Bowling Green, KY (April 5, 2009) — Two-time ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship presented by Parts Unlimited Champion Joe Byrd vaulted himself right back into the chase for the 2009 crown with a dominant double-moto sweep and overall win at round three of the season, the Bluegrass National, at Ballance MX in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The veteran Joe Byrd Quad Riding School Honda-backed rider from Tennessee topped Monster Energy Kawasaki’s rejuvenated Chad Wienen and Defending AMA ATV MX Champion Dustin Wimmer on the podium.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Wimmer won the first two rounds of the season, but admitted the tight, technical Ballance MX track wasn’t to his liking. Byrd’s 1-1 day brings him within one point of Wimmer in the series standings.
“With Wienen and Wimmer right there it’s a great match and really a matter of who gets the best lines,” said Byrd. “These guys are always a challenge and you can never let up.”