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Minneapolis Supercross 2019

This week the TPJ Racing Team traveled 1,988 miles through eight states; from the flooded pits of San Diego to the snow covered parking lot of the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for Round 6 of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross.  

This week (as always) we were super thankful for Karcher pressure washers for helping us clean up from the San Diego SX with ease.

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450 SX rider Austin Politelli was unable to race in Minnesota due to challenges faced after last weeks mud race in San Diego. Austin is working hard to get himself and his bike ready for the Dallas SX race this coming weekend.

AP_99.png250SX rider John Short has been training hard all year and was looking forward to the first round of the 250SX East Coast Championship; unfortunately mechanical problems with the bike kept him from competition.   John is hopeful that everything will be ready to go by next weekend, and he looks forward to being in the Main Event and gaining some much needed points.

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Supercross rookie Jimmy Weeks made his debut this past weekend qualifying 23rd overall for the day.  He may be in the early stages of his professional SX career, but Weeks is already showing that he has what it takes to compete with the best 250 riders in the world.  Weeks rode well in his heat (H2), but a 13th place finish meant he’d be lining up for the LCQ.  A back of the pack start kept him from attacking the field as planned and he finished in 16th.  Jimmy looks forward to Dallas SX this weekend and hopes to make his first Main Event.

Ben Lamay wasn’t able to train during the days leading up to this weeks race due to some skin irritations, but that didn’t stop him from putting in one of his best performances of the year.  Ben qualified 18th overall, and went on to secure a 9th place finish in his Heat (H1) meaning he wouldn’t have to race the LCQ.  Those extra laps of the LCQ take their toll and Ben was happy to be able to conserve his energy for the Main Event.  When the final gate dropped for the evening, he was funneled to the back of the pack and pushed hard to gain positions, ultimately finishing in 17th.

We would like to thank ALL of our fabulous sponsors who are as dedicated to the sport as we are. Check them out online by clicking on their names below.

Fly Racing, Karcher, Pirelli, Bike Bandit, Lucas Oil, 

3D Designs, Acerbis Plastic , Benning Auto Parts, Bolt , Boyce Excavating , California Coast Plumbers , Carl’s Cycle Sales, Cometic Gaskets, Cylinder Works, DSC Construction , Engine Ice , Extreme Recycling, Fire Safety Services, Galfer, Hot Cams, Magik Graphics, Meade Support Group, Millennium Trailers, Monarch Heavy Haul, MoTool, No Toil, Pivot Works, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, Rekluse Clutches, Ryder95, SDG Seats, Tokyo Mods, Torc1 Racing, Vertex Pistons, VP Racing Fuel

Words By: Kendra Keene

Photos By: Brown Dog Wilson

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