Phoenix, AZ (Jan.12) – The air of the desert welcomed the BTO Sports-KTM-WPS race team as they headed to Chase Field in Pheonix, AZ for round two of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship Series this past Saturday night. Team riders Andrew Short and Matt Goerke came prepared and ready to battle competition this weekend.
Andrew Short was on the gas during timed practice, posting the 11th fastest time of the day. He would take that momentum into the night riding aggressively in his heat. He would miss a transfer to the main by one spot, finishing 5th. Short would come back in the Semi and use the power of his FMF Racing exhaust to nail the holeshot. From there, he would command the whole race fighting off A 1 winner Ken Roczen to take a well-deserved win. Short’s night didn’t stop there, as a good start in the main allowed him to battle inside the top ten. He would make moves mid race and finish a strong 7th place in the main, bettering his finish from A1 by two spots.
Matt Goerke‘s night was very impressive. After having surgery to repair his broken (index) clutch finger earlier in the week, he had to completely re-learn to use his clutch with his middle finger during first practice. He would do an amazing job posting the 14th fastest time in first and second practice, riding only 3 laps of last practice to save his finger for the night. Matt’s Semi ride was impressive as he would stay close to the front and finish 4th. In the main, a tangle early on with Mike Alessi would put him back in 21st place. From there, Matt would put his head down and put a strong charge to work his way up through the field to finish the main in 15th.
Thank you to the BTO Sports – KTM 2014 team sponsors:
BTO Sports, KTM, WPS, KTM Factory Services, Palmetto Motorsports, FLY Racing, Bubba Burger, FMF Racing, Alpinestars, Factory Effex, ODI, Scott, WP Racing Systems, Bel-Ray, Galfer, Acerbis,
Talon, Dubya, Engine Ice, Pirelli, DT1, Hinson, Matrix , Reflex/Streamline, RK-Excel, Hexis, Mechanix Wear, Full Spectrum Power, ETS Fuel, Gear Custom Products, Raptor Titanium, San Diego Powder & Protective Coating, Pit Posse, Safety Kleen , FLMX, Dream Traxx