Round three of the AMA Supercross series was bittersweet for Team Honda HRC, as Cole Seely turned in a solid performance to notch his first podium finish of the season, while teammate and championship leader Ken Roczen was injured in a hard crash.
Seely launching his CRF450R to a third-place start and then quickly made the pass into second place. He maintained that position until just after the halfway point, when a mistake caused him to stall his bike, resulting in the loss of one spot. Seely ultimately took the checkered flag in third, earning the 10th podium finish of his 450 career.
After a less-than-desirable start in the main event, Roczen had quickly navigated through the pack and was sitting third behind Seely on lap 9, when he lost control through a rhythm section, separated from his bike in the air and went down hard, leaving him with a compound fracture of his left radius and a dislocated elbow and wrist. Roczen was transported to a local hospital for evaluation before flying to Colorado on Sunday morning to have his personal physician perform surgery. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.