Monday Kickstart Presented by One Industries – Anaheim II

Photos by Donn Maeda and Jordan Powell

Anaheim 2 is in the record books, and the series heads “East” for a brief stop in Houston, Texas, next weekend for the first round of the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites championship. The temperatures at Angel Stadium for the final Anaheim Supercross of the season were pleasant and warm, and on the track, the action was just as enjoyable. But by now, you’ve seen the race on TV and read race reports everywhere, so here’s all the good stuff that went on in the pits…

Josh Hansen had a big crash in the whoops during practice, and the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider suffered a broken hand and fingers in the spill. Hanny told us later that he was actually knocked unconscious for a bit, but he was cleared to race by the Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit. Hanny's win at A2 could easily be the race that helps him ultimately win the Western Regional Supercross LItes Championship. His mechanic Derek Brush was awarded the MMI Top Tech Award for fixing what you see here.
Josh Hansen had a big crash in the whoops during practice, and the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider suffered a broken hand and fingers in the spill. Hanny told us later that he was actually knocked unconscious for a bit, but he was cleared to race by the Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit. Hanny's win at A2 could easily be the race that helps him ultimately win the Western Regional Supercross LItes Championship. His mechanic Derek Brush was awarded the MMI Top Tech Award for fixing what you see here.
Yeah, kid: after the races are over and we are doing our "How Was Your Weekend?" interviews, we often wonder the same thing.
Yeah, kid: after the races are over and we are doing our "How Was Your Weekend?" interviews, we often wonder the same thing.
We spotted this inspirational message from Tye Simmonds' mechanic on Tye's handlebar pad.
We spotted this inspirational message from Tye Simmonds' mechanic on Tye's handlebar pad.
Valli Motorsports Yamaha's Nick Wey had these cool TCX boots made up just for the A2 race. Sadly, Wey's sore back prevented him from riding and breaking them in during the week prior to A2.
Valli Motorsports Yamaha's Nick Wey had these cool TCX boots made up just for the A2 race. Sadly, Wey's sore back prevented him from riding and breaking them in during the week prior to A2.
Sometimes, the "Hey! Take our picture!" thing actually works. These dudes came all the way from Sweden to root on Rasmus Sjoberg, a Swedish factory Honda rider who has been getting his feet wet at Supercross with the help of American Honda and enzo racing. Unfortunately, Rasmus suffered a compound fracture to his arm last week while training.
Sometimes, the "Hey! Take our picture!" thing actually works. These dudes came all the way from Sweden to root on Rasmus Sjoberg, a Swedish factory Honda rider who has been getting his feet wet at Supercross with the help of American Honda and enzo racing. Unfortunately, Rasmus suffered a compound fracture to his arm last week while training.
Dana Wiggins is Jake Weimer's factory mechanic on the Monster Energy Kawasaki team, but for the time being, he will watch over Fabien Izoird as he fills in for the injured Weimer.
Dana Wiggins is Jake Weimer's factory mechanic on the Monster Energy Kawasaki team, but for the time being, he will watch over Fabien Izoird as he fills in for the injured Weimer.