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5/7/2012 - Broc Tickle Finishes in 9th Overall in the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Series

 

Irvine, Calif. - The 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season came to a close Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle finished 11th.

 

Building Blocks

Progression was Tickle’s goal all season, which he finished with a string a top-10 finishes. In his heat race, Tickle looked strong and aggressive as he made his way through the pack to pressure for third, only to settle for fourth. The slick Vegas dirt made for a challenging main event where Tickle came around the high-speed first corner in 10th. He would make his way as high as eighth before dropping to 11th just before the checkered flag. Tickle finished ninth overall in the Supercross class points standings.

“My night started good in my heat race,” said Tickle. “I was right with the leaders, but in the main I didn’t feel comfortable on the track. I’m happy to finish top-10 in the championship and am ready to make the switch to the outdoors.”

 

Slick Conditions

The dirt at Sam Boyd Stadium is known for being very hard packed and blue-groove, but Saturday night’s conditions were not the typical Las Vegas. During practice the track crew heavily watered the track in an attempt to avoid those conditions. Although the dirt was not as hard, ruts formed in all the transitions of the jumps and corners, making the course very technical and challenging for the riders.

 

Change of Scenery

With the conclusion of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, the riders now go from stadium surroundings to the great outdoors changing from short heats and main events to two grueling 30-minute motos. The AMA Pro Motocross Championship kicks off at Hangtown MX Park in Sacramento, Calif., on May 19, 2012.

 

Results

Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Sam Boyd Stadium – Las Vegas, Nev.
May 5, 2012

Supercross Class Results
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
2.
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
3.
Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
4.
JAKE WEIMER, RUPERT, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI
5.
JOSH GRANT, CORONO, CALIF., JWR KAWASAKI
6.
Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
7.
Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Calif., Suzuki
8.
Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha
9.
Andrew Short, Smithville Tex., Honda
10.
NICK WEY, DEWITT, MICH., KAWASAKI

Supercross Class Championship Standings
1. RYAN VILLOPOTO, POULSBO, WASH., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 323
2.
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 266
3.
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 257
4.
Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 257
5.
JAKE WEIMER, RUPERT, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 229
6.
Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Calif., Suzuki, 206
7.
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha, 178
8.
Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 177
9.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 171
10.
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 166


 

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