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7/22/2012 - 5th OA at Washougal for Tickle

 

Irvine, Calif. (July 22, 2012) – After two hard fought motos at Round 8 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Washougal MX Park in Washougal, Wash.,. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle powered his KX™450F to fifth overall after going 6-4.

 

Solid Performance

After putting in countless hours training and testing since his move up to the 450 class, Tickle’s hard work and determination is really showing. In 450 Moto 1, Tickle got pinched off after the start and found himself in 13th place rounding the first lap. He immediately went to work picking off riders and maneuvered his way through the pack to finish sixth. In Moto 2, Tickle got a better jump off the gate and rounded the first turn in fifth, behind Weimer. Throughout the next six laps he battled back and forth with Weimer and by the seventh lap, Tickle was able to make the pass stick and later finished the race in fourth place. Tickle earned fifth overall for the day and currently sits fifth in the championship points.

“Things got better as the day went on,” said Tickle. “I qualified seventh and was feeling pretty good. In the first moto I just got caught in the pack and had to work through it. We made a few changes between motos and my Kawasaki was feeling really good even though the track was breaking down. The second moto I got a pretty good start and battled with Weimer for most of the race. I was happy to finish fourth and take fifth overall. I am just going to keep working hard and hope to get back on the podium at Southwick.”

 

More Than a Racetrack

Dubbed “The World’s Most Scenic Raceway”, Washougal MX Park has many facets which set it apart from all of the other tracks on the outdoor national circuit. Just driving to the track feels more like you are embarking on a camping trip deep into the Pacific Northwest rather than visiting a popular race track. Set in the middle of a dense forest and surrounded by lush vegetation and beautifully clean rivers, the track stays much cooler than most tracks. The large Pine and Hemlock trees which surround the track also provide much needed shade for spectators and competitors alike.

 

Beantown Bound

After a three week break from competition, the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross Championship will reconvene on August 11, for Round 9 at MotoX-338 in Southwick, Mass. Known for its deep, sandy turns, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s racers plan to take advantage of the three week break by heading to California to put in some time on sand tracks and get their bikes dialed before heading back East.

 

 

Results

AMA Pro Motocross Championship – Round 8 of 12
Washougal MX Park - Washougal, Wash.
July 22, 2012

450 Class Race Results
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-1)
2.
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki (1-2)
3.
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda (4-3)
4.
JAKE WEIMER, RUPERT, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI (3-5)
5.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI (6-4)
6.
Tommy Hahn, Great Bend, Kan., Honda (7-7)
7.
KYLE CHISHOLM, VALRICO, FLA., JWR KAWASAKI (8-10)
8.
Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda (10-9)
9.
Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (9-11)
10.
JOSH GRANT, RIVERSIDE, CALIF., JWR KAWASAKI (17-6)
19.
TYLA RATTRAY, WILDOMAR, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI (15-18)

450 Class Championship Standings

1.
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 383
2.
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 303
3.
JAKE WEIMER, RUPERT, IDAHO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, 280
4.
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 247
5.
BROC TICKLE, HOLLY, MICH., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 220
6.
Justin Brayton, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Honda, 183
7.
JOSH GRANT, RIVERSIDE, CALIF., JWR KAWASAKI, 169
8.
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 151
9.
Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki, 142
10.
KYLE CHISHOLM, VALRICO, FLA., JWR KAWASAKI, 137
19.
TYLA RATTRAY, WILDOMAR, CALIF., MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI, 58


 

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