February 5, 2008
Newbury Park, CA. Saturday night in Anaheim, CA proved to be bittersweet for the formidable MDK/Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) Supercross team.
In the Supercross main event, Voss and Rivas were working through the pack after mediocre starts, when Heath went down hard over the finish line jump on lap 4. Heath gave us all quite a scare, lying motionless on the track while Doc Bodnar and the Asterisk medical crew attended to him. Thankfully, Voss was able to walk off the field under his own power and reportedly suffered a concussion and bruised shoulder.
Meanwhile, Gomez was putting in the ride of his life, working his way up to 10th place and was knocking on the door for 9th when the checkered flag fell. Rivas is now just a point outside of the top twenty, with 14 rounds left in the series. The native of Spain was all smiles after the race and is already looking forward to San Diego. Dostal scored his first series points, finishing 18th in the main.
Of the 13 MDK/WWR riders entered, 9 made the evening program. Joining Voss, Dostal and Gomez in the Supercross class were Vincent Blair, Joe Oehlhof and Ryan Abrigo. Tiger Lacy rode great all night, finishing 16th in the Lites main event. Daniel Blair and Matty Dowell both rode hard, but neither made the main event. Mike Horban, Tye Hames, Ramon Guzman and Bryce Huffman didn’t make the night show.
WWR Co-Founder, Steve Bauer, said, “Heath was riding the best I’ve ever seen him ride. When he went down I think I stopped breathing for the entire time he was on the ground. We’re all grateful that he’s going to be alright. Heath is in excellent physical condition, which will certainly aid his recovery.”
Catch the MDK/WWR juggernaut in San Diego, CA on February 10 and remember to support your local privateer!