Mike Brown Ready For The `Sands Of Southwick!¿
Brown taps on Euro experience and ¿Practicing with Ricky¿ as key elements to Southwick success
CARLSBAD, Calif., (June 8, 2005) ¿ Deluge Premium Spring Water-backed racer Mike Brown ¿ the current 125 class points leader in the AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF ¿ looks to extend his points lead this weekend when the Outdoor Nationals return to action at Motocross 338 ¿ The Southwick MX National.
¿Sand¿s good,¿ says Brown. ¿In 2001 I won the first moto there and finished second overall last year (3-2). I enjoyed racing the sand when I was in Europe and have been training on it (sand) recently down at Ricky¿s (Carmichael). So those two factors will help me a lot this weekend.¿
Brown, who made an abrupt departure from the Grand Prix MX circuit this past spring, barely had two weeks to put a team together for the opening round of the Nationals at Hangtown. With little time to train and a bike he wasn¿t at all familiar with, Brown stunned the motocross community by pulling a solid second place overall finish (3-2). The next weekend at High Point Raceway (Mt. Morris, Pa.), Brown overcame a 7th place first moto finish to win the second moto and put his Pro Circuit-tuned Honda CRF250R up on the box in third place.
Surprised? For sure some are, including Brown.
¿Yeah, I¿m a bit surprised,¿ he said. ¿I mean, I only had like a few days of riding in on my new bike before Hangtown. Didn¿t have any idea how things would work out. So I just went out there, tried my best, and was fortunate to do well. Then at High Point, winning that second moto really let me know that I belong on top with the fastest riders in the class. But it¿s still a long season, with a lot of races to go. So I¿m just going to continue to work hard and do my best to set myself up to be there for the championship in the end.¿
In addition to Brown, Deluge Premium Spring Water also generously sponsors the Hangtown, Washougal and Glen Helen MX Nationals as well as the MDK/Unbound Energy Motorsports team.
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