Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Riders Ride Podium Sweep into Phoenix
Corona, Calif. (January 13, 2011) - Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Josh Hansen, Broc Tickle, and Tyla Rattray look to continue their dominance from Anaheim 1 as they head to the second round of the AMA Supercross Lites Western Region series in Phoenix, Ariz.
In Anaheim, Hansen captured his fifth-career victory and sits as the current points leader for the AMA Supercross Lites Western Region. The newly crowned Australian Super X champion is using his experience during the off-season to help stay in control of the current championship lead.
"I really think that racing in the off-season kept me on my game for this season," said Hansen. "I'm trying to not get ahead of myself and take it race by race, but I know I can be up there. Now I just need to keep putting in the hard work and see where I'm at this weekend."
Newest team member Tickle put his name on the map after leading eight laps and eventually taking second. His confidence is at an all-time high with his new team and looks to be one of Hansen's biggest competitors.
"It's amazing how comfortable I feel on this team," said Tickle. "Everyone here is behind me and wants me to be at my best. I really want to reward all their hard work with good results. I think that I can be up there every weekend, especially if I keep getting the starts I did in Anaheim."
In his first-ever supercross race, Rattray overcame a hard crash in practice to capture a podium finish in the main event. His hard work in the off-season paid off and he looks to continue his good results in Phoenix.
"I definitely made it harder on myself than I needed to in Anaheim after I crashed," said Rattray. "I was really happy with how the night ended, considering I wasn't even sure if I was going to race. My goal in Phoenix is to keep it on two wheels and I can hopefully improve on my results."
The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team heads to Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. for the second round of the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM Championship.