January 14, 2006-Phoenix, Arizona: This weekend the fans were treated to some incredible races as the competition for the Amp'd Mobile SX point lead was fast and furious. Team SoCal Racing /P-LoK/Lucas Oils/Yamaha built on last weeks momentum as Brian Mason, Jake Marsack, Clark Stiles and Jiri Dostal all qualified into the night program!
This week's Barnett clutch performance took place in semi two as Clark "Alabama Slama" Stiles grabbed a Barnett high-powered start! The #61 bike blasted out of the starting gate in third position with Michael Brown and Tyler Evans giving chase. Stiles would maintain his lead, running a smart race to finish in third place! This performance once again qualified the "Slama" into the main event for the second straight week!
Jiri Dostal hopes of making it into the main abruptly crashed in the last lap of the LCQ. In semi one, Jiri Dostal recovered from a bad start to finish in sixth position, sending him to the LCQ for one last shot at pay dirt. In the LCQ, Dostal found himself in another intense battle with Robbie Reynard for the last transfer position. In lap four, Jiri grabbed a hand full of throttle and made a pass on Reynard. Riding into lap five, it looked as though Dostal would make his first main of the season, but misfortune-rather Reynard struck. With a half lap to go, Robbie blasted into the back of Dostal's rear Michelin sending him off the track and ending his night of racing.
In the main, Stiles ran a strong race in the 14th position. Tim Ferry was close behind in the 15th spot trying to gain ground on the #61 YZ450F, but the bike and Stiles proved too much. Stiles increased his lead on Ferry and the rest of the pack, taking the checkered flag in 14th place! The finish would catapult Stiles into 11th place overall in the Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP Standings. He remains only one point back of Team Solitaire Justin Bucklew. Team Socal Racing Jiri Dostal and Jake Marsack are in 16th and 17th in the WX point standings.
It was great to have Ron Joynt owner of SoCal Racing and DeCal Works joining the team in the pits this weekend. Also in attendance was Will Decker from Enzo. Will has been working non-stop to have these bikes blazing thru the whoops. Clark Stiles wanted to make sure a huge thank you went out to Raymond and the Michelin crew for their hard work to help put him into the main. The team wanted to thank Kyle Smith from Sidi. If you do not own the new Crossfire boots from Sidi-you need to. These boots are by far the best boots Sidi has ever offered! It was great to have our sponsors around the pits in Phoenix. Big thanks to Bret from Shoei for hooking up the team with some sweet helmets! Also in the pits, John and the Tri-Star crew! Lastly, the guys from ToyHauler Magazine were hanging out, showing the team some love!
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