ATV-MX-Podium-3-24-13WASHINGTON, Ga. – Mother Nature made her presence known at the opening round of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, in Washington, Ga. on Saturday. With less than perfect conditions, twenty-three pro riders lined up at the muddy Aonia Pass MX track, creating a full gate for the first time in recent history.

NOTE: Youth and Amateur Class Racing was cancelled on Sunday due to weather.

Defending champion Chad Wienen rode smart and collected to grab the first victory of 2013, due in part to his knowledge gained from earning the number one plate in 2012. Wienen scored a 3-2 finish to secure the overall win aboard his Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer machine. Wienen was able to secure top five starts, allowing him to move into a favorable position to take the overall win. “I’m happy with the outcome. Anything is possible with a mud race but I’m really excited to be leaving still carrying the red number plate,” said Wienen.