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Moto XXX Anaheim 1 Report

Moto XXX Escapes Disaster and Finishes Well at AMA Supercross Opener

Less than a half of a lap into the new AMA Supercross season, Team Unbound Energy/Moto XXX was strapped in and going full speed on an emotional rollercoaster. In the very first heat race of 2006, Kyle Lewis and Timmy Ferry entered the first turn in the number one and two spots respectively. Unfortunately, things unraveled quickly. Sort of.

The third turn of the Anaheim 1 track sent riders into one of the most ferocious whoop sections seen on a race track in quite a while. The teammates had a host of factory stars behind them as they began negotiating the waste-deep moguls. Things looked good for both until about halfway through the section, where Ferry missed one. His front wheel dove, the rear came up and he went over the bars and into the dirt rodeo style. He jumped back up quickly, but couldn’t get his bike turned around until the entire pack had run away. Lewis on the other hand, continued to battle. By the end of the 8-lap heat, he held onto fourth place and transferred directly into the main event.

Ferry’s fans felt a collective stomach pain when they realized he hadn’t lined up for his semi-final qualifier. The reason, as many feared, was an injury. “Red Dog” had hurt one of his thumbs and gone to the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center for evaluation right after the heat race. The helpful crew there performed X-Rays, which were fortunately negative. Nothing appeared to be broken, but Timmy and the team decided to play it safe and have him sit the rest of the night out. At this time, he plans to rest the hand this week and pick back up at round 2 in Phoenix this coming weekend, which is welcome news for his team and fans alike.

The unfortunate fall of Ferry left Lewis to represent on his own in the main event. “Lucky” did just that by taking yet another Holeshot Award, beating the entire field to the first turn. He spent the next 20 laps battling with the superstars of the sport and ultimately finished 13th, right behind the factory guys and ahead of most privateers. Not bad for a guy who was trying to fight off sickness all week.

When Ferry returns in Phoenix, the team will be two thirds complete. 2005 AMA Rookie of the Year, Juss Laansoo will be the only member missing as he recovers from a broken collarbone. There’s good news on that front as well, though. “Juice” has already gotten back on the bike and will make his Supercross debut soon—possibly as early as round 3 in Anaheim.

Team Unbound Energy/Moto XXX is faithfully supported by Unbound Energy Drink, American Honda, Akrapovic, O'neal, Honda Genuine Parts, Pro Comp Wheels & Tires, Sidi, Tag Metals, EPersonals.com, M2R Helmets,  Polisport Plastic, Pro Honda Oils & Chemicals, Pro-X, Scott, N-Style, MB1 Suspension, Lucky 13, Ready Filter, VP Fuels, Braking, Motion Pro, Hinson Clutch Components, Metaltek, Ogio, Dunlop, Vans Shoes, Fat Wreck Chords, RK Chain, Excel Wheels, Vortex Ignitions, ARC, Ti Lube, Carbon Fiber Works, SDG Seats, PPG, Asterisk, Lockhart Phillips, Red Rider Rewards, Crower Power, Darkside, N-Fab, CST, MT Racing.

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