<![CDATA[Rockstar Energy RSS Feed]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/rss.xml Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:22:30 -0700 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:22:30 -0700 Zend_Feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rockstar Allsups/KTM Giveaway]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-allsupsktm-giveaway ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:48:09 -0700 <![CDATA[Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe on MX2 Podium]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/rockstar-energy-suzuki-europe-on-mx2-podium
Glenn Coldenhoff continued his impressive start to life with the factory RM-Z250 by earning Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s first Grand Prix podium finish since 2010 under steamy Thai sunshine at Si Racha for the second round of 18 in the FIM Motocross World Championship.

The stars of the MX2 class had to deal with a fast – and later very bumpy and demanding - track for the two motos excitedly watched by 22,000 fans. It was in the heat and sunshine that the Dutchman excelled and forged some decent pace to collect second position overall.

The rolling Si Racha layout provided a technical test for the RM-Z250 race machinery with the high temperatures (+35), quick and long jumps and relentless speed. The ground itself was fine and rough in certain sections but hard-pack and slick in others. The inclined start straight meant a hefty uphill drag into the wide first turn and the setting overall made for a spectacular racing prospect.

Coldhenhoff signalled his intention from the beginning by capturing a decent third position in Saturday’s Qualification Heat. He then used the power of his 250cc four-stroke motor to dive around the opening corners in the first of the 30 minutes and two-lap motos inside the leading group. Coldenhoff pressurised Dylan Ferrandis during the first phase of the race and became increasingly threatening, especially with a quick outside line up the steepest part of the course. Once he scooped the runner-up spot he had to fend off Arnaud Tonus in the last two laps but reached the finish line with second position. He backed that up with a solid third place in the second race. ‘The Hoff’ felt the sapping affects of the heat more strongly in the final minutes but a 22-20 scorecard put Suzuki and the RM-Z250 back on the rostrum.

Team-mates Julien Lieber and Jeremy Seewer both experienced some technical repercussions of the hot weather combined with the special race fuel permitted for the event that was believed to be behind some power problems. Seewer suffered in the first moto while Lieber struggled in the second. Seewer went 19-12 for 13th overall while Lieber took 14th and DNF-ed.

With the MX2 series just two rounds old, Coldenhoff holds third in the points standings. Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe now have a brief hiatus of two weeks to head back, regroup and perform some more testing ahead of the Grand Prix of Brazil at Beto Carrero (north of Florianopolis) on March 30th.

Glenn Coldenhoff:

“It was good for sure today. We were close in Qatar but I had some problems with my rear brake. I know I am strong and I am fit so I should be there every week. I am happy with the team and the bike and confident on it always. I made some training this week in Thailand and I thought I was ready for the heat but I still got hammered! I spent a lot of energy in the first moto and I couldn’t give any more at the end of the second. Anyway the result is pretty good. I’m really looking forward to Brazil now.”

Jeremy Seewer:

“My speed wasn’t too good on Saturday. I was too tight; like I was riding with a knife between my teeth! It was a bit similar in the first moto but I felt that it was starting to get better when I had some bike problems and it kept stopping. I finished in the points, so that was not so bad with the problems. My jump was good out of the gate in the second moto but I lost some positions on the start straight. I was 18th, I think, and finished 12th, which is the best result until now. I can do better but my speed and style was much more cool and easier. I am going to work on this and I hope for a few places further forward. Overall it was not such a bad weekend because I increased by speed and everything so it was good.”

Julien Lieber:

“In the first race I didn't get a good start and was 15th. I could not find the right lines or speed so I was really disappointed. My start was better in the second race and I was in 10th but the bike developed a small problem and I had to stop because it would have been too dangerous; overall not a great GP.”

MX2 Moto1: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 97 points; 2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 74 p.; 3. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 69 p.; 4. Romain Febvre (FRA, HUS), 66 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KAW), 65 p.; 6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 59 p.; 7. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 58 p.; 8. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 50 p.; 9. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, KAW), 42 p.; 10. Max Anstie (GBR, YAM), 41 p.; 11. Thomas Covington (USA, KAW), 33 p.; 12. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 33 p.; 13. Christophe Charlier (FRA, YAM), 32 p.; 14. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), 29 p.; 15. Mel Pocock (GBR, KTM), 23 p.; 16. Maxime Desprey (FRA, HON), 22 p.; 17. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 21 p.; 18. Petar Petrov (BUL, YAM), 18 p.; 19. Julien Lieber (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 18 p.; 20. Magne Klingsheim (NOR, YAM), 11 p.

MX2 Moto2: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35:13.794; 2. Max Anstie (GBR, Yamaha), +0:07.774; 3. Romain Febvre (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:17.075; 4. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:20.185; 5. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:26.701; 6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:30.492; 7. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), +0:48.060; 8. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, Husqvarna), +0:54.571; 9. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Kawasaki), +0:59.486; 10. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +1:04.789; 11. Maxime Desprey (FRA, Honda), +1:12.072; 12. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +1:15.804; 13. Thomas Covington (USA, Kawasaki), +1:45.325; 14. Mel Pocock (GBR, KTM), -1 lap(s); 15. Roberts Justs (LAT, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 16. Magne Klingsheim (NOR, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 17. Anton Lundgren (SWE, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 18. Christopher Valente (SUI, TM), -1 lap(s); 19. Thanarat Penjan (THA, Kawasaki), -2 lap(s); 20. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), -4 lap(s).

MX2 Overall result: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50 points; 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 40 p.; 3. Max Anstie (GBR, YAM), 37 p.; 4. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 34 p.; 5. Romain Febvre (FRA, HUS), 32 p.; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KAW), 32 p.; 7. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 31 p.; 8. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, KAW), 27 p.; 9. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 27 p.; 10. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 19 p.; 11. Thomas Covington (USA, KAW), 13 p.; 12. Mel Pocock (GBR, KTM), 13 p.; 13. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 11 p.; 14. Christophe Charlier (FRA, YAM), 11 p.; 15. Maxime Desprey (FRA, HON), 10 p.; 16. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), 10 p.; 17. Magne Klingsheim (NOR, YAM), 9 p.; 18. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 9 p.; 19. Julien Lieber (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 7 p.; 20. Roberts Justs (LAT, HUS), 6 p.

MX2 World Championship Standings (after 2 of 18 rounds): 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 97 points; 2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 74 p.; 3. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 69 p.; 4. Romain Febvre (FRA, HUS), 66 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KAW), 65 p.; 6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 59 p.; 7. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 58 p.; 8. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 50 p.; 9. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, KAW), 42 p.; 10. Max Anstie (GBR, YAM), 41 p.; 11. Thomas Covington (USA, KAW), 33 p.; 12. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 33 p.; 13. Christophe Charlier (FRA, YAM), 32 p.; 14. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), 29 p.; 15. Mel Pocock (GBR, KTM), 23 p.; 16. Maxime Desprey (FRA, HON), 22 p.; 17. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 21 p.; 18. Petar Petrov (BUL, YAM), 18 p.; 19. Julien Lieber (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 18 p.; 20. Magne Klingsheim (NOR, YAM), 11 p]]>
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:56:22 -0700
<![CDATA[Rockstar Energy Suzuki on Mantova Podium]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/rockstar-energy-suzuki-on-mantova-podium
Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Clement Desalle and Kevin Strijbos both displayed good form at the Mantova Starcross International Motocross in Italy on Sunday with second and third overall aboard their Factory RM-Z450s.

The event in Mantova is normally a classic pre-season event, but with the early 2014 GP season start in Qatar and Thailand, the organiser opted for a later date in the loaded Motocross calendar.

Desalle was the fastest in Saturday's Superpole race - a crowd-pleasing race between the top qualifying riders. In the first race on Sunday the young Belgian was quickest out of the gate and pretty-much led the race with a comfortable lead of five seconds over Gautier Paulin and Strijbos in third.

In the second heat it was the other way around for the duo with Paulin taking victory from Desalle and Strijbos. The third and final heat saw a close battle between Paulin and Desalle, but after a small error from the Suzuki rider, he had to settle for second and second overall, while Strijbos took third overall after another third place.

The team will stay a couple more days in Italy for testing and will travel back to Belgium later this week. The next race on the schedule for Rockstar Energy Suzuki will be the Brazilian Grand Prix, held in Beto Carrero, on March 30th.


Moto 1: 1. Clement Desalle (Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 2. Gautier Paulin (Kawasaki), 3. Kevin Strijbos (Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 4. Tanel Leok (TM), 5. Simoni Zecchina (KTM).

Moto 2: 1. Gautier Paulin (Kawasaki KRT), 2. Clement Desalle (Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 3. Kevin Strijbos (Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 4. Tanel Leok (TM Ricci Racing), 5. Cristian Beggi (Honda).

Superfinal: 1. Gautier Paulin (Kawasaki KRT), 2. Clement Desalle (Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 3. Kevin Strijbos (Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 4. Tanel Leok (TM Ricci Racing), 5. Pascal Rauchenecker (Husqvarna).

Overall: 1. Gautier Paulin (Kawasaki KRT) 72 pts., 2. Clement Desalle (Rockstar Energy Suzuki) 69pts., 3. Kevin Strijbos (Rockstar Energy Suzuki) 60pts., 4. Tanel Leok (TM Ricci Racing) 54pts., 5. Cristian Beggi (Honda) 45pts.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:56:18 -0700
<![CDATA[Rockstar Energy Suzuki Double Pole Position in Brazil!]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/rockstar-energy-suzuki-double-pole-position-in-brazil
Suzuki RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 machinery marked the fastest pace around the red jumpy and bumpy Beto Carrero circuit today as Kevin Strijbos and Glenn Coldenhoff sealed pole position in the MXGP and MX2 classes respectively for the Grand Prix of Brazil.

Hot and humid conditions greeted this third round of 18 in the FIM Motocross World Championship and after decent starts and an effective rhythm around the Santa Catarina layout, Suzuki celebrated its first Saturday double sweep since the 2010 Grand Prix of Latvia.

Strijbos was in fine form and after drifting into the lead on the opening lap of the 20 minute and two-lap Qualification Heat, the Belgian eased to a confident and comfortable margin of victory. The performance was akin to his Pole seized at the first round of the season several weeks ago in Qatar and gives the veteran an impressive two-out-of-three ratio.

MXGP was comprehensively owned on the first day of action at Beto Carrero by the Rockstar Suzuki Energy World MXGP crew as Clement Desalle followed Strijbos to the chequered flag in second position; allowing the Belgians the first and second choices in the gate for tomorrow’s motos.

Over in MX2 and with the Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe RM-Z250 Coldenhoff raced to his first Saturday win of the season in just his third GP appearance in yellow. The Dutchman chased and passed early leader Jose Butron to claimed victory by three seconds from Max Anstie. With World Champion Jeffrey Herlings absent through injury, Coldenhoff is the sole rider in the class with experience of winning a Grand Prix and now stands in a great position to obtain his second career triumph tomorrow.

The weather outlay for Sunday predicts cloudy and unstable conditions but with a small amount of rainfall forecast.

Kevin Strijbos:

“I pushed hard to make a gap at the front and it was eight-10 seconds at one point. I had a bit of arm-pump so in the end it looked easy but it wasn’t! Overall though it was a good day – both in MXGP and MX2 - and we have to try and repeat it tomorrow. In the morning I couldn’t really find my lines but we made some changes for the race that worked out. Everybody is happy at the moment and we are trying our best. As I’ve said before I like Brazil and this circuit. It is great to race in front of the public here. It will be special to make it three podiums in a row tomorrow.”

Clement Desalle:

“It was a good race but I really had to work for it. My start wasn’t too bad but Nicholls blocked me really hard. I came out sixth instead of any further up, so then I had to push to reach second. In the last few laps I had a stitch so I had to slow down; I need to watch my breathing a bit more carefully tomorrow. We might have rain on Sunday but if the track is prepared well it won’t be a problem. At least I hope we have some more lines because the layout is not easy for overtaking.”

Glen Coldenhoff:

“Any victory is never easy! I moved my way to the front and once I was there I took it bit easy to save some energy for tomorrow. It was really hot today and I’m not so used to that but I’m sure we’ll be fine for the motos. We will do our best and try really hard. For sure we want that red plate but last year here I also won the qualification heat and it didn’t mean much. I think I am one of the favourites tomorrow but Tonus and Anstie are also fast. It will be a tough competition.”

MXGP Qualification Heat Classification:

1. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki) 25:01.250;
2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:06.097;
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:10.130;
4. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:13.508;
5. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:13.780;
6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:21.906;
7. Todd Waters (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:28.664;
8. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:33.352;
9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:41.052;
10. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:41.487;

MX2 Qualification Heat Classification:

1. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 25:25.941;
2. Max Anstie (GBR, Yamaha), +0:02.189;
3. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Kawasaki), +0:05.077;
4. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, Husqvarna), +0:12.835;
5. Romain Febvre (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:13.208;

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:56:14 -0700
<![CDATA[Sipes Words: Steele Creek GNCC]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/sipes-words-steele-creek-gncc Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:56:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Thompson Top Ten in St. Louis]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/thompson-top-ten-in-st-louis Rockstar Energy Racing headed to St. Louis, MO with only one healthy rider under the tent in Cole Thompson. The team has been bitten hard by the injury bug this year and Ivan Tedesco was unable to race after his nasty crash last week in Toronto. This weekend marked the last East Coast round for the next 4 weeks until the series reconvenes in Metlife Stadium in New Jersey.

Cole Thompson was coming off his best career finish in Toronto with his first top 5 as a professional rider. He entered St. Louis on a high and was poised to repeat his performance from Canada. If it wasn't for a couple of mistakes in the main event he would have done just that. Thompson messed up in a corner and was forced to double a triple allowing 2 riders to blow by him. He was able to regain a couple positions however, putting himself in a position to have a chance, but came up just short with a commendable 6th. Cole has had a pretty consistent series thus far and has finished in the top ten in almost every race.

Cole Thompson: "Qualified 10th in practice and 5th in my heat race. I had a so-so start in the main, maybe inside the top ten. I got up to 6th at the end, but I felt like it could have been a top 5 again. I just didn't push hard enough and made some mistakes in the middle of the race."

The series will now head to Houston, TX and reunite with the 250 West Coast Series. Thompson will be on break until the East Series returns. Tedesco will continue to heal his wounds and return to racing. Jason Anderson will look to pick up where he left off and extend his championship points lead.

450SX Overall
1. James Stewart
2. Ryan Villopoto
3. Justin Barcia
4. Ken Roczen
5. Trey Canard
6. Eli Tomac
7. Josh Hill
8. Andrew Short
9. Ryan Dungey
10. Justin Brayton
11. Nick Wey
12. Mike Alessi
13. Chris Blose
14. Jimmy Albertson
15. Cody Gilmore
16. Ben LaMay
17. Nick Schmidt
18. Ronnie Stewart
19. Killy Rusk
20. Tevin Tapia
21. Augie Lieber
22. Weston Peick


250SX East Overall
1. Martin Davalos
2. Justin Bogle
3. Blake Baggett
4. Kyle Cunningham
5. AJ Catanzaro
6. Cole Thompson
7. Matt Bisceglia
8. Jimmy Decotis
9. Alex Martin
10. Gannon Audette
11. Vince Friese
12. Landen Powell
13. Jackson Richardson
14. Zack Williams
15. Jesse Wentland
16. Levi Kilbarger
17. Justin Starling
18. Luke Vonlinger
19. Aaron Gulley
20. Jeremy Martin
21. Matt Lemoine
22. Gavin Faith

450SX Pt. Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto 268pts
2. Ryan Dungey 233pts
3. James Stewart 232pts
4. Ken Roczen 215pts
5. Justin Brayton 196pts
6. Justin Barcia 176pts
7. Andrew Short 166pts
8. Broc Tickle 126pts
9. Wil Hahn 122pts
10. Chad Reed 111pts
11. Josh Hill 103pts
12. Weston Peick 97pts
13. Mike Alessi 81pts
14. Josh Grant 78pts
15. Nick Wey 76pts
16. Matt Goerke 75pts
17. Eli Tomac 63pts
18. Ivan Tedesco 63pts
19. Jake Weimer 50pts
20. Dean Wilson 47pts


250SX East Pt. Standings
1. Martin Davalos 149pts
2. Justin Bogle 141pts
3. Adam Cianciarulo 120pts
4. Blake Baggett 120pts
5. Vince Friese 100pts
6. Kyle Cunningham 94pts
7. Cole Thompson 89pts
8. Jimmy Decotis 78pts
9. Matt Lemoine 74pts
10. Alex Martin 72pts
11. Matt Bisceglia 60pts
12. AJ Catanzaro 59pts
13. Blake Wharton 51pts
14. Jeremy Martin 49pts
15. Mitchell Oldenburg 43pts
16. Kyle Peters 40pts
17. Jackson Richardson 36pts
18. Jesse Wentland 34pts
19. Gannon Audette 25pts
20. Levi Kilbarger 21pts


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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:56:11 -0700
<![CDATA[Anderson on Podium in Last Seattle Supercross]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/rockstar-energy-racings-anderson-on-podium-in-last-seattle-supercross

With the level of competition in the West Coast 250 class, it's very unlikely that any rider could win every race and take the title easily. The key to taking the #1 plate is to be near the front in every main and do the work necessary to do so during the week. Anderson wasn't able to secure the victory in Seattle but it was certainly not for a lack of effort and he was rewarded with a 2nd place finish by race's end. Doing exactly what he had to and keeping the points lead.
 
Once again he showed blazing speed in practice, posting lap times faster than any of the 450's. He had to come through the pack a bit in his heat race but still qualified easily with a good gate pick. As he rounded the first turn in the main event, he sat a ways back again, just inside the top 10. He had some work to do but there was no question that he would rapidly move to the front.
 

It was pretty obvious that Jason was the fastest rider on the track throughout the entire main event. Unfortunately he also made a couple costly mistakes dashing his hopes to pick up a 5th win. He made his way past Justin Hill for 2nd and began reeling in Cole Seely. Then he washed out his front wheel in a berm and went down. JA quickly remounted and passed Hill for the second time shortly there after. He then followed that up by getting cross rutted on a triple and jumping completely off the track.
 
He had to find a safe place to put his #17 back on the track and once again chase down Justin. He did just that, passing him for an incredible 3rd time. It definitely appeared that with the speed he was possessing, the victory should have been his, but that was not the case. He still accomplished what was needed however, picking up valuable points.
 
Jason Anderson: "Seattle was a pretty good weekend. Coming out with the points lead. Going into the last race with a very good chance to win this championship. That's all I want!"


The series will now head all the way back to the opposite end of the Country in New Jersey after a weekend off. The battle for the West Coast Championship will also be put on hold for two weeks before finally being settled in Las Vegas, NV. Anderson will not rest during this time as he focuses on winning his first ever professional Supercross title.


450SX Overall
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. James Stewart
3. Ryan Dungey
4. Eli Tomac
5. Justin Barcia
6. Trey Canard
7. Ken Roczen
8. Andrew Short
9. Josh Hill
10. Mike Alessi
11. Weston Peick
12. Chris Blose
13. Nick Wey
14. Nick Schmidt
15. Kyle Regal
16. Killy Rusk
17. Ronnie Stewart
18. Phil Nicoletti
19. Tevin Tapia
20. Cody Gilmore
21. Vince Friese
22. Braken Hall

250SX West Overall
1. Cole Seely
2. Jason Anderson
3. Justin Hill
4. Dean Wilson
5. Jessy Nelson
6. Zach Osborne
7. Cooper Webb
8. Jake Canada
9. Malcolm Stewart
10. Shane McElrath
11. Michael Leib
12. Dakota Tedder
13. Scott Champion
14. Preston Mull
15. Chris Howell
16. Aaron Siminoe
17. Chad Gores
18. Zack Freeberg
19. Ross Johnson
20. Collin Jurin
21. Ryder Steffy
22. Johnny Jelderda

450SX Pt. Standings
1. Ryan Villopoto 318pts
2. James Stewart 270pts
3. Ryan Dungey 267pts
4. Ken Roczen 249pts
5. Justin Barcia 214pts
6. Justin Brayton 196pts
7. Andrew Short 194pts
8. Broc Tickle 126pts
9. Josh Hill 124pts
10. Wil Hahn 122pts
11. Chad Reed 111pts
12. Weston Peick 108pts
13. Mike Alessi 105pts
14. Nick Wey 94pts
15. Eli Tomac 93pts
16. Josh Grant 79pts
17. Matt Goerke 75pts
18. Ivan Tedesco 63pts
19. Chris Blose 60pts
20. Jake Weimer 50pts

250SX West Pt. Standings
1. Jason Anderson 178pts
2. Cole Seely 170pts
3. Justin Hill 139pts
4. Dean Wilson 138pts
5. Cooper Webb 121pts
6. Malcolm Stewart 121pts
7. Jessy Nelson 103pts
8. Zach Osborne 100pts
9. Shane McElrath 96pts
10. Jake Canada 72pts
11. Michael Leib 69pts
12. Dakota Tedder 68pts
13. Dean Ferris 63pts
14. Scott Champion 61pts
15. Preston Mull 29pts
16. Valentin Teillet 28pts
17. Topher Ingalls 25pts
18. Cole Martinez 24pts
19. Zack Freeberg 24pts
20. Darryn Durham 21pts

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:56:07 -0700
<![CDATA[Jason Anderson Shines in Houston]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/jason-anderson-shines-in-houston

Jason Anderson hasn't raced for several weeks, no different than any of his competition. Of course they have all been riding 5 days a week or more but can still be rusty when it comes time to perform in a packed stadium. Jason started the day a little off with some odd mistakes on the first lap of practice. He rapidly put that behind him, posting the fastest 250 qualifying time of the day, which would have put him in the top 3 in the 450 class overall. Something Anderson has been doing all season.
 
In his qualifier, things didn't go as planned coming out of the gate. He had a bad jump off the line and was shuffled back well outside of the top 5. He quickly moved into 4th by the end of lap 1, then suddenly found his way into 2nd. The rider in first was his main 2014 rival, Cole Seely. Cole was able to secure the victory in the heat but the team had comfort in the fact that Jason came from way back in a short 6 lap race to finish a close 2nd.

The main event proved that the #17 is in this to win and is the odds on favorite to take the championship with 2 rounds to go. It appeared that Anderson had the holeshot, but was apparently nudged by Jessy Nelson by a hair. That didn't matter though, as Jason immediately took over the lead. From there he went on to lead every lap. He negotiated the lapped riders successfully and built an early gap over 2nd. Near the end of the race he tightened up a bit and let Dean Wilson get kind of close on the last lap, but the victory was going to no one else. He picked up his 4th win of the year, boosting his points lead to a much more comfortable 11.
 
Jason Anderson: "Good night here in Houston, I ended up with a win. I had a kind of weird heat race but practice was good and the main was good and I'm leaving with some valuable points."


After Ivan Tedesco's big crash a couple weeks ago, the team decided to have Cole Thompson park his KTM 250 and hop on the 350 to fill in. It made perfect sense since he is already a part of the team and Ivan was unable to race. Things didn't go well for Cole however, when he went down in the first turn of his semi. It appeared to be no more than a simple tip over, and the expectation was for him to jump right up. When he crawled off the track over a tuff block, it was evident that things were much worse. Sometimes it doesn't take much and you land with weight on a joint just right. Thompson felt as if his knee popped out of socket and was clearly in a lot of pain. He could not continue and his night was done.
 
Cole Thompson: "My day started off really good and I felt awesome being back on the 350. I was getting comfortable and confident with everything in practice. Heading into the night show, I was ready to get some good starts and put myself into the main. I felt a little nervous in my heat race but built some confidence going into the semi. Unfortunately going into turn one, I washed out and caught my knee wrong ending my night. I go for an MRI this week and hopefully all goes well so I can finish out the East Coast 250 Series."


Davi Millsaps was also on site to do some commentating on Supercross Live as well as some announcing from the floor with Kevin Windham. Millsaps has now been back on the bike for 3 weeks. He will certainly be ready to line up when the outdoor series starts at Glen Helen in May but there is still hope that he might make an SX or 2.

The series now heads to Seattle, WA in the Pacific NW. The track is typically soft and rutted which will play into Anderson's hand as he excels in those conditions. The team will have to decide what to do in the 450 class. Whether it be Thompson or Tedesco healthy enough to return, only time will tell during this upcoming week.

450SX Overall
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Justin Barcia
3. Ken Roczen
4. Trey Canard
5. James Stewart
6. Andrew Short
7. Ryan Dungey
8. Mike Alessi
9. Eli Tomac
10. Chris Blose
11. Nick Wey
12. Josh Hill
13. Nick Schmidt
14. Cody Gilmore
15. Jimmy Decotis
16. Ronnie Stewart
17. Jimmy Albertson
18. Kyle Regal
19. Ben LaMay
20. Weston Peick
21. Josh Grant
22. Vince Friese

250SX West Overall
1. Jason Anderson
2. Dean Wilson
3. Malcom Stewart
4. Cole Seely
5. Zach Osborne
6. Cooper Webb
7. Shane McElrath
8. Jake Canda
9. Justin Hill
10. Jessy Nelson
11. Zach Freeberg
12. Dakota Tedder
13. Michael Leib
14. Scott Champion
15. Topher Ingalls
16. Preston Mull
17. Brandon Scharer
18. Chris Howell
19. Ruben Alanis
20. Cheyenne Harmon
21. Colton Aeck
22. Mark Weishaar

450SX Pt. Standings
1. Ryan Villopoto 293 pts.
2. James Stewart 248 pts.
3. Ryan Dungey 247 pts.
4. Ken Roczen 235 pts.
5. Justin Barcia 198 pts.
6. Justin Brayton 196 pts.
7. Andrew Short 181 pts.
8. Broc Tickle 126 pts.
9. Wil Hahn 122 pts.
10.Josh Hill 112 pts.

250SX West Pt. Standings
1.  Jason Anderson 156 pts.
2.  Cole Seely 145 pts.
3.  Dean Wilson 120 pts.
4.  Justin Hill 119 pts.
5.  Malcolm Stewart 109 pts.
6.  Cooper Webb 107 pts.
7.  Jessy Nelson 87 pts.
8.  Zach Osborne 85 pts.
9.  Shane McElrath 85 pts.
10. Dean Ferris 63 pts.
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:56:02 -0700
<![CDATA[Kevin Strijbos Finishes 3rd at Mantova Starcross]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/kevin-strijbos-finishes-3rd-at-mantova-starcross Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:55:56 -0700 <![CDATA[Desalle Podiums at Beto Carrero MXGP]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/desalle-podiums-at-beto-carrero-mxgp
The Grand Prix of Brazil and the third round of 18 in the FIM Motocross World Championship was a positive one for Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP as Clement Desalle celebrated his second podium result of the season in front of 35,000 spectators at Beto Carrero.

The first of two outings in Brazil this season took place at the facility annexed from the popular theme park for the third year in a row. The small and narrow layout was again surrounded by a noisy and boisterous crowd. The gathering added that typical Brazilian flavour found at motorsports events, all in spite of an overcast sky and some stuffy air (temperatures touching 30 degrees with high humidity).

Desalle flew his RM-Z450 to third position in the opening moto and held-off the attention of Max Nagl in the last two laps for arguably the hottest battle in the race. The Belgian was again at the front of the pack in Moto2 and although he could do little to prevent Antonio Cairoli to demote him to third place, his consistency delivered the runner-up position overall and his second trophy in as many Grands Prix.

Fresh from sealing his second Pole Position in three Grands Prix, Kevin Strijbos endured some drama in the first moto when his goggle lens popped out and he had to pit for a new pair. Towards the end of the race the Belgian suffered some arm-pump and claimed 13th position at the chequered flag. The second moto was better for the 28 year old and although his sixth place was an improvement and better haul of points, Strijbos still felt below par with his performance and potential and ended the day with eighth overall.

Desalle is now fourth in the MXGP standings with a 31 point deficit to Antonio Cairoli at the top of the table. Strijbos holds sixth after three races and is just 38 away from Desalle.

The Belgian operation will pack the travel crates for the last time (until the second visit to Brazil in September for the penultimate round of the series) and head back to Lommel where a free weekend will precede back-to-back trips to Italy (GP of Trentino at Arco di Trento) and Bulgaria.

Clement Desalle:

“I’m on the podium with no crashes or injuries, so these are the positive points. It has taken a lot to come back from my shoulder injury so I am happy with how some things are going. It was hot out there today and easy to make a mistake. It was not difficult to ride but you had to be measured with the 450 out of those corners. I’d like to say thanks to the team because they have worked really hard in the past weeks to try and improve.”

Kevin Strijbos:

“Today was for sure not what I was expecting. The front wheel grabbed too much air out of the gate of the first moto but despite the bad start I had some good lines and could pass a lot of people. After five laps I had some arm-pump and at the same time a rock hit my goggle and the lens popped out. I had to pull into the change because the race was not even half over. In the second race I had a better start but just ended up riding a rhythm that was not that good. I couldn’t push because if I did I knew my arms would flare up. Sixth was better than 13th and I know I can do much better. I need to sort out my arms and I might go to the hospital this week. I’m pretty down at the moment and need to clear my mind for Arco.”

MXGP Moto1: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 35:20.774; 2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:15.869; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:20.205; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:23.385; 5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:38.482; 6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:40.168; 7. Todd Waters (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:40.489; 8. Joel Roelants (BEL, Honda), +0:42.346; 9. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:48.790; 10. Rui Goncalves (POR, Yamaha), +0:50.241; 13. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +1:05.309.

MXGP Moto2: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 35:51.801; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:05.250; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:08.899; 4. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:12.086; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:17.009; 6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:20.798; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, Yamaha), +0:47.380; 8. Matiss Karro (LAT, KTM), +0:50.317; 9. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:52.792; 10. Todd Waters (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:55.113.

MXGP Overall result: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 40 p.; 3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 40 p.; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, KAW), 37 p.; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HON), 34 p.; 6. Rui Goncalves (POR, YAM), 25 p.; 7. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 25 p.; 8. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 23 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, HON), 23 p.; 10. Steven Frossard (FRA, KAW), 19 p.

MXGP World Championship Standings (after 3 of 18 rounds): 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 142 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, KAW), 112 p.; 3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 112 p.; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 111 p.; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HON), 110 p.; 6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 73 p.; 7. Steven Frossard (FRA, KAW), 68 p.; 8. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 68 p.; 9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 67 p.; 10. Joel Roelants (BEL, HON), 61 p.
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:55:47 -0700
<![CDATA[DESALLE & ROCKSTAR ENERGY SUZUKI WIN IN ITALY]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/desalle-rockstar-energy-suzuki-win-in-italy-1
Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Clement Desalle won today’s Italian MXGP at Trentino in Italy for round four of 18 in the FIM Motocross World Championship.

It was the Belgian’s first victory of the season in front of 25,000 European spectators hungry for their first taste of high-level motocross action in 2014.

Desalle was faultless on the toughest racing surface of the year so far and his results of second and first in the two motos on the RM-Z450 led to a convincing success; his first since the 2013 British Grand Prix.

Joining him on the MXGP box was team-mate Kevin Strijbos; the Belgian earning his first silverware of 2014 for an emphatic weekend overall for the Lommel-based factory crew.

After trips to Qatar, Thailand and Brazil, the Arco Di Trento circuit in northern Italy was the first location to see MXGP land in Europe and – for the second year in a row – the riders found a tight, windy, slippery and difficult layout. The Italian hard-pack was unforgiving in the bumps and concrete ruts that formed through the weekend (and with European and WMX series on the support card) and the compact nature of the track, meant hectic and bustling first-laps where the starting prowess of the riders largely dictated the order of the top-five.

Using 2015 RM-Z450 engine power as well as a new chassis, Desalle was able to find traction and confidence in these trying race conditions. He followed Gautier Paulin in the first moto and set-up the first result of the day with a largely unchallenged run. The second race was tremendously exciting as mistakes by the likes of Jeremy Van Horebeek and Tony Cairoli, not to mention a mechanical problem by Paulin, saw four riders disputing first place. It was Desalle who held firm and his first chequered flag of 2014 led to a maiden triumph of the campaign.

Strijbos was optimistic for Sunday despite a difficult qualification race on Saturday where the veteran was searching for optimum set-up. He was able to reach the top-five in the first moto, just without the extra-speed to make the difference and threaten the top four. Strijbos withheld an attack from Tony Cairoli in the final stages and repeated the feat ahead of the World Champion in the second moto to log third position. It was a vindication of the former championship runner-up’s belief after some testing Grands Prix so far in 2014.

The results in Italy today mean that Desalle now retains 158 points in the MXGP World Championship standings; a gap of 17 to Cairoli and a gap of four over Van Horebeek. Strijbos is sixth.

There is little pause this week for the Belgian Factory team as the Grand Prix of Bulgaria will see the paddock reunite in Sevlievo on Friday. Round five will take place at the steep and fast circuit (more hard-pack soil) for the final GP event in April and before trips to Holland, Spain and the UK in May.

Clement Desalle:

“I came here relaxed and had a good feeling on the track. The races were good and I had some decent starts. I was second throughout the first moto and it was hard to make the difference here. I came back on Gautier Paulin sometimes, but would make some small mistakes to lose some time; it went like that all the way through. It was easy to make a mistake on this track but I’m really happy with how it worked out today. The season did not start how I expected but I was feeling better in Thailand. I don't have pain in my shoulder and feel good on the Suzuki. I don't know if I am 100% yet but I am close.”

Kevin Strijbos:

“I had two good races today despite the fact that it was far from easy; I struggled to find my rhythm and speed on this track. I made two good starts and put my head down in both motos. I’m happy I am on the podium. After the last GP we changed some stuff and I was riding a bit more; all that work has paid off.”

MXGP Moto1:

1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 35:15.959;
2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:02.310;
3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:04.616;
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:08.139;
5. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:09.826;
6. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:13.420;
7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:26.871;
8. Joel Roelants (BEL, Honda), +0:51.761;
9. Davide Guarneri (ITA, TM), +0:53.405;
10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Honda), +0:56.941;

MXGP Moto2:

1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 33:49.752;
2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:00.801;
3. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:01.603;
4. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:11.113;
5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:34.395;
6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:48.437;
7. Todd Waters (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:49.173;
8. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), +0:50.297;
9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:53.200;
10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Honda), +0:59.055;

MXGP Overall result:

1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 47 points;
2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 42 p.;
3. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 36 p.;
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HON), 34 p.;
5. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 33 p.;
6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, KAW), 25 p.;
7. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 24 p.;
8. Xavier Boog (FRA, HON), 22 p.;
9. Davide Guarneri (ITA, TM), 22 p.;
10. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 21 p.;

MXGP World Championship Standings (after 4 of 18 rounds): 1 Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 175 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 158 p.; 3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 154 p.; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HON), 144 p.; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, KAW), 137 p.; 6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 109 p.; 7. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 89 p.; 8. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 81 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, HON), 76 p.; 10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 72 p.
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:55:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Coldenhoff Wins Brazilian MX2 Moto]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/coldenhoff-wins-brazilian-mx2-moto
Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Glenn Coldenhoff followed up his rapid pole position at Beto Carrero for the Grand Prix of Brazil with his second podium trophy in three events.

The Dutchman finished as runner-up on the RM-Z250 for what was a suffocating and demanding third round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Coldenhoff also logged a small career milestone by comfortably winning the second moto for his first chequered flag and first for Suzuki since 2010.

Cloudy skies and a stiff breeze coated the first Brazilian appointment for the MX2 squad on the 2014 slate of GP racing but the 30+ temperatures remained and the hard-pack and rough red terrain of the jump-laden circuit was hard work. The 35,000 crowd lent the action a noisy and fun atmosphere as the hard-core racing fans lapped-up the action among the MXGP and MX2 fields.

Coldenhoff had already laid his marker for a promising result at Beto Carrero by marching to his first Pole on the RM-Z250 on Saturday and the first for Suzuki in the class since the ‘10 season. The Dutchman didn’t get the best of starts in the first moto and misjudged his race strategy by losing the tow of the leading quartet. He rode to fifth position and was keen not to make a similar misjudgement in the second sprint. Despite a series of brief showers helping to carve the dirt into a series of berms and treacherously deep ruts, Coldenhoff attacked the course and forged a race-winning margin ahead of Arnaud Tonus. Number ‘259’ even felt comfortable to ditch his goggles midway through the race and coasted to a memorable win.

The runner-up result assisted Coldenhoff to second in the MX2 standings and with just two points splitting the Suzuki man and Tonus at the top, the battle for the championship is tight and fascinating.

For team-mates Julien Lieber and Jeremy Seewer, Brazil provided yet more learning opportunities. The Belgian had a difficult day to 14th overall but it was the Swiss rookie who really caught the eye. Seewer benefited from two lively starts on the RM-Z250 and with steady performances to 10th and sixth snared a decent ninth overall. The result was his best at world championship level to-date and his second moto ranking is his highest yet.

Once back in Europe this week the Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe team will enjoy a free weekend before successive Grands Prix in Italy and Bulgaria and then the launch of the 2014 ADAC MX Masters championship in Germany.

Glenn Coldenhoff:

“Overall second place is not too bad, but I am also working for that red plate.
The first race didn't go how I wanted it to. I really messed it up! I pushed really hard in the beginning and couldn’t pass the others so I decided to slow down a little bit to have a go again. But then I couldn't find a good rhythm and it felt like everybody was passing me. Anyway I stayed on the bike and for a bad race, fifth position wasn’t too bad. I got a good start in the second and went straight into the lead. I almost led all of the laps. It was really warm and I had to throw away my goggles when they started fogging up. A first-ever win is always good! Arnaud was riding really well so I knew it was going to be tough to win overall but two points away from the championship lead is OK.”

Jeremy Seewer:

“My feeling yesterday was not the best and I was struggling a little bit with the track; it was slippery with deep ruts. Today I felt really good on the bike; it was great. Everything was working well; the suspension, engine…all. I was very happy and got two good starts which was the main thing for this result. In the first five laps I was keeping the same rhythm as the guys before me and the speed was good. I didn’t make many mistakes so I’m really happy with 10th and sixth and I’m looking forward to do this again.”

MX2 Moto1: 1. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Kawasaki), 35:30.500; 2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:13.621; 3. Romain Febvre (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:15.684; 4. Max Anstie (GBR, Yamaha), +0:16.672; 5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:26.901; 6. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, Husqvarna), +0:29.197; 7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), +0:30.725; 8. Petar Petrov (BUL, Yamaha), +0:33.119; 9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:35.951; 10. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:37.658; 13. Julien Lieber (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:55.546.

MX2 Moto2: 1. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 36:33.018; 2. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Kawasaki), +0:07.947; 3. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:14.954; 4. Max Anstie (GBR, Yamaha), +0:19.783; 5. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), +0:21.869; 6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:35.115; 7. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, Husqvarna), +0:40.215; 8. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), +0:41.676; 9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:42.322; 10. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:44.807; 15. Julien Lieber (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +2:00.691.

MX2 Overall result: 1. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KAW), 47 points; 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 41 p.; 3. Max Anstie (GBR, YAM), 36 p.; 4. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 33 p.; 5. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 30 p.; 6. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), 30 p.; 7. Romain Febvre (FRA, HUS), 30 p.; 8. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 29 p.; 9. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 26 p.; 10. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 24 p.; 14. Julien Lieber (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 14 p.

MX2 World Championship Standings (after 3 of 18 rounds): 1. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KAW), 112 points; 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 110 p.; 3. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 107 p.; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 97 p.; 5. Romain Febvre (FRA, HUS), 96 p.; 6. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 87 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, YAM), 77 p.; 8. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 77 p.; 9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 74 p.; 10. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 63 p.; 13. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 47 p.; 17. Julien Lieber (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 32 p.
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:55:22 -0700
<![CDATA[COLDENHOFF WINS ITALIAN MX2 2ND RACE]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/coldenhoff-wins-italian-mx2-2nd-race
Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe encountered a big and buoyant crowd at Arco di Trento for the Grand Prix of Trentino and the first European round of the 2014 FIM Motocross World Championship as Glenn Coldenhoff again put his works RM-Z250 in the mix by taking third position overall and his third podium result in a row – after racing to victory in the second moto.

In cool but bright conditions, 25,000 fans packed into the small spectator zones around the slick but immensely-bumpy Italian hard-pack as MXGP thundered into life in the shadow of the epic mountains alongside.

Team-mate Jeremy Seewer also maintained his superb progress in MX2 with his best result to-date and actually fought for the lead in the first moto of 30 minutes and two-laps duration.

Arco was a head-scratcher for the riders. The presence of four racing classes around the short and busy layout created a choppy and unsettling terrain and the curving nature of the track meant that overtaking was not an easy task for the multitude of MX2 racers setting similar lap-times. The team came to Italy fresh after back-to-back podium finishes and with Coldenhoff just two points away from the championship top-spot.

The Dutchman took to the start gate with the 13th-pick after becoming tangled in a first-corner pile-up during the MX2 Qualification Heat that saw him having to come through the pack from last position. It was a scenario he did not repeat for the first moto sprint of 30 minutes and two-laps on Sunday although the former GP winner did have his work cut-out. He pushed through from the lower regions of the top-10 and although he relegated Romain Febvre to take seventh on the last lap, an off-track excursion was costly and he rolled-over the finish-line back in eighth spot. A few technical changes to the bike were beneficial for ‘#259’ in the second moto as he tussled with Valentin Guillod for the lead and then set a pace to pull clear of the Swiss and register his second career chequered flag in as many meetings.

Coldenhoff is now just six points off the lead in the MX2 FIM World Championship.

A small slip in the qualification heat meant that Jeremy Seewer missed-out on a potential top-five slot but nonetheless entered the gate with an encouraging seventh place. The Swiss was electric in the first moto and was part of a multi-rider group jostling for podium places. The ‘#91’ was even disputing the lead at one point and looked comfortable marking lap-times to set the pace. In the second half of the moto he eased his rhythm to ensure a decent finish and collected fifth at the line. Later in the afternoon Seewer was at it again in the top 10 and only some hesitation in his battle with Mel Pocock prevented the youngster from rising higher than ninth. Seewer was eighth overall and is 12th in the MX2 points table after just four events as a full-time member of the field.

Julien Lieber suffered a crash on Saturday and his subsequent DNF meant he was last into gate on Sunday; a significant disadvantage for the GP motos. From this setback the young Belgian again hit the deck in the first affair and had to pull-out with a significant amount of damage to his RM-Z250. He also required six stitches to a wound around his knee and ‘#33’ was forced to abstain from the second race.

The distinctive yellow and black team awning was full of a different sound this weekend as Brian Hsu fired-up his RM125 for the first round of eight in the European EMX125 competition. The teenager – in his second season in the class – was fourth overall with finishes of 10th and second.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe will head directly to Bulgaria now for the fifth Grand Prix of 18 on the 2014 slate. The following week they will have a respite from international duty but will begin its domestic campaign with the first round of eight in the German ADAC MX Masters series at Drehna.

Glenn Coldenhoff:

“Good to be back on the podium again. Especially with that first moto result. I had a bad start and the track was very one-line then. I was a bit too slow in the first 10 minutes and by the time I picked-it-up, I missed some momentum to make the passes. I finished eighth. The team suggested some set-up changes and I didn’t really agree but they paid off; so I’m really happy those guys are behind me. I followed Guillod until I could see that he would slow down a little bit. I took the lead and held it to the finish line.”

Jeremy Seewer:

“For sure this was another step forward. Yesterday I was already good with the starts and the speed. The first moto was one of the best of my career! I almost got the holeshot and led half the lap; right at the front of the MX2 world championship. In the end I took fifth which was pretty good and my best result yet. The second moto was a bit of a disaster with people swapping gates on the line. I had to switch mine three times, which was not normal. My speed was good again but I lost ground in the beginning of the race as I battled with Pocock. Next time I should pass quicker. I’m already looking forward to the next GP.”

Thomas Ramsbacher - Team Manager:

“Julien didn’t have much luck today and needed to get a cut cleaned on his leg which meant he didn’t race the second moto. He is doing all that he can to come back strong and show some of that speed he demonstrated at Qatar in the beginning of the season. It was the first race for Brian this weekend in the EMX125 series and his pace was there in what is a competitive class this year. He’ll build on this for better in Bulgaria.”

MX2 Moto1:

1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 33:54.254;
2. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Kawasaki), +0:02.818;
3. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:11.277;
4. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), +0:13.188;
5. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:20.052;
6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:22.015;
7. Romain Febvre (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:24.788;
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:25.139;
9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:36.305;
10. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:40.523;
33. Julien Lieber (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), -9 lap(s);

MX2 Moto2:

1. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 34:08.866;
2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:02.787;
3. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Kawasaki), +0:04.355;
4. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), +0:19.297;
5. Romain Febvre (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:27.905;
6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:31.225;
7. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:33.543;
8. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, Husqvarna), +0:43.821;
9. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), +0:44.897;
10. Petar Petrov (BUL, Yamaha), +0:51.304;

MX2 Overall result:

1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 47 points;
2. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KAW), 42 p.;
3. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 38 p.;
4. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), 36 p.;
5. Romain Febvre (FRA, HUS), 30 p.;
6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 30 p.;
7. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 30 p.;
8. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 28 p.;
9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 26 p.;
10. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 20 p.;

MX2 World Championship Standings (after 4 of 18 rounds): 1. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KAW), 154 points; 2. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 148 p.; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 144 p.; 4. Romain Febvre (FRA, HUS), 126 p.; 5. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 118 p.; 6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 107 p.; 7. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 107 p.; 8. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 100 p.; 9. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), 95 p.; 10. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 93 p.; 12. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 75 p. 19. Julien Lieber (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 32 p.
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:55:06 -0700
<![CDATA[Bobby Kiniry]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/bobby-kiniry Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:05:05 -0700 <![CDATA[Shawn Maffenbeier]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/shawn-maffenbeier-1 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:58 -0700 <![CDATA[Kyle Chisolm]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/kyle-chisolm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:22:59 -0700 <![CDATA[2014 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships Headed to Ft. Lauderdale]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/2014-rockstar-wwa-wakeboard-world-championships-headed-to-ft-lauderdale Mills Pond Park to Host Prestigious Event for First Time Ever Sept. 11-14 

Orlando, FL.  — More than 200 of the planet’s best amateur and professional wakeboarders and wakeskaters will flock to Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. from Sept. 11 - 14 for the 2014 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra. The prestigious annual event attracts athletes from all corners of the globe including the U.S., Canada, Japan, Mexico and Australia.

Competitors, ranging from seven to 55 years old, earn an invitation to the prestigious event by qualifying at their respective countries’ national championships. The 2014 event is expected to feature some the sport’s biggest names including Supra Team riders Austin Hair, Taylor McCullough, Trevor Hansen, Reed Hansen, Brad Teunissen, Cory Teunissen and Bec Gange. 

“We are thrilled to bring the 2014 Rockstar WWA Worlds to Mills Pond Park for the first time ever,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “South Florida is a hotbed for wakeboard talent; it’s going to be really exciting to have the sport’s best riders here competing for coveted World Titles and culminating with the Dinner of Champions overlooking the ocean at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort.”   

At Worlds, athletes will launch huge airs and highly-technical tricks behind one of the industry’s top wakeboarding boats, the Supra SA550, the event’s official towboat. The 2014 competition will feature more than 20 division categories, separated by age, gender, sport and skill level. The event is highlighted by its top two categories — the Pro Men and Pro Women’s divisions.

The 2014 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships also serves as the final stop on this season’s Wakeboard World Series and the King of Wake series. Online adult tickets are available for $7 (46% off the gate price). Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).

For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2014 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra, visit KingofWake.com.

The 2014 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Supra Boats, World Wakeboard Association, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, Ronix, CWB, Hyperlite, Byerly, Peavey, Indmar and WAKEBOARDING magazine.

About Rockstar:

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

About the WWA

The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com

Supra Boats

At Supra Boats our team’s success lasts long enough for high fives and a social media shout out, then it's back to the digital drawing board. The Supra Boats line embodies this passionate drive for continuous improvement. We are not concerned with being better than the next wake boat manufacturer. Our goal is to go beyond better by creating wake boats like the world champions' choice SA550 that elevates your expectations of the advantages you, your family and friends can gain from a Supra on the water. From wakes, ride and handling performance to power to interior refinements to the team that puts it all together to exterior design to extremely useful features and options, Supra boats are elevating expectations beyond better at the 2014 WWA Wakeboard World Championships.

About King of Wake

The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.

About WAKEBOARDING Magazine

WAKEBOARDING magazine is the leader in wake-sports media by delivering the best instruction, latest product reviews, insider knowledge and the finest photography.


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<![CDATA[2014 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships To Run Concurrently with Wakeboard Nationals]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/2014-nautique-wwa-wake-park-national-championships-to-run-concurrently-with-wakeboard-nationals Orlando, FL. - For the second consecutive year, the Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships Presented by Rockstar will run at the same time and location as Wakeboard Nationals. The prestigious competition will take place at BSR Cable Park in Waco, TX. from July 24-26.

To accommodate the increasing number of cross-discipline athletes that specialize in both wake park and boat riding, the event has been scheduled to allow riders to compete in both events at Nationals. While dual participation is not required, the option opens the door for contestants to claim added bragging rights in the friendly-rivalry that exists between park and boat riders.  

“Nautique is excited to once again be able to include both Wakeboard and Wake Park Nationals together, promoting the diversity of our sport at the highest level of competition. The feedback we have received from fans and competitors has been extremely positive, as we are focused on promoting the sport of wakeboarding as whole along with our sister company Aktion Parks and great partners like BSR Cable Park," said Bill Yeargin, President/CEO of Nautique.  

“As a sport, wakeboarding is in a huge stage of growth and progression that is being influenced by both boat and cable riders,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “So many of the athletes excel in both styles of wakeboarding, it’s great to be able to produce a contest that allows them to compete for national championships in both categories.”

With more than 150 riders expected to participate in Wake Park Nationals and more than 200 in Wakeboard Nationals, the two events will combine to create one of the largest national championship competitions in the sport’s history. Some of wakeboarding’s biggest names will be at BSR for the events including Nautique team riders Bob Soven, JD Webb and Raimi Merritt.

The Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar also serves as stop number five on the King of Wake Series. For more event information, including daily schedules, tickets, results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, visit www.kingofwake.com.

The Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Nautique Boats, World Wakeboard Association, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, Ronix, CWB, Hyperlite, Byerly, Peavey, PCM Marine Engines and WAKEBOARDING magazine

About Nautique Boat Company, Inc.

Celebrating 89 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique Boats is known for delivering the highest quality product, innovative technology and exceptional customer service experiences. To get more information on the company or see the complete line of Nautique boats, visit www.nautique.com.

Find us at:

www.Facebook.com/NautiqueBoats ~  www.Twitter.com/NautiqueBoats ~  www.Instagram.com/NautiqueBoats ~  www.YouTube.com/Nautiquesdotcom

About Rockstar:

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

Find us at:

www.Facebook.com/Rockstar  ~  www.Twitter.com/RockstarEnergy  ~  www.Instagram.com/RockstarEnergy  ~ www.YouTube.com/Rockstar

About the WWA

The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com

About King of Wake

The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.

About WAKEBOARDING Magazine

WAKEBOARDING magazine is the leader in wake-sports media by delivering the best instruction, latest product reviews, insider knowledge and the finest photography.


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<![CDATA[Dylan Kwasniewski No. 31 NNS Post-Race Report: Darlington Raceway]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/dylan-kwasniewski-no-31-nns-post-race-report-darlington-raceway Kwasniewski Comes Home 23rd at Darlington 

Darlington, S.C. (April 12, 2014) - Dylan Kwasniewski drove the Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet to a 23rd-place finish in the only NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race of the season at Darlington Raceway on Friday night. After fighting through adversity during the two practice sessions on Thursday afternoon, the No. 31 team rebounded nicely as Kwasniewski earned the 17th-starting position at the track "Too Tough To Tame" during NASCAR's knockout qualifying session. Once the green flag waved, Kwasniewski radioed to his crew that he was tight off exit of the corners and found himself in the 20th position when the first caution of the night came out on lap 18. During the caution, crew chief Pat Tryson called Kwasniewski down pit road for four tires, fuel and an air-pressure adjustment. After the pit stop, Kwasniewski reported to his team that his Rockstar Energy Drink Chevy felt much better as the Las Vegas, Nev. native worked his way up to as high as 14th on lap 66. Kwasniewski was scored in the 19th position on lap 69 when he and another competitor made contact to bring out the third caution of the race. During the caution, the No. 31 team worked diligently to keep Kwasniewski on the lead lap, while also fixing the damage to the Turner Scott Motorsports machine. Kwasniewski restarted in the 20th spot and worked his way up to as high as the 11th position on lap 101. With 12 laps remaining in the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200, Kwasniewski suffered a flat tire. After coming down pit road to fix the issue, Kwasniewski brought the Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet home in the 23rd position.

Dylan Kwasniewski on Racing at Darlington Raceway

"Darlington is a fun, but very tough race track. We weren't able to get as much practice time in on Thursday as I would have liked, but my guys worked really hard after practice and we were rewarded nicely with a decent starting spot to start the race. The Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet was tight off exit and that hurt us a little bit throughout the night. We didn't have the luck that we needed tonight, but I think as a team we learned a lot. We will take the off week to regroup and get ready for Richmond in a couple of weeks."

First Practice

Position: 26

Fastest Lap: 30.155 sec. | Laps: 21

Final Practice

Position: 22

Fastest Lap: 29.849 sec. | Laps: 16

Qualifying

Position: 17

Fastest Lap: 29.167 sec.

Race

Position: 23

Laps Completed/Total: 146/147

What's Next - The NNS will have an off week before heading to Richmond in two weeks for another night of racing under the lights. The Toyota Care 250 can be seen live on Friday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

About Turner Scott Motorsports: Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C.  The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors' powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles - from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music.For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com


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<![CDATA[Final MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Stop of the Season Opens Competition in Michigan]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/final-mastercraft-pro-wakeboard-tour-stop-of-the-season-opens-competition-in-michigan Grand Rapids, MI. — The world’s top professional wakeboarders opened competition for the final time this season at day one of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar in Grand Rapids. With season-ending rankings on the line, stakes were high with riders jockeying for bragging rights and valuable standings points at the first ever Pro Tour stop at Millennium Park.                                               

Fresh off a World Championship victory, MasterCraft team rider Rusty Malinoski thrived behind the world class X-Star towboat. Launching from its massive wake, Malinoski put in one of the day’s best runs linking together powerful aerials including a indy roll to blind and backside 720 to win his heat. Pro Tour leader, Phil Soven performed with his usual dominating consistency, registering a well-balanced run that was equal parts style and precision. His ultra-clean run included on-point rail riding and huge airs.

Additional day one highlights included Michigan’s Mike Dowdy leveraging the home field advantage to his favor by putting on one of the day’s top performances. With his heat winning run, Dowdy secured a spot in tomorrow’s semifinals and looks to be the fan favorite to win his first ever Pro Tour event.

“The host site has gone all out to help us bring the Pro Tour here and we couldn’t be happier with the setup here at Millenium Park,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “Fans saw some amazing riding today and tomorrow should be even more exciting with the athletes hitting the water for the final time this season.”  

Also on the water today, wakeboarding’s future stars riding in the Overton’s Junior Pro Series performed well beyond their years behind the X-Star. It was a great day for the division’s Aussie contingent with Tony Iacconi and Cory Teunissen achieving perfection with flawless runs that featured giant wake-to-wake airs, technical grabs and smooth rail riding that the judges rewarded with 100 point rides.

Tomorrow's final day of competition is a ticketed event. Gate prices are $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).

For more information on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar  visit KingofWake.com.

Day 1 Results:

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1.      Kyle Rattray 79.33

2.      Adam Errington 75.00

3.      Adam Wensink 67.67

4.      Kirby Liesman 63.33

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 2

1.      Mike Dowdy 85.00

2.      Dean Smith 70.00

3.      Pierce Homsey 60.00

4.      Julian Cohen 25.00

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 3

1.      Harley Clifford 94.67

2.      Steel Lafferty 84.33

3.      Dylan Prideaux 65.67

4.      Timothy Burnier 60.00

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 4

1.      Andrew Adkison 78.33

2.      Josh Twelker 60.00

3.      Jimmy Lariche 16.67

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 5

1.      Rusty Malinoski 91.67

2.      Tony Carroll 73.87

3.      Jason Bannatyne 30.00

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 6

1.      Shota Tezuka 84.00

2.      Trevor Hansen 76.67

3.      Gunnar Shuler 51.67

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 7

1.      Daniel Powers 81.67

2.      Austin Hair 76.67

3.      Stephen Pierce 30.00

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 8

1.      Phil Soven 85.00

2.      Josh Palma 71.67

3.      Keenan Allen 48.33

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 1 (top 2 advance)

1.      Parker Siegele 98.50

2.      Brad Teunissen 89.25

3.      Zachary Brown 79.50

4.      Ian Cole 72.75

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 2

1.      Jason Soven 98.50

2.      Gordon Harrison 83.00

3.      Robby Holihan 82.50

4.      Jamie McCauley 76.00

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 3

1.      Cory Teunissen 100.00

2.      Damien Adam 87.25

3.      Jeongwook Kim 77.00

4.      Gus Shuler 75.75

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 4

1.      Tony Iacconi 100.00

2.      Juan Mendez 86.25

3.      Mac Schramm 83.75

4.      Morgan Pedersen 35.00

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 5

1.      Noah Flegel 97.00

2.      Joey Buss 87.25

3.      Yangsu Kim 67.75

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by RockStar  is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, WWA, Overton’s, Indmar, Polaroid Action, Ronix, Billabong, Zeal Optics, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.

About MasterCraft

MasterCraft is the exclusive towboat for the Pro Wakeboard Tour, as it has been since the tour’s wakeboarding events began in 1992.

About ROCKSTAR

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com.

About the WWA
The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sport sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. The WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com

Polaroid Action

Polaroid is one of the world’s most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75 year history beginning with Polaroid instant film.  Our range of products include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products.  For more information, visit http://www.Polaroid.com or find us on Facebook at Polaroid-Action-Cams.

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

About TransWorld WAKEBOARDING Magazine

TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine is the leader in wake-sports media by delivering the best instruction, latest product reviews, insider knowledge and the finest photography.

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