ATV MX Championship
Monster Mountain MX
April 15, 2017
Monster Mountain Amateur ATV
AL (5/8/2017) -
The third round of the 2017 AMA ATV Motocross National
Championship was held at Monster Mountain MX Park
in Tallassee, AL April 15-16. Amateur racers from
around the country gathered to battle it out on
the high speed, big air track and the weather was
picture perfect for a great weekend of racing.
The number nine of Parker Wewerka dominated the
Pro Am class. Wewerka not only won each moto,
but won each moto by well over ten seconds to
second place. With two Pro Am wins now under his
belt, Wewerka leads the class points by ten.
Westley Wolfe scored second overall in Pro Am.
In moto one, Wolfe worked his way up from the
back all the way into third. Moto two is when
Wolfe really shined, leading the first four laps
and laying down the fastest lap time of the class
to take second in the moto and third overall.
Cole Sepesi rounded out the Pro Am podium in
third. Sepesi put in a strong ride, taking second
in moto one and sixth in moto two.
Pro Sport saw many intense battles as usual,
but it was Peyton Zimmerman who claimed the overall
win with impressive 1-1 moto finishes. “This weekend
was awesome to say the least,” stated Zimmerman.
Second place in Pro Sport went to David Solecki
out of Ontario. Solecki rode his Honda to consistent
2-2 moto finishes.
Brandon Hoag had some great battles and went
3-4 for a third place overall Pro Sport finish.
“I’m just very thankful to be leaving healthy
and ready for Pennsylvania in two weeks. I have
a lot of things to work on, but we will keep improving
and see what we can do at High Point,” stated
The WMX class saw some great competition and
battles. When all was said and done, JoHannah
Vossman claimed the overall win with 3-1 moto
finishes and backed it up with a Schoolgirl win
as well. “Going home with two first place wins
on Easter Sunday and I couldn’t be any happier.
I can’t thank everyone who stands behind me enough,”
Kierstin Keane came out strong with 2-3 moto
finishes for second overall in WMX and a second
overall in Schoolgirl, but has her sights set
on the top of the podium for next round. “We’re
leaving Alabama with two seconds, definitely not
where we want to be, but it’s just the beginning
and we know what we’ve got to do to get it done,”
Michelle Jenkins took the first moto win in WMX
with the fastest lap time of the class followed
by a fourth in moto two for third place overall.
The 450 A class win went to Maxxis/Elka’s Noah
Mickelson, who took first in both motos and remains
undefeated. “First moto Peyton Zimmerman got the
holeshot and I just tried to run behind him, he
made a mistake and I got by him,” explained Mickelson.
Troy Hill took second in 450 A with 4-3 moto
finishes. Hill had to work his way through the
pack each moto and managed to put down the fastest
lap of the class during the second moto, proving
he has the speed to win any given race.
450 A’s third place finisher was that of Sky
Volkamer who also had his work cut out from him,
working his way through the pack and making great
passes to get himself to the podium. Volkamer
also took the win in College 16-24 with perfect
1-1 moto finishes.
Eli Lingle put in a dominating performance in
the Open B class. Lingle won both motos and led
every lap of each for first place overall. Lingle
remains undefeated and is leading the points by
The number 52 of Brandon O Neill rode his Honda
to second place overall in Open B with 3-2 moto
finishes. O Neill made his return after recovering
from an injury and will only get stronger as the
season progresses. “I was cleared to start riding
only two days before the race was to happen, unprepared
was not the word. I am more than happy with my
results this weekend for not being on the quad
since last October,” stated O Neill.
Ty Hudson out of Enid, OK rounded out the Open
B podium with third place overall. Hudson dug
deep for 4-3 moto finishes. Hudson sits second
in the championship points.
Robbie Elliott out of Virgina took first in Open
C. Elliot finished second in moto one and third
in moto two for the overall win.
Gage Scaletti dug deep in moto one of Open C
and took the win despite great pressure from Elliott.
In the second moto Scaletti finished fourth for
Jordan Trimble took third overall in Open C with
4-2 moto finishes in his first race of the season.
“All in all I’m very happy about the first race,
and I am excited to keep working to get to the
top,” said Trimble.
Dalton Hicks ran away with the Junior 25+ class
win, snagging both moto wins for first overall.
Hicks is leading the championship points by ten.
“I couldn’t be happier! I want to thank everyone
that makes this possible,” said Hicks.
Phillip Oppen went 3-2 for second overall in
Junior 25+ and gave Hicks a run for the win of
moto two, coming in just over a second behind
at the checkered flag.
Chase Cunningham rounded out the Junior 25+ top
three aboard his Honda with 2-4 moto finishes.
Amateur racers will return to the 2017 AMA ATV
Motocross National Championship on Mat 13-14 at
Ironman Raceway in Crawsfordville, IN after the
High Point race was rained out and cancelled.