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ATV MX Championship
Spring Creek MX
Millville, MN
July 1, 2017

AMA ATV Motocross Championship

Joel Hetrick Goes 1-1 at Spring Creek MX
Chad Wienen & Thomas Brown Round Out the Pro ATV MX Podium

Millville, MN (7/2/2017) - Maxxis / Elka’s Joel Hetrick swept the weekend’s events during the Wiseco ATV Motocross National Championship presented by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship at Spring Creek MX Park. Hetrick put in a dominating performance and won his third race this season, beating out his Quadcross of Nations Team USA teammates Chad Wienen and Thomas Brown. Jeffrey Rastrelli and Nick Gennusa completed the top five.
Pro ATV MX Podium
Pro ATV Motocross Podium (left to right)
Chad Wienen (2nd), Joel Hetrick (1st), Thomas Brown (3rd)

While there was plenty to celebrate this weekend at Spring Creek, there was also a tragic accident that took the young life of Kyler Lenz, so our thoughts and prayers are with the Lenz family.

ATV Motocross
On Wednesday, eight of the Pro ATV MX Racers visited the children at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, MN

Hetrick, on his Maxxis/Elka/Liquid Wrench/Honda, was virtually unbeatable during the weekend. He won the Fastest Qualifier Award, pulled both holeshots, swept both motos, and now sits just one point behind Chad Wienen in the championship standings.

Joel Hetrick ATV Motocross
Joel Hetrick claimed the Fastest Qualifier Award

In moto one, Hetrick took the lead at the start and then held off a charging Wienen to score the victory. In the second moto, Hetrick lost the lead to Wienen two laps into the race, but a mistake by Wienen allowed him to make the pass and he went on to victory.

Joel Hetrick ATV Motocross
DASA Racing's Joel Hetrick grabbed both SSi Decals Holeshot Awards at Spring Creek MX

“Chad made a few mistakes and I capitalized,” said Hetrick. “I’m so ecstatic to get the top spot. It’s going to be an intense last three rounds and I’m looking forward to it. Chad is going to give me hard battle, as well as Thomas and Jeffery. You can’t count anyone out.”

Joel Hetrick ATV Motocross
Elka's Joel Hetrick followed by 5X Champion, Chad Wienen

The victory is Hetrick’s first-ever here and puts him in prime position for his first ATV Motocross National Championship. With just three races left, the points race is going to be tough when series heads to Unadilla in two weeks.

Joel Hetrick ATV Motocross

“I’ve never been this close,” said Hetrick. “This is definitely some added motivation headed into the last three rounds. I really enjoy these last three race tracks. It’s going to be hot and we’re going to put in some extra work. This is big for me and I want to try to win my first championship this year.”

Joel Hetrick ATV Motocross
#88 Joel Hetrick claimed both Moto Wins to move within one point of Chad Wienen in the Pro Championship points race
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