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Hetrick Victorious in Tennessee
Wienen and Lindquist Round Out Top Three
HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. (August 18, 2021) – The ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) Series, an AMA National Championship, concluded round nine of the AMA Pro Championship at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee on Saturday, August 14.
Both Phoenix Racing/CST Tires/Elka/Walsh Race Craft/Moose Racing’s Joel Hetrick and Wienen Motorsports/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Chad Wienen were ready to battle in the Tennessee heat and humidity. Wienen would battle in moto out to get out front early in the moto, and without hesitation would begin to place a gap over the rest of the field.
Hetrick, who did not get off to a great start, would have his work cut out for him to get towards the front of the pack. Hetrick would make the necessary passes and move into second as he set his sights on Wienen. Hetrick would continue to try and catch Wienen and would come close but would ultimately run out of time before the checkered flag flew. Wienen would take the moto one win, with Hetrick running in second.
As the gate dropped for the second moto, Hetrick would be the one to get a good jump off the line and move into the lead position early on. Wienen would find himself mid-pack and having to make some ground on Hetrick. Hetrick found his groove and continued to pull a gap over the rest of the field, with Wienen in tow. Hetrick would lead from start to finish, as he crossed the finish line with a 10 second gap in place back to second. Hetrick would take the overall win at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch after going 2-1 on the day, and Wienen would go 1-2 for a second overall in Tennessee.
ML2 Motorsports/Walsh Race Craft/Maxxis/Yamaha’s Max Lindquist would earn his second-straight AMA Pro overall podium finish after going 4-3 on the day. Lindquist has had a very remarkable rookie year in the AMA Pro class after starting the season with three fourth place finishes, and he looks to be finishing out the season with a couple of overall podium appearances. Lindquist continued to push himself through both motos at Loretta’s to capture his third overall finishing position. With just two more motos left in the 2021 season, Lindquist currently sits sixth in the championship standings.
Earning fourth overall at round nine was the No. 15 of GennUSA Racing/Integrated Financial Concepts/CST Tires/Walsh Race Craft’s Nicholas Gennusa. Gennusa would go 5-4 to earn the fourth overall after battling throughout the day to better his overall standing in the points. Gennusa is still aiming to put together two good motos for an overall podium finish like he did at the beginning of the season. Gennusa continues to hold onto the fifth place position in the points standings with one more round remaining.
Ford Brothers Racing/Fly/SSi/Maxxis/DWT/Maxima/Fourwerx/Walsh Race Craft’s Bryce Ford would go 3-7 for fifth overall at The Ranch. Ford would have a great first moto, moving into third and holding onto that position until the checkered flag flew. When the second moto took off Ford would start off fifth on the opening lap, but on the second lap Ford would suffer a crash putting him back to 11th. As the race continued, Ford would put his head down and push all the way back up to 7th by the time the checkered flag came out.
After a tire problem in moto one, Phoenix Racing’s Jeffrey Rastrelli would come back to finish fifth in the second moto. Rastrelli went 7-5 on the day in Tennessee for a sixth place finish overall. Rastrelli continues to hold fourth in the championship points standings as just one more round of racing remains.
TDR Motorsports/OnTheBox Performance/Pafford EMS/Decker Training Facilities’ Brandon Hoag would get a good jump off the line in both motos, earning the $125 SSi Decals holeshot Awards two times. Hoag would eventually find himself in the sixth place position for both motos as well, earning seventh overall on the day.
Going 8-8 for an eighth overall at round nine was Stanfield Motorsports/Nine 6 Nine/Corrosion/TDR/Maxxis’ Logan Stanfield, while Ford Brothers Racing/Fly/SSi/Maxxis/DWT/Maxima/Fourwerx/Walsh Race Craft’s Cody Ford went 9-9 for ninth overall. Rounding out the top 10 overall was Poland’s Milko-backed rider, Witek Natkaniec after he finished 10th in both motos.
Coming through to earn 11th overall after going 11-12 on the day was ARQ-Deco/Corrosion Specialties/TDR Racing’s Cesar Jimenez, with HuntScapes/Baldwin Motorsports/Capital Powersports’ Michael Allred going 13-11 and Barkers Performance/Fly Racing/Triangle Cycles’ Zack Harris earning 12-13.
The ATV Motocross Racing Nation sends out their thoughts to JH Racing/FTR Graphics/Fly Racing/Walsh Race Craft’s Westley Wolfe who suffered a crash in qualifying injuring his arm. Wolfe has earned two overall podium appearances this season, and we are wishing him a speedy recovery.
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Loretta Lynn ATVMX Results and Points Standings
Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
Round 9 of 10
August 14, 2021
2021 AMA Pro Class Event Results:
- Joel Hetrick (2-1)
- Chad Wienen (1-2)
- Max Lindquist (4-3)
- Nicholas Gennusa (5-4)
- Bryce Ford (3-7)
- Jeffrey Rastrelli (7-5)
- Brandon Hoag (6-6)
- Logan Stanfield (8-8)
- Cody Ford (9-9)
- Witek Natkaniec (10-10)
Overall National Championship Standings:
- Chad Wienen (396)
- Joel Hetrick (374)
- Bryce Ford (279)
- Jeffrey Rastrelli (271)
- Nicholas Gennusa (261)
- Max Lindquist (259)
- Brandon Hoag (233)
- Westley Wolfe (230)
- Logan Stanfield (214)
- Cody Ford (200)
About the ATV Motocross National Championship:
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