Division7/Star Racing/Yamaha - Freestone MX

Wortham, TX - The AMA MX National Series made its move towards the eastern direction this past weekend by landing in the state of Texas and racing at Freestone County Raceway. Being a fairly new stop on the circuit, track conditions and exceptionally hot weather at this race would prove to show what each rider had within themselves. Division 7/Star Racing/Yamaha’s top contending riders, #41 Matt Lemoine, #43 Broc Tickle, #159 Darryn Durham, and #455 Lucas Moraes all knew that they were provided with the tools for a successful outing, and now it was time to get to work.

Moto one went into session, and for the first time in outdoor competition Durham started strongly, 11th and was followed by Lemoine in 12th. However the other Star Racing pilot Tickle, circulated in 23rd with tons of work in his near future. But with the heat index reaching high temperatures, the boys put their heads down and mounted some serious attacks. Up front #159 was proving his skills; Durham had battled his way to 8th and maintained consistent lap times as other competitors faltered. Coming quickly to join the top ten was Tickle, who put in an incredible ride from the back and latched onto his teammate Lemoine. From then on, both Tickle and Lemoine aggressively took themselves upward till the last lap. In the end, Durham took a nice 8th place finish, Tickle nabbed 9th, and the icing on the cake would be Lemoine taking 10th.

The gate dropped for moto two with Lemoine getting a great start holding down 2nd.  Tickle was off to a much better beginning sitting 7th, while Durham pursued in 11th. In the early laps, Lemoine slipped to 4th and was struggling, Tickle was able to maintain the 7th position, and Durham was riding right where he had began just outside the top ten.  Moving past the mid way point, Lemoine was still off the pace but fighting hard to stay in contention. Meanwhile the other Division 7 riders were staying consistent, Tickle who had been holding 7th dug deep for several laps to make a dent into the time difference he had in front of him. Unfortunately, the energy reserve just wasn’t there after the hard charge he did earlier, and with that Tickle was slated back to 8th. With three laps to go, Lemoine was again under pressure while he tried to salvage the 10th spot.  However on the final lap Lemoine faltered and crashed, sending him backwards even further.  At the checkers Tickle pulled out a 8th, Durham maintained 12th, and Lemoine soldiered through in 15th.

Moto 1   Moto 2 = Overall Finish
Broc Tickle            9th           8th           = 8th
Darryn Durham    8th           12th         = 9th
Matt Lemoine       10th         15th         = 13th

Next race: High Point MX park-Mt. Morris, PA

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