CORONA, Calif. (May 26, 2011) – The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team looks to continue their opening-weekend success as the circuit heads to Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas for the second round of the AMA Motocross Championships Series.
After winning the season opener in California, Blake Baggett carries the most momentum into Texas. Although his 2010 scores don’t show it, Baggett rides well at the Texas track and looks to make it back-to-back wins.
“I’m feeling good right now and I want to bounce back with another top finish in Texas,”said Baggett. “That is the best way to show people that I am here for the championship, not just to end up with a win. You couldn’t tell from my results, but I rode well in Texas last year. I definitely want to keep the momentum rolling my way so hopefully it will be good.”
Nearly earning the overall win last week, Dean Wilson is fired up to capture his first overall of the season. He already has a moto win and is ready to put two solid motos together as he goes after his third-career motocross overall victory.
“I was really close to winning last week, but I made some mistakes that kept me from the overall,”said Wilson. “It makes me even more fired up to go back and get a win. I know I have the speed, I just need to try and keep myself from making stupid mistakes. It would be good to go out and redeem myself after my finish in Texas last year.”
Tyla Rattray reminded motocross fans that he has the speed to ride up front after leading most of the 250 second moto. His comeback ride landed him on the podium and he is training hard to improve his finish this weekend in Texas.
“I’ve been working really hard and I know that I have the endurance to be there at the end,” said Rattray. “It will be really physical this weekend with the heat and humidity and I think I can be there when it gets rough at the end.”
After two come-from-behind motos in California, Broc Tickle is looking forward to getting two good starts in Texas. He showed speed as he rode through the pack, but his speed is better proven at the front.
“I felt good, but had some bad luck going down and having to come from behind,” said Tickle. “Hopefully I can get some better starts this weekend so I can start up where it counts and make my move for some wins. I like Freestone and I’m really looking forward to the getting out in the heat.”
The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team heads to the second round of the AMA Motocross Championship at Freestone Raceway in Wortham, Texas. Baggett currerntly leads the 250 Motocross class with 47 points, while Wilson is close behind with 45. Rattray hold down third with 38, while Tickle sits in ninth with 22 points.
About Pro Circuit
Based in Corona, Calif., Pro Circuit Inc. is a leader in off-road motorcycle and ATV exhausts and aftermarket performance parts. Started in 1978, Pro Circuit is the go to shop for recreational riders and professionals for everything from suspension work to complete engine packages, and everything in between.
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 26 AMA championships and more than 200 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.