· RCH Racing’s Broc Tickle (No. 20 Ram/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing Suzuki RM-Z450) claimed his eighth consecutive top-10 finish in 450MX competition last week at Unadilla after scoring eighth-place finishes in both motos. Tickle has an overall 450MX race finish average of 9.90 this season. He moved up to eighth-place in the season rider standings, seven points behind seventh-place Jake Weimer. Tickle leads ninth-place Josh Grant by one point and is five ahead of 10th-place Mike Alessi.
FAST FACTS: · The Utah National is the first national motocross race in Utah since 1974. A purpose-built, national-caliber permanent motocross course has been constructed in the infield of Miller Motorsports Park’s road-racing course.
DID YOU KNOW · RCH Racing’s Broc Tickle has made 84 MX starts -- 450MX Class (23), MX Lites (24), 250MX (34) and MX (3). He has an average finish of 8.75 in the 23 450MX starts. · Live TV Coverage: Moto 1 – Saturday, Aug. 17 at 3:00 p.m. on NBCSN; Moto 2 – Saturday, Aug. 17 at 5:00 p.m. on NBCSN; Highlight Show – Thursday, Aug. 22 at 2:00 a.m. on NBCSN (All times EDT). · Miller Motorsports Park is a 511-acre facility that opened in 2006 and is located just 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and one hour east of the Bonneville Salt Flats. After the visit to Miller Motorsports Park this weekend, the 2013 outdoor motocross season concludes next week (August 24) at Lake Elsinore, Calif.
2013 LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS STAT CHECK Starts Motos Wins Top 3s Top 10s Tickle 10 20 0 0 10
TEAM FACTS · Ram is in its first season teamed with RCH Racing for competition in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. · Broc Tickle finished runner-up three times last year in MX competition (Mechanicsville, Southwick and Unadilla). · RCH co-owner Ricky Carmichael claimed a record 15 championships – 10 MX (record) and five SX. He recorded 150 career wins (record) – 102 MX (record) and 48 SX (second all-time). Carmichael rode to two perfect MX seasons and captured 10 consecutive titles (1997-2006).
RCH RACING QUOTE “The podium is reachable now that I’ve seen (Jake) Weimer do it. We’ve been clunking feet all year. He got a good start, rode really well and got a third in the second Moto at Unadilla. That showed me that I’m able to do it too. I’m looking forward to getting in some good practice starts this week. We’ll do the best we can to get the most power out of the bike. The team is on top of that because we raced Supercross there this year and know where we need to be and what we need to do to make it better.
“My goal is to try to get in the top-five in both Motos. I know I can do that. I’ve had the speed the last three weekends to do it and just need a little better start or just be a little more aggressive on the first two laps. I know what I need to do. It’s in my hands and nobody else can do it but me.” -- Broc Tickle on MX Round 11 at MMP
QUOTE OF THE WEEK “It’s always cool to have a new race. Since I’ve been pro, there’s only been a couple new tracks added to the schedule. I believe this facility is like a road-race course which is obviously a lot different than racing dirt bikes, so we’ll see how they do everything. I’m sure the facility is really nice.
“It’s supposed to be hot this weekend and I’m looking forward to that. We really haven’t had a hot one yet and that seems to be when I normally do better than the guys I’m racing against.” -- Broc Tickle