Brayton Earns Season Best Finish at Millville

Millville, MN – Jagermeister/MDK/KTM Factory rider Justin Brayton earned his season best overall finish in the 450 Motocross class at the 7th round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series at the Spring Creek MX Park.

In moto one, Brayton started around 12th position and quickly moved into the top ten by the second lap. He continued to move forward and on the fourth lap passed Jeff Alessi for 9th. Four laps later he caught and passed Jimmy Albertson for 8th. With three laps to go, he inherited 7th place when current 3rd place runner, Davi Millsaps, crashed out.

Brayton had a great start in the second moto coming around the first lap in 3rd position. He held 3rd position for five laps until he was passed by Millsaps and dropped to 4th. He continued to run a steady pace and a strong race and eventually finished the moto in 7th position. His 7-7 results awarded him 6th overall for the day.

“I was really hoping for a top five overall finish today,” commented Brayton. “I am very close to breaking into the top five and hope that I can do it at the next round. I had a lot of my family and friends at today’s race and I was glad to get my season best finish while they were here.”

In the 250 Motocross class, Muscle Milk/MDK/KTM rider Tommy Searle fell off his podium streak after a couple mistakes knocked him out of the top five in the first moto – he eventually finished 9th. A bad start second moto combined with a first lap crash put him in 33rd as he finished the first lap. In an impressive charge forward he passed all the way up to 11th position. His 9-11 results earned him 10th overall.

His teammate Wil Hahn had a bad start in the first moto and a crash later on the first lap which put him in near dead last. Never giving up he moved forward in a remarkable climb up to 16th. In moto two, Hahn started 5th and held that position until the 3rd lap where he crashed together with Darryn Durham. The crash resulted in a partially separated shoulder for Hahn and he wasn’t able to finish the race.

Joining Hahn on the sidelines was his teammate Martin Davalos who choose to sit out the Millville round after reinjuring his leg earlier in the week.

J-Law Racing/KTM rider Max Anstie put together a decent ride with 14-10 scores that earned him 12th position overall.

Next Race: Round 8 – Washougal, WA

Overall Results 250 Motocross Class –
1)    Ryan Dungey (1-1)
2)    Christophe Pourcel (2-2)
3)    Justin Barcia (3-3)
4)    Brett Metcalfe (4-4)
5)    Broc Tickle (5-6)
6)    Jake Weimer (6-7)
7)    Kyle Cunningham (7-8)
8)    Matt Lemoine (10-9)
9)    Darryn Durham (15-5)
10)    Tommy Searle (9-11)
11)    Alex Martin (8-12)
12)    Max Anstie (14-10)
13)    Sean Borkenhagen (13-13)
14)    Ben Evans (11-15)
15)    Tucker Hibbert (17-14)

Overall Points 250 Motocross Class –
1)    Christophe Pourcel – 299
2)    Ryan Dungey – 296
3)    Brett Metcalfe – 215
4)    Tommy  Searle – 213
5)    Justin Barcia – 191
6)    Jake Weimer – 182
7)    Tyla Rattray – 175
8)    Broc Tickle – 172
9)    Blake Wharton – 158
10)    Trey Canard – 139

Overall Results 450 Motocross Class –
1)    Chad Reed (2-1)
2)    Ivan Tedesco (5-2)
3)    Michael Byrne (3-4)
4)    Josh Grant (1-10)
5)    Andrew Short (6-5)
6)    Justin Brayton (7-7)
7)    Thomas Hahn (4-13)
8)    Nick Wey (8-9)
9)    Cody Cooper (12-8)
10)    David Millsaps (33-3)
11)    Ricky Dietrich (14-11)
12)    Jarred Browne (11-14)
13)    Kyle Regal (25-6)
14)    Tyler Bowers (13-15)
15)    Matt Goerke (9-32)

Overall Points 450 Motocross Class –
1)    Chad Reed – 287
2)    Andrew Short – 250
3)    Ivan Tedesco – 238
4)    Josh Grant – 234
5)    Michael Byrne – 183
6)    Cody Cooper – 157
7)    Thomas Hahn – 149
8)    Mike Alessi – 142
9)    Ricky Dietrich – 136
10)    Justin Brayton – 127