Dustin Wimmer - "2008 AMA Pro ATV Motocross
Brea, Ca. - July 28, 2008
- It was a fantastic day for Team MSR / Suzuki /
Yoshimura / Pro Taper's Dustin Wimmer (#191), as
he clinched the 2008 Moose Racing/ITP Tires
AMA/ATVA National Championship at Red Bud
Raceway in Buchanan, Michigan. Rockstar / MSR /
Suzuki / Yoshimura / Pro Taper teammates Chad
Wienen (#44) and Doug Gust (#55) also had reason
to celebrate with two strong performances.
2008 AMA Pro ATV MX Champion, Dustin
2nd Overall Red Bud - Chad Wienen
Doug Gust on the gas at Red Bud for
"This is great," an excited Wimmer said after
securing his first major championship. "I'm
happy to be able to deliver this title for my
fans, Suzuki and for our sponsors. All the hard
work paid off and it feels really good."
The Suzuki QuadRacer R450-mounted Wimmer
(#191) demonstrated the speed that has put him
at the top of the points chart this season as he
took home another Top Qualifier award. As the
first moto began, however, Wimmer wisely opted
to take it easy and secure the championship.
Meanwhile, teammate Chad Wienen took over at the
front of the pack and set a furious pace. Wienen
maintained his pace to the checkered flag while
veteran teammate Gust rounded out the podium in
third. Wimmer would cross the line in fourth,
good enough to secure the championship.
Wienen went on to end the day in second
overall with a 1-2 finish. Gust joined his
teammate on the podium with a third overall
(3-5), while newly crowned champion Wimmer
finished the day in fifth (4-6).
Wimmer was jubilant after the first moto.
"This has been a great season. I just went out
there and rode safely. My Suzuki team members
deserve most of the credit. My bike has been
just perfect all year, and that's how you win
championships." Wimmer's mechanic, Glen Schulde
received the "Mechanic of the Race Award."
"We've worked really hard for this and it
just doesn't get any better," Team Manager Kory
Ellis explained. "It was a perfect combination
this year - the bike, the riders, the mechanics
and all the support we get from our sponsors
just all came together."
The championship is extra sweet for Suzuki as
they are celebrating their 25th Anniversary of
being "First on Four Wheels." Suzuki continues
to dominate the Manufacturers' Cup.
Round 10 Results,
1. Joe Byrd
2. Chad Wienen
3. Doug Gust
4. John Natalie
*2008 Moose Racing/ITP Tires
AMA/ATVA National Champion
Other Suzuki Winners at Red
Cody Gibson - Pro Am
Production and Pro Am Unlimited
Handshoe - Open C
Michael Logan Brewster -
Daniel Cooper - 4-Stroke B
Neal McGrath - College 16-24
Brian Jenkins -
Vet 30 Plus (B/C)
Jeffery Thompson - Senior
Joel Hetrick - Schoolboy Sr. (15-17)
Congratulations everyone. The final round of
the 2008 Moose Racing/ITP Tires AMA/ATVA
National Championship takes place August 9-10 in
Hurricane Mills, Tn.
Rockstar - MSR - American
Suzuki - Yoshimura R&D - Pro Taper
Makita Industrial Power Tools - XCeldyne - CV4
Products - JB Racing - Pro Aluminum - Galfer -
NGK - Fox Shocks - Maxxis - Douglas - Quad Tech
- Motion Pro - Hinson Clutch - Precision Racing
VP Fuels - One Industries -
Mechanix Wear - Motorex USA
Photos by Harlen Foley