Monday, January 15, 2018

AUTOTRADER YOSHIMURA SUZUKI TOP-5 AT HOUSTON SX

Courtesy of Team Suzuki Press Office

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 15.

Weston Peick – 450 Class – 5th
Malcolm Stewart - 450 Class – 11th
Justin Hill - 250 Class – 10th
Phil Nicoletti - 250 Class – 12th 





Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing’s Weston Peick scored a second consecutive top-five finish at the second round of the 2018 AMA Supercross series in Houston, Texas on Saturday night as Malcolm Stewart impressed in his first fill-in race for the team. 

Peick continues to hone his Supercross skills throughout the week and the effort is paying dividends. With a fifth-place heat race finish, Peick put himself in a great position for the Main Event. When the gate dropped, his Suzuki RM-Z450 rocketed to a third-place start and he kept pace with the early leaders while riding a smart race. Peick crossed the finish line in fifth – his second top-five finish in as many tries – and currently sits tied for fourth in the point standings.

News broke early in the week that 2016 AMA 250 East Supercross Champion Stewart was brought on board to fill in for the injured Justin Bogle and ‘Mookie’ didn’t disappoint, scoring seventh in his heat race and 11th in the Main. That is very credible for a rider who only had a few days of testing the Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450. The ever-popular Stewart will set his sights higher this weekend. 

Defending 250 West Champion, Justin Hill, came to Houston with a chip on his shoulder. The Oregon native was determined to win; however, he felt off all day. It has been said that championships are won on the bad days. Hill fought through adversity to score a top-10 finish in the Main and is still very much in the title fight. 

Riding through the pain of a rib injury, 250 West competitor Phil Nicoletti used grit and determination to score a 12th place finish. This came after Nicoletti was unable to ride all week. With more down time, he expects a better result at Anaheim 2. 

Weston Peick [450 Class, Fifth Place]: 

“This weekend went well for me. The goal was to back-up my top-five finish from Anaheim 1, and I succeeded. The track was technical and constantly breaking down, with big whoops and lots of ruts. Houston proved that I can handle the ever-changing conditions. I’m excited for Anaheim 2. My next target is to get on the podium. With good starts and consistent lap times I should be able to achieve that. I’m really gelling with the RM-Z450 and I like the progress that we’re making.” 

Malcolm Stewart [450 Class, 11th Place]: 

“I tell you, going eight months without a gate drop feels like forever! It’s great to be back doing what I love to do. I have to give a huge shout out to the Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Team for giving me the opportunity to race. I appreciate the fans for sticking by me through thick and thin. The Houston fans made me feel like I was home again, so thanks! I’m looking forward to getting more time on the bike and making a big impact at Anaheim 2.” 

Justin Hill [250 Class, 10th Place]: 

“I struggled all day and felt off. I’ve never had an entire day where I made zero progress. From the very first time my wheels touched the track, all of the way until the checkered flag flew in the Main Event, I didn’t get any better. My comfort level was off. We had a few minor tweaks that needed to be made to the rear suspension on my bike, but I didn’t ride the RM-Z250 for what it was worth. I was in a funk. 

“It’s difficult, because I had the speed at Anaheim 1, but bad starts kept me from running towards the front. At Houston, the speed was not there. It was a total 180-degree turn from the opening round. I’m definitely disappointed in myself. Everyone on the team wants to help, and I’m grateful for their support. I will be working with a few members of the team this week to try some different settings. I’ve never wanted to win so badly.” 

Phil Nicoletti [250 Class, 12nd place]: 

“The track was very demanding. I struggled to find a flow after not riding all week. I had to take time off after my Anaheim 1 crash in order to let my body heal, so I knew it would be challenging to find a good feeling in Houston. I went to the doctor after the Anaheim opener. It was discovered that I had a few cracked and misplaced ribs. I’m looking forward to having a bit more time to let my body heal before coming back strong at Anaheim 2.” 

Jeremy Albrecht [Team Manager]: 

“Overall, there were quite a few positives from this weekend. Weston had a solid ride. He improved from last week. Malcolm was doing really well for having been on the Suzuki RM-Z450 a few times. With more time on the bike he should have a better result at Anaheim. Malcolm was great to work with. He was super positive and he loves the bike. It was great that Malcolm also went to the post-race press conference. He wants to be involved, which is awesome. 

“The Houston track was super gnarly and very technical, with really challenging whoops. Hill crashed in the whoops in the first timed qualifying session, and I believe that threw him off his rhythm. Justin got hit in the first turn in the Main Event and lost his rear brake. It was tough for him to manage the track without a rear brake, given how many bowl turns there were. As for Nicoletti, he rode well considering how banged up he was. He was in pain every time he rode, but he fought through it. I expect everyone on the team to come out swinging at the next round.” 

The Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Team will head back to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California for the third round of the 2018 Supercross series on Saturday, January 20th. 

Houston SX Results: CLICK HERE 

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA RIDERS LOOKING TO WRAP UP DAKAR 2018 ON A HIGH

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PABLO QUINTANILLA & ANDREW SHORT FOCUSED ON STRONG RESULTS IN EVENT’S FINAL OVERALL STANDINGS
Racing more than 4,000km in Peru and Bolivia, the duo of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders Pablo Quintanilla and Andrew Short now have their eyes set on the third and final part of the 2018 Dakar Rally – the final five days of competition in Argentina. Battling their way through eight challenging stages, the two FR 450 Rally mounted riders will look to climb even higher in the final overall standings as the event enters its final and most challenging phase.

Riding to Salta in groups following the cancellation of stage nine, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders enjoyed some well-deserved hours of relaxation ahead of the final part of the Dakar. Following the issues he had on stage eight, Pablo Quintanilla is currently 12th in the rally’s provisional overall standings. Looking ahead, the Chilean rally star is now eyeing some good stage results on Argentinean soil. 

For Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s rally rookie Andrew Short, this event has been a huge learning experience. Claiming his best stage result to date yesterday, the US racer is now focused on reaching the finish of the event on Saturday with a good position in the overall. Andrew is currently 23rd in the provisional standings. 

Heading south and towards the city of Belén tomorrow, Dakar Rally competitors will contest a 373km-long timed special. Stage 10 of the 2018 Dakar Rally will bring racers one-step closer to the big finish in Córdoba on Saturday. 

Pablo Quintanilla“Following the issues I had yesterday, I am really happy I am still in the race to the finish. Coming into this year’s Dakar, my goal was obviously to fight for the win. We had some great stage results and I was inside the top eight and close to the group of leading riders until yesterday. Right now the podium might seem like a distant goal, but I will do my best for some good stage results. The race now enters one of its most difficult parts, but I know what I need to do to make some of the time I’ve lost.” 

Andrew Short“Since the start of the marathon stage we’ve had two long and exhausting days of racing, so it was good to take some time to relax today. For me this event is a life experience. Since its start I feel that I’ve learned a lot. I learned how to get faster in the deep sand while also navigating myself in the most tricky sections. I also learned how to retain a good pace in the fast sections, but compared to the riders in front I feel that there’s still a lot to improve there. Overall, I’m happy with my progress so far and I am looking forward to the coming stages of the rally.” 

2018 Dakar Rally – Provisional Overall Standings After Stage 9 
1. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 27:22:03 
2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 27:22:25 
3. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 27:28:37 
4. Toby Price (KTM) 27:29:38 
5. Joan Barreda (Honda) 27:30:04 
6. Antoine Meo (KTM) 27:31:59 
… 
12. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 28:47:26 
23. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 29:45:34

 

KTM RIDERS CRUISE INTO ARGENTINA AFTER CANCELLED STAGE NINE

Courtesy of KTM

Dakar Rally 2018 – Stage 9
The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team have travelled to Salta in Argentina to continue the 40th edition of the Dakar Rally. Stage nine of the event was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions making Monday’s proposed timed special unfit to race.

The ninth stage of the Dakar Rally was completed untimed with competitors enjoying a more relaxed pace on the route from Tupiza, Bolivia to the city of Salta in north western Argentina. Travelling in convoy, the riders made short work of the 500km journey, crossing the border and arriving in Salta around mid-day.

With five more stages to contest, covering approximately 3,200km, there is everything to play for in the motorcycle category. The top-six riders are only separated by 10 minutes, a time that could easily be lost or gained in one single stage. Matthias Walkner still leads the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders in the standings, the Austrian knows the next few days will be crucial.

Matthias Walkner: “The next five days are going to get really exciting. It’s so close at the top of the standings, there are six or seven guys that could still take the win. Normally I enjoy the terrain in Argentina, but I’m not so keen on the camel grass of recent times. I much prefer the fast pistes and rivers that we get to cross. If the route is like that and I can get to Cordoba without making too many mistakes, then I’m confident of a good result.”

Toby Price lies just one-minute behind Walkner in fourth overall. Feeling a little sore after such a hard week in the saddle the former Enduro World Champion will need to call on all of his off-road experience to tame the terrain in Argentina.

Toby Price: “I’m looking forward to racing in Argentina again, from what we have had in previous years, I think it’s going to be quite difficult. There’s still a long way to go – a lot of kilometres left to race. I am happy with my pace, to be able to get this far so soon after coming back from injury is a real confidence boost. I’ll just keep on doing what I’ve been doing – taking each day as it comes – and hopefully I’ll be somewhere near at the finish.”

Antoine Meo now has two stage wins under his belt on this 40th edition of the Dakar Rally. Starting first on tomorrow’s stage 10 won’t be easy for the Frenchman. Nevertheless, on-form and riding well on his new KTM 450 RALLY, Meo will be pushing hard on the last five stages of the event.

Antoine Meo: “Opening the stage tomorrow is going to be a bit of a disadvantage. After a long liaison, the special starts in the dunes and with no tracks to follow it’s going to be tough leading from the front. There are still five stages to go and I’m less than 10-minutes from the lead and anything can happen in Argentina as we’ve seen before. We still have another marathon stage and the longest day of the event still to come at over 900km. I’m feeling good though and looking forward to the challenge.”

Laia Sanz was lucky to complete stage eight, an impact with some of the local wildlife thankfully didn’t result in a crash for the Spaniard, just some minor damage to her bike. Laia is looking forward to the final stages in Argentina, but hopes for some cooler conditions than forecast.

Laia Sanz: “I think Argentina is going to be tough, we have another couple of marathon stages on Thursday and Friday and anything can happen on those days. I’m a little afraid of the heat in Argentina, if it gets really hot, it’s not only tiring but it makes it hard to concentrate too and you can make mistakes with your navigation. We have five stages left to go, so I’m hoping they all go well and I can make the finish.”

Enjoying the best result of his rally so far on stage eight, Luciano Benavides now looks forward to the final days of the event in his home-country with added enthusiasm. The Salta local was given a hero’s welcome from the crowds as he entered the province. Some good performances on familiar terrain could secure Benavides’ position as this year’s top rookie.

Luciano Benavides: “I am so happy to be in my home country of Argentina now. I am really looking forward to racing these final five stages. The fans have been amazing here and gave us such a big welcome. I don’t think I will have much of an advantage riding here, I don’t know any of the stages. I do know the type of terrain though and hopefully I will be able to push a little more than before.”

The team will be glad of today’s rest as tomorrow’s (Tuesday’s) stage 10 is another long one. A total of 797km will be covered on the bikes, 373km of which are timed special in the dunes and river crossings of the Catamarca Province. Riders will leave Salta and head for Belén, a beautiful city in the centre of the region. Navigation will be especially important as well as the strength to keep up a good pace in the technical latter half of the stage.

Provisional Standings after cancelled Stage Nine – 2018 Dakar Rally

1. Adrien van Beveren (FRA), Yamaha, 27:22:03
2. Kevin Benavides (ARG), Honda, 27:22:25 +0:22
3. Matthias Walkner (AUT), 27:28:37 +6:34 
4. Toby Price (AUT), KTM, 27:29:38 +7:35
5. Joan Barreda (ESP), Honda, 27:30:04 +8:01
Other KTM 
6. Antoine Meo (FRA), KTM, 27:31:59 +9:56
7. Stefan Svitko (SVK), KTM, 27:53:58 +31:55
9. Gerard Farres (ESP), KTM, 28:0:02 +37:59
14. Laia Sanz (ESP), KTM, 28:53:28 +1:31:25 
18. Luciano Benavides (ARG), KTM, 29:10:16 +1:48:13

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

ANDERSON DOMINATES HOUSTON SUPERCROSS!

Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles


HARRISON FINISHES 13TH IN 250 CLASS
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson wasted no time in showing what his all new Husqvarna 2018 FC 450 Rockstar Edition is capable of by absolutely dominating the competition and taking a massive, come from behind main event win and, with it, the points lead and red plate! After a few years off the schedule, AMA Supercross and the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team headed to Houston, TX for the second round of the series. From the very first lap of the day, Anderson was in the zone and rolled on his own momentum all night long riding with the perfect mix of raw speed and control. With 450 teammate Dean Wilson forced to sit out the night due to lingering pain from his Anaheim crash, Anderson stole the show and notched his 2nd career victory in Houston's NRG Stadium. Mitchell Harrison overcame adversity once again to ride strong and post a 13th place finish on the night.

After posting the fastest qualifying time of the day, Jason Anderson pulled the holeshot in his heat and dominated the remainder of the race to earn his second consecutive heat race victory aboard his Husqvarna 2018 FC 450 Rockstar Edition. He was fifth at the start of the 450 Main Event and quickly moved to fourth. He made the move for third around Weston Peick at the end of the first lap and kept digging to the front. He inched closer to second-place rider, Justin Barcia, found some great lines, then took advantage of a mistake made by Barcia to make the pass for second. He then went on a charge and set his sights on the lead. He patiently waited for his opportunity to strike, then made a successful pass through the rhythm section using an alternate line to take over the lead with just over five minutes remaining. He completely dominated the day and took his first 450 Main Event victory of the season as well as the points lead in the class.

“Houston was probably the most perfect day I’ve ever had in my career,” said Anderson. “I won every time I was on the track - both practices, heat race and main. It was a battle, but it was awesome. I’m in the zone but, at the same time, I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I feel good and I’m in a good spot."

Mitchell Harrison pulled the holeshot aboard his Husqvarna 2018 FC 250 in the second 250 heat and fought to stay in the front of the pack. He swapped between second and third before going back to 10th after crashing hard in the whoops. He remounted and fought back to finish ninth and transfer directly to the 250 Main Event. He was mid-pack at the start of the 250 Main and came out of the first lap in 11th. He put his head down and focused on moving through the pack. He made his way into the top 10 but went back to 11th in the 11th lap. He would eventually finish the race in 13th.

“I felt really good in practice,” said Harrison. “The bike was great. I got the holeshot in the heat then crashed, but I was able to come back to ninth and qualify for the main. I got a decent start in the main, but I rode tight. I have some things to work on, and I hope to do better next week at Anaheim."

Houston Results

250SX West Main Event
1. Aaron Plessinger
2. Joey Savatgy
3. Chase Sexton
4. Shane McElrath
5. Christian Craig
6. Mitchell Oldenburg
7. Adam Cianciarulo
8. Bradley Taft
9. Kyle Chisholm
10. Justin Hill

13. Mitchell Harrison - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

250SX West Rider Point Standings
1. Aaron Plessinger - 49 points
2. Shane McElrath - 45 points
3. Joey Savatgy - 42 points
4. Adam Cianciarulo - 37 points
5. Chase Sexton - 36 points
6. Christian Craig - 36 points
7. Mitchell Oldenburg - 34 points
8. Justin Hill - 29 points
9. Bradley Taft - 27 points
10. Kyle Chisholm - 27 points

12. Mitchell Harrison - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing - 19 points

450SX Main Event
1. Jason Anderson - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
2. Ken Roczen
3. Justin Barcia
4. Cole Seely
5. Weston Peick
6. Justin Brayton
7. Blake Baggett
8. Broc Tickle
9. Josh Grant
10. Jeremy Martin

450SX Rider Point Standings
1. Jason Anderson - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing - 49 points
2. Ken Roczen - 42 points
3. Justin Barcia - 42 points
4. Cole Seely - 36 points
5. Weston Peick - 36 points
6. Justin Brayton - 33 points
7. Broc Tickle - 30 points
8. Josh Grant - 28 points
9. Blake Baggett - 27 points
10. Marvin Musquin - 26 points


ANDREW SHORT SECURES BEST STAGE RESULT ON DAY EIGHT OF DAKAR

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RALLY ROOKIE CLAIMS FIRST TOP 20 FINISH IN DAKAR 2018
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Andrew Short has enjoyed his best performance to date on the 40th edition of the Dakar Rally, ending stage eight in 17th position. With it the US racer, who is competing in his first ever Dakar Rally, moves closer to the top 20 in the provisional overall standings. Dealing with a minor technical issue, Pablo Quintanilla is currently 12th in the overall standings. 

Bringing competitors from Uyuni to Tupiza, Sunday’s second part of the two-day marathon stage was as long as it was demanding. Taking place in wet and cold conditions, it was another test for racers’ physical strength and mental stamina. Putting in a strong performance under difficult conditions, Andrew Short wrapped up the stage 22 minutes behind the provisional winner. Andrew is currently 23rd in the rally’s provisional overall standings. 

For two-time Rally World Champion Pablo Quintanilla stage eight proved to be the most challenging so far in this year’s Dakar Rally. Running eighth in the provisional overall standings, Pablo suffered a minor technical issue on Sunday’s stage, which dropped him to an eventual 12th at the end of stage eight. 

Due to extreme weather conditions and the increased risk of flooding and thunderstorms, Dakar Rally organisers have opted to cancel the stage nine timed special. Competitors are expected to ride in groups towards the Salta bivouac, where the race will resume normally on Tuesday. 

Andrew Short“These last two days have been really tough physically and mentally so I’m really happy we got this first marathons stage done. Yesterday I had a few small crashes in the mud and also stopped a few times to assist other riders. I’m really fast in the sand sections and I need to improve my speed in the faster tracks. Overall, today I had a good stage. I stopped and tried to help Pablo with the issue he had so I lost a bit of time there. For me the goal is to continue day-by-day. This race is really exhausting mentally and physically. We are all sore and beat up right now, but we need to focus on the stages to come.” 

Pablo Quintanilla“It was a disappointing day for me. I started really well. My goal was to push in order to make up some time to the leaders in the overall standings. 220km into the timed special I had an issue with my rear axle. I stopped and lost more than one-hour trying to get going again. This Dakar hasn’t been the best for me but I now focus on giving my best in the coming stages. We’ve worked hard all year for this race, so it’s disappointing for all the team for things like that to happen. It is what is and we’ll continue racing until the end. I still have the opportunity to get some good stage results while improving my speed and navigation, that’s my focus now.” 
2018 Dakar Rally – Stage 8 Provisional Classification 
1. Antoine Meo (KTM) 05:24:01 
2. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 05:25:09 
3. Toby Price (KTM) 05:26:46 
4. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 05:29:53 
5. Stefan Svitko (KTM) 05:30:47 
6. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 05:31:01 
… 
17. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 05:46:29 
40. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 06:37:21 

2018 Dakar Rally – Provisional Overall Standings After Stage 8 
1. Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) 27:22:03 
2. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 27:22:25 
3. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 27:28:37 
4. Toby Price (KTM) 27:29:38 
5. Joan Barreda (Honda) 27:30:04 
6. Antoine Meo (KTM) 27:31:59 
… 
12. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 28:47:26 
23. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 29:45:34




 

New Monster Energy Supercross Points Leader Jason Anderson Earns Second-Straight Podium in Houston

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Aaron Plessinger Secures Win and Points Lead in Western Regional 250SX Class

HOUSTON, Texas, (January 14, 2018) - In front of a crowd of 49,841 fans inside NRG Stadium, Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, made an epic return to Houston on January 13 for Round 2 of the 2018 season.
 
For Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Jason Anderson, a win in Houston secured the 450SX Class points lead. At the start, Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing's Justin Barcia edged out Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen for the holeshot ahead of Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing's Weston Peick and Anderson in fourth. While the leaders jockeyed for position, Anderson captured his first win of 2018 and second-consecutive podium ahead of Roczen and Barcia.
 
Jason Anderson captures his first win of 2018 at the second round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship in Houston. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
 
"That race was tough for me but at the same time I felt good all day," Anderson said on the podium. "I'm just excited to come out with the win. I feel good. I'm riding good. I'm thankful to have these opportunities to keep achieving my goals, and I just really want to keep staying up here."
 
Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Marvin Musquin showed up to Houston with the 450SX Class points lead and a red number plate after winning the Anaheim Opener but a crash in the Heat Race put Musquin out of the night show and 10th in points. Last year's championship runner-up, Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac, opted out of competition while recovering from a crash at the Anaheim Opener.
 
Houston's 450SX Class podium at the second round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

In the Western Regional 250SX Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy took the holeshot ahead of Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM's Shane McElrath and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Adam Cianciarulo. The Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing ride of Aaron Plessinger battled from a 10th place start to eventually overcome the entire field and claim the podium ahead of Savatgy in second. For third place's rookie Chase Sexton, it was his first career podium in his second professional start.  

Aaron Plessinger celebrates victory and a new points lead after two rounds of the 2018 Western Regional 250SX Class Championship. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

For the latest media highlights, please click the links below:
 
450SX Class Results
1. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna
2. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda 
3. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha 
4. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda 
5. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki 
6. Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., Honda 
7. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM 
8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., KTM 
9. Joshua Grant, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki 
10. Jeremy Martin, Carlsbad, Calif., Honda 
 
450SX Class Championship Standings
1. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna (49)
2. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (42)
3. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha (42)
4. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (36)
5. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki (36)
6. Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., Honda (33)
7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., KTM (30) 
8. Joshua Grant, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki (28)
9. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM (27)
10. Marvin Musquin, Clermont, Fla., KTM (26)
 
Western Regional 250SX Class Results
1. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha 
2. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki 
3. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda 
4. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM 
5. Christian Craig, Orange, Calif. Honda
6. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Yamaha 
7. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna, Fla., Kawasaki 
8. Bradley Taft, Nixa, Missouri, Yamaha 
9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha 
10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki 
 
Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings
1. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (49)
2. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (45)
3. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (42)
4. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna, Fla., Kawasaki (37)
5. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (36)
6. Christian Craig, Orange, Calif. Honda (36)
7. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Yamaha (34)
8. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki (29)
9. Bradley Taft, Nixa, Missouri, Yamaha (27)
10. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (27)
 
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