ITP RACING REVIEW:
2011 NATIONAL MX SEASON
Florida’s Jeffrey Rastrelli came out on
top of an extremely hard-fought Pro Am
Unlimited championship battle.
Heather Byrd closed the season with five
straight wins to claim the Women’s class
Cody Janssen only participated in a
couple of MX Nationals in 2011, but
grabbed two impressive overall wins.
Jordan Digby and his family are a
perfect example of dedication to the
sport. The youngster competed in three
classes at all 11 events.
ITP was honored to once again be heavily
involved in the ATV MX National Championship
Series. The 2011 season was filled with stellar
performances and countless compelling stories.
And participation numbers were impressive
considering the country’s economic issues, with
over 700 entrants at the season finale at
Loretta Lynn’s in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
Likewise, ITP is honored to recognize the
success of its top riders. Whether they chose
ITP’s Holeshot or QuadCross lines of tires or
T-9 Pro Series wheels, these riders demonstrated
the talent and commitment it takes to set
themselves apart from the competition.
For example, Jeffrey Rastrelli of Palm City,
Florida, came out on top of an extremely
hard-fought Pro Am Unlimited championship
battle. He captured four overall wins in the
series’ 11 events, and was in the top three at
every race but one. Rastrelli also competed in
the Pro Am Production class and finished the
season with fourth place in the points, taking
one victory and five podiums along the way.
Claiming another title for ITP was Heather
Byrd, from Grant, Michigan. Byrd became the
Women’s class National Champion by grabbing
seven overall victories, including five in a row
to finish the season. She missed the podium only
one time all year.
Riverview, Florida’s, Brian Johnson took an
overall win and two runner-up finishes in the
Production A division, which helped him place
third overall in the final point standings.
Cody Janssen scored points in four different
classes during the MX National season, even
though he only attended a couple of events. He
was on fire at the RedBud National in Buchanan,
Michigan, in July. The Kaukauna, Wisconsin,
native went 1-1 in both motos of both the
Production A and College 16-24 classes to snare
two overall wins on the day. He was also
top-five in the Pro Am Unlimited class. Janssen
devoted most of his 2011 efforts to
Wisconsin-based racing, where he grabbed the
holeshot in 179 of 184 gate drops and tallied an
astonishing 92 overall victories. He relied on
ITP QuadCross MX PRO LITE front and rear tires
It’s unlikely that any rider put in more
total laps during the National calendar than
young Jordan Digby. Traveling to every round
from Fulton, Mississippi, Digby finished
top-seven for the series in three classes: 90cc
Automatic Jr. (8-11 yrs.), 70cc Modified (6-11
yrs.) and 70cc SS (6-11 yrs.). He had the most
success in the latter, taking two overall wins
and finishing the season third in class points.
Congratulations to these riders and their
supporters, and to everyone who put in the time
and effort to chase a championship dream. We
hope to see you again in 2012!
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