ATV Motocross

Wienen Back on Top in Home State Race

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 1:40 PM

Wienen Back on Top in Home State Race
2-1 Finish for Wienen to Secure Overall

Over the weekend the AMA ATV MX Pro National series headed to Chad Wienen's home state at Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, Illinois for the fifth round of racing where Wienen returned to the center of the podium. Wienen finished 2-1 in the Pro Class to secure his second overall win of the season and extended his points lead on the championship chase.

The best conditions of the day were during morning practice as shortly after rain started to pour down and when the gate dropped for moto 1, Wienen came out of the first turn outside of the top 10. With the wet and muddy conditions Wienen knew he had his work cut out for him. He managed to move up into seventh by the end of the first lap. With the conditions Wienen put on a hard charge the entire moto to continually move forward through the field. By halfway through he had managed to move into fourth and by lap seven was able to make two more advances into second where he went on to finish a muddy first moto.

Luckily mother nature held off and although track conditions were not ideal they had significantly improved for moto 2. Wienen was off to a much better start out of turn 1 coming out second. Wienen applied pressure all of moto 2 but it wasn't' until two laps to go that he moved into the first place position and went on to not only take the moto 1 win but the overall for the weekend. 

"I'm very proud of our team work this weekend to get a Big win at our home race at Sunset Ridge MX. We were in full mud preparation from the rain that came in throughout the morning but being able to take the overall win in front of my hometown crowd was amazing. This weekend was extra special for me because not only was it Father's Day but my son turned one so I was excited to have been able to get a win for him. Thank you to all of my support group and sponsors for helping in getting us back to the center of the box this weekend." Said Wienen.

On Sunday Wienen earned second overall in the Stock Production class after finishing 1-2 during the races. Moto 1 Wienen was out front quick and was able to put a sizeable distance between himself and the rest of the field. Moto 2 was a different story getting turned around in the first turn, Wienen had his work cut out for him and by the time he came across lap 1, he was sitting in third and seven seconds behind the leader. Charging forward Wienen moved into second and cut the gap to four seconds the following lap. With a mistake from the leader, Wienen reeled him in the following lap and this time trailed by less than a second. Wienen was unable to make any advances but with less than a second gap between himself and the leader the spectators were thrilled with the racing action.

Racing head to Unadilla Raceway in New Berlin, New York for the sixth round of racing next on June 29 & 30.

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