DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha – Washougal Motocross Press Release
July 24, 2010
Washougal, WA -The AMA MX National Series rolled into the beautiful state of Washington to attend round eight at Washougal MX Park. DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing/Yamaha comprised of #20 Broc Tickle, #48 Max Anstie, #341 Nico Izzi, and #577 Martin Davalos came in with hopes of keeping their status of fixtures up front intact. Things proved to be tough, as in the first practice Tickle swapped out through a roller section and hit the ground, which in return broke his collarbone. Unfortunately it didn’t end there, when in the early stages of moto one Anstie crashed in the very same section and was taken to the hospital. Further tests had him in the ICU through Monday with a lacerated spleen, but he has since been released and flown home to rest. Look for more updates on those riders as they come in, but our day at Washougal did end up having some bright moments that occurred sporadically.
Taking top honors on this weekend would go to Davalos, who continues to slowly bring his total package together and match it up with the raw speed he holds. However, after a bad start in moto one and a crash that brought him into the mechanics area briefly to bend the bike into proper form, the likeable rider pulled himself up through the field. The task was accomplished, and he successfully piloted the #577 YZ 250F up to 22nd place by the races end. Moto two was a much better showing, sitting 6th on lap one, Davalos battled for 5th through the races entirety. By doing so, he took a hold of 5th and made it his own with four laps until the finish due to his determination and closed this round out positively.
Bringing another positive to a tough day was Izzi, grabbing a 7th place start in moto one, #341 put the hammer down. After moving up one spot very quickly, Izzi kept the fight going. With less than four laps to go, he battled relentlessly to maintain his position. In the end Izzi dropped two spots, seeing him fall back to a finish score of 9th. Nico’s moto two began well with him sitting 11th momentarily. The talented youngster rode hard and held his position by mid race. When the checkers were thrown, Izzi had slipped back into 18th, and his consistency was a building block.
Be sure to tune in to the X Games on Thursday to see Jessica Patterson go after the Women’s Super X Gold Medal!
Moto 1 Moto 2 = Overall Finish
Martin Davalos 22nd 5th = 10th
Nico Izzi 9th 18th = 11th
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