AMA ATV Motocross
Round #7 Sunset Ridge MX
June 18, 2016
Joel Hetrick Takes Fifth Straight
Pro ATV MX Win
(6/20/2016) – The 2016 ProX
ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented
by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship, continued
this past weekend, June 18, at the popular Sunset
Ridge MX Park in Walnut, Illinois. With perfect
race conditions, the world's fastest ATV racers
were able to fully showcase their talents for the
large fan base with Maxxis/Elka Suspension/Liquid
Wrench's Joel Hetrick going 2-1 for the overall
Chad Wienen & David Haagsma
rounded out Pro ATV Motocross Podium
Ridge - Round 7 - Pro ATV Motocross Podium
(left to right)
Chad Wienen (2nd), Joel Hetrick (1st), David
The ATVriders.com Top Qualifier Award went to
Wienen Motorsports/Yamaha/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh
Racecraft/FLY Racing's Chad Wienen who turned
the fastest lap time during the timed qualifying
sessions. Wienen looked to use that speed to take
a win in front of his hometown friends and family.
claimed the ATVriders.com Top Qualifier
When the gate dropped signifying the start of
the first moto, Maxxis/FLY Racing/Baldwin Motorsports'
John Natalie jumped out to the early lead claiming
the SSi Decals Holeshot Award. However, Wienen
would quickly take over the lead by the second
turn, with Hetrick charging hard in second.
John Natalie jr grabbed the Moto One Holeshot
By the second lap, JB Racing/Root River Racing/Gold
Speed Tires' Jeffrey Rastrelli had worked his
way into the third place position. The top three
racers would maintain their consistency for the
remainder of the moto with Wienen crossing the
line victorious and Hetrick and Rastrelli following
in second and third.
Koster Racing/Blommel Motorsports/Walsh Racecraft's
Brett Musick earned the SSi Decals Holeshot award
in the second moto, but Hetrick and Wienen would
capitalize on their favorable start and pass Musick
by the conclusion of the first lap.
Maxxis/Liquid Wrench/Elka Suspension/Honda's
David Haagsma would be running one of his best
races in third, until being accompanied by AGX
Designs/Walsh Racecraft/Maxxis' Nick Gennusa.
The 2015 Rookie of the Year took command of the
third place position on the fourth lap. Much like
Haagsma, Gennusa found himself running one of
the best races of his professional career.
David Haagsma scored his first Pro ATV
MX Podium finish