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ATV Motocross Nationals run at Sunset Ridge MX

WALNUT — The 2019 ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX), an AMA national championship, heads to Sunset Ridge MX for round six of AMA Pro Racing and five for amateur racers.

This year Corrosion Specialties and TDR Motorsports have teamed up to increase the AMA Pro class purse to $2,500 for first, $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third.

Pro-timed qualifying sessions start at 10 a.m. Opening ceremonies will be held at 1:40 p.m. followed by the Pro Motos at 2 p.m.

Illinois native Chad Wienen holds a 17-point lead over Joel Hetrick in the AMA Pro ATVMX standings.

Other racers in the storylines this weekend are Thomas Brown, Nicholas Gennusa, Westley Wolfe, Alan Myers and Brandon Hoag.

This event serves as the Illinois AMA state championship. The Sunset Ridge ATVMX National will also dawn pink for their Breast Cancer Awareness event. This year’s fundraising activities will be helping a local organization, Pink Ribbon Club of the Illinois Valley. The purpose of the Pink Ribbon Club of the Illinois Valley is to provide support, educational resources, and advocacy through a cooperative effort of Illinois Valley medical providers.

For more on this weekend’s events, visit https://bcrnews.shawcms.com/2019/06/11/atv-motocross-nationals-head-to-sunset-ridge-mx/aagckp0/.

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