Rockstar Energy Suzuki Race Report: Millville

July 19, 2011 1:00pm
MILLVILLE, MN - Team Rockstar Energy Suzuki celebrated a top ten overall finish at round seven of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championships at the Spring Creek National in Millville, MN on Saturday. Jason Anderson, who’s been out since the High Point National, returned to racing and carded an impressive 10th-place overall finish in the 250 class. Teammate Martin Davalos finished just behind Anderson with an 11th overall, while Nick Paluzzi and Les Smith finished 18th and 21st, respectively.

In the first moto, Anderson was still trying to get his rhythm back. Although he struggled at the start, he was able to put his head down and pilot his Yoshimura- equipped Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z250 through the field and take a 14th-place finish. In the second moto, Anderson was feeling a bit more comfortable and it showed in his start. After the 30-minute moto concluded, Anderson had taken an 11th-place finish. The combined results handed the Rockstar Energy Suzuki rider a solid, top-10 overall result.

“This was my first weekend back,” said Anderson, “and I felt pretty good. I felt like my speed was better than where I finished. I just need to keep my laps consistent and, also, it was really hot today, so I think that’s what we struggled with a little bit. But now we’ll go home, keep working hard, and come out swinging for Washougal, which is a track I like; the layout is awesome and I like the dirt there. It’s a little bit slick, and that suits me on the Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z250 because I’m good at sliding.”

The Rockstar Energy Suzuki team’s next event is the eighth round of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship on Saturday, July 23rd, at the Washougal National in Washougal, WA. You can meet the Rockstar Energy Suzuki riders on Friday, July 22nd, from 6 to 7 PM, at Pro Caliber Motorsports, 10703 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver, WA.


Spring Creek 250 Class Overall Results:

1.  Tyla Rattray

2.  Dean Wilson

3.  Blake Baggett

4.  Kyle Cunningham

5.  Alex Martin

6. Broc Tickle

7.  Wil Hahn

8.  Gareth Swanepoel

9.  Gannon Audette

10. Jason Anderson

2011 Motocross 250 Class Standings:

1.  Dean Wilson – 305

2.  Tyla Rattray – 289

3.  Blake Baggett – 284

4.  Kyle Cunningham – 199

5.  Eli Tomac – 190

6.  Broc Tickle – 170

7.  Justin Barcia – 152

8.  Gareth Swanepoel  – 145

9.  Martin Davalos – 128

10. Darryn Durham, 122