Morgantown, W.Va. (September 12, 2012) – The top 10 Pro Class finishers in the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series joined the likes of the top riders from the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, this past Sunday for the annual Season Celebration in Southern California.

South Coast Winery, located in Southern California’s wine country of Temecula, was the setting for the festivities, as the industry gathered to celebrate not only the 10-round AMA ATV Motocross Championship, but also the three classes that make up the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series.

Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Race Craft/Yamaha’s Chad Wienen highlighted the ATV portion of the celebration, collecting his first-ever, as well as Factory Yamaha’s first-ever, AMA Pro ATVMX championship award, in addition to earning the distinguished Gary Denton Motocross Cup for his Wienen Motorsports team. After winning six of 10 rounds this season, Wienen also played an important role in helping Yamaha secure the 2012 Manufacturer’s Cup.

Morgantown, W.Va. - MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATVPG are pleased to announce the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series top ten AMA Pro ATV class finishers, as well as the 2012 Rookie of the Year. Once again, the top ten and specialty award winners are invited to attend the Season Celebration, alongside champions in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, at the South Coast Winery, in Temecula, Calif. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.

On Sunday, September 9, teams and riders of the AMA ATV Motocross Championship and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, along with many members of the motocross industry, will gather to celebrate the title winners in the Pro ATV Class, 450 Class, 250 Class and WMX Class. FUEL TV and NBC host Jason Weigandt, along with trackside public address announcer Tim Cotter, will emcee the festivities. The two familiar voices of motocross will take a look back at each round of the two- and four-wheeled motocross championships and the highlights that shaped how the titles unfolded in each division.

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.

UNADILLA; NEW BERLIN, NY — Lambeau Field, Wrigley Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Augusta National. All are iconic venues for their respective sports. For ours there may be no more recognizable name than Unadilla. This storied facility in central New York has been host to countless epic battles on two wheels and four since just after the Earth cooled. Its rolling, flowing, “natural” yet spectacular layout is a favorite of competitors and spectators alike.

This hallowed ground in mid-July with Holeshot, QuadCross MX and Turf Tamer tires at the eighth round of the 2012 ATV MX National Championship Series. Many of these athletes can be applauded for scoring numerous podium finishes. Because in the words of Vince Lombardi, “If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?”

Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am DS 450 ATV Pro class racer Josh Creamer finished second overall at round eight in Unadilla, N.Y., in a successful return to the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series. He was joined on the Pro class podium by defending AMA ATV MX champion John Natalie, who finished third overall. Natalie’s Motoworks / Can-Am teammate Joel Hetrick finished fourth while Canadian Can-Am X-Team racer Richard Pelchat took seventh on his DS 450.

“It was another great weekend of racing, as our Can-Am riders battled hard to earn two spots on the Pro podium in Unadilla, N.Y. Josh Creamer had a memorable return to the AMA ATV MX National series convincingly winning the first moto and ending up second overall. Motoworks / Can-Am pilot John Natalie earned a hard-fought third-place finish and kept himself in the championship points race with only two rounds remaining,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Joel Hetrick just missed the podium, finishing fourth, but gained some valuable points in his pursuit to remain in the top three in the Pro class points race.”

New Berlin, N.Y. - 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.

Wienen began the morning on fire by grabbing the ATVRiders.com 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.

Mechanicsville, Md. – Sometimes in motocross, it’s not always the rider who wins the races that ends up taking home the overall win. For Joel Hetrick at round four of the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series, two second place finishes was enough to put the sophomore rookie on top of the podium at Budds Creek MX, where he scored his first overall win of the 2012 season.

Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Race Craft/Yamaha’s Chad Wienen continued his five-race win streak in Moto 1 as he made his way out front immediately and went on to lead all twelve laps of the race. But it was Baldwin Motorports/PEP’s Josh Upperman who grabbed the SSi Decals Holeshot Award and led for a brief moment before Wienen put himself into the lead. Hetrick put in a solid second place finish, coming in less than three seconds behind Wienen. Upperman worked hard to fend off TBROWN Yamaha Racing/Moto-X-Perts rider Thomas Brown to maintain third place in Moto 1, while Brown finished a close fourth after getting off to a rough start.

ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier Joe Byrd landed the fastest lap time in the morning qualifying sessions and the veteran made his way up to fifth place after getting off to a bad start in Moto 1. Motoworks/Can-Am rider John Natalie began the race inside the top five until he overshot a corner, causing him to go off the track and lose a significant amount of time and positions. The Ironman was able to work his way back into a sixth place finish, despite his early fumble.

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. (February 28, 2012) – The ATV Promoter’s Group (ATVPG) is pleased to announce the addition of SSi Decals, a leading supplier of ATV decals and graphics kits, as an associate sponsor of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series. As part of its support of ATV Motocross, SSi Decals will once again sponsor the SSi Decals Holeshot Award for pro racers at all 10 rounds of the series.

“SSi Decals is fully committed to the ATV industry and proud to be an associate sponsor of the 2012 ATVMX Series,” said Ian Harris, owner of SSi Decals. “We are excited to elevate our role in the series this year and believe we offer the best product on the market when it comes to decals. Our support of the ATV industry extends to all ages and rider-levels.”

The added incentive of the SSi Decals Holeshot Award is just one of the many ways in which SSi Decals supports the sport of ATV Motocross. Sponsoring riders such as Chad Wienen, John Natalie, Thomas Brown, Nick Denoble, Josh Upperman, Joe Byrd, Mark Madl, Derek Swartfager, John VenJon, and Ronnie Higgerson, as well as a host of amateur riders, SSi Decals has a strong presence in the ATV Motocross industry.

For more information on SSi Decals products, visit their website at www.ssidecals.com.

The 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series kicks off its 10 race series March 24 and 25 at Aonia Pass MX Park in Washington, Ga. For more information on the series, visit www.atvmotocross.com.

Morgantown, W.Va. – The ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG) announces today a change in the location of the opening round of the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series. Round one, originally scheduled for March 24-25 at Millcreek in Pell City, Ala., will now take place the same weekend at Aonia Pass Motocross in Washington, Ga.

“Aonia Pass proved last year that their facility is worthy of holding the opening round of ATVMX and it just makes sense to make the change to this location for 2012,” said Sam Gammon, Director of the ATVPG. ”

Aonia Pass MX will remain the host for round two of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series March 17 and 18, while the ATVMX will take place the following weekend, March 24 and 25.

“On behalf of the ATVPG, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. However, we hope series sponsors will find this move as the most convenient choice. Please find the revised 2012 schedule below,” Gammon added.

2012 ATVMX Schedule *REVISED
March
24-25
Aonia Pass MX
Washington, GA
April
21-22
Muddy Creek Raceway
Blountville, TN
May
5-6
Budds Creek
Budds Creek, MD
May
19-20
Sunset Ridge
Walnut, IL
June
2-3
Ballance MX
Oakland, KY
June
16-17
High Point Raceway
Mount Morris, PA
July
30-1
Sunday Creek
Millfield, OH
July
14-15
Unadilla
New Berlin, NY
July
28-29
RedBud
Buchanan, MI
August
11-12
Loretta Lynn’s
Hurricane Mills, TN

For questions regarding the schedule change, contact Victory Sports at (423) 323-5479 or contact@victory-sports.com. For more information on the series, visit www.atvmotocross.com.