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Round #2 Gravity Park USA – Chilton ,WI

Gravity Park USA – Chilton ,WI - (May 16, 2009) - In the typical Wisconsin fashion, Round #1 of the Badger State Quad Championship series in Wittenberg, WI was cancelled due to weather. Round #2 at Gravity Park USA in Chilton, WI would bring drier weather but the day would include winds gusting up to 35 mph along with little bit chilly temps.

The windy conditions didn’t chase away all the riders. The die hard riders came out itching to get some good long waited laps in. The Pro-Am Production class would see familiar faces from 2008 to include those familiar to the national scene; Steve Runkel, Cody Janssen, Eric Wenzel, Matt Gassner, and Adam Warren. Troy Enderby, Joey Tomazevic, and Brandon Laabs would join the battle to claim the title of Wisconsin’s premier Quad MX series. Up for grabs with that title is a set of Fox Float Evols courtesy of Great Lakes Quad Racing Action and Fox Shox, and also $500 courtesy of Who’s Next Fight Gear out of Fond du Lac, WI. The overall winner has the potential of taking home $3350 in cash and prizes.

Even though Cody Janssen and Eric Wenzel would be racing on a familiar track, Steve Runkel came to show them they were going to have to work for that win. The night would start out with the Production A class taking the line with 11 riders. Steve Runkel would launch out of the gate and assume the lead with Janssen and Wenzel close behind. Runkel would maintain his lead through the entire race with Janssen easily holding on to 2nd. Eric Wenzel would fade to the last position however due to mechanical issues with his rear brake. With Wenzel fading to the back of the pack Matt Gassner would move up and take 3rd. Moto 2 would be more of the same except Eric Enderby would secure 3rd in front of Matt Gassner giving him 3rd overall and Matt Gassner finishing 4th overall.

The Pro-Am Production class would be a slightly different story. Moto 1 with it being 10 mins +1 lap appeared to be going to the same as the Prodution A class. Cody Janssen was able to lead for a couple laps but would eventually be over taken by Steve Runkel. Matt Gassner would come in 3rd. However, Moto 2 being 15 mins +1 lap would tell the tale of who could maintain their position. There was a lot of close racing action but the biggest upset would come to Steve Runkel as his quad would come to a stop early in the race and he would have to watch as Cody Janssen would move to the front of the pack and secure the overall for the night with a 2,1 finish. Eric Wenzel would have more bad luck with a faulty rear brake but would race anyway to salvage as many points as possible for the overall. Matt Gassner would secure 2nd with a 3,2 finish and Troy Enderby 3rd with a 5,3. Steve Runkel would have to settle with 5th overall with a 1,8 finish.

Nationally known racer #38 Factory Sam Rowe looks to have a challenge on his hands for 2009 in the Junior class with Tanner Timblin securing 1st on the night. Nick Crowell would also appear to be the “B” class rider to beat for 2009 by securing overall wins in the Production B and Open B/C classes.

Next round of action is on May 30th in Hayward, WI. Look for some good race action as this will be round 1 of the North vs. South challenge of the IRACE series and the Badge State Quad Championship series. Visit for more information and upcoming races.

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