Thomas Brown ended the ATV MX National Championship presented by CST Tires season in third place overall after taking second place in both motos at the year’s final round. Round 10 was held August 11 at Loretta Lynn’s in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
Brown started the day strong, taking the ATVRiders.com Top Qualifier award, and his second place for the day secured third-place for the season. The Tbrown 84 Training/CST Tires rider amassed an excellent record during the year, taking a victory and four additional podium spots.
Next up for Brown is the Quadcross of European Nations, scheduled for September 22-23 in Slagelse, Denmark. Along with three other top riders, Brown was chosen to defend Team USA’s championship in the event, which features a grueling 25-minute moto each day.
CST Tires thanks Thomas Brown for an ATV MX National Championship presented by CST Tires season full of exciting performances, and looks forward to cheering him on as Team USA brings home the gold once again.
Thomas Brown is riding CST tires to a certified hot streak. Brown’s first ATVMX win of the year came shortly after news that he’ll ride for the US in this year’s Quadcross of European Nations (QXON).
At Saturday’s RedBud race, Round 9 of the ATVMX National Championship presented by CST Tires, Brown took third place in the first moto. However, as the next moto would show, he was just warming up. Despite a track made slick by heavy rain, Brown grabbed the lead in the moto’s first half and held it through the finish. The win gave the Tbrown84 Training/CST Tires rider his fourth trip to the podium so far this season; he’s currently third in points for the series.
Brown is one of three US riders who will defend Team USA’s QXON championship against world-class competition. QXON will feature a 25-minute moto during each day of the event. “I am super honored to be selected as a part of Team USA again. I am looking forward to heading across the big pond to defend our title in Denmark. We have a great team with Jeffrey [Rastrelli], Chad [Wienen] and myself. This should be an awesome race,” Brown said. QXON is scheduled for September 22-23 in Slagelse, Denmark.
To learn more about QXON, please visit http://slagelsemx.com/. The final round of the ATVMX season is scheduled for August 11 at Loretta Lynn’s in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. CST congratulates Thomas Brown on his Round 9 ATVMX overall win, and wishes Brown and his teammates the best as they compete against some of the world’s best riders and bring home QXON gold once again.
CST is going full-throttle with its first-ever contingency program, offering generous cash prizes for winners and podium finishers in AMSOIL GNCC Racing, WORCS, the ATV MX National Championships, and the AMA District 37 Big6 Grand Prix Series.
Prizes ranging from $400 to $50 will be awarded for upcoming races, with amounts varying according to series, class, and first, second or third-place finish. The contingency program begins April 21-22 for AMSOIL GNCC; April 27-29 for WORCS; May 5-6 for ATV MX and Big 6. Races prior to the specified dates are not covered by the program, and no prizes will be awarded retroactively.
To be eligible, racers must ride CST tires and display decals in the number and size specified on the entry form throughout the event. Additional terms and conditions apply.
Don’t wait! Visit https://www.csttires.com/us/contingency/ to find entry forms and to learn more!
Rider: Thomas Brown | Photo: Ken Hill
CST’s Thomas Brown and Nick Gennusa both made the top five at the season opener of the ATV MX National Championship presented by CST Tires. Brown earned fourth place, with Gennusa in fifth at the race, held March 13 at Daytona International Speedway.
Going into the second round, Brown racked up 18 points toward his season total, and Gennusa accumulated 16. ATV MX presented by CST Tires’ Round 2, South of the Border, is scheduled for March 24-25 in Hamer, South Carolina.
CST thanks Thomas Brown and Nick Gennusa for an outstanding start to the season.
With a sponsorship roster that includes returning stars and newly signed champions, CST Tires continues to step up its game in the world of ATV and off-road motorcycle racing. The company has built on solid results from last season by recruiting a powerhouse line-up for 2018.
“We have a deep roster this year, and we know that all of these riders are fully capable of winning a championship on CST tires. We’re very confident about our prospects,” said Chris Meyer, marketing coordinator for CST Tires.
New riders include eight-time ATVMX champion Nick Gennusa, who will again contest that series’ Pro class, and Brycen Neal, who’s gunning for the GNCC Pro title after taking second overall last season. Michael Swift will ride for CST in GNCC’s 4×4 Pro, UTV Pro, and Ace classes, as well as competing in the Heartland Challenge. Swift’s GNCC competition in 4×4 Pro and UTV Pro will include fellow CST rider Kevin Trantham, who is also new to the company’s roster.
CST’s returning stars include nine-time WORCS champion Beau Baron, who will compete in WORCS Pro ATV and Pro SxS, as well as Quad Cross and the Big 6 series in 2018. Adam McGill, who rode CST to fifth place overall in GNCC’s Pro class and appeared on the podium seven times in 2017, will work to leave his competition in the dust in the GNCC, IXCR ATV Pro Overall, and WEXCR Pro Overall. No stranger to the ATVMX podium, Thomas Brown will compete in that series’ Pro class, plus Pont de Vaux and QXON.
Desert racer Cory Sappington will again compete in both Best in the Desert and the SCORE-International series. Like his new teammates Swift and Trantham, Dwight Pollard is scheduled to race in GNCC’s 4×4 Pro class. Pollard will also compete in the series’ XC3 SxS class, as well as the Heartland Challenge, Mid East, SORCS, and IXCR. Sean Bogdan will compete in GNCC UTV XC1 Pro, and Justin Wood will race the series’ 4×4 Senior A class.
Racing motorcycles for CST will be Mitch Anderson. Among Mitch’s accomplishments during the past year was a team victory at the John Burr 10 Hours of Glen Helen.
CST is proud to welcome all of its riders to its strongest ATV roster yet, and looks forward to cheering them on to victory throughout the year.
CST’s reputation as a top brand for ATV racing continues to grow as the company’s sponsored riders take victories and podiums in major series.
Adam McGill turned in his best performance of the season at GNCC Round 4, taking an early lead and holding it for much of the first two laps. After a fierce battle with Walker Fowler through the rest of the race, he took second place despite being slowed during the final two laps by mechanical issues. His performance moved him into third place in the overall national championship standings.
At ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented by CST Tires Round 2 at Underground MX Park, Thomas Brown made a late-racepass and rode CST’s new Pulse MXR to second place in Moto 1. A similar pass earned him third place in Moto 2, and Brown earned second place overall for the round. Brown is third in the ATMX overall national standings.
Beau Baron, who leads WORCS’ Pro standings, was undefeated in the series’ first four Pro rounds and most recently took second place in both Pro and Pro SxS at Round 6, The Orleans. “The CST Tires are awesome. The rears worked so well, especially. I couldn’t see running anything else here, especially considering the different surfaces,” he said regarding his tires’ performance during The Orleans.
He had just as much praise for his CST tires after The Orleans’ Pro SxS race. “I tried driving it like a go-kart and get as much traction as I could in the turns,” said Baron. “My CST Tires were working great. They just had so much traction.”
Also this weekend, Baron claimed second in Pro II at Round 4 of the Big 6 Grand Prix Series, a performance that followed his wins in the class at the series’ second and third rounds.
CST is proud to sponsor all of these fine riders and is thrilled to cheer them on as they earn victories and podiums throughout the rest of the season.