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WPSA

NATALIE BACK ON TRACK AND BORICH REPEATS DURING PRO FINALS AT VIRGINIA

PETERSBURG, Va. (July 1, 2007) -- John Natalie, Jr. jumped back onto the top step of the podium, and part-timer Chris Borich continued his streak during the first of two Pro ATV finals Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park. The events are part of the GBC National, Rounds 6 and 7 of the 2007 WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour.

In the SuperQuad Pro 450 final, Natalie took the lead from $1,000 Quad Magazine Holeshot winner Keith Little (No. 12 Lonestar/Honda) on the first lap, then traded the top spot with Dustin Wimmer on the second and third circuits before taking the lead for good. Natalie then fought off a charging Chad Wienen to net the victory, his second this season. Wimmer (No. 191 MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki) was second, followed by Doug Gust (No. 55 Team Rockstar, MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki).

"We don't have the budget that Suzuki has, so it's really rewarding to get this victory," said Natalie, who, with the win, becomes the WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour's all-time win leader with four career victories. Natalie came into the event in a five-way tie for the honor. "I was injured in Round 2, and didn't have the ability to really train. I tore my ACL and MCL, and I'm just starting to get back to 100%.

"This win is for Chris Earlywine," added Natalie of the rider who passed away from a heart attack on Friday. "He was a huge part of this sport."

Borich (No. 2 Warnert Racing/Can-Am) took his second consecutive victory and his third overall this season, by overhauling teammate Chris Bithel late in the event. Jesse West (No. 888 West Racing/Arctic Cat) was second, recording his third podium of the 2007 Tour. Bithel (No. 6 Warnert Racing/Can-Am), who won the $1,000 Holeshot Technologies "Rock'n'Roll" Award for beating the field out of the rock crawl on the first lap, was third.

"These Can-Am's are just so strong," said Borich. "Warnert Racing has given me a great opportunity here, and I'm making the most of it."

Bithel and Hunter Miller (No. 90 Pep/Yamaha) won the $500 ATV Source.com Biggest Mover Awards for moving up the most slots from qualifying.

Results will be available at www.PowerSportsTour.com.

This weekend's events will be telecast on ESPN2 on Saturday, Aug. 18 at noon EDT, and again on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Notebook:
HAAVISTO INJURED...Joe Haavisto (No. 75 Lost Creek/Suzuki) suffered a possible broken right leg and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was treated by the WPSA Safety Team on site and was awake and aware before leaving the venue.

TIRE AID...GBC Motorsports, title sponsor of this weekend's race at Virginia Motorsports Park, supplied two new sets of tires to Trauma Care, the Official Safety Team of the WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour. The tires will be used on the team's specially designed 6X6 fast response vehicle.

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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