SEARCH BY VEHICLE

K&N’s Chad Wienen Earns Hometown ATV MX Win at Sunset Ridge Marking 3rd For Season

       Printer Image
Chad Wienen held off Joel Hetrick to lead all 11 laps of the moto

Chad Wienen held off Joel Hetrick to lead all 11 laps of the moto and put himself in the drivers' seat for the overall win aboard his K&N filters equipped Yamaha ATV (Photo: Ken Hill)

The AMA ATV Motocross Championship is the nation's premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 10-round series features the Nation's best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America's largest and longest-running ATV national motocross program. Since 1985, the series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while premiering the professional class.

Competing in the AMA ATV Motocross Championship is K&N sponsored ATV Motocross racer Chad Wienen who cemented his status as the red plate holder at the Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, (ATVMX) stop at Sunset Ridge MX. Chad Wienen enjoyed a solid afternoon at the front of the field aboard his K&N equipped Yamaha YFZ450, parlaying 1-2 moto finishes on the way to his third AMA Pro ATV win of the season and claiming a big triumph in front of his hometown crowd.

The day began with a familiar trend as Joel Hetrick emerged with the ATVRiders.com Fastest Qualifier Award. Joel Hetrick converted his first gate pick into the SSi Decals Holeshot Award for the opening AMA Pro ATV moto, with K&N sponsored Chad Wienen in tow. Wienen applied the pressure on Hetrick early and was able to make the pass for the lead on the opening lap. The early pass did nothing to deter Hetrick's confidence as he stuck to Wienen's rear fender for the entire moto.

Chad Wienen was at the front of the field aboard his K&N equipped Yamaha YFZ450, taking his third AMA Pro ATV win of 2015

Chad Wienen was at the front of the field aboard his K&N equipped Yamaha YFZ450, taking his third AMA Pro ATV win of 2015 in front of his hometown crowd (Photo: Ken Hill)

On Lap 9 Joel Hetrick closed down the deficit to mere bike lengths and made a run for the win in the late stages of the moto. However, while attempting to pass Wienen, Joel Hetrick high-sided and lost valuable ground. Hetrick kept the bike going but Chad Wienen would go on to lead all 11 laps of the moto and put himself in the drivers' seat for the overall win aboard his K&N filters equipped Yamaha ATV.

Thomas Brown got the upper hand in Moto 2, leading the AMA Pro ATV field to the line to claim the SSi Decals Holeshot Award in front of K&N’s Chad Wienen. With a clear track ahead of him, Brown was able to establish a torrid pace out front and sprint to a multiple second lead on the opening lap. That lead would grow consistently for over half of the moto, reaching double digits. With Brown pulling away, Chad Wienen settled into second, knowing the overall would be his with a runner-up finish.

K&N racer Chad Wienen's 1-2 scores gave him the edge over Thomas Brown's 3-1 effort to secure his third overall win of the season. Hetrick rounded out the overall podium in third (2-3), followed by Haagsma Jr. in fourth (5-4) and Rastrelli fifth (7-5). Chad Wienen's win moved him into a 15-point lead over Hetrick in the AMA Pro ATV championship standings with four rounds remaining on the schedule.

The 2015 Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship will continue with Round 7 from the legendary Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minnesota, on June 27.


Horizontal Advertisement


Did you like this story? Select 1 to 5 stars to rate it.

K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.