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

Wimmer Clinches AMA Championship
As teammate Wienen wins Moto 1 at RedBud

Dustin Wimmer clinched the AMA National Championship Sunday at RedBud MX (Amelio Rodriguez Photo).
Dustin Wimmer clinched the AMA National Championship Sunday at RedBud MX (Amelio Rodriguez Photo).
BUCHANAN, Mich. (July 27, 2008) -- Dustin Wimmer's dreams finally came to fruition Sunday at RedBud Raceway as the Center Valley, Pa. racer added one more accolade to his long resume of accomplishments: The 2008 AMA Championship. Wimmer (No. 191 Team MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper Suzuki) finished fourth in the first moto and clinched the title during Round 10 of the 2008 Moose Racing/ITP Tires AMA/ATVA National Championship. Chad Wienen won the moto.

"It really hasn't set in yet," said a nearly speechless Wimmer from the podium, while holding the coveted AMA No. 1 plate. "This has been just a great season. I just went out there and rode safely. I tried to stay consistent, though it was difficult. I fought a bent tie-rod during the moto."

Wimmer's 2008 statistics speak for themselves: five overall victories, two additional podiums and one fifth-place finish. Now Wimmer said he wants to add a couple more wins to this year's tally.

"My Suzuki team members deserve most of the credit," said Wimmer. "My bike has been just perfect all year, and that's how you win championships. We're going to fix some things on the quad, and go out and try to get another overall win."

Wienen (No. 44 Team Rockstar/MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper Suzuki) showed his injuries from earlier this year are well healed as he won the first moto. Josh Creamer (No. 9 Team Monster Energy/Kawasaki) took the Suspension Systems holeshot award, and checked out into his own zip code. However, mechanical problems on lap four sidelined Creamer, handing Wienen the lead for good. Joe Byrd (No. 7 American Honda/Joe Byrd Quad School Honda) was second, ahead of Doug Gust (No. 55 Team Rockstar/MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper Suzuki),

The second Pro moto is scheduled for today at 3 p.m.

NOTE: We initially computed that Dustin Wimmer needed to finished second or better in the first moto to clinch the title. This was incorrect. He needed to finish fourth or better to put himself 75 points (these are the total points remaining this year) ahead in the title chase. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused.

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, 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.

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 at the rate of 25% in the past two 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.


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