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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Orlando Supercross 7 & 8

February 13, 2021 and February 20, 2021

As the 2021 Supercross Season made its way to Florida, a massive storm was hitting almost every state in the U.S.  In the days leading up to the first Orlando round the Florida skies opened and poured down rain; our first threat of a mudder all season.  Luckily, the Dirt Werks crew had the track covered in time and were able to filter away the access water keeping the track mostly dry and race day ready.

Orlando #1 (round 6): This was the last 250SX East Coast Race until the series heads to SLC in April and Kevin Moranz came out ready to FLY.  Qualifying 14th during the day, Moranz made his way into heat #1 where he secured another top finish (4th place).  Kevin is proving he deserves a place in the 250SX Main Events and this week he secured a career best 7th place finish.  In typical Kevin Moranz fashion, he is not going to simply go back to a normal training regime, instead, he is going to stay in racing condition by competing in the upcoming 450SX rounds. 

Orlando #2 (round 7): Orlando marks the first residency of the season where two difference 250SX Coasts are hosted back to back.  Round #2 launched the 250SX West Coast Series with a stacked class of 60 riders coming out to make their mark.  For the first time this year, the TPJ Racing Team Truck was full; 4 new riders joined the Kevin Moranz in the ranks.

Matt Hubert, Mason Wharton, Corbin Hayes and Blaine Silveira each chose to race in the West Coast Series in the 250SX class.  Each rider had some bad luck and an unfortunate series of events kept each of them on the sidelines during the night program.  They are all eager to arrive at Daytona ready to show their speed and determination.

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Indy Supercross 4,5,6

Indianapolis Supercross’ January 30 – February 6, 2021

Rounds 4, 5 and 6 of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross series took up residency at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.  The weather outside was cold and snowy, but inside the stadium racing continued to heat up.

Indy #1 (round 4): Kevin came into the Indy SX rounds determined to build on his Houston Successes and he did just that.  In his heat race he fought to the finish for a 5th overall.  The Main Event did not go as planned and some crashes had him settle in for a 15th place finish.

Indy #2 (round 5): Even tough the tracks change during the stadium residency; it did not slow Moranz down.  He lined up for Heat #1 and was able to hold a top position even with multiple crashes happening around him.  He avoided hitting the dirt and finished 3rd.  Launching off the gate for the Main Event Moranz was mid-pack and battled hard for the 15 minutes plus 2 laps to secure a 10th place finish.

Indy #3 (round 6): Another track change, this time featuring the rare right hand first turn; this proved to do well for Kevin.  He qualified 16th (a best in Indy) and went on to place 4th in his Heat.  The Main Event at round 6 was more challenging with some crashes and having to wrestle through the pack, ultimately finishing 14th.

Kevin currently sits in 13th place in the 250SX East Coast Series with 54 total points.  The upcoming round in Orlando, FL will be Kevin’s chance to gain crucial series points. East Coast series races will return on April 24 in Salt Lake City, UT.

 Thank you to our sponsors for the continued support of Team TPJ Racing.  We are excited to be heading to Orlando, FL. for the next 2 rounds and having some additional riders present to represent our great sponsors.

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Houston Supercross 1,2,3

The historic 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season opened with three rounds in the NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. This season marks the first time in over 25 years that Supercross did not debut in Southern California, and the first time ever including Tuesday races. 

Kevin Moranz #85 was the sole TPJ Racing team rider in Houston competing in the 250SX East Coast Series.

Houston #1: Kevin Moranz came into H1 with a contagious enthusiasm and a desire to prove he has what it takes to compete on the world’s biggest stage with the fastest riders around.  He continued to gain speed throughout the day and in his heat race and went on to secured a 10th place finish in the main.  A top 10 finish is phenomenal but for Kevin this is just the start.

Houston #2: Kevin qualified well during the day (16th place) but missed transferring to the main by one position.  In the LCQ he had one of the first bikes to cross the Holeshot line.  He was leading until a slight mishap and crash causes him to fall back.  Kevin missed the night show at H2 but did not let that slow him down going into round 3.

Houston #3: If you did not know who Kevin Moranz was yet, you certainly did after his performance at H3.  Once again, he missed a direct transfer into the Main Event by 1 position.  He lined up for the LCQ, and this time when he took the lead, he refused to let it go.  Kevin won the LCQ and went on to secure a 9th place finish in the Main Event! 

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