Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 1 & 2

After a brief interval from racing, the TPJ Racing team is excited to be back for the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.  Joining the ranks this season are Matt Hubert in the 450MX class and Derek Kelley in the 250MX class.  Derek, who is new to the TPJ Racing team is excited to be on board and looks forward to a successful Outdoors season. 

Fox Raceway in Pala, CA hosted round 1 of the series. Derek Kelley suffered a crash 2 days prior to the race during practice and was unable to attend.  Matt Hubert qualified just outside of the top 40, but a DNF from another rider during Moto 1 allotted him a spot in Moto 2.  Hubert was riding well until a slight error caused him to crash and DNF his moto.

Thunder Valley in Lakewood, CO was the Mile High host for round 2.  Matt Hubert sat out this round to heal up from the previous weeks crash.  Derek Kelley road well qualifying 35th overall.  Kelley had a phenomenal first race leaving with a 20th overall by way of a 17th and 20th in his Motos respectively.

Kelley and Hubert had a rough start to the season, but the upcoming weekend off will provide a much-needed reset.  Heading into round 3 at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, PA, the entire TPJ Racing team is excited to have two healthy riders on site to make their mark on the 2021 season.  The goal is to qualify then work towards dual top 20 finishes.  We hope to see you there.

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2021 Supercross Review

As the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Season comes to a close for the TPJ Racing team, we would like to first express our gratitude to our amazing family of sponsors.  Without their commitment, we wouldn’t be here helping privateers on their professional journey.  So, to each and every one of our sponsors; “THANK YOU”.

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This season the TPJ Racing team raced in 4 different states, 6 different cities and one awesome new venue.   The teams best finish of the year came from Kevin Moranz in Orlando with a 7th in the Main Event.  The Dallas rounds proved to be an overall best for the team, with 3 of 5 riders making the night show.  

Though this season was unconventional, the team feels blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of it.  We look forward to a small few week break before we head into the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series.

KEVIN MORANZ #85

250SX WEST COAST

Atlanta Supercross 1,2,3

To say the 2021 Supercross Schedule has been a bit chaotic would be an understatement.   Here we are another week down, another new residency and this time a new venue; The Atlanta Motor Speedway. This years’ Atlanta residency hosted the 250SX West Coast class; about as far from the West Coast as you can get. 

The TPJ Racing team started out the West Coast rounds with four 250SX riders, in ATL we were down to 2.

Mason Wharton was just shy (by 3 positions) from making the night show in two of the three Atlanta rounds.  He rode hard all year and we know that he gave 100% each time he lined up. We look forward to seeing him line-up for our team in the Outdoors season.

Blaine Silveira has been pushing himself harder each race day in an attempt to get a coveted Main Event start.  At Atlanta #1 and #3, he DNF’d (did not finish) the LCQ’s.  Atlanta #2, was his best finish this season with an 11th place in that nights LCQ.  Silveira’s silly SX season is over, but he looks forward to racing more this year and hopes to come back next year and try his luck again.

Kevin Moranz has been racing in the 450SX class while the 250SX East coast series is on a break to gain additional race day experience.  Regrettably, he crashed during open practice at Atlanta 2 and had to be taken by helicopter to a local hospital. In the end, his injuries were not as bad as initially thought, but they will sideline him for the rest of the season.  Moranz will do his best to heal up quickly so he can make the 2021 Lucas Oil Outdoors season in a few weeks.

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Dallas Supercross 1,2,3

The TPJ Racing team was thrilled to have not only one but 3 hometown races this year with the new residency schedule.  Team owners, Ted and Kathy Parks were happy to be home for an extended stay and to be able to host so many wonderful friends and sponsors at the races.  Check out the data below and on the following pages to see how the TPJ Racing team did.

Matt Hubert #647 made two of the three night shows during the Dallas residency.  Round 11, Hubert set a 55.519 fast lap time and qualified 38th overall.  In his first, chaotic (his words) night show this year, Hubert placed 17th in his heat and 16th in the LCQ. Round 12, was a similar story for Hubert but he knows he needs to work on gaining additional speed and better starts. He hopes to find himself in a Main Event soon.

Mason Wharton #767 was unsuccessful at making it through day qualifying at all three Dallas rounds, but it was not for a lack of effort on his part.  He has the speed needed; he just needs to string together one solid lap during qualifying.  Staying on two wheels and getting more confident will help him get into his first Heat Races of the season in Atlanta.

Blaine Silveira #446 qualified for Dallas #1 with a 47.696 lap time and made his way into his second Night Show this year.  Some challenges during the heat race left him crossing the line in 14th place.  The unfortunate luck continued into the LCQ where he finished 21st overall.  Dallas #2 & #3 were quite a struggle for Blaine as well, crashing during qualifying left him sitting in the stands come showtime.  Silveira is working on his starts and consistency and hopes to be back racing under the lights in Atlanta.

Corbin Hayes #259 also made 2 of the 3 Dallas night shows (rounds 10/12). Round 10 had Hayes qualifying 38th and put in a 15th place finish in both his Heat Race and the LCQ.  Round 12, he gained some speed and qualified 36th even after injuring his thumb.  A 17th in his Heat sent him to the LCQ where his previously injured thumb and a first turn bar bang forced him to DNF (did not finish). Hayes knows where his challenges are and what he needs to work on moving into the few remaining rounds of the season.

Kevin Moranz #85 continues to participate in the 450SX series while the 250SX East Coast class has a break; a decision proven to do well for him.  The self-declared Holeshot King of Dallas, Moranz has shown lightning speed out of the gate as well as the ability to run up with the big dogs.  Rounds 10/11, he got a second place in both LCQ’s and held pace in both Main Events with a best finish of 18th.  Round 12 didn’t quite go as planned with a qualifying crash injuring his throttle hand. He attempted to ride through the pain but even after giving it all he had, he finished out the final night in Dallas with a 7th in the LCQ.  Moranz is excited for the time off and hopes to be fully healed by Atlanta.

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Daytona Supercross

Daytona Supercross 2020 marks the last time a “normal” race was held almost a year ago.  Days after the checkered flag waived ending that night of racing, the United States went into lock-down and quarantine due to the novel Coronavirus.  This year, racing might look different, but we are all happy to be back.  After a much needed weekend off last week, the TPJ Racing Team headed to Daytona, Florida once again, this time for the historical 700th Supercross.

(Round 9) Daytona 250SX: The 250SX West Coast Class is stacked to say the least, with over 60+ riders lining up for qualifying each week.  Blaine Silveira was on a mission to make his first night show of the year and his speed during qualifying secured him one of the coveted spots.  The Heat Race did not go as planned, so Blaine was forced to join 20 other riders in the LCQ.  This week, the 250SX Class LCQ had not one, but two Red Flags and 3 starts.  Blaine got tangled up in restart #2 which led to the end of his night.  Overall, he rode well and looked smooth on the bike, he is ready for 3 upcoming rounds in Texas where he will fight to make his way into a Main Event.  TPJ Team riders Mason Wharton, Corbin Hayes and Matt Hubert all rode hard during qualifying but came up just shy of making the Night Show.

Daytona 450SX: “First Supercross ever on a 450 = LCQ Holeshot [check] But on a serious note, very happy with how my night went.  Yes, we wanted to make the main, but it’s about progress.  We improved in the heat, we had a killer start in the LCQ and run up front for a touch.  Once I get more comfortable on the 450 and really flow with it like I do the 250, that main event will come.” said Kevin Moranz in his Instagram post following the Daytona Supercross.  Kevin has been enjoying getting additional racing experience under his belt and hopes to make at least one 450SX Main Event before rejoining the 250SX East Coast Series in Salt Lake City.

The 2021 Supercross Season is over halfway finished, with only 8 races remaining.  The TPJ Racing Team thanks you for your continued support and efforts in helping us making the Professional Journey possible for so much young talent.  See you in Dallas.

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