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1/3/2015 - 2015 RCH Factory Racing Broc Tickle Racing Info

 

BROC TICKLE
RIDER: No. 20 Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing Suzuki RM-Z450
DATE OF BIRTH: November 21, 1989
HOMETOWN: Holly, Mich.
RESIDENCE: Lake Elsinore, Calif.
 
Broc Tickle has been building his resume since day one. After kick-starting his career, at the eager age of three, Tickle has steadily scaled the ladder of success, one rung at a time.  

Despite being sidelined for most of last season following a practice crash in March at the Toronto Supercross, Tickle is returning to the seat of the No. 20 Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing Suzuki RM-Z450 for 2015. After an impressive start to the 2014 campaign and a full-recovery from his injuries, RCH team owners Carey Hart and Ricky Carmichael hung on to Tickle for 2015, delivering a potent one-two Ken Roczen-Tickle punch for the new year.  

Flashback to 2006. Following an impressive amateur career – one that included a Loretta Lynn's 250 Open A title – the Michigan rider entered select professional AMA Outdoor Nationals, testing the professional ranks for the first time.  

Over the next six seasons, “Tickle Time” steadily progressed in both Supercross and Motocross competition before finally capturing his first professional title by winning the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross West Coast Lites Championship.  

After earning the 2011 crown aboard Mitch Payton's Pro Circuit Kawasaki, Tickle made the jump from the 250 to the team's big bike the following year. A fifth-place finish in the final 2012 Motocross point standings and a ninth-place end-result, indoors, netted him a new opportunity for 2013, this time with RCH.  

The new combination proved to be a consistent mix for Tickle and Co., with a solid first season paying off with eighth-place finishes in both Supercross and Motocross season-end points.  

Last season, Tickle opened the 2014 campaign with back-to-back eighth-place finishes at Anaheim One and Phoenix before a pair of incidents in heat races at A2 and Oakland kept him from competing in each race's 450 SX Main Event. Tickle recovered nicely though and finished outside the top eight only once over the next six stops, including a career-best fourth-place showing at Daytona International Speedway. Despite the setback with the injury in Toronto, Tickle still managed a ninth-place showing in the final, season-ending Supercross points.  

Flanked by Roczen, 2015 promises to be a career year for the 25-year-old rider and RCH, as a whole. Tickle's No. 20 Suzuki RM-Z450 will showcase sponsorship from Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Jimmy Johns, Sycuan Casino, Dodge, Bel Ray and Rockford Fosgate.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2006 – Loretta Lynn's 250 Open A Champion
  • 2007 – 15th place, Supercross East Coast Lites Points; 10th place, Motocross Lites Points
  • 2008 – 15th place, Supercross East Coast Lites Points; 14th place, Motocross Lites Points
  • 2009 – 12th place, Supercross East Coast Lites Points; Seventh place, Motocross Lites Points
  • 2010 – Fourth place, Supercross West Coast Lites Points; Seventh place, Motocross Lites Points
  • 2011 – Champion, Supercross West Coast Lites; Seventh place, Motocross Lites Points
  • 2012 – Ninth place, Supercross Points; Fifth place, Motocross Points
  • 2013 – Ninth place, Supercross Points; Eighth place, Motocross Points
  • 2014 – Ninth place, Supercross Points
 

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