RRR Racing’s Alex Gillette
Top Ten at Spring Creek MX
Root River Racing's
ATV MX Amateur Race Team Report
La Crosse, WI (7/6/2017) - Root
River Racing’s amateur racer Alex Gillette put
in a strong performance at the seventh round of
the 2017 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship.
Racing took place at Spring Creek MX in Millville,
MN, which happens to be Gillette’s home track.
Gillette competed in both 450 A and College 16-24,
both highly competitive classes. “It had its ups
and downs,” said Gillette of the weekend. Gillette
took ninth overall in 450 A with 9-8 moto finishes,
but where he truly showed what he was made of
was in the College 16-24 class.
Racing's Alex Gillette
In moto one of College, Gillette battled his
way to the front of the pack quickly and was running
in third place when some unfortunate luck struck.
“I was running good until the last lap. Coming
down the hill I had a little accident, and by
the time I got going it was just too late in the
moto,” explained Gillette.
Gillette redeemed himself in moto two of the
College class on Sunday with an impressive second
place finish. “I am definitely getting to where
I am comfortable on the bike and getting the feeling
into my memory tissue,” stated Gillette. The second
place moto finish allowed Gillette to salvage
an eighth place overall finish.
Racing's Alex Gillette claimed a 2nd place
finish in College 16-24 class on Sunday
Gillette had great things to say about the track
at Spring Creek, and with the close proximity
to home, Gillette enjoyed the support and company
of family members who made the trip to cheer him
on. “The layout was the best it has ever been.
There were plenty of split lines and it didn’t
get too rough. I had a lot of family out that
normally do not get to see me ride, and it was
great to have them come watch,” said Gillette.
Gillette will continue to train and prepare for
the eighth round of the 2017 AMA ATV Motocross
National Championship at Unadilla in New Berlin,
NY July 15-16. “I am spending some time at home
right now, but we are planning on going to a track
over the weekend to get some riding in, and I
am going to Josh Upperman’s house for a couple
days before Unadilla. It is one of my favorite
tracks to race all year. I think I will get some
good results,” Gillette confidently stated.