Hometown Galena, IL Years Competing 17
Nicknames Neverlift - Wide Open Wienen
Team Wienen Motorsports
Discipline ATV Motocross
Honors 2012 ATVA GNC Pro Motocross Champion, 2009 Montreal Supercross Champion DWT World Champion
How does FOX contribute to your success?
I know every time I hit the track that I have the best Suspension in the World machine.
Tell us about your best race or event and how it changed you.
2007 WPSA first Pro Win on FOX Shoxs, after that I have had the edge to be a contender week in and week out for race wins and championships.
Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
I like a stiffer setup that is fast and I can control with my strength.
What else is in your garage?
Ha well I have a race bike from every year I was Pro. Honda Trx450r, Suzuki 450R, Kawasaki KFX450R, Can Am DS450. Just in case...
What's your training regimen?
I like to do Strength, Running, Cycling, rowing you name it I like to do a little bit of everything to keep it fresh.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
Actually I am recovering from a serious back injury that took place this past season in July, I fractured my t-3 and t-4 and have been getting back to where I was.
What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
I like eggs in the morning with some toast. Also a granola bar is good as well.
How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
Simple, where the best of the best go to race. The AMA Pro ATV Nationals
What motivated you to get started professionally?
I had a tough race in the later part of 2006 and that changed the way I trained and rode forever.
What separates you from other professional athletes?
I have heart, I never give up no matter what happens. I hope that some day that will propel me to a AMA Pro Championship.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
I would probably be in some other type of racing. I cant get enough...
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
I have fans that support me and I get to do what I love every day.
What other sports are you interested in?
Football is where it is at.
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
You don't turn pro for the money, you do it because you love the sport.
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
ATV Insider, RacerX, ATVriders, Foxracingshox.com, chadwienen44.com, topofpodium.com ect.
Favorite movie quote?
Too many to choose from. Probably something from Tommy Boy or Black Sheep...
Who is your hero?
My hero growing up racing was Tim Farr.
Are you a Mac or PC? Mac
Top 3 bands 10 Years, shinedown, sick puppies
Greatest strength My strong heart
Most frustrating challenge Having to swallow a loss
06.17.14 Chad Wienen Back on Top at Round 5
03.25.14 Chad Wienen Takes the Win at Round 1