ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (Aug. 18, 2007) — John Natalie, Jr., Doug Gust, Chris Bithell, and Daryl Rath set the fastest times in their respective qualifying heats Saturday for this weekend’s Raceway Park National. The event is Round 9 of the 2007 WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour.
SuperQuad Pro 450
Natalie (No. 13 Elka, Maxxis/Honda) won the first SuperQuad Pro 450 heat, and gained one point in the Riders’ Championship on Dustin Wimmer (No. 191 MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki). Chad Wienen (No. 44 Team Rock Star, MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki) and Keith Little (No. 12 Lonestar/Honda) completed the top three in the first heat.
Gust (No. 55 Team Rockstar, MSR, Pro Taper, Yoshimura/Suzuki), who won last year’s SuperQuad Pro 450 title, beat out Wimmer and Josh Creamer (No. 9 Monster Energy Drink/Kawasaki) for the honors in the second heat.
QuadTerrain Pro Stock
Bithell (No. 6 Warnert Racing/Can-Am) won the first heat in QuadTerrain Pro Stock, ahead of Rory Beckman (No. 10 Jack Link’s/Arctic Cat). Jesse West (No. 888 West Racing/Arctic Cat) was third, and moved out to a 15-point lead in the title chase, ahead of Scott Kilby (No. 207 Warnert Racing/Can-Am).
Defending QuadTerrain champion Rath (No. 67 Jack Link’s/Arctic Cat) won the second heat, followed by Josh West (No. 788 West Racing/Arctic Cat) and Kyle Fielbelkorn (No. 11 Jack Link’s/Arctic Cat).
The Raceway Park National continues tomorrow with Amateur racing, as well as Pro finals, beginning at 2 p.m. Racing action begins at 9 a.m. Great tickets are still available at the gate. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for kids 6-15.