HIGH POINT RACEWAY; MOUNT MORRIS, PA — The ATV MX National Championship Series returned to historic High Point Raceway after a three year absence to enjoyhard-fought battles under nearly ideal conditions here in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania. This was the sixth of ten rounds on the 2012 schedule. With only four to go following this event, championship pressure was clearly on the rise.
Dalton Hicks (33) has been...
Dalton Hicks (33) has been getting progressively quicker all season.
No one is taking on more weight than Merrill Crose, who’s been running ITP tires all season and, after High Point, holds second place in the point standings of — count ‘em — four classes. This weekend he once again won the Veteran 30+ class and was runner-up in Open A and Junior 25+. Issues in the first moto of the 450 A class pushed him back to 11th place, but he came back with a second place in the second moto to finish sixth for the day.
Haedyn Mickelson is another of ITP’s ironmen. This Root River Racing team member scored three podium finishes in three classes: second overall in Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) and third overall in both Schoolboy Sr. (14-17) and Super-Mini (13-15). This tough teen is top-five in all three classes for the season.
After six of ten rounds, Samuel...
After six of ten rounds, Samuel Rowe (38) is in the hunt for two titles.
Janssen Motorsports-powered Root River Racing rider Samuel Rowe has a solid shot at two titles, as he leads both the Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) and Schoolboy Sr. (14-17) classes. At High Point he was again first overall in the former, second overall in the latter.
And how about Maci Devenport? This young lady captured another overall win in 90 Production (8-15) and leads the championship chase handily. She also won the first moto in Girls (12-15), but was unable to start the second. Luckily this did not drop her from third in points.
Haedyn Mickelson (135) is...
Haedyn Mickelson (135) is doing a great job of flying the colors for ITP and Root River Racing.
Speaking of fast females, Chloe Buerster of Janssen Motorsports/Roberts Racing Outlaws was in the thick of the intense action at the front of the Women’s class, going 3-1 for second overall; that moved her up to second in class points. She’s had better days in 4-Stroke B with an 8-7 eighth overall, but still holds fourth against a lot of guys in the standings.
Dalton Hicks continues to improve, this time grabbing third overall in Production A. He’s fifth in points in this class for Root River Racing, as well as fourth in the ultra-competitive 450 A division.
Janssen Motorsports/Roberts Racing Outlaws’ Cody Janssen held onto his second place in the Pro Am Unlimited tally with a fourth overall at High Point.
The series now moves to Sunday Creek Raceway in Millfield, Ohio, June 30/July 1.
Stylish Cody Janssen (25)...
Stylish Cody Janssen (25) is looking good in Pro Am Unlimited.
Maci Devenport (9) is running...
Maci Devenport (9) is running away with the 90 Production (8-15) class.
It was a stirring performance...
It was a stirring performance by Chloe Buerster (125) in the Women’s clash. She topped the second moto and was second overall.
In ATV MX for 2012, Team ITP consists of Cody Janssen and ChloeBuerster 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 Westfield.
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