Wil Hahn gets Holeshot Award, 3rd in Supercross Lites
Wil Hahn, and the entire Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda team came into last Saturday night’s race with one goal on their mind, a “Win.” With a crowd of more than 34,000 at Anaheim Stadium for round 6 of AMA Supercross Series, Wil continued to show improvement with his starts & speed.
Wearing TLD Pink GP Air “Bolt” Gear in support of Breast Cancer awareness, Wil was the quickest qualifier during the day and posted a solid second in his heat race right behind series leader Jake Weimer. Everything looked to be in place for Wil to get his first win of his career.
Wil won his first Spike Holeshot Award to open the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class main event. He held the lead then fought with the likes of Weimer, Tickle and eventually winner Trey Canard. Fifteen laps later Wil crossed the line in third place collecting his third podium finish of the season.
“I’m just not happy with the way I rode in that main event,” said Wil as he exited the podium. “That was the perfect opportunity to get my first win and I just didn’t capitalize on it. I finally got the start I needed and then I didn’t ride the way I should have. The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda team has been working really hard and hopefully we can put it all together before the season is over. I know we all want to get a win this year.”
Cole Seely watched round six from the sidelines after dislocating his left hip in a practice crash during the week. He’ll be on crutches for a couple weeks and should be riding again in three to four weeks. Cole was just coming off a career-best second place ride in San Diego. Look for the #200 to return to action at the Seattle round in eight weeks time.
Within the pits, Troy Lee Designs and The Keep A Breast Foundation teamed up to raise awareness for breast cancer. On display were beautifully designed breast casts with Supercross Announcers Erin Bates and Ashley Phillips, which are to be auctioned off for the non-profit during an online auction starting ending Thursday, February 25th.
The Troy Lee Designs/ Lucas Oil/ Honda team will shift gears for a few weeks and begin preparations for the national motocross series. The first half of the break will be used to get motocross setups roughed-in before refocusing on the final three rounds of supercross. The whole crew will be back in action on April 24th in Seattle.
The Troy Lee Designs Lucas Oil Honda race team would like to thank all of the companies that have supported our racing efforts over the years. They include Lucas Oil, American Honda, Red Bull, PPG, Wings for Life, Alpinestars, Avia, Couts Heating and Cooling, Dunlop, Epic Action Video Cam, Leatt Brace, McQueen Racing, Oakley, Pacific Collision, Pro Circuit, Rossignol, Santa Cruz, Selle Italia, Skullcandy, All Sport Dynamics, Cycra, Fasthouse, Flexfit, Hinson Clutch, Hot Wheels, Kahne Racing, Light Speed, Muc-Off, N Style, Nameplate, ODI, Primm, QTM, Renthal, RK Chain, Excel, Twin Air, Vasser Racing and VP Racing.
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