ITP Motocross Racers Earn Five Amateur Championships Aug 11, 2015 12:39:02 GMT -7
Post by Jps on Aug 11, 2015 12:39:02 GMT -7
ITP Motocross Racers Earn Five Amateur Championships
Season Concludes with 12-podium Performance A Loretta Lynn's
Ontario, California, August 11, 2015 - ITP all-terrain vehicle (ATV) motocross racers earned seven class victories and a dozen podiums at the final round of the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series held this past weekend in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Four racers won five season amateur national championships as well for Team ITP.
ITP racer Westley Wolfe capped the 2015 season by winning both the 450 A and Production A classes at Loretta's in Tennessee, to win both amateur national championships.
"Our racers had a great season. To come away with five amateur national championships is certainly an accomplishment, but we also had nine other runner-up finishes, so our riders proved ITP is at the forefront of ATV MX racing," said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. "We are delightled with 2015 results, capturing fourth in the Pro class and having 14 racers in the top two spots of their class. We will continue to evolve our racing program, utilizing our sponsored racers and ITP R&D to enhance our tires and expand the brand."
ITP racers traveled to the iconic man-made MX track at Loretta Lynn's Ranch nestled between Hurricane Creek and the rolling, forested hills outside of Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Class championships were on the line at the final round of the ATV MX National Championship series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Team ITP had several racers gunning for championships. Once the roost settled, the team had tallied 12 class podiums, seven of which were overall wins. Of the many racers in contention for titles, five ITP-backed rider came away with individual amateur racing titles. An additional nine riders earned runner-up finishes for 2015.
ITP Pro Jeffrey Rastrelli took sixth at round 10, which helped secure the No. 4 spot, a career-best, in the final Pro class points race.
Jeffrey Rastrelli (JB Racing / Can-Am / Liquid Wrench / ITP), the lone Pro class competitor for the team, capped his 2015 season with a sixth-place ride at Loretta's. The top-10 ride secured a career-best, fourth-place finish for Rastrelli, despite missing round five due to an injury. Rastrelli earned seventh overall in the Pro class a year ago for ITP.
Westley Wolfe had a great season on his No. 741 Honda, earning two championships for ITP. With a 1-1 moto sweep in both the 450 A and Production A classes at Loretta's, Wolfe easily secured both titles. For the year in both classes, he tallied 13 podiums and 10 victories using ITP QuadCross MX tires. Fellow ITP racer Haedyn Mickelson (Root River Racing / Rage / Motowoz) finished runner-up to Wolfe in both the 450 A and Production A classes.
Megan Manshack successfully defended her AMA ATV MX Women's class championship in 2015. Manshack, using ITP QuadCross MX2 fronts and QuadCross MX Pro rears on her Honda, won round 10 and all eight Women's class races she raced this season.
Megan Manshack (Women) and Niamh Shaw (Schoolgirl 13-17) also won titles for ITP. Manshack (RRR), who competed in just eight rounds this year, won all eight events she entered to take home the Women's class championship in dominating fashion, winning by more than 60 points. The younger competitor, Shaw, also had a banner year aboard her No. 53 Kawasaki outfitted with ITP tires. Shaw scored nine total podiums and four wins in 2015 to win the Schoolgirl 13-17 class by five points.
Haedyn Mickelson had a great season aboard the No. 135 Honda, earning second to Wolfe in both the 450 A and Production A classes.
Youth racer Chris Furches (Corrosion Specialties / Hetrick Racing) also brought home an ATV MX amateur national championship, winning the 90 Automatic Sr. (12-15) class using ITP tires. The young racer piloted his APEX ATV, complete with a freshly minted No. 1 plate, to a solid fourth-place finish at the finale, but had two wins and seven podiums in the class in 2015.
ITP RACING SEASON RESULTS
Champion (2): Westley Wolfe (450 A, Production A)
Champion: Megan Manshack (Women)
Champion: Niamh Shaw (Schoolgirl 13-15)
Champion: Chris Furches (90 Automatic Sr. 13-15)
Runner-Up: Sam Rowe (Pro Sport Pro-Am A)
Runner-Up (2): Haedyn Mickelson (450 A, Production A)
Runner-Up: Lucas Lamons (Junior 25+)
Runner-Up: Tyler Mack (Production B)
Runner-Up: Brandon O'Neill (90 Shifter 12-15)
Runner-Up (2): Peyton Zimmerman (Youth All Star 13-15, Super Mini 12-15)
Runner-Up: Grayson Eller (Schoolboy Jr. 12-15)
Third place: Mack (450 B)
Third place: O'Neill (90 Open Sr. 12-15)
Third place: Johanna Vossman (Schoolgirl 13-17)
"Factory" Sam Rowe earned two podiums at Loretta Lynn's aboard his Root River Racing / Rage ATV / Pepsi Honda outfitted with ITP QuadCross MX tires. He ended the season second in the Pro Sport (Pro-Am / A) class and fourth in the Pro-Am class.
While the 10-round Mtn. Dew ATV MX National Championship Series has concluded, the post-season awards banquet for racers is to be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Kalahari Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio. For more information, visit www.atvmotocross.com.
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