In the rear, many riders were running this aggressive Dunlop sand tire.
After doing well and having fun at Washougal a few weeks ago, Hart & Huntington/Dodge/Kawasaki’s Josh Hill returned for some more outdoor fun at Southwick. In the first moto, Hill finished 16th, but he pulled out and returned to the pits midway through the second moto.
One rider that deserves a shout out is Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Jessy Nelson. As a last minute decision to race the outdoor series, many wondered if Nelson was ready. He has proved, though, that he is ready for the big time, and at Southwick, he turned in an incredible ride. In the first moto, he ran up front and held on to finish fifth. In the second moto, he got off to a great start and ultimately finished 11th for eighth overall on the day.
The JDR/J Star/KTM team has some of the trickest bikes in the pits. We noticed this O2 sensor on the headers of the bikes. We’re not sure if they run it during racing, but it was on the bikes during practice.
We also spotted this very cool carbon fiber guard on the throttle bodies of the JDR bikes.
, Monday Kickstart
, blake baggett
, dirt bike
, john dowd
, Lucas Oil
, ryan dungey