TEAM ITP RACE REPORT
Nationals, Round 9
REDBUD MX; BUCHANAN, MI — According to
Wikipedia, Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud) is
shrub or small tree native to
eastern North America from
Southern Ontario, Canada south to northern
Florida, United States.
common to southeastern Michigan, where there’s a
famous racetrack named after this wild plant
species. At the end of July, another wild
species invaded the grounds in the form of the
ATV motocross competitor.
harvested an impressive crop of trophies at the
penultimate round of the 2012 ATV MX National
Championship Series, held at Redbud MX. Using a
wide selection of ITP Holeshot, QuadCross MX and
Turf Tamer tires, many of our riders planted
their boots firmly on the podium.
Buerster had another fruitful weekend, sweeping
the Women’s class with a 1-1 moto tally for the
overall victory. This Janssen
Motorsports/Roberts Racing Outlaws rider also
went 2-2 in the 4-Stroke B division for second
overall against a lot of guys. With one event to
go in the season, she holds second position in
points in Women, and third in 4-Stroke B.
Young Maci Devenport continues to grow her
championship hopes with triumphs in two classes.
A 1-1 score in 90 Production (8-15) has put her
out of reach of rivals in this class, while a
1-2, first overall finish in Girls (12-15) is
bringing that title down to the wire.
Wisconsin’s Samuel Rowe plowed over the
Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) class with a clean 1-1
sweep, and backed it up with second overall in
Schoolboy Sr. (14-17). The Janssen
Motorsports-powered Root River Racing star leads
the standings in both classes.
Crose spread his winning ways all over four
different fields. He plucked moto wins in 450 A,
Open A, and Junior 25+, and was second in both
motos of Veteran 30+. In all, this Missouri
visited the overall podium three times and holds
the runner-up position in points in all four
In the 450 A hothouse, Root
River Racing’s Dalton Hicks bloomed with a first
moto win and second overall, keeping him in
third in the standings for the season.
Haedyn Mickelson reaped top-three finishes in
five out of the six motos he contested at
Redbud, resulting in final podium appearances in
Schoolboy Sr. (14-17) and Super-Mini (13-15).
This Root River rider is second and third in the
standings in those two classes, respectively, as
well as third for the season in Schoolboy Jr.
Another Root River Mickelson —
Noah — germinated a second overall with 4-2
scores in 90 Modified (12-15), helping him hold
fourth in season points.
A mature Sean
Taylor staked his claim to the podium in Pro Am
Unlimited. The Root River team member holds
fourth in the standings in this class, as well
as fifth in Pro Am Production.
Pro Am Unlimited competitor Cody Janssen of the
Janssen Motorsports/Roberts Racing Outlaws squad
farmed valuable points to maintain his top-three
position in this class.
will be picked at the final event of the series
at Loretta Lynn’s in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee,
on August 11-12.
In ATV MX for 2012, Team ITP consists of Cody
Janssen and Chloe Buerster of Janssen
Motorsports/Roberts Racing Outlaws, Merrill
Crose, Jeffrey Rastrelli, Brian Johnson, Kyle
Fix, Benjamin Brocado, Maci Devenport and the
entire Root River Racing team: Jordan Digby,
Mike Barnhart, Dalton Hicks, Haedyn Mickelson,
Noah Mickelson, Brent Sellers, Sean Taylor,
Alexander Gillette, Samuel Rowe and Allyson
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