TEAM ITP RACE REPORT
CROSS COUNTRY SERIES, ROUNDS 5
THE MAMMOTH; Park City, KY — It’s always an
interesting adventure to compete at a brand new
venue. When the 2012 Grand National Cross
Country tour arrived at Park Mammoth Resort in
the rolling hills of south-central Kentucky,
everyone was faced with trying to learn new
trails and figure out an ideal machine setup.
Racers and mechanics took their closest guess —
because no pre-riding is allowed in GNCC racing
— and then hoped for the best when the green
Dave Simmons (201) was again the overall
morning race winner, and extended his
Super Senior 45+ win streak to five.
Glenn McConnell (816) nails the holeshot
on the way to winning the Masters 50+
Patrick McGuire (591) holds second place
in XC2 Pro Am points following a
fifth-place ride at Mammoth.
It was a disappointing day for XC1 Pro
contender Adam McGill (2). But he’s
still second in points despite a DNF in
Angel Atwell (206) made yet another
Women’s podium appearance.
Luckily the Team ITP riders had a number of
options to choose from when it came to tires.
And whether they chose from the Holeshot or
QuadCross XC line, they knew they’d have the
traction, handling, ride and durability to help
them make it to the top of the results sheets.
Doing just that was Dave Simmons (Yam), who
captured yet another overall amateur morning
race victory. On what turned out to be a mostly
tight and technical course, Simmons led the way
ahead of nearly 240 other athletes in a wide
variety of classes. This performance marked the
fifth time in a row he’s won the Super Senior
45+ class in 2012, and was his third morning
overall of the season.
Also waving the flag for ITP and graybeards
alike on this hot and somewhat dusty day was
Glenn McConnell (Yam), who was once again
victorious in the Masters 50+ and 16th overall.
That’s four wins in a row now, and McConnell is
closing in on the points lead despite skipping
the season opener.
Also making a podium appearance following the
morning race was Angel Atwell (Hon). She
finished third in the Women’s division and was
ninth overall, and currently holds second place
in the season standings by just two points.
ITP’s top Youth division rider, Jordan Digby,
was not in attendance at Mammoth. Unfortunately,
Jordan crashed while racing at an ATV Motocross
National the previous weekend and broke a leg.
But he’s a tough kid and we’re sure he’ll be
Patrick McGuire (Yam) put in another great
showing in the afternoon’s very competitive XC2
Pro Am class. The Valencia, Pennsylvania, native
crossed the finish line in fifth place and now
stands a close second in the points race.
Possibly the most disappointed rider in Kentucky
was Adam McGill (Hon). He was running right up
front in the premier XC1 Pro class after three
of five laps when he was sidelined with
mechanical issues. Even so, he’s still in
championship contention, owning second place in
The series regulars now get to learn and explore
another new venue with the Limestone 100 in
Springville, Indiana, May 12-13.
Photos by Amy McConnell,
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