MAXC Round 8 – Rally in the Valley – ATV Race Report


2012 MAXC Racing – Round 8 – Rally in the Valley – ATV Race Report
Precision Racing’s Adam McGill Wins, Kevin Cunningham & Johnathan Fugate Podium

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Gosport, IN (9/23/2012) –The 2012 Blingstar AMA MAXC ATV Racing Series Round 8 Rally in the Valley was hosted in Gosport, Indiana located about an hour southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana. Once again, several of the top GNCC XC1 Pro ATV Racers were in attendance including Adam McGill and Taylor Kiser to do battle at the Blingstar AMA MAXC ATV Race Series.

With storms rolling in Friday night it was looking like MAXC Round 8 would without a doubt be a muddy race, but as luck would have it, the sun came out early Saturday morning and dried up most of the track making for near perfect racing conditions.

MAXC Round 8 would take place a new venue to the series that was located just outside of Gosport, IN. The course featured 100% virgin trails that have never been ridden on before. The 10 mile course featured several long hill climbs, open field sections, and through several deep and muddy creek crossings.

AA Class ATV Holeshot
#229 Hayden Helmic edged out #2 Adam McGill to take the AA Class Holeshot

Lonestar’s Adam McGill had a great start despite getting edged out on the Holeshot by #999 Hayden Helmic. Blingstar’s Kevin Cunningham and Balance Racing’s Taylor Kiser followed closely in behind McGill. After grabbing the lead, McGill was able to put a good distance between him the rest of the pack. McGill would finish three minutes ahead of second place Kevin Cunningham.

Adam McGill - Honda 450R ATV
Adam McGill - Honda 450R ATV
GNCC XC1 Pro ATV Racer Adam McGill won MAXC Round 8 in Gosport, IN

“The first lap was extremely tight, and we got hooked up with Taylor (Kiser) and we were ripping pretty good until his bike started smoking real bad. I pulled up beside him and asked him what was going on, and he said the motor let you. I pretty much rode by myself all day after that” said ITP’s Adam McGill.

Kevin Cunningham - Honda 450R ATV
Kevin Cunningham - Honda 450R ATV
Blingstar’s Kevin Cunningham placed second at MAXC Rally in the Valley. Cunningham sits second in the AA Class Points, 22 points down from first place

MZM Performance’s Kevin Cunningham started about mid pack off the start. After taking a few tumbles off his Honda 450R ATV, Cunningham was able to make several passed before crossing the finish in second place.

Precision Racing - Honda 450R ATV
Precision Racing - Honda 450R ATV
MAXC AA ATV Class Points leader Ryan Lane placed fourth at Round 8

#227 Johnathan Fugate took an impressive third place finish at his first Blingstar Mid America Racing Series race in the AA class aboard his Honda 450R ATV.  MAXC AA Class points leader Ryan Lane would finish just outside the MAXC Round 8 AA Class podium in fourth place.

ATV Class Overall Podium
AMA Blingstar MAXC Adult ATV Overall Podium (left to right)
Kevin Cunningham (3rd), Adam McGill (1st), Brycen Neal (2nd)

No new comer to the Overall Adult ATV Podium, Brycen Neal would place second Overall on the Adult ATV Podium .  Grabbing second in the Open A Class Holeshot, Brycen Neal made the pass to gain the lead and began to pick off racers until the finish placing first in the Open A Class.

Open A Class Holeshot
#299Michael Garske grabbed the Open A Class Holeshot followed closely by Fly Racing’s #17b Brycen Neal at Blingstar AMA MAXC Round 8

“I felt it was the best track we have ridden on so far. Me and Kevin (Cunningham) hooked up and battled. I feel real good about my points standings and I think if I lock up the next one I should lock up the championship, then I hope to move up to the Pro class” said Jet Suspension’s Brycen Neal.

Brycen Neal - Honda 450R ATV
Brycen Neal - Honda 450R ATV
#17b Brycen Neal placed second overall & finished first in the Open A Class

Placing second in the Open A Class was #386 Braden Nichols from Hamilton, IN who sits second in the Open A Class points. Rounding out the final spot on the Open A class podium was #26 Billy Patton from Bloomfield, IN.

Cory Silverthorn - Honda 250X ATV

#553 Cory Silverthorn continued his winning streak at MAXC Round 8

Blingstar AMA MAXC 13-15 300cc 4 Stk Quad points leader #553 Cory Silverthorn took his fourth consecutive win at Round 8 Rally in the Valley. Placing second in the 13-15 300cc 4 Stk Quad class was #22 Trevor Spencer followed closely by #21 Ben Renard from Gosport, Indiana in third.

Blingstar AMA MAXC Racing Series will head to northern Indiana round 9 of the 10 round series in Culver, IN on October 13, 2012.

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