ITP ATV MX Racers Earn 22 Podiums at Millville, SxS Racers Find Success Out West in TerraCross and Short Course Action
Mountain Dew ATV MX National Championship Series
Round 7: Spring Creek Motocross Park
Del Mar Fairgrounds
SAN DIEGO, CA
Lucas Oil Regional Series
Rounds 4-5: Glen Helen Raceway
SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Courtesy of ITP Tires
JUNE 27-28, 2015
The ITP racing team earned numerous podium finishes across the country this past weekend. The ATV motocross squad posted 22 podiums (including six wins) at Spring Creek Motocross Park in Millville, Minnesota, while SxS pilots notched podiums at the TerraCross and Lucas Oil Regional short-course events as well.
“It was an outstanding weekend in Minnesota for our ATV motocross racers, capturing 22 podiums,” said Pat McGuire, in charge of public relations and race support for ITP Tires. “One of those went to Jeffrey Rastrelli, who had been pushing hard to get back on the box. With that goal accomplished, he’s now seeking an overall win, and ITP hopes to take him there.”
Spring Creek ATV MX
ITP racers traveled to the nation’s heartland for stop number seven on the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV MX National Championship series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The Spring Creek Motocross Park course, located near Millville, Minnesota, featured both natural and manmade jumps, whoops and turns.
The team earned a season-high 22 podiums at the picturesque location. Four ITP-backed racers earned overall class victories. Two of these racers had double-win weekends, and Jeffrey Rastrelli earned third in the Pro class.
Rastrelli earned his second podium and fifth top-five finish of the season to climb to within one point of fifth place in the standings. The JB Racing/ Can-Am/ ITP-backed Pro racer was unable to compete at round five due to injury, but he is at close to 100 percent now and is making a late chase for an overall victory using ITP QuadCross MX tires on his DS 450 ATV.
“It was such a great feeling getting back on the box,” said Rastrelli. “I can’t thank my whole team enough and everyone that is behind me! Time for another podium stop at Unadilla!”
Westley Wolfe again posted a double-win weekend, using ITP QuadCross MX 2 fronts and QuadCross MX Pro rears on his nujmber-741 Corrosion Specialties/ ITP Tires/ FTR Graphics/ Hetrick Racing Honda. Wolfe won both the Production A and 450cc A classes and has climbed into second place in both classes with only three rounds remaining.
Haedyn Mickelson finished second to Wolfe in the 450cc A ranks, but he still holds an 11-point lead going into round eight.
Two other ITP-supported racers earned overall class wins at Spring Creek.
Mike Barnhardt competed in the Open A class for the first time this year and notched a 1-1 sweep for the overall win. Barnhardt also posted two other podiums as well, taking second in the Vet (Over 30) class and third in the Junior (Over 25) class.
Megan Manshack kept rolling in the Women’s class, earning her sixth straight victory. After missing round one, Manshack has posted a 1-1 moto sweep in the Women’s class at every other round to expand her points lead.
Root River Racing/ Rage ATV/ Pepsi-backed racer Sam Rowe finished third in two different Pro-Am classes at round seven using ITP tires.
Lucas Lamons took second place in the Junior (Over 25) class aboard his Suzuki dressed in ITP QuadCross MX tires.
Racing in his home state, RRR/ Rage ATV/ Motowoz/ ITP sponsored Tyler Mack earned second in the Production B class and took third in 450cc B competition.
ITP’s Youth racers had a nice weekend in Minnesota as well, garnering nine podiums and two wins among them.
Peyton Zimmerman recorded a double at Millville, winning the Youth All-Star (13-15) and Supermini (12-15) classes. He took his Honda to a 2-1 scorecard in the Youth All-Star ranks, where he’s the current points leader. He also piloted his ITP-outfitted Suzuki to a 1-1 sweep in the Supermini class.
Brandon O’Neill, competing in the Open Senior (12-15) and Open Shifter (12-15) classes, and Niamh Shaw, racing in the Schoolgirl (13-17) class, both grabbed a second-place finish on the weekend.
Grayson Eller, in the Schoolboy Senior (14-17) class, and Brogan Guyer, in the Supermini (12-15), 90cc Open Senior (12-15) and 90cc Shifter (12-15) classes, tallied third-place finishes in Minnesota.
Round eight of the Mountain Dew ATV MX National Championship Series will be held on July 11 and 12 at the famed Unadilla MX Park in New Berlin, New York.
ITP athlete Sara Price did double duty this past weekend out west, as she earned a hard-fought double victory over two days at the TerraCross event held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, California, and also posted two podium finishes in the Lucas Oil Regional Series in San Bernardino, California.
Price finished six laps in a time of six minutes and 33.743 seconds on Saturday to win the TerraCross Women’s class, against four others.
The following day, Price posted a slower time over six laps, but she still beat the competition by more than six seconds for the Women’s class victory.
Lucas Oil Regional Short Course Series
Price also finished third and then second in short-course action at rounds four and five, respectively, in the Walker Evans Racing RZR class at the Lucas Oil Regional Southern California short-course series held at Glen Helen Raceway.
ITP driver Hailie Deegan also scored a win this past weekend in the Lucas Oil Regional So Cal Kartek short-course series, driving her number-538 car dressed in ITP tires to an overall win each day in the Titan Electric Modified Kart class.
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