Loretta's with 1-1
Chino, CA – August 13, 2007 – The 12th and
final round of the ITP/ATVA GNC Championship
Series rolled into the beautiful Loretta Lynn's
Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN this weekend.
Team Rockstar/MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper's
Chad Wienen used the break in the WPSA
Championship Series schedule to head down and do
some extra-curricular racing.
The first Moto saw Chad and defending ATVA
champ Joe Byrd dicing heavily for the lead
through much of the race. At one point Byrd's
head pipe cracked and then fell off thus robbing
Joe's machine of power. From there Chad motored
off into the sunset and left the rest of the
pack far behind.
"I was pushing Joe pretty hard and was really
enjoying the race," Chad said after Moto one.
"All of a sudden his bike started to sound like
a popcorn machine and I knew he had issues with
his pipe. From there it was an easy ride."
At the start of Moto two, Chad put the pedal
to the metal on his Suzuki QuadRacer R450. He
grabbed the holeshot and with Joe close behind,
Chad never looked back went on to finish at the
top of the podium.
"It was a pretty easy race really, I got a
great start and the bike just flew," Weinen said
after the race.
Just like teammate Dustin Wimmer at the last
Unadilla ATVA race, Wienen came to the race in
his own trailer without the team support rig.
Ryan Cox, his mechanic, flew in and prepped one
of Chad's old race bikes from the beginning of
the year. "It was fun to be there. The crowd was
really cheering me on when I passed Joe in the
Chad will join up with the full complement of
the Team Rig and his other two teammates at the
next round of the WPSA SuperQuad Pro 450 Series
in Englishtown, NJ this upcoming weekend.