Wimmer, Brown complete podium
For the second year in a row Josh Creamer dominated the ATV Stampede at Steel City, earning a 1-1 moto sweep during round five of the AMA Pro ATV MX Championship in Delmont, Pa.
Creamer had his work cut out for him throughout the weekend, battling to the front in both motos to take the win aboard his Rockstar Makita Suzuki. Creamer’s success moves him back into the points lead ahead of teammate Dustin Wimmer in the chase for the 2010 ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship.
“This was a hard fought weekend,” says Creamer. “I didn’t get the starts, but we pulled through and got the win.”
At the start of moto one, Josh Upperman grabbed yet another holeshot aboard his Baldwin Motorsports PEP Honda. Upperman, Yamaha/Mushin/Golden West’s Thomas Brown and Can Am/Motorworks John Natalie immediately hooked up in a three-way battle for the lead. In heartbreaking style, Upperman suffered engine problems and was towed off the track on Lap 3. Natalie now held the lead, but the Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki teammates of Creamer and Wimmer began to battle through the pack.
After two hard fought battles, Wimmer finished second overall, and Thomas Brown took home the third spot.
“Everything went really smoothly this weekend,” says Brown. “It was a good weekend, and I couldn’t be happier to be on the podium.”
In the Pro-Am Production class, Chase Snapp took a 1-2 for the overall win over points leader Joel Hetrick. During the holeshot, Hetrick was struck in the lens of his googles with a rock and had to pull off to get a new pair before he could begin the race. He was able to battle back to fourth. In the second moto, Hetrick earned the start to finish win. Snapp finished in second followed by Jeffrey Rastrelli in third.
The series travels next to Spring Creek Raceway in Millville, Wis. on June 12-13.
|Steel City MX Results||ATV Motocross Pro Class Standings|
|1.||Josh Creamer||Suzuki||1 – 1||1.||Josh Creamer||Suzuki||219 (3 wins)|
|2.||Dustin Wimmer||Suzuki||3 – 2||2.||Dustin Wimmer||Suzuki||216 (1 win)|
|3.||Thomas Brown||Yamaha||2 – 3||3.||John Natalie Jr.||Can-Am||171|
|4.||John Natalie Jr.||Can-Am||4 – 5||4.||Josh Upperman||Honda||161 (1 win)|
|5.||Nick DeNoble||Honda||5 – 7||5.||Thomas Brown||Yamaha||156|
|6.||Dustin Nelson||Yamaha||6 – 11||6.||Chad Wienen||Can-Am||148|
|7.||Chad Wienen||Can-Am||17 – 4||7.||Jeremy Lawson||Walsh||112|
|8.||Cody Miller||Can-Am||11 – 10||8.||Patrick Brown||Honda||108|
|9.||Josh Upperman||Honda||16 – 6||9.||Nick DeNoble||Honda||107|
|10.||Greg Gee||Honda||15 – 8||10.||Greg Gee||Honda||98|