Bad luck reared its head and bit GEICO Honda's Wil Hahn for the second consecutive year.
Following a 2011 beset by injury, Hahn will now miss three to six weeks of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Lites West season after fracturing his right hip during training on Wednesday at the Honda practice facility in Corona, Calif.
Reigning Supercross Lites champion Justin Barcia rose above the mud and the muck of a rain-soaked Daytona International Raceway to score his fourth victory of the season Saturday night.
Aboard his powerful GEICO Honda CRF250, Barcia held off two furious charges by rival Blake Baggett to remain perfect on the season.
With the first race of the season providing little taste of success, the riders in the GEICO Honda stable are ready for bigger things at the second stop of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross tour this Saturday at Chase Field.
GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac scored his third consecutive Supercross victory Saturday night at a sold-out Angels Stadium, padding his lead in the Lites West standings from 15 to 22 points with four races left on the schedule.
Following his dominate win at Daytona Supercross, James Stewart was once again presenting a challenge to Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto.
With four races completed in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, the GEICO Honda team already has surpassed its 2011 success.
Heavy rainfall plagued Daytona Saturday evening for the 10th round of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship.
But although the slippery conditions slowed some of the series' top riders, JGRMX Yamaha's James Stewart went on to win his second race of 2012 SX.
With the first race - and win - under his belt, GEICO Honda's Justin Barcia is headed into this weekend's Monster Energy AMA Supercross Lites East race at the Georgia Dome relaxed and confident.