Cypress, CA (10/1/2012) - Temperatures were in the 90s as the Quad-X evening race program got
underway in Arizona. Nelson spun his wheels at the start of the first moto, getting
to the first turn in fourth. Quickly moving his YFZ450R into third, Nelson closed
on rivals Haagsma and Beau Baron, but with just one usable line on the fast
track, he found himself stuck in line and pummeled with mud that eventually
clogged his radiator. Wisely saving his engine for the next moto, Nelson cooled it
and came home third.
In moto two Nelson got off the line just behind Haagsma,
but the issue of one line, mud and heat again thwarted his efforts to take the win
and he settled for second and the valuable championship points that go with it.
"I'm really stoked on the durability of the Yamaha," Nelson said. "Even though
getting roosted blocked the radiator in both motos, the motor ran strong right
through to the end."
In Montreal, the YFZ450R duo of Wienen and Thomas had a hammerlock on the
competition from practice to the main. Thomas topped the qualifying charts, but
Wienen then turned the tables and grabbed the heat-race win over his teammate.
And when the 12-lap international ATV final roared off the line, Wienen grabbed
the holeshot while Thomas got a lucky break, emerging from a first-turn pileup in
second behind Wienen. Then as Wienen pulled out a gap, Thomas battled with
rival Josh Creamer before finally securing second at the flag, giving Yamaha a
spectacular 1-2 sweep at the prestigious Canadian event.
Energy Montreal Supermotocross ATV Podium
(left to right)
Thomas Brown (2nd), Chad Wienen (1st)
, Josh Creamer (3rd)
"This was another
impressive weekend for our riders and their YFZ450Rs," said Donnie Luce,
Yamaha's ATV racing coordinator. "It appears they all like racing under the lights
– whether it is Montreal or the Arizona desert, they enjoy the spotlight!"
QuadX - Top 5 Pro ATV Point Standings
||Dustin Nelson – Yamaha
||Jason Fife – Yamaha
||Josh Row – Yamaha
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