ATV MX Championship
Sunset Ridge MX
June 17-18, 2017
Sunset Ridge Amateur ATV Motocross
IL (6/23/2017) -
The sixth round of the 2017 AMA ATV Motocross National
Championship was held at Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut,
IL. With over half of the season finished, the racing
action is heating up as the battle for points and
national championships is closer than ever.
Pro Am saw a new winner with Alan Myers clinching
the overall win with 1-3 moto finishes. It was
a breakthrough ride for Myers as it was not only
his first win, but his first Pro Am podium as
well. With the added confidence going into the
last half of the season Myers is sure to be a
challenger for the win each weekend.
David Solecki also took a season best Pro Am
finish with second overall. Solecki took third
in moto one and sixth in moto two for a solid
finish. Solecki is second in the points race for
the Pro Am national championship.
Rounding out the Pro Am podium with third was
the current points leader of Parker Wewerka. Wewerka
had some issues in moto one where he took an eighth,
but came back swinging in moto two with a second
place to salvage third overall.
Brothers Noah Mickelson and Haedyn Mickelson
once again dominated the Pro Sport class. Noah
clinched the overall win with 2-1 moto finishes
and is now on a four in a row win streak. Noah
leads the class points.
Noah Mickelson & #135 Haedyn Mickelson
Haedyn Mickelson took second right behind his
brother. In moto one, Haedyn battled his way up
through the pack and managed to steal the lead
from Noah on the fourth lap for the moto win.
Moto two Haedyn took a fourth for second overall.
The Pro Am winner, Alan Myers, also took his
season best finish in Pro Sport with third overall.
Myers went 4-2 in his motos for a very impressive
finish during his breakthrough weekend.
Michelle Jenkins put in a perfect weekend, taking
the win in both Women 25+ and WMX. This was Jenkins
first win of WMX this season and she is in third
place in points for the national championship.
Second in the WMX class was Kelsey Dyer who took
the win in the previous round. Dyer rode her Honda
to 3-1 moto finishes for a solid second place
Kiersten Keane, the WMX class point’s leader
for the national championship, took 2-4 moto finishes
to round out the podium with third overall.
Troy Hill grabbed the 450A class win. Hill battled
his way to a first place finish in moto one and
a fourth in moto two for the overall win. Hill
also backed it up with another win in the Production
Sky Volkamer stayed strong and consistent with
4-3 moto finishes in the 450 A class for an impressive
second place overall finish.
Tommy Vossman led several laps and took a second
in moto one and a fifth in moto two for third
overall in 450 A.
Chance Nekola grabbed his fourth win of the season
in the 450 B/C class with perfect 1-1 moto finishes.
Nekola is leading the points toward the national
championship by an impressive 53 point gap to
Gage Beebe rode his Yamaha to second place overall
in 450 B/C with 2-2 moto finishes and Mason Hunt
rounded out the podium with third.
The seventh round of the 2017 AMA ATV Motocross
National Championship will be held at Spring Creek
MX in Millville, MN Jul 1-2 where the best amateur
racers from around the country will gather to
compete once more.