North Kingsville, OH (7/3/2012)
Baldwin Motorsports' Josh Upperman placed
third overall at Sunday Creek
Baldwin Motorsports’ Josh
Upperman gave an incredible performance in the
rough and choppy dirt at Sunday Creek Raceway
and claimed the number three spot on the podium
in his home state at round number seven of the
2012 AMA ATV Motocross Championships.
Sunday Creek has always been good to Josh Upperman,
and the home state favorite did not disappoint
as he charged his way to the podium in the heat
and rough conditions.
Upperman had a good start in the number three
spot for the first pro moto and held his ground
for two laps before falling back to fourth,
but was able to hold off the competition and
take the number four spot all the way to the
Josh Upperman currently sits fourth in
the AMA ATV MX Pro Points Race
For the second moto, Josh Upperman was on a
mission to put Baldwin Motorsports on the podium
and charged off the start in third. Upperman
was right on the number two rider and pressure
his for a couple of laps before he made his
move and took over second place. Upperman held
his position for several laps before coming
under pressure himself. Upperman battled hard
and would take third at the checkered flag.
Upperman’s solid 4-3 finishes gave him
the final spot on the pro podium.
“I got a good start in both motos and
I went out there and gave it everything I had.
It felt great to be on the podium in my home
state, in front of all my family and friends
that came out here to support me today. I have
to give a huge thanks to Baldwin Motorsports,
PEP, and my family and friends for all of their
support. I also want to thank all of our sponsors
for helping me come out here and do well. This
was a good weekend for us and I’m really
happy to be on the podium,” said Upperman.
“It felt great to be on the podium again.
I worked really hard for it and I want to keep
that forward momentum going now and hopefully
be on the podium for the final rounds,”
Round number eight of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross
Championships will head to Unadilla in New Berlin,
NY on July 14th – 15th where Josh Upperman
will be going for the podium