Carlsbad, Calif. — Round five of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returned to Angel Stadium Saturday night for the last time this season, and Team Rockwell/FirePoliceMX rider Killy Rusk looked to improve on his 250SX West campaign.
Rusk started the day off with a fast lap in first timed B practice, garnering a top-three time in his respective session. However, frustrations continued in second practice with downed riders.
“I need to get out of B practice,” Rusk tweeted Saturday afternoon. “With people down in front of me every lap, I couldn’t set a fast time. It’s frustrating.”
Rusk would qualify 27th overall in practice with the 14th gate pick heading into his heat race. Unable to get his (#66) Honda into the main through the heat, he would try again in a stacked LCQ. To no avail, Rusk would miss the main along with other top riders Tyla Rattray, Malcolm Stewart and Dillian Epstein, with Zach Osbourne and Christian Craig securing the final transfer positions.
It was a big night for our eBay auction to benefit children at Loma Linda Medical Center. With the help of Matt Moto, we secured Ryan Dungey’s winning jersey and pants, as well as 450 runner-up Davi Millsaps’ jersey. We also added to the collection number plates from Justin Brayton, Josh Grant and Zach Osbourne. All items have been signed. Auction proceeds go to fill toy wish lists at the annual Big Air Kid’s Fair. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages if you are interested in bidding in the auction, or contact Ed Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Diego will host the final California round this Saturday Feb. 9, before the series heads east. Stop by the Rockwell/FirePoliceMX rig from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. and check out some Rockwell watches.
About Team Rockwell/FirePoliceMX
Team FirePoliceMX.com Racing was started in 2002 to help support professional privateer riders and later combined with Rockwell Time. The original team was created as a means to promote the Fire & Police Nationals and reach out to servicemen with a passion for motocross. Rockwell Time is an industry-leading oversized sports watch company branded for action-sports athletes. Its headquarters are near Salt Lake City.
We’d also like to thank our sponsors
Zagg, 1Law, iFrogz, Race Tech, AXO, Rusk Racing Decals, FMF, Motul, Vertex, Hot Rods, Bazzaz, Leo Vince, EBC, Dunlop, Hot Cams, Crank Works, Leatt, Pala Raceway, Pivot Works, Hinson, Dedicated Athletics, Torc1 Racing, DNA Wheels, SDG Seats, Vortex, RK Racing, Fastheads and Cycra. Also helping out — USMRI, Vated Suspension, Edge Products, Mountain America Credit Union, McGees Elite Stamp and Trophy, Bear River Lodge, Fastsigns Provo, Showdown Fights and Utah Sports Commission.