Dustin Nelson Dominates Yamaha QuadX Series Finale

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

Yamaha Racing’s Dustin Nelson capped his record fifth QuadX Series Championship at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California on Oct. 29, dominating the track and winning both of the final two Pro 450 Production motos.

Nelson pulled holeshots and never looked back in the two Pro motos, highlighting his historic season in which he won all eight QuadX Series stops throughout Southern California and Arizona including 11 of 12 total motos.

“To have a season like we did, the equipment had to be flawless – and everything worked great round after round,” says Nelson. “We had strong engines to get us out front with no failures during the year. In fact, we used the same chassis and the same engine, with normal rebuilds only, all year.”

“Dustin dominated the series on his YFZ450R and stayed on top of the podium at every stop,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s marketing manager who was in attendance at the QuadX Series Finale. “He’s a true champion to keep pushing to take the top spot on the podium even after clinching the championship back at the last stop in Arizona. It was great to see him stay true to form and win both motos at Glen Helen to give himself, Yamaha and the YFZ450R a perfect season.”

Team Yamaha celebrated Nelson’s championship and the entire 2011 QuadX Series by hosting a number of racer appreciation activities under the awning of the Yamaha demo truck. Yamaha passed out customized “2011 QuadX Series” water bottles and teamed with other series sponsors to host a free BBQ and raffle giving away countless Yamalube items, along with a Glen Helen season pass, riding gear, hats, beanies, T-shirts and a Yamaha generator as grand prize. Series champions from each class were honored atop the podium, awarded a custom pit board trophy and thanked for their participation throughout the year.

“Yamaha is proud to be a part of the QuadX Series, and we appreciate all of the racers who participated this season,” says Nessl. “Congratulations to all of the class champions and especially to Dustin for his record season.”

Complete race and series results and the 2012 QuadX Series schedule can be found at: http://quadxseries.com/

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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