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4/16/2012 - Tickle moves into the top-10 in points for 2012 SX Season

 

Irvine, Calif. (April 15, 2012) – Monster Energy Kawasaki celebrated on the balconies overlooking Bourbon Street in New Orleans, La., In the Supercross class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle came together with another rider on lap two dropping him outside the top-15, but was able to climb back up to 10th.

 

Within Reach

As the momentum continues to build for Tickle towards the end of the season, the Superdome looked like the venue where he could grab his first top-five finish in the Supercross class. Tickle rode an exceptionally strong heat race holding third for much of the race before finishing fourth and putting himself in a good position for the main event. When the gate dropped for the 20-lap main, Tickle jumped out to sixth on lap-one and had the leaders in sight. One lap later he got the worst of a run-in with another rider where Tickle hit the ground and dropped back to 16th. Determined to finish where he belongs, Tickle battled back towards the front and was able to salvage 10th. With that finish, Tickle moves into the top-10 in points and continues to set his eyes on the front.

“I’m really happy with the way I rode tonight,” said Tickle. “I got a good start and was near the top-five before coming together with another guy and going down. I was able to come back to 10th, which is where I have finished without a crash so I’m happy to get those points. With the field thinning out, I should be closer to the front so I’m looking forward to next weekend.”

 

Seashells

The dirt inside the Superdome was unique. At first glance one may think it was littered with pebbles and rocks, but at close inspection the dirt was actually full of seashells. This created a dilemma amongst many riders to sport additional roost protection such as hand guards or chest protectors. After a few practice sessions it was obvious the roost was not that dangerous, but never the less a little harder than average.

 

The Pacific Northwest

Monster Energy AMA Supercross heads back to the West coast next Saturday, April 21, 2012 to Centurylink Field in Seattle, Wash., for Round 15 of the series. The open stadium in Seattle allows weather to play a factor in the racing. The Supercross Lites Western Region riders will return to do battle where Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson currently holds the points lead by two points. Wilson will be looking to extend his points lead and provide himself with some breathing room as the season concludes.

 

Results

Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, La.
April 14, 2012

Supercross Class Results
1. RYAN VILLOPOTO, POULSBO, WASH., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI
2.
JOSH GRANT, CORONA, CALIF., JWR KAWASAKI
3.
Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
4.
Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
5.
Andrew Short, Smithville, Tex., Honda
6.
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
7.
Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha
8.
KYLE CHISHOLM, VALRICO, FLA., JWR KAWASAKI
9.
Will Hahn, Decatur, Tex., Honda
10. BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI

20.
JAKE WEIMER, WILDOMAR, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI

Supercross Class Championship Standings

1.
RYAN VILLOPOTO, POULSBO, WASH., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 321
2.
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 206
3.
Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 201
4.
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 192
5.
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha, 178
6.
Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 172
7.
JAKE WEIMER, RUPERT, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 171
8.
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 166
9.
Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Calif., Suzuki, 162
10.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 133

11.
KYLE CHISHOLM, VALRICO, FLA., JWR KAWASAKI, 129
13.
JOSH HANSEN, ELBERT, COLO., HART & HUNTINGTON KAWASAKI, 89
14.
NICK WEY, MURRIETA, CALIF., KAWASAKI, 86



 

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