Ontario, Calif. - The ITP Tires Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing team had an impressive weekend, tallying five wins and seven podiums at a mud-caked Limestone 100 in Springville, IN. Westley Wolfe put together his best race of 2015, earning a class victory and a top ATV amateur award at round five of the series in Indiana.
"We couldn't be more pleased with the amount of wins earned by our racers in such difficult conditions at the Limestone 100," said Pat McGuire, Public Relations/Race Support. "Westley Wolfe, who has matured tremendously in just one year, put in a very impressive run in the mud, earning the Top ATV Amateur Award in the afternoon. And it was extremely nice to see Dave Simmons stretch his current winning streak to eight straight races, dating back to last year."
Wolfe was the top finishing ITP racer in the afternoon session, finishing 12th overall among all racers, including XC1 Pro and first in the College A (16-21) class. Wolfe ran 6-ply ITP Holeshot GNCC tires on his Yamaha for their exceptional durability, superb traction and unbeatable ability to clean out. Wolfe has continued to make big strides in his first year in the afternoon (1 p.m.) grouping, notching his second-straight victory and first top amateur award after missing the class podium at the first three rounds. He is now just five points out of the class points lead heading into the next round.
ITP racers earned two class wins in the 10 a.m. session and two other class victories in the Youth segment earlier in the day. Dave Simmons, the reigning Super Senior (45+) class champion led the way for ITP earning his fifth win of 2015 and eighth consecutive victory dating back to 2014. He finished seventh overall in the muddy morning session, behind six 4x4 Pro class ATVs. Kenny Rich Sr. finished just one spot behind Simmons in the overall standings and notched his second straight Masters (50+) class win. The defending class champion now has three podium finishes in a row after a slow start to the season.
Youth division racers Jordan Digby and Keaton Henderson, each put their ATVs outfitted with ITP tires on top of their class podiums at round five. Digby won the 125 Sr. (12-15), while Henderson, won the 125 Jr. (8-11) class. Digby now has two wins on the year.
Two other ITP racers earned podiums in Indiana. Reigning WXC champion Angel Knox tallied her third podium of 2015, taking second and 10th overall for the morning session. The second-place finish was huge after her previous two rounds resulted in a Did Not Race and 10th. Youth racer Parker Henderson, who was third in the 90 (8-12) division, also got his third podium finish of the season in Indiana.
The fourth running of the Limestone 100 GNCC was held on the Lawrence County Recreational Facility property outside of Springville, which is less than two hours southwest of Indianapolis. Almost 460 ATV racers, which included ATV Micro classes, entered the race. Round six of the Amsoil GNCC series is slated for the weekend of May 9-10, with the Dunlop Tomahawk in Odessa, NY. For more information on the Amsoil GNCC series, visit www.gnccracing.com.
The ITP "XC Bucks" Awards Programs is offered to top GNCC finishers who use ITP tires and display ITP decals. Designed to support successful racers, XC Bucks are redeemable at full face value towards the purchase of tires direct from ITP. For more information on XC Bucks, visit: www.itptires.com/XC_Bucks_Form