Red Bud MX
July 29, 2017
Joel Hetrick Goes 1-1 at Red
While Hetrick was on the top of his game at the
gates, Wienen’s starts were far from stellar.
Though he rode well in the motos, finishing second
in both and riding from ninth to second in the
second moto, those starts may serve to be his
Chad Wienen went 2-2 for 2nd Overall at
“We wanted to come out here and take it back,
but my starts were just horrific today,” said
Wienen. “I’ve put myself in a tough position.
My riding was good, but I just needed those starts
to make it happen today. It’s part of racing.
Some days you have it and some days you don’t.”
Brown’s third-place overall finish on the merit
of a 4-3 in the motos, combined with a 17th by
Rastrelli in the second moto, puts Brown to within
nine point of third in points currently held by
Rastrelli. Brown has been all over the place this
season with overall results, but strong work at
the last three races have put him in position
to take that final podium spot in the points chase.
River Racing's Thomas Brown & Chad
Wienen in Moto 2
“Jeffrey and I are battling for that third spot,”
said Brown. It’s going to go into Loretta’s and
I have to beat him to take third. It’s been a
year that was more up and down than I’ve ever
had, so we want to finish out strong.”
Racing's Jeffrey Rastrelli finished strong
in Moto One with a 3rd place finish, but
mechanical issues in Moto Two dropped
him back to 9th Overall
Gennusa has been looking for a podium all season,
and came close again this weekend. His fourth-place
overall came as a result of a 5-4 in the motos.
Gennusa chose a more aggressive riding style here
and finished just behind Brown in the second moto.
Nick Gennusa finished an impressive 5-4
finishing 4th Overall
“This is the closest I’ve been to a podium in
a long time,” said Gennusa. “This weekend was
a little bit different and I changed up a few
things. I was going for the win instead of a podium
and shooting a little bit higher helped. Thomas
Brown was 100 feet ahead of me in that second
moto and I knew all I had to do was pass him to
get on the box. I gave it my all, but Thomas was
running well and I wasn’t able to close the gap.”
Upperman scored a 6-5 on the weekend and earned
his first top five since the season opener in
Daytona. Though he’s had some difficulties this
year, he is moving up.
River Racing's Josh Upperman rounded out
the Top Five
“I had a good start in the first moto and finished
strong,” said Upperman. “In the second moto we
had another good start and ended up fifth. Fifth
overall is not bad. We’re moving in the right
direction and I’m looking forward to Loretta’s.”
On Sunday, Parker Wewerka wrapped up the Pro-am
Championship with the second moto win and second
overall finish behind Sam Rowe that has won three
straight with Alan Myers rounding out the podium.
Wewerka secured the Pro-Am ATV MX Championship
The season finale for ATV Motocross National
Championship is scheduled for August 12-13 at
the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN.