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Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki Shows Strong Performance in Calgary

June 15, 2009

Heidi Cooke Wins Both Motos in the Women's Pro Nationals
Riverside, CA (June 15, 2009) -The Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki racing team visited Calgary's Wild Rose MX Park for the second round of the CRMC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals this weekend. Each of the MX1 Pro class riders finished in the top ten with Paul Carpenter getting another third place overall podium finish. Heidi Cooke maintained her dominance in the Women's Pro class by winning both motos in dominating fashion.

Paul Carpenter nearly got the holeshot in the first MX1 Pro moto and Jack Carpenter followed close behind in sixth position. Meanwhile, Bobby Kiniry did not get good traction off the concrete starting pad and started near the back of the field. He charged through the field to end up with a sixth place at the finish, while Paul raced to an uneventful second place. Jack Carpenter may be the biggest surprise of the series and he is showing that he has what it takes to finish at the top. Jack quickly moved into fourth position after the start and broke away with the lead pack. He continued to charge until the end of the race to finish in the fourth spot.

"I'm happy with my ride so far," commented Jack. "This is my first full season so we weren't exactly sure what to expect and we've been able to make things happen. I'm feeling comfortable on the bike and looking forward to improving each race."

Jack was already looking to improve on his results with a third place start in the second moto. Unfortunately, he went down early in the race and remounted in nearly dead last. Paul started just inside the top ten and had to work through a group of fast riders to reach the leaders. However, by the time he worked his way into third the leaders were too far ahead to make a move. He rode a safe race to finish in third with Kiniry following him in fifth after another poor start.

The Women's Pro class was another dominating performance from Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki's Heidi Cooke. Cooke got an unusually bad start in moto one and quickly moved from eighth position to the lead. Once in the lead she never looked back to cross the finish line first. In the second moto, she got the holeshot and led wire-to-wire for her second overall win of the season.

The Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki Racing Team will travel to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton on June 20-21, 2009 for round three of the CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals.

Visit the www.cernicskawasaki.com website and community for team news and updates.

MX1 Pro Event Results
1. Colton Facciotti
2. Dusty Klatt
3. Paul Carpenter
4. Tyler Medaglia
5. Bobby Kiniry
6. Jack Carpenter
7. Kevin Johnson
8. Mitch Cooke
9. Jeff Northrop
10. Tim Tremblay

Women's Pro Event Results
1. Heidi Cooke
2. Jocelyn Killough
3. Deanye Giroux
4. Missy Hackett
5. Karly Pozdenkoff
6. Jessica Foster
7. Malerie Prochnavy
8. Amber Giroux
9. Camille Baker
10. Sara LaLiberte

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