ATV Masters TT
Day One - Kinston, NC
Lenoir County Fairgrounds
April 7, 2017
Takes Day One ATV Masters TT Pro Win
Kinston, NC (4/8/2017) –
The 2017 ATV Masters TT Shootout was held April
7-8 in Kinston, NC. Brad Riley scored the Pro class
win and CJ Robson snagged the Pro Am Spec class
victory, Friday on the first day of racing.
Chuckie Creech & Aaron
Medlin Round Out Pro ATV Podium
ATV Podium - ATV Masters TT (left to right)
Aaron Medlin (3rd), Brad Riley (1st), Chuckie
The event was put on by Earnhardt Racing and
showcased the biggest prize giveaway in recent
history for a TT event. $20,000 was up for grabs
for both Pro and amateur riders over the two-day
event, with a $6,000 guaranteed Pro purse each
day and over $8,000 in prizes and cash for the
amateur and pro-am racers. On top of it all, the
event gave away a $1,000 college scholarship to
one lucky racer who wrote in before the March
Racing kicked off around 6:30 p.m. and the pro
main event finished up just after 10:00 p.m. thanks
to a very well organized event. It was a night
of excellent racing and track conditions, with
minimal dust despite high winds. The track featured
a longer lane that racers were required to take
twice throughout the 20 lap main event, referred
to as the joker lane, forcing racers to use some
strategy and making the race more interesting.
Riley grabbed the Pro ATV Holeshot
In the Pro class it was Brad Riley who ran away
with the holeshot and class win, taking home $1,300.
“My Maxxis tires and DASA Racing motor pulled
me off the line great. I got a decent lead and
whenever I saw Chuckie take the joker lane I would
take it the next lap,” explained Riley.
Riley & #25 Chuckie Creech Battling
for the lead
Riley rode a strong, smart race all the way to
the checkered flag. “It feels great. This is what
I come here to do and we got the job done. It
was a lot of fun with that joker lane and it was
good to bring home that money,” said Riley.
Chuckie Creech put in an impressive and exciting
ride to come in second place behind Riley. Creech
came out around forth place and put his head down
as he charged towards the front. At the very last
opportunity, Creech tried to rub up next to Riley
in hopes of being able to make a pass on the final
straight away to the checkers, but hit a pothole
in the process and was nearly thrown off the quad.
Creech managed to recover and still finish in
second place taking the $1,000 prize.
Creech taking the Joker Lane
“The track was good. We both were riding hard.
We were just so close it was hard to make any
type of moves. I finished in second, but I had
a good time,” stated Creech.
Creech takes a tumble after going for
a last turn pass on Brad Riley, but he
remounts to take 2nd place
Aaron Medlin rounded out the Pro class podium
with third place. Medlin started around fifth
and battled his way up through the pack. “I had
a great battle with Andrew Evanyke. We battled
for a long time, he made a little mistake coming
up to the finish line so I was able to get up
beside him and make the pass,” explained Medlin.
The pass for third earned Medlin $900.
Medlin Finished 3rd in the Pro Class
Fourth place then went to Andrew Evanyke and
Nate Dawydko rounded out the Pro class top five.
When it came to the Pro Am Spec class, CJ Robson
out of North Carolina was the star of the show.
Robson is running the #422 bike out of New York
from Justin Haas. “This is my first time on this
bike, so I think we did pretty good to start off
the season,” said Robson. Off the start Robson
was second, but made a pass for the lead coming
out of the joker lane to take home the win and
$500. Robson also took the win in Pro Am Unlimited.
#422 CJ Robson
secured the Pro-Am Spec Tire & ProAm
Unlimited Wins on Friday
Kirby Cooke clinched second place in Pro Am Spec
and the $400 cash prize. Cooke stays busy running
a business at home and was thankful for the chance
to get away and make his return back to racing.
“We came out third and worked our way to second.
We led a few laps but the joker lane worked to
our disadvantage. CJ got around me when we took
the joker lane and he got ahead enough I could
not get him back, but we ran good and we will
take it,” said Cooke.
Nate Dawydko out of Clarence, New York snagged
third place and $300 for his Pro Am Spec class
performance. “It was tough, it was really tight.
I managed to pass two people and work my way up,”
Bryan Robertson put in a strong ride for fourth
in Pro Am Spec, and Michael Houghton rounded out
the top five with fifth.
The ATV Masters TT Shootout is a once annual
event, but everyone will surely make a return
appearance next year to battle it out for big
cash prizes once more in 2018.