Senior (45+) Grand National Cross Country champion Dave Simmons picked up where
he left off last year by winning his class and earning the morning overall at
the 2013 AMSOIL GNCC series opener March 10 in River Ranch, FL. XC1 ATV Pro racer Adam
McGill rode his ITP-equipped race quad to an impressive second-place finish in
the GNCC's most prestigious ATV class.
"We were thrilled
to have Dave Simmons win the morning overall and see Adam McGill take the
second spot on the XC1 ATV Pro class podium," said Pat McGuire of Team ITP
Public Relations. "It was a great start of the season for Team ITP, as several
racers competed for their class overall and earned podium finishes. Our success
proves that ITP is the tire of choice for meeting the rugged demands of GNCC
racing and for those riders searching for the ultimate in traction and
McGill, who was
the official leader after the first lap, battled in the top three throughout
the entire two-hour XC1 Pro class race. Under pressure from the third-place
racer, McGill put the hammer down, ending any threat of being passed. McGill
held his position the rest of the way and easily secured second overall in the
afternoon session and the second stair of the XC1 Pro podium.
the Super Senior (45+) division, winning by more than eight minutes, and also
won the morning overall. Dating back to 2011, Simmons has now won 22 straight
races, including all 13 events last year. William "Duck" Lloyd of Forest, VA,
was another Team ITP racer to win his class in Florida. Lloyd won the Junior A (22+) class
by almost 50 seconds on his way to finishing 29th overall in the afternoon
Team ITP racers
Kenny Rich Sr. (Masters 50+) and Brian Schmid (Senior A/B 40+) finished second
in their respective classes. Samuel Williams earned a 4x4 Open class podium,
finishing third with his ITP tires. Both Kenny Rich Jr. (24+ C class) and
Jordan Digby (125 Sr. 12-15) tallied fifth-place finishes for Team ITP.
Round two of the
13-round 2013 AMSOIL GNCC racing series was Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17,
at Aonia Pass
in Washington, GA. We will update you with those results as
soon as we they are available.