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

Byrd Keeps Championship Lead As Wimmer Mounts a Come Back
Heading to Unadilla ATVMX Wienen and Creamer Not Far Behind

New Berlin, NY (June 9, 2009) -- Defending AMA Pro ATV MX Champion and former series points leader Dustin Wimmer returned from injury at the previous round of the series, the Steel City National in Delmont, PA, but with his shoulder dislocation still less than two months old, it is clear the champion is still not back 100 percent. This has allowed Honda's Joe Byrd to keep his hold on the points lead and put Monster Kawasaki's Chad Wienen and Josh Creamer within striking distance of Wimmer, as well. Their road to the championship continues at the legendary Unadilla Valley Sports Center, which hosts round seven of the ITP/AMA ATV Motocross Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the Can-Am Northeastern ATV Nationals. The event will also serve as round six of the amateur portion of the national program.

Wimmer won the Unadilla event in 2008, and has had two weeks to recover since the Steel City National and his 9-11 moto scores. Wimmer's scored landed him in 8th place, behind Byrd, Wienen and Creamer, as well as Josh Upperman, who was third on the podium. These riders have the best chance of moving past Wimmer to take his place should he not come back 100 percent this weekend. But the talented champion will dig deep in hopes of making up for his absence.

The event takes place at the Unadilla Valley Sports Center, a rough, high-speed track featuring such notable obstacles as Gravity Cavity and the Sky Shot, two of the biggest jumps on the AMA Pro ATV MX tour. Unadilla has been producing motocross events since 1969, long before motocross gained the foothold it has today. During the late 1970's and continuing through the early 1990's it was home to the 250cc United States Grand Prix and saw four world champions crowned at event's end. A few years ago, it opened its doors to ATV MX for the first time, and the racers have found the wide, high-speed layout a perfect proving ground for their four-wheeled machines.

Besides racing, the track will also host a Moose Racing Dinner show Saturday night.

To get to the track, take NYS Thruway to exit #31 (Utica, NY), follow signs for Route #8 SOUTH I-88 east, Exit 9 (Sidney, NY); Turn LEFT on Hwy 8 North; 30 min. to track.

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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