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  2015 Pro Rookie Of The Year
Very honored to receive this award from @ama_racing @atvmotocross last week at the banquet. After receiving "Youth Rider Of The Year" when i was younger, then "Rider Of The Year", and now " Pro Rookie Of The Year" I can now say I have won them all! Thank you so much again for this awesome award! Your future is only as bright as you want to make it! Also special thanks to Harv Whipple , Dean VanLeeuwen and Rodney Tomblin for their involvement in Atv racing and giving us such a great organization to be a part of.
 
2015 Pro-Am AMA ATV National Champion
 
   
  Dirt Days at Lorretta Lynn's - 8/6/2015 Hurricane Mills, TN Round 11
This was absolutely a flawless year of racing! We traveled to Tennessee over the weekend for our last race of the Mountain Dew ATV Motocross National at the famous Loretta Lynn's Ranch. Saturday started with a consistent 7th and 7th in Pro class. I came into the last round holding a solid 6th in points, and ended up landing 5th for the year in Pro class! Wow! "Consistency pays off". On Sunday in Pro-Am, there was one thing on my mind and nothing or nobody would get in my way. I came out in the first moto swinging and won! The second moto I took off in about 6th and made it to 2nd within the first lap. The leader pulled away but I reeled him back in at the end and we finished within the same second! Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the pass which gave me 2nd for the day overall. I was definitely not happy, but I was super happy about winning the Pro-Am Championship! A second place over all was more than enough to get it done knowing I came into this last round with a 22 point lead. I also found out over the weekend that I won the "2015 Rookie of the Year"! Such an awesome accomplishment earned by the GennUSA Racing Team! I am so happy on how it all came together.

A sincere thank you to HK Truck Center for all of their help in 2015! It really meant the world to me to have them be a critical part of my program and help me get me to where I am now! Also, a huge thanks to Tracey Gennusa for all of his help in my racing program. Having such a highly skilled, quick thinker with so much heart into this by my side all season is not something you can buy. Together, Tracey and I made it happen with such a high dose of determination, focus and discipline. I want to mostly thank my family for supporting and carrying my dream for the past 11 years now. The sacrifices that my parents as well as my three awesome sisters have dealt with is something I can never repay them for, ever. The best thing I can do for them is to perform to the best of my ability not only as a racer, but as a son and brother. I am nothing without them! Thank you to everyone. We got that Red #1 Plate!
 
   
   
  RedBud ATV National Presented by Concept Haulers - 7/24/2015 - Buchanan, MI To every successful race season, every race doesn't always go perfect. I'll start off with the bright side of the weekend. First of all, the weather was awesome! No rain and nothing but sunshine. On Saturday I qualified my best ever in Pro class which was 5th. In the first race I took off 3rd and stayed there for three laps, then some Pro veterans got around me and I went back to 7th. The second moto I took off in 7th and got 6th that moto for a 6th overall which I thought was solid! On Sunday, to wrap up the Pro-Am Championship, all I had to do was beat second place in points by 5 points. The first moto went great and I got 2nd. The second moto I took off about 7th, quickly got to 5th, then in the first half lap I must have landed very aggressive and bent both rear rims so badly causing both of my rear tires to go flat in the first lap. Much disappointment and frustration was going through my head and I didn't know what to blame. At the end of the day, it's just part of racing. I got 12th that race for a 8th overall. My ace mechanic Tracey Gennusa was on top of what he could have done under the circumstances when I came in for two pit stops and changed both rear tires. In motocross, pit stops don't usually happen and when it does you can lose a lot of time. We did what we could and made the best of it. There is one more race left for the 2015 season and I still have a 22 point lead in Pro-Am which is decent. I am very thankful for HK Truck Center for the amazing support for this season making racing possible for me. Let's get the championship next weekend!  
 
   
  Mountain Dew ATV Nationals Round 5 Report
For Round 8 of Mountain Dew ATV Motocross we traveled to the second farthest destination all the way in Minnesota! The weather was reasonable at the track and didn't rain too bad until Saturday night. For the Pro racing on Saturday I qualified 8th and finished 7th and 7th in my motos! Very respectful day and my consistency is paying off in points. For Pro-Am on Sunday, Moto 1 was a mud race!. I have been practicing many holeshots for the start of the races and had my best start of the season and came out second. Unfortunately, the track was so muddy and one-line that I was not able to make the pass for first. The second moto I had a decent start coming into the first turn but got hung up with 4 other riders and started 30 seconds down! I made it to 6th and earned a 4th overall! The good news is that I salvaged some points and still have the points lead. We are one week away from my favorite track which is in New York called Unadilla! Very excited to race there and I can't wait! Thank you to HK Truck Center for all of their current and continued support of my racing season! We are leading in Pro-Am points and are 5th in the Pro class! Also, thank you to my mechanic Tracey Gennusa for being the best thing that has happened to me this year in my racing program! It's not what you know, it's who you're running with. #GennUSAracing #thismeanssomuchtome #nevergiveup
 

  Mountain Dew ATV Nationals Round 5 Report
We headed back out west for round 6 and for the upcoming next two rounds. We raced at the new track Ironman in Indiana. The track itself and the facility were great, but the weather was not on my or anybody's side. Saturday went well actually in Pro class. In went 8th and 5th for a 5th overall!

Saturday night and all day Sunday it rained. Making the track very difficult to race on and make passes. I didn't have the greatest day but still salvaged points for a 5th overall. Lots of hard work this weekend put in from my father and my mechanic Tracey. They are the ones behind it all!

I want to say a big thank you to HK truck center for their continued support for the 2015 race season as we are giving it all we have for the #1 plate for the Pro-Am Championship. # GennUSA Racing
 

   
 
Mountain Dew ATV Nationals Round 4 Report
I was never a big fan of the mud races until this year! At the Mountain Dew ATV Nationals this past weekend in Mt. Morris, PA I could say was my best weekend overall so far! My first moto in Pro was a 7th and the second moto was a hard fought 4th for my best career moto finish in Pro class for a 5th overall! On Sunday in the Pro-Am class, I placed 3rd the first moto then 2nd the second moto in the rain and very heavy mud! Usually when we race in the rain it's anybody's race, but I had a great start and got out front early. Consistency was key for the Pro-Am class.

My 3rd and 2nd place was good enough to get me the 1st overall for my second Pro-Am overall in a row this season. My mechanic Tracey Gennusa, my Dad and I had a bunch of critical decisions to make this weekend on Sunday before the rain and how to prepare for the mud. I want to thank HK Truck Center for their continued support this year enabling my mechanic Tracey to be by my side at each round. I am nothing without my mechanic, family and sponsors. The least I can do is perform for them!

 I am in the points lead for the Pro Am Division and have no intention of giving that up to anybody! In the Pro Division, I am sitting nicely in the Top 10 Positions in the world in 7th position as the youngest Rookie on the gate, not to mention the only racer from New Jersey! :) I will continue to fight to hold on to that spot or better. Looking forward to the other half of the season as we all power forward!

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Mountain Dew ATV Nationals Round 3 Report
Round 3 of the ATV Motocross series I would say was just about the best weekend of the year yet! Pro class on Saturday I did ok with a 9th and 7th in both of my races for an 8th overall. On Sunday I had a flawless day on the track with a 1st and 1st in both of my races for my first ever Pro-Am overall! It was not easy, we had our work cut out for us. There was a huge jump on this track that was bending / breaking a bunch of people's axels on their Quads. I bent two axels, we changed one Axel on Saturday and I bent another Axel on Sunday Morning, we did not have enough time to change it Sunday or I would have missed my first race of the day! We raced with a bent Axel, and won both races! My mechanic Tracey was on it all weekend. He was the one behind it all making sure my bike was perfect every time I went out. He was a huge part of the weekend and was one one changing my axels after I bent them! After all the work I would say the weekend was well worth it for the GennUSA Racing team!  I am so thankful for all of the support I have this season from my sponsors. HK Truck Center is a huge part of my program and I am very happy I won over the weekend to give HK truck Center the attention on the podium that I promised I would give! Off to Pensilvania In two weeks for round 5! Let's keep the ball rolling. 

NICK GENNUSA RACING TO SUCCESSFUL START IN DEW PRO ATV MX CIRCUIT
Wall Township, N.J. (Thursday, March 26, 2015)
– Regardless of the arena, making a smooth transition onto the professional landscape is always a difficult task to accomplish. However, someone forgot to relay that message to soul7nine athlete Nick Gennusa, who incredibly raced to a 5th place finish in his first run on the Pro ATV Motocross Circuit less than three weeks ago in Daytona.

“5th in your first pro race is unheard of,” Gennusa said of his professional debut. “I got a lot of positive feedback from the race. Almost no one has ever done that before, maybe one or two other people in history.”

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2015 Mt Dew ATV Motocross Championship
Georgia National - 3/19/15 - Echeconnee MX

For Round #1 in Georgia of the 2015 race season, I would say the weekend went very well for me. I raced my second Pro race and placed 5th in the first moto and 8th in the second moto for a 7th overall. The track was a new addition to our race series this year and new to everybody! I liked the track. It was rough, sandy, and very much my style track. The other class I race which is Pro-Am was only a one Moto format due to the weather. It rained a lot and track conditions were not great, so we were the only class that raced on Sunday. I ended up with a 3rd overall and considering the conditions for what it was, I was ok with a 3rd to start off the season for Pro-Am. I could not have done it this weekend without my mechanic Tracey who was a very big help to me personally, especially in a sport that is always a great deal of work! Also thank you to HK Trucking for making this season possible for me! Off to Texas for Round #2 in less than a month!


 
Daytona ATV SX - 3/18/2015 - Daytona Beach, FL
My Pro debut in Daytona went awesome. Ended up 5th overall for the day. Huge thanks to everyone part of GennUSA racing for making this happen and helping this weekend. Also big thanks to my mechanic that came out

2015 PRESEASON NOTE FROM NICK!
"New season, New me. Lots of things have changed in my racing career for the 2015 race season. To start off, I have started my own race program called "GennUSA" racing. With inside and outside industry sponsors, I feel super lucky to say that my program is coming together nicely. For training, I am in Texas for the Winter staying with the Ford family with Veteran and multi Pro Champion, John Natalie. We push each other every day in training and riding, but most importantly are having a lot or fun doing what we love to do. For this season, I am also moving up to the Pro class. I will race Pro class on Saturday and Pro Am on Sundays at the AMA ATV Mountain Dew Nationals beginning in Daytona during Bike Week on March 10th! All said and done, I feel blessed to have the support behind me this year from my sponsors who enabled my own race program to happen. You're only as good as the people around you. Meaning, it's who you're running with... Looking forward to an awesome season!" -- Nick

soul7nine agency to represent New Jersey rising star, Pro ATV-Motocross Racer, Nick Gennusa
 
Wall, NJ – Brian Cawley, Managing Partner of soul7nine agency, announced that the company has been selected to represent the brand and sponsorship portfolio of Nick Gennusa and GennUSA Racing. The Nineteen year-old, New Jersey Pro ATV-Motocross racer, is poised to continue his rise to prominence as the future of a growing action sport category.
 
“We are excited to partner with GennUSA Racing to mentor, guide and elevate Nick’s brand and business platform within and beyond the action sports industry” said Brian Cawley. “Nick possesses the work ethic, values and vision to shape his destiny and make a difference.” Similar to our mixed martial arts athletes, Nick has cross-over appeal and represents his sport, sponsors and industry like a polished professional, he really gets it.” Cawley added.

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"I would like to thank Peter Grandich for inviting me as an official member athlete of the ABA. It is terrific to be affiliated with Peter and this very positive group of athletes and business professionals. Many, thanks to Peter Grandich." -- Nick

Nick is the only motocross athlete invited to join the ABA.  Check it out at

http://www.scoreforbusiness.com/member_ath.php#gennusa

UPDATE: This 2014 season has had it's ups and downs for me so far. It started off very rough in the beginning with not good finishes . As the season went on, I started working harder with my own physical training at home to make the races easier for my self. After round five, I saw my finishes weren't anywhere near where I wanted them to be, so I put in extra working out time and made sure that when I came to round six that I was more prepared than ever. Round six was the best race so far for me with a 2nd overall. Round seven was a 5th overall which wasn't that bad also. At Round eight in Red Bud, I had a 9th place finish in the first moto and a 4th finish in the second moto, earning a 6th over all. With all of the challenges this season, I am happy to say that I have worked very hard to move myself into 5th in points in the Pro Am Division, but also being the highest in points in the Top 5 as the only "true" Pro Am Rider, not a Pro rider. With one round left in the 2014 race season, I am feeling great with one more chance to redeem myself this year. It's GO TIME!

Rd 6 Mtn. Dew Spring Creek ATV National - 6/28/2014 - Millville, MN
Totally stoked on today's finish in Pro-Am. Went 1-6 for a 2nd overall. Hard work pays off. Loved Millville , awesome track. In two weeks were off to my favorite track, Unidilla. Thanks everyone !!!

ON THE GATE WITH NICK GENNUSA
atvmotocross.com
Photo by Foley

ATVmotocross.com: Nick, you have had some time with the new team to start getting things dialed in, how are things going so far?
Nick Gennusa: Hey Ken Everything is going great here! This opportunity to ride for Chad Wienen on Wienen Motorsports has been the biggest opportunity I have ever received in my life. I came to Florida to train with Chad a few weeks after Christmas, and will be staying until the first race. Let me tell you, after training with the two time champ every day, there is no doubt why he is the two-time champ. Chad is the biggest animal with training. It's absolutely unreal how determined he is to do well. I always thought of myself in the same way being super determined to do well in racing also. Chad has pushed me to the next level I have always dreamed of being at with a team like this. This is the training I have always wanted to happen in my life. Chad is 150% on top of his training and doesn't skip a beat.

Riding and training with the Champ has to be a huge gain for you. What are the biggest things you have picked up on so far?

Every year I have raced in my life I have always attended public school. With that said, I could not miss too many days in the school year. The longest I have ever been down south in the winter to train was 6 days. I graduated high school last year, attended Fall community college classes and now can train for a long time. Being down in Florida training everyday for two months with the two-time champ! What more could someone ask for? People dream of this and I have been given the opportunity to do just that.

The switch from one model to the next appears to have been an easy one for you. Grabbing all the set up stuff from the Wienen Motorsports camp has to have been a huge plus. Were there any changes in the switch that you think are really going to get you to the next level?

I started on a Honda, then a Can-Am, and now made the awesome switch to the Yamaha. To be honest, I was definitely nervous to switch again, but as soon as I started training on the Yamaha I felt like I have rode it 100 times. It is very comfortable and it handles amazing. All of the sponsors that have surrounded Wienen Motorsports have this quad at a different level. The best people, and crew in Atv racing, hands down, surround Wienen motorsports. I could not have asked to be with better people and would not want this 2014 season any other way

It is going to be exciting this season watching you aboard the Wienen Motorsports Yamaha, have you set any goals for 2014?  

This only really pushes my confidence up and will be the difference for me this season to get to the next level. This season I will be racing one class at the Atv Nationals, which is Pro-Am and will be charging for that championship.

Good luck in the new season, is there anyone you'd like to throw a shout out to?  

I want to thank my parents and family for letting me come down and train to live my dream, and of course Chad Wienen for giving me this opportunity, Wienen Motorsports for welcoming myself onto the dream team, and the legend Paul Turner for being another excellent coach for me in this upcoming race season. Another special thanks to Chris Borich and Johnny Gallagher from the GNCC for their guidance and support on and off the track as well. We are looking forward to a great race season!
 
    2014 MEDIA COVERAGE  
   
PRE SEASON UPDATE
Photo: FlowEverything is going great here! This opportunity to ride for Chad Wienen on Wienen Motorsports has been the biggest opportunity I have ever received in my life. I came to Florida to train with Chad a few weeks after Christmas, and will be staying until the first race. Let me tell you, after training with the two time champ every day, there is no doubt why he is the two time champ. Chad is the biggest animal with training. It's absolutely unreal how determined he is to do well. I always thought of myself in the same way being super determined to do well in racing also. Chad has pushed me to the next level I have always dreamed of being at with a team like this. This is the training I have always wanted to happen in my life. Chad is 150% on top of his training and doesn't skip a beat. 

I started on a Honda , then a Can-Am, and now made the awesome switch to the Yamaha. To be honest, I was definitely nervous to switch again, but as soon as I started training on the Yamaha I felt like I have rode it 100 times. It is very comfortable and it handles amazing. All of the sponsors that have surrounded Wienen Motorsports have this quad at a different level. Wienen motorsports is surrounded by the best people, and crew in Atv racing, hands down. I could not have asked to be with better people and would not want this 2014 season any other way. Every year I have raced in my life I have always attended public school. With that said, I could not miss too many days in the school year. The longest I have ever been down south in the winter to train was 6 days. I graduated highschool last year, attended Fall community Photo: Stretching out a triple. Loving the new @wienenmotorsports  Yamaha! Such a sick bike. #round1 #countdowncollege classes and now can train for a long time. Being down in Florida training everyday for two months with the two time champ! What more could someone ask for? People dream of this and I have been given the opportunity to do just that. This only really pushes my confidence up and will be the difference for me this season to get to the next level.

This season I will be  racing one class at the Atv Nationals, which is Pro-Am and will be charging for that championship. I want to thank my parents and family for letting me come down and train to live my dream, and of course Chad Wienen for giving me this opportunity, Wienen Motorsports for welcoming myself onto the dream team, and the legend Paul Turner for being another excellent coach for me in this upcoming race season. Another special thanks to Chris Borich and Johnny Gallager from the GNCC for their guiance and support on and off the track as well. We are looking forward to a great race season!
 
WM Takes on Nick Gennusa for Pro-Am in 2014
Gennusa will join Wienen Motorsports and contend for the 2014 Pro-Am Title 

Wienen Motorsports is pleased to announce the addition of top Pro-Am rider, Nick Gennusa to the 2014 Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Race Craft Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires team roster. Gennusa will join Two-Time National Champion Chad Wienen and 2013 Second Place ATV Pro finisher, Thomas Brown this upcoming season.  

"We are really excited that Nick is going to be a part of our program for the 2014 season. He has shown a lot of heart, determination and professionalism on and off the track that we here at Wienen Motorsports pride ourselves on. We believe Nick has a lot of potential to contend for the Pro-Am Championship in 2014 and we are excited to be a part of that journey with him. He will be a positive addition to our team and a great representation to our sponsors," said Chad Wienen.    

At eighteen years old, Gennusa has been racing competitively for ten years and has earned seven ATV Motocross National Titles, including two from the WPSA National Series in 2007 where he was balloted "Rider of the Year" and featured as the pull out poster in the December issue of Quad Magazine. 2012 was a banner year as Nick devoured Three "A" Championship Titles, then once again voted "2012 Rider of the Year". In 2013, Gennusa added the ATV MX Open A Championship Title to his resume and placed fourth overall in the Pro-Am division. He is a self-motivated and dedicated competitor who is looking to be competitive for the 2014 ATV MX Pro-Am National Championship.

"I am extremely excited to be with the best ATV Motocross team in the world. Having been given this opportunity to be on Wienen Motorsports is not just an honor, but also something I have always dreamed of. I am looking forward to the most intense training of my life, and with my ultimate goal of a 2014 Pro-Am Championship."  

Gennusa is from Wall, New Jersey and will be headed down south this winter to train with the Wienen Motorsports team in order to prepare for the upcoming 2014 AMA ATV Motocross Series starting in March.
 
 
OFFSEASON UPDATE (25 Oct 2013)
I feel like the 2013 season never ended. Last year in 2012 after I won my 3 "A" class national titles, I took a break, relaxed and didn't do too much. I think that hurt me in 2013. I feel I started my 2013 training too late and was not fully ready for the first race. I am not making that mistake again! I have been riding more than ever and going to the gym a lot. I have been at the gym way more often and stepped up my cardio training and endurance. The 2014 season started for me a month ago! For 2014, I am coming in 150% ready, and my only goal is to be the 2014 Pro-Am Champion. I am going to do what ever it takes till the last race of the year. I will be working on everything this off season, but mainly Holeshots. Holeshots are key In the higher classes! I want to win. I have a part time job now at a construction company and manage to do my riding and gym training around that. I also have been attending a few local events, practices/races. This weekend I am racing in Wildwood, New Jersey on the beach! I will be doing another race in two weeks at Raceway Park in New Jersey and will be training in between that time. As Jimmie O'dell says "if you are not scaring yourself every time you ride, you are not improving".
 
 
   
2012/13 MEDIA COVERAGE   
Can-Am ATV and SXS Racers Notch Racing Victories
Can-Am +   | August 9, 2013

Nick Gennusa won the Open A class at Red Bud and also finished fifth in the Pro-Am class riding his BCS Performance-backed Can-Am DS 450.

Chaney, Creamer, Farr and Zakowski Earn Victories Across America


Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers earned overall racing victories across America over the past two weekends. Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side pilots posted wins in several different racing series and disciplines, including Stadium TT, motocross and cross-country formats. ATV racers also posted victories in both cross-country and motocross.

“Can-Am racers have had a busy and successful two weekends of racing in late July and early August. JB Off-Road / Can-Am team members Tim Farr and Kyle Chaney earned wins with their Maverick 1000R X rs vehicles proving the sporty Can-Am side-by-side vehicle is tough to beat,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “On the ATV racing side, Josh Creamer dominated two classes at round seven of the New England ATV Motocross series and earned another top-five finish at round nine of the AMA ATV MX series to maintain his third-place position in the Pro class points race. We wrap up that motocross series this weekend and have a very busy and successful August planned.” AMA ATV MX At round nine of the 2013 AMA ATV MX series, Can-Am DS 450™ racers won four classes and recorded nine class podiums at Red Bud in Buchanan, Mich. Pro Josh Creamer (BCS Performance / Can-Am DS 450) took fifth in the Pro class to retain his third place points spot. Fellow Can-Am Pro Jeffrey Rastrelli was eighth and is currently eighth in points. Rastrelli also raced the Pro-Am class and finished second at Red Bud. Can-Am racer Nick Gennusa, who won the Open A class at round nine, finished fifth in the Pro-Am class. Mathieu Deroy (4-Stroke A) and Travis Spader (Junior 25+, Senior 40+), who also earned second in the Vet 30+ class, were the other two Can-Am racers to earn victories. Can-Am DS 450 racers also earned podiums in the 450A, 16-24 and Open C classes. The AMA ATV MX series finale is this weekend at Loretta Lynn’s in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED IN THE MUD!!
Posted by Carole Gennusa  August 29, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Hunting them down..
Well, bring on the noise and the dirt! As the youngest contracted factory rider for the BRP CAN AM TEAM, 18 yr old  Nick Gennusa has now claimed bragging rights to his 7th National Championship Title in the AMA ATV MOUNTAIN DEW NATIONALS, and ranked 4th in points in his first rookie season in the PRO AM division. But, his career certainly did not start out at this speed. He was taught by his father, Andrew Gennusa, an avid ATV and Dirt bike enthusiast, to ride when he was just three years old. He was taught on the smallest, two mph, governor controlled  ATV, when his hands were so tiny he couldn't reach the brakes. So his Dad would follow him around for hours until Nick said he was done. Yet, Nick always wanted more. This went on for several years until Nick asked his parents Carole and Andrew Gennusa, if he could "race people"? Let's just say after placing 8th on a gate of 16, he was hooked, or should we say " full throttle". Then in 2006, he got his first taste of being on top winning a local District 6 70cc and the 90cc Production Divisions. He then asked for more saying, "I want to race kids that are better than me". So, 2007 brought on the WPSA (World Power Sports Association) where Gennusa once again took a double title in the same 70 and 90 Divisions, but with much more advanced riders from across the country. He was also balloted the "WPSA 2007 Rider of the Year", and featured as the pull-out poster in the October issue of QUAD MAGAZINE! Although 08' and 09' were not the banner years Nick wanted due to motor issues, he still ranked in the top 5 in the entire country as he moved on to the most elite AMA ATVA NATIONAL SERIES, thus taking the 2010 Supermini Championship title home. While recovering from a shortened 2011 season due to an injury, 2012 is when Gennusa devoured three of the four "A" Division Titles, then was once again balloted as the "2012 Rider of the Year". Gennusa's training includes a lot of practice riding at undisclosed areas, physical training including a high protein diet, and most of all an extreme amount of focus and discipline. Nick has sacrificed on his own will, many parties, social gatherings, a wedding, and even his Senior Prom to not miss a race, because then he would jeopardize losing the sacred points which determine a Championship by only one point in either direction. But no worries, Nick is an extremely well liked and well known attribute on the National Race circuit graced with many friends and fans of all ages alike, anywhere from the East Coast to Texas, and even Argentina. His social life is one that is amazing, and he developed that amongst the national race community, as well as locally too. His recent return after the final Round 10 in Tennessee, had Nick invited to film an upcoming movie called "MOTOBUTTER", to be released October 2013, featuring a handful of the top ATV and dirt bike riders, available via itunes, etc.
 
My 2013 season was a great experience and success with Can Am BCS. My goal this year was to win the Open "A" Championship and to get in the top five in Pro-Am, and I did just that! I won the Open A class for my 7th National Championship, and am happy to say that I have now won all four "A" Division Championships. In Pro Am I took a 4th overall for the season, just missing 3rd place by one point. Overall it was a great season and I'm very excited to go further with Can Am for 2014. During this off season, I will be riding more than I ever have, and the goal is to win Pro Am in 2014! Big thanks to Can Am BCS , FTR Graphics, Arai Helmets, Atlas Neckbrace, SIDI Race Boots, 488 Web Design, Ocean County Power Sports ,Walsh Race Craft, Maxxis tires, FLY, Dynamite ATV, ODI grips and most of all my family for supporting me 150% all the time and for staying behind me. 
Loretta Lynn's Dirt Days National - 8/8/2013 - Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
I won the Open "A" championship and can now say I have won all four" A" classes at the nationals!!! In Pro Am I got 4th in the championship! Decent rookie year in that class and could not of done it with out Can-Am and BCS Performance! Thanks everyone!  -- Nick
Round 8 2013 Mt Dew ATV Mx Championship
Round 8 at Unadilla was a very exciting weekend. In "A" class I had last gate pick and got hit off the track the first moto in the first turn but went from 16th to 4th in 4 laps! I won the second moto on Sunday and got 1st overall! For pro am I had a very exciting first race. I took off in about 7th and caught all the way up to first in the last two laps but could not pass. I lost by 0.214 ! Very close but I had the fastest lap time of the day in Pro Am and of all the amateurs. In the second moto I chose all the way to the inside for my gate which really wasn't the best idea and I got pinched on the start and had a bad holeshot, And probably started in 15th. I made my way up to 5th but backed off for fourth in the last 3 laps because strangely my idle on my quad got higher every lap. So when I let off the gas it was still basically quarter throttle which makes it tricky and dangerous. If I passed for 4th I would of got the 3rd for the podium but I went 2 and 5 for a 5th. I feel I learned so much this weekend and am ready for an overall very soon! I have the speed the training and the quad to do it. Big thanks to Can Am BCS for the great weekend. -- Nick
Round 7 2013 Mt Dew ATV Mx Championship
Round 7 at steel city was a Great Leap Forward! In "A" class I ended up getting a rock in my rotor and could not a avoided that in the first moto. The second moto in I Just went for the holeshot for practice. I did that because my results in pro am were awesome and I was mainly focused on that.

The first moto in pro am I won! The second moto Mother Nature couldn't hold off again and it rained! I ended up getting 8th in the mud but finally got on the podium for a 3rd. I had a stellar  weekend and I will take my progress one step at a time.

I can't thank Can-Am and team BCS enough for being behinds this year. The main goal for the next race is a holeshot and I know what to do from there! I will push till the very last moto to win the championship! -- Nick
 
Site Lap: More Updates from the Nation
by: Rodney Tomblin Friday June 28th, 201

Nick Gennusa is one of the riders we have enjoyed watching grow through the ranks. Only a few short years ago in the Youth Division, Nick now is a threat in any A or Pro AM gate he lines up on. Nick sent us this  note:

2013 has been a huge learning year for me and I don't think a lot of people have had the best luck this year. It has rained a good portion of the races which has hurt me. In open "A" I am staying consistent and holding the points lead and in Pro Am , I have been working on a few things. This year in Pro Am seems like one of the toughest years competition wise because I personally think there are 10 different people who can win in that class. It is a very competitive class and everyone wants to win. The racing compared to "A" class is a totally different level and a lot harder. I have adapted to the aggressiveness throughout the whole race and there is no doubt I run the top 5 pace the whole race. My lap times show it and my training proves it. The one thing that hasn't showed yet this year are my starts. Pro Am is a very tough class to get a holes hot in. As soon as I can get a good hole shot I know my results will improve. I think in Pro Am the hole shot is 75% of the race because if you get a bad start, those top five guys are gone while I deal with traffic! I have been working on my hole shots a Ton and messing around with my gearing so for steel city, things will for sure change. I have been riding with Travis Spader and ready to get out if this bad hole shot rut and change things up for the remainder of the season and get on the podium! I could not of asked for better support this year from Can Am BCS and I love working with those guys. We make a great team and it's all up to me now!!

Read the full article on atvmotocross.com ...

 
  2013 Mt Dew ATV Mx Championship
Birch Creek National - 6/6/2013 Danville, Virginia

N
ick continues to fight the mud and competition earning solid results including a 2nd overall in Open A and 6th in Pro Am at Birch Creek this weekend.
 
  Round 5 2013 Mt Dew ATV Mx Championship
Sunset Ridge National - 5/23/2013 - Walnut, Illinois

"First Pro Am moto win! So pumped! No such luck in moto two in the rain! Still a great weekend! Thanks everyone!" -- Nick
  Moto 1   Moto 2 Overall 
Pro Am 1st  8th 5th
Open A 2nd 3rd 3rd
 
  Round 4 2013 Mt Dew ATV Motocross Championship
Wildcat Creek National  Rossville, Indiana


"4th in the second pro am moto but 5th overall. Getting there slowly. Had great lap times."-- Nick
 
  Moto 1   Moto 2 Overall 
Open A 2nd   2nd  2nd
Pro Am 6th   4th   5th 
 
  Round 3 2013 Mt Dew ATV Motocross Championship
Ballance Moto X - 4/25/2013 Oakland, Kentucky

Nick put together a solid weekend with a moto win and an overall podium finish in Open A. He is  only 12 points back in the championship.

  Moto 1   Moto 2 Overall 
Open A 3rd   1st   2nd
Pro Am 6th   7th   8th 
 
  MUDDY CREEK NATIONAL
ROUND 2 2013 MT DEW ATV MX CHAMPIONSHIP


"
Won the open "A" class, I had some bad luck in the first moto
In Pro Am. Was in the wrong place in the wrong time and wrecked.
Ended up getting 8th over all" -- Nick


Nick had some some challenges in his Pro Am debut but never
gave up.  He showed his speed in the Open A class by sweeping
both motos and earning the top position for the series.

  Moto 1   Moto 2 Overall 
Open A 1st   1st   1st 
Pro Am 9th   6th   8th 
 
 
  QUADS ARE STILL TURNING HEADS AT THE
2013 MOUNTAIN DEW ATV MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
   
By Brittany Gabalski from www.atvmcmx.com
 
The 2013 Mountain Dew ATV Motocross Championship campaign kicked off at Aonia Pass in Washington, Georgia with a muddy track, cancellations, and dreams of championships!  At atvmcmx.com thought it would be fitting to kick off this season by talking to two Can-Am riders who faced the mud of Round 1; JB Racing Cheerwine Can-Am’s Jeffrey Rastrelli and BCS Can-Am’s Nick Gennusa. 

BCS Can-Am picked up Nick Gennusa for his move to Pro-Am in 2013 after he won the 2012 “Rider of the Year” award and 2012 National Titles in Production A, 450 A and 4 Stroke A.  Nick is based out of Wall New Jersey and has been working hard to make a significant impact on the racing season.  Let’s check in with him and see how the changes have been for his preparation and round 1. 

read the full article on atvmcmx.com
 
 
  2013 Mt Dew ATV MX Championship 
Aonia Pass - 3/21/2013 - Washington, GA


"This past week at Georgia the weather was just not on our side! I was very excited and ready to race my first pro am races on Sunday but due to severe weather the races were cancelled. I raced open a in the rain and got 4th.

In 3 weeks the next race is in Tennessee and this gives me more time to train and be even more prepared for my first pro am race! I am very excited and confident I can do well in pro am and can't wait to race this year with Can Am BCS."  -- Nick

According to the AMA, "
Sunday Racing was cancelled in a result of inclement weather in the area. Due to lightning and tornadoes scheduled until three p.m. finishing positions from moto one yesterday will stand as an overall result. Pro-Am will now be formatted as a nine round series."
 
 
THE CAN-AM FACTORY TEAM MAY BE GONE BUT THEIR QUADS ARE STILL TURNING HEADS 
AT THE 2013 MOUNTAIN DEW ATV MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
   
By Brittany Gabalski from www.atvmcmx.com
 
The 2013 Mountain Dew ATV Motocross Championship campaign kicked off at Aonia Pass in Washington, Georgia with a muddy track, cancellations, and dreams of championships!  At atvmcmx.com thought it would be fitting to kick off this season by talking to two Can-Am riders who faced the mud of Round 1; JB Racing Cheerwine Can-Am’s Jeffrey Rastrelli and BCS Can-Am’s Nick Gennusa. 

BCS Can-Am picked up Nick Gennusa for his move to Pro-Am in 2013 after he won the 2012 “Rider of the Year” award and 2012 National Titles in Production A, 450 A and 4 Stroke A.  Nick is based out of Wall New Jersey and has been working hard to make a significant impact on the racing season.  Let’s check in with him and see how the changes have been for his preparation and round 1. 


Brittany: Let’s talk about your 3 championships from last year.

Nick: Last year, was a pretty amazing year. We were going to do only two classes, I signed up for three last second, here at Georgia. We were just going to drop one if I wasn’t doing well in one of them.        Then half way through the season I was doing really well in points so I was going for all three. I came into Loretta’s with a pretty big point lead in one and the other two only by a few points. I just had to get second or win. I was supposed to win it but didn’t. I beat who I needed to beat though. I wrapped all three championships up at Loretta’s. I got rider of the year which was awesome on top of that. To be sponsored by BCS Can-Am on the off season was great. I got several different team offers. We chose BCS because seemed to be the best for us. I’ve been riding there stuff a lot. I’m really happy with the bikes, rode the race bike yesterday. It was awesome really fast. It’s going to go really good tomorrow; I got my first pro am tomorrow. I’m excited for it I should do really well if the weather holds off. I have no excuse not to do well I have great bike.


Brittany: What are the biggest changes of going from a privateer program to a team like BCS Can-Am? 


Nick: Last year I had one bike, I did three classes on one quad and I did all my riding and practicing on one quad. All my riding was on one quad. This year is totally different, now I have three quads, a practice bike and two race bikes. I have the opportunity to go all out on my practice bike at home or even at a national. I raced my practice bike today because it was so muddy didn’t want to take the good ones out. Now to have the opportunity to have a separate race bike which is really great. 

Brittany: How about your transition from Honda to Can-Am? 

Nick:The difference from Honda to Can-Am, Can-Am is so much lighter. A lighter bike makes the jumping and everything a lot easier. I got a really fast quad from BCS Can-Am great guys and I probably wouldn’t want anyone else working on my Can-Am. I’m really excited to have fresh bikes for each race. I think we have a great season ahead of us, actually I know we have a great season ahead of us. I like the bike its lighters faster and it handles great to be honest. It’s a big change I had my Honda dialed in, but we’re getting the Can-Am dialed in slowly.


Brittany: Who is you’re off track hero? Nick: My off track hero, probably my dad, definitely my dad if it wasn’t for my parents I would not be here. Brittany: Is there a rider your model you’re riding style after? 

Nick: A little bit of Josh Creamer and Joel Hetrick. I love the way they ride and they are both fast guys. I watch a lot of them and watch videos of them so I get a little bit of my style from them. Ok enough business, let’s give the fans a little insight in to your fun side. 

Brittany: Which phone in your pocket?  Are you an I-Phone guy or Android? 

Nick: I-Phone definitely 

Brittany: What’s your favorite music? 

Nick: A big variety mostly rap, it just depends on the mood I’m in. 

Brittany: I know you watch your fitness what food is your guilty pleasure? 

Nick: You got to stay away from fried foods. I don’t have one food I really crave. I just try to stay away from the really bad foods sodas and fried foods. 

Brittany: Ok, picture yourself on the podium for round 2, who do you want to thank? 

Nick: My parents for getting me to the races, BCS Can-Am for helping me out this year, ODI Helmets, Rath, Walsh Racecraft, Sidi boots, Maxxis, Hinson, DWT, FTR, Fly, 488 Web Design, Ocean County Powersports, and Marks Motorsports. Thanks Nick for taking the time to talk with me.
 
 
BRP Announces 2013 Can-Am Race Team

Valcourt, Québec – BRP has stepped up its off-road racing efforts for 2013 after another successful campaign that saw Can-Am racers capture championships across North America, including the SCORE Baja 1000 in Mexico, the 12 Hours of La Tuque in Quebec as well as numerous national championship class titles in the U.S. For the upcoming season, BRP has signed new racers, added more racing circuits and expanded its side-by-side vehicle racing support to include the all-new Can-Am Maverick™1000R.

Team BCS Performance / Can-Am
Headlining Team BCS Performance / Can-Am is 2012 New England ATV Motocross (NEATV-MX) Pro and Pro-Am class champion Josh Creamer. The former AMA ATV MX champion, who won every NEATV-MX Pro class round last year, will make a full-schedule return to the AMA series competing on a BCS Peformance-supported Can-Am DS 450. Creamer will also compete at select NEATV-MX rounds.

Nick Gennusa, the 2012 ATVA MX Rider of the Year, will also campaign under the BCS Performance banner on a Can-Am DS450 in the AMA ATV Pro-Am classes as a Can-Am X-Team member. Gennusa, of Wall Township, N.J., won three A class titles (450A, Production A, 4-Stroke A).

Read full article ...
 
 
AMA NEWS RELEASE
Nick Gennusa: 2012 ATV MX 450 A, 4-Stroke A and Production A champ
January 31, 2013
Nick Gennusa, a 17-year-old racer from Wall Township, N.J., was a force to be reckoned with in the 2012 ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship Series, presented by Parts Unlimited.

Gennusa took home three national titles in the 450 A, 4-Stroke A and Production A classes. He knew he had a chance to win all three titles, but he also knew it wouldn’t be easy.

“I knew from the beginning of the year that all three classes were going to come down to Loretta’s [the last race of the season] and they did,” he says.
 
Read the full article ...  
 
BRP ANNOUNCES 2013 CAN-AM ATV AND SIDE-BY-SIDE RACING TEAM
by Jon Crowley @ SXSnews.com

Team BCS Performance / Can-Am
Headlining Team BCS Performance / Can-Am is 2012 New England ATV Motocross (NEATV-MX) Pro and Pro-Am class champion Josh Creamer. The former AMA ATV MX champion, who won every NEATV-MX Pro class round last year, will make a full-schedule return to the AMA series competing on a BCS Peformance-supported Can-Am DS 450. Creamer will also compete at select NEATV-MX rounds. Nick Gennusa, the 2012 ATVA MX Rider of the Year, will also campaign under the BCS Performance banner on a Can-Am DS450 in the AMA ATV Pro-Am classes as a Can-Am X-Team member. Gennusa, of Wall Township, N.J., won three A class titles (450A, Production A, 4-Stroke A). Read the article.
 
 
Making The Jump – Nick Gennusa To Enter Pro Ranks This Spring By Ryan Fennel
His resume includes 3 national championship titles, Rider of the Year, and a nomination for Athlete of the Year by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) – and that was just in 2012.

courtesy Harlen Foley - ATVriders.com17-year-old Nick Gennusa, of Wall Township, is considered one of the best amateur ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) riders in the country and that amateur status is about to be shed this upcoming season as Gennusa enters the ProAm ranks in March. And, he won’t be doing it alone. Gennusa recently agreed to a sponsorship package to ride for Can-Am BRP, an industry leader in motocross sports based in Canada. As a part of the Can-Am team, Gennusa will receive the necessary support that all motor sports athletes seek. “I’m now on a team where they’re helping me out,” Gennusa said.  “I think it’s great that they picked me up after what I accomplished this year.  In this following year I’m going to come on to the Can-Am team and represent their team. “I achieved everything I wanted this year, but I want more,” Gennusa said.  “There’s always more out there.  There’s always improvement.  There are always accomplishments.  I think I have a great opportunity for the upcoming years.  I think that’s why Can-Am picked me up.  With Can-Am behind me I can only accomplish more.”  Read the full article ..
 

AMA announces award nominees for 2012 AMA Championship Banquet
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association announces the nominees for 2012 year-end awards for standout individuals and organizations involved in AMA-sanctioned competition. The awards will be presented at the 2012 AMA Championship Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Aladdin Event & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.
ATV Athlete of the Year

  • Cody Gibson, Englewood, Tenn.: Pro-Am Production, Pro-Am Unlimited Champion, AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series
  • Nicholas Gennusa, Wall Township, N.J.: 450 A, 4-Stroke A, Production A Champion, AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series
  • Harold Goodman, Brownstown, Mich.: Pro, Pro-Am Champion, AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series
  • Scott Samuel, Westborough, Mass., Champion, AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series

Read the entire AMA News Release ...

Site Lap: Amateur
"Many of these riders are grooming themselves for the next step and many of those have been doing this since the youth ranks. The A classes have really left us wanting more each round. One rider stands out having won three out the four classes we will focus on today.  Nicholas Gennusa out of Wall Township, New Jersey is without a doubt an incredibly impressive rider to say the least."   Read the entire article by Rodney Tomblin ...
 
AMA ATV Motocross - Round 8 - Unadilla - Amateur Race Report
"4 Stroke A would see an epic battle unfold between Travis Spader and Nick Gennusa as the two racers put in an awesome race for the fans with Gennusa coming out on top in both motos. Spader and Gennusa have been training together and it showed as they pulled away from the remainder of the field and had their own battle lap after lap. Gennusa would podium in three classes here at Unadilla and expects more success as he continues improving his program."
            Read the entire atvriders.com article ..
AMA ATV Motocross - Round 6 - High Point - Amateur Race Report
"Nick Gennusa powered his way to the overall win in 450A a 2nd in 4 Stroke A and another second in Production A wrapping up a very successful weekend."

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