Author: Brent Stallo
Troy Lee Designs Tests At Altitude
In preparation for Round 5 of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships at Thunder Valley the Troy Lee Design team opted out of spending a week in Colorado to train. Instead, they decided to go even higher to Mammoth Mountain for the annual amateur national. Pro practice took off on Thursday and the entire TLD line-up was there, in addition to GEICO Honda stand in, Lance Vincent. With Thunder Valley now less than a day away, we wonder if the creative training approach from the TLD crew will pay off?
Mammoth Mountain Report
Speaking of Mammoth, the event has now been underway for the better part of a week and included everything from Vet racing with Ryan Hughes and Jeremy McGrath to some of the best amateur racing money can buy. Like we said earlier the big bikes took off for practice today and amongst the heavy hitters is Justin Bogle, Jessy Nelson, Jacob Hayes, Tyler Bereman, Preston Tilford and many more. See below for a few of the names who took home mini bike championships and stay logged onto www.MammothMotocross.com for all the latest results.
Mini racing is over now, but congrats to all the winners from day 2: Stilez Robertson (50cc Open), Ethan Mann (65cc 6-8), Troy Graffunder (85cc 14-16), Mark Worth (85cc Open), Derek Drake (65cc 9-11), Adam Cianciarulo (Supermini) and Michael Mosiman (85cc 7-11).
Canadian Nationals Heat Up
Colton Facciotti kept his perfect season alive at the 3rd round of the Canadian Motocross Nationals this past weekend at Wild Rose MX Park. There has been many talks of the Canadian coming to America next year but seems to have this years Canadian championship on lock down. Dusty Klatt grabbed second with 2/2 moto scores while American Teddy Maier rounded out the podium with 3-5 moto scores.
Brad Anderson To Race WBR11
2009 British Champion and current series leader, Brad Anderson, has confirmed he will race at WBR11 in Swansea on the 7th-9th of October 2011.
29-year-old Anderson, who has enjoyed a good season so far having won the last two rounds of the British MX1 Championship, has decided he would like to try once again to add a WBR win to his accolade after finishing on the podium on two previous occasions. The PAR Honda pilot has also taken wins in the Pro National series and the British Masters championships along the way this year in his quest to regain the British MX1 crown he won in 2009.
The famous WBR extravaganza is a unique yet slightly mad event where amateur racers are able to compete against some of the world's finest racers on an ultra-demanding course. Anderson will be joined on the line by Steve Ramon, Jamie Lewis, Ashley Greedy and many other star names who will be looking to take victory around the exciting yet demanding 6,000 meter dune course in the grueling three hour solo race.
Tanel Leok Grabs TM's First Podium
Tanel Leok grabbed TM's first race podium after going 13-2 at the Spanish GP over the weekend. Tanel held off Clement DeSalle the second moto to get 6th overall.
"That was a great race," he remarked in his quiet way. "Everything worked just perfectly off the start, and once I was in the groove, I could match just about everyone's speed out there. The team have been working so hard in the last few weeks to improve even further on the bike and the suspension, and now it is showing."