Team ITP ATV racers won eight classes and earned a total of
19 class podiums at round eight of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National
Championship Series in New York.
Across the country, in California,
ITP-supported side-by-side pilot Pablo Veglia captured third place in the SxS
Pro Production class at round six of the 2013 Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS
series presented by Motoworks and Dirt Wheels Magazine.
"Team ITP racers did very well at round eight of the
AMA ATV Motocross series in Unadilla, taking home eight class wins and almost
20 podium finishes," said ITP public relations rep Pat McGuire. "We had
Josh Creamer win the second ATV Pro class moto and take second place overall
with his ITP tires. We also had success out west in WORCS, as side-by-side
driver and ITP-backed Pablo Veglia took third in the SxS Pro Production class
at Pala Raceway."
At round eight of the ATV Motocross Nationals in New Berlin, NY,
ITP Pro Josh Creamer earned second overall with 4-1 moto scores. After taking a
hard-fought fourth-place finish in moto one, Creamer used his ITP Quadcross MX2
and Quadcross MX rear tires to pull the holeshot in the second moto. From
there, he led from start to finish and recorded his third moto win and top
overall finish this season.
"It feels really good to come out here at Unadilla and
perform well in front of a lot of my family and friends from New
England," said Creamer. "It's our closest race and I'm
really happy I was able to grab the holeshot in moto two and come out with the
win for another podium finish."
Fellow ITP-backed Pro Jeffrey Rastrelli finished seventh for
the third straight race using ITP tires. He's now eighth in the class points
race heading into round nine. Sean Taylor (Root River Racing/ITP) finished
third in the Pro-Am class and 12th in the Pro class at the Can-Am Unadilla
round. ITP racer Bret Sellers finish seventh, while William Lloyd did not
compete at round eight.
Seven racers won eight classes at round eight in New York.
"Factory" Sam Rowe recorded a win, his fourth of the year, in the
competitive 16-24 class to take command of the points lead heading into the
next round. Alex Gillette also notched a class win, taking the victory in the
Production C class. He also finished second in the 450 C division in New York. Kyle Haynes,
who has a shot at winning three titles in 2013, posted four total moto wins at
Unadilla, which resulted in one overall win in the Open C class and two other
podium finishes. He was second in 4-Stroke C and third in 450 C.
Youth class racers earned the other four victories for Team
ITP at Unadilla. Schoolboy class racer Haedyn Mickelson won both the Schoolboy
Sr. (14-17) and Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) Open classes using ITP tires and is
the points leader in both. Blake Sarver swept the Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) class
at round eight. It was his sixth overall in eight events, giving him a lead of
more than 60 points over second place. Sarver also earned two other podium
finishes on the weekend. He was second in the Schoolboy (14-17) and third in
the Schoolboy (13-15) Open.
Noah Mickelson also tasted victory in New York, winning the 90 Open class with 1-2
moto scores to take control of the class points lead. The final ITP-backed
youth class racer to capture a class overall win was Sam Steckly in the 90 Open
(12-15) class. Steckly is second in the class in points but has three overall
90 Open class wins in 2013.
ITP racers tallied four additional podium finishes at
Unadilla. Dylan Tremellen earned two third-place finishes using ITP tires. He
finished third in Production A to retain his class points lead. He's currently
second in the 4-Stroke A class after eight rounds of action.
In a similar situation in the 30+ class, Mike Barnhardt took
a third-place podium finish to also retain his class points lead. Women's class
racer Megan Manshack recorded her seventh podium in eight rounds, earning second
overall at Unadilla.
Round nine of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National
Championship Series is slated for July 27-28 at Red Bud Motocross in Buchanan, MI.
Two ITP-supported pilots finished in the top five of the SxS
Pro Production class at round six of WORCS, which was held at Pala
Raceway in Pala, CA. Pablo Veglia (Del Amo/Murray Motorsports/ITP) battled back
from a subpar start to finish third on the SxS Pro Production podium. Veglia,
who was in 11th place after the first lap, quickly charged to the front of the
pack, climbing into the top five by lap three. One lap later, he had moved into
third place and earned his best finish of 2013.
Team Murray Motorsports/ITP racer Kyle Chaney piloted the
No. 911 side-by-side and, despite a broken axle due to being hit by another
racer, salvaged a fifth-place finish in his first ever WORCS event.
Piloting Team ITP racer Cody Rahders' side-by-side,
UTVunderground.com's Joey DiGiovanni finished fourth in the 700 Production
class using ITP Holeshot ATR tires. ITP racers earned another top-five
finish at Pala as Justin Imhof earned fifth in the Production 1000 class.
Round seven of WORCS will be held on Aug. 10-11 at Glen
Helen Raceway in Devore, CA.