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3/15/2013 - Brock Tickle's Dodge/RCH Racing Race Facts

 

Broc Tickle (No. 20 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing/Bel-Ray/Suzuki RM-Z450) is currently 10th in the 450SX Class rider standings, five points shy of ninth. He recorded his fourth top-10 of the season last week in Daytona. He finished eighth in his only 450SX Class start in Indianapolis last year.

FAST FACTS: INDIANAPOLIS
·   SPEED will air the AMA Supercross Series event in Indy live on Saturday (3/16) at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
·   RCH Racing’s Broc Tickle has scored nine consecutive Top-12 finishes in the 450SX Class Main Events.

DID YOU KNOW
·   Dodge/RCH Racing rider Broc Tickle (No. 20 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing/Bel-Ray/Suzuki RM-Z450) last scored a 450SX Class finish outside the Top-12 at the season opening race in Anaheim where he finished 18th. Tickle has an averaging finishing position of 10.2 in his last five Monster Energy AMA Supercross Races.
·   ·   RCH Racing team owner Ricky Carmichael scored three SX premier class wins in Indianapolis (2001, ’03, ’05).

THE DODGE BOYS
·   Dodge is seeking its first SX race win with RCH (Ricky Carmichael / Cary Hart) Racing.
·   Broc Tickle’s career-best finish of second came at the 2006 SX event at Toronto.
·   Carey Hart was the recipient of the first R.A.D. (Riders Above Dirt) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

BROC TICKLE
No. 20 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing/Bel-Ray/Suzuki RM-Z450
Birthdate: 11/21/1989
Hometown: Holly, Mich.                             Mechanic: Tony Berluti

Highlights
·   First season riding the No. 20 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing/Bel-Ray/Suzuki RM-Z450.
·   Finished eighth in 2012 SX rider standings with nine top-10 finishes in 16 starts.
·   2011 AMA Supercross Series Lites West champion.


DODGE/RCH RACING RIDER QUOTES

BROC TICKLE (No. 20 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing/Bel-Ray/Suzuki Z450)
YOU HAD A HOLESHOT IN YOUR HEAT RACE LAST WEEK IN DAYTONA. ANOTHER PIECE OF THE PUZZLE THAT YOU AND TONY (BERLUTI) HAVE BEEN WORKING ON:  “Yeah, another piece of the puzzle that we’ve been working on all year. I was pretty pumped on the holeshot because we worked on it at RC’s track all week. My Heat Race went pretty good. I finished fifth but I think that my ride was better than a fifth-place finish. I rode pretty well.”

YOU RACE RESULTS THE LAST TWO WEEKS HAVEN’T REFLECTED HOW AGGRESSIVE AND WELL YOU HAVE BEEN RIDING:  “I don’t think they have. I feel that I’ve been riding really well and have been making some aggressive passes. In the Main Event (at Daytona last weekend), it took me a couple of laps to get into a rhythm and then I settled into a good pace.”

MORE TESTING UP AT RICKY’S (CARMICHAEL) COMPOUND THIS WEEK. WHAT’S THE FOCUS DURING THE RIDING? “Finding more speed. I’ve got the race starts figured out somewhat. Now, it’s just speed.”

WHERE SPECIFICALLY ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SPEED? “Ricky’s mom (Jeannie Carmichael) has been working on sections. We’ve been focusing on corner speed and jumps. It’s a combination of things.”

TALK ABOUT WORKING WITH JEANNIE CARMICHAEL: “She’s really good. I think that I’m going to stay another week and work with her.”

 

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