ITP-GNCC-Unadilla-9-10-13Ontario, California – Team ITP ATV racers won seven classes at round 10 of the 2013 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series, which was making its return after a two-month summer break. ITP Pro Adam McGill finished fifth in the XC1 Pro class, and Dave Simmons won his age class and earned third overall on the morning podium at the Can-Am Unadilla event.

“ITP GNCC racers came out of the summer break with championship determination, winning seven total classes. We had seven total victories, but we’re in the running for at least eight GNCC championships this year with plenty of racing remaining,” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “Our veteran racers, led by Dave Simmons, had an outstanding Saturday at Unadilla, winning the A/B 40+, 45+, 50+ and the 35+ C ”

ITP-ATV-Race-Wins-5-14-13Ontario, California, May 14, 2013 – Team ITP racers battled in both the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series and the World Off-Road Championship Series over the weekend and tallied numerous class victories and podium finishes. In Indiana at round four of the ATV MX series, ITP supported racers earned a total of 17 podiums, winning seven classes. The West Coast WORCS UTV racers tallied three podium finishes, including the SxS Production 850 class victory, using ITP tires at the Taft, California event.

“Our Team ITP racers had a wonderful time at the inaugural visit to Wildcat Creek MX in Indiana. Winning seven classes is a great accomplishment, especially at an all-new motocross track. Pro class racer Josh Creamer just missed another podium finish and continues to impress using ITP tires,” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “Our WORCS UTV racers did a great job as well, winning the 850 production class and earning a spot on the highly competitive SxS Pro Production class.”

Hurricane Mills, Tenn. (November 5, 2012) – In an all-out battle to the finish, Maxxis/Yoshimura’s Chris Borich took home the victory at Sunday’s Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn’s GNCC finale. However, it wasn’t without tough competition from fellow XC1 class opponents. Borich was able to make a last-lap pass on Ballance Racing Yamaha’s Taylor Kiser to take over the lead and lock in his tenth win of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country season in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

It was Bowers/Coastal National Guard/Yokley Racing’s Jarrod McClure who secured the $250 Motosport.com Holeshot Award and jumped out to the early lead on the historic Loretta Lynn’s motocross track. McClure was followed by a whole slew of top runners, including JG Offroad/FRE/American Honda’s Brian Wolf who led the pack on Lap 1. However, it didn’t take for the lead position to change once again as Walker Fowler put his Ballance Racing Yamaha machine out front next.

Motoworks/Can-Am’s Chris Bithell experienced mechanical issues on the first lap that removed him from the lead battle early on. Bithell’s pit crew tried their best to salvage the day but unfortunately weren’t able to get back on the course.

CORONA, CALIF. – Arriving in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Round 13 & 14 of LOORRS (Lucas Oil Off-Road Series), the young Sheldon Creed is focused on a double victory atop the SuperLite podium at this weekend’s night race. In his debut LOORRS race weekend last year, it was 14-year-old Creed who climbed to the top of the SuperLite podium during Round 14. Since then, Sheldon Creed has been dominating the SuperLite class and currently leads the 2012 SuperLite Championship by 13 points.

The #74 SuperLite driver will battle it out among a class of experienced racers just north of the Las Vegas strip and Fremont Street this Friday, September 21st & Saturday, September 22nd – gates open to the public at 4pm, racing starts at 6pm. Well-versed for his age, Sheldon has centered his attention on strengthening his points lead. At Creed’s advantage, this race destination is one that he favors and knows that he is able to win at. The track offers a mixture of fast and technical sections, which is just what Creed would have ordered up for his driving style if he had designed it himself.

Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am® DS 450™ ATV Pro class racer John Natalie won the final round of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross Championship series held at Loretta Lynn’s Motocross track in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Natalie was joined on the podium by his Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Joel Hetrick, who finished second overall. Fellow Can-Am pro Josh Creamer finished fourth in the Pro class in Tennessee.

“I was pleased with the outstanding effort put in by John Natalie and Joel Hetrick here in Tennessee. Having them go 1-2, and also seeing Josh Creamer finish fourth, at the final round was awesome. Unfortunately, we came up a little short in our attempt to repeat as champions, but finishing second and third overall in the AMA ATV MX Championship points for 2012 is also something to be very proud of,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “We also had four AMA ATV MX National Championship amateur titles this season aboard Can-Am machines, as Travis Spader won three titles and Ries Parvin earned another.”

Morgantown, W. Va. – After eight rounds of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, Pennsylvania’s Chris Borich holds a commanding lead in the XC1 Pro ATV division. However, the championship battle is anything but over as the top five contenders are still within striking distance with five races remaining in the 2012 season. This weekend the series heads to Sunday Creek Raceway for the Wiseco John Penton GNCC, and the Ohio natives might just have something for the 3-Time champ in their home state.

Ballance Racing Yamaha’s Walker Fowler is one Ohio native looking to score his first victory of 2012 this weekend in the Buckeye state. Fowler has a handful of podium finishes already and a close second place in Round 5 has given the Pro Class rookie a taste for victory that he is determined to get before the season is over. Sunday Creek Raceway hosts a variety of terrain that Fowler has grown up riding and racing and the familiar motocross track will give him an additional advantage over the field.

Fowler’s Ballance Racing teammate Taylor Kiser holds the second place position to Borich with one win under his belt. Kiser has put up a strong fight in the first eight rounds and sits with the most podium finishes (5) aside from Borich’s perfect sweep on the box.

Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green headed to Gatorback Cycle Park in Gainesville, Fla., to kick-off the 2011-2012 amateur race season at the 40th Annual Thor Winter National Olympics (Mini O’s) presented by Pro Circuit. The weather in Florida was hot and humid as usual, even with a day of rain that saturated the supercross track the night before the finals. The first half of the week racers competed on the supercross track and spent the second half of the week competing on the motocross track. In the supercross events, Team Green riders earned 11 championships, 13 runner-up spots, and 16 third-place finishes. On the motocross track, Team Green riders secured 9 championships, 12 runner-up spots, and 10 third-place finishes.

Shakedown
Every season the Mini-O’s marks the beginning of the amateur motocross race season. The event provides a proving ground for riders who have changed classes, bike sizes, or both. Team Green’s talented group of riders came to the event with brand new 2012 KX™ bikes looking to take over the podium. After a week of challenging racing on hardpacked Florida clay, Kawasaki riders emerged with 20 championships and a total of 71 overall podium finishes.

Valcourt, Québec –Can-Am X-Team pro ATV racer Chase Snapp won both the 2011 Texhoma Quad Racing Association Pro and Pro-Am class championships aboard the Can-Am DS 450 ATV. With two convincing wins at the TQRA finale held at Valley MotorSports in Tuskahoma, Okla., Snapp held off defending TQRA Pro champion and fellow Can-Am X-Team racer Hunter Miller for the Pro and Pro-Am titles.
“Chase has had a great season aboard the Can-Am DS 450, winning two TQRA titles and finishing sixth overall in the AMA ATV MX series,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “In just his first full season as a professional, we’ve witnessed Chase grow into a fast, confident racer who has developed the skills to compete with anyone on the motocross track. I congratulate him and his family for their hard work, dedication and success.”
After starting the TQRA season with a DNF in the Pro class, Snapp went on a tear and won eight out of the next nine rounds and notched seven 1-1 moto sweeps aboard his Can-Am DS 450. His 219 points outpaced Miller’s 192 points in the chase for the Pro class (Open Expert) overall. The same two racers battled it out for the Pro-Am class title as well, with Snapp again taking the championship. Snapp posted five 1-1 moto sweeps and won seven of 10 events to win the Pro-Am class by 16 points.
The TQRA post-season awards banquet is scheduled for October 16, 2011, at GattiTown Fun Center in Warr Acres, Okla.

For more information on Can-Am racing, the entire 2011 schedule, the 2011 contingency program and Can-Am DS 450 ATV amateur racer support program, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.

Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green™ converged in the beautiful resort town of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., for the Monster Energy Mammoth MX which ran from June 16-26. This unparalleled event is located at more than 8,000 feet above sea level, and nestled high in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, presented riders and fans alike with an experience unmatched by any other motocross event in the nation. After ten days of intense competition, Team Green riders emerged with eight championships, five second-place finishes, and three third-place finishes. Surrounded by breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains, the unique motocross track wraps through the beautiful Inyo National Forest almost like a natural roller-coaster. Racers of all types and sizes showed up throughout the week to put their skills to the test on the challenging track. Team Green’s amateur racers got the week started racing their mini-bikes on Tuesday and the event finished up with the nation’s top professionals competing in a range of classes from 2-stroke bikes to 450cc four-stroke machines.

The Green Ninja

Justin Hill came up to Mammoth and let nothing keep him off the podium. He raced back-to-back main events to secure championships in both the Open Intermediate and Schoolboy classes after 14-consecutive hot laps on Friday. On Sunday, Hill destroyed the competition on his KX™450F, winning the 450 Intermediate class by over 16 seconds. Over the course of the event, Hill diced the track like a ninja, throwing down lap times that rivaled the top pros. His ability to find the fastest lines and maintain his momentum throughout the track made him the winningest Team Green rider of the event. He left the event with three championship bear trophies and a smile that stretched from ear to ear.