After a weekend off, the TPJ Racing riders were amped up to get back on the racetrack. This weekend, TPJ Racing riders Dustin Pipes, Justin Ashburn and Killian Auberson competed in their respective classes.
#902 Killian Auberson – 250
Killian Auberson was off to a great start this weekend, qualifying 32nd. He was looking fast and strong in the first moto of the main event until he was forced to pull off the track due to an equipment malfunction. Due to a shoulder injury he sustained at Thunder Valley, Auberson has made the decision to take time off to heal.
Dustin Pipes had a phenomenal performance in the consolation race. A great start put him in the top ten, and from there he worked his way up to second place within a few laps. His charge earned him a spot in the main event. In the first 450 moto, Pipes was off to a great start when he crashed and fell near the back of the pack. Worried that he might further injure his previous shoulder injury, Pipes pulled out of the moto to save his energy for the final moto. In the final moto, Pipes got off to a bumpy start but managed to move up to 24th place, securing 27th overall. While these may not have been the results he was hoping for, Pipes has made drastic improvements to his riding and we foresee continued growth as the season goes forward.
Justin Ashburn hit yet another streak of bad luck this weekend when a rider lost control during the consolation race and t-boned him, throwing him into a fence off the track. Although Ashburn was tangled up in this gnarly crash, he pushed through to finish his race. Ashburn is looking forward to racing in Tennessee next weekend, only two hours from his hometown.
The TPJ Racing team is looking forward to the Muddy Creek round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series next weekend. As the series continues we also continue to grow and evolve with the help of our sponsors and the dedication of our athletes. With this combination we will surely get the results we hope for when everything comes together.