Irvine, Calif. (August 1, 2014) – Following three days of motos at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green is ready to begin crowning champions as the third and final motos begin on Friday. With two sets of motos complete, Team Green has accumulated 22 moto wins plus an additional 33 podium finishes.
Racking up four wins for Team Green on his KX™85 is Garrett Marchbanks in the Mini Sr classes. Regardless of whether he gets the holeshot or starts outside the top-20, Marchbanks has been able to come through the pack and finish on top of the podium. Marchbanks has a 1-1 moto score in both Mini Sr. 1 (12-13) and Mini Sr. 2 (12-14) going into the final motos.
Stilez Robertson is another KX85 rider who is poised to collect some hardware this week. The youngest of Team Green’s 85cc riders, Robertson has a win and a second place finish in both 85 (9-11) and 85 (9-11) Limited. He has proven himself to be the rider to beat and leads both classes in the championship going into the third moto.
The classes that have had the fence lines packed have been Super Mini 1 (12-15) and Super Mini 2 (13-16). The second motos saw Austin Forkner recover from a fourth place in Super Mini 1 to finish second while Sean Cantrell backed up his first moto win with a third place podium. In Super Mini 2, it’s all Forkner with two moto wins ahead of his teammate and rival Cantrell.
Putting the KX™65 out front is Jett Reynolds on his Hubert Lemonade Team Green Kawasaki. Reynolds is sitting in control of the 65 (7-11) class with a 2-1 moto score, but is going to need some luck in the 65 (7-9) Limited class after he scored a ninth place in Moto 1, but came out and won the second moto.
In the A classes, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Chris Alldredge is tied going into the final moto of the 450 A class with a 1-3 moto score, while Nick Gaines had his best moto so far this week and finished second after battling for the lead. Unfortunately in the second 250 A moto both Alldredge and Gaines were caught up in a first turn pile up. Alldredge recovered from last place to finish eighth.
As always, Wednesday at the Ranch is Kawasaki Day. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto and Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy Amsoil Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers spent the day taking in a full day of racing. The two four-time champions signed autographs for the many fans, called a few motos from the announcers booth and took time to walk through staging, high-fiving all the 50 class racers. To cap off the day they spent the evening hanging out at the Kawasaki Team Green/Parts Unlimited dinner at the pavilion.