Yoshimura's Kory Ellis Takes
ITP QuadCross Championship With Ease
Chino, CA - December 11,
2007 - Yoshimura's ATV Product Manager /
Test Rider / PR King Kory Ellis has a new title
- "ITP QuadCross Champion."
After 11 grueling rounds - almost one every
month - Kory is top dog in the highly
competitive west coast series that brings out
all the top contenders from California,
Washington, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and
"This series is different than the WPSA or
GNC," Ellis said. "Those are true national race
series that are based in the eastern and central
U.S. They draw the Best of the Best, but the ITP
QuadCross is definitely the Best of the West."
The competition was tough and it was not a
cakewalk to defeat riders of the caliber of
Dustin Wimmer, Dustin Nelson, Keith Little, Cyle
Chislock and Josh Creamer. That said, Kory did
walk away with 5 top podium spots.
Things got a little dicey for Kory during the
last two rounds. A broken foot slowed him down
to a pair of third place positions.
For Kory, the perfect match for his blazing
speed was a Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki LT-R450
QuadRacer. Similar to what Team Rockstar,
Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper riders Gust, Wimmer
and Wienen ride, Kory was able to customize his
quad to best suit his riding ability.
So what can we expect to see from this 31
year old from Marietta CA in '08? Well, it looks
like he's taking a desk job and hanging up his
A-arms for good. He'll be more active with the
team and just riding for fun.
"I've been racing in National events for 12
years. It's a lot of hard work and a lot of
traveling. I'm really enjoying my job with
Yoshimura and working with the race team. It's
time to just enjoy it all," Kory said.
"We couldn't be more proud of Kory and this
achievement," Yoshimura Vice President Brant
Russell commented. "It's been really fun to
watch Kory this year take on this series and
pound out the wins. He deserves to go out a
champion, because that is what he is."