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Getting in some preseason training. The UWP – IJSBA National Tour to begin in 2 months!


2014 Tour Schedule

May 10-11
Pensacola, Beach, FL
May 17-18
Panama City Beach, FL
June/July
Oaklahoma City, OK
June 28-29
Sparks, NV
July 19-20
Colonial Beach, VA
August 9-10
TBA Lake Hartwell
August 16-17
Charleston, WV
National Championship


SPEED goes to the Pinewood Derby with Bishop and Troop 195

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2012 Maya Rally Part 1 – Getting to Guanajuato


Huge THANKS!!

First of all I want to thank my family for the support and the freedom to make an adventure like this a reality! Also, to all of the sponsors that found away to take care of the teams that make our sport(s), hobbies, and passions possible, I couldn’t have done it with out you!

Although, I didn’t come home with a trophy for 1st place, I did come home with a win and awesome experience in my heart! My FJ Cruiser saw and pushed through what ever Mexico threw at her. It was my home…my base…my safe place to fall back to when times were tough and believe me it did get tough! Though an experience like this needs to shared (basically, I’m saying take a co-driver!) Covering the amount of mileage on an adventure like this truly wears the body, mind, and soul out. The views & foods were awesome, the terrain was rough and the locals unpredictable. But that’s Mexico. Would I do it again….”Yes”.

Thanks again to all of our sponsors and family,

Stephen Frame
Blackstar #54

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Hidden Trails Motorsports


January 1, 2013 – Press Release


We are excited to announce that the Frame brothers are now venturing into the motorsports business. After years of national experience behind the handlebars and wheels of race vehicles, we now face the challenging task of growing Hidden Trails Motorsports. When approached with the opportunity to purchase and run this dealership, it was too enticing to pass up. Pulling from years of experience in the motorsports industry, we are very excited to take this business to the next level.
If one likes the classic story of chasing the American dream, you have to admire the story of Hidden Trails. This company has grown from modest beginnings selling accessories out of a simple garage and growing into one of the largest Can-Am dealers on the east coast.

Hidden Trails Motorsports is located in Belle, WV just outside Charleston. It is the area’s premier dealer of Can-Am ATV’s, UTV’s, Spyder Roadsters, Sea-Doo Watercraft, Yamaha Street, Off-road and Cruiser motorcycles, Yamaha ATV’s and UTV’s, and Sylvan Pontoon Boats. Hidden Trails offers a huge showroom, a full service department and is currently upgrading and remodeling it parts and accessories department.

Stop by and check out Hidden Trails Motorsports or follow on the Web. We are still providing the great customer service that built this company and quality products to keep you moving forward. Currently you can check us out at www.hiddentrailsatv.com. We are upgrading our website and social media outlets, so stay tuned for more updates throughout the year.

Sincerely,


Trey Frame
Steve Frame
Cameron Frame


Huge thanks to @cascadiatents for a great nights rest! More to come from the #mayarally

Huge thanks to @cascadiatents for a great nights rest! More to come from the #mayarally

#mayarally @SPEED_ENERGY @SPOT_messenger @cascadiatents

@YukonGearAxle @Diff_Expert @roughcountry @BajaRackIntl @DipYourCar

@TakeMAXTRAX #warriorproducts #roni’spizza


From WV to Arkansas stage 1 of his #mayarally. Steve Frame on a solo mission to Mexico. Wish him luck!!

From WV to Arkansas stage 1 of his #mayarally. Steve Frame on a solo mission to Mexico. Wish him luck!!

#mayarally @SPEED_ENERGY @SPOT_messenger @cascadiatents

@YukonGearAxle @Diff_Expert @roughcountry @BajaRackIntl @DipYourCar

@TakeMAXTRAX #warriorproducts #roni’spizza


The Rally Begins Tomorrow!!!!

Well it’s about that time.

Black Star #54’s Driver begins his long journey to the “End of the World” at 7:00 am on Friday. The FJ is outfitted with some of the best products on the market to help support the long and epic journey.

If you would like to follow #54’s travels you can do it here:

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Keep checking back to see where they are and the pics/video of what’s happening on the road!

Another “BIG” Thanks  to all of our sponsors and friends


Maya Rally

 

The MAYA RALLY is a multi-week, multi-national, expedition scavenger hunt and challenge course. It pits teams of overland drivers in their own vehicles against one another and the elements, traverses thousands of miles of variable and unknown terrain, enters rarely-seen locations far off the beaten track, and spans countless foreign horizons.

The MAYA RALLY is an overland adventure distilled to its most raw form: there is a start, there are designated challenges which must be completed for points, and there is a finish. Everything else is up to you.

There is no route. There is no support. There are few rules.

If you break your will, if you break your body, or if you break your ride, you are on your own.

At a remote point deep in the forests of Latin America, at the farthest reaches of your long and perilous journey, you will be received by an End of the World celebration in your honor, and if you win, recognized with a healthy reward.

That is, if you make it.

 

*Special Thanks to those helping to make this possible:

Trey Frame – SPEED Energy

Bobby – Cascadia Vehicle Tents

Scott & Susan – S&S Custom 4X4

Neal Hollingsworth – Randy’s Ring & Pinion

Jason Roy – Warrior Products

Andy Moss – Black Rock X

John & Sergio – Bajarack

Frankie & Billy – Roni’s Pizza WV

Brad – Dip Your Car 

Kent Boggess – Old Colony Realtors

David Mincer – Bailey & Wyant Law Firm

Frank Roush – DEI

Dr. Elma Bernardo, MD

Kyle Mork – ECA

Dr. Jack Bernardo DDS

Dr. Magdaleno Nucum DDS

Kim Garrett – Garrett Tire Center

Gabriel McKinney – Smith & Jones Chiropractic

Dr. Enrique St.ANA – Emergicare

Kim Garrett – Garrett Tire Center

Maxtrax

Spot Messenger

Dr. Alvin Castillo

Roni’s Pizza

 


West Virginia’s Finest

 This is the 3rd year in a row that the Black Star Motorsports team has been invited to take part in and guest judge the final round for the Swimsuit USA bikini contest at Quaker Steak & Lube.  Just letting everyone know we take our Bikini Contest Judging responsibilities very seriously.  We had a blast and all our sponsors were getting some great exposure.


Thanks to my good friend Derek Correll for sending me these pics from a Dealership in North Carolina. Look Mom! I finally made it!

Big thanks to all our sponsors who make racing possible:
Black Star Motorsports
WV National Guard
SPEED Energy
DEI
Jettribe
RIVA
Optima Racing
Hot Products
Yamaha USA
ET Superchargers
Jettrim

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Wild (cat) fires, gremlins, and low flying aircraft

All of those things were a part of round six of UTV Rally Raid.

Black Star Racing fielded two cars, as usual this weekend.  The #21 and #54 Hidden Trails CanAm Commanders both got blistering starts on a blazing fast course Saturday in Bremen Alabama as Stony Lonesome OHV Park hosted the 6th round of UTV Rally Raid races.

The field crew and volunteers have been very busy a spicing up and smoothing out the race track.  The “short course” section was probably doubled in length with many new jumps and table tops.  And a couple dreaded sections in the hills were taken out or widened to help keep speeds up.

There was definitely no lack of excitement on race day either.  Before the race one enthusiast was getting up close and personal with the track through the windshield of his helicopter.  A couple passes through pit lane were so low and fast that people were almost ducking for cover.  Later during the race a refueling mishap left a Wildcat engulfed in flames and  many crew members scrambling for fire extinguishers.  This led to the fire being contained and the racer heading back out on the track.  Amazing.

The gremlins were back at work in this round as well.  The #21 Hidden Trails Commander suffered breakage on the second lap that was quickly repaired by driver Trey Frame.  Once  moving again and back to the pits a driver change occurred and Cameron Frame headed out for his chance at completing some laps only for the “gremlins” show up again.

The #54 Hidden Trails got a visit from the same group of trouble makers but fortunately was close enough to the pits for driver Andy Moss to limp it back home for its repairs.  After one more lap Stephen Frame took the wheel and stayed with it until the four hour race timer expired.

This persistence for 10 laps was enough to secure a 3rd place finish for the #54 Commander and should keep them firmly in the top four of the championship points race.   1st Place finishes are nice but getting 3rd was a great victory for the National Guard Black Star Racing team considering the troubles day brought.

Back at the race shop work continues and the hunt for, and eventual extermination of the gremlins is sought.  Offroad racing is of course brutal and the conditions demanding but this team is determined to fight and continue to produce impressive showings.   At just past the halfway point of the season much has been learned as the team branches out from its roots in PWC racing and into the offroad world.   Round 7 will be here soon and race prep begins again.

 


To our friends

To all  our friends and family. Our team lost a great and close friend on Wednesday night. Kate Taylor passed away at 33, leaving a baby girl behind. Please say a little prayer for her and her family. We’ll miss her dearly!


Cam Nasty tops the Expert Open Class at Nationals!

Deciding to enter the Expert Open class at this weekends Nationals was master tuner Dean Charrier’s idea. The plan, Dean was to supply a wicked fast FZR and Cam was to pilot it to victory. That’s just what happend. Monster holeshot after monster holeshot made for an easy win for Cam Nasty. Black Star Motorsports wants to thank Dean for adding icing to the cake for another memorable National Championship race.

 

Cam was also on the verge of spoiling Rob Greenwald’s birthday weekend in the Runabout N/A Spec class. After holeshoting Greenwald in the final moto, Cam only needed to finish ahead of Rob to take the National victory. An unfortunate 3rd lap wipeout had Cam Nasty swimming and gave Rob the best birthday gift he got all weekend. Congrats to fellow Yamaha riders Rob and Cam for going 1 – 2 at Nationals.

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the winner of the Hidden Trails / Black Star Race Edition Can-Am Commander 1000x!

Meet Dallas Carpenter, the winner of the Hidden Trails / Black Star Race Edition Can-Am Commander 1000x!   This raffle could not have been won by a more deserving young man.  Dallas actually had purchased his raffle tickets at the Dirt Track Expo at Hooters back in March.  A few nights before the final drawing, Dallas had wrecked his dirt track race car in a race in Ripley, WV.   After receiving my call about winning the grand prize, he thought his buddies were messing with him.  Classic!  Nothing like winning a wicked 1000cc monster to rip it up in the woods to put a huge smile back on your face.

 

Congrats Dallas!

 

How are we gonna top this next season??? Hmmm…….

 

Huge thanks to the following companies who made this possible:

 

-Hidden Trails ATV

-SPEED Energy

-Black Star Motorsports

-Sunbelt Rentals

-Daniels Electric, Inc.

-State Electric

-Tribal Whips

-WV Power Park


And the winner is…….

And the winner of the Hidden Trails / Black Star Race Edition Can-Am Commander 1000X Raffle is Dallas Carpenter of Charleston, WV! 2nd place winner for a Traxxas SPEED Energy RC Car is Darvin Spencer of Wellington, KY and 3rd place winner for a Case of SPEED Energy is Joe Carter of Charleston, WV
We want to thank everyone who entered and help raise money for the WV National Guard Foundation. It truly was for a good cause and we were honored to help raise the money. More info will follow….

Cameron gettin a nasty Holeshot!


With World’s Strongest Man Phil Pfister

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The volleyball fans are serious!

Some are more serious than others!

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It’s Race Day at the UWP-IJSBA Governors Cup

Magic Island in Charleston, WV is buzzing with racers preparing, tuning, and getting ready to claim their spots on this National Championship stop on the IJSBA tour.


2012 SportsFEST & Governors Cup

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Charleston CVB Announces 2012 SportsFEST Activities

Charleston, W.Va. – The Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to once again host SportsFEST on Aug. 18-20, 2012. Events will take place at Magic Island, on the Kanawha River and on the Kanawha Boulevard at Haddad Riverfront Park.

SportsFEST includes the 2012 UWP – IJSBA Governor’s Cup Watercross National Championship, 2012 EVP “Rocks the River” Pro Am Beach Championship and the 2012 Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge.

The United Way of Central West Virginia will sponsor a Block Party on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which includes carnival-style activities. In addition, it will bring back Sunday Scoop – wrapping up the last weekend before kids are scheduled to head back to school.

Schedule of events

Friday, Aug. 18 – Corporate Challenge

Noon – 4 p.m. – UWP Governor’s Cup

Noon – 4 p.m. – EVP Pro Beach Volleyball

6:30 p.m. – Live on the Levee

All day – United Way Block Party

Saturday, Aug. 19

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – EVP Pro Beach Volleyball

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – UWP Governor’s Cup

6 – 8 p.m. – Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge

8 – 10 p.m. – Saturday night concert at Haddad Riverfront Park

All day – United Way Block Party

Sunday, Aug. 20

10 a.m. – Noon – Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Governor’s Cup UWP

Noon – 1 p.m. – EVP Pro Beach Volleyball

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – JR. Spike N’ Splash 12 U, 14 U, 16 U

A special thank you also goes to the city of Charleston, Bill Barr and Madison Coal & Supply, Capt. Kaven Ransom of WV DNR, Marcel Ragoza Petty Officer 3rd Class of the U.S. Coast Guard, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District Waterways Association, Capt. Ken Tyree of the Charleston Fire Department, and Lt. Steve Petty of the Charleston Police Department.

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We will also have the raffle drawing this weekend too. Have your tickets ready! And if you don’t have yours yet come down and get them before it’s too late!


Cleaned up and ready for a hard weekend….

…of pulling jet skis around Magic Island! This weekend Charleston will host Sportsfest and the Toyota Governor’s Cup.

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Events will take place at Magic Island at Haddad Riverfront Park.  More details and a schedule of events will be posted tomorrow.

 


Jettribe does it again!

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Just got our new Jettribe Carbon 7 Racing Helmets back from paint!  We have to thank AP-Designs, SPEED Energy and Jettribe for making these possible. Huge props to Jettribe who continues to innovate protective equipment for the PWC industry.