ATV Motocross National Championship Series coming to RedBud

Published 7:04 am Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series heads to RedBud in Buchanan this weekend. Racing will be Saturday and Sunday. (Submitted photo)

The Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series heads to RedBud in Buchanan this weekend. Racing will be Saturday and Sunday. (Submitted photo)

BUCHANAN — The Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), returns to RedBud this weekend.

The 2015 season marks the 30th anniversary of this truly unique championship, which will visit some of the most well-known motocross tracks in the country over the course of a 10-round schedule that will ultimately crown a national champion.

On Saturday and Sunday, the series will make its return to Southwest Michigan’s legendary RedBud MX. The ninth and penultimate round of the 2015 ATVMX season will welcome hundreds of riders from across the country, each of who will converge on the facility for two days of rugged competition for both professionals and amateurs alike.

RedBud is one of the most anticipated rounds of the year thanks to the illustrious history of the iconic track. This is a world-class motocross facility that has hosted more historic racing moments than one can imagine and is widely considered to be a favorite of both fans and riders alike. The facility offers racers and attendees the opportunity to experience something truly special thanks to a track layout that winds around three distinct areas, each offering incredible views for spectators and insane challenges for competitors.

The soil consistency at RedBud can vary greatly, from hard-pack, to deep loam, to sand, and it all gets brutally rough. The jumps here are famous for a reason; big air is the name of the game, as riders fearlessly set sail to give spectators some of the best action of the year. The opportunity to see a 400-pound ATV soar through the air and tear it up in the legendary RedBud dirt makes for a truly remarkable experience.

The Mountain 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, each with the same common goal of victory. 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.

With the 2015 season approaching its stretch run, the pressure sits squarely on reigning three-time series champion Chad Wienen, who currently sits atop the AMA Pro ATV standings and has his sights set on a fourth consecutive championship. The Illinois native has become one of the sport’s most dominant figures during his run towards back-to-back-to-back titles, but his quest for a fourth championship has undoubtedly been the toughest challenge of his career as a long list of exceptional talent continue to fight and do whatever it takes to bring Wienen’s reign to an end.