Tyler Bowers Lands Top 10 In East Debut At Atlanta

CORONA, CA – February 29, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The Georgia Dome was packed with exicted roaring fans as the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team came out hungry for a victory in their East Championship debut. Arnaud Tonus and Tyler Bowers started the night off great on their KX250F’s, with Tonus taking the LCQ win and Bowers claiming second in his heat race. In the Main event, Bowers came out of the gate in 4th and would quickly move his way up to 3rd, but a few mistakes would push him back to finish 8th overall. Arnaud Tonus also was able to get off a good start, and eventually would climb to the #10 spot until he began to struggle and slip behind the competition, crossing the checkered flag in 19th.

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Tyler Bowers, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

Bowers Makes Top 10 In East Debut
Tyler Bowers was sure happy to be back on his KX250F as he came out determined in his heat, pushing the tempo and passing the competition to take 2nd. He would then take that fierce drive with him into the main event, as he came out of the gate in 4th and continue to put pressure on his competition, which would reward him 3rd for some duration, until a few mistakes over laps would push him back to finish 8th overall for Atlanta and the East Point Standings.

“I didn’t quite feel comfortable all day, the team and I found a suspension setting before the Main Event that I liked. Overall, it’s good considering we’re coming back from surgery and a year away from competition.”

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Arnaud Tonus, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

Tonus Battles In Round
Arnaud Tonus had a rough start in his opening heat, but would dominate the LCQ with a win, to advance onto the main. In the main event, he was stuck behind the pack in the 14th position and began aggressively pushing his tempo to work his way up to 10th, but would struggle with the remaining laps, to finish 19th overall. Tonus is extremely eager to get back to work and excited to just be back on the bike after all the injuries and time away.

“The heat didn’t go how I wanted but I took the win in the Last Chance Qualifier. In the main, I climbed up to 10th but made a mistake and finished 19th. It felt really good to get back into competition and begin working towards our goal.”

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Western Regional 250SX Class Results From Atlanta Round 1

1. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna – 25
2. Malcolm Stewart, Honda – 22
3. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha – 20
4. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha – 18
5. Justin Hill, KTM – 16
6. Rj Jampshire, Honda – 15
7. Darryn Durham, Yamaha – 14
8. Tyler Bowers, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 13
9. Alexander Frye, KTM – 12
10. Jimmy Albertson, Suzuki – 11
19. Arnaud Tonus, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 2

Eastern Regional 250SX Championship Point Standings

1. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna – 25
2. Malcolm Stewart, Honda – 22
3. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha – 20
4. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha – 18
5. Justin Hill, KTM – 16
6. Rj Jampshire, Honda – 15
7. Darryn Durham, Yamaha – 14
8. Tyler Bowers, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 13
9. Alexander Frye, KTM – 12
10. Jimmy Albertson, Suzuki – 11
19. Arnaud Tonus, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 2

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