The Dodge/Hart and Huntington/Sycuan Casino/Bel-Ray Supercross Racing continued its streak with all three (3) active riders – Josh Hansen, Ivan Tedesco and Kyle Partridge – qualifying for the Main Event Saturday night at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.
After fighting off the lingering effects of a staph infection all week, Josh Hansen scored his third straight top 10 finish of the season, placing 7th in the Main Event. Kyle Partridge, in his second main event of the season, finished 16th. Ivan Tedesco suffered a broken finger during an early crash and was unable to continue. All three riders currently rank in the top 20 in the series overall standings with Hansen 9th, Tedesco 15th and Partridge 19th.
The next AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series race will be held this Saturday, Jan. 28 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Quotes from the Team:
Josh Hansen, #100 (Placed 7th): "I had a good Main Event on the No. 100 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki. The day started off tough. I've been struggling all week with a staph infection. I've been in and out of the hospital since the Main Event last weekend. From the last race in Phoenix last Saturday, I haven't ridden at all. I've just been going back and forth trying to get this infection flushed out. I came in a little rusty today. I qualified decent. I rode ninth in the Heat. I rode really well in the Main and moved through the pack and got up to seventh. I thought I was going to blow into the top-five, just came up a little short. We're building positive steps every weekend. I'm stoked about this team. My team has been awesome. With all the Hart and Huntington Dodge guys, I couldn't thank my team enough. I'm in a really comfortable environment. Everybody wants to do well and is really positive. I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike next week in Oakland."
Kyle Partridge, #83 (Placed 16th): "A rough night for the No. 83 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki team. I missed coming out of the Heat Race by one and had to go through the LCQ (last chance qualifier) to qualify for the Main. I got a good start in the LCQ. Won the LCQ. I felt really good in the LCQ. I went into the Main Event and got pushed off the track on the first start, into the wood and fell. The track was really slick. After the red flag, I was running 14th on the restart right behind (Nick) Wey and (Weston) Peick and landed on some tough blocks. I got back up, started going again and then just struggled with some breathing. I've been sick all week and could hardly breathe under the helmet. I finished 16th. Hopefully I come back a little stronger next week and get a better result in Oakland.”
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