SUZUKI RIDERS HONORED
IN ATVA GNC AWARDS BANQUET
2008 Champion, Dustin Wimmer
Brea, Calif. - November 4, 2008 - Top ranking
ATVA pro riders, including 2008 Moose Racing/ITP
Tires AMA/ATVA National Champion Dustin Wimmer
and his Rockstar / MSR / Suzuki / Yoshimura /
Pro Taper teammate Doug Gust attended the ATVA
National Motocross Awards Banquet in Pigeon
Forge, Tennessee. The event honored the top ten
placed racers and special award winners from
this exciting season, as well as providing a
number of activities for those in attendance to
3rd Place Goes to Doug Gust
Dustin Wimmer was also nominated for the 2008
AMA Pro Racing SPEED Athlete of the Year award.
Wimmer enjoyed the event: "It was really good.
The biggest highlight for me was getting the
nomination. They said I was the first quad rider
ever to get nominated, which is pretty awesome!"
Aside from the pros, the top amateur riders
were also in attendance to receive recognition
for their achievements. Suzuki was well
represented at the banquet, with amateur
champions receiving multiple awards, including:
Doug Lanzer (Open A Champion), Michael Brewster
(4-Stroke A Champion), Chase Cunningham (Junior
25 Plus Champion), Brian Jenkins (Vet 30 B/C
Champion), and Joel Hetrick (Schoolboy Sr. 15-17
Suzuki also won the coveted 2008 Manufacturer
of the Year award for the series, however this
trophy will be presented at the AMA banquet.
The banquet was well received by those who
came, and was a fitting end to an exciting 2008
season of racing.
Photos Courtesy of David Screws