Traction Enterprises Weekly Media Update – High Point

#36 – Sean Hamblin (Team Suzuki)

Last Week:

  • Sean finished fifth overall with 5-6 moto finishes.
  • He was the top-finishing two-stroke.
  • Sean suffered from severe blisters on his hands in the second moto.

Last Year:

  • Sean finished 7th overall with 6-7 moto finishes.

Items of Interest:

  • This is only the third time Sean has raced at High Point.
  • In 2002 in his first official race as a Factory Suzuki rider, Sean finished 9th overall at High Point.

#60 – Broc Hepler (Team Suzuki)

Last Week:

  • Broc finished 4th overall at Hangtown with 10-3 moto finishes.
  • Last week was Broc’s first race at Hangtown and only his fourth outdoor national ever.
  • Broc was in 4th position in moto one when he crashed and remounted in 30th place.
  • Fourth overall is Broc’s best outdoor national finish to date.

Last Year:

  • Last year at this time, Broc was winning the 125 and 250 A classes as an amateur.

Items of Interest:

  • In honor of the hometown crowd, Broc will be sporting a custom-painted Shoei #60 Pittsburgh Steelers helmet, compliments of his helmet painting sponsor, Airtrix.

#87 – Jeff Gibson (Team Star Racing/Yamaha)

Last Week:

  • Jeff finished 37th overall with 21-36 moto finishes.
  • Jeff was running 14th in moto two when he crashed with another racer and did not finish the race.
  • Jeff rode a Yamaha YZ250 at Hangtown.

Last Year:

  • Jeff finished 22nd overall with 36-18 moto finishes.
  • He raced a KTM 125 for the first time at last year’s High Point race.

Items of Interest:

  • In his second moto crash, Jeff sustained several cuts and bruises in addition to some minor swelling in his right wrist.
  • No. 87 has been busy practicing and training in his native Ohio; he looks forward to racing at High Point.

#49 – Branden Jesseman (Team Suzuki)

Items of Interest:

  • Although High Point is Branden’s hometown track, he is still recovering from a dislocated wrist and will miss the race.
  • His recovery is going very well and he is expected to return to racing in a few weeks.  
  • Although Branden has been on the sidelines for several months, he is still one of the most popular riders in the sport.  TransWorld Motocross’ Exposure Meter ranks Branden 15th, making him the third most popular 125 rider after recent champions James Stewart and Ivan Tedesco.

#171 – Cole Siebler

Items of Interest:

  • Cole underwent wrist surgery three weeks ago.
  • He hopes to begin riding again early next month.
  • Cole has been preparing for his return to racing by doing physical therapy and mountain biking.