2011 AMA ATV Motocross Heads
to Ballance MX for Round 3
AMA ATV MX Pro Chad Wienen
Looks for Third Consecutive Win at Ballance
Morgantown, WV (3/29/2011) -
Chad Wienen's confidence is sky high as he now
sits 12 points ahead of the competition heading
into round three of the AMA ATV Motocross Championship
Series presented by DWT.
Chad Wienen hopes to add yet another win
to this 2011 AMA ATV MX racing season
The start of the AMA Pro class This nationally
televised event on the VERSUS network at Ballance
MX is expected to draw nearly 800 riders and several
thousand spectators. Ballance MX is the home of
9-Time GNCC Champion Bill Ballance, making it
a prestigious stop on the AMA ATV Motocross Championship
After a rocky start, Ballance Racing's Thomas
Brown is looking to put his Yamaha out front on
familiar grounds this weekend in Kentucky. The
Texas native has suffered mechanical problems
the first two rounds and hopes to rebound with
solid finishes at Ballance MX.
Motoworks Can-Am rider Chad Wienen has swept
the field so far this season; giving him the early
points lead in the Pro class. After finishing
third in the series the last two years, Wienen
is focused on winning his first-ever ATVMX Championship
"Last year was my first season with Can-Am
and we finally worked the bugs out and won the
last two rounds against Creamer and Wimmer. We
headed into the off-season focused on improving
the suspension and adding a little more power
to the bike," said Wienen. "I feel like
I did my part during the off-season by preparing
myself both physically and mentally," said
Wienen took his second straight victory at Millcreek
Teammate John Natalie currently sits 12 points
behind Wienen, giving the Motoworks Can-Am team
an early lead in the championship points chase.
After finishing with a third overall in the first
two rounds, Baldwin Motorsports Honda rider Josh
Upperman has great potential to challenge the
Can-Am teammates next weekend at Ballance MX.
The battle to watch as the season progresses,
though, is between the Walsh Race Crafts Suzuki
rider Jeremy Lawson and JBR American Honda's Joe
Byrd. Both riders have finished inside the top
five so far, leaving them only one point apart
in the overall championship standings.
Amateur classes will practice on Friday and race
on both Saturday and Sunday. Pros will run two
timed practice sessions on Saturday morning and
race in the afternoon as part of a full schedule
of amateur racing, including classes for Youth,
Women and Veteran riders.
Tickets on Saturday are $20 for spectators ($10
for ages 6-11), and admission includes full pro-pit
access and an autograph session.
Take I-65 north to exit 28 "Corvette Museum";
right off the exit ramp on 31W; go approximately
9 miles and the track will be on your left.
For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com
About the AMA ATV
The AMA ATV Motocross Championship is the nation's
premier amateur and professional ATV motocross
series, hosted at top motocross facilities nationwide.
The 11-round series features the Nation's best
racers, teams and sponsors, and is America's largest
and longest-running ATV national motocross program.
Since 1985, the series continues to expand and
produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while
premiering the professional class. For more information,
please visit www.atvmotocross.com.