Round four of the 2017 AMA Monster Energy Supercross series wasn't kind to the Autotrader/Suzuki/JGRMX squad. Weston Peick had a violent crash in the rhythm section during open practice and was taken to the hospital with internal bleeding and a wrist injury. Unfortunately, Weston will be sidelined for quite some time, although he's as hungry as every to be back racing. At least there's a bright spot in Peick's misfortune. In the meantime, Jake Weimer will continue representing JGRMX in Supercross. He's the lone 450 wolf for the team this weekend in Oakland, and he's eager to improve his results.
Meanwhile, Phil Nicoletti is battling it out in the 250 West. He cased the 80-foot triple and jammed his hand so badly that one of his fingers dislocated momentarily. @badnewsphil came back to finish ninth. He was more unhappy than normal, but at least he showed that he can run with the top five. Nicoletti is sitting ninth in points.
Where's Justin Barcia? He's set to start riding this upcoming Monday and, fingers crossed, he can line up at Dallas. It will be great seeing "Bam Bam" on track and making his Suzuki debut on a U.S. Supercross track.
In other news, the JGRMX Store continues to get a facelift. Please note the new website URL, www.jgrmxstore.com. Our goal is to make it easier for you to find our online store, peruse the growing line of hard parts and accessories, and make an informed purchasing decision. We're also adding "works" parts daily. "Works" is a word that gets thrown around often. Believe us when we say that our race team parts are from the same bin the mechanics pull from when building the race bikes of Justin Barcia and Weston Peick. There are leftover Yamaha parts, such as shifters, brake pedals, titanium footpegs and mounts, as well as other one-of-a-kind items. These parts are priced higher than you'd expect, but that's not because we're trying to steal your money. The reason for the high price tag is due to the low production runs, aerospace materials, length spent machining, testing and development time, and design of each part. Every detail has been toiled over. If you buy a JGRMX race team part, you're buying a guarantee of premium quality. We spare no expense.
Some people are under the impression that the JGRMX Store will no longer be carrying Yamaha-specific parts or investing in development for the blue bikes. That couldn't be further from the truth. We are going to continue evolving the product line with an intense focus on Yamaha models. Having said that, we're on the verge of releasing some ultra cool and performance-gaining items for Suzuki riders. In terms of engine and suspension modifications, we can do everything from a KX85 up to a 2017 Honda CRF450. We like all colors and all strokes.
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