Kawasaki stands on the podium in B.C.
July 20, 2007
Monster Energy Cernics Kawasaki’s Jeff Gibson scored his first CMRC Motocross Nationals podium finish this weekend at round six in Nanaimo, BC. His third overall finish also moves the Ohio rider into third place in the current MX1 championship standings with three races remaining. Teammate Paul Carpenter retains the overall championships points lead with a total of 236 points, a 66 point advantage over 2nd place. “I got some good starts today and rode as hard as I could,” said Gibson after his podium finish. “However, the track was very tough so I knew I had to ride smart and stay on two wheels. In the end, it all worked out so I’m happy with the results.”
“I struggled with the track all day,” explained Carpenter. “Poor starts and crashes just added to my frustration for the weekend. In the end, I only lost a few points in the championship points so that is the main thing. Our goal is that championship right now and the entire team is working really hard to achieve that goal.” Carpenter netted a 5th overall for the day at round six.
The team's MX2 entry, Tucker Hibbert was on his way to another great finish until a large rock caused his clutch to malfunction as he was leading the second moto. Although he had hoped to repeat his round five success, he would eventually finish in twelfth overall.
The Monster Energy Cernics Kawasaki Racing Team has a long break before resuming their championship chase at Riverglade MX Park in Moncton, New Brunswick, for round seven of the CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals.