Johnny Barber wins Lost in Lodi enduro
April 08, 2013
By Heather Wilson
Kevin Brown (left) presents the overall trophy to Johnny Barber.
The Lost in Lodi Enduro, hosted by the Lodi Motorcycle Club, was not only a race, but a community event that benefits the local Richland Area Volunteer Fire Department.
The race is also a memorial to Sox Brookhart, an Albany, Ohio resident who was a member of the Athens Motorcycle Club and an inductee in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
The weather conditions in Shade, Ohio couldn’t have been more ideal, with temperatures in the high 60s and a slight wind.
The enduro consisted of 75 miles of riding through mostly fast, open trail.
Smith’s Powersports’ Johnny Barber (HSB) captured the Overall win, only dropping two points for the day. He is the ACES reigning champion. Barber was a first-year ACES competitor last year and won the series. Barber said, “I want to defend my overall championship.”
There was a seven-way tie for second place based on points. Emergency check points had to be calculated to produce the final placings.
It was Wheelsports’ team that took the next three positions. Zach Klamfoth (KTM) walked away with the second place position, with 28 e-check seconds, followed by Josh Gaitten (KTM) (45 e-check seconds) and Trevor Kline (KTM) (70 e-check seconds) for the fourth place position.
Robbie Jenks (KTM), Rodney Judson (BET), Michael Jolly (HSB) and Ricki McAtee (KAW) were the remaining four competitors in the seven-way tie for second place.
Of those competitors, it was Jolly that took the Overall A spot for the second race in a row, dropping four points. He finished seventh overall.
Ricki McAtee (KAW), a Vet A rider, finished a point behind Jolly.
Aaron Cooney (KTM) secured the Overall B position for the second time this season. He dropped nine points. The second-year ACES competitor and Open B rider said it is critical to “just have fun” during the race and “not over think it.”
In a close chase for Overall B were Thomas Wildenauer II (KTM) and Jordan Collins (KTM). Wildenauer and Collins tied dropping only 10 points, but Wildenauer beat Collins when emergency check points were calculated.
The next race, the Grass Man Enduro, will take place on May 5 in Norwich, Ohio. It is hosted by the Ohio Woods Riders.
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The Appalachian Championship Enduro Series (ACES) is an AMA-sanctioned traditional time-keeping enduro series. We would like to thank the following sponsors for contributing to the growth of our series and supporting our riders: CATON’S CYCLE CENTER, CLINTON COUNTY MOTORSPORTS, CYCRA, ENDURO ENGINEERING, FLY RACING, HUSQVARNA, JM CYCLE, KENDA, KRW CYCLES, KTM, LEATT, MOOSE RACING, OHIO MOTORCYCLE, OSBURN ASSOCIATES, POINT VIEW CYCLES, REMHERT’S KTM / KAWASAKI, SMITH’S POWER SPORTS, SPORT CYCLES, WESTERN POWER SPORTS and WHEELSPORTS. For more race results, schedule, and rules visit: www.ACES-RACES.com