Team ITP Earns ATV Motocross and WORCS Podiums

Team ITP ATV racers won eight classes and earned a total of 19 class podiums at round eight of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series in New York. Across the country, in California, ITP-supported side-by-side pilot Pablo Veglia captured third place in the SxS Pro Production class at round six of the 2013 Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS series presented by Motoworks and Dirt Wheels Magazine.

“Team ITP racers did very well at round eight of the AMA ATV Motocross series in Unadilla, taking home eight class wins and almost 20 podium finishes,” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “We had Josh Creamer win the second ATV Pro class moto and take second place overall with his ITP tires. We also had success out west in WORCS, as SxS driver and ITP-backed Pablo Veglia took third in the SxS Pro Production class at Pala Raceway.”

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At round eight of the ATV Motocross Nationals in New Berlin, N.Y., ITP Pro Josh Creamer earned second overall with 4-1 moto scores. After taking a hard-fought fourth-place finish in moto one, Creamer used his ITP Quadcross MX2 and Quadcross MX rear tires to pull the holeshot in the second moto. From there, he led from start to finish to record his third moto win and top overall finish this season.

“It feels really good to come out here at Unadilla and perform well in front of a lot of my family and friends from New England,” said Creamer. “It’s our closest race and I’m really happy I was able to grab the holeshot in moto two and come out with the win for another podium finish.”

Fellow ITP-backed Pro Jeffrey Rastrelli finished seventh for the third straight race using ITP tires. He’s now eighth in the class points race heading into round nine. Sean Taylor (Root River Racing / ITP) finished third in the Pro-Am class and 12th in the Pro class at the Can-Am Unadilla round. ITP racer Bret Sellers finish seventh, while William Lloyd did not compete at round eight.

Seven racers won eight classes at round eight in New York. “Factory” Sam Rowe recorded a win, his fourth of the year, in the competitive 16-24 class to take command of the points lead heading into the next round. Alex Gillette also notched a class win, taking the victory in the Production C class.

He also finished second in the 450 C division in New York. Kyle Haynes, who has a shot at winning three titles in 2013, posted four total moto wins at Unadilla, which resulted in one overall win in the Open C class and two other podium finishes. He was second in 4-Stroke C and third in 450 C.

Youth class racers earned the other four victories for Team ITP at Unadilla. Schoolboy class racer Haedyn Mickelson won both the Schoolboy Sr. (14-17) and Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) Open classes using ITP tires and is the points leader in both.

Blake Sarver swept the Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) class at round eight. It was his sixth overall in eight events, giving him a lead of more than 60 points over second place. Sarver also earned two other podium finishes on the weekend. He was second in the Schoolboy (14-17) and third in the Schoolboy (13-15) Open.

Noah Mickelson also tasted victory in New York, winning the 90 Open class with 1-2 moto scores to take control of the class points lead. The final ITP-backed youth class racer to capture a class overall win was Sam Steckly in the 90 Open (12-15) class. Steckly is second in the class in points but has three overall 90 Open class wins in 2013.

ITP racers tallied four additional podium finishes at Unadilla. Dylan Tremellen earned two third-place finishes using ITP tires. He finished third in the Production A to retain his class points lead. He’s currently second in the 4-Stroke A class as well after eight rounds of action. In a similar situation in the 30+ class, Mike Barnhardt took a third-place podium finish to also retain his class points lead. Women’s class racer Megan Manshack recorded her seventh podium in eight rounds, earning second overall at Unadilla.

Round nine of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series is slated for July 27-28, at Red Bud Motocross in Buchanan, Mich.

WORCS

Two ITP-supported pilots finished in the top five of the SxS Pro Production class at round six of WORCS, which was held at Pala Raceway in Pala, Calif. Pablo Veglia (Del Amo / Murray Motorsports / ITP) battled back from a subpar start to finish third on the SxS Pro Production podium.

Veglia, who was in 11th place after the first lap, quickly charged to the front of the pack, climbing into the top five by lap three. One lap later, he had moved into third place and earned his best finish of 2013.

Team Murray Motorsports / ITP racer Kyle Chaney piloted the No. 911 side-by-side and, despite a broken axle to due being hit by another racer, salvaged a fifth-place finish in his first ever WORCS event.

Piloting Team ITP racer Cody Rahders’ side-by-side, UTVunderground.com’s Joey DiGiovanni finished fourth in the 700 Production class using ITP Holeshot ATR tires. ITP racers earned another top-five finish at Pala as Justin Imhof earned fifth in the Production 1000 class.

Round seven of WORCS will be held on August 10-11, at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, Calif.

About ITP – In business for more than 30 years, ITP has become the world’s #1 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, Tenn., and Jackson, Tenn., 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: 1-800-859-4740.

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