Suzuki rider holds off Doug Eichner
Jeremie Warnia, a Suzuki Pro ATV racer from France, made the trip across the pond for the fifth round of the ITP QuadCross Series at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif.
It was Warnia’s first time at Glen Helen and it proved to be a successful visit. He had a 2-1 victory, which was enough to clinch the overall from Polaris rider Doug Eichner.
Warnia won the race on a nearly stock Suzuki QuadRacer R450, while much of the field were running highly modified quads. Warnia’s vehicle had only minor aftermarket modifications, including Yoshimura exhaust, Fox shocks and JB A-Arms.
In France, the 21-year old Warnia is the national SuperQuad Champion of 2004, 2006 and 2007, as well as Spanish MX Cross Champion of 2006. In that year, he also attained second place in the French National Championship.
Warnia was excited to have the opportunity to race with the U.S. Pros and was very pleased with this victory.
“I love racing in America,” says Warnia. “The tracks are really fun and the people I have met have been very nice to me. I always wanted to ride at Glen Helen as it is a well-known track in France. I look forward to trying to qualify for the Redbud National event this weekend.”