RRR's Alex Gillette
Takes Second at Underground MX
Root River Racing's
ATV MX Amateur Race Team Report
La Crosse, WI (4/14/2017) - Root
River Racing’s Alex Gillette competed in the first
round of the 2017 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship
April 1-2. Racing was held at Underground MX Park
in Kemp, TX where Gillette scored second place
in the College class and seventh in 450 A.
Racing's Alex Gillette grabbed the College
Gillette truly shined in the College (16-24)
class where he grabbed the holeshot and battled
for first place. There were some mishaps with
points and riders when Sky Volkamer, the class
winner, accidentally rode in the class without
being signed up for it. It was ultimately decided
Volkamer would still be scored and gain the points
for the win with Gillette in second place.
“Sky was doing the big triple, and I was not,
but everywhere else I was catching up to him.
If I had a lap or two more, I could have got him.
Everything on the Root River Racing bike is working
really good this year,” explained Gillette.
Racing's Alex Gillette finished 2nd in
In 450 A, Gillette did not get as great of a
start as he was aiming for, but battled his way
up through the pack for a very respectable seventh
place finish. Looking ahead for the next round
Gillette stated, “I know what need to do, and
I’m going to do it.”
Logan Tremellen, another amateur rider for Root
River Racing, unfortunately suffered an injury
that took him out of the competition at the first
round. Tremellen ended up fracturing his wrist
and will have to sit out the next round of racing.
According to Logan’s brother, Dylan Tremellen,
they will be headed home after the following round
in Alabama to consult with an orthopedic doctor
to determine the extent of Logan’s injury, and
the amount of time he will be sidelined.
Racing's Logan Tremellen
The Root River Racing amateur team will return
to ATV Motocross at the second round of racing
on April 15-16 at Monster Mountain MX Park in