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Matt Goerke

Matt Goerke made a brief professional appearance before he had completely graduated from the amateur ranks at the 2004 Southwick National, where he finished 13th, earning himself the Skoal Top Privateer Award. He returned the next weekend at Budds Creek with a repeat top-20 performance and was given the Skoal Top Privateer award yet again. In 2005, Goerke made his full professional... FULL BIO >

Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL, USA
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August 17, 2013

Ryan Villopoto Clinches 2013 Championship with 450 Moto 2 Win in Utah

Ryan Villopoto has officially proven to be the best rider of this year's 450 Class as he sweeps the Built Ford Tough Utah National and wins his second championship in the premier class.

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August 17, 2013

Ryan Villopoto One Win Away from a Title after 450 Moto 1 Victory in Utah

Ryan Villopoto has not trailed anyone on his bike since Millville, once again capturing the Oakley Bomb fastest qualifying award, taking a Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot and dominating his way to

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April 22, 2013

Matt Goerke Likely Out Until Budds Creek

Last week, Matt Goerke injured his wrist during a practice session and underwent surgery, leaving him sidelined into the start of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season.

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May 03, 2010

Goerke Claims Upset Win with First Career Victory at Southwick

Rookie Barcia Takes First 250 Class Win While Dungey Steals Points Lead In a season highlighted by first-time winners, Factory Yamaha's Matt Goerke, of Lake Helen, Fla., captured an upset ...

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Matt Goerke made a brief professional appearance before he had completely graduated from the amateur ranks at the 2004 Southwick National, where he finished 13th, earning himself the Skoal Top Privateer Award. He returned the next weekend at Budds Creek with a repeat top-20 performance and was given the Skoal Top Privateer award yet again.

 

In 2005, Goerke made his full professional debut aboard a Star Racing Yamaha YZ250F, but his premier Supercross display in the East Coast Lites class fell short of expectations. He entered the ’05 outdoor season in the Lites class before moving up to the Motocross class, where he finished in 18th-place for the season.

 

Goerke continued to represent Star Racing in 2006 and finished 18th in the Supercross Lites East Coast class, including two top-five rides. He came out swinging in 2007, finishing a career-best ninth overall in the East Coast Lites class, with podium finishes at both Atlanta and St. Louis. The 2007 AMA National Motocross Series brought ups and downs for Goerke. He finished inside the top-10 in six motos and, although he failed to earn points in seven others, he was still able to achieve 14th overall.

 

Goerke signed with the MDK KTM Factory Lites Team for 2008 and charged his new ride to eleventh place in the East Coast Supercross Lites series. At the opening round of the ’08 Nationals, a sub-par first moto left Goerke outside the top ten. By round four at High Point Raceway, Goerke had moved up to ninth in points, but fell backward until he made a choice to move up to a 450 for the last two rounds. In his debut ride on a KTM 450 at Southwick, Goerke bested many seasoned big-bike riders to finish fifth. Although a disappointing second moto left him with a score of thirteenth for the day. Goerke confirmed that he is a new force to be reckoned with in the premier class.

 

Goerke continued to make strides in 2009, posting a 4th-place finish in a 250SX race at St. Louis and landing on the podium in a 450MX race at Budds Creek. After landing with MotoConcepts Suzuki in 2010, Goerke missed the entire Supercross season with a broken leg.

 

The injury bug bit Goerke, now with Tilube Kawasaki, again in 2011. He was limited to just 3 Supercross races after injuring his ankle before the opening round and then breaking his pelvis and shattering his wrist later in the season.

 

Following a disappointing Supercross campaign as a fill-in rider in 2012, Goerke contested the Canadian Outdoor Championship that summer, placing first in the MX1 Class.

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 2010 - 450 Class

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Alli News
August 17, 2013

Ryan Villopoto Clinches 2013 Championship with 450 Moto 2 Win in Utah

Ryan Villopoto has officially proven to be the best rider of this year's 450 Class as he sweeps the Built Ford Tough Utah National and wins his second championship in the premier class.

Alli Article


Alli News
August 17, 2013

Ryan Villopoto One Win Away from a Title after 450 Moto 1 Victory in Utah

Ryan Villopoto has not trailed anyone on his bike since Millville, once again capturing the Oakley Bomb fastest qualifying award, taking a Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot and dominating his way to

Alli Article


Alli News
April 22, 2013

Matt Goerke Likely Out Until Budds Creek

Last week, Matt Goerke injured his wrist during a practice session and underwent surgery, leaving him sidelined into the start of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season.

Alli Article


Alli News
May 03, 2010

Goerke Claims Upset Win with First Career Victory at Southwick

Rookie Barcia Takes First 250 Class Win While Dungey Steals Points Lead In a season highlighted by first-time winners, Factory Yamaha's Matt Goerke, of Lake Helen, Fla., captured an upset ...

Alli Article