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ITP/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA ATV Motocross National Championship Series

AMA ATV MOTOCROSS SERIES HEADS TO THE OLD DOMINION
READIES FOR ROUND FOUR OF NATIONAL RACING SERIES

DANVILLE, Va. (April 23, 2008) -- The ITP/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA ATV Motocross National Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited heads north this weekend for the TriangleCycle.com ATV National. The event is Round 4 of the National Pro Racing tour and is being held at Birch Creek Motorsports here. The Nation's premier national ATV racing series features America's best pro riders, as well as Amateur, Pro-Am and Junior racers.

The ATV Motocross Series features the top professional and amateur ATV riders in the country, competing at preeminent motocross facilities across the nation. ATV motocross racing is run on a closed course, which comprises technical "whoops" sections, as well as big-air jumps, tight turns and all-out straightaways. The machines are race-bred 450cc machines from top manufacturers such as Can-Am, Suzuki, Yamaha, Polaris, Honda, KTM, and Kawasaki. Riders easily make six-figure incomes from the large purses, and contingency bonuses posted by manufacturers, as well as other Series sponsors and suppliers.

The riders will be vying for the most coveted honor in ATV racing: The AMA National Championship and the AMA No. 1 Number Plate.

The event will feature the fourth round of Pro competition, as well as third event for the amateur classes.
The race will be telecast on Versus Network on Aug. 25 at 3:30 p.m.

The big question this weekend is certain to be: "Who can stop Team Suzuki?" Third-year Pro Dustin Wimmer and veteran Doug Gust have set the season ablaze on their yellow and blue machines this season, with Wimmer winning the first two races and Gust netting the victory at the most recent race in Kentucky. The duo is joined by Chad Wienen, who has showcased speed and poise this season.

That Suzuki streak may just come to end at the hands of Josh Creamer and his Team Monster Energy Drink Kawasaki. Creamer has come out of the box quickly this season, finishing on the podium in the season opener and finishing fourth at the most recent event two weeks ago. Creamer is joined on the Kawasaki team by Russell Shumaker and Keith Little.

Can-Am recently showed its development program is beginning to pay off for its all-new DS450 quad Scoring the first-ever motocross moto victory for the team was John Natalie, who finished sixth overall in Kentucky. The "Iron Man" is always competitive, and will certainly be a force to be reckoned with here. Natalie's teammates at Team Can-Am are: Jeremy Lawson, Richard Pelchat, Sage Baker, Greg Gee, and Cody Miller.
It's never wise to discount experience and talent, and Joe Byrd possesses both. The privateer Honda rider won the Pro title for the past two years and won an incredible six of 12 events last year. Byrd is the defending winner here, and has a podium to his credit in three starts this season.

Team Yamaha showed a glimmer of greatness at the last event as French Canadian rider Jasmin Plante placed second in Kentucky, handing Yamaha its best finish this season. Plante is joined in Yamaha Blue by New Jersey rider Pat Brown.

Other pros expected to compete this weekend include: Rocco Arno, Jr., John Ragon. Josh Upperman, Thomas Hager, Nate Morello, Hunter Miller and Michael James Brown.

Fast Facts -- TriangleCycle.com ATV National -- April 26-27, 2008

What: ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series, America's premier ATV racing series. ATV motocross racing is run on a closed course, which comprises technical "whoops" sections, as well as big-air jumps, tight turns and all-out straightaways. The machines are race-bred 450cc machines from top manufacturers such as Can-Am, Suzuki, Yamaha, Polaris, Honda, KTM, and Kawasaki. Riders easily make six-figure incomes from the large purses, and contingency bonuses posted by manufacturers, as well as other Series sponsors and suppliers.

When: April 26-27, 2008

Where: Birch Creek Motorsports. Directions: From US 58 East of Danville, Va., across from Airport go north on Kentuck Road (State Route 729) 12 miles to track on left.

Who: Top Pro racers, including Kentuckian, Dustin Wimmer, Doug Gust, Chad Wienen, John Natalie, Jr., Josh Creamer, Joe Byrd, Keith Little, Jeremy Lawson, Pat Brown, Harold Goodman and many others. The Series also features the top Pro Am, Amateur, Women, and Youth riders in the country.

Current Pro Points

Pos

Name

#

Brand

Hometown

#1

#2

#3

Pts.

1

Dustin Wimmer

191

Center Valley, Pa.

1

1

3

134

2

Doug Gust

55

Salem, Wis.

5

3

1

113

3

Chad Wienen

44

Galena, Ill.

2

9

11

89

4

John Natalie

13

Houtzdale, Pa.

4

10

6

87

5

Josh Creamer

9

N. Stonington, Conn.

3

20

4

81

6

Harold Goodman

708

Brownston, Mich.

6

6

13

74

7

Joe Byrd

7

Union City, Tenn.

8

2

18

69

8

Rocco Arno, Jr.

101

Bridgeton, N.J.

17

15

5

60

9

John Ragon

98

Milan, Tenn.

7

14

12

54

10

Jasmin Plante

91

Notre Dame, QC

13

2

51

About the ATV Association (ATVA)
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 visit www.atvaonline.com.

About the ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG)
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 produce, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.

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. Media partners include ATV Insider, ATV Rider and ATVRiders.com. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.


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