Hixton OMA Nationals

The OMA National Series rolled into Smagical Acres backyard, Hixton Wisconsin. One of Wisconsin’s premier motocross and off road facilities, CMJ Raceway, played host for weekend. 

Rex and H'Idalgo's cousin welcome you to Hixton
Rex and H’Idalgo’s cousin welcome you to Hixton

Just as soon Wilbur and the Demo Trailer got dropped off at the farm, the Hobbi was jammed full and the group headed up north.  The crew consisted of Noel, David, Phil, and Pat Smage, Binz, Rex, Hannah, Max Factor, Kaveman, One Shot Circe, Pharmhouse Phrenzy Philbrick, Al’s Auto Norman LaRose, Lovey, and WI’s winningest moto rider EZ Ezerins.  

The rig was packed with 11 bikes for the weekends festivities
The rig was packed with 11 bikes for the weekends festivities

Pat and Phil took on a different role than usual and worked the pits and the cameras.   Papa raced +50, EZ, Philly, Norman, and David raced “A”, Max and Kaveman rode “C”, One Shot raced “B”, and Binz challenged the big bikes on the 110.

Binz ready to unleash the beast against the big bikes
Binz ready to unleash the beast against the big bikes
Philbrick ended up coming out on top of the locals, with the little charger pounding out 8 laps. He decided to skip some pit stops in favor of headbonking a tree to get a mouthful of sweat.  He used every inch of his 5 foot 5 inch, sandy-haired physique to power that ’97 KX 500 around Hixton’s gnarly trail system.
Philbrick rips the beast through the trees

Philbrick rips the beast through the trees

 Paul Whibley pulled off another near-perfect ride, taking the win.  Jimmy Jarrett had a tough weekend, as a nasty late-race crash left him with a busted wrist.  Scott Watkins rode strong all day, battling with Jarrett for 2nd.  He eventually claimed the spot over Brian Garahan in 3rd.  

Paul Whibley kept his perfect season going strong
Paul Whibley kept his perfect season going strong

 The real standout, however, was Mr. Binz.  As many of you witnessed in Smagical Adventure 2, 9 months ago Binz broke his wrist in 32 places.  He recieved 2 plates and 8 screws and was told he would never regain movement, much less ride. 

Binz rides the 110 like a "bucking bronco"

Binz rides the 110 like a "bucking bronco"

 Today, however,  Binz suited up in his freshest Mongoose BMX pants and took to the “C” class.  Two laps and 3 piles of vomit later, his KLX 110 let go.  He was left stranded at the bottom of a 100 yard hill. 

Max The Factor passes Binz as he catches his breath

Max The Factor passes Binz as he catches his breath

 Phil and Pat were in the area filming a tricky off camber that was taking down quite a few guys, including Max Factor.  At first they though they heard a dying ostrich, but, in fact, it was Binz doing his best whacky-waving-inflatable-arm-man impression. 

Binz was tired....and dirty

Binz was tired....and dirty

 He broke the shift shaft just a mile away from finishing his third lap.  He emptied his stomach a few more times, then fell to the ground where he would lay until the crew headed to find some cliffs to ride unicycles off of. 

Pat and Phil help Binz push the stocker out of a valley

Pat and Phil help Binz push the stocker out of a valley

Papa Smage, Stormin Normin, EZ Ezzy, and Philby get ready to rip

Papa Smage, Stormin Normin, EZ Ezzy, and Philby await the start

David Smage rippin the woods

David Smage shredding the woods

Phil cheers on Norman from Alsautosalvageandsales.com

Phil cheers on Norman from Alsautosalvageandsales.com

Papa Smage rails as Phil captures through the trees

Papa Smage rails as Phil captures through the trees

Uncle Circe scrubbing???

Uncle Circe scrubbing???

 Just before sunset they arrived at the spot.  There was a perfect runway off a 40 or so foot cliff into 300+ feet of water.  Pat and Phil jumped off it a few times on the unicycles and Papa and Rex did some one leggers off of it.  Binz flopped off the little cliff for a bit, and it was back to the track.  

Pat drops the 40 footer on the Uni

Pat drops the 40 footer on the Uni
Binz attempts a gainer off the mini cliff

Binz attempts a gainer off the mini cliff

 Monday brought some trials filming in the Quarry with Pat, Uphill whoops stocker race, a helmet cam loop around the OMA track with Rex, and Pat and Phil shredding the KTM’s at CMJ.  A thanks goes out to the OMA promoters for bringing the event to the Hixton location, and also to Owner Chris Halverson for his hospitality, for holding the event, and for not running Phil over with his own trials bike.  On the way home they stopped to check out the home of future Smagical ripper Justin Jelenik. They took the tour of the trials sections, then Phil and Rex skated the mini for a bit.  Being a “beginner skater”, Rex took a few comical slams dropping in, luckily, with cameras rolling.  Next up is the Las Vegas Endurocross.  Check back soon for some filming updates.

Phil shredding Justin Jelenik's mini ramp
Phil skating Justin Jelenik’s mini ramp

One Response to “Hixton OMA Nationals”

  1. Eron Ezerins says:

    Nice summary. The vid of Binz’ after-moto exertion may just make me feel a little fuzzy inside.

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