It was a devastating night in Tampa for Team Honda HRC, as their sole active rider, Cole Seely, was sidelined early in the evening after crashing hard in 450SX heat two. While running third, Seely attempted to jump a quad in the long rhythm section after the start straight. He came up short and was ejected over the handlebar, after which the motorcycle’s rear wheel landed on him.

Seely was immediately assisted on-track by the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit crew and was then transported directly to St. Joseph’s Hospital. After further evaluation, it was determined that Seely had sustained fractures to his sacrum and the left and right sides of his pelvis. He underwent an initial procedure Saturday evening to realign the pelvis. On Sunday, a more extensive operation was performed to repair substantial damage to his abdominal wall, fixate the pelvis with a large plate and screws, and insert a screw on each side of the sacrum. The initial prognosis is for eight weeks non-weight bearing, with a follow-up appointment to take place in 10 to 14 days.


  • Prior to Saturday’s action, Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely and Ken Roczen were joined by GEICO Honda’s Jeremy Martin, RJ Hampshire, and Cameron McAdoo for an appearance at Xtreme Powersports in Tampa to hang out with fans and sign autographs.
  • Though he’s not racing due to the injuries he sustained in San Diego, Roczen was in Tampa spending time with his team and fans. Roczen joined Jim Holley and Daniel Blair for an interview on Race Day Live, before sitting alongside teammate Seely for an autograph session. Even after the 30-minute session was completed, Roczen continued to take photos and sign autographs for his fans, who were excited to see him. During the evening program, Roczen joined Jeff Emig and Ralph Sheheen in the Fox Sports 1 broadcast booth to discuss his injury and to commentate during the 450SX heat races.
  • For the second consecutive week, Team Honda HRC helped support the Road 2 Recovery Foundation in their efforts to raise money for the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit. Two packages, each of which included a signed Ken Roczen jersey, a tech-truck tour, access to the team’s hospitality area for dinner, and a meet-and-greet session with Roczen, were auctioned off for a total of $2,403.
  • This week, the series heads to Atlanta for round eight. With both Roczen and Seely injured, Team Honda HRC’s status will be announced later in the week.

Press contact:

Mandie Fonteyn // Jonnum Media // // +1 (951) 537-0454

Erik Kehoe

Team Manager

“We’re extremely disappointed to see Cole’s season come to an end like this. Things were going well up until this weekend. He was second in points and continuing to improve each week, so it was only a matter of time until he would have gotten a win. This is the hardest part of our sport because it never gets easy seeing one of your riders hurt. The entire team and everyone at Honda wishes Cole the best for a speedy recovery.”

AMA Supercross 2018
Race Round 8   Tampa

450SX Main Event Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Tomac Eli 3 USA Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki
2 Musquin Marvin 25 FRA Red Bull KTM KTM
3 Anderson Jason 21 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Husqvarna
4 Webb Cooper 2 USA Red Bull KTM KTM
5 Tickle Broc 20 USA Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki
6 Hill Justin 46 USA Smartop Bullfrog Spas MotoConcepts Honda Honda
7 Wilson Dean 15 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Husqvarna
8 Stewart Malcolm 27 USA Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
9 Baggett Blake 4 USA Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
10 Brayton Justin 10 USA Muc-Off Honda Honda
11 Friese Vince 62 USA SmarTop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda Honda
12 Peick Weston 23 USA Autotrader/ JGR/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Suzuki
13 Chisholm Kyle 11 USA Chisholm Racing Kawasaki
14 Bowers Tyler 83 USA Bowers Racing Kawasaki
15 Martinez Cole 68 USA Cycle Trader Rock River Yamaha Yamaha
16 Cunningham Kyle 39 USA H.E.P Motorsports Suzuki
17 Lamay Ben 71 USA TPJ/Fly Racing Honda
18 Starling Justin 95 USA AJE Motorsports Husqvarna
19 Bisceglia Matt 58 USA Nut Up Industries/RBI Motorsports Suzuki
21 Reed Chad 22 AUS Mountain Motorsports/CBDmd/CR22 Racing KTM
22 Bloss Benny 73 USA SmarTop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda Honda
Location Information

4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607, United States - View in Google Maps