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2008 Indiana XC ATV Racing Series
Round #1 - The Badlands
Indianapolis, IN
February 24th, 2008

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Racin in the snow! 2008 IXCR Round 1 -The Badlands

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Indianapolis, IN (3/1/2007) - Welcome back boy and girls!!!! It's been a long time since we all met up in the parking lot to talk some smack to our buddies about how fast you think you are. And February 24th marked the first round of the Indiana Cross Country racing series. We knew weather would be up in the air for this race but wanted to give everyone the chance to get ready for the upcoming season. As expected it got cold the week of the race and made us wonder if we had made the right decision or not. But the racers didn't let us down! Apparently the quad guys had a serious case of cabin fever as we had over 180 entries for the four wheeled freaks! In the two wheeled world we had just over thirty who decided to brave the 7.5 mile ice and snow covered course.

Donald Ockerman showed that moving over to a GT Thunder backed Yamaha is the way to go for him as he took the overall win and the Pro class Victory. Parker Jones was Second on the day and showed he is ready for the upcoming GNCC season. Josh Beavers rounds out the podium for the quads. The leaders on the day all did seven laps at a blistering pace as this was a fairly open course where you could really open your machine up.

Michael Coker of IL showed he wasn't afraid to hang it out as he took the A Class win. With a name like Ty Ramsey you better be fast and he showed the 16-25 B Class the he means business this year. Last fall a new quad was introduced to the industry from a company called KTM and the Gy are no stranger to the off-road world. Chad Cockrell and Rocket Ron Elmore showed the quads are race ready as they took the wins in both the 26+ B Class and Vet 30+ classes. Justin Kirchhoff took his Honda to the front in the 16-21 C Class along with Matt Williams in the 22-29 C Class.

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With over 6 times as many ATV Riders than Dirtbikers, the IXCR had their highest ATV attendence ever.

Mike Muskopf won the 30+C Class and I have to get a shout out to someone else in this class. We get all kinds of requests to have this or that at different tracks and we try to take the racers desires and put them in the tracks somehow. Well, I was down at Dreyer Honda South (the presenting sponsor of the IXCR Series) back in early February and someone said let's have a really fast track where you can just really go. Well, we took that and ran with it on this course so I thought Bill Westrick would be a happy camper as this was his request. As it turns out Bill had motor problems on his 450 and decided he couldn't just sit at home for round one so he loaded up his wife's 250ex and came out and raced. He seemed to be having a great time even though he didn't have the power to motor past his competitors.

In the First year racer class Jake Humpery won along with Jason Vanpatten and Austin Johnson in the sport and sport-lites classes. BT100 Barry Taylor showed all the young punks that the old man still has it in the SR 40+ Class aboard the Suzuki. Jay Dee Parker was the victor in the Utility class and Chris Sigman won the Utility Unlimited class. We hope everyone had a great time and look forward to seeing you at round two on April 20th where we will be at the Lawrence County Off Road Park.

Until next time, stay between the trees!

About Indiana XC Racing
Indiana XC Racing was formed in 2007 to offer Indiana and surrounding state's cross country racers a fun, safe, competitive race environment. With races located across central Indiana, IXCR brings in a variety of racers at all levels. More information regarding IXCR can be found at http://www.ixcr.com

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