AMA ATV Motocross Nationals
Round #6 - High Point MX
Mt Morris, PA
June 16, 2012
AMA Pro ATV Motocross
- Round 6 - High Point - Race Report
Baldwin Motorsports’ Josh Upperman was
going for the moto one holeshot, but after colliding
with Chad Wienen, he was at the back of the pack.
Upperman also made an impressive charge and was
able to work his way up to a fifth place finish.
#20 Josh Upperman grabbed the Moto 2 Holeshot
Upperman got a much better start for moto two
and was looking strong as he held down the number
five position for several laps. Upperman was able
to make the pass on Joel Hetrick and take over
fourth just past the midway point of the moto,
and he held that position all the way to the checkered
flag. Upperman’s 5-4 finishes allowed him
to edge out Hetrick for fourth overall.
Joel Hetrick was the ATVriders.com fastest qualifier
again this weekend ad was looking strong as he charged
off the start in second. Hetrick challenged Natalie
and took the lead in lap three, but Hetrick ran
into issues in lap five when his thumb throttle
came loose and he had to pull off the track briefly,
which sent him back to third place. Hetrick kept
going despite the issues, but he could not hold
of Chad Wienen and settled for a fourth place finish.
Can-Am's #88 Joel Hetrick claimed the ATVRiders.com
Fastest Qualifier Award
In the second moto, Hetrick got a great start
and was leading, but a bobble after just a few
laps caused him to fall back to fourth place.
Hetrick held his position, but appeared to be
having issues and ended moto two in fifth place,
giving him fifth overall for the day.
Houser Racing’s Harold Goodman held on
to finish in ninth place in the first moto, but
a better start and a good race allowed him to
finish in seventh, which gave him sixth overall,
his best finish of the season.
Adam Clark had a solid first moto with a seventh
place finish and rounded out the top ten for moto
two, which put him in seventh overall.
Nick DeNoble had a good first moto and took a
consistent sixth place finish, but he encountered
issues in the second moto and took an eleventh
place finish, putting him in eighth overall.
Mark Madl was looking strong as he worked up to
sixth, but encountered issues early in moto one,
causing him to pull off the track after just five
laps. Moto two went much better for Madl as he
started out in the number six spot and fell back
to seventh briefly before regaining a position
to finish in sixth, which put him in ninth overall.
Jesse Barnes took 10-8 finishes to round out
the top ten, with Derek Swartfager finishing in
11th and Jonathon Ven John claiming 12th.
Jeffrey Rastrelli went down hard early in the
first moto and was only able to finish three laps.
Rastrelli tried to recover for moto two, but was
only able to salvage points as he took a 13th
Joe Byrd sat out this round due to bronchitis,
but should be back for round seven.
Round number seven of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross
Championships will head to Sunday Creek Raceway
in Millfield, OH on June 30th – July 1st,
where the points battles will be heating up with
only four rounds left in the season.