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

Wimmer Dominates ATV MX Season Opener at Millcreek Raceway

 

Pell City, AL (March 29, 2010) - Two-time Defending Champion Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Dustin Wimmer opened the 2010 ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship season with an almost effortless campaign to the top of the podium, with 1-1 moto wins at the Millcreek Raceway in Pell City, Alabama.

"I really love this track," Wimmer said. "Millcreek is great. I think this is my sixth-straight moto win here. I'm out here to win, what can I say?"

The day started with ominous clouds in the distance that threatened a serious downpour, and just as the Pro-Am Production gate was loaded for the first moto, the rain came down hard for several minutes. While Chase Snapp roared to a first-place finish over Honda rider Jeremy Tulenchik and Marc Winchester, the downpour turned to a light sprinkle for the first moto for the Pros.

Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Josh Creamer had started the day earlier by grabbing the $100 ATVriders dot com Fastest Qualifier Award and kept that speed when the gate dropped for the first moto, when he took the $250 MotorcycleUSA.com Holeshot Award. But teammate Wimmer powered to the front to lead all 13 laps, finishing the first moto with three seconds to spare over Baldwin Motorsports PEP's Josh Upperman in second and Motoworks Can-Am's John Natalie in third. Motoworks Can-Am's Chad Wienen finished fourth while fellow Can-Am teammate Jeremie Warnia finished fifth and Creamer 6th.

In Moto 2, Creamer again snuck up to grab the second $250 MotorcycleUSA.com holeshot award, setting off a fierce battle between the Suzuki teammates. Creamer held the lead just seconds in front of Wimmer, but Wimmer was able to slowly close the time margin. By the fourth lap he was on Creamer's wheels and by lap six, Wimmer took over the lead. Then he slowly pulled away from Creamer to finish almost five seconds ahead and take first place overall.

Wienen picked up the speed in moto 2, and after starting in the sixth place position, slowly edged his way up to third after battling with Upperman and Joe Byrd Quad Riding School's Joe Byrd.

"The Can-Am is working great," Wienen said. "Thankfully, Mother Nature was nice to us and held off on the rain. I can't say enough about the Can-Am. I'll be on that top spot soon. This is the team that wants it the most, and we're going to go out and get it."

Creamer took a second place finish in moto 2, to finish third overall for the day.

"Yoshimura makes a really good motor," Creamer said. "This thing just flies. Dustin was pressuring me out there and I wasn't about to hold him up. I just need to head to Florida to train but with this team behind me we should be up here every weekend."

Snapp took the win in moto 2 for the Pro Am Production class, beating out Winchester in second and Jeffrey Rastrelli in third. Snapp took the overall win, followed by Winchester in second overall and Tulenchik in third overall.

Pro Results

1. Dustin Wimmer (SUZ)
2. Chad Wienen (CAN)
3. Josh Creamer (SUZ)
4. John Natalie Jr. (CAN)
5. Josh Upperman (HON)
6. Jeremy Lawson (WAL)
7. Thomas Brown (YAM)
8. Joe Byrd (HON)
9. Patrick Brown (YAM)
10. Cody Miller (CAN)

Pro Points

1. Wimmer (1 win/50 points) 2. Wienen(38) 3.Upperman (37) 3. Josh Creamer (37) 5.Natalie (36) 6.Lawson (28) 7.T. Brown (26) 8.Byrd (25) 9.Miller (22) 9. P. Brown (22)

The series travels next to the Ballance Moto X in Bowling Green, Kentucky for round two on April 17-18. The second round also features the second round of the South Challenge.

For More Information, log on to www.atvmotocross.com.

About the ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship presented by Parts Unlimited
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. For more information, please visit
www.atvmotocross.com.

About MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world's most prestigious motocross series - the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit
www.mxsportsproracing.com.


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