Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bel-Ray Racers Roczen And Davalos Claim First And Second In East Rutherford

Courtesy of Bel-Ray

Bel-Ray sponsored racers, Ken Roczen of RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing and Martin Davalos of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing secured first and second place in 450SX and 250SX during the 16th round of AMA Supercross in East Rutherford, N.J.

Ken Roczen of RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing secured his fifth 450SX win of the season at MetLife Stadium. Roczen started out strong by capturing the holeshot and continued to lead all 20 laps of the main event for an almost perfect race. Roczen claimed his second consecutive win as he heads into the final race of the season onMay 7.

“I felt great out there,” said Roczen. “We were as consistent as you could possibly be out there, in my eyes. We didn’t make any mistakes and had an awesome night. It’s exactly what we were shooting for. Now we have to keep the ball rolling. We got the job done. We got a heat race win and then a main event win so I would say that’s almost a perfect night.”

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider and Bel-Ray sponsored racer, Martin Davalos, claimed second place in 250SX. After coming off a first place win at Gillette Stadium, Davalos was prepared to take home another victory in New Jersey. In the main event, he started off in second place where he quickly found his way into the lead. He held on to the lead for four laps, but fell into second place and finished the main event as the runner-up.

“I’ll take second, but I really want that win,” said Davalos. “I feel like I rode consistent and I don’t have any excuses. I had a good start and my bike worked really well. I’m pumped with how everything went. I was second in qualifying at practice.”

Bel-Ray’s family of sponsored riders achieved the following results in East Rutherford:
RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing Team
  • Ken Roczen – 1st place, 450SX Class at Monster Energy AMA Supercross East Rutherford – (2nd in points overall)
  • Broc Tickle – 13th place, 450SX Class at Monster Energy Supercross East Rutherford – (20th in points overall)
  • Jake Weimer – 17th place, 450SX Class at Monster Energy Supercross East Rutherford – (13th in points overall)
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team
  • Martin Davalos – 2nd place, 250SX Class at Monster Energy Supercross East Rutherford – (4th in points overall)
  • Jason Anderson – 6th place, 450SX Class at Monster Energy Supercross East Rutherford – (3rd in points overall)
Team Legends and Heroes
  • Jacob Williamson – 18th place, 250SX Class at Monster Energy AMA Supercross East Rutherford – (25th in points overall)
Independent Racers
  • Darryn Durham – 15th place, 250SX Class at Monster Energy AMA Supercross East Rutherford – (22nd in points overall)
For the final round of the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, Bel-Ray sponsored riders will head to Las Vegas, on May 7. For more information on Bel-Ray’s involvement in powersports or Bel-Ray’s full line of powersports products, please visit www.belray.com or call (732) 938-2421.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Martin Davalos Finishes On The Podium At East Rutherford SX!

Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders Jason Anderson and Martin Davalos made their way to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ for the penultimate round of AMA Supercross on Saturday. Christophe Pourcel sat the night out due to injury. Davalos earned another impressive podium finish in 250SX East while teammate Anderson made a comeback from the back of the pack in the 450 main to finish sixth and maintain third overall in 450 rider point standings.

A main event victory last weekend at the Foxborough SX motivated Martin Davalos to stay up front this weekend in East Rutherford. He pulled second at the start of his heat, posted the fastest lap time aboard his Husqvarna FC 250, and held strong to the finish to transfer to the main. In the main, Davalos was second at the start once again and was quickly into the lead at the end of the first lane. He held on to the lead for four laps until moving into second. He stayed consistent the remainder of the race and finished second.

“I had a good night,” said Davalos. “I’ll take a second, but I really wanted that win. I feel like Malcolm was just a little better than me tonight. I feel like I rode really consistent and I don’t have any excuses. I had a good start and my bike worked really well. I’m pumped with how everything went. I was 2nd in qualifying at practice. I’m lucky I was able to put in a solid 15 laps and end up with a 2nd place finish. I’m pretty pumped overall. I’m excited to race the west coast guys in Vegas next weekend and see what plays out. I’m hoping to end up in a good spot in Vegas and then get ready for outdoors."

Jason Anderson started toward the back of the pack in his heat and finished outside a transfer position, forcing him to race the semi. He pulled the holeshot in his semi and sailed smoothly to another semi victory aboard his Husqvarna FC 450 to transfer to the main. He pulled a mid-pack start in the main and was 12th by the second lap. He was on the hunt for the remainder of the race and navigated from 12th to 6th by the finish. He maintains his position at third overall in 450 rider point standings.

“My night was ok,” said Anderson. “I got a bad start in the heat race, but got a holeshot and a win in the semi. I ended up with ninth gate pick in the main so that heat race didn’t help me out the entire night. I actually rode really well and came up from 12th to finish 6th. I almost had 5th, but I’ll make a comeback next weekend in Vegas. The track was good, but it was really tough to make a pass on. There was only one right hander."

East Rutherford Supercross Results:
250SX East Main Event1. Malcolm Stewart
2. Martin Davalos – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
3. Jeremy Martin

250SX East Rider Point Standings:1. Malcolm Stewart – 160 points
2. Aaron Plessinger – 146 points
3. Jeremy Martin – 141 points
4. Martin Davalos – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 130 points5. Shane Mcelrath – 109 points
6. Tyler Bowers – 108 points
7. Gannon Audette – 105 points
8. RJ Hampshire – 99 points
9. Anthony Rodriguez – 78 points
10. Matt Bisceglia – 68 points

450SX Main Event1. Ken Roczen
2. Eli Tomac
3. Cole Seely
4. Ryan Dungey

6. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

450SX Rider Point Standings:1. Ryan Dungey - 366 points
2. Ken Roczen – 330 points
3. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 293 points4. Eli Tomac – 270 points
5. Chad Reed – 232 points
6. Marvin Musquin – 213 points
7. Cole Seely – 207 points
8. Justin Brayton – 186 points
9. Trey Canard – 183 points
10. Weston Peick – 125 points

15. Christophe Pourcel – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing - 94 points

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MAX ANSTIE PLACES SECOND OVERALL IN LATVIA

Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

Showing impressive form around a fast and challenging Kegums track, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie wrapped up round six of the Motocross World Championship with a second place overall MX2 class result.

Powering his FC 250 to the holeshot in the opening MX2 moto the Brit put in a convincing performance to earn the runner-up spot behind Jeffrey Herlings. Following another good start in moto two Anstie battled his way from fourth at the end of lap one to second at the chequered flag.

For Anstie’s MXGP teammate Max Nagl the GP of Latvia was one of mixed fortunes. Capitalising on a great start in the opening MXGP moto the Rockstar energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider found himself in the battle for the top three. Making a decisive pass on Tony Cairoli for second three laps before the end, the German went on to hunt down race leader Tim Gajser but run out of time and crossed the line as runner-up.

Nagl lined up for moto two knowing that he had the speed to battle for his first overall win of the season. He powered his FC 450 to the holeshot and was racing in third before seeing Tim Gajser crash in front of him. Unable to avoid the stricken bike ahead of him Nagl also crashed and had to resume the race in 13th position. Unwilling to give up he reached the finish in fifth for fifth overall at the GP of Latvia.

Still working his way back to full fitness Nagl’s teammate Christophe Charlier showed impressive speed around the sandy track. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP rider got two great starts in both motos and found himself battling inside the top six for many laps before settling for two eighth place finishes. Rounding out the GP in seventh overall Charlier proved he’s gradually getting closer to the top six in MXGP.

Standing in for injured MX2 rider Thomas Covington, 16-year-old Conrad Mewse made his World Championship debut fighting his way to 23rd overall. Unable to get good starts in any of the two motos the Brit had to battle from the back of the pack to 20/24 results.

The Latvian track also played host to the second round of the European Motocross Championship, with Yentel Martens earning 2/1 results in EMX300 class to secure a second consecutive GP victory. Just before the series’ halfway point the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team rider holds a seven-point lead in the championship standings.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at round seven of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Germany on May 7/8.

Max Anstie: “It’s been an awesome weekend for myself and my team. I’ve worked really hard to build my speed and race consistency so it’s rewarding to find myself on the MX2 podium. I’ve delivered some strong rides during the last few races but things didn’t seem to go our way up until now. It was nice to finally be able to put two solid motos together and that was my goal for this GP. I felt like I rode two strong races and made some good passes. We’ve come a long way in the season so now I can be positive for the GPs to come.

Max Nagl: “Overall, I had a good weekend. I got two good starts in both motos, which was really important. Moto one went very well. I was third behind Cairoli but passed him for second a few corners before the end. I managed to get a clean holeshot in moto two. Just before the end of lap one as I was racing in third place Tim Gajser crashed in front of me in the whoops. Unfortunately, I hit his bike and crashed too. From then on I had to push really hard to make it back to the top five. It’s a bit frustrating the GP ended like that. I showed I can fight for the overall win but missed the podium by a few points. Luck wasn’t on our side but my speed was very good and that’s the most important thing as we’re heading to my home GP in Germany next weekend.

Christophe Charlier: “It was a very positive GP for us. It’s my best result so far in this season and I think it shows how much work we’re all putting in. I had great starts in both motos and managed to stay inside the top six and fight with the top guys for a few laps. My lap times around the track were good throughout the weekend and I proved I have the speed to fight for the top. I’m still lacking a bit of stamina to keep pushing hard until the end of each moto, but the speed is there now and that’s really important for the rest of the season. I’m enjoying my time on the bike and I think I can now start showing my true potential.

Results – FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 6
MXGP Overall
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 43pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 42pts; 3. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 41pts… 5. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 38pts… 7. Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna) 26pts… 16. Jake Nicholls (Husqvarna) 10pts… 20. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 3pts

MXGP Race 1
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 17 laps, 33:55.987; 2. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 33:57.532; 3. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 34:01.641… 8. Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna) 34:54.546… 16. Jake Nicholls (Husqvarna) 35:34.855… 27. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 34:32.844

MXGP Race 2
1. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 17 laps, 34:06.040; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 34:18.460; 3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha) 34:24.587… 5. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 34:32.010… 8. Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna) 34:53.598… 16. Jake Nicholls (Husqvarna) 35:40.679… 18. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 35:53.770

MX2 Overall
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 44pts; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 38pts… 17. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 6pts… 23. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 1pt

MX2 Race 1
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 18 laps, 35:30.258; 2. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:03.009; 3. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 36:10.170… 19. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 35:51.129; 20. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 35:52.326… 23. Davide Bonini (Husqvarna) 36:25.180

MX2 Race 2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 18 laps, 35:23.887; 2. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:26.248; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 36:30.485… 17. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 35:54.045… 22. Davide Bonini (Husqvarna) 36:35.420… 24. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 36:59.549

Championship Standings (After Round 6)
MXGP
1. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 260pts; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 259pts; 3. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 213pts; 4. Max Nagl (Husqvarna) 203pts… 12. Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna) 98pts… 23. Jake Nicholls (Husqvarna) 13pts… 31. Rui Goncalves (Husqvarna) 3pts

MX2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 300pts; 2. Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) 230pts; 3. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 193pts… 9. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 126pts… 16. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 70pts… 21. Ben Watson (Husqvarna) 39pts… 32. Giuseppe Tropepe (Husqvarna) 6pts… 37. Lars van Berkel (Husqvarna) 3pts… 43. Conrad Mewse (Husqvarna) 1pt

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BAGGETT MOVES UP AT EAST RUTHERFORD SX

Courtesy of Team Suzuki Press Office

Team Suzuki Press Office – May 2.

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Blake Baggett finished 12th aboard his Suzuki RM-Z450 in front of 59,311 fans at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the weekend.

And in the penultimate round of the American 2016 Monster Energy AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship, Baggett’s race result moved him up a position in the series standings to 17th.

Baggett began the day at MetLife by finishing 16th in timed qualifying. He then made the Main by way of a third in his semi. Under the spotlight of the Main Event, Baggett ran in 14th-place for the first five laps before working his way up to 13th on lap six of the 20-lap final. Then, with six laps to go, Baggett made his way past another rider to move into 12th and that’s where he finished the night.

“It was not the greatest day we’ve had by any means, but we improved on quite a few things” Baggett said. “I didn’t qualify great, but was able to get in through the semi, so I made it to the Main, which was better luck than I had last weekend. In the Main Event I had an outside gate-pick and not a great start, but I felt like I rode pretty good. I was consistent with my lap-times considering the conditions and being in traffic most of the way.

“I worked my way forward a little bit, but it was a pretty tough track to pass-on tonight. When you were in that the group kind of bunched up, it was a lot of follow-the-leader. I’m looking forward to the final round next weekend in Las Vegas and then we’ll be getting ready for the Outdoor season.”

The 2016 Supercross season comes to a close next Saturday, May 7th, with the Monster Energy Supercross Finale from Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium. Action gets underway at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT.
   

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ROCZEN & SUZUKI DOMIMATE METLIFE SUPERCROSS

Courtesy of Team Suzuki Press Office

RCH Suzuki Factory Racing’s Ken Roczen made it two-in-a-row victories and five for the season after putting together an almost-perfect performance and winning Saturday night’s Monster Energy AMA/ FIM World Supercross penultimate round at MetLife Stadium in America.

While the rider of the #94 Soaring Eagle/ Jimmy John's Suzuki RM-Z450 was forced to officially concede the 2016 Supercross title to Ryan Dungey with one race left in the season, Roczen won the holeshot, lead every lap; and picked-up his eighth career win. Meanwhile, the win marked the seventh premiere class points-paying victory for the team co-owned by Carey Hart and Ricky Carmichael.

Said Roczen: “We grabbed the holeshot and never looked back. I felt great out there. We were as consistent and you could possibly be out there, in my eyes. We didn’t make any mistakes and had an awesome night. It’s exactly what we were shooting for. Now we have to keep the ball rolling. We got the job done. We got a heat race win and then a Main Event win so I would say that’s almost a perfect night. I think that’s the first time I’ve gone back-to-back so hopefully another one next week and make it three-in-a-row.”

Roczen’s RCH team-mates Jake Weimer and Broc Tickle earned their respective trips to the Main Event via the first and second 450SX semi-finals of the night: Weimer snagged the holeshot and finished second the first semi while Tickle finished fourth in the second.

In just his third race back after an extended break while recovering a wrist injury, Tickle raced with the leaders early and went on to turn-in a hard-fought 13th-place showing.

“It was an improvement from last week,” said Tickle. “I got a better start in the Main than I did the last couple of weekends. I was in the mix there with those guys but if I could’ve been just a little better this week, it would have been a really good night. I felt better on the bike and more comfortable riding in the pack. I just need a little more intensity and speed throughout the race and I’ll have a good result. I just need to keep building. I’m not too pumped about finishing 13th but it’s a step in the right direction.”

Weimer’s performance in his semi was the highlight of his night, but unfortunately, the solid showing in the semi didn’t translate to the Main Event.

“The semi was definitely the positive of the night,” said Weimer. “I got the holeshot and led a few laps so that’s always good. I’m a little disappointed with the way the night turned out because I felt like the semi was a decent ride and I could build on that but it just didn’t work out.”

RCH Team Manager Kyle Bentley was pleased with his team’s showing in the shadow of New York City and expects to close-out the season strong in this weekend’s season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

Said Bentley: “It was a good night with two wins in a row. That’s awesome for the team. I’m super-stoked for Ken. It was another dominating night for him. He won by over 19 seconds, so that’s pretty impressive. It’s a little bittersweet though; we lost the championship but we have momentum. We’re looking forward to Vegas, trying the get the final win of the Supercross season and carry that into ‘Outdoors.’ We’ll see if we can’t come away with the championship out there.

“Broc had a great start from the outside so I was really happy with that. He ran-up front a little bit but he’s still trying to get back in the swing of things. We’re pumped with where he’s at, given the injury early in the season. Jake is still a little beat-up from Foxboro’ but he got the holeshot in his semi and almost won so that was a net positive for him. Everyone is healthy so we’ll go to Vegas this weekend and try to finish out the Supercross season on a high note.”

The curtain rings down on the 2016 AMA/ FIM World Supercross season this weekend in Las Vegas where Round 17 of the Monster Energy Supercross-supported series.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

FIM International Six Days Enduro Trophy and Junior Trophy Teams announced

Courtesy of AMA 

Structure changed to four-rider Trophy Team, three-rider Junior Trophy Team

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The seven riders selected to represent the United States on two teams in the 2016 FIM International Six Days Enduro were announced today by the American Motorcyclist Association.

The riders will compete as the U.S. Trophy and Junior Trophy teams in the ISDE scheduled for Oct. 11-16 in Circuito de Navarra, Spain. Thirty-five countries are represented at the ISDE event each year.

"We continue to have an impressive team of athletes representing the United States year after year, and I'm confident that this year's team will show that American racers are extremely competitive not only in their country, but globally," said AMA Racing Director Bill Cumbow. "Each competitor has displayed physical and mental skill and strength, determination and endurance and has earned the opportunity to race for the United States at this prestigious event."

Historically, the Trophy Team consisted of six riders, and the Junior Trophy Team had four riders. Starting in 2016, the Trophy Team will have four riders and the Junior Trophy Team will have three.

"The new rule made selection much more difficult this season," ISDE Team Manager Antti Kallonen said. "It took a lot of time to select the riders for each team, but we are confident in our decision and feel each of these riders will do a great job representing the USA."

The 2016 U.S. ISDE Trophy Team includes: FMF KTM Factory Team riders Kailub Russell and Taylor Robert, KR4 Husqvarna Racing Team rider Thad DuVall, and last year's ISDE overall winner Coastal Husqvarna Racing Team rider Ryan Sipes.

Russell will race the E1 class aboard the KTM 250 XC-F. Robert and Sipes will each race the E2 class aboard 350cc motorcycles while DuVall will race the TE 300 in the E3 class.

"I think this new rule change will make the competition closer," Kallonen said. "Our U.S. Trophy Team is solid. Ryan won the overall at the ISDE last year, and Kailub was on top of the ranks until an injury sidelined him. With Taylor racing the full Enduro World Championship Series this season, it should give him an added edge to be familiar with the format and bike setup. Thad will be a strong competitor to complete our team as they fight for the first-ever overall win for the U.S. team."

The 2016 U.S. Junior Trophy Team includes: SRT KTM rider Steward Baylor; AmPro Yamaha Racing Team rider Grant Baylor; and JCR Honda Racing Team rider Trevor Bollinger.

Brothers Steward and Grant Baylor will compete in the E2 class, while Bollinger will compete in the E1 division.

"Our three riders made up the 2014 winning team in Argentina, which makes our expectations high," Kallonen said. "Trevor has shown phenomenal speed this year at the GNCCs and has emerged as the fastest XC2 Pro Lites rider. Steward and Grant Baylor both sit in a top position in the AMA National Enduro Series and are very experienced with ISDE racing."

The teams are scheduled to meet in July for a training camp in Arizona.

In addition, the third-annual ISDE golf tournament fundraiser will be June 24 in Snowshoe, W.Va., with all proceeds funding the Trophy Team riders. For more details on this event, click here.

Visit the official event website at www.fim-isde2016.es/en/home and www.americanmotorcyclist.com > Racing > International Competition > ISDE for more information.
  
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

BEL-RAY SPONSORED RACERS KEN ROCZEN AND MARTIN DAVALOS TAKE FIRST PLACE AT AMA SUPERCROSS FOXBOROUGH

Courtesy of Bel-Ray


FARMINGDALE, N.J. (April 26, 2016) – Bel-Ray sponsored racers, Ken Roczen of RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing and Martin Davalos of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing took first place in 450SX and 250SX during the latest round of the AMA Supercross season in Foxborough, Mass., on April 23.

Ken Roczen of RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing secured his fourth 450SX win of the season at Gillette Stadium. Roczen came into the main event with a strong performance, starting off in third place. During the first lap Roczen moved ahead to take the lead and maintained his position for the remainder of the event. He remains second in overall 450SX rider point standings. 

“I feel like I’m one with the bike and that’s been the difference,” said Roczen. “We’re made great strides with the bike and everyone is working really well together. That’s what makes it fun. We’re still in this championship fight. Anything can happen. I’m really glad we came away with the win because I was tired of finishing second.”

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider and Bel-Ray sponsored racer, Martin Davalos, secured his second 250SX first place finish of the season, marking the fourth win of his career. Davalos began the main event in the top ten. By the second lap, he maneuvered his way into fourth place and began the quest for third. By the eighth lap, Davalos fought his way into second place before moving on to the lead. Once he took the lead, Davalos created more and more distance between himself and the other riders, for a commanding victory. Davalos remains in fourth place in overall 250SX rider point standings.

“I stayed within my limits,” said Davalos. “I felt good throughout the moto and I’m pretty pumped with this win. I had a pretty good drive in the whoops, and knew I had to be consistent in the corner and not try to rush it. It was a great race overall. I’m super pumped on the improvements and I’m excited to go to New Jersey next week”

Bel-Ray’s family of sponsored riders achieved the following results in Foxborough:


·         Ken Roczen – 1st place, 450SX Class at Monster Energy AMA Supercross Foxborough – (2nd in points overall)
·         Broc Tickle – 14th place, 450SX Class at Monster Energy Supercross Foxborough – (21st in points overall)
·         Jake Weimer – 22nd place, 450SX Class at Monster Energy Supercross Foxborough – (11th in points overall)

·         Martin Davalos – 1st place, 250SX Class at Monster Energy Supercross Foxborough – (4th in points overall)
·         Jason Anderson – 4th place, 450SX Class at Monster Energy Supercross Foxborough – (3rd in points overall)

Team K1 Speed/BWR Engines/SSi Decals
·         Cade Clason – 17th place, 450SX Class at Monster Energy AMA Supercross Foxborough – (28th in points overall)

Team K1 Speed/BWR Engines/SSi Decals
·         Jacob Williamson – 18th place, 250SX Class at Monster Energy AMA Supercross Foxborough – (26th in points overall)

Independent racers
·         Tyler Bereman – 20th place, 250SX Class at Monster Energy AMA Supercross Foxborough – (34th in points overall)
·         Darryn Durham – 22nd place, 250SX Class at Monster Energy AMA Supercross Foxborough – (23rd in points overall)

For the next round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, Bel-Ray sponsored riders will head to East Rutherford, N.J., on April 30. For more information on Bel-Ray’s involvement in powersports or Bel-Ray’s full line of powersports products, please visit www.belray.com or call (732) 938-2421.
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Monday, April 25, 2016

ROCZEN & SUZUKI WIN FOXBOROUGH SUPERCROSS

Courtesy of  Team Suzuki Press office
  
RCH Suzuki Factory Racing’s Ken Roczen scored his fourth victory of the 2016 Monster Energy AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship season on Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The Soaring Eagle/ Jimmy John’s Suzuki RM-Z450 rider needed a win to keep his title hopes alive and Roczen did exactly that, dominating Round 15. He proved his mettle throughout the day and the 21-year-old German’s RCH-prepared Suzuki RM-Z450 was easily the fastest machine across the 22-rider field, with Roczen picking-up five points to narrow the gap on series leader Ryan Dungey to 43.

“I feel like I’m one with the bike and that’s been the difference,” explained Roczen following his eighth career Monster Energy Supercross win. “We’ve made great strides with the bike and everyone is working really well together. That’s what makes it fun. We’re still in this championship fight. Anything can happen. I’m really glad we came away with the win because I was tired of finishing second. We’ve got the speed and we’re consistent every week so I’m glad to finally make it happen. The track was tricky. It was really hard-packed and had some ruts. The whoops got really rough and the ‘lappers’ were there so we had a little bit of everything.”

Unfortunately, Roczen’s RCH team-mates Broc Tickle and Jake Weimer didn’t fare quite as well: Weimer was collected on the third lap – an incident not of his own making - and was forced to retire his machine immediately. Tickle also went down on the same lap but was able to pick his bike up and solider home to finish 14th.

“It was a good night overall for RCH,” commented RCH team manager Kyle Bentley. “Any time we can come away with the win, it’s a good night. Ken had a so-so start and was able to push to the front, make a pass on the series champion (Ryan Dungey) and stretch it out. (Eli) Tomac gave us a run for our money in the middle of the race but Ken was able to pull away and come home with the victory. We’ve had the fastest bike in town the last three weeks so it’s a great feeling to come away with the win. We’ll press on to New Jersey next weekend and try and win the last two.

“Broc rode awesome. He had a mid-pack start, got caught-up in some mayhem in one of the rhythm sections but was still able to finish strong. He was happy with the motorcycle. It was an unfortunate incident for Jake Weimer; another rider cross-jumped him in one of the rhythm lanes and he didn’t have anywhere to go. Someone landed on the back of him and he got pretty beat up. We’ll evaluate his situation and hopefully he’ll be ok to race this coming weekend,” added Bentley.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross returns to East Rutherford, New Jersey this weekend when the series visits MetLife Stadium for the 16th of 17 races on the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross calendar. 



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Sunday, April 24, 2016

BAGGETT KNOCKED-OUT OF FOXBOROUGH SUPERCROSS

Courtesy of Team Suzuki Press Office
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Blake Baggett had a tough outing at the weekend’s Foxborough AMA/ FIM World Supercross in New England after getting caught-up in unavoidable crashes in both the Semi and Last Chance Qualifier, which cost him any shot in making the Main Event.

Baggett started-out the day well by qualifying his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 in seventh place with a time of 1:02.906. From there he ran a solid pace in the second qualifying Heat race of the day, but came home fifth, just one position short of qualifying straight into the Main.

In his Semi, the 24-year-old Californian was en-route to qualifying when a rider crashed in front of him in a whoop section, with the bike cartwheeling sideways in front of him, leaving Baggett nowhere to go: He collided with the bike and crashed.

He then got back underway quickly, but in the short race he was only able to come back to sixth, putting him into the LCQ.

Right off the gate in the LCQ, Baggett was in the middle of the pack when he was caught-up in a multi-rider crash going into the first turn, damaging his Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450; and his day was done.

The team now moves on to New Jersey and MetLife Stadium for next weekend’s penultimate round of the series.

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Ryan Dungey captures 31st consecutive podium finish at Foxborough Supercross

Courtesy of KTM Racing

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey earned his 31st consecutive podium finish on Saturday with a 3rd place at Round 15 of the AMA 450SX Championship in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Ryan Dungey KTM 450 SX-F Foxborough 2016
With rainfall throughout the night and into the morning, the track was uncharacteristically muddy for the timed qualifying sessions. Ryan Dungey prevailed through the unfavorable track conditions to earn the fastest time in qualifying aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, while his teammate Marvin Musquin qualified in 12th.

In 450SX Heat 1, Musquin captured the holeshot and ultimately finished 4th to transfer into the Main Event. In 450SX Heat 2, Dungey shot out to grab the holeshot but the race was Red Flagged due to riders hitting the starting gate. In the restart, it was Dungey who once again captured the holeshot and the early lead. After battling back-and-forth for the first few laps, Ken Roczen took over the lead and maintained it to the end, with Dungey in 2nd and BTOSports.com KTM’s Justin Brayton in 3rd.

Main Event
In the 450SX Main Event, Dungey grabbed his third holeshot of the day and assumed the early lead before engaging in a battle with Ken Roczen. Dungey and Roczen diced back-and-forth for the lead position in the early parts of the race but Roczen soon established his pace out front.

Dungey briefly dropped into the 4th place position before making a big charge to overtake the 3rd place position with a strong pass on Jason Anderson through the whoops. From there, Dungey pushed toward Tomac in 2nd but wasn’t able to catch him before the checkers flew.

“I struggled a little bit tonight but that’s racing,Dungey said. “We knew it was a possibility to wrap up the championship tonight but it wasn’t the main goal – it would have been a bonus. We’re going to come back next weekend and give the fans a good show.”

Dungey now holds a 43-point lead over Roczen with two rounds remaining in the 450SX Championship.

Musquin ultimately finished 10th in the Main Event, where he now sits in 6th place in the Championship Standings.

Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM’s Shane McElrath finishes a close fourth place in Foxborough
Shane McElrath rode a heart-felt race inside Gillette Stadium as he battled with the front-runners to come across the checkered flag just shy of a podium spot in fourth. Teammate Alex Frye finished 19th after getting a start just outside the top 10.

After an off-season injury left him questionable to race at all, McElrath has shown flashes of incredible speed on his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION as he’s continued to work his way into race shape. In Foxborough, he was battling with the leaders and despite some small mistakes, stayed with the front pack until the end, where he finished just off the podium in fourth.

“I didn’t have many expectations when I came into the season because of the injury,” said McElrath. “I always want to be battling for the win, but wasn’t sure where I was going to fit in at the start of the season. So I’m really happy that I’m up there going after the win and podium spots.”

Alex Frye started the night with a solid heat race where he finished fourth. He got a solid start in the main event, but had to overcome some misfortune, eventually claiming 19th.
The Eastern Regional riders will stay in the Northeast for another week as the team heads to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 30.

Next Race: April 30, 2016 – East Rutherford, NJ (USA)

Results 450SX Class Foxborough 2016
1. Ken Roczen (GER), Suzuki, 19:35.153 min (20 laps)
2. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, +9.022 sec
3. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM, +25.054
4. Jason Anderson (USA), Husqvarna, +29.422
5. Trey Canard (USA), Honda, +32.048
Other KTM
10. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM, 19 laps
12. Justin Brayton (USA), KTM, +16.451

Standings 450SX Class 2016 after 15 of 17 rounds
1. Dungey, 348 points
2. Roczen, 305
3. Anderson, 278
4. Tomac, 248
5. Chad Reed (USA), Yamaha, 220
Other KTM
6. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM, 199
9. Brayton, 170
14. David Millsaps (USA), KTM, 105

Results East 250SX Class Foxborough 2016
1. Martin Davalos (USA), Husqvarna, 15:11.488 min (15 laps)
2. Jeremy Martin (USA), Yamaha, +3.722 sec
3. Malcolm Stewart (USA), Honda, +7.720
4. Shane McElrath (USA), KTM, +9.136
5. Aaron Plessinger (USA), Yamaha, +10.156
Other KTM
13. Dakota Alix (USA), KTM, 14 laps, +28.461
19. Alex Frye (USA), KTM, 13 laps, +36.099

Standings East 250SX Class 2016 after 7 of 9 rounds
1. Stewart, 135 points
2. Plessinger, 130
3. Martin, 121
4. Davalos, 108
5. Tyler Bowers (USA), Kawasaki, 93
Other KTM
6. McElrath, 91
10. Justin Hill (USA), KTM, 63

13. Frye, 49

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