MCRMX Steel City Report

SpokaneWash. – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National Championship ended this weekend at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, PA and also capped the first year of racing for MotoConcepts Racing (MCRMX). 

“A lot of time and energy has gone into making our first year in professional supercross/motocross racing a success,” stated Team Owner Mike Genova.  “I want to thank our great sponsors, riders, mechanics, truck drivers, and management for all their hard work and dedication.  We have learned a lot in the past ten months and endured the highs and lows of professional racing.  I am excited to begin preparing for the 2010 season and optimistic about what it will bring,” continued Genova.  “I want to especially thank Team Manager Steve Lamson and Team Agent Alison Turner for their help and direction in shaping MotoConcepts Racing.”  

In Saturday’s racing the action started with the 250 class.  In moto one MotoConcepts Racing’s Vince Friese started mid pack in the opening stages and quickly started picking off riders.  A mistake toward the end of moto one cost number 719 a number of spots and Friese played catch up to finish 24th.

Moto two had a similar start for Friese and he again found himself mid pack through the first number of laps.  The Missouri native continued to battle and moved up to a 17th place finish and 21st overall for Steel CityFriese completed his first year in professional motocross 22nd overall for the series. 

In the 450 class Jeff Alessi rocketed out the gate and nailed his second holeshot of the outdoor season in moto one.  Alessi led the first two laps before sliding back and finishing 18th.   Tyler Bowers started just outside of the top ten and rode to a solid 14th place finish.  Weston Peick battled illness throughout the event and once again was dealt bad luck. The California native completed the first lap in 28th and was on his usual bull charge up the list when his clutch actuating arm broke and ended his moto in 37th.

The second 450 moto was a different story for Peick and a solid start placed him in 12th with Alessi was just behind in 14th and Bowers in 19th.  Throughout the moto, Peick battled a slew of factory riders to finish 14th and 18th overall.  The Kentucky native Bowers struggled through the moto to finish 22nd and 20th overall the event. Alessi suffered from rear shock issues and pulled off to prevent a crash and ended the moto in 35th and 22nd overall.  The series comes to an end with Bowers in 17th, Alessi in 19th, and Peick in 22nd. 

The MotoConcepts Racing team is a proud supporter of the Women’s pro motocross series. MCRMX team rider Mariana Balbi led the team in the final race of the year. Balbi crossed the first lap in fourth and continued to push toward the front. By the third lap the Brazilian moved up to second and finished out an excellent moto in the runner up position.

The Women’s second moto was a repeat of the first moto with Balbi, proving she is one of the best women racers in the world. Number five chased first place the entire moto to finish second and an impressive 2nd overall, earning another visit to the podium.

The MotoConcepts Racing team had a successful first year in the pro outdoor nationals.  Thanks again to all the fans who attended and supported this great sport and supported MCRMX.  Stay tuned for more press releases regarding exciting progress and changes that will impact the team as they train and prepare for the 2010 season.  Follow the team on Facebook and Twitter under MCRMX.

MCRMX would like to thank all of their sponsors, for their support in the 2009 Lucas Oils pro outdoor national motocross championship:
Motoconcepts, FMF, Fly Racing, Pirelli, DeCal Works, Smooth Industries, Alpinestars, Utopia, TLR, Vortex, TCR, Sunline, Dragon Racing Fuel, Excel RK, Goldfren, Devol Engineering, Boyesen, Guts, Motion Pro, DT 1 Filters, Motorex, Leisure Concepts, Northwest Steel Fab., Extreme Motosport MX park and Warthog Racing Academy.

All interested team sponsor enquires please contact Alison Turner or 805-214-1106

About MotoConcepts: Motoconcepts is a Paci?c Northwest Manufacturer of innovative and unique Motorsports accessories designed for the professional and recreational rider.

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