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2016 AMA ATV Motocross
Round #11 Loretta Lynn's
Hurricane Mills, TN
August 13, 2016

AMA ATV Motocros Racing

Joel Hetrick Dominates Loretta Lynn's Pro ATV MX
Chad Wienen & David Haagsma rounded out Pro ATV Motocross Podium

Hurricane Mills, TN (8/14/2016) – The 34th Annual ATV Dirt Days took place today, August 13, at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. This race served as the penultimate round of the 2016 ProX ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship.
Pro ATV Motocross Podium
Loretta Lynn's - Round 11 - Pro ATV Motocross Podium (left to right)
Chad Wienen (2nd), Joel Hetrick (1st), David Haagsma (3rd)

With an overcast sky, the track conditions were near perfect once the world's fastest ATV racers took to the coveted racetrack. After a rough start to the day, Wienen Motorsports/Yamaha/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh Racecraft/FLY Racing's Chad Wienen was able to put it all together to grab the Fastest Qualifier Award narrowly edging out Maxxis/Elka Suspension/Liquid Wrench's Joel Hetrick.

Once the gate dropped signifying the start of Moto 1 it was the Honda rider of Maxxis/FLY Racing/Baldwin Motorsports' John Natalie who jumped out to the early lead and grabbed the SSi Decals Holeshot Award. Natalie was accompanied by SSR Honda/Quadified/Fourwerx's Wes Lewis and Hetrick.

John Natalie Jr ATV Motocross

Maxxis' John Natalie jr grabbed the Moto One Holeshot

Four-time National Champion Wienen quickly found trouble in the third turn right before the famed 10 Commandments, while he was following JB Racing/Root River Racing/Gold Speed Tires' Jeffrey Rastrelli. The pair became tangled and in a standstill. Once they were able to ungroup and restart their quads the duo was in the last two positions.

Chad Wienen ATV Motocross

Jeffrey Rastrelli & Chad Wienen locked wheels a few turns into Moto One, which sent the pair to the back of the pack

"In the first moto about the third turn, Rastrelli came in pretty hot trying to make a move," said Wienen. "I followed in the inside line and I got stuck with Rastrelli. I started in fifteenth and knew I had a long way to go because the race just started. I had to calm myself down a little bit and then I just started picking guys off to salvage some points."

Chad Wienen ATV Motocross

Maxxis' #1 Chad Wienen made an incredible charge from last place to claim the 2nd spot in Moto One

Once Hetrick made the pass for the lead, Natalie began to feel pressure from Maxxis/Liquid Wrench/Elka Suspension / Honda's David Haagsma. Natalie put forth his best effort to hold off Haagsma, but he would eventually slide by in the open sweeper turn.

Joel Hetrick ATV Motocross

Maxxis' Joel Hetrick ran away with the Moto One win by a margin of 22 seconds over Chad Wienen in 2nd place

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