ATV Motocross

Top ATV Riders Invited to Steel City

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 | 12:00 AM

CONTACT: Justin Anderson, 704-589-2100

DELMONT, Pa. (Aug. 19, 2008) -- Saturday, Aug. 30 will feature more than just the best off-road motorcyclists in motocross, as the top 20 ATV riders in the North America are set to compete in the Second Annual Steel City AMA Pro ATV Open. The invitational event is scheduled as part of the Saturday show at Steel City Raceway as part of the AMA Toyota National Motocross Championship weekend. Amateur ATV racing is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 31.

The National Motocross Championship will take to the track for its finals on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies, followed by motorcycle racing in the Motocross Lites, Women's Motocross, and Motocross classes. The ATV Open is scheduled for 5:20 p.m. In addition, The Billy Morris Band will play special shows presented by Scott Goggles 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

"We're excited to have the Pro and Amateur ATVs join the AMA National Motocross Championship weekend at Steel City for the second-straight year," said Event Director Tim Cotter. "Along with moving the event to Saturday, adding the Billy Morris Band to the card, the ATV event will be yet another added bonus for those fans wishing to see some of the best motocross racing worldwide.

"The Saturday show will truly be a motocross spectacular!"

Leading the charge into Steel City is recently crowned ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA Pro National Champion and Center Valley, Pa. resident Dustin Wimmer. Wimmer will be joined by 2008 AMA Manufacturers' Cup winner Team Suzuki teammates Chad Wienen and Doug Gust.

In addition, Can-Am's Epic Racing and Warnert Racing will bring five riders, led by Pennsylvania's John Natalie, Jr. Natalie, from Houtzdale, Pa., will be teamed with fellow Warnert rider Cody Miller, as well as Epic Racing's Jeremy Lawson, Greg Gee and Sage Baker.

Josh Creamer, Russell Shumaker and Keith Little will carry the black-and-green colors for Team Monster Energy Kawasaki, while Joe Haavisto will also compete on a Kawasaki.

Harold Goodman and Josh Upperman will race for Factory Honda, while Cale Downen and 2008 Top AMA Pro Privateer Rocco Arno, Jr. will ride privateer Hondas.

Rath Racing will bring its new Polaris quads to Steel City with Jason Dunkelberger and a rider to be named later.

Factory Yamaha will feature Pat Brown and a soon-to-be-announced second rider.

The Second Annual Steel City AMA Pro ATV Open will feature Pro racing on Saturday, Aug. 30 and a full card of Amateur racing on Sunday, Aug. 31. Tickets start at just $30 for adults and $15 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under receive free admission. For information, including a weekend schedule and where to purchase tickets, please visit