Brayton achieved another milestone in his career, as he won his first moto of his career. This happened to occur on the very last moto of the season at Steel City this past weekend in front of a great crowd.
Justin stated, “This was an awesome race for me, and a great way to cap off the series and my career with KTM. I really have to hand it to everyone involved with the Team, including my mechanic Rich, the engine builders, Leighton, Brent, and Mark, and the suspension guys, Rookie, Toad, and Rags. It was truly a team effort. The motor helped get me the holeshot in the second moto, and I was able to hold on to the lead until the end. I also would not have been able to do any of this without my trainer, Charles Dao. We work so well together, and he has put in such an effort to help me succeed.”
“I also want to thank all of the sponsors for being so supportive throughout the year, including MDK, KTM, Jagermeister, Bell helmets, Shift gear, FMF, Pro Taper, Dunlop, and Motorex, as well as Von Zipper and Alpinestars. Etnies, Foremost Insurance Company, Leatt, Shock Doctor, and Skullcandy have all given me awesome support. I have been treated so well by them and I really appreciate it. Muscle Milk has also been great, not only as a sponsor while I was riding in the Lites class in supercross, but I use their product during my workouts and to recover after motos. I only hope I can keep some of those relationships wherever I go next year.”
Justin plans on moving up to the 450 class full-time in 2010. So, as he takes on this new journey, he would just like to thank everyone involved with the Jagermeister/MDK/KTM team and all of the other sponsors who make it all possible. “Nobody can do this alone, and on the weekends it is such a group effort. So many people become instrumental in getting you on the box. The sponsors provide the dollars to go race, the team provides all of the resources, the trainer provides the comfort in knowing you did what you needed to do during the week… it is amazing when it all comes together. My parents were there to provide the support on the weekend, and I want to thank them too. They have been incredible throughout my entire career. I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone, again, and I am looking forward to taking the momentum into my future on the big bike.”