Wienen Sets Fast Time in Qualifying
Illinois native nearly two seconds up on the
Loretta Lynn field
HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. (Aug.
9, 2008) -- Chad Wienen has had rotten
luck this season. The rider of the No. 44 Team
Rockstar/ MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper Suzuki)
suffered two shoulder injuries in successive
weeks and was even sidelined for a race. That
all changed Saturday at ATV Dirt Days as the
Loretta Lynn Ranch as Wienen netted the top spot
in qualifying for tomorrow's finals. The race is
the season finale for the ITP Tires/Moose Racing
AMA/ATVA National Championship Presented by
Chad Wienen was nearly two full seconds
faster on the rest of the ATV field
during qualifying Saturday the Loretta
Wienen was nearly two full seconds ahead of
his teammate Dustin Wimmer (No. 191 Team
MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper Suzuki). Pat
Brown (No. 199 Factory Yamaha) was third quick,
ahead of Doug Gust (No. 55 Team Rockstar/
MSR/Suzuki/Yoshimura/Pro Taper Suzuki), and Josh
Creamer (No. 9 Team Monster Energy/Kawasaki).
"This feels really good," said Wienen. "I
spent the last few weeks training in the heat
and the bike is working great. I won here last
year, and the reason I won was consistency. I
hope stay consistent tomorrow and win the race.
"This has been just a difficult season,"
added Wienen. "I came out swinging at the
beginning of the year, then I was hit with those
two shoulder injuries. That was tough to deal
with, but I'm glad to be fully recovered now. A
win here would give me great personal joy, but,
more importantly, it would be great to give back
to my fans. They've stuck with me this season
and they've been waiting a long time for a win."
Jasmin Plante (No. 91 Ultimate Yamaha/Toyota
Yamaha), Jason Dunkelberger (No. 19 East Coast
ATV), Russ Shumaker (No. 68 Team Monster Energy
Kawasaki) and Rocco Arno, Jr. (No. 101
Privateer) qualified for the final through the
Last Chance Qualifier. Hunter Miller, Brian Ace,
Trent Kandel, and Rich Stambach didn't qualify.
ATV Dirt Days continues tonight with a live
concert by Krista Marie. The event concludes
tomorrow with Pro finals, as well as a full
compliment of Pro-Am, Amateur, Youth and Women's
Pro Qualifying Results (showing rider,
hometown, number and manufacturer):
Chad Wienen, Galena, Ill., 44, Suzuki.
Dustin Wimmer, Center Valley, Pa., 191, Suzuki.
3. Pat Brown, Pittstown,
N.J., 199, Yamaha.
Doug Gust, Salem, Wis., 55, Suzuki.
Josh Creamer, North Stonington, Conn., 9,
Goodman, Romulus, Mich., 708, Honda.
Greg Gee, Simcoe, Ontario, 9, Can-Am.
Sage Baker, Shasta Lake, Calif., 49, Can-Am.
9. Cody Miller,
Greenville, Texas, 22, Can-Am.
Jeremy Lawson, Live Oak, Fla., 16, Can-Am.
11. Josh Upperman, Louisville, Ohio, 20,
12. Keith Little, Spruce Pine,
Ala., 12, Kawasaki.
13. John Natalie,
Jr., Houtzdale, Pa., 13, Can-Am.
John Ragon, Milan, Tenn., 98, Honda.
Cale Downen, Junction, Ill., 727, Honda.
Joe Byrd, Union City, Tenn., 7, Honda.
Jasmine Plante, Notre Dame, Quebec, 91, Yamaha.*
18. Jason Dunkelberger, Trevorton, Pa.,
19. Russ Shumaker, Bristol,
Wis., 68, Kawasaki.*
20. Rocco Arno,
Jr., Bridgeton, N.J., 101, Honda.*
* Qualified through the LCQ.
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