Natalie Delivers Can-Am's
First Ever Overall Win at Pleasure Valley ATV MX
John Natalie (#13)
Jeremy Lawson (#16)
John Natalie (13) and Josh Creamer (9)
Armagh, PA (July 4, 2010) - Pennsylvania's
own John Natalie took home the overall win
aboard his Motoworks Can-Am during round eight
of the AMA Pro ATV MX Championship at Pleasure
Valley Raceway in Armagh, PA. This win marks
Can-Am's first time winning an AMA Pro ATV MX
overall. Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Josh
Creamer finished second overall, further
extending his points lead over his teammate
"The weekend went really well for me here at
Pleasure Valley" Natalie said. "I was able to
grab Can-Am's first ever win in front of these
Creamer started his weekend on a high note
when he earned the $100 ATVRiders.com Fastest
Qualifier award during timed qualifying. Natalie
started moto one by earning the $250
MotorcycleUSA.com holeshot award and the early
lead on the field. Throughout the moto, Natalie
and Wimmer fought closely for the win, at one
point making contact in a corner after Natalie
lost his footing on the footpeg and came to a
stop. The battled ragged on throughout the moto,
but in the end Natalie won, followed by Wimmer,
with Jeremy Lawson rounding out the top three.
"Dustin Wimmer and I had a really good battle
the whole race, but I came across the finish
line first." Natalie said.
Noticeably absent from the front was Creamer,
who suffered a poor start and struggled to come
back through the field. By the finish, Creamer
had battled to capture the forth spot in the
"I had some struggles in the first moto.
Things didn't go my way," Creamer said. "We came
back, got mentally focused for the second moto
and made some bike changes that proved to be
better on this track."
Baldwin Motorsports/ PEPs Josh Upperman
captured the second moto $250 MotorcycleUSA.com
Holeshot Award, but was quickly passed by
Natalie for the early lead. Creamer was bound to
make up for his first moto woes, and set a fast
pace, making his way past Natalie for the lead.
"I was able to pull out a win in the second
moto that left me in second overall." Creamer
said. "I'm never happy with second, but I am
happy to be on the podium. We need to stay on
the podium in able to win a championship."
Natalie maintained second with knowledge it
would bring him the first overall, but the top
five stayed very close and competitive
throughout the race.
"In the second moto, Josh Upperman got the
holeshot and I was able to get around him in the
first lap" Natalie said. "Josh Creamer came up
on me and we had a great battle. I let Creamer
around instead of taking the chance on not
getting the overall win."
Jeremy Lawson proved himself by making passes
to get to third, followed by Upperman in the
fourth and Wimmer in fifth.
With one moto win, Natalie grabbed the
overall win, and one that would make its way
into the history books.
In the Pro-Am Production class, Factory
Polaris rider Casey Martin took a two moto sweep
for the overall win. Chase Snapp took the first
holeshot and the IdolSpeed.com $100 Holeshot
award and the early lead, but just as he began
to walk away from the pack, stalled his bike and
went back to the very tail of the field, opening
the door for Martin to take the win. In the
second moto, Aaron Meyer grabbed the
IdolSpeed.com Holeshot award, but was quickly
passed by Martin who went on to take the win.
Snapp continues to lead the points heading into
Round 9 of the AMA Pro ATV MX.
The series travels next to Unadilla in New
Berlin, New York for the Round 9 of the AMA Pro
ATV MX Championship on July 17-18.
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AMA Pro ATV Results
1. John Natalie Jr (Can) 1-2
2. Josh Creamer (Suz) 4-1
3. Jeremy Lawson (Suz) 3-3
4. Dustin Wimmer (Suz) 2-5
5. Josh Upperman (Hon) 7-4
6. Jeremie Warnia (Can) 6-8
7. Thomas Brown (Yam) 8-7
8. Pat Brown (Hon) 10-9
9. Cody Gibson (Suz) 9-10
10. Joe Byrd (Hon) 5-14
AMA ATV Motocross Championship Pro Point
1. Josh Creamer (356); 2.
Dustin Wimmer (331); 3. John Natalie Jr (281);
4. Josh Upperman (259); 5. Chad Wienen (258); 6.
Thomas Brown (233); 7. Jeremy Lawson (207); 8.
Patrick Brown (180); 9. Jeremie Warnia (179);
10. Nick A. Denoble (146).
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