TPR/DRR Youth Riders
Leading Their Classes
July 3, 2009 - Three Tarantula Performance
Racing sponsored youth racers are currently
sitting in the top three in points in their
respective classes in the national motocross and
dirt track ATV series.
Six-year-old Trevor Thatcher of Swanton,
Ohio, is currently leading the points race in
the 70cc production class in the 2009 Duro
Extreme Dirt Track ATVA Nationals. Thatcher is
leading after taking the overall class win at
the first two rounds.
Thatcher also is leading a local series on
his Fierce Powersports/TPR DRR DRX 50 and 70cc
quads. In the OMI Outlaw series, Thatcher is in
first place in the 50cc stock, 70cc stock, 70cc
production and 51-90cc modified classes.
At the motocross nationals, two young TPR
riders are in contention for class championships
as the series begins to wind down.
Seven-year-old Hunter Skladzien, of
Wadsworth, Ohio, is currently third in points in
the 70cc CVT class in the ITP/Moose Racing AMA
ATV Motocross Nationals. Skladzien took the
overall at the start of the amateur season at
the Mill Creek Spring Nationals in Pell City,
Ala., in March on his ATV Four Play/TPR DRR DRX
Hunter has battled an arm injury for several
rounds, but he remains just nine points behind
second place and 16 points back from first with
three rounds left to go in the series.
Anderson, Ind., youth racer Caston McConnell
sits in third in the 90cc CVT class in the AMA
ATV Motocross Nationals. McConnell took the
overall at the fourth round race at Sunset Ridge
in Walnut, Ill., and finished second overall at
the second round race at Ballance Moto X in
Bowling Green, Ky., on his ATV Four Play/TPR DRR
All three riders are running TPR’s Race Safe
front bumper and grab bar, which are designed to
reduce the risk of serious injury to a rider
during a crash. Both McConnell and Thatcher also
run TPR’s Race Safe nerf bars, which help
protect a rider’s lower body from competitors’
wheels while improving their grip on the quad.