MAXC Round 2 – The Artesian – ATV Race Report


 2012 MAXC Racing – Round 2 – The Artesian - ATV Race Report
Yamaha’s Walker Fowler Wins, Kevin Cunningham & Ryan Lane Round Out Podium

MAXC Round 2 – The Artesian
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Martinsville, IN (5/22/2012) – The 2012 AMA MAXC ATV / UTV Racing series settled its sights on a venue change that would add to the series yet another challenge as round two would see Martinsville Indiana host the second round of competition. This race would mark the make update for the MAXC round 1 that got rained out. The 7 mile course would find itself rooted solidly in the woods with very little field sections which played well due to the regions lack of rainfall. The deceiving Indiana terrain opened itself up to one challenging course that would greet the series 425 entries at this round.

MAXC The Artisian ATV Hill Climb
Round 2 of the MAXC ATV & SxS Racing Series in Martinsville, IN drew in quite a crowd of racers and spectators with over 400 race entries!

AA Quad would see the 2012 GNCC XC2 Champion Walker Fowler make his second appearance this season aboard his Ballance Racing Yamaha and quickly became the rider in charge after Ryan Lane secured the holeshot. Fowler charged ahead and took over the lead after battling his way from a mid pack start. Fowler exclaimed from the podium that while the course was tight, he was able to find many lines which allowed him to keep moving forward and take the win, his second in the series this season.

Walker Fowler - Yamaha YFZ450X ATV
Walker Fowler - Yamaha YFZ450X ATV
2012 GNCC XC2 Pro-Am Champion Walker Fowler took yet another win in the MAXC ATV Racing series at the Artesian

Finishing second to Fowler, Kevin Cunningham would put in an impressive ride as he worked his way to the front and shadowed Fowler the entire race. While Fowler was unable to put distance between Cunningham, the same racing conditions made for closing the gap on Fowler difficult. Cunningham would find the checkered flag 48 seconds after the leader.

Ryan Lane - Honda 450R ATV
Ryan Lane - Honda 450R ATV
DC Motorsports’ Ryan Lane grabbed the early lead by taking the holeshot. Lane would round out the AA Class podium in third

Ryan Lane fired his DC Motorsports Honda to life and streaked to the first turn, securing the holeshot and would set the pace early on lap one. Lane put down a solid race that held him in third place until the race ended.

AA ATV Class Podium
AMA Blingstar MAXC AA ATV Class Podium (left to right)
Kevin Cunningham (2nd), Walker Fowler (1st), Ryan Lane (3rd)

Brycen Neal would set a blistering pace in A Quad and after a grueling race, would clinch his second win on the season. Neal won his class with over a two minute lead and clearly is showing he will be the rider to beat in 2012. Jake Stonebraker and Joshua Beach would endure a race long battle with mere seconds separating the pair at race end.

At the mid way point of the race, the competition was separating as the high humidity and ninety degree temperatures started taking its toll on the competitors. With a solid rider turn out and a shorter course, there was no room for error as the leaders mixed it up with lappers.

In B 15-24, three seconds is all that separated the top three with Joshua Huxhold claiming the win. Ben Krafft and Kellan Aspaugh would join Huxhold on the podium as the trio put in one of the closest races of the day.

With thirty one entries, C 15-24 was the largest class of the day and would see Thomas Hufferd rise to the top taking the win. Stephen Ranard and Max Hinchman would round out the top three after battling their way to the front.

Bryce Enright - Honda TRX450R ATV
Curtis Bausback - Pitster Pro Youth ATV
#8 Bryce Enright took the win in the 90cc Limited Quad Class at the MAXC Round 4 in Martinsville, IN
#24 Curtis Bausback from Greensburg, IN placed sixth in the 90cc Production Quad Class

The Youth ATV ranks were stocked full of talent as the young racers took to the track. With some serious hills to tackle, attention by officials and pit crews became paramount at the more technical areas of the course. Travis Spencer would push hard and claim the youth overall, followed by Corey Silverthorn taking second and Kalab Hagan would fill the podium with his third place position.

The MAXC ATV / UTV Racing Series heads to Casey, Illinois for round three of the 10 round series. For more information, please be sure to visit our website at

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