ATV Motocross

Mitch Reynolds Update

Thursday, June 12, 2008 | 12:00 AM

For Immediate Release
Shane Hartman -- [email protected]

Todd Sweigart
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Title: Mitch Reynolds Racing Update - ATVA Unadilla

Body: Greenbriar, AR -- The 7th Round of the ITP Tires Moose Racing AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championship presented by Parts Unlimited rolled into New Berlin, New York this past weekend and so did the weather. With a rock solid performance at round #6 still fresh in his mind, a Pro-Am Production Championship within reach, Mitch Reynolds focused on another big point's weekend and that's what he accomplished.

In the Pro-Am unlimited Moto #1 on Saturday Mitch finished with a respectable 4th after a deep gate pick and a couple off track excursions "I didn't get the best start and I got pushed wide in the first corner, but I was very happy with were I finished. The track was very tight and there was not many opportunities to pass" Reynolds said. In moto #2 Mitch got a much better start and was able to keep pace with the leaders finishing 3rd and 4th overall in the Pro-Am Unlimited Class.

When Sunday rolled around, the track was in great shape and the weather looked like it might cooperate as well. In Moto #1 Mitch pulled the Holeshot on his JB Racing, Baldwin Motorsports, Sunrise Honda, but was unable to hold off the hard charging Clay Holmes into the second turn. Reynolds would hold the Second position for a good gate pick in moto #2.

When the gate dropped in the second moto, the nation's top twenty riders roared off the line and into turn one. Coming out of the gravity cavity Reynolds was in fourth place and reeling in the leaders. On the second lap the skies opened up with a torrential down pore that sent the spectators running for cover and separating the riders into two categories, those who could and those who couldn't handle a mud race. By the fourth lap Reynolds was out front till the motor inhaled some water forcing him to slow his pace and finish second. "I thought we might get some rain, but I don't think any of us were prepared for that much. My Honda started running really rough so I backed off the pace just hoping to finish. I really want to congratulate Bobby on his win, he road a smart race and it paid off for him" Reynolds said after the race.

With a Second overall on Sunday Mitch moved up into 4th in the points and still has a legitimate shot at the Pro-Am Production Championship, and is currently leading the ITP Grand Slam. While all the other riders get a well deserved weekend off between rounds Mitch will be in Danville VA this weekend contending for the ATVA Pro Extreme Dirt Track Championship in witch he is currently second in points.

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Photos: Shane Hartman  and Andrew Mahey (Click for Larger Images)

Mitch's 2008 Sponsors include; (JB Racing, Baldwin Motorsports, RATH, PEP, Sunrise Honda, Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals, Genuine Honda Parts, THOR, Hoosier, TAG, Regina, OURY, MXN, Smith Optics, Hinson, PowerMadd,  DWT, Johnsons and Smith,s ATV and Cycle.  

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