GEICO Honda’s Blake Wharton is literally going back to where it all started at this weekend’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series stop at Reliant Stadium.
The Supercross race signals the beginning of the Lites East season, but for third-year rider Wharton this particular event means much more than just the start of a new year.
Rookie GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac took advantage of a strong start and avoided disaster to land on the podium (third) for the second weekend in row in the Supercross Lites West race Saturday night at the inaugural Monster Energy Supercross event at Oakland Coliseum.
AMA Supercross Lites
Geico Honda standout Eli Tomac is hoping to earn his first career victory during the inaugural Monster Energy Supercross event at Oakland Coliseum.
Eli Tomac (Honda Supercross) says: "I really want to get a win, but I would be happy with anywhere on that podium. A win would just be the icing on the cake."
With 17 seasons in the professional ranks, Kevin Windham is the most tenured rider on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross tour.
But even the 32-year-old veteran from Centerville, Miss., will be exploring new territory this weekend when he rides at historic Dodger Stadium for the first time.
2011 AMA Supercross
Veteran Supercross rider Kevin Windham is ready to kick up his game Saturday in Phoenix after a sixth-place result last weekend in Anaheim. Calif.
The living Supercross legend is the lead dog on a GEICO Honda team that also features Lites riders Eli Tomac and Jimmy DeCotis, who replaced the injured Wil Hahn.
Anaheim 1 Results
Geico Honda rider Kevin Windham got the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross season off to a solid start, finishing sixth at Angel Stadium on his 2011 Honda CRF450 motorcycle. Teammate Eli Tomac also had a top-10 finish in the 250 Supercross Lites class.
2011 AMA Supercross
This Saturday evening, the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season kick starts into action at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Representatives of the FIM Championship are saying this year is highly anticipated, considering the field of talented riders.
It takes a special person to enjoy the Bay Area on a rainy weekend in January, but when Supercross rider Kevin Windham arrives in town for this Saturday’s race at AT&T Park he’ll undoubtedly be excited about the prospect of getting dirty.
"It’s pretty much a given in our sport that when the racetrack is muddy, K-Dub is the man to beat," said Jeff Majkrzak, co-owner of Windham’s GEICO Powersports Honda race team. "For whatever reason, he just handles the mud better than anyone I’ve ever seen. I’m sure he won’t be upset if it rains all day."
Team Geico Honda
Click video to learn more about the 2010 Geico Powersports Honda motocross team. They approach the 2010 Supercross season with confidence in the team’s depth of talent, which includes emerging young stars as well as seasoned pros. Started by Factory Connection Racing partners Rick Zielfelder and Jeffrey Majkrzak, the team has grown to become one of the premier racing organizations in AMA Supercross and Motocross.
Supercross Round 3
Moving towards Anaheim 2 it looks as though James Stewart is injured but ready to race Supercross. In a recent online interview with Racer X, Stewart admitted that while both his shoulders and ankles are sore, he’s still "healthy enough to race." After suffering 2 significant accidents at the last bout in Phoenix, Stewart took to the internet waves to shed his thoughts on what happened between himself, Kyle Partridge and Chad Reed.