AMA ATV Motocross Round 6
Natalie Round 6 Bad Luck, Cody Miller Pulls Out
a 10th Place Finish
Mt. Morris, Pa –
This Memorial Day weekend marked the halfway
point of the AMA ATV Motocross Nationals where
the Warnert/Can-Am team raced under sunny skies
and warm temperatures at High Point Raceway.
Cody Miller ran a consistent race once again
this weekend. The number 22 Can-Am came off the
line in mid pack in moto one, but became tangled
in a first turn pile up that put him towards the
back of the pack. Cody pushed hard and made up
three positions before crossing the finish line.
In the second moto, things were working more in
Cody’s favor as he came off the line in 10th
place and negotiated the first turn without any
hang-ups. Cody charged hard and made his way up
to 6th place by lap 6, but in lap 9, Cody
dropped back to 7th but defended his position al
the way to the checkered flag, which put him in
Cody’s highest finish so far this season was
in round five at Sunset Ridge, where he placed
5th overall despite massive amounts of mud that
wreaked havoc on many other racers performances.
Cody’s consistency this year has earned him a
total of 97 points, and puts him in 11th place
of the points race, which is pretty good
considering the young racer missed the Pro
season opener at Glen Helen due to a health
scare. Cody continues to get faster and fine
tune his technique every time he hits the track.
It will be exciting to see what the rest of the
season has in store for him.
John Natalie ran into a bit of bad luck this
weekend as he was caught up in the same first
turn pile up as his teammate, Miller. However,
John suffered mechanical issues, which forced
him to pull off the track in moto number one. In
moto two, John came off the line in 8th place.
It first appeared that his luck might change for
the better, but that was not the case as
problems from the first moto pile up were still
plaguing him. John once again pulled off
in the 7th lap.
Despite John’s bad luck this time, he is
still doing well in the points race and holds
the fifth position with 142 points. Earlier this
season, John suffered an eye injury at Ballance
MotoX that became infected and has obstructed
his vision and given him quite a bit of pain.
Despite the trouble, “Ironman” has
continued to live up to his name and took his
best finish of the year at round five where he
claimed the 2nd position on the podium while
still not fully recovered. That round proved
that the extensive testing the Warnert team has
done, in combination with John’s competitive
nature, that he is still a threat in the
championship points race.
The next round of the AMA ATV Motocross
Nationals will have the Warnert/Can-Am team
heading to Unadilla in New Berlin, NY, on June
7-8. John and Cody are looking forward to
competing on one of the best tracks in the