Yoshimura Takes Top Two Spots in 2010 AMA ATV MX Championship

Headlines, Motocross — on August 18, 2010 at 9:28 am

Yoshimura ATV riders finished the 2010 AMA ATV Motocross Championship in great form at the historic Loretta

Josh Creamer at Loretta Lynn's

Josh Creamer at Loretta Lynn's

Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. Josh Creamer took home the championship, the first of his pro ATV career, while teammate Dustin Wimmer finished second overall in the championship chase, and second on the rain-delayed race on the podium. Yamaha rider Thomas Brown had an impressive showing, finishing fifth, while Patrick Brown, Cody Grant, and Harold Goodman finished eighth, tenth, and eleventh respectively.

Heavy rainfall pushed back the racing schedule Sunday morning at the series finale, limiting the last race of the season to just a single moto. By midday, the skies had cleared and track crews had gotten the track ready for racing. Josh Creamer used his Yoshimura-tuned engine to secure a fantastic start and quickly jumped out to the lead. Behind him was Yamaha’s Thomas Brown and Creamer’s teammate, Dustin Wimmer. Creamer, however, made an uncharacteristic mistake, which pushed him back to seventh. While Brown fell back to fifth, Wimmer soldiered on in second place, where he crossed the finish line.

Creamer’s finish was more than enough to bring home his first AMA ATV Motocross championship.

“The Yoshimura engine worked awesome this weekend,” said Creamer after celebrating his championship victory. “We had some bad weather, which made for some muddy track conditions in a few spots, but the Yoshimura power pulled through it and got us the holeshot. The 2010 season as a whole has been amazing!”

Wimmer took 2nd Place at Loretta Lynn's

Wimmer took 2nd Place at Loretta Lynn's

Although Dustin Wimmer missed taking home the Championship trophy for 2010, the two-time champion was still enthusiastic. “The Yoshimura products worked great all season and they’re the best of the best,” Wimmer said. “Today the track was a little tacky and muddy, but the Yoshimura motor and pipe got me off the gate to a pretty good start and gave me some really good pull out of the turns and helped get me up to second place.”

It’s been a great 2010 season for the Yoshimura riders in the AMA ATV Pro Motocross series. Vice President of Yoshimura R&D of America, Don Sakakura, commented on the successful year. “Yoshimura R&D of America is very proud of Josh Creamer’s and Dustin Wimmer’s accomplishments this season, most notably Josh’s championship-winning season! Josh’s remarkable dedication and his ability to adapt so quickly to the Suzuki QuadRacer R450 were simply amazing,” Sakakura said. “American Suzuki’s 2008 and 2009 AMA Pro ATV MX Champion Dustin Wimmer must also be congratulated for his solid second-place standing this past year. Also, I wish to extend a special thanks to American Suzuki and Suzuki Motor Corporation for their tremendous support of ATV racing. The QuadRacer R450’s production platform has been instrumental with its impressive racetrack successes. We anticipate the continuation of many future championships.”

Across the country, the eighth round of the ITP QuadCross series was held at the Glen Helen Raceway and Justin Jones rode his Yoshimura-powered QuadRacer R450 to a first-place finish, expanding his lead in the Pro-Am class. With the Yoshimura engine and exhaust on his quad, Jones easily powered out for the win. “I had a great weekend,” Jones explained. “On Saturday I won on my Yoshimura Powered Honda motorcycle and Sunday I won it on my Yosh Powered Suzuki ATV. I’m a fan!”

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