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Posted on Apr 23, 2019

Quincy riders participate in StumpJumpers race in Odessa

Summer Sahli was thrilled with an exciting weekend of her boys’ motorcycle racing and sent the Post-Register a recap from the 49th annual Kenda Stumpjumpers Desert 100, held April 6-7 in Odessa.

Three happy motorcycle racers who finished the Desert 100 in Odessa are, from the left, Gavin Sahli, Hunter Schumacher and Damon Sahli.
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Her sons, Gavin and Damon, came out of the race tired and quite a bit sore, she said, but they were thrilled with a safe ride and “didn’t get a flat tire!”
She gave special thanks for strong support from Tim at The Last Resort, of Ronald; Scott from Webb Power Sports, of Ellensburg; and Chet’s Honda, of Quincy, and crew for support and education on repairs and maintenance.
There were 642 participants who finished the 100-mile race, she said, and hundreds who didn’t finish.
Gavin placed 317, and his cousin Hunter Schumacher from Enumclaw placed 363. Gavin was 90th of 208 riders in the open class.
Damon placed 223 of 316 in the 50-mile race. He was 29th of 45 in the 15-and-under class.
Someone else from Quincy Valley, Tony Leibelt participated in the race as a sweep rider, which Summer Sahli said is an extremely important job.
The race began in 1969 and includes a variety of events for both beginners and veteran riders.

By Post-Register Staff