ITP Motocross Team Nets 12 Wins at First Ironman MX

ITP Motocross Team Nets 12 Wins at First Ironman MX

ITP Motocross Team Nets 12 Wins at First Ironman MX 
Five Riders Notch Double Wins to Lead the Way in Indiana

Ontario, California, June 3, 2015  The ITP Tires ATV motocross racing team had a successful weekend at the inaugural Ironman MX event in Crawfordsville, Ind., winning a dozen classes. Despite heavy rains that drenched the course for some classes, the team earned 19 podiums at round five of the Mtn. Dew ATV MX National Championship Series. 


Sam Rowe (center), using ITP tires on his RRR-supported Honda ATV, found plenty of traction on his way to winning both the Pro-Am and Pro Sport (Pro-Am / A) classes at the Ironman MX event in Crawfordsville, Ind.
“In spite of some heavy downpours, many of our racers overcame the elements, conditions and competition to earn big wins and, in other classes, valuable podium finishes in an effort to maintain their championship hopes.” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “We currently have seven racers leading their respective classes in points and 14 additional riders who are in the top three in their class standings, so we will continue to push for wins at every round.


Peyton Zimmerman came away with two class victories, using ITP QuadCross MX2 and QuadCross MX Pro rears, at round five in Indiana.
Round five of the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV MX National Championship series, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its first-ever stop to Ironman Motocross in Crawfordsville, Ind., a site new to four-wheel MX, but has hosted the most popular Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) race for many years. ITP had dozens of racers competing in several classes, including the Pro, Pro-Am and numerous amateur categories for various ages and skills.  

Five racers posted two wins apiece using ITP, earning 10 of the team’s 12 victories in Indiana. “Factory” Sam Rowe rode his Root River Racing, Rage ATV and Pepsi-backed Honda, outfitted with ITP tires. His strategy included running ITP QuadCross 2 shorts 20×6-10 and QuadCross 18×10-8 rears on Saturday and QuadCross 2 long 20×6-10 and GNCC 20×10-9 rears in the mud on SundayRowe posted 1-1 moto sweeps in both the Pro-Am and Pro Sport (Pro-Am / A) classes to earn his first moto wins and overall victories of the year. 


Riding for Root River Racing / Rage ATV / Motowoz / ITP, Tyler Mack won both the 450 B and Production B ranks in Indiana.

Suzuki racer Cody Gifford (Walsh / Bard Machine) won both the Production A (2-3) and 450 A (1-1 sweep) to extend his points lead in both classes. Riding the No. 33 Honda, backed by RRR / Rage ATV / ITP, Tyler Mack won three of four motos he entered to earn victories in the 450 B and Production B classes at round five. He’s currently third in 450 B and the points leader in Production B. 


Cody Gifford won two A classes aboard his Walsh-backed Suzuki outfitted with ITP tires. Now with nine total podiums and six overall wins, he’s the current points leader in both the Production A and 450 A classes after five rounds of racing.
Two youth racers also tallied double victories in Indiana. Grayson Eller (Cheerwine / JB Racing / Makson) put his ITP-clad ATV on the box in two Schoolboy classes (Sr. / Jr.), notching his first overall wins of the season. Not to be outdone, Peyton Zimmerman (Zimmerman Racing / Makson / FTR) took his No. 721 Honda to victory in the Youth All Star (13-15) and the Super Mini (12-15) classes. He’s the current Youth All Star class points leader. 


Grayson Eller won two classes at round five using ITP QuadCross MX tires on his Cheerwine / Hetrick Racing / Makson-backed No. 171 quad.

Megan Manshack has won all four rounds she has competed in the Women’s class this year. The Ironman MX finish was her fourth 1-1 sweep of 2015.  Suzuki racer Lucas Lamons also scored his first overall win of 2015 with a 1-1 moto sweep in the Junior 25+ class. 

Team ITP racers also had several second-place finishes in Indiana. Haedyn Mickelson (450 A, Honda), Logan Dusenberry (450 B, Can-Am), Maddie Guyer (Women, Can-Am) Johanna Vossman (Schoolgirl 13-17, JB Racing) all finished runner-up in at least one class. Youth racers Brogan Guyer, with two, and Niamh Shaw each posted third-place finishes at round five.  


Logan Dusenberry used ITP QuadCross MX tires on the tacky Ironman MX dirt to ride his No. 34 Can-Am ATV to his second-straight class runner-up podium finish in the Production B class.

Round six of the Mtn. Dew ATV MX National Championship Series is slated to stop at Sunset Ridge, June 13-14, in Walnut, Ill. 
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