AMA MOTOCROSS. LAKEWOOD, CO
CHINO, CA – May 28, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The second round of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season made its way through the Rockies, to the fabulous Thunder Valley facility.
The Yoshimura R&D backed GEICO squad went to Colorado looking for victory, and they delivered. Hometown golden boy, Eli Tomac, was all business on Saturday with Colorado fans cheering him on. 250MX Moto 1 saw a tough battle between he and the formidable Ken Roczen. Tomac had a last lap altercation, preventing him from taking the win. When the gate dropped on 250MX Moto 2, Eli got his second chance. With a clear opening in the lead and Roczen behind him, he was able to open up a commanding lead and a big win, much to the delight of Colorado fans. The final results declared Tomac as the overall winner. Teammate Zach Osborne nabbed the holeshot in Moto 1, and beat Roczen in Moto 2 to finish directly behind Tomac for second. GEICO rider Justin Bogle battled from the back in Moto 1, passing 7 riders for 13th. He finished a more fortunate 7th in Moto 2.
Consistent and fast; two words to describe Yoshimura backed Muscle Milk Honda riders Justin Barcia and Trey Canard. Nothing could stop these guys as they churned out top 5 results in both 450MX motos. Barcia showed his Yoshimura horsepower and came out swinging with back to back holeshots. He led the pack for nearly half of Moto 1. Bam Bam took to the podium with 3rd overall. Teammate Trey Canard finished the day with 4th.
Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart showed serious determination. He suffered from a lackluster start in the first moto, only to get tangled up with a rider whom fell in front of him. He went to work, and made it up to 15th before the checkers. James’ second race went considerably better, as he was able to get out of the gate in the top 10, picking off 7 riders to finish the moto in 3rd. James was 7th overall in the 450MX class for the day.
Yoshimura backed RCH Suzuki’s Brock Tickle grabbed a 15th overall, and currently sits 14th in the 450MX Championship points.
Yoshimura riders will head to the Muddy Creek Raceway in Tennessee on Saturday, June 1 for the 3rd round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
3. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, GA – Honda Muscle Milk, Titanium Carbon RS9 Dual Full System
4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, OK – Honda Muscle Milk, Titanium Carbon RS9 Dual Full System
7. James Stewart, Haines City, FL – Yoshimura Suzuki, Titanium Carbon RS4 Full System
15. Brock Tickle, Holly, MI – RCH Racing Suzuki, Titanium Carbon RS4 Full System
1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, CO – GEICO Honda, Titanium Carbon RS4 Full System
3. Zach Osborne, Richlands, VA – GEICO Honda, Titanium Carbon RS4 Full System
10. Justin Bogle, Cushing, OK – GEICO Honda, Titanium Carbon RS4 Full System
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