CARLSBAD, Calif., (Aug. 30, 2006) – Unbound Energy Drink-fueled Broc Hepler is on a two race winning tear and hopes to carry that momentum to his hometown track this weekend when the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship stops in Pittsburgh (Delmont, Pa.) for the Steel City National.
“Yeah, if there’s one National of the year I’d like to win
it’s definitely Steel City,” said Hepler, who won the event last
year, going 1-1 in the two moto format. “I’ve always got a bunch
of friends that come out for the last long weekend of the summer
before heading off to college and stuff. So to win at Steel City’s
Hepler, who was injured for much of the season, has to be the
industry expert’s pick to win the overall, having captured the last
two events of the season in Binghamton (N.Y.) and Millville (Minn.).
Also looking for a solid top five finish at Steel City will be
Unbound/MDK Motorsports’ Nick Wey. Wey, from nearby Michigan, grew up racing at Steel City and, like Hepler, lists the track as one of
“We always get a solid contingent of fans down from Michigan, so
I’m hoping to put up a couple good motos this weekend at Steel
City,” said Wey.
At the last National (Binghamton) in the premier Motocross class,
Unbound Energy had no less than five riders representing in the top
16 overall. Led by Unbound/Moto XXX’s Tim Ferry who finished 5th,
Unbound Energy also had Wey in the top ten overall (6th). Unbound/
Moto XXX’s Josh Summey (11th) and Kyle Lewis (15th) also had solid performances, while Unbound/MB1/Tokyo Mods/Fox’s Daniel Sani improved upon the previous race’s performance, finishing 16th overall.
As it stands, Unbound Energy has five riders in the top 15 overall in
points in the Motocross class, even though Yamaha and Unbound Energy-backed Chad Reed was lost for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.
All of the Unbound Energy-backed athletes return to action for Round
11 of the 2006 Toyota AMA Motocross Championship at Steel City, Pa. (Sept. 3rd).