Published on April 2nd, 2014 | by Joe0
ITP Racers Tally Four Victories at Muddy Steele Creek GNCC
Ontario, California, April 1, 2014 – At the rain-soaked, muddy and challenging FMF Steele Creek Grand National Cross Country race in Morganton, N.C., Team ITP racers came away with four class victories and six total podium finishes. ITP-backed racers won the WXC (Women’s Premier), Junior B 22+, Super Senior 45+ and Masters 50+ classes.
“Despite the very trying conditions at Steele Creek, ITP racers earned four total class wins which says a lot about the heart of our racers and both the construction and versatility of our tires,” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “To get both Dave Simmons and Angel Knox in the overall morning top 10 on sport quads was fabulous. They battled hard against the elements and deserved to win their classes.”
Morning class victories went to Knox, Simmons and Kenny Rich Sr. Knox, a former Women’s class champion who is racing full-time for ITP in 2014, recorded her second victory in three races in the new WXC class. She won by almost three minutes and also tallied a top 10 finish overall during the 10 a.m. segment. She’s currently second in the class points standings. Fellow ITP and WXC racer Kristen Deloach sits fifth in the class points race after taking eighth in North Carolina.
The final two GNCC racers to put their ITP-equipped quads on their respective podiums were Mark Batson (35+ C) and Kelley Deloach (Women’s Amateur 13+). In the afternoon, Batson rallied from sixth after lap one to take the runner-up spot at the checkers. With one win and three podiums in three rounds of morning racing, Deloach currently leads her class by three points heading into round four. ITP youth racer Jordan Digby finished 10th in the 125 Sr. (12-15) class.
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