Spokane, Wash. – New faces brought new excitement to the track for the MotoConcepts team (MCRMX) this past weekend in Atlanta. During the week, MCRMX added 250 East rider Vince Friese. Friese proceeded to grab the holeshot in the first heat race and easily advanced to the main. The 250 Main provided some great racing action and on a technical track, the rookie Friese brought home a 15th place finish.
In the 450 class MCRMX had four riders take the track. Recently acquired 450 rookie Tyler Bowers posted some very impressive lap times and qualified 10th overall. The Kentucky native is only 17-years-old and has shown a lot of speed and potential. Bowers finished 7th overall in his heat race to advance to the main. Nothing comes easy in the 450 main, and after pushing into the top 10, Bowers battled with arm pump and a rock in his brake and had to pull out, finishing 18th. The team is looking forward to the progress Tyler is making and excited to see him back in action this weekend in Indianapolis.
“We had a busy weekend with new riders, mechanics, and five bikes in our pits,” stated team manager Steve Lamson. “The new young guys showed a lot of promise and it was great to see them compete so well. Vince’s holeshot and Tyler landing 10th in qualifying should give them more confidence heading to Indy.”
Ben Coisy, who currently sits 16th overall in points this season, qualified 13th in practice and moved into the second heat race. Coisy transferred into the main with a 6th place finish. Tough luck also struck the 5-time French Supercross Champion, as ignition problems forced him to the sideline, where he finished 19th overall.
Last week also marked the appearance of Jeff Alessi in the 450 class. Alessi is currently 9th overall in points in the 250 West class. Alessi just missed a transfer into the main, finishing 10th in his heat race. The California native didn’t get the start he needed in the LCQ and rode to a 5th place finish. Jeff will be back on his CRF450 this weekend, to give it another shot.
Australian Dan McCoy qualified 21st but was also unable to get the start he needed to advance. After making back-to-back mains in San Francisco and Anaheim, McCoy looks to get back to the main event again this weekend. He currently sits 26th overall in points.
Injured MCRMX 450 rider Cole Siebler is doing well in Idaho and is recovering from knee surgery. Siebler broke his knee cap in practice at A3. Even after missing three straight races, Siebler is still in the top 20 in points at 19th overall.
MCRMX would like to thank team sponsors: MotoConcepts, MDK, FMF, FLY Racing, Pirelli, DeCal Works, Smooth Industries, Alpinestars, Utopia, Vortex, TCR, Sunline, Dragon Racing Fuel, Excel RK, Goldfren, Boyesen, Guts, Motion Pro, MotoHose, Motorex, Leisure Concepts, Northwest Steel Fab., Extreme Motosport MX park.
All interested team sponsor enquires please contact Alison Turner email@example.com 805-214-1106.
About MotoConcepts: MotoConcepts is a Pacific Northwest Manufacturer of innovative and unique Motorsports accessories designed for the professional and recreational rider. MotoConcepts is proud to partner with top motocross companies like MDK, FMF, Fly Racing, Smooth Industries, and DeCal Works to help support the MCRMX team. For more information visit www.motoconcepts.com.