WINS BLUEGRASS ATV NATIONAL WIMMER AND NATALIE
SCORE MOTO WINS
Doug Gust won his first ATV Motocross
race of the season on Sunday.
Jasmine Plante finished second, handing
Yamaha its first podium this season.
Dustin Wimmer finished third and retains
the points lead.
John Natalie leads the field at the
start of the first moto. Natalie handed
Can-Am its first-ever AMA Motocross
victory on Sunday.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (April
13, 2008) -- Third-year Pro ATV rider
Dustin Wimmer predicted his third consecutive
victory this weekend at Ballance Moto X. His
teammate Doug Gust, however, proved that
experience trumps youthful exuberance as Gust
won his first ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA
Pro ATV Championship Series race this season on
Gust (No. 55 Team Rockstar/MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro
Taper) finished second in both motos, just
behind Wimmer (No. 191 Team
MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper) in Moto 1 and he
followed Natalie (No. 13 Can-Am) in the second
moto. Quebec's Jasmine Plante (No. 91 Yamaha)
was second overall, handing Yamaha its first
podium this season. Wimmer was third overall.
"When it's muddy like this, it's important to
get out front," said Gust. "I'd rather be the
rooster than the 'roostee.' I missed being on
the podium a lot. I knew I had to get up here
again. My Team Suzuki mechanics really got me
out front and I have them to thank for this.
"It's going to be a great year," added Gust.
"From here on in, we'll keep going forward."
Natalie won the Suspension Systems Holeshot
Award in the first moto, while Gust netted the
ATVRiders.com Holeshot Award in Moto 2.
Interestingly, Natalie, who finished 17th after
leading much of the first moto, handed Can-Am
it's first-ever ATV Motocross Series victory in
Chad Wienen (No. 44 Team Rockstar/MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro
Taper) won the Ti Lube Fastest Qualifier Award.
The next race for the ITP Tires/Moose Racing
AMA/ATVA ATV Championship is scheduled for April
26-27 at Birch Creek MX in Danville, Va.
(Showing finishing position, rider, bike
number, bike brand, hometown and moto finishing
Doug Gust, 55, Suzuki, Salem, Wis., 2-2.
Jasmine Plante, 91, Yamaha, Notre Dame, Quebec,
Dustin Wimmer, 191, Suzuki, Center Valley, Pa.,
Josh Creamer, 9, Kawasaki, N. Stonington, Conn.,
Rocco Arno, Jr., Honda, Bridgeton, N.J., 9-4.
John Natalie, Can-Am, Houtzdale, Pa., 17-1.
Pat Brown, Yamaha, Pittstown, N.J., 10-7.
Russell Shumaker, Kawasaki, Bristol, Wis., 8-9.
Richard Pelchat, St. Romuald, Quebec, 15-5.
Sage Baker, Can-Am, Shasta Lake, Calif., 14-6.
Chad Wienen, Suzuki, Galena, Ill., 4-19.
John Ragon, Honda, Milan, Tenn., 12-11.
Harold Goodman, Honda, Brownstown, Mich., 7-16.
Keith Little, Kawasaki, Spruce Pine, Ala.,
Greg Gee, Can-Am, Simcoe, Ontario, 13-13
Cody Miller, Can-Am, Greenville, Texas, 5-20.
Josh Upperman, Honda, Louisville, Ohio, 18-10.
Joe Byrd, Honda, Union City, Tenn., 16-15.
Jeremy Lawson, Can-Am, Battletown, Ky., 19-17.
Jason Dunkelberger, Honda, Trevorton, Pa.,
ITP/Moose Racing AMA Pro ATV Motocross
Championship points leaders: Wimmer 134, Gust
113, Wienen 89, Natalie 87, Creamer 81, Goodman
74, Byrd 69, Arno 60, Ragon 54, Shumaker 51.
ENTRIES ASTOUNDING...This weekend's event
featured 743 entries, of which 27 were Pros.
NATALIE TACKLED...John Natalie (No. 13 Can-Am)
hit a hole while leading the first moto and
flipped his ATV over the embankment in Ballance
Moto X's "NASCAR Turn." Though he was unhurt in
the incident, he was a bit shaken: "Man, I felt
like I was playing football out there. I fell
off and I just slid across the grass and the
SUCCESSFUL SHOWCASE...This weekend's race was
the first of five "Showcase Events." Many fans
took advantage of Can-Am's demo ride area, which
utilized a modified cross-country and technical
motocross track adjacent to the spectator
viewing area. The event also featured outdoor
expo exhibits and displays from community
dealers and vendors, and other entertainment and
activities.THE MOOSE WAS LOOSE...Moose Racing
hosted a dinner show on Saturday evening. The
event was well attended by the competitors, who
were served dinner by Moose Racing-sponsored
About the ATV Association
The ATV Association (“ATVA”) is the official
sanctioning body of the amateur division of the
ATVA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross
Championship Series Presented by Parts
Unlimited. The 9,000-member ATVA is a sister
organization of the 260,000 member American
Motorcyclist Association (AMA). ATV racing has
experienced phenomenal growth in recent years,
and continues to gain momentum and support,
outselling off-road motorcycles annually. Each
ATVA round attracts hundreds of racers who
compete for bragging rights to one of 31 amateur
national titles. For more information, please
About the ATV Promoters
The ATVPG is composed of the individual
promoters that host the AMA ITP/Moose ATV
National Motocross Championships, presented by
Parts Unlimited. The goal of the ATVPG is to
raise awareness of ATV motocross through the
production of professional and amateur
championship racing events. For more information
on the ATVPG and the ATV National events they
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About the ITP/Moose ATV
National Motocross Championship Series Presented
by Parts Unlimited
The AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross
Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited
is the nation’s premier amateur and professional
ATV motocross series, and competes at top
motocross facilities nationwide. The 11-round
series features the Nation's best racers, teams
and sponsors, and is America’s largest and
longest-running ATV National Motocross series
with more than 20 years of competition. The
series continues to expand and produce top
talent from the amateur ranks, while keeping
close to the grassroots fun that makes people
love to go to the races.
Series sponsors include title sponsors ITP
Tires and Moose Racing, and presenting sponsor
Parts Unlimited. Premiere and Feature sponsors
include ATV Sport, Moto Tees, Scott USA, Maxxis
Tires, Elka Suspension and H-Bomb Films/Division
Four. Associate sponsors include Weekend Warrior
Trailers, Denton Racing, and Hinson Racing.
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