Since Harv Whipple created the USA ATVMX team in 2017, the team has dominated the Quadcross of the Nations (QXoN) race. The team won three consecutive QXoN titles between 2017 and 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel the 2020 edition.
Travel restrictions have unfortunately prevented Team USA ATVMX from defending their crown in 2021. However, the Americans are set to bring the title back in 2022. Eight-time AMA Pro ATV Motocross National Champion Chad Wienen is leading the charge, returning for his fourth campaign with Team USA.
Two-time AMA Pro ATV Motocross National Champion Joel Hetrick will also reprise his role as Wienen’s right-hand man for his third QXoN outing. Third-year pro Bryce Ford will also join the two veterans, bringing youthful energy to the pack.
“We have an outstanding team selected to represent the United States in international ATV competition,” remarked Mark Baldwin, USA ATVMX Team Manager. “As our country’s top professional athletes, they once again have the opportunity to show the world the caliber of ATV riders produced by the United States. Our goal is to win a fourth championship. »
During Team USA’s absence, Irishmen Mark Mclernon, Justin Reid and Dean Dillon clinched the QXoN 2021 title in Sainte-Radegonde, France. This year’s competition will send teams to the Czech Republic on September 24-25, 2022, but the opposition will be just as tough.
“Running with the best in the world is one thing, and winning is just an amazing feeling,” Hetrick acknowledged. “I am delighted with the trip and meeting familiar faces abroad.”
The event will hold free practice and qualifying sessions on September 24, 2022, with the opening ceremony and races taking place the following day. Each team will receive three 25-minute motos and the top five scores combined will determine the final positions.
Those interested in supporting Team USA ATVMX’s bid for the 2022 Quadcross of the Nations Championship can contact Team Delegate Harv Whipple. Organizers will feature each sponsor on the hospitality tent and team social media accounts, and contributors can donate according to the following tiers:
- Platinum Sponsor: $10,000, includes four race tickets and access to the Team USA hospitality area during the event
- Gold Sponsor: $5,000
- Silver Sponsor: $2,500
- Bronze Sponsor: $1,000