The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team was heading into the fourteenth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series in Seattle following a weekend of steady improvement in St. Louis. Alex Ray managed to make his first main event as a member of the team, putting him in position for two in a row as Heath Harrison will return to action in the 250 West division. Rice-Eccles Stadium, home of the Seattle Seahawks, would serve as host to the show.
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The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team was coming into the thirteenth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series after a challenging weekend in Detroit. Lorenzo Locurcio was continuing to recover from from a back/hip injury after a crash in Indy and Alex Ray just narrowly missed out on making his first main event as a CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha rider. The Dome at America’s Center would play host to the racing action in St. Louis, Missouri.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team was looking to bounce back in the twelfth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series after an underwhelming weekend in Indianapolis the week prior. Lorenzo Locurcio was coming into the weekend with a sore back after a crash in Indy and Alex Ray was continuing to come to grips with the YZF450. Ford Field, the home of the Detroit Lions, would act as as host to the racing action in The Great Lakes State.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team was set up to put in a solid weekend for the eleventh round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series as Lorenzo Locurcio is looking to build off of the best finish of his professional career, and Alex Ray has now gained some valuable race experience on the YZF450. Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts, was in place to host the action as the series made the trip back to the midwest.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team rolled into Daytona Beach in full force as they prepared to take on the tenth round of the Monster Energy Supercross series in both the 450 class and the 250 class for the first time since Oakland. Lorenzo Locurcio was looking to bounce back after an arduous weekend in Toronto in his first professional trip to the world center of racing and Alex Ray was set to make his debut for the team.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team made the journey north of the border to the only round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series being held out of the boundaries of the United States. Lorenzo Locurcio made his first trip to the Rogers Centre in the 250 SX East division as he attempted to build on his blossoming rookie season as a professional.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team converged on the same arena this past weekend as both Monster Energy Supercross and AMSOIL Arenacross came to the Georgia Dome for the inaugural Motofest. Lorenzo Locurcio was lining up for the second round of the 250 East series as Justin Cooper was sporting the red plate in the AX Lites class.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team was represented on multiple fronts this past weekend in both Monster Energy Supercross as well as AMSOIL Arenacross. Lorenzo Locurcio was making his professional debut for the team in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the opening round of the 250 SX East series as Heath Harrison was making his return to Arenacross in Kansas City, Missouri.
The The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team made the journey towards the American heartland as the sixth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series kicked off in the Lone Star State. Tommy Hahn was still not fit to race as a result of his injury in Oakland, therefore putting Heath Harrison in position as the lone representative of the team. The Alabama native was coming off of an impressive tenth place ride the weekend prior in California, filling him with determination heading into his third weekend of racing with the The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team traveled back to California for the final round of the series hosted by The Golden State in 2017. The action would take place in the Raider’s own Oakland Coliseum as the gladiators of Supercross were set to do battle in the fifth round of the 2017 Monster Energy supercross season. Heath Harrison was aiming to bounce back from his 2017 debut in Phoenix and put his CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha backed 250F in the main event as the 450 class veteran, Tommy Hahn, was on course to make his fourth consecutive main event.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team made the trek down to Glendale, Arizona for the fourth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross season with a new addition to the team. Heath Harrison was called up from the AMSOIL Arenacross series to fill in for the injured Bradley Taft. Tommy Hahn was looking to continue his run of main event finishes in the 450 class after continually improving his speed each weekend when the action kicked off inside The University of Phoenix Stadium.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team made their return to Anaheim one man down; unfortunately, Bradley Taft suffered a practice crash throughout the preceding week that put him out of the action. Therefore, Tommy Hahn was the sole representative of the team aboard his YZ450F when the gate dropped at Angel Stadium for the third round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team came into San Diego looking to rebound in both the 450 and 250 class. Tommy Hahn narrowly missed out on the main event last weekend at Anaheim 1 and Bradley Taft wasn't able to finish where he would have hoped after a small crash in the main event. The duo came into Petco Park with something to prove to the rest of the competition as they looked to build some momentum before the Monster Energy Supercross series heads back to Anaheim.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team came into Anaheim 1 with a point to prove on both ends of the spectrum with the wily veteran of Tommy Hahn in the 450 class and the fresh faced rookie of Bradley Taft in the 250 class. The two riders were both storming into Angel Stadium as the gate dropped on the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross season.
The 2016 season has already disappeared like dust in the wind. We say goodbye to both of our strong 250 riders Luke Renzland & Colt Nichols, but with their departure we welcome two exciting young Supercross rookies! The 2017 Cycle Trader | Rock River | Yamaha Race team will include Bradley Taft & Lorenzo Lucurcio riding in the 250 class. Tommy Hahn also returns from injury to ride with the big boys of 450.
After 11 AMA Outdoor Pro Motocross Series rounds, the season would come to an end. The Season Finale would take place at Round 12, at the Iron Man Mx Raceway in Crawfordsville, just outside of Indianapolis Indiana. After stormy weather would threaten press day riding on Thursday, mother nature would finally let loose on Friday with a couple downpours soaking the track. With some more rain Saturday morning before everything got going, it would finally subside as practice was set to get underway.
Budds Creek Mx Race Report: Mechanicsville, MD August 20th 2016 We’re at Budds Creek Mx National, located just outside of the Nations Capitol, Washington DC. Many riders like to come in a day early to check out some historic monuments and enjoy the city. It’s always a hot one in Mechanicsville Maryland, and this year was no different with temperatures in the upper 90’s. Paige Bouma, and her husband Brian wouldn’t let the heat scare them away as they brought out some CycleTrader staff to enjoy the day of Racing.
We’re back after a nice two weekend break, and what a great track to return to, the legendary Unadilla Mx. Located in Upstate New York, the beautiful rolling green hills are always inviting for the local spectators. A staple in American Motocross for over 40 years, Unadilla has played host to U.S. GP’s and countless historic motorcycle events. As well as the return to Pro Motocross racing, we have a new addition to the team in Amateur stand out Bradley Taft.
Welcome to the Great Pacific Northwest! Arguably the most beautiful stop on the entire AMA Outdoor Motocross Series, Washougal Mx Park sits just East of Portland Oregon. With gigantic trees and beautiful green hills, the track is one of the best for the spectator, and weather conditions are always supreme being that far north. Saturday stayed relatively cool for the majority of the day with some cloud cover, that would then break up towards the end of first Motos letting the sun shine through and the notorious Washougal shadows come alive, making for a gnarly race.
Welcome to beautiful Spring Creek Mx in Millville Minnesota! Another awesome stop on the AMA Pro Motocross tour, with tons of elevation and lots of shady green grass making for great spectating in July. With just 4 rounds remaining after this weekend the series and long year will be coming to an end soon. Riders continue to push through the remainder of the year, as its contract time, with guys getting their last few weeks to show what they’re worth for 2017 and beyond.
After a short Hiatus from the Pro Motocross schedule, Moto-X 338 in Southwick Massachusetts is back! A legendary facility in the Motocross world located in the heart of the North East, a still booming area for the sport. Fans started showing up as early as Thursday getting the party started, as tons of locals got even more track time with a double day of Press riding. With legends like John Dowd & Doug Henry on the list of previous locals, the area always produces some great talent.
Welcome to week five with the CycleTrader / RockRiver / Yamaha team as we’ve made it to the southeast! With humidity about as high as the temperature, shade became a premium this weekend with everyone wishing we were back in the mountains of Colorado. Although this is exactly what the riders train for, the first brutally hot round of the year is always a tough one. Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee played host to Round 5 of the Outdoor Motocross Championship. After a plethora of water to prep the track for a hot one Saturday, practice was a mess.
After a nice weekend off, we’re back to racing in Mt. Morris Pennsylvania at High Point Raceway. Another legendary facility on the outdoor motocross circuit, with tons of elevation and always good soil the riders were pumped to be back east. With a little rain later on in the week, the race track would start out a little damp for Saturdays first practice rounds. Developing slightly different than the first few rounds of racing, High Point would have some slippery dry sections while also having some thick mud. The conditions seemed to play advantage to the Euro’s of the series.
Unfortunately after re-injuring his ankle at the opening round of outdoor Motocross at Hangtown, Tommy Hahn will sot out the remainder of the motocross series. Due to furthering ligament damage in the ankle the time needed to recover will sideline Hahn for outdoors, but we anticipate a strong return from Tommy in October at Monster Energy Cup at 100%. Tommy will also remain with the team in 2017 and begin building for a strong Supercross season after Monster Cup.
Welcome to round three of the great outdoors in lovely Colorado! Thunder Valley would play host as the third track on the circuit and would shape up absolutely perfect. Awesome weather and good moisture in the dirt made for a solid weekend of racing. One of our partners in two wheel passion, Meta, put on a pre-race meet and greet party with Colt & Luke at Ratio Beer Works along with the help of Never Summer Industries.