Rockford Fosgate Riders are Movin' and Shaken'
AMSOIL CHAPARRAL HONDA TEAM MEMBER PICKED TO RACE FOR TEAM USA IN THE MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS IN ERNEE, FRANCE! Prior to Sunday's showdown at the Thunder Valley Race Track in Lakewood, Colorado, Kevin Windham was picked to represent Team USA and race in the prestigious Motocross des Nations. KDUB will join Ricky Carmichael and Mike Brown as the US Representatives. With the Motocross des Nations team settled, Windham shifted his focus back to the US for round seven of the AMA Motocross Championship. After finishing runner-up at the last two events, KDUB was looking to unseat the seemingly unbeatable Carmichael. Entering the Thunder Valley National as one of the hottest riders on the pro circuit, Windham had the confidence and determination to contend for the overall win. Kevin has been getting great starts on his Honda CRF450R, and Thunder Valley was no exception. In the first moto, Windham was second off the line into the first turn but quickly took over the lead. Kevin was riding well, but a few laps later he relinquished the lead to a hard charging Carmichael, and that is how they finished in moto one. In the second moto, Kevin again took the early lead, and it looked like he had an answer to Ricky's dominance. Leading for most of the race, Windham was pushing Carmichael to the point of frustration as Ricky was trying to find a way around KDUB. Kevin made a slight mistake on the backside of the track, and that was the crack in the door Ricky was looking for allowing him to pass and take the lead. Windham chased but could not retake the lead finishing second once again for the day. However, Kevin did post the fastest lap time in the second moto which serves as a confirmation of his fitness and overall lightening speed. For the third straight event KDUB finished second overall while adding some cushion to his second place overall points in the AMA Motocross Championship 250 standings. Three riders of the Amsoil, Chaparral, Honda 125 team cracked the top seven fastest overall lap times for the weekend. However, it is not one fast lap that wins a race at this level, but rather consistent laps over the course of a thirty plus minute moto. Even though he did not have the fastest lap time on the team (that honor going to Billy Laninovich), Josh Grant was the most consistent rider with the highest overall finish for the team. Unfortunately, Josh has not been able to pull off the starts he would like forcing him to ride and chase from behind. However, Grant showed his skill and determination by overcoming the mediocre starts to finish fourth and fifth in his motos and third overall on the day. With the solid day of racing, Josh moved up one spot to fourth in the overall 125-point standings. Tommy Hahn rode his Honda CRF250R to one of his best finishes of the outdoor season. Tommy throttled his way to solid starts in both motos settling in up toward the front and away from the potential trouble that lurks in the vision impaired pack. Hahn confidently raced his way up to fifth and seventh place in his motos for an overall sixth place finish. Although Billy posted the fastest lap time on the team, Thunder Valley was not kind to Laninovich. Billy was running in fourth place in moto 1 when he suffered mechanical problems and was unable to finish the race. In the second moto, Billy was running inside the top ten when he suffered a crash that forced him to pull out of the race. Tommy moved up three places to 14th, while Billy dropped two spots to 16th place in the 125 overall point standings. Joaquim Rodrigues was looking to build on the momentum he created at Unadilla. In moto 1 Joaquim was running in 5th place when another rider knocked him down, thus moving him well outside of the top twenty before he could get up and going again. Rodrigues finished out of the points in the first moto, but he rebounded in the second moto by finishing fifteenth for 21st overall on the day. Joaquim moved up two places to 28th overall in the 125 standings. Kevin Windham's sponsors include: AMSOIL, Chaparral, Honda, Napster, Factory Connection, Rockford Fosgate, No Fear, Arai, Alpinestar, Spy, Bridgestone, Cycra, EK, Ferodo, Hinson, One Industries, DVS Shoes, PF Gyms, Renthal, Showa, Sunstar, VP Fuel, Wiseco, Works Connection, and White Brothers. Tommy Hahn, Billy Laninovich, Joaquim Rodriques, and Josh Grant's sponsors include: AMSOIL, Chaparral, Honda, Napster, Factory Connection, Rockford Fosgate, Shift, Shoei, Gaerne, Scott USA, Etnies, Bridgestone, Circa, EK, Ferodo, Hinson, One Industries, PF Gyms, Pro Circuit, Renthal, Showa, Sunstar, VP Fuel, Wiseco, and Works Connection. For any inquires regarding AMSOIL Chaparral Honda Racing please contact JC Waterhouse, Team Manager at 714.322.8430. 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