H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Denver, Colorado
(Madera, CA) – H.E.P. Motorsports took on Mile High Stadium this past weekend in Denver, Colorado for the 15th round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. The race brought us some interesting weather conditions that were all across the board. On Saturday morning it was snowing with the sun coming out in the afternoon. The crowd was one of the best we have seen so far this series with an atmosphere like no other. For H.E.P. Motorsports the weekend got underway a little later than usual. There was no press ride due to weather conditions forcing the track to be covered up until race day. Kyle Chisholm, Alex Ray and Adam Enticknap spent Friday afternoon at Fay Myers Motorcycle World for the weekly dealer autograph signing. The event was a huge success with hundreds of fans showing up to meet the teams. One major highlight from this past weekend was Chisholm placing 13th overall and Ray getting 15th overall.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – Another impressive night for Chiz whose racing has really been coming together as of late. After impressive lap times in the qualifiers, it was sure to be a good night for the seasoned veteran. In his heat race, Kyle got out to a good start and found himself inside the top 10. Chisholm continued to race very impressively holding off 9th place and qualifying for the main. In the main event Kyle had one of his best races so far this season with another great start. He found himself in the top 15. Over the course of the race he was able to move up into 13th place where he finished. For the third week in a row Kyle has placed 13th and continues to inch closer to the top 10. He commented on his race by saying, “The weather was crazy. It was snowing and raining during the qualifying which made it interesting. The weather finally cleared up, but it was still cold for the races.” I was13th again for the 3rd week in a row.” He added, “It’s not terrible, but not what I wanted either. The track was pretty easy and tough to make up time and pass, but I just have to ride a little better on Saturdays to get in the top 10 where I know I can be. The H.E.P. team and my mechanic, Pat, did a great job making the bike run good at that high altitude as well.”
Alex Ray # 62 – Getting it done in Denver! From missing the main in the heat, to winning the LCQ, to a strong main event finish, it’s safe to say that A-Ray had a roller coaster type of night on Saturday. Going down in his heat race, Alex was unable to lock in a transfer position and was forced to race the LCQ. In the last chance, Alex got out to a great start charging to the front of the pack. He led the entire 5 minutes, winning the last chance, and qualifying for the main in the process. In the main event A-Ray did not let up. He raced very impressively, despite falling down during the race. A-Ray finished a season best in15th place. He commented on the race by saying, “It was a tough day with the weather and being a little sick this weekend. I managed to turn it around with an LCQ win and a season best in the top 15, even with a fall in the main. There are still more there, and with 2 rounds left, I feel we can get better results!”
Adam Enticknap # 97 – Another close night for the crowd favorite, Seven-Deuce-Deuce, who fell short in the main event by one qualifying position. Adam had an impressive morning in the qualifiers, posting competitive lap times. However, in his heat race, Adam was not so fortunate, falling short in the main by three positions. In the last chance qualifier, Enticknap raced very aggressively after an impressive start. Adam was in top 10 heading into turn one, but still outside of a qualifying position. Enticknap continued to push himself, moving all the way up to 6th, before the second lap with 5th and 4th place right in front of him. Unfortunately, Adam came together midway through the race with another rider dropping him back further from a qualifying position. Still determined to qualify, he continued to race very aggressively, chasing a qualifying spot. Enticknap was able to re-catch 5th place but was unable to get that final qualifying position and missed out on the main event.
Easter is here, and the series is taking a short break before continuing on April 27th in East Rutherford, New Jersey for the 16th round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. After one of the best team results this past weekend, with a pair of top 15 finishes, look for A-Ray and Kyle Chisholm to continue to improve in their performances. H.E.P. Motorsports is excited with their results and looks forward to finishing out the series strong!
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Nashville, Tennessee
(Madera, CA) – As we near the end of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, round 14 got underway this past weekend in Nashville, Tennessee.
H.E.P. Motorsports started its weekend off a little later than usual with no press day on Friday morning. Kyle Chisholm, Adam Enticknap, and Alex Ray spent Friday night at America’s Motorsports for the dealer autograph signing. This event had a huge turnout, with tons of happy fans anxious to see the riders.
One major highlight from this past weekend was Kyle Chisholm finishing in 13th place overall with an impressive night of racing in his 100th career 450cc gate drop.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – It was a productive night in Nashville for the 31year old who made his 100th career gate drop on board a 450cc this past weekend. Kyle got off to a strong start to the day with excellent qualifying times early on. In his heat race, Kyle got an impressive top 5 start and was racing in 5th for the first lap and a half before the race got red flagged and then had to be restarted.
In the second start of his heat race, Kyle showed us just how dialed in he was by displaying another solid start, putting himself in a qualifying position. He finished the race in 6th place ahead of Musquin, Tomac and Alessi. In the main event Chisholm got out to another impressive start finding himself inside the top 15. Over the course of the next 20 minutes, Kyle raced extremely tough finishing the night in 13th place overall. Kyle commented on his weekend y saying; “it was another decent weekend, not great and not bad. My heat race was one of my better rides of the year I felt like. My riding was pretty good and we mixed it up with some of the top guys. My starts we’re better all night which was a good improvement. In the main I didn’t ride my best. I feel like I had a top 10 in me but I just didn’t perform my best when it counted. I struggles with being sick since a couple days prior to the race so it definitely zapped a little bit of energy and made it hard to breathe. Just have to focus on getting that out of me and trying again in Denver!”
Alex Ray # 62 – Racing in front of his hometown, A-Ray was close to a breakout performance. Qualifying 13th overall, Alex looked in sync and was determined early on to generate fast lap times. In his heat race, Alex did not let up and got out to an impressive start by putting himself in the mix early on. He finished out his heat in 9th place, qualifying for the main event. In the main event Alex got out to a good start as he found himself inside the top 15. Unfortunately, Alex got tangled up with another rider and fell. This costed him major positions as he dropped back to last place. Still determined to put on a show for his hometown, Alex raced with real grit and determination making a few passes along the way to finish in 17th place. Alex summarized his performance by commenting, “Results on paper don’t really show how good I was actually riding.” “With a good qualifying time, I felt like I could have done a bit better.” “I needed to illuminate some mistakes in the main.” “It was good seeing friends and family and my hometown fans!”
Adam Enticknap # 97 - Very close to being his night, Enticknap came up short in Nashville. The crowd favorite, Seven-Deuce-Deuce, has been racing very good these past few weeks and looks as if he’s turning his series results around. Unfortunately, Nashville was not Adam’s night as he missed making the main event. Adam’s stated, “The track was tough, but I learned a lot.” “I took away the positives and left the negatives in Nashville!” “I’ll be ready to execute in Denver!”
The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series is nearing the end of its 17-round tour. The team is headed to Denver, Colorado for the 15th round. H.E.P. Motorsports has been racing very well so far this series and is looking to finish out the series strong. Expect to see Chisholm, Ray and Enticknap in the Main event this weekend in Denver!
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Houston, Texas
(Madera, Ca) – Houston brought us our best racing so far this season! The 2019 monster energy AMA Supercross series had its last triple crown this past weekend and H.E.P. Motorsports came ready to perform. The weekend kicked into gear Friday morning for Press day where Chisholm, Ray, and Enticknap were in attendance; Alex Ray also gave a special interview with Fox26 Houston. The day concluded Polaris West Suzuki where all three riders took part in the dealer autograph signing, the event was well attended and had hundreds of fans leaving happy. One major takeaway from this past weekend was Chisholm, Ray and Enticknap finishing inside the top 18 for the last Triple Crown of the series.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – Impressive night in Houston for the Chiz who finished 13th overall going 15-12-13 in the last Triple Crown of the series. The day started off very well for Kyle qualifying into the top 18 and avoiding the LCQ, he was ready for the Main Event.
In the first Main he got out to a decent start well inside the top 20, over the course of the Main Event Kyle raced very aggressive picking off multiple positions. He was able to finish in 15th place.
In the 2nd main we saw Chisholm get his best result with an impressive 12th place finish. After getting off to a good start the veteran was able to hold his position throughout the race picking off a couple more along the way and finishing very strong.
In the final main event we saw Chisholm get out to another good start and found himself inside the top 15. Over the next ten minutes Kyle showed us how much the training pays off racing very well not fatigued from the previous mains he finished in 13th place capping off an impressive night.
Alex Ray #62 – It was a night full of ups and downs for the A-Ray who finished in 16th place overall. In the first main Alex got out to a good start and was inside the top 20 as the race continued a run in with another rider costed him a few positions and pushed him outside the top 15, he finished in 17th place. “The first main I just got a bit impatient and got together with another rider and was coming from the back. I felt good but I rode a bit tight” – Alex Ray
In the second main event we saw A-Rays best result with 14th place. He was able to get a better start and put better laps together that lead to his best finish of the night. “Main two felt better with a better start I found more of a flow and was able to race away with 14th my best result this year.” – Alex Ray
The final main we saw A-Ray get out to another good start and looked as if he was going to have another strong finish unfortunately a bike issue caused him to exit early finishing in 19th place. 17-14-19 for 16th place overall, it was a productive night for Alex and a step in the right direction as he heads to Nashville for his hometown race.
Adam Enticknap #97 – It was an impressive night in Houston for the fan favorite Seven-Deuce-Deuce who really had to earn it. It wasn’t the best start to the day for him falling short of the initial top 18 by less than a half second, he was forced to race the LCQ. In the last chance Adam got out to a great start well inside the top ten and in the next two sections he jumped up to 3rd with a qualifying position in lock early on. Adam wasn’t going to settle for 3rd and was able to pick off another position along the way finishing in 2nd place.
In his first main event he got out to a rough start and found himself pinched to the back before the first section and outside the top 20, Adam continued to race aggressive not letting up he picked off two positions before finishing in 18th. “I wasn’t able to make the moves I wanted and I got a rough start but I was able to learn a lot from it” – Adam Enticknap
In second main event Enticknap ran into a bit of bad luck getting pushed outside being flipped into the haybales onto the concrete Enticknap found himself close to last, over the net ten minutes he continued to race very aggressive but a suspension change done early started to work against and found himself fighting it as the track got more dry. He finished in 17th place.
In the final main event we saw it come together for him; after making a suspension change that improved the bike Adam got off to his best start so far and found himself inside the top 20. As the race continued Enticknap continued to race very aggressive, he finished in 15th place for his best result so far in his career.
H.E.P. Motorsports is headed to Nashville, Tennessee for round 14 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. The team comes off one of its best results yet this year with all three riders finishing inside the top 18 this past weekend in Houston. The team looks to finish out the series strong with four rounds remaining; Enticknap, Ray, and Chisholm are firing on all cylinders, expect to see all three competing in the Main Event this weekend in Nashville.
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Seattle, Washington
(Madera, Ca) – The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series headed up to the Pacific Northwest to Seattle, WA. Unlike the years past, the weather was clear and ideal for racing. The team got its weekend started off on Friday, where Adam Enticknap took part in Press Day. With no dealer autograph signing Friday night, Race day came sooner than usual. Two major highlights from this past weekend were Adam Enticknap’s commercial with Dunlop and Alex Ray placing 16th in the 450 Main Event.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – It was a good start to the day for the 31year-old Florida native. Early on in qualifiers, Chiz seemed to be in sync, having no problems maneuvering his way through each section. In his Heat Race, he got a good start and raced consistently as he locked in a transfer spot in early. He was able to hold it down for the remainder of the race and he finished in 8th place. In the Main Event, Chisholm was very fortunate to be able to walk away after coming together with multiple riders in the section just after the start. Breece, Brayton, and Reed all came together upon takeoff with Reed and Brayton being ejected from their bikes midair. Kyle was right behind them as this was happening and crashed into Reed and Brayton’s bike, flinging him from the Suzuki down the lip of the jump. Kyle suffered a beat up and badly bruised knee but was still able to finish out the race. This crash really separated the field and made recovering very difficult for Kyle, who finished the Main Event in 19th place.
Alex Ray #62 – What a night for A-Ray finishing in 16th place. The night started off very well for Alex with strong lap times in qualifiers. In Heat 1, he got off to a rough start and found himself just outside a transfer spot, where he missed the main by two positions. In the LCQ, Alex jumped out to a great start locking down a transfer spot early on and he finished in 3rd place. In the Main Event, Alex was able to get off to a decent start to the race and continued to race strong. Despite going down before the whoops and stalling one time during the race, A-Ray finished in 16th place matching his best result so far this series. Throughout the race, Alex was running very fast lap times. His average times in the Main Event, had he not fell or stalled, would have place him as high as 12th place.
Adam Enticknap #97 – The fan favorite Seven-Deuce-Deuce was coming off his best performance of the season in Indianapolis and was eager to match the results with another strong performance in Seattle. Adam got off to a great start to the day, where he posted very strong lap times in qualifiers. It looked to be his night, yet again. In his Heat Race, Adam was not able to get the start that he wanted and was outside qualifying position. As the race progressed, Enticknap was able to jump a couple spots up and move into 11th place just missing the Main Event by two positions. Right after the Heat Race, Enticknap stepped away from the bike to unveil his commercial with Dunlop in front of the Seattle crowd. In the LCQ with similar circumstances, Adam found himself only a few spots outside qualifying position. Unfortunately, he was not able to move into a transfer spot and missed the Main Event.
H.E.P. Motorsports is headed to Houston for the 13th round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. The team will be visiting the Phillip 66 headquarters before heading to the stadium. Only a handful of races are left before the series wraps up in Las Vegas in May. Expect to see Alex Ray, Adam Enticknap, and Kyle Chisholm coming off the gate pinned in Houston as they are eager to finish this series out strong.
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Indianapolis, Indiana
(Madera, Ca) – Round 11 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series got underway this past weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. The team got its weekend started early Friday morning with press interviews with regional and local media news outlets; in addition to the interviews with news stations, Kyle, Adam and Alex each talked with RaceDay Live. The day concluded at Dreyer Motorsports, where the team received a warm welcome from hundreds of fans. The dealer autograph signing was another success with a huge turnout of happy fans. One major takeaway from this past weekend was Adam Enticknap earning his first Main Event appearance.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – What a night for the seasoned veteran! From missing the Main Event in the Heat Race to a solid race in the LCQ, to an even better 16th place finish in the Main Event. Kyle got off to a solid start with fast lap times early on in the qualifying rounds. In the Heat Race, things were not as easy for Kyle after a rough start he found himself outside looking in. He continued to ride very aggressively and was able to make his way into the Top 10. Unfortunately, he missed the qualifying position by one spot and was forced to ride in the LCQ. In the Last Chance Qualifier, Kyle raced fantastic. He was able to jump into to a qualifying position early on and qualify for the Main Event. In the Main Event, Chisholm did not let up despite not getting the start that he wanted. Kyle continued to push himself, pick off multiple positions, and he found himself in 16th place when he finished the race.
Alex Ray #62 – Rough night for A-Ray, who was very close to making the Main. Early on, Alex looked very good racing assertively in the qualifiers and posting very competitive lap times. Unfortunately, in his Heat Race, he was not able to put it together. After a rough start, he found himself outside the Top 10, he missed the main by three positions in 12th place. In the LCQ, Alex got out to a great start and was inside the Top 10. Eager to jump into a qualifying position, Alex was racing very aggressive; but sadly, he went down in 5th place and found himself as far back as last place. With a qualifying position far out of sight, Alex continued to push himself even though he was falling again along the way. He finished in 19th place missing the Main Event.
Adam Enticknap #97 – The fan favorite Seven-Deuce-Deuce, who had been running into a bit of bad luck so far this season, was finally able to turn it around in Indianapolis. Eager to get into the Top 20, where he belongs, Enticknap did not waste time making it known. He was looking very smooth and in sync in qualifying rounds, and it was looking like it was going to be a good night. Unfortunately, in his Heat Race, things did not go as expected. With a rough start, Adam found himself outside the Top 15 looking in. Within the next ten minutes, he continued to race very determined. Regrettably, he missed the Main Event by three spots and was forced to race the LCQ. In the Last Chance Qualifier, Adam got a great start and found himself inside the Top 10 with a qualifying position in sight. In the next 5 minutes, Enticknap raced very well and he found himself in 4th place when the checkered flag came out. Qualifying for his first Main Event of the season, Adam gave it his all. He got decent start and found himself as high as 16th place throughout the race. When the 20-minute race was up, he finished in 20th place.
H.E.P. Motorsports is headed back west to Seattle, Washington for the 12th round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. The team is eager to complete a season-long goal of sending all three riders into the Main Event. After coming very close to accomplishing this goal in Indianapolis, look for Kyle, Alex, and Adam to be in the Main Event this weekend in Seattle.
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Daytona Beach, Florida
(Madera, Ca) – For round 10 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series H.E.P. Motorsports headed down to Daytona Beach to participate in the historic Daytona Bike Week and race in the World Center of Racing at the Daytona International Speedway. The weekend started off later then usual with no press Friday and no autograph signing Friday night. The team had two autograph signings Saturday, one at their pit and one at the Suzuki set up that was located outside the speedway; both signings where very successful with hundreds of fans leaving very happy. One major highlight from this past weekend was Kyle Chisholm finishing in 15th place overall.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – Not the way he wanted it go but the result non the less in the end. Kyle Chisholm’s Daytona Supercross was a vigorous one after missing the main in the heat race after being caught behind down riders he was un able to overcome the deficit and missed a qualifying position by two spots. In the LCQ the 31-yearold veteran raced very well, showing you just how experienced he is getting out to a good start locking down a qualifying position and holding it down for the rest of the race. In the main Kyle was not able to get the start he wanted and was outside the top 15 early on. As the race progressed Chisholm raced very well picking off as many positions as he was able too, he finished the night 15th overall.
Alex Ray #62 – Not the end result he wanted but plenty to look forward too. Alex Ray’s Saturday in Daytona was full of ups and downs. The day started off very well with a strong showing in his qualifiers Alex looked very in sync. In the heat race A-Ray got off to a great start and was well inside the top ten. Unfortunately a few section later when he went down and was pushed to the back of the pack. Still not willing to give up he raced very well for the remainder of the race moving all the way up to 11th missing the main by two qualifying positions. In the LCQ, Alex threw down another holeshot and jumped out into an early lead. As the race progress he made a few costly mistakes that lost him the lead to Alessi, and then a run in the sand section with another rider took him out of qualifying position and ended his night.
Adam Enticknap #97 – Having put down very competitive lap times it looked to be the Seven-Deuce-Deuce’s night. The fan favorite has been working rigorously to finally make that jump into the main, having ran into bad luck on occasions so far this season Enticknap is very hungry to punch that ticket. Unfortunately, Daytona was not his night after going down in heat one Adam was to far outside of a qualifying position and was forced to race the LCQ. In the LCQ with similar circumstances he went down early on and was not able to overcome the gap.
H.E.P. Motorsports is headed to Indianapolis for round 10 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. Indianapolis looks to be a good one, with HAAG Ford coming on board we look to have another with very strong pit presence. Expect to see Kyle Chisholm build on this past weekends performance with another strong showing in Indy.
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Atlanta, Ga
(March 4, 2019 Madera, Ca) – Round 9 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series got underway this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. H.E.P. Motorsports started their weekend a little bit later than usual Friday with no press in order to insure the bikes where a 100% race ready. Kyle Chisholm, Alex Ray and Adam Enticknap got their weekend started Friday afternoon at the weekly dealer autograph signing. The signing took place at Mountain Motorsports, the event featured a packed crowed full of motorcycle enthusiasts. The team had a blast meeting each fan and singing hundreds of a autographs. One major takeaway from this past weekend was Kyle Chisholm finishing 17th overall.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – Coming off a hard crash at Ford field in Detroit, Kyle was not quite at a 100%. With bruising and pains still there from the week prior Chisholm decided to give it a go. In his Heat race we saw Kyle race very well getting out to a competitive start. Holding off the final transfer spot all race long, he finished the heat race in 9th place. In the Main event, Kyle continued to race through the pain; getting out to a decent start Chisholm road very consistent for a solid 20 minutes moving up to 17th place where he finished the night.
Alex Ray #62 – So close to putting it together A-Ray is getting closer to a breakout performance. In his Heat race Alex got out to a bad start being caught behind a down rider in turn one he found himself in as far back as 20th. This did not stop the 26 year-old Tennessee native from showing us just how fast he is, in a very short amount of time he climbed from very back of the pack up to 12th place. A-Ray missed the main by three positions and was forced to race the LCQ. In the the Last Chance we saw him get out to a great start locking down a transfer spot early on. For the next 5 minutes he raced very professionally holding down third place all race long, qualifying for the Main in the process. In the Main event things didn’t get better for him with a rough start he found himself in the back of the pack with the field widening. Alex continued to race very aggressively he finished the night in 19th place.
Adam Enticknap #97 – Not quite able to put it together Enticknap falls short. The fan favorite Seven-Deuce-Deuce got off to a hot start Saturday in qualifiers posting fast lap times not to far off from his fellow teammates; it looked to be his night. In his Heat race Adam got out to a good jump off the gate but unfortunately got stuck behind a down rider in turn one and was pushed to the back of the pack. As the race ensued and the field widen, the gap became to big for Enticknap to make up and he missed the Main. In the LCQ things did not get better for him going down off the over under putting him way out of qualifying position.
H.E.P. Motorsports is headed to Daytona for round 10 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Superceross series. The team is excited to take on bike week and race in the historic Daytona International Speedway. For Kyle Chisholm this is as close as it gets to a hometown race, expect to see the Florida native have a strong showing Saturday in Daytona.
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Detroit, MI
(Madera, Ca) – The second triple crown of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series got underway this past weekend in downtown Detroit at Ford Field. H.E.P. Motorsports started their weekend off Friday morning at press where all three riders gave extensive interviews with various local and regional media outlets, including FOX2 Detroit. The day concluded at Rosenau Powersports where the riders took part in the dealer autograph signing. The event was well attended and very successful with a packed house and tons of happy fans. One major takeaway from race day was Kyle Chisholm getting 17th overall in the first main event.
Kyle Chisholm – It was a rollercoaster of a night for the #11 bike; not making the top 18 and advancing to the main through the LCQ to a nasty crash that almost ended his night. After making the Triple Crown through the Last Chance Qualifier, Kyle was off to a decent start in the first main, getting better each lap he finished in 17th place. It was in the second main event that we saw Kyle race very aggressive. He was beginning to charge the field when sadly he went down off the dragons back and indo’d himself off his bike, fortunately he was okay and road away with only bruises and no broken bones. With the bike totaled the H.E.P. Motorsports crew got to work rebuilding a bike in less then 20 minutes so Chisholm could ride the sight lap to see if he was able to race. Giving it a go Kyle Chisholm showed you just how tuff he is, all banged up he went out and raced the 3rd main event and was able to pick up a few positions on the way getting as high as 18th where he finished out the race.
Alex Ray – Not the night Alex Ray wanted in Detroit. Barely missing the top 18 he was forced to fight his way in through the LCQ. It was in the Last Chance Qualifier that the night began to take a turn for the worse; A-Ray went down in the second section of the first lap and his top 5 start got dropped to last place. Still he was not giving up and very determined to make the main he continued to charge, unfortunately he fell again later that lap and was forced to call it a night.
Adam Enticknap – It was another disappointing night of racing for crowd favorite Seven-Deuce-Deuce having another opponent land into him forcing him to go down effectively ending his night. Not able to qualify in the top 18 Enticknap was forced to race the LCQ. In the Last Chance Qaulifer we saw Adam get to a very good start well inside the top 5 headed into the first turn. It was in the next section we saw an opposing rider hit Enticknap forcing him to fall and dropping him to the back of the pack in the process. The crash didn’t stop him from hopping back on his bike and racing for hard fought four minutes moving up seven positions in the process.
The series is headed to Atlanta for the 9th round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. Kyle Chisholm may be banged up but expect to see him fully recovered and back competing for his place in the top 10. Expect to see Alex Ray rebound from this hiccup of a weekend and for Adam Enticknap to punch his main event ticket this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Arlington, TX
(Madera, Ca) – The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series made its way down south for round 7 in Arlington, TX. H.E.P. Motorsports started its weekend Friday at the stadium; Adam Enticknap took part in interviews with the local and regional news station for the state of Texas including Good Morning Texas. The day concluded at Freedom Powersports where Chisholm, Ray and Enticknap all took part in the dealer autograph signing. The event was another success with a packed crowd and tons of happy fans. One major takeaway from this past weekend was Kyle Chisholm finishing in 14th overall.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – It was a rough start to the day but a strong finish in the end for season veteran. Missing the Main in his heat race by one transfer position he was forced to race the LCQ. In the last chance we saw him get to a great start locking down a transfer position early on; he finished in 3rd place. In the main we saw the strong racing continue as Kyle went out and got his best finish so far this season with 14th place overall.
Alex Ray #62 – Racing exceptionally well so far this season it was a rough night for A-Ray. In his heat race we saw him get out to a good start running as high as 5th place until a crash midway through the race forced him to pull off. In the LCQ, we saw Alex jump out to a holeshot and he continued to lead for multiple laps before finishing in 2nd to Barcia. In the main event A-Ray was not able to match his first two starts and was forced to the back of the pack. As the race continued, he raced very aggressively moving up the field but sadly two crashes in the corner before the whoops and the corner after the finish costed him valuable positions Alex finished the night in 19th place overall.
Adam Enticknap #97 – Getting closer and closer, Enticknap falls short; it was another rough night for the crowd favorite Seven-Deuce-Deuce. Qualifying with ease the day was full of promise. Being placed in a stacked heat class Adam raced very aggressively unfortunately he was not able to climb his way into a transfer position and missed the main by 2 positions. In the LCQ, Adam got out to a good start inside the top ten. As the race continued he moved himself into 5th with the final transfer spot in sight; Sadly, the time expired and he missed the main by one position.
H.E.P. Motorsports is headed to the Detroit, MI for round 8 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. Expect to see Kyle Chisholm continue his strong main event performances as he’s coming off his best finish yet. Look for Alex Ray to keep jumping out to strong starts and to continue making the main events. H.E.P Motorsports is ready to take on Motor City!
H.E.P. MOTORSPORTS PRESS RELEASE: Minneapolis, MN
(Madera, Ca) – H.E.P. Motorsports made its way to Minneapolis for the first East Coast round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. The weekend kicked into high gear Friday afternoon with press day where all three riders were in attendance, the event was covered by various local and regional news outlets. The day continued at Bob’s Cycle Supply where Kyle Chisholm took part in the dealer autograph signing; the event was well attended and very successful. Alex Ray and Adam Enticknap spent there Friday afternoon across town supporting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital charity. The team is taking part in St. Jude Children Hospital fundraiser where a $20 donation buys you a t-shirt that can save a life. One major take away from this past weekend was a Kyle Chisholm finishing 15th overall.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – The day started off very well for Chisholm and never seemed to slow down. Qualifying with ease Kyle looked in sync all night having no difficulty navigating his way in and out of each rhythm section. In his heat race that featured more than half off the top ten-point contenders in the series; Chisholm raced great with a solid start matched with consistent riding, he managed to race away with 8th place. In the main event, Kyle was not able to get the start he wanted and was forced to fight his way into the pack from the back. In the next 20 minutes Kyle climbed his way up to 15th place where he eventually finished the race.
Alex Ray #62 – Riding very consistent, A-Ray continues to perform. In a heat race that didn’t start the way he wanted, we saw Alex ride with grit and tenacity pushing himself from the back of the field; picking off a rider each lap, he went from last place to 9th to take the final qualifying position. In the main event A-Ray got out to a good start and raced very competitively throughout the 20-minute moto. He finished the night in 16th place overall.
Adam Enticknap #97 – The Seven Duece-Duece was off to the best start of the series this past weekend in Minneapolis. Posting fast lap times in qualifiers Adam looked primed to make the main. In his heat race Enticknap got out to a hot start shooting to the front of the field, he was top 3 headed into the first turn. Unfortunately, a few costly mistakes costed him qualifying positions and he missed the main by one spot finishing in 10th place. In the LCQ, Enticknap showed us that his heat one start was no accident with another great start headed into the first turn top 5. Sadly, in the next rhythm section, two riders came together, knocking Adam off the track and dropped him to last place, in the course of the next five minutes Enticknap raced very aggressively climbing the field to 8th place where he finished.
The team is headed to Dallas, Texas for the second East Coast race of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. The series reaching its mid-way point and H.E.P. Motorsports is very excited for how the things are shaping up. Look for Kyle Chisholm to break loose and finally crack the top ten as he is only beginning to fire on all cylinders. Expect to see the growth of Alex Ray continue and the strong performance to keep coming.
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: San Diego, Ca
(Madera, Ca) – The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series headed down to San Diego for the final California round. Round 5 brought us some our worse race conditions yet; a severe weather storm kept the track under tarp up until a few hours before the race. The weekend started Friday morning with press where Adam Enticknap gave interviews with various local media outlets. The day concluded at Del Amo Motorsports where the riders took part in the dealer autograph signing that featured major teams across the industry. One major takeaway from this past weekend was Kyle Chisholm finishing in 4th in his heat and the team representing our military with a specially made 180 decal graphic kit.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – What a night for #11 bike, going from 4th in the heat to 17th in the main, the night was full of ups and downs. In his heat Kyle got out to a great start well inside the top 5. About mid-way through the race Chisholm had worked his way into 3rd and found himself battling with Eli Tomac passing each other back and forth up until a miscue dropped him back to 4th where he finished. In the main event Chisholm got another good jump off the gate and was mid pack headed into turn 1, unfortunately, covered in mud and with limited vision Kyle hit a down rider ultimately taking him down as well. Things began to go downhill from there crashing a couple more times trying to catch up, he finished the night in 17th place.
Alex Ray #62 – With racing conditions that aren’t tailored to his racing style, A-Ray had his work cut out for him. In heat 1, we saw Alex get out to a good start and found himself in qualifying position for the main, unfortunately mid-way through the race Ray went down after the finish line sidling him long enough to fall out of qualifying position and end his heat race. In the LCQ, we saw him get out to a great start that put him in qualifying position, he raced very throughout the LCQ finishing in 3rd place. In the main event things did not get much better for him; having a rough 20-minute moto, going down multiple times Alex persevered and finished in 20th place.
Adam Enticknap #97 – The fan favorite; the Seven Deuce-Deuce had a rough weekend in San Diego. Racing very well and throwing down qualifying times faster then anyone on the team it was for sure going to be his night. In heat 1, Adam got out to an aggressive start and found himself mid-pack headed into the first corner, unfortunately down riders blocked his path and put him far out of qualifying position, Enticknap continued to race and was able to move from 20th place to 14th overall. In the LCQ, it was similar circumstances to heat 1, going down off the start Adam found himself in last place. With a qualifying position out of sight Adam raced with grit and tenacity leapfrogging the field by half the positions moving from 14th place to 7th place in under 4 minutes of racing. The night didn’t go the way he wanted but expect him to keep working towards the main event.
The last round in California was our wettest and muddiest race yet. All three riders raced competitively and aggressive, Kyle Chisholm raced exceptionally well with a 4th place finish in his heat race. With a lot left on the table there is still improvements to be made; San Diego was a step in the right direction.
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Oakland, Ca
(Madera, Ca) – Round 4 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series brought us a huge crowd and a exciting night of racing. The weekend started Friday afternoon for media day, where all three riders gave interviews with various local new stations. The night continued at East Bay Motorsports for the weekly autograph signing, the event featured other factory teams and was a huge success with hundreds of happy fans leaving with a poster and a signature from their favorite riders. For H.E.P. Motorsports the night was filled with ups and downs, one major highlight from this past weekend was Alex Ray jumping out to a top 5 start. The team also debuted a new gear collection by Thor MX known as the Hallman inspired bt the companies founder and its steep tradition in the sport.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – It was another step in the right direction for the seasoned veteran. After coming off a nasty crash, Chisholm had been rehabbing his wrist all week in hopes to getting it back to 100%. With the wrist not quite healed up, Kyle still decided to give it a go. In his heat race Kyle didn’t get the start he wanted and was outside the top ten, as the race progressed, he was able to maneuver his way into a main event transfer position; finishing in 8th. In the early parts of the main event Kyle circled as high as 13th place, before a bad crash in the whoops that set him back to last. Throughout the rest of the 20 minute main event, Kyle caught and passed riders up to 16th position, where he ultimately finished. As the season continues, expect Kyle to continue to get better as his wrist gets healthy.
Alex Ray #62 – It was another strong performance for the #62, who raced very well throughout the night. He is continuing to look better each week. In his heat race we saw A-Ray get out to his best start of the season inside the top 5 but as the race progressed, he made a few costly decisions that dropped back to 9th where he finished the race. In the main event things didn’t get better for him; not being able to match his Heat 1 start, Alex was well outside the top half off the field, he finished the night in 17th place. With the starts, starting to come along look for him to continue to improve and be in the main event each weekend.
Adam Enticknap #97 – It was a rough night for the Seven Duece-Duece whose day stated out very well. Posting fast lap times in qualifiers Enticknap looked primed for his first main event. In this Heat race Adam got out to a decent start inside the top 15. As the race progressed Adam raced very competitively moving up the field into 11th place, unfortunately with time expiring and the gap widening he missed the main by two positions. In the LCQ the night didn’t get any better; after a rough start, well outside the top half off the field Enticknap had his work cut out for him. In the next four minutes we saw the #97 bike race very aggressively climbing more than half the field before time expired, finishing in 7th place and missing the night show.
San Diego marks the last stop in California before the series heads to the east coast. The teams short term goals are fore Kyle Chisholm and Alex Ray to make their way closer to a top 10 finish and Adam Enticknap to make his first main event of the season.
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Anaheim, Ca #2
(Madera, Ca) – Anaheim 2 brought us our first Triple Crown of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. The weekend started later than usual with no press Friday due to poor weather conditions from the previous week. This lead to the track being kept under tarp until Saturday to guarantee good race conditions. Friday night was spent at Del Amo Motorsports. The autograph signing had another packed crowd making the event a success. One major takeaway from Saturday was Alex Ray qualifying in the top 18 for the Triple Crown, with his best finish coming in the second main in 17th place.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – It was a rough day, missing the top 18 by a few positions, he was forced to fight his way through the LCQ. In the LCQ Kyle got off to a great start, carrying a lot of speed into the first corner he clipped his front tire with another rider flinging him into the air and lunching him into another bike. Fortunately; Kyle was okay and able to walk away from the crash, he only suffered minor bruising with a hurt arm, expect to see Kyle next weekend in Oakland, California.
Alex Ray #62 – Qualifying in the top 18, it was a great start to the day. Alex raced very well in qualifiers posting fast lap times that put him into the nights Triple Crown. In the first main A-Ray got a good start that put him mid-pack, unfortunately he took a fall in the whoops that costed him a few positions, he finished in 18th. It was his second main that we saw his best performance, getting out to another good start he raced very competitively finishing in 17th place. The third main things did not go as plan; with a bad jump off the gate, he was forced to fight his way from the back of the pack. Only eight laps in Alex went down and his bike locked up forcing him to make an early exit. He finished the night in 20th place overall. Look for him to carry this momentum into Oakland this weekend.
Adam Enticknap #97 – It was a rough day for Seven Deuce, missing the top 18 in qualifiers he was forced to race the LCQ. In the LCQ, Adam got out to a great start jumping to the front of the pack. Unfortunately, in the second turn he went down after coming tangled with another rider effectively ending his night. Being right on the cusp of the top 18, look for Adam to make that push next weekend in Oakland.
The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series is headed to Oakland, California. After a rough weekend for Kyle Chisholm and Adam Enticknap, expect to see them turn it around this weekend as they both are hungry for main events. Look for Alex Ray to continue making main events and racing competitively.
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Phoenix, AZ
(Madera, Ca) – Round 2 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series made its way East to Phoenix, Arizona. H.E.P. Motorsports kicked off the weekend festivities Friday afternoon at Press Day, where all three riders gave interviews, Kyle Chisholm talked with Jim Holley and the Raceday Live Crew and Adam Enticknap gave interviews to three major networking branches for the state of Arizona and the United States. The night continued at RideNow Powersports Peoria where the team received a warm welcome from a wide array of fans; the event lasted until the final minute with what seemed like a line that didn’t end. One key takeaway from race day was Alex Ray finishing 17th overall, capping off a strong overall performance and a step in the right direction.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – It was another hard-fought night of racing for the #11 bike, finishing 16th overall. Falling short of the main event in his heat race by a few spots, Chisholm had to fight his way in through the LCQ. In the LCQ, Kyle got out to a great start putting him well into the top ten, and as the race continued, he picked off a few more positions locking down the second transfer spot to the main event. In the main event Chisholm raced great, overcoming a rough start, he fought his way through the field and finished the night in 16th place. Showing lots of signs of improvement from week one to week two look for him to have another strong showing next week in Anaheim.
Alex Ray #62 – It was an awesome night of racing for A-Ray who finished the night in 17th place. Looking very fast in his practice and qualifiers, he was able to keep the momentum going into his heat race. Getting off to a very good start that put him well into the top half off the field, Alex was able to climb his way into the top ten and finish the race in 7th place. In a stacked main event, Alex got out to a great start coming around as high as 13th place before a couple big mistakes had him finishing the night in 17th place.
Adam Enticknap #97 – Easily one of the most liked riders in the pits, the Seven Deuce Deuce got off to a great start this weekend, posting very fast lap times early on. Adam looked poised for a main event. In a stacked heat race that featured most of the top riders in the class like Tomac, Roczen, Hill, Baggett and Brayton; Adam had his worked cut out for him. After not getting the start he wanted Adam was outside the top 15 looking in and as the race continued he was only able to pick up a few more positions finishing in 14th place. The night did not get better from there, in the LCQ Enticknap got out to an aggressive start off the gate eyeing that transfer position, unfortunately Adam got tangled up with another rider in the first turn making a top 4 position out of reach. He finished the LCQ in 10th place missing the main event. Look for Adam to turn it around this weekend in Anaheim.
As the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series heads back west for Anaheim 2, look for H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki to have another great night of racing!
H.E.P. Motorsports Press Release: Anaheim, Ca #1
(Madera, Ca) – The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series kicked into high gear this past weekend with it’s annual opening race, Anaheim 1. H.E.P. Motorsports brought it’s three-man roster of Kyle Chisholm (#11), Alex Ray (#62), and Adam Enticknap (#97). All three riders participated in media day the Friday before the race, this event is covered by various local media outlets. The day continued with Alex Ray and Adam Enitcknap attending Ricky Carmichael’s Learn to Ride experience. This event allowed the riders to give tips to their fans and show them proper riding techniques. Friday night was spent at Bert’s Mega Mall for an autograph signing which featured other factory teams in the industry. With a huge turnout, the autograph signing was a success, it gave our riders a opportunity to meet their fans and showcase their sponsors.
Kyle Chisholm #11 – It was a strong Anaheim 1 performance from Chisholm. The night didn’t go as planned, but the seasoned veteran persevered. Missing the Main in an unfortunate heat race, Kyle was forced to fight his way in through the Last Chance Qualifier. In the LCQ, Kyle got a good start as he climbed into the top 10, in the last couple laps he was able to pick up the fourth and final transfer position. The Main Event followed with a massive down pour of rain, which made navigating through sections very difficult. Chisholm finished the night in 22nd place. Look for him to build on his performance next weekend in Phoenix, Az.
Alex Ray #62 – Looking good early on in the day, throwing down fast lap times and putting solid laps together, the night looked very promising. Unfortunately for A-Ray in his heat race he fell mid-moto making it impossible for him to make up the difference. Things did not change for Alex in the LCQ, not getting the start he is capable off and having to overcome a huge position deficit Alex Ray missed the main event. Look for him to put it together next weekend in Phoenix, Az.
Adam Enticknap #97 – Coming very close to the main event, missing the transfer spot by one position, it was not the night Adam Enticknap wanted. Having missed the main in the heat race by a few positions he was forced to make his way through the last chance qualifier. In the LCQ we saw the 722 get a great start well inside the top ten and in the mix for a transfer spot. Having locked down the fourth transfer spot early in the race, the night looked for certain that Enticknap was into the main, unfortunately with a few laps to go teammate Kyle Chisholm made the move and took 4th from him. Look for Adam Enticknap to improve on this performance and to be in the main next weekend.
H.E.P. Motorsports made its first stop on their seventeen-round tour of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series this past weekend in Anaheim, Ca. The night brought us a huge crowd whose presence could be felt on the track and in the pits. For H.E.P. Motorsports the night didn’t go as planned, only putting one rider into the main event with two riders barely falling short. Look for H.E.P. Motorsports to improve on its performance this past weekend with a strong showing in Phoenix, as all three riders are hungry for the Main Event.
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RED LINE SYNTHETIC OIL AND H.E.P MOTORSPORTS SUZUKI ANNOUNCE THEIR 2019 PARTNERSHIP FOR THE MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES
BENICIA, CA (October 11, 2018) – Red Line Synthetic Oil, a leading supplier of synthetic lubricants and additives, today announced their partnership with the H.E.P. Motorsports team supported by Suzuki Motor of America, Inc (SMAI) for the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series at the 2018 American International Motorcycle Expo (AIM). Additionally, at the AIM Expo, Red Line is displaying its powersport product line while providing expert advice to industry professionals.
Red Line Synthetic Oil has been creating products for racing, street and off-road applications for almost 40 years. Through this new partnership they will apply their motorsports knowledge to assist the H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki team throughout the 2019 Supercross season by providing them with lubricants, additives and technical support. The talent rich H.E.P team will be comprised of three to four riders competing in the entirety of the Supercross Series. To support the announcement, the H.E.P. team placed one of their Supercross bikes in the Red Line booth at AIM.
“The team over at Red Line Oil have been great to work. They are a force to be reckoned with in the Supercross world and they are certainly not new to motorsport racing,” said Dustin Pipes, H.E.P. Motorsports Race Team Coordinator. “We plan to bring their patented formulas and success in other forms of racing and apply it here on the Supercross track. The team have been putting their products through the ringer in testing and the results have been better than anything we’ve previously used. I think we’ve found something here.”
The AIM Expo itself is an annual event which brings riders and industry professionals together from all over the country. At this year’s event more than 25,000 attendees are expected to descend upon the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Throughout the event Red Line Synthetic Oil will display its line of powersport products at booth #2549. There will also be a product expert on hand to discuss the products in depth and unique applications.
These products include Red Line’s Motor Oil, Gear Oil, Two-Stroke Oil, Suspension Fluid, Brake Fluid and their SI-1 Complete Fuel System Cleaner. For v-twin riders who need to perform a complete service on their bikes, Red Line created the PowerPack®. Each kit contains five quarts of Red Line Motorcycle Oil, one quart of V-Twin Transmission Oil with ShockProof, one quart of Primary Chain Case Oil, one bottle of SI-1 Fuel Injection Cleaner for Powersports, a sticker kit, a Red Line Oil embroidered hat and a specialized Red Line branded funnel. These kits are available in 20w50 and 20w60 to support most v-twin bikes.
“Every year we look forward to the AIM Expo because it’s an opportunity for us to show off our powersport product line,” said Willie McCoy at Red Line Synthetic Oil. “This is our 3rd time attending the AIM Expo and this year we’re excited to display our V-Twin PowerPacks. They make servicing your bike easier by putting all the necessary products in one box.”
Founded in 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil has created products for motor racing applications since its inception, with the philosophy that drivers need the best of the best. In 2007 they transferred this knowledge to the motorcycle industry to support riders by providing them with the best oils and additives available on the market. Red Line formulates fully-synthetic oils and advanced additives using the world’s finest ester and PAO base stocks, so riders can be sure their bikes are receiving the highest quality fluids.
About Red Line Synthetic Oil
In 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil began creating lubricants for the racing industry. Today, Red Line Synthetic Oil manufactures more than 100 products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives and the popular WaterWetter cooling additive for the automotive, motorcycle, marine and industrial markets. Red Line Synthetic Oil uses extensive knowledge of racing to create high-performance products for track cars and street vehicles. To find a dealer or order online, log on to www.redlineoil.com.
About H.E.P. Motorsports
Named using the initials of the founding members (George Holland, Billy Ezernack and Dustin Pipes) H.E.P. Motorsports brings winning motocross experience, enthusiasm and business savvy into the Supercross paddock. Headquartered in Madera California, H.E.P. is poised to make a strong impact during its sophomore season in the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series. To learn more, visit www.HEPmotorsports.com.
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