Tomac’s Overall Podium Finish a Highlight of High Point Nationals

MT. MORRIS, Pa. (June 11) — GEICO Honda Lites rider Eli Tomac found a quick way around a muddy High Point Raceway in Moto 2 to secure an overall third-place result at Saturday’s Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motorcycle Championship series stop in southwest Pennsylvania.

Tomac improved from sixth place in Moto 1 to a third-place finish in Moto 2, the best outing of the four GEICO riders in attendance. Kevin Windham went 6-5 in his two motos for a sixth-place overall ranking in 450cc competition. Justin Barcia was 8-7 for sixth overall in Lites, while fill-in rider Lance Vincent went 19-27 for 20th, also in Lites.

It took a breadth of riding ability to make it through the day as the first motos in both classes took place on a dusty and dry course. Then an intense but short afternoon rain shower soaked the facility and made the second round of motos a muddy battle of survival.

“It went from hard-packed and kind of slick in the first moto to muddy and really slick in the second moto, but I’ve always been good in the mud so it worked out,” Tomac said. “It kind of came to me. Some guys struggle when it’s wet but I like it.

“It’s nice to get on the podium. I definitely want to be on top of the podium but we’re not quite there yet. Hopefully the trend we started in Supercross will start in Motocross because once I found the podium over there I was on it every race.”

Filling in for the injured Trey Canard on the American Honda Racing team, GEICO legend Windham had a solid day on his CRF450R. But the veteran rider was expecting more.

“I felt like I’d be well on my way by this point in the season so I’m a little bit frustrated,” WIndham said. “It’s the winner’s instinct in me that just makes me want to come out here and win these things. If you’ve ever won before you know how addicting it can be. It’s why we do this and what keeps us coming back for more even when we don’t do so well.

“To hear all the cheers and feel the fan support is awesome. It’s great for Honda and GEICO as well as for me. I have had a lot of success at High Point and although we couldn’t capitalize on it today I still love this track and all the great fans.”

Barcia, who has been fighting through a viral infection over the past few days, admits he got tired during his two motos.

“I was struggling,” Barcia said. “I went out there and did my best but unfortunately my best wasn’t good enough today.

“I don’t usually feel like this and it really bummed me out. I have a bit of a bug so I haven’t been feeling my best and I really think it got to me today. I just need to go home, get some rest, and go to the doctors so we can figure out exactly what’s going on.”

Up next on the AMA Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule is Saturday’s Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, Md.

 

Xtreme Motocross Series Second Stop – Hurricane Hills MX

 

Xtreme MX Series – Round 2 – Hurricane Hills Sports Center

April 17th, 2011With one round in the books from last weeks race at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, Xtreme MX Series is rockin and rollin into Hurricane Hills Motocross in Clifford, PA for the Xtreme Classic Round 2.  The weekend will start off on Saturday, April 16th with a Day of Open Practice.  Riders can sign up for the Sunday event with XMS.  Those who sign up on Saturday or Pre Registration on the XMS Website, will be able to see their lap times during Saturday’s practice.

 

Ben Rio #471, Kawasaki Rider

Hurricane Hills MX

As always with XMS, riders will be electronically scored and timed.  Also, another common theme for XMS is the prizes, product sponsorships, and discounts given away all day.  Bringing the Northeast Classic Series together with XMS also brings Manufacturer Contingency to the table:

What’s in it for the riders?

What makes the Xtreme Motocross Series so different is that we XMS uses the most technologically advanced online sign up and scoring systems. We then integrate that with advanced technology on the XMS website to allow riders the ability to see their lap times in near real-time, thereby enhancing the general riding experience. XMS also utilizes hi-tech video and still photography at all of our events to ensure the maximum media exposure for the riders and their sponsors. For 2011, the XMS series has hit over 40 sponsors which will be offering discounted product, contingency, and giveaways for all members.

XTREME MX SERIES SPONSORS

SCOTT USA  *  TWIN AIR  *  DECAL WORKS  *  VORTEX  *  ARMA ENERGY SNX

MSR  *  PRO TAPER  * ANSWER  *  PIRELLI  *  SMITH  *  SUNSTAR

MATRIX CONCEPTS  *  EVS  *  AGV HELMETS  *  CYCRA  *  GAERNE

STREAMLINE BRAKES  *  ONE INDUSTRIES  *  SIXSIXONE  *  SUNLINE

TAG METALS  *  MOTOMASTER BRAKES  *  NOVIK GLOVES  *  ASV INVENTIONS

MBR  *  O�NEAL RACING  *  RK CHAIN  *  SCAR RACING  * TMV *  PIT POSSE

MOTUL  *  MX SPONSOR  *  LOUD MOUTH MX  *  CHOICE HOTELS INTL

PRE ENTER FOR HURRICANE HILLS MX  HERE

 

HAVE YOUR TRANSPONDER READY FOR YOU AT THE TRACK- NO LINES- REGISTER HERE

Xtreme MX Series has over 40 companies on board for the 2011 Season who are sponsoring the racing series for 2011.

We will be passing the discounts, free products, and cash to the riders.

We know why riders were excited to race XMS for 2010 and we want them to feel the same desire and excitement for 2011.

 

Download the 2011 Xtreme MX Series Poster Here