ATVMX-Logo-3-21-13MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, now complete, all attention has turned to the 2014 season. The ATV Promoter’s Group (ATVPG) is excited to welcome Jorge Cuartas, longtime ATV enthusiast and journalist, to the ATVMX Series team as Marketing Manager of the 2014 series.

With the ATVMX National Championship entering its 29th season, a big push will be made in just about every area to ensure the series is performing at its full potential. Cuartas will come on-board immediately, focusing all of his efforts on keeping the ATVMX Nationals at the forefront of off-road racing.

Chad-Wienen-ATV-MX-8-7-13MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch has been home to motocross for over thirty years and once again the notorious track will host the final round of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series, sanctioned by AMA, on August 10 and 11 in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Although the 2013 Pro Class National Championship has been wrapped up by Chad Wienen, the nation’s fastest riders on four-wheels will be holding nothing back to take the last win of the season and carry the momentum into the offseason.

The recently crowned Wienen is looking to end the season with a bang and extend his winning streak to eight in a row for his Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer team. Wienen has taken the overall win at eight of the nine events so far this season and looks to make it nine this weekend.

Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer rider Thomas Brown has had his most successful Pro Class performance in 2013, as he currently sits in second in overall championship points. Brown has a twenty-two-point lead on the rider in third and has only missed the podium twice this season. Brown will be looking to come on strong at Loretta Lynn’s and hopes to finally find the top spot on the podium.

ATV-MX-July-13-7-12-13MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With only a week off, the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series, sanctioned by AMA, will return to racing this weekend, July 13 and 14, at historically Unadilla Raceway in New Berlin, N.Y. The second half of the season is well underway as Unadilla hosts Round 8 of the 10-race series.

New Englander Josh Creamer won the ATVMX National Championship in 2010 and after a brief hiatus from the series, Creamer has made his return back to the series in 2013. The highly anticipated return of the series’ former champion has proven to be as eventful as expected but Creamer is still looking for his first win of the season aboard his BCS Can-Am machine. Returning to his home region of the U.S. for Unadilla, Creamer is expected to make a statement in front of his hometown crowd.

ATVMX-Logo-3-21-13MORGANTOWN, 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.

Wienen-ATVmx-5-13-13ROSSVILLE, Ind. - The ATVMX Pros left a statement at the series’ first-ever race at Wildcat Creek MX as Round 4 of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, took to Rossville, Ind. With a fast rack, close racing and a full gate of pro riders, the inaugural event made for yet another exciting round of racing.

The Wildcat Creek MX track conditions were fast and smooth as the pros went out for the morning’s practice session where Joel Hetrick grabbed the ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier Award, taking first gate pick heading into the first moto.

Josh Upperman, aboard his Baldwin Motorsports PEP Upperman Racing machine, grabbed his first SSi Decals holeshot award of the 2013 season in moto 1. But it wasn’t long before Hetrick, who came out of the first turn in second place, found his way around Upperman to take over the lead. From there, Hetrick found a comfortable pace in front of the rest of the field and was able to maintain the lead in order to take the moto 1 win.

“I was really happy with my moto 1 win. I had a lot of fun out on the track and our team really had my machine working well,” said Hetrick.

Coming off of his podium finish at Round 3, John Natalie had another great start in moto 1, rounding the first turn inside the top five on his MotoSport.com Motoworks DWT machine. The 2011 National champ charged hard and made a quick pass on Upperman for the number two position. Trying to make up some ground on Hetrick, Natalie put his head down but was unable to match the speed of Hetrick, finishing second place in moto 1.

Morgantown, W.Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATVPG are pleased to announce Mtn. Dew as the title sponsor of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, America’s most prestigious and longest standing ATV racing series.

“We’re very excited to have Mtn. Dew as the title sponsor of ATVMX this season,” said Series Director, Dean VanLeeuwen. “Mtn. Dew is one of the biggest names in its industry and we couldn’t be more pleased to have them on board to bring a whole new degree of exposure to the sport of ATV motocross racing.”

As a part of Mtn. Dew’s partnership with the ATV national series, the “Dew it Here” Fan Zone will be set up at all 10 rounds to provide fans a place to watch the AMA Pro races refreshed and in style. The “Dew it Here” Fan Zone will house cold Mtn. Dew products during both AMA Pro motos, while showing live timing and scoring on the Mountain Monitor.

Morgantown, W.Va.  – Upon conclusion of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship season, the ATVPG is pleased to announce the Amateur Awards Ceremony to take place Saturday, November 24, at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center in Morgantown, W. Va.

Formerly held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., this year’s celebration will take place in the heart of Morgantown. The all-new facility boasts first-class accommodations, with plenty of activities throughout town.

Washington, Ga. – The 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series kicked off Saturday at Aonia Pass MX Park in Washington, Ga., providing some of the best racing in series history, pitting the fastest ATV Motocross racers in the country against one another for two twenty-plus minute motos. After an eight-month hiatus from racing due to a season ending injury in 2011, Wienen Motorsports/SSi/Walsh/Yamaha-backed Chad Wienen began the season in a winning fashion, going (1-1) for the overall and the early points lead.

In the opening moto of the Pro ATVMX class, it was Baldwin Motorports/PEP’s Josh Upperman who grabbed the SSi Decals Holeshot Award and led the early part of the race. It wasn’t long before Wienen powered his new Yamaha ride into the lead, though, passing Upperman through the fan-filled finish line section.

While the rest of the field was viewing the track on the site lap, Motoworks/Can-Am’s newest addition, Joel Hetrick, was waiting behind the gate while his crew worked to fix a mechanical issue on the ATV. Earlier in the day, Hetrick grabbed the ATVRiders.com fastest Qualifier Award over a stacked field of veteran riders, and after finally fixing the ATV in time for the gate drop, Hetrick proved it wasn’t a fluke as he caught and passed the front-runners and pressured Wienen for the lead spot. Hetrick finally made a bold attempt to pass Wienen for the lead, but in doing so, the nineteen-year-old went off the track and was forced to sit the rest of the moto on the sidelines.

Morgantown, W.Va. (December 19, 2011) – The ATVPG announces today the 2012 Supplemental Rules and Class Structure for America’s most prestigious and longest standing ATV racing series – the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series.

The class structure has undergone minor changes in both the youth and amateur categories. Highlights include splitting both the Girls (8-15) and the 90 Modified (8-15) classes into two separate age groups, accordingly.

“We recognize the continued growth in youth ATV racing,” said Sam Gammon, Director of ATVPG. “We feel that splitting the Girls and 90 Modified classes will give younger racers a safe platform to compete as they progress in both age and skill level.”

Another change comes in machine eligibility for the 90 Production (8-15) class. The Production class will be limited to shifter machines only.

“In order to reflect the evolving technology of machines, we will continue to develop our class structure in order to maintain a fair and balanced level of competition,” Gammon added.

The 2012 Supplemental Rules and Class Structure will be tentative and open to public comment through the end of the year. Questions regarding rules and classes should be directed to info@atvmotocross.com.

Click here to view 2012 Supplemental Rules

Click here to view 2012 Class Structure

The 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series kicks off its 10 race series March 24 and 25 at Millcreek Raceway in Pell City, Ala. For more information on the series, visit www.atvmotocross.com.

Hurricane Mills, Tenn. - Some of the best racing action in the 2011 AMA ATV Motocross Championship Series has actually taken place in the Pro Am Production class, one of the deepest fields of talent this year. Kentucky boy Casey Martin led Florida’s Mark Madl in the championship standings by only two points heading into the final round of racing this weekend. The points battle would come down to the final two motos of the year on the most coveted and historical track on the circuit: Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

In moto one, it was the Mushin Racing/GBC Bombsquad Honda of Nick Moser with the holeshot and the early lead, until JB Racing/PEP/ITP’s Jeffrey Rastrelli blitzed to the front around lap four. Blue Rok Racing/Ditch Witch’s Mark Madl was just inside the top ten out of the holeshot until he worked his way up to the lead position just after the halfway mark. Rastrelli showed a burst of speed in the early part of the moto but Madl rode a consistently fast-pace throughout the entire moto, showing no signs of fatigue and eventually winning moto one by nearly ten seconds.

Casey Martin, Pro Am Production points leader stepping into the final round, started off in a favorable position to maintain his championship lead but as the moto wore on, it became harder and harder for Martin to catch up to the leaders of Madl and Rastrelli. Moser managed to stay in front of Martin to claim the third place finish in moto one, while Martin took fourth and Jesse Barnes rounded out the top five.

Jeffrey Rastrelli grabbed the holeshot in moto two but it was Mark Madl who made his way to the front of the pack before the second lap. Rastrelli was determined to keep Madl in his sights this time, though, staying within seconds of the points leader for a majority of the race. Rastrelli didn’t have anything left for Madl by the end of the moto, as Madl took his second win of the day in moto two.

Casey Martin battled with Nick Moser once again in moto two, but this time Martin came out on top after Moser was only able to complete the first half of the race. Pro Motorsports/Lonestar Racing/Top Training/DASA/Dr. D backed Jesse Barnes used Moser’s misfortune to move himself into the top five, just as Cole Henry brought himself up to the sixth position all the way from tenth place start.

“I came from behind in the second moto after a bad start,” said Barnes. “I worked my way up to fifth and ended the day with a fourth overall and I’m really happy about that. I’m ready to head South this winter and do some training, we’re really looking forward to next season,” Barnes added.

Jeffrey Rastrelli finished out the day with a (2-2) score, giving him the second overall behind Mark Madl. Rastrelli will finish out the Pro Am Production season with a fourth overall. “It was a good season; I just didn’t have the luck that I wanted. I was hoping to get that win today but it didn’t work out. The bike had some mishaps but I’m happy with second place today and hopefully next year I’ll be in the pro class and go for the podium,” Rastrelli said.

Yamaha Racing’s Thomas Brown was on site to present the Pro Am Production Champion, Mark Madl, with a brand new Yamaha Racing Generator for his achievement in the 2011 season. Madl went (1-1) for the first overall, beating out former points leader Casey Martin for the 2011 Pro Am Production Championship title. Martin came in third overall with a (4-3) score for the day, taking home the second place overall in the championship standings.

Ohio’s Aaron Meyer posted a (7-4) to take the fifth overall, giving him the third spot in the final championship standings. Jesse Barnes finished out the season in the fifth please position, just behind Rastrelli.

All riders will receive their awards at the season ending celebration in October, more details to follow. For more information on the series, visit http://www.atvmotocross.com.


AMA Pro ATV Results

1. Mark Madl (SUZ)

2. Jeffrey Rastrelli (SUZ)

3. Casey Martin (HON)

4. Jesse Barnes (YAM)

5. Aaron Meyer (HON)

6. Cole Henry (CAN)

7. Cody Suggs (HON)

8. Sean Taylor (HON)

9. Tc Nales (SUZ)

10.Nick Moser (HON)


AMA ATV Motocross Championship Pro Point Standings

1. Mark Madl (253) 2. Casey Martin (246) 3. Aaron Meyer (211) 4. Jeffrey Rastrelli (203) 5. Jesse Barnes (149) 6. Ronnie Higgerson (141) 7. Cole Henry (127) 8. Nick Moser (120) 9. Kyle Fix (112) 10. Alex Nowlan (67)