With the start of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series just over a week away, now’s the time we hear of what 250 class riders will line up for the regional championships that run on the West and East coast. Although there’s some speculation and certainty of who is going where, last-minute incidents often result in a change of plans. That’s apparently happened at AutoTrader.com/Monster Energy/Toyota/JGRMX/Suzuki, as a recent injury will shuffle a few things around.
Earlier this week we learned that Matt Bisceglia, who was originally slated for the 250 West Coast SX run, was injured while practicing. After a few text messages with Bisceglia, he told us that overjumped a triple on the Supercross practice track at Milestone MX Park and fractured a bone in his ankle. The setback will keep him from lining up for Anaheim One, but according to Bisceglia he should be fine for the start of the East Coast.
This means that Phil Nicoletti, who was approved by the AMA to return to the 250 and was slated for the East Coast, will instead hit the West Coast. During a recent talk with Nicoletti, he made it clear that although the plan was to race for the first time in February there was still a need to stay in “race shape” should something like this occur.