AMA Pro ATV racers recognized at Season Celebration
September 13, 2012
AMA ATV MX Champ Chad Wienen took home some nice hardware from the Season Celebration. Photo provided by MX Sports.
The top 10 Pro Class finishers in the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series joined the likes of the top riders from the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, on Sept. 9 for the annual Season Celebration in Southern California.
South Coast Winery in Temecula was the setting for the festivities. The industry gathered to celebrate not only the 10-round AMA ATV Motocross National Championship, but also the three classes that make up the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series.
Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Race Craft/Yamaha's Chad Wienen highlighted the ATV portion of the celebration, collecting his first-ever, as well as Factory Yamaha's first-ever, AMA Pro ATVMX championship award, in addition to earning the distinguished Gary Denton Motocross Cup for his Wienen Motorsports team. After winning six of 10 rounds this season, Wienen also played an important role in helping Yamaha secure the 2012 Manufacturer's Cup.
Other notable awards from the evening include the ATV MX Champion Mechanic Award, recognizing Wienen's longtime mechanic Ryan Cox. Earlier in the evening, the AMA Pro ATV Rookie of the Year was awarded to Honda rider Mark Madl, who finished a respectable eighth in the championship.
Many other individuals and companies were recognized, including Can-Am, whose commitment to the sport of ATV racing has heightened exposure across the board. Additionally, Amsoil, SSi Decals and DWT were recognized for their continued support of the championship series.