Cumberland Times-News

November 7, 2013

Local racer wins Pennsylvania state championship

For the Cumberland Times-News
Cumberland Times-News

— SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Samuel Greenawalt, 19, of Frostburg, won the 10-round PAMX Fly Racing Pennsylvania State Championship Series, clinching the title here at the Doublin Gap MX Park.

Greenawalt competed for the title over the 10-round series with 29 other racers to secure the top spot in the division. The series ran from Aug. 11 through Oct. 20 and covered six different motocross tracks in Western Pennsylvania.

As a novice to the Class A Division, he also competed in a very competitive Open A Class and finished a respectable fourth overall, competing against 27 others in the series.

Greenawalt is a graduate of Mountain Ridge High School and is currently a second year graphic technology student at Fairmont (W.Va.) State University.

Originally from Central Pennsylvania, Greenawalt began riding and racing dirt bikes at age 5 in Pennsylvania’s District 6 and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to racing the PAMX Series, he has raced in Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia over the last 14 years.

Also this year, Greenawalt was named on of the “Fastest of the Fast” as a new rider to the A Class by Racer X: The Racing Paper.

Greenawalt will be recognized for his accomplishments on Dec. 7 at the PAMX Night of Champions Banquet in Johnstown.