Tamer Kawasaki Houston ReportSunday, February 11, 2007 | 7:37 PM
All Tamer Riders Make Main Events; The weekend began with transporter problems and ended with success.
After cold weather in Phoenix, Anaheim and San Francisco, Houston was forecasted for warmer temps, but this would prove to be untrue and the teams were welcomed to temps in the 40's and windy conditions.
Tamer would roll out the Bar-B-Q pit in Houston courtesy of Leo Vince Exhaust systems that was hosted by Mike Ward. Mike cooked pork, ribs, pork chops, chicken and sausage for team sponsors and co-workers and the food was incredible. Tamer is doing this again in Atlanta and St Louis, so feel free to stop by, eat and check out Tamer Kawasaki Maestrocard Leo Vince Racing.
On to the racing, Houston proved to be our most successful event from a team standpoint. With Sorby's ankle feeling good, the team entered 100% healthy and seen Sorby, Marsack and Graham transfer from the day program to the night program making it six for six events in 2007.
Bradley, Eric and Jake would all three transfer to the main event straight from the heat races with Bradley finishing 8th, Eric finishing 8th and Jake finishing 7th in their respective heats. "No LCQ's for the team this weekend and all three riders are in the main event, this is an awesome feeling and a tough task to say the least," stated team manager Kevin Maret.
Once the main events were under way, Bradley would compete in 17th position and would eventually work his way up to a career best finish of 14th at the checkers.
Marsack began the event with excellent practice times and looked comfortable on the Texas track all night long and his riding proved the same. Jake came off the start of the main event in 8th position and would finish the race in front of Ryan Clark in 15th position. "Enzo has worked really hard on Jake's suspension the past 2 weeks and it shows. Jake is riding so well and we are proud of his progress. He has made 3 of 6 main events already surpassing his 2 main events for the entire season in 2006 and he is at the speed right now to continue his streak," said Maret.
Eric came into the first turn and was a victim of Kyle Lewis' crash. Eric would remount in last position but was unable to continue due to a broken throttle. Maret continued "Eric has been off the pace the last two weekends. He is much faster than his results are showing and the team will work with Eric to change his results for the better."
"As a team manager of a privateer effort, it is a goal to have the entire team in the main event every weekend for all of the team sponsors. We have been close every race where we have 2 of the 3 in the main event. Now we have done it," said Kevin.
After Houston, Eric Sorby drops to 19th in points and Jake Marsack moves up to 22nd in points in the Supercross class and Bradley Graham advances to 22nd in points in the Lites class.
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Tamer – Kawasaki – Maestrocard – Leo Vince Racing would like to thank Answer Racing, ASV, Barnett Clutch, Becker Moto, Boyesen, BUD Racing, Classic Truck Sales, CKX Helmets, Cometic, Crower Cams, CV4, DeCal Works, Dragon, Dunlop, Enzo, Faction MX, Galfer, Group D pit wear, Hammerhead Designs, Hinson, Hot Cams Shim Kits, Hot Head Engine Heaters, Interlakes Sport Center, JD Jetting, JM Racing, Mechanix Wear, Motul, Oxtar, Pivot Works, Pro Wheel, Polisport, Regina, Rolcom Corp, SDG USA, Stomp, Tamer Billet MX, Team Hawg Stands, Tekbolt, Ti Lube Fuels, Trail Performance Coatings, Twin Air, Vortex Bars and Sprockets and Wiseco
A special thank you: Ross and Will of Enzo are in our pits every weekend making sure all is great. Brian, Marshall, Brady and Broc at Dunlop for keeping the team on fresh tires, Ed Stewart at Wiseco, Chris Becker with Becker Skid Plates, Tommy from ASV, Big E and Lindsay keeping the team outfitted in Answer and Ron Joynt and the crew of Decal Works for awesome graphics. A special thank you to Jeff Edwards of Maestrocard for his support while in Houston. Our team transporter broke down and Jeff handled everything with the situation and had the problem fixed before Friday at noon. "Jeff is an awesome person with a great family and they welcomed the entire team into their home while in Houston," said Kevin.