Wimmer Womps Competition at
ITP QuadCross Series Opener
Chino, CA – January 23, 2007 - Team Suzuki
Yoshimura Pro rider Dustin Wimmer dominated the
ITP QuadCross series opener at Glen Helen this
weekend. Wimmer won his qualifying race and
holeshot and won the main in convincing fashion.
A huge turnout of riders faced a challenging
track that featured all the National obstacles.
"We're in town for some testing," Wimmer
said. "We decided to drop in and do the race. We
learned a lot and it was pretty fun."
In fact, such a large number of Pros showed
up, that event organizers had to run two heats
to thin down the field. Alba Suzuki rider Kory
Ellis dominated the first qualifier heat over
Dustin Nelson and a slew of California hot
shoes. Ellis was on fire as he blistered the
famous Glen Helen circuit. The next qualifier
saw Keith Little snag the holeshot just ahead of
Suzuki Yoshimura rider Wimmer. Two laps later
Wimmer passed Little in the esses section and
never relinquished the lead. The two were close
the entire race but Wimmer crossed the line
The wind had really picked up between the
qualifiers and the final. Gusts of up to 70mph
ripped through the hills of Glen Helen, making
it even more challenging.
The Pro final gate dropped with Wimmer in the
lead. Within a lap he had pulled a large gap and
poured it on. By lap three, Wimmer had checked
out and all eyes turned to Ellis charging up
from about an 8th place start. Towards the end
of the race Ellis had disposed of everyone
except Wimmer and Little.
Wimmer was gone, but the former GNC Glen
Helen Champ Ellis was on the gas. He caught
Little on the last lap but fell short of second
spot by just a few feet.
Team Suzuki Yoshimura engine builder Ryan Cox
was happy with the performance. "We are trying
to put the power where Dustin likes it," Cox
said. "Today we were testing our new 99decibel
AMA legal pipe... we have plenty of power, but
are still testing to see where it suits Wimmer
best. With Gust, (WPSA Champion Doug Gust), we
know exactly how he likes the power band. We're
still working it out with Dustin, and we are
closing in on what he likes more every day. We
will be ready for the WPSA opener."