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Sunset Ridge to host the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National

WALNUT – The Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, the world’s longest-running and most prestigious ATV racing series, will visit Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut on May 31 and June 1.

The 2014 season marks the 30th year of this unique championship, which will visit some of the most well-known motocross tracks in the country over the course of a nine-round schedule that will ultimately crown a national champion.

Walnut’s Sunset Ridge MX, will host the fourth round of the 2014 season with the AMSOIL ATV Showdown. Hundreds of riders from across the country will converge on the facility for two days of rugged competition for both professionals and amateurs alike.

Sunset Ridge MX is a wide-open track. With man-made jumps and sweeping turns, it offers lots of room to move around. Wide bowl turns can be found here, which lend themselves to high speeds, while the soil is sandy and can rob riders of dearly needed horsepower. This is more of a technical track that favors very skilled riders.

This northeastern Bureau County facility is a real racers’ favorite, and it offers excellent views of the action for the fans. Sunset Ridge also serves as the home track for defending ATVMX Champion Chad Wienen, and his fan base will be sure to turn out in great numbers and make plenty of noise for their Illinois favorite.

Wienen, the reigning back-to-back AMA Pro ATV Champion, and his self-owned Wienen Motorsports race team will lead a talented field of competitors into action, including former champions John Natalie and Josh Creamer, in addition to a long list of talented challengers like Thomas Brown, Joel Hetrick, and Josh Upperman.

The Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross NationalChampionship is the world’s premier showcase of four-wheeled off-road racing talent. The physically demanding sport forces riders to navigate a variety of obstacles as fast as possible over the course of two 15 minute motos, while controlling a 400-pound machine and battling alongside 20 other competitors with the same common goal. It’s a true battle of man, machine and the will to win, and the mental and physical strength needed to become a champion makes these riders some of the toughest athletes on the planet.

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