to go to pick up
another spot. Way to keep digging John! Tom "Dirty Thirty" Glancy got a decent start, hitting the woods
in 5th position and after swapping places with the Goddard, David Pierce and a couple of the other usual
top 5 finishers, ended up with his first top 5 finish, coming in 4th after 4 laps. Bill Garret got his usual
Riproaring start, heading into the woods in 2nd, and finished two laps for a 19th place finish out of 25
riders in Master C. Tamara, Still BIll, Mike, and Tom McGinity did not race this weekend but will surely
be ready for Gainesville and this week's visit to the storied Gatorback Raceway Park, which used to host
National Motocross events until the late 90's. (report by Tom Glancy)
February 22, 2012: We did two races down in Brighton and Okeechobee in the last few weeks.
These races were actually very close together. Even though it was far south, the weather was clod.
We did not have a very good turn-out or performance from our tem though, and we have slipped
to 4th overall. Part of this is because our SUPERSTAR, Brad has been been promoted to Master-A
due to his complete DOMINANCE in Master-B. He is still in the top three in his new class.
Bill Garrett returned to action, actually doing a complete race. My personal big news is that I bought
a new bike (a 2008 KTM 300XCW). I have added some photos (see Photo page). Next up is Ona,
January 19, 2012: OK, I’ve been a little slack in my updating. I skipped a few reports here.
I will try to do better from now on. We raced in Myakka City, FL in early December. A fun race
with lots of water crossings (see photo page). Our team did great, and we moved into 2nd place.
Our next race was at Bartow, FL in early January. It was a tough track, our team did not do
well and we dropped to 3rd in the points. Unfortunately, Jerald was injured (not at the actual race
though) and he is out for the season (get well soon, Jerald!). We have replaced him with Mike Jones
from Gainesville. Mike races a Suzuki in A-open class. Bill Garrett was also injured, and he will be
out for a while. There are some Bartow photos on the Photos page also. This past weekend, we
raced down in Okeechobee. Tom M., Jason, India, Evan, and John all stayed home. Brad did
great, getting another first-place finish. Tamara grabbed second in her class. Tom G. had his best
finish ever (6th). Mike had some problems and only did one lap. I had a great start, and got a little
too fast and ambitious and slammed into a tree, spraining my ankle. I pushed-on and managed to
do two laps and get 9th place. I am now in 3rd place in Master C (2 points behind John). I believe
that our 1,2,6 finish was enough to hold onto 3rd place for our team. Again, there are photos of
this race on the Photo page. Next up is Brighton, which is actually in Okeechobee also.
November 7th, 2011: We raced in Bartow, FL again this past weekend. The track and
the weather were FANTASTIC! No mud, not dusty, not many roots, and lots of jumps!
Tamara had a great run, getting FIRST in Women-B. Jason got 2nd in Vet-B. Jerald managed
to get 5th in SSr-A, and Tom M. was not far behind him. Our Master-C guys (Still Bill, Tom G.,
John, and Bill G) all had good runs. Brad took the week off to go Enduro racing. India must
be bored with Junior-girls, because she entered in Junior-C this week and had a good run. Evan
was breaking in a new (bigger) bike, and should be getting faster with each race. Ian took the
week off. Hopefully, we will be able to post some photos soon.
Here is some video from a Vet-B rider. Great video, but it doesn’t give a real sense of the actual,
elevation changes involved. The guy gets taken out by another bike at the 12:20 minute mark of
the video (Taken out by Jason!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxZvmSxha0E
November 1, 2011: After one race was canceled last month due to rain, we raced in
Palatka, FL last week. Congratulations to Brad and Jerald on their 1st place finishes!
Hats-Off to India, who came in 1st in her return to racing after breaking her arm this summer!
Jason Managed 2nd place, getting beat by just inches. Tamara and Still Bill took the week off.
John Goddard finished 5th, and “Hole-Shot” Glancy got 7th in Master-C. McGinnity finished
11th in SSA. Ian got 5th place in Quad Super PWB. We return to Bartow, FL this coming
weekend. Here is some video of the last race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H4pOlidtqo
September 20, 2011: We raced down in Bartow this past weekend. Congratulations to Brad,
who won Master-B again! That makes three in a row! Our new members also did well. Tamara
got 2nd in Women-B, and John got 7th in Master-C. John is now leading the season points (not as
much as Brad though)! Jerald had another good run, getting 3rd in SS-A. I (Still Bill) finished 10th
in Master-C, mostly because I had a really bad start and got caught behind slower traffic. I think I
am in 4th place in the points now. Glancy finished ahead of me by about 30 seconds, but DQ’d himself
for accidently cutting the course. Jason had a bad crash, breaking his nose and spraining his neck badly.
Evan had his best finish ever, getting 6th in Mini-C. New team member Ian Nordle got 7th in Quad Super PWB!
See video of Jason’s crash here: http://vimeo.com/29295925
September 13, 2011: We just finished the 2nd race of the new season! Jason and Still Bill
were joined by new team members Tom Glancy, Brad Gustafson, and Jerald Brownell. It was a
real mud-fest down in Samsula, FL! Brad and Jerald managed to WIN their classes! Glancy got
7th, beating Still Bill (9th) by 16 seconds. Jason had engine trouble, but still managed 12th place
(fastest of the 2-lappers). Evan managed a top-10 (9th place) finish on Saturday. Bill Garrett was
Fastest of the one-lappers, getting 12th place, but did not run his vintage bike on Saturday. We
have recruited two new members (Tamara Gamperl, and John Goddard), who will likely join us
at the next race in Bartow this weekend. We started the week in 6th place of 6 FTR teams, but
hopefully our (1,1,7) score will move us up. See here for helmet-cam video of this muddy race
taken from another rider who is not on our team: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hko7txVt2Jc
PS: I (Still Bill) got my best finish ever last week at lake City (6th).