TLD Phoenix Race Report

At round two of the west coast supercross series, Chris Blose proved that his results at the opener were no fluke. Blose started near the front in his heat race and moved into the lead for a couple laps. He would eventually finish a close second behind Anaheim winner, Jake Weimer.

In the main event Chris came out of the first turn near the middle of the pack but quickly began moving forward. By the midway point in the race he had clawed his way to fourth position. Again he would lose a spot to Weimer and cross the checkered flag in fifth. His consistent efforts place him in fifth position in the standings in what has been a mixed up series so far

Blose’s teammates Sean Borkenhagen and Steve Boniface both had difficult weekends in Phoenix. Each rider showed that they had good speed by logging quick lap times in practice but they would ultimately be unlucky and miss the main events. Look for Sean and Steve to rebound next weekend as the series heads back to Anaheim.

The Troy Lee Designs/Honda race team would like to thank all of the amazing companies that have supported our racing efforts over the years. We would also like to welcome our new sponsors that will be an integral part of the crew in years to come. Among those are Seaspan, Avia, Skull Candy, Rossignol, Kasey Kahne Racing and Icon Aircraft. These companies have come onboard for 2009 and we are excited about working with them.

We would also like to acknowledge the sponsors that are returning this year. Those include American Honda, Wings for Life, PPG, Pacific Collision Centers, Couts Heating and Cooling, Dunlop, VP Racing Fuels, Pro Circuit, Pro Honda Oils, Renthal, ODI, Excel, RK, N-Style, Selle Italia, Alpinestars, Jimmy Vasser, Cornwell Tools, Cumberland, Cycra, Malcolm Smith, Flexfit, Hinson, Leatt Brace, Light Speed, MetTec, Momo, Muc-Off, QTM, Talon Hubs, CRF’s Only and Twin Air. We could not go racing without you. Thank you for your support of the Troy Lee Designs Race Team. 

We would also like to acknowledge Mid-Cities Honda for their continued support of Sean Borkenhagen.