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La Crosse, WI (3/17/2017) - Root
River Racing’s amateur team riders Logan Tremellen
and Alex Gillette competed in the third annual
Daytona ATV Supercross race at the Daytona International
Speedway in Florida. Tremellen took second in
Production B while Gillette took fourth in College
(16-24) and fifth in 450A for three top five finishes
for the team.
Racing's Logan Tremellen took second in
Production B in the 3rd Annual Daytona
New for the Root River Racing team this season
was a cutback on the amount of riders under the
team’s tent. It now consists of just four riders,
two pro racers and two amateur racers. The scaled
back team allowed team owner, Rich Gillette, to
focus more on his son’s racing, and the decreased
stress made the time at the track that much more
enjoyable. “I can actually have time to relax
and watch my son, Alex, race. I really haven’t
had a lot of time the last few years to get up
to the line to wish him well, so that’s something
that we wanted to get back,” explained Rich Gillette.
The racers also enjoyed the smaller sized team.
“Alex and I have our own tent, so we have plenty
of room. It is a lot more calm and positive with
just us four riders,” said Tremellen.
River Racing Amateur Race Team (left to
Logan Tremellen & Alex Gillette
The improved atmosphere in the pits helped get
Tremellen in the right mindset to put in a fantastic
race in Production B. “I got second in the holeshot
and just stayed that way for the rest of the race.
The Root River Racing built Honda, Motowoz shocks,
and Hoosier Tires were working great together
on the track.”
Tremellen made the move up to B class this year
after running C in 2016. “I can ride a lot safer
and I feel a lot more comfortable in the B class.
Second place is a good spot to build off of,”
explained Tremellen, who plans on running Production
B and 450 B throughout the rest of the year.
Alex Gillette also put in a strong ride in the
very competitive 450A and College classes. Gillette
battled through some issues and crashes in his
the heat races, but it did not prevent him from
coming back swinging in the main events, where
it really counts. “The bike was working good,
but I just didn’t have it quite dialed in yet.
I thought it was decent starting ground to get
my feet wet, but I am more excited for the next
round at Texas,” explained Gillette.
took fourth in College (16-24) and fifth
in 450A for three top five finishes for
Gillette will head to Splendora, Texas for the
next couple weeks preparing himself and getting
his bike dialed in to come out stronger than ever
in the following round.
Alex’s father, Rich Gillette, was equally happy
with both Alex and Logan Tremellen’s season debut.
“In the amateur classes both Alex and Logan did
very well. Logan finishing second in Production
B was really a highlight. I was happy to see how
well he did, especially on a really tough course.
Alex came back in the main of 450A and finished
fifth, and in College finished fourth. I was definitely
very excited to see how he is riding right now,”
The Root River Racing amateur teammates of Gillette
and Tremellen will return to racing at the second
round of the 2017 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship.
Racing will be held at Underground MX Park in
Kemp, TX April 1-2.