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RCH Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing riders Broc Tickle and Justin Bogle turned in strong performances aboard their Suzuki RM-Z450s in Saturday’s annual Memorial Day weekend Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship event at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.

Tickle logged a 14-4 performance and was credited with a seventh-place overall finish while Bogle notched a 12-5 effort and was scored eighth overall.

With two of 12 rounds complete, Tickle currently sits eighth in the American series, but a slim three-point margin leaves him within striking distance of Jason Anderson in sixth; while only five separates him from the top-five. Meanwhile, Bogle leaves Glen Helen ninth in the standings, with only four points between him and his team-mate.

Tickle was eighth-fastest in Saturday’s final qualifying session but struggled out of the starting gate in the first moto. He raced through the first corner of the opening 30-minute-plus-two-laps moto in 15th and spent the rest of the session trying to reel-in the top-10 riders. Unfortunately, with less than five laps to go, the Michigan rider stalled his machine, leaving him 14th when the flag waved on the first 450 class moto of the weekend.

“First moto was going pretty well,” commented Tickle. “I didn’t get that good of a start but I rode my way up to 11th. I felt like I could have got 10th or ninth if I made a late-race charge but I ended up stalling my bike with five laps to go and ended up 14th. The track was tough and kind-of hard to pass on. I was struggling a bit, just flowing and connecting with the track.”