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ATV MX Championship
Monster Mountain MX
Tallassee, Alabama
April 15, 2017

AMA ATV Motocross Championship

Monster Mountain Amateur ATV Motocross Report

Tallassee, AL (5/8/2017) - The third round of the 2017 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship was held at Monster Mountain MX Park in Tallassee, AL April 15-16. Amateur racers from around the country gathered to battle it out on the high speed, big air track and the weather was picture perfect for a great weekend of racing.

The number nine of Parker Wewerka dominated the Pro Am class. Wewerka not only won each moto, but won each moto by well over ten seconds to second place. With two Pro Am wins now under his belt, Wewerka leads the class points by ten.

Westley Wolfe scored second overall in Pro Am. In moto one, Wolfe worked his way up from the back all the way into third. Moto two is when Wolfe really shined, leading the first four laps and laying down the fastest lap time of the class to take second in the moto and third overall.

Cole Sepesi rounded out the Pro Am podium in third. Sepesi put in a strong ride, taking second in moto one and sixth in moto two.

Pro Sport saw many intense battles as usual, but it was Peyton Zimmerman who claimed the overall win with impressive 1-1 moto finishes. “This weekend was awesome to say the least,” stated Zimmerman.

Second place in Pro Sport went to David Solecki out of Ontario. Solecki rode his Honda to consistent 2-2 moto finishes.

Brandon Hoag had some great battles and went 3-4 for a third place overall Pro Sport finish. “I’m just very thankful to be leaving healthy and ready for Pennsylvania in two weeks. I have a lot of things to work on, but we will keep improving and see what we can do at High Point,” stated Hoag.

The WMX class saw some great competition and battles. When all was said and done, JoHannah Vossman claimed the overall win with 3-1 moto finishes and backed it up with a Schoolgirl win as well. “Going home with two first place wins on Easter Sunday and I couldn’t be any happier. I can’t thank everyone who stands behind me enough,” said Vossman.

Kierstin Keane came out strong with 2-3 moto finishes for second overall in WMX and a second overall in Schoolgirl, but has her sights set on the top of the podium for next round. “We’re leaving Alabama with two seconds, definitely not where we want to be, but it’s just the beginning and we know what we’ve got to do to get it done,” explained Keane.

Michelle Jenkins took the first moto win in WMX with the fastest lap time of the class followed by a fourth in moto two for third place overall.

The 450 A class win went to Maxxis/Elka’s Noah Mickelson, who took first in both motos and remains undefeated. “First moto Peyton Zimmerman got the holeshot and I just tried to run behind him, he made a mistake and I got by him,” explained Mickelson.

Troy Hill took second in 450 A with 4-3 moto finishes. Hill had to work his way through the pack each moto and managed to put down the fastest lap of the class during the second moto, proving he has the speed to win any given race.

450 A’s third place finisher was that of Sky Volkamer who also had his work cut out from him, working his way through the pack and making great passes to get himself to the podium. Volkamer also took the win in College 16-24 with perfect 1-1 moto finishes.

Eli Lingle put in a dominating performance in the Open B class. Lingle won both motos and led every lap of each for first place overall. Lingle remains undefeated and is leading the points by 18.

The number 52 of Brandon O Neill rode his Honda to second place overall in Open B with 3-2 moto finishes. O Neill made his return after recovering from an injury and will only get stronger as the season progresses. “I was cleared to start riding only two days before the race was to happen, unprepared was not the word. I am more than happy with my results this weekend for not being on the quad since last October,” stated O Neill.

Ty Hudson out of Enid, OK rounded out the Open B podium with third place overall. Hudson dug deep for 4-3 moto finishes. Hudson sits second in the championship points.

Robbie Elliott out of Virgina took first in Open C. Elliot finished second in moto one and third in moto two for the overall win.

Gage Scaletti dug deep in moto one of Open C and took the win despite great pressure from Elliott. In the second moto Scaletti finished fourth for second overall.

Jordan Trimble took third overall in Open C with 4-2 moto finishes in his first race of the season. “All in all I’m very happy about the first race, and I am excited to keep working to get to the top,” said Trimble.

Dalton Hicks ran away with the Junior 25+ class win, snagging both moto wins for first overall. Hicks is leading the championship points by ten. “I couldn’t be happier! I want to thank everyone that makes this possible,” said Hicks.

Phillip Oppen went 3-2 for second overall in Junior 25+ and gave Hicks a run for the win of moto two, coming in just over a second behind at the checkered flag.

Chase Cunningham rounded out the Junior 25+ top three aboard his Honda with 2-4 moto finishes.

Amateur racers will return to the 2017 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship on Mat 13-14 at Ironman Raceway in Crawsfordville, IN after the High Point race was rained out and cancelled.

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