RCH Party at Sycuan Casino
2013 is a rebirth for the Hart & Huntington operation. With new co-owner (Ricky Carmichael), full factory Suzuki race bikes, and a two rider team, there are many notable differences from their 2012 efforts. One carry over is support from Sycuan Casino of Southern California, as the team and casino enter their second year of partnership. We cruised to El Cajon after work to meet up with the team and catch the freestyle demo.
There would be no RCH without Carey Hart. The FMX legend has brought the team from a simple dually pick-up and trailer to a full factory supported operation.
Ricky Carmichael’s inclusion in the team brings championship winning knowledge, but maybe more importantly, factory Suzuki bikes.
Jeremy Stenberg led the freestyle demo of Mike Mason, Lance Coury, and Bobby Lee. Stenberg, who is original from El Cajon, was easily the favorite.
The bike Hart attempted his first backflip on his suspended in the casino’s Gameday Sports Bar.
Expectations for Tickle are high in 2013. Weeks of practice have him comfortable aboard the new Suzuki, and after last year, many see him as a top-five contender.