http://rockstarenergy.com/rss.xml <![CDATA[Rockstar Energy RSS Feed]]> 2016-07-25T01:09:47-07:00 2016-07-25T01:09:47-07:00 Zend_Feed http://rockstarenergy.com/actionsports/fmx/rob-adelberg <![CDATA[Rob Adelberg]]> 2016-07-22T12:09:43-07:00 http://rockstarenergy.com/actionsports/fmx/clinton-moore <![CDATA[Clinton Moore]]> 2016-07-22T12:09:06-07:00 http://rockstarenergy.com/actionsports/fmx/libor-pomdol <![CDATA[Libor Podmol]]> 2016-07-22T11:36:42-07:00 http://rockstarenergy.com/actionsports/fmx/jackson-strong <![CDATA[Jackson Strong]]> 2016-07-22T11:36:03-07:00 http://rockstarenergy.com/actionsports/fmx/adam-jones <![CDATA[Adam Jones]]> 2016-07-22T11:35:40-07:00 http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/webb-and-martin-1st-and-2nd-at-southwick <![CDATA[Webb and Martin 1st and 2nd at Southwick]]> 2016-07-12T05:47:11-07:00 http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/goerke-metcalfe-share-moto-wins-at-gopher-dunes-goerke-takes-overall <![CDATA[Goerke & Metcalfe share moto wins at Gopher Dunes Goerke takes overall]]> 2016-07-11T13:20:53-07:00 The eastern leg of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals kicked off in Courtland, ON this past Sunday at Gopher Dunes, which has the unenviable reputation of being Canada’s toughest and most physically demanding track.

 

In addition to presenting the national contenders with a ratcheted up supercross style track, the summer weather in Courtland usually dishes out extremely hot and humid temperatures. This time out, however, the thermometer reached a high of only 29°C – about five degrees below normal – and humidity that held steady at 37% instead of in the 50+ range.

 

For Team Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha’s Matt Goerke and Brett Metcalfe, however, the weather and challenging track conditions – which produced plenty of thrills and spills – did not prevent them from rising to the occasion and claim the MX1 moto wins. Goerke cleared the task in moto one; Metcalfe in moto two. It was the teammates first moto win of the season.

 

Their superhuman effort also presented the team with its first overall victory of the season, which went to Goerke on the strength of 1-3 motos. With second overall, thanks to his 4-1 results, Metcalfe made it a solid 1-2 punch for Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha.

 

Goerke, who had recorded the fastest qualifying time on the man-and-machine eating deep sand of Gopher Dunes, nailed a top-five start, which saw him go from third place on lap 2 to second behind a hard charging Davi Millsaps. After stalling his bike, the defending champ dropped back to fourth for a few laps but reclaimed second place on lap 5.

 

Goerke would remain there for most of the moto, riding the wheels off his potent YZ450F to reel in first place running Millsaps. Towards the end of the race, Goerke was hounding Millsaps relentlessly, intent on sticking a pass on his fellow American. With four laps to go, Millsaps succumbed to the pressure Goerke was putting on him and made an error that saw him take a soil sample at the exact moment Goerke blitzed by him.

 

From that point on Goerke was on his way to a well-earned win, crossing the finish line by some 16 seconds over second place Colton Facciotti. Despite another get-off, Millsaps was still able to hold on to a podium position, taking third, just ahead of Brett Metcalfe. The Australian had to contend with a less auspicious start of the moto than Goerke. He rounded turn one around seventh place but quickly made his way into fifth, then fourth, the position he occupied for the rest of the moto.

 

The start of the second proved to be top drawer for Goerke and Metcalfe, diving into turn one in second and third place respectively behind Mike Alessi. Intense racing up front saw position changes left and right for the first five laps. Goerke displaced Alessi from first on lap 4, lost it briefly to Metcalfe on lap 5, reclaimed it seconds later, and then disaster struck for the two-time MX1 champion.

 

For Goerke, the race could have ended right then and there due to a hard crash that saw him summersault over his handlebars. Fortunately the deep sand cushioned Goerke’s fall and he was able to get back into the fray on an undamaged bike, albeit in a distant seventh place.

 

Showing true grit, the Florida native soldiered on to gradually work his way forward, having to contend with heavy hitters like Tyler Medaglia, Colton Facciotti, Mike Alessi and Kaven Benoit. It would take Goerke until the closing laps to claw his way into third place, but the moment he did he was assured of the overall win, finishing behind second place Millsaps and first place Metcalfe.

 

“I made it hard on myself today, stalling in the first moto. And then in the second moto I endod over the bars right after taking the lead. I managed to get up on my feet pretty quick but it took a few kicks to get my bike restarted and people are flying by me,” Goerke said. “For the next two laps I was in a bit of a state, recovering from the crash and relying on instinct. I knew if I wanted to end up on the podium again I had to pull out all the stops. I can’t thank my team enough for helping to make things happen today. We needed an overall win and with Metty grabbing second it doesn’t get much better than that.”      

 

Metcalfe, meanwhile, riding like a man possessed, deftly defended his upfront position from lap 5 till the checkered flag. Although he was chased by the likes of Alessi, Benoit, and Millsaps, Metcalfe stayed the course and arrived at the finish line with a six-second margin ahead of Millsaps.

 

“Winning that second moto felt fantastic and taking second overall behind Matt made it a great weekend for the team. I must say the track kicked my butt. Every year it does. It was a struggle. You gotta have cajones to ride the dunies,” Metcalfe said. “It was a bit dicey for the first half of the moto but then I found my rhythm and started clicking off good laps after that. The Rockstar OTSFF Yamaha was working just awesome and I really got to thank the whole team. They really put it together today.”        

 

In the points chase, Goerke takes over third place on the board while Metcalfe stays in fourth, tied with Colton Facciotti.

 

The Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals continue on Sunday, July 17th, 2016 at Motocross Ulverton in Ulverton, Quebec.

 

MX1 Overall Results: Round 5 – Courtland, ON

 

 1. Matt Goerke (Yamaha) 1-3

 2. Brett Metcalfe (Yamaha) 4-1

 3. Davi Millsaps (KTM) 3-2 

 4. Colton Facciotti (Honda) 2-6 

 5. Kaven Benoit (KTM) 5-4

 6. Mike Alessi (Kawasaki) 6-5

 7. Tyler Medaglia (Husqvarna) 8-7

 8. Cade Clason (KTM) 7-8

 9. Shawn Robinson (KTM) 9-9

10. Morgan Burger (Yamaha) 10-10 

 

MX1 Points Standing After 5 of 10 Rounds

 

 1. Davi Millsaps        274 pts
 2. Mike Alessi           239
 3. Matt Goerke         237 (-37) 

 4. Colton Facciotti     235

 4. Brett Metcalfe      235 (-39)

 6. Cade Clason           183

 7. Kaven Benoit         177
 8. Tyler Medaglia      174   
 9. Morgan Burger       151  
10. Keylan Meston     148 

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http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/podium-finishes-for-metcalfe-and-goerke-in-calgary <![CDATA[Podium finishes for Metcalfe and Goerke in Calgary]]> 2016-07-11T13:20:50-07:00  

Round 3 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals was staged at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, AB, just a stone’s throw from the bustling city centre.  Like one week earlier in Nanaimo, BC the temperature was rider-friendly, reaching a high of only 21°C under partly cloudy skies. A brisk wind, with gusts of up to 37 km/h, was about the only weather factor the contenders had to deal with. 

 

Team Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha’s Matt Goerke and Brett Metcalfe both claimed a podium slot in an intense afternoon of racing on the fast and hard to pass on Calgary track. Goerke recorded third in moto one while Metcalfe snared the same position in moto two. When all was said and done, Goerke took home sixth overall on the strength of 3-8 motos. Thanks to 6-3 moto results, Metcalfe snared third overall.

 

The start of the first moto saw Goerke and Metcalfe exit the gate with a lukewarm start just inside the top-10. Going into lap 2 Goerke was holding down seventh place and Metcalfe eighth. By lap 5 Goerke had clawed his way into sixth – Metcalfe into seventh.

 

Goerke kept the momentum going to install himself into fifth a few laps past the halfway point of the moto. On a mission to land a spot on the box, the Florida native reeled in fourth place on lap 11. Laying down a relentless pace aboard his YZ450F, Goerke next zeroed in on third place running Vince Friese, displacing him from that position with some four laps remaining on the clock. With time running out, Goerke was unable to connect with Mike Alessi, who followed moto winner Davi Millsaps across the finish line in second.

 

Metcalfe, meanwhile, rode hard to work his way out of seventh place, something he succeeded doing with less than two laps to go in the moto, snatching sixth place away from a surprised Colton Facciotti.

 

For Metcalfe the second moto start transpired much more smoothly. The Australian native was spotted in fifth place as the freight train thundered into turn one. It was a position he parlayed into third place before the midpoint of the moto. The rest of the race saw him defend that position until the checkered flag, finishing behind Alessi in second and Millsaps in first.

 

A disastrous start for Goerke negated any chance that the defending champ would play a role in the top-five. From dead last, he was faced with the daunting task of curtailing a heavy hit in the points standing as much as possible at the end of the day.

 

Not one to choke on the bitter pill he had to swallow, Goerke methodically sliced and diced his way through the pack to occupy 14th place at the midway mark of the moto. Pinning the throttle as he negotiated the increasingly choppy track, he did what he had to do to finish in the top-10, grabbing one position after another to greet the checkered flag in a still respectable eight place. 

 

“It was a good weekend, as we ended up with podiums in each moto and a podium overall, which obviously is our main goal. We again learned some stuff about the bikes and get the guys where they need to be. It’s an ongoing process at this stage. We can look at this as another good building weekend,” said team manager Stu Robinson.

 

The Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals continue on Sunday, June 26th at Moto Valley Raceway in Regina, SK.

 

 

MX1 Overall Results: Round 3 – Calgary, AB

 

 1. Davi Millsaps (KTM) 1-1 

 2. Mike Alessi (Kawasaki) 2-2

 3. Brett Metcalfe (Yamaha) 6-3

 4. Kaven Benoit (KTM) 5-4

 5. Vince Friese (Kawasaki) 4-6

 6. Matt Goerke (Yamaha) 3-8

 7. Colton Facciotti (Honda) 7-5 

 8. Tyler Medaglia (Husqvarna) 8-7

 9. Cade Clason (KTM) 9-9

10. Keylan Meston (Yamaha) 12-10

 

Points Standing After 3 of 10 Rounds

 

 1. Davi Millsaps        162 pts
 2. Mike Alessi           148
 3. Colton Facciotti     146

 4. Brett Metcalfe      137 (-25)

 5. Matt Goerke         134 (-28)

 6. Cade Clason           110

 7. Kaven Benoit         106 
 8. Tyler Medaglia      101 
 9. Keylan Meston        94
10. Morgan Burger        89

 

The Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals continue on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, Alberta.

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http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-cem-husqvarna-sweepstakes-1 <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR & CEM HUSQVARNA SWEEPSTAKES]]> 2016-07-06T10:41:18-07:00 Eight runners up will win an MX helmet and jersey!]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-and-qt-uncharted-4-a-thiefs-end-sweepstakes <![CDATA[Rockstar and QT Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End™ Sweepstakes]]> 2016-07-05T12:13:53-07:00 http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/rockstar-energy-husqvarna-redbud-mx-race-report <![CDATA[Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Redbud MX Race Report]]> 2016-07-05T10:46:30-07:00 CHRISTOPHE POURCEL 7TH IN 450, MARTIN DAVALOS FINISHES 12TH IN 250
The historic RedBud National, held in Buchanan, Michigan, marked the halfway point of the 2016 AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne had a consistent ride and finished third overall in the 250 class, while teammates Christophe Pourcel and Martin Davalos finished seventh and 12th, respectively, in the 450 and 250 classes. Jason Anderson is still recovering from a broken collarbone and was forced to sit the race out.

Zach Osborne has been putting in some strong motos lately, and didn’t let the tough RedBud track change his course on Saturday. After pulling mid-pack starts in both 250 motos he put in work and rocketed his Husqvarna FC 250 toward the front of the pack within a few short laps. His consistent lap times and battle mind set propelled him from 12th to a fifth-place finish in moto one. His second moto was just as inspiring as he started mid-pack and navigated to third by the ninth lap. He overtook second with two laps to go and didn’t look back. Continuing to battle, he got closer to the leader in the final lap with third place directly behind him. He put in a great ride and was only a few short bike lengths behind the win at the finish. The 5-2 finish gave him third overall on the day, and he is currently fifth overall in 250 rider point standings.
 
“Today was OK,” said Osborne. “I didn’t feel that great in practice and ended up 14th fastest. I just had a long travel day yesterday and it kind of wore on me. I had a little bit of doubt going into the motos, but knew if everything went well I could pull it off. I didn’t get a great start in the first moto, but I rode up to fifth. Then got pretty much the same start in the second moto, but I rode up to second and was really close to winning. That’s a good feeling. To be on the podium again is nice. I think I can continue this momentum for the next couple of weeks and hopefully be a little closer to the championship.”

Christophe Pourcel posted the fastest 450 qualifying time at RedBud. He was in the top 10 at the start of the first 450 moto and battled his way up to the sixth-place position by the end of the race. After a similar start in moto two, he stayed consistent and steady and finished seventh. The 6-7 finish put him at seventh overall, and he is currently seventh overall in 450 rider point standings.

“I had the fastest qualifying time again and probably put in two of the most consistent motos I’ve ever done,” said Pourcel. “It’s good that my speed is coming back. It’s been good two weeks in a row. We have a couple more races to go, so that’s good. The top six or seven guys are so good, so it’s tough when you don’t get a good start and just have to fight the rest of the moto. It’s tough to make a pass when you’re riding with guys that are all the same speed as you. I’m just going to get some rest this week and will hopefully get a better start at the next race.”

Martin Davalos dug deep this weekend despite an incident with a drunk driver earlier in the week that almost prevented him from racing. He pulled a mid-pack start in the first 250 moto and would eventually finish the race in 15th. He got an excellent top-three start in moto two, and immediately started battling for position. He came out of the opening lap in fifth, and finished seventh. The 15-7 gave him 12th overall, and he is currently 14th overall in 250 rider point standings.

“I had a little incident this week so I’ve been super sore,” said Davalos. “I got rear ended by a drunk driver on Monday, and was in the hospital. So it’s been a tough week for me. I really didn’t know if I was going to race, and just decided to come and do my best. I ran out of tear offs during the first moto and wasn’t able to put a good race together. I had a better start in the second moto and dug deep to finish seventh, despite a lot of cramping. I’m just thankful that I’m ok and was able to race. I’m really looking forward to racing next week at Southwick. Hopefully I don’t get rear ended again this week.”

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RedBud MX Results:

250 Class:
1. Cooper Webb
2. Alex Martin
3. Zach Osborne – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

12. Martin Davalos - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

250 Class Rider Point Standings:
1. Cooper Webb – 243 points
2. Joey Savatgy – 232 points
3. Jeremy Martin – 209 points
4. Alex Martin – 198 points
5. Zach Osborne – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing - 190 points
6. Austin Forkner – 164 points
7. Aaron Plessinger – 152 points
8. Shane McElrath – 124 points
9. Mitchell Oldenburg – 117 points
10. RJ Hampshire – 113 points

14. Martin Davalos – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 95 points

450 Class:
1. Ken Roczen
2. Eli Tomac
3. Broc Tickle

7. Christophe Pourcel – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

450 Class Rider Point Standings:
1. Ken Roczen – 293 points
2. Eli Tomac – 240 points
3. Marvin Musquin – 167 points
4. Cole Seely – 151 points
5. Broc Tickle – 147 points
6. Justin Barcia – 146 points
7. Christophe Pourcel – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing - 136 points
8. Ryan Dungey – 131 points
9. Justin Bogle – 118 points
10. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 113 points]]>
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