RATH RACING RETURNS TO ATV MOTOCROSS SERIES WITH
WALNUT, Ill. (May 9, 2008)
-- Daryl Rath and his Rath Racing Team will
return to ITP Tires/Moose Racing ATV National
Motocross Series Presented by Parts Unlimited
competition this weekend at Sunset Ridge MX. The
six-rider team will debut the Polaris Outlaw 450
MXR in ATV Motocross Competition in the Concept
Haulers ATV Showdown.
Rath's team has been selected by Polaris to
develop its racing quad, which was released last
summer. Riders Brock Lyons (No. 43) and Rich
Stambach (No. 45) will compete in the Pro Class.
Cody Anderson (No. 87) and Landon Hurst (No. 79)
are the team's Pro Am riders, while Jay Corey
(No. 51) and Frank Battista (No. 13) will race
in B Class and Plus 25, respectively.
Rath's team also plans to compete in select
Grand National Cross Country Series races in
both the ATV and Side by Side categories, as
well as several other national series.
"I'm 40 years old and I'm out here having
fun," said Rath with a chuckle. "It's exciting
for me to build a team and work with a truly
dedicated OEM. This will be an exciting year."
Rath said he was pleased at the reception he
received when arriving at Sunset Ridge.
"The ATVA has really welcomed us back with
open arms," said Rath. "They're really not
sticking it on our backs that we had decided to
compete elsewhere this year before changing our
plans to compete full time with the ATVA.
Everyone we've spoken with seems genuinely happy
The team has been in full-on development mode
since last summer. Rath said Polaris is
dedicated to developing a top-level ATV and will
do whatever it takes to produce a winner.
"This ATV has a ton of potential," said Rath.
"Polaris really entered into this with an open
mind, and they have a multi-year plan to develop
this new bike. Once we began development, it was
obvious that Polaris had a very high level of
dedication. They have sent engineers to every
event in which we've competed, and they've
worked long hours side by side with my team on
many long nights. It's been my experience that
this is a rare commodity; to have an OEM with
this level of dedication."
Rath, his wife, Jennifer, and his son Tucker
foster what Rath describes as a "family
atmosphere" on the team.
"Frank and Brock have lived with us at our
house for the last few months. They eat with us,
and really have become like family members,"
said Rath. "We're living and eating together,
and this really helps us build the chemistry
necessary to compete at the highest levels."
The Concept Haulers ATV Showdown kicks off
tomorrow with Pro Qualifying rounds at noon and
3 p.m., followed by the Pro Last Chance
Qualifier at 5 p.m. The day will also feature a
full card of racing for Pro Am, Youth, Amateur
and Women's Classes.
About the ATV Association
The ATV Association (“ATVA”) is the official
sanctioning body of the amateur division of the
ATVA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross
Championship Series Presented by Parts
Unlimited. The 9,000-member ATVA is a sister
organization of the 260,000 member American
Motorcyclist Association (AMA). ATV racing has
experienced phenomenal growth in recent years,
and continues to gain momentum and support,
outselling off-road motorcycles annually. Each
ATVA round attracts hundreds of racers who
compete for bragging rights to one of 31 amateur
national titles. For more information, please
About the ATV Promoters
The ATVPG is composed of the individual
promoters that host the AMA ITP/Moose ATV
National Motocross Championships, presented by
Parts Unlimited. The goal of the ATVPG is to
raise awareness of ATV motocross through the
production of professional and amateur
championship racing events. For more information
on the ATVPG and the ATV National events they
produce, please visit
About the ITP/Moose ATV
National Motocross Championship Series Presented
by Parts Unlimited
The AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross
Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited
is the nation’s premier amateur and professional
ATV motocross series, and competes at top
motocross facilities nationwide. The 11-round
series features the Nation's best racers, teams
and sponsors, and is America’s largest and
longest-running ATV National Motocross series
with more than 20 years of competition. The
series continues to expand and produce top
talent from the amateur ranks, while keeping
close to the grassroots fun that makes people
love to go to the races.
Series sponsors include title sponsors ITP
Tires and Moose Racing, and presenting sponsor
Parts Unlimited. Premiere and Feature sponsors
include ATV Sport, Moto Tees, Scott USA, Maxxis
Tires, Elka Suspension and H-Bomb Films/Division
Four. Associate sponsors include Weekend Warrior
Trailers, Denton Racing, and Hinson Racing.
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