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5/31/2011 - Tickle Finishes in 12th at Freestone in Texas

 

Irvine, Calif. (May 29, 2011) – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle overcame a rough first moto, going 39-5 to finish in 12th place. 

 

Working Out the Bugs

 

Tickle started off the day feeling good and ready to get on the podium. He got a decent start in the first moto and was running in sixth when a mechanical issue on the first lap forced him to pull off the track. Despite having the last gate pick for the second moto, he fought his way through the field to finish in fifth place. Tickle’s outstanding effort in the second moto left him in 12th place overall in the 250 class for the weekend.

 

“I didn’t have the best luck in first moto and had to pull off the track early,” said Tickle. “With the new format, my finish in the first moto left me with the last gate choice for the second moto. I started off the second moto around fifteenth and just put my KX250F to work. I fought hard and worked through the field into a fifth-place finish. The track is gnarly out here and it was really hot, so I felt like I did pretty good working my way into fifth from the back of the pack.  We have a lot more racing to do this season, so I’m focused on getting on the podium the rest of the season.” 

 

Beating the Heat

 

Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the heat waves. One of the biggest challenges for the racers and fans alike was trying to stay cool as the day grew progressively hotter. Even with the wind picking up by mid-afternoon, the overwhelming heat remained unaffected and the humidity seemed to amplify the level of discomfort.  Some of the racers came up with creative solutions to beat the heat between motos, like Tickle and Wilson, who could be found taking ice baths in trash cans while enjoying ice pops.

 

Eastward Bound

 

In two weeks the racers head across the country to compete in Round 3 of the AMA Motocross Championship series at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa. After a hot weekend in Texas, the racers look forward to cooler temperatures and better traction in the Pennsylvania dirt.

 

Results

 

AMA Motocross Series

Freestone County Raceway– Wortham, Texas

May 28, 2011

 

AMA 250 Motocross Results (Moto Finishes)

1. TYLA RATTRAY, WILDOMAR, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 2-1

2. DEAN WILSON, MENIFEE, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 1-3

3. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha, 3-4

4. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 9-2

5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 5-6

6. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki, 10-7

7. MATTHEW LEMOINE, COLLINSVILLE, TEXAS, KAWASAKI 8-11

8. Cole Seely, Corona, Calif., Honda, 14-8

9. BLAKE BAGGETT, GRAND TERRACE, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 2-1

10. Gannon Audette, Cain, Ga., Yamaha, 12-12

12. BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 39-5

 

 

AMA 250 Motocross Points Standings

1. DEAN WILSON, MENIFEE, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 90

2. TYLA RATTRAY, WILDOMAR, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 85

3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 69

4. BLAKE BAGGETT, GRAND TERRACE, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 66

5. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha, 64

6. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 52

7. Gareth Swanepoel, South Africa, Yamaha, 46

8. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki, 44

9. Cole Seely, Corona, Calif., Honda, 42

10. BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 38

 

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