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WATVMX

Wisconsin ATV MX
Sponsored by Janssen Motorsports
Round #3 Butterfield Track - Hayward, WI

Production B
Production B

Production B
Production B

Steve Runkel
Steve Runkel

Round #3 for the Badger State Quad Championship series would be the first North vs South race between the Badger State Quad Championship series and the IRACEATV series. The two North vs South races (with the 2nd round being held in Tigerton, WI on July 18th & 19th) were put together to bring more ATV racers together at each event from competing series. Feedback from both racers and promoters has been very positive so far and appears to be a step in the direction the Wisconsin ATV MX club hopes to take quad racing in Wisconsin.

There was a little work involved with matching up classes for both series but in the end there was some good competition. The Pro-Am Production entries were down as most riders opted to use this round as there throw out race for the year. However, Steve Runkel and Eric Wenzel both showed up to put on a show and stake claim to which series had the top riders and also to hopefully reclaim some lost points from the previous rounds due to mechanical issues. Steve Runkel would start this round out the same as the previous with securing moto 1 wins in the Pro-Am and Production A class. Ryan Mientke

Eric Wenzel and CHad Mondeau
Eric Wenzel and CHad Mondeau

Production C
Production C

Travis Blazer
Travis Blazer

#698 and Mark Olejainchak #131 would secure 2nd and 3rd in the Production A class. Moto 2 would see a slight change in the order though. With the track being mostly sand it would become one-lined through the day and make passing very challenging. Eric Wenzel would secure the early lead in moto 2 of Production A and keep that lead. Steve Runkel would be able to salvage a 2nd place and take the overall for the day in Production A followed by Eric Wenzel and Ryan Mientke. Bad luck would strike again for Steve Runkel in the Pro-Am class with mechanical issues again giving the overall to Eric Wenzel on the day. Steve commented to me several days latter “That is the problem with going fast with out a lot of money and the worst of luck”. With the throw out race in place, it creates a 3 way tie for 1st in the Pro-Am Production class for Steve Runkel, Eric Wenzel and Cody Janssen.

The Mini classes were exciting as well Sam Rowe and Gunner Tebon making the trip north as well. Sam Rowe would secure 1st place finishes in both the Mini Mod and Junior class with Gunner Tebon securing 2nd in the same classes. The Petit kids would secure the other two mini classes with Jerzy Petit winning the Mini Box Stock and Dawson Petit winning Mini Super Stock.

Jennifer Brown was able to put together two good motos and come out on top in the Women’s class. Darrick Acker secured the win in Production B and Justin Gorges secured the win in Production C. Full results are available at www.xtrmlive.com and also www.WATVMX.com Photos of this round are courtesy of Kolbek Action Photography.

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The next round of action is going to be back at Gravity Park USA in Chilton, WI on June 13th. This round is going to feature ST, TT, and MX racing action. Racing is going to start at 8am on the ST and then move into TT racing with the day wrapping up under the lights on the MX track. There is an added bonus for the weekend with the payouts tripled across the board for the Pro-Am Production class and Production A class on the MX track. That means a possible $600+ to first in the Pro-Am class and basically everyone except for last place will receive their entry fee back. Visit www.WATVMX.com for more information and upcoming races.


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