AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing rider Justin Hill has stated that he will sit out the 2018 Budds Creek Motocross due to lingering issues with the knee injury he sustained at the Washougal stop of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. A miscue at the Washougal race sent Hill flying off of the course and into one of the many trees that line the track, with the run-in resulting in a swollen and stiff knee. Hill attempted to race at Unadilla but another mistake in the muddy conditions of Moto One tweaked his knee even more and he was forced to sit out the remainder of the day. After some attempts to reduce the pain and swelling ahead of Budds Creek, Hill’s doctors have told him that more time off of the bike is necessary. Hill is hopeful to race the final round at Ironman, as he is currently ranked eleventh in the 450 class championship standings.
After receiving advice from my doctors, the @jgrmx team and I have made the decision to sit out Buddcreeks so that I may attempt to be 100% for Iron Man. Nagging injuries are never fun. This extra time off will surely help me return healthy for the remainder of racing as well as the off season development for 2019! Cheers everyone!