Dallas Tapscott & Chase Snapp Win at Birch Creek
Reynoldsburg, OH – Mushin Racing’s Dallas
Tapscott continued his winning streak in the
Schoolboy Sr. class at round three of the 2010
AMA ATV Motocross Championships while Chase
Snapp grabbed the Pro-am Production win and
Thomas Brown made his first ever Pro podium
Birch Creek in Danville, VA was the hosting
facility where the heat and humidity would push
racers to the edge, but Mushin Racing’s Dallas
Tapscott still put on an awesome showing in the
Schoolboy Sr. class as he checked out on the
competition to win both motos and take the
overall. Tapscott led from start to finish in
moto one and moto two, and finished with a 14
second lead in both motos. Tapscott is the
current points leader in his class with 30
In the Pro ranks, Thomas Brown claimed his
first-ever National Pro podium. Brown got off to
a solid start and hung on, despite pressure from
Chad Wienen and John Natalie, to finish in
fourth place. Moto two went even better for
Brown as he flew off the line in third place.
Brown held his ground and even led for two laps
at the midway point, but Brown would come under
attack from a very determined Josh Creamer and
would fall back for a third place finish.
Brown’s impressive results earned him the number
three spot on the podium. “I am really stoked to
get a podium finish. I am going to do my best to
get good starts and stay focused so I can be
running up front with the top guys
consistently,” said Brown.
Cody Gibson also returned to the Pro class for
round three in order to salvage points after
getting injured at round one. Gibson got off to
decent starts, but the pain would get the best
of him as he would finish in 17th overall.
Chase Snapp had a successful weekend, taking his
second Pro-am Production win of the season
giving him a 21 point lead in the championship
race. In moto one, Snapp and Joel Hetrick
battled hard with Snapp placing second after a
mistake allowed Hetrick to take the lead; but in
moto two, Snapp came back to take the moto win
and the overall. Snapp also fared well in the
Pro-am Unlimited class, going 3-2 to take second
overall. “I’m really happy about taking a win
this weekend, so I’m going to be working really
hard over the next couple of weeks to make sure
I win again,” said Snapp.
Also in the Pro-am Production class, Jeffrey
Rastrelli stepped it up a bit to bring home a
fifth and fourth place finish to take a solid
fifth place overall.
In the youth classes, Ashton Ward came on strong
in the 50 Ltd. Jr. class. In moto one Ward would
hold a solid fourth place for the entire moto,
but in moto two, the number 27 was on the gas.
Ward started out in fourth place, but stayed
consistent and was able to make his way into the
number two spot before crossing the finish line,
giving him second overall in his class.
In the 70 CVT class, Spencer Meyer was looking
solid as he kept the hammer down and claimed 3-4
finishes to earn the number three spot on the 70
CVT podium, while Hunter Harper would go 4-5 in
the Supermini class and claim third overall as
Maci Davenport came on strong in the 90 Auto Sr.
class taking 2-3 finishes and 2nd overall.
Davenport looked as if the podium was in sight
in the 90 Production class as well with a third
place finish in moto one, but in moto two
Davenport was unable to start and ended with17th
David Nevrotski fared well in the Supermini
class, going 3-6 to take 4th overall. Nevrotski
also did well in the 90 Modified class, taking
solid 6-6 finishes for 5th overall.
In the Production A class, Brian Johnson would
take the moto one win, but would have to settle
for the number eight spot in moto two, giving
him sixth overall, while Jamie Jones would take
consistent 7-7 finishes in the Women’s class for
The next round of the 2010 AMA ATV Motocross
Championships will head to Sunset Ridge in
Walnut, IL on May 15th – 16th where the Mushin
Racing team will be on the throttle as they
shoot for the top of their classes.