IRVINE, Calif. (July 31, 2007) – Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green™ riders captured eight championships at the Ponca City Grand National Championship in Ponca City, Okla.
Adam Cianciarulo, of Port Orange, Fla., took home two championships in 85cc stock through 11 and 85cc modified through 11. Also earning two championships was Lowell Spangler, of Lebanon, Pa., in 450 modified intermediate and 450 four-stroke non-pro.
Returning from an injury that kept him out of racing since April, Xtreme Team Green rider Hunter Hewitt, of Pilot Point, Texas, captured a well-earned 450 stock intermediate championship.
“I was a little bit nervous going into the first race,” said Hewitt. “The week was good. I just tried to stay up and be consistent. I ended up winning by a few seconds. It gave me the confidence to go into Loretta’s knowing I am back up to the same speed as everyone else.”
Teammate Austin Stroupe, of Lincolnton, N.C., earned the 250 stock A championship.
“The track was only one line so I knew I needed to get a good start,” said Stroupe. “I finally got a good start and was able to take the championship.”
In the 65-85 girls’ class, Sara Price, of Riverside, Calif., captured the championship, while Shelbie Brittian won a championship in the women’s class.
The next amateur national motocross race is the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championships, which takes place in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. beginning July 30.
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2007 NMA Grand National Championship
Ponca City, Okla.
Adam Cianciarulo- 85cc Stk thru 11 and 85cc Mod thru 11
Lowell Spangler - 450 Mod Inter and 450 4-Stroke Non Pro
Sara Price- 65-85 Girls
Austin Stroupe- 250f Stk A
Hunter Hewitt - 450 Stk Inter
Shelbie Brittian –Women’s