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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AMA Supercross 2017
Race Round 14   Seattle

450SX Main Event Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Musquin Marvin 25 FRA Red Bull KTM KTM
2 Tomac Eli 3 USA Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki
3 Anderson Jason 21 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Husqvarna
4 Dungey Ryan 5 USA Red Bull KTM KTM
5 Millsaps David 18 USA Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
6 Tickle Broc 20 USA Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki
7 Baggett Blake 4 USA Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
8 Webb Cooper 2 USA Red Bull KTM KTM
9 Reed Chad 22 AUS Mountain Motorsports/CBDmd/CR22 Racing KTM
10 Wilson Dean 15 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Husqvarna
11 Weimer Jacob 12 USA RCH Soaring Eagle Jimmy Johns Suzuki Factory Racing Suzuki
12 Bogle Justin 19 USA Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
13 Barcia Justin 51 USA TLD/Red Bull GasGas GasGas
14 Stewart Malcolm 27 USA Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
15 Brayton Justin 10 USA Muc-Off Honda Honda
16 Friese Vince 62 USA SmarTop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda Honda
17 Clason Cade 78 USA PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
18 Pauli Theodore 282 USA Outlaw Motorsports Kawasaki
19 Schmidt Nicholas USA TPJ/Fly Racing Suzuki
20 Akaydin Michael USA Storm Lake Honda/Buddy Brooks Racing Honda
21 Ray Alex 87 USA SGB Racing/Maxxis/Babbitt's Kawasaki Kawasaki
22 Politelli Austin 981 USA Old Town Construction/ TripTagger/ Yamaha Yamaha
Location Information

CenturyLink Field, Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, WA, United States - View in Google Maps