Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chad Wienen walked away with THE WIN at the final round of the 2008 Moose Racing/ITP Tires AMA/ATVA National Championship series at Loretta Lynn\'s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
Although Dustin Wimmer clinched the 2008 Championship at the previous round in Red Bud, Michigan, and Suzuki had locked up the coveted Manufacturers’ Cup Championship, Wimmer\'s teammate, Chad Wienen had yet to taste victory this season.
Wienen was fastest in Saturday’s qualifying round and went into this contest to win the Tennessee classic for the second year. He took top honors in the first moto and then settled for second knowing that he had secured the overall ahead of teammate Dustin Wimmer.
Wienen was territorial from the victory podium: "I\'ve won two years in a row here at Loretta\'s," Wienen said. "So the way I figure it, I am renaming this place Wienen\'s Ranch... I hope Ms. Lynn won\'t mind!"
For 2008 Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki DEFINITELY DID get the job done! In the 11 rounds of the series, the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Team was on the podium of every race! Here are the end-of-series final facts and figures:
Final stats for Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki:
8 wins (5 Wimmer, 2 Gust, 1 Wienen)
4 seconds (2 Wimmer, 2 Wienen)
4 thirds (2 Wimmer, 2 Gust)
Final overall scores:
Dustin Wimmer – First Place with 438 points
Doug Gust – Third Place with 352 points
Chad Wienen – Sixth Place with 268 points
In addition, the Suzuki QuadRacer R450 dominated the series over the other quads securing the Manufacturers’ Cup.
Final Manufacturers’ Cup points:
1 Team Suzuki 466
2 Team Honda 393
3 Team Can-Am 366
4 Team Kawasaki 341
5 Team Yamaha 217
6 Team Polaris 3
Although the championship series is over, next up is the invitation-only Steel City ATV Open, to be held August 30th at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. Although it will be a non-points paying event, The Rockstar Makita Suzuki Team will be there in force to put on a good show and win bragging rights!