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Mushin Racing

Cam Covil - Mushin Racing's Next Star

Reynoldsburg, OH - 03/07/2011:  The legendary Jeremiah Jones made a statement years ago during his ATV Pro racing hay day. "There are riders out there who could run circles around me if they had the money to make it to the nationals."

That statement held true then, and, to this date, still has an accurate ring of truth to it.

Cam Covil and his family of Webster, Florida, like many ATV racing families, don't have a money tree in their back yard. Not many people do. But, what the Covil family does have is a desire to race.

Around the Florida regional scene, racing at tracks such as Dade City, Cam Covil is known as one of, if not the best, ATV racer in the region. Take for instance that Jeffrey Rastrelli, well known nationally ranked AMA ATV ProAm motocrosser, said that Cam could, and has, beaten him on any given day. Add to that the fact that Cam took Mike Walsh to school on a track back during the winter, and you have the makings of an ATV racing star. To top it off, Cam Covil is only thirteen years old.

A search of the AMA ATV-MX National's results archives indicates that Covil has managed to make two rounds in the last three years. In 2008, Covil attended the Loretta's round of the MX Nationals and won the 90 Modified class at the event. In 2009, Covil attended the Loretta's round and placed second overall in the 90 Modified class. Covil, apparently, did not make any of the rounds during 2010, but, with the backing of Mushin Racing in 2011, is back on track and competing for the national championship in the 90 Modified class at this year's AMA ATV-MX National Championship.

Making an early season statement, Covil let the competition know at the opening round of this year's season in Washington, GA that he had come to race and had no intentions of allowing anyone to take his shot at a national championship away from him.

In both motos, Covil found himself buried well back in the pack after the holeshot, but, with tenacity and skill, worked his way to the front to take both moto wins by a commanding lead. As a matter of fact, astride his CR85 powered Mushin machine, Covil put in lap times a mere twelve seconds behind the Pros, a phenomenal performance considering the difference in horse power and displacement.

As put by a long time advocate of Youth ATV racing, "We could possibly be seeing the next Joel Hetrick...a star in the making."


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