Takes Second in 450A at Spring Creek MX
Maxxis /Elka / Liquid
Wrench / Honda Amateur ATV Team Report
Salisbury, NC (7/6/2017) - Maxxis/Elka/Liquid
Wrench/Honda’s amateur race team were again leading
the pack in 2017 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship
as the series headed north to Spring Creek MX
in Millville, MN. Grayson Eller had a breakout
weekend, finishing second in Production A and
fifth in 450 A. Noah Mickelson earned his fifth
victory in 450 A and finished third in Pro Sport.
Haedyn Mickelson fought through injury to finish
fourth in Pro Am and finished 14th in Pro Sport
after a tangle in the first moto.
Eller has been improving on his starts all season.
Practice made him nearly perfect on the weekend
as he scored a 3-2 in Production A to finish second
overall and score his first podium of the season.
He backed that up with a 3-8 in 450 A and finished
Grayson Eller went 3-2 in Production A for
2nd Overall & finished Top Five overall
in the 450 A class
“Millville was a blast,” exclaimed Eller. “My
starts started to finally come around and it felt
great to battle with different people. The track
was gnarly this weekend, but having Jay and Doug
with us this weekend was a lot of help, they had
our bike dialed in for this track in no time.
I've really picked up some speed over the past
month and I hope I can just keep this momentum
going and finish the season strong.”
For the Mickelsons, this round marked a homecoming
for the brothers as they returned to their home
state and their home track. Noah Mickelson defended
both of his points leads with a podium in Pro
Sport (8-2) and another victory in 450 A after
winning both motos. Both Mickelsons were caught
up in a first turn crash in the first Pro Sport
Noah Mickelson claimed his 5th Win of the
season in 450 A
“That first corner was pretty hectic,” said Noah
Mickelson. “I was a little bit behind, but I made
my way back through the pack. I made up for it
in the second moto, so it wasn’t too bad. I just
rode smart on Sunday, so I tried to stay smooth
for the whole race.”
In 450 A, Noah Mickelson was dominant and tried
to run smooth laps on the rough course. His points
lead is such that he needs only to win once more
to clinch the title. Once he wraps up the title,
he may step up to Pro Am.
“The 450 A was a fun race,” said Noah Mickelson.
“I was riding smooth in the first moto, but I
got caught on the last lap and held on for the
win. In the second moto, I got the holeshot and
just tried to stay smooth. That track was so rough
and unpredictable, so I did my best to run consistent
Haedyn Mickelson was caught up in the crash in
the first Pro Sport moto. Though he walked away
relatively uninjured, his Honda was severely damaged
in the tangle and he was unable to finish the
moto. He rebounded to fifth in the second moto.
Design's Haedyn Mickelson finished fourth
overall in Pro-Am on Sunday
“I was sweeping around the first corner and I
got hit from behind,” said Haedyn Mickelson. “It
flipped me over the bars, I got run over a few
times and I’m pretty bruised up. I’m just happy
I was able to walk away from it. In the second
moto, I was really sore. I just went out there
to loosen up because my ribs were really sore.
I ended up fifth, which I‘m really happy with
considering how I was feeling.”
In Pro Am, Haedyn Mickelson fought through pain
and fatigue to finish fourth overall (5-3), scoring
his fifth top five of the season. He is currently
third in Pro Am points.
“I was running third on the final lap, my tether
caught in my pants and shut off my bike,” said
Mickelson. “I lost two spots and finished fifth.
In the second moto, I knew I had the speed to
finish top three. The track was super rough, but
the Maxxis-Elka setup was amazing. The suspension
was just unbelievable.”
The Maxxis/Elka/Liquid Wrench/Honda amateur team
will return to action as the ATV Motocross National
Championship next heads to Unadilla MX Park in
New Berlin, NY July 15-16.
2017 Race Team Sponsors
Maxxis, Liquid Wrench, Elka,
Fly, Scott, SSi Decals, DWT, Hinson, Bel Ray,
Sunstar, Works Connection, Sandridge Foods, Impact
Solutions, Fourwerx, Alpinestar, DC Designs, Precision
Racing Products, Rath Racing