TEAM ITP RACE REPORT
CROSS COUNTRY SERIES, ROUNDS 1 & 2
It’s been a solid, rapid start to the 2012 Grand
National Cross Country Championship Series for a
talented group of riders using ITP tires. The
first two rounds took place within less than a
week of each other, at River Ranch, Florida, and
then Washington, Georgia.
In the morning
wave of amateur division racing in Florida, Dave
Simmons (Yam) won the Senior 45+ class and was
second overall. Simmons is the defending 50+
Masters champion, but has apparently decided to
drop down an age group and give the “kids” a run
for their money.
championship contender Angel Atwell (Hon) got
things going with a hard-fought victory and
fourth overall out of 145 morning competitors.
Among 61 Youth division competitors, Jordan
Digby (Yam) was a fine 11th overall and third in
the 90 Open (8-11) class. Jordan is the son of
Stan Digby, who does a great job managing ITP’s
trackside support effort.
ITP enjoyed a
couple of inspiring performances in the
afternoon racing as well, highlighted by Adam
McGill’s second overall and second in the
premier XC1 Pro class. McGill is now riding a
Honda supported by the Precision/Moto X Perts/ITP/Lonestar/RG
Motorsports team. McGill led much of the event
but then suffered brake problems that hampered
Patrick McGuire (Yam) was
impressive in the XC2 Pro Am class, capturing
the holeshot and winning comfortably while
placing sixth overall out of 122 riders.
Just five days later up the road in Georgia,
Dave Simmons moved one step higher on the
morning’s podium by winning overall and
dominating the Super Senior 45+ class by over 17
Angel Atwell placed third in
the Women’s class, while Glenn McConnell made
his first appearance of the year a good one by
holeshoting and winning the 50+ Masters event.
Jordan Digby repeated his third place
podium finish in the 90 Open (8-11) class and
was tenth overall Youth rider.
McGill was once again in the mix at the front of
the field and at one point led overall, but he
was unfortunately sidelined due to a front brake
and wheel bearing failure.
McGuire cemented his position at the top of the
XC2 Pro Am point standings with second place in
class and another top-ten overall placing
(eighth). He also picked up a little more pocket
money, courtesy of Motosport.com, at the end of
the day thanks to his holeshot at the beginning
The series now moves to
Morganton, North Carolina, March 31 and April 1,
for the FMF Steele Creek GNCC.
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