Taper/Suzuki/Yoshimura (Energized by Rockstar)
April 2, 2007 Brea, CA Race day dawned
sunny and beautiful at the Decatur, TX Oak Hill
race facility on Sunday. Three straight days of
rain, hail, and tornadoes, left most of the
competitors wondering if the track owners would
be able to even stage an event - but stage it
The track was prepped to perfection with
plentiful traction and good line selection. It
was a great day for racing as Team MSR/Pro-Taper/Yoshimura/Suzuki
(Energized by Rockstar) hit the track.
Heading into the first turn of moto one,
Dustin Wimmer was hit hard by another rider
slightly damaging his Suzuki QuadRacerฎ 450 in
the process. Although not running at 100%,
Dustin's QuadRacer pulled him through to a 4th
place finish by the end of the moto.
Dustin's teammate and ATV legend "Digger"
Doug Gust had to pull off some evasive maneuvers
on the start himself but charged forward to an
eventual 5th place finish.
"The track was a little spongy, but I like
this place a lot," Doug commented between motos,
"I'm looking to head up front in moto two, I'm
fast in the whoops and am feeling pretty good.
My Suzuki QuadRacer is so hooked up, all I have
to do is race."
Moto two saw Wimmer's Suzuki pull a monster
holeshot while Doug once again had to dodge some
chaos on the start, forcing him to come from
behind. Wimmer set the pace for the first five
laps but at moto's end carded a hard fought
second place, and third overall.
Doug meanwhile worked his way up to a 4th at
the checkers to claim 4th place overall. "I feel
pretty good about the day," Gust said
afterwards, "Everyone is still getting things
dialed in at this early stage of the season, I
do feel though like we've learned a lot of
set-up info today and I'm getting closer to
being in 100% race shape. I'm sure we will be
starting the WPSA series really strong."
TEAM MSR/PRO TAPER/SUZUKI/YOSHIMURA
(Energized by ROCKSTAR) PROGRAM SPONSORS
Maxxis Douglas Repsol Pro Aluminum
AFAM BMC Filters Galfer PowerMadd CV
Products Full Bore Motion Pro Liquid
Performance Walsh Fox Shocks NGK Hinson
Clutch Precision Racing Products VP Fuels
Quad Tech RPM Arai Mechanix Wear One