Oklahoma is O.K. for Team MSR/Pro
Taper/Suzuki/Yoshimura's Dustin Wimmer
Tucker Rocky Coo Steve Johnson joins
Dustin Wimmer on the podium.
Wimmer storming through the turns.
Brea, CA June 4, 2007 The third round of
the WPSA SuperQuad Pro 450 series in Stillwater,
OK was all about Weather and Wimmer.
Friday night alone saw 6 ฝ inches of rain
fall to completely flood out the Cooperland
track and surrounding environs. Marble sized
hail and strong winds also worried the ATV
racers as many thought they could end up on "Oz"
by the end of the day.
Incredibly, the weather started to clear up
on Saturday and the track crew somehow
constructed a raceable course. The WPSA was
forced to switch the planned double header to a
single Sunday event. By doing so they had to
hold all the heat races on Saturday, and launch
the main on Sunday. Through a massive and
impressive effort, the WPSA and track crew
pulled it off. The track was shortened due to
the fact that the back half of the track was now
Saturday's heat races were up and down for
the "Suzuki Squad" as Dustin Wimmer won his
first heat race, but came in behind Pat Brown in
the second. Gust carded a 2nd/5th, while Wienen
went 5th/6th in their respective heats. These
"decent" heat race finishes gave them pretty
good gate picks leading into Sunday's main. The
stage was set for a shootout... WPSA style.
Sunday dawned a little overcast but soon the
sun came out and began to dry up the saturated
Oklahoma red soil. Everyone was still sloshing
around in a variety of muddy boots, but spirits
were high in the Team Rockstar/MSR/Pro
Taper/Suzuki/Yoshimura rig. Wimmer was running
fast laps all weekend and Stillwater looked to
be a likely venue for a "Dustin" win this year.
Sure enough, when the main event finally
arrived, Wimmer blasted off in second place
behind Keith Little at the first turn. However,
even before the first lap was over, #191 showed
the rest of the field the back of his MSR pants
by putting his Suzuki QuadRacerฎ R450 into the
Gust flying over Oklahoma.
From there, Team MSR/Pro
Taper/Suzuki/Yoshimura's Wimmer simply set sail
and dominated the competition crossing the
checkers with a 6.5 second lead over John
"I got around Little and put in a couple of
really fast laps, then just rode consistent,
fast laps for the rest of the race," Wimmer said
after the event. "Jeremiah (Jones) has been
helping me in my training and mental outlook,
and I really felt strong coming into this race.
Sure enough, once the race started, I knew that
no one was going to catch me."
Wienen chasing Gust.
Team Coordinator Jones was really happy with
Wimmer's performace. "We had him training and
working on his program overall for the last two
weeks. He's working really hard to be a champ,
that's what it takes. He's a heck of a racer and
is right on the edge of becoming a dominant
competitor. Dustin has a great future in front
of him, this race is just a sign of things to
Dustin's teammates "Digger" Doug Gust and
Chad "Wide Open" Wienen also had good races but
missed the podium. Gust went 5th with Wienen
6th. Although falling short of Taylorville's
Suzuki 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 sweep, it was a respectable
finish and all three Suzuki factory riders are
very close together at the top of the series
There were seven Suzuki's in the SuperQuad
Pro 450 final results proving once again that
Suzuki is the ATV of choice for professional
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