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Flo Motorsports Rider News

One of the up and coming faces of the supercross scene is Flo Motorsports rider Luke Renzland with finishing 8th place at the Monster Energy opener 250 SX east main event in Minneapolis a couple of weeks ago, and now with more confidence and determination he finished 6th place this past weekend in Atlanta’s main event. Check out this great article written by Traders Racing on a few of our riders.

Renzland grabs best finish of career. Traders Racing amateur riders Jayce Pennington and Jack Rogers head back home with the biggest trophies.
Atlanta, GA (Feb 25,2017) –The team came into the second round of Monster Energy East 250SX with more confidence after Luke Renzland posted a 8th place in last week’s opener 250 SX east main event. This week’s track was a little more technical and more demanding in the whoops section. This wouldn’t slow Renzland down. In the qualifiers, he found himself just outside the top 5, qualifying 8th for the night.  
“I came into Atlanta knowing I had more to give than last week” stated Renzland. “I had a good week of training this week, focusing on some areas I could improve. I had more confidence coming to this week’s race for sure”.
The heat race would show no mercy to Renzland. His JGR powered Yamaha nailed the holeshot, but a small mistake entering the second corner pushed him back a few positions. He went down by contact just before crossing the finish line on the first lap.
“I was put into the tough blocks and had nowhere to go. I ended up hitting the ground pretty hard. Got a little banged up, but I am OK and just have to get mentally prepared for the LCQ”.
When the gate dropped on the LCQ Renzland again grabbed the holeshot on his JGR powered Traders Yamaha, leading every lap of the LCQ. 
On the line for the main event, Renzland would line up to the far outside. When the gate dropped, he ended up rounding the first turn in the top ten.
“I was lined up almost as far outside as you can get, but I knew my Traders Racing, JGR powered Yamaha would pull a great start.  I had all the confidence in the world. So I just pinned it straight all the way to the outside of the first turn”. Stated Renzland.  “I just gradually worked my way up to 6th  at the end of the main. I couldn’t be happier, walking away from here with a 6th place main event finish and to be 7th in points. I’m feeling really good about heading into Toronto next weekend”.
This marks the best finish for the TRADERS / TIC TABS / Ohlins / Yamaha / ATV’s & More / SHOT racing team and a career best main event finish for Renzland.
On Friday night, the Atlanta Georgia dome would host the Amsoil Arenacross series as part of the Moto Fest this past weekend. The TRADERS / TIC TABS / Ohlins / Yamaha / ATV’s & More backed Jayce Pennington would come out with a heat race win along with an uncontested 250 lites main event win. Jayce truly showed his talents on the track, pulling both holeshots with his JGR powered Yamaha. The great starts allowed him to separate himself from the field and ride his own race. This marks Pennington’s first ever AX lites main event win in the Amsoil Arenacross series.
“I was a little nervous coming into tonight’s race”. Stated Pennington. “But I got some of the nerves out of the way after I won the heat race. I felt good all day and I just focused on what I worked on all week and wheeling into the whoops and jumping through them clean. I felt my ohlins suspension gave me the advantage I needed to walk away with this trophy”.
The wins didn’t stop there. Jack Rogers, a long time support rider for Traders Racing showed his experience in the super mini class Friday night as well. Up against the best riders in country in the super mini class, Rogers was persistent and attacked the track in the main. While the entire industry was watching from the stands, Rogers keep the pressure on the leader.
“I got a second place start and I was running down 2nd place, then he (Mumford) went down”. Stated Rogers. “I got around him and the last 2 laps I just tried to ride my own race and not make any mistakes. I felt really comfortable all day. Just glad to be able take the #1 plate home”.
The Traders Racing program is off to a great start to the 2017 race season. Coming out of Atlanta with some major accomplishments for the entire team and the riders each, had personal best performances.
 “Everything has been great so far this year”. Stated the team manager Kenny Day. “We are really happy with the crew, and team we have. Each of the riders that competed this weekend enjoyed person bests, we couldn’t have done it without the support from out sponsors. We are extremely thankful for that. A special thanks to each of the sponsors that are a part of our program this year…Thanks You All.”