AMA Blingstar / MAXC
Series Round 5 ATV Race Report
Martinsville In (07/21/2012) - The 2012 Blingstar
AMA MAXC ATV Racing Series made its fifth stop
of the ten round series in Martinsville, IN for
the Copperhead Row ATV Race. Young and upcoming
Open A Class racer Brycen Neal charged hard to
win the ATV overall despite starting in the
second row behind the AA class. Ryan Lane would
take his third consecutive win of the season in
the AA Class and was joined on the podium with
Jay Humphrey and MikePflum.
a month of 90 degree temperatures, state wide
burn bans, and a water drought, Mother Nature
finally blessed Indiana with almost perfect
weather for the fifth round of the MAXC racing
series. A low morning fog and condensation kept
dust to a minimum for the morning classes,
however with rising temperatures the track began
to dry out for the final race of the day; which
was the Adult ATV class. The virgin 7.5 mile
course consisted of several open field sections,
dry creek bed crossings, fire roads, and many
Ray Humphrey took an early
lead by grabbing the AA holeshot followed by #12
Mike Pflum, Ryan Lane and Kevin Cunningham, and
Jay Humphrey. Ryan Lane worked his way up
through the dust to take the lead after getting
a mid pack start.
“I worked my way up to
first real quick, which I was surprised with all
the dust. Then I hit a big old pile of dust in a
little to high of gear and then the bike just
died. I set there for what seemed like an hour.
It was then I played catch up the rest of the
day.” Said Ryan Lane after getting his Honda
450R ATV restarted Ryan Lane caught up with Open
A Class racer Bryce Neal who took the overall
lead. Lane and Neal battled it out for several
laps until the finish were they were neck and
neck. Brycen Neal was able to hold off Ryan Lane
in just enough time to cross the finish line to
take the Overall ATV win of the day.
Taking his fourth win of the 2012 Blingstar/
MAXC Race season Spider Graphix’s Brycen Neal
lead the Open A Class from start to finish after
grabbing the Holeshot and the early lead. Neal
currently holds down the number one position in
the Open A class points championship.
“Me and Ryan Lane battled back and fourth and I
was lucky to get by him and I held him off the
best as I could because I knew he was coming”
stated Maxxis’ Brycen Neal. Placing second in
the AA class, #3 Jay Humphrey had to work his
way up through the dust from the back of the
back after getting a bad start.
upside down right off the start, after I passed
Cunningham and Pflum I fell way back and I
ended up catching Raymond (Humphrey) and I saw
Cunningham broke down and then I set it to
cruise after that.” Said Penny Penchin’ Racing’s
Kevin Cunningham was
leading the first two laps until he experienced
some mechanical problems, which slowed him down
and then eventually took him out of the race.
Cunningham currently sits second in the AA Class
despite experiencing issues at MAXC round 5.
In the Open A Class, #25 Billy Patton and
#251 Andrew Stafford joined #176 Brycen Neal
on the podium.
The B 15-24 class was
once again one of the largest classes at MAXC
round 5. Tyler Blackburn from Michell, IN
took the win followed by #430 Kellan Alspaugh in
second and #41 Ben Kraft in third.
gorgeous weather for racing, the 13-15 300cc 4
stroke class had almost 20 riders who entered
the race. #553 Corey Silverthorn would take the
win for the day. #989 Drew Moore from Attica, IN
placed second followed by #1 Tyler Weltich in
Yamaha ATV Racer #522 Kalab Hagan
from Tompkinsville, KY grabbed the win in the
90cc production class. #898 Isaiah Silverthorn
finished just seconds behind Hagan placing
second on his Apex Youth ATV. #102 Ethan
McReynolds rounded out the podium in third.
Blingstar AMA MAXC Racing Series will head south
to Indiana’s cave country located in Merango,
IN for Round 6 on August 11, 2012.