Natalie and Hetrick
Return to Home State for Round 6 of ATVMX at
High Point Raceway This Weekend
Morgantown, W.Va. (June 12, 2012) – High
Point Raceway has been home to professional and
amateur motocross racing for over thirty years,
and the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National
Championship Series returns to historic Mount
Morris, Pa. this weekend, June 16 and 17 for
Round 6 of the ten-race series. Pennsylvania
natives John Natalie and Joel Hetrick are
looking to beat out points leader Chad Wienen in
front of their home crowd, as they sit within
striking distance of the championship title at
the season’s halfway point this weekend.
Motoworks/Can-Am’s Natalie currently holds
the second place spot with a consistent string
of top three finishes, including his first 2012
victory at Round 5. The defending champ swept
both motos under the lights and now carries a
high level of confidence heading into Round 6.
“We took the win last round in Kentucky and
I’m definitely ready to keep the momentum
rolling here in Pennsylvania,” said Natalie.
“I’ve always liked the track at High Point, so
I’m excited to be back and go for another win so
close to home.”
Chad Wienen still holds the red number plate
as he takes his Wienen Motorsports/SSi
Decals/Walsh Race Craft/Yamaha team into the
halfway mark still holding the points lead over
Natalie, Hetrick and the rest of the field.
Hetrick has yet to win a moto this season, but
the young gun posted an overall win over the
veterans in Round 3.
Baldwin Motorsports/PEP/Maxxis’ Josh Upperman
trails Hetrick by only five points for the third
place spot in the overall point standings.
Upperman continues to battle with TBROWN
Yamaha/Moto-X-Perts’ Thomas Brown, as the two
have exchanged besting finishes each weekend and
currently round out the top five in the overall
The pro riders will run Saturday as part of a
full schedule of amateur racing, including
classes for Youth, Women and Veteran riders.
Amateurs will practice on Friday and race on
Saturday and Sunday. Tickets on Saturday are $20
for spectators ($10 for ages 6-11), and
admission includes full pro-pit access and an
To get to the track, take I-79 north to PA
Exit 1 (Mount Morris) Go east 3 miles to the
gate. For more information, please visit
About the AMA ATV Motocross
The AMA ATV Motocross Championship
is the nation's premier amateur and professional
ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross
facilities nationwide. The 10-round series
features the Nation's best racers, teams and
sponsors, and is America's largest and
longest-running ATV national motocross program.
Since 1985, the series continues to expand and
produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while
premiering the professional class. For more
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