Josh Creamer now leads the AMA ATV MX series with 219 points, three points ahead of Wimmer, who held the lead going into Steel City. Both Wimmer and Creamer have finished on the podium at every round so far in 2010. The QuadRacer R450 has been amazing this season, with the power and handling to keep the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team up front at every race.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Josh Creamer and Dustin Wimmer dominated the AMA ATV MX series on Sunday, making it the fifth race in a row in which both racers were on the podium. Creamer took the overall victory after impressive 1-1 moto finishes, overtaking the series point lead. Reigning 2009 AMA ATV MX Champion Dustin Wimmer rode to a second-place overall finish after racing his way to 3-2 moto finishes.
Creamer held the series lead going into the last race, Round 4, and wanted to take it back from his teammate Wimmer at Steel City. Creamer did just that by winning both motos and taking the overall. “It’s going to be a good battle to the end of the season between Dustin and I,” Creamer said, “as long as we can both stay healthy and keep the bad luck away.” Creamer’s first moto start was not as good as he had wanted, coming out of the first turn in about 13th place. Creamer and his R450 didnt give up though, knowing they had plenty of time to make up ground and get to the front of the pack, which is exactly what they did. Creamer took his Rockstar Makita Suzuki R450 around 12 racers by the end of the first moto, claiming an amazing victory.
Wimmer started the race much the same as Creamer due to a bottleneck at the start that put him in 12th place. Wimmer worked his way through the pack to finish third in the first moto. Near the finish line on the last lap, Wimmer was hit with a large rock that was roosted up by another racer. The rock hit him in the kneecap but Wimmer was able to overtake the racer and finish in third. “It was painful,” Wimmer said. “It was more like a boulder than a big rock, and it caught right on my kneecap. It’s a little swollen and it’ll be a little sore for a few days, but it didn’t keep me from doing well in the second moto and it wont keep me from getting ready for the next race.”
The second moto start was a different story for Creamer. He came out of the gate in third place and quickly moved into second. The power of his QuadRacer R450 was no match for the other quads on the track and he soon moved his way into first and held on through the checkered flag. “My Rockstar Makita Suzuki was working great this weekend, and the Yoshimura motor was working well around the track and really pulled up the hills,” Creamer said. “It feels good to be back in the lead. I was leading heading into the last round and lost it there, but at least we got it back now. Hopefully we can keep it for when it counts – at the end of the season.”
Wimmer’s second moto start wasn’t as good as he had hoped, but in true champion fashion, was able to work his way around other racers and finish second behind his teammate.
Creamer is now leading the series with 219 points, three points ahead of Wimmer. Both of the Rockstar Makita Suzuki racers have finished on the podium at every round so far this year and have demonstrated that the Suzuki QuadRacer R450 is a true competitor. Round 6 of the AMA ATV MX series will take place on June 12-13 at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota.