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Rockford Fosgate Sponsored RCH Racing / Soaring Eagle / Jimmy John's / Suzuki Factory Racing Up To The Challenge At Utah National.
RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy’John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing riders Ken Roczen and Broc Tickle came out swinging when the bell rang for Round 11 in Saturday’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Zions Bank Utah National at Miller Motorsports Park.
Roczen was a staple at the front of the field in both motos, racing his way to a 2-2 result and securing a second-place overall finish. Meanwhile, Tickle finished a season-best third in the first moto and seventh in the second, to bring the No. 20 Suzuki RM-Z450 home with a fifth-place overall effort.
Both motos played out like a heavyweight prizefight between two of the sports marquee names. Roczen snatched the lead in the early going of the first moto, stretched his advantage only to be reeled in by 2015 Pro Motocross Champion Ryan Dungey.
Dungey, the 2010 and 2012 series champion secured his third title by sweeping both motos and toting a hefty 93-point lead into next weekend’s season finale in Crawfordsville, Ind.
“My weekend was pretty good,” commented Roczen. “We made some changes during the week and basically went back to what we had at Unadilla. That’s what I felt the most comfortable with. It was good. The first moto, I grabbed a decent start and fought hard with Ryan (Dungey) for the just about the whole moto. He got me towards the end. It was all good. We’re improving every single weekend and that makes me happy.
In the second moto, Roczen made quick work of holeshot winner Phil Nicoletti to grab the point and opened up a lead as large as four seconds. But, much like the first moto, Dungey eventually tracked down the defending series champion and made the pass with only a handful of laps to go.
“Second moto, I grabbed another good start but went a little wide and (Phil) Nicoletti snuck through on the inside,” continued Roczen. “Me and Ryan, again were fighting it out the whole time and I made another little mistake. He got by me and gapped me a little bit. Overall, it was a 2-2 and we finished second. We’re getting better every time we go out. We’ve got one more to go and we’ll try and get the overall (win) at that one.”
With only two races left in the season and a handful of points separating him from the top five, Tickle felt a sense of urgency heading into Saturday. The Holly, Mich., rider seized the day with solid performances in both motos.
When the gate dropped on the first 450 moto Saturday afternoon, Tickle used that sense of urgency to focus on the task at hand and carve out his place amongst the front-runners. The 25-year-old veteran started sixth and made forward progress, ultimately finishing third when the checkers waved on the first moto if the day.
“First moto, I came out sixth and made a couple passes in the first two laps and get into fourth,” explained Tickle. “(Justin) Barcia went down and I got up to third. I rode there pretty much by myself at a good pace. I saw (Blake) Baggett coming at the end but I picked up the pace and held him off. It was good. Obviously, I’ve been working on that all year so it was good for the team and for me. It’s nice to get that podium before the end of the season. I just need to put both motos together.
“It was a solid weekend. I didn’t qualify that well but I knew I had it in me. I’ve been working hard during the week, doing the stuff I need to so I’m prepared when I get the racetrack. It was hot and the elevation played a role. The track was tricky and I feel like I stand out in those kinds of situations. I was looking forward to the first moto. I tried to pick a gate away from all those guys who always get good starts and that helped me focus a little bit on the starting line.
Despite earning his best finish of the season in the first moto, Tickle struggled a bit in the second but still earned a respectable seventh-place finish and lock down his third top five of the year.
“Second moto, I made a mistake on the second lap and got passed by four guys so that didn’t help,” Tickle said. “I ended up seventh. It was still a good race. The track was really tough. It was hard to flow. You really had to push it to keep yourself out of trouble. It was almost one of those tracks where you could get in more trouble riding slow than if you over did it. There at the end, I pushed through and did the best I could. We ended fifth overall and we’re closing in on fifth in points. I’m looking forward to this week and finishing the season strong.”
With the series heading to the final event of the season, Roczen is third in the standings but now trails Justin Barcia by only five. The fight for a top-five points finish will also come down to the scorecard next weekend with Tickle trailing fifth-place Christophe Pourcell by a scant four-point margin.
The first moto of the Bud Light Ironman National from Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Ind., will be televised live on MAVTV Sat., August 22 beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 10 a.m. Pacific. Coverage for the second moto of the 2015 season finale will be televised on a live-to-tape basis on NBCSN at 11 p.m. EDT. All motos can be streamed live online through ProMotocross.com or the NBC Sports Live Extra app. NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV will combine to televise over 60 hours of racing over the course of the 12-round season.
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Rockford Fosgate sponsored Casey Currie Sets the Pace and Podiums at the Inaugural Lucas Oil Off Road Short Course Race in Baja.
CORONA, California (August 3, 2015) – It was the inaugural, international weekend for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at the Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, Mexico, and Casey’s experience racing on the beaches of Baja proved to be invaluable. The track for rounds 11 and 12 was unlike any other the Lucas series has put together – a more technical track, with a taste of the desert Baja races Casey is so familiar with and skilled at running. Brining home another top 5 finish on Saturday, and getting a podium finish while setting the fastest lap time on Sunday, have Kept Currie in the hunt for the 2015 championship.
Friday was the first time any team had a chance to get on the brand new track at Estero Beach Resort and Casey was ready to hit the Ensenada sand. After four practice sessions, Casey had a great idea of just how technical and treacherous the track was but, being experienced in many types of racing in various terrains, he was able to get his truck set up perfectly for this unique track.
Catching up to Casey on Friday, he stated, “I love this track! It is technical, it is totally different than any other we run on. All of us drivers are going to really have to focus and be on our A-game to make it through to the end. I am confident that my team has given me the best truck for this weekend and I am confident that I can go out there and bring home top finishes that will keep me moving forward in the championship points. No matter what, it is going to be a great weekend of racing that the fans of Baja are going to love!”
Casey qualified in the top 5 on Saturday and a good thing too as it was a race filled with incidents. Casey’s experience kept him clear of the multiple wrecks that took out several trucks from the field, while keeping him on pace to come home with a top 5 finish. Casey commented, “It was brutal out there, but my truck was dialed in and I was able to keep it in one piece. Coming home with another top 5 finish keeps us right up there for the championship. I can’t wait to get back out there for tomorrow’s race.”
Sunday Currie hit the ground running and qualified third. The Round 12 race was a fast one as there were no caution flags thrown. Casey’s truck was dialed in and in lap 8 he laid down the fastest lap of the race. The Baja fans were cheering wildly as he and Jerrett Brooks raced each other hard for a podium finish. In the end it was Currie who came out on top and finished third. He said, “It feels great to be back on the podium and awesome to have the Optima Batteries’ Fast Lap. We are really catching our stride here and making great improvements to keep us in championship contention. Also being able to run here in Ensenada to a packed, standing-room-only crowd is exhilarating! The people of Baja love off-road and to be able to bring what we do to them is an honor.”
Casey’s finding his rhythm as he enters the final three race weekends of the 2015 season. Next up for Currie is LOORRS Rounds 13 & 14 at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, NV. In 2014 he took second place at this track, and with momentum behind him, he will be showing up with his truck set-up to put down fast laps and get back on the podium.
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Rockford Fosgate Sponsored Casey Currie Soars and is Fastest at Glen Helen.
CORONA, California (July 19, 2015) – It was a short but fast weekend for Casey Currie at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at Glen Helen. After a successful practice on Friday, rare thunderstorms came through the San Bernadino Foothills, postponing Round 9 until Sunday morning and Round 10 had to be rescheduled to the Lake Elsinore event at the end of the season. But even with the track drastically changing with all the rain, Casey had another strong points weekend and put down the fastest lap time of the Pro Lite class.
Friday’s practice allowed Casey’s team to make all the right final modifications to give Casey the best truck for Saturday’s race. But that night, the storms started coming through and it resulted in all of the remaining practice and qualifying sessions to get cancelled. Though Casey was ready to put down fast qualifying laps, the LOORRS officials decided to line the Pro Lite trucks up by their points standings to start the race. However, the weather would continue to not cooperate and Saturday’s race was postponed until Sunday morning.
The Round 9 race on Sunday morning went off without a hitch and Casey was soaring over the competition. This was the largest field that had started a Pro Lite race, so there were several cautions that bunched the trucks back together. Ultimately, Casey found the fast line and put down a lightening-fast lap. Keeping his consistently good finishes and fast times, Casey was looking forward to Sunday nights Round 10. But once again the weather was not in the racers’ favor. More thunderstorms arrived and the LOORRS officials called the Sunday night race, with it to be rescheduled later on in the season.
“It is disappointing when you have such a fast truck ready to go, but we were able to get one race in this weekend and we are still gaining ground in the Championship points. Between the rain, and the largest starting grid for Pro Lite this season, it was a warzone out there, but my team gave me a great truck and it is awesome to be the fastest one out there,” said Currie about the weekend’s events.
Next on Casey’s race schedule is the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Rounds 11 & 12 in Estero Beach, Mexico. This is a brand new track and event this season. With a significant following in Mexico, Casey is sure to have a lot of people cheering him onto victory.
Rockford Fosgate sponsored Casey Currie Keeping Up the Heat in Utah
CORONA, California (June 22, 2015) – Coming off of a big weekend in Lake Elsinore Casey Currie headed to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah for Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS). The points race is tight in the largest class of short-course off road trucks, and Casey is right at the top. After the rounds at Utah, Casey has continued to put up strong number keeping him right in line for the championship.
Racing on a very technical and difficult track, Casey was able to keep up with the pace and turn in two top ten finishes. In Saturdays’ race, Currie was able to turn in a solid finish and keep the truck out of any accidents. On Sunday, Currie got tangled up early on in the race, but found a way to make several difficult passes around the tight turns and narrow straights of the track.
“Well, it wasn’t exactly the sort of weekend we were looking for, but ultimately we are still putting up strong points and are in the hunt for the championship. There is a lot of talent in this class, and to be in the top 5 in points half way through the season puts the Currie Racing team in a great spot to make a push for the championship,” said Casey.
Continuing to turn in consistent results has put Casey in a great position to contend for the championship in the second half of the 2015 season. With a truck that has stayed out of major wrecks and a team that can make the proper adjustments, Casey is ready to get on the podium and make his mark on the largest Pro class in short-course.
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Rockford Fosgate Sponsored RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John's/Suzuki Factory Racing On Top Of The Box At High Point.
MOUNT MORRIS, Pa. (June 15, 2015) – Ken Roczen, rider of the No. 1 Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450 for RCH Racing, took the overall victory in Saturday’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross UPMC Sports Medicine High Point National at High Point Raceway.
The defending Pro Motocross Champion jockeyed his 2-1 finish at the revered Pennsylvania track all the way to the top of the podium, recording his first overall and second moto win of the 2015 outdoor season.
Roczen’s RCH stablemate Broc Tickle logged a respectable 6-8 outing to bring his No. 20 Suzuki home sixth overall.
Despite the win, Roczen wasn’t able to close the points gap on series leader Ryan Dungey after the current championship leader went 1-2, earning the same 47 points as Roczen. The 21-year-old German rider was awarded the overall victory by virtue of the tie-breaker and his win in the second moto.
With seven races remaining on the 2015 schedule, Roczen trails Dungey by 37.
“It was awesome,” commented Roczen following the win. “The first moto, I kind of seemed to struggle again. I don’t know what it is with the first one. I didn’t get that great of a start in either moto. I got a little bit lucky in the second one. As soon as I was leading, I just put my head down and charged all the way. This was one of the hottest races we’ve had so far this year, so it felt great. It was good to make a difference and get that moto win and finally an overall win, too. Ryan Dungey was right behind me the whole time during the second moto so I had to work hard. This just shows that quality hard work pays off. We’re going to keep working and working so hopefully, instead of staying even in points, we can make the gap a little smaller.”
Tickle was fifth- and seventh-fastest in Saturday morning’s practice and qualifying sessions, affording him the seventh gate pick for the first 450 moto of the day. The Holly, Mich., rider got a good jump out of the starting gate and raced inside the top five for the majority of the opening moto before settling for sixth when the checkers waved.
In the second moto, Tickle got another good jump when the gate drop but a miscue during the second lap caused him to fall back to 20th. Still, the veteran rider barley skipped a beat and rallied to make his way back through the field, ultimately finishing eighth in the final moto of the day.
The solid effort earned Tickle two spots in the championship standings where he now sits sixth, just 14 points behind fifth place and fellow Suzuki Factory rider Blake Baggett.
“I was really looking forward to High Point,” explained Tickle. “I’ve always performed well there. The track had a lot of changes this year and all in all, it was a good day for the entire RCH team. The first moto, I got off to a fifth-place start and ran up front for a while and finished sixth. I was a little frustrated after that because I felt like I could have ridden a little bit better. I was tightening up and not riding like myself so I had to regroup between motos.
“Second moto, I got a decent start again but I slid out on the second lap and went back to 20th. After that, I made my way back up and finished eighth on the moto and sixth overall. I pushed hard after I made the mistake and tried my best to get back up front but it was too late. I’m looking forward to this week off to build and be better for Budds Creek.”
The riders and teams of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship get a well-deserved weekend off before getting back to work in two weeks when the series visits Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville, Md.
The first moto of the Geico Motorcycle Budds Creek National will be televised live on MAVTV Sat., June 27 beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 10 a.m. Pacific. Coverage for the second moto will be televised on a tape-delayed basis on NBCSN at 9 p.m. EDT. All motos can be streamed live online through ProMotocross.com or the NBC Sports Live Extra app. NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV will combine to televise over 60 hours of racing over the course of the 12-round season.
Rockford Fosgate Sponsored Casey Currie Conquers Baja
CORONA, California (June 8, 2015) – Casey Currie knew that committing to running the Baja 500 was going to be more than a challenging race, it was going to be an experience of a lifetime. He and his co-driver, his uncle, John Currie, had set a goal to finish the race and did coming across the line 18th in the Trophy Truck class. Ultimately, Casey, and his crew accomplished what they set out to accomplish and created one of the best memories in his racing career.
For this Baja 500 experience, Casey started it off by pre-running to get familiar with the Baja terrain weeks before the actual race. They took their Currie Equipped Jeeps and added the new K02 Bfgoodrich tires to be able to handle all they encountered on their runs. Casey, his father (Ray Currie), uncle (John Currie), and Savvy Off-Road owner, Gerald Lee, took the Jeeps down to Baja and pre-ran the complete course, doing over 1500 miles in the dirt. They started in Ensenada, then travelled down to San Felipe for the night, then finished off the course ending back in Ensenada. Having no problems with the Jeeps and perfect weather, they were all excited to get to Baja back for the race in June.
When race week arrived, Casey and his team started it off with 3 days of more pre-running before qualifying. Casey’s plan for qualifying was to run cleanly – not make any mistakes and not push the too hard where they cause damage to it. Thursday, in their qualifying run, they ended up qualifying 20th out of 30 Trophy Trucks. Tech and contingency was Friday and wow what an experience! Casey had never seen so many people at a race…and the energy from all the fans was exhilarating. They handed out over a 1000 posters and over a 1000 stickers at contingency/tech alone.
On race day the green flag dropped at 10:20 am for Casey and John and they had a smooth run for the first 140 miles. Then at race mile 140 Casey’s uncle John got in the Jeep and drove it brilliantly to 300. Through this second section, they had lost some time making some suspension repairs due to the huge whoops. Casey got back in the Jeep at mile marker 300 and drove it to the finish, crossing the line around 11PM.
Casey Currie’s Trophy Truck was the first to finish with a straight axle front suspension in over 10 years. He and John finished 18th in one of the toughest classes in the sport. They proved to themselves and to the race community that they can succeed in this grueling race – they look forward to coming back for next year’s Baja 500 and achieving an even better result in a new Jeep.
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PAIR OF STURDY PERFORMANCES FOR RCH SOARING EAGLE/JIMMY JOHN’S/SUZUKI FACTORY RACING AT MUDDY CREEK - Defending Champ Climbs Points Ladder
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (June 8, 2015) – RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing riders Ken Roczen and Broc Tickle raced to second- and seventh-place overall finishes in Saturday’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Red Bull Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway.
Roczen earned his first moto win of the season and charged from fourth to second in points on the strength of a championship caliber 3-1 outing. With eight races remaining on the 2015 outdoor calendar, Roczen trails leader Ryan Dungey by 37 points.
Roczen was spot on all weekend and despite struggling with the handle on his No. 1 Suzuki during the first moto, the 21-year-old raced at the front of the field and finished third.
In the second moto, Roczen collected the holeshot and never looked back, leading all 18 laps. At one point, the defending Pro Motocross Champion built a comfortable 12-second lead and ultimately cruised to an eight-plus second margin of victory over Dungey.
“Our day was a little bit better,” commented Roczen following his post-race media obligations. “I got two good starts. We made some changes to the bike with a different fly wheel so I could shift a lot later. I struggled a little bit with the bike and the track in the first moto. I couldn’t really ride the way I wanted to ride so we made some changes for the second moto and it was quite a bit better. I still think we can get better on the bike to make it easier on us. We got a win in the second moto and finished second overall so I’m not too bummed. I’m going to keep putting in my work so I can make adjustments while I’m on the track, too.”
Tickle turned in his typical workman-like performance, notching a 7-7 finish, good enough for seventh overall. While the Holly. Mich., rider slipped from seventh to eighth in the standings, he’s only one point out of seventh, nine out of sixth and 11 from the top five.
Tickle’s No. 20 RM-Z450 showed the way in Saturday morning’s opening qualifying session, scorching the rugged Tennessee race course in just over 1 minute 52 seconds, besting his next closest competitor by nearly three-tenths-of-a-second.
A hiccup out of the starting gate in the first moto forced him to grind his way through traffic before settling into eighth. As the moto wore on and the laps clicked off, Tickle stayed focused and snagged one more spot before the checkered flag waved to notch his sixth top 10 in eight motos this season.
The veteran rider made corrective measures when gate dropped for the second moto and went on to record back-to-back seventh-place efforts.
“We had a pretty good day,” explained Tickle. “First moto, bad start. We were fastest in first practice and I was fifth-fastest in the second so we had a good gate pick but I had a bad start. The track got pretty rough. It was a little different than last week but I felt good. Made some passes. Got up to eighth and then passed a guy at the end to finish seventh.
“Second moto, I got seventh again. I had a much better start so that’s the positive. Other than that, the second moto was a bit of a struggle. It took me too long to get going. I was able to pass a couple guys and then rode my way to seventh. With how it all played out, I ended up seventh overall. It was a good weekend for points. We’ll keep working hard and getting better at starts and hopefully we can keep building on this and have another good weekend at High Point.”
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Mount Morris, Pa., this week for Saturday’s UPMC Sports Medicine High Point National from the famed High Point Raceway. The first moto from Round 5 of the 2015 outdoor campaign will be televised live on MAVTV Sat., June 13 at beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, noon Pacific. Television coverage for the second moto will shift to NBCSN at 5 p.m. EDT. All motos can also be streamed live online through ProMotocross.com or the NBC Sports Live Extra app. NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV will combine to televise over 60 hours of racing over the course of the 12-round season.
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CORONA, California (June 1, 2015) – Casey Currie had a huge weekend at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Rounds 5 & 6 in Lake Elsinore. With a top five and podium finishes Currie has turned in two great performances keeping him close to the top of the points standings. His lightening-fast lap times and flawlessly performing truck means he is ready to go June 20th and 21st at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah for Rounds 7 & 8.
Round 5 on Saturday started off fast with Casey starting in 6th position. Throughout most of the race, there was hardly any passing going amongst the top competitors, and, in what is usually an action-packed race, there were no yellows to bunch the field back up. But Casey found a way to get up to 5th and put down the 3rd fastest Pro Lite lap time of the day.
After the race, Casey commented, “The truck felt great! It is great to get another top-five finish, especially when the race doesn’t have many opportunities for passing. But in those last few laps I found the speed…if I had another few laps, I know I would have been on the podium this round, but it is great to keep in that elite top-five group. We have a great truck for Sunday.”
Sunday, Casey qualified 4th putting him in the 4th row, but he knew he had a strong truck that could make it through the field and put him on the podium. By the end of lap 1 Casey had already made it past 3 trucks. But this race was full of wrecks and carnage, which Casey was able to stay out of. Cautions were abundant, and Currie made the most of the situation when he passed two trucks on the last lap to come through 3rd.
“What a race! It feels great to be on the podium again! My truck was dialed in for speed today. We put down the second fastest lap time of the day and when you start in the 4th row and finish 3rd, with this talent out here and the sheer number of trucks we have to compete against, you know you have a great truck. We are ready to take the top spot in Rounds 7 and 8.” said Currie.
With a dialed-in race truck and a big points weekend under his belt, Casey is headed to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT for Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. He is closing the gap for the points lead – and his momentum is picking up.
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SOLID OUTING FOR RCH SOARING EAGLE/JIMMY JOHN’S/SUZUKI FACTORY RACING AT THUNDER VALLEY
Two Podiums, Two Top Fives for Roczen, Tickle
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (June 1, 2015) – RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing riders Ken Roczen and Broc Tickle raced to second- and fourth-place overall finishes in Saturday’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross True Value National at Thunder Valley Motocross Park.
Tickle finished fifth in both 450 motos, and ultimately left Thunder Valley fourth, overall. At the same time, the Holly, Mich., rider made up significant real estate in the points and with nine races remaining on the 2015 outdoor calendar, Tickle is seventh, just four markers outside of sixth.
Roczen’s solid outing earned the German rider two spots in the Pro Motocross Championship standings where he now sits fourth. After starting the outdoor season with a debilitating back injury, leaving a question mark as to how he would fare throughout the grueling summer season, the defending Pro Motocross Champion has performed admirably, making it clear the he has no intentions of being an also-ran in 2015.
The 21-year-old 450 sophomore standout turned in the second- and third-fastest times of Saturday morning’s qualifying sessions, affording him the second gate pick for the first 450 moto of the day.
Roczen was quick out of the gate and just missed the holeshot but it wouldn’t be long before the No. 1 Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450 would lead the way. He took over the top spot from former teammate and current points leader Ryan Dungey before completing the first lap and maintained his position atop the leader board for the first three circuits.
Eli Tomac took over the point on Lap 4 and Roczen would eventually yield second to Dungey but he held his ground in third and when the checkers flew on 450 Moto 1, the No. 1 Suzuki rolled across the podium.
In Moto 2, Roczen was again the focal point after inheriting the lead when Tomac crashed hard just before halfway and couldn’t finish. He maintained the lead for the next seven laps but a flat front tire caused Roczen to fall twice in the closing stages, leaving him second when the checkers waved on the final moto of the day. Still, the three-two result was plenty good for a second-place overall finish.
“My day was actually a lot better,” offered Roczen following the race. “I struggled in the first moto with bike set up, big time. We made a good change in the second one and that seemed a lot easier for me. I think you could tell by my riding, too. I had a flat with two laps to go so that’s why I went down twice. I was really bummed because that win should have been mine and it’s unfortunate. It is what it is. I’m happy to be on the podium. We’ll work on it from here. I’ll try to get stronger. It’s just good to be back in the hunt a little bit.”
For his part, Tickle was nothing short of rock-solid all afternoon. After getting less than an ideal jump out of the starting gate in both motos, Tickle methodically made his way forward in both races and logged a pair of season-best fifth-place-finishes.
“Today was really, really good,” Tickle explained. “I was able to ride on Thursday for press day and I felt like it was good for me to get acclimated to the track and obviously, the altitude. I felt awesome. I felt like I was on rails and I showed that all the hard work that RCH is putting in testing with Ivan (Tedesco) is going in the right direction. It came really easy to me when the track got gnarly, and it was really gnarly for both motos. I’m stoked with the weekend. We went five-five and finished fourth overall. I just want to keep it going. I’m glad I bounced back from Glen Helen. Hopefully, we can turn in the same kind of performance next week at Muddy Creek.”
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Blountville, Tenn., this week for Saturday’s Red Bull Tennessee National from Muddy Creek Raceway. The first moto from Round 4 of the 2015 outdoor campaign will be televised live on MAVTV Sat., June 6 at beginning at noon Eastern Daylight Time, 9 a.m. Pacific. Television coverage for the second moto will shift to NBC at 2 p.m. EDT. All motos can also be streamed live online through ProMotocross.com or the NBC Sports Live Extra app. NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV will combine to televise over 60 hours of racing over the course of the 12-round season.
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GLEN HELEN NOT WITHOUT ITS CHALLENGES FOR RCH SOARING EAGLE/JIMMY JOHN’S/ SUZUKI FACTORY RACING
Roczen Earns First Podium of Outdoor Season
SAN BERNADINO, Calif. (May 26, 2015) – RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing riders Ken Roczen and Broc Tickle raced to fourth- and 13th-place overall finishes in Saturday’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross FMF Glen Helen National at Glen Helen Raceway.
Roczen’s solid outing propelled the German rider from 12th to sixth in the Pro Motocross Championship standings. Tickle’s day was full of challenges but despite finishing 12th and 15th in each of the day’s 450 motos, the rider of RCH’s No. 20 Suzuki RM-Z450 still sits 10th in points with 10 races left.
After fighting his way through last week’s outdoor season opener with an ailing back, Roczen rebounded by posting the fastest lap of Saturday morning’s qualifying session and looked to be in winning form before the gate dropped on the first 450 moto of the day.
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CHALLENGES ASIDE, RCH SOARING EAGLE/JIMMY JOHN’S/SUZUKI FACTORY RACING HANGS TOUGH AT HANGTOWN
ORANGEVALE, Calif. (May 19, 2015) – In the hard-knock world of professional motocross, just about anything can happen. It’s certainly no secret that over time, wear and tear on the body comes with the territory and sometimes injuries can crop up without warning.
For Ken Roczen, the defending Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series Champion, Hangtown was a beacon after a frustrating 2015 Monster Energy Supercross campaign. Roczen spent half the indoor season sidelined with an ankle injury but the German rider never lost sight of the outdoor opener when he could finally blow the dust off and return to championship form.
Unfortunately, a little less than a week prior to Round 1, Roczen irritated a pre-existing back injury, which ultimately hampered his efforts at Hangtown. Still, despite being slowed by the pain that’s common to a back injury, Roczen rallied from a 19th-place finish in Saturday’s first moto to record a gritty top-five effort in the second 450 moto of the day.
“This weekend was a tough one,” said Roczen following the event. “So, it turns out I have a stress fracture in my back which, I struggled. I hadn’t ridden since last Thursday (May 7). Coming to Hangtown, I didn’t know if I would be able to ride or not. I struggled big-time. The track was gnarly and if you’re not riding for eight or nine days and you come straight to that, it’s really tough to get in a rhythm. But, we managed to get some points in the second moto.”
Rockford Fosgate sponsored Casey Currie to bring his 4 Wheel Drive King of the Hammers Jeep to the Baja 500 Trophy Truck Class.
Casey Currie’s King of the Hammers straight axle Jeep performed so well this year, that he has decided to run it at the premier 2015 SCORE Baja 500 race in June. This marks the first time Casey will be racing in the Trophy Truck class.
Casey will be racing with his uncle, John Currie, who has competed and won many championships and races. They will be splitting the driving duties and as a team, John and Casey the technical know-how and the racing acumen to face the challenge the SCORE Baja 500 has.
RCH SOARING EAGLE/JIMMY JOHNS/SUZUKI FACTORY RACING BACK TO FULL STRENGTH FOR LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS SEASON
Roczen Ready to Defend 2014 Championship
CHINO HILLS, Calif. (May 14, 2015) – It’s incredible what a difference two weeks can make. Two weeks. That’s the amount of time RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing had to regroup in between the 17-race Monster Energy Supercross season and the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Two weeks ago, RCH was a rider down and Broc Tickle was carrying the flag alone, trying to close out a vexing indoor season. Teammate Ken Roczen was still hampered by an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for almost half the Supercross campaign. While the indoor season had its share of successes, including a pair of wins for Roczen before he was injured, it also fell far short of the championship expectations the Suzuki Factory team set for itself.
But just two weeks later, a new outdoor season offers a renewed sense of enthusiasm as Roczen returns to the RCH lineup aboard the No. 1 RM-Z450 to defend his 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
BENSON BAGS A BIG ONE, WAAGE WINS TWO
Team DragonFire Lights Up Lucas Oil Night Races!
May 13, 2015 Chandler, AZ — Team DragonFire lights up the night! Looking to beat the heat, Rounds 5 & 6 of Lucas Oil AZ Regionals were held at night under the lights at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park this past weekend. The spotlight was on DragonFire in both UTV Unlimited and Production 1000 classes as the team pulled off a clean sweep of both classes! Defending Unlimited Class champ Ken Benson switched up to Production 1000 for this season, and made the move pay off splitting wins with the DragonFire newcomer Bobby VanBeekum, while long-time DragonFire supported racer Hans Waage swept the Unlimited class in Benson's absence.
TICKLE, RCH SOARING EAGLE/JIMMY JOHNS/SUZUKI FACTORY RACING CLOSE OUT SUPERCROSS CAMPAIGN WITH TOP 10 IN LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS (May 4, 2015) – In a season highlighted by a litany of top 10s, it was only appropriate that Broc Tickle, rider of the No. 20 RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, closed out the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season, an FIM World Championship, with a 10th-place finish in Saturday night’s season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium.
The top-10 effort was Tickle’s 13th in 15 450SX races this season and when the dust settled Saturday night, the Holly, Mich., rider was eighth in the season-ending Monster Energy Supercross Championship point standings.
Rockford Fosgate teamed up with Lucas Oil for their hospitality travel rig. You can experience the comfort and sound quality of this rig at one of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship venues this year.
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See Rockford Fosgate's #miniSoundLab on site at the "Laughlin River Run" with Authorized Dealer Paul Yaffe's Bagger Nation now through Sunday. Come and experience a 6,500 Watt Pressure Chamber and demo a few motorcycle audio systems for your bagger.
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2200 S Casino Dr
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TICKLE, RCH SOARING EAGLE/JIMMY JOHNS/SUZUKI JUST MISS TOP 10 AT LEVI’S STADIUM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (April 20, 2015) – Broc Tickle’s streak of consecutive top-10 finishes came to an unfortunate conclusion, at nine, after an incident with just two laps to go left the RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing rider 11th in the final rundown of Saturday night’s Monster Energy Supercross race at Levi’s Stadium.
Tickle was competitive throughout the program and raced as high as eighth but lost the handle on his Suzuki RM-Z450 after getting together with Justin Barcia in the late goings of the main event to come up one spot short of extending his streak.
Despite just missing out on a top 10, the Holly, Mich., rider holds down eighth in the 450SX championship point standings. With two races remaining on the 2015 schedule, Tickle trails seventh-place Jason Anderson by 20 and is just 22 back from Blake Baggett in sixth.
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ROCZEN’S INJURIES TO KEEP RCH SOARING EAGLE/JIMMY JOHNS/SUZUKI FACTORY RIDER OUT FOR REMAINDER OF MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SEASON
Tickle Optimistic for Inaugural Event at Levi’s Stadium
CHINO HILLS, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – Ken Roczen, rider of the No. 94 Suzuki RM-Z450 for RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing, will miss the remaining three Monster Energy Supercross races on the 2015 schedule.
Roczen, his physicians and management team, along with RCH co-owners Carey Hart and Ricky Carmichael made the collective decision for the 20-year-old to sit out the rest of the Supercross season to provide him sufficient time to heal completely and be ready to defend his 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross title.
Roczen suffered a left-ankle injury February 21 at the Georgia Dome. The German rider raced with the injury at both rounds in Atlanta before re-aggravating his ankle at Daytona in March where he was ultimately sidelined. He was originally scheduled to return to competition last weekend in Houston.
TICKLE, RCH SOARING EAGLE/JIMMY JOHNS/SUZUKI FACTORY RACING EIGHTH IN HOUSTON.
Broc Tickle continued his reign as the king of consistency after logging a respectable eighth-place finish in Saturday night’s Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at NRG Stadium.
The solid effort was Tickle’s ninth straight and 11th overall top-10 finish of the season. The solid ride powered the Holly, Mich., resident from ninth to eighth in points with three races remaining on the 2015 Supercross schedule.
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TICKLE, RCH SOARING EAGLE/JIMMY JOHNS/SUZUKI FACTORY RACING NINTH IN ST. LOUIS
ST. LOUIS (March 30, 2015) – For the most part, peaks and valleys or highs and lows are a way of life when your office is a Monster Energy Supercross race and your counterparts are the best riders and support personnel in the world.
At its peak, the 2015 season represented victory and consistency for RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing. Ken Roczen, rider of the team’s No. 94 Suzuki RM-Z450, opened the year with a win, a runner-up finish and another win. Roczen’s RCH teammate Broc Tickle kick- started 2015 with an eighth and a 12th at Anaheim and Phoenix but turned the corner back in Anaheim with a top five in Round 3.
Rockford Fosgate sponsored Casey Currie Dialed in at Lake Elsinore and Ready for Rounds 3 & 4 in Phoenix.
CORONA, California – The 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) officially began in Lake Elsinore on March 20 and Casey Currie had a solid start to the season. Finishing 9th and 5th, Casey goes into Rounds 3 & 4 in Phoenix with a strong points foundation and a dialed-in truck.
Despite Adversity, Plenty of Positives for RCH Soaring/Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing At Daytona Supercross.
While there may have been a little hitch in their collective giddy-up heading into the main event, there was plenty of pep in the RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing team’s step when the checkered flag flew in Saturday night’s Daytona Supercross by Honda at Daytona International Speedway.
With his RCH stablemate Ken Roczen sidelined for the night after re-injuring his ankle in the day’s first practice session, it was up to Broc Tickle to carry the torch for RCH in Daytona and he did exactly that.
Despite getting together with Trey Canard in the first corner and essentially starting dead last, Tickle rallied for an admirable 10th-place finish.
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Car Audio & Security, a Rockford Fosgate dealer in Middlesex is hosting a "Caffeine & Cars" event this Saturday, Feb. 28. Come down, hang out, grab a coffee and a bargain.
Car Audio & Security Ltd.
Unit 6A/6B Bilton Way (off Pump Lane)
Hayes, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Phone: 020 8561 9485
Rockford Fosgate's Zach Luke, regional sales manager, discussing applications with Scott Mitcheltree from Reborn Auto Center during the DOW Electronics "Rock Party" last Saturday.
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Don't miss DOW Electronics' Rockford Fosgate Launch party.
Event held Saturday Feb 7th from 6pm-10pm.
- Rockford Fosgate miniSoundLab provided by L.K. Associates
- Free car show
- Free car stereo demo show
- Free SPL reading lanes
- Live DJ “DJ Sanata”
- Free Food Truck “Sarge's Smokehouse BBQ”
- Free participant raffle.
We are going to RF modulate the DJ’s music so the cars can play the same music. We are making a free event T-Shirt for the event preregistered attendees. We are inviting all of our DOW Electronics Florida retailers to attend, we are also engaging our Florida car audio and car, truck, street rod, bikes, classic cars and car club enthusiast to the event. We have set up local host hotels for the event.
DOW Electronics Corp Office
8603 Adamo Dr.
Tampa, FL 33619
Win tickets to an RCH Racing Supercross event! Enter by Feb.13th for the following venues at http://bit.ly/1AvaNTT
- Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA) Feb. 28th
- Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) Mar.14th
- Ford Field (Detroit, MI) Mar. 21st
- Edward Jones Dome (St Louis, MO) Mar. 28th
Update on the Sound Warehouse Utah "Speedwagon" demo vehicle that will feature custom enclosures for 4 Rockford Fosgate 15" P3 subwoofers. Finish will be plexiglass, wood trim and vinyl.
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Check out the new RFBTRCA Universal Bluetooth to RCA Adaptor
The RFBTRCA is a universal Bluetooth receiver for wireless audio streaming and features RCA outputs for easy connection to an audio system. Eliminates the need for a source unit.
- Bluetooth™ streaming receiver
- 1/8" (3.5mm) to stereo RCA audio output
- Simple one button pairing
- Auto connect after initial pairing
- Bluetooth™ V3.0+EDR
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Congratulations to Ken Roczen and RCH Racing for the podium in Phoenix last night.