Chad Weinen Wins Sunset Ridge ATV-MX National
Chad Wienen Returns to The Top Step of The Podium
05.09.11 Chad Wienen returned to the top step of the podium this weekend aboard his FOX Racing Shox-equipped Can-Am DS450. Wienen struggled the past few weekends as his teammate, John Natalie Jr., took two consecutive overall victories at the Balance MX Park and Budds Creek. Wienen returned to his earlier season form this past weekend to sweep the qualifying session and both motos on his way to reclaiming the points lead.
Both holeshots came from newly-mounted Honda rider, Joel Hetrick. Hetrick finally retired his problematic Kawasaki and it served him well with strong starts in both motos. It didn't take long in either moto for Wienen to make his way around Hetrick and put a gap on the field. John Natalie Jr. dug deep in moto one and found some additional speed to pass Hetrick around the halfway mark and secure second place. In the second moto, Natalie made the pass on Hetrick and was going after Wienen when a mechanical failure ended Natalie's race prematurely.
FOX Racing Shox rider Chase Snapp had a weekend-long battle with his friend and rival Thomas Brown. Snapp put an aggressive pass on Brown to secure fifth place in the first moto. Brown came back and controlled the fourth place position in the second moto over Snapp.
With a Chad Wienen victory, FOX Racing Shox remains undefeated in ATV/MX National racing in 2011. FOX Racing Shox riders are also undefeated in the GNCC series and the WORCS series. This means FOX Shox riders have swept every major ATV national this year!
Come see the domination for yourself at round six of the ATV/MX National series at the Can-Am Steel City National in Delmont, PA on May 21-22.
Chad Wienen, FOX Racing Shox
Chad Wienen, 221
John Natalie Jr., 217
Josh Upperman, 189
Jeremy Lawson, 172
Chase Snapp, 140