Photos by Dennis Thomas
Chad Wienen and David Haagsma dominated races in two separate ATV series over the weekend. Wienen won Round 8 of the ATV Motocross National Championship series, held July 14 in New Berlin, New York, and Haagsma won Rounds 6 and 7 of the Quad-X series, held July 14-15 in San Bernardino, California.
Wienen had the first gate pick as he was the fastest qualifier, but fellow Maxxis rider Josh Creamer got the holeshot and the win in the first moto, with Wienen in second place. In the second moto, Wienen grabbed the holeshot and the lead for the entire race, with Creamer in third place. Wienen won the overall, and Creamer took second place for the weekend. Thomas Brown and Josh Upperman were fifth and sixth overall for the Pro class.
“I knew that the starts were going to be critical this weekend, and I was determined to come out of that first turn in front,” said Wienen. “After grabbing the holeshot in the second moto, I was able to ride my own race with a clear track ahead of me. I am very happy to take the overall this weekend and extend my points lead. With two races left, I am excited to be heading to my favorite track, Red Bud, in two weeks.” The weekend’s winner also leads the overall standings, with Wienen ahead of the next rider by 29 points. Upperman and Brown are currently fourth and fifth overall. Creamer is also the current points leader in the Maxxis New England ATV Motocross series.
Out west, Haagsma took his fifth and sixth victories of the year in Quad-X, going 2-1 in both rounds. Team Maxxis/H&M’s Beau Baron was 1-2 for second place at Round 6 and 3-2 for third place at Round 7. Haagsma has been running the new Razr Xm tires exclusively this year in Quad-X. “The tires were perfect. Beau and I got great starts every moto. We just jumped out of the gate,” Haagsma said. “The track was a little inconsistent because they were watering while we were racing, which made some areas slick. The tires hooked up in all the conditions, and we were able to gain ground on everyone else in the wet stuff.” Haagsma is second in Quad-X points standings, and Baron is fourth.
Maxxis congratulates Chad Wienen and David Haagsma on their victories and thanks all of its riders for their outstanding performances.
Source: Maxxis Press Release
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