3 - Anaheim (2 of 3) Race Report
Anaheim, California-January 21, 2006-
Anaheim Two definitely lived up to the hype with the spectacular
battle between Stewart and Carmichael! Team SoCal Racing P-LoK/Lucas
Oils/Yamaha kept the streak intact as all four riders made
the night show! Unfortunately, the team’s night ended
with more spills than thrills.
Jiri Dostal has been plagued with poor starts so far this
season, but in semi two things changed as the #70 YZ450F came
storming out of the gate in third position! Dostal’s
first main of the season appeared promising. Three laps into
the race, Jiri maintained complete control, however the last
three laps told a different story. In the second half of semi
two, Jiri watched Tyler Evans and Nick Wey pass. In the last
lap, Team Subway rider Jason Thomas snatched the fifth and
final transfer spot from Dostal, sending him to the LCQ.
Clark Stiles and Jake Marsack are close teammates but this
weekend proved that distance is sometimes a necessity. In
semi one, Marsack and Stiles crashed together and finished
in 13th and 14th. In the LCQ, the gate dropped and a Team
SoCal Racing sandwich took shape. Right out of the gate, three
riders tangled up: Clark Stiles, Jake Marsack and Jiri Dostal.
The collision left Dostal “en fuego”-literally!
The bike shot flames and the wreck burned the Dr. D’s
exhaust on his stomach-now that’s brand loyalty!! Stiles
walked away nearly unscathed with minor wrist pain. Marsack
and Mason finished out the race, but out of transfer contention.
The management at Phoenix Racing is proud to announce the
DeCal Works/Wonder Warthog Racing Most Improved Privateer
Award. For your chance to win some great prizes and help the
hard working privateer got to: https://www.phxmx.com/entry.html
Fabulous prizes include: a helmet from Shoei, two SDG mini-bikes,
a complete system from Kicker, Vortex sprockets, one year
supply of Glaceau Vitamin Water, Evol Nutrition supplements,
complete exhaust from Dubach Racing, Lucas Oil products, custom
painted helmet from Images in Motion, Pre-printed background
from DeCal Works, riding gear by SoCal Racing, and MANY more
prizes! The grand prize winner receives a YZ450F team bike!
The proceeds will be awarded to the most improved privateer
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Round 2 - Phoenix Race
Phoenix, Arizona-January 14, 2006-:
This weekend the fans were treated to some incredible races
as the competition for the Amp'd Mobile SX point lead was
fast and furious. Team SoCal Racing /P-LoK/Lucas Oils/Yamaha
built on last weeks momentum as Brian Mason, Jake Marsack,
Clark Stiles and Jiri Dostal all qualified into the night
This week's Barnett clutch performance took place in semi
two as Clark "Alabama Slama" Stiles grabbed a Barnett
high-powered start! The #61 bike blasted out of the starting
gate in third position with Michael Brown and Tyler Evans
giving chase. Stiles would maintain his lead, running a smart
race to finish in third place! This performance once again
qualified the "Slama" into the main event for the
second straight week!
Jiri Dostal hopes of making it into the main abruptly crashed
in the last lap of the LCQ. In semi one, Jiri Dostal recovered
from a bad start to finish in sixth position, sending him
to the LCQ for one last shot at pay dirt. In the LCQ, Dostal
found himself in another intense battle with Robbie Reynard
for the last transfer position. In lap four, Jiri grabbed
a hand full of throttle and made a pass on Reynard. Riding
into lap five, it looked as though Dostal would make his first
main of the season, but misfortune-rather Reynard struck.
With a half lap to go, Robbie blasted into the back of Dostal's
rear Michelin sending him off the track and ending his night
In the main, Stiles ran a strong race in the 14th position.
Tim Ferry was close behind in the 15th spot trying to gain
ground on the #61 YZ450F, but the bike and Stiles proved too
much. Stiles increased his lead on Ferry and the rest of the
pack, taking the checkered flag in 14th place! The finish
would catapult Stiles into 11th place overall in the Amp'd
Mobile World Supercross GP Standings. He remains only one
point back of Team Solitaire Justin Bucklew. Team Socal Racing
Jiri Dostal and Jake Marsack are in 16th and 17th in the WX
It was great to have Ron Joynt owner of SoCal Racing and
DeCal Works joining the team in the pits this weekend. Also
in attendance was Will Decker from Enzo. Will has been working
non-stop to have these bikes blazing thru the whoops. Clark
Stiles wanted to make sure a huge thank you went out to Raymond
and the Michelin crew for their hard work to help put him
into the main. The team wanted to thank Kyle Smith from Sidi.
If you do not own the new Crossfire boots from Sidi-you need
to. These boots are by far the best boots Sidi has ever offered!
It was great to have our sponsors around the pits in Phoenix.
Big thanks to Bret from Shoei for hooking up the team with
some sweet helmets! Also in the pits, John and the Tri-Star
crew! Lastly, the guys from ToyHauler Magazine were hanging
out, showing the team some love!
Round 1 - Anaheim
(1 of 3) Race Report
Anaheim, California-January 7, 2006-:
The arena was pure electricity as a sold out venue waited with
great anticipation for the start of A1! Team SoCal Racing Yamaha
countless months of preparation would take center stage for
the unleashing of the new YZ450 from Yamaha. Team SoCal Racing
easily blasted thru the qualifiers as Brian Mason, Jacob Marsack,
Clark Stiles and Jiri Dostal all made it into the night program!
The night show produced some incredible races as the action
was non-stop. In semi two, Jiri Dostal just missed a transfer
spot in sixth position behind Mike Brown. In the LCQ, both Stiles
and Dostal displayed some incredible gut check racing.
This weeks Barnett Clutch performance goes to Stiles and Dostal.
Midway through the start of the LCQ it looked rather bleak for
Team SoCal Racing. Clark Stiles was one position out of qualifying
trying desperately to chase down Tyler Evans. Meanwhile, Dostal
had gotten railed by Reynard, placing him back in fifth place.
However, fortune changed in lap four as Stiles made up nearly
four seconds on Tyler Evans. This effort paid off huge for "The
Alabama Slama" as he passed Evans, a lead he would not
relinquish. Stiles took the checkered flag, earning him a spot
into the main event! Stiles was done, but Dostal was not as
he had some unfinished business to settle. During the live wire
telecast the announcers had practically assigned Reynard the
Racer X Gas Card. However, Dostal had other plans in store.
In the final lap, Dostal came flying around the last turn and
out of nowhere passed Reynard earning The Racer X Card and a
In the main event, Stiles ran a solid twelve lap pace and gained
time on McGrath, while putting a four second gap in front of
Brown. In lap thirteen, Stiles over committed in turn one and
would get fully acquainted with the Anaheim dirt. Stiles would
get back up and finish the main event in 17th place!
Team SoCal Racing riders wanted to ensure that a special thanks
goes out to Enzo and Dubach Racing. Thank you for getting those
bikes fully dialed and ready for Anaheim One! Also, a big thanks
to the Michelin crew for taking such great care of the team.
Last, the team wants to thank Ron Joynt, Janeen Joynt and the
entire crew for all their hard work. The team looked great at
A1 and owe it all to SoCal Racing and DeCal Works!
Thank you to the sponsors that made Anaheim One a success:
SoCal Racing/ Synergy Racing Technologies/ Lucas Oil Inc./ Yamaha
Motor Corp./ Interlakes Sport Center/ P-LoK/ Shoei/ Glaceau
Vitamin Water/ Polisport Plastics /Dubach Racing Development
/Sidi Boots /SDG U.S.A /Vortex /R.K. Chains/ ProWheel Racing
Componenets/ Tri-Star Racing/ Decal Works/ Dragon Optical/ Tek
Bolt/ Hot Rods/ Hot Cams/ Pivot Works/ Stomp Design/ FUEL Clothing/
Enzo Suspension/ Barnett Clutches & Cables/ Engine Ice/
ProClean 1000/ Michelin/ ICW Stands/ IMS Products/ KN Filters/
Vertex Pistons/ Renthal/ Park Tool U.S.A./ Kicker Car Audio/
RB Components/ Evol Nutrition/ Galfer Brakes U.S.A/ SFB Racing/
Wonder Warthog Racing/ Krause Construction / Images In Motion
Team SoCal Racing Promotions Director
some pics of Anaheim-1 here
PICS of Anaheim - 1 (Shot by Steve Bruhn)
Jacob Marsack December
By "Bad" Billy Ursic
Jacob Marsack, 19, is off to a great start for 2006, and it’s
only 2005! Rather unsure of whether or not to even race the first
two rounds of the Amp’d Mobile WSXGP Series, Jacob decided
to go for it as a member of the Synergy/SoCal/Lucas Oils team,
and he came away with two 17th-place finishes in the Supercross
class. We called the Allenton, MI, resident to catch up with him
regarding his recent success. Be sure to show Jacob and his sponsors
some support by clicking on the logo/links at the bottom of the
Racer X: First of all, you have two consecutive 17th-place finishes
in the first two rounds of the Amp’d Mobile WSXGP series—you
have to be excited about that! Jacob Marsack: Oh yeah, for sure.
I was debating whether to do them, and it was a good choice, because
I definitely needed to get warmed up.
So are these the first two Supercross main events you’ve
made in your career? Yes, the first two Supercross main events.
Did you ever make a Supercross Lites main event?
Yeah, the second year I rode pro, I qualified for a main event
and finished 15th. I was riding an RM125 back then.
So tell us about your decision to ride the Supercross class in
the first two Amp’d Mobile WSXGP races. It was pretty much
a team decision. The SoCal team wanted me to ride the Supercross
class because I’m smoother on it. I’ve been practicing
on the 450 all year, so I think it was a good decision to ride
it in supercross, although it’s a little tougher. I’m
feel pretty good in the bike.
Jacob battles with Clark Stiles (61) at the Toronto Supercross.
You mentioned that it was a team decision from SoCal Racing, so
can you tell us about the team that you’re on for 2006?
It’s a good team, which is supported by Synergy Racing Technology,
SoCal, and Lucas Oil. They put it together last year and it carried
over for this year. We’ll be riding Yamahas this year too.
I could’ve sworn you were on a Honda 450 at Toronto and
Vancouver. Well, we rode Hondas for those races because we couldn’t
get the Yamahas yet. We just got them, and now we have to get
them set up for Anaheim 1. But I guess we have some Yamaha support,
somewhat. But last year I rode for the MXPrivateer.net team, and
they helped me out for the Lites class. The team then split up,
but the new owner bought a rig and the knew I was part of the
old team, so they decided to sign me up for this year.
Well, I was watching you in practice and your qualifier in Toronto,
and to be honest, you look like a totally different rider from
the past. What have you been doing lately to prepare for the new
season? I’ve just been riding a lot. I have a supercross
track at my house that I built, and I’ve just been riding
and training really hard. Every day I just wake up and train and
ride. Once the snow hit up here I went down to GPF and practiced
and tested there. We then tested some Ohlins suspension and got
some stuff worked out right before Toronto. And that was my first
race in over eight weeks, so I rode a little tight there, but
it was good getting things worked out. After that, I went home
and worked on some areas that needed attention. Like, I felt my
legs were a little weak, so I worked on them and worked on my
cardio a little more, and I think everything improved.
Jacob qualified for both Canadian rounds of the 2006 Amp'd Mobile
Is racing your primary job?
Yeah, so far it is. I finished up high school last year, so I
just got out and figured I’d try racing for about four years
or something, just to see if I could make enough money to do it
as a living. So hopefully I will, but if it doesn’t work
out, then I will go to college and do all that stuff, because
I got pretty good grades.
Yeah, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan, for sure.
On another note, I saw you on The Great Outdoors privateer DVD
and it seems that your dad, Jim, is really involved with your
racing career. Oh yeah, he’s probably one of my biggest
sponsors, for sure. If I don’t have the money, he puts it
up for me to get me to the races, so he’s a really big influence
to my racing career.
Is he still your mechanic this year?
Yep. I wouldn’t really trust anyone else to work on my bikes.
He’s really good at it too. He actually raced all through
my amateur career, but once I turned pro he quit to focus on just
being a mechanic. It’s a lot safer too.
Thanks for your time, Jake, and good luck in Anaheim!
Thank you, Billy.
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Team SoCal Racing Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP-Vancouver,
10, 2005- The scene was Vancouver where the boyz from SoCal
Racing took the stage full throttle. Team SoCal Racing’s
goal to become one of the premier privateer programs was once
again evident, as two riders qualified for the main event and
one grabbed the Racer X gas card!
Saturday was time for the races! The mechanics worked extremely
hard to have the bikes fully dialled. In semi one, Dostal took
to the front and pulled a second place hole shot. Jiri Dostal
once again found himself in a fierce battle with Tyler Evans.
In lap two, Evans took the inside line and made a pass. Dostal
later returned the favor in lap three, only to relinquish position
in lap four. The two riders were battling relentlessly, and in
the heat of battle Evans lost control and took to the dirt. Dostal
flew past Tyler and through the whoop section, managing to bridge
the gap for first. Jiri steadily made time and came within 1.25
seconds of the first place rider Kyle Lewis. Dostal finished an
impressive second position which easily transferred him into the
The qualifiers were not so kind to Clark Stiles and Jacob Marsack.
Stiles rode aggressive in heat two and got real sketchy in the
woop section. The unfortunate mishap had Stiles pulling a head
first endo over his Renthal handle bars. The scene was scary as
Stiles caught most of the fall with his Shoei helmet and wrist.
In the seconds that followed, the bike came crashing on his head.
The crash was not a pretty sight as the Asterick medical team
rushed out onto the track. Stiles quickly gathered to his feet
to do a pain inventory. He felt severe pain in his wrist and had
blurred vision. Most riders would have called it a day after a
crash of this nature, but that was not the case for Clark Stiles.
Later Stiles walked out of the gate to the surprise of the fans
who witnessed the vicious fall. After the race, Clark expressed
that he did not want to disappoint the team and sponsors. The
“Alabama Slama” endured thru pain and captured the
Racer X Card! On the podium, Stiles made a point to tell everyone
about Team SoCal Racing, and the team riders involved for 2006.
In semi two, Marsack finished in fifth position. Typically,
fifth place in a semi would earn a spot in the main. However,
the criteria for Vancouver changed to the top four and Marsack
was off to the LCQ. In the LCQ, the #337 bike tore off the line
grabbing a second place start and laid down a 59 second lap time
to ensure his spot in the main event! In the main event, Marsack
would get tangled with Nick Wey and Ted Cambell. Not to be denied,
Marsack recovered and finished the race gaining three spots to
finish 17th overall! Jacob Marsack is definitely an example of
hard work equating to success. The young man spent his off season
training at Davi Millsaps. This training regiment is evidenced
by his vast improved lap times and his incredible Barnett driven
In the main event Jiri Dostal grabbed a solid start. In lap twelve,
Dostal passed Tyler Evans for the 12th position! After passing
Evans, Team Solitaire rider Ryan Clark was next in his radar.
The #70 bike made up over two seconds of ground in laps 15 and
16. Though he did not pass Clark, this effort can be expected
at every race from Team SoCal Racing. Dostal finished the race
in an impressive 12th place!!
Notes of Interest: Nobody can quite fully appreciate the logistics
of being a true privateer team, but adversity is always lurking.
The team did not have access to their new YZ450 in time for the
first two World SX rounds. Team SoCal Racing was forced to use
last year’s outdoor bikes which were currently the riders
practice bikes. This meant the riders did not have bikes to practice
on the week prior to Toronto and Vancouver race. The team was
fortunate to have these bikes from the generosity of Steve from
Interlakes Sport Center. The team and riders decided that despite
the circumstances, Team SoCal Racing would make the most of the
opportunity and did.
Thank you to those sponsors partnering up for the 2006 race season
SoCal Racing/ Synergy Racing Technologies/ Lucas Oil Inc./ Yamaha
Motor Corp./ Interlakes Sport Center/ P-LoK/ Shoei/ Glaceau Vitamin
Water/ Polisport Plastics /Dubach Racing Development /Sidi Boots
/SDG U.S.A /Vortex /R.K. Chains/ ProWheel Racing Componenets/
Tri-Star Racing/ Decal Works/ Dragon Optical/ Tek Bolt/ Hot Rods/
Hot Cams/ Pivot Works/ Stomp Design/ FUEL Clothing/ Enzo Suspension/
Barnett Clutches & Cables/ Engine Ice/ ProClean 1000/ Michelin/
ICW Stands/ IMS Products/ KN Filters/ Vertex Pistons/ Renthal/
Park Tool U.S.A./ Kicker Car Audio/ RB Components/ Evol Nutrition/
Galfer Brakes U.S.A/ SFB Racing/ Wonder Warthog Racing/ Krause
Construction / Images In Motion
Injury Update: Brian Mason has been riding the stationary bike.
He is still slated to be back in time and ready to make the main
at Anaheim One.
Team SoCal Racing Amp'd Mobile World Supercross
2, 2005- Team SoCal Racing set the standard this weekend
at the opening round of the THQ World Supercross Series. The team's
hard work this off season was evidenced by the results SoCal was
able to produce. Team SoCal Racing started off the season with
a HUGE bang as three riders captured a spot in the World Supercross
Team riders Clark “Alabama Slama” Stiles and Jake
“Young Gun” Marsack would get things flowing in semi
one. Both riders had solid starts in transfer positions fourth
and fifth powered by their brand new Barnett Clutches! Stiles
and Marsack rode smooth lines and easily transfer into the main
event!In semi two, #70 Jiri Dostal grabbed a nice start and found
himself in second position. Two laps into the race, Tyler Evans
grabbed the inside line and made the pass. Dostal rode Evans tight
until the checkered flag. Dostal finished in third place less
then a second behind Evans, easily qualifying into the main event!
In the main event, the flag dropped, dust settled and a mad
dash of riders exploded from the line! Jake Marsack barreled out
of the gates but got tangled up with Kyle “Lucky”
Lewis. In a battle for the same line, the bikes collided causing
a spill into turn one. The soil sample cost #337 a top finish,
but his true character and determination was evidenced as he pressed
on taking a 17th place overall performance!
Making there way thru the heap of riders were the bikes of Clark
Stiles and Jiri Dostal in 9th and 10th position. Nine laps into
the race Clark and Jiri maintained their current position in the
top ten. However, things quickly changed for Dostal as lap ten
a sketchy rhythm section sent him packing into the hale bales.
Desperately trying to recover, Dostal mounted back on the bike
only to find himself whiskey throttled back off. The bike went
in one direction, sending poor Dostal in another. Luckily he was
unscathed from injury, but was finished for the night.
Back on the track, Stiles was starring on the rear Michelin of
Gibby trying desperately to make a pass. Pushing relentlessly,
Stiles would get hairy in lap twelve and bobbled the rhythm section.
This mistake cost a top ten finish but Stiles finished a stellar
11th overall in the main!
Notes of interest: Team SoCal Racing rider and team leader Brian
Mason selfless act did not put him in the main this weekend, but
did no go unnoticed. Brian Mason is a constant team leader and
always puts the team first, and Toronto was no exception. Stiles’
bike was not ready as mechanical problems prevented him from practicing.
However, Mason willingly offered his bike allowing Stiles time
to get the track dialed in. This act of kindness gave Stiles valuable
practice time and his results showed. Mason then went out in the
qualifiers with little practice time and took a bad crash. This
act of kindness is one instance that exemplifies the true character
of Brian Mason. Team Socal Racing is proud to have a constant
role model and team leader in Brian Mason for the 2006 race campaign!
Injury Update: Brian Mason was examined today and test revealed
a cracked left rib, a major high and low ankle sprain, and a strained
neck. That is the bad news-the good news is with aggressive rehabilitation
Mason will be back on time for Anaheim One.*It was great to have
both Ron and Janeen Joynt in attendance for Toronto! These two
have been instrumental to the teams success. It was also great
to have in the SoCal pits: Randy and Raymond from Michelin, John
and Joe from Tri-Star, and Shane from FUEL. On behalf of the ENTIRE
team we thank you for all of your support.
The team is extremely blessed to have an incredible group of
sponsors partnering up for 2006!
Those sponsors that made this weekend a HUGE success are:
Synergy Racing Technologies/SoCal Racing/ Lucas Oil Inc./Interlakes
Sport Center/Yamaha Motor Corp./
Glaceau Vitamin Water/Dubach Racing Development/ Enzo/RB Components/Polisport
ProWheel Racing Components/Vortex/Shoei/Dragon Optical/ Tri-Star
Racing/Decal Works/P-LoK/Pivot Work/ Barnett Clutches & Cables/Engine
Ice/Sidi Boots/ Michelin/ProClean 1000/Park Tool U.S.A./ICW Stands/
K&N Filters/Vertex Pistons/Hot Rods/Hot Cams/Evol Nutrition/
IMS Products/Stomp Design/FUEL Clothing/Galfer Brakes U.S.A./R.K.Chains/Tek
Bolt/Kicker Car Audio/WWR/EVS
Glen Helen Raceway - San
Team SoCal Racing/Lucas Oil Report:
The boyz from Team SoCal Racing headed off to California to finish
up the year at Glen Helen Raceway. Unfortunately, the team would
be without rider Brian Mason and Jiri Dostal. Brian will be ready
next year as he is out rehabilitating a fractured ankle. Jiri
Dostal was unable to attend as his sister was getting married.
We at Team SoCal Racing offer a big congratulation to Jiri Dostal
and his family! The #159 will continue to train hard in
anticipation for a great showing at the 2005 U.S. Open ,set for
October 7th and 8th.
Team SoCal Racing rider Jacob Marsack has steadily improved throughout
his young career. Marsack and his
team had high hopes for the start of the SX/MX season, only to
have an injury set him back. Early in the SX
season Marsack would crash in practice causing a back injury,
which would put him out for the proceeding 3-4
months. Undaunted by the unfortunate circumstances, Marsack would
aggressively rehabilitate in order to be
back for the latter half of the outdoor season. Team SoCal Racing
is very proud of Jacob and commends him
on his hard work and perseverance.
At Glen Helen, Jacob Marsack would be the lone rider to carry
the Team SoCal Racing banner before the crowd of nearly 25,000
spectators. In qualifier two, Marsack found himself in a transfer
position only to hit the
dirt. Marsack would get back on his bike aggressively putting
his head down to move back into transfer position. Unfortunately,
#337 did not know he was in a transfer spot and went for a hairy
pass in the last turn. This istake would once again send him for
a soil sample, and into the LCQ. In the LCQ, Marsack would take
the checker flag less than a half a second ahead of the experienced
privateer Ted Cambell, earning a spot in the main! In moto one,
Marsack would get caught in the back and finish in 30th position.
In moto two, the Michigander decided to grab a sweet holeshot
and would find himself right next to Ricky. Jacob would end up
finishing the year and moto two just out of a top twenty, with
a 22nd finish.
This weekend at Glen Helen was the unavailing of Synergy Racing
Technologies, P-LoK System. The P-LoK
is a strapless motorcycle lock-down system that will not overload
your suspension. Team owner and sponsor
Darrell Saldana would like to thank everyone for their feedback
and support. To find out more about the P-LoK
System please visit www.srtusa.com
It was really nice to have in attendance Jay Clark from Hot Rods,
Kyle from Sidi Boots, and Kenny from Dragon Optical. Also in the
house was Brent from Lucas Oil! SoCal Racing would like to thank
Brent and Lucas
Oil for all their hard work. Thank you for all you have done for
the team for 2005 race year! Finally, a HUGE thanks to Ron Joynt
and our SoCal Racing family!
Team SoCal Racing would like to thank all of our sponsors that
made this year! We look forward to
representing your company at the 2005 U.S. Open and into the 2006
Team SoCal Racing
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Stell City -
Team SoCal Racing/Lucas Oil puts two riders in the main!
The young gun, #337 Jacob Marsack got things off in flying fashion
in qualifier one. The kid out of Michigan got a nice start and
was battling toward the front of the pack. Going into lap three,
Marsack would grab a nice line and make a pass on two riders which
would easily allow him a spot into the main. Jiri Dostal would
keep things flowing in qualifier two. The #159 would not get a
good start but battled threw some heavy traffic for an 8th place
finish, joining his teammate in the main.
In the main, Marsack would be forced to pull off in the early
stages in order to have his mechanic make some adjustments. Unfortanetly,
the problem of a broken throttle would take him out after lap
seven. In moto one Dostal would continue to get plagued by the
bad start virus, but would not let that prohibit him from yet
another top 20 finish. Dostal would battle back to take the checker
flag in the 19th spot earning another 2 AMA points.
In moto two, Marsack would continue to have bike problems. To
Marsack’s credit he would compete and
finish in a respectable 26th position. Dostal stayed true to the
bad start bug, but would persevere for a
20th which would give him overall 3 points on the day!Bret from
ICW was in the house at Steel City-always
great to have him in attendance. Bret has been keeping our bikes
on some SWEET stands all year long. If you
do not have one of these bike stands-you need to get one!
Brian Mason will not be able to finish up the year, as he has
a bone chips and fracture in his ankle. He will still continue
to go to the races and support his teammates. He will be out meeting
and thanking our sponsors that stood by our side for the 2005
Thunder Valley -
Team SRT/SoCal Racing/Lucas Oil was Flying High in The Beautiful
Mountains in Lakewood, Colorado.
The stage was set in the side of a mountain where Team SoCal
would carve up the scene. The first year event
attracted a nice crowd of over 30,000 fans. The teams training
would pay off in the hostile conditions of
Thunder Valley, with the combination of heat and 5450 feet elevation.
These conditions would set things off
for the best outdoor finish for Team SRT/SoCal Racing/Lucas Oil.
Brian Mason set the tone early while coming out of the gates
of moto one and finish in a nice transfer position ahead of Team
Solitaire Ryan Clark. Dostal would keep things flowing by shredding
the mountain and coming in a stellar sixth place finish.
In the main event moto one, Dostal continued his hot streak by
finishing 16th and scoring another five AMA
points. In the same moto Brian Mason would have bike problem forcing
him off until the moto two.
Moto two would find Mason and Dostal both running in the top
twenty. Coming out of a turn, Dostal would
catch his knee and twist it up. Mason would continue to push ahead
and take the checker flag in 15th spot
scoring six AMA points. This finish would be a career personal
best for Brian Mason. Once again the action
would be captured on Fox Sport. The cameras would then follow
Mason home where Momma “Sis” Mason would have a karaoke
party to celebrate her sons success. The party was held at the
family restaurant in his hometown of Columbia, Illinois. Big congrats
to both Brian Mason and Jiri Dostal!
Coming off the mountain top: Not so pretty for Team SRT/SoCal
Both Jiri Dostal and Brian Mason were plagued with injuries that
would prohibit them from making the
main. Dostal knee injury would take him out and Mason racked ankle
held thing up. Mason would tough out the
injury but was unable to mount any type of results. The fellas
will be able two use the week off to get
healed up and have a strong showing in Millville, MN.
Side Note: Jiri Dostal had a MRI taken on August first. The results
showed a deep knee bruised and a
strained MCL. The good news is he will be ready to go for Millville.
Thank you for the support of all our sponsors!
New Berlin, NY.
The Return of Team SRT/SoCal Racing/Lucas Oil Rider Jiri Dostal’s
is a Success! Brian Mason keeps the cameras rolling!!!
The boys from Team SRT/SoCal Racing/Lucas Oil were ready to represent
at this past weekend Lucas Oil sponsored event. The stage was
set at New Berlin, New York for the return of #159 Jiri Dostal.
Dostal was looking to pick back up where he left off at the end
of the Supercross season. Jiri was looking to continue his
hot streak that had earned a top twenty in four out of the last
five SX races, while also grabbing the Racer
X Gas card! Mason was also looking to continue the momentum and
build upon last weeks success at Red Bud.
The week prior Mason had been busy training in Ohio in front of
the FOX Sport cameras. The team dedicated a
hard week of training to produce results our sponsors could be
Both Mason and Dostal would find themselves transferring from
there qualifier with relative ease. Dostal got things started
with taking off out of turn one and laying down a crazy fast 2:20
lap time. A mistake in the last lap would put him in fifth, but
well in qualifying position. Brian The Sir Mason also rode a strong
smart qualifier race to finish seventh. No LCQ needed today for
In the main, Mason and Dostal were riding well when misfortune
struck for The Mason. He would collide with
another rider and crash to the grown. While Mason quickly picked
himself up another rider ran over his bike causing damage to the
bars and kill switch. He would be forced back to the pit for repairs
to prepare for moto two. Meanwhile the #159 finished moto one
with another top twenty, scoring three AMA points!Moto two the
story was that Mason was not to be denied! The #90 got a poor
start and had to push hard in the extreme heat to get back into
point scoring contention. As the race wore on, Mason found himself
gaining toward the top twenty riders. Brian found his body going
numb deep into the race but set his sites on the goal before him.
This moto would find riders pulling off the track but Mason refused.
This decision to persevere exemplifies Mason throughout this season..
The choice in toughing it out would earn a top twenty, but also
cost him a trip to the Asterick medical trailer where he would
collapse upon finish. The medical crew ripped off all his gear
and cold wrapped him in towels. They also got Brian hooked up
to an IV and pumped fluids, all this for a top twenty finish.
This is the attitude Mason has put out there all year long. He
can be injured and to the point of exhaustion but will not quit.
My hat is off to Brian Mason as this illustrates the character
Brian Mason had exhibited all year long. We at Team SRT/SoCal
Racing are proud of him and are excited about others seeing on
FOX Sport this classy individual.
As always a special thanks to our sponsors. Please let us know
if we can do anything to promote your company.
Dostal has been training out at next weeks national track in Colorado
with Andrew Short. Look for big
things next week! Stay tuned (:
- Buchanan, Mi.
Team SRT/SoCal Racing/Lucas Oil Flies High at REEEEDDDDDD BUUUUDD!
Three In The Main!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In front of a record crowd at Red Bud in Buchanan, Michigan the
boys from SRT/SoCal would bring the noise and fly high as the
team SRT/SoCal Racing Blimp flew overhead. Team SoCal Rider #898
Michael Koch would get things started in qualifier one and easily
transfer into the main behind Team Solitaire Ryan Clark. In the
heat race, making a return to ride with Team SRT/SoCal Racing
was the #53 James Povolny. JP would rip up the track and turn
in an impressive fifth in qualifier one. In qualifier two #90
Brian “The Sir” Mason was riding
strong until he cased a jump and would send him into the LCQ.
This day Mason would not be denied as he
pushed hard in the LCQ and finished fourth. In the main, Mason
would blaze onto the course and finish in
the 19th spot picking up 2 points! In the moto one however, Mason
would case a jump which jarred his
wrist. From the impact x-rays would reveal a fracture in his hand
but this would not keep Mason from riding
moto 2. Mason had been training diligently and would not let this
injury set him back. In moto two, Mason got a bad start but as
the race wore on found himself passing his way toward the front.
Mason would be encouraged by his former teammate and friend Clark
Stiles who had pulled off but managed to scream for the #90 “Go
Mason! Go!” This type of support was a motivator to help
push Mason. He would finish strong despite the hot conditions
and injury to finish a top twenty performance!!! In moto one,
James Povolny would blaze up Red Bud and finish an impressive
14th overall. In moto two a wicked case of arm pump would cause
him to pull off
but an 8 point performance was way NICE!!
Jiri Dostal will be making his outdoor debut for Team SRT/SoCal
at the Lucas Oil sponsored event in New Berlin, New York.
Mason going Hollywood??!!: Brian Mason is a finalist for a major
network reality show tracking the life of
a privateer. He meets next week with the casting agents. We will
keep our sponsors updated!
BIG CONGRATS to the #159 Jiri Dostal as he was recently selected
for the U.S. Open. This is an honor
and the team is excited for Dostal, and all our sponsors that
made this possible.
About the U.S. Open:
The U.S. Open will air on NBC for the second consecutive year.
This year’s race will be broadcast October 23 at 3:30 p.m.
EST following the NASCAR race from Martinsville. The 2004 U.S.
Open aired on NBC for the first time ever and earned a record
2.1 overnight Nielsen rating, making it the second largest watched
television audience for off-road motorcycle racing ever.
The team’s success is directly attributed from the help
of ALLl our sponsors and in particular special thanks to Darrell
Saldana, Steve Koch, Ron and his lovely boss Janeen Joynt. Team
SRT/SoCal Racing once again stepped up for the team and had new
graphics put down on our spanking new rig. Hope to see you at
Check Back for next weeks update of the Unidilla round of the
AMA Motocross Championships