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Rockwell/FirePoliceMX Phoenix Race Report

Carlsbad, Calif. — All three Team Rockwell/FirePoliceMX riders were on hand to brave the frigid temperatures and slick track Saturday as Chase Field played host to the second round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

Nick Paluzzi looked to avenge the bad luck he had at round one in Anaheim with fast times in qualifying practice. During the second B practice, Nick put his (#838) Yamaha to the top of the Monster Energy board with the fastest time, ultimately qualifying 25th overall. In the first 250SX heat, he crossed the finish line on lap one in 13th position and managed to make his way up to 11th before experiencing a serious crash on the final lap. He was transported from the track to the hospital having suffered a fractured C-7 vertebra. Before the 250SX main, the broadcast crew addressed the crash and wished him well.

Killy Rusk managed to make it out of Phoenix unscathed but is still trying to put his (#66) Honda into a main event. Killy made the night program qualifying 39th overall, giving him the 20th gate pick in his heat race where he managed a 15th place. In the LCQ, he lined up on the inside gate but was squeezed off, and he was unable to qualify for the main.

It was an exciting day for Trevor Ivey as he made his rookie supercross debut aboard his (#400) Honda. Trevor looked fast after the first timed practice with times placing him near the top 40. The second timed practice did not go well for the rookie as he crashed and broke his collarbone. He has plans to have it plated, but the timetable for his return is still in question.

The team returns home to sunny SoCal down, but not out, this Saturday Jan. 19 for round three in Anaheim with Killy Rusk as the lone rider. Stop by the Rockwell/FirePoliceMX tent from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. to show your support for the team.

About Team Rockwell/FirePoliceMX

Team FirePoliceMX.com Racing was started in 2002 to help support professional privateer riders and later combined with Rockwell Time. The original team was created as a means to promote the Fire & Police Nationals and reach out to servicemen with a passion for motocross. Rockwell Time is an industry-leading over-sized sports watch company branded for action-sports athletes with headquarters near Salt Lake City.

We’d also like to thank our sponsors — Zagg, 1Law, iFrogz, Race Tech, AXO, Rusk Racing Decals, FMF, Motul, Vertex, Hot Rods, Bazzaz, Leo Vince, EBC, Dunlop, Hot Cams, Crank Works, Leatt, Pala Raceway, Pivot Works, Hinson, Dedicated Athletics, Torc1 Racing, DNA Wheels, SDG Seats, Vortex, RK Racing, Fastheads and Cycra. Also helping out — USMRI, Vated Suspension, Edge Products, Mountain America Credit Union, McGees Elite Stamp and Trophy, Bear River Lodge, Fastsigns Provo, Showdown Fights and Utah Sports Commission.

For more general or sponsorship information with Team Rockwell/FirePoliceMX please contact team manager Ed Wilson, ed@firepolicemx.com.

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