Canaan, IN (8/14/2012)
The 2012 Blingstar AMA MAXC ATV Racing Series
headed to southern Indiana for Round 6 in Caanan,
IN for the Monster Mountain ATV Race. There,
Mid America Cross Country Series AA ATV Class
points leader Ryan Lane would take another win
to extend his points lead, while Blingstar’s
Kevin Cunningham and GNCC XC2 Pro-Am rider Braden
Henthorn would battle side-by-side down to the
Almost prefect riding weather greeted racers
at the MAXC Round 6. With temperatures staying
in the 70’s most the day racers had
great weather conditions to experience a new
venue on the 2012 MAXC Racing Series.
Taking place no more than 15 minutes down
the road from the 2012 MAXC opening round
location, the track was similar to the Sparta
GNCC venue. The location featured a cleared
hilltop with plenty of mowed grass parking
which acted as the central hub of the action
Saturday. The track consisted over 6 miles
of virgin trails, open field sections, rocky
creek bends, and many hill climbs.
Ohio native Braden Henthorn made the trek
to Caanan, IN to get in some extra seat time
during the GNCC summer break. This was Hentorn’s
first appearance at MAXC and he gave some
new competition to the usual AA Class lineup.
Racing's Braden Henthorn grabbed the
AA Class holeshot at Monster Mountain
Henthorn grabbed the early lead by taking
the AA class holeshot aboard his DeRisi Racing
backed Honda 450R ATV.
“The race was a lot of fun, pretty
tight but there was a lot of good guys to
rip with out there I had a good time, just
wish the track was opened up a little more
would of made for a better race I think, most
of us were just fighting to stay out of the
trees!” said Braden Henthorn
XC2 Pro-Am Racer Braden Henthorn placed
third in the AA Class at AMA Blingstar
Mid America Cross Country Round 6
Henthorn kept a steady pace through the entire
race running in the top three. Henthorn was
second in the AA class when Kevin Cunningham
began nipping at his heels.
It came down to the last corner and around
10 yards before the finish line when Kevin
Cunningham decided to go for the pass. Cunningham
was able to make the pass making one of the
most interesting finishes yet this season.
Cunningham would place second in the AA class
followed closely by Braden Henthorn.
getting a bad start Blingstar's #2 Kevin
Cunningham worked his way up to second
in the AA Class before crossing the
After having some mechanical issues in the
last round Kevin Cunningham was back in the
game, but it did not run as smooth as he hoped.
Cunningham experienced some starting issues,
which left him playing catch up with the other
riders. Despite starting almost dead last
and wrecking in lap two Cunningham put down
the hammer and was able to grab second place
in the AA Class before crossing the finish.