Yoshimura Dominates the Podium at Steel City AMA ATV MX Race
Yoshimura racers dominated the podium at Round 5 of the AMA ATV MX series this weekend at Steel City in Pennsylvania. The top three riders after two motos were Josh Creamer, Dustin Wimmer, and Thomas Brown, who all made it to the top of the class. All three racers finished in the top three in both motos, and made their way to the podium at the end of the day. Their Yoshimura-equipped quads pulled all day long and were impossible to beat.
Josh Creamer left no question about his talent and speed as he took his Yoshimura-powered Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to the top of the box on Sunday after finishing first in both motos. Creamer’s first moto start put him in 13th place at the beginning of the race, but the power of his Yoshimura QuadRacer R450 allowed him to pass every rider in front of him during the 20-minute moto to end the race in first place. “My Yoshimura motor was working well around the track and really pulled up the hills,” Creamer said after the race.
Dustin Wimmer had a similar start to the first moto, coming out of the gate in 12th place and working his way up to third by the time the checkered flag flew. “My quad was working well; the shocks were good and the tires were good, I just needed a better holeshot,” Wimmer said. Yoshimura’s Thomas Brown and his potent Yamaha YFZ450R had a solid start in third place in Moto 1, and eventually worked his way into second. The Yoshimura exhaust on his Yamaha has really helped Brown break into the front of the class in 2010.
In the second moto, Josh Creamer again took the victory. His 1-1 finishes put him on top of the podium and put him in the series points lead. “It feels good to be back in the lead,” Creamer said. “Hopefully we can keep it for when it counts – at the end of the season.”
Dustin Wimmer finished second in the second moto after passing Thomas Brown, who finished third. Wimmer’s 3-2 finishes put him in second place overall and only three points out of the series lead. Brown’s 2-3 finishes put him in third overall and he’s currently in the top 5 in series points.
Yoshimura’s Pat Brown is in eighth place overall in points after finishing 11th at Steel City. He’s only been out of the top-10 twice this season and hopes to put his Honda TRX450R’s Yoshimura engine and exhaust in the top 10 in the coming rounds of racing. Yoshimura racer Harold Goodman finished 18th overall with 13-15 moto finishes.