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CREO SX Debrief: Plenty Of Positives To Be Extracted From The Team’s First SX Of The Season

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Off track:

I want to give props to Marek and Sean for professionally working over the motorcycles so I could tend to the pit, manage hospitality, engage with fans, and perform the custodial busy work – if a broom is in my hand that means the plan is working perfectly.


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Jorgen and Tyler delegated social jobs off to myself and their mechanics to get all the good content, which we strategised to keep them focused on riding.

We had a couple moto influencers and micro celebs set up shop with us thanks to The Collective Experience, and it brought more folks into the Bolt pit for photos and fun.

I cannot overstate how RIGHT the vibe was in our pit. Special thanks to Luc and Tarvo for providing food for the team, which kept spirits high.

On track:

Holy cannoli was I impressed. The track was absolutely cannibalised by the time 250 group C took to it, and the guys persevered through the gigantic ruts in practice and Q1. Dirt Wurx prepped the course up before the 250 groups went out, and though it wasn’t perfect when we started circulating, the track was fast and solid.

Jorgen set a burner for P22, and Tyler iced it for P34 – putting both men in the show. I was doing cartwheels the whole way back to the trailer and we had a big celebration when we all got back. They did everything just right.

I was so jubilant when I saw it before us, my long play bearing fruit! Bringing these guys into the states in October, the adversity they overcame in AX, the team building and bonding, learning American style race craft, all of it. I took a chance and bet on myself to be able to develop these guys into being SX weapons.

In the night show Jorgen and Tyler were both in the same heat, and JMT had a great pick and a phenomenal drive going into the first corner but got pinballed off the track. Tyler got pinched out of the gate and the both of them took the opportunity to get more laps in on the treacherous track. The LCQ went about the same, but I think we all felt that the goal of making the night show was achieved and we needed to walk before we run.

I believe both these riders are main event capable. This is a first for the team.

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Science of Supercross – How to set up a new bike

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n SuperMotocross, each team utilizes the settings and bike setup they had the year before as a starting point. But when a bike has big enough changes, like the 2024 KX450, racers and team personnel must work together to understand how the new machine works. In this episode, see how Jason and Adam learn the new chassis and how the new frame increased turnability and stability, a delicate balance when it comes to the handling of supercross machines.

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James Stewart – His thought about AMA Supercross Foxborough

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Things are getting GOOD! After a weekend off the action of Supercross resumed in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Cooper was looking to keep the momentum rolling with chipping into the points lead, and he did just that. Where did the speed come from? Not known for his overall top speed or starts, Cooper locked it all down this weekend and we break down how he did so, what this means moving forward and more. In the 250 class Dangerboy got it done but something’s changed in his riding the last few weeks that may have led him to the win, but what is it?

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Elbow fracture forces Aaron Plessinger out of AMA Supercross remainder

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger will miss the final four rounds of the 2024 AMA Supercross Championship, after evaluations this week confirmed he sustained a fractured elbow at Round 13 in Foxborough last Saturday.
Plessinger was sidelined from the Massachusetts race following a crash in the opening qualifying session. The impact resulted in a fracture of the proximal ulna bone in the elbow region of his arm, which will require an anticipated recovery time of 4-6 weeks.

Without having to undergo surgery, Plessinger will be targeting a return to competition at Fox Raceway’s 2024 Pro Motocross Championship season-opener in Pala, California, on Saturday, May 25th. That race also marks the second stage of the combined SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) series.

Aaron Plessinger: “I’m really bummed to not be able to finish out the full Supercross season, given I was having my best 450 season yet. Your elbow is just one of those areas of your body that takes a lot of impact when you ride, so I need to do the right thing and let it heal properly with a realistic goal to be back in time for the start of the Pro Motocross series. The good thing is there is no ligament damage, so healing should hopefully be short and sweet. It’s hard to be negative when I’m lucky enough to work with a great team who fully support healing properly, so we should all be back together getting ready for an early start on outdoor preparations in a few weeks’ time.”

Ian Harrison – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager: “Aaron started the season out so well with a race win and multiple podiums and we are just really bummed for him. He’s such a great attribute to our team and we have loved watching his growth over the past few seasons, ultimately culminating in his best 450SX season yet. But we all know that accidents happen and this is just a part of racing. The vibe in our semi is never the same without The Cowboy around, but the team will rally together and finish out the Supercross season strong knowing we’ll have Aaron back lifting everyone’s spirits come time for Pro Motocross.”

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