Yoshimura's Doug Gust
Podiums at Sunset Ridge
Chino, Calif. - May 4, 2009 - Round Five of
the AMA Pro ATV National Championship Racing
Series fired up at Sunset Ridge Motocross Park
in Walnut, Illinois this weekend.
2008 series champion and current points
leader, Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki's Dustin Wimmer
was unfortunately sitting at home with an
injured shoulder. This left his Yoshimura
teammate, and ATV racing legend "Digger" Doug
Gust to uphold the Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki
colors. "I just want to get on the podium and
rack up some points," Digger said leading up to
the race. "That's the goal for the weekend."
At the start of the first moto, Doug gated
well with a third place start. After a tight
battle with the top six positions being hotly
contested, Doug earned a hard fought 4th place
at the checkered flag. "Man, that was fun,"
Digger said after the first moto. "I've got a
few sections of the track to work on, but I hope
to improve my position in the next race."
Moto two was pretty rough with many top
contenders hitting the deck or pulling out with
various problems. Gust fought forward from a
mid-pack start and eventually finished in sixth
place. The combination of the 4/6 finishes put
Doug into 3rd overall and his goal of a podium
position was realized. "It feels good to be back
on the box. My Yoshimura powered QuadRacer R450
really came through for me today," Gust said.
With some of the series front-runners not
placing, there still remains the possibility of
Team Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki rider Dustin Wimmer
coming back and being in the hunt. Hopefully,
Wimmer will be back defending his title soon.