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Mushin Racing

Mushin Racing Makes Steel City Race Report

Thomas Brown
Thomas Brown

Chase Snapp
Chase Snapp

Jeffrey Rastrelli
Jeffrey Rastrelli

Reynoldsburg, OH (June 1, 2010) - Team Mushin Racing made a definitive statement at the Steel City ATV Stampede in Delmont, PA on Memorial Day weekend during Round 5 of the 2010 AMA-ATV Motocross National Championship series. Team members Thomas Brown, Chase Snapp and Jeffrey Rastrelli saturated the podium in the Pro, Pro/Am Production and Pro/Am Unlimited classes.

Mushin Racing's Thomas Brown captured the very first Pro podium of his career during Round 3 of the 2010 AMA-ATV MX Nationals in Virginia and seemed headed for another as the series moved to Round 4 in Illinois. A holeshot tangle with another Pro left him on the sidelines watching moto 2 in Illinois but Brown did not let this unfortunate incident squelch his run for another top three. Out of the gate in both motos at Steel City's Round 5, Brown positioned himself as a front runner and with 2-3 moto scores secured his second Pro podium on the season with a 3rd place overall finish. His performance moved him up in the series's standings, netting Brown a 5th place ranking after five rounds.

Mushin Racing's Cody Gibson, still recovering from an early season injury, continues to move his way up through the Pro ranks. Gibson, a Tennessee based Pro, ran strong in moto one, finishing 8th overall. Screaming out of the gate on his Mushin Racing/JB/FMF prepped Suzuki in moto two, Gibson won the race to the holeshot, winning the $250 Motorcycle USA Holeshot award. Late race issues plagued Gibson but his "I'm here" statement made a Pro impact.

Team members Chase Snapp and Jeffrey Rastrelli infiltrated both Pro/Am classes and let their counterparts know that they were in for the duration as the chase for the 2010 AMA-ATV MX championships continued. Snapp, with a win in moto one and a runner-up finish in moto two took the overall win in the Pro/Am Production class. In the Pro/AM Unlimited class he netted another win in moto one but slipped to a 4th place finish in moto two. His moto scores secured him a 3rd place overall for the event and another podium appearance. Snapp, after the first five rounds, held down 1st place in the Pro/Am Production class overall standings and 2nd overall in the Pro/Am Unlimited rankings.

Mushin's Jeffrey Rastrelli made his way to his first Pro/Am podiums with appearances in both the Pro/Am Production and Pro/Am Unlimited classes during Round 4 of the 2010 AMA-ATV MX Championship season. At the Steel City ATV Stampede, Round 5, Rastrelli once again put in a podium performance in the Pro/Am Production class. With moto tallies of 2-3, he rounded out the top three on the box in the class. Bidding for another double podium outing, Rastrelli just missed his mark in the Pro/Am Unlimited class with 3-3 moto scores. He wound up with 4th overall. Rastrelli, after 5 rounds, held down the 4th place in the overall series' standings in the Pro/Am Production class and 9th in the Pro/Am Unlimited class.

In the Amateur ranks, Mushin Racing's Brian Johnson put in a solid 2nd place overall run in the College 16-24 class to hold on to his top spot in the overall series' standings in the class. Jamie Jones, Mushin's Women's class team member, secured a 5th place finish at the Steel City event and continued to sit in the 3rd spot in the overall rankings.

Youth Team

Mushin Racing Youth Team Stampedes Steel City AMA-ATV MX

Maci Devenport
Maci Devenport

Reynoldsburg, OH (June 01, 2010) - Mushin Racing's Youth Team continues to be a force to be dealt with at each and every round of the 2010 AMA-ATV Motocross National Championships. With multiple youth racers competing in multiple classes, it's hard to watch a race from the fence without catching a glimpse of a Mushin Racing youth blasting by on the track.

Based out of Barberton, Ohio, Mushin Racing's Maci Devenport takes on the guys in the 90 Auto Senior and 90 Production classes. With two straight 3rd place moto finishes at the ATV Stampede in Delmont, PA, young Devenport took a 3rd overall in the 90 Auto Senior class and held on to her 3rd spot in the overall series' rankings in the class. In the 90 Production class, Devenport has been recouping from a couple of missed rounds in the early going but continues to up her finishes in the class. She took down a 4th place overall finish during Round 5 and currently sits in 11th overall in the class.

Teammate Tanner Stockton let his Mushin Racing light shine in Pennsylvania, especially in the 90 Auto Senior class. Stockton earned his third 2nd place overall event finish in the class on the season and, barring a missed round in the early going, would be enjoying a higher ranking in the overalls. He currently, after 5 rounds, sits in 5th place in the series's standings in the class.

Cody Shelton, another Mushing Racing youth competing in the 90 Auto Senior class, continues to get his race game going after an early season injury. At Steel City, Shelton pulled in a 9th overall finish and sat just 3 points outside the top ten in the series' standings.

Super Mini class competitors know very well the heat that can be put on by Mushin Racing's Hunter Harper and Zack Thompson. Both youths put their hearts in their rides and when all was said and done at Round 5 the two had put Mushin Racing in two of the top five finishing spots. Harper, currently after 5 rounds, holds down the 3rd place spot in the overall standings and helped his cause with a 5th overall at Steel City. Thompson, on the other hand, after being absent from the first three rounds, scorched the Pennsylvania country side with a 2nd place finish, beginning his climb up through the ranks, jumping from 19th in the standings to 11th.

Spencer Meyer, Mushin's 70 CVT standout, dropped to an 11th place finish during Round 5 and, after the ATV Stamped was in the books, found himself just outside the top five in the overall standings, one point shy of fifth, sitting in 6th overall.

Returning to the 90 CVT ranks after an injury early on in the season, Mushin Racing's Kodi Ward made a statement to the competition that he was back. With 4-6 moto scores, the young Ward brought to the team a highly respectable 5th place overall finish and, even though his ranking in the class has been hampered by his absence from racing, Ward put the boys and girls of the class on notice that he's back with a vengeance.

The little man with the big ride, Mushin Racing's Ashton Ward, hung tough as a 38 pound bag of concrete nails in the 50 Limited Junior class. By doing so, Ashton finished 3rd in moto one and 5th in moto two, netting an overall event finish of fifth place. Ward, after the first five rounds, held down the 2nd spot in the overall series' standings in the class and, to his credit, had not finished outside the top five in all the rounds of the 2010 AMA-ATV Motocross Championship rounds thus far.

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