Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bel-Ray Racers Conclude National Motocross Series at Lake Elsinore

Courtesy of Bel-Ray

FARMINGDALE, N.J. (August 26, 2013) ― The 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championship series came to a close on Saturday afternoon at Lake Elsinore in Southern California. Temperatures in the triple digits and a rough challenging course combined to make for a difficult day for Bel-Ray’s racers and teams competing there.
            Leading the Bel-Ray charge for the weekend was Rockstar Energy Racing’s Ryan Sipes. A crash and subsequent injury suffered at the Millville, MN round has hampered Sipes’ charge toward the front. His 13-14 moto finishes were not indicative of the way he rode but in a class with great talent, a good start is necessary to challenge. Sipes’ starts on Saturday were less than ideal, and the Kentucky native had to come from back in the field to earn his result. 13th overall was not what Sipes had hoped for but going into the off season, he can look back on 2013 positively. “It wasn’t a bad weekend aside from my starts. That part was bad. I feel good though. I’m safe; my lap times were good, even coming from 76th place. Last race of the year; it was a good day, and I’m happy.” Sipes finished 16th in the overall series standings.  
            Also competing in the 450MX class were Bel-Ray racers Nick Wey and Derek Anderson. Both privateer riders experienced ups and downs throughout the series. Wey was forced to miss two rounds due to an injury but achieved positive results during the summer. He finished in 17th place in each moto, and came in 17th overall. Wey was just outside the top 20 in the series standings, in 22nd place overall. Colorado privateer Anderson has been travelling the series with his girlfriend and recording the riders’ trials and tribulations all summer long on the popular YouTube series Man Vs Moto. Anderson scored points at six rounds this summer and earned 30th place overall in this highly competitive class.
            In 250MX racing, Rockstar Energy Racing Bel-Ray-backed Jason Anderson experienced his breakout season. He experienced the first outdoor podium win of his career in Millville, MN and has shown flashes of brilliance all season long. He is expected to be a top championship contender in 2014. His 17th place first moto was hampered by a second moto 32nd place finish. In the second moto, Anderson was in a top three position and riding well, until a handlebar to his ribs caused his demise. Anderson recorded 20th overall for the event and a top 10 overall season finish in 8th place. Anderson’s teammate for the last two rounds of the season, Michael Leib, suffered a hand injury at the previous round in Utah but he came to the final round and attempted to tough it out. Unfortunately, the pain was too much, and he was forced to retire.
            With the motocross series concluded, the racers will take a short vacation before resuming preparations for the 2014 racing season.
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Rockstar Energy Racing racers (top to bottom) Ryan Sipes, Jason Anderson and Michael Leib rely on Bel-Ray lubricants to keep their bikes performing at their best. Those same products are found on powersports dealer shelves.
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