Joel Hetrick showed the competition how it’s done at the ATV MX National Championship season opener, winning the overall at the iconic Daytona International Speedway. CST Tires’ Jeffrey Rastrelli joined him on the podium in third place.
Both athletes rode CST Pulse MXR tires to the ATV MX podium. “I am so happy with my performance today and my team as well,” Hetrick said on Instagram. “@phxracingatv had my quad dialed in all day long despite the conditions. Grabbing the fastest qualifier, a heat race win and the main event win felt amazing! The emotions were real today after the main event. I’ve had some bad runs at Daytona, but today, I felt different. All of the training and riding @deckertrainingfacility was such a huge help for this race. Had a great battle most of the race until I was able to make it to the lead and bring home the win! Things don’t always go as planned, but I told myself going into this race I was going to win, and I did just that. Such a crazy start to the 2022 race season, but I am thankful to come out of this race healthy and on top. Time to go back to work for Round 2!!”
Rastrelli was also thrilled with his WORCS Daytona results. “Stoked to leave @daytona on the box! The track was very hard to pass on and rough. I struggled a bit halfway through the main event but started to turn it around at the end. We have some things to work on, but I am happy to leave with a podium. Back to work and onto Texas! Thank you so much to everyone that came to support me yesterday! It was amazing to see how many people came to support me from friends to family.. thank you!” he said on Instagram.
Hetrick’s win is the latest in a string of victories for CST athletes, who topped three podiums at WORCS Round 3. Chris Johnson took a victory in SxS, winning the Pro Stock class, while Beau Baron won the Pro race and later made another trip to the top of the podium when he took first place in SxS Pro Production. Ryan Piplic did well in the Mint 400, taking sixth place in UTV Pro Turbo.
ATV MX Round 2 is scheduled for April 2-3 at Three Palms Action Sport Park in Conroe, Texas.
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The Tbrown 84 Training/CST Tires rider started strong, taking the holeshot in the first moto. Hindered briefly, he rebounded and ultimately took second place in Moto 1. In Moto 2, he gained the lead shortly after the start and held it through the rest of race, winning the moto and the overall. Brown is now second in points standings, just three points behind the leader.
The next round of the ATVMX National Championship, the Ironman, is scheduled for April 27-28 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
CST’s Thomas Brown and Maxxis’ Chad Wienen and Jeff Rastrelli won the gold at the Quadcross of European Nations (QXON), held September 22-23 in Slagelse, Denmark.
The three took their victory despite intense competition from teams fielded by 19 other nations. Brown initially established Team USA’s dominance with a victory in the first race of the opening day, with Rastrelli taking second place in the next race and Wienen winning the third and final race of the day. Day 2 was much the same, with Brown taking second place in one race, Rastrelli taking second in the other two, and Wienen sealing the team’s overall win with victories in two of the day’s races.
“It was the absolute consistency and team riding that won the gold medals for Team USA, which was thoroughly deserved. It was a remarkable team effort and an example to other nations on how to compete as a team,” noted FIM-europe.com, which covered both days of the competition.
Brown is no stranger to the QXON podium, having also helped Team USA win gold in 2017, the first year the country entered the competition. CST congratulates Thomas Brown and the other riders of Team USA on winning the 2018 Quadcross of European Nations.
CST is again expanding its presence in the world of ATV, motorcycle, and SxS racing by adding to its already generous sponsorship program in 2019. Applications will be available online September 1 – October 31.
In addition to sponsorship of teams and riders, CST will also sponsor ATV, motorcycle, and SxS series and events throughout the coming year.
Forms can be found here. Applications must be received prior to October 31 in order to be considered.
Don’t miss your chance to be sponsored by CST, the brand that’s sponsoring winners across a range of ATV, moto, and SxS disciplines!
CST’s sponsored riders Beau Baron and Brycen Neal are primed and ready to face world-class competition in the Pont de Vaux Maxxis Mondial du Quad, or Maxxis 12-Hour PVD Racing Endurance Moto. The grueling race begins this week, running from August 23 through the 26th in Pont de Vaux, France.
Starting Tuesday, August 21, the two are also taking over CST’s Instagram account to let fans in on both the fun and the intense last-minute prep for the race.
Both riders are having a banner year: Baron currently leads WORCS’ Pro class in points, and Neal ranks third in points for the GNCC’s XC1 Pro class.
Visit CST on Instagram to catch all the action as CST’s finest take on the Maxxis 12-Hour PVD Racing Endurance Moto!