Josh Hill Places 4th @ Detroit SX

Hill (Yamaha) holds on to 5th place overall in the premier SX class standings, 191-189 over fellow Monster Energy-backed racer Tim Ferry

CORONA, Calif., (April 16, 2008) – Monster Energy’s Josh Hill (Yamaha) fought back from trouble in the early portion of the Detroit Supercross, making up a number of positions in the first several laps and charging to a 4th place overall premier Supercros class finish at Round 14 of 2008 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

Racing his first pro main event at Ford Field, Hill was on it all weekend. The fastest racer in pre-qualifying (48.659 to 48.820 over Kevin Windham), Hill continued to gain momentum in his heat race where he won by almost nine seconds over factory Honda racer Andrew Short.

One of the favorites to win the main event, Hill sketched a bit on the first lap, but rallied strong and made it all the way up from 9th place to 4th place by lap four.

“Yamaha delivered me an excellent bike and I did my best to put it on the podium,” said Hill. “Things went great in pre-qualifying and my heat race, but, unfortunately, in the main I ran into a problem early and wasn’t able to recover from it in order to make the podium. I’m still in 5th place overall and look forward to doing my best to get back on the podium this weekend in St. Louis.”

As it stands Hill has a two-point lead over fellow Monster Energy- backed racer Tim Ferry for 5th place overall in the premier Supercross class standings, 191-189.

Next up for Monster Energy’s Hill is the St. Louis Supercross this Saturday, April 19th.