MDK KTM Race Report: Glen Helen

May 26, 2008 9:07am

San Bernardino, CA – MDK KTM Factory rider Nick Wey earned 9th overall at the first round of the AMA Motocross Series at Glen Helen Raceway.

Nick Wey

Wey started well when he came around the first turn in 8th at the start of moto one. Unfortunately, he made a couple mistakes that allowed two riders to slip by, moving him back to 10th. He held that position for the remainder of the moto.

Ryan Sipes

As the gate dropped for moto two, Wey had a decent jump and was within the top ten but got blocked by another rider on the second turn that forced him back into 17th. By the end of lap one he had begun his charge and worked his way into 15th. He quickly moved into 13th at the end of lap three and into 12th on lap four. His march forward didn’t stop there. On lap seven, he passed Steve Boniface for 11th and by the end of the moto he had moved into 10th. His 10-10 score for the afternoon scored him 9th overall for the first round.

Justin Brayton

The Lites class provided a lot of entertainment to the Glen Helen Motocross fans as they witnessed many battles ensue throughout the entire pack. In the first moto, MDK KTM Lites rider Ryan Sipes came around the first turn in 2nd, while his teammates Matt Goerke and Justin Brayton were involved in a large first turn pile up. Brayton recovered in 29th but Goerke had difficulty starting his bike which caused him to start ¾ of a lap down. Around the halfway point Sipes was still up front battling for a top five position when his bike suffered an electronic issue which kept him from finishing the race. Meanwhile, Brayton and Goerke were busy trying to pass on the fast one-lined track. At the end of the race, Brayton had moved from 29th to finish 17th while Goerke worked his way into 28th.

Matt Goerke

In moto two, Sipes was the first KTM in view, coming around the second turn in 11th, Brayton and Goerke were slightly farther back in 19th and 20th. Sipes quickly moved into 8th and held that position until the fifth lap when he crashed, losing six positions. He remounted near his teammates who helped push him to get back up front. By the end of the race, Goerke had advanced the furthest finishing 13th, then Brayton in 15th and Sipes in 17th. With both moto scores combined Brayton was able to earn 16th overall, Goerke finished 18th and Sipes finished 23rd.

Next Event: Hangtown June 1, 2006 – Sacramento, CA


Overall Results Motocross Lites:

  1. Austin Stroupe (2,3)

  2. Ryan Villopoto (5,1)

  3. Jason Lawrence (1,5)

  4. Ryan Dungey (4,2)

  5. Brett Metcalfe (3,4)

  6. Jake Weimer (7,7)

  7. Matt Lemoine (6,9)

  8. Trey Canard (14,6)

  9. Kyle Cunningham (10,11)

  10. Thomas Hahn (15,12)

  11. Andrew McFarlane (12,16)

  12. Broc Tickle (21,8)

  13. Nico Izzi (8,37)

  14. Brandon Jesseman (9,24)

  15. Jake Moss (22,10)


  16. Justin Brayton (17,15)

  17. Dan Reardon (11,23)

  18. Matt Goerke (28,13)

  19. Kyle Chisholm (13,34)

  20. Wil Hahn (23,14)

  21. Tyler Bowers (18,18)

  22. Robert Kiniry (16,35)

  23. Ryan Sipes (38,17)

  24. Tye Hames (19, 20)

  25. Sean Borkenhagen (24,19)


Overall Results Motocross Class:

  1. James Stewart (1,1)

  2. Mike Alessi (2,2)

  3. David Millsaps (3,3)

  4. Tim Ferry (4,4)

  5. Ivan Tedesco (7,5)

  6. Michael Byrne (9,7)

  7. Sean Hamblin (8,8)

  8. Cody Cooper (14,6)

  9. Nick Wey (10,10)

  10. Jeff Alessi (13,9)

  11. Antonio Balbi (12,11)

  12. Steve Boniface (11,12)

  13. Andrew Short (5,36)

  14. Ben Townley (6,32)

  15. Bobby Bonds (15,17)

  16. Jarred Browne (26,13)

  17. David Vuillemin (16,18)

  18. Charles Summey (35,14)

  19. Josh Hill (34,15)

  20. Kyle Summers (22,16)

  21. Juss Laansoo (17,29)

  22. Adam Chatfield (20,19)

  23. Paul Carpenter (18,37)

  24. Michael Blose (19,21)

  25. Kyle Lewis (27,20)