Suzuki's Dustin Wimmer Dominates
Unadilla Valley Sports
Honda's Joe Byrd 2nd, Jeremy Lawson
New Berlin, NY (7/29/2007) - Round 11
of the AMA Pro ATV Racing just wrapped up in New Berlin,
NY at the famous Unadilla Valley Sports, and the track
belonged to Red Bull Suzuki’s Dustin Wimmer as he
dominated the natural terrain motocross track by passing
Joe Byrd for the lead both Motos.
#191 Dustin Wimmer
The Pro Class once again had large turnout with 14
Pro Riders signing up, and among the list of Pros was
Suzuki’s Dustin Wimmer and Kawasaki’s Josh
Creamer on his KFX450R. Also, top Canadian riders, Richard
Pelchat and Jasmin Plante made the short trip across
the border, but the biggest surprise of them all was
to see GNCC Pro & Quadterrain Pro racer, Chris Bithell
sign up to compete in the AMA Pro Class. In a last minute
struggle to get his Pro AMA license, Bithell earned
spot on the Pro starting gate and immediately caught
everyone’s attention when he started launching
“Sky Shot” among the other huge leaps of
faith at Unadilla.
In the first Moto, Dasa Racing’s Joe Byrd grabbed
the Holeshot with Chris Tait and Travis Spader colliding,
which left Tait bruised and battered. The race was Red
flagged and Tait was taken off the track on a back board
to have his injuries evaluated. It was fortunately determined
that there were no major injuries and he was free to
race the second Moto but couldn’t race in the
Upon the restart, it was once again Joe Byrd launching
out front with the Holeshot. By the half way point of
the race, Dustin Wimmer caught and passed Byrd to take
over the lead. Byrd was then challenged by Lawson, but
Byrd was able to remain in second followed by Lawson.
Dustin Wimmer went on to win the race with ease over
Byrd dealing with a cracked head on his Honda. Yamaha's
Pat Brown finished in 4th followed by Canadian's Jasmin
Plante. Richard Pelchat would end up wrecking and dropped
back to a 13th place finish.
In the Second Moto, it was Byrd out front again with
the Holeshot, but Byrd reportedly began to have mechanical
issues early in the race and allowed Wimmer to make
the pass for the lead. Wimmer once again pulled away
from the pack. Byrd remained in second followed by Lawson.
Plante finished out the Moto in 4th place ahead of Pelchat.
Josh Creamer picked up a 6th place finish in the 2nd
Moto, which secured him a 5th Overall on the weekend
ahead of Travis Spader.
Pat Brown went down hard in the 2nd Moto, which sent
him to the back of the pack finishing in 13th for the
Moto and 8th Overall.
Chris Bithell rode strong both Motos going 10-7 for
a 9th Overall finish in his first Pro ATV Motocross
For Dustin Wimmer it was his first ATVA race event
since his win at Echeconnee Off-Road Park in April.
Despite missing the last six races, Wimmer remained
in 9th place in points, and his win at Unadilla catapulted
him up to 6th place in points ahead of teammate Doug
Joe Byrd’s 2nd Place finish over Jeremy Lawson
moves him even closer to wrapping up his second consecutive
Pro Class Championship and the first ever AMA Pro ATV
MX Nationals - Pro ATV Race Results
About the AMA ITP/Moose
ATV National Motocross
Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited:
Sanctioned by the AMA and ATVA, the AMA ITP/Moose ATV
National Motocross Championship Series is the nation’s
premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series,
and is hosted by many of America’s premier motocross
facilities. The 12-round series approaches its 21st
season with the Pro class newly under the wing of AMA
Pro Racing. The 2006 series hosted over 8,000 entrants,
making it America’s largest and longest-running
ATV National Motocross series. Series sponsors include
title sponsors ITP Tires and Moose, and presenting sponsor
Parts Unlimited. Premier and feature sponsors include
ATV Sport, MotoTees, Scott USA, Maxxis Tires, Elka Suspension
and H-Bomb Films/Division Four. Associate sponsors include
Weekend Warrior Trailers, Denton Racing, and Hinson
Racing. Media partners include ATV Insider, ATV Rider
About AMA Pro Racing:
AMA Pro Racing is the professional racing division of
the American Motorcyclist Association (“AMA”).
2007 will mark the inaugural year for AMA Pro ATV Racing,
as the sport’s top pro riders will be recognized
as professional-licensed racers by the AMA Pro Racing
division. Founded in 1924, the AMA has an unparalleled
history of pursuing, protecting and promoting the interests
of the world's largest and most dedicated group of motorcycle
enthusiasts. The AMA focuses on rights, riding and racing
through its government relations work, by sanctioning
road and off-road riding activities and overseeing professional
and amateur racing events. For more information about
AMA Pro ATV Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.
About the ATVA:
The ATV Association (“ATVA”) is the official
sanctioning body of the amateur divisions of the ATVA
ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series
Presented by Parts Unlimited. The 9,000 member ATVA
is the sister organization of the 260,000 member American
Motorcyclist Association (“AMA”). ATV racing
has experienced phenomenal growth at the rate of 25%
in the past two years alone, and continues to gain momentum
and support, outselling off-road motorcycles annually.
Each round attracts 600-700 racers who compete for bragging
rights to one of 31 amateur national titles. For more
information about ATVA, visit www.atvaonline.com.
About the ATVPG:
The ATVPG is comprised of the 12 individual promoters
that host the AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championships,
presented by Parts Unlimited. The goal of the ATVPG
is to raise awareness of ATV motocross through the production
of professional and amateur championship racing events.
For more information on the ATVPG and the ATV National
events they produce, go to www.atvmotocross.com.
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