TiLUBE Racing's Matt Boni Finishes 12th in Daytona

March 8, 2011 2:20pm

Advance, NC - TiLUBE Racing's Matt Boni finished in 12th in front of a huge crowd at Daytona International Speedway. Matt Goerke also raced in the main event and was running in 13th place when he sprained his ankle and pulled off the track. Goerke was checked out at the Asterisk Medical area and should be fine to race by next weekend for the Indianapolis round.

In qualifying, Boni pulled off the best time in Daytona of the two TiLUBE Racing riders. He qualified in 15th place with a 1:19.662 second lap time. Goerke was in 21st with his best time of 1:21.341 seconds.

Both riders rode in the second heat race and transferred directly to the main event, with Boni in 8th place and Goerke in 10th place.

In the main event Matt Boni rode a solid race finishing in 12th place, Goerke was right behind him most of the race until he injured his ankle in the whoops section of the track. He pulled off after eight laps and finished in 20th place.

"Our riders rode well in front of their hometown crowd. Boni had his best finish of the season and Goerke was riding well when he sprained his ankle. The Daytona track was quite challenging. We made some progress in Daytona and now everyone is looking forward to racing in Indy," commented Tony Wenck - TiLube Racing Team Manager

After nine rounds of the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Series, Matt Boni is in 17th place and Matt Goerke is in 33rd place overall in the standings.

The TiLUBE Racing team's next race is Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The SX and SX Lites supercross races will be televised live on March 12th at 7:30 pm ET on SPEED. The races will be repeated the following day March 13th at 4:00 pm ET.

TiLUBE Racing team sponsorships include Brown Motorsports, Foremost Insurance, Babbitts Online, TiFUEL, Wiseco, Enzo Suspension, Dr. D Racing Development, AXO, Carrier Air Conditioning, Dunlop, RK Excel, Fusion Graphixx, K&N Filters, SDG, QTM, UFO, Vortex, G2 Ergonomics, Pit Posse, Crank Works, Tamer, Pit Pass Radio, DH1, Tuf Racing Products, ODI Grips, Concepts in Aluminum, Mandingo Pickles, and Podium Ink.