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1/9/2012 - Tickle Earns a 12th at Anaheim 1 after an Early Crash


CORONA, Calif. - Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle made history for the team by becoming the first Supercross Class rider in history to pilot a Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki machine, working hard to fight for a 12th-place finish after an early crash.

Following the Anaheim opener, should a trivia question relating to the first rider ever to race in the Supercross Class for Mitch Payton's Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team come up, the industry can think back to Tickle’s start to the 2012 season. After winning the 2011 Supercross Lites Western Regional Championship and pointing out of the class, Payton decided to complete his rider’s two-year contract by offering Tickle the historic 450cc ride. Anaheim marked Tickle's debut effort on the big bike, and he definitely proved that he's tough enough to run with the big boys. The Michigan native looked strong the entire night, but ended up nearly landing on fellow Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer in an odd turn of events. The incident caused a collision between the two, sending Tickle to the ground and to the back of the pack. He remounted and fought hard to finish just outside the top 10. 

“I'm bummed that I didn't finish where I had hoped, but I couldn't control what happened,” said Tickle. “I'll just have to bring it even harder next week in Phoenix. The Supercross Class is so packed this year. Getting a win will be tough for everyone, but it just motivates me even more to work harder. I'm feeling good on the Kawasaki 450F. It's going to be a good season."

The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Tickle heads to Phoenix 12th in the standings, with nine points in the Supercross Class.



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