INDIANA CROSS COUNTY RACING
CROSS PLAINS, IN
Clear skies and perfect weather was the scene
for Round Three of the IXCR Series hosted by the
Demaree Family in Cross Plains, In. With
rain showers during the week and strong winds
the day before race day, left us with great
track conditions with a nice mix of dust and
mud. Cross Plains is located in southern
Indiana in Ripley County. It is known for
it Tobacco fields and Deer Hunting. But as
of May 18th, 2008 it is now known for a great
place to hold a Cross Country race. The
track was 7 miles long with several long open
field sections where you could max out your
machine! With speeds hitting the 70MPH
mark fast laps were sure to be had by everyone.
However the IXCR crew would not let the racers
run at top speed the entire race. Several
obstacles were thrown at the riders including a
chicken house that the bikers rode right thru
the middle of, and a few jumps where you could
take in a deep breath of the clean country air!
Mud was found in several areas of the track as
the course ran across one creek, thru another
creek, and right down the middle of a small
stream! That water was then carried right
up on the hill climbs and made for a great place
to pass and see some action. With close to
300 riders, Demaree Farms turned out to be a
Our bike race saw Jeff Cregg run 8 laps on
his Suzuki to take the win in the Pro class with
John Robbins only a minute and four seconds
behind him. Robert Wilkerson won the A
class and Jordan Johns did the same in the A-Lites
class. Jeff Ramsey came up from the
Bluegrass state and beat everyone in the B
Class. In the C Lites class Jesse
Ford took a W and is looking for a championship
this year. Zach Halcomb, of Versailles,
was the winner of the C Class. Joe Stanley
now holds the points lead in the Vet 30+A class
and took his second win of the year at the Farm.
Vet 30+B was won by David Dunnuck and Sr 40+A
saw another Suzuki take a win by Robert Kirchner
followed by Joe Halcomb. Kevin Kruer and
Marvin Popp did work in the Sr 40+B and Super
Senior 50+ Classes by overcoming their
competitors and collecting 30 more points each.
If you follow the GNCC’s you might be familiar
with five time GNCC Champ Scott Summers.
Scott was present for this race and we hope he
enjoyed himself and we will look for him again
later this year!
Our fearless four wheeled racers took to the
course setting a blistering pace and Factory
Yamaha backed Donald Ockerman took the overall
with Craig Bowman in tow. Jonathan Fugate
had an impressive ride wining the A Class and
Moto-Xperts rider Wesley Fruits was second.
Local rider Fred Marley put his S.I.C.C. Racing
Honda in the front of the B 16-25 class and Mike
Goss did the same in the 26+B Class.
Justin Kirchhoff was victorious in the 16-21 C
Class and Gary Stallard won the 22-29 C Class.
Mike Muskopf has really turned up the dial since
switching over to the Honda and he built up even
more momentum with another victory in the 30+ C
Class. Ryan Edmondson won our First Year
Racer class and Garret Mercer finished out front
in the Sport class. “B-Rad” Brad Morrison
has a flashy new Raptor 250 and he proved it is
“Show’n Go” for this toy as he won the Sport-Lite
class. Polaris should be proud of Steve
Zapfe as he won the very competitive 30+ Vet
class and David Robinson won the 40+ Senior
Class. Josh Brewer took his WKC
Powersports Utility to front of the pack and won
his class along with Chris Sigman in the Utility
The entire staff of IXCR would like to thank
the Demaree family for opening up their property
to us along with the Cross Plains Community.
Next round will be held in Bedford, IN on all
virgin trails again but look for it to tighten
up next round. As the trees will get
closer and the point battles will do the same!
Until next time, Stay between the trees!