Jim Neese Places Second and Tyler Bright Comes in Third
Greensboro, North Carolina (December 1, 2007) - The Foremost Insurance Carolina Xpress Suzuki Team made it back to the Toyota Arenacross podium at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY for the Friday night show.
After running in third and fourth for the majority of the race, Jim and Tyler moved their way into second and third. The two teammates traded spots a few times during the race and Tyler even fell down at one point, but when the checkered flag dropped it was Jim Neese in second place and Tyler Bright in third. Tyler Bright also took fifth place, even after stalling the bike, in the Toyota Arenacross Lites class.
In the current Toyota Arenacross point standings, Neese is in fourth place overall with 93 points, just 7 points out of third spot. Bright is in eleventh overall with 55 points. Tyler Bright is also in fourth place overall in the Arenacross Lites East class with 30 points.
"I knew coming into this weekend we would finish strong. We relaxed over the Thanksgiving Holiday and focused on what we needed to do to be on the podium. I am really pleased with the team's progress this year. Everyone is working together and the results are there. Foremost Insurance has been a big help to the team and a great sponsor," said Neese.
"It was great to be back on the podium with Jim. We are only a couple of races into the season and already Jim and I have shared the podium twice. I did well, but I need to keep it on two wheels to finish where I need to be. The new Suzuki RMZ250f is amazing, we have done some work to the bike, but the exhaust system is still stock. The bike rocks," commented Bright.
This was the first time back to the Blue Cross Arena since 2002. Back in 2002, Jim Neese won both nights in the 250cc pro class on a two-stroke motorcycle.
The next race is Saturday night December 1, 2007 in Rochester, New York at the Blue Cross Arena.
About the Foremost Insurance Carolina Xpress Suzuki Team
The Foremost Insurance Carolina Xpress Suzuki Team is a professional motocross race team based in North Carolina. The team is a Suzuki factory support team and races in the Toyota Arenacross Series and the Victory Sports MEGA and ULTRA Series. Team sponsors - Foremost Insurance, Kenda Tires, Moose Racing, Kawasaki Suzuki of Durham, Total Control, Scorpion Helmets, Extremeion Carbon Raptor, Vision Graphics, Pazzaz, Pro-Wheel, Crower Power, Smith, CV4 Products.
Racing for the team are Jim Neese and Tyler Bright, two national caliber riders. In addition to racing and running the team, Jim Neese also owns Jim Neese Rider Development System, a school for motocross racers aiming to tap their potential (www.jimneese.com).