Max Anstie (#103) finishes in 9th place in moto#1
The 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series concluded its 9 round trek at Pala Raceway this past weekend for the final round. For H.E.P. Motorsports, it was the end of their first go at the outdoor Nationals. Max Anstie capped off an impressive outdoor campaign with 9th place in championship points and 7th on the day.
What a journey it has been for Max Anstie, coming back from Europe to a torn achilles injury and now finishing in 9th place in the 450cc championship series. Max finished out the 9 round series in traditional fashion with two impressive motos. His best result came in the second moto with hard fought 6th place finish. This series saw Max’s potential with battles up front, hard chargers from the back, and constant top 5 starts. His best result came in the second moto of round 2 with 3rd place.
“It was nice to round out the pro motocross series with a 9th in the championship and 7th on the day at Pala Raceway,” said Max Anstie. “The whole team and I grew and learned at each event. We stayed solid and was in the race each week. My whole crew did a great job for our first outdoors! I’m looking forward to whatever the future holds and making steps towards the podium.”
Adam Enticknap (#722) finished out his first full series in the outdoors with 26th place going 24-26 on the day. Enticnknap continued to improve each round making strides from race to race.
“It was a crazy 9 round season,” said Adam Enticknap. “The last round at Pala was not the way I wanted to end, but we did our best. The entire team was top notch and I think we learned a lot. The experience I gained during the outdoors will help me to be better in the future. I am looking forward to improving my weaknesses and applying the new things I have learned on what’s to come!”
“That’s a wrap for the teams 2020 season,” said Team Manager, Dustin Pipes. “I felt we left a little on the table this last round. The track was tricky, and soil was very slick not providing much traction. We played catch up until the final moto with bike setup and that affected our end results. Clark made some integral suspension changes going into the final moto that allowed Max to ride more towards his potential with 6th place. I am very pleased with our ability to adapt and overcome deficiencies throughout the race day. Adam continued his progression, but I was hoping for a season high result. We will sit down and put a plan together to further his development leading into next season. All in all, I was very pleased with our teams first outdoor season. Max was coming off a crushing torn achilles injury and we were green to the series. As soon as our round 2 podium performance, we established our place as a contending team. If not for a hard fall and ultimately last lap DNF, we would have been higher up in the points. Placing top 10 in the most grueling championship in the world is not an easy task, and I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else in our corner. The team truly came together to work as one and made race days run with ease. Cheers to Max, Adam, Clark, Aaron, Chase, Todd, Dave, Lawson, Ryan, Louis, Milly and all the team partners that made 2020 a success in uncertain times.”
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About H.E.P. Motorsports: About H.E.P. Motorsports: Names using the initials of the founding members (George Holland, Billy Ezernack and Dustin Pipes) H.E.P. Motorsports brings winning motocross experience, enthusiasm and business savvy into the Supercross paddock. To learn more, visit www.HEPmotorsports.com.
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