Lucas Oil Pro Motocross #10

Ironman Raceway, Crawfordsville, IN

Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is in the books.  Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, IN has only been on the circuit since 2015, but it’s quickly becoming a fan favorite.

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Derek Kelley #73 – returned to racing this weekend after suffering a concussion in Washougal that sidelined him for a few weeks.  Ironman was another tough round for Kelley, but he made the best of a tough situation and pushed through the day.  In his words: “…I had a great start going into the first corner in Moto 1 but unfortunately I ended up going down.  I made it back up to 24th with a couple of tip overs and had some good lap times with a broken throttle housing.  Moto 2 was going good, and I moved up into 15th on lap 6 and I was starting to find my flow when my rear tube popped on the face of the big jump which almost got ugly”.  We’re happy to have Derek back to racing and look forward to seeing how he finished out this season at the final two rounds.

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Matt Hubert #647 – had another top 30 finish at Ironman by way of a 29th and 27th in Motos 1 & 2 respectively.  I reached out to Matt, and here’s what he had to say about the day: “This season hasn’t gone the way I’ve wanted it to, but I’ve been making improvements behind the scenes, it has made my results kind of sporadic though.  The weekend was tough as the heat got to me both motos.  Other than that, I had fun on the track and catching up with some good friends that came to the race.  Not a bad weekend, but not great either.”.  Of the 10 races so far this season, Hubert has qualified for 9 of them and sat out one early on due to a crash/recovery needed.  His best overall finish has been 28th, while his best Moto finish is 22nd (Washougal).  Matt is looking forward to ending this season on a better note.  

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross #9

Budds Creek, Mechanicsville, MD

Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville, MD hosted round 9 of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.  The potential of rain threatened to disrupt racing, luckily (for some) the skies held off and Budds Creek hosted a beautiful day of racing.

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Derek Kelley #73 – sat out this round of racing due to a concussion at Unadilla.  He will continue to heal up and hopes to be back for Ironman this coming weekend.

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Matt Hubert #647 – was once again the lone soldier holding down the TPJ Racing team.  He squeaked through qualifying in 33rd place and guaranteed himself a spot in the main Moto’s of the day.  Moto 1 did not go as planned; he only rode 6 of the 19 total laps.  Moto 2 was a much stronger showing for Hubert despite a bad start.  He was able to recover a 30th overall finish and complete 16 of 18 total laps.  He was passed by the leaders of the race on lap 8 but held his own and battled the pack to the end.  Progress, progress, progress…Hubert is gaining confidence and speed each week. You don’t want to miss him in the final 3 rounds.

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross #8

Unadilla, New Berlin, New York

After a two-week hiatus from racing and 2,835 miles traveled; the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series returned at Unadilla Motocross Park in New Berlin, New York.  This historic raceway is set off a small-town road and boasts elevation changes, technical sections and a unique terrain that is certain to challenge event the best athletes.

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Derek Kelley #73 arrived at Unadilla ready to capitalize on his amazing finish two weeks ago in Washougal.  He held strong during qualifying, placing 22nd with a 2.29.901 best lap time.  Moto 1 was going well, until a few laps from the finish he hit the dirt.  Due to safety protocols, Kelley was removed from racing the remainder of the day; and will sit out next weekends race at Budds Creek.  He is confident he will be cleared to ride the upcoming Ironman National.  We wish him the best of luck with his concussion recovery.

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Matt Hubert #647 had renewed energy coming into Unadilla.  He started out the day 23rd overall during qualifying, with a 2.31.102 lap time.  Hubert rode strong in both Moto’s and was pleased with his overall of 28th for the day.  This season is definitely “heading in the right direction” according to Matt.  He knows there is always room to improve but he has faith in himself and the team; he looks forward to the remainder of the season.

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross #7

Washougal MX Park, Washougal, WA

The Pacific Northwest welcomed racing this past weekend at Washougal MX Park.  Within the picturesque landscape hides a rigorous racetrack that requires precision, talent and confidence to manage.

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Derek Kelley #73 – 14th in Moto 1, 14th in Moto 2, 14th Overall and 14 points earned; Washougal was very good to Kelley.  Coming off an injury from earlier this month, Kelley has been working hard to gain speed and confidence each week.  This week, he accomplished that with his hard-fought battles and

incredible finish.  This is the kind of race he hopes to see more of in the few remaining rounds. He will use this two week break to continue to heal his shoulder and train as much as possible for the final push towards the end of the series.

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Matt Hubert #647 – had a roller coaster of a day; from a top 25 qualifying position to a terrible crash in Moto #1 resulting in a DNF, to a tremendous 22nd place finish in Moto 2…but he couldn’t be more please.  The come back makes it all worth it, and Hubert was pumped to overcome the challenges of the day and end just shy of points.  Hubert continues to progress each week and is certain he will be crossing the finish line in the final five rounds with points by his name.

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LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS #6

SPRING CREEK, MILLVILLE, MN

The TPJ Racing team posted top scores of the season with both riders at round 6 at Spring Creek in Milleville, MN. This crazy season is halfway over, and while some riders are getting tired Derek Kelley and Matt Hubert are finding their groves and giving 100%.  An effort that is paying off at the finish line.

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Derek Kelley #73 returned to racing this past weekend with a vengeance

after suffering injury at Red Bud.  Kelley experienced a brief bout of bad luck

during qualifying but was able to recover quickly and secure a starting gate for

the main Motos of the day.  Though his shoulder isn’t fully healed, he was able

to go 19/17 respectively in Motos 1 &2 securing his season first top 20th finish,

and now has 6 precious points by his name.

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Matt Hubert #647 slid into a 24th qualifying position with a 2.16 lap time;

locking up a decent gate pick for Moto 1.  Hubert crashed and lost his exhaust

pipe during Moto 1; luckily, the team was able to help him rebound and line up

for Moto 2.  With the bike ready to go, Hubert launched of the start mid-pack

and climbed his way to his very own season best; 25th in Moto 2.  He’s happy

to see the results of all his hard work and looks forward to Washougal and

a top 20 finish.

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