Weston Peick’s last Supercros appearance was just under 11 months ago, where he finished 5th place. He would miss the rest of the 2017 Supercross season with an injury however, so no one knew what to expect of him entering 2018.
Well, he ended off just where he left off, with a 5th place finish at A1. We caught up with him briefly after the race to hear his thoughts on the night:
Moto Now: Good race tonight, back in the top 5. How does it feel?
Weston Peick: Yeah, back in the top just where I left off in Supercross before I injured my wrist. I’m happy with how my night went, that was really the goal to start off in the top 5 and build from there. So yeah, I’m happy with that. Got off to a good start tonight in the main event and held my ground most of the night, got passed twice, not happy with that, but I know what I have to do from here.
Did you learn anything from getting passed?
Yeah, you know, a few mistakes I had that allowed those guys by. Other than that, I know what I have to do to not get passed next weekend, so gotta work on that.
What is it that you have to do?
Just, leaving the door open and not pushing for block passes. Little things like that; I haven’t raced supercross in 11 months now after my injury, so it’s good to come back and do good.
It’s been a while since you’ve raced supercross. Anything with the bike that you learned today?
Yeah it’s been a long time. We made some suspension changes that actually benefited me a lot tonight, they were really useful and got me to the next step and comfortability. That was a big difference tonight. Everything else on the bike, motor, chassis, we didn’t really touch, just a few suspension things that brought me from the top 10 to the top 5.
Were there any difficult parts of the track?
Nothing in particular, the dirt was super soft this week. It had a lot of big potholes and ruts, so that was pretty difficult. Lap after lap, just trying to be consistent and not mess up in the turns.
Did you have any pre-race jitters?
No, not really man. I’ve been doing this for so long, it’s almost natural. Obviously just a little bit of nervous gut feelings, but other than that, it’s pretty simple.
Cover photo from Supercross LIVE