When we last heard, Texas native Brady Kiesel was without a ride for Monster Energy Supercross and was about to hang it up--but he's gotten a new lease on racing thanks to Team 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha. The squad needed a fill-in for Zach Bell, who recently broke his collarbone, so Kiesel got a shot and the team decided to bring his racing this weekend.
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The official PR is below.
Livingston, CA. (February 11, 2016) - The 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha Team has added Brady Kiesel to fill in for the injured Zach Bell starting this weekend at the San Diego Supercross. Kiesel traveled out from his home in Texas last week and has put in a few days at the Yamaha test track with the team and mechanic Brent Myron.
After a successful amateur career, Keisel turned pro in 2013 where he won the first Arenacross Lites event he entered. Keisel has also notched a few AMA races as a Pro qualifying and finishing in solid positions at several Supercross and National events. Kiesel, a Temecula, CA native, currently lives and trains at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. When the #556 is not riding, he enjoys the outdoors lifestyle of golfing, road biking, and fishing.
"I'm extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity the 51FIFTY team has given me" said Kiesel regarding his new ride. "The Yamaha feels great and the team has been working super hard with the time we've been given. As far as plans go, I'm hoping to catch on fast and get the hang of the pace in practice. From there I just want to put the bike in the main event and ride like I know I can."
"Brady has always been one of those guys who has the speed," says 51FIFTY team manager Craig Monty. "He's shown potential at the tracks during the past week, and it'll be great to have both 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha bikes back out on the track this weekend for our sponsors and our team."
Name: Brady Kiesel
DOB: November 29, 1994
Bike: Yamaha YZ250F
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