Round 13 of AMA Supercross didn’t go as planned for Team Honda HRC, as Cole Seely was sidelined for the evening after aggravating a preexisting groin injury during the daytime program. Halfway through the only qualifying session, Seely dabbed his left foot in a corner, twisting his leg and forcing him into the pits. After the Californian was evaluated by the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit, it was determined that he would not compete due to a possible tear in his adductor muscle. Seely will visit his physician this week to receive a full diagnosis and prognosis.
- The evening before the race, Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely and Andrew Short, along with GEICO Honda rider Jimmy Decotis, visited Hinshaw Motorsports in Auburn, Washington, to hang out with fans and sign autographs.
- Due to inclement weather leading up to the Seattle Supercross, promoters were forced to cancel not only the day’s free practice session but also the first timed qualifying practice, leaving riders with significant downtime throughout the day and only one 10-minute session to learn the track prior to the night program.
- Through Seattle, the AMA Supercross series has been in action for 14 consecutive weeks, but now racers and teams will get a much-needed break over Easter weekend. The Honda Red Riders will return to action on April 22 for round 15 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.
THE FOCUS: Teams Unite
With supercross winding down, riders and teams are shifting their focus to the approaching AMA Pro Motocross series, and Team Honda HRC test rider Andrew Short has been doing outdoor testing at his home in Texas. For the next phase, team manager Dan Betley hit on a unique idea to increase the effectiveness of preparations.
“One of the biggest challenges is finding an adequate track to test on,” Betley explained. “Most of the tracks in Southern California aren’t very rough and you’re often sharing the track with a lot of other people, which changes things because there’s a big difference between amateur and professional lines. The idea I had was a take on what they do in road racing, where teams get together and rent the track.”
The test will take place in Central California this week, and in addition to Team Honda HRC and GEICO Honda, squads expected to participate include Red Bull KTM, Troy Lee Designs KTM, Rockstar Husqvarna and RCH Suzuki, so between 12 and 14 riders should be on the track at any given time. The expectation is that this should allow for realistic conditions and a better opportunity for chassis and suspension testing.
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450SX Main Event Results
|1||Musquin Marvin||25||FRA||25||Red Bull KTM||KTM|
|2||Tomac Eli||3||USA||22||Monster Energy Kawasaki||Kawasaki|
|3||Anderson Jason||21||USA||20||Rockstar Husqvarna||Husqvarna|
|4||Dungey Ryan||5||USA||18||Red Bull KTM||KTM|
|5||Millsaps David||18||USA||16||Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS||KTM|
|6||Tickle Broc||20||USA||15||RCH Soaring Eagle Jimmy Johns Suzuki Factory Racing||Suzuki|
|7||Baggett Blake||4||USA||14||Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS||KTM|
|8||Webb Cooper||2||USA||13||Monster Energy/360fly/Chaparral/Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha|
|9||Reed Chad||22||AUS||12||Monster Energy/360fly/Chaparral/Yamaha Factory Racing||Kawasaki|
|10||Wilson Dean||15||GBR||11||Rockstar Husqvarna||Husqvarna|
|11||Weimer Jacob||12||USA||10||RCH Soaring Eagle Jimmy Johns Suzuki Factory Racing||Suzuki|
|12||Bogle Justin||19||USA||9||RCH Racing||Suzuki|
|14||Stewart Malcolm||USA||7||Ride365.com/Stewart Racing||Suzuki|
|15||Brayton Justin||10||USA||6||Smartop MotoConcepts Racing||Honda|
|16||Friese Vince||45||USA||5||Smartop MotoConcepts Racing||Honda|
|17||Clason Cade||92||USA||4||K1 Speed/ BWR Engines||Honda|
|18||Pauli Theodore||282||USA||3||Outlaw Motorsports||Kawasaki|
|19||Schmidt Nicholas||USA||2||TPJ.com/Fly Racing||Suzuki|
|20||Akaydin Michael||USA||1||Storm Lake Honda/Buddy Brooks Racing||Honda|
|21||Ray Alex||USA||1||Ki Speed/ Freeport Honda||Honda|
|22||Politelli Austin||981||USA||1||Old Town Construction/ TripTagger/ Yamaha||Yamaha|