Today we announced that I'll be number 7 for the upcoming season, which
starts this Saturday in Toronto. I am excited to run my earned single
digit number as the new racing season kicks off.
As most of you know, I have run the 259 my entire amateur and pro
career to honor my injured friend, Tony Haynes. When Tony got hurt, I
asked him if I could race with his number, and promised him I would
take the 259 to the top. I stayed true to my promise and broke all of
the 125 class records, won 4 national titles, and 3 250 Supercross main
events with 259. I still value my friendship with Tony Haynes as much
as ever, and I talked to him about me taking my own number from here on
I want to thank Kawasaki, Fox Racing, and Factory Effex for pulling
together and helping me with my new look. I enjoyed a lot of success
with 259, and look forward to taking number 7 to the podium this
year. My goal is to win this championship, and if I do, I will
run the number 1 next year. As always, I want to thank my family, the
fans, and my sponsors. See you in Canada.