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Noah Mickelson Wins Pro-Am, Haedyn Holds Points Lead
Rockford Fosgate / TiLube / Honda ATV Team Report

Salisbury, NC (7/10/2018) - Rockford Fosgate/TiLube/Honda racers Noah and Haedyn Mickelson had career-defining weekends during the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship races at Unadilla MX in New Berlin, NY. Noah Mickelson return to full speed from a shoulder injury to score his first overall victory in Pro Am, while Haedyn overcame a mechanical issue in the first moto to finish third overall and maintain his lead in the points championship.

Noah Mickelson ATV Motocross Championship
Rockford Fosgate/TiLube/Honda racers Noah and Haedyn Mickelson Takes 1st & 3rd Overall at Unadilla MX

The events were held at the fast and tricky Unadilla MX. Horsepower is king here, and Noah Mickelson combined the horsepower on his Honda with excellent grip provided by Maxxis RAZR Plus tires to snag both holeshots and finish 2-2 in the motos. His first overall win in the class came after coming back from a serious shoulder injury sustained earlier this season.

Noah Mickelson ATV Motocross Championship
Noah Mickelson grabbed both Pro-Am Holeshots

“I just tried to keep a steady pace and stay comfortable,” said Noah Mickelson. “It was an amazing feeling. It’s good coming back and knowing what I can do. The injury didn’t affect me as much as I thought it would. I can’t describe the feeling I had up on the podium. We’re running the RAZR Plus tires out there. They are amazing. Without them, I wouldn’t have gotten both holeshots and they grip amazingly in every corner.”

Noah Mickelson ATV Motocross Championship
Noah & Haedyn Mickelson

Some fraternal competition also helped. Both Noah and Haedyn Mickelson battled it out in the Pro Am motos. “Having my brother out there pushing me really helped a lot,” said Noah Mickelson. “My shoulder has some healing to do, but it doesn’t really affect me when I’m riding. I have more rehab to do, but I feel really good. I’ll be there for the next two rounds to push my brother and the rest of the field.”

Haedyn Mickelson was running second in the first moto when a mechanical issue slowed his charge. After finishing the moto, the team jumped into action and he came back to win the second moto after a thrilling battle with his brother. The third-place overall has him holding a five point lead in the points championship.

Noah Mickelson ATV Motocross Championship
Haedyn Mickelson launching Sky Shot

“I saw Noah make the pass for the lead and that’s where I put my head down because I wanted to be up there, too,” said Haedyn Mickelson. “It came down to the last lap, I passed him and won the moto. That’s a two-point swing. I’m still in the lead, but it will come down to the wire.”

Along with his Pro Am results, Haedyn Mickelson also finished eighth in the Pro race. He is now a top contender for the Rookie of the Year award, sitting ninth in points.

“Coming into the beginning of the year, my goal was to finish in the top 10 in points,” said Haedyn Mickelson. “To be sitting in the top 10 with four motos left I’m happy with it. Getting that rookie of the year is going to be a big deal.”

The Haedyn and Noah Mickelson will be back in action as the Rockford Fosgate/TiLube/Honda Team heads to RedBud MX in Buchanan, MI July 21-22.

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