Press Release –
Race day dawned sunny and beautiful at the Decatur, TX Oak Hill race facility on Sunday. Three straight days of rain, hail, and tornadoes, left most of the competitors wondering if the track owners would be able to even stage an event – but stage it they did.
The track was prepped to perfection with plentiful traction and good line selection. It was a great day for racing as Team MSR/Pro-Taper/Yoshimura/Suzuki (Energized by Rockstar) hit the track.
Heading into the first turn of moto one, Dustin Wimmer was hit hard by another rider slightly damaging his Suzuki QuadRacer® 450 in the process. Although not running at 100%, Dustin’s QuadRacer pulled him through to a 4th place finish by the end of the moto.
Dustin’s teammate and ATV legend “Digger” Doug Gust had to pull off some evasive maneuvers on the start himself but charged forward to an eventual 5th place finish.
“The track was a little spongy, but I like this place a lot,” Doug commented between motos, “I’m looking to head up front in moto two, I’m fast in the whoops and am feeling pretty good. My Suzuki QuadRacer is so hooked up, all I have to do is race.”
Moto two saw Wimmer’s Suzuki pull a monster holeshot while Doug once again had to dodge some chaos on the start, forcing him to come from behind. Wimmer set the pace for the first five laps but at moto’s end carded a hard fought second place, and third overall.
Doug meanwhile worked his way up to a 4th at the checkers to claim 4th place overall. “I feel pretty good about the day,” Gust said afterwards, “Everyone is still getting things dialed in at this early stage of the season, I do feel though like we’ve learned a lot of set-up info today and I’m getting closer to being in 100% race shape. I’m sure we will be starting the WPSA series really strong.”