Morgantown, W. Va. (April 12, 2011)
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Lawson put his Suzuki on the podium
- Round four of the AMA ATV Motocross Championship Series presented by DWT returns to Budds Creek this weekend, April 15 and 16. The points lead is beginning to heat up between Motoworks Can-Am teammates Chad Wienen and John Natalie as Natalie trails by a mere six points in the season standings.
Wienen began the season in full swing, going four-for-four in the first two rounds while Natalie put in consecutive second place finishes behind his Can-Am teammate. By round three, Natalie figured out the key to winning involves a good holeshot and a running a steady pace as he swept both motos of the day at Ballance MX.
Other heavy hitters in the Pro class include third place points holder Josh Upperman. The Ohio rider has been putting his Baldwin Motorsports JB Racing PEP Honda on the podium by capturing consistent holeshots and maintaining the pace of the leaders throughout the race.
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Lawson, Natalie, Wienen on the podium
Then there's Jeremy Lawson and Joe Byrd, rounding out the top five in points after just three rounds of racing. Lawson put his Walsh Race Craft Fox Shox Maxxis FMF Suzuki on the podium in Kentucky two weeks ago, marking his first podium of the season. Lawson's consistency should land him many more top three finishes this year and definitely put him in the running for the championship points chase.
JBR American Honda Dasa Walsh Race Craft rider Joe Byrd is no newcomer to the front of the pack, but seems to be struggling to keep his flow this year. Byrd has maintained two top five finishes and one inside the top ten, giving him fifth overall in points heading into the Motoworks Budds Creek race this weekend.
Budds Creek will play host to not only the AMA ATV Motocross Championship, but also the ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series. Riders, families and fans are invited to check out the dirt track racing after the ATVMX races on Saturday evening. Dirt track racing begins at 7 p.m. and wristbands from ATVMX will get you through the gate. For more information on the dirt track event, please visit http://www.edtracing.com.
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Upperman sits second in the points chase
Amateur classes will practice on Friday and race on both Saturday and Sunday. Pros will run two timed practice sessions on Saturday morning and race in the afternoon as part of a full schedule of amateur racing, including classes for Youth, Women and Veteran riders. Local riders are encouraged to take part in the amateur racing schedule and may sign up at the event.
Tickets on Saturday are $20 for spectators ($10 for ages 6-11), and admission includes full pro-pit access and an autograph session.
To get to the track, take U.S. Highway 301. Travel North 5 miles into Maryland, and turn right on Maryland Highway 234. The track is 10 miles on the right.
About the AMA ATV Motocross Championship
The AMA ATV Motocross Championship is the nation's premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 11-round series features the Nation's best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America's largest and longest-running ATV national motocross program. Since 1985, the series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while premiering the professional class. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.