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Motosport.com Race Weekend Recap:

Tuesday Race Update – 15 January 2013

 

Once again, two national race series were in action over the recent weekend – both the AMSOIL Arenacross and the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championships held events in vastly different areas of the U.S. MotoSport.com is a partner and sponsor of several teams competing in these events, and we very closely follow the results of those we support and cheer on each and every race. Below are some highlights from the most recent weekend of racing in 2013:

 

MotoSport.com/Aussie Dave Racing:

Kade is looking to improve on his results next weekend and make the night show.

Riders on the MotoSport.com/ADR team had an off weekend at Phoenix. Riders Ricky Dietrich and Kade Mosig are both competing in the Supercross Lites West class for 2013. Dietrich did not make his Heat race and thus had a zero points weekend. Mosig took to the first Lites Heat of the night, but he failed to advance after finishing in 13th place. When he went into the LCQ, he was charged and ready, but only the top two slots transfer to the Main. With very strong competition lined up for the LCQ after mistakes in their respected heats, this didn’t make transferring into the main any easier. Mosig passed the checkered flag in seventh. As we all know, Supercross is a highly competitive sport, and the MotoSport.com/ADR team is still adjusting to the new team and new equipment, not an easy - and certainly not a quick - road. The team is anxiously awaiting the next round, a return to Anaheim for the second go-round there on 19 January.

Ricky is still working out the kinks that come along with a new season of racing.

Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki:

The second round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, arrived and Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki showed up ready to go. The team’s pair of talented Lites riders and their well-known premier class veteran, Davi Millsaps, all wished to capitalize off their successful trip to Anaheim. Jason Anderson, riding in the Lites West class, had a rough Heat race where he brought his RM-Z home in a respectable 14th position, but well outside of a transfer into the Main. In the event’s LCQ, he lined up beside other hopefuls, but did not make the Main as he finished the Heat in the 6th post, missing a transfer by four positions. Ryan Sipes, riding in the same class, had a much better Heat race and easily met the requirement for the Main by slotting in at third after six laps. Sipes’ run in the Main event was lively, and while he put in several good laps, he passed the finish line in 7th when all was said and done – this result has him essentially tied for 4th on the overall points standings after two events.

We couldn't be happier with Ryan's performance. Expect him to be on the box come Round 3.

Over in the Premier 450SX class, Davi Millsaps ran in the first Heat where he mixed it up with Justin Barcia and Jake Weimer during the early stages, but eventually settled into a fairly comfortable second position where he finished a mere 8.5 seconds behind winner Barcia. Of course, this put Millsaps in fine position for the Main SX event later in the evening. When time came for the gate to drop on the race itself, Millsaps was slotted into the starting gate between fellow Suzuki rider James “Bubba” Stewart and his fierce rival from the previous round, Honda-mounted Trey Canard. Once the gate dropped, Millsaps cranked it hard out of the gate and ran with the lead group through the first few corners. But, it was Justin Barcia’s night and he topped the podium after holding the lead throughout the entire race. After some back and forth with another Honda rider, this being former Champion Chad Reed, Millsaps pulled his Suzuki across the finish line in third, earning another important result to what has started as a great year for the veteran. Millsaps maintained his hold atop the points standings and sits in first place overall in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series with a six point lead going into the third round at Anaheim next weekend.

Millsaps packed up the Red Plate when leaving Phoenix and is taking the points lead into Anaheim. Way to go, Davi!
  250SX Main Event 1. Eli Tomac (HON) 2. Ken Roczen (KTM) 3. Martin Davalos (KAW) 4. Cole Seely (HON) 5. Jessy Nelson (HON) 6. Zach Osborne (HON) 7. Ryan Sipes (SUZ) 4th Overall in the Season Standings 8. Kyle Cunningham (YAM) 9. Joey Savatgy (KTM) 10. Christian Craig (HON)
 
450SX Main Event 1. Justin Barcia (HON) 2. Ryan Villopoto (KAW) 3. Davi Millsaps (SUZ) Current points leader for the Season Standings 4. Chad Reed (HON) 5. Trey Canard (HON) 6. Jake Weimer (KAW) 7. James Stewart (SUZ) 8. Ryan Dungey (KTM) 9. Andrew Short (HON) 10. Josh Grant (YAM)

MotoSport.com/JBR/Spinechillers Racing Arenacross Team:

The 2013 AMSOIL AMA Arenacross series landed at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, and the MotoSport.com/JBR/Spinechillers Racing team put forth their full stable of riders on Friday and Saturday in the Arenacross series and the Super-Mini Class. Captain Nathan Skaggs improved over his results in the first round back in Worcester, MA. In Friday’s Main, he turned in a very respectable 2nd place finish in the second running after placing 9th at the end of the first, giving him an overall 5th for the first day. Skaggs followed up this performance with a consistent double 7th placement on Saturday, which rewarded him with 6th overall on the day. This all added to his points total and Skaggs is holding in 10th overall with 56 points, only eleven points behind 9th.

Steven Mages had a busy weekend running in both the Arenacross and Arenacross Lites events. His best day in the premier class came on Saturday; in that double-race Main, he finished 11th and 14th which gave him 14th overall for the day and an additional 9 points. This result dropped him one place in the top class standings to 12th with 35 total points. Back on Friday, Mages picked things up in the Arenacross Lites class and qualified for the Main, where he completed the race in a very nice 4th position. Even though he pulled in that solid performance, he earned no points for the class. In the Lites on Saturday, he had a more difficult 12th place showing and no points. Fellow teammate Tanner Sisson did not qualify for a Main on Friday, but he made the Lites class on Saturday and brought home 13th, but no points.

Over in the ever-popular Super-Mini Class, up-and-coming rider Zack Easter had a great weekend. In his Friday Main, he landed in 3rd and took a trip to the podium; on Saturday pulled in at 5th for 12 more points. These two results have Easter sitting in 3rd overall with 51 total points. Fellow Super-Mini rider Caleb Rhoads did not disappoint his team either by grabbing the 5th spot on Friday and 6th on Saturday, ultimately demonstrating solid consistency. This handed Rhoads a total of 23 points thus giving him the slot right behind his teammate in 4th overall.

Arenacross Class Results – Main Event 1 (Baltimore)

  1. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki
  2. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
  3. Robby Marshall, Stow, Mass., KTM
  4. Michael McDade, Edinburg, Pa., Kawasaki
  5. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM
  6. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM
  7. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., Suzuki
  8. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda
  9. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM
  10. Michael Willard, Newark, Ohio, KTM

Arenacross Class Results – Main Event 2 (Baltimore)

  1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
  2. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM
  3. Michael McDade, Edinburg, Pa., Kawasaki
  4. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM
  5. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM
  6. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., Suzuki
  7. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
  8. Robby Marshall, Stow, Mass., KTM
  9. Jeff Gibson, Pataskala, Ohio, KTM
  10. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki

Arenacross Class Overall (Main Event Finishes)

  1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki (2-1)
  2. Michael McDade, Edinburg, Pa., Kawasaki (4-3)
  3. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM (6-4)
  4. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM (5-5)
  5. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM (9-2)
  6. Robby Marshall, Stow, Mass., KTM (3-8)
  7. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki (1-10)
  8. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., Suzuki (7-6)
  9. Jeff Gibson, Pataskala, Ohio, KTM (11-9)
  10. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (14-7)
  Arenacross Lites Class Results (Baltimore) 1. Jim Neese, Jamestown, N.C., Kawasaki 2. Michael Willard, Newark, Ohio, KTM 3. Dave Ginolfi, Budd Lake, N.J., KTM 4. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, KTM 5. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda 6. Steve Roman, Apollo, Pa., Suzuki 7. TJ Phillips, New Castle, Pa., Yamaha 8. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., KTM 9. Nick Hardacre, Dayton, Ohio, Kawasaki 10. Vaughn Mays, Genoa City, Wis., KTM
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