atv

ATV

accessories
atving
Login | Sign Up
News
Submit ATV News
UTV Parts
Schools
ATV Events
ATV Trails
ATV Clubs
Classifieds
ATV Recalls
Reader Rides
ATV Babes
Tires
New Accessories
Racing
Race Tracks
Tech
ATV Projects
ATV Reviews
UTV
Can-Am ATVs
Can Am UTVs
Honda ATVs
Honda UTVs
Polaris ATVs
Kawasaki ATVs
Yamaha ATVs
Suzuki ATVs
Arctic Cat ATVs
KTM
Kymco
Used Sale Guide
ATV Parts Diagram
ATV Facts
ATV of the year
ATV.INFO banners
Privacy
Motorcycle
Advertising
ATV Parts
Impellers
Solas






atv parts
atvparts
Contact Us Privacy Home


  Racing
Suzuki Paints the Town Yellow
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Placings
Staff

The triple threat of the Suzuki Factory Team took over the whole podium Sunday evening for the second round of the World PowerSports ATV SuperQuad 450 Pro Series. Overall, Suzuki riders finished one, two, three, four, and five in a dominating performance by the Suzuki QuadRacer R450s.

Illinois native, Chad Wienen of Team Rockstar/MSR/Pro Taper/Suzuki/Yoshimura finished as top dog after an incredible come from behind race and an all out dogfight with his two teammates Doug Gust of Team Rockstar/MSR/Pro Taper/Suzuki/Yoshimura and Dustin Wimmer of Team MSR/ProTaper/Suzuki/Yoshimura. The ESPN2 cameras were able to catch some heart stopping action as Wienen jockeyed for passing positions with both his teammates. The local fans cheered loudly for Chad, the home state favorite.

The event started as always with the heat races – which the Suzukis dominated. The first Saturday heat race saw "Digger" Doug Gust come out strong with teammate Chad "Wide Open" Wienen not too far behind. Chad stalled his bike momentarily in a corner and lost a chance at the heat race win. It was Gust first with Lost Creek/Yoshimura/Suzuki rider Joe Haavisto bagging second at the checkers.

The second heat race was the "Dustin Wimmer show". Team MSR/Pro Taper/Suzuki/Yoshimura rider #191 grabbed the holeshot and then flat checked out. In victory circle, Wimmer felt positive, "This is going to be an incredible weekend. My teammates and I are on the gas and are going to be putting our QuadRacer R450s up on the box all year. This is the beginning of something big. We are going to put together a pretty good show for ESPN2 by the time we are done this weekend."

Sunday morning's first heat race saw Doug grab the holeshot with Wienen coming in behind him. Wienen soon passed Doug for the lead and the win. Dustin dominated his heat race again and everything pointed to a Suzuki shootout in the main.

Under the hot sun, Sunday's main event began with Doug Gust getting the holeshot, followed by Wimmer and then Suzuki privateer Russell "Hot Shoe" Shumaker. Weinen came out about 6th and then started moving forward. Meanwhile, Dustin Wimmer started pressuring Gust about the 4th lap and then got by him. Wimmer pulled about a second and a half on Doug and was trying to check out. About this time, out of nowhere, Wienen pulled in behind Gust's rear grabbar.

Wienen first passed Doug and then, two laps later... he got Wimmer through the whoops section. At the checkers, the Suzuki factory team went one, two, three with Lost Creek Cycles Joe Haavisto in 4th and Rookie Pro Russell Shumaker in 5th.

This was Wienen's first overall Pro win. Chad won a moto in Alabama- but not an overall until today. "Wow, my first overall win," an excited Wienen said after the race. "I'm really happy, everybody is pumped... the team, my friends, my family. It's a great day for Suzuki and for me. I can't believe how great the bike is... and the team behind it."

Suzuki ATV Operations Manager Rod Lopusnak was ecstatic with the win, "I think it's great that Chad got his inaugural win in front of his home town fans. It's a great day for Suzuki and the QuadRacer R450. What makes me even happier is the amount of our product in the amateur classes. We worked really hard with riders like Doug Gust in developing the QuadRacer and it's very gratifying to see so many being raced successfully."

2006 WPSA Champ Doug Gust was philosophical at the end of the day, "I had some health issues that have been holding me back so I am happy to get out of here with third." The likeable multi-time champion said, "I was really not expecting to do to well today but I'll take this third place for sure. I'm looking pretty good in the points and it's a long season."

The Suzuki tide is looking like it's only going to get stronger as the season progresses. The starting gates are filling up across the country with QuadRacer R450s, and after today's performance, we know why. Wienen, Wimmer and Gust are individually each a powerhouse and together they are truly a triple threat and well on their way to a great WPSA season.

TEAM ROCKSTAR/MSR/PRO TAPER/SUZUKI/YOSHIMURA PROGRAM SPONSORS

Maxxis – Douglas – Repsol – Pro Aluminum – AFAM – BMC Filters –
Galfer – PowerMadd – CV Products – Full Bore – Motion Pro – Liquid Performance –
Walsh – Fox Shocks – NGK – Hinson Clutch – Precision Racing Products – VP Fuels – Quad Tech – RPM – Mechanix Wear – One Industries

Post Your Comment

Composed: 05/16/2007 | Modified: 05/16/2007
Printable Version | Email to a Friend

ATV .INFO is your ATV source for off road recreation connection for the latest event reviews news articles and stories about atving with performance tips and atv parts testing. With forums quad racing and free atv trails ohv guide, classifieds
Part - ATV Tires - Snowmobile Parts - Jet Ski Parts - Solas Impellers - UTV Parts - Boat Propeller - Personal Watercraft - Jet Boat - Motorcycle Sea Doo Impeller
Kawasaki Impeller Yamaha Impeller  Inland Jet Ski Boss Bones Performance Jet Boat
© ATV.INFO All rights reserved  Site Map 

 
Site Designed By AGGRESSIVE PRO DESIGN

                        \


Search



Features
News
ATV - If You Ride ATVs, You Gotta Know ™

Polaris Industries Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Transamerican Auto Parts

Polaris to Donate Off-Road Vehicles to The Salvation Army

Polaris Partners with National Forest Foundation for “Pledge to Ride” Campaign

ATV Safety Institute Again Offers Free ATV Safety Training

Polaris Acquires Hammerhead Off-Road Vehicles Business

Send an Email Urging Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 999 — The ROV In-Depth Examination Act, or RIDE Act!

NOHVCC Is hiring

Why We Ride to Donate Portion of DVD Proceeds to Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Ride for Kids

Right Rider Access Fund Sponsors Spring 2015 OHV Recreation Management Course Scholarship

JOB OPENING: BlueRibbon Coalition Seeks Executive Director

Polaris Urges Off-Road Enthusiasts to Stand Up and Let Your Voice Be Heard

Silverado Polaris ACE+ Concept Ready for the Trail

New “Great Trails” Guidebook Is Funded By Wide Range Of OHV Partners

Job Title: Interdisciplinary Social Scientist/Biological Scientist

Polaris Industries Inc. Challenges Polaris Dealers to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

2 OHV Jobs Available

ATV Recalls
POLARIS® INDUSTRIES RECALLS RZR RECREATIONAL OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES DUE TO POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD

KYMCO Recall

Racing
Team UXC Racing Takes GNCC Wild Boar

Inaugural Fly Racing ATV Supercross Results: Daytona International Speedway

Borich Captures 2014 GNCC Championship With Big Victory at the Ironman

Coastal Racing Takes Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno

Can-am Teams Victorious At Heartland Challenge

Polaris ATVs
Polaris Announces New ATVs & UTVs 2015