Contact: David Evans
Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team Media Relations
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 1, 2014) – Round two of the 2014 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series was held in Sacramento, Calif. It was the 46th running of the annual Hangtown Classic. MAVTV aired the first moto live, and the second moto was broadcast live by the NBC Sports Network. First motos are always streamed live on promotocross.com and both motos from each round are archived on promotocross.com.
Justin Brayton continues to recover from a knee injury and will miss a few rounds while he heals. Josh Grant and Phil Nicoletti, with support from St. Lawrence Radiology and N-FAB raced for the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team at Hangtown.
Nicoletti began the first moto just inside the top-10 with Grant 11th on lap one. Nicoletti and another rider inadvertently collided on the opening lap sending Nicoletti to the mechanics area to straighten his shifter which was badly bent. He checked in 39th on lap two but began a forward charge. Meanwhile Grant hovered around the tenth position ultimately finishing ninth with Nicoletti having made his way up to 23rd at the checkers.
Grant and Nicoletti both started inside the top-10 in moto two, however Grant twisted his ankle badly on lap six, forcing him to pull out of the race. Nicoletti went on to finish 11th, and Grant was credited with 39th. Grant was scored 13th overall, and Nicoletti 15th overall for the day.
Round three of the 12-race series will be held at Thunder Valley Raceway in Lakewood, Colo. June 7. MAVTV will broadcast the first moto live at 3:00 p.m. (EST). The second moto will air live on the NBC Sports Network at 5:00 p.m. (EST). The first moto will also stream live on promotocross.com.