DUSTIN WIMMER TAKES
2009 AMA PRO ATV MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Chino, Calif. -- August 15, 2009 -- Team
Rockstar / Makita / Suzuki / Yoshimura's Dustin
Wimmer clinched the 2009 Championship in the
first moto of the last round of the 2009
ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship.
The defending champion's fourth place overall
secured his second crown in front of cheering
fans at Loretta Lynn's MX track in Hurricane
Wimmer came into this final round 45 points
ahead of the competition after a season that was
full of drama. Wimmer had held a commanding
early lead only to become sidelined with a
shoulder injury a third of the way through the
season. Even with sitting out one race and
painfully making his way around the track for
the next two rounds, Wimmer was finally healthy
enough to take six moto wins in a row and regain
many of his lost points. He finished first in
six of the eleven rounds for a total of 419
Teammate Doug Gust ended the year just 17
points shy of third place. The veteran racer had
a consistent year with four podium finishes.
Wimmer was thrilled with the win. "This was
quite a year," Wimmer reflected. "I had some bad
luck getting hurt and it took everything to get
back those points. Luckily, I've got a great
team and a great quad. We really worked hard for
this championship and I feel really great.
Today, I had a lot of adrenalin going so I had
to work at just riding smart and safe."
Team Manager Kory Ellis was proud of Wimmer's
accomplishment. "Dustin coming back from a
serious shoulder injury was a brave thing,"
Ellis said. "For him to come back and dominate
racing and win the title was just incredible. My
hat is off to Dustin, the team and to Suzuki for
making such a great quad -- the QuadRacer R450."
Yoshimura's Brant Russell was equally pleased
with the results. "That was an amazing
performance on the part of Dustin and the whole
team. It was a great series all year and at any
race any one of six or seven riders could take
the win. The AMA and Racer Productions did a
great job with the series and we can't wait to
come back next year."