Dodge Motorsports/Hart & Huntington/Bel-Ray/Kawasaki’s Josh Hill was in attendance at Seattle Supercross, but it will be some time before you’ll see him back on a bike. Hill was ejected from his bike at the Kawasaki test track when his glove actually got stuck on the throttle, and that basically made him whiskey throttle off of a berm. “It was a weird, freak accident. After the crash, I knew something was wrong with my elbow, and the x-rays confirmed that I had a small fracture in it. As you can see, though, I’m not in a cast, and it doesn’t bother me to move my arm around. However, it’s enough to keep me off my bike. I’m bummed, and I’ll be out for a little while longer.”
After spending the last three races aboard a Muscle Milk American Honda CRF450R, Wil Hahn made the return back to his familiar Geico Honda CRF250R. Wilbur said that the opportunity was a great experience for him, but he also looked forward to getting back on the gate for the West Coast. Hahn went on to finish the night in fifth.
Track walks give the riders the opportunity to check out numerous things on the track: lines, jumps, terrain, and so on. Sometimes the riders like what they see, and sometimes they don’t. When the latter happens, the Dirt Wurx crew is usually open to some suggestions, and we’re guessing this is why this double was tamed down.
Neck braces are starting to disappear from the pro pits, but Ryan Sipes is a true believer in his Leatt neck brace. While the Star/Valli rider was preparing for San Diego Supercross, he pile-drove his head straight into the ground at Lapaglia’s SX track. After the dust settled, he suffered from a stage four AC shoulder separation, but there wasn’t any damage to his neck or spine. “There’s no doubt the brace saved me from a serious injury to my neck or spine, and I’ll definitely keep wearing a brace.”
Since Seattle Supercross serves as MotoConcepts hometown race, they go all out. Team owner Mike Genova is also a huge Seattle Seahawks fan, and all of the MCR bikes were outfitted with these awesome graphics.