Martinsville, IN (7/23/2012)
– The 2012 Blingstar AMA MAXC ATV Racing
Series made its fifth stop of the ten round
series in Martinsville, IN for the Copperhead
Row ATV Race. Young and upcoming Open A Class
racer Brycen Neal charged hard to win the ATV
overall despite starting in the second row behind
the AA class. Ryan Lane would take his third
consecutive win of the season in the AA Class
and was joined on the podium with Jay Humphrey
and Mike Phlum.
After almost a month of 90 degree temperatures,
state wide burn bans, and a water drought,
Mother Nature finally blessed Indiana with
almost perfect weather for the fifth round
of the MAXC racing series. A low morning fog
and condensation kept dust to a minimum for
the morning classes, however with rising temperatures
the track began to dry out for the final race
of the day; which was the Adult ATV class.
The virgin 7.5 mile course consisted of several
open field sections, dry creek bed crossings,
fire roads, and many hill climbs.
Ray Humphrey grabbed the AA Class Holeshot
Ray Humphrey took an early lead by grabbing
the AA holeshot followed by #12 Mike Pflam,
Ryan Lane and Kevin Cunningham, and Jay Humphrey.
Ryan Lane worked his way up through the dust
to take the lead after getting a mid pack
“I worked my way up to first real quick,
which I was surprised with all the dust. Then
I hit a big old pile of dust in a little to
high of gear and then the bike just died.
I set there for what seemed like an hour.
It was then I played catch up the rest of
the day.” Said Ryan Lane
Graphix' Ryan Lane took his third win
of the season at MAXC Round 5
After getting his Honda 450R ATV restarted
Ryan Lane caught up with Open A Class racer
Bryce Neal who took the overall lead. Lane
and Neal battled it out for several laps until
the finish were they were neck and neck. Brycen
Neal was able to hold off Ryan Lane in just
enough time to cross the finish line to take
the Overall ATV win of the day.
Racing's Brycen Neal grabbed the holeshot
in the Open A Class