Hurricane Mills, TN (8/17/2012)
#9 Maci Devenport swept the Girls
(12-15) class taking her fourth
overall in a row in the 2012 AMA
ATV MX Season
- The last hurrah. The big kahuna.
Judgement day. No matter how you characterize
it, the 2012 ATV MX National Championship
Series reached a dramatic conclusion at
the Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. After nine
rounds, thousands of miles and gallons of
blood, sweat and tears, America’s
fastest and most dedicated motocross quad
racers gathered at this iconic facility
in central Tennessee to bring closure to
a long, exciting, hard-fought season.
Capping an already successful schedule,
Team ITP wrapped things up neatly with
several event victories and overall championships.
Maci Devenport applied the coup de grace
to the Girls (12-15) class with a 1-1
moto sweep. It was her fourth overall
victory in a row (fifth for the season),
and earned her the crown after trailing
in points all year. This stunning performance
came on the heels of a dominant 90 Production
(8-15) campaign which allowed her to skip
the class at Loretta’s altogether
and still claim that title by a wide margin.
Another ITP champion is Samuel Rowe,
who had already wrapped up the Schoolboy
Jr. (13-15) division before the season
finale. This Janssen Motorsports-powered
Root River Racing rider backed that up
with the runner-up slot in the final Schoolboy
Sr. (14-17) standings. He decided to race
the College (16-24) class instead at Loretta’s
and enjoyed a 2-2, second overall day.
Schoolby Jr. (13-15) Class Champion
#38 Sam Rowe placed second in the
College (16-24) Class at Loretta
Merrill Crose took victories in
the 450 A classs Open A, & second
in Junior 25+ & Veteran 30+
As he has done throughout the year, Merrill
Crose entered four classes. In eight total
motos, this privateer never finished lower
than second. It added up to overall wins
in 450 A and Open A, as well as runner-up
rides in Junior 25+ and Veteran 30+. In
the final standings this ironman was second
for the series in all four classes.
Haedyn Mickelson went 1-1 in the
Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) class
Root River Racing’s Haedyn Mickelson
was also a star ITP performer, picking
up the Schoolboy Jr. (13-15) overall with
a 1-1 sweep. Solid 2-2 rides in Schoolboy
Sr. (14-17) netted second overall in that
class too. He did not compete as usual
in the Super-Mini (13-15) division, but
still ended up in the top three in the
final standings — just as he did
in the other two classes.
Our vote for “most improved”
during the season would go to Dalton Hicks.
He capped a progressive 2012 with his
first overall triumph of the year at Loretta
Lynn’s, in Production A. The Root
River-backed Hicks was also second overall
in 450 A, repeating his best-of-the-series
result in that class at round nine. He
ended up fifth and third in the standings
in those two classes, respectively.
Kyle Fix was consistent and highly competitive
at Loretta’s, placing second in
four motos to claim second overall in
both the Pro Am Production and Pro Am
Unlimited classes. These were season-best
finishes as well.
Janssen Motorsports/Roberts Racing Outlaws’
Chloe Buerster closed the door on a solid
season with a moto win and second overall
in the Women’s class, putting her
in second for the year. Perhaps more impressive
was her fourth place in the final 4-Stroke
B standings — a large class with
some talented guys.
Mike Barnhart climbed the podium twice
in Tennessee, thanks to a moto win and
top-threes in Open A and Veteran 30+.
This Root River team member ended the
year third in points in the former, fourth
in the latter.
Riding for Janssen Motorsports/Roberts
Racing Outlaws, Cody Janssen earned a
moment in the sun with a strong 3-3, third
overall Pro Am Unlimited ride at round
ten. This cemented his excellent third
in the series in this class. Fellow ITP
rider Sean Taylor ended up right behind
And let’s drop the curtain on 2012
with a thumbs-up to Jefferey Rastrelli.
This Florida native toughed out a challenging
rookie season in the Pro class and finished
it up with his finest ride of the year
in the final moto of the year to grab
seventh for the day and top-ten in the
nation in the final standings.
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