DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha – Red Bud Motocross Press Release
July 3rd, 2010
Over the past weekend DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha visited Michigan’s Red Bud Track & Trail for the sixth round of the AMA MX National Series. With track and weather at a premium, team riders #20 Broc Tickle, #48 Max Anstie, #341 Nico Izzi, #577 Martin Davalos and #2 Jessica Patterson all were at full tilt in anticipation of good results.
Taking top honors on the day would be Tickle, starting moto one in 6th after finally getting a decent start due to the heavy testing that was done during the prior week. Lap after lap, Tickle heavily pursued the lead pack, and made his way into 5th and battled to overtake 4th. Riding exceptionally, Tickle kept strong but near the middle of moto he made contact entering an off camber and hit the ground momentarily. Remounting instantly, Tickle pressed on and when the moto came to a culmination, #20 had gotten himself a hard earned 7th. A start in moto two of 10th left some room for improvement. On lap two Tickle had taken his YZ250F to 8th, once there he tried his best for the remainder of 30 min. +2 laps, but things never developed just right and 6th was his finishing destination.
For Davalos moto one started out in a decent fashion, rounding lap one in 11th the Ecuadorian spent much of the race in that spot. Late in the moto, Davalos still had the fighting drive in him and was able to takeover 10th with two laps remaining, which is where he’d go on to finish at. Moto two got underway with Davalos acquiring a 10th place start, now with his potential coming to existence, Davalos held his own and rode up into the 8th spot. Striving to keep his form, his pace fell off momentarily and that shifted the #577 machine back to 12th. Reluctantly, Davalos found some reserve energy and bounced back in the closing laps to nab 8th.
Next in line on the day would be Izzi after a strong start to the weekend. Izzi’s moto one showed great promise, after a 6th place start, Izzi put his head down and worked on building a base after struggling as of late. Lap by lap, the FMF backed rider stayed consistent and maintained his position in the field. This allowed him to very convincingly take a well deserved 9th. An uneventful moto two saw Izzi start 22nd, climb up to 18th by mid moto, and then remain there all the way through the finish.
Max Anstie had a pretty quiet day, having had struggles in both motos. However, in moto two Anstie took the holeshot and the settled back in to the 3rd position. From there, Max held his own as he scrapped it out with the lead pack for much of the race. Unfortunately, Anstie had to pull out of the moto with bike issues and take a tally of 35th to close things out on the day.
Moto 1 Moto 2 = Overall Finish
Broc Tickle 7th 6th = 7th
Martin Davalos 10th 8th = 9th
Nico Izzi 9th 18th = 12th
Max Anstie 21st 35th = 26th
Jessica Patterson raced like the former champion that she is, in both motos she sat in 2nd and within striking distance. A tick off the leaders speed, rather than risk the title Patterson held onto to the leader’s rear wheel and applied the pressure. With no way of capitalizing on any opportunities, Patterson rode on to a 2 – 2 moto tally and a second overall for the weekend.
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