Published on June 25th, 2012 | by Joe0
Media Allstars looking good at High Point Raceway
Morehead, KY – High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, PA was the site of round 6 of the 2012 ATVA MX Championship Series. A legendary venue that holds an AMA MX National for the 2 wheelers every year, High Point hadn’t graced the ATV MX schedule in nearly 4 years. The last time the series made a stop in Mt. Morris was in 2008, so the track and facility while familiar to long time series followers was new to many riders in attendance. A dirt bike national the weekend before and extremely dry weather gave the track crew fits trying to keep the dust down, but in typical Racer Productions fashion they did a great job!
As this season has progressed one thing has become perfectly clear and that is Brett Musick #209 is an absolute animal! Brett let his moto win streak slip away at Ballance MX but don’t let that fool you he’s not done winning. Musick had won every moto he had entered through 4 rounds of racing which is almost unheard of in the B class. At Ballance MX he decided to take on the challenge of running a faster class and earned a 2nd overall in the 16-24 college boy class. When the gates dropped at High Point Raceway that #209 machine rocketed its way to a huge holeshot in a very, very fast 16-24 class. Musick kept the throttle locked and when the checkers flew he had beaten an impressive field by almost 5 seconds. Brett used that race as a spring board to what was a great Father’s Day gift for his father (C.D Musick). That gift turned out to be 3 overall wins! The younger Musick found himself on the top step of the podium in Production B, 450B and College Boy 16-24.
Dan Hoisington has had an up and down season in 2012. Dan has shown spurts of amazing speed but just can’t seem to catch a break. The Medina, OH rider had a similar season in 2011 and it seemed like he just caught fire in the 2nd half of the season. After High Point it looks like history might be repeating itself. The #71 Suzuki found its way to the front of the pack early and often. Dan earned his first overall podium finish in the Open A class by going 2-3 in his motos and dicing it up some of the fastest racers in the country. He also found himself earning a 2nd overall in College Boy class…sandwiched between his teammates Brett Musick and Dylan Tremellen.
Anytime a team earns a clean sweep of the podium in a particular class it’s a great feeling. Dylan Tremellen #940 rounded out the podium in the College Boy class for Team Media Allstars as he earned a 3rd overall at High Point. Dylan is the current point’s leader in the class after posting 3 wins and he sits in great position to bring home another championship. Dylan has his hands full though as his teammates aren’t going to make it easy on him. The #940 Honda rider also competed in the 450A and 4-stroke A class with solid performances of 5th and 4th overall respectively. A nasty crash in practice on Saturday morning had Dylan riding a little injured as well. Still he put in a gutsy performance.
Josh and Matthew Holley have both been making strides as the season progresses. Josh is adjusting to riding a bike that you actually have to shift this season after dominated at times last season on his fully automatic CVT machine. He’s been consistently in the top 5 for most of this season aboard his 90 modified Cobra and he secured a 6th place finish at High Point to maintain his top 5 in the series points. Matthew Holley pulled both the holeshots in the 50 sr. (6-8) class at High Point and held on to go 3-3 and land on the podium for the 3rd time this season! Matthew currently sits in 3rd place in the series point’s standings as we head into round 7.
Several other Media Allstar Riders put in solid performances at Round 6. Dale #671 and Mark Batson #636 continued their consistent ways in the 30+A class and both riders now sit comfortably inside the top 10 in points. Proving that being fast must run in the family C.D. Musick #539 showed he can still motor out there on the track as he earned a 2nd overall in the 40+ class. Calen McGinty #33 rode his way to a 5th overall in the Open A class, he is showing that he has more than enough talent and speed to run up front in the A classes. Team Captain Chase Cunningham #419 was back in action after taking a weekend off at Ballance MX. Chase had a really nice run in Saturday’s first motos as he earned a 4th in Open A and 3rd in the 25+ class. But Sunday’s moto’s saw him get flipped on the start of the 25+ and then just a few motos later he cut a tire down while running 4th in the Open A class. Cunningham just can’t seem to buy a break this season, but with 4 rounds of racing left we’re sure he’ll make his mark before the season ends.
In just a little over a week we’ll be visiting Sunday Creek Raceway just outside of Athens, OH for just the 2nd time in the long history of the series. With 6 rounds of racing behind us the points races are starting to take shape so the racing from here on out will be intense…we’re ready!