Weston Peick Injury UpdateDuring round two of the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in Phoenix, JGRMX Yamaha’s Weston Peick was hungry for points, wanting to improve on his seventh-place finish at the Anaheim 1 season opener.
The Yamaha YZ-F 450 pilot was quick off the start at Chase Field in Phoenix, and got pass Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey on the second lap to slip into third. The two battled, but Dungey would get by when Peick cased a triple jump, breaking a bone in his foot. Though in pain, Peick completed the race in fourth – his career best.Following the race, JGRMX Yamaha provided an update:“An initial evaluation at the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center determined there was a break, and a subsequent MRI and further analysis led to Peick having a screw inserted to stabilize the broken bone,” JGRMX reports.The team says Peick is “determined to do his best to race” this Saturday at Anaheim II in Angel Stadium.After two of 17 rounds, Peick is fifth overall in the point standings with 32, 15 behind leader Ken Roczen (RCH Suzuki).Photo by Don Williams
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.