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ITP Racers Earn Podiums at Mountaineer Run GNCC, Wolfe Nets Another Top Amateur Finisher Award

| 29 May 2015 2:30 pm

AMSOIL GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series
Round 7: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run at Marvin’s Mountain

Courtesy of ITP Tires
MASONTOWN, WV, MAY 23-24, 2015

Team ITP ATV and SxS racers had another good showing in the AMSOIL GNCC Grand National Cross Country Series this past weekend, earning four class wins, the Top Amateur Racer Award in the afternoon, and eight additional podiums at the Mountaineer Run event in Masontown, West Virginia.

ITP-backed Suzuki racer Westley Wolfe won his class once again and was also awarded with the afternoon session’s Top Amateur Finisher Award.

ITP-backed Suzuki racer Westley Wolfe won his class once again and was also awarded with the afternoon session’s Top Amateur Finisher Award.

“Our ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers had a pretty decent weekend, earning numerous podiums,” said Pat McGuire, in charge of public relations and race support for ITP Tires. “Westley Wolfe kept up his winning ways and also captured another Amateur award in the afternoon. We also had convincing wins from Dave Simmons and Angel Knox, as well as two finishers on the overall UTV podium with Larry Hendershot Jr. and Tim Farr.”

The Rocky Mountain ATV/ MC Mountaineer Run GNCC featured round seven of the ATV series and round three of the GNCC UTV series. ITP racers competed in all three different ATV sessions as well as the UTV segment, earning 12 podiums in all.

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Youth racer Jordan Digby started off the morning for Team ITP by winning the 125cc Senior (12-15) class aboard his Yamaha dressed with ITP QuadCross MX2 front tires and QuadCross XC rear tires. It was Digby’s third win of the year, and he is now second in the points chase.

Jordan Digby used ITP QuadCross tires on his Yamaha ATV to win the 125cc Senior (12-15) class in West Virginia.

Jordan Digby used ITP QuadCross tires on his Yamaha ATV to win the 125cc Senior (12-15) class in West Virginia.

Parker Henderson earned a second-place finish in the 90cc (8-12) class. Despite a ninth-place finish in West Virginia, 90cc Limited (8-12) racer Damien Hawkins maintained his class points lead heading into the next round in Ohio.

The 10 a.m. session saw two reigning GNCC champions earn class wins. Dave Simmons easily won the Super Senior (Over 45) class aboard his Yamaha – his seventh consecutive win of the year – to expand his points lead.

Angel Knox also scored a win at round seven in the WXC (Women’s) ranks. Her fourth win and fifth podium finish of 2015 has pushed the Honda racer to within striking distance of the class leader.

Honda racer Angel Knox tallied her fourth WXC win of the year at round seven.

Honda racer Angel Knox tallied her fourth WXC win of the year at round seven.

With a second-place finish, Schoolboy Junior (13-15) racer Tanner Talbott notched his seventh podium of the year to expand his points lead.

In the 4×4 C class, Rich Little III earned his best finish of the year, taking second and 82nd overall in the same session.

Kenny Rich Sr. missed the podium in the Masters (Over 50) class for the first time since round two, but he still carries an 11-point lead going into round eight.

Larry Hendershot Jr. drove his ITP TerraCross-equipped Can-Am Maverick to a strong second-place finish at the third round of the GNCC UTV championship series, which was also held at the Mountaineer Run GNCC round.

Larry Hendershot Jr. drove his ITP TerraCross-equipped Can-Am Maverick to a strong second-place finish at the third round of the GNCC UTV championship series, which was also held at the Mountaineer Run GNCC round.

Team ITP had a good afternoon session, as Suzuki racer Westley Wolfe, the afternoon’s Top Amateur Racer Award recipient, won the College A (16-21) class, and Greg Covert finished two spots behind him.

ITP also took second in the Senior A/B (Over 38) class with Mark Batson and third in the College B (16-21) class with Brayden Schick.

Sixty-four UTVs, 33 of them in the XC1 Pro class, competed in West Virginia. Earning a spot on both the XC1 Pro-class podium and overall UTV podium were Team Jack’s Excavating/ ITP / Gunk/ Can-Am’s Larry Hendershot Jr. and Tim Farr, both of whom ran ITP TerraCross tires on their JB Racing/ Houser Racing/ Can-Am Maverick SxS vehicles. Mouse Pratt (in fourth) and Marcus Pratt (in ninth) tallied top-10 finishes.

Tim Farr (4), who also ran ITP TerraCross tires on his Can-Am, joined his teammate Larry Hendershot Jr. on the XC1 Pro UTV and UTV overall podiums in West Virginia.

Tim Farr (4), who also ran ITP TerraCross tires on his Can-Am, joined his teammate Larry Hendershot Jr. on the XC1 Pro UTV and UTV overall podiums in West Virginia.

ATV Motocross
Coming off of their showing of three class wins and 13 total podiums in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, the ITP ATV motocross racers will compete this weekend at round five of the AMA Pro Racing 2015 Mountain Dew ATV MX National Championship Series. The all-new Ironman ATV MX event will be held on a motocross course on the same property where the famous Ironman GNCC is held, outside of Crawfordsville, Indiana.

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About ITP
In business for more than 30 years, ITP has become the world’s number-one ATV/ UTV aftermarket tire-and-wheel source. ITP utilizes its experienced staff of engineers, designers and technicians at its two American tire facilities in Clinton, Tennessee, and Jackson, Tennessee, to develop award-winning tire-and-wheel designs for virtually all ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. Numerous outlets distribute ITP tires across the United States and in more than 25 countries worldwide. For a full-color ITP catalog, call toll-free 800/889-7367 or go to www.itptires.com.

[For more from this event, please see “Team UXC Race Report from the Mountaineer Run GNCC” and “Chaney Pilots Maverick to Mountaineer Run Victory”… Editor]

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