Andrew Short made his return to racing at New Orleans, and thanks to the support of the Honda factory, Shorty had something to ride. While he sat sidelined from his injury, the Supercross.com team sponsorship dissolved, leaving him to seek out some additional support. His relationship with Honda, as well as other sponsors like Fly, Dubya, FMF, and a host of others allowed him to race. He went on to finish second in his heat and fifth in the 450 main event. Good to see you back Shorty!
For much of the season out east, monitors have been set up near staging (when possible) for riders to keep up on the action of the other practice sessions without having to stand trackside.
Like many of the east coast rounds, the Superdome did have space for privateers to set up shop inside the comfort of the stadium. It later served as staging for the racers before the heats and main events.
In other news (more so in the gossip & rumor category), we've heard from sources that JGR has released James Stewart from his contract. Word is, Stewart may contest the outdoor motocross championship aboard a Suzuki.
Hometown hero, Kevin Windham desperately tried to grunt out a lap in first practice with two separated shoulders but, as you can imagine, he was physically unable to fully ride the track. We did, however, get to see his one-off Saints gear.
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