What a roller coaster 2 weeks it has been since we decided to race the Monster Energy Cup. We had a 3 rider team the week before the event however Weston Peick crashed on Wednesday ending his hopes with a concussion. Team Rocket Exhaust arrived Saturday morning with our remaining 2 riders PJ Larsen and Brady Kiesel. The day was going well as both bikes went through technical inspection well under the sound limits and all was set for a good qualifying session. Unfortunately somewhere between technical inspection and first practice PJ's bike developed an electrical issue. With only 3 days testing on the 2013 Honda it was a scramble to figure out what was wrong. However there was not enough time and this issue put PJ out for the night. On a positive note our 2013 CRF exhaust system with twin carbon mufflers was a huge hit in the pits and they are now available on our website.
Brady Kiesel was the last Rocket Exhaust rider left as we entered the night show and he had qualified strong in 11th place. A great start in moto one left him battling with the front runners and a great charge put him 4th at the end of the moto. In Moto 2 there was carnage in the first turn with Shane MCElrath who wont the first moto and Brady emerged from turn two in 2nd place. We knew it was going to be tight as Brady had a shot at the overall. Unfortunately he lost the front end in a turn and dropped back but still battled on for a 9th place finish putting him 5th overall. A great result and what is one of the biggest and most stacked amateur races of the year!