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Deadman Does The Double

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Friday night saw some spectacular riding by Paris Speedway regular Boyd Deadman. Along with taking the victory in 50cc chain action, Deadman was also able to grab the checkers in the 65cc main event. In what was most likely the most exciting race of the night, Deadman was able to squeak out the win over 65cc points leader Hunter Bauer with Jimmy McCullough right on Bauer’s back wheel in third. Bauer however did find some redemption in the flat track youth class. Despite it being his first race in that class and also being down some cc’s to the other bikes, Bauer pulled out a convincing win with a full straightaway lead by the end.
Intermediate/Expert action saw a mixed bag of riders put on a great show also with Brodie Buchan taking the victory in his first time ever riding a 450 at Paris. Buchan, who has just made the jump to the big bike after riding 85′s and 250′s last year, has been on a heck of a roll as he won all four races that he entered at the CMA Thunderfest event the previous weekend. On Friday, Buchan proved that he wasn’t afraid to get his nose dirty and was in the right place to take advantage of a little bumping on the track when the oppertunity presented itself. With Matty Ward and Regan Woodwards battling for the lead, they made contact going into turn one. This allowed Buchan, who was riding in third at the time, to duck underneath for the lead and he never looked back.
For the second race in a row the Flat Track Novice winner was former motocross ace Kyle Sheppard. Sheppard spent the whole night at the front of the pack holding off a determined Jason Hunter who just happens to be the current points leader in this class. They were joined on this night by former roadracer Dave Hodge as well as flat track newbie Graeme Jones. With Braden Vallee still nursing injuries he received in a crash in Welland a month ago, he lent his bike to the eager Jones so he could try his luck racing in circles. Jones, who is the editor of Inside Motorcycles magazine, seemed to get stronger as the night went on but had an unfortunate bike problem in the main which cost him a shot at the podium. Also trying his hand in the baja class aboard Taylor Vallee’s machine, Jones vows to be back before the season is over to take care of “unfinished business”.
Other winners on the night included Tamara Noble, Jason Hunter, Taylor Vallee, Brett Noble, and Jordan Molnar who bounced back from a tumble in the 50cc chain class to take the win in 50cc shaft over his main rival Adrian St. Amand.
Remember that along with our regular action this Friday, racing action will take place on the Woodstock half mile on Saturday. Racing on Saturday gets underway at 4:00 P.M.

See Ya Friday
Tumblin Todd