PJ Larsen on 450 at MEC
It was confirmed via press release that PJ Larsen will be racing a new 2013 CRF 450 for the Rocket Exhaust team at the 2012 Monster Energy Cup. PJ is coming off of two years riddled with injuries with the JDR/JStar/KTM team on the Lites bike, and the Monster Cup will be his debut on the 450. With Rocket Exhaust's Weston Peick out of the MEC after a crash earlier this week, PJ will be a great addition for Saturday's race. Check out Rocket Exhaust's press release and a Racer X Films video below of PJ doing some SX testing on the 450.
Rocket Exhaust Press Release
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ROCKET EXHAUST ANNOUNCES PJ LARSEN WILL RACE MONSTER ENERGY CUP THIS WEEKEND SPONSORED BY ROCKET EXHAUST & RACE SOCAL
Rocket Exhaust is pleased to announce that PJ Larsen will be racing a specially prepared 2013 CRF450 R at the Monster Energy Cup this weekend sponsored by Rocket Exhaust and Race SoCal. PJ’s 2012 season ended early with a knee injury and he has been back on a bike for the last two months.
PJ Larsen: “I was asked by Rocket Exhaust to help test their single and dual exhausts for the new Honda and of course I was eager to ride the new bike. I immediately felt comfortable on the Honda. I loved the chassis but the motor was pretty flat. The Rocket systems I tested really woke the bike up and I thought to myself that this bike would be competitive. I spoke to Don at Rocket and Stephen Heighton at Race SoCal, who owned the bikes, and we struck a one-race deal to race MEC. Since then Rocket has built up the motor and it rips. I feel really comfortable on the 450 and am looking forward to this weekend.
Don Leib: “It’s been a whirlwind this month since we decided to build a bike fro PJ but I know that designing an engine and exhaust system to satisfy a rider of his caliber will give us a head start on our development. I’m really looking forward to the MEC this weekend. Having Weston Peick running our exhaust and race motors for 2013, Brady Kiesel in the A/B class racing Michael Leib’s SX bike, and PJ Larsen debuting our carbon/carbon dual exhaust and race motor will give us plenty to cheer for. We’re also using this coming weekend to kick off the introduction of our new design exhaust system which we have been working on for the past six months. Check out www.rocketexhaust.com and or let us know you have any questions about our exhaust systems and or race motors”
For additional information on any Rocket Exhaust Systems or Rocket Motors, please call 951-471-3500 or visit www.rocketexhaust.com