Contact: David Evans
Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team Media Relations
Lake Elsinore Results
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 25, 2013) – For the second consecutive time, the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series concluded at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, Calif. The site was widely used by film director Bruce Brown in his epic 1971 motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday starring Steve McQueen, Malcolm Smith, and others. The rumor is that Lake Elsinore will not be on the circuit for the 2014 series.
There was no rain in the forecast, but temperatures were at the three digit level for the event. Josh Grant earned the distinction of fastest qualifier and his second Oakley Bomb Award for the year. When the gate fell for moto one it was Grant with a dominant holeshot leading the field. Justin Brayton was near the top-10 and logged in 13th after the first lap was complete. Grant led the first five laps before relinquishing the lead but maintaining second position. Grant held the runner up position until lap 13 (of 16), when he was relegated to third after a hard fought battle. He finished the moto in third and was interviewed by the NBC Sports Network television cameras for his accomplishment. Brayton finished the moto in 14th. Grant’s heart had pushed him past his body’s comfort zone in the heat, and he was checked out by the Asterisk Mobil Medical Unit. He needed an IV to rehydrate, and AMA rules dictate that if a competitor receives an IV between motos he cannot race the second moto. Brayton picked up where Grant left off at the start of moto two with another Yamaha YZ450F holeshot. Brayton settled into the top-five during the early laps and rode a solid race finishing ninth. Brayton’s 14 – nine scores equated to 12th overall. Grant’s single moto finish on the podium was good for 11th overall. Grant concluded the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 10th in series points, while Brayton was 11th for the season.
The next event anticipated for the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team is the third annual Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas, Nev. Oct. 19. The 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series begins on Jan. 4 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.