MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 13, 2011 )
– When the Can-Am crew rode into Unadilla for Round 9 of the AMA ATV Motocross Championship, Presented by DWT, they were minus their pointsleading pro rider: Chad Weinen. After Round 8, Weinen broke his back during practice and had to drop out of the series. Weinen’s closest competitor and teammate, John Natalie, has now become the points leader, but he’s riding injured after he broke his right arm saving his horses from a burning barn. Nipping at Natalie’s heels is Josh (“Holeshot”) Upperman, Baldwin Racing, who is just one point behind Natalie. Then throw into the mix rookie senation and spoiler, Joel Hetrick, who’s been tearing it up the last few races -- and climbing the podium stairs, -- on-board his dad-tuned Honda.
The battle is set for racing action and behind-the-scenes drama like never before, as “ATV-24/7” counts down the last three races in the ATVMX series.
The feature story this episode of “ATV-24/7” is on Dalton Millican, the “D Man.” By the Unadilla race, Millican was leading the Production A Class, and was 2nd in 450A. His race bikes are tuned by father and Top Fuel NHRA Dragster racer, Clay Millican, who knows a thing or two about getting off the line. Dalton Millican has scored 13 consecutive holeshots, and is on his way to Pro-Am.
“ATV-24/7” is sponsored by Can-Am, DWT Racing, American Suzuki and Amsoil. Theshow is co-produced for Racer TV by Long Haul Productions and Mainstream Media Group, Inc.
Episode #5 of ATV-24/7 airs this Sunday, October 16th at 5:30 p.m. Eastern on the Versus Network, now NBC Sports. The show will be available online at www.atv247.com shortly after the broadcast.