Martin and Peters lead the way for the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team
Brea, CA (April 29, 2019) – The JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team was in East Rutherford, New Jersey this past weekend for the penultimate round of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, and the eighth stop of the 250 Eastern Regional Supercross Series. Suzuki RM-Z250 rider Alex Martin grabbed the main event holeshot and set the pace before falling to seventh while teammate Kyle Peters continued to show speed and determination with his sixth place finish. Suzuki RM-Z450 rider Justin Hill also strung together his second straight top-ten finish.
Alex Martin made big strides at MetLife Stadium on his RM-Z250. After placing an exciting second place in his heat race, Martin grabbed the main event holeshot and looked extremely comfortable as he set the pace. Unfortunately, he fell on the opening lap and remounted in tenth. Thanks to his strong-minded attitude, A-Mart worked his way up to seventh by the completion of the night show. He trails fifth place in the overall points heading into the Las Vegas finale.
“I was able to get a nice gate pick for the main with a second-place finish in my heat race,” said Martin. “I was really pumped to get the holeshot in the main! Of course, I’m bummed that I made a few mistakes, but I came up to salvage a seventh.”
Teammate Kyle Peters once again showed impressive speed on his RM-Z250. He led his heat race for three laps but a costly mistake ended the bid for his first heat race victory of the season. In the main, Peters rebounded to finish sixth place which captured his seventh top-ten finish in eight races.
“Kyle had a great start in the heat race and was leading, but he ended up crashing,” said Jeremy Albrecht, Team Manager. “The track was difficult, as a lot of riders went down. Kyle was disappointed, but he was riding super well.”
Despite a few challenging rounds throughout the series, Justin Hill has become a strong top-ten regular and notably continues to be one of the most naturally talented riders in the 450 class. Although Hill ran a top-five pace during the opening laps in the main, a lingering back injury slowed his advance, placing him in tenth place. Hill is looking forward to giving it all he’s got at the final round next weekend then regrouping for a strong effort in the upcoming outdoor motocross season.
The JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team will venture to Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, May 4th for the final round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. This will also serve as the second 250 East/West Showdown.
Please visit www.jgrmxraceteam.com for more team news.
Photos courtesy of Brown Dog Wilson.
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About JGRMX: Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX), based in Huntersville, NC, was founded in 2007 by Coy Gibbs, son of NFL Hall of Fame head coach and multi-time NASCAR Championship winning team owner Joe Gibbs. JGRMX competes in both the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series as well as the Monster Energy Supercross series with support from Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. aboard Suzuki RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 race machines.
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