Related Posts

Share This


MORGANTOWN, W.V. – After two rounds of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, four unique victors have remained on the 450 and 250 Class platform. Finally end of the week’s Flagstar Bank Freestone National, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey caught his first vocation 450 Class triumph in ruling style while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel stood up for himself as the rider to beat in the 250 Class with his first win of the season. This end of the week, the arrangement travels east out of the blue this late spring for the eminent Rockstar Energy High Point National Presented by Centra Bank from High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa.

450 Class

Creature Energy Kawasaki

Regardless of a couple of extreme begins in both motos in Texas, Chad Reed conquered the extraordinary warmth that asserted a few riders for the duration of the day to fight back with a couple of platform endeavors and second by and large to keep up his initial season focuses lead. With one win officially added to his repertoire in 2010, Reed comes back to the site of his first profession head class triumph last season at High Point, trusting another triumphant execution can convert into more title achievement.

“High Point was a decent race for me a year ago,” said Reed. “They rolled out some inconspicuous improvements to the track and everything functioned admirably. I trust they let it get unpleasant this year. Unpleasant tracks appear to isolate the riders a little and I realize that is the thing that I get ready for consistently.”

Reed’s colleague Nick Wey is hoping to get into the main 10 at High Point. Wey enhanced from Hangtown to Freestone and he is wanting to keep on moving forward.

“The group has truly functioned admirably with me to get the bicycle dialed in,” said Wey. “High Point ought to be a decent race for us and you can hope to see me in the main 10.”

Rockstar/Makita Suzuki

After an extreme season opener, Dungey ricocheted back in the most ideal route conceivable at Freestone, going a flawless 1-1 on the day and moving into second place in the early season standings. Notwithstanding the warmth and intense rivalry, Dungey drew from his energetic preparing and the energy of his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450. Dungey is presently just 11 calls attention to from the lead and has his bicycle dialed in for High Point. His execution in Texas served see that he and the Rockstar/Makita Suzuki group hope to battle for the 450 Class title and keep the title where it as of now lives.

“Freestone was a group win,” said Dungey. “We put in a great deal of work over the most recent two weeks and pulled through in some extreme conditions in Texas. High Point is up next and it’s amidst an East Coast swing of tracks that will challenge every one of us. Consistency will be a key.”

“It was an entire pivot in Texas for Ryan,” said Rockstar/Makita Suzuki Team Manager Roger DeCoster. “He completed a great occupation, and demonstrated his wellness. We got the bicycle dealt with from Hangtown, in light of the fact that we didn’t have the settings right. I think we hit the settings ideal on in Texas and the bicycle performed extraordinary and Ryan rode a fabulous race. It was presumably his best open air race. Presently he can go into High Point with significantly more certainty on the grounds that Hangtown was awful, however we turned it around and he was the most grounded fellow out there in extremely intense conditions.”

Matt Moss fought the warmth and past damage in Texas, however wants to do well at High Point. Austin Stroupe is still out of activity in the 250 class, however will come back to dashing soon.

Jagermeister KTM

After a solid begin to the season in which he secured a sprinter up complete and second moto win at Hangtown, Mike Alessi encountered a disappointing exertion at Freestone. Mishap struck the California rider in each moto, falling once amid every 30 or more moment excursions. In moto one, Alessi discovered trouble working his way into the main 10, yet ricocheted back ahead of schedule in moto two by snatching the early lead just to hit the ground and tumble to simply outside the best five. Despite everything he sits third in the standings and will hope to ricochet back at High Point.

GEICO Powersports Honda

In the wake of stopping people in their tracks in Hangtown, Brett Metcalfe came back with yet another stellar execution at Freestone. The freshman 450 Class contender got the holeshot in each moto and drove early just to fall back in the late phases of each moto. Regardless of that, despite everything he earned a fourth place exertion and sits fourth in the standings and will just enhance his physical continuance as the season pushes ahead.

“I’m truly getting a charge out of dashing the huge bicycle class,” said Metcalfe. “Venturing up to the CRF450R has so far been a genuinely smooth progress and I’m extremely content with the way things are going. The huge bicycle is a considerable measure of amusing to ride and the GEICO Powersports Honda group has been extremely strong, doing the switch generally direct up until now.”

Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGR

Josh Grant was peaceful in Texas. After a general solid exertion at the season opener, he got himself buried in the field after a couple of intense begins at Freestone. Be that as it may, normal for his persevering riding style, he put his head down and worked his way forward, finishing up the day with a fifth place exertion and securing fifth place in the standings.

Subsequent to missing the initial two adjusts because of damage, Justin Brayton will make his 2010 introduction this end of the week at High Point.

Honda Red Bull Racing

In the wake of commencing the season with a stellar platform exertion, Davi Millsaps encountered a definitely extraordinary execution. With temperatures pushing the triple digits, Millsaps was one of a few riders who experienced the extraordinary warmth and he did as well as could be expected to rescue whatever number focuses as would be prudent.

“A weekend ago in Texas was extremely intense,” said Millsaps. “I’m anticipating High Point this end of the week in light of the fact that the climate ought to be significantly all the more sympathetic. The extremely hot temperatures that we encountered at Freestone made hustling extraordinarily depleting work; for me as well as the whole Honda Red Bull Racing group.”

Andrew Short was seeking after better outcomes in his home race. From adjacent Smithville, Short’s group experienced issues preceding the begin of the race, constraining him to miss the main moto. He returned for moto two and rode in the way many expected, testing at the front of the field all through the moto. He and the group will hope to bob back and get on track at High Point.

“I like the High Point track,” said Short. “I completed both motos in second spot a year ago and took second in general for the round on board my Honda Red Bull Racing CRF450R, which was okay. The 2010 season hasn’t exactly begun with me scoring the outcomes that I am able to do, however I want to turn it around this end of the week at Mt. Morris.”

Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda

After a promising begin to the Freestone National in which he completed third, Ben Townley wound up on the ground subsequent to becoming involved with a first swing occurrence to begin moto two. Remounting in 37th place, the New Zealand local rode astoundingly through the field, working his way up to an amazing sixteenth place complete to rescue eighth by and large. He trusts his fortunes will change this end of the week in Pennsylvania.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki

Tommy Hahn’s arrival home ended up being the inspiration he expected to bring home a strong exertion and get his season in good shape. A stellar opening moto saw Hahn complete fourth generally speaking, stalking the front bit of the field all through the race alongside Chad Reed and Ben Townley. In moto two, he experienced an unpleasant begin however declined to settle, battling his approach to twelfth and securing a strong 6th by and large.

250 Class

Creature Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

To state Freestone was an essential race for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki group would be putting it mildly. While Pourcel left with the victor’s trophy, he drove the path to a Pro Circuit platform clear with individual MX2 World Champion Tyla Rattray and new kid on the block Dean Wilson going along with him with their particular profession best outcomes.

“I’ve won both first motos so far this season,” said Pourcel. “I need to continue winning, yet I have to complete a superior occupation in the second moto.”

Rattray caught the moto two win, the second of his profession, to get the sprinter up spot and expectations it will bring about more steady completes at the front of the field.

“I have to run a superior pace right on time in the motos,” said Rattray. “I know I have the speed and molding to win and I simply need to do it. A week ago was beneficial for me and I need to help that energy through whatever remains of the season.”

For Wilson, the happiness of his first profession platform was blended in with disappointment of permitting his first vocation win to disappear. The guarding Horizon Award Winner had firm control of the second moto and the by and large, however made a blunder in judgment that made him slip into third.

“I’ve gained from my slip-up and it’s a great opportunity to proceed onward,” said Wilson. “Remembering a week ago wouldn’t resist anything so I’m simply centered around going out and giving my best at High Point.”

The oddball at Freestone was Jake Weimer who knows High Point could be the defining moment of his season.

“I’ve ridden well this year,” said Weimer. “I simply haven’t gotten the begins I require. A year ago at High Point I got the holeshot so I’m certain heading into this end of the week.”

GEICO Powersports Honda

Eli Tomac looked as though he would keep on taking control of the 250 Class at an early stage in Texas, yet the new kid on the block rider disparaged the warmth and started to tire in the late phases of each moto subsequent to driving early. He secured a moment put exertion in moto one, however fell back drastically in moto two to eleventh. Regardless of that, he posted 6th by and large and still sits second in the standings, prepared to assault High Point this end of the week.

“The sweltering climate just removed it from me a week ago in the second moto,” said Tomac. “I rode well in the main race and got on the platform, and I was riding a strong race out front on my GEICO Powersports Honda CRF250R in the second, when the impacts of warmth weariness extremely set in. I can’t recollect a period when