AMA ATV Motocross
Round #3 Muddy Creek
April 23, 2016
Joel Hetrick Takes Overall
Win at Muddy Creek
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 - Muddy Creek
- Round 3
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.
/ Sparks' David Haagsma grabbed the Moto
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 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.
Hetrick held on to take the Moto One with
Thomas Brown & Chad Wienen right behind
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.