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WPSA

WILD CAT CREEK ATV RACE TO FEATURE HOOSIER STATE SHOWDOWN
AS WPSA POWERSPORTS ATV TOUR INVADES CENTRAL INDIANA

ROSSVILLE, Ind. (July 18, 2007) -- As the 2007 WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour begins to wind down another successful season, the points are still up in the air as the Tour hits Indiana this weekend for the AMSOIL Wildcat Open Championship. The event is being held at Wild Cat Creek MX here, and represents Round 8 of the 10-race Tour.

This weekend's events will be telecast on ESPN2 on Friday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. EDT.

The racing weekend will feature the nation's top Pro riders, competing in three Classes: SuperQuad Pro 450, QuadTerrain Challenge Pro Stock, and SuperSport Side by Side. The SuperQuad Pro 450 Class features big air, motocross style racing. QuadTerrain Challenge features larger, utility-type ATVs, competing on an obstacle course that includes log jams, mud bogs, rock crawls, as well as high-speed sections. The SuperSport Class comprises four-wheel utility vehicles piloted by a driver and co-driver, sitting side by side. The purpose-built racing machines compete on a modified course that includes both big-air sections, as well as obstacles.

The race weekend will also feature nearly 20 other classes for Pro Am, Amateur, Junior and Women's classes.

SuperQuad Pro 450
The gloves came off three weeks ago in Virginia, and John Natalie, Jr. definitely lived up to his Iron Man nickname, winning both rounds of the double national. The rider of the No. 13 Elka, Maxxis/Honda moved well within striking distance of the points lead and now sits just seven points out the lead with only three races left.

However, leading the points is sophomore sensation Dustin Wimmer (No. 191 MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki), and he certainly won't give up without a fight. Nor will his teammates Doug Gust (No. 55 Team Rockstar, MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki) and Chad Wienen (No. 44 Team Rockstar, MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki), who currently occupy the third and fourth slots, respectively, in the title chase.

Keith Little (No. 12 Lonestar/Honda) has seemingly come out of nowhere with his privateer effort and completes the top five in points.

Other riders to watch include the Kawasaki duo of Josh Creamer and Josh Upperman, both of whom have continued to build on the Monster Energy Drink backed team's new sport quad racing program, stringing together several top fives of late.

Honda has begun chipping away at Suzuki's lead the Manufacturers' Championship, and now sits just 14 points out of first.

QuadTerrain Pro Stock
The slug fest is likely to continue in the big bike ranks, and although Scott Kilby (No. 207 Warnert Racing/Can-Am) is in front in riders' points, it's Jesse West (No. 888 West Racing/Arctic Cat) who's come on strongest recently. West now sits just three points out of the lead and returns to the track where he netted his first PowerSports ATV Tour victory, scored last season.

West leads a hungry gaggle of Arctic Cat silver trying to unseat the dominant Can-Am. Rory Beckman (No. 10 Jack Link's/Arctic Cat) sits third, ahead of defending titleholder Daryl Rath (No. 67 Jack Link's/Arctic Cat). West's brother Josh (No. 788 West Racing/Arctic Cat) rounds out the top five in points.

All Pro Class Riders will be vying for one of the richest purses in ATV racing here. The Tour will award $22,500 in purse monies for the SuperQuad Pro 450 and QuadTerrain Pro Stock finals. The purse pays to 20th place in the QuadMX Series and to 15th place in QuadTerrain Challenge. The purse structure awards $4,000 to win each QuadMX final and $2,000 to win in each QuadTerrain Challenge final, with $15,000 and $7,500 available in each Series final, respectively.

Tickets, which start at $15 for adults and $5 for kids 6-15, will be available at the gate on Saturday.

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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