SUPERCROSS – MINNEAPOLIS

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN hosted round 7 of the Monster Energy Supercross Series and was home to the first 250SX East Coast race of the season. TPJ Racing has welcomed back Lane Shaw #89 for another year under our umbrella. We are excited to see him progress through the season and gain those crucial championship points. From having no Fan Fest to an earlier start time, this race was unique and, in some ways, offered a disadvantage to the riders. A huge part of this sport is the comradery and fan involvement during qualifying, at this round that was void; and it showed in some performances.

Lane Shaw #89 is no stranger to Supercross or the TPJ Racing team. United again for the 2022 season, Lane is excited to put his KTM 250 SX-F on the starting line and battle it out with the field to earn some Championship points. History: Lane’s Supercross career best finish was a 12th place in Indianapolis in 2021. During Lane’s qualifying session in MN, there was a red cross flag out, meaning the riders are to roll all jumps in that section, failure to do so will result in loss of fastest lap time. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened to Lane, and he saw his hopes of lining up for the night show diminish.

After a regrettable weekend, Lane is ready to put round 1 behind him and looks forward to Dallas this coming weekend. He knows he has the speed needed to be in the Main Event but will continue to work on his starts and endurance during this week. He would like to thank all his sponsors for the support and encouragement.

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SUPERCROSS – A3

Angels Stadium of Anaheim, California hosted its third and final Supercross of the 2022 season. As teams began their journey east yesterday; Football fans from around the world were gathered to watch the 2022 Super Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. As synonymous as California is with Motorcycle racing; the TPJ Team is excited to be heading back East. Be on the lookout as Lane Shaw #124 begins his 2022 Supercross Journey this weekend in Minneapolis, MN. Thank you to all our incredible sponsors for supporting our team on their professional journey.

Colby Copp #645 has had quite the 2022 season; showing huge growth since round 1; however, as it goes with racing…anything can happen. Copp started out A3 with a good qualifying position but some bad luck in his heat forced him into the LCQ. His goal of making a Main Event will be put on hold as the racing moves to the East Coast. He knows what he needs to work on during this break and looks forward to the return in Seattle for another shot at a Main Event start.

Here’s what Colby Copp #645 had to say about his weekend:
“Well A3 was nearly a great night for me on a very demanding track with brutal whoops. Running in transfer positions with a couple of laps to go in a STACKED heat, I got a little swap in the whoops I managed to ride it out but got into another riders lane and got pile drove into the turn. Rang my head pretty good, did some damage to my face that made it go completely numb, and my bike was absolutely trashed. With the great group I have around me we were able to get my bike decent to line back up for the LCQ where I got a rough start and managed to loosen up a couple of laps in and started to move through the pack. Really bummed, it was my main to be in the last night but racing is never predictable, and I’ve come a long way and improved tons since round 1. Now time for a break to continue my hard work and be stronger than before when we get back to the west coast! Thank you everyone for all the support.”

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SUPERCROSS – GLENDALE

State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ hosted the first Triple Crown event of the year. This format of racing features daytime qualifying like normal; but 3 Main Events during the night show. 18 riders advance out of qualifying, while the remaining riders battle it out in the daytime LCQ for 1 of 4 coveted spots. Winners are given points for each Main Event in an Olympic-style scoring method. First place = 1 point, etc. then the lowest points at the end of the night score their qualifying normal Championship points. The stakes are always slightly higher at Triple Crown Events; continue reading to see how TPJ Team rider Colby Copp did.

Colby Copp #645 had his best qualifying position so far this season with a 33rd overall. However, due to the Triple Crown format, he was forced into the LCQ to determine his night show fate. Colby started the 5 minute + 1 lap LCQ in 3rd and was looking smooth and hitting all his marks. Around the 4-minute mark, Schlosser started to catch him. The two traded positions a few times in some corners until a final pass caused both riders to go down. Colby was understandably disappointed, but he must feel great knowing this was his best riding this year.

Here’s what Colby Copp #645 had to say about his weekend:
“Glendale was almost a great night for me I struggled with qualifying and it being my first triple crown I was nervous all day. I turned it all around and had a perfect LCQ going when I made an inexperienced move. I was racing in the moment and racing forward. I didn’t take a look back to see that 5th place was a ways behind to know that I could’ve just settled in. Everyone knows 4th place is a very sketchy place to be in in the LCQ, I saw the door was open and went for a pass without intentions of taking the other guy down, by going inside it spooked the other rider to where he was already falling into me before I ever made contact. It was definitely a learning experience for myself that I can only move on from and keep improving every weekend. Sorry to the other rider, but racing is racing and stuff happens, onto next week.”

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SUPERCROSS – A2

Anaheim, CA – January 29, 2022

Angels Stadium was home to round 1, 4 and will host round 6 in just a few short weeks.  Located just minutes from factory test tracks, many team office and the mecca of our industry, Anaheim has always been a rider and fan favorite alike.  This season has already seen its fair share of drama, crashes, rivalries and crushed championship dreams; but TPJ Racing Team rider Colby Copp #645 is on the gas and aiming for a Main Event start and gaining some much-needed Championship points.

Colby Copp #645 has 4 rounds under his belt now and he’s continuing to improve and learn new lessons each week.  With only 2 weekends left before the West Coast Championship takes a break; he knows he needs to strike fast at Glendale and Anaheim 3.  Heading into the hiatus with points to his name will make the 6 weeks off easier to bare.

Here’s what Colby had to say about his race: “A2 had lots of positives to take away, in qualifying I had a tough crash that left me pretty sore for the day.  Heat 1 was STACKED, I got a great start and was riding really good and finished 11th.  In the LCQ I was caught behind the first turn crash then moved my way up then a rider went down right in front of me and I tipped over and had some troubles starting my bike since it fell upside down.  All in all a great night for me and I gave it my best! Back to work to keep moving forward.”

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SUPERCROSS – SAN DIEGO

San Diego, CA – January 22, 2022

The San Diego Supercross round has been dedicated to our Men and Women in service for over a decade; so, today we’d like to start by thanking each and every person who has fought for our freedoms and our ability to pursue our dreams.

Colby Copp #645 has made significant progress each week so far this season; but the stacked 250SX West class is proving to be quite the challenge.  Bad starts have kept Colby out of the Main Event so far, but he knows he as the speed to be up top.  During his heat he came from near last to passing TPJ Transport rider Max Stafford on the last lap for 13th.  Throughout the LCQ, Copp was pushing and attempting to make his way through the pack, but a few crashes and some bad luck kept him watching the Main from the stands.

Colby Copp #645

When asked about the weekend, here’s what he had to say: “I’m feeling great! My fitness and speed is right where it needs to be, I’ve put most of the pieces to my puzzle together just need a couple more and I believe I could be a top contender”.

Colby Copp #645 and transport rider Max Sanford #163

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