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Monster Energy Kawasaki ATV Race Team

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Creamer and Wienen Stand on Podium at Red Bud















Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Josh Creamer and Chad Wienen added one more podium finish to their yearly stats as the duo made another trip to the winner’s circle at Red Bud in Buchanan, Mich. Creamer rode all out to finish the day with a 2-3, while Wienen maneuvered through the pack to finish with a 4-5. After clinching the Pro Am Production class title last round, Kawasaki Pro Am rider Cody Gibson wrapped up his second championship of the season in the Pro Am Unlimited class with a 1-1 finish on Saturday.

Consistent and Smart Motos
Creamer started the day off right by moving out with the holeshot in the first moto. He ran out front for a good portion of the race before finishing in second. With a solid finish in Moto 1, Creamer played it smart in the second moto, finishing third and second overall.

“This was probably the best I’ve felt in a long time,” said Creamer. “I was really confident in both motos and tried to not make many mistakes. I am happy with second and hope that I can be back on the podium at the final round.”

Learning to Work Through It
Wienen has been plagued with bad starts over the past few races, but his never-quit attitude has helped him finish with great results. In both motos he came from behind but finished inside the top five for a 4-5 and third overall.

“The results weren’t what I wanted, but considering my starts, I faired pretty well,” said Wienen. “I’m still looking for the championship. At this point I need to do all I can to win, while luck would have to take care of the rest. Overall, I am still happy that I even have a shot at the championship after the rough start to the season I went through.”

Holeshot and Beyond
Creamer has always been a threat to being out of the gate first and he showed the riders how it was done in the first moto.

“It felt like I got the holeshot by a mile,” said Creamer. “It’s always a good feeling to be out front early and avoid any possible pile up. My Kawasaki KFX®450R is great off the line, it’s just my job to get it to the front.”

Wrapping Up Another One
Kawasaki’s Gibson sealed up another championship in the Pro Am class prior to the final round. With the Pro Am Production already finalized last round, Gibson earned his second championship in the Pro Am Unlimited class.

“He’s a great kid with amazing natural talent for racing,” said ATV Team Manager Jimmy White. “It will be great to see how he does when he moves up to the pro class.”

Moving Up
At the finale of the AMA ATV Motocross Championship Series, Gibson will be racing his KFX450R in the Pro class. With the two Pro Am championships already wrapped up, he is able to focus on premier class in the series.

“I think it will be good to see how he does,” said Creamer. “The field is so stacked, it will be good for him to race against the best.”

Next Race
The series takes a two--week break before traveling to the final round of the series at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The final stop is always a high intensity race and the 2009 season won’t be any different with Wienen standing in second in the championship chase.

“It will be hard to come out with the championship now, but I have done really well the last two years at Loretta Lynn’s so I will give it everything I have to finish on top of the podium,” said Wienen. “I don’t ever give up.”

Results
AMA ATV Motocross Championship
Red Bud – Buchanan, Mich.
August 2, 2009

Pro Overall Results (Moto Finishes)

1.    Dustin Wimmer, Center Valley, Pa., Suzuki, 1-1
2.    JOSH CREAMER, N. STONINGTON, CONN., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 2-3
3.    CHAD WIENEN, GALENA, ILL., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 4-5
4.    Doug Gust, Salem, Wis., Suzuki, 3-6
5.    Joe Byrd, Union City, Tenn., Honda, 13-2
6.    Richard Pelchat, Saint Romuald, Canada, Can Am, 8-8
7.    Jeremy Lawson, Live Oak, Fla., Can Am, 10-7
8.    Josh Upperman, Louisville, Ohio, Honda, 7-10
9.    Harold Goodman, Romulus, Mich., Honda, 5-14
10.    Jeremie Warnia, Paris, France, Can Am, 9-11

Pro Point Standings

1.    Dustin Wimmer, Center Valley, Pa., Suzuki, 385
2.    CHAD WIENEN, GALENA, ILL., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 340
3.    Joe Byrd, Union City, Tenn., Honda, 334
4.    Doug Gust, Salem, Wis., Suzuki, 327
5.    Josh Upperman, Louisville, Ohio, Honda, 301
6.    JOSH CREAMER, N. STONINGTON, CONN., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 298
7.    John Natalie, Jr., Houtzdale, Pa., Can Am, 258
8.    Jeremy Lawson, Live Oak, Fla., Can Am, 250
9.    Cody Miller, Greenville, Texas, Can Am, 215
10.    Thomas Brown, Sanger, Texas, Yamaha, 203


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