Pourcel Earns Second Straight East Coast Title for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

Corona, Calif. (April 11, 2010) Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel locked up his second straight AMA Supercross Lites Eastern Region Championship at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Pourcel raced to his fifth win of the season and scored enough points to claim the No. 1 plate while his teammate Dean Wilson crashed on the last lap while trying to make a pass for second, finishing ninth.


Pourcel has two races remaining in his remarkable AMA Supercross Lites career. There is the East Coast finale next week in St. Louis and the Dave Coombs Memorial East-West Shootout in Las Vegas on May 8. In his SX Lites career, Pourcel has 12 wins in 19 starts.

“I normally don’t think about the championship at the races, I just want to put in a good race,” said Pourcel. “I am really happy that I was able to wrap it up early, but next week I still want to go out with a win.”

Pourcel set the fastest time in qualifying practice for the seventh straight week more than a half-second ahead of his nearest competitor. It was Wilson who was second, a tenth faster than third place. In the Heat races, Pourcel earned another win while Wilson overcame a tough start to finish second.

In the main event Pourcel led wire to wire after getting out of the starting gate in a good position. Wilson was fourth after the first lap but then made the move to a podium spot on the second lap. The Canadian rider kept pushing trying to move up to second throughout the race and on the final lap he went down in the whoops section. Wilson saw an opportunity to make the pass but a small mistake cost him a spot on the podium.

“I was so disappointed that I made that mistake,” said Wilson. “I know everyone makes mistakes, but that one hurt a little bit. I really wanted to be on the podium. Next week I want to finish with my best result.”

The AMA Supercross Lites Eastern Region season will wrap up next week at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Pourcel back on top in Jacksonville

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Pourcel back on top in Jacksonville.

Corona, Calif. (March 29, 2010) Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel must really like his adopted state of Florida as he claimed his second win of the season in the sunshine state this past Saturday at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The victory also marked Pourcel’s fourth win in as many races in Florida.

For the sixth straight week, Pourcel set the fastest time in qualifying practice giving him first gate pick in the second heat race. In his heat race, Pourcel easily handled the difficult track to take his fifth heat win of the season.

“I’m not really thinking about the championship at this point,” said Pourcel. “I just want to come to every race ready to win. I have missed the win the last two races and it feels really good to get back up here again.”

In the main event Pourcel crossed the line third on the first lap and patiently bided his time before making a move for second on the sixth lap and then just one lap later taking the lead. The French rider than began to pull away from the field before a mistake sent him to the ground. Fortunately, he had a large enough cushion to get back on his Kawasaki KXä250F, keep the lead and ultimately bring home the win extending his points lead to eight markers.

Dean Wilson was unable to race in Jacksonville as he continues to face immigration issues coming back from Toronto. With the off-weekend for Easter this week, both Wilson and Tyla Rattray should be able to race in two weeks at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

X Games 15 Schedule of Events..

I am so jealous, my son is out in California visiting his sister Erica, and her fiance Paul Perebijnos, AND they are going to the X Games at the end of this week.  Paul works for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, and is Ryan Morais’s mechanic.

Taylor got to see Ryan ride yesterday, who is back on the bike after his injury in Las Vegas.  Not allowed to take pictures however, 😦 ….  Taylor also watched Austin Stroupe ride, who Paul was also tending to for the day.  I wanna go…………………

THE LIVE VIDEO FEED IS AWESOME!!

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO ESPN’S X GAMES LIVE VIDEO FEED.

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE SCHEDULE FOR THE X GAMES!

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE X GAMES MAIN PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR THE ESPN TV GUIDE – SHOWS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE X GAMES.

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