Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX – February 22, 2020

Everything is bigger in Texas…and the same is true for the TPJ Racing presence in the pits. Being our hometown race, we did it up big this past weekend! Thanks to all the sponsors, fans, family and friends who came out to support us.

This weekend marked the second Triple Crown Race of the year and the first one for the 250SX East Coast Class.

450SX

Our lone 450SX soldier Jimmy Weeks had one of his best rides to date, qualifying 20th.  He did have to lineup for the daytime LCQ but a second place finish secured his spot in the 3 nighttime Main Events.  Weeks secured 4 valuable series points with his finishes of 20, 16 and 17th.  He currently sits 26th in the 450SX Point Standings.

250SX

Lane Shaw was excited and ready for racing in Dallas. He had a qualifying time that would normally have got him a spot in the night show; unfortunately his 10th place finish in the daytime LCQ meant he would miss out.  He was happy with his performance overall and looks forward to the next round. 

Kevin Moranz also had to race the LCQ where he got a great jump of the gate and was able to ride to a second place finish.  Main Event #1 was a bit rough for him, but he came back in Main Event #2 with an impressive 14th place finish.  Moranz gained 4 series points and sits 26th overall for the 250SX East Coast.

TPJ Team Results

Thank you to our sponsors who make all of our racing dreams possible!

Fly Racing, Pirelli, Lucas Oil, Karcher, 3D Designs, Acerbis Plastic , Benning Auto Parts, Bolt , Boyce Excavating , California Coast Plumbers , Carl’s Cycle Sales, Cometic Gaskets, Cylinder Works, DSC Construction , EBC, Engine Ice , Extreme Recycling, Fire Safety Services, Hot Cams, Magik Graphics, Meade Support Group, Millennium Trailers, Monarch Heavy Haul, MoTool, No Toil, Pivot Works, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, Rekluse Clutches, Ryder95, SDG Seats, Tokyo Mods, Torc1 Racing, Vertex Pistons, VP Racing Fuel, Discount Tire / Goodyear

Tampa, Supercross

Tampa, FL – February 15, 2020

This week the Monster Energy Supercross series made its way across the country to the Sunshine State for round 7.  The race marked the debut of the 250SX East Coast Championship and we welcomed Team riders Kevin Moranz and Lane Shaw to the show.

450SX

Jimmy Weeks Tampa recap in his own words: “Tough day at Tampa, DNF in the heat race after casing the triple and jamming my wrist pretty hard.  Spun on the start in the LCQ and was basically last around the first turn and ended up 7th right behind 6th at the end of the race.  Felt like we had the speed, just need to get out of stupid situations, time to regroup and on to Dallas.”  Jimmy definitely has the speed; this weekend in Dallas should be a good one for us all!

250SX

Lane Shaw’s Tampa recap in his own words: “Felt good to be back at the races, I love dirt bikes! I have a couple of things to work on, but excited to get back to work.  Onward & upward! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING TEAM!”  

Kevin Moranz Tampa recap in his own words: “Tough night but we walked away safe to fight another day.  In heat one my left side was landed on immediately after the holeshot sending me to the ground and bending my bars.  Never gave up as I came from last back to 14th.  I am completely fine just start in the LCQ cost me, straight up.  My head is in the right place and I know where I belong…Thank you to my team TPJ racing and all our supporters…”   We look forward to seeing BIG things from Lane and Kevin in the coming weeks as the East Coast Series progresses.

TPJ Team Results

Thank you to our sponsors who make all of our racing dreams possible!

Fly Racing, Pirelli, Lucas Oil, Karcher, 3D Designs, Acerbis Plastic , Benning Auto Parts, Bolt , Boyce Excavating , California Coast Plumbers , Carl’s Cycle Sales, Cometic Gaskets, Cylinder Works, DSC Construction , EBC, Engine Ice , Extreme Recycling, Fire Safety Services, Hot Cams, Magik Graphics, Meade Support Group, Millennium Trailers, Monarch Heavy Haul, MoTool, No Toil, Pivot Works, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, Rekluse Clutches, Ryder95, SDG Seats, Tokyo Mods, Torc1 Racing, Vertex Pistons, VP Racing Fuel, Discount Tire / Goodyear

SAN DIEGO, SUPERCROSS

San Diego, Ca – February 8, 2020

This week team owner, Ted Parks, made a bet with 450SX team rider Jimmy Weeks – When Jimmy makes a Main Event, Ted will dye his beard blue.  Jimmy countered by saying if he gets top 15 in a Main Event, Ted has to dye his beard half blue/half red.  We look forward to seeing that happen sooner than later – for both Jimmy and Ted.

450SX

Dylan Merriam celebrated a birthday this week and is looking forward to celebrating a new year of life with his return to racing in Atlanta next weekend. Austin Politelli and Jimmy Weeks qualified 27th and 28th respectively.  Weeks was charging hard in the LCQ running in 5th place when a rider crashed in front of him causing him to go down as well; he was able to work back up to an 11th place finish.  Politelli was looking smooth in his heat race, but struggled quite a bit in the LCQ; he ended up with a DNF (did not finish) for the night.

250SX

Corbin Hayes unfortunately missed round 6 due to personal reasons, we are hoping he’ll be able to make it back to the Seattle round in a few weeks.  Blaine Silveira was mid pack in heat one when he clipped a tough block with 1 minute and a lap to go.  He DNF’d the race and was forced into the LCQ.  The LCQ had similar results; rounding a corner on the inside he clipped a tough block that severely slowed him down.  Blaine was frustrated with his results, but is looking forward to a few weeks off as the 250SX series heads to the East Coast.  Transport rider, Taiki Koga crashed during qualifying and tore open his hip; the wound was so deep he ended up having to go to the local hospital. He didn’t fracture anything and hopes to be recovered in time for Seattle.

TPJ Team Results

Thank you to our sponsors who make all of our racing dreams possible!

Fly Racing, Pirelli, Lucas Oil, Karcher, 3D Designs, Acerbis Plastic , Benning Auto Parts, Bolt , Boyce Excavating , California Coast Plumbers , Carl’s Cycle Sales, Cometic Gaskets, Cylinder Works, DSC Construction , EBC, Engine Ice , Extreme Recycling, Fire Safety Services, Hot Cams, Magik Graphics, Meade Support Group, Millennium Trailers, Monarch Heavy Haul, MoTool, No Toil, Pivot Works, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, Rekluse Clutches, Ryder95, SDG Seats, Tokyo Mods, Torc1 Racing, Vertex Pistons, VP Racing Fuel, Discount Tire / Goodyear

Oakland Supercross

 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series made its way to Oakland, Ca last weekend for round 5.  This was the SX Futures round last year where 450SX team rider Jimmy Weeks earned his professional License.

450SX

Jimmy Weeks held down the fort in the 450SX class for the team in Oakland.  He qualified 29th out of the gate despite fighting with his bike all day.  Weeks rode to an impressive 12th in his heat but additional bike challenges kept him from finishing the LCQ and ended his night early.  Dylan Merriam is on the fast track of recovery and is looking forward to picking up where he left of and making his first main of the year.

250SX

Corbin Hayes didn’t race in Oakland, but was on hand to talk to fans and sign some autographs.  Blaine Silveira squeaked into the night show with a 38th place qualifying lap time.  He struggled a bit during the night show and experienced a few first lap crashes.  Silveira remained positive through it all and knows what he needs to work on to continue to grow in the class.  Look for big things from him in San Diego this weekend.  Transport rider, Taiki Koga made his FIRST Main Event of the year – after pulling out a 9th qualifying position during Heat 1.  Koga grabbed 5 points for his finish and sits 26th currently in the series standings.

TPJ Team Results

Thank you to our sponsors who make all of our racing dreams possible!

Fly Racing, Pirelli, Lucas Oil, Karcher, 3D Designs, Acerbis Plastic , Benning Auto Parts, Bolt , Boyce Excavating , California Coast Plumbers , Carl’s Cycle Sales, Cometic Gaskets, Cylinder Works, DSC Construction , EBC, Engine Ice , Extreme Recycling, Fire Safety Services, Hot Cams, Magik Graphics, Meade Support Group, Millennium Trailers, Monarch Heavy Haul, MoTool, No Toil, Pivot Works, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, Rekluse Clutches, Ryder95, SDG Seats, Tokyo Mods, Torc1 Racing, Vertex Pistons, VP Racing Fuel, Discount Tire / Goodyear

GLENDALE SUPERCROSS

Round 4 of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season in Glendale, AZ was also the first Triple Crown race of the year.  Triple Crown races consist of 3 Main Events during the night program for both the 250SX class and the 450SX class; to learn more about this format click here

450SX

Jimmy Weeks, whose spent the past few weeks recovering from an illness that pulled him out of competition was looking forward to putting that behind him in Glendale.  After qualifying 31 (a position that normally would have guaranteed a night show spot) he went to the LCQ where bike problems plagued him from the start.  As frustrated as Jimmy is with these setback and challenges, he’s glad to be gaining the experience and is looking forward to pushing harder next week and beyond to prove himself (mostly to himself).  Austin Politelli had to try his luck in the LCQ as well, but a crash left him with a DNS and out of the night show.  He’s doing okay and is expected back for this weekend in Oakland. Injury Update: I spoke Dylan Merriam regarding his recovery [a broken collarbone and 2 ribs] and he said he will start riding in 2-3 weeks and hopes to be back racing at Atlanta.

250SX

Corbin Hayes unfortunately missed this round of Supercross as well as he was attending to an urgent family matter.  Blaine Silveira said he had “[a] Big crash in the first qualifier and a fluke electrical problem [that] put a damper on the weekend.”  Failing to start the LCQ means Silveira will look to Oakland this weekend to get into the night show and battle towards a Main Event spot.  Transport rider Taiki Koga has been plagued with crashed so far this season, and last weekend race was no different, qualifying an impressive 24th he was a shoe-in for a high LCQ position, but a crash ended his day in 13th and eliminated the night show from the agenda. 

This season has no doubt been rough; our team has overcame many challenges already but we know that we will grow from this and that great results are on the horizon.  Thank you to all our sponsors and fans for the continued support.

Fly Racing, Pirelli, Lucas Oil, Karcher, 3D Designs, Acerbis Plastic , Benning Auto Parts, Bolt , Boyce Excavating , California Coast Plumbers , Carl’s Cycle Sales, Cometic Gaskets, Cylinder Works, DSC Construction , EBC, Engine Ice , Extreme Recycling, Fire Safety Services, Hot Cams, Magik Graphics, Meade Support Group, Millennium Trailers, Monarch Heavy Haul, MoTool, No Toil, Pivot Works, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, Rekluse Clutches, Ryder95, SDG Seats, Tokyo Mods, Torc1 Racing, Vertex Pistons, VP Racing Fuel, Discount Tire / Goodyear