IXCR 2008 Round 2
Indiana Cross Country Racing
Round #2 LCRP
April 20th, 2008
For the second round of the IXCR series we
were blessed with wonderful weather, a great
track, and a partnership with District 15 which
added up to a great day at the track! This
was are first race to offer District 15 points
and the bikes showed up to earn points for two
different series at the same time! With
almost 400 entries Sunday the track was sure to
get rutted up fast.
This was our first youth race for the year as
well and we had several young riders looking to
make their mark! These little girls and
boys make me jealous! I think some of them
could beat me on the track and make me look
silly so I love to get out there and watch them
do battle! There is nothing like see a
little boy riding a 65CC bike and yelling “PASS,
PASS!” As he screams past another rider in
the open grass field section! In the 50CC
Mod Dawson Dunnuck cleaned house by running 7
laps and grabbing a first place finish.
Jacob Mull did the same in the 50CC Inj. Bike
class on the mile long course for our 50CC
The 65cc & 85CC bike riders were up next to do
battle on the 2.5 mile long course. I
think these might have been the tightest battles
of the day! These kids mean business!
Less than 10 seconds separated the winners of
each of these classes. Keagan Lee was the
top dog with Michael Witkowski and Tate
Guerrettaz in tail in the 65CC Class. In
the 85CC’s Matthew Sims and Anthony Wagler
battled back and fourth the whole race and it
was a blast to watch this go down. Matthew
took the win and Anthony had to settle for
second. Alex Witkowski set back and waited
for one of them to bobble but it never happened
so he took the third place slot for the day.
Next up was the youth quads, and I have to admit
this may be my favorite race of the day.
The kids that race these things are some of my
best buddies at the track and they are all
willing to give a hand and put on a show!
Matthew Harris made the drive over from Ohio and
won the Super Mini class. In the 90cc
production class Charlie Welch and Vincent
Harris did battle all race long and the parents
of these boys were on pins and needles waiting
on them to come around each lap! Charlie
got the best of Vincent this race but I bet
we’ll see this battle all year long! In
the 90cc stock class Travis Pettit was
victorious with Lee Smith and Cole Setser in
tow. Sadie Welch won her class and hopes
to carry this momentum over to the nationals.
The adult classes faced a brutal, yet
entertaining, 9.8 mile course which included
almost every obstacle known to cross country
racing. The creek jump was the hit of the
day, where you came across an open grass field
and launched over a creek or took the long easy
way around. Several spectators gathered
here as this was a great place to catch a
glimpse of your favorite riders.
The adult bike classes were next up on the list
and Jake Fiddler dominated the race by winning
the Pro class and taking the overall win as well
on his Monster Energy Kawasaki. In the A
Class Jake Wilkerson was our winner and the 2007
IXCR overall bike champ Jeff Mote was second.
A lites class was won by Tyler Tischler and
Daniel Sims was the runner up. The B class
had Kyle Binhack sitting on top with Paul Wood
and Nathan Shannon not far behind. B Lites
had 19 entries and John Challe beat them all
with a fellow Challe (Evan) taking second.
The C Class/First Year racer class was our
largest class of the day with 23, and Evan Wood
was proud to finish out in front of Vincenet
Eads and Gary Bowling. Doug Day, Lucas
Soule, and “Dirty” Joe Stanley is how the Vet
30+A class ended up and Brad Ott won the 30+ B
Class. Craig Moore showed everyone that
40+A doesn’t mean he’s slow by winning the class
and Scott Rugenstein did the same in the 40+B.
Our Super Senior 50+ class was won by Marvin
Popp on a KTM. This was our largest bike
race of the year and we hope this continues thru
out the year. The more bikes we have the
better the competition and the better our series
will be! So thank you to all who gave us a
shot and we hope to see you again.
For the quad race we had 185 entries and it was
a site to see an open field filled with anxious
riders and vehicles. Donald Ockerman
continued his winning ways by taking the overall
and pro class wins with Todd Demaree in the
second slot. Jonathan Fugate seems to be a
man on a mission this year and he won the A
class while Scott Graham and Wayne Tharp
followed him the finish line. Jake “The
Snake” Stonebraker has been up against some hard
luck this year, but he broke thru and took the
“W”! He had a great race with Justin
Lewicki, Travis Mader, and Tyler “T-Rex” Moore
in the 16-25 B Class as they all swapped spots
several times. The 26+ B Class saw Mike
Goss in the third place spot and Seth Irwin as
the runner up. Matt Sillery was the victor
in this class. Justin Kirchhoff put his
Honda out in front of the Humphrey boys on this
day but I’m sure Zach and Jay will be back to
try for the top spot in the 16-21 C Class.
The 22-29 C Class was won by Garry Stallard, and
Russell Keck was second with S.I.C.C. Racing’s
Jonathan Benham taking third. Mike Muskoff
showed a Kawi can finish up front in the 30+ C
Class and one Humphrey boy did finish out front!
Jake won the D class/First Year Racer with Ryan
Edmondson and Chad Wiggins in second and third.
John East was our sport class winner. And
Brad Morrison took his Snyder Motor Sports
Raptor 250 to the front of the sport lites class
and Bruce Marshall did the same in the Vet 30+
class. Dan Bradford looked like a Green
Machine on his 400ex when sailing over the creek
jump but he could quite catch David Robinson who
won the senior 40+ class. Josh Kissinger
won the UTE class in dominating fashion on his
freshly rebuilt Moto-Xperts utility and looked
to be having a blast on the rough and rocky
That basically sums up the happenings of April
20th in the IXCR world and we hope everyone had
a great time and is eager to come back for more.
We’ll take a few weeks off and see you again on
May the 18th in Southern Indiana where Demaree
Farms will host round three.
Until next time, Stay between the trees!