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WPSA

Wienen and Kilby Win First of Two Pro Finals During WPSA's Blue Ridge Open Championship

LONDON, Ky. (June 17, 2007) -- Chad Wienen and Scott Kilby won first two Pro ATV finals of the day Sunday at Daniel Boone Motocross Park. The events are part of the WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour Blue Ridge Open Championship. The double national weekend continues this afternoon with three more Pro finals.

Wienen (No. 44 Team Rockstar, MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki) won a hard-fought battle with John Natalie, Jr. (No. 13 Maxxis, Elka/Honda) to net the victory, his second this season. Natalie finished second, earning his second consecutive runner-up finish. Dustin Wimmer (NO. 191 MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki) drove through the field to finish third after taking a provisional starting position.

"Natalie fought hard, and I fought hard, but it was a clean race," said Wienen, who took the lead for good on lap four after a three-lap battle with Natalie. "Though it looks like I was a bit out of control, I calculated my move. Natalie ran a bit wide, and I took advantage."

The SuperQuad Pro 450 race was stopped on the fifth lap due a crash involving Dustin Nelson and Jason Dunkelberger. Nelson was transported to a Lexington, Kentucky-area hospital for treatment of a leg injury, while Dunkelberger was treated on site and released. The race, under WPSA rules, was restarted from the beginning.

Keith Little (No. 12 Lonestar/Honda) won the 1,000 QUAD Magazine Holeshot award.

Kilby (No. 207 Warnert Racing/Can-Am) took the lead early in the QuadTerrain Pro Stock final, after teammate Chris Borich (No. 2 Warnert Racing/Can-Am) suffered mechanical problems. Privateer rider Jesse West (No. 888 West Racing/Arctic Cat) was second, ahead of London, Kentucky resident Adam Vaughn (No. 83 Warnert Racing/Can-Am).

"This was great after the last race," said Kilby. "I had mechanical trouble, and wrecked the bike in Oklahoma, so it's nice to win one."

Borich won the Holeshot Technologies Rock'n'Roll Award, worth $1,000, for exiting the QuadTerrain course's rock section first.

The winners of the $500 ATVSource.com Fastest Mover Awards, given in both Pro classes to the riders who move up the most positions from qualifying, went to Wimmer and Vaughn.

This morning's finals will be telecast on ESPN2 on Saturday, July 15 at 1 p.m. EDT.

The Blue Ridge Open Championship will continue this afternoon with the second set of SuperQuad Pro 450 and QuadTerrain Challenge finals, as well as the SuperSport side-by-side race.

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 information, please visit www.PowerSportsTour.com.


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