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Ken Roczen Rocks America Red Bull/KTM racer, Ken Roc‑ zen, has a bit of that rockstar thing going for him doesn’t he? Not the drink of course, he’s a Red Bull man all the way. But the haircut,the pop top rocker neck‑ lace, the monster earring hole, AND the taped nipples....well, we understand the taped nipple part, they can chaff under a jersey dur‑ ing a hard race, but whats with that huge hole in the ear? Shades of Zapata Espinoza. It must be working though, the 2011 World MX2 champ has shown he can race here in the states, very competitively. Could we see some American riders looking at huge ear piercings as the key to winning? Naww.... AMA Hillclimb: East Coast Style East Coast Hill climbers got a chance to show their stuff at the AMA Pro Hillclimb race in Mus‑ kegon, Michigan. In the Wiseco Unlimited Class, Vinny Nuzzolilli, took the points lead from rival, Jay Sallstrom, with a win at round 6 at Muskegon, Michigan’s his‑ toric Mt. Garfield. Other name riders, including Nate Redmann (who crashed in round 5) came back with a vic‑ tory in the Xtreme Class, and Alex Erickson took his second win in a row, in the Pro Sport Division. His first was no fluke. The ‘Tilt-A-Rack’ Xtreme Class had John Koester, put in a good run, only to have Redmann post a 5.178 E.T., which set the bar even higher. Shane Green, also looked good, but crashed after the finish line, taking him out for the rest of the day. Robby DeBusk squeaked by Green to round out the podium in third. The AMA Pro Hillclimbers face off next at Freemansburg, PA for round seven on September 9. Results Unlimited Class: 1. Vinny Nuzzolilli (Hon); 2. Jay Sallstrom (Yam); 3. Tiger Strank (Hon); 4. Colby McCutcheon (Yam); 5. Robby DeBusk (Yam). Xtreme Division: 1. Nate Redmann (Yam); 2. Jay Sallstrom (Suz); 3. Robby DeBusk (Yam); 4. Shane Green (Hon); 5. Phil Libhart (Tri). Pro Sport: 1. Alex Erickson (Hon); 2. Ian Lau (Hon); 3. Chris Chartier, Jr. (Hon); 4. Kyle Johnson (Kaw); 5. Molly Carbon (Hon). www.dirtillustrated.com