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Published on May 4th, 2015 | by ATVMX

Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross, Muddy Creek Results

Joel Hetrick Gets First Win of 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship with Dominant Day at Muddy Creek
Wienen Retains AMA Pro ATV Points Lead with Runner-Up Effort

Photos by: Ken Hill

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (May 3, 2015) – Perfect weather greeted the racers at the third round of the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing (ATVMX), held at Muddy Creek Raceway. The day was a dominant one for Hetrick Racing/Corrosion Specialties/Brownell Inc. Honda’s Joel Hetrick, who raced to textbook 1-1 moto finishes to secure his first overall win of the season.

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Hetrick enjoyed arguably his most dominant performance at Muddy Creek.

Hetrick’s ability to keep three-time champion Chad Wienen at bay helped propel him just four points back of Wienen in the points standings as the season kicks into high gear.

Hetrick’s day started as it had the past two rounds, earning his third-consecutive ATVRiders.com Top Qualifier Award of the season. Heading into the fourth points-paying stop of the championship, the Honda rider had collected two first-moto wins, but hadn’t been able to get that all-important second moto figured out. In Tennessee, Hetrick was able to do it again in Moto 1, leading every lap.

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Wienen overcame a tough start in Moto 1 to finish second.

Behind Hetrick in the opening moto, current points leader Chad Wienen had a more difficult go of it aboard his Wienen Motorsports/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh Race Craft Yamaha. Wienen suffered from a mid-pack start and was forced to work his way through from eighth place. He needed every lap to eventually pass Thomas Brown for second place on the final lap. Wienen’s pass on the Maxxis Yamaha, powered by Moto-Xperts, rider dropped Brown to third. Motosport.com/Maxxis/FLY Racing Honda’s John Natalie, who scored the SSi Decals Holeshot Award, crashed on the opening lap and was unable to return to racing for the remainder of the day.

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Hetrick and Wienen went wheel-to-wheel in the final moto to determine the overall winner.

Behind Hetrick in the opening moto, current points leader Chad Wienen had a more difficult go of it aboard his Wienen Motorsports/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh Race Craft Yamaha. Wienen suffered from a mid-pack start and was forced to work his way through from eighth place. He needed every lap to eventually pass Thomas Brown for second place on the final lap. Wienen’s pass on the Maxxis Yamaha, powered by Moto-Xperts, rider dropped Brown to third. Motosport.com/Maxxis/FLY Racing Honda’s John Natalie, who scored the SSi Decals Holeshot Award, crashed on the opening lap and was unable to return to racing for the remainder of the day.

AMA Pro ATV Overall Results (Moto Results)

  1. Joel Hetrick, Seneca, Pa., Honda (1-1)
  2. Chad Wienen, Galena, Ill., Yamaha (2-2)
  3. Thomas Brown, Sanger, Texas, Yamaha (3-3)
  4. Jeffrey Rastrelli, Palm City, Fla., Can-Am (4-4)
  5. Josh Upperman, Louisville, Ohio, Honda, (6-5)
  6. Ronnie Higgerson, Cutler, Ill., Can-Am (5-6)
  7. Tyler Hamrick, Cortland, Ohio, Honda (7-8)
  8. Nicholas Gennusa, Wall Township, N.J., Yamaha (9-7)
  9. Cody Janssen, Kaukauna, Wis., Honda (11-9)
  10. Vital Cazenave, Union City, Tenn., Honda (10-12)

AMA Pro ATV Championship Standings

  1. Chad Wienen, Galena, Ill., Yamaha – 156
  2. Joel Hetrick, Seneca, Pa., Honda – 152
  3. Thomas Brown, Sanger, Texas, Yamaha – 135
  4. Jeffrey Rastrelli, Palm City, Fla., Can-Am – 115
  5. John Natalie, Houtzdale, Pa., Honda – 103
  6. Josh Upperman, Louisville, Ohio, Honda – 97
  7. Ronnie Higgerson, Cutler, Ill., Can-Am – 97
  8. Nick Gennusa, Wall, N.J., Yamaha – 95
  9. Vital Cazenave, Union City, Tenn., Honda – 73
  10. Tyler Hamrick, Cortland, Ohio, Honda – 71

Specialty Awards

ATVRiders.com Top Qualifier Award

  1. Joel Hetrick – 3 points
  2. John Natalie – 1 point

SSi Decals Holeshot Championship

  1. Joel Hetrick – 4 points
  2. John Natalie – 2 points

The 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship heads to High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, in two weeks on Saturday, May 16.

For more information on the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, visit www.atvmotocross.com. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow on Twitter @ATVMXdotcom and Instagram @ATVMotocross, and be sure to always hashtag #ATVMX.

About the AMA ATV Motocross Championship
The AMA ATV Motocross Championship is the nation’s premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 10-round series features the Nation’s best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America’s largest and longest-running ATV national motocross program. Since 1985, the series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while premiering the professional class. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.

About Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew, a product of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, is the No. 1 flavored carbonated soft drink in the U.S. With its one-of-a-kind citrus taste, Mountain Dew exhilarates and quenches with every sip. In addition to original Mountain Dew® and Diet Mountain Dew®, the permanent DEW product line includes Mountain Dew Code Red®, Mountain Dew LiveWire®, Mountain Dew Throwback®, Mountain Dew Voltage® and Mountain Dew White Out®. For more information, check out www.mountaindew.com, www.facebook.com/mountaindew or follow on twitter @mtn_dew.

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