Contact: David Evans
Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team Media Relations
Glen Helen Results
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 25, 2014) – After a four-year hiatus from the series Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif. was the site of the opening round of the 2014 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship series. The first national held at the track was in 1993 and Saturday’s event marked the 16th time the facility has hosted a round of the series. MAVTV aired the first moto live, and the NBC Sports Network broadcast the second moto later on Sunday morning. First motos always are streamed live on promotocross.com and both the first and second motos from each round are archived on promotocross.com as well.
As reported earlier Justin Brayton is recovering from a knee injury that resulted from a crash in practice at the Houston supercross. Josh Grant and Phil Nicoletti, with support from St. Lawrence Radiology and N-FAB raced for the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team. Brayton will miss the first few rounds of the series while his injury heals.
Josh Grant gated perfectly on his YZ450F pulling the holeshot in the first moto with Nicoletti in tow. The Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX teammates led the field in the early laps. Grant set a blistering pace at the front while Nicoletti was shuffled backward hovering just outside the top-10. Grant led every lap of the race to claim the moto win, with Nicoletti 11th. Grant’s performance made him the talk of the television broadcast, and he was given an after moto interview for the MAVTV cameras and the worldwide live stream on promotocross.com.
Grant did not get the start he had hoped for when moto two began, and then suffered a crash relegating him to last (40th) place. Nicoletti began the race inside the top-five and was riding steady while Grant began a charge after remounting, logging 37th place on lap three. By lap eight Grant had moved into 21st position, and on lap 15 when the checkers were out Grant was 15th with Nicoletti 11th. Grant’s 1 – 15 moto scores earned him fifth overall for the season opener, with Nicoletti’s 11 -11 awarding him 12th on the day.
Next The Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team travels to Sacramento, Calif. for the 46th running of the annual Hangtown Classic on May 31. MAVTV will broadcast the first moto live at 4:00 p.m. (EST). The second moto will air live on the NBC Sports Network at 6:00 p.m. (EST). The first moto will also stream live on promotocross.com.