As Muc-Off Honda head into Round 8 this weekend and the first series of the West Coast, Mitchell Harrison make his debut for the team on his CRF 250. Harrison has been eagerly awaiting to begin racing after not competing in the series in 2020.
“The last time I raced Supercross was in March 2019 and I am super excited to get back out there. Testing has gone well, and the bike is good. My teammate has shown what its capable of and I am confident we will be competitive” said Harrison.
There is mixed emotions for Justin Brayton this week as he is not certain at this point that he will be fit to compete on Saturday night following a practise crash in the week. He will decide early Saturday morning if he will ride or not.
“I took a big hit to the chest when I crashed on Tuesday and I am unsure if I will race as I am not feeling 100% and you have to be 100% to be competitive in this series. It will be a last-minute decision for me on Saturday. I want to race but my body may have other ideas” said Brayton
Turning the table, with Brayton unsure of his participation this weekend Muc-Off Honda’s East Coast 250 rider Mitchell Oldenburg, has made the decision to step up and compete in the 450 class this weekend. In 2015 Oldenburg raced his 250 in the 450 class and ended up making history as the first 250 rider to ever qualify in the 450 class. He he will race the all-new Honda CRF450R.
“This is my second ever 450 class race but my first on an actual 450 and the truth is I am pumped to be given this opportunity to race! There are no expectations for me but my goal is to make the main event and to put together 20 solid minutes of riding” said Oldenburg.
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