RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory team rider Broc Tickle always looks forward to Redbud every year as Rebud and Muddy Creek are both home races for the Holy, Michigan rider. Broc has a lot of friends and his wife’s family show up for the annual 4th of July race at Redbud. We will take you through Broc’s weekend at Redbud.
Broc said that he crashed in the section before the finish line in the sand section and landed on his elbow and dislocated his shoulder. Broc said that he didn't realize that he dislocated there shoulder as it popped right back in as he remounted on the bike. Broc didn’t go back out on the track in the 2nd timed session. The only time recorded was the lap he crashed and that was a 3:45.989 for 45th time of the session. Obviously Broc went with his 1st practice session time which gave him the 4th gate pick in Moto 1 if he was able to race.
Even with a shoulder issue at Redbud, Broc still was hitting Larocco’s Leap on a regular basis. Broc went 18-17 for 17th overall at Redbud and was a little disappointed with the way the weekend turned out. Broc said that his shoulder was hurting after Moto 1 and the first turn crash didn’t help. Broc thinks he should have opted not to race the 2nd Moto as he might have done some more damage going out there. Broc hopes that he hasn’t done anymore damage by racing at Redbud and he will get it checked out this week. If everything is ok he plans on racing at Southwick next weekend and continue on improving every week and keep the momentum going in the 2nd half of the season.