Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Creamer Rides To
Inspiring Season-Best Finish
– Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Josh Creamer earned
his season-best finish with a second overall
during the ninth round of the AMA ATV National
Motocross Championship Series at Pleasure Valley
MX in Armagh, Pa. Creamer went 1-3 on the day,
taking the holeshot in moto one and going on to
win his first moto of the season wire to wire.
Teammates Keith Little and Russell Shumaker also
showed their speed as they finished inside the
top 10 in fifth and eighth.
Creamer came out in the first moto ready
to tackle the rain-soaked track. He pulled the
holeshot and was gone, winning his first moto of
the year. In the second moto, he got pinched off
and came out in eighth. He rode hard and was
closing in on third when there was a brief
five-minute downpour. Keeping it smooth, Creamer
gained a position when the leader slid out,
finishing the day with a 1-3.
Top Moto Finish
Also earning his best moto
finish of the year was Little in the first moto.
He got a great start and moved through the pack
to end the moto in fourth. Again in the second
moto, he jumped off the line, came around the
first turn in the top five and finished the moto
“I was pretty stoked with my
finish in the first moto,” said Little.
“Unfortunately in the second moto, I had just
gone through all my tear-offs when it started to
rain so I had to throw off my goggles and ride
through it. The track was really slick and I had
to just squint my way through the rest of the
Little has been
practicing a lot at his home in Alabama and it
really showed during the weekend.
been working really hard in between races and I
am really happy that it’s finally showing,” said
Little. “I just want to get home, step it up
even more and hopefully get further inside the
Mud Don’t Matter
race, Shumaker earned his best finish of the
season and in Pennsylvania he continued his hot
run to finish eighth overall.
rain came in the second moto, I just tried to
keep it consistent and make it through,” said
Shumaker. “The rain made the track really
sketchy, but I held on to it and I am really
happy with my finish.”
the first moto, Creamer made an incredible save
to earn the holeshot in the first moto. He was
basically on one wheel just before the holeshot
line and brought it down to take the lead.
“I couldn’t believe I actually saved it,”
said Creamer. “I thought for sure I was going
down but I held on and was able to stay in
When It Rains…
Just when the
riders thought they were clear of the rain, it
came with only four laps left of the second moto.
The rain didn’t last long but it was hard and it
made the track extremely slick.
didn’t exactly help the track,” said Shumaker.
“The track conditions were already really fast
and the rain made it even more interesting. I
just tried to hold on the best I could to get a
Best Team Finish
Monster Energy Kawasaki team has steadily
progressed throughout the season with Pleasure
Valley MX being the best overall team finish.
The team saw one moto win, five top-10 moto
finishes, and another podium. The team will use
this great weekend as momentum for the next race
in two weeks.
“Red Buuuuddd, Yeeeaaahhh”
The next race that the ATV riders will be at is
Red Bud, one of America’s most adored tracks by
both fans and riders. With each rider having
ridden the track, all are excited to get out and
bring in great results.
“I am really
excited to ride at Red Bud,” said Little. “Its
one of my favorite tracks to ride. It’s rough
and long, which will really separate the riders
unlike this track. This one was really fast. I’m
definitely looking forward to it.”
AMA ATV National Championship Series
Pleasure Valley MX – Armagh, Pa.
Pro Class Overall Results (Moto
1. Doug Gust,
Salem, Wis., Suzuki, 2-1
JOSH CREAMER, N. STONINGTON, CONN., MONSTER
ENERGY KAWASAKI, 1-3
Dustin Wimmer, Center Valley, Pa., Suzuki, 3-4
4. Jeremy Lawson, Battletown,
Ky., Can Am, 6-2
LITTLE, SPRUCE PINE, ALA., MONSTER ENERGY
6. Greg Gee,
Simcoe, Ontario, Can Am, 5-9
Joe Byrd, Union City, Tenn., Honda, 8-8
RUSSELL SHUMAKER, BRISTOL, WIS., MONSTER ENERGY
Baker, Shasta Lake, Calif., Can Am, 12-7
Rocco Arno, Jr., Bridgeton, N.J., Honda, 14-10
Pro Class Point Standings
Dustin Wimmer, Center Valley, Pa., Suzuki, 367
2. Joe Byrd, Union City,
Tenn., Honda, 288
Gust, Salem, Wis., Suzuki, 280
JOSH CREAMER, N. STONINGTON, CONN., MONSTER
ENERGY KAWASAKI, 242
Jeremy Lawson, Battletown, Ky., Can Am, 233
6. John Natalie, Jr.,
Houtzdale, Pa., Can Am, 214
Harold Goodman, Romulus, Mich., Honda, 209
Josh Upperman, Louisville, Ohio, Honda, 182
9. Chad Weinen, Galena, Ill.,
10. Rocco Arno,
Jr., Bridgeton, N.J., Honda, 164
KEITH LITTLE, SPRUCE PINE, ALA., MONSTER ENERGY
13. RUSSELL SHUMAKER, BRISTOL,
WIS., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 139