Creamer and Wimmer Battle for the ATV MX Lead at Pleasure Valley Raceway

Jul. 01, 2010 By Press Release
Armagh, PA (July 1, 2010) - The American Suzuki Summer Nationals presented by Mushin Racing are headed to Pleasure Valley Raceway in Armagh, Pennsylvania this weekend for Round 8 of the 2010 ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship. Going into this event, Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Josh Creamer continues to lead the field, now by 20 points over his teammate and two-time Defending Champion, Dustin Wimmer. Wimmer has said he feels strong going into Round 8 after dominating the second moto at Muddy Creek. Team Can-Am Motoworks rider Chad Wienen is hoping he can to continue his success at Pleasure Valley on the heels of his podium finish overall last weekend and a win in the first moto.

With only four rounds remaining in the chase for the championship, the battle between teammates Wimmer and Creamer promises to be one for the record books. Creamer has had a fantastic season this year, winning five of the seven rounds so far, but he is aware his teammate is a strong competitor going into Pleasure Valley. The struggles Wimmer has faced this season have been different than any he has faced in the past, but during the last round, Wimmer seemed to have found his old form.

Team Can-Am Motoworks John Natalie has been consistently top five all season, but last weekend had a horrific crash when his motor lost power and Wimmer landed on top of him. Although he fought the pain to finish forth in the second moto, he is still complaining of soreness. The Can-Am's have made strides all season and continue threaten Team Suzuki each weekend.

The event takes place at the legendary Pleasure Valley Raceway in Armagh, PA. This will be the third time the AMA ATV Motocross Championship visits this exciting facility. Pleasure Valley Raceway is a completely different race track going into the 2010 season. The track layout is fast and challenging, with many straight-aways and table tops. There is also a new uphill double section with 8 doubles, providing a new technical element. The track is made up of loamy dirt that has been mixed with sawdust, which will create rough terrain throughout the weekend.

Tickets on Sunday are $15 for fans ($10 for ages 5-11), and admission includes full pro pit access, and an autograph session.

The pro class will feature two 20-minute races on Sunday, taking place at noon and 3 p.m., with the combined scores of both races determining the overall winner.

The pro riders will run as part of a full schedule of amateur racing, including classes for Youth, Women and veteran riders. Amateurs will practice on Friday and race on Saturday and Sunday. Pros will practice on Saturday and race on Sunday.

The Pleasure Valley staff will also be putting on a "moto bingo" Friday evening with all the proceeds benefiting the Mobile Medical Unit. Bingo Cards will be $5.00, and prizes will awarded to all winners.

To get to the track, take Route 22 to the Johnstown Route 403 Exit, Turn Right and Pleasure Valley Raceway is down on the right a quarter mile. For more information log on to Newsletter
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