All of the Foremost Insurance Jim Neese Racing Team members made the main event in both classes on Saturday night. With a 16 rider grid in both events, the Foremost team comprised close to 20% of the starting riders. Given the level of competition this year in the Arenacross Series, this alone represents a great accomplishment for the team.
Results and Point Standings for Dayton, Ohio:
Mike McDade Jim Neese Josh Thomas
AX results 2nd 10th 13th
Lites results 4th 11th 7th
AX points 15th 9th 23rd
Lites East points 7th 9th
"This was a strong weekend for the team. I knew McDade could run at the front of the pack in the Arenacross class and he showed that he is going to be up there this season. Josh Thomas had a very solid weekend and is riding well; I think he will continue to improve throughout the season. I was off my game this weekend, but I plan to get things worked out this week. This was the first weekend that we ran the Kenda Triple tires all around; we had been running the Triple on the rear only. The tires worked great and we are looking forward to winning on them," stated Jim Neese.
"This was a great weekend for me. I know I can win consistently. Each week I keep improving as I get more familiar with this style of racing. That said, none of this of this would be possible without the help of Jim Neese, Foremost Insurance, Kenda and the rest of the team sponsors who make it possible for me to compete every week, commented Mike McDade.
The next races for the team are January 23 - 24, 2009 at the Broadbent Arena in Louisville, Kentucky. The team will be racing Friday and Saturday night.
About the Foremost Insurance Jim Neese Racing Team
The Foremost Insurance Jim Neese Racing Team is a professional motocross race team based in North Carolina. The team races in the Arenacross Series, the Supercross Series and the Victory Sports MEGA and ULTRA Series. Team sponsors include: Foremost Insurance, Kenda Tires, Moose Racing, Kawasaki Suzuki of Durham, Total Control, Scorpion Helmets, LeoVince Exhausts, TiLUBE, ProWheel, Boyesen, Extremeion Carbon Raptor, Revolution Decal, MGX Unlimited Graphics, Twin Air, Crower Power, Smith Optics, Wiseco, Liquid Performance, Renthal, CV4 Products, UFO Plastics.
Racing for the team are Jim Neese, Mike McDade and Josh Thomas, three 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 looking to tap their potential (www.jimneese.com).
About Foremost Insurance
Foremost Insurance is located in Grand Rapids, MI and provides specialized insurance programs for mobile homes, motor homes, travel trailers, landlord properties, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, boats and collectible autos. For more information on Foremost products, visit www.foremost.com, or visit www.ForemostOutdoors.com.