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2016 AMA ATV Motocross
Round #3 Muddy Creek
Blountville, TN
April 23, 2016

AMA ATV Motocros Racing

Joel Hetrick Takes Overall Win at Muddy Creek
Pro ATV Motocross - Muddy Creek - Round 3

2016 AMA ATV Motocross
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Blountville, TN (4/25/2016) – The 2016 ProX ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship, continued today, April 23, at the iconic Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee. With the presence of overcast skies the track shaped up nicely after rain showers the day before. Maxxis/Elka Suspension/Liquid Wrench's Joel Hetrick was able to quickly adjust to the changing track conditions to take home his first win of the season.
Pro ATV Motocross Podium
Muddy Creek - Round 3 - Pro ATV Motocross Podium (left to right)
Chad Wienen (2nd), Joel Hetrick (1st), John Natalie Jr (3rd)

As the gate dropped for the first moto it would be Maxxis/Liquid Wrench/Elka Suspension/Honda-backed David Haagsma who jumped out to the early lead ultimately claiming his first SSI Decals Holeshot Award of the season. However, it would not take long for his teammate, Hetrick, to make the pass for the lead and earn valuable seconds on the rest of the class.

David Haagsma ATV Motocross

Maxxiss / Sparks' David Haagsma grabbed the Moto One Holeshot

Meanwhile, Wienen Motorsports/Yamaha/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh Racecraft/FLY Racing's Chad Wienen was busy working his way up from a sixth place start. Wienen was able to make quick work on majority of the racers but was set to battle for the second place position with Maxxis/Root River Racing/JB Racing's Thomas Brown.

Thomas Brown ATV Motocross

Maxxiss Thomas Brown held off Chad Wienen in Moto One for a 2nd place finish

The top three racers consisting of Hetrick, Brown and Wienen were able to pull away from the rest of the pro class by the midway point of the moto. While Hetrick was running his own race, the Texas Native Brown and defending champion Wienen were wheel-to-wheel resulting in some of the best racing thus far in the season.

Joel Hetrick ATV Motocross

ELKA's Joel Hetrick held on to take the Moto One with Thomas Brown & Chad Wienen right behind him

Hetrick encountered a spinout in a turn just after seeing the white flag, allowing Brown and Wienen to catch back up to him creating a three-way-race for the win. However, the positions would stay the same as they crossed the finish line with Hetrick taking gold in the first moto followed by Brown and Wienen.

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