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Baggett Victorious, Tickle Grabs Podium at Budds Creek MX

June 18th, 2012 RK EXCEL No comments

The fifth round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, held this past weekend at the Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, Md., was a shining moment for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team. Blake Baggett earned his second overall victory of the season and leads the 250 class by 13 points, Broc Tickle finished a career-best second-overall in the 450 class and is now sixth overall in 450 point standings, and Ivan Tedesco held on to his top-ten spot in 250 point standings despite a crash at the start of the second moto.

Baggett Earns His Second Win of the Season
Victory was on Baggett’s radar at Budds Creek, and it seemed as if nothing was going to stop him in that endeavor. Never one to succumb to a bad start, he put on his signature charge in moto one and rallied from the back of the pack all the way up to second. He again made his way up to the second-place spot in moto two, and overcame a nine-second deficit to make the pass for the lead and pull away with the win. The 2-1 finish gave him the overall and he currently sits 13 points ahead of second-place in 250 point standings.

Tickle Hauls and Earns a Career-Best Second Overall
Tickle got a taste of the 450 podium two weeks ago at Thunder Valley and has been on the hunt for seconds ever since. His hard work paid off at Budds Creek in the form of a 2-2 finish, giving him second overall on the day. He now sits sixth overall in 450 point standings, and is inching his way up the ladder as each round passes.

Tedesco Pushes Through
Tedesco had a tough weekend. After an eighth-place finish in moto one, a crash at the start of the second moto caused a DNF. He finished 14th at Budds Creek, but is still top-ten overall and is currently ninth in 250 point standings.

Short Break Before RedBud MX
The 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship now takes a two-week break before starting up again at the sixth round of the series, which will be held at the RedBud National on July 7 in Buchanan, Mich.

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JDR/J-Star/KTM Race Report – Budds Creek MX

June 18th, 2012 RK EXCEL No comments

Mechanicsville, MD – JDR/J-Star/KTM rider Malcolm Stewart earned 16th overall after bouncing back from a last place result in the first moto to an 11th place finish in the second moto in the 250 Motocross class at the fifth round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship held at Budds Creek MX Park.

Stewart and his teammate Matt Moss both had bad luck in the first moto. Moss was credited with 36th after a crash and Stewart, unfortunately, was placed in last position after crashing multiple times in the first moto.

Both riders regrouped and put together decent second motos. Stewart did suffer one crash after the first corner off the start but was able to quickly recover. He was determined to make up some time and he began passing riders immediately to quickly move into the top twenty. By the end of the race he had passed nearly three-quarters of the field to move up to 11th place by the moto end. His combined moto scores earned him 16th overall for the day. Stewart’s teammate, Moss, also had a more impressive second moto and was able to finish 17th.

“Both of our riders struggled a little bit today with some crashes,” commented JDR/J-Star/KTM Team Manager Nathan Ramsey. “However, we also saw some good speed from both of them and are confident that both riders will continue to improve this season and work toward claiming their career best finishes.”

Next Event: Red Bud – July 7, 2012

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JDR/J-Star/KTM Race Report – High Point

June 11th, 2012 RK EXCEL No comments

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JDR/J-Star/KTM Race Report – High Point Raceway

MT. MORRIS, Pennsylvania – JDR/J-Star/ KTM rider Matt Moss makes his return to racing and his teammate, Malcolm Stewart, has a run of bad luck at the fourth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series at High Point Raceway.

Both riders had decent qualifying times during the morning practice sessions and earned gate picks inside the top twenty; Stewart 12th and Moss 20th.

Stewart was hungry for a podium after his 6th place and season best finish the prior weekend at Thunder Valley MX Park. The gate dropped at the start of moto one and Stewart had a top ten start; he was up to 8th by the end of the first lap. He turned on the gas and got around Ivan Tedesco and Eli Tomac to hold down 5th at the end of lap 3. Stewart was on the move and passed the 4th place rider of Alex Martin and began pressuring the 3rd place rider of Will Hahn. Unfortunately, a crash while passing Hahn for 3rd would keep Stewart from finishing the race.

Meanwhile, his teammate, Moss, was off to a mid-pack start and came through lap 1 in 15th. He was passed by two riders at the midpoint, but was able to get back around them on lap 9. With four laps to go, Moss made another mistake costing him three positions and putting him back to 18th. Moss stayed in position in the final laps and finished 18th in moto one.

At the start of moto two, Stewart grabbed a respectable 12th place start and started pushing his way to the front. On lap two he went down while trying to make an aggressive pass and again was unable to finish the moto.

The returning Moss found himself a little behind at the start of the second moto rounding out the first lap in 29th. He put his head down and swiftly moved through five riders by lap 2. He rode consistently and was able to pick up 2 positions every lap to sit 16th by the halfway mark. Although he was unable to hold off one rider behind him, Moss moved back to 17th on lap 10 and remained there for the duration of the race. His 18-17 moto finishes would give him 17th overall for the day in the 250 Motocross class. Moss earned 7 points to find himself 24th in the series points after only one race.

“Malcolm was riding really fast,” commented JDR/J-Star/KTM Team Manager Nathan Ramsey. “He was passing into 3rd in the first moto when he crashed. Matt was riding pretty tight, but its OK for the first race back. I know he will do better at the next one”.

Next Race: Budds Creek Motocross Park, Mechanicsville, MD – June 16, 2012

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Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Steel City Results

September 7th, 2011 RK EXCEL No comments

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2011) – Just one week after Irene soaked the sands of Southwick the sun was shining at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. for the penultimate round of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series. The track is coined “Steel City” due to its proximity to Pittsburgh, just one hour away.

Davi Millsaps continues to improve after his knee surgery and is training regularly and expecting to begin riding again very soon. Les Smith will continue to substitute for Millsaps through the end of the season.

Both Justin Brayton and Smith started the first moto in the top-10 with Brayton seventh and Smith 10th. Throughout the 30-minute plus two lap race Brayton maintained seventh with Smith at times inside the top-10 and at others just outside of it. In the final laps Smith drifted back to 14th.

When the second moto left the gate Brayton rounded the first turn in eighth with Smith unfortunately buried in the 40-rider field with his work cut out for him. On the fourth lap Brayton moved forward into seventh. Smith fought his way into the top-20, and then all the way up to 12th. Ultimately both Brayton and Smith would repeat their previous moto finishes, with Brayton seventh and Smith 14th. Interestingly, Brayton’s seven – seven moto scores earned him seventh overall, with Smiths 14 – 14 results giving him 14th for the day.

The first moto action from Steel City was broadcast live on allisports.com and FUEL TV. The second moto airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on SPEED. There will be a Steel City highlights and re-cap show Thursday, Sept. 8 at 10:00 p.m. (EST) on FUEL TV. The final round of the series will be Sept. 10 at Pala Raceway in Pala, Calif. The first moto will air live on allisports.com and FUEL TV at 1:00 p.m. (EST). SPEED will broadcast the second moto live at 7:00 p.m. (EST).

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JDR/J-Star/KTM Race Report Steel City

September 7th, 2011 RK EXCEL No comments

JDR/J-Star/KTM rider Tye Simmonds put together two decent motos in the 450 Motocross class to earn 15th overall at the eleventh round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship series while fill-in rider Chris Plouffe marked his pro debut in the 250 Motocross class with a 19th place overall score.

In the 450 Motocross class, Tye Simmonds put together two consistent motos to earn 15th overall for the day. He started inside the top twenty in both motos and came up to battle around 15th place. In moto one he was able to secure 15th by putting a last lap pass on Jimmy Albertson. In moto two he was able to finish 16th overall.

“I was happy with my finish today. I had a horrible practice session and wasn’t sure how the motos would go for me. To be battling around 15th was a good place for me and I am happy to come away from this race safe and ready for the next round,” stated Simmonds.

In the 250 class, Plouffe had a top twenty start in moto one and was sitting mid-pack when he suffered a crash early in the moto. The crash dropped him to near last where he quickly set out to catch back up to the front runners. He got back inside the top twenty-five before a mechanical issue caused him to withdraw from the race with a few laps remaining. Plouffe was credited 30th position for his first moto result.

In the second moto Plouffe repeated his mid-pack start. He finished the first lap in 19th and began to set his sights on the riders in front of him. By the moto end he was able to battle his way into 16th position where he finished the race. His 30-16 moto scores earned him 19th overall and 2 points in his first career pro race.

“I definitely was hoping for a better finish, but it was my first race and I am happy with the progress we made from the first moto to the second. I really liked working with the JDR/J-Star/KTM Team this weekend and can’t thank them enough for giving me the chance to race for their team these final two rounds. I am looking forward to improving my overall result next week at Pala,” remarked Plouffe.

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Wilson Clinches First Career Championship!

September 7th, 2011 RK EXCEL No comments

CORONA, Calif. (September 5, 2011) – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson earned his second overall victory on his way to clinch the AMA Motocross Championship 250 class championship at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. With consistency being the main focus all season, Wilson’s perfect moto score gave him a 52-point edge over teammate Tyla Rattray and 61 points over Blake Baggett. Rattray finished an impressive ride with 4-4 moto results, while Baggett was able to make his way up to finish sixth with a 5-8 for the day. Broc Tickle battled to a great Moto two finish of fifth to earn 12th overall after a tough first moto.

Wilson had been a favorite coming into the season after winning the final race of 2010, but he was faced with tough competition within his own team. His teammates proved to be relentless, but Wilson’s ability to only finish off the podium in two motos helped him secure the championship one race early.

“This feels amazing to win the championship,” said Wilson. “It really is a dream come true. A lot of people say that after they win championships, but as a kid growing up, this is all I thought about. I didn’t know if I would be able to lock it up because my teammates have been riding awesome. I kind of wish it had gone to the last race because my parents weren’t here to celebrate with me, but this will make next week’s race a lot of fun. It would be great to go out with another win.”

Finishing fourth in both motos, Rattray ended the day just off the podium for fourth overall. Although the championship was wrapped up in Pennsylvania, Rattary’s good finish helped push him nine points ahead of teammate Baggett for second in the points.

“It’s tough to see the championship slip out of my hands, but Dean rode good today,” said Rattray. “Overall, it was my fault with a bad moto here and a crash there. Now that the championship is wrapped up, I’ll do my best to secure second next week at the final race.”

Once again, Baggett showed his commanding speed through the pack as he pushed his way to finish with 5-8 after getting a mid-pack start in the first moto and going down in the second. Baggett may appear to be down, but should never be counted out as he is in close competition for the runner-up position in the championship standings.

“I haven’t been able to find my groove the past few races, but California is my home state and I’ll be ready to win again,” said Baggett. “It’s definitely a bummer to see the championship already clinched, but I’m not that far behind Tyla and I’ll do my best to move into second next week.”

Tickle continued to keep a positive attitude despite unlucky circumstances in the first moto. After not finishing Moto one, Tickle had something to prove in the second moto, coming back from 18th on the opening lap to finish fifth for 12th overall.

“This motocross season has been a true test of my patience with the amount of times I have been unable to finish a race because of bad luck,” said Tickle. “But all I can do after something like that happens is hope that to go out the next moto and prove that I can be in the mix with the front runners. I think that I did a pretty good job of that today so overall I am pretty happy.”

The AMA Motocross Championship series heads west for the final round at Pala Raceway just north of San Diego, Calif. While Wilson has already claimed the championship, the fight for second will go down to the final round with Rattray holding onto second with 436 points over Baggett’s 427 points in third. Tickle remained in seventh with 236 points.

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Star Racing Motocross Steel City Results

September 7th, 2011 RK EXCEL No comments

Delmont, PA. (September 3, 2011) The AMA MX National Series came to the penultimate round over the holiday weekend at Steel City MX Park in Delmont, Pennsylvania. DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha comprised of #25 Ryan Sipes, #35 Kyle Cunningham, #387 Gareth Swanepoel, #533 Gannon Audette, rookie newcomer #210 Kyle Peters fresh off his Loretta Lynn’s championship , and #1 Jessica Patterson. All came in with hopes of showing their faces at the front of the pack.

The first moto was a steady, long battle for the team leader at the moment. Swanepoel started 10th, and after a few good passes he was fortunate enough to claim 7th. Moto two was somewhat duplication as on lap one Gareth found himself starting in 12th. Early on Swanepoel paced himself just inside the top ten until the midway point when he made a sprint forward and took over 6th. Riding out the race there his consistency paid dividends, seeing him take a 5th overall on the day.

For Cunningham moto one started out in a subpar fashion, rounding lap one in 35th the Texan spent much of the race in a frantic charge ahead. Late in the moto, Cunningham was still much into the fight and he’d finish out in 12th. Moto two got underway with Cunningham acquiring a 5th place start, now with his potential coming to existence, Cunningham held his own but suffered a few mistakes. Striving to keep his form, his pace fell off momentarily and that shifted the #35 machine back to 13th. Reluctantly, Cunningham found some reserve energy and bounced back in the closing laps to nab 11th.

Audette had a pretty quiet day, but still a very solid showing. In moto one Audette took to the track with a 26th place start and cut his position in half during the duration taking 13th. From there, Audette‘s moto two got underway with him sitting in 27th, holding his own Gannon scrapped it out with the pack for much of the race. Making good on his outing, Audette pulled himself to a commendable finish of 17th.

Next in line on the day would be the rookie Peters after a strong start to the weekend. Peters moto one showed great promise, after a 20th place start, Peters put his head down and worked on building a base as new professional. Lap by lap, the FMF backed rider stayed consistent and maintained his position in the field. This allowed him to very convincingly take a well deserved 16th. An eventful moto two saw Peters start 16th, and really trying to establish himself in the top twenty spots. Keeping pace with the more experienced competitors well into the moto, unfortunately Kyle slightly slid back to a finish of 23rd. However, he really feels he’ll build upon this outing and is eager to compete this coming weekend.

Moto one crossed over the gate, and after lap one Sipes lead the team in 3rd, however on the fifth lap he fell back and settled into 4th. Unfortunately in the closing moments, Sipes was slated farther backwards after bobbles, throwing away his great ride in the end and netted 31st. When the all important second moto set out on the now very slick track, Sipes got out to a start of 8th, but in similar fashion he struggled and came away in 23rd.

Jessica Patterson raced like the champion that she is, in both moto’s she made it happen. In moto one, JP$ rallied convincingly leading every lap to a 1st place tally. Moto two had her complete a carbon copy of the earlier race. A few laps into the race, Jessica took a sizeable lead the entire moto. Once again a 1 – 1 gave her the overall win and helped keep a shot at winning the championship entering the final two moto’s at Pala.

Results:
Moto 1 Moto 2 = Overall Finish
Gareth Swanepoel 7th 6th = 5th
Kyle Cunningham 12th 11th = 11th
Gannon Audette 13th 17th = 14th
Kyle Peters 16th 24th = 20th
Ryan Sipes 31st 23rd = 33rd

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Star Racing Southwick Results

August 29th, 2011 RK EXCEL No comments

Star Racing Motocross Round 10 Race Report:

Southwick, MA. (August 27, 2011) The AMA MX National Series went into action over the weekend at Motocross 338 for the tenth round of the series. Being the toughest track of the year with its deep sand; it always results to be a true test of man and machinery. DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha was fielding top prospects of #25 Ryan Sipes, #35 Kyle Cunningham, #387 Gareth Swanepoel, #533 Gannon Audette, and #1 Jessica Patterson.

The big highlight came out of Swanepoel in moto one, taking the holeshot, he then settled into a strong pace and held the lead for five laps. Riding at his best and only dropping one position, 2nd Swanepoel held the pace of the leader through the halfway mark which enabled him to capitalize on other competitor’s mistakes. Lap eleven saw the Yamaha pilot takeover the 1st spot, and at this point he showed strength by finding his lines and breaking away. With three laps remaining, he not only increased his lead on 2nd place, but took control of the race and marched on to his first win and podium appearance. Moto two for Swanepoel was just as impressive, as a start of 7th was only a sign of good things. Moving up quickly and finding good form, Gareth took over 5th on lap one. Dicing it out, unfortunately he crashed in a deep sand turn on lap four, and that slated him back to 7th again. Never the one to settle, during the entire thirty minutes without any weakness, Swanepoel secured 5th place which gave him a very commendable 3rd overall.

Audette turned in the strongest performance of his young career by starting in 6th, and after a few great moments he battled right to the end, finishing 4th. Moto two panned out to be a much more trying event, on lap one Gannon found himself starting in 40th after being taken down in a pileup. Forging forward after remounting, put him into a mid pack position by the halfway mark, keeping with a great charge ahead; he’d settle netting 16th place in the moto.

Riding like he hadn’t missed a beat after suffering from low energy levels, in the first moto Sipes got out of the gate in 11th. From there, Sipes put down some solid laps early on, and took his #25 YZ 250F upward into 9th. As time counted down to midway point, Sipes raced his way up to the competitors holding 5th. Using any reserved energy he had, Sipes put in his best effort to snatch a higher placing, but in the end it was just out of reach and he’d finish out in 6th. When moto two came to existence, Sipes could be found in the 7th spot. Continuing the comeback, the focused kid tried to work in the same grand fashion as earlier. At the halfway point though Sipes began feeling ill possibly from swallowing sand, and eventually Sipes would pull off in the next few laps.

Also running was Cunningham who gave his all and put together an impressive first part of moto one by running 7th, but crashes kept him from finishing. Feeling battered and bruised, the team and Cunningham decided that sitting out of moto two, to heal up would be beneficial. On a bright note, Cunningham still holds 4th position in overall points.
Results:
Moto 1 Moto 2 = Overall Finish
Gareth Swanepoel 1st 5th = 3rd
Gannon Audette 4th 16th = 8th
Ryan Sipes 6th 35th = 14th
Kyle Cunningham 34th 37th = 37th

Also adding to the great race results, was Jessica Patterson our WMX pilot who had a devastating moto one, crashing on lap two led to her being unable to restart the bike and a finish of 27th. Moto two was business as usual and a steady performance of leading every lap for the win. However, Jessica’s going 27-1 gave her 6th overall.

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Southwick Results

August 29th, 2011 RK EXCEL No comments

CORONA, Calif. (August 29, 2011) – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray bounced back from a tough race at Unadilla to take the overall win with a 2-1 result at Round 10 of the AMA Motocross Championship series at MX 338 in Southwick, Mass. Teammate Dean Wilson finished just behind Rattray with a 3-2 result for second overall, stretching his points lead to 38 over second in the standings. Blake Baggett tackled the rain-soaked track both motos to finish fifth with a 9-6 moto score. Broc Tickle showed his speed as he finished fifth in the first moto and came from behind after a crash in the second moto to finish 12th for seventh overall.

Winner of the Southwick National last year, Rattray was faced with different conditions than before as rain soaked the track most of the day. The first moto had him close to the leader for the entire race, but was unable to make the pass. He came out stronger in the second moto, making the pass for the lead early and kept his Pro Circuit-backed Kawasaki KX250F out front until the end for his fourth overall win of the season.

“I’ve ridden in tracks like this my whole life and I am able to have that show a little bit when I come here,” said Rattray. “I wasn’t feeling super confident in the first race, but we made some set-up changes and I felt much better in the second race. The track got really rough during the second moto so I just tried to be smart and ride solid laps.”

Entering the race in Southwick, Wilson had a 25-point lead over second place in the championship standings. After two solid motos in the deep, rough sand, Wilson was able to extend his lead to 38 points with four motos remaining.

“I knew this would be a challenging track for me, but my main goal was to keep it on two wheels and stay up front,” said Wilson. “I didn’t win, but I accomplished those goals and was able to get a few more points in front of second place in the standings. We’ll try and keep it together for the final two rounds. It would be nice to finish out the season with another win.”

While Baggett wasn’t able to start at the front, he worked his way through the pack for two respectable finishes. Baggett made his normal push to the front in the first moto and despite coming into the mechanics area for fresh goggles, still earned ninth. He was ready to redeem himself in the second moto and was able to come from outside the top-15 to finish sixth for fifth overall.

“I am not really a fan of sand tracks and haven’t had much time riding on them,” said Baggett. “Coming through the pack normally isn’t too much of an issue for me, but this track was tough with all the sand roost and then it started to rain pretty hard in the first moto. I knew I couldn’t make it if I didn’t come in for goggles. Overall, I’m just happy to get through this race and I’m going to be ready to get another win.”

Tickle had been hoping to prove himself after bad luck at Unadilla and was able to do that in the first moto in Southwick. In the first moto, he got a mid-pack start and was able to push all the way up to fifth. While Tickle rode with the same tenacity in the second moto, he finished 12th after going down early in the race to finish the day seventh overall.

“I am really bummed with my second moto today because I felt like I was finally showing what I was capable of in the first moto,” said Tickle. “I need to get rid of this black cloud that’s following me. In the mean time, I am just going to have to stay positive and hope that everyone sees the heart I’m putting in each moto. I can say that I’ve never given up, which means something to me.”

The AMA Motocross Championship series is in its final stretch with two races to go as the series heads to Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. After 10 of 12 rounds, Wilson remains in the lead with 438 points, while Rattray moved back into second with 400 points. Baggett is in third with 398 points. Rattray moved into third with 353, while Tic

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JDR/J-Star/KTM Southwick MX

August 29th, 2011 RK EXCEL No comments

JDR/J-Star/KTM rider Tye Simmonds showed splashes of brilliance at the tenth round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series held in Southwick, MA as he turned fast lap times throughout his moto but succumbed to bike troubles in moto one and a mistake in moto two that ruined his chance of a decent overall finish for the evening.

Simmonds suffered from a poor start at the beginning of moto one but quickly turned the throttle to begin his climb through the pack. He rounded the first lap in 21st and had moved to 18th by lap six. Bad luck struck on the ninth lap when he suffered a mechanical problem and had to withdraw from the race. His team quickly went to work to repair the bike and had it ready to go for the second moto.

In moto two, Simmonds had a worse start than the first moto because of his horrible gate pick. He started 27th and had passed four riders by the end of lap two. He climbed to 19th by the end of lap three and continued his charge. By the halfway point he had put together a train of consistent laps moving his KTM into 12th place. He made a few mistakes in the remaining laps that dropped him back to 15th where he finished the moto.

“I was very disappointed to not finish the first moto but I was happy with my second moto result. I have never raced Southwick before, and it is definitely more demanding on the bike and on the rider than I had imagined. I felt good the second moto and was hoping to move closer to the top ten but I made some mistakes at the end and slipped back. Overall, I am glad that we fixed the bike issue and I was able to get in one decent moto,” stated Simmonds.

Missing from action at Southwick was JDR/J-Star/KTM 250 Motocross rider PJ Larsen. The Australian Champion announced last week that he had suffered a neck injury prior to Unadilla that will keep him from competing at the remaining rounds. Larsen has been recovering at his home in California and his looking forward to making his return in the 2012 Supercross Series.

Next Event: Steel City – Delmont, PA – September 3, 2011

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