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10 SEASON PROFILE 44 ATV 101 14 SEASON PREVIEW


DAY

AIR DATE

TIME (EST)

TRACK

RACE LOCATION

Sat

May 3

12:00 PM

Pre-season Opener

-

Sat

May 10

12:00 PM

Aonia Pass MX

Washington, GA

Sat

May 24

12:00 PM

Muddy Creek Raceway

Blountville, TN

Sat

Jun 14

12:00 PM

High Point Raceway

Mt. Morris, PA

Sat

Jul 5

12:00 PM

Sunset Ridge MX

Walnut, IL

Sat

Jul 19

12:00 PM

BriarCliff MX

Nashport, OH

Sat

Jul 26

12:00 PM

Spring Creek MX Park

Millville, MN

Sat

Aug 16

12:00 PM

Unadilla Valley Sports Center

New Berlin, NY

Sat

Aug 30

12:00 PM

RedBud MX

Buchanan, MI

Sat

Sep 13

12:00 PM

Loretta Lynn’s

Hurricane Mills, TN

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CLASSES AND

SCHEDULES 2014 AMA ATV MOTOCROSS SERIES SCHEDULE ROUND

DATES

EVENT

TRACK

CITY

1

March 22-23

Georgia National

Aonia Pass MX

Washington, GA

2

April 5-6

Spring National

Muddy Creek Raceway

Blountville, TN

3

May 17-18

ATV Stampede

High Point Raceway

Mount Morris, PA

4

May 31-June 1

ATV Showdown

Sunset Ridge MX

Walnut, IL

5

June 14-15

Ohio National

BriarCliff MX

Nashport, OH

6

June 28-29

Spring Creek ATV National

Spring Creek MX Park

Millville, MN

7

July 12-13

Northeastern ATV National

Unadilla Valley Sports Center

New Berlin, NY

8

July 26-27

RedBud ATV National

RedBud MX

Buchanan, MI

9

August 9-10

ATV Dirt Days

Loretta Lynn’s

Hurricane Mills, TN

NATIONAL CLASSES 1

Pro

14

Veteran 30+

27

90 Open Jr. (8-11)

2

Pro Am

15

Veteran 30+ C

28

90 Automatic Sr. (12-15)

3

450 A

16

Senior 40+

29

90 Automatic Jr. (8-11)

4

450 B

17

Women

30

90 Shifter (12-15)

5

450 C

18

Schoolboy Sr. (14-17)

31

90 Shifter (8-11)

6

Open A

19

Schoolboy Jr. Open (13-15)

32

90 CVT (8-15)

7

Open B

20

Schoolboy Jr. (13-15)

33

70 Open (6-11)

8

Open C

21

Schoolgirl (13-17)

34

70 Automatic (6-11)

9

Production A

22

Girls Sr. Shifter (12-15)

35

70 Shifter (6-11)

10

Production B

23

Girls Jr. (6-11)

36

50 Open (6-8)

11

Production C

24

Super Mini (12-15)

37

50 CVT (6-8)

12

College (16-24)

25

125 (8-15)

38

50 Single Speed (6-8)

13

Junior 25+

26

90 Open Sr. (12-15)

39

50 Semi Stock (4-6)


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9 WEEKEND SCHEDULE THURSDAY 4:00 p.m.

Gates Open

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Registration

FRIDAY 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Amateur Practice (Optional and weather permitting)

12:00 p.m.

Pro Pit Parking

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Amateur Tech Inspection

SATURDAY 7:00 a.m.

Registration

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Pro Tech Inspection

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Amateur Tech Inspection

7:30 a.m.

Amateur Riders’ Meeting

8:00 a.m.

Amateur Practice

Immediately after practice

Amateur Racing

10:50 a.m.

Pro Riders’ Meeting (at start gate)

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Pro Timed Qualifying (Session 1)

11:20 a.m.

Amateur Racing (continued))

12:30 - 12:45 p.m.

Pro Timed Qualifying (Session 2)

12:50 p.m.

Amateur Racing (continued)

1:30 p.m.

Pro LCQ Race (if needed)

1:40 p.m.

Amateur Racing (continued)

2:40 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies

3:00 p.m.

Pro Moto 1 (15 Minutes + 2 laps) Amateur Racing (continued)

5:00 p.m.

Pro Moto 2 (15 minutes + 2 laps) + Victory Circle Amateur Racing (continued)

5:30 p.m.

Pro Autograph Session

SUNDAY 7:15 a.m.

Church Service

8:00 a.m.

Amateur Practice (2 laps)

After Practice

Amateur Racing

Note: The weekend schedule is subject to change depending on weather and unforeseen circumstances.


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SERIES

PROFILE DAVEY COOMBS

The past, present, and future of ATV Motocross

W

hen the AMA ATV

and amateur riders. At the end of the

titles on machines built almost entirely of

Motocross Champion-

season, points from both series were

aftermarket components. Pride, not fac-

ship started in 1985,

combined to determine the Grand

tory money, was their motivation.

ATV racing looked to

National Champion (GNC). Factory rides

have a bright fu-

and fresh talent poured into this new

racing and riding began growing once

series, and the sky was the limit.

again. To further expand the sport, the

ture. Sales of three- and four-wheeled machines surged during this time as

As the new millennium arrived, ATV

AMA formed the ATVA (All-Terrain Vehicle

families discovered the joys of working,

ATV MX PICKS UP SPEED

Association), and in 2002 the GNC Series

playing, and even racing on them. As

Unfortunately, safety concerns left over

went through an evolution that split

the racing scene took off, the American

from the three-wheeled machines led to

MX and TT competition into separate

Motorcyclist Association (AMA) started a

a mass exodus of OEM support from ATV

championships. This made the titles more

separately sanctioned series for the ma-

racing in the late 1980s. As factory rides

accessible to riders who could only afford

chines as part of its sister organization,

dried up, manufacturers stopped produc-

to specialize in one series. Manufacturers

the new American All-Terrain Vehicle As-

ing performance-focused racing ma-

started producing race-ready ATVs again,

sociation (AATVA). The series consisted

chines, but a segment of committed ATV

and production classes opened up the

of two distinct championship tours—one

racing loyalists carried the flame through

sport to a new generation of talent.

for TT-style flat track racing and another

the 1990s. Stars like Gary Denton, Tim

for motocross—for both professional

Farr, and Doug Gust fought for the GNC

Manufacturers soon began pushing the technological envelope, and


ATVMOTOCROSS.COM

11 (Opposite) The pros fire off the line at Southwick ’93.

DAVEY COOMBS

DAVEY COOMBS

(Clockwise from left) Gary Denton has legendary status among ATV Motocross racers; Donnie Banks gets air at RedBud ’92; ATVMX is now one of America’s most prestigious forms of off-road racing.

production ATVs quickly regained their status as the prime choice for competition. Factory rides came back, and ATV motocross racing picked up where it had left off two decades before. TODAY With the economy picking up, ATV HILL

racing is gaining more traction, as rider entries and spectator counts continue to climb. The ATVPG (ATV Promoters Group) administers the production of the

HOW NATIONAL RACING WORKS

series to create uniformity and con-

National events are hosted at premier

sistency across event production and

motocross racetracks (amateur and/or

sponsorship implementation.

professional) nationwide. The promoters

The Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross

of these facilities have experience in the

National Championship, sanctioned

design, preparation, and maintenance of

by AMA, is unquestionably the premier

ATV-friendly racetracks.

amateur ATV motocross series in the

A typical national event will attract

world, offering classes for riders aged 4

500-800 racers, hailing from almost

and up and for machines from 50cc to

every state, as well as Canada and

450cc. There’s a class for everyone, and

occasionally Europe, Australia, South

riders can choose to chase a champion-

America, and more.

ship or just see what they have to bring when the “Big Show” comes to town. This series’ path to greatness has

Riders who are professionally licensed via AMA Pro Racing chase their championships at the same venue as

been bumpy, but any racer will tell you

most amateurs, ranging from nine to

that finishing a long, hard moto provides

twelve rounds per year. A typical race

the best feeling in the world. For those

weekend includes a Friday amateur prac-

who have remained dedicated to this sport

tice day, followed by racing on Saturday

and series for over twenty years, making it

and Sunday. Generally, after a short

to this grand new era of ATV racing is wor-

practice, the first moto or qualifiers for

thy of a big celebration. Congratulations!

all amateur classes are held on Saturday,

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE REMAINED DEDICATED TO THIS SPORT AND SERIES FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS, MAKING IT TO THIS GRAND NEW ERA OF ATV RACING IS WORTHY OF A BIG CELEBRATION. CONGRATULATIONS!”


12

(Clockwise from right) With more teams providing finely tuned machinery to the nation’s elite racers, tight racing has become the norm; Media and fans crowd around the podium celebration for every Pro Class race;

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Racers like Josh Creamer (#9) have become bona fide stars on the Mtn. Dew AMA Motocross Championship circuit.

in between the Pro motos. The second motos are held on Sunday in conjunction with both Pro Am motos. Each class is scored separately using an electronic transponder system. Everyone is welcome to compete, and

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have a class for nearly every age, every machine, and every skill level.

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there is no pre-qualification process. We

PAST CHAMPIONS 2013

Chad Wienen (MX)

Galena, IL

2000

Jeremiah Jones (MX)

Bowling Green, KY

2012

Chad Wienen (MX)

Galena, IL

1999

Doug Gust (GNC)

Salem, WI

2011

John Natalie (MX)

Houtzdale, PA

1998

Tim Farr (GNC)

Canton, OH

2010

Josh Creamer (MX)

North Stonington, CT

1997

Shane Hitt (GNC)

Buckhannon, WV

2009

Dustin Wimmer (MX)

Center Valley, PA

1996

Tim Farr (GNC)

Canton, OH

2008

Dustin Wimmer (MX)

Center Valley, PA

1995

Tim Farr (GNC)

Canton, OH

2007

Joe Byrd (MX)

Union City, TN

1994

Gary Denton (GNC)

Chino, CA

2006

Joe Byrd (MX)

Union City, TN

1993

Gary Denton (GNC)

Chino, CA

2005

John Natalie (MX)

Houtzdale, PA

1992

Gary Denton (GNC)

Chino, CA

2004

Doug Gust (MX)

Salem, WI

1991

Gary Denton (GNC)

Chino, CA

2003

Doug Gust (Prod. MX)

Salem, WI

1990

Gary Denton (GNC)

Chino, CA

2003

Jeremiah Jones (250 MX)

Bowling Green, KY

1989

Gary Denton (GNC)

Chino, CA

2002

Tim Farr (MX)

Massillon, OH

1988

Gary Denton (GNC)

Chino, CA

2001

Jeremiah Jones (GNC)

Bowling Green, KY

1987

Gary Denton (GNC)

Chino, CA

2001

Jeremiah Jones (MX)

Bowling Green, KY

1986

Rodney Gentry (GNC)

Redding, FL

2000

Travis Spader (GNC)

Brick, NJ

1985

No Pro ATV 4-Wheel Champion Crowned

Note: From 1985-2001, the series was called the Grand National Championship (GNC) Series, which included both motocross and dirt track events. In 2002, the series split into two separate championships.


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SEASON

PREVIEW

A look at what’s in store for the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship

tention, Brown has been pushing toward

ship, sanctioned by AMA, will

the top for the past few seasons as his

be one of the most exciting

endurance and speed have improved.

seasons in the history of the

Last year, having fully healed from previ-

sport. With all the top riders and teams

ous injuries, he found the confidence

returning plus some new contenders

to push himself harder than ever. As

joining their ranks, the series will feature

the points started racking up, he was in

one of its most competitive fields ever. A

command of his own destiny and would

new venue—Ohio’s Briarcliff MX—joins

carry that momentum to the final round,

the tour this year as well, and is sure to

where he would clinch his first career

become a fan favorite alongside estab-

ATV Motocross Pro Class win at Loretta

lished and storied locales like Unadilla,

Lynn’s. The energy Brown brings to the

High Point, and Loretta Lynn’s.

track is unparalleled, but in this field, his

Determined to defend the 2013 title, Chad Wienen and his Wienen Motorsports

fight won’t be an easy one. Josh Creamer will be back with a

team should enjoy the poise and con-

solid team and possibly more speed

fidence that come from years of title

than he showed in 2013. The BCS/

contention and success. Several times in

Can-Am-backed rider had a solid 2013

2013 we saw Wienen use his head and

season despite fighting a knee injury.

not push too hard as his strategy contin-

Competing in pain, he knew when to

ued working to his advantage.

push and when to settle back, and his

Wienen set the pace for his champi-

cool strategizing enabled him to finish

onship defense season by claiming the

third on the year. Off-season surgery

first-round win at Aonia Pass. He and

and a renewed vigor in his training

teammate Thomas Brown took full com-

have elevated Creamer’s game, and he

mand of the podium and points as the

should be able to press for wins and a

season rolled on.

run at a championship.

The competition was fierce, with rid-

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While Wienen gets much of the at-

tocross National Champion-

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he 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Mo-

The incredibly fast Joel Hetrick was

ers including John Natalie, Josh Cream-

all but untouchable when he had a dry

er, and Joel Hetrick applying pressure

track in front of him last year. At times,

and finding the podium on occasion,

he looked like he was in a different

but they could never close the widening

league, decimating the competition

gap created by the Wienen team. The

and making it look all too easy. The

Yamaha-mounted racers would secure

championship battle may have been

the Manufacturer’s Cup as Wienen and

closer if conditions had favored his

Brown completed a full season sweep.

wide-open racing style, and if 2014

(Top) If Chad Wienen has his way, 2014 will be the third consecutive year he earns the coveted #1 plate. (Above) Wienen Motorsports’ Thomas Brown, last season’s runner-up, is probably the biggest threat to his teammate’s three-peat.


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(Right) John Natalie (#13) may be the elder statesman of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross Championship, but he can still mix it up with anyone on the track.

offers him the chance, we could see a very close title chase. Hetrick will be racing on a JB Racing-backed Can-Am for the 2014 season. John “Ironman” Natalie had his

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WITH NEW TALENT READY TO MAKE NAMES FOR THEMSELVES ALONGSIDE THE WORLD’S GREATEST RACERS, THIS SEASON COULD BE ONE OF THE BEST EVER.”

(Above) Josh Upperman (#20) streaks to the holeshot in front of Chad Wienen (#1 and the rest of the pack.

hands full in 2013 and suffered at times, yet still remained effective at getting his

on the role of mentor to many Pro-class

Motosport.com Honda to the front and

racers and amateurs from around the

on the podium. Facing an all-out attack

world, and he’ll continue to be an am-

from racers half his age, the cagey vet

bassador for our series and ATV moto-

proved he can still give as well as he

cross racing. If the former champion can

gets, and his intensified off-season train-

find success early, look for his intensity

ing schedule should have him in even

and determination to play a key role in

better form for ’14. Natalie is also taking

the season outcome.


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them, racers like 2013 Rookie of the Year

Upperman fell just outside the top five

Tyler Hamrick will be on a better footing

in points in 2013. He seems to have no

when the checkered flag comes out. Last

problem getting his Honda to the first

season also saw strong performances

turn and grabbing holeshots, but he’s

from racers who fell outside the top five,

been less successful as the motos wear

including JB Racing team rider Jeffrey

on. Upperman is a fan favorite, a mem-

Rastrelli. The series could be primed for

ber of the series’ working ranks who

a new breakout front-runner very soon.

balances a full-time job while also train-

Outside the top five, riders includ-

ing to maintain his status as one of the

ing Tim Dettling, Kyle Fix, and Nick

world’s fastest ATV motocross racers.

DeNoble are on the way up. Dettling’s

This could be Upperman’s year to break

season was cut short by injury, and

out, as a new training regimen should

he’ll be eager to get back to the tour.

provide an endurance boost to smooth out his incredible speed until the check-

fifteen plus two, Upperman could be battling for wins at every round. That new time format should really help riders making the jump up from Pro Am, as races will be won in every corner and over every jump instead of through attrition. With their rookie years behind

(Right) Nick DeNoble finished seventh in the AMA Pro ATV class last year but is a real threat to work his way into the top five in 2014. (Below) John Natalie leads a pack of hungry riders as the crowd enjoys a trackside view. HILL

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some headlines this season. Sean Taylor be future stars, while Casey Martin has restructured his program for 2014 and has renewed his focus on the sport. And joining the Pro ranks this season, Cody Janssen will bolster the gate with fresh talent and tons of potential. Pro Am should once again be one of the best classes to watch all season, with Brett Musick returning to defend his #1 plate. Musick rode like a seasoned champion and will face stiff challenges from riders including Yamaha rider Nick Gennusa, who joined the Wienen Motorsports team during the off-season. All nine rounds of the 2014 series will enjoy an increased media presence to benefit the riders, their sponsors, and

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and heightened exposure, and it’s sure of course the fans. With new talent ready to make names for themselves alongside the world’s greatest racers, this season could be one of the best ever.

(Top) Tyler Hamrick hopes to build on the momentum he gained during his 2013 Rookie of the Year campaign, where he finished tenth behind a host of veterans. (Middle) Keep an eye on up-and-comer Ronnie Higgerson, who expects to improve on last season’s fourteenth overall.

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A look at what’s in store for the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship

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he Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross

all, tracks need to be safe for all skill

to accommodate such a variety of rid-

National Championship,

levels. At the same time, they need to

ers and machines.

sanctioned by AMA, visits

provide a challenge to the best of the

some of the finest racing

best, enabling exceptionally talented

ready to host an event of this size, with

facilities in the United States.

Of course, the facility must also be

riders to separate themselves from the

spacious parking and pit areas that can

Many of them earned their stripes by

pack. The series currently hosts thirty-

handle everything from 18-wheelers to

hosting rounds of the AMA Pro Moto-

nine classes of racing, from tiny 50cc

box vans to tents. The local commu-

cross Championship, while others have

machines to 450cc beasts, and they

nity infrastructure must also be able to

carved out their own unique places in

all need to race the same track on the

handle all the visitors the series brings.

the modern racing landscape.

same day. Jump faces, obstacle placement, corner engineering, and track flow all need to be calibrated perfectly

cross National Championship.

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To qualify for a spot on the ATV Motocross National schedule, above

Here’s a look at the locations that will host the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Moto-


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AONIA PASS MX

March 22-23

LOCATION: Washington, GA

T

he opening round of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, takes place once again at Aonia Pass. The 1.5-mile track is a mix of mulch and that famous Georgia clay

that offers high speed and loads of traction. Ample and challenging features grace a track that can be viewed from bleachers, giving spectators a great look at the action. The course itself is high-speed, with large step-up and step-down jumps combined with tabletops and a solid whoops section to offer plenty of challenges. The weather can change this soil, so be prepared for anything from blue groove to sticky clay. A good start here is important, and passing can be tough. Several large events are held here every year, including the ATV Mo-

1. Chad Wienen 2. Josh Creamer

bathhouse, ups, a bath hhouse, and on-site concessions, Aonia Pass MX provides a h

3. Thomas Brown

location great locat ttion for racing.

4. Josh Upperman

utes away, and the region offers all the Southern charm one would expect.

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National, Lynn’s tocross Na ational, GNCC, and Loretta Lynn a s qualifiers. With electric hook-

Located Locate ed near Washington, Georgia, hotels and food are just fifteen mine

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5. Joel Hetrick

MUDDY CREEK RACEWAY

April 5-6

LOCATION: Blountville, TN

O

ne of the largest and most scenic tracks of the series, Muddy Creek Raceway boasts a huge naturalterrain layout with good jumps and elevation changes that favor big horse-

power. Spectators will enjoy some of the best views of the season—most of this track can be seen from a central point, with crowds going from side to side to keep track of the action. Big changes came to the Muddy Creek track in 2013, so look forward to even more challenges. The soil holds up well here, with a good mix of hard-pack and

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RESULTS:

loam. Even weather changes seem to have little impact. This is a

1. Joel Hetrick

horsepower track, and those uphill runs can make the difference

2. Chad Wienen

especially here, espe ecially at the start. e Just a short drive from the track you’ll find restaurants and stores where you u can enjoy a good meal and stock up on supplies.

3. Thomas Brown 4. Josh Creamer 5. John Natalie


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HIGH POINT RACEWAY

May 17-18

LOCATION: Mount Morris, PA

S

ince 1976, High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, has been a pivotal location in motocross history, having hosted a round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship since

1977. The track’s elevation changes require power, so racers will have to bring all they have. The soil is solid and stable and will pack in tight if it’s dry, but be prepared, as the track can get rough and choppy. Tunnels allow spectators to access the infield for an up-close experience. There is big air to be found here if you have the skills to find it, and off-cambers can make things really interesting. The track runs into a valley that allows for good viewing from just

about anywhere and features bleachers in several areas. Am mere me ere e fifteen ftee minutes nu away is sM Morgantown, West e Virginia, the h home of West Virginia Virrginia nia University U sity and the home e of Racer ac Productions and MX Sports. shopping, plenty s Here He ere you’ll e ou find lodging, o i ty of restaurants, and more than to keep you entertained away from the t an enough en enou no g gh nightlife h en he racetrack.

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SUNSET RIDGE MX

May 31 - June 1

LOCATION: Walnut, IL

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alnut, Illinois’ Sunset Ridge MX is truly a wide-open track. With man-made jumps and sweeping turns, it offers lots of room to move around. Wide bowl turns can

be found here, which lend themselves to high speeds, while the soil is sandy and can rob riders of dearly needed horsepower. This is more of a technical track that favors very skilled riders. You’ll get a real supercross feel when you first see the jumps and

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and it offers excellent views of the action for the fans. This is Chad

RESULTS:

Wienen’s home track; his fan base will be sure to turn out in great

1. Chad Wienen

numbers and make plenty of noise for their local hero.

2. John Natalie

layout. This northeastern Illinois facility is a real racers’ favorite,

Parking Parkin ng at Sunset Ridge is set up in an adjoining field with ample n Hotels room. Hot ttels and amenities can be found in nearby Princeton and

3. Josh Creamer

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4. Thomas Brown

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BRIARCLIFF MX

June 14-15

LOCATION: Nashport, OH

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riarcliff MX is a brand-new stop on the schedule but features all the things that make up a great venue for ATV motocross. Located in Nashport, Ohio, about 60 miles east of Columbus,

the facility is located on 140 acres of rolling land and features three motocross tracks and 2.5 miles of trails. Some believe the soil here might just be the best on the tour, with a good mix of loam and hard-pack. There are no major elevation changes, and man-made jumps abound. A few featured jumps are key to good lap times, so getting them dialed in during practice is important. Restaurants and shopping are located nearby, as are hotels and And while y you’re an other othe t er services. ervi A you u re at the track, c be sure to t tune yourr radios dios to 90.1 0.1 FM, where the th track ac broadcasts all of its PA A announcements. ann nouncements n ce .

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SPRING CREEK MX PARK

June 28-29

LOCATION: Millville, MN

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he action will be intense on this worldclass track, which is located in a deep valley. Spectators can find views here from many different locations, and the track itself has premium dirt and has seen

its share of pro motocross racing throughout its history, which includes the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and Loretta Lynn qualifiers. A flat start here leads into a right-hand first turn. Elevation changes play a role, with uphill jumps, whoops, and a good level of technicality. The changing soil brings higher demands on racers, and the up-and-down layout will test power and braking. It can get rough and choppy as the sand sections whoop out as well. Standard Standard facilities and services can be found within a short drive, with a casino cas sino close enough for a night out. s

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UNADILLA

July 12-13

LOCATION: New Berlin, NY

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he “Home of Horsepower” is the phrase used to describe New Berlin, New York’s legendary Unadilla Motocross, one of the oldest stops on the schedule—and in the sport of motocross itself. This track is big

and demands lots of that previously mentioned horsepower to climb out of Gravity Cavity and sail over the fabled Skyshot. Long runs lead to corners that get rough and choppy. Unadilla has seen just about every legend of motocross throw roost across its track, so the history runs deep here. Be ready to eat some of that roost, too, as the speeds are among the fastest anywhere on the tour. There is room to

RESULTS:

make passes if racers are willing to accept a face full of the rocky soil.

1. Chad Wienen

Canadians tend to frequent this round, as it’s close to the border. C Combine ine tthatt wi with the e strong ATV V racing a community y in the region, n and

2. Josh Creamer

fan-attendance fan-attend dance d ce n numbers rs a are high and the h competition m is always excellent..

3. John Natalie

Parking Parkin a g here re is plentiful f a and features gravel a access roads. There’s plenty enty o of h history a at this facility, so ma make it out if you can.

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4. Thomas Brown 5. Josh Upperman

REDBUD

July 26-27

LOCATION: Buchanan, MI

T

he legendary RedBud MX in Buchanan, Michigan, is one of the most anticipated rounds of the year. This is a world-class motocross facility, and it has hosted more historic racing moments

than you can imagine. The facility offers racers and fans the opportunity to experience something truly special. The RedBud track winds around three distinct areas, all offering incredible views for spectators and insane challenges for rac-

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to deep loam to sand, and it all gets brutally rough. The jumps here

RESULTS:

are famous for a reason; big air is the name of the game, as racers

1. Chad Wienen

set sail and give spectators some of the best action of the year.

2. Thomas Brown

ers. The soil consistency at RedBud can vary greatly, from hard-pack

Looking out over the well maintained grass mixed with the L dark soil of o RedBud makes for a remarkable experience.

3. Joel Hetrick 4. John Natalie 5. Josh Creamer


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LORETTA LYNN’S

August 9-10

LOCATION: Hurricane Mills, TN

T

he oldest and final stop of the Mtn. Dew AMA ATV Motocross National Championship takes place at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. Owned by the country-music superstar—the great “Coal

Miner’s Daughter” herself—the Ranch is a genuine work of art nestled in the Tennessee countryside. It’s also the home of the 2014 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, so plenty of ATV motocross legends chewed this very same dirt before continuing on to their pro careers. Steeped in history, Loretta’s is now and forever a favorite of both fans and competitors. The Hurricane Mills soil is sandy loam and can get genuinely rough. Although the track isn’t the most technical of the year, the infamous

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RESULTS: 1. Thomas Brown

Commandments 10 Comm andments whoop section will truly test even the most skilled

2. Chad Wienen

The racers. Th he final round will demand much from each and every rider, h

3. Joel Hetrick

and heat iis usually one of the biggest factors of this event. Riders

4. Josh Creamer

must put e extra time getting ready for this great series finale.

5. Josh Upperman

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RIDERS Who’s underneath the helmets

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f you’re lucky enough to make

the gate each weekend, anyone can pull

his breakout year. He enters 2014 as the

it to any one of the nine rounds

through with a win.

back-to-back defending champion, hav-

of the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross

The heavy favorite to win the 2014

ing won fourteen of the last twenty races.

National Championship, sanc-

title is the defending champ, Wienen

tioned by AMA, you’re guaran-

Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha’s Chad

not the only rider with a winning history.

teed to witness some of the fastest riders

Wienen, who began his professional

Thomas Brown, Joel Hetrick, and former

on four wheels. These elite competitors

racing career in 2006 and broke through

champion John Natalie have disrupted

are supported by factory-backed teams

with his first win at the last round of

Wienen’s win streaks over the past two

and have the very best in technical help,

2007. From there, he took a handful of

years and certainly have the potential to

but with a total of twenty riders lining

wins before claiming the title in 2012,

impact the title chase.

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acerTV returns to the airwaves for 2014, providing coverage of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis and Sanctioned by AMA, the Mtn. Dew AMA ATV Motocross National Championship, and the Rocky Mountain ATV/ MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL. All nine rounds of the Mtn. Dew AMA ATV Motocross National Championship will be broadcast on MAVTV, as will a season preview show before the start of the series. The series begins with the Aonia Pass MX National in Washington, Georgia, and ends at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. MAVTV has quickly become the go-to place for motorsports enthusiasts, providing programs such as AMA Endurocross, The Motocross Files, Lucas Oil Off Road racing, and now the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. RacerTV will produce coverage of the ATV Motocross shows for MAVTV,

in addition to videos featuring highlights from each ATV Motocross race to stream on RacerTV.com. For everything else you need to know about the series, visit www.atvmotocross.com

and follow both ATV Motocross and RacerTV on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. You can also check out RacerTV.com to find the latest action in ATV Motocross.

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ATV MOTOCROSS ONLINE

W

hether you’re a fan or a

YouTube (Youtube.com/atvmotocross) has

they are at home or at the event—the

competitor, ATVMoto

grown dramatically in the last year. Social

chance to find out exactly what’s hap-

cross.com is the place

media has allowed our series to interact

pening. Facebook and Twitter are also

to find all things related

with fans, athletes, and sponsors and to

used to provide results from the race-day

to ATV Motocross. As

greatly expand our reach. Our accounts

events, while Instagram provides pictures

the official series website, ATVMotocross

are monitored daily and filled with up-to-

from the competition and podium.

.com gives riders easy access to informa-

date posts and photos from on and around

tion on 2014 classes, registration, rules,

the track and behind the scenes.

results, and contingency for both amateurs and professional competitors. It also al-

On non-race weekends you can catch up on our Facebook and Twitter

During a race day/weekend, our

with updated news and photos that

social-media profiles give fans—whether

are posted daily. Likewise, be sure

lows fans to find information on

to check out our Instagram

tickets, camping, and frequently

for unique photographs from

asked questions. Every week our

the past and present of

website is filled with feature sto-

ATV Motocross.

ries, exclusive rider and sponsor

Be sure to follow and like

interviews, and the latest indus-

our profiles for the most up-

try news. The site also features

to-date news on the 2014 Mtn.

plenty of multimedia, including

Dew ATV Motocross National

photo reports and short clips of

Championship. Don’t forget

the ATVision Motosodes.

to tag our ATV Motocross

Our presence on Facebook

profiles online and use the

(Facebook.com/atvmotocross),

hashtag #atvmx so we can

Twitter (@ATVMXdotcom),

be sure to see your questions

Instagram (@atvmotocross), and

and comments!


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THE GENERAL - WASHINGTON, GA

JUN 7-8

JOHN PENTON - MILLFIELD, OH

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SNOWSHOE - SNOWSHOE, WV

MAR 29-30

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MEET RICH GILLETTE

A

ships for pro riders and two partial

s an ambassador to

sponsorships for other riders out

the sport, Root River

there too. It’s kind of exactly what

Racing team owner

he told me it was going to be.

Rich Gillette has brought not only

a top-notch race program to

As far as the team goes,

the Mtn. Dew ATV Moto-

has much changed for the 2014 season?

HILL

cross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA,

There’s been a few minor

but also the series title

changes. I’ve had two of my

sponsor itself! He’s been a

riders retire, but I still have a

busy guy heading into the

great roster of racers for 2014.

2014 season, but we man-

Going from youngest to oldest

aged to catch up with him

is Noah Mickelson, Haedyn

right before the first round to

Mickelson, Alex Gillette, Sam

see what was going on.

Rowe, Bubba Hicks, Dylan Tremellen, and Sean Taylor.

Rich, how did the Mtn. Dew name come into the ATV Moto-

What is your team roster like for

cross picture, and what was your

this season?

role in that?

Going from youngest to oldest is Noah

Rich Gillette: I’m a family member in a

under construction, he invited my son

Mickelson, Haedyn Mickelson, Alex Gil-

multi-franchised Pepsi-Cola corporation in

and I to come out to his house. He lives

lette, Sam Rowe, Bubba Hicks, Dylan

the Midwest, southeast Minnesota, north-

on a four-acre parcel in the country and

Tremellen, and Sean Taylor.

east Iowa, and western Wisconsin; they’re

he had a little practice track. His kids

franchised territories. Also, the Mtn. Dew

were just running 70 and 90 CVTs at the

How can people follow your team?

name goes all the way back to my grand-

time. I decided that I’d help him out and

We’re active on Facebook; we have our

father, actually. We’ve been in business

help them get to a few nationals and

own Root River Racing Facebook page

since 1934. I chose the Mtn. Dew name

run the local series.

and we also have a professionally run

to back the series because it’s an energy

After my son went out there, Rod

website (www.rootriverracing.com) for

drink and I was personally looking to use

looked at me and said one thing: “Don’t

the team. Our doors are always open,

a nationally known name to help promote

do it. Don’t ever buy one of these ma-

too, both at the pits and also here in

and recognize the sport to the general

chines. Don’t ever think about going to

southeast Minnesota.

public, not just the racing world.

the races, because this sport will end up owning you.” He said, “As much fun as it

Thanks for the time, Rich. Sounds like

What ended up drawing you to the

is and how great these kids do at it and

you’ve got a lot going on these days.

sport of ATV Motocross?

how much fun they have at it, you’re just

Thank you, and a big thanks goes out

It’s a funny story. I got to know [Root

going to end up selling your nice boats,

to our team sponsors: Pepsi, Motowoz,

River Racing team manager] Rod

the motorcycles—everything—because

Rage ATV, Rath Racing, Fly Racing,

Mickelson about eight or nine years

this sport will involve the rest of your life

Gaerne, ITP, JB Racing, FTR Powers-

ago when I was building a house. At the

and everything around it.” Well, here we

ports, Fourwerx, Rod’s Ride On Power-

time he owned his own electrical busi-

are, eight years later. I now own a race

sports, DP Brakes, Yoshimura, Thorson

ness and we ended up becoming good

team with eight full-time, fully sponsored

Graphics, Trimble’s Cycle Center, and

friends. As I was stopping by the house

riders. I’ve got three partial sponsor-

C&L Powder Coating.


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