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8/19/2012 - Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle on the Podium for the Second-Consecutive Week at Unadilla

 

Irvine, Calif. (August 19, 2012) – Round 10 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship was full of excitement on Saturday as Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle took second overall at Unadilla in New Berlin, N.Y. Tickle led for four laps on his KX™450F before finishing second in the Moto 1, which he followed up with fourth in Moto 2 for second overall.

 

Hitting Full Stride

As the season progresses, Tickle continues to up his game. After finishing on the podium in third overall last weekend, he raised the bar and finished on the second step of the box at Unadilla. In Moto 1, Tickle got off to a top-10 start and started gaining momentum. One after another the leaders started dropping like flies and just past the halfway mark Tickle found himself in the lead. Tickle threw down impressive lap times and started to gap the field. With two laps remaining, Tickle would relinquish the lead, but would keep pressuring the leader until the checkered flag. In the second moto the No.25 KX450F got off to another great start and charged hard to fourth, giving him second overall and bumping him to fourth in the championship standings.

“I was kind of nervous coming into the race,” said Tickle. “I had never done that well here and wanted to turn that around. This year has been all about having fun for me and the more I do that, the better my results have been. If I get all gnarly on myself it tends to be counter-productive. I had never led an outdoor moto ever, so that was fun and I felt really strong. The track was brutal with the rain yesterday, but I think it worked in my favor.”

 

Racing Against the Track

Not only do riders have to worry about the other 39 riders on course each weekend, but often the track itself can present the biggest challenge. On Friday, Unadilla received a massive rainstorm that cancelled all the amateur races and left the track a soupy mess. First practice saw riders come off the track almost unrecognizable from the amount of mud. As the day progressed the track developed excellent racing conditions, but proved extremely difficult.

 

Fans

It was no surprise to see fans setting up camp for the day before the morning fog had even rolled out. Every inch of the Unadilla hillside was packed with race fans throughout the day. The pits were shoulder to shoulder as they lined the tents to get a peek of their favorite riders. The Monster Energy Kawasaki tent had one of the longest lines for autographs as Tickle, Weimer, and Rattray spent some extra time taking photos and signing just about every piece of clothing imaginable.

 

Winding Down

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship heads into a week break before resuming in Delmont, Penn., at Steel City Raceway on September 1, 2012. Riders will be pushing the envelope to finish the season on a high note and take the 250 Class Championship down to the wire.

 

Results

AMA Pro Motocross Championship
Unadilla National – New Berlin, N.Y.
August 18, 2012

450 Class Results
1. Ryan Dungey, Waconia, Minn., KTM (1-1)
2.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI (2-4)
3.
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda (4-3)
4.
Davi Millsaps, Orlando, Fla., Yamaha (3-5)
5.
JOSH GRANT, RIVERSIDE, CALIF., JWR KAWASAKI (5-6)
6.
Nico Izzi, Rochester, Mich., Yamaha (6-8)
7.
TYLA RATTRAY, MURRIETA, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI (8-9)
8.
Phil Nicoletti, Cohocton, N.Y., Honda (7-11)
9.
KYLE CHISHOLM, CLEARWATER, FLA., JWR KAWASAKI (12-7)
10.
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki (39-2)
22.
JAKE WEIMER, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI (40-18)

450 Class Points Standings
1. Ryan Dungey, Waconia, Minn., K¬TM, 480
2.
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 367
3.
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 311
4.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 293
5.
JAKE WEIMER, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 293
6.
JOSH GRANT, RIVERSIDE, CALIF., JWR KAWASAKI, 226
7.
Justin Brayton, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Honda, 202
8.
KYLE CHISHOLM, CLEARWATER, FLA., JWR KAWASAKI, 182
9.
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 163
10.
Davi Millsaps, Orlando, Fla., Yamaha, 150
14.
TYLA RATTRAY, MURRIETA, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 109

 

 

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