<![CDATA[Rockstar Energy RSS Feed]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/rss.xml Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:36:13 -0700 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:36:13 -0700 Zend_Feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR COUNTRY THUNDER TWIN LAKES GUITAR GIVEAWAY ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-country-thunder-twin-lakes-guitar-giveaway Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:54:35 -0700 <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR IT’S NOT DEAD SWEEPSTAKES]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-its-not-dead-sweepstakes Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:50:53 -0700 <![CDATA[Goerke claims third overall in Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/goerke-claims-third-overall-in-notre-dame-du-bon-conseil  With a third overall, Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha’s Matt Goerke maintained his position at the top of the MX1 leaderboard on Sunday at Round 6 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals, which were held at the spectacular Motocross Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil circuit in Quebec. His teammate, Tim Tremblay, recorded a top ten finish in front of a huge, home province crowd, with eighth overall.

 

As at the previous national rounds so far this season, the weather once again cooperated for an afternoon of top-notch racing and spectating. Mild temperatures that reached a high of 25° (77°F), a light breeze, and dodging the bullet of the possibility of more rain, which had fallen on Friday and Saturday, was the order of the day.

 

The first moto start transpired flawlessly for both Goerke and Tremblay, with both riders inside the top ten. Goerke was in the thick of things, rounding turn one in fourth place behind holeshooter Colton Facciotti, second place Kaven Benoit and third place Dillan Epstein. Tremblay was a bit further back, just inside the top ten in ninth place.

 

The action was fast and furious on the difficult to pass on Motocross Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil circuit, with both Goerke and Tremblay riding the wheels off their YZ450F just to stay in the mix with the frontrunners. When all was said and done, Goerke was able to advance only one position into third place, where he finished behind Benoit. Tremblay, who briefly rode in tenth place, managed to make his way into eighth around the halfway mark of the moto and stay there till the checkered flag.

 

The start of the second moto again saw Goerke pull off a lightning start, taking turn one in third place behind Christophe Pourcel, who was in the rear fender of holeshooter Kaven Benoit. For the first half of the moto, the top five starters kept their positions, running within seconds of each other until Benoit crashed hard, ending his race, and everyone advancing one position. Despite coming to within striking distance of new leader of the pack Pourcel, Goerke was unable to execute a successful pass on the former World Champion. Although he would concede one championship point to Pourcel, who snared 4-1 moto finishes, with his 3-2 results Goerke was able to defend his position as points leader.  

 

 

Tremblay, meanwhile, got off to a less promising start in the second moto, finding himself in 16th place as the freight train thundered into turn one. Undaunted, he put down his head and twisted the throttle to claw his way into the top ten, installing himself in eighth place just after the halfway mark of the moto. Tremblay would remain there till the checkered flag, securing eighth overall on the day and moving from ninth in the points to eighth, which seemed to be the magic number of the day for the Quebec native.

 

The Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals continue this Sunday, July 23rd at Pleasant Valley Motorsport Park in Truro, NS.

 


 

MX1 Overall Results: Round 6                              

 1. Colton Facciotti (Hon)        1-3    

 2. Christophe Pourcel (Husq)  4-1   

 3. Matt Goerke (Yam)           3-2 

 4. Mike Alessi (Kaw)                          5-7

 5. Tyler Medaglia (Hon)         10-4   

 6. Kyle Chisholm (Hon)          7-6         

 7. Cade Clason (KTM)            9-5    

 8. Tim Tremblay (Yam)        8-8    

 9. Dillan Epstein (Kaw)         6-11 

10. Jesse Wentland (Suz)        11-9     

           

 

 

MX1 points after 6 of 10 Rounds

 

 1. Matt Goerke (USA)         316 pts

 2. Christophe Pourcel (FR)   308      

 3. Colton Facciotti (CAN)     288       

 4. Mike Alessi (USA)            269

 5. Tyler Medaglia (CAN)      267        

 6. Dillan Epstein (USA)        249         

 7. Cade Clason (USA)           213        

 8. Kyle Chisholm (USA)       210          

 9. Tim Tremblay (CAN)     195          

10. Nathan Bles (CAN)          162 

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:27:28 -0700
<![CDATA[Second place overall podium for Goerke at Round 2]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/second-place-overall-podium-for-goerke-at-round-2 The Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals remained in British Columbia for Round 2 of the title chase, travelling 526 km (327 mi) farther north from Kamloops – the venue of the tour’s first round of the season – to Prince George’s Blackwater MX Track, which hosted its first CMRC national ever.

 

Under partially cloudy skies and a high that reached 21°C (70°F) Team Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha’s Matt Goerke battled tooth-and-nail with the Frenchman, Christophe Pourcel, for the MX1 overall win on Sunday.

 

The rivals proved to be a cut above the rest of the contenders as they basically put on a two-pony show, cranking out a blistering pace that saw them put plenty of real estate between themselves and the rest of the field in both motos. Goerke deftly claimed moto 1 in the closing stages, while Pourcel turned the tables to claim moto two, also in the closing stages.

 

The start of the first moto saw Pourcel grab the holeshot and lead the freight train around the spectacular Blackwater MX Track – which lies on the side of a large hill – presenting plenty of viewing lines for the huge crowd in attendance. Although trailing Pourcel in second place by up to five seconds for more than half the moto, Goerke proved to be the only rider to more or less stick with the former 250 World Motocross Champion and two-time AMA 250 Supercross East Champion.

 

 

By lap 14 of 19, Goerke had reduced the gap between himself and Pourcel to less than a second; he stuck a definitive pass on him the next lap and crossed the finish line with Pourcel in his rear wheel. Dillan Epstein, the third rider to greet the checkered flag, ended the moto 30 seconds behind Pourcel.

 

The start of the second moto had Goerke trailing Mike Alessi into turn one, with Pourcel in third, Tim Tremblay in fourth and Colton Facciotti in fifth. Three laps later Goerke had control of the lead, soon to be hunted down by Pourcel, who took over second place from Alessi on lap five.

 

As they had done in moto one, Goerke and Pourcel poured on the gas, with Goerke managing to enforce a lead over Pourcel that ranged between one and two seconds for the next 13 laps. The chase group, meanwhile, found themselves receding more than 10 seconds by the halfway mark – and counting – behind the lead duo.

 

In a repeat of the first moto, however, the winner wouldn’t be decided until the end and a relentless Pourcel, who hounded Goerke as if there would be no tomorrow the entire moto, stuck a pass on the Florida native in the last corner, getting a really good run around the outside and managing to edge out Goerke by less than a bike length at the finish line.

 

Although the overall win eluded Goerke in Prince George, the two-time MX1 champ served notice to Pourcel and the rest of the contenders that he has no intentions on resting of his laurels. Look for Goerke to race the wheels off his explosive YZ450F at each and every round in an attempt to garner his third title this season. If nothing else, expect a battle of the titans between now and Round 10 to decide who will be the 2017 MX Champion.

 

Goerke’s teammate Tim Tremblay, meanwhile, produced a 12th place start in the first moto. The Quebecer briefly dropped back to 13th place, then recovered to 12th to move into 11th place, where he resided for the rest of the moto. Tremblay’s fourth place start in moto two evaporated to 11th, after washing out his front end trying to pass Pourcell on the first lap. He regrouped to then claw his way into eighth place, which he held fast to the checkered flag and salvage a respectable eighth overall on the day.

“It was a fresh breath when we finally got to Prince George to see the new track, as we had heard so many mixed reviews about the Blackwater MX Track. When we laid eyes on it all the track worries were put to rest. Everyone involved in the Prince George race should be proud of their very first national. The track provided amazing racing all day in all classes,” said team manager Steve Simms. “For the team, it was also a great weekend, going two and eight, with both riders, and moving forward from Round 1. We would like to give some extra thanks this week to Motul, Cycra, FMF and Factory connection for their continued support.” 

 

The Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals resume Sunday, June 18th at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, AB.

 


 

 

MX1 Overall Results: Round 2

 

 1. Christophe Pourcel (Husq)                2-1

 2. Matt Goerke (Yam)                       1-2

 3. Colton Facciotti (Hon)         4-3

 4. Dillan Epstein (Kaw)                         3-5

 5. Mike Alessi (Kaw)                 5-4

 6. Tyler Medaglia (Hon)           7-6

 7. Kyle Chisholm (Hon)            6-7

 8. Tim Tremblay (Yam)       11-8  

 9. Scott Champion (Kaw)        10-9    

10. Cade Clason (KTM)                      8-12

 

MX1 points after 2 of 10 Rounds

 

 1. Christophe Pourcel (FR)     112 pts 

 2. Matt Goerke (USA)                      105

 3. Dillan Epstein (USA)          97      

 4. Colton Facciotti (CAN)      96      

 5. Tyler Medaglia (CAN)        89  

 6. Mike Alessi (USA)              80        

 7. Kyle Chisholm (USA)         75        

  8. Cade Clason (USA)             65        

  9. Keylan Meston (CAN)       60

10. Nathan Bles (CAN)                        58

12. Tim Tremblay (CAN)      56         

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:27:26 -0700
<![CDATA[Goerke snares MX1 overall in Calgary]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/goerke-snares-mx1-overall-in-calgary With 2-1 motos, team Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha’s Matt Goerke prevailed to take the MX1 overall at Round 3 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals on Sunday at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, AB. His teammate Tim Tremblay took home a noteworthy top ten overall finish, recording eighth on the strength of 8-7 results.

 

Another weekend of perfect racing conditions—both track and weather—assured top-flight action that saw the title contenders put themselves and their bikes through the paces as the western leg of the championship starts winding down. Blue skies and a high that reached a comfortable 21°C (70°F) furthermore attracted a record crowd to the spectacular supercross style inner city track.

 

With his first overall and second moto win of the season, Goerke effectively took over the points lead from Christophe Pourcel while Tremblay migrated from 12th on the scoreboard to tenth. Going into Calgary Goerke was in second place, down seven points; leaving Calgary he turned the tables on Pourcel to now hold a seven-point lead over the Frenchman.

 

 

Goerke started the day off on solid footing when he nailed a second place start behind Dillan Epstein in moto one. Action up front was fast and furious, with the top six riders that included Mike Alessi, Tyler Medaglia, Colton Facciotti and Pourcel, never separated by more than a few seconds. Goerke lost one position on lap two—due to a bobble—but quickly regrouped to latch on to second place again. He then set out to chase down Epstein, who had close to a five second lead by this time.

 

Although Goerke, heavy on the throttle of his potent YZ450F, came to within a split second of Epstein in the closing laps of the moto, he was unable to set up a successful pass on the Thousand Oaks, CA resident. Pourcel followed Goerke across the finish line in third, with Facciotti in fourth and Alessi in fifth.

 

Tremblay also got a favourable start that had him rocket around the track in sixth place on lap one. The Quebecer was relegated to seventh for a few laps before losing one more position. Once there he held down eighth place till the finish line.

 

 

The start of moto two had Goerke in fourth place, going into the first turn, with Tremblay two positions behind him. A strong start by Epstein, which saw him pin the holeshot, put him at the head of the pack where he held court for the next ten of 16 laps.

 

As in moto one the racing sizzled as the top five banged handlebars for position, with Goerke in the mix clawing his way into second place around the halfway point. He only resided there for a few laps, though, before quickly reeling in Epstein on lap ten and laying on the pressure. A bobble by Epstein on the same lap, that dropped him back to fourth place, paved the way for Goerke take over the lead.

 

Facciotti, who had also been on the move, after a seventh place start, came to within half a second of Goerke on lap 11. Despite setting up a number of attacks to overtake Goerke, Facciotti was unable to complete the task and would take satisfaction with second place. Medaglia, who along with Facciotti also cashed in on Epstein’s error, completed the podium in third. Epstein and Alessi sealed the top five with fourth and fifth respectively.

 

“It was great to be on the podium this weekend with the overall win. Everything came together nicely. I felt great on my YZ450F, which ran amazing. Thanks to everybody on the team and sponsors for their contribution to putting me in the winner’s circle,” Goerke said.  

 

 

For Tremblay, the second moto was nearly a rerun of the first. He dropped back two positions to eighth—after his sixth place start—to then quickly move ahead one spot into seventh place, where he ran a lonely race all the way to the finish line.

 

“I had a good, consistent two motos in Calgary and feeling better and better every weekend with the progress I’m making. I can’t thank the team enough for their great effort and thanks also to all our sponsors for their support. Our bikes are working great. A shout out to my teammate who killed it this weekend with his first place overall,” Tremblay noted. For Steve Simms, the weekend was extra sweet, getting his first overall win with Matt Goerke as Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha’s new team manager, and seeing Tim Tremblay ride the wheels of his bike to race in the top ten where he belongs. 

“The team has been working hard and today showed the hard work everyone has put in. Tim had a great day and his best so far with eighth overall and then Matt battled hard in both motos to come away with first overall,” Simms said. “We would like thank everyone on the team, Chris, Andre, Renee, Monique, Scott, Todd, Steve, Jim, Keith, Tim and Matt and give an extra thanks to these sponsors, Factory Connection, Motion Pro, and Fly.”

 

The Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals resume for Round 4 of the series on Sunday, June 25th at Moto Valley Raceway in Regina, SK.

 

MX1 Overall Results: Round 3

 1. Matt Goerke (Yam)           2-1

 2. Dillan Epstein (Kaw)          1-4

 3. Colton Facciotti (Hon)        4-2

 4. Tyler Medaglia (Hon)          6-3

 5. Christophe Pourcel (Husq)  3-8

 6. Mike Alessi (Kaw)                          5-4

 7. Kyle Chisholm (Hon)          7-6

 8. Tim Tremblay (Yam)        8-7

 9. Cade Clason (KTM)           9-10  

10. Scott Champion (Kaw)     11-9

 

MX1 points after 3 of 10 Rounds

 1. Matt Goerke (USA)         162 pts

 2. Christophe Pourcel (FR)   155

 3. Dillan Epstein (USA)        150       

 4. Colton Facciotti (CAN)     146     

 5. Tyler Medaglia (CAN)      134

 6. Mike Alessi (USA)            122       

 7. Kyle Chisholm (USA)       114       

  8. Cade Clason (USA)          98        

  9. Scott Champion (USA)    88

10. Tim Tremblay (CAN)    87       ]]>
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:27:24 -0700
<![CDATA[ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S CHRISTOPHE POURCEL FINISHES 5TH OVERALL IN CALGARY]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/rockstar-energy-husqvarna-factory-racings-christophe-pourcel-finishes-5th-overall-in-calgary The Rockstar Energy Canadian Motocross National Series made its third stop of the season yesterday in Calgary Alberta.  Blue skies and a beautifully groomed track greeted riders and fans.  Christophe Pourcel had plans to continue his winning streak from the past two rounds where he finished 1st overall, but this would not be the case in Calgary. 

 

Pourcel: “I felt okay in the first moto, I really wanted to catch up to the guys out front but I couldn’t quite manage to make my way up to 1st place. I had to settle for 3rd place but I was really looking forward to doing better in the second moto.” 

 

In the second moto Pourcel chose a starting gate closer towards the middle hoping to get out front at the start and distance himself from the traffic. 

 

Pourcel: “I had a good jump off the start but the line was so tight, riders were being pushed together.  Some riders who were pushed together crashed and then fell into me knocking me over in the second turn.  It was a hard crash but I managed to get up and work my way up to 8th place.  It wasn’t the finish I had envisioned but the most important thing is to keep a positive attitude because this is just how racing goes sometimes.  We salvaged as many points as we could and we hope to feel better going into next week’s race.”

 

Pourcel and his wife Samantha have been enjoying travelling in BC and Alberta for the past week between rounds, something the busy couple wouldn’t normally be able to do due to their demanding schedule.  The drive through Banff was something the couple stated was a highlight of their trip so far.  Canada has been treating the team well, and the Pourcels plan to fly into the next round in Regina Saskatchewan where the team will be ready to tackle round 4 of the Canadian MX Nationals.

 

CANADIAN MX NATIONALS RESULTS ROUND 3 CALGARY, ALBERTA:

 

MX 1 (450)

1. Matt Goerke - Yamaha

2. Dillan Epstein - Kawasaki

3. Colton Facciotti – Honda

4. Tyler Medaglia – Honda

5. Christophe Pourcel - Husqvarna

 

2017 OVERALL POINTS STANDINGS:

 

MX1 (450)

1. Matt Goerke - Yamaha

2. Christophe Pourcel - Husqvarna

3. Dillan Epstein - Kawasaki

4. Colton Facciotti – Honda

5. Tyler Medaglia - Honda

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:27:22 -0700
<![CDATA[ROCKSTAR & VALLARTA FORMULA DRIFTSCHRADER BEACH CRUISER SWEEPSTAKES]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-vallarta-formula-driftschrader-beach-cruiser-sweepstakes Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:22:43 -0700 <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR & CIRCLE K WEST OFF ROAD SWEEPSTAKES ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-circle-k-west-off-road-sweepstakes Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:14:59 -0700 <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR ET PROVI-SOIR CONCOURS FORMULA DRIFT]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-et-provi-soir-concours-formula-drift Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:12:35 -0700 <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR & CASEY’S GENERAL STORES OFF ROAD SWEEPSTAKES ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-caseys-general-stores-off-road-sweepstakes Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:34:51 -0700 <![CDATA[Bittersweet podium for Goerke in Regina]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/bittersweet-podium-for-goerke-in-regina  

What should have been a first overall for Matt Goerke at Round 4 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals on Sunday in Regina, SK, turned into a third overall when a rock derailed his chain, effectively dropping him from first place to sixth at the end of moto two.

 

The team Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha ace had already won the first MX1 moto and was what appeared to be well on his way to winning the second. Two corners before the finish line, however, a small rock totally changed the outcome of the race.

 

Fortunately, Goerke managed to get the chain back on the sprockets and continue the short distance to the finish line. But not before five riders flew past him, including archrival in the points Christophe Pourcel, Mike Alessi, Dillan Epstein, Tyler Medaglia and Kyle Chisholm.

 

The start of moto one saw Goerke in second place, following leader of the pack Pourcel closely till the end of lap one, when he stuck a rapid-fire pass on the former World Champion. From that point on, Pourcel was the only rider able to stick with Goerke as the Florida native flew over the rough and gnarly Moto Valley Raceway track as if on a rocket.

 

Although Pourcel tried to mount several attacks on Goerke, he was never able to muster the speed for a pass, finishing less than two seconds behind Goerke when the checkered flag flew. Third place Mike Alessi finished some 30 seconds behind Pourcel, an indication how fast the two frontrunners were cranking out laps, running their own private race.

 

Alessi snared the holeshot of moto two, with Goerke in second, Cade Clason in third, Pourcel fourth and Kyle Chisholm rounding out the top five. Although Alessi would build up as much as a five-second lead, Goerke kept him well within his crosshairs. After a raging battle that lasted some three laps, Goerke whipped past Alessi to grab the lead on lap nine.      

 

Goerke was soon joined by Pourcel on lap eleven, as the Frenchman had also managed to make a pass on Alessi. With some four laps left in the moto, Goerke twisted the throttle of his potent YZ450F to keep Pourcel at least two seconds behind him. Then, on the final lap, with the finish line two corners away, Goerke was betrayed by the rock. It was a disappointing ending to a great day of racing. When all was said and done, Goerke, who had a seven-point lead going into Moto Valley Raceway, left Regina tied for first place with Pourcel.

 

“I thought I rode good today, my bike worked awesome, and it looked like it was going to be two perfect motos. Then I get a rock derail my chain and it was all she wrote. Well, it could have been worse than finishing sixth, I could have been last,” Goerke said. “Third overall on the podium is okay, but a bit bittersweet considering I missed out on a clean sweep. We’ll come back in two weeks at Gopher and see if I can pick up the thread there and get some redemption”

 


 

Goerke’s teammate Tim Tremblay moved up one notch in the points from tenth to ninth after another consistent ride that saw the Quebecer wrap up the day with ninth overall, thanks to 9-9 moto results.

 

At the start of the first moto, Tremblay found himself going into turn one in fifth place. With the likes of Alessi in his rear wheel, Tremblay slipped to sixth place before the end of the first lap. Over the course of the race, he seesawed between that position and eighth, only to be relegated to ninth on the last lap. In the second moto, Tremblay was in seventh place as the freight train dove into turn one. Five laps later he was holding down ninth, a position he would defend till the end to ensure his top ten finish status for the day. 

 

“This weekend was a tough one to swallow but we are very happy with the progress we made on the bikes over the off season. We have made great advancements with our bikes on the harder pack tracks, which we have struggled on in the past. We had a very unfortunate incident this weekend with Matt, after winning the first moto and holding off a charging Pourcel he looked to have moto two wrapped up,” team manager Steve Simms said. “He rode two flawless motos with great speed. Tim put in two solid motos, despite the fact that he jammed his wrist early in moto one. But he dug deep both motos and finished the west strong. Both riders and the team are looking forward to the east swing.”

 

With blue skies and a breezy high of 21°C (70°F), Mother Nature, as she had done at the previous three western rounds, again arranged for great racing weather. 

 

The Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals take a two-week break before kicking off the eastern leg of the points chase on Sunday, July 9th at Gopher Dunes in Courtland, ON.

 

MX1 Overall Results: Round 4                              

 1. Christophe Pourcel (Husq)  2-1               

 2. Mike Alessi (Kaw)                          3-2                  

 3. Matt Goerke (Yam)           1-6                

 4. Tyler Medaglia (Hon)          4-4                

 5. Dillan Epstein (Kaw)         11-3               

 6. Kyle Chisholm (Hon)          8-5                

 7. Cade Clason (KTM)            6-7                

 8. Colton Facciotti (Hon)        5-8                   

 9. Tim Tremblay (Yam)        9-9                  

10. Keylan Meston (Yam)      7-11                           

MX1 points after 4 of 10 Rounds

 

1. Matt Goerke (USA)          212 pts

2. Christophe Pourcel (FR)    212

3. Dillan Epstein (USA)         190

4. Colton Facciotti (CAN)      185

5. Tyler Medaglia (CAN)       180     

6. Mike Alessi (USA)             174

7. Kyle Chisholm (USA)        153

8. Cade Clason (USA)                        137

9. Tim Tremblay (CAN)      121

10. Keylan Meston (CAN)    109

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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:24:31 -0700
<![CDATA[Strong rides for Goerke and Tremblay at Gopher Dunes ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/strong-rides-for-goerke-and-tremblay-at-gopher-dunes Round 5 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals kicked off the eastern leg of the series on Sunday in Courtland, ON at Gopher Dunes, considered the toughest and gnarliest track in Canada. While the MX1 and MX2 contenders were spared the usual hot and muggy Southern Ontario summer weather, which reached a high of only 25°C (77°F), Gopher Dunes more than lived up to its reputation. In fact, it proved to be more unforgiving than any previous nationals held on it, with riders succumbing to the deep sand all afternoon.

 

But for Team Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha’s Matt Goerke and Tim Tremblay, the sand monster proved to be little more than a nuisance, albeit an energy taxing one. Goerke hammered down second overall on the strength of 2-3 motos and Tremblay snared sixth overall, thanks to 9-5 motos. For the French Canadian, currently holding down ninth in the MX1 points chase, his overall result at Gopher Dunes turned out to be the best yet so far this season.

 

 

The start of the first moto proved to be anything but auspicious for two-time MX1 champ Goerke, however, when he tangled with another rider, resulting in both going down for a costly soil sample. By the time Goerke got back into action, he was in second last place. Utilizing the fiery power of his Yamaha YZ450F to its full potential, the Florida native had blitzed his way into fifth place, however, by the halfway point of the moto. When the checkered flag was waved he had knifed his way into second place, some six seconds behind winner Colton Facciotti and 15 seconds ahead of third place Mike Alessi.

 

Tim Tremblay’s first moto start saw him inside the top ten, where he would remain for all except three laps, when he dropped back to 11th. By lap 13 of the 17-lap race he had clawed his way back into the top ten club, crossing the finish line in ninth place.

 

The start of the second moto was much better for Goerke, but not quite good enough to guarantee him a first place finish. Having exhausted much of his energy in the dramatic come-from-behind first moto, Goerke had to dig deep to at least finish top three. Although it only took him four laps to charge his way into fifth place, he spent the rest of the moto making his way into third.

 

 

Ahead of Goerke, with a 20-second cushion he was unable to deflate, was Tyler Medaglia who himself was looking at a 7.5-second gap on leader Mike Alessi. At this stage the outcome of the race had been determined and Goerke had to take satisfaction with third place at the finish line.

 

Although Goerke had hoped to maintain his status of never having lost an overall at Gopher, his performance at Round 5 was nothing short of phenomenal. And, thanks to 6-4 moto results by his archrival Christophe Pourcel, with whom he was tied for first in the points, Goerke left Courtland on top of the scoreboard, now holding a nine points deficit on the Frenchman.

 

Tremblay, meanwhile, dialed in another top ten start that saw him briefly ride in 11th place – on lap two – to then systematically claw his way forward. Picking off rider after rider until he anchored himself in fifth place on lap 11, Tremblay stayed there and recorded his best moto finish of the season, ultimately securing sixth overall and a wallop of points that puts him on solid footing to end the season with a single digit plate.    

 

 

The Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals continue this Sunday, July 15th at Motocross Ulverton in Ulverton, Quebec.

 

MX1 Overall Results: Round 5                              

 1. Mike Alessi (Kaw)                          3-1    

 2. Matt Goerke (Yam)           2-3    

 3. Tyler Medaglia (Hon)          5-2    

 4. Colton Facciotti (Hon)        1-8    

 5. Christophe Pourcel (Husq)  6-4

 6. Tim Tremblay (Yam)        9-5       

 7. Cade Clason (KTM)            7-7    

 8. Jesse Wentland (Suz)         10-9     

 9. Keylan Meston (Yam)       12-10    

10. Nathan Bles (Hon)            11-12                          

 

MX1 points after 5 of 10 Rounds

 

 1. Matt Goerke (USA)         264 pts

 2. Christophe Pourcel (FR)   255      

 3. Colton Facciotti (CAN)     233       

 4. Mike Alessi (USA)            229

 5. Tyler Medaglia (CAN)      228        

 6. Dillan Epstein (USA)        214         

 7. Cade Clason (USA)           175        

 8. Kyle Chisholm (USA)       171          

 9. Tim Tremblay (CAN)     159          

10. Keylan Meston (CAN)    139         

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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:24:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Sales Representative]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/careers/sales-representative-37 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK IS EXPANDING!  Exciting Opportunity with never a dull moment.  This is an outside sales position with autonomy for daily routes.   We provide the vehicle and the territory – you go out to sell and promote Rockstar!  There is opportunity for growth within the company for the right persons.  We have immediate need for entry-level Field Sales Representatives. Rockstar Energy Drink is a dominant player in the energy drink market, available in over twenty flavors, and is sold internationally.  This is a great opportunity for entry to intermediate level sales people. We provide the training, you provide the enthusiasm! Let us teach you a lifetime of job skills. 

If you are an organized and motivated individual who wants to be part of an exciting company and a winning team, this job is for you. Fast-paced and competitive environment — use your expertise to grow existing market share and earn bonuses; base pay;  Company vehicle; Company smartphone;  401(k) with employer match; Company Health Insurance Plan; vacation & sick days.    

Job Responsibilities Your main job as a Field Sales Representative will be to sell and promote our products. Your various areas of responsibility include driving a scheduled route, account management. Your specific duties will include:

Job Requirements As a Field Sales Representative, you must be a detail organized and entrepreneurial-minded person with a strong, disciplined work ethic. Excellent communication skills a plus. Interpersonal skillset needed to connect with and build relationships with store managers and clerks. Specific qualifications for the Field Sales Representative position include:

•  Minimum 21 years of age; Professional attitude and appearance; Detail-oriented with strong problem-solving skills; Current driver's license with clean driving record; Ability to drive and maintain an assigned Company vehicle and to travel to and within territories as assigned; Proficiency in MS Excel and Outlook; Ability to perform physical activities including lifting and moving up to 35 pounds.

ROCKSTAR INC & ROCKSTAR BEVERAGE CORPORATIONS  are Equal Opportunity Employers 

Locations Hiring: 

  • Arkansas, Maumelle (Little Rock)
  • California, Stockton
  • Connecticut, Stratford
  • Hawaii, Honolulu
  • Iowa, Urbandale
  • Maine, Auburn
  • Maryland, Williamsport

  • Minnesota, Burnsville
  • Minnesota, St. Cloud
  • Mississippi, Kosciusko (Jackson)
  • New Hampshire, Manchester
  • North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Texas, Lubbock
  • Virginia, Lorton
  • Virginia, Richmond
  • Wisconsin, La Crosse

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:43:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Ryan Sipes]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/ryan-sipes-2 ]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:52:45 -0700 <![CDATA[Jordan Bailey]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/jordan-bailey Class: 250 A - 450 A - 250 Pro Sport
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Birthday: April 27, 2000
Trainer: MTF
Number: 133
Favorite Music: Rap
Hobbies: Messing with teammate Jalek Swoll, golf
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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:50:16 -0700
<![CDATA[ROCKSTAR & QT HUSQVARNA SWEEPSTAKES]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-qt-husqvarna-sweepstakes-1 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:56:53 -0700 <![CDATA[ ROCKSTAR & MAC’S WEST COUNTRY THUNDER ALBERTA CONTEST]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-macs-west-country-thunder-alberta-contest Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:56:22 -0700 <![CDATA[ ROCKSTAR & MAC’S ONTARIO PRIZE CONTEST]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-macs-ontario-prize-contest Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:56:07 -0700 <![CDATA[ ROCKSTAR & MAC’S WEST COUNTRY THUNDER SASKATCHEWAN CONTEST]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-macs-west-country-thunder-saskatchewan-contest Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:55:56 -0700 <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR & CEM HUSQVARNA SWEEPSTAKES]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-cem-husqvarna-sweepstakes-2 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:54:32 -0700