Carlsbad, Calif. — Team Rockwell/FirePoliceMX rider Killy Rusk put his (#66) Honda in the 250SX main event Saturday night as the O.co Coliseum played host to round four of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
“In the LCQ, I just had a good start and held on the whole race,” Rusk says. “In the main, I had a bad start from way on the outside. A few laps in I had a crash in the rhythm section after the sand that left me hurting pretty bad.”
The fans enjoyed a tight battle in the LCQ as Rusk held off Scott Champion for the final transfer position. Champion tried several last lap attempts to pass Rusk, but he fought off the charge by railing the outside in several corners. He would finish his first main of 2013 in 18th position after a tough day.
“I had a rough time in practice with some bike issues, but we got them resolved,” Rusk says. “In the heat, I just had a bad start and tried moving up. I had a bobble and lost some positions.”
As part of the FirePoliceMX.com contingency program designed to help privateers, Rusk will pick up some extra cash for making the main and collecting championship points. Team supporters pledge a dollar-figure amount that goes to the rider for each point earned this season.
Supercross makes its final stop in Anaheim at Angel Stadium for round five this Saturday Feb. 2. As always, you’re invited to stop by the Rockwell/FirePoliceMX tent from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
We are still looking for rider memorabilia donations such as signed jerseys for an eBay auction to benefit children at Loma Linda MedicalCenter. Proceeds go to fill toy wish lists for the annual Big Air Kid's Fair, which has been postponed due to a flu outbreak. If you are interested in contributing to the auction or want to make a pledge as part of our contingency program, please contact Ed Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 oversized sports watch company branded for action-sports athletes. Its headquarters are 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.