Contact: David Evans
Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team Media Relations
MUDDY CREEK RESULTS
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 2, 2013) – Blountville, Tenn. was the site for round three of the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, it was the inaugural pro national for Muddy Creek Raceway. The Muddy Creek facility has a long history of successfully promoting amateur events going back to the late 1970s and has been talked about as a prime pro national destination for many years. Long time promoter Sam Gammon and his experienced crew worked tirelessly for several months in preparation for the race. The Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team participated in the event Press Day on Thursday, being interviewed by local and regional media. The local NBC affiliate from Charlotte, N.C. visited the team at its test facility Wednesday, just before leaving for Tenn. and aired this feature on the evening news; The first motos aired live on the NBC Sports Network and the second motos were also live on FUEL TV.
Josh Grant, just three races back from injury showed impressive speed qualifying fastest earning the “Oakley Bomb” award. The honor also resulted in an interview before the race on the NBC Sports live broadcast. In the first moto Grant did not get the start he was hoping for beginning the race in about 16th place, with Brayton in eighth. Grant put on a steady charge and worked his way up to seventh at the checkers with Brayton ending 10th. In the second moto Brayton suffered a crash in the first turn damaging his motorcycle and rendering it unable to continue. Grant began the race in the top-10 but on the third lap while in eighth position he started to experience a mechanical issue that forced him to pull into the mechanics area. After a brief discussion the team made the decision to retire from the moto. Grant was scored 36th, with Brayton 40th. Grant’s seven – 36 moto scores credited him with 13th overall, and Brayton’s 10 – 40 finishes earned him 16th for the day.
Attendance from last week’s event in Lakewood, Colo. was 22,650. The live stream had 50,000 live starts, and over one million minutes watched, including 165,000 on mobile devices. NBC Sports and Fuel TV broadcast the first and second motos live respectively, with a combined viewership of 166,000. The Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team issued its race report on its FaceBook Fan Page, website, and Twitter accounts.
The next round of the series will take place at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa. on June 8. The first moto will be broadcast live FUEL TV at 1:00 p.m. (EST). The second moto will air live on the NBC Sports Network starting at 5:00 p.m. (EST).