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5/31/2012 - Broc Tickle Builds Momentum at Freestone MX National

 

Irvine, Calif. – The AMA Pro Motocross Championships headed to the heart of Texas for Round 2 at Freestone County Raceway in Wortham, Texas for heated racing and hot temperatures. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle finished a strong seventh in Moto 1, but was unable to finish Moto 2.

 

Building Momentum

Tickle came out swinging in practice on Saturday morning and threw down some impressive lap times to place fourth overall, giving him a great gate pick. Feeling confident, Tickle came around the first corner in Moto 1 around 16th position. Initially he slowly made progress, but as the moto went on, Tickle got stronger and stronger. By the checkered flag he had made his way into seventh. In the second moto, Tickle started within the top-10, but before the halfway mark a mechanical issue would force him out of the race. His strong first moto gave him enough points to stay in the hunt and now sits eighth in the points standings.

“I felt really good all day,” said Tickle. “I was up front in qualifying practice which got me off on the right foot. I got off to a mediocre start in the first moto, but was able to charge all the way through to finish seventh. I was happy with that and was able to recover from the heat quickly, so I was pumped to get back out there. I’m looking forward to next weekend and know I can get two solid finishes and be battling for podiums.”

 

Beating the Heat

With temperatures in the 90s, more than just the racing was heated in Texas. Although all the riders on the track are top athletes, battling the heat for 35 minutes definitely separated the men from the boys. Motocross is a grueling sport and Freestone is hands down one of the toughest races on the circuit

 

Elevation Changes

After tackling the heat this weekend, the AMA Pro Motocross Championship heads to the high elevation of Thunder Valley Raceway in Lakewood, Colo., where riders will have to overcome yet another challenge, the altitude.

 

Results

AMA Pro Motocross Championship – Round 2 of 12
Freestone County Raceway – Wortham, Texas
May 26, 2012

450 Class Results
1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (1-1)
2.
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-2)
3.
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki (5-3)
4.
JAKE WEIMER, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI (3-6)
5.
JOSH GRANT, RIVERSIDE, CALIF., JWR KAWASAKI (6-4)
6.
Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Honda (10-5)
7.
Tommy Hahn, Great Bend, Ks., Honda (9-7)
8. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsniore, Calif., Suzuki (13-10)
9.
Nico Izzi, Rochester, Mich., Yamaha (4-25)
10.
Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha (8-17)

14.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI (7-40)

450 Class Points Standings
1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 100
2.
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 86
3. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 70
4.
JAKE WEIMER, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 61
5.
Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Honda, 61
6.
JOSH GRANT, RIVERSIDE, CALIF., JWR KAWASAKI, 58
7.
Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsniore, Calif., Suzuki, 53
8.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 43
9.
Nico Izzi, Rochester, Mich., Yamaha, 39
10.
Tommy Hahn, Great Bend, Kan., Honda, 39


 

 

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