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La Crosse, WI (6/23/2017) - Root River Racing’s Pro ATV Motocross racers Josh Upperman and Dylan Tremellen were again in the thick of competition during round six of 2017 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship. The event was held at Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, IL.

Upperman recorded a 5-7 in the two motos to finish sixth overall. Upperman drove his Baldwin Honda to the holeshot in the second moto, but the rough conditions stymied his charge late in the race.

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Root River Racing's Josh Upperman finished 6th Overall

“I finally got a holeshot and that is what we’ve been after all season,” said Upperman. “We just have to start working on getting some other things dialed in. I made a few passes and was gaining at the end. I was really happy with how the bike worked. In the second moto, I came out and tried to set a fast pace, but the track was rougher and I got a little beat up. All in all, the weekend went really well.”

Upperman is continuing to make progress. The team next heads to its home track in Minnesota, a place where Upperman hopes to continue to climb the charts.

“We’re making progress and I’m excited for Spring Creek,” said Upperman. “It’s different than most of the other tracks we compete on. It’s the home track for Root River Racing and we’re looking forward to a good weekend.”

Josh Upperman Root River Racing

Root River Racing's Josh Upperman grabbed the Moto 2 Holeshot with Dylan Tremellen on the outside in the 2nd spot

Pro Rookie Root River Racing rider Dylan Tremellen had a consistent run during the Sunset Ridge weekend. He just missed the holeshot in the second moto, and followed his teammate Upperman to the first corner. He finished 11th overall.

“The start of the second moto was really cool,” said Tremellen. “I’ve never been that far up at the start, especially in the Pro class. I just stayed consistent the whole time and rode to the best of my abilities. I would still like to get into the top 10 more consistently, but we will take what we can get.”

Tremellen made several shock adjustments on his RRR/Hoosier/Motowoz Honda. It coped perfectly with the rough and changing conditions during the race weekend.

Dylan Tremellen Root River Racing

Root River Racing's Dylan Tremellen finished 11th Overall

“The Honda worked great,” said Tremellen. “We’re getting better results and it’s really coming along; we’re really happy with how the shocks performed. The Hoosier Tires always hook up great. It’s an awesome program this year.”

Like Upperman, Tremellen will be working hard in the days preceding the next race. He is also looking forward to running at Root River’s home track.

“We’ll get in some riding and we’re running a local Minnesota race so we’ll have some good training before the race,” said Tremellen. “Spring Creek is one of my favorite tracks. We’re looking forward to a good, safe weekend.”

The seventh round of the 2017 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship is scheduled for July 1-2 at Spring Creek MX in Millville, MN where Upperman and Tremellen will look to thrill Root River’s hometown crowd.

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