CYPRESS, Calif. – July 30, 2013 – Yamaha Racing congratulates Chad Wienen for clinching his second consecutive AMA Pro ATV championship this past weekend aboard his Yamaha YFZ450R.
“Consistency was key starting from my YFZ450R running amazing all year long helping me get great starts and having zero mechanical failures to secure back-to-back Championships,” Wienen said. “Working hard and never giving up helped me get where I am at today. I never would have thought two years ago I would come back from a season-ending back injury and win back-to-back titles. It feels surreal right now but will sink in someday. Now to the season finale and on to working towards a three-peat!”
“Chad’s back-to-back championships are a true reflection of the passion, talent and effort he puts into ATV racing,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS marketing manager. “The Yamaha Race team congratulates Chad and the entire Wienen Motorsports team for their accomplishments and for putting the YFZ450R on top of the podium all year.”
Saturday’s race was held at the Red Bud MX facility in Buchanan, Mich. Wienen secured his season championship with a first place overall finish on the day, while team member Thomas Brown raced hard to 2-2 moto finishes and second overall. The podium finish helped Thomas extend his second place series lead by 22 points going into the final round of the 2013 Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series.
Wienen and his YFZ450R go into the final round with eight first place finishes and nine straight podiums for a total of 410 points. Yamaha’s Thomas Brown has been a strong contender all year with an impressive seven podium finishes that have helped him hold a steady second place overall.
“Yamaha is extremely proud and excited about Thomas’ success,” Nessl said. “Thomas has been with Yamaha Racing for many years, and he’s always been a fierce competitor. He’s putting together a great season, and it’s exciting to watch him and Chad battle it out and come out on top of the entire field.”
Yamaha Racing continues to lead the sport ATV market in sales, championships and support. This year has seen extended trackside support for all ATV racers at each stop of the AMA ATV nationals. Layne Barnes and Pro Motorsports from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, have been supporting all of the events on behalf of Yamaha stocking replacement parts and providing technical assistance to riders on race days. Yamaha, the number one brand in sport ATVs, also supports racers in the Grand National Cross Country series, World Off-Road Championship Series and Yamaha Quad-X Series. Follow more Yamaha racing at www.facebook.com/yamahamotorusa and www.twitter.com/yamahaatvracing
About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.