After a long-awaited win last weekend in Daytona, James Stewart hoped to ride the fresh momentum to a win in Indy. Focused and poised throughout the day, JS7 took a moment to himself before racing started to clear his mind.
Nico Izzi made his return to racing this weekend, and put in a solid first result. He finished the night with a 10th in the Supercross class main event.
Lites stars Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia spent much of their practice laps racing each other as much as they were the clock. It climaxed early in the day, when during the first seeded practice session, Barcia found Roczen’s front wheel in the sand section, sending Roczen to the dirt. Clearly frustrated, the Red Bull KTM rider did remount his machine and continued to practice. Their sparring continued into the second session, although it didn’t escalate again.
The Dodge/Hart and Huntington/Sycuan Kawasaki team has endured more hardship than any squad in recent memory. Carey Hart doubled the size of his team for 2012, but ironically he has the fewest number of racers on the track at this point in the season. Josh Hill, Ivan Tedesco, and Kyle Partridge have all fallen victim to injury, leaving Josh Hansen to hold down the fort.
Things went from bad to worse for the H&H team. Riding with an injured foot/ankle, Josh Hansen aggravated it repeatedly in practice and could not race. Now, H&H is down to a single rider in the form of replacement racer, Kyle Regal.