John Natalie, Jr. Goes Two for Two in
As Natalie Family Celebrates at Daniel Boone
LONDON, Ky. (June 16, 2007) -- John Natalie,
Jr. scored his second top SuperQuad Pro 450
qualifying position in as many days Saturday
during the WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour Blue Ridge
Open Championship at Daniel Boone Motocross
Park. The event puts Natalie at the front of the
field for the two finals tomorrow, scheduled as
part of the double championship weekend.
Natalie (No. 13 Maxxis, Elka/Honda) had his
hands full during his heats, just holding off
Chad Wienen (No. 44 Team Rockstar, MSR, Pro
Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki) and Harold Goodman (No.
708 Lost Creek Cycles/Honda) to take the honors.
Josh Creamer, for the second consecutive day,
placed his No. 9 Monster Energy Kawasaki in the
second slot. Dustin Wimmer (No. 191 MSR, Pro
Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki) recovered from
mechanical problems yesterday to nab the third
"I got around Goodman early, and Wienen and I
fought later," said Natalie. "I just ran a smart
race. I used my head, picked the right line and
kept him behind me."
Natalie had even more to celebrate later in
the day as his wife, Michelle, who also competes
in WPSA's Women A Class, finished as the second
runner-up in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic contest.
"She went up there and did really well," said
Natalie. "I had a great day, too. So you really
couldn't ask for anything more."
Natalie wants to add to his record here.
Natalie remains undefeated in WPSA competition
at Daniel Boone Motocross Park.
"I'm going to try to carry my momentum into
tomorrow," said Natalie. "I'm looking to go six
for six on the weekend."
This weekend's event features two complete
shows for the TourŐs Pro Classes: SuperQuad Pro
450 and QuadTerrain Pro Stock. The first set of
Pro finals are scheduled for tomorrow morning,
with the second set of finals rolling off at 2
Tomorrow's show will also feature a full card
of Amateur, Pro Am, Women's and Junior Class
This weekend's events will be telecast on
ESPN2 on Sunday, July 15 at 1 p.m. EDT, and
again on Saturday, July 21 at noon EDT.
About the PowerSports ATV Tour
The PowerSports ATV Tour is North America's
premier professional ATV racing circuit,
featuring QuadMX, QuadTerrain and SuperSport Pro
series action as well as more than 20 amateur
classes for adults, women and children. The Tour
is sanctioned by the World PowerSports
Association, North America's most respected
snowmobile and ATV sanctioning body, and a
promoter of ATV and snowmobile racing on both
the regional and national level. For more
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