SUZUKI'S CHAD WIENEN CAPS OFF YEAR WITH DOMINANT VICTORY!!
Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki finished the 2008 racing season on a high note, with Chad Wienen (#44) capturing a huge win at the Steel City Pro-Only Invitational in Delmont, Pa. Teammate and newly-crowned 2008 ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA National Motocross Champion Dustin Wimmer (#1) took the second step of the podium and veteran Doug Gust (#55) claimed a strong fourth!
Wienen was the Top Qualifier in Friday\'s qualification session, with Wimmer only a fraction of a second behind him. When it was time to start the single-moto event, their teammate Doug Gust grabbed the holeshot on his Suzuki QuadRacer R450 and led the opening laps. Wienen, however, was charging hard, and on lap 3, took the lead from Gust and powered forward in the number one spot. Wimmer, who had a sixth-place start off the line, had to work his way up through the pack, claiming the second place spot on lap ten. By then, however, Wienen\'s lead was too much to overcome, leaving Wimmer settled in for second. Gust used the momentum from his fast start to finish in fourth place.
With the win, Wienen won $5000 and a Number One plate for the ATV Pro Open Championship. Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki will now begin preparation for the 2009 year of ATV racing.
1. Chad Wienen, Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki
2. Dustin Wimmer, Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki
3. Josh Upperman, Honda
4. Doug Gust, Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki