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Menzies Motorsport 2015 Baja 500

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The 47th annual SCORE Baja 500 took place in Ensenada on Saturday June 6th, 2015. The weather was picturesque at the start in downtown Ensenada with temperatures reaching 75 degrees. Qualifying took place on Thursday before the race outside of Ensenada.
The course was a short 5-mile track that contained multiple types of terrain to keep the best off road drivers on their toes. Upon finishing his qualifying lap, Menzies found himself in third. After the remaining drivers took to the course Bryce dropped a few spots to start the five hundred mile course in sixth position.
Menzies took off from the start line at 10:06am on Saturday and quickly passed 3 trucks to get himself into third place physically. On corrected time, Bryce was right there for the lead. Menzies charged through the pine forest which is mostly single track, sitting just outside the dust of Luke McMillin.
Menzies continued to stay in contention for the lead until they began to lose water to the motor. They added water at a remote pit but this did not fix the issue, just put a band-aid on it. At race mile 340, Menzies jumped on the radio to relay to the team that the motor had quit running.

Red Bull KTM's Tony Cairoli eighth world motocross title

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tony Cairoli settled his career eighth world motocross title. At the Goias Motocross Grand Prix in Brazil Tony Cairoli crossed the line in fifth place in the opening race to give him an unbeatable lead in the championship points of 89 with just 75 up for grabs in the three races that remained. Despite racing with a painful eye injury picked up in Saturday’s qualifying, Cairoli, a Red Bull sponsored athlete, rode his KTM 350 SX-F to a 4-3 result on Sunday for his eventual overall third.
Cairoli said it was amazing to have taken his eighth title. “When you are a kid you wish for such a thing but you never think you can do it,” he said. “Its hard work but it gives you back many good things. I managed to finish on the podium in all but three races and that was good to achieve points for the season.

Ken Roczen US 450 Pro Motocross Champion

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Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen was crowned the 450 Pro Motocross Champion at the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Miller Motorsports Park marking his first 450 career championship.
The battle between KTM teammates Roczen and Ryan Dungey came down to the final round. Dungey held the red plate after the opening round at Glen Helen. Roczen took the plate from him at the second round of the series and held on to it through the final round where he was crowned champion in front of a very excited motocross crowd.
Roczen turned the second fastest lap time of the day to earn second gate pick for the main event. When the gate dropped he earned a 2nd place jump off the line with Dungey immediately behind him.

Bryce Menzies had good qualifying for Baja 500

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Bryce Menzies had a good run qualifying for the Baja 500 yesterday. They ended up second spot. While the qualifying spot determines the starting position and may help somewhat if it's dusty to "sail" up front in clear air / good visibility does it have not such an big importance for the race.
The 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race feature a course of approximately 500 miles.

Top 20 qualifiers for the race start positions:
  • 1. 77 Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., Chevy CK1500, 5 minutes, 8.74 seconds (50.14mph)
  • 2. 70 Bryce Menzies, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 5:13.42 (49.39mph)
  • 3. 35 Jason Voss/Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:17.11 (48.82mph)
  • 4. 11 Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 5:21.74 (48.11mph)
  • 5. 5 Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va./Carlos Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Chevy Rally Truck, 5:22.56 (47.99mph)
  • 6. 83 Luke McMillin, El Cajon, Calif./Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:23.06 (47.92mph)
  • 7. 1 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 5:23.29 (47.88mph)
  • 8. 16 Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 5:25.43 (47.57mph)
  • 9. 7 Steven Eugenio, Carlsbad, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 5:26.58 (47.40mph)
  • 10. 15 Armin Schwarz, Austria (Germany)/Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. (Denmark), BMW XJ-6, 5:28.34 (47.15mph)
  • 11. 44 Kyle Jorgensen/Todd Jergensen, Oak Hills, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 5:29.73 (46.95mph)
  • 12. 21 Gus Vildosola Jr/Gus Vildosola, Mexicali, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 5:29.75 (46.94mph)
  • 13. 18 Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Ford Raptor, 5:30.32 (46.86mph)
  • 14. 85 Justin Davis, Chino Hills, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:32.49 (46.55mph)
  • 15. 72 Robert Acer/Andrew Becerra, Wilmington, Del., Chevy Silverado, 5:34.68 (46.25mph)
  • 16. 76 Jesse Jones, Phoenix, Ford F-150, 5:37.12 (45.92mph)
  • 17. 23 Dan McMillin, La Mesa, Calif./Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:38.33 (45.75mph)
  • 18. 91 Troy Herbst, Las Vegas/Ryan Arciero, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:39.21 (45.64mph)
  • 19. 98 Gary Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Ford F-150, 5:41.55 (45.32mph)
  • 20. 50 Zak Langley, Santa Monica, Calif./Rick D. Johnson, Barstow, Calif., Ford F-150, 5:42.57 (45.19mph)

Ken Roczen rocks 'em at Hangtown National

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KTM Red Bull factory rider Ken Roczen from Germany reigns at the 46th running of the Hangtown Motocross Classic. The KTM riders occupied the top spots at California track. Roczen ran away from the field and that was all she wrote at Hangtown. Those questioning the teenagers ability to endure a 35-minute moto need not question any longer.
Roczen's 1-1 gives him the points lead as the series heads to Lakewood, Colorado, this Saturday.
With a 2-2, Dungey is only five points shy of Ken.