After almost a month long break of action in ATVMX, the Ironman National was held on May 13th at the popular Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Elka Suspension sponsored rider Joel Hetrick was able to pull his first overall victory of the season with a 2nd place finish in moto 1 and the win in moto 2.
“It was a tough pace to keep up with, we gapped those guys pretty good the first few laps, and I knew it was going to be a hard race,” said Hetrick. “Wienen and I kept rubbing, but I’m pleased with the first moto. I found some pretty good laps once Wienen got around me, so I’m looking to put those to use next moto.”
Which he did, his lap speed staying unmatched all of moto 2 leading him to the podium top spot at the end of the day. He’s currently sitting in second place overall of the championship standing.
Next round of action for Hetrick in ATVMX is June 3-4 at the Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee.