Posted By: James Hanson
MILLVILLE, MN (July 16, 2012) – The Rockstar Energy Racing teams overcame adversity and turned in solid performances all around at the Spring Creek National in Millville, MN, on Saturday. This weekend’s race was round seven of the 12-round series, and marked the beginning of the second half of an already hard-fought season.
The man of the hour at Millville was Rockstar Energy Racing’s Blake Wharton, who was the picture of consistency this weekend. Wharton put in two impressive 250 motos, finishing sixth in the first and fifth in the second, for an overall result of fifth for the day.
“Today was a real good day for me,” said Wharton. “My starts weren’t where I wanted them to be, but I felt like I was able to ride good. My bike was handling good and I feel one step closer to where I need to be. I’m looking forward to next weekend. I like the track at Washougal and we’ll see if we can do some damage.”
Rockstar Energy Racing teammate Jason Anderson also had a strong showing in the 250 class, and finished several spots behind Wharton. Anderson brought home eighth- and 10th-place moto finishes, for a final result of ninth overall.
“It was a decent weekend,” said Anderson. “I had two pretty good motos. I ended up going eight/10 for ninth overall, and now I’m ready to head to Washougal. I had a few issues in the second moto, but all in all, it was a good day. I have a few areas to work on, but I’m looking forward to taking care of that and racing at Washougal.”
“I had two good starts, but in the first moto I went down on the first lap,” said Hewitt. “It was really humid and I wasn’t feeling good. I was tired out by the third lap, and I’ve put in too much work to come out and get tired on the third lap. I didn’t expect it, so I’m going to see a doctor next week and see if we can take care of this before Washougal.”
Rockstar Energy Racing’s Martin Davalos remains out due to injury but hopes to return before the end of the season. Rockstar teammate Jessica Patterson, in the WMX class, is also recovering from injury and will be back for Washougal.
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