ITP RACERS WIN NUMEROUS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2015
January 7, 2016
- 8 GNCC Titles
- 2 BITD Championships
- 5 ATV Motocross Victors
- 2 Heartland Challenge Crowns
Ontario, California, January 6, 2015 -
ITP ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers had a banner year in 2015, winning 17 total championships in four different national racing series.
"ITP ATV and SxS racers had an outstanding racing season, winning numerous championships and class titles," said Rhett Turpin, ITP Powersports Director of Sales & Marketing. "From motocross to the desert to the tight, tree-laden hare scramble courses, our racing team competed for wins all across North America. These major victories, and the other competitive finishes we had in 2015, continue to prove that ITP tires are the brand of choice for those seeking the ultimate traction in their pursuit of a championship."
Westley Wolfe had to make room in his trophy case after compiling one of the greatest racing seasons by an ATV racer in the history of the sport. The young ITP-backed rider won two motocross titles and the College A (16-21) GNCC championship in 2015.
ITP had great success in its 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country racing series, winning eight total championships and putting a dozen more racers on the season's overall overall class podiums. Super Senior (45+) champion Dave Simmons recorded a perfect season, winning all 13 rounds running ITP Holeshot GNCC tires on his Yamaha ATV.
Dave "Superman" Simmons won yet another Super Senior (45+) GNCC class championship using ITP tires on his Yamaha. Simmons finished a perfect 13-for-13 in 2015.
Westley Wolfe capped off his brilliant 2015 racing season by winning the XC2 Pro-Am class at the GNCC season finale in Crawfordsville, Ind. While that final-round win in a more competitive class was huge for his resume and for ITP, his three championships were even more impressive. Wolfe won two ATV Motocross national titles running ITP QuadCross MX Pro rear and MX2 front tires on his Honda. He then concluded his year with a class title in College A (16-21) aboard his Suzuki outfitted with ITP Holeshot GNCC tires.
Johnny Angal (UTV Inc.) won the 2015 BITD Class 1900 Pro championship using ITP UltraCross R Spec tires on his Polaris RZR.
The team also had great success in other forms of racing, winning both Best In the Desert side-by-side classes and taking two endurance titles at the Heartland Challenge in Carlisle, Iowa. GNCC racers, brothers and teammates Marcus and Mouse Pratt won the UTV Pro class at the 2015 event running ITP TerraCross R/T XD tires on their Can-Am Maverick. Johnny Angal and Lacrecia Beurrier, both of who ran 30-inch ITP UltraCross R Spec tires on their Polaris RZR vehicles, secured their respective BITD class championships with solid consistency.
Megan Manshack (Root River Racing / ITP) won the 2015 ATV MX Women's class championship using ITP Holeshot MX tires.
2015 ITP CHAMPIONS
Dave Simmons, GNCC (Super Senior 45+)
Westley Wolfe, GNCC (College A 16-21); ATVMX (450 A / Production A)
Angel Knox, GNCC (WXC)
Mark Batson, GNCC (Senior A/B 38+)
Blake Meyer, GNCC (College B 16-21)
Jordan Digby, GNCC (125 Sr. 12-15)
Ayden Konkler, GNCC (90 8-12)
Damien Hawkins, GNCC (90 Limited 8-12)
Johnny Angal, BITD (Class 1900 P)
Lacrecia Beurrier, BITD (UTV Unlimited)
Megan Manshack, ATVMX (Women)
Niamh Shaw, ATVMX (Schoolgirl 13-17)
Chris Furches, ATVMX (90 Auto Senior 12-15)
Marcus and Mouse Pratt, Heartland Challenge (UTV 1000 Pro title)
Dale & Mark Batson, Heartland Challenge (30+ title)
Marcus and Mouse Pratt (Jack's Excavating / ITP) won the 2015 Heartland Challenge UTV 1000 Pro title using ITP TerraCross tires on their Can-Am Maverick.
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