Yoshimura and Dustin
Wimmer on Top at Glen Helen
Wimmer Starts Season with #1 Honors
Dustin Wimmer was Number One at Glen Helen
Doug Gust on the gas
Chino, Calif. - March 9, 2009 - Team Rockstar
Makita Suzuki Factory Racing Yoshimura's Dustin
Wimmer began the 2009 season of the ITP/Moose
Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship right
where he left off - in first place. The 2009
season kicked off in front of a large crowd at
Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino,
Wimmer started off the day without a commanding
start, but quickly worked his way forward to
second place by the halfway point and started to
chase down the leader - Josh Creamer. In spite
of applying heavy pressure, Dustin ran out of
time and tightly followed Creamer at the
checkers for the number two spot.
QuadRacer R450 teammate Doug Gust had an even
rougher start getting caught up in a pile-up in
the first turn. Doug untangled himself in last
place and then had his work cut out for him. In
typical Gust fashion, he was able to climb his
way to 13th place by moto's end.
Wimmer must have had an extra Rockstar energy
drink during the break because the start of the
second moto had Dustin charging out in first
place capturing the hole shot position.
From there, Wimmer's flawless riding style, grit
and determination plus the power of the
Yoshimura-powered QuadRacer R450 was simply too
much for the rest of the field to overcome.
Wimmer motored away for an easy moto win and
overall victory of the day.
"Digger" Doug Gust had a better start in the
second moto, and quickly worked his way up to a
6th position at the checkers for 8th overall of
From the top step of the victory podium a happy
Wimmer said, "I got it up on two wheels in one
of the corners out back and almost tipped over.
But I saved it and put in some steady laps. I
started to pulling away and the rest of the race
was pretty uneventful."
The Center Valley PA native looked like he had
hardly broken a sweat on this very demanding
course and sparked a lot of conversation that he
is definitely the man to beat this year.
Wimmer went on to thank the Team Rockstar Makita
Suzuki Factory Racing Team sponsors, the great
fans that came out to Glen Helen and the
promoters for putting together a great event.
Wimmer summed it up: "It was a really fun day."
Team Manager Kory Ellis remarked on the first
win of the season, "This has been a great
weekend for Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki racing
efforts. Coming off of Daytona with Mat Mladin
winning the AMA Superbike race, Chad Reed taking
the win in Supercross and Chris Borich securing
the GNCC Maxxis General event on Saturday, we're
really glad that we were able to do our part so
that Suzuki ended up 4 for 4. I guess this shows
the world that Suzuki is the brand that wins