First AMA Pro Am MX win for Polaris/Rath team
Polaris Rath Rider Casey Martin piloted his Outlaw 450 MXR to two first place motos winning the Pro Am Production class and putting Polaris in the top position on the Podium at the AMA ATV Motocross National in Pleasure Valley, Pa.
Martin started his charge early by setting some of the fastest lap times in practice. His Polaris Outlaw 450 MXR had been dialed in by his mechanic Dave Porter powered by a Baldwin Motorsports motor, and with suspension expertise from Fox Shox. The momentum this team is building is undeniable this season and once again they find themselves making a little history. This was the first AMA Pro Am MX win for the Factory Polaris/Rath Team. Martin charged from the second that gate dropped until he reached the checkers in both Moto’s going 1-1 and taking the overall win.
“It was awesome to be able to put this Polaris on top,” says Martin. “I knew what I had to do this weekend and as the race went on I knew my chances of winning were there and I didn’t want to get over excited. I just kept reminding myself to ride smart until the checkers flew. We have done all the right things to this Polaris Outlaw, I know I will finish out the year strong.”
“In talking with Daryl Rath I told him I had some really good ideas that would put some more power to the ground, we agreed and it turned out my ideas were spot on,” says Porter. “I am excited for Martin, Polaris and Rath Racing and myself for being able to be part of something like this. Martin works so hard and has always had the best attitude, he is one of the best if not the best rider I have ever worked with.”
“I spoke to Casey Saturday night and he told me he felt he had the speed after practice to put together a win this weekend and was going to make me proud,” says Rath. “He did exactly that, everybody on our team should be proud, we have all worked very hard to put together a winning program for Polaris, our sponsors, Martin and our team. I am comfortable knowing that Porter will do what it takes to keep Martin on the podium for the remainder of this season.”
Martin currently sits in third place in the season’s overall championship standings for the Pro Am Production Class. This class has been stacked with competition with full gates and qualifying every round. There are currently three rounds remaining in this series with the next showing at the Unadilla, in New Berlin, NY, July 17-18.
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