Farmingdale, NJ – (January 13, 2012) – Round 2 of the Monster Energy Supercross series will take place on Saturday night, January 14th in Phoenix, Arizona. Bel-Ray teams and riders will be in attendance at Chase Field, the home of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks. For the 2012 season, Bel-Ray is the lubricant of choice for TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing, Dodge Motorsports/Hart & Huntington/Sycuan Casino/Bel- Ray Racing and Team Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki, as well as several privateers competing each weekend.
Off to a successful start to the 2012 season, TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed comes to Arizona second in the points following his podium finish at round 1 in Anaheim, California. Reed won his heat and raced to a commendable second place finish in the main event. Reed will be a favored contender for a victory this weekend in Phoenix.
The Dodge Motorsports/Hart & Huntington/Sycuan Casino/Bel-Ray Racing team arrives in Phoenix with mixed results from the opening round. Both Ivan Tedesco and Josh Hansen showed promise by entering the main event directly from their heat race. Tedesco took an early top 5 position, and if not for an unfortunate fall late in the main event would have finished in the top 10. Teammate, Josh Hansen, started near the back of the pack, and charged through the field to an eventual top 10 finish. The other half of the team suffered less than ideal results. New team rider Kyle Partridge just missed out on a qualifying position in his heat race. While running in a qualifying position during the LCQ, he went down in a corner and couldn’t regain his position. Teammate Josh Hill was involved in a first turn crash in his heat race, injuring his leg. Despite the pain, Hill tried to ride in the LCQ, but was unable to finish. It was determined this week that Hill has a broken tibia and will be out of action for 4-6 weeks.
Bel-Ray’s newest addition, Team Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki will also compete this weekend in Arizona. Team rider Martin Davalos comes to Phoenix looking for redemption after his Anaheim DNF. Davalos won his heat race and was charging through the field toward a top finish when his bike failed. Teammate, Jason Anderson, came from the back of the pack and picked off riders, one by one, for an eventual 7th place finish.
Watch all of the action from this weekend’s race on Speed, Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. (EST).