Mitch Reynolds Racing Update - ATVA Unadilla
Greenbriar, AR --
The 7th Round of the ITP Tires Moose Racing
AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championship
presented by Parts Unlimited rolled into New
Berlin, New York this past weekend and so did
the weather. With a rock solid performance at
round #6 still fresh in his mind, a Pro-Am
Production Championship within reach, Mitch
Reynolds focused on another big point's weekend
and that's what he accomplished.
In the Pro-Am unlimited Moto #1 on Saturday
Mitch finished with a respectable 4th after a
deep gate pick and a couple off track excursions
"I didn't get the best start and I got pushed
wide in the first corner, but I was very happy
with were I finished. The track was very tight
and there was not many opportunities to pass"
Reynolds said. In moto #2 Mitch got a much
better start and was able to keep pace with the
leaders finishing 3rd and 4th overall in the
Pro-Am Unlimited Class.
When Sunday rolled around, the track was in
great shape and the weather looked like it might
cooperate as well. In Moto #1 Mitch pulled the
Holeshot on his JB Racing, Baldwin Motorsports,
Sunrise Honda, but was unable to hold off the
hard charging Clay Holmes into the second turn.
Reynolds would hold the Second position for a
good gate pick in moto #2.
When the gate dropped in the second moto, the
nation's top twenty riders roared off the line
and into turn one. Coming out of the gravity
cavity Reynolds was in fourth place and reeling
in the leaders. On the second lap the skies
opened up with a torrential down pore that sent
the spectators running for cover and separating
the riders into two categories, those who could
and those who couldn't handle a mud race. By the
fourth lap Reynolds was out front till the motor
inhaled some water forcing him to slow his pace
and finish second. "I thought we might get some
rain, but I don't think any of us were prepared
for that much. My Honda started running really
rough so I backed off the pace just hoping to
finish. I really want to congratulate Bobby on
his win, he road a smart race and it paid off
for him" Reynolds said after the race.
With a Second overall on Sunday Mitch moved
up into 4th in the points and still has a
legitimate shot at the Pro-Am Production
Championship, and is currently leading the ITP
Grand Slam. While all the other riders get a
well deserved weekend off between rounds Mitch
will be in Danville VA this weekend contending
for the ATVA Pro Extreme Dirt Track Championship
in witch he is currently second in points.
Photos: Shane Hartman and Andrew Mahey
Mitch's 2008 Sponsors include; (JB Racing,
Baldwin Motorsports, RATH, PEP, Sunrise Honda,
Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals, Genuine Honda
Parts, THOR, Hoosier, TAG, Regina, OURY, MXN,
Smith Optics, Hinson, PowerMadd, DWT, Johnsons
and Smith,s ATV and Cycle.
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