Dustin Wimmer - "2008 AMA Pro
ATV Motocross National Champion"
It was a fantastic day for Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Dustin Wimmer (#191), as he clinched the 2008 Moose Racing/ITP Tires AMA/ATVA National Championship at Red Bud Raceway in Buchanan, Michigan. Teammates Chad Wienen (#44) and Doug Gust (#55) also had reason to celebrate with two strong performances.
"This is great," an excited Wimmer said after securing his first major championship. "I\'m happy to be able to deliver this title for my fans, Suzuki and for our sponsors. All the hard work paid off and it feels really good."
Wimmer (#191) demonstrated the speed that has put him at the top of the points chart this season as he took home another Top Qualifier award. As the first moto began, however, Wimmer wisely opted to take it easy and secure the championship. Meanwhile, teammate Chad Wienen took over at the front of the pack and set a furious pace. Wienen maintained his pace to the checkered flag while veteran teammate Gust rounded out the podium in third. Wimmer would cross the line in fourth, good enough to secure the championship.
Wienen went on to end the day in second overall with a 1-2 finish. Gust joined his teammate on the podium with a third overall (3-5), while newly crowned champion Wimmer finished the day in fifth (4-6).
Round 10 Results,
Red Bud, MI:
1. Joe Byrd
2. Chad Wienen
3. Doug Gust
4. John Natalie
5. Dustin Wimmer*
*2008 Moose Racing/ITP Tires AMA/ATVA National Champion