2008 OMA Nationals Champion Bryan Hulsey took home second place at the Maxxis Wolverine XC. The Missouri racer finally put his Dirtworks Honda on the podium after struggling in the first three events this year.
John Pitts battled his way to a third place finish at the OMA Nationals round four event near Mesick, Michigan. Sand and mud caused cooling problems for the Dirtworks Motorsports Honda, but the Missouri based racer still managed a podium finish.
Kyle Martin blasted through the rural Michigan woods to capture his first OMA win at the Maxxis Wolverine XC. Martin’s Maxxis Dirtworks Honda crossed the finish line with a two minute and seventeen second margin of victory.
The first lap of round four in the Parts Unlimited OMA Nationals series looked good for the Aupperle Racing Maxxis Honda of Shane Gaunt. Unfortunately the Illinois based racer caught a tree stump, breaking his right front A-arm and tossing Gaunt to the ground for an early end to his race.
Texan Shawn Hess was determined to get back on the podium at the Wolverine XC. Overheating issues spoiled his plans, and the Houser Racing Blingstar Honda retired three laps short of the checkered flag.
It was all Dirtworks racers on the OMA Maxxis Wolverine XC podium in Mesick, Michigan. Pictured left to right are Bryan Hulsey, second place, Kyle Martin, winner, and John Pitts, third place.
It was a tough day at the Parts Unlimited OMA Nationals Maxxis Wolverine XC. Hot weather and demanding trails took their toll on the men and machines that did battle in the sand, tight timbers, and rugged terrain of this rural Michigan venue. Kyle Martin finally took home his first OMA victory, and it took a tough ride to accomplish the win. Numerous spectators and racers spent the last day of spring 2009 doing something they truly enjoy at an event promoted by a tough old man who also enjoys his work. The OMA Nationals series has a reputation for toughness, and this event has not changed that status. If you are looking for challenging races at interesting venues in the Midwest, then this series is for you. Check out omanationals.com for more information and a schedule of remaining events in the ten race Parts Unlimited OMA Nationals Series. This is off road racing.