HOUSTON (April 7) – After two months off while the East Series has been in action, GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda 250 riders Malcolm Stewart and Matt Bisceglia are anxious to get the AMA Monster Energy Supercross West series back in gear this weekend at NRG Stadium.
“I feel great and I’m definitely eager to get back to racing,” Stewart said. “I had some time off to ride outdoors and enjoy a little bit of life, honestly. I had a chance to get away from the racing scene, which is the cool thing about riding in the West series – you actually get a break. Now it’s time to get back to riding. It’s that time again.”
Viewing the time off as a chance to regroup, Stewart feels prepared for whatever the unique track in Houston may throw at him.
“It’s almost like having a reset button,” Stewart said. “If you’re not having a great season in the beginning, you start looking forward to this break to regroup. Coming back to the final rounds, it gives you a second chance to put everything in place that you’ve been working on since Anaheim 1. Now you get another chance to shine.
“Looking at the track map, it took me about 10 minutes to figure it out. It’s definitely not normal. I really don’t know what to expect based on that track map, honestly. All I know is I’m going to have fun.”
Stewart’s 250 West counterpart Bisceglia is also ready to finally get back on his GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda to see what the weekend in Houston holds.
“I feel good and am excited for the races to start back up again,” Bisceglia said. “I actually had to deal with a little injury for a couple of weeks during the off time, so I just got back on my Honda last week. I felt really good up at the track the last couple of days, so I’m excited to get to Houston and get it going.”
With anticipation building for this weekend’s race, Bisceglia is on the same page as Stewart and isn’t quite sure what to expect at the Houston track.
“It’s going to be tough, just like the West Coast races have been all season,” Bisceglia said. “The track, as far as I’ve seen, has a couple of curveballs. I saw that in one of the rhythm sections we’re going to be going down it backward on the first lap, so I’m excited to see what’s going on with that and how tough it’s going to be. It should be good.”
Live coverage of the event starts at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2 from Houston.