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March 31 2014

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The Factory Metal Works/Clubmx St. Louis Report

Chesterfield, SC (March 31, 2014) – During the seventh round of the 250 East Coast Championship in St. Louis, team rider AJ Catanzaro earned himself his first top-5 finish of the season with a 5th place overall. AJ has been building momentum over the past several weeks in route to this finish and can only be expected to continue his hot streak during the final two rounds of the season in East Rutherford and Las Vegas. AJ finally put all of the pieces together with an excellent qualifying session, heat race, and come from behind top-5 in the main. Meanwhile, Vince Friese’s season of top-10 finishes finally came to an end when he became tangled with Alex Martin, who lost control in a rhythm lane several laps in. The unfortunate mishap came after a 3rd place start for Friese, one of his best of the year. Following the race, AJ has moved up two positions in the point standings to 12th, while Friese still holds the 5th position overall with 2 rounds remaining, only 20 points behind former points leader Adam Cianciarulo.

Prior to the main event, both Factory Metal Works riders were seeded in the first heat race. AJ had a better start than Vince out of the gate and was able to put together another solid heat race where he would finished in the 4th position after a 5th place start. Friese also qualified directly out of the first heat with a 6th place start and finishing position. It proved to be AJ Catanzaro’s night to shine as he rode well in timed practice all the way through to the main event. During practice, AJ was able to post the 6th fastest time (48.99), just a few positions above Friese who would end up 8th overall with a (49.18) lap time. Both riders were able to improve their starting positions in the main event significantly over Toronto with their much better gate picks.

250 East Points Standings
1 31 Martin Davalos- 149
2 32 Justin Bogle - 141
3 46 Adam Cianciarulo - 120
4 4 Blake Baggett- 120
5 42 Vince Friese- 100

St. Louis Main Event
1 31 Martin Davalos
2 32 Justin Bogle
3 4 Blake Baggett
4 30 Kyle Cunningham
5 57 A J Catanzaro
6 52 Cole Thompson
7 96 Matthew Bisceglia
8 56 James Decotis
9 55 Alex Martin
10 533 Gannon Audette
11 42 Vince Friese
12 854 Landen Powell
13 60 Jackson Richardson
14 874 Zack Williams
15 88 Jesse Wentland
16 69 Levi Kilbarger
17 99 Justin Starling
18 812 Luke Vonlinger
19 386 Aaron Gulley
20 19 Jeremy Martin
21 78 Matthew Lemoine
22 49 Gavin Faith

The team will now have a two-week break before the 8th round of the series in East Rutherford on April 26. The Factory Metal Works team is looking forward to a strong close to the season as our riders and team continue to improve and build more momentum. As always, all fans are invited to visit the team pit area in St. Louis 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.