29 Mar, 2014

Bogle moves into second place with runner-up result in St. Louis; Hahn hospitalized


GEICO Honda rider Justin Bogle moved into second place in the 250SX East championship hunt with a strong runner-up result Saturday night at Edward Jones Dome. This marks the third straight race and the fifth time overall that the Cushing, Okla., rider has reached the podium. Bogle’s last three races have yielded a victory and two runner-up finishes.

“I’m right where I need to be with my riding,” Bogle said. “A few races ago we were 25 points back and now we’re only eight (behind Martin Davalos) with two races left, so it’s going to be a battle ’til the end.”

Bogle made a few slick passes early in the race and settled in behind Davalos in second place. He quickly closed the gap and was looking to make a pass in the whoops section but ended up falling back due to lapped traffic. He once again erased the gap and was on Davalos’ rear wheel but ran out of laps.

22 Mar, 2014

No looking back for top-10 rider and former St. Louis winner Hahn


Supercross pro Wil Hahn continues his inaugural season in the premier 450SX class Saturday at Edward Jones Dome intent on leaving his mark in the series. The reigning 250SX East champion knows another podium finish in St. Louis is well within his grasp, and he plans on putting all the pieces together on the banks of the Mississippi.

“Returning (to St. Louis) really energizes me,” Hahn said. “Winning this race last year pretty much kicked off our final stretch run and definitely helped me in the championship standings. It was one of the biggest days of my professional career, for sure.

“Coming back on the bigger bike, I feel like everything is falling into place for me at the perfect time. My fitness and speed are there, and if I can avoid mistakes I feel very confident that I can put GEICO Honda on the podium.”

22 Mar, 2014

Bogle scores first pro victory, charges into championship hunt


GEICO Honda rider Justin Bogle sure knows how to seize the moment.On a day before he turned 21 years old and on a night when points leader Adam Cianciarulo dropped out early, Bogle scored the first victory of his young career in the Monster Energy Supercross Series 250cc East race on Saturday at Rogers Centre.

He did it in dominant style, securing his first Supercross holeshot and running away to a 10-second lead before taking the checkered flag. And as an added bonus, parents Ron and Stacy Bogle were on hand to celebrate.

“I’m definitely happy,” Bogle said. “Both of my parents are here, my birthday is tomorrow, I got my first win, pulled a holeshot — finally, first time in my professional career in Supercross. It feels good, definitely.”

20 Mar, 2014

Hahn on a mission as season enters stretch run


For the most part, GEICO Honda rider Wil Hahn’s first season at the top level of Supercross has been a success. He’s solidly ranked as one of the top-10 professionals in the world and half of his starts have resulted in top-10 finishes. He has also stayed relatively healthy, missing just one race with a hand injury.

Yet the reigning 250SX East champion from Denton, Texas, wants and expects more from himself, and with just six races left in the 2014 season he feels perfectly positioned to make a charge down the stretch.

“It’s a tremendous transition when you first race a 450,” Hahn admitted. “You line up to race and there’s a multi-time champ on one side of you and another one on the other side, and you realize you’re about to bang bars with guys that have been your heroes.

20 Mar, 2014

Humble Bogle quietly becoming a title contender for GEICO Honda 250 team


When GEICO Honda rider Justin Bogle broke his shoulder blade and suffered multiple compression fractures in his back during the off-season, he assumed his 2014 Supercross season was over before it started. But young bones heal fast, especially in the body of a finely tuned athlete, and the 20-year-old Bogle managed not only to return to action in time for the 250SX East series but he has been able to excel.

Currently fourth in the championship standings, just 25 off the lead and only eight points behind second-place rider Martin Davalos, Bogle has strung together an impressive run of five consecutive top-five finishes, including three podium results highlighted by a career-best runner-up effort last Saturday in Detroit.

15 Mar, 2014

Bogle’s second-place finish in Detroit is career best for GEICO Honda rider


GEICO Honda rider Justin Bogle will remember the Motor City for quite some time. The 250SX East rider man-handled a technical, slippery track laid out inside downtown Detroit’s Ford Field for a second-place finish, his best Supercross result ever.

“This feels so good,” Bogle said minutes after the race. “This is certainly a step in the right direction. It feels so good to get GEICO and Honda up on the podium.”

Bogle used a solid holeshot to his advantage into the first turn, where he found himself in third position behind Martin Davalos and Adam Cianciarulo.

14 Mar, 2014

GEICO Honda team has solid night in Daytona

The GEICO Honda Supercross team had one of its best overall races of the season with every rider finishing in the top seven at the Daytona Supercross by Honda on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

Wil Hahn rallied to a sixth-place finish in the 450cc class, and Blake Wharton led the 250 team with a fourth. Justin Bogle was fifth and Matt Bisceglia seventh in 250 at the famed racetrack.

Hahn made a terrific ride for his sixth, overcoming a slow start by being one of the fastest riders on the track in the closing laps. He was as low as 17th at one point in the 20-lap race but sped up the leaderboard.

03 Mar, 2014

Bogle looking for three in a row; Bisceglia, Wharton optimistic heading into Daytona


Rising star Justin Bogle is leading the charge for the GEICO Honda 250SX team as the Monster Energy Supercross Series heads to Florida this Saturday for the Daytona Supercross by Honda.

Bogle, who has recorded back-to-back podium finishes in the last two races, is ready to make it three this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Not only is he looking to continue his streak of recent success, but he feels like this could be the weekend he pulls out a victory on a course that suits his riding style.

01 Mar, 2014

Indianapolis ends with back-to-back podium finishes for GEICO Honda 250SX riders


GEICO Honda’s 250SX riders looked strong Saturday, ending the night with two top-five finishes in the Monster Energy Supercross Series main event at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

For the second week in a row, Justin Bogle ended his night with a podium finish thanks to a third-place effort.

24 Feb, 2014

GEICO Honda team delivers its best race of the year


The GEICO Honda Supercross team had its best cumulative race of the 2014 season Saturday at a sold-out Georgia Dome. Justin Bogle led the charge, taking third place in 250SX East action, with 450 pro Wil Hahn and 250 veteran Blake Wharton finishing a season-best fourth in their respective races.

“This turned out to be a great day,” Bogle said. “I really like Atlanta. The East Coast is nice. Dallas does not count as an East Coast race, so I was glad to race here with some real dirt.

“I didn’t have the best start in the main, so I had to fight through and make some passes to get up front. Basically, I capitalized on some mistakes other guys were making and made it through the carnage. I raced a pretty smart race.