Bel-Ray and BBMX Start Strong At A1Monday, January 5, 2009 | 4:27 PM
Bel-Ray Company, Inc., the industry leader in performance oils and lubricants, took to the first round of the Supercross Series at Angel Stadium in Anaheim with driving force with the both Matt Boni and Shaun Skinner from Butler Brothers MX making the main event.
The DNA Energy / Bel-Ray sponsored BBMX rig was busy all day in the pits getting ready for top qualifying. In between the practice rounds, Matt Boni, Shaun Skinner and Kyle Keylon were signing autographs and taking photos with the anxious fans. When the timed practices were all done, all three riders made it into their heat races.
When the gate dropped for heat one of the Lites Class, it was all Shaun Skinner for the DNA Energy / Bel-Ray team cutting his way through the pack to make it to 7th when the checkered flagged dropped after 6 laps. It was good enough for Skinner to go right to the Main Event. In the Supercross Class, Matt Boni had to do a little more work. He found himself in 11th when the checkered dropped after his 9 lap qualifier which pushed him into the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ). As he lined up at the gate, Boni was determined to make the Main. He found himself out in front after the first turn and eventually taking the lead and the LCQ win, putting him not only on the winners box for an interview, but also into the Main Event.
When the smoke all cleared in the final Main Event races, Shaun Skinner finished 15th overall and Matt Boni finished 14th overall. “We were very happy with the results we posted tonight. Our bikes were working great and Bel-Ray was a key factor to our top 15 results in both classes,” said team owner and manager Forrest Butler. “Our goal is to improve at every race and get up to the top 10 in points and with Bel-Ray backing us, I know we can accomplish that.”
Tune in next week as the DNA Energy / Bel-Ray/ Butler Brothers MX team goes to Phoenix to do it all again on January 10th, 2009. If you are planning to go to the race, stop by the rig to get an autograph and say “Hi” to the team. Be sure to check your local TV listing as well for live coverage of the race.