The 2015 racing season for the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), officially got underway last week with the historic ATV Supercross (ATVSX) from Daytona. The race served as a landmark moment for the 30th anniversary of ATVMX, but more importantly provided a first look into what the championship battle will hold this spring and summer. The entire AMA Pro ATV field will travel to Middle Georgia this weekend for Round 1 action from Lizella’s Echeconnee MX and the Georgia National, presented by Kinsley Powersports, on Saturday, March 21.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has announced that they will be the online retail sponsor for the 6th Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross. The event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, March 8 and Monday, March 9 in Daytona, FL.
As one of the big five racing events in the American Motocross Majors, the RCSX has become one of the most anticipated weekends in racing for amateur riders throughout the nation. As the only major amateur supercross event, the RCSX is a proving ground for the best of the amateur circuit to set themselves apart from the crowd. Riders will be able to spend two days battling it out on the esteemed Daytona International Speedway grounds. Not only is this where pros compete, but they are being made here as well. With MX Sports producing the RCSX in conjunction with Ricky Carmichael, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is proud to lend their support and take part in this elite championship.
Ontario, California – ITP-backed ATV motocross racers earned four class wins and 10 podiums at round five of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series held in Nashport, Ohio. JB Racing / Can-Am / ITP racer Jeffrey Rastrelli took second overall in the Pro-Am class, while fellow ITP-backed Pro Ronnie Higgerson was third. Higgerson earned the top finish for Team ITP in the Pro class, matching a career-best with sixth.
HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. – It wouldn’t seem right if the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, didn’t have some rain fall for the final round of racing at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. With the most mud races the series has had in a single season, Mother Nature has played more than her part in the 10-round race series. But as clear skies came through in the afternoon, Saturday’s track shaped up to give spectators some great racing.
Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer rider Thomas Brown won his first ever Pro class overall at Loretta Lynn’s. Brown made his pro debute in 2009 and has been working towards his life goal since. Brown has been present on the podium at all but two rounds this season and was able to secure second place overall for the 2013 Championship points this weekend.
BUCHANAN, Mich. - The 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series, sanctioned by AMA, has been filled with action packed racing and full of excitement. This weekend RedBud MX in Buchanan, Mich. hosted Round 9 of the 10-race series and it proved to be no different as the series crowned Chad Wienen the 2013 Pro National Champion after going 1-1 for the overall win of the weekend.
After going 1-1 for the day, Wienen not only took his eighth overall win of the season but secured his second consecutive National Championship a round early aboard his Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer machine.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (June 5, 2013) – As the hunt for the coveted National Championship continues in the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, the excitement on the racetrack makes this season one of the most contested championships in recent history. The fastest racers on four-wheels return to the northeast this weekend, June 8 and 9, to compete for the win at Round 6 of the 10-race series, deemed the Bob “Smitty” Smith Memorial ATV National.
Smitty was the series amateur referee and involved in the ATV community for over 10 years until he lost his battle to cancer late last year. Round 6 opening ceremonies at Birch Creek MX-Smitty’s hometown track-have been dedicated in memory of the late Bob Smith, who was a Danville local and always had a special place in his heart for the Birch Creek event.
The defending series champion and current points leader Chad Wienen is looking for his fourth consecutive overall win this weekend aboard his Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer machine. Wienen went 1-3 in front of his hometown crowd to grab the overall win last round but with competition high, there’s no telling who’s going to find that top spot in Virginia.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – As the chase for the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, heats up, the nation’s fastest motocross racers on four-wheels head to Bowling Green, Ky. for Round 3 of the 10-race series. The Maxxis Bluegrass National will play host to the next stop on the tour April 27 and 28 at the nationally renown Ballance Moto X racetrack.
Joel Hetrick, one of the youngest championship contenders on the circuit, took the overall win at Round 2 by sweeping both motos on his Corrosion Hetrick Racing machine, closing the gap on the series points leader Chad Wienen, now trailing by one. With the speed and determination to lead the field, the twenty-year old has proven he has what it takes to contest the championship.
Hurricane Mills, Tenn. – Another piece of history was made at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. as Chad Wienen clinched his first-ever AMA Pro ATV championship, also giving Factory Yamaha its first-ever title in the Pro ATVMX division. Saturday’s finale of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series boasted some of the most exciting race-battles of the year, but it was the 2012 champion Wienen that grabbed the spotlight.
Wienen opened the 2012 season with a big win for his all-new Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Race Craft/Yamaha team, ultimately winning six of ten rounds in the series. Perhaps the biggest feat of all for the 27-year-old was bouncing back from a serious back injury that kept him out of the final four races of 2011.
Mount Morris, Pa. – Just one week ago, Mount Morris, Pa. played host to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and this weekend thousands of Pennsylvania spectators returned for Round 6 of the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series at the historical High Point Raceway. Local rider John Natalie shined through his hometown roots as he took home his second overall victory this season in his home state of Pennsylvania. Points leader Chad Wienen split moto wins with Natalie, while Thomas Brown secured his first podium finish of 2012.
It was 19-year-old Joel Hetrick, Seneca, Pa., who landed the ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier Award during the morning qualifiers and put himself into a prime first-place gate position heading into Moto 1.
Motoworks/Can-Am’s John Natalie, Warrior’s Mark, Pa., kicked off Moto 1 with the SSi Decals Holeshot Award and held the early lead over Hetrick, Thomas Brown and Nick DeNoble. Points leader Chad Wienen got into a collision with Josh Upperman off the start, causing both riders to fall behind the pack. It wasn’t long before Hetrick put the moves on his teammate Natalie, taking control of the Moto 1 lead; but only for a couple laps as he experienced mechanical issues that forced the Motoworks/Can-Am rider to pull into the mechanic’s area to readjust.
Each year, AMA Pro Racing awards the manufacturer that accumulates the most points in the AMA Pro class throughout the course of a season with the coveted Manufacturer’s Cup. The series points are configured race-to-race, based on each manufacturer’s best overall finisher. Can-Am finished out the season with seven of the eleven victories, aided by Can-Am riders John Natalie, Chad Wienen and Chase Snapp.
“On behalf of BRP and Can-Am we are extremely proud of our racers and teams that contributed to winning this year’s Manufacturer’s Cup championship aboard the DS450. The entire Can-Am / Motorworks team has worked extremely hard, investing countless hours and making numerous sacrifices to help us achieve our common goal,” said Can-Am Race Manager, Jimmie O’Dell. “Our team riders John Natalie and Chad Wienen were true inspirations this season by both overcoming adversity and have also taken training and preparation to another level. I also want to thank Can-Am X-Team rookie pro Chase Snapp and his team as they worked extremely hard this season and have contributed to Can-Am winning this manufacturer’s cup title,” O’Dell added.
Honda comes in a close second, claiming the other four wins this season. Honda riders Josh Upperman, Nick DeNoble, Joe Byrd and Joel Hetrick contributed to the success of Honda this season by each scoring best-finish points for their brand.
Suzuki riders Jeremy Lawson and Devin Heimes each added points to give Suzuki third place in the standings, while Thomas Brown held Yamaha in the fourth position. Joel Hetrick contributed to Kawasaki’s points, before switching to Honda after three rounds of racing.
The 2011 Manufacturer’s Cup will be awarded to the Can-Am team at the AMA Pro Racing banquet next month. For more information on the series, visit www.atvmotocross.com.
Final Manufacturer’s Cup Points
1. Team Can-Am (509) 2. Team Honda (470) 3. Team Suzuki (380) 4. Team Yamaha (339) 5. Team Kawasaki (62)