CREAMER, WIMMER FINISH 1-2 AT STEEL CITY ATV MOTOCROSS
DELMONT, PA (May 30, 2010) For the second year in a row, Josh Creamer dominated the ATV Stampede at Steel City, taking a 1-1 moto sweep during round five of the AMA Pro ATV MX Championship at Steel City in Delmont, PA. Creamer had his work cut out for him throughout the weekend, battling to the front in both motos to take the win aboard his Rockstar Makita Suzuki powered by VP's MRX01 racing fuel. Creamer’s success moves him back into the points lead in the chase for the 2010 ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship, ahead of teammate Dustin Wimmer, who rode to a second-place overall finish after racing his way to 3-2 moto finishes. Both Wimmer and Creamer have finished on the podium at every round so far in 2010.
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. 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 didn’t 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 won’t keep me from getting ready for the next race.”
"This was a hard fought weekend," Creamer said. “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.”