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ITP/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA ATV Motocross National Championship Series

Competition Tight going into Round 5 of the AMA Pro ATV MX Championship in Walnut, IL.

Walnut, IL. (April 28, 2009) - Dustin Wimmer is back in action after he recouped his loss to Joe Byrd at the Ballance National to come out on top at Birch Creek. But with the points lead tightening up, so is the competition, as both Chad Wienen and Byrd have been pressuring Wimmer at each round. The battle for the championship resumes this weekend at the nationally recognized Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, IL., as the fastest motocross riders on four-wheels head to round five of the chase for the most prestigious championship in their sport. The event also marks round four of the amateur portion of the National program.

The event takes place at the Sunset Ridge MX, a technically challenging track that takes advantage of the terrain, as well as strategically placed single, double and triple jumps. This includes several table top jumps, whoops, and sand sections. Tickets on Sunday are $15 for fans ($10 for ages 6-11), and admission includes full pro pit access, and an autograph session.

Wimmer came back strong at Birch Creek and remains on top of the points standings. Byrd, the 2006 and 2007 AMA Pro Motocross Series' Champion from Union City, Tennessee broke Wimmer's winning streak with his victory a few weeks ago at Ballance MX and just six points behind in second. Josh Creamer, of the Monster Energy Kawasaki team, took second at Glen Helen and, despite a hard crash at the race in Alabama, improved to come in fourth at Ballance MX. He struggled at Birch Creek to come in eighth, but is still third in the point standings. Wienen improved at Ballance MX, carrying solid 2-2 moto scores, and he then won his first moto of the season at Birch Creek. He needs another to move up into championship contention. 2005 Champion John Natalie has moved up to fifth in the points standings, coming in with consistent fourth place finishes at Birch Creek. In addition, nationally-recognized stars including veteran Doug Gust, Jeremy Lawson, Josh Upperman, Pat Brown and a crop of hard charging rookies will make up a full gate of talent in the AMA Pro ATV Class.

The pro class will feature two 20-minute races on Sunday, taking place at noon and 3 p.m., with the combined scores of both races determining the overall winner.

The pro riders will run as part of a full schedule of amateur racing, including classes for Youth, Women and veteran riders. Amateurs will practice on Friday and race on Saturday and Sunday. Pros will practice on Saturday and race on Sunday.

To get to the track, take I-80 To Route 40 (Exit 45); take 40 North, 4 miles; turn Right on Manlius Rd, just after the school. 1 mile to CR1100; turn Left on CR1100; go approximately four miles on CR1100.

About the ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship Presented by Parts Unlimited
The ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship Presented by Parts Unlimited is the nation's premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, and competes at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 11-round series features the Nation's best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America's largest and longest-running ATV National Motocross series with more than 20 years of competition. The series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while keeping close to the grassroots fun that makes people love to go to the races. Check out weekly Motosodes of ATVision powered by Quad at For more information, please visit

About the ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG)
The ATVPG is composed of the individual promoters that host the ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship Presented by Parts Unlimited. The goal of the ATVPG is to raise awareness of ATV motocross through the production of professional and amateur championship racing events. For more information on the ATVPG and the ATV National events they produce, please visit

About MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.
MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc. manages the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, the Women's Motocross Association (WMA) National Motocross Championship, and the professional racing side of the AMA Pro ATV Motocross Championship. MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc. is a second-generation family owned business that has been in operation for over 26 years and is an industry leader in the segment of off road/action sports race promotion in the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information on MX Sports, please visit

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