SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Race Advance - Indianapolis
March 15, 2012 , INDIANAPOLIS - For Immediate Release
SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.
Round 11 of 17
Saturday, March 17, 2012
DODGE/HART & HUNTINGTON NEWS
∑ Dodge and Hart & Huntington will field two Dodge/Sycaun Casino/Hart & Huntington/Bell-Ray Racing Kawasaki 450s in Saturday nightís event in Indianapolis. The riders are Josh Hansen and Kyle Regal. Teammates Josh Hill, Kyle Partridge and Ivan Tedesco are all out due to injuries.
∑ Privateer rider Kyle Regal has joined Hart and Huntington Racing for the remainder of 2012 AMA Monster Energy Supercross season. He will ride the No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki.
∑ Josh Hansen, seeking his first SX 450-class win, suffered his first DNQ of the season last weekend at Daytona. He has seven 250-class and one 125-class victories since turning pro in 2004.
∑ Josh Hill (left leg) is expected to return to competition next weekend in Toronto. Teammate Ivan Tedescoís scheduled return is two weeks in Houston.
THE QUOTE: KYLE REGAL ON JOINING H&H RACING
ďIím really excited. I rode Daytona on my own and to have an opportunity to ride for Carey (Hart) is huge. Iím really excited about the bikes and equipment, all my sponsors, Dodge, for giving me this opportunity. Iíve been out with an injury and coming back now is sooner than I expected. At the same time, I need to go out and ride and prove myself to a new team.Ē
Kyle Regal, No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki
No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Hometown: Howell, Mich. Mechanic: Sean Trihey
No.100 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif. Mechanic: Kenny Germaine
∑ Has made all nine Main Events this season
∑ Season averages: Avg. Start: 11.3 Avg. Finish: 11.4
∑ Season-best finish of fifth at San Diego and Arlington
∑ First year racing with Dodge/Hart & Huntington Racing
∑ Gold medal winner in Supercross (2008/09) in the ESPN X Games
∑ First Supercross start was at Cowboys Stadium in 2010.
∑ Career best finish of seventh came at Qwest Field in 2011.
∑ Has three top-10 finishes in 16 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series 450-class starts.
JOSH HANSEN (No. 100 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki)
YOUíRE LAST TWO RACES HAVE BEEN TOUGH FOR YOU. HOW DO YOU HIT THE ďRESETĒ BUTTON? ďMan, it was embarrassing. My last DNQ (Did Not Qualify) was in í08 at Daytona and to do it again there last weekend just sucked. But you have to get back on the bike and ride again this weekend and forget about last week or the week before. Our bikes have been good. I feel solid on the bike. I just need to put together a consistent ride and get into a rhythm. Last week was a survival race; I was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. Iím not happy how I rode.Ē
HOW ARE YOUR PHYSICALLY? ďIím banged up a bit. Iíve got some issues with my foot that isnít allowing me to ride during the week and train. Itís pretty sore. A lot of guys are banged up this time of the season. You just have to not let it be an excuse and dig through it.Ē
ON RACING AT INDY THIS WEEKEND? ďIím stoked to get on the bike and prove that last weekend was a fluke. I know Iím a better rider than that and itís up to me to make it happen.Ē
JOSH REGAL (No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki)
INDY IS YOUR FIRST RACE WITH THE HART AND HUNTINGTON TEAM. IT MUST BE AN EXCITING WEEKEND FOR YOU? ďIím really excited. I rode Daytona on my own and to have an opportunity to ride for Carey (Hart) is huge. Iím really excited about the bikes and equipment, all my sponsors, Dodge, for giving me this opportunity. Iíve been out with an injury and coming back now is sooner than I expected. At the same time, I need to go out and ride and prove myself to a new team.Ē
YOU HAVE 16 CAREER RACES IN THE 450-CLASS, WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND? ďMake the Main and challenge for a win. Iíd be bummed if I werenít inside the top 10. I use to ride the red bikes, but now Iím on the Kawasaki. Itís going to be interesting. Iíve had a chance to ride the Kawasakiís for a few days and still kind of learning the bikes. The quicker that I can get consistent on it, the faster the better Iíll be,Ē
HOW TOUGH OF AN ADJUSTMENT IS IT TO GO FROM THE HONDA TO A KAWASAKI? ďI thought that it was going to be hard because I never rode the Kawasaki before. Over the last few days, we switched a lot of stuff on the bike and I really feel comfortable on it already. I just need to get on the race track and see how it feels from there.Ē
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