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ATV Motocross championship coming to Muddy Creek Raceway

March 26th, 2014 6:44 pm by Contributed by Brandon Short

ATV Motocross championship coming to Muddy Creek Raceway

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — The Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), is the world's longest-running and most prestigious ATV racing series. The 2014 season marks the 30th year of this truly 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.

On Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, Muddy Creek Raceway, located in Blountville, will host the second round of the 2014 season. Hundreds of riders from across the country will converge on the Tri-Cities for two days of rugged competition for both professionals and amateurs alike.

Muddy Creek boasts one of the most scenic tracks in the country, with a huge natural-terrain layout that features big jumps, elevation changes, and favors big horsepower. Spectators will enjoy some of the best views of the season as most of this track can be seen from a central point, with crowds going from side to side to keep track of the action. The good mix of hard-pack and loamy soil always leads to captivating competition.

Reigning back-to-back AMA Pro ATV champion Chad Wienen 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. Tennessee native Joe Byrd will also be in the mix, taking advantage of his vast experience to show his younger counterparts how to get the job done.

The Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship 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.

The second round of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship from Muddy Creek Raceway kicks off on Saturday, April 5 and continues on Sunday, April 6, with a full slate of action throughout each day.

(Information submitted by Brandon Short, Next Level Sports, Inc.)

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