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March 3 2014

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The Factory Metal Works/Clubmx Indianapolis Report

Chesterfield, SC (March 2, 2014) - The third round of the 250 East Coast Championship showed more consistency from The Factory Metal Works/Clubmx race team. Once again, Vince Friese lead the team with his second consecutive 6th place finish despite running as high 3rd during the main event. Vince’s model of consistency this season has placed him firmly within the top-5 in points, just behind 4th place rider Blake Baggett. Vince has his sights set on earning several podiums before the season concludes. AJ Catanzaro, who took home a fourth place overall at Indy in 2013, could not continue the hot streak in 2014 but still brought home a 14th place finish by the nights end. Meanwhile, team rookie Jace Owen was able to continue his strong run of heat races starting last week with a 2nd place start behind Adam Cianciarulo once again. Owen would then go on to transfer directly to the main event through his heat race.

Going into timed qualifying, Jace Owen began the day well, leading the team with his 56.32 second lap time that was good for 9th place overall. Not far behind was Vince Friese in 12th (56.63) and AJ Catanzaro in the 14th position with a (57.176) leaving all 3 riders qualified top-15 overall. Following the timed qualifying sessions, Heat 1 of the 250 class featured both Catanzaro and Friese. After both riders suffered mid-pack starts they were able to settle in and transfer directly to the main even via 7th and 9th place finishes. Owen would also bring home a 7th place finish in the second heat race to go directly to the main event, where he spent the majority of the race battling arm pump on the extremely rough track.

250 East Points Standings
1 46 Adam Cianciarulo- 72
2 31 Martin Davalos- 76
3 32 Justin Bogle- 56
4 4 Blake Baggett- 54
5 42 Vince Friese- 48

Indianapolis Main Event
1 46 Adam Cianciarulo
2 31 Martin Davalos
3 32 Justin Bogle
4 96 Matthew Bisceglia
5 4 Blake Baggett
6 42 Vince Friese
7 56 James Decotis
8 78 Matthew Lemoine
9 52 Cole Thompson
10 30 Kyle Cunningham
11 55 Alex Martin
12 47 Kyle Peters
13 62 Mitchell Oldenburg
14 57 A J Catanzaro
15 60 Jackson Richardson
16 99 Justin Starling
17 620 Brad Nauditt
18 410 Jace Owen
19 19 Jeremy Martin
20 36 Blake Wharton
21 977 Paul Coates
22 49 Gavin Faith

Next week the team will travel to Daytona for the 4th round of the East Coast series where The Factory metal Works team is poised to have another strong showing. Keep an eye on Catanzaro and Owen to turn their flashes of brilliance into solid main event finishes as the series continues, these two have much more to show. All fans are invited to visit the team pit area at Daytona to meet the riders and team personnel. For more information please visit or

The Factory Metal Works/Clubmx team would like to thank our loyal sponsors for their continued support which include: Wide Open, Playground Poker, Jax grille, Shoei, EXS Brand, Spectro, Pickett Weaponry, Impulse Graphics, TLR Performance, Race Tech, Yoshimura, Pro taper, Boysenen. DT1, Hinson, CV, Guts, Acerbis, Renegade Fuel, Ryno Power, Stock Car Steel, Super Sprox, Dubya, Dunlop, Jenks Polaris, Engine Ice, and Moto Stuff.