ROCKSTAR Suzuki’s Jason Lawrence runs well in first moto (6th), then mechanical issue in second moto forces him out of race and overall top five
CORONA, Calif., (Aug. 14, 2006) – ROCKSTAR Suzuki’s Mike Brown put on an awesome display in the rain-soaked second moto at Spring Creek MX Park (Millville, Minn.), finishing 4th and 5th overall on the day – his best Motocross class finish of the year so far.
“That second moto was wild, more of a lesson in survival than a race,” said Brown. “I was glad I could make it through and finish well and hope to carry the momentum into the next three races.”
His effort on Sunday moved Brown into 16th place in the overall points standings, easily within striking distance of the top 15 with three races remaining.
In the Lites class ROCKSTAR Suzuki was again led by Jason Lawrence. A solid sixth place finish in the first moto, highlighted by a first lap charge through half of the pack in the famous Millville whoop section, put Lawrence in a possible podium position to start the second moto. Unfortunately, equipment failure forced Lawrence out of the race and he had to settle for 13th overall (6-36).
“If things didn’t go wrong I’d have at least made the top five,” said Lawrence. “Oh well, get to go home to race at Binghamton (N.Y.). I always do pretty well there.”
ROCKSTAR Suzuki athletes – led by Brown, Lawrence, Sean Hamblin and Ryan Mills - return to action for Round Ten of the 2006 Toyota AMA Motocross Championship at Broome-Tioga Sports Center in Binghamton, N.Y. (Aug. 20th).
Team ROCKSTAR Suzuki would like to thank its sponsors: Bill’s Pipes, Alloy, Moto Metal Custom Wheels, Dunlop, Renthal, Renthal Chain Wheels, Torco, K&N Filters, One Industries, 661, Sunline/ARC, RG3, Moto-Master, Hinson, UFO Plastics, Quiksilver, AC Racing, PPG.