CORONA, CA – January 14, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos earned his first 250SX West Main Event podium finish of the season at the second round of 2013 Monster Energy Supercross, which was held this past Saturday at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. Fellow Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Tyla Rattray came back from a first lap incident in the 250SX West Main Event to finish 12th, while teammate Blake Baggett was unable to compete due to an injury sustained the previous weekend at Anaheim.
Martin Davalos >> Comeback Kid
Davalos arrived in Phoenix with a heat race win under his belt and an eye for redemption after a first-turn pileup plagued his chances for a podium finish last weekend at Anaheim. After showing consistent speed during practice at Phoenix, he lined up for his heat race with the hopes of once again nabbing the win. Unfortunately, he was involved in a stunning crash that forced him to earn his spot in the 250SX West Main Event via the Last Chance Qualifier. Davalos regrouped, lined up for the Main Event, and piloted his Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki machine to a third place finish. This is Davalos’ first 250SX West Main Event podium finish this season. He is currently ninth in 250SX West point standings.
Tyla Rattray >> Working Through the Pack
Rattray was battling the slick conditions of the track all day, but was feeling confident prior to lining up for the 250SX West Main Event. In the Main, he earned a top ten start, but tangled with another rider and ended up in the back of the pack. After the incident, Rattray worked his way back through the pack and finished 12th. He is currently seventh in 250SX West point standings.
Blake Baggett >> Benched for the Night
Baggett sustained an injury during practice the previous weekend at Anaheim and, after attempting to ride practice in Phoenix, decided to sit the night out.
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Created by former desert racer Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit proves its products and services week-in and week-out through its tagline “We Race.” Every product that dons the Pro Circuit stamp stems from the legendary Pro Circuit race team. A staple in the professional paddock, Pro Circuit Racing has earned 28 AMA championships and more than 200 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.