RCH Soaring Eagle Takes Flight At A3 Supercross

With injuries sustained at the last round in
Oakland grounding half the RCH Soaring Eagle Supercross Team, things were
looking sketchy going into round 5 of the 2014 season. However Broc Tickle
fought through his injuries and made the main event at “the home of
Supercross” ‹ Angels Stadium in Anaheim for A3.

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It was going to be a “game time decision”  to see if Tickle could come back
from concussion-like symptoms and sore ribs at A2 two weeks ago and a jammed
wrist that kept him out of the main in Oakland last week. Despite having the
weight of the of the world on his shoulders, Tickle turned in a gritty
performance after not being able to practice all week. “I sprained my left
wrist and my pointer finger last week,” says the #20 rider.

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After riding a little tentatively in the first qualifying session, Tickle
manned up and qualified in 8th ahead of eight-time Anaheim winner Chad Reed.
The speed he found in afternoon qualifying carried over into the evening
racing. Tickle started second just behind Ken Roczen in heat #1. He ran
surprisingly strong the throughout the heat race, but got nipped at the line
after an epic battle with Eli Tomac. This meant Tickle had to ride the semi
instead of transferring straight to the main. “My heat started out well with a
2nd place start, but I was struggling in the whoops and it cost me,” said
Broc.

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Tickle grabbed another great start in the semi. He was third off the line
behind holeshot artist Mike Alessi and then quickly moved into second. Justin
Barcia came out of nowhere to first, but Broc hung tough, passed Alessi for
second, and put in a charge after Barcia in a truly gritty exhibition of
toughness. Although he couldn’t catch Barcia, Broc showed he has the speed to
run with the best in the business even when he is riding hurt. “I was confident in my start from the heat and did the same in the semi. I felt I rode well to qualify for the main out of the semi.”

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In the main event, Broc was unlucky 13th at the start after getting squeezed out in the short starting straight. He moved up to 12th by third lap, then slipped back to 13th six laps in. Then back up into 12th with nine laps to go and with seven laps let, he moved up to 11th. Unfortunately not being able to ride for nearly two weeks took its toll and Broc didn’t have enough left in the tank to get past ageless Ivan Tedesco to crack the top 10. “I knew today was going be tough because I wasn’t 100%,” said Broc after his valiant effort. “My shoulder, ribs and finger were getting weaker all night… I was definitely feeling it in the main.”

“I’m not happy with it, but glad I’m getting healthier so I can regain the confidence I had the first two rounds, added Tickle. “I wanted to get back out racing and start building momentum to be where I was the first two rounds.”

Teammate Josh Hill says he is hoping to be cleared to ride by the next round in San Diego, despite getting his wings clipped with a broken collarbone in Oakland. “I’ll be back before you even notice I’m gone,” joked the affable Oregonian. “I was bummed I had to sit out the third Anaheim,” Hill added more seriously. “I had a surgery to repair my broken collarbone this week, and I’m amazed with the pace of my recovery. I’m going to take it day by day, but I expect to be back on the gate much sooner than we all anticipated. This is what we all love… It hurts not being out there. Nothing to do but keep making strides.”

With all the action on the track, it can be easy to overlook what RCH Soaring Eagle has going leading up to the races. First the team went out to legendary motorcycle dealer Malcolm Smith’s store for and autograph signing session on Friday night. Starting on Saturday morning, things hopping in the RCH Soaring Eagle pits. How about Soaring Eagle trip to the casino winners? Each week someone checking in at the RCH Soariing Eagle pit will find themselves winging their way to Minnesota for a 3 night/4 day all-expenses paid getaway to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. Last week’s winner went one better when the winner gave the trip to his sister and new brother-in-law for their honeymoon.

You never know what is going to be happening in the RCH Soaring Eagle pits, but you better swing by the pit when SX is in town, because it is always big! Even Ron Burgundy was lingering in the RCH pit reminding people to “keep it classy in San Diego next week,” (okay so he was a cardboard cut-out rather than Will Farrell himself).

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RCH Racing Soaring Eagle team heads to America’s Finest City, San Diego for Round 6 on February 8. From the Suzuki Holeshot Experience to the team autograph signing at 3pm, the RCH Racing Soaring Eagle pit is the place to be at Qualcomm Stadium for Military Appreciation Night.

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

About RCH Racing Soaring Eagle:
RCH Racing is in its second season of the partnership between Ricky Carmichael
and Carey Hart. Ricky Carmichael merged his Suzuki relationship and technical
development with the established five year marketing giant of Hart &
Huntington Racing in 2013. The RCH Racing Soaring Eagle Team continues its
partnerships with Suzuki, Fox, Dodge, Sycuan Casino, Yoshimura and Bel Ray.
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RCH Soaring Eagle Gets Grounded At Oakland Supercross

The RCH Racing Soaring Eagle team was ready for the Oakland Supercross, more than ready. His Anaheim 2 heat race win and top 10 finish in the main had #75 Josh Hill raring to go. After getting taken out in a crash last week, #20 Broc Tickle was coming off a night in Anaheim that he would rather forget actually given how hard he hit the ground, it is a wonder he could remember anything from the race.
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Qualifying in Oakland’s infamous “black hole” (as Raider Nation refers to the stadium) went well as Hill was 10th and 11th in the two sessions and within tenths of a second of top qualifier Ryan Villopoto. Tickle was able to bounce back, literally, from last week’s crash finishing 13th in session #1 and just behind his teammate in 12th in the second session. But bad luck in both heat races bit the RCH Soaring Eagle teamsters. In the first heat race Justin Barcia sent Broc on the long walk back to the pits by going “Bam Bam” on him.

In the second heat race, a top 10 start in heat race was wasted when Hill hit the ground hard. He tried to switch up his lanes at the last minute and it didn’t go well for him, as Jenny Taft told the Fox Sports TV viewing audience. When he could shake the cobwebs off, Josh realized he had broken his collarbone. As Josh’s Dad Monte Hill said, “The highs are extremely high and lows are very low.”
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Frustration was Josh’s immediate reaction. “I felt great all day, and had the speed I needed. I just made a mistake in the heat coming through the pack,” says Josh. “I’m not in too much pain. More than anything, I’m just frustrated that I’m going to have to miss a couple races.”

Just when it looked like things couldn’t get any worse, Tickle couldn’t make the starting line for the semi and was listed as a “DNS” (Did Not Start) like his teammate Hill. The lingering effects of the hard crash in Anaheim were aggravated by the incident with Barcia, but it was a jammed wrist that had the doctors concerned and Tickle was scratched.

“I got off to a decent start in my heat and felt the best I have all night,” explains Broc. “Barcia knocked Weimer down in a berm in front of me and I got on the gas to try and miss his bike, but clipped it and crashed. I sprained my left wrist and my pointer finger. It swelled up really quickly, so we made a decision as a team to pull out on racing tonight.”
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Broc was bummed by the bad luck, but will do what it takes to be ready for Anaheim 3. “The last two weeks have been tough. Last week’s crash set me back this week. I did therapy every day and rode a little Thursday,” he says. “I was sore, but I knew I could come to Oakland and get through it. Practice was tough today and it showed… My ribs are really sore but with each practice session I started feeling better and I knew adrenaline would help me push through it in the races. I’m really bummed and I want to be out there battling. I want to be at 100% and be where I was before my crash last week physically. Going to get therapy this week and do anything I can to get back to 100%.”

Looking to overcome the bad breaks in Oakland, the RCH Racing Soaring Eagle team returns to Southern California for Round 5 on “Superbowl Saturday” February 1. From the Suzuki Hole Shot Experience to the team autograph signing at 3pm, the RCH Racing Soaring Eagle pit is the place to be at Anaheim 3. Fans can even win a 3 night/4 day all-expenses paid getaway to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on the spot! If you are in the Southern California area, don’t miss the team riders signing autographs at Malcolm Smith Motorsports in Riverside from 5-7 p.m. on January 31st.

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

About RCH Racing Soaring Eagle:

RCH Racing is in its second season of the partnership between Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart. Ricky Carmichael merged his Suzuki relationship and technical development with the established five year marketing giant of Hart & Huntington Racing in 2013. The RCH Racing Soaring Eagle Team continues its partnerships with Suzuki, Fox, Dodge, Sycuan Casino, Yoshimura and Bel Ray. stay up to date on all RCH Racing Soaring Eagle news, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @RCHRacing and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hartandhuntington.

RCH Has Mixed Results At Anaheim 2

On a night celebrating 40 years of Supercross history, RCH Racing Soaring Eagle came away with a mixed bag of results from Anaheim 2. Seeing team principal Ricky Carmichael take to the track for a nostalgic hot lap with arch rival Jeremy McGrath had to be the highlight of the season, while a bounce-back heat race win and top 10 finish in the main for #75 Josh Hill were offset by #20 Broc Tickle getting taken out in a crash and possibly suffering a concussion.

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After a performance in Phoenix last week where Josh Hill couldn’t catch a break missing the transfer from his heat race, semi and LCQ by one position each time he bounced back in a big way at Anaheim 2. Even before the racing started, Ms. Supercross Dianna Dahlgren, brought the personable rider from Oregon up on stage to get a progress report. “I did well in the afternoon qualifying sessions today, finishing 12th and 10th fastest in the two sessions.”

Hill looks to have worked through some of the issues with his injured back and is feeling positive about where things go from here. “I’m looking forward to the rest of the season and finishing on top of the podium before it is all said and done,” Josh told the pre-race crowd.

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Further enhancing team visibility, Broc Tickle was the second rider announced in the opening ceremonies by virtue of his place inside the top 10 in standings after the first two rounds. Both RCH Soaring Eagle Riders were gated in Heat Race #1 and both were in contention to transfer straight to the main, running 4th and 5th respectively much of the heat. With two laps to go, Tickle charged past his teammate for the qualifying spot, only to have his front end wash out a couple of turns later. That left it to Hill to carry team colors and he looked on track to take the final transfer spot until Ryan Dungey made an extremely aggressive move and stuffed Josh in the final turn to steal the transfer position.

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However, Hill was undeterred by the last turn racing incident. After a patented Mike Alessi holeshot, Josh blew past Alessi with three laps to go, and went on to win his semi in convincing fashion. “I wasn’t sure I was even going to be able to race this weekend because I was in so much pain from back issues,” said Josh from the podium. “I’ve got to give it up to the team for making it possible. I spent much of the week at Dr. G’s office and he tuned me up.” Feeling no pain in the main, Hill started within the top 10 for the final race of retro night. Appropriately enough the 40th Anniversary celebration was made complete when veteran rider Chad Reed channeled his hero Jeremy McGrath and won a surprising victory over “the kids” while Josh, in the words of legendary former SX announcer Larry Huffman, was all over Weston Peick “like a hare krishna on an airport traveller!” Despite dicing the entire race, Hill just could not make pass on Peick stick and had to settle for 8th place. “I’m not overly happy with tonight, but it’s a step in the right direction after this back injury. I am happy to win the semi and most importantly, I put a smile on my grandpa’s face,” said Hill. Of course when you race for “The Greatest Of All Time” as Ricky Carmichael is known, the bar is set pretty high to start with. “Getting up into the top 10 is a good place to build from… I’ll take an 8th and keep moving forward. “

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Speaking of moving forward, despite the crash and consequent concussion-like symptoms, Broc is still in the top 10 in points. As a precaution, he went directly to the hospital for evaluation, but the team hopes he will be medically cleared to ride this week. “Broc had a hard crash,” tweeted team principal Carey Hart. “He will be okay, get ‘em next week, bud.” “The semi started well, but on the first lap I landed on the tuff blocks and it highsided me to the right and slammed me hard.” Hard isn’t the word, you could hear the entire crowd groan when Broc bouncing on the arid track was replayed on the Jumbotron. “It’s all good, I’m okay and just gonna need a couple days to rest.” In addition to winning a semi, the entire RCH Racing team were winners in the pits. A sick little boy and his family enjoyed a day at Anaheim Supercross as the special guests of Ricky Carmichael, Carey Hart and the RCH Racing team. Three-year-old Valentino Ricciotti from nearby Dana Point suffers from OMS, a rare auto-immune disorder that makes it tough for him to enjoy life. RCH Racing with the help of Sycuan Casino, Strider, Feld and others was able to put a smile on little Valen’s face by making him the third RCH Team Rider for the day!
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Looking to build on the mixed results of A2 and win one for Valen, the RCH team heads to the infamous Oakland Coliseum for Round 4 on January 25. Come race day in the East Bay, the RCH Racing Soaring Eagle pit will be the place to be! In addition to the Suzuki Hole Shot Experience, the team will be signing autographs at 3pm. Fans can also win a 3 night/4 day all-expenses paid getaway to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on the spot!
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Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

About RCH Racing Soaring Eagle:
RCH Racing is in its second season of the partnership between Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart. Ricky Carmichael merged his Suzuki relationship and technical development with the established five year marketing giant of Hart & Huntington Racing in 2013. The RCH Racing Soaring Eagle Team continues its partnerships with Suzuki, Fox, Dodge, Sycuan Casino, Yoshimura and Bel Ray. stay up to date on all RCH Racing Soaring Eagle news, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @RCHRacing and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hartandhuntington.

TICKLE LEADS RCH RACING CLAIMS 8TH PLACE IN PHOENIX

Broc Tickle gets his 2nd consecutive top 10 finish and moves up to 7th in overall points

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Carlsbad, CA (January 12, 2014) – RCH Racing Soaring Eagle rider, Broc Tickle, earns his second consecutive top 10 finish of the Monster Energy Supercross season, finishing eighth at Chase Field in Phoenix on Saturday, and moving up to seventh in overall points.

Tickle had a strong night from the start. After dialing in the track and finishing 6th in timed qualifiers, he went on to nab one of the top four spots in his heat, giving him a direct transfer to the main event. Tickle overcame a slow start in the main – which had him buried as far back as 13th – and was able to move his way up into the top 10, finishing eighth ahead of Chad Reed and Will Hahn.

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“Today was great. Practice went really well and I felt aggressive and solid. I qualified to the Main directly out of my heat race which was also good. The Main event was great other than my first couple laps,” said Tickle. “I’m looking forward to working on my starts this week because that’s the main thing keeping from a better result.”

Teammate Josh Hill did not have the night he was hoping for on the track.

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“I’m obviously disappointed and embarrassed at the outcome of tonight’s race,” said Hill.

Things looked promising for Hill in the LCQ. He moved his way up to fifth and was head to head with Chris Blose in the final lap, battling it out for the final qualifying spot. Unfortunately, Blose edged out Hill for the 4th place finish, preventing Hill from advancing to the main event.

Hill and the team are working diligently to get him back to 100% of where he needs to be on the track. He looks forward to racing this coming weekend at A2.

The Monster Energy Supercross Series heads back to the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA for Round 3 on January 18th.

To stay up to date on all RCH Racing Soaring Eagle news, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @RCHRacing and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hartandhuntington.

About RCH Racing Soaring Eagle:
RCH Racing is in its second season of the partnership between Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart. Ricky Carmichael merged his Suzuki relationship and technical development with the established five year marketing giant of Hart & Huntington Racing in 2013. The RCH Racing Soaring Eagle Team continues its partnerships with Suzuki, Fox, Dodge, Sycuan Casino, Yoshimura, and Bel Ray. For additional information contact Justyn Amstutz at Justyn@NFC-Mgmt.com.

Brett Cue ALL IN – Sycuan Big Whip Invitational

We went down to the Sycuan Casino recently to check out Team RCH’s Big Whip Invitational where some of the top guys in the sport showed up to throw down. When you see a rider list with names like Lance Coury, Brett Cue, Destin Cantrell, Todd Potter and Billy Laninovich, you are definitely in for a show. Over $10,000 was up for grabs with crowd noise being the deciding factor when it came down to who went the biggest.

Songs (order played)
Pigeon John – Weight Of The World
Ronald Jenkees – Disorganized Fun

Check out more at www.motosport.com/home

RCH Racing Soaring Eagle kicks off the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Series

Carlsbad, CA (January 6, 2014) – RCH Racing Soaring Eagle kicked off the 2014 Supercross season in front of an excited crowd at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The team sported new yellow and blue Fox Racing gear for the 2014 series, and the new Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort logos made their official debut as the team’s new title sponsor.
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Both riders qualified to the Main Event through the Semis – Hill found his flow and finished 4th in Semi One while Broc Tickle took 2nd in Semi Two behind Ken Roczen to advance.
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In the Main event both Hill and Tickle battled it out against the stacked competition. It was a solid start to the season for Tickle, who opened the year with a top 10 finish, taking 8th overall.
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“The race went good and all in all it was a good night,” said Tickle. “I have more to prove to myself and the team. I got arm pump midway through the race and instead of pushing too hard, I rode through it. I’m looking forward to improving on my results in Phoenix.”

Josh also started the main but pulled off halfway through due to a sore back and finished 18th.

“I’m not too happy with the way everything went this weekend,” Hill said. “The team and I have worked way too hard in the off season for these results. I tweaked my back a little four days before the race which threw a wrench into Saturday. But there are no excuses; I’m going to keep my head down and work hard to get the results we deserve. I’m looking forward to this weekend in Phoenix.”

The team heads to Phoenix for Round 2 on January 11th at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ.

As always, the RCH Racing Soaring Eagle pit will be active with plenty of entertainment attractions for the fans to engage with including the Suzuki Hole Shot Experience, autograph signings by the team at 3pm local time and the chance to enter and win a 3 night/4 day all-expenses paid getaway to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI. We hope to see you there!

To stay up to date on all RCH Racing Soaring Eagle news, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @RCHRacing and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hartandhuntington

About RCH Racing Soaring Eagle:
RCH Racing is in its second season of the partnership between Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart. Ricky Carmichael merged his Suzuki relationship and technical development with the established five year marketing giant of Hart & Huntington Racing in 2013. The RCH Racing Soaring Eagle Team continues its partnerships with Suzuki, Fox, Dodge, Sycuan Casino, Yoshimura, and Bel Ray. For additional information contact Justyn Amstutz at Justyn@NFC-Mgmt.com.

FMX-Mas Big Whip Invitational

The Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California played host once again to the FMX-Mas Big Whip Invitational with RCH Racing, and some of the gnarliest whip throwers in the game made the trip down to San Diego County to battle it out for the huge cash prize in this year’s competition. Lance Coury, Todd Potter, Brett Cue, Billy Laninovich, and Destin Cantrell took to the ramps in the mid-afternoon sun, but at the end of the day it was San Diego’s own Laninovich that walked away with the win and the hefty stack of Benjamins. To top the show off, fans were also treated to a Harley Davidson wheelie demo by UNKNOWN Industries and the UNKNOWN Riders, and following the show the competitors and the entire RCH Racing crew, including Carey Hart, Ricky Carmichael, Broc Tickle, and Josh Hill, greeted fans inside the casino to sign autographs and raffle off prizes.

H&H teams up with the Monster X Tour

Central Point, OR (December 13, 2013) – Monster X Tour and HART & HUNTINGTON would like to announce a power house move to bring together two of the most iconic names in the Motorsport’s Industry with the unveiling of the all new HART & HUNTINGTON CA Kid Monster Truck.

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Monster X Entertainment Danny Torgerson CEO

“Over the past few years, the Monster X Tour has been one of the most aggressive in the monster truck industry and is looking to make 2014 the BIGGEST-BADDEST year yet. We feel adding the partnership with HART & HUNTINGTON we will bring you the ultimate fan experience!”

Hart and Huntington Director Of Marketing Jay Mangold

“Hart and Huntington is super excited to be apart of the Monster X Tour for 2014! With our ever evolving Supercross team and Off-Road programs this relationship gives our FMX athletes a platform to showcase their talents year round. In addition, having our very own Monster Tuck has been something our company has always been interested in and it was awesome to see that category finally added to the H&H family by teaming up with the California Kid. We cant wait for all the exciting action and marketing benefits this relationship possesses and look forward to its growth for years to come”.

Go to www.monsterxtour.com for city and locations to see H&H CA Kid Monster Truck!

Supercross LIVE! 2014 Dianna Dahlgren with Broc Tickle

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