Kiniry and Carpenter Battle the Mud and Rain to Finish in the Top Ten for Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki

July 29, 2009

Riverside, CA (July 28, 2009) - Round six of the Monster Energy CMRC Motocross Nationals visited a rain-drenched Ste-Thecle Motocross track in Quebec this weekend. Heavy rains and a modified event schedule did not stop Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki's Bobby Kiniry and Paul Carpenter from finishing inside the top ten.

The qualifying schedule for Sunday's MX1 Pro race was cancelled due to the heavy rain and poor track conditions, and the schedule was reduced to one moto as opposed to the usual two moto format. Paul Carpenter and Kiniry got great jumps from the starting line but were involved in a multiple rider crash in the muddy first turn. The team's third rider, Jack Carpenter managed to avoid the first turn mayhem and rounded the first lap in sixth position. After the second lap, Jack moved into fourth position but eventually pulled off the track with a burnt clutch. Kiniry and Paul Carpenter rode a consistent race to finish in sixth and ninth, respectively.

"The racing conditions were horrendous this weekend," stated team manager, Derek Sorenson. "Jack was riding a smart race until he had his clutch go out and Bobby and Paul got great starts but got taken out in the first turn. Racing in these conditions is tough, especially on a hard packed track like this, but we came out just fine. Paul still sits in third in championship points and Bobby isn't far behind in fourth, so we can push hard through the last few rounds to see what happens."

The Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki Racing Team will travel to Riverglade MX Park in Moncton, New Brunswick on Aug 2, 2009 for round seven of the CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals.

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