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N-Fab/TiLUBE/Yamaha Motocross Round 4 Race Report
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (June 11, 2013) – Round four of the Pro Motocross Championship went off this past weekend in Mt. Morris, Pa. with the Geico High Point National. In addition to all of the normal excitement for the fans, High Point featured the second round of the women’s motocross Triple Crown championship. Phil Nicoletti and Chris Blose both qualified easily into the motos via the 17 and 33 positions, respectively. NFab/TiLUBE/Yamaha WMX rider Jessica Patterson qualified on the pole for the first time this year. Once again Nicoletti got off to a fantastic start in Moto 1 just inside the top 10. Blose also started well, rounding the first turn just outside of the top 20. While battling for position on lap five Blose would go down hard, subsequently ending his race. Fortunately, he would be able to go back to the race hauler for some much need rest and motorcycle repairs to get ready for Moto 2. Riding well and fighting hard for positions, Nicoletti was holding down ninth place at the halfway mark. Just past the halfway mark he would begin to feel immense pressure from a small pack of riders behind him. James Stewart would mount an attack, however, Nicoletti responded by dropping his lap times and fending off Stewart. As Moto 1 came to a close, Nicoletti would cross the line in ninth. Nicoletti lined up for Moto 2 looking to once again back up his strong finish in the first moto. Blose, bruised and battered, was ready to gut it out and earn some points. Nicoletti got off the line well and was closing in on another top 10 start when disaster struck. Andrew Short’s motorcycle stopped running unexpectedly and he went down. In a flash, Nicoletti had to make a move to avoid hitting Short and his motorcycle, resulting in a small crash of his own. Fortunately, he would remount quickly but still lost several valuable positions. Blose would start just outside the 20 and begin to fight with the th pack to maintain position. By the halfway mark Nicoletti had worked his way up to 14 . Riding well considering his crash th th in Moto 1, Blose was maintaining 25 position. When the checkered flag flew, Nicoletti would cross the line in 14 , while rd th rd Blose would pick up a few more positions finishing in 23 . Their second Moto scores secured an 11 (Nicoletti) and 33 (Blose) overall finish for the N-Fab/TiLUBE/Yamaha riders. “I had a great first moto and felt like I could easily repeat the same result in Moto 2,” said Nicoletti. “I started well and was th looking good and then Short’s bike died. I had to make a move so I wouldn’t hit him and unfortunately I went down. 11 overall is good but I missed out on the top 10 by one point, kind of a bummer.” “My crash in the first moto was a little scary,” said Blose. “I got cross rutted in a high speed section and went down hard. rd I was glad to be able to get up, walk away and be ready for Moto 2. 23 is not what I am working for but we have a weekend off so I can recover and be ready for Budds Creek.” The WMX motos also went off with a big bang! Moto 1 saw an incredible three-way battle for the lead all the way to the checkers with Jessica Patterson, Mackenzie Tricker and Sayaka Kanshiro all wanting to grab a win. Patterson went back and forth with Tricker several times for the lead, finally making the pass stick with two laps to go. Patterson went into Moto 2 with a little different game plan. She put her head down and got a great start and never looked back leading every lap going on for a perfect score on the day. After a heart breaking mechanical issue at the previous round, Patterson now sits in second place overall, just 14 points back of the championship leader. “Moto 1 was a great race with Mackenzie,” said Patterson. “In the second moto I really wanted to get out front and just ride my own race. I got a great start and did just that. I am taking it race by race for now and just enjoying the last few WMX rounds I have left.” The Pro Motocross Championship travels to Budds Creek Raceway in Mechanicsville, Md. on Saturday, June 22 . Be sure to stop by the N-Fab/TiLUBE/Yamaha truck to show your support and to have your picture taken with Chris Blose and Phil Nicoletti from 9:00 – 12:30 p.m. See you there! About N-Fab TiLUBE Yamaha Racing: N-FAB is the industry leader in making quality Nerf-Bars, Pre-Runners and other Off-Road accessories. We design and manufacture the strongest, most durable and best looking Nerf-Bars available in the industry today. TiLUBE products offer engine protection in extreme conditions, outperform the manufactures requirements, are dyno tested to offer engine protection in extreme conditions and outperform the manufactures requirements. N-Fab TiLUBE Yamaha is proudly supported by:
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