TEAM ITP RACE REPORT – ATV MOTOCROSS NATIONALS, ROUND 3
BUDDS CREEK MX; MECHANICSVILLE, MD — ITP takes considerable pride in its “MX Bucks” contingency program. As any motorsports racer knows, tires represent one of the highest costs of staying on track. For decades, ITP has help defray these expenses for racers of every level. In 2012, ITP is once again demonstrating its full commitment to ATV MX National Championship Series participants by posting a generous $128,750 in contingency awards in every class at all ten rounds on the schedule. Just sign one form, place ITP decals on the machine and mount ITP Holeshot, QuadCross MX or Turf Tamer tires on all four wheels, and you’re on the team.
Dipping deeply into the ITP “MX Bucks” pool at the third round of the 2012 series, held at storied Budds Creek MX in Mechanicsville, Maryland, were Team ITP riders Chloe Buerster, Mike Barnhart, Maci Devenport, Haedyn Mickelson, Sean Taylor and Samuel Rowe.
Rowe collected three moto wins on his way to overall victory in both the Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) and Schoolboy Sr. (14-17) classes. This put the Janssen Motorsports-powered Root River Racing rider in the points lead for the latter, and into third for the season in the former.
Root River Racing’s Sean Taylor made a consistent day pay off as 3-2 moto finishes got him the overall win in the highly competitive Pro Am Unlimited class.
Haedyn Mickelson of Root River Racing continued his season’s hot streak with fourth overall in the Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) and Super-Mini (13-15) classes, as well as a runner-up finish in Schoolboy Sr. (14-17). He currently leads the point standings in that last class, and is top-five for the season so far in the other two.
Enjoying her first win of the season was Maci Devenport, who swept the 90 Production (8-12) class with a perfect 1-1 moto score. She’s now second in class points, as well as fifth in the Girls (12-15) standings.
Still running strong in the Veteran 30+ category is Root River’s Mike Barnhart, who parlayed 4-4 motos into fourth overall, bumping him up into the top three in the class standings.
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