Qualifier Accident Sidelines Hamblin For Vegas

Team Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider is landed on by another racer at Houston, injured wrist and back will have him on sidelines until Hangtown

CARLSBAD, Calif., (May 6, 2005) – Wrapping up a tough year on the Supercross tour, Team Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Sean Hamblin has decided to forego the Vegas round of the 2005 THQ/AMA Supercross Series in order for his body to heal up for the opener of the AMA Motocross Championship (May 22) at Hangtown.

“Yeah, I was having problems with my wrist ever since Orlando, so I’d taken some time off and was excited to come back for Houston, finish out the Supercross season on a positive note,” said Hamblin. “Then I got landed on in my Saturday qualifier and that pretty much took me out of the weekend’s event. I was bummed, but look forward to putting the Supercross season behind me and focusing on some solid results at the Nationals.”

Hamblin saying “I got landed on” is like Evel saying “I took a little spill at Caesar’s.” According to Scott Sepkovic of Crown Athlete Management Group, Hamlin was forced by another racer to double on a triple, then had another racer land on his back who tried to triple in the mess.

“Sean injured his other (good) wrist and tore up his back pretty good,” said Sepkovic. “And again, his Shoei helmet saved him from getting his head smashed in.”

Hamblin will return to action the weekend of May 22nd for the Fairfield Cycle/Suzuki Hangtown Classic in Prairie City, Calif.

In addition to Monster Energy Drinks, Pro Circuit and Kawasaki, Hamblin is proud to run the following products: Fleetwood, Scion of El Cajon, Lost, DNA, Alloy, Six Six One, Shoei, Spy, ONE, Tag Metals, Dunlop, Pro X, Works Connection, UFO, Twin Air, Hinson, Maxima, VP, V-Force, Sunline ARC, Motion Pro, Braking, Excel and RK.