Millfield, OH (7/6/2012)
River Racing's #39 Sean Taylor went
4-4 in the Pro Am Unlimited to earn
him a third overall finish for the
Hot enough for you? That was a common question
at round seven of the 2012 ATV MX National
Championship Series, held in stifling conditions.
Nasty weather plagued much of the country
this weekend, and that included Sunday Creek.
Following a severe thunderstorm on Friday,
the race day’s high temperature and
humidity — combined with a rough track
surface — put big demands on man,
machine and support crews.
Team ITP kept its cool, however, and
our riders were able to put a number of
quads equipped with a variety of Holeshot,
QuadCross and Turf Tamer tires into winner’s
Such as Samuel Rowe, who continues to
be the teen to beat in Schoolboy class
competition. This Janssen Motorsports-powered
Root River Racing rider was again on top
of the Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) division
with a clean 1-1 moto sweep, and also
placed second overall in the Schoolboy
Sr. (14-17) class. He leads the championship
point standings in both classes.
Maci Devenport was a winner in Ohio,
claiming both motos of the Girls (12-15)
class; that moved her up one position
in the standings, to second. This performance
was combined with second overall in the
90 Production (8-15) division, in which
she sits atop the points.
Maci Devenport has two titles within
her grasp with three rounds to go
ITP's #12 Merrill Crose was again
a serious contender in four different
Setting new standards for endurance,
Merrill Crose once again competed in four
classes and was a front-runner in every
one. He scored the overall victory in
the tough 450 A class, then was runner-up
in Open A, Junior 25 + and Veteran 30+.
He’s been doing this all season,
and holds second place in points in all
Chloe Buerster of Janssen Motorsports/Roberts
Racing Outlaws went 1-2 in Women’s
racing for second overall, and combined
that with fifth overall in the 4-Stroke
B class against a large group of guys.
The current point standings reflect her
Sunday Creek finishes in both fields.
Root River Racing’s Haedyn Mickelson
continued to be consistently quick with
two third-place finishes overall in Schoolboy
Sr. (14-17) and Schoolboy Jr. (13-15).
He added a fourth overall as well in Super-Mini
(13-15). Mickelson now stands second,
third and fourth in the points in those
Dalton Hicks, another member of the highly
visible Root River Racing effort, did
double duty again and was third overall
in 450 A with 3-4 moto placings. And he
somehow placed just fourth overall with
strong 3-3 moto finishes in Production
A. Hicks holds fourth for the year in
It was a different story for Sean Taylor
in Pro Am Unlimited competition. His 4-4
moto tally in the Pro Am Unlimited battle
was able to put him on the podium with
third overall. This Root River athlete
owns sixth for the season in this class,
in addition to fifth in Pro Am Production.
Speaking of Pro Am Production, Kyle Fix
had a great day in this skirmish by recording
4-3 moto scores for third overall. That
was the first podium of the year for Fix,
who’s backed by Pro Quad Performance.
The ten-round series continues to heat
up with the eighth stop on the schedule
taking place at famed Unadilla in New
Berlin, New York, July 14-15
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