WIMMER OVERCOMES MUD AND RAIN, WINS AT SUNSET
Dustin Wimmer (191) and Pat Brown (199)
put the squeeze on John Natalie (13) at
the start of Sunday's Pro race.
Dustin Wimmer, John Natalie and Pat
Brown celebrate on the podium Sunday.
The true diehard ATV fans ignore the
weather as they watch the Pro final on
WALNUT, Ill. (May 11,
2008) -- Dustin Wimmer thumbed his nose
at Mother Nature on Sunday as he won the
rain-shortened Pro portion of the Concept
Haulers ATV Showdown. The event was Round 5 of
the ITP Tires/Moose Racing ATV National
Motocross Series Presented by Parts Unlimited.
Wimmer (No. 191 Team MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro
Taper) took the holeshot at the start of the
rain-soaked event, and led every lap to earn his
third victory this season. John Natalie (No. 13
Can-Am) was second, handing Can-Am its first
podium in ATV Pro Racing history. Pat Brown (No.
199 Yamaha) was third, marking his first podium
of the year. The event was shortened to a single
15-minute-plus-two-laps moto due to rain and
"We survived," said a muddy, but smiling
Wimmer, who has finished on the overall podium
at all five races this season. "Getting out
front is always the key in a muddy race. Moving
through lapped traffic became very difficult
late in the event due to the lack of visibility.
"Every point counts this late in the season,"
added Wimmer, who now holds a 40-point lead in
the title chase, ahead of teammate Doug Gust.
"We're pleased to get this victory."
Wimmer won virtually all of the event's special
awards, taking the Ti Lube Fast Qualifier Award,
and both the Suspension Systems and
ATVRiders.com Holeshot Awards. Wimmer's mechanic
Glenn Shulde earned the DASA Mechanic of the
The next race for the ATV Motocross Series, the
ATV Stampede, is scheduled for May 24-25 at High
Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pa.
WALNUT, Ill. (May 11, 2008) -- Results of
Sunday’s ITP/ Tires Moose Racing AMA Pro ATV
Motocross Championship at Sunset Ridge MX
(Showing finishing position, rider, bike number,
bike brand and hometown):
Dustin Wimmer, 191, Suzuki, Center Valley, Pa.
John Natalie, 13, Can-Am, Houtzdale, Pa.
Pat Brown, 199, Yamaha, Pittstown, N.J.
Doug Gust, 55, Suzuki, Salem, Wis.
Cody Miller, 22, Can-Am, Greenville, Texas.
Rocco Arno, Jr., 101, Honda, Bridgeton, N.J.
Joe Byrd, 7, Honda, Union City, Tenn.
Josh Upperman, 20, Honda, Louisville, Ohio.
Harold Goodman, 708, Honda, Romulus, Mich.
Jason Dunkelberger, 19, Honda, Trevorton, Pa.
Jeremy Lawson, 16, Can-Am, Battletown, Ky.
Sage Baker, 49, Can-Am, Shasta Lake, Calif.
Chad Wienen, 44, Suzuki, Galena, Ill.
Richard Pelchat, 46, Can-Am, St. Romuald,
Greg Geen, 10, Can-Am, Simcoe, Ontario.
Russell Shumaker, 68, Kawasaki, Bristol, Wis.
Josh Creamer, 9, Kawasaki, North Stonington,
Brock Lyons, 43, Polaris, Brownsburg, Ind.
Cale Downen, 727, Honda, Junction, Ill.
Keith Little, 12, Kawasaki, Spruce Pine, Ala.
ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA Pro ATV Motocross
Championship points leaders: Wimmer 203, Gust
163, Natalie 135, Byrd 133, Goodman 115, Creamer
108, Wienen 100, Arno 95, Dunkelberger 90,
EYE ON THE PRIZE...John Natalie handed Can-Am
its first-ever Pro ATV overall podium with his
runner-up finish on Sunday. Interestingly, the
Houtzdale, Pa. rider did so with limited vision
due to an eye infection. As usual, Natalie made
light of the situation: "I was doing my rain
dance all week, hoping for a mud race. If I
couldn't see, I wanted to make sure everyone
QUICK CHANGE...Warnert Racing GNCC Team
Mechanics Nick Mills and Alex Kenison logged
some serious miles this weekend. When it was
discovered the team needed some special parts to
deal with the weather on Sunday, the two drove
down from Millfield, Ohio, where the GNCC was
racing this weekend, and completed a 523-mile
trip overnight to deliver tires, handguards,
full fenders and other gear for John Natalie's
POLARIS PROVES...Rath Racing's Brock Lyons
qualified for Sunday's race, marking Polaris'
first start in the Series with its Outlaw 450
THREEWAY...A Suzuki (Dustin Wimmer), a Can-Am
(John Natalie) and a Yamaha (Pat Brown) finished
first, second, and third, respectively, on
Sunday, marking the first time this season that
three different OEMs netted an overall podium in
a single race.
BROWN BACK...Pat Brown finished third on Sunday,
marking the New Jersey native's first podium of
the season, and the second overall for Yamaha.
GO GREEN...Josh Creamer sported a little extra
sponsor "flair" this weekend as he dyed part of
his beard Monster Energy Green.
MAN...Cody Miller recorded his best
finish of the season on Sunday, netting a
fifth-place on his Can-Am.
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
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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
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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
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include ATV Sport, Moto Tees, Scott USA, Maxxis
Tires, Elka Suspension and H-Bomb Films/Division
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