Round three of the AMA ATV MX Pro National Championship took to High Point Raceway this past weekend in Mount Morris, Penn. Where Wienen Motorsports’ Chad Wienen finished 2-2 for second overall on the weekend.
Wienen had similar starts to both motos coming out of the holeshot mid-pack in each race.
In Moto 1, Wienen was able to make quick passes into the second place position before halfway through the first lap but at the end of the first lap was already five seconds behind the rider out front. Wienen continued to charge ahead but was unable to make any advances and finished moto 1 in second.
With a similar start in moto 2, Wienen found himself in the fourth place position at the end of lap one. It wasn’t until the fifth lap where Wienen was able to make any advances on the field and was able to pass two riders to position himself into second. Wienen charged forward once again but was unable to minimize the ten second gap between himself and the rider out front.
Wienen finished 2-2 in the Pro Class on Saturday and still holds onto the points lead by seven points heading into the next round of racing in Georgia in two weeks.
Sunday’s Pro Stock class faired differently for Wienen as he grabbed the overall win with a 2-1 finish and tight racing both motos. Wienen grabbed both holeshots in the Pro Stock class. In moto 1, Wienen was nearly side by side with another rider as they crossed the end of the first lap but was able to make a quick pass back for the lead. With less than a second between him and the rider in second, Wienen made a mistake with two laps to go and fell back into the second place position. In moto 2, Wienen once again grabbed the holeshot and held onto the lead for the entire race. Racing was tight and actioned packed in moto 2 with less than a second between the two riders out front for the whole duration of the moto.
“Racing was great at High Point this past weekend. I was really hoping to come out of there with an overall but happy with the results and to continue to hold the points lead. I’m really looking forward to step back up to the top of the box so I’m going to head home and put in some work to be able to do that in two weeks in Georgia. Starts were key on Saturday and I just wasn’t able to set myself up in a good position at the beginning of the race so I’m going to focus on those this next week to ensure I’m ready for Round 4. Sunday’s racing was a blast and I felt more in tuned with the gate drops. I can’t thank my support group and fans for all of the support and I’m looking forward to getting back to the race track at Aoina Pass.”
Round 4 of the ATV MX National Championship will resume Memorial Day Weekend May 29 and 30 at Aoina Pass in Washington, Georgia.