McGill Wins WEXCR ATV Pro Class; PURE SxS Production 1000 Pro Win for Shrive
Team ITP ATV and side-by-side racers competed in two different series across the country the last weekend in September, and came away with two Pro class victories. ATV Pro racer Adam McGill won round 11 of the Woods Extreme XC Racing series at Husted Hills in Amesville, Ohio. ITP-supported racers Kevin and Matt Shrive teamed up to win the Production 1000 Pro class at the AVE Racing PURE 250 in California City, Calif.
"No matter if it's an ATV in the woods or a side-by-side in the desert, our racers once again proved that ITP tires offer an industry-leading design and real-world results," said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. "With five of the top six finishers and the overall class winner in the PURE 250 SxS Pro class, our tires more than speak for themselves in the desert."
At round 11 of the WEXCR endurance series, ITP Pro Adam McGill (Lonestar / Precision / Custom Axis / Baldwin Racing) won the Adult Quad Pro class using ITP tires. McGill, who also competes for ITP TIres in the Grand National Country Series, didn't start off so hot at Husted Hills, finishing the first lap in
eighth place. However, he took the lead on lap two and kept pouring it on. Two sub 11-minute times on laps three and four extended his lead even more. In fact, McGill recorded the fastest lap on the final eight laps of the nine-lap race to win the class and the ATV overall. He won the overall and class by more than five minutes. He has seven wins and eight total podiums in the nine WEXCR rounds he has attended in 2013.
Another ITP-backed WEXCR competitor, Mark Batson, won his class in Ohio. He led every lap and won Quad Vet 30+ class for the sixth consecutive race. Batson, who finished the Husted Hills event 10th in the overall quad results, has eight class wins this year.
ITP racers Kevin and Matt Shrive won the Production 1000 Pro class and took second in the SxS overall standings at the 2013 PURE 250 race held northeast of Los Angeles. The Shrives completed six laps in a time of 6:05:37 to win their class. They were in fifth place after lap two, but rallied to move into the top three
on lap later. By the end of lap four, they took over the class lead and held it all the way to finish line. ITP racers took five of the top six finishing positions in the SxS Pro class. Logan Gastel ended up third in the class and joined the Shrives on the podium.
The other racers to earn top-five finishers were Branden Sims (fourth) and Brian Bush (fifth). Sims led the first three laps before falling to fourth. Bush was in ninth after the first lap, but patiently picked off a few riders to earn his top-five finish. Murray Racing / ITP driver Aaron Juarez, who was fourth after
lap five, ended up sixth.
Team ITP racers won six classes and earned 15 podium finishes at round six of the 2013 AMA Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series held in Virginia. Saturday, June 8, ITP Pro class racers Josh Creamer and Jeffrey Rastrelli finished sixth and seventh, respectively, on a rough, wet Birch Creek Motocross track. ITP racer William Lloyd earned third place in the Pro-Am class podium Sunday.
"Despite the less-than-ideal racing conditions, our team of ITP racers did well at round six of the AMA motocross series by winning six classes, earning a Pro-Am class podium and having 15 total class podium finishes," said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. "We won four classes in the youth ranks, led by Noah Mickelson's two wins, and also had victories from age-class racers William Lloyd and Dalton Hicks."
Round six of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series, which also served as the Bob "Smitty" Smith Memorial Race, was soaked by rain prior to the event. The rain and overcast skies didn't let up until just before the Pro class racing on Saturday afternoon.
In Pro-Am class action, Lloyd (JB Racing / ITP) led the way with is third-place finish. The podium finish pushed him to third in the class standings. He also won the Junior 25 Plus class using his ITP tires to extend his class points lead.
Dalton "Bubba" Hicks of Root River Racing / ITP won the 450 A class and took sixth in the Production A ranks and is the points leader in both classes. Noah Mickelson won both the 90 Open class and the Super-Mini (13-15) class in Virginia. The young Root River Racing / ITP-supported racer now leads the 90 Open class in points and in third in the other class.
Maddison Guyer competed in three classes at round six using ITP tires. With a 1-1 moto sweep, she won the Girls (12-15) class for the fourth time and is the current points leader. The final ITP racer to notch a class overall win was Brogan Guyer, who won the 90 CVT (8-15) class. He's currently three points behind the points leader in third place in the point standings, but has the most victories - three - of any racer in the 90 CVT (8-15) class.
ITP youth racer Haedyn Mickelson earned second place in two classes at round six. Haedyn Mickelson is the points leader in both the Schoolboy Sr. 14-17 and Schoolboy Jr. 13-15 classes. Other ITP team racers to earn podiums in Virginia, were Brent Sellers (2nd, Production A), Dylan Tremellen (3rd in both 4-Stroke A, Production A), Mike Barnhardt (2nd,
Vet 30+), Megan Manshack (3rd, Women's) and Blake Sarver (2nd, Schoolboy Jr. 13-15).
ITP Pro class racers Josh Creamer (BCS Performance) and Jeffrey Rastrelli (JB
Racing) each earned a top 10 finish at round seven. Creamer posted a sixth-place finish in moto one and fifth in the second moto to earn sixth overall. Creamer said he selected the wrong tire size for the conditions in moto one and a very narrow track hurt his chances to compete for a podium at round seven.
"There weren't a lot of places to make a pass in moto two, but I knew I had the speed to get into the top five and really had to work hard to get up there," said Creamer. "I was really hoping to find the box this round, but I'm going to come out swinging next round and make my way to the top of the box,"
While Creamer was disappointed, Rastrelli had a more positive view of his career-best seventh place finish. The young ITP Pro racer tallied seventh place in moto one and eighth place in the second moto, which put him seventh overall and right behind Creamer. More importantly, Rastrelli, who has earned 27 points the last two rounds, overcame a slow second moto to earn his best finish ever. In moto two, Rastrelli and another rider bumped at the start and soon after that he crashed. However, the ITP Pro recovered to climb into the top 10 and eventually finish eighth showing the poise of a true professional. Fellow ITP Pro, Root River Racing's Sean Taylor was 15th and fifth in the Pro-Am class, in which he's currently third in the standings.
Round seven of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series heads to Steele City Raceway on July 6-7, in Delmont, Pa.
Former AMA ATV Motocross National Champion Josh Creamer has announced that he will be using ITP tires throughout the 2013 National ATV MX race season. As you may recall, Creamer dominated the 2010 ATV MX Nationals for his first major title, then competed on the West Coast in 2011. Josh moved closer to his native New England for the 2012 season and won both the Pro and Pro-Am championships in the highly competitive NEATV MX Series. Josh states, "Team BCS/Can-Am and I are really excited for the 2013 AMA season! With ITP and their great new product on board, this is going to be a great year!"
“We are thrilled that Josh has chosen ITP products for competition in 2013,” stated Rhett Turpin, Director of Sales & Marketing – Powersports for ITP/Carlisle Transportation Products. “We are confident that Josh’s skill and determination, coupled with a solid ITP MX product offering for 2013, will be a winning combination.”
ITP is proud of its racing heritage and will continue to support the sport with its “MX Bucks” and “XC Bucks” contingency programs in 2013. Since 1982, ITP has grown into the world's #1 ATV/UTV aftermarket tire and wheel source, and continues to provide a complete line of innovative tires and wheels for virtually all ATVs and UTVs in both recreational and competitive categories.
ITP’s website at www.itptires.com.
Despite what your parents may have told you, monsters do exist. We know because They created one. ITP has just released the all-new Monster Mayhem, a 30-inch-diameter mud/trail tire with 1 3/4-inch-long claws ready to strike fear in the heart of any mudhole with your UTV/ATV.
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The fearsome Monster Mayhem — with an intimidating 1.75-inch tread depth — springs into action now in two sizes: 30x9-14 front and 30x10-14 rear. Like the rest of its family, the Monster Mayhem was conceived and uncaged in America. It is the meanest, most aggressive beast you’ll find on home soil — or anywhere else.
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