Dustin Wimmer Interview:
2008 AMA Pro ATV Motocross Champion
Bull / Suzuki’s Dustin Wimmer was on
top of his game all season long at the AMA
Pro ATV Motocross Nationals and after just
missing out on the 2006 & 2007 WPSA Championship
by just a few points, he was determined to
seize his first pro ATV motocross national
title. After continuous training and intense
focus, Wimmer’s dream of winning the
championship came true at Red Bud when he
wrapped up the Championship with one round
of racing remaining on the 2008 schedule
Dustin Wimmer - Quick Facts
||Pro ATV Racer
||10 Years Old
all of the hard work put into claiming the
AMA Pro ATV National Motocross Championship,
one would think that Team Suzuki racer would
take some well-deserved time off to relax,
but that just isn’t the case. Even on
his down time, whether he is training, putting
on a riding school or traveling abroad, the
21 year old still eagerly spends a good part
of his time at the track. Even on a recent
trip to Spain, Dustin geared up to race and
showed everyone that he is well deserving
of his U.S. National Champion status.
We recently spoke to Dustin upon his return
from Spain to find out what he thought about
the competition, his plans for the off-season
and whether or not he plans to stick with
team Suzuki for the 2009 race season.
Dustin, when we talked to you shortly after
you won the AMA ATV National Motocross Championship,
you said that it still hadn’t quite
sunk in yet that you were the new champ. Has
it sunk in now or is it still rather surreal?
It’s sunk in. Everything is real good.
It’s what I always wanted to do and
I couldn’t be happier.
Dustin Wimmer Claimed the AMA Pro ATV
Motocross National Championship red
#1 plate at Red Bud, and Wimmer proudly
displayed his #1 plate at the Steel
City ATV Motocross Open, but he will
be running the red #191 in 2009
Have things changed for you since winning
Not too much. I’m just going to try
to train hard and get out there next year
and do my best.
You recently went over to Spain to compete
and won there as well. What was it like?
Dustin Wimmer on the Starting gate at
the Maxxis Spanish Championship Quadcross
in Valencia, Spain on October 18-19th
It was cool to be able to go over there and
see what all of their racing was about! It
was a little different, but it was a lot of
Was this your first trip to Spain?
Yes, it was.
What did you think of the racing over there?
There wasn’t as much competition as
here in the states. Jeremy Warnia from France
was there and he and I were pretty close and
had a good race, but we were pretty far ahead
of Spain’s National Quadcross champion.
We beat him by almost 70 seconds or something
Dustin Wimmer won both Maxxis Quadcross
Pro Motos over Yoshimura's French racer
#16 Jeremie Warnie, and Spain’s
National Quadcross champion Eduard Ullastres
rounded out the Podium in 3rd place
What did you think of Spain and its culture?
Wimmer: They do things differently
over there but it was a good experience. One
of the differences was that the cities are
really cramped over there. You can be driving
down the highway in the middle of nowhere
and then all of a sudden you come to a city
and everything is just smashed together. Everything
was in really close quarters.