RCH Keys for Success: San Diego

February 8, 2013 1:10pm
SAN DIEGO - Each race weekend, Dodge provides insight on the ‘Keys for Success’ for the upcoming Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series race.  This week, Shawn Bell, lead mechanic for Josh Hill’s No. 75 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing/Bel-Ray/Suzuki, provides the keys for Round 6 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Hill returns to action this weekend for Round 6 after suffering a broken right-hand at the season-opening race in Anaheim.

Track:  Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif.

Race:  Race 6 of 17 in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series

Trivia Question: (Answer Below) RCH Racing’s Josh Hill last raced SX at Qualcomm Stadium in 2010 where he scored a runner-up finish. Who was the event winner?

Shawn Bell (Lead Mechanic, No. 75 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing/Bel-Ray/Suzuki RM-Z450)

Be Consistent: “The biggest key for Josh (Hill) and the No.75 Dodge/Sycuan/RCH Racing/Bel-Ray/Suzuki team is to be consistent all day on Saturday. Coming off the couch after five weeks like Josh has, the best thing that he can do is go ride just like we’re at the test track. The best thing that we can do for Josh is to give him confidence to go out and ride the bike like he knows that he can.”     

Ride Comfort: “We want to make sure that Josh is as comfortable on the bike as we can. Our bike setup will stay where we were before the incident. We’re comfortable with what we know. When you come off the couch to ride your motorcycle, the best thing that you can do is have everything familiar from when you got off the bike. It’s the rider catching up to bike.”
Right Approach: “The competition has five weeks of racing on Josh. He needs to just ride the way that he knows that he can until he can get back to where he needs to be. You can have injuries and go out so hard, so fast that you make a mistake, put the bike on the ground and get hurt again. We want the race to come to us. There are a lot of rounds left and there’s no reason to lose the entire season because our approach is too aggressive.” 
Trivia Answer:  Davi Millsaps edged Josh Hill by 3.696 seconds to earn the event win.