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Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Joe


Maxxis’ Wienen Locks Up ATV MX Championsh​ip

Photo: Heather Avery

Chad Wienen has won the ATV Motocross National Championship Series title, racking up enough points with his third place overall finish at Round 10 to clinch the championship.

Wienen, who was 3-4 in the weekend’s two motos, had taken six overall wins this year and accumulated a total of 459 points. He was pleased with his results for Round 10 and thrilled to have secured the championship, especially in light of his recovery from a broken back in 2011. “I was able to find my lines after I cleared some aggressive riding and was able to start working my way toward the checkers. I really wanted to find the front of the pack but ran out of time,” he said about the weekend. “I am beyond-words happy about finally securing my first championship. We have worked so hard to rebuild after my injury last year. I have dreamed about accomplishing this dream for so long it still seems surreal. I cannot begin to thank everyone who has stood behind me and for all of the support I have received. Without the help of all of my sponsors I never would be where I am today!”

Maxxis’ sponsored riders Josh Creamer, Josh Upperman and Thomas Brown took the fourth, fifth, and sixth-place overall spots at Round 10. Upperman and Brown finished fourth and fifth in Pro points standings for the year. Creamer leads the 2012 Maxxis New England ATV-MX series in points.

Cody Gibson ended the year with victories in Pro Am Production and Pro Am Unlimited, securing championships in both classes. Gibson earned 270 points overall in Pro Am Production and 255 in Pro Am Unlimited.

Maxxis congratulates Chad Wienen and Cody Gibson on their championships and thanks all of its riders for their fine performances throughout the season.

About Maxxis International

For over 45 years, Maxxis International has delivered high-quality tires to both original equipment and aftermarket customers. Maxxis offers products for automotive, light truck, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, lawn & garden and industrial use. The company has operations in Asia, Europe and North America, and its products are distributed in approximately 170 countries. For more information, please visit

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