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

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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

Tickets to Monster Energy Supercross in East Rutherford now available here: http://www.supercrossonline.com/Event

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Freestyle Specific: Inside Lance Coury’s FMX RM-Z450

No longer do the riders just cut their side panels and shave their seats; today’s Freestyle motocross bikes are built specifically for FMX. Now, trick specific flip levers are installed, steering stabilizers, and exact gearing and suspension settings make up a modern FMX machine. We recently got to take a closer look at Lance Coury’s Hart & Huntington/Dodge/RCH/Suzuki RM-Z450. Not only does it have numerous modifications for FMX, but it also shares quite a few similarities with the Supercross machines of Broc Tickle and Josh Hill. It’s also featured in the January issue of TransWorld Motocross, so don’t forget to pick up a copy for even more info on the bike.

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Coury’s bike is customized for his needs right down to the gearing. Coury gears his shorter than stock so he can leave it in second for jumps and not worry about over-jumping. The engine is also massaged by the engine gurus at Yoshimura to provide more low to midrange punch.

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Phil Perry is in charge of assembling Lance’s bikes and keeping them in tip-top shape.

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This is one example of a trick-specific modification. The extra shifter tip that is attached to the counter shaft sprocket guard is used during no-handed flips and Nac-Nac flips. Lance uses it to lock his foot under so he stays attached to the bike.

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Just about every single FMX rider runs a steering stabilizer. Lance equips his with a quick-adjust knob so he can change the setting on the fly depending on his tricks.

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Sharp footpegs are extremely important for FMX riders. A sharp footpeg helps to keep the rider locked to his bike when performing tricks. Lance clearly likes his to be razor sharp.

Hometown Boys Garrett Ahlf and Jeff Griffin Throw down in Bako

The Monster Energy FreestyleMX.com tour invades Bakersfield California at Kern County Raceway! Bakersfields own Garrett Ahlf and Jeff Griffin had a great time performing in their home town. Garrett Ahlf was the crowd favorite and took home the 1st place in our competition! We had a few incidents but everyone ended up ok.
Song – Love Song by RAINA-FIRE

Riders – Garrett Ahlf, Jeff Griffin, John Distler, James Carter, Brian McCarty, Dustin Miller, Lance Coury, Jimmy Hill, Bryce Hudson

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Professional motorcross riders took over the Kern County Raceway Saturday.

Freestyle motorcross riders competed in the Monster Engery Freestyle Motocross Worldwide Tour.

Garrett Ahlf Bakersfield native won the race and said it was great to come out on top.

“This is a dream come true like I said being from Bakersfield not a lot of freestyle events come through town so it’s just a good feeling that I got to come out here and win,” said Ahlf.

Ahlf is glad no riders were seriously hurt performing their tricks.

Racer X Conversation with Josh Hill

Josh Hill didn’t win this year’s Terex Australian Supercross Championship. Although he led the points heading into the final round, his season instead ended in disappointment, confusion and controversy, courtesy of a take-out move by Jake Moss, which knocked Hill out of the series’ finale and out of the points lead. The benefactor? Jake’s brother Matt, who won the main and overcame the five-point deficit on Hill to take the title.

This move is quite controversial, and we’ll try to get both sides of the story by getting in touch with some of our friends in Australia, who will get an update from the Moss camp. For Hill’s side, our Eric Johnson rang up Josh yesterday afternoon to get his take.

Racer X: Okay, Josh I still haven’t seen the video of last night’s race from the Toowoomba Royal Showgrounds. However, I’ve heard all sorts of things from the guys at Transmoto in Australia as well as people in America. Just what in the world happened with Jake Moss that cost you the Australian Supercross Championship?
Josh Hill: I got like a fourth place start and kind of came through the pack and I had just passed Jake Moss about as clean as you could possibly make a pass. I got up on the rear wheel of Matt and had the inside covered about as tight as you possibly could and I just heard Jake coming and he was aiming for the inside of the bales so I tried to get as close to the inside bails as I could and he just kind of hit me from behind. He pushed me and lifted me up and threw me into the bales and I crashed. That was pretty much the end of the story. It was kind of a cheap shot deal because I think he was actually intending [to go to the inside of] the bales just to T-bone me. If you look at the videos and everything and you could see that there was no way he was going to stay within the track markers. He was coming into a 180-degee hairpin.

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When he actually hit you, what went through your mind? Do you remember?
He had already been stating that he was pretty much using himself to help his brother win the championship and if that meant taking me out, he’d do it, so I already knew that I had a target on my back, but I didn’t expect him to cut the course to do so, you know?

Could you see what he was doing out of the corner of your eye at all?
Yeah, I made the cleanest pass that I could and I was on the far inside of the corner. I could feel him inside me so I tried to move over and I skidded my angle so he would have to hit his brakes. He was going to cut the course regardless

What place were you in at this time, Josh?

I was in second place at the time. I had just finished the second lap and I ended up turning the fastest lap time of the whole night in that one lap I was timed while I was coming through traffic.

What place did you get back to?
I DNFed. I rung my bell a little bit and bent my motorcycle up and there was really no need to continue. I was definitely seeing stars for a little bit and had the air knocked out of me. By the time I got off of me I was about to be a lap down.

Are you heartbroken or are you more like, “Whatever, man, if that’s how it goes.”

It’s one of those things. I would have loved to win the championship and just brought it home for everybody that put everything into this privateer effort. To win the championship would have pretty cool. I guess that’s just the way it goes down here. It’s kind of disheartening to see the way the promoters and officials handle things here because he made it clear going into it he was going to use himself to try and further his brother.

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Did you go talk to the Moss brothers after the race?

You know what … it was one of those things where when I was walking down to the medic unit just to go get some Advil and I ended up walking past Matt Moss. I kind of just congratulated him on his win. There was really nothing to be said. There was really nothing to be done with situation but physical harm, but I figured it really wasn’t worth putting myself in that position and stooping to that level. I was just the bigger man and toughed it out and I’ve got bigger fish to fry.

Did you know the Moss brothers before going down there?

Yeah, Matt has always seemed to be a pretty respectable person and I’ve never had any issues with him. With Jake, the last three weekends, every time I’ve gone out to try and set the fastest lap, he’d purposely try to block me from and try to get in my way. It was things like that. It’s kind of funny, I guess. It’s just stuff that wouldn’t really fly back in the U.S.

What was the general consensus after all was said and done? Could you get a read on that?
I think the general consensus of it was that it was a cheap move. I didn’t go the podium or anything like that, but from what I have heard they weren’t shown too much respect up there.

Have you been able to talk with the RCH guys back here in the U.S after all this crap went down?

Yeah, they’re bummed that it happened but everybody is happy that I’m coming home safe. I think I proved that I was the fastest guy over here and it’s just one of those things that if the brother had not intervened I definitely would have been the champion.

Too bad you didn’t have your brother Justin down there, huh?
My little brother probably would have beat everybody. He’s on the gas right now. I think he’s trying to show the potential he should have shown last year. Injuries and just not having that confidence held him back. I keep telling Justin he is good enough to win and anything else should be unacceptable in his mind. He’s quite a kid and I’m pretty proud of him. I just want to see him do the best he can.

You missed out on this Australian Supercross title, but in the grand scheme of things are you just going to shake this deal off and get back here and start getting for the 2014 season?

Like I said, I’ve got bigger fish to fry. I feel like I’m on fire right now and had it not been for that little cheap shot by Jake Moss I would have won the championship easily. I feel the best I have in years. I think that the old me is going to be showing up. I really think I’m going to be in the mix at the front of the pack to remind people why I’m still doing it.