Press Release –
Pat Brown scored the biggest win of his career at the inaugural AMA Pro ATV Open Invitational, riding his ITP-equipped, Golden West Cycle-backed factory Yamaha YFZ450 to an impressive wire-to-wire victory in front of a large crowd at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania.
This unique event gathered ATV racing’s elite to compete for the first time ever at an AMA National Motocross motorcycle event, and the quad racing stars did their sport proud with a striking show of speed and skill.
Brown, an ITP development rider, dominated the event from start to finish. After claiming the $500 ATVRiders.com holeshot award, the 21-year-old New Jersey native set a consistently fast, mistake-free pace that no one else could match, gradually pulling away on the slightly muddy, very challenging course — in the process setting the fastest lap time of the day at 2:18.123.
At the finish Brown took the checkered flag with a comfortable 10 second lead. On the podium, while picking up his holeshot money as well as the $5,000 winner’s check, Brown said, “It’s amazing. I came out here and wanted it real bad. I put my heart into it and got it done.”
Brown’s Yamaha was running ITP QuadCross MX tires in front and a pre-production version of an all-new QuadCross tire model in back: the QuadCross MX PRO.
Several significant updates, thanks to the input of top riders like Brown, have resulted in much better all-around performance compared to the original.
Further testing is underway, with final production QuadCross MX PRO tires slated for release in time for the 2008 racing season.
In 2007, ITP is celebrating its 25th anniversary as the world’s #1 ATV aftermarket tire and wheel source, and continues to provide a complete line of innovative products for virtually all ATVs and applications. To order, see your local ATV dealer.
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