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Mar 26, 2018

Kawasaki Team Green™ Captures Eight Titles in Freestone

The 2018 spring amateur nationals kicked off this past weekend at the James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship in Wortham, Texas. Kawasaki Team Green™ weathered the Texas heat and high winds to capture eight championships and 14 podium finishes.

The star-studded Team Green roster started with Ryder DiFrancesco and Jett Reynolds who battled bar-to-bar with one another all week. DiFrancesco captured two titles on his KX™85 in the 85cc (9-12) class and Mini Senior 1 (12-13) class, while Reynolds followed that up with three titles in the 85cc (9-13), Mini Senior 2 (12-14) and Super Mini 1 (12-15) classes.


Moving up to the KX™250F, Monster Energy® Kawasaki Team Green teammates Garrett Marchbanks, Seth Hammaker and Lance Kobusch competed in the 250 A Pro Sport and Open Pro Sport classes. Fans lined the fences and cheered as the future motocross and supercross stars took off. The No. 182 of Marchbanks proved to be unstoppable in "The Lone Star State" by winning four of the six races en route to both the 250 A Pro Sport and Open Pro Sport championships. Hammaker showcased his raw speed and talent by finishing second overall in the 250 A Pro Sport class and fourth in the Open Pro Sport class. Teammate Kobusch went on to finish eighth in both pro classes.

"It was a good week," said Marchbanks. "I started off the week a little slow, but turned myself around by grabbing some holeshots and moto wins on Thursday and two more wins on Friday to come home with both pro championships. I really felt like myself the last two days and I believe it showed on the racetrack."

Kawasaki rider Jesse Flock was another standout rider who rode impressively throughout the week on his KX250F. Flock raced with fearless speed and around the Freestone racetrack and went on to finish second in the 450 B Limited class and captured third place finishes in the 450 B and 250 B Limited classes. Along with the No. 64 of Doc Smith who captured the 450 C Junior (12-18) championship, secured two second place finishes in the 250 C (12+) Limited and 250 C (12+) classes and a third place in 450 C (12+).

"It was a very safe and successful week at Freestone," said Team Green Manager Ryan Holliday. "Everyone rode well and kept it on two wheels, which at the end of the day is the most important factor for us and all the families involved. It's always a pleasure to race at this facility, the whole Freestone race track crew did a great job and we look forward to returning in 2019."

2018 James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship

Kawasaki Team Green Results

RIDER

MOTORCYCLE

CLASS

1

Ryder DiFrancesco

Kawasaki KX™85

85cc (9-12)

1

Ryder DiFrancesco

Kawasaki KX™85

Mini Senior 1 (12-13)

1

Jett Reynolds

Kawasaki KX™85

85cc (9-13)

1

Jett Reynolds

Kawasaki KX™85

Mini Senior 2 (12-14)

1

Jett Reynolds

Kawasaki KX™100

Super Mini 1 (12-15)

1

Garrett Marchbanks

Kawasaki KX™250F

250 A Pro Sport

1

Garrett Marchbanks

Kawasaki KX™250F

Open Pro Sport

1

Doc Smith

Kawasaki KX™450F

450 C Junior (12-18)

2

Ryder DiFrancesco

Kawasaki KX™85

85cc (9-13)

2

Jett Reynolds

Kawasaki KX™85

Mini Senior 1 (12-13)

2

Jett Reynolds

Kawasaki KX™100

Super Mini 2 (13-16)

2

Doc Smith

Kawasaki KX™250F

250 C (12+) Limited

2

Doc Smith

Kawasaki KX™250F

250 C (12+)

2

Seth Hammaker

Kawasaki KX™250F

250 A Pro Sport

2

Jesse Flock

Kawasaki KX™250F

450 B (12+) Limited

2

Taylor Painter

Kawasaki KX™450F

Junior (25+)

2

Abram Zies

Kawasaki KX™450F

Vet (35+)

3

Nick Romano

Kawasaki KX™85

Mini Senior 1 (12-13)

3

Ryder DiFrancesco

Kawasaki KX™85

Mini Senior 2 (12-14)

3

Jesse Flock

Kawasaki KX™250F

250 B (12+) Limited

3

Doc Smith

Kawasaki KX™450F

450 C (12+)

3

Jesse Flock

Kawasaki KX™250F

450 B (12+)

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