Championship Showcase: Mark RatliffPalm Desert, CA’s Mark Ratliff once again proved to be the class of the field in the Motorcycle Pro bracket classes in the NSRA series in 2012. Ratliff held off a hard charge from Christian Payne across the final few races to win both the Motorcycle Pro 1 and Motorcycle Sportsman 1 class titles. The 51-year old racer was proud to repeat in two classes after he won three class titles in 2011. Racing is a family affair for the Ratliff’s as Mark races with his sons Garrett and Austin by his side as well as his brother, Bill Weir. These guys comprise the formidable MPC Racing team. Mark also picks up support from Rub Dubs Racing. Looking forward to 2013, the MPC team plans to hit it hard again with their Yamaha ATV’s as son Garrett returns to the track to challenge his dad for the championships in the NSRA series. These guys know how to race, and odds are good they will be around when the cash is on the line.
Mark at Avenal Sand Drags in April. (Mike Biel Photo)
Mark is always a top contender at his home track SCSDA Soboba events. (NSDN Photo)
The MPC team led by Mark always is a top contender at the Dome Valley Raceway events. (NSDN Photo)
Mark picking up his 2011 championship plaques when he won in three different classes. (NSDN Photo)