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ProX ATV MX – Unadilla – Round 9

By July 16, 2016AMA

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (July 16, 2016) – The 2016 ProX ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship, continued today in the Empire State with the Unadilla ATV National.  Wienen Motorsports/Yamaha/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh Racecraft/FLY Racing’s Chad Wienen posted a dominate 2-1 moto tally at the ninth round of the season to earn his fourth AMA Pro ATV victory of the season and continue his quest for his fifth straight national title.

The iconic Unadilla circuit in Central New York was graced with picture-perfect weather, and for the sixth time Joel Hetrick kicked off the day by earning the ATVriders.com Top Qualifier Award. The speed Hetrick showed early easily carried into the motos, where he was able to take advantage of having the first gate pick.

When Moto 1 got underway, Jeffrey Rastrelli edged out the rest of the field to score his first ever SSI Decals Holeshot Award. With a clean track in front of him Rastrelli quickly set the pace. It would not take long for Rastrelli to feel the pressure from Hetrick and Wienen Motorsports/Yamaha/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh Racecraft/FLY Racing-backed Chad Wienen where mere seconds separated the riders as they crossed the finish line for the first compete lap.

The three continued riding wheel-to-wheel when with only two laps to go it was an all-out drag race through the mechanics area with Hetrick and Rastrelli side-by-side. Rastrelli held onto first, but just a few turns later Hetrick made the pass for the lead.

Once the white flag was waving, Wienen put on a last minute charge with the Unadilla fans cheering him on to make the pass for second with Rastrelli crossing the line in third.  David Haagsma rode a consistent race finishing in fourth and Maxxis/FLY Racing/Baldwin Motorsports’ John Natalie rounded out the top five.

Moto 2 resulted in a considerably better start for Wienen where he grabbed the SSI Decals Holeshot Award with Root River Racing/Motowoz Shocks/JB Racing/Amped Apparel/Hoosier Tires’ Sam Rowe in tow right behind him. Natalie was also in the mix where he looked to fend off Hetrick and Rastrelli who were eager to move up in the pack.

The ProX ATVMX series moves west for the RedBud ATV National in Buchanan, Michigan in two weeks, July 30.

For more information on the 2016 ProX ATV Motocross National Championship, visit the official series website at www.atvmotocross.com. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #ATVMX.

Unadilla MX
New Berlin, New York
Round 9 of 12
Saturday, July 16

2016 AMA Pro Class Event Results:

  1. Chad Wienen (2-1)
  2. Joel Hetrick (1-2)
  3. Jeffrey Rastrelli (3-3)
  4. John Natalie (5-4)
  5. David Haagsma (4-5)
  6. Nick Gennusa (6-6)
  7. Brett Musick (8-9)
  8. Sam Rowe (7-10)
  9. Josh Upperman (11-7)
  10. Ronnie Higgerson (10-8)

Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Chad Wienen (399)
  2. Joel Hetrick (377)
  3. Jeffrey Rastrelli (263)
  4. Josh Upperman (255)
  5. David Haagsma (248)
  6. Nick Gennusa (246)
  7. John Natalie (244)
  8. Thomas Brown (215)
  9. Ronnie Higgerson (192)
  10. Brett Musick (190)


Full days race report can be found HERE. Courtesy of Chelsea Taylor