MDK KTM Race Report – Unadilla

New Berlin, NY – The MDK KTM Teams had another great weekend at the eighth round of the AMA Motocross Championships with four top ten finishes.

Martin Davalos made a podium appearance for the third week in a row when he secured the 3rd place spot in the second Lites moto. Although he was happy to finish on the podium again, he would end up 10th overall for the day due to a mechanical failure during the first moto.

His teammate Matt Goerke also had a great day. Goerke started in 7th position in the first moto but quickly moved his way into 3rd. He held on to 3rd until he slid out after the halfway point and recovered in enough time to take 7th. In moto two, Goerke found himself out front again, but after losing his goggles a few laps into the race he began to fade as his vision became blurry. He finished the second moto in 9th. His two top ten finishes earned him 6th overall.

The final two MDK KTM Lites riders, Ryan Sipes and Justin Brayton, struggled with starts in the first moto and both had to work their way up through the bottom twenty to finish 13th and 17th respectively. In moto two, Sipes started near the front while Brayton came around in 11th. Sipes stayed consistent and finished 6th earning 9th overall. Brayton had to pull off to get new goggles which set him back to 22nd. He eventually caught up to 15th passing Mike Brown on the last corner of the last lap. His 17-15 scores earned him 17th overall.

MDK KTM Factory Motocross rider Nick Wey had a mid-pack start first moto and moved his way into 10th overall. In the second moto, he lost his goggles after the second lap and struggled to hold on to 12th. His 10-12 scores earned him 10th overall. He currently sits 7th in overall series points.

Next Event: Round 9 – Washougal, WA

Motocross Lites Overall Results:
1)    Ryan Villopoto – 1,1
2)    Ryan Dungey – 2,2
3)    Bret Metcalfe – 6,4
4)    Nico Izzi – 8,5
5)    Josh Grant – 3,12
6)    Matt Goerke – 7,9
7)    Jake Moss – 10,8
8)    Trey Canard – 5,13
9)    Ryan Sipes – 13,6
10)    Martin Davalos – 39,3

Motocross Lites Series Points:
1)    Ryan Villopoto – 391
2)    Ryan Dungey – 282
3)    Bret Metcalfe – 231
4)    Jake Weimer – 199
5)    Nico Izzi – 183
6)    Trey Canard – 173
7)    Ryan Sipes – 153
8)    Austin Stroupe – 152
9)    Kyle Cunningham – 127
10)    Matt Lemoine – 124

Motocross Overall Results:
1)    James Stewart – 1,1
2)    Michael Byrne – 2,3
3)    Cody Cooper – 5,2
4)    Tim Ferry 3,6
5)    Antonio Balbi – 8,4
6)    Sean Hamblin – 7,7
7)    Andrew Short – 4,14
8)    Matt Boni – 14,5
9)    Jimmy Albertson – 12,10
10)    Nick Wey – 10,12

Motocross Series Points:
1)    James Stewart – 400
2)    Tim Ferry – 280
3)    Andrew Short – 246
4)    Michael Byrne – 240
5)    Mike Alessi – 221
6)    Davi Millsaps – 203
7)    Nick Wey – 182
8)    Cody Cooper – 172
9)    Jeff Alessi – 151
10)    Sean Hamblin – 141