Gazillion-time World Champion Stefan Everts, too, was on hand in Anaheim. Everts has been instrumental in the KTM racing program since joining the Austrian manufacturer.
AP Designs was in the house, painting helmets in Monster Energy Village. Each week, one lucky winner gets to leave the races with a custom-painted Monster Energy replica helmet.
Team Hart and Huntington/Dodge Motorsports had a Josh Hill's Kawasaki KX450F race bike on display at Anaheim. Hill is still recovering from the compartment syndrome he suffered in his left calf, following his horrific backflip crash back in July. Hill's right femur and humerus are all healed up, but he is still working to regain feeling and movement in his left leg. "It's getting better," said Hill. "I am doing therapy several times per week with Doc G and I see improvements all the time. I've been riding more and more, and having a lot of fun. I am supposed to get a bike from the team soon, and then it's on!"
Everything in the Hart and Huntington/Dodge Motorsports pits has graphics...even the ice chest!
The valve covers on the Hart and Huntington bikes are anodized red and emblazoned with the Dodge Motorsports logo. The red hits on the H&H bikes are to match Dodge Motorsports' corporate black/red/white colorway.
Kyle Bentley wrenched for Christophe Pourcel last year on the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, but he made the move to the Hart and Huntington/Dodge Motorsports team. Bentley works between the team and Pro Circuit, who handles the team's engine building and suspension tuning, and also maintain's Ivan Tedesco's practice bikes.
Check out the kill button placement on Ivan Tedesco's Kawasaki KX450F! "When we were testing one day, Ivan told me his engine was trying to cut out," said his California mechanic Kyle Bentley. "I got on it, fired it up and rode it around, but couldn't get it to do anything odd. We figured out that Ivan's hand was actually hitting the kill button in certain sections of the track. Ever since we spun it around, he's had no troubles."
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