Bobby Prochnau came out to kick off his season here in the States just as he does every year for the annual Stumpjumpers race.
Dear Sponsors, Friends and Fans,
How do you follow up a podium-filled race weekend? With another! After theWORCS race in Lake Havasu, I journeyed back North to Odessa, Washington for the annual and epic Desert 100. Our Canadian rider Bobby Prochnau came out to kick off his season here in the States just as he does every year for the annual Stumpjumpers race.Bobby had called me prior and said he thought it would be best to ride the KTM 300XC 2-stroke at the Desert 100. He had a nice new KTM 350 XCF with him, and he had won the Desert 100 on that same type bike last year. But the KTM 2-stroke is what Bobby is going to race in Endurocross and X-Games Enduro-X, so he thought it would be best to keep getting used to that machine. “When your on your game you can win with a 2-stroke as well as a 4-stroke. As long as it is a KTM with Maxxis tires, an FMF pipe and all of FMF/RPM/KTM’s other sponsors products, you can win.” And that’s exactly what we did.
RPM Racing Team
The Desert 100
A full-time logger in Canada, Bobby Prochnau gets the Spring and Summer seasons
to enjoy racing and riding his dirt bike. Every year, he begins his season by racing the Desert 100 in Odessa, Washington with the team. In 2011, Prochnau took the win and successfully repeated his perfomance for 2012. His only practice time through Winter has been at the logging camp, and generally in the evenings.Interesting enough, wolves would migrate near the camp some nights, making it near impossible to fit in his training.
Brady Allard, owner of Diirt Wurx met up with Prochnau at the Diirt Wurx/RPM Rider Training facility in Monroe Washington to test for a few days to get the bike dialed. FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxxis and Brady have been working closely together for the past few years, including working together to get Maria Forsberg prepared for X-Games. Going into the weekend, Brady and Bobby worked together until everything fit just right and the team headed to the track. Bobby began the race along with hundreds of other racers and took to the front where he began to build his lead. With David Kamo encountering a few issues on the tight course, Prochnau sat very comfortably in first, and the team left with the overall.”The race course was perfect,” said Prochnau. “My FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxxis KTM 300 ran perfect the entire race. Thankfully I had a GPR Stabilizer and Rekluse clutch. I chose the Maxxis SI tire since it rained a bit and loosened up the desert soil. I’m a big fan of Maxxis and I won on the Maxxis IT last year. Now I know both tires will go the 100 miles!” Prochnau laughed. “I want to thank the Stumpjumpers MC for putting on this event. Special thanks to KTM, KTM Canada, RTR Performance, RPM Racing Team, all of our team sponsors and Diirt Wurx training facility for helping me get 2012 off to a good start.”