The nation’s 2022 professional point’s leader from Mica (Spokane), Washington Kody Kopp, wins race at Great Darke County Fair for the Red Bull KTM Team. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Nation’s best motorcycle racers compete at fair

Western Ohio Motor Sports host Nation's finest Pro-Am flat track motorcycle racing at Great Darke County Fair

GREENVILLE – The Great Darke County Fair was home to Pro-Am flat track motorcycle racing at its finest. With youngsters on 50 cc to the pro’s, racing fans were treated to speeds of 100 mph on one of the racers’ favorite tracks.

Western Ohio Motor Sports, LLC located in Greenville, OH continues to bring motorcycle racing to Darke County and beyond under the direction of Len Nealeigh who serves as President and Director of Operations at Western Ohio Motor Sports, LLC.

The flat track racing event number 160 motorcycle racers including 20 racers from upstate New York, 18 from Sacramento, California along with a field of racers from Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan, New York, Indiana, California, Tennessee, Maryland, Washington, Illinois and Australia.

“I’m very happy with the turnout,” said Nealeigh. “We have a lot of professional racers and we have a lot of amateur riders.”

The nation’s 2022 professional point’s leader from Mica (Spokane), Washington Kody Kopp, racing for the Red Bull KTM Team was in town winning his race.

“We’re back here in Greenville, Ohio racing the cushion outlaw half mile racing at the fair having a fun time,” said Kopp. “We came in last night and watched the horse races and checked out the fair. I didn’t realize how big this fair is – It’s a cool experience.”

“It’s a good night tonight putting a show on for the crowd,” Kopp, the nation’s current No. 1 racer added. “It’s been a really cool season with the Red Bull KTM Team. It’s a pretty cool team to be on.”

Max Whale, the Nation’s No. 2 racer the past two years and  current No. 5  points leader from Cooanook Queenslan, Australia was on the track racing for the Rebel KTM Team. Whale missed some races this season dropping him in the points due to an injury that “took me out of a few rounds this year”, Whale noted.

“I’ve been racing professional here (USA) the past five years  so I have done five full seasons of AMA  American Flat Track Series racing in the singles class,” said Whale. “I try to get to as many outlaw races as I can a year and we’re here today at the Greenville, Ohio at the Darke County Fair.”

Racing Results (Top 3 Finishers):

RACE 1

1st Clarke Morian | Cincinnati, OH

2nd Aidan Brown | Walton, KY

3rd Seth Bendle | Delaware, OH

RACE 2

Doug Davis | Dayton, OH

Mike Ashton | Tipp City, OH

Kyle Long | Clayton, IN

RACE 3

1st Cody Mishey | Convoy, OH

2nd Charlie Jaques | Flint, MI

3rd Evan Myers | Pinconning, MI

RACE 4

1st Shane Livingston | Binghanton, NY

2nd Kyle Long | Clayton, OH

3rd Jim Bolton | Newark, OH

RACE 5

1st Levi Bendle | Delaware, OH

2nd Seth Bendle | Delaware, OH

3rd Ethan Shumaker | Greenville, OH

RACE 6

1st Logan Higgins | Celina, OH

2nd Cameron Whitcraft | Columbus, OH

3rd Lucas Rutherford | Bellefontaine, OH

RACE 7

1st Justin Velicky | Amsterdam, NY

2nd Joey Boylix | Bay City, MI

3rd Tony Moore | Urbana, OH

RACE 8

1st Alexis Vanameron | OH

2nd Etha Shumaker | Greenville, OH

3rd Cody Mishey | Convoy, OH

RACE 9

1st Rod Comer | Brookville, OH

2nd Duane Stanick | Midland, MI

3rd Jack Wilson | Poolesville, MD

RACE 10

1st Justin Velicky | Amsterdam, NY

2nd Kody Kopp | Mica, WA

3rd Max Whale | Saint Jacob, IL

RACE 11

1st Ava Bowers | Ansonia, OH

2nd Jaques Mckenzie | Flint, MI

3rd Zavier Platfoot | Greenville, OH

RACE 12

1st Kody Kopp | Mica, WA

2nd Justin Velicky | Amsterdam, NY

3rd Max Whale | Saint Jacob, NY

RACE 13

Cody Mishey | Convoy, OH

Charlie Jaques | Flint, MI

Evan Myers | Pinconning, MI

RACE 14

Mike Ashton | Tipp City, OH

Doug Davis | Dayton, OH

Shane Livingston | Binghamton, NY

RACE 15

1st Johnny Bova II | Wadsworth, OH

2nd Josh Young | Dayton, OH

3rd Adam Holmes | Ironton, OH

Max Whale (18), the Nation’s No. 5  points leader from Cooanook Queenslan, Australia racing for the Rebel KTM Team at the Great Darke County Fair. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Kody Copp, the nation's point's leader watches from the infield between races. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Queensland Australia's Max Whale waits his turn to race at the Great Darke County Fair. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Racers leave the starting line at the Great Darke County Fair. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Pro-Am flat track motorcycle racing at the Great Darke County Fair sponsored by Western Ohio Motor Sports, LLC. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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