Sipes Nabs another Top Five in Toronto

March 16, 2010 10:31am
Spokane, Wash. – With the conclusion of the lone North of the border race in Toronto, Canada, the 2010 AMA Monster Energy Supercross 250 East series has now reached the halfway point. With only four rounds remaining, both of the MotoConcepts Racing 250 entrants, Ryan Sipes and Vince Friese, are in the top ten overall.

The Toronto Supercross marked the fourth straight race that the YZ250F MotoConcepts Yamaha was the first blue bike to cross the finish line. This past week, that honor went to Ryan Sipes, for the third time this year. The Kentucky native had a solid day all around, starting with an impressive second overall in qualifying. After his fourth place finish in heat number one, Sipes continued to stay up front and finished fifth overall in the main. With half of the East season complete, number 46 is solidly in 6th overall for the series.

Riding the other YZ250F was Missouri native Vince Friese. Number 61 was getting it done and after an eighth place finish in heat one, Friese (Free-ZEE) rode hard in the main, just missing a top ten, finishing 11th. Friese now sits in tenth overall for the season, but is only two points out of 8th place.

In the 450 class Kyle Chisholm continued his successful march into the top ten and has done an outstanding job filling in for the injured Matt Goerke. The Florida native advanced to the main after finishing a solid fourth place in heat number two. After twenty laps of 450 racing, number 55 came home in 11th place. With ten rounds of 450cc Supercross racing complete, Chisholm sits in 9th overall.

“We had another solid day on the track,” stated Team Manager Michael Young. “Ryan continues to run in the top five and we both expect a podium finish for him this year. Vince has displayed noticeable improvement from his rookie season and it is great to have him join Sipes and Chisholm in the top ten overall.”

The series now moves to Dallas, TX for round eleven in the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium.