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Anderson and Rutledge Heat Up Freestone

The second round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship kicked off last weekend at Freestone County Raceway in Wortham, Texas. Once again, Race Tech's privateer mafia was out in full force giving the factory guys a run.

After taking off the whole 2011 season to recover from a back injury, Derek Anderson came into 2012 off the radar as a full privateer. Race Tech teamed up with Derek for his comeback run. All of the hard work paid off last weekend in the second moto at Freestone when Derek charged through the pack on his privateer KX450F straight into the top 10 where he would finish, a career best for the Colorado native.

Anderson will not only build off the confidence of a top 10 finish, but will also have the benefit of his hometown race in Lakewood coming up as the next stop on the schedule. You can follow Derek's journey as a privateer all summer long thanks to Vurbmoto.com and PLAE with this great video series, Driven to Ride.

Seventeen-year-old Australian rookie, Meghan Rutledge once again hounded the veterans in the WMX division at Freestone. Coming off her moto win at the opener, Rutledge proved it was no fluke running up front all day in Texas. Rutledge would finish on the podium both motos and claim her first overall podium.

Read more about Meghan Rutledge in her interview on Vurbmoto.com.

Two years ago, Preston Mull was struggling to qualify for national motos. Since teaming up with Race Tech, Mull qualified for his first Supercross main event this winter and scored his first national points in Texas. Mull came out swinging on the brutal, rough track in the second moto at Freestone and ran inside the top 15 all moto long in the 450 Class. Mull would run out of fuel on the last lap, but because the winner had lapped inside the top 20, Mull gained valuable championship points with his finish. Pitting out of an '88 Chevy Pickup, Mull is as privateer as it gets. Finishing top 20 against the best riders in the world on a borrowed bike he practices and races; the 565 is a true underdog. Great work Preston!

Listen to Preston Mull talk about his season thus far and his adventurous journey to Texas in a pickup truck on MXTalkRadio.

Race Tech's standout performer from 2011, Rock River Yamaha support rider Ben Lamay has had a rough 2012 season so far. After fighting though injury after injury, Lamay proved he still has what it takes in the second moto by braving the heat to get inside the top 20.

Dustin Pipes, Tyler Livesay, and Killy Rusk all also represented Race Tech's privateer mafia well by qualifying for the fast 40 at round two. Looking to build off a solid season thus far, the Race Tech Team will be looking forward to the high elevation of round three in Lakewood, Colorado.


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Chris Riesenberg – (951)279-6655 – chris@racetech.com