Wienen Wins Unadilla ATVMX National
2010 Champ Josh
Creamer Returns With Second Overall
New Berlin, N.Y. (July 14, 2012) - The 2012 AMA
ATV Motocross National Championship Series
headed north to Unadilla Valley Sports Center in
New Berlin, New York for Round 8 of the 10-race
series. Chad Wienen extended his points lead
over defending champ John Natalie, despite heavy
pressure from 2010 ATVMX champ Josh Creamer.
Pro Podium: (left) Josh Creamer,
(center) Chad Wienen, (right) John
Wienen began the morning on fire by grabbing
the Fastest Qualifier Award with a 1:52.8 time.
When the gate dropped for Moto 1, it was BCS
Performance/Can-Am's Josh Creamer with the
SSiDecals Holeshot Award as he put himself into
the front of the pack right away. Wienen put his
Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Race
Craft/Yamaha right behind Creamer and the duo
put on an exciting race for the lead.
Motoworks/Can-Am teammates John Natalie and
Joel Hetrick battled back and forth for the
third place position but it was Natalie who
ultimately secured the spot in Moto 1, while
Hetrick took a close fourth.
Wienen shot off the start to grab the
SSiDecals Holeshot Award in Moto 2 and the
series points leader led all thirteen laps as
Natalie and Creamer chased close behind. Natalie
held off Creamer in Moto 2 in order to maintain
the second place position, and Creamer took
third. Wienen went on to take his fifth overall
victory for the season with a 2-1 score.
Creamer's 1-3 score was enough to give him
second overall for the day in his first ATVMX
appearance this season. Natalie went 3-2 to
secure the final podium position and gaining
valuable points in the overall title chase.
"Starts were really key today and we were
able to rip two solid starts and even another
SSiDecals Holeshot in the second moto!" Wienen
said. "It was a fun day of racing and we're
excited to keep the momentum rolling to RedBud."
Hetrick had a consistent day of racing as he
took home fourth overall, just ahead of TBROWN
Yamaha Racing/Moto-X-Perts Yamaha Thomas Brown
who came in fifth. Baldwin Motorsports/PEP/Maxxis'
Josh Upperman experienced some issues in Moto 2,
giving him a 5-7 score for sixth overall.
Canada's Richard Pelchat (Can-Am) took home
seventh overall with 7-6 finishes, while Ohio's
Adam Clark (HON) came in eighth. Rookie Jeffrey
Rastrelli (SUZ) took ninth overall and
Michigan's Harold Goodman (HON) rounded out the
The 2012 AMA ATV Motocross Championship heads
to RedBud MX in Buchanan, Michigan July 28 and
29 for the penultimate Round 9. For more
information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.
AMA Pro ATV Results
Chad Wienen, Yamaha, (2-1)
Josh Creamer, Can-Am, (1-3)
Joel Hetrick, Can-Am, (4-4)
Thomas Brown, Yamaha, (6-5)
Richard Pelchat, Can-Am, (7-6)
Adam Clark, Honda, (9-8)
Harold Goodman, Honda, (11-10)
AMA ATV Motocross Championship Pro
Chad Wienen, Yamaha - 374
John Natalie, Can-Am- 345
Can-Am - 306
Josh Upperman, Honda - 286
Thomas Brown, Yamaha - 276
Honda - 197
Adam Clark, Honda - 188
Madl, Honda - 184
Jeff Rastrelli, Suzuki -
Harold Goodman, Honda - 160
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