SX Lites Report
Concluding what many have called his comeback season, X Games champion Josh Hansen plans to give his all at the Monster Energy AMA Las Vegas Supercross on Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m., at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Following his 2009 hiatus from racing due to the tragic loss of two close friends, Josh’s January return to the track aroused anticipation among motocross buffs who wondered what the 26-year-old would bring to the Monster Energy Team this season.
However, aided by the guidance of Mitch Payton, Hansen re-emerged just as his fans remembered him: a rider with smooth, effortless style, undeniable speed, and a down-to-earth persona that hardly hints at the fact that he’s been making a name for himself in the racing world since high school.
The son of champion rider Donnie Hansen, Josh surprised everyone when he won X Games 14 in 2008 as the underdog. But when he took home the gold again the following year, it became clear that Josh Hansen was a force to be reckoned with.
Now, Hansen concludes his comeback AMA Supercross season on a high note, ending in the top ten and with several top five finishes under his belt. The icing on the cake would be to surprise his fans with a win at the East/West Shootout- right before taking home yet another X Games medal in August.