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1/5/2015 - Tickle's Return to Supercross with an 8th Place Finish at Anaheim 1!


ANAHEIM, Calif. - (January 4, 2015) RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing turned in a dominant performance in Saturday nights opening round of the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season.

Tickle was consistently inside the top 10 during 450SX qualifying and maintained that consistency thoughout the nights program. After finishing ninth in his heat race, the Holly, Mich., rider had to race his way through the semi final. True to form, Tickle finished third in the evenings second 450SX semi, locking down a spot at the gate for the 450 Main. After getting a decent jump off the starting line, Tickle settled in and picked off spots one at a time, ultimately recording an impressive eighth-place showing.

Im somewhat frustrated, but as I sit back and think about it, the fact that I havent raced in eight months helps keep it in perspective, said Tickle. Im actually pretty pumped about it. Were starting a lot like we did last season. We built on it every week and once we got out to the east coast and back to Dallas, we started stringing together some good finishes. I got a little tight toward the end of the race so I need to ride more and get some intensity during the week. I think that will help.

For his part, Carmichael was all smiles after the race. After spending the night in the television booth calling the race for FOX Sports 1, the five-time Monster Energy Supercross titles I was eager to get back to the pits and congratulate both of the teams riders.

Im really happy for the team, Ken, Broc and all the people who have made the sacrifices that it took to put RCH in this position, said Carmichael. Were like the Bad News Bears sometimes but weve got great personnel, great riders and a great technical staff. Its really cool to see all the work and the plan come to fruition. Carey and I sat down three years ago and mapped out our plan but we werent exactly sure it would all be possible. We set our goals very high. Im really proud of the guys in the shop who bust their tails every week. Thats who Im most proud of.

Im really happy for Broc, Carmichael went on. We all know he had a horrific crash last year and injuries that were almost career-ending. For him to bounce back from that and to come to Anaheim and finish eighth, Im pretty darn happy for him.

The 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross tour rolls on next weekend when Tickle and the rest of the RCH contingent visit Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. The second of 17 races on the 2015 Supercross schedule will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 Saturday, Jan. 10 beginning at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


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