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4/26/2012 - Broc Tickle Continues His High Expectations at Seattle SX finishing 8th

 

Irvine, Calif. (April 23, 2012) – Despite dismal weather predictions for Saturday’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Centurylink Field in Seattle, Wash., the weather turned out to be beautiful and sunny come race day. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle who rode a solid race to finish eighth.

 

High Expectations

Since he took the first professional win of his career in Seattle, Tickle had high expectations coming into the event. He got off to a slow start, qualifying 12th, but knew he needed to find some solid lines before he put on a charge. In the heat race he put it all together and rode strong to finish sixth. When the gate dropped in the main event, Tickle got pinched off and funneled to the back of the pack, coming around the first turn in 15th. Undeterred, he put together a solid charge and picked off nearly half of the field to finish eighth. Tickle currently sits tenth in the points standings.

“I thought I rode the best I had all season,” said Tickle. “I rode solid and stayed aggressive all 20 laps and passed half of the pack in the process. You know this has been a crazy season; anything can happen on the track. The top ten racers in the Supercross class are riding really strong so it’s difficult to break into the top three to get a podium. I just have to keep pushing forward and working hard no matter how tough it gets. I know eventually it will all pay off. I’m going to focus on my starts this week and hopefully I can carry this momentum into next weekend.”

 

Mission Impossible

Because Seattle gets so much annual rainfall and Centurylink Field is an open stadium, getting the dirt to settle and pack properly is nearly impossible. While the track crew worked tirelessly to build, shape, and protect the track prior to race day, rain had inundated the track for almost an entire week prior to the event. To help the track better withstand the relentless rain, the track crew mixed the dirt with asphalt and lime to help maintain its composure. When racers arrived on Saturday morning they were informed there would be one less practice session due to the track’s deteriorating condition. However, once racing began the onslaught of hundreds of dirt bikes eventually pounded the track into a rutted mess. Sometimes you just can’t beat Mother Nature.

 

Next Weekend

Next weekend, Monster Energy AMA Supercross heads to Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the penultimate round of the series before the 2012 season wraps up in Las Vegas, Nev.

 

Results

Monster Energy AMA Supercross – Round 15
Centurylink Field – Seattle, Washington
April 22, 2012

Supercross Class Results
1. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
2.
Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
3.
JAKE WEIMER, RUPERT, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI
4.
Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
5.
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
6.
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
7.
Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Fla., Suzuki
8.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI
9.
Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha
10.
NICK WEY, DEWITT, MICH., KAWASAKI
19. RYAN VILLOPOTO, POULSBO, WASH., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI

Supercross Class Points Standings
1
.
RYAN VILLOPOTO, POULSBO, WASH., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 323
2.
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 222
3.
Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 219
4.
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 207
5.
JAKE WEIMER, RUPERT, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 191
6.
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha, 178
7.
Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Fla., Suzuki, 176
8.
Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 173
9.
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 166
10.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 146


 

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