Posted By: James Hanson
Racing the 250 class for Rockstar Energy was Star Valli Yamaha’s Kyle Peters. Although he crashed a few weeks back and separated his shoulder, the rookie still attempted the Millville race. He got a great start in the first moto and ran in a podium position before succumbing to the injury and finishing 14th. Peters didn’t race the second moto.
“In the first moto, I got off to a really good start,” said Peters. “I came out third, but I couldn’t really hold on to the bike. Right before RedBud, I crashed and had a third degree AC separation. I tried to race but I just couldn’t hold on, and that pretty much ended my day.”
Rockstar Energy Star Valli Racing teammate Gareth Swanepoel also had a tough first 250 moto but turned in a solid effort. The South African overcame a poor start and worked his way to 10th place. Unfortunately, on the last lap Swanepoel came together with another rider and injured his leg and could not race the second moto.
“In the first moto, I got a terrible start,” said Swanepoel. “I had to come from the mid-20s all the way up to 10th. I felt really strong and good the whole race and was pushing really hard on the last lap, when I tagged another rider in the air, and I put my foot out and fractured my tibia. So I have to go to the doctor next week and get it fixed so I can be ready to race as soon as possible.”
Likewise, new Rockstar Energy replacement rider Tommy Weeck, who successfully debuted with Star Valli Yamaha last weekend, broke his leg in a practice crash during the week and could not race.
In the 450 class, Rockstar Energy Star Valli Yamaha’s Ryan Sipes was recuperating from a crash last weekend, but still gave 100 percent. In the first moto, he got a fair start and clicked off clean laps to finish 13th. In the second moto, Sipes went down while running seventh and was unable to finish the race.
Star Valli Yamaha teammate Bobby Kiniry did not race this weekend as he is currently campaigning the Canadian Nationals, but the Rockstar Energy rider will return for the Unadilla National next month. Also, Star Valli Yamaha teammate Nico Izzi did not race after sustaining an injury in a crash last weekend at RedBud. Izzi hopes to be back racing as soon as possible.
July 16th, 2012 | TAGS: Cosworth, Factory Effex, Gareth Swanepoel, GYTR, Kyle Peters, Metal Mulisha, Millville Motocross National, motocross, MX, Pro Taper, Rockstar, Rockstar Energy, Rockstar Energy Drink, Ryan SIpes, Star Valli Yamaha