First place to earn $5,000 at invitational event
A $10,000 purse, with $5,000 to win, has been posted for the Second Annual ATV Open. The invitational event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30, at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa.
In addition to the cash prize, the AMA will award a special No. 1 plate to the ATV Open winner. “In just one year, this race has grown into professional ATV racing’s premier annual championship event,” says AMA ATV race series manager Harv Whipple. “The event’s invitational format is truly unique, allowing the factories to choose their riders, which enables us to pit the best of the best in ATV racing against each other on Steel City’s tough and exciting track.
“This event is all about prestige. Though teams compete all season to win the coveted 11-race ATV Motocross Championship, winning the ATV Open is always front and center in their minds … and winning it equals bragging rights.” Among the 20 top pros slated to race is recently crowned ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA Pro national champion Dustin Wimmer. He will be joined by Team Suzuki teammates Doug Gust and Chad Wienen.
Can-Am will bring five riders, including Warnert Racing’s John Natalie, Jr. and Epic Racing’s Jeremy Lawson. Josh Creamer will lead the charge for Team Monster Energy Kawasaki, while Harold Goodman and Josh Upperman will race for Factory Honda. Polaris will be represented by Rath Racing’s Jason Dunkelberger and Yamaha’s Pat Brown will also be in attendance.
The Second Annual Steel City AMA Pro ATV Open will feature Pro racing and a full card of Amateur racing. Tickets are available from $30 for adults and $15 for children six to 11. Children five and under receive free admission. For information, including a weekend schedule and where to purchase tickets, please visit the official site.