JGRMX – The anchor of the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team, Weston Peick has proven time and again that willpower and grit can overcome nearly any obstacle. Peick has been racing all summer with torn tendons in his hand, yet he refused to let that sideline him. The Menifee, California native showed his determination at Budds Creek-a track that was not kind to Peick’s hand. On his #34 RM-Z450, Peick fought hard in both motos to earn 10th overall and remain sixth in the points standings. Peick will undergo hand surgery on Tuesday and miss the final round of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this weekend at Ironman Raceway.
“Budds Creek was the last round for me, because of my hand injury. The race didn’t go as well as I wanted it to. I didn’t get the best start in the first moto, but I worked my way up. The track was hard pack and bumpy, which took a toll on my hand. Honestly, it was one of my worst weekends for my hand issue. We made some changes to the bike for moto two, and they also prepped some of the track that was pretty gnarly rough. I got off to a sixth-place start and held there for half the race. I’m obviously not stoked, but given my hand situation, to pull off a top ten is good in my books. I am getting surgery on Tuesday to get my hand fixed. At this point I’m not sure how long I’ll be off the bike.”