WIENEN AND BORICH WIN WPSA
WILD CAT FINALS; NATALIE AND WEST TAKE PRO
ROSSVILLE, Ind. (July 22, 2007) -- Sunday's
AMSOIL Wild Cat Open Championship proved pivotal
in the 2007 WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour as winners
returned to victory lane, and the Pro points
leads changed hands.
In the end, Chad Wienen won his fourth
SuperQuad Pro 450 final, and Chris Borich earned
his fifth QuadTerrain Pro Stock win in six
attempts this season. Meanwhile John Natalie,
Jr. took the lead in the SuperQuad Pro 450
championship, while Jesse West grabbed the top
slot in the QuadTerrain Pro Stock points chase.
The races will be telecast on ESPN2 on Sept.
7 at 3 p.m. EDT.
Wienen (No. 44 Team Rockstar, MSR, Pro Taper,
Yoshimura/Suzuki), after two difficult races in
Virginia, bounced back here. After qualifying
second, he took the lead at the start, and
easily walked away from the rest of the field.
"The last round was kind of rough for us,"
said Wienen. "We went back to the drawing board
and picked it up. My team just stepped it up and
made it happen for me."
Natalie (No. 13 Elka, Maxxis/Honda), who
suffered severe leg and chest injuries in a
crash during practice earlier this season, was
ecstatic to be back in the points lead after
finishing second. Pat Brown (No. 199 Golden West
Cycles/Yamaha) finished third.
"I was busted up pretty bad," said Natalie of
his injuries. "I had a torn sternum, as well as
ACL and MCL injuries. We just kept fighting. I
rode through the pain, we came back, and now
we're in the points lead--which is where we
"This takes a lot of heart," added Natalie of
his privateer effort. "I don't have time to do
anything else. All day long, I just work on
bikes and ride. I eat, sleep and breath racing,
and now it's starting to pay off."
Borich (No. 2 Warnert Racing/Can-Am)
performed a similar feat in the QuadTerrain Pro
Stock final, leading all but one lap to nab the
victory, his fifth this season. Chris Bithel
(No. 6 Warnert Racing/Can-Am) battled Borich
throughout the race and finished second.
"I'm just having a great time," said Borich.
"Can-Am and Warnert Racing have just put an
excellent ride underneath me. Everything has
just worked out well.
"This was one of the best races this year,"
added Borich. "It was just so close. Ultimately,
it worked out well."
West (No. 888 West Racing/Arctic Cat)
finished third, and took the points lead. The
rider known as the "working man" has overcome
adversity, injuries and bad luck to net the top
spot in the championship.
"This feels great," said West. "Our goal was
to take the points lead this weekend, and we
worked hard to fulfill that goal. We finally had
some good luck. We got through the starts
cleanly, and just had fun.
"It's been a tough road," added West. "We had
the points lead going into Illinois, and had
trouble there. Then, we went to Kentucky and had
two bad crashes, one of which hurt me pretty
badly. I'm just now feeling 100%. So, I'm
Special award winners were:
SuperQuad Pro 450
The QUAD Magazine Holeshot Award ($1,000): Keith
Little (No. 12 Lonestar/Honda)
ATVSource.com Biggest Mover ($500): Little
QuadTerrain Pro Stock
Holeshot Technologies Rock'n'Roll Award
ATVSource.com Biggest Mover ($500): Andrew
Langston (No. 24 Suzuki)
Other winners during the weekend were:
SuperQuad Pro Am: Greg Gee (No. 10 Fox Shox/Honda)
A Class: Charles Moore (No. 331 Cernic's/Suzuki)
B Class: Chase Snapp (No. 122 K&N Yamaha of
C Class: Jeremy Hobbs (No. 04 Fox's
Women A: Angela Butler (No. 1 LoneStar
Women B/C: Michelle Suciu (No. 5 Wheelz Up
16-24: Greg Gee (No. 10 Fox Shox/Honda)
Plus 25: Dane Heilman (No. 07 JPMX/Honda)
Plus 35: Bill Marsh (No. 14 Honda)
Open Amateur: Dane Hellman (No. 07 Hiper
Production Lites: Jeffrey Rastrelli (No. 28 J&J
0-50cc Limted Auto Clutch CVT 4-6: Jordan Digby
(NO. 88 OMF Wheels/DRR)
0-50cc Production Auto Clutch 6-8: Kyle Stuckey
(No. 56 Pittman Racing/Cobra)
51-70cc Production Auto Clutch 6-11: Nicholas
Gennusa (No. 15 Zebu Forno Bakery and
0-70cc Shifter 6-11: David Nevrotski (No. 24
71-90cc 2 Stroke, 75-125cc 4 Stroke 8-11: Jesse
Skvarek (No. 32 Kymco USA/Kymco-Fischer)
71-90cc 2 Stroke, 75-125cc 4 Stroke Production
12-15: Aaron Beer (No. 707 JB Racing/Cobra)
90cc Production CVT Belt Drive 8-15: Caston
McConnell (No. 204 Sunoco Fuel/Xtreme)
75-125cc 4 Stroke Production 8-15: Grantt
Darnell (No. 128 Scott Cain Racing/Honda)
90 2 Stroke Modified 8-12: Brian Kinczfogel (No.
106 Janssen Motorsports/Honda)
Supermini: Jeffrey Rastrelli (No. 28 Hetrick
Complete results are available at
The next race for the PowerSports ATV Tour, the
Raceway Park National, is scheduled for Aug.
18-19 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in
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