Ontario, California, April 26, 2013 – Team ITP ATV and side-by-side racers competed in both the 2013 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series and World Off-Road Championship Series this past weekend. ITP-supported racers won three classes and notched six class podiums at round four of the GNCC series held at Big Buck in Union, S.C. Team ITP side-by-side racers also earned a podium finish at round four of WORCS near Hurricane, Utah.
“Team ITP did fairly well at the Big Buck GNCC, winning three classes and earning a total of six class podiums. Team Jacks II’s win the XC2 Limited SxS class was very impressive. Pro XC1 racer Adam McGill did well considering he just missed third place by less than half a second,” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “Our racers had a trying time at the Sand Hollow WORCS event, but it was good to see Justin Lambert podium in the SxS Production 850 class.”
In the highly competitive GNCC XC1 class at Big Buck in South Carolina, ITP Pro Adam McGill had a great race, but unfortunately missed the Pro class podium by .021 seconds. McGill, who currently sits in fourth place in the XC1 class points, led a portion of the race and was the official racer leader after lap two. However, he dropped to third one lap later and then lost another position during lap four. A final push on the fifth-and-final lap came up a tad short for the veteran McGill.
ITP Pro Adam McGill finished fourth in the XC1 ATV Pro class at Big Buck.
Team ITP racers Kenny Rich Jr. (24+ C) and Brian Schmid (Senior A/B 40+) both won their classes and also took sole possession of their class points lead after four rounds of racing. Rich’s father Kenny Rich Sr. took second in his Masters 50+ class to retain the class points lead. Brigham Patterson finished third in the College B (16-21) class and is currently tied for second in points with nine races remaining in 2013. For the third time in four rounds, Samuel Williams earned third place in the 4×4 Open class using ITP tires and earned the final class podium.
Senior A/B 40+ class racer Brian Schmid notched a class victory and leads in points after four rounds of racing.
In SxS racing action, ITP contingency program participant Team Jacks II won the XC2 Limited class on ITP tires and took second overall in South Carolina in their Polaris RZR XP. Team ITP racers also secured two other top-five finishes at round two of the SxS portion of the GNCC series. Tim Farr took fifth in the XC1 SxS class in his Can-Am Maverick, while XC2 Pro-Am racer Chad Jones also notched fifth place.
JB Racing’s Tim Farr finished fifth on ITP Tires in the XC1 Modified class at the 2013 Big Buck GNCC.
Round five of the GNCC series is May 4-5, at Park Mammoth Resort in Park City, Ky.
WORCS – Racers Battle at Sand Hollow SVRA In Utah
Round four of the 2013 WORCS schedule made a stop at Sand Hollow SVRA in Utah. SxS Pro Production 850 racer Justin Lambert of Cognito Motorsports was the top finishing ITP-supported side-by-side pilot in his Kawasaki Teryx. Lambert, who didn’t compete at round three, finished second in his class for the second time this season and is currently fourth in the points race. Fellow Production 850 driver Sara Price finished fourth and sits fifth in points.
Cognito Motorsports’ Justin Lambert drove his ITP tire-equipped No. 918 SxS to second in the SxS Production 850 class at WORCS round four.
In the SxS Pro Production division, Del Amo Motorsports’ Pablio Veglia finished eighth on his ITP tires, earning his second top 10 finish of 2013.
Round five, May 10-12, heads to Honolulu Hills in Taft, Calif.
Read more: WORCS Racing Round 4 at Sand Hollow
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