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SRT Motorsports - AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series - Daytona International Speedway
March 7, 2012 , DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For Immediate Release
Dodge Race Advance
AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series
Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Fla.
Round 10 of 17
Saturday, March 10, 2012


DODGE/HART & HUNTINGTON NEWS
· Dodge and Hart & Huntington will field one Dodge/Sycaun Casino/Hart & Huntington/Bell-Ray Racing Kawasaki 450 in Saturday night’s event in Daytona. Josh Hansen is the lone rider. Teammates Kyle Partridge, Josh Hill and Ivan Tedesco are all sidelined due to injuries.

FAST FACTS
· Kyle Partridge suffered two fractured vertebrae and a compound fracture to his right foot last weekend at the AMA Monster Energy Series race in St. Louis. Partridge underwent surgery on Monday to fuse the C3 and C4 vertebra.
· Josh Hansen has ridden to all nine Main Event appearances. He has six top-10 finishes and is currently 11th in the season standings, 118 points behind the leader.
· Hansen’s is seeking his first SX 450-class win. He has recorded seven 250-class and one 125-class win since turning pro in 2004.
· SPEED will televise the Supercross event LIVE from Daytona Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (EST).

Josh Hansen
No.100 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 02/16/1984
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif. Mechanic: Kenny Germaine

Highlights
· 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

THE QUOTES: Kenny Watson – Team Manager
“Kyle’s (Partridge) injury is just one of those freaks incidents in dirt bike racing that you can’t explain. He has two broken vertebra and a compound fracture in his right foot. He’s in good spirits. He’ll have surgery to fuse the C-3 and C-4 (vertebra) to help stabilize the fractures. The doctors are expecting a full recovery. Kyle is in good spirits and vows for a full recovery and plans to get back on the bike when he’s healthy.”

JOSH HANSEN (No. 100 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki)
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON RACING AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND? “I’m stoked. Daytona is the gnarliest race of the year by far. They make crazy, backyard kind of stuff that wouldn’t normally be on a Supercross track. It’s straight-up awesome. It’s tough. Your bike is setup for Supercross and then they throw some outdoor rough sections in as well. It’s a long race. It beats the crap out of you. It’s Daytona. It’s gnarly. You know what to expect when you get there.”

YOU WON THE AMA 125cc EAST REGION SUPERCROSS RACE IN 2005 AT DAYTONA. WHAT CAN YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THAT WIN? “Just to be calm and confident on the bike. I have to get into a good rhythm and just ride with confidence. It’s going to be awesome. I love Daytona.”

YOU’VE LOST THREE TEAMMATES TO INJURIES THIS YEAR. DOES THAT START TO CREEP INTO YOUR MIND WHEN YOU’RE ON THE BIKE? “The injuries are nuts. To be down to one rider this week is crazy. It puts more pressure on me to perform. I’m just going to keep charging on and try to say healthy through Daytona.”

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE STYLE OF TRACKS THE SX SERIES IS RACING ON AND HOW COMPETITIVE IT’S MAKING THE RACING? “I wish the tracks were more technical. There seems to be more obstacles on the tracks, but there really isn’t anything to separate the riders. It’s such close and fast racing. The tracks aren’t technical enough to where it slows riders down. There’s only seems to be one rhythm to the tracks and if you’re not in that main rhythm you’re not in the race. Like 10 years ago, they’d make the tracks so gnarly that there would only be three good riders that could handle the technical stuff and the other guys would be stacking it up. Now, the tracks are a little easier and you have 12 guys battling for position all the time.”
 

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SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Race Recap - Daytona
March 10, 2012 , DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - AMA Supercross Series
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
(Round 10 of 17 events)
Post-Race Recap




RAIN WREAKS HAVOC ON SUPERCROSS TRACK AT DAYTONA

Streak Of Consecutive Main Event Appearances Ends For Hansen

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – (March 10, 2012) – Heavy rains at the World Center of Racing was the story for Round 10 of AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series at Daytona International Speedway. On most race nights when riders are hopeful to keep their motorcycles upright, the saturated mud of Daytona reminded them to stay afloat. Track conditions were so bad the AMA Supercross Series reduced the 450-class Main Event from 20 to 16 laps.

With teammates Kyle Partridge, Ivan Tedesco and Josh Hill on the mend with injuries, Hart and Huntington’s Josh Hansen was the lone Dodge rider in the heavy, deep-rutted Daytona track.

In Heat Race No. 1, Hansen was forced off-track as the multi-rider battle reached Turn 1. The first-year Hart and Huntington rider could not recover and retired early to finish 20th. That forced Hansen to the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) in quest of one of the two final spots up for grabs in the Main Event.

In the LCQ, Hansen would vie for one of the two transfer positions on a track where survival was king. After breaking from the gate second, Hansen would get clipped from behind entering Turn 2. That sent him to the ground and ending any chance of making his 10th consecutive Main Event this season. He finished 20th. James Stewart was the Main Event race winner.

Round 11 of the 17 event AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series is next weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

AMA Monster Supercross Series
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Round 10 of 17 Events
Race Final Results and Rider Point Standings

Main Event Race Results (16 laps, 20 Riders)
1. James Stewart
2. Dave Millsaps
3. Kevin Windham
4. Marvin Musquin
5. Ryan Villopoto
6. Mike Alessi
7. Jake Weimer
8. Broc Tickle
9. Matt Goerke
10. Brett Metcalfe
11. Nick Wey
12. Kyle Chisholm
13. Kyle Regal
14. Gavin Faith
15. Justin Sipes
16. Justin Brayton
17. Cole Seely
18. Ryan Clark
19. Weston Peick
20. Robert Kiniry

DNQ - JOSH HANSEN

Rider Point Standings (after 10 of 17 events)
1. Ryan Villopoto 221 points
2. Ryan Dungey 192
3. James Stewart 177
4. Kevin Windham 143
5. Jake Weimer 134
6. Dave Millsaps 131
7. Chad Reed 128
8. Brett Metcalfe 124
9. Justin Brayton 121
10. Mike Alessi 113
11. Kyle Chisholm 91
12. JOSH HANSEN 87
13. Broc Tickle 82
14. Nick Wey 76
15. Andrew Short 59
16. Matt Goerke 38
17. Robert Kiniry 32
18. Marvin Musquin 30
19. KYLE PARTRIDGE 29
20. Weston Peick 27
 

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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 night’s 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.

FAST FACTS
· 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 Tedesco’s scheduled return is two weeks in Houston.

THE QUOTE: KYLE REGAL ON JOINING H&H RACING
“I’m really excited. I rode Daytona on my own and to have an opportunity to ride for Carey (Hart) is huge. I’m really excited about the bikes and equipment, all my sponsors, Dodge, for giving me this opportunity. I’ve 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.”
Kyle Regal, No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki

Kyle Regal
No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 5/14/91
Hometown: Howell, Mich. Mechanic: Sean Trihey

Josh Hansen
No.100 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 02/16/1984
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif. Mechanic: Kenny Germaine

Highlights
· 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

Highlights
· 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)
YOU’RE LAST TWO RACES HAVE BEEN TOUGH FOR YOU. HOW DO YOU HIT THE “RESET” BUTTON? “Man, it was embarrassing. My last DNQ (Did Not Qualify) was in ’08 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. I’m not happy how I rode.”

HOW ARE YOUR PHYSICALLY? “I’m banged up a bit. I’ve got some issues with my foot that isn’t allowing me to ride during the week and train. It’s 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.”

ON RACING AT INDY THIS WEEKEND? “I’m stoked to get on the bike and prove that last weekend was a fluke. I know I’m a better rider than that and it’s up to me to make it happen.”

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? “I’m really excited. I rode Daytona on my own and to have an opportunity to ride for Carey (Hart) is huge. I’m really excited about the bikes and equipment, all my sponsors, Dodge, for giving me this opportunity. I’ve 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.”

YOU HAVE 16 CAREER RACES IN THE 450-CLASS, WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND? “Make the Main and challenge for a win. I’d be bummed if I weren’t inside the top 10. I use to ride the red bikes, but now I’m on the Kawasaki. It’s going to be interesting. I’ve had a chance to ride the Kawasaki’s for a few days and still kind of learning the bikes. The quicker that I can get consistent on it, the faster the better I’ll be,”

HOW TOUGH OF AN ADJUSTMENT IS IT TO GO FROM THE HONDA TO A KAWASAKI? “I 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.”
 

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Newcomer Regal Leads Dodge at Supercross Series Event in Indianapolis
March 18, 2012 , INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Ind.
(Round 11 of 17 events)
Post-Race Recap




NEWCOMER REGAL RIDES SOLO AND PLACES 16th AT INDIANAPOLIS

Lingering Ankle Injury Forces Hansen to Withdraw

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – (March 17, 2012) – Kyle Regal experienced a quick baptism as the newest member of the Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki team here Saturday night in the AMA Monster Energy Supercross race at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Hired only three days ago after injuries sidelined new teammates Josh Hill, Ivan Tedesco and Kyle Partridge, Regal had limited practice time to prepare on his new green colors – the first time ever as a professional riding a Kawasaki. The former Honda privateer rider, who himself returned from a serious injury last weekend, made a respectable showing, riding to a 12th-place finish in his Heat race.

Forced to the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ), Regal would gain the holeshot on veteran Kevin Windham as the gate dropped and lead the field of 22 riders into Turn 1 of the six-lap race. With a comfortable ride underneath him, Regal led the first two laps and finished second, earning one of the two LCQ transfer spots into the Main Event.

In the Main Event, Regal would break from the gate 14th and ride as high as 13th on Lap 2. A Lap 3 wobble dropped him several positions en route to a 16th-place finish.

Teammate Josh Hansen was forced to withdraw from the event after aggravating an ankle injury sustained two weeks ago. Hansen struggled through significant pain early in practice and was unable to complete his timed qualifying session. He withdrew and will undergo an MRI on Monday in Los Angeles.

“Josh (Hansen) has had a bum ankle for a few weeks and it’s still bothering him,” said Kenny Watson, Hart and Huntington team manager. “He went to the doctor’s office on Friday and had some X-ray’s taken, but the results were inconclusive. He taped it up in practice earlier today and tried to ride, but there was just too much pain. Obviously there’s something still wrong inside the ankle so he’s planning on having an MRI on Monday to figure out what’s going on.”

Round 12 of the 17 event AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series is next weekend at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ont., Canada.

Race Results
AMA Monster Supercross Series
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Ind.
Round 11 of 17 Events


1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Justin Brayton
3. Dave Millsaps
4. Brett Metcalfe
5. Cole Seely
6. Mike Alessi
7. Marvin Musquin
8. Broc Tickle
9. Weston Peick
10. Nick Izzi
11. Josh Grant
12. Justin Sipes
13. Robert Kiniry
14. Matt Goerke
15. Jeff Alessi
16. KYLE REGAL
17. Ryan Clark
18. Kevin Windham
19. Gavin Faith
20. Kyle Chisholm

DNS - JOSH HANSEN

Rider Point Standings
(after 11 of 17 events)
1. Ryan Villopoto 246 points
2. Ryan Dungey 192
3. James Stewart 177
4. Dave Millsaps 151
5. Kevin Windham 146
6. Justin Brayton 143
7. Brett Metcalfe 142
8. Jake Weimer 134
9. Chad Reed 128
10. Mike Alessi 128
11. Broc Tickle 95
12. Kyle Chisholm 92
13. JOSH HANSEN 87
14. Nick Wey 76
15. Andrew Short 59
16. Matt Goerke 45
17. Marvin Musquin 44
18. Robert Kiniry 40
19. Weston Peick 39
20. Cole Seely 37
 

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SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Advance - Toronto
March 21, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - For Immediate Release
SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Advance
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Round 12 of 17
Saturday, March 24, 2012



DODGE/HART & HUNTINGTON NEWS

Dodge and Hart & Huntington will field one Dodge/Sycaun Casino/Hart & Huntington/Bell-Ray Racing Kawasaki 450 in Saturday night’s event in Toronto. Kyle Regal will be the lone rider as Josh Hill, Kyle Partridge, Josh Hansen and Ivan Tedesco are all out with injuries. Hill and Hansen are expected to return next weekend in Houston. Hansen underwent a MRI on his left ankle on Monday, confirming no fracture. A date for Tedesco’s return has not been determined.
Josh Hansen posted six top-10 finishes in nine Main Event appearances to lead the Hart & Huntington team before sustaining an injury to his ankle

FAST FACTS

Former Honda privateer Kyle Regal finished 16th in his first race as a member of the Hart and Huntington Racing team last weekend at Indianapolis. Regal earned a berth into the Main Event after finishing second in the LCQ

RIDER QUOTE OF THE WEEK – KYLE REGAL
“The fields are so deep that everyone is riding really hard. There are so many guys that are going fast that every part of the track is tough. In the LCQ last weekend, there were probably five guys that could have won the race. It’s just crazy how competitive the racing is right now. It just makes everything so important, going back from the timed qualifying to Heat races to the Main Event. You just can’t make a mistake.”

KYLE REGAL (No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Kawasaki) TALK ABOUT HEADING TO TORONTO THIS WEEKEND FOR THE SUPERCROSS SERIES RACE: “We got a lot of rain in Texas this week and I haven’t been able to get a lot of time on my bike and test which will be a setback. I’ve only had three days plus the race on Saturday, which isn’t a whole lot of time at all. At this point, I’m just trying to get time on the bike and head into Toronto like I did for Indy, play it smart lap-by-lap and just be solid on the bike. I feel like I’ll get better results the more time that I get on the Kawasaki. I’m the only Hart and Huntington rider this weekend, which puts a little more pressure on me. I just need to stay on two wheels and go from there.”

HOW HAS THE TRANSITION BEEN GOING FROM THE HONDA TO THE KAWASAKI? “For me, it’s all about handling. The biggest thing for me to learn is how it handles under high-powered corners. Last weekend, I lost the front and made some small mistakes that are uncommon to how I ride. I just need to get use to where it wants my body on the bike on every part of the track. When I start feeling that and I know what I can do, I’ll feel a lot more comfortable.”

WHERE DO YOU THINK THAT YOU HAVE SPEED ON THE BIKE NOW? “I feel the most comfortable over the rhythm sections. I’m still trying to work my way through the whoops and fast corners.”

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF RIDERS THAT HAVE GONE DOWN TO INJURIES THIS YEAR? IS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT THE STYLE OF RACING THAT IS PLAYING A FACTOR? “The fields are so deep that everyone is riding really hard. There are so many guys that are going fast that every part of the track is tough. In the LCQ last weekend, there were probably five guys that could have won the race. It’s just crazy how competitive the racing is right now. It just makes everything so important, going back from the timed qualifying to Heat races to the Main Event. You just can’t make a mistake.”
 

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SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Recap - Toronto
March 25, 2012 , TORONTO, Ontario, Can. - Late Contact Ruins Solid Performance for Dodge Rider Kyle Regal


TORONTO – (March 24, 2012) – On a slick, deep-rutted and loose track under the controlled climate of the domed Rogers Centre stadium in Toronto, Team Dodge rider Kyle Regal rode to a 17th-place finish in Round 12 of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series.

Earning his second consecutive Main Event appearance under his new green colors for the Hart and Huntington race team, Regal used a solid eighth-place ride in Heat 1 to secure his spot in the prime time show north of the border.

After breaking 12th when the gate dropped, Regal set his Kawasaki in 13th by lap two. On the next lap, while fighting for position, Regal’s bike was slowed when t-boned heading into corner entry. That dropped him five spots to 18th. Ten laps later the Michigan native had charged through the 20-rider field and gained five positions with an eye on the top 10.

“The track was really technical, loose on top and hard underneath which really made it tough on your setup,” said Regal after his second race aboard the No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki. “It was really technical for sure. I had a decent run in the Heat Race and felt really solid on the bike. I felt good all night. I didn’t break from the gate like I wanted to and tired to be patient and not lay the bike down in the first corner. I was riding along in 13th and had an issue with a guy who t-boned me and knocked me off-course a bit. From there, I was just trying get my composure back, keep the bike on two wheels and ride as hard as I could.”

Unfortunately for Regal, his fate would be secure on lap 17 when the 20-year-old rider was collected again as he was fighting for position. That dropped his four positions where he would finish 17th.

“Sometimes guys just over ride and you’re in the wrong spot at the wrong time,” he added. “To have that happen to me twice in one night is a drag. I’ll move on. Our bikes are fast. We’ll get some good rides in this week and head to Houston next weekend.”

Round 13 of the 17 event AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series heads to Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas next Saturday night.

AMA Monster Supercross Series
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Ont., Canada
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Round 12 of 17 Events
Main Event Results (20 laps)

1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Justin Brayton
3. Kevin Windham
4. Dave Millsaps
5. Jake Weimer
6. Marvin Musquin
7. Kevin Chisholm
8. Broc Tickle
9. Robert Kiniry
10. Will Hahn
11. Justin Sipes
12. Josh Grant
13. Mike Alessi
14. Matt Goerke
15. Jimmy Albertson
16. Jeff Alessi
17. KYLE REGAL
18. Brett Metcalfe
19. Nick Izzi
20. Gavin Faith

AMA Supercross
Point Standings
(After 12 of 17 events)

1. Ryan Villopoto 271 points
2. Ryan Dungey 192
3. James Stewart 177
4. David Millsaps 169
5. Kevin Windham 166
6. Justin Brayton 165
7. Jake Weimer 150
8. Brett Metcalfe 145
9. Mike Alessi 136
10. Chad Reed 128
11. Broc Tickle 108
12. Kyle Chisholm 106
13. JOSH HANSEN 87
14. Nick Wey 76
15. Marvin Musquin 59
16. Andrew Short 59
17. Robert Kiniry 52
18. Matt Goerke 52
19. Weston Peick 39
20. Cole Seely 37
 

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SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Advance - Houston
March 28, 2012 , HOUSTON, Texas - For Immediate Release
SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series
Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Round 13 of 17
Saturday, March 31, 2012


DODGE/HART & HUNTINGTON NEWS
· Dodge and Hart & Huntington will field two Dodge/Sycaun Casino/Hart & Huntington/Bell-Ray Racing Kawasaki 450s in Houston – Kyle Regal and Josh Hill
· Kyle Partridge, Josh Hansen and Ivan Tedesco remain sidelined due to injuries.
· Josh Hill returns to the bike after sustaining a lower leg injury in the season opener at Anaheim.
· Josh Hansen continues undergo rehab on his left ankle. Hansen has been out since injuring his foot at Daytona.
· A date for Ivan Tedesco’s return has not been determined.

FAST FACTS
· Due to injuries, Hart and Huntington team has entered five different riders in the first 12 races on the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series schedule this season. The season opener (Anaheim) is the only race that all four original riders competed at the same event. Only Josh Hansen and Ivan Tedesco advanced to that Main Event.

RIDER QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Well, the injuries that I got this year in Anaheim are like a Charlie horse compared to my injuries from two years ago. I’m not really stressed about the injuries that I got this year. I’m just going to go out, have a solid race and just try and stay on two wheels. The key is to come back after Sunday’s race healthy so that I can keep building and building to get better.”
– Josh Hill, No. 75 Hart and Huntington Kawasaki

Josh Hill
No. 75 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 07/30/1989
Hometown: Portland, Ore. Mechanic: Shawn Bell

Highlights
· Sidelined since breaking left tibia in season opener at Anaheim
· Earned his first win at Minneapolis in 2008
· In addition to a win, he has 15 top-five and 29 top-10 finishes in 46 starts
· Finished fifth in 2008 Supercross standings

Kyle Regal
No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 5/14/91
Hometown: Howell, Mich. Mechanic: Sean Trihey

Highlights
· 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 16 450-class starts.

KYLE REGAL (No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki)
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HEADING INTO HOUSTON THIS WEEKEND? “I’m excited to get on the bike and ride in my home state. I have some family and friends that are going to be there which is cool. It’s a hometown race for me since I didn’t race Dallas this year. I’m just hoping for some solid practice time and hopefully a fast Heat race. I feel great on the bike. I just need to keep it on two wheels and off the dirt. Our bikes are fast. I’m really pumped to get to Houston.”

ARE YOU BEGINNING TO GET MORE COMFORTABLE ON THE KAWASAKI? “For sure. We’re working one some things with the front of the bike trying to get me more comfortable in the turns; body position and stuff like that. It’s still work in progress, but I definitely feel a lot better than I did a few weeks ago.”

YOU’RE HEADING TO YOUR HOME STATE THIS WEEKEND? IS THERE ANY MORE PRESSURE/EXPECTATIONS YOU PUT ON YOURSELF? "Not really. I kind of block that stuff out of my mind when I’m on the bike. You have to be so focused; letting anything interfere with your ride can cost you a lot.”

JOSH HILL (No. 75 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki)
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON GETTING BACK INTO ACTION THIS WEEKEND? “I’m really excited to get back on the bike. I’m happy to be back racing. It’s been a rough season for me, but I can’t wait to get back on the bike and get some start time again. I’m not too nervous. Riding is what we do, so I ‘m stoked to get to Houston and ride again.”

HOW MUCH TIME HAVE YOU BEEN BACK ON THE BIKE WHILE REHABILITATING YOUR LEG? “Not a whole lot. We were pretty sure that I was going to come back soon after the crash, but when I tried to ride I kept getting this pain in my foot. I went to the doctors and they found that I had a broken heel on my left-foot from the crash as well. That set me back a bit. I got about five or six days of riding on the bike heading into the weekend. I’m definitely underprepared heading into Houston. I feel good on the bike. It’s going to be cool to race again.”

HOW DO YOU MENTALLY BLOCK OUT RECENT YOUR INJURIES AND STILL ATTACK THE DIRT? “Well, the injuries that I got this year in Anaheim are like a Charlie horse compared to my other injuries from two years ago. I’m not really stressed about the injuries that I got this year. I’m just going to go out, have a solid race and try and stay on two wheels. The key is to come back after Sunday’s race healthy so that I can keep building and building to get better.”
 

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SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Advance - New Orleans
April 11, 2012 , NEW ORLEANS - For Immediate Release
SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Advance
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans
Round 14 of 17
Saturday, April 14, 2012


DODGE/HART & HUNTINGTON NEWS
· Dodge and Hart & Huntington are scheduled to field two riders in New Orleans this weekend at the Superdome – Ivan Tedesco and Kyle Regal are the riders. Josh Hansen is questionable pending his MRI results this week on his injured left leg.
· Kyle Partridge remains sidelined due to injuries sustained in St. Louis and will miss the remainder for the season.
· Ivan Tedesco will be making his first appearance since breaking his right ring finger at the SX event in Los Angeles 10 weeks ago. Tedesco led all Hart and Huntington riders last season with seven top 10s in 15 SX starts.
· Josh Hill remains sidelined after sustaining an elbow injury in practice two weeks ago in Houston that forced him to withdraw from the event.
· Hart and Huntington riders have taken the gate in only 27 of 55 possible Main Event starts this season due to injuries: Hansen 11, Partridge 9, Tedesco 3, Regal 3 and Hill 1.

Ivan Tedesco
No. 9 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 08/12/1981
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M. Mechanic: Tony Berluti


Highlights
· Injured in third race of season at Dodger Stadium
· Season best finish of 11th came at Phoenix (second race)
· Entering his fifth season in AMA Supercross competition
· Finished 11th in the 2011 rider standings
· Best 2011 finish came at Jacksonville – sixth

Kyle Regal
No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 5/14/91
Hometown: Howell, Mich. Mechanic: Sean Trihey


Highlights
· Season-best finish of 13th was at Daytona riding for H&H.
· 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 16 450-class starts

Josh Hansen
No.100 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 02/16/1984
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif. Mechanic: Kenny Germaine

Highlights
· Made nine Main Events this season before injury
· 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

KYLE REGAL (No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Kawasaki)

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HEADING INTO NEW ORLEANS THIS WEEKEND? “I’ve just been trying to get more time on the bike. I rode yesterday and over the weekend. We’ve had some rain, which has slowed the amount of time I’ve been on the seat. For me, it’s really a matter of just getting more time on the bike, getting more laps in and preparing for Saturday.”

YOU’RE IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION HEADING INTO THE LAST FOUR RACES OF THE SEASON. YOU WEREN’T PART OF THE ORIGINAL FOUR RIDERS ON THE HART AND HUNTINGTON TEAM, YET YOU’RE NOW IN A POSITION TO RIDE SEVEN OF THE LAST 17 RACES FOR THEM. IT HAS TO BE AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY?
“Yeah, it’s been amazing to ride for Carey (Hart) and his team. I’m very thankful for everyone that’s given me the opportunity. I know that there are a lot of eyes on me since I’ve been on the bike, but a lot of people don’t know that I’m also coming off an injury and that’s kind of hard to fight at the same time. Just like anybody else, when you come back from an injury it’s not as easy as you expected. No excuses. It’s a huge opportunity for me and I’m going out every week trying to give it my all, get the best result that I can, try to get inside that top 10 and battle with those guys.”

IVAN TEDESCO (No. 9 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Kawasaki)

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT FINALLY GETTING BACK ON THE BIKE THIS WEEK AT NEW ORLEANS? “I’m super excited to be back. I was off the bike for 11 weeks with that broken finger; it gave me a little bit more problems than I was expecting. Once I got the pins taken out, I wasn’t able to bend my finger for a couple of weeks and had to do a lot of therapy to get the movement back. I still don’t have 100 percent movement in it, but enough to hold the handle bars and go ride. I got on the bike this week. I’m glad to be back.”

HOW MUCH TRAINING HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO DO SINCE THE INJURY? “I’ve done what I can off the bike to train and keep my cardio in good shape. There’s no replacing being on the seat and riding a dirt bike. I’ve got some work ahead heading into the weekend. I’m not 100 percent physically and that will limit me a bit. I’m not going to be able to attack the track like I normally do, but I feel great on the bike so far. We’ll see how practice goes and go from there.”

WHAT ARE THE REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS FOR YOU THIS WEEKEND? “I really don’t have any because I’m not sure what to expect. I’m not sure where my fitness is, but speed wise, I feel fast. Riding with the guys down on the practice track showed that I was fast. It’s going to be a matter of doing 20 laps and managing the race. I’m excited to get back and see what I can do at these last four events.”

YOU’VE BEEN ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN OVER THE LAST 11 WEEKS. ARE YOU AMAZED AT HOW MUCH RIDER ATTRITION THERE HAS BEEN IN SX THIS YEAR? “Yeah, it’s a shame. We were expecting to have the greatest Supercross season of all time and guys were just dropping out from injuries every weekend. It’s part of our sport. The competition is so fierce that guys ride so hard and injuries are going to happen. Unfortunately, our team got hit with the worst injury bug and it’s been hard on everyone.”
 

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SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Recap - New Orleans
April 15, 2012 , NEW ORLEANS - Kyle Regal Earns Fourth Consecutive Main Event, Leads Team Dodge in Bayou

Ivan Tedesco’s Comeback Cut Short, Misses Main Event


NEW ORLEANS (April 14, 2012) – Kyle Regal led Team Dodge at Saturday night’s AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. He finished 17th in the Main Event. Teammate Ivan Tedesco wasn’t as fortunate as the veteran rider took to the seat for the first time in 10 weeks.

Regal, who only joined the Hart and Huntington team a month ago, has been the model of consistency. He earned his fourth-consecutive Main Event appearance since joining the team. The stop in New Orleans was no exception as the 20-year old rider rode to a solid seventh-place finish in Heat 1, earning the automatic transfer into the night’s feature event. In the Main, Regal wheel-hopped upon landing a triple jump and was thrown from the bike. He would finish 17th.

Tedesco has been shelved for nearly 11 race weekends recovering from surgery to his right hand. He was looking to make his fourth Main of the season. After breaking fourth when the gate dropped in Heat 2, Tedesco looked comfortable as he settled into fourth position on Lap 1. His fate changed a lap later when he stalled his Kawasaki in the “sand section” of the technical Superdome course, dropping him 15 spots and out of a transfer berth. A final opportunity to make the Main Event remained in the six-lap Last Chance Qualifier.

In the LCQ, Tedesco broke hard from the gate and settled into a duel with race leader David Millsaps for one of the two automatic transfers into the Main Event. On pace for the runner-up spot, Tedesco charged hard into the final turn, looking to gain the race lead. He made contact with Millsaps, dropped the bike. He finished 18th ending his chance for the primetime event.

The series heads to CenturyLink Field in Seattle next weekend for Round 15 of the 17-event AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series.

AMA Monster Supercross Series
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Round 14 of 17 Events
Main Event Results and Rider Point Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Josh Grant
3. Justin Brayton
4. Brett Metcalfe
5. Andrew Short
6. Dave Millsaps
7. Weston Peick
8. Kyle Chisholm
9. Will Hahn
10. Broc Tickle
11. Nick Wey
12. Jimmy Albertson
13. Mike Alessi
14. Justin Sipes
15. Gavin Faith
16. Cody Gilmore
17. KYLE REGAL
18. Robert Kiniry
19. Nico Izzi
20. Jake Weimer
DNQ - IVAN TEDESCO

AMA Supercross Series
Point Standings
(After 14 of 17 events)

1. Ryan Villopoto* 321 points
2. Dave Millsaps 206
3. Justin Brayton 201
4. Ryan Dungey 192
5. James Stewart 178
6. Brett Metcalfe 172
7. Jake Weimer 171
8. Kevin Windham 166
9. Mike Alessi 162
10. Broc Tickle 133
11. Kyle Chisholm 129
12. Chad Reed 128
13. JOSH HANSEN 89
14. Nick Wey 86
15. Andrew Short 86
16. Robert Kiniry 70
17. Weston Peick 65
18. Melvin Musquin 59
19. Josh Grant 58
20. Matt Goerke 58
 

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SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Advance - Seattle
April 18, 2012 , SEATTLE - For Immediate Release
SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Advance
Qwest Field, Seattle, Wash.
Round 15 of 17
Saturday, April 21, 2012



DODGE/HART & HUNTINGTON NEWS
· Dodge and Hart & Huntington are scheduled to field two riders in Seattle this weekend – Kyle Regal and newly acquired two-time and reigning AMA Arenacross champion Tyler Bowers.
· Bowers joins Hart and Huntington Racing this week after season-opening riders, Kyle Partridge, Josh Hansen, Ivan Tedesco and Josh Hill are all sidelined to injuries.
· Josh Hansen (lower left leg) and Kyle Partridge remain sidelined due to injuries and will miss the remainder for the season.
· Ivan Tedesco is sidelined for Seattle and is considered week-to-week after attempting to race last Saturday in New Orleans – his first event in 10 weeks since hand surgery.
· Josh Hill remains sidelined after sustaining an elbow injury in practice three weeks ago in Houston.
· Hart and Huntington riders have taken the gate in only 23 of 57 possible Main Event starts this season due to injuries.

Kyle Regal
No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 5/14/91
Hometown: Howell, Mich. Mechanic: Sean Trihey


Highlights
· Season-best finish of 13th was at Daytona riding for H&H
· First Supercross start was at Cowboys Stadium in 2010
· Career best finish of seventh in 2011 at Qwest Field (Seattle)
· Has three top-10 finishes in 16 450-class starts

Tyler Bowers
No. 74 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 03/19/91
Hometown: Fallbrook, Calif. Mechanic Shawn Bell

Highlights:
· 2011 and 2012 AMA Arenacross champion
· Twelve AMA Arenacross event wins this season
· Competed in 13 AMA SX races; Best finish of 11th (Las Vegas)
· Two prior SX races in Seattle; each earning 17th-place finishes

2012 AMA SX STAT CHECK
Starts Main Events Wins Top 3s Top 10s
Hansen 11 9 0 0 6
Tedesco 4 3 0 0 0
Partridge 9 7 0 0 0
Hill 1 0 0 0 0
Regal 4 4 0 0 0

KYLE REGAL (No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki)
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HEADING INTO SEATTLE THIS WEEKEND? “I’m really focusing on consistency and making sure that I stay on two wheels in the Main Event. It sounds simple. I’ve done my job in the Heat races to gain a spot into the Main, but for some reason I’ll make a mistake at the wrong time and put the bike down. Every race that I’ve been on the bike this year, I feel like I should have been in the top-five.

“I’m going to practice this week in Houston and try some things. I’ll fly out Thursday to Seattle where it looks like we may get some rain over the weekend. If that’s the case, the track will be rutted and sloppy which makes keeping your bike up on two wheels critically important.”

WILL YOU BE USING THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO TEST PARTS AND PIECES ON THE BIKE? “My main focus will be testing suspensions just to try and get more comfortable on the bike. I’m going to be testing in Vegas in advance of the final in May. That’s going to be the toughest round and I want to make sure that I’m as prepared for that weekend as I can be.”

YOU’VE HAD A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT RYAN VILLOPOTO’S SUCCESS THIS SEASON. AS A FELLOW RIDER, WHAT HAS MADE HIM SO DOMINANT? “He’s been sick. He’s unstoppable at this point. He’s been on a Kawasaki his whole life and knows exactly what he wants out of his bike. He knows what the bike will do, what he can do. There’s never any question in his mind the capability of his bike and I think that’s what a lot of guys don’t have right now. What it all comes down to is being comfortable on the bike and Villopoto is showing everybody exactly that.”

TYLER BOWERS (No. 74 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki)
CAN YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO RIDE WITH HART AND HUNTINGTON AND HOW IT CAME ABOUT? “It’s an amazing opportunity that Carey (Hart) has given me. I’m grateful to everyone at Dodge and Pro Circuit to have the chance to ride really fast bikes. It was totally unexpected. With so many riders hurt in their camp, I happened to be in the right place at the right time. I hope to capitalize on my opportunity. I’ve got plenty of experience on the Kawasaki and feel pretty comfortable on the 450. I’m excited to get to Seattle.

“As far as how the deal happened, I had talked to Kenny (Watson, team manager) before but my schedule just never worked to where I could jump on one of the H&H bikes. I was out practicing the other day and got word that Ivan (Tedesco) might not be able to ride; his right hand is just too sore, still recovering from his surgery. He didn’t want to endanger other riders on the track. Word got to Kenny that I was available and it was a done deal. I’m excited. I wish it was under different circumstances, but I just have to be thankful for the chance to ride and take advantage of it. I felt great on the bike in practice. The 450 is a much heavier and more powerful than the 250F that I’m use to. I think my size and weight (6’ 2”, 190 lbs.) is an advantage on the bigger bike. I’ve ridden a few times before in the SX class in Seattle. I just need to have some clean practices, stay on the bike in the Heat race and ride like I know how.”
 

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AMA SUPERCROSS

With the four Hart & Huntington riders that started the season on the sidelines with injuries, Kyle Regal and newcomer Tyler Bowers carried the team colors in Saturday night’s event at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Both riders advanced to the Main Event. For Regal, it was his fifth consecutive feature event appearance since joining the H&H team. He overcame an early incident with another rider and was running eighth, but a second encounter with another rider upset his rhythm. “From there, I just had to ride the race out,” he said. Bowers raced in the top 10 through the first 13 laps before going off track and into the tuff blocks. That dropped the Texan back to 16th where he finished the 20-lap feature. “I know if I get a little bit more time on the bike and get things going, I’ll get up into the top 10,” said Bowers. Andrew Short posted his first ever Supercross Main Event victory. The next stop for the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series is Salt Lake City next weekend, the 16th event in the 17-race series.
 

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April 29, 2012 , SALT LAKE CITY - AMA Supercross Series
Rice-Eccles Stadium
Salt Lake City, Utah
(Round 16 of 17 events)
Post-Race Quotes



TYLER BOWERS (No. 74 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki) Finished 10th
“It was a good night. I stayed off the ground and that helps. I’ve been practicing on my starts all week with Kyle Lewis and I got a good start in my Heat Race and got a fourth-place finish. I tried to do the same in the Main, and when the gate dropped I don’t know what I did wrong. I may have fed the bike too much or something. The gate dropped and everyone took off and I was rolling over (it) really slow and I had to play catch-up from there. I gained a few positions and had a good, solid ride to place 10th. I’m pretty pumped about it. I stayed off the ground and that gives me some confidence heading into next weekend at Vegas.”


KYLE REGAL (No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki) Finished 19th
“The Heat Race tonight went pretty good. I got a decent start around sixth or so. I passed a couple of guys, but rode pretty solid. I ended up fifth in the Heat Race.

“In the Main I got a decent gate and was riding around sixth or seventh for the first three or four laps. I messed up in the rhythm (section) and lost a few spots. Got back up to speed when me at (Brett) Metcalfe got together and we both ended up off the track near the rhythm section. It’s just unfortunate. I was running up inside the top-10 like I wanted, fighting for a top-five for while when I got collected. It’s a drag. I just need to look ahead to Vegas and see what I can do there at the last race
 

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April 29, 2012 , SALT LAKE CITY - Bowers Leads Hart & Huntington Tandem with 10th-place Finish in Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (April 28, 2012) – Team Dodge SX riders continue to prove their toughness as both Hart & Huntington Kawasaki’s advanced to Saturday night’s Main Event at the very technical AMA Supercross event at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

Tyler Bowers (No. 74 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki) led the Dodge duo, earning his third Main Event start en route to posting a season-best finish of 10th. It was only his third race for Hart & Huntington.

Bowers finished fourth in his Heat Race and carried the momentum into the Main Event. After breaking slow from the gate, Bowers rode inside the top 10 for the first 14 circuits of the 20-lap event. A slight wobble on Lap 15 dropped the Kentucky native one position with only four laps remaining. With sights set on his first top-10 of the season, the two-time reigning AMA Arenacross Series champion made a pass on Lap 18 and maintained his position to the checkered flag.

“It was a good night,” said Bowers. “I stayed off the ground and that helps. I’ve been practicing on my starts all week with Kyle Lewis. I got a good start in my Heat Race and got a fourth-place finish. I tried to do the same in the Main. When the gate dropped, I don’t know what I did wrong. I may have fed the bike too much or something. The gate dropped and everyone took off and I was rolling over (it) really slow. I had to play catch-up from there. I gained a few positions and had a good, solid ride to place 10th. I’m pretty pumped about it. I stayed off the ground and that gives me some confidence heading into next weekend at Vegas.”

Teammate Kyle Regal (No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki) earned his seventh-consecutive Main Event appearance since joining Hart and Huntington Racing at Daytona. Regal combined a solid qualifying session with a comfortable Heat race to secure a spot into the final. Riding as high as seventh, Regal would suffer two miscues that would ruin his chance for his first podium finish.

While battling for position on Lap 4, Regal would wobble on the rhythm section, dropping him two positions to ninth. Riding top-10 lap times, Regal’s night would end one lap later when he made contact with Brett Metcalfe sending the two riders off track and well off the pace. He would retire in 19th position.

“The Heat Race tonight went pretty good,” said Regal. “I got a decent start around sixth or so. I passed a couple of guys, but rode pretty solid. I ended up fifth in the Heat Race.

“In the Main, I got a decent gate and was riding around sixth or seventh for the first three or four laps. I messed up in the rhythm (section) and lost a few spots. I was back up to speed when I got together with Metcalfe. We both ended up off the track near the rhythm section. It’s just
unfortunate. I was running inside the top-10 like I wanted, fighting for a top-five for a while when I got collected. It’s a drag. I just need to look ahead to Vegas and see what I can do there at the last race.”


The 2012 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series heads to Las Vegas for the season finale next weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium.


Race Results AMA Monster Supercross Series
Rice-Eccles Stadium – Salt Lake City, Utah
Saturday, April 28, 2012


1. Ryan Dungey
2. David Millsaps
3. Jake Weimer
4. Justin Brayton
5. Mike Alessi
6. Broc Tickle
7. Andrew Short
8. Josh Grant
9. Robert Kiniry
10. TYLER BOWERS
11. Matt Goerke
12. Weston Peick
13. Nick Wey
14. Gavin Faith
15. Jason Thomas
16. Chris Blose
17. Kyle Chisholm
18. Jimmy Albertson
19. KYLE REGAL
20. Brett Metcalfe

Rider Standings
(After 16 of 17 events)
1. Ryan Villopoto 323
2. David Millsaps 244
3. Justin Brayton 237
4. Ryan Dungey 232
5. Jake Weimer 211
6. Mike Alessi 192
7. James Stewart 178
8. Brett Metcalfe 174
9. Kevin Windham 166
10. Broc Tickle 161
11. Kyle Chisholm 143
12. Chad Reed 128
13. Andrew Short 114
14. Nick Wey 105
15. Robert Kiniry 92
16. JOSH HANSEN 89
17. Weston Peick 86
18. Josh Grant 74
19. Matt Goerke 74
20. Marvin Musquin 59
 

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SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Advance - Las Vegas
May 2, 2012 , LAS VEGAS - For Immediate Release
SRT Motorsports - Dodge AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race Advance
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nev.
Round 17 of 17
Saturday, May 5, 2012



DODGE/HART & HUNTINGTON NEWS
· The Dodge/Hart & Huntington team will field two riders in Las Vegas this weekend – Kyle Regal and Tyler Bowers.
· Kyle Regal has made seven-consecutive Main Events since joining Hart and Huntington Racing at Daytona on March 10 where he earned his season-best finish of 13th.
· Tyler Bowers is seeking his third Main Event appearance in AMA SX competition in Las Vegas this weekend. Bowers earned a career-best finish of 10th (15 career SX starts) last weekend in Salt Lake City. He’ll be making his second career 450-class start at Sam Boyd Stadium this weekend.
· Josh Hansen, Kyle Partridge, Josh Hill and Ivan Tedesco are sidelined due to injuries.
· Hart and Huntington riders have missed 35 of 69 (51%) SX starts this season due to injuries.
· Dodge is seeking its first podium finish with H&H Racing.
· TV coverage on SPEED– Sat., May 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Tyler Bowers
No. 74 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 03/19/91
Hometown: Fallbrook, Calif. Mechanic: Shawn Bell


Highlights:
· 2011 and 2012 AMA Arenacross champion
· Has 12 AMA Arenacross event wins this season
· Competed in 15 AMA SX races; best finish of 10th (Salt Lake City)
· Joined Hart and Huntington Racing two weeks ago in Seattle

Kyle Regal
No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing
Birthdate: 5/14/91
Hometown: Howell, Mich. Mechanic: Sean Trihey


Highlights
· Season-best finish of 13th was at Daytona riding for H&H
· First Supercross start was at Cowboys Stadium in 2010
· Career best finish of seventh in 2011 at Qwest Field (Seattle)
· Has three top-10 finishes in 16 450-class starts

KYLE REGAL (No. 36 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki)
IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE PRETTY HOT IN LAS VEGAS ON SATURDAY. HOW DOES THE WEATHER AFFECT A TRACK LIKE SAM BOY STADIUM? “It just really bakes the dirt all day. It’s a hard, compound surface as it is and the sun just amplifies the hardness. They try and throw water on it but that only covers the top surfaces. You just have to adjust. You know going in that the track surface is going to be hard, so you’ll have to adjust with tire and shock combinations.”

YOU’VE MADE ALL SEVEN MAIN EVENTS THAT YOU’VE COMPETED IN FOR HART AND HUNTINGTON THIS YEAR. THAT A PRETTY SOLID CAMPAIGN: “Considering that I’m coming off and injury, I think it’s pretty good. I still haven’t got the results that I’m looking for yet. One mistake or getting caught up in some other rider’s mistake has cost me a bunch. I’ve had good Heat Races all year; I just haven’t closed the deal in the Main Event.”

DO YOU FEEL LIKE THIS HAS BEEN AN AUDITION OF SORTS TO SHOW THE SX SERIES YOUR TALENTS? “A little bit. I wish I were healthier coming into the situation that Carey (Hart) gave me this year. It’s been a cool experience riding for these guys. I would have liked to have brought home some top 10s.”

IS THERE ANY SPECIAL PREPARATION THAT GOES INTO THE FINAL RACE? “Not really. You approach every race the same. Vegas is usually a tight track with a couple different lines that you can run. There are some passing zones over the whoops and rhythm section. Obviously, you need to stay on the bike and keep it out of the dirt.”

TYLER BOWERS (No. 74 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki)
YOU HAD TO BE PRETTY EXCITED TO EARN YOUR FIRST TOP 10 FINISH ON A 450-CLASS SX BIKE LAST WEEKEND IN SEATTLE? “It was cool and it certainly has given me some confidence heading into Las Vegas this weekend. I’ve been working on my starts a lot because it’s just a viscous battle when the gate drops. I had to work for the top 10. I came from mid-pack and passed a bunch of guys on the first lap and just settled in from there. It’s not a podium, but for a new team, new bike, new setup, it’s progress in the right direction.”

YOU SEEM TO BE GETTING MORE COMFORTABLE ON THE BIKE. A 16TH-PLACE RIDE IN SEATTLE TWO WEEKS AGO AND A 10TH LAST WEEKEND IN SALT LAKE. DO YOU NOTICE THE SIGNIFICANT GAINS IN YOUR PERFORMANCE? “Yeah. I was kind of thrown on the bike in the beginning and only had two days of testing before Seattle. I hadn’t ridden a 450 since last October. It was not only a whole new setup for me, it was a new feel for the 450 overall. We knew that it was going to be tough the first weekend, and we did pretty good. This past weekend, I just focused on putting down good laps and getting comfortable on the bike at the race along with keeping the bike off the ground during the race. Last week, that track at Seattle claimed a lot of people so it was cool to get out of the Main without putting the bike in the dirt and staying on two wheels.”

WITH LAS VEGAS BEING THE LAST SX POINTS RACE OF THE SEASON, DO RIDERS APPRAOCH THE RACE DIFFERENTLY, MORE AGGRESSIVE? “Not really. I’m going to treat it like another race. Last week I got a little tired halfway through the race. I’m not sure if it was the altitude or what. I think it might have been because I was a little tight in the beginning of the race in the same section two or three laps in a row. This week I’m just going to work on being consistent and make sure that I hit all my lines, every lap, and hope to carry the consistency that I had last weekend in Seattle.”
 

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May 6, 2012 , LAS VEGAS, Nev. -



Bowers Leads Dodge Riders at AMA Supercross Season Finale in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (May 5, 2012) – The final chapter of the 2012 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series season was written Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium and the ending wasn’t exactly the script the Hart and Huntington team wanted. H&H riders Tyler Bowers and Kyle Regal challenged early in the 20-lap Main Event, but misfortune turned promising nights into disappointing finishes in the SX regular-season finale.

Bowers was seeking his second consecutive top-10 finish in front of the sold-out crowd in Las Vegas. A consistent ride in Heat 1 earned him his third straight Main Event appearance. His fate in the Main changed on Lap 2 as he challenged Brett Metcalfe for position. Bowers looked to gain momentum under hard assault during a tight right-hand turn, a move that proved costly for the AMA Arenacross champion. Contact with Metcalfe sent his Kawasaki to the dirt, losing 13 positions. He would reclaim five positions over the final 17 laps to finish 15th.

“It started out to be a pretty solid night on the bike,” said Bowers. “I had a really comfortable Heat Race and felt good all day. The track was pretty tricky tonight. It’s always tough coming out here and finding what the bike likes because of how the sun just bakes the track all year.

“In the Main, I thought things were going pretty good. I was sticking the bike in on some guys and finally got aggressive. I jumped into one of the corners and a guy in front of me (Metcalfe) tucked in under the guy in front of him while I was tripling in the air. I hit him a bit and on the exit of the turn I clipped his heel and the front-end was just gone, handlebars straight into the dirt. I was having a great battle with (Justin) Brayton just before I put the bike down, but that’s racing.”

Teammate Kyle Regal was relegated to a 20th-place finish after a Lap 8 incident sent the rider off-course and onto the slick cement perimeter. He attempted to return to competition, but elected to retire one lap later.

“Not the way that I wanted to ride during the last race of the year,” said a dejected Regal. “I felt pretty good during the Heat Race but just couldn’t carry the same ride into the Main. I didn’t have a good starting spot at all and when the gate dropped I fell behind. I think it was around the halfway point of the race when I jumped off the track, clipped a tuff block and the bike ended up on the pavement. When I tried to get going, the back wheel just kept spinning and the bike just did circles. It’s a bummer. I wanted to have a solid ride for these guys here in Vegas.”

Race Results
AMA Supercross Series
Sam Boyd Stadium/Las Vegas
Saturday, May 5, 2012

1. Ryan Dungey
2. Davy Millsaps
3. Justin Brayton
4. Jake Weimer
5. Josh Grant
6. Nico Izzi
7. Mike Alessi
8. Weston Peick
9. Andrew Short
10. Nick Wey
11. Broc Tickle
12. Justin Sipes
13. Chris Blose
14. Gavin Faith
15. TYLER BOWERS
16. Jason Thomas
17. Ryan Clark
18. Brett Metcalfe
19. Matt Goerke
20. KYLE REGAL



2012 AMA SUPERCROSS
Final Rider Standings
(After 17 of 17 events)

1. Ryan Villopoto* 323
2. Davy Millsaps 266
3. Ryan Dungey 257
4. Justin Brayton 257
5. Jake Weimer 229
6. Mike Alessi 206
7. James Stewart 178
8. Brett Metcalfe 177
9. Broc Tickle 171
10. Kevin Windham 166
11. Kyle Chisholm 143
12. Chad Reed 128
13. Andrew Short 126
14. Nick Wey 116
15. Weston Peick 99
16. Robert Kiniry 91
17. Josh Grant 90
18. JOSH HANSEN 89
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