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.

Thank you to all our sponsors for the continued support and efforts in making The Professional Journey possible.

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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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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross #5

Southwick – Moto 338

Rain poured down on the Moto 338 track in Southwick, MA, forming ruts as deep as a grown man on the track and created a great deal of extra work for the track crew.  Luckily, this type of weather is nothing new for the Soutwick crew and they had the track race ready come Saturday qualifiers. 

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Derek Kelley #73 who injured himself at Red Bud decided to sit out the Southwick race to heal up.  Kelley will rejoin the series for round 6 at Spring Creek in Millville, MN.

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Matt Hubert #647 said Southwick was a “step in the right direction…” for him. A solid qualifying position of 27th set him up with a decent gate pick for Moto 1.  The still muddy track created some difficulties for Hubert early on in each Moto but he fought hard and got stronger as the day went on (ending with a 30th place finish in Moto 2, compared to a 34th in Moto 1).  He’s excited to finally see some progress this season and looks forward to capitalizing on it in Millville.

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross #4

2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

RED BUD home of Larocco’s Leap hosted round 4 of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in Buchannan, MI. This historic venue hosts the 4th of July race each year, known for its huge parties in lot B, Red Bud never disappoints.

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Derek Kelley #73 had a race day plagued with bad luck. From bike troubles in qualifying to a crash in Moto 1 and a DNF in his attempt to race Moto 2, things could have gone better.  Through all the turmoil Kelley fought hard and gave 100% in an effort to salvage what he could from the day.  His Moto 1 crash left him with a separated AC joint, but he is hopeful to be back racing this weekend at Southwick.

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Matt Hubert #647 had to line up for his first Consolation Race of the year.  Only the top 36 riders qualify straight through, the remaining riders must race for the final four spots in the Consolation Race.  Hubert placed first and secured a spot on the gate for the days Moto’s.  He enjoyed the deep loam and sand that makes up the Red Bud track and was thankful for the learning experience and great time with fans.

The TPJ Racing team looks forward to the remaining 8 rounds and thanks all our sponsors and fans so much for your continued support.  Together we are helping young riders on their Professional Journey.

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross #3

2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Returning to the schedule this year is the historic High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, PA. Rain threatened race day, but the skies held off long enough for 4 fantastic Motos.

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Derek Kelley #73 rode strong during practice qualifying 24th.  The Motos proved challenging for him, crashing on the start and having to work his way through the stacked pack of talented athletes all vying for the top spot.  In Moto 2, Kelley was sitting around 37th place but used the final few laps to push his way forward securing a 33rd place finish and a 30th overall for the day.  Derek’s comment from the weekend “It definitely wasn’t the weekend I wanted to have a Highpoint.  I know where I should be and this definitely wasn’t that.  I know what I need to change moving forward and I’m hungry for redemption.  Huge thank you to everyone that brings it together…”.

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Matt Hubert #647 qualified mid-pack for race day but couldn’t find the rhythm to put together two solid motos.  Matt took to Instagram following the race with this statement: “Wow High Point did not go well for me.  Felt uncomfortable all day and never got into a rhythm with the track.  Gonna use this weekend off to really go back to the drawing board and get prepared for Red Bud. Sorry to all my sponsors this season, pretty crappy start but it isn’t over…”.   Hubert hasn’t given up yet, we are going to see a whole new rider come Red Bud.

Need inspiration? Look no further then these two TPJ Racing team riders.  Their passion and drive is commendable.  Look for BIG things from both of them the remainder of this season and beyond. Breaks in the racing provide riders/teams the opportunity to rest, recover and reenergize.  As frustrating as the season seems to be so far for Kelley and Hubert, they know it’s not over yet; both riders are looking forward to a reset and top 20 finishes at Red Bud.  See you all there.

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