We just received word from Dodge Motorsports/Sycuan/Hart & Huntington Kawasaki Team Manager Kenny Watson that Ivan Tedesco is going to go back on the mend after giving the New Orleans SX a shot, but failing to qualify for the main event.
"Bottom line is, Ivan was off the bike for 10 weeks and only rode five days before New Orleans," says Watson. "He thought he was ready, but he wasn't. He stalled in the sand in his heat race because his arms were so pumped, he couldn't even pull the clutch in. And he wasn't even trying to pass Millsaps in the LCQ, he just got wrist lock and made a mistake. He doesn't think it's safe for him or for other riders to do that again. We're going to let him heal up and he can come back whenever he feels ready. If he rides this week and feels good, he could still even ride Seattle, but if not we will se what happens for Salt Lake and Las Vegas."
In the meantime, H&H will pick up Lites East rider (and 2011 and 2012 AMA Arenacross Champ) Tyler Bowers to ride the SX Class at the last three races alongside Kyle Regal. All four original 2012 H&H riders, Tedesco, Josh Hill, Josh Hansen and Kyle Partridge, are out at the moment. It has been that kind of year!