Lancaster, CA – Team JNA / MadJack / B&I Racing efforts stretched across California over the weekend with Dillan Epstein and Matt Inda competing in Sacramento at the opening round of the Outdoor MX Nationals, and Dustin Hoffman competing in San Diego at the Robbie Gordon USA Pro Supermoto Invitational race.
The motocross side of the house was met with mixed emotions all weekend as both Epstein and Inda struggled with bike set-up. Despite the minor set-up issues, Epstein was able to post an impressive 11th place finish in Moto 1. Moto 2 had the potential to be even better as the bike issues from the first moto were over home; however, while moving through the pack Epstein sustained a front flat tire which relegated him to 23rd at the end of the moto for a 16th overall on the day. "I had a good day overall and I am happy to get out of the first round safe and sound. My stamina was there and my C4MX motor the Frenchie built is unbelievable. We need to do a little work on chassis set-up this week but we will be good to go next weekend and I cant wait" said a cheerful Epstein at the end of the day.
Matt Inda struggled with first race jitters and bike set-up all weekend, but was still able to come away with some positive changes to the bike and a good attitude going into the 2nd round. Inda narrowly missed qualifying for the first round, but fished a strong 7th in the consolation race. Inda stated "I had a rough weekend, but I learned a lot and I am getting faster every time I ride. I was a little pumped up early on and dealt with a couple other issues, but overall I am happy to be safe and ready to bounce back at Colorado."
Down south, Dustin Hoffman showed that he hasn't lost any speed since he was injured just prior to the start of the 2013 SX season. Hoffman sat atop the pole for a majority of practice but eventually would qualify 2nd. In the main, Hoffman fought hard to get to the front of the pack, and would eventually finish 2nd, just shy of taking the overall win. "I had a great night, I mean I couldn’t ask for more since I came into this with no time on the bike at all. I feel like I was getting faster as the race went on and maybe if we had a couple more laps the result could have been better, but overall I am satisfied. I always want to win and hate getting 2nd, but all things considered I am happy how the day went" said Hoffman.
JNA / MadJack / B&I Racing would like to thank the continued support of the very important partners that make the race team possible. Motonation, B&I Overseas Trading, JNA Racing, MadJack Racing, Frenchie at C4MX, Graeme Brough Suspension, The Rock Store, EMT Racing, Monster Energy, Pro Circuit, SIDI Boots, O'Neal, Dunlop Tires, VP Race Fuels, Motion Pro, Renthal, UNI Filters, Mechanics wear, Sprocket Specialists, CV4, Hinson, Boyesen, Cosworth, FMF, Light Speed, Tagger Designs, Bell Helmets, AXO, ASV, Ride Engineering, Smith Optics, Cycra, Dubya USA, Matrix Concepts, AVIK, Maxima, JA Financial Services, Hubbards MX Patch Design, Route 77 Energy, One Industries, Toyota of Escondido, and all of our friends and family who continue to support our program; we can't thank them enough.