Tickle Joins Barcia, Baggett, and Nelson On the Sidelines | Supercross Injury Report
In the same week that Autotrader/Monster Energy/JGR MX’s Justin Barcia revealed an off-motorcycle training injury will require thumb surgery that will keep Barcia off his Yamaha YZ450F for an indefinite time, we get news that Broc Tickle has also had a training mishap.While practicing on his Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, Tickle went down, fracturing his right forearm’s distal radius. Surgery has been performed at Loma Linda Medical Center in Murrieta, Calif., and Tickle will be out from four to six weeks as the bone heals.
Like Barcia, Tickle has gotten off to a slow start in the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Championship Series. Tickles 11th and 14th place finishes have him mired in 13th place in the 450SX standings after two round. Barcia is also out of the 450SX top 10, sitting right behind Tickle in 14th place.Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart may be back at Anaheim 2, but his recovery from a concussion as a result from a collision with Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey at A1 means his condition is determined on a day-to-day basis. Stewart has been cleared to race, but has not felt well enough to return to competition. Stewart’s teammate Blake Baggett was injured before the season started with no projected return date.In the 250SX West Coast Series, Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM’s Jessy Nelson is also out indefinitely after a practice crash that required MRI and CAT scans to ensure that he was not seriously injured. Nelson started the year strongly with a 2nd place at the opening round at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX Class Championship Standings (after 2 of 17 rounds) 1. Ryan Dungey – 47 points (1 win) 2. Jason Anderson – 41 (1 win) 3. Cole Seely – 40 4. Chad Reed – 37 5. Eli Tomac – 36 6. Ken Roczen – 31 7. Trey Canard – 28 8. Jake Weimer – 22 9. Davi Millsaps – 22 10. Justin Brayton – 22Next round: January 23 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. TV: Fox Sports 1, 10pm/EST.
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.