Pro Diary - MDK/WWR Steps Up With 3 Riders In The Mains - Dirt Rider Magazine

March 3, 2008Newbury Park, CA. MDK/Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) had a successful week,putting three riders into the main, including Team Captain Heath Voss,Spanish Sensation Manu Rivas, and new this year to Supercross Mike McDade.The night started off with a literal bang as Ryan Mills lost the front endin his heat and hit his noggin. He ended up with a slight concussion andwas out for the night. MDK/WWR riders Heath Voss (sponsored by the AirForce and Mastercraft) and MDK Speed-equipped Manu Rivas scored respectablefinishing positions in their heats to qualify directly to the main in thebig bike class. Jiri Dostal scored a 10th in his heat, just a hair awayfrom qualifying.The Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) in the Lites was an eye opening surprise.Team Serious/MDK/WWR's Mike McDade, in only his second Supercross, pulledthe holeshot and led wire-to-wire. It was an incredible turn of events asMike didn't even make the night show in Atlanta. Look for Mike to berunning up front in the future, as the kid has mad skills.MB2/WWR/Procircuit/MDK team member Chris Gosselaar pulled the holeshot inthe Supercross class but struggled a bit on the big bike. Chris will beback bigger and badder than ever next week for sure.In the main events, Heath, after a decent start, struggled due to nagginginjuries. Heath pushed through it to finish 14th. Manu Rivas fared better;he rode smoothly and eventually finished in 12th place. Expect both to beback in the top 10 soon. McDade finished a stellar 15th in the Lites class.Look for Mike to break through this year.Of the 9 MDK/WWR riders pitted out of the DeCal Works Hog Haven, 7 made theevening program. Joining Voss, Gosselaar and Rivas, in the Supercross classwere Ryan Abrigo and Jiri Dostal. In addition to McDade and Mills, theLites class were rounded out by Tyson Hadsell and TJ Tiffany.The Ride Smooth Award, presented by Smooth Industries, went to Mike McDadeas the top Lites finisher.Founder Steven Jewel of Advanced Performance Accessories (APA), said, "Theteam did just a great job at Indy. And it was a pleasure to see theinnovative APA coloring kit/colored hose kits blinging out all the MDK/WWRbikes in the DeCal Works Hog Haven. We wish the riders all the best inDaytona. I know we'll be putting several riders into the main again."Catch the MDK/WWR juggernaut in Daytona, FL on March 7th and remember tosupport your local privateer!