Sun and Gibson Wage Battle in England
JT Racing USA team riders podium at Veterans Motocross
Los Angeles, CA - The 600+ year old Hungerford Castle was the backdrop for some slightly less ancient men and machinery to race for international honors in the 40+ Vet MXdN Twinshock Championship. A total of 14 teams from 12 different countries competed at Farleigh Castle's nostalgic natural terrain motocross track in Somerset, England, where JT Racing's Chuck Sun and Jim Gibson helped put the American team on the podium!
Together with Jeff Stanton and Scott "The Burner" Burnworth, Team JT riders Sun and Gibson rode to a third-place finish in front of nearly 15,000 motocross enthusiasts. The competition came down to a fourth-moto nail-biter between the USA and the Brits 1st team. While top honors went to the Twinshock UK Team from Northern UK followed by the JBM Belgium team, the Americans completed out the podium.
Chuck Sun of the JT Racing team put in some quick laps that helped the US team get on the podium. "All the US team riders contributed with strong performances to land a podium position," Sun commented. "I rode a 1981 Maico 490, and the crew from Maico's Only UK were instrumental in supporting our team."
JT Racing's Jim Gibson was also mounted on a Maico for the event, and through the assistance of the Maicos Only UK team, he was able to deal with a slipping clutch in time to score valuable points for his team. Stanton led the team to the podium with consistent top-three finishes aboard his 1979 CR500, beautifully built and generously provided by the Denton family. Burnworth rode a 360 Mugen provided by Stephane and Marielle Tirot of France - the same vintage bike Sun rode to victory in 2008.
"I gave Stephane my custom Team USA JT pants as a thank you for letting us use his Mugen and he started to tear up," Sun said. "The French are absolute moto fans through and through!"
For more information on the Vets MXdN 2001, please visit www.FarleighCastle.co.uk.