Rockstar Energy Suzuki News Release
PALA, CA (September 11, 2011) – Team Rockstar Energy Suzuki capped off the season with another solid top-10 finish in the 250 class at round 12 of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championships on Saturday. Jason Anderson scored an eighth-place overall at the Pala National in Pala, CA, while Rockstar Energy Suzuki teammates Nick Paluzzi, Martin Davalos and Ryan Morais finished 13th, 14th and 17th, respectively, on their Yoshimura-equipped Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z250s.
Anderson was strong all day, starting with the eighth fastest time in the morning practices. The Rockstar Energy Suzuki rider had two consistent motos aboard his Suzuki RM-Z250, with decent starts in both, and finished eighth in the first moto and ninth in the second. The combined results were good enough to award Anderson with an eight-place overall result. Anderson still managed to finish 16th in championship points despite missing four races mid-season.
“This weekend was a solid overall weekend for me,” said Anderson. “Especially for how my season has been going, it’s a step in the right direction and I know I can keep this upwards momentum going into next season and be up there even further. My Suzuki RM-Z250 has been great and my team has been very supportive throughout the entire season. I want to thank everyone including my Rockstar Energy Suzuki team, my sponsors and Suzuki for all their support.”
Rockstar Energy Suzuki riders Davalos and Paluzzi finished off the season in ninth and 17th, respectively, in championship points. Teammate Morais finished 26th in the series after missing the first 16 races due to injury.
Pala MX 250 Class Overall Results:
1. Dean Wilson
2. Blake Baggett
3. Marvin Musquin
4. Tyla Rattray
5. Justin Bogle
6. Gareth Swanepoel
7. Kyle Cunningham
8. Jason Anderson
9. Eli Tomac
10. Alex Martin
2011 Motocross 250 Class Final Standings:
1. Dean Wilson – 538
2. Tyla Rattray – 472
3. Blake Baggett – 469
4. Eli Tomac – 314
5. Kyle Cunningham – 311
6. Gareth Swanepoel – 300
7. Broc Tickle – 253
8. Alex Martin – 213
9. Martin Davalos – 213
10. Darryn Durham – 195
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