RRR Racing’s Alex Gillette
Finishes Sixth at Sunset Ridge
Root River Racing's
ATV MX Amateur Race Team Report
La Crosse, WI (6/23/2017) - Root
River Racing’s amateur racer Alex Gillette continued
to gain confidence and experience during round
six of the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship
at Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, IL. Gillette finished
11th in 450 A, and sixth in College 16-24.
Riding his RRR/Hoosier/Motowoz Honda, Gillette
enjoyed the track, which was hit by rain every
night. Though the track was rough, it featured
several different racing lines, making for a competitive
and fun weekend.
Racing's Alex Gillette is Top 5 in College
“We got some good starts and charged through
the pack during the weekend,” said Gillette. “In
the first 450 A moto, I got pushed to the outside
on the start, but I charged through the pack.
I had a lot of fun in that moto.”
In the College 16-24 race, Gillette nearly took
the holeshot in the second moto. He scored a 5-7
to net a sixth-place overall finish.
“I did well overall,” said Gillette. “I had a
good start in the second moto and just missed
the holeshot. I made some mistakes, though, and
ended up fifth.”
Gillette appreciated the hard work the track
staff put in to make the track race ready. Despite
the difficult weather conditions, the track came
around well during the weekend. He was also pleased
with the performance of his quad.
“The track was great,” said Gillette. “It got
rough, but it wasn’t a bad kind of rough. It was
really the best Sunset Ridge track in a long time.
“Everything worked great on the bike. The Motowoz
stabilizer, Hoosier Tires and the new Beringer
Brakes were awesome.”
Gillette will continue his growth in the 2017
AMA ATV Motocross National Championship as the
series next heads to his home track, Spring Creek
MX Park in Millville, MN. That race is scheduled
for July 1-2.