Pirelli-Backed Sorby Stays Consistent at Monster Energy Supercross Inside Texas Stadium

Rome, Ga. – Once again it was Moto XXX/Hooters Eric Sorby, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., that earned top honors for Team Pirelli at the Monster Energy® Supercross race held inside Texas Stadium. Bud Select Honda’s Billy Payne, of Simi Valley, Calif., was Pirelli’s top AMA Supercross Lites class rider finishing 10th overall.

Sorby, who is currently 15th overall in AMA Supercross class standings, transferred to the main event by finishing sixth in his qualifier. The next three positions in AMA Supercross class racing were taken by Pirelli-backed riders Dusty Klatt, Antonio Balbi and Jeff Gibson. Klatt, of Riverside, Calif., earned a season-best sixth-place in his heat race, finished 16th overall while Balbi and Gibson finished 17th and 18th respectively.

“It’s great to see guys like Sorby stay consistent,” said Josh Whitmire, Pirelli MX Manager. “He has done a great job in the last few weeks, and we are looking forward to this race this weekend in Detroit.”

In the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites championship Payne is now in ninth place in season standings. Justin Sipes, of Vine Grove, Ken., finished 14th, Kawasaki’s Robert Castro, of Columbiana, Ala., finished 15th, Kawasaki’s Justin Buckelew, of Sunrise, Ariz., and Jimmy Albertson, of Ozark, Mo., finished 21st. Buckelew is the newest addition to Team Pirelli, who was picked up by the Chaplin Kawasaki team. Dallas was a big race for Castro, earning his first main event berth.

AMA Supercross Class Results, Irving
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha
Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
Charles Summey, Huntersville, N.C., Yamaha
Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda
Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Honda
Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Kawasaki
15. Eric Sorby, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda
16. Dusty Klatt, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki
17. Antonio Balbi, Riverside, Calif., Honda
18. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki

AMA Supercross Class Season Standings
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 287
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 260
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 205
Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 204
Joshua Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 173
Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 167
Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 147
David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 123
Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda, 120
Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., KTM, 117
14. Eric Sorby, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 70
17. Jake Marsack, Berlin, Mich., Honda, 65
23. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki, 40

AMA Supercross Lites Class Results, Irving
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda
Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM
Trey Canard, Elk City, Okla., Honda
Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ken., Yamaha
Ryan Morais, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
Nico Izzi, Saint Clair., Mich., Suzuki
Branden Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa., Kawasaki
Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., KTM
Billy Payne, Simi Valley, Calif., Honda
14. Justin Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., Suzuki
15. Robert Castro, Columbian, Ala., Kawasaki
17. Justin Buckelew, Sunrise, Ariz., Kawasaki
Jimmy Albertson, Ozark, Mo., Suzuki

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
Trey Canard, Elk City, Okla., Honda, 111
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 94
Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM, 73
Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 69
Nico Izzi, Saint Clair., Mich., Suuzuki, 68
Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., KTM, 67
Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ken., Yamaha, 61
Ben Coisy, Manosque, France, Honda, 53
Billy Payne, Simi Valley, Calif., Honda, 53
Branden Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa., Kawasaki, 52
17. Jimmy Albertson, Ozark, Mo., Suzuki, 26
18. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., 25
19. Willie Browning, Westville, Ohio, Suzuki, 17

Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 135
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 129
Austin Stroupe, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 113
Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 112
Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Kawasaki, 101
Dan Reardon, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 95
Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 85
Robert Kiniry, LaFayette, N.Y., Kawasaki, 71
Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Yamaha, 69
Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM 62

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