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6/11/2012 - Broc Tickle Finding his Place

 

Irvine, Calif.  – Most anticipated a wet weekend in Mt. Morris, Pa., but Saturday turned out to be perfect racing conditions for Round 4 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship at High Point Raceway. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle rode strong to a 6-9 moto score for seventh overall.

 

Finding his Place

With four rounds complete, Tickle has silenced anyone who doubted his speed on the KX450F and has shown that he is a top-five guy in the 450 class. Tickle got off on the wrong foot the first practice, but was able to recover and qualified eighth. In the first moto, he started amongst the top-10 and moved up to seventh where he would finish, just 1/1000 behind the next rider. Second moto Tickle got an even better start and came around the first corner in fifth. He would stay there until a crash set him back, crossing the line in ninth. Finishing seventh on the day put Tickle eighth overall in the points standings.

“My day started rough, but turned out okay,” said Tickle. “I was outside the top-20 after the first practice, but was able to turn that around. I got two good starts in the motos and just took too long to pass a couple guys. I am still happy with my finish. I felt strong throughout the motos and was able to a charge at the end of the first moto. I high-sided in the second moto and it took me a while to get going, but I still salvaged ninth. I was stoked with my starts and just want to be top-five every moto and I’m willing to do what it takes to be there.”

 

 

Not the Usual Mt. Morris

The picturesque High Point Raceway is a favorite amongst most racers, yet this year the track developed differently than years past. There has been rain surrounding the Mt. Morris national the past few years, which created a very soft, deep, rutted track. This year however, there was no precipitation in the forecast allowing a dry, choppy track to develop. Although many prefer the loamy ruts of years past, High Point still provided great racing in both classes.

 

Getting in the Rhythm

With a third of the rounds completed of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, riders are past the point of testing the waters and are ready to battle for every position. The battle continues at Round 5 at Budds Creek MX in Mechanicsville, Md., on June 16, 2012.

 

Results

AMA Pro Motocross Championship – Round 4
High Point Raceway – Mt. Morris, Pa.
June 9, 2012

450 Class Results
1. Ryan Dungey, Waconia, Minn., KTM (1-1)
2.
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki (2-2)
3.
JAKE WEIMER, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI (3-3)
4.
Andrew Short, Colorado Spring, Colo., Honda, (4-8)
5.
Davi Millsaps, Orlando, Fla., Yamaha (9-4)
6.
Brett Metcalfe, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki (7-5)
7.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI (6-9)
8.
Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha (12-6)
9.
Nico Izzi, Rochester, Mich., Yamaha (8-10)
10.
Michael Byrne, Fla. Suzuki (13-7)

450 Class Points Standings
1.
Ryan Dungey, Waconia, Minn., KTM, 186
2.
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 144
3.
JAKE WEIMER, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 141
4.
Andrew Short, Colorado Spring, Colo., Honda, 128
5.
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 116
6.
Brett Metcalfe, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki, 114
7.
Nico Izzi, Rochester, Mich., Yamaha, 95
8.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 90
9.
JOSH GRANT, RIVERSIDE, CALIF., JWR KAWASAKI, 84
10.
KYLE CHISHOLM, CLEARWATER, FLA., JWR KAWASAKI, 66


 

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