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ST. MARYS â€“ On Friday Allegheny Motorsports is opening its doors for business, offering a wide range of services to area motorcycle and ATV owners.
Co-owners Scott and Joni Holterback of Daguscahonda encourage riding enthusiasts to stop by the shop on Friday and Saturday as they plan to offer special promotions, door prizes, giveaways and light refreshments during their grand opening.
"We will do service repair, diagnostics, engine work, brake change, tire change, chassis work on all major brands-- Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM, Polaris, Harley-Davidson, BMW. I can work on motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides or UTVs, street bikes, cruiser bikes, scooters, snowmobiles, basically anything with two or four wheels," Scott said. "We're big into snowmobiles because our parts rep was telling us there is no one around that will touch them and this area is a gateway to snowmobile country."
In addition, Scott is certified to complete state inspections, which take approximately 15 minutes. He also offers pickup and delivery of vehicles for a fee and tune-ups, which is his currently his most requested service.
Scott said Allegheny Motorsports, which located on Brusselles Street across the road from the Trout Run Road intersection, is one of the few repair shops which gets into the "heavy end" of work, referring to engine rebuilds and more.
"Engine work is one of my specialties. I've been doing a lot of rebuilds for professional motocross riders and local riders," he said. "I like figuring things out, working with things and working with people. This is something I've always been interested in."
Scott added the average engine rebuild takes between 8-9 hours for a simple engine and takes longer if working on a more complex engine or waiting for a part. He explained electrical and diagnostic work are some of the major challenges he faces, as it involves "something that you can't see."
While appointments are appreciated, Scott said he welcomes walk-ins with requests for basic inspections, oil changes and more.
Allegheny Motorsports' hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shop is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. Customer inquiries may be emailed to email@example.com or by contacting the shop at 814-781-1481.
Pick up a copy of the Thursday, July 19, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.