Izzi, Stroupe Go Head To Head at Ponca GNC Amateur Nationals

Shan Moore | July 27, 2007

Nico Izzi and Austin Stroupe have gone head to head all week long at the 32nd Annual Grand National Championships at Ponca City, Oklahoma, and both riders completed their week of racing after today’s action, with Izzi heading to Loretta Lynn’s with three titles in hand while Stroupe finished up with one.

Izzi claimed titles in the 450 Stock, 250 Mod, and 450 Mod Pro classes, while Stroupe took home the 250 Stock Pro division.

Two-time World Champion Trampas Parker also finished up his week by winning the final moto of the Plus 30 Pro division, giving the Louisiana native his first-ever Ponca City title.

Saturday is reserved for run-offs in the classes that were big enough to have more than one division and several interesting match ups will take place tomorrow.

Riders who are looking fast heading into Saturday’s action include Blake Wharton, Cooper Webb, Jason Anderson, Derek Rogers, Eli Tomac, Lowell Spangler and Ian Trettell, to name a few.

Shan Moore | Contributing Editor

Moore covers all facets of off-road racing for Cycle News – from AMA Supercross and Motocross to GNCC and National Hare Scrambles events.