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WPSA

POINTS BATTLES TIGHTEN AS POWERSPORTS ATV TOUR
READIES FOR GARDEN STATE SHOWDOWN

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (Aug. 14, 2007) -- With the smallest of margins separating the top Pro riders in WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour, this weekend's Raceway Park National takes on added significance as the Tour makes its annual visit to New Jersey. The event, the penultimate round of the 2007 Tour, is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

This weekend's events will be telecast on ESPN2 on Sept. 14 at 5 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 big story this weekend will be the battle between Dustin Wimmer and John Natalie, Jr., both of whom are fighting for their first WPSA title. Natalie (No. 13 Elka, Maxxis/Honda) took a scant two-point lead in the last round, but Wimmer and his No. 191 MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki) has shown consistency this year, which may well pay off this weekend.

Meanwhile Wimmer's teammates Chad Wienen and defending titleholder Doug Gust sit third and fourth, respectively, ahead of Keith Little (No. 12 Lonestar/Honda).  However, the more significant story may just be the Manufacturers' Championship. With a victory here, Suzuki will clinch its second consecutive WPSA manufacturers' title.

QuadTerrain Pro Stock
"Working Man" Jesse West's dogged efforts this season paid off in the last round as the rider of the No. 888 West Racing/Arctic Cat took the lead in the QuadTerrain Pro Stock Riders' Championship. West now sits 14 points ahead of Scott Kilby (No. 207 Warnert Racing/Can-Am) in the chase. The Jack Link's-backed Artic Cats of Rory Beckman and Daryl Rath sit third and fourth.

QuadTerrain super star Chris Borich's part-time effort this season has certainly paid off. The rider of the No. 2 Warnert Racing/Can-Am sits fifth in points after winning five races, including the last four in consecutive fashion. His winning record, in fact, puts him atop the career win column with five victories.

In the Manufacturers' Championship, if a Can-Am quad finishes second or better, the company will clinch its second consecutive title.

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 $20 for adults and $10 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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