Jim Neese also finished on the podium with a third place in the Lites class. All three Foremost Insurance Jim Neese Racing Team riders qualified for the AX main event. Josh Thomas had the best finish with a twelfth, followed by Jim Neese in thirteenth and Mike McDade in sixteenth. Jim and Mike both had their bikes mangled in separate incidents and at one point Jim needed to stop and bend his rear-brake pedal out to release the rear brake.
"I felt strong this weekend and wanted to win everything. Winning the Lites class was great, now I want to win both main events in the same night. I have figured out most of the nuances of AX, now I just need to watch out for reckless racers. I think I pulled practically every holeshot this weekend, so I know I have that dialed in," commented McDade.
"We had good success in the Lites class this weekend and Mike was showing his speed. However, the AX class was a different story and we did not catch a break there. We are all looking forward to the west coast rounds and finishing this season off on a positive note," added Jim Neese.
Point Standings after the Tulsa, Oklahoma Round:
Mike McDade Jim Neese Josh Thomas AX points 13th 12th 24th Lites points 7th (East) 14th (Midwest) 5th (East)
The next race for the team is February 14, 2009 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. This event will be one night only, with professional racing on 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.