Dustin Wimmer On Top at Birch Creek
Chino, Calif. - April 19, 2009 - The fourth
round of the AMA Pro ATV MX Championship at
Danville, Virginia's Birch Creek Motorsports
facility found Dustin Wimmer at the front of the
pack yet again. The 2008 Champion reminded his
competitors why he has the big Number One on the
front of his Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki QuadRacer
R450. This event marked Wimmer's 3rd overall win
of the young season and, in addition, further
stretched out his points lead.
The first moto started with Wimmer in third
position, but by the 6th lap he was on leader
Chad Wienen's tail. Dustin was running
consistent lap times in the 2:02 range while his
competition averaged about four tenths slower.
Catching and passing are sometimes two different
things, but as the technical Birch Creek track
is notorious for having few passing zones,
Wimmer was kept at bay and Wienen was first at
In the second moto, Wimmer was strong out of
the gate but got hung up in the first turn. Now
in 7th position, Wimmer fought his way through
traffic trying to catch up to the lead. Finally,
in lap eight, he got around both first and
second and pulled away for the win. Wimmer's 2-1
finish gave him his 3rd overall win of the
"I knew I had to train hard for this round,"
Wimmer said. "In the second moto, I had the
confidence to get through the pack and win, so I
rode really aggressively to get to where I
wanted to be - in the lead."
Teammate Doug Gust rode like the legend he
is, coming back from 12th place after the first
turn all the way up to sixth place. Gust's sixth
and tenth place finishes resulting in seventh
overall. In the series points, Gust is in eighth
place and Wimmer now has a nice six point
cushion after only four races.
"The team and the bike are really awesome
this year," Team Manager Kory Ellis explained.
"We're working hard towards getting another
championship. We gained 5 points this weekend
and that's in the right direction."
Catch this week's motosode on ATVision on
quad.transworld.net. Next up in the series is
May 2nd/3rd at Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, IL.
Round 4 Results:
1st #1 DUSTIN WIMMER - SUZ
2nd #44 CHAD WIENEN - KAW
3rd #7 JOE BYRD - HON
4th #13 JOHN NATALIE JR - CAN
5th #22 CODY MILLER - CAN
6th #79 CLAY HOLMES - HON
7th #55 DOUG GUST - SUZ
8th #16 JEREMY LAWSON - CAN
9th #10 GREG GEE - HON
10th #9 JOSH CREAMER - KAW