I admit that despite Anaheim II going on last night, Ash and I went and raced indoor go-karts instead. By the time I got home, logged on and browsed for the Supercross 450 results, Twitter was blowing up with news of Kevin Windham announcing his retirement!
All I can say is wow! (Double-wow for his Wikipedia page already mentioning that he’s retired. That was QUICK!)
Here is what K-Dub had to say:
“I would love nothing more than to ride forever,” Windham said. “To the fans of Supercross, this might seem to be a hasty decision, but I’ve been talking to a lot of people for a lot of months. I thought I would be able to come into the season and ride myself out of that funk and that mental hurdle I was having to overcome. With every passing lap – be it at the test track, my home track, or the stadium – it became more and more difficult to ride with the clarity I needed to be safe, fast, and successful.
“The common comment from the people I’ve spoken to was that if you aren’t riding with clarity, you are asking your fears to come upon you. It wasn’t the storyline I wanted to write or the final chapter I envisioned, but it became obvious, and we’ll try and figure out what’s next.”
And on Twitter:
It’s official, K-Dub has retired.
#sayitain‘tso He’ll still go to the races and ride in opening ceremonies. See you at the races!
All hail K-Dub! He decides to hang it up tonight in Anaheim!…
So with k-dub retiring, I guess tomac takes over his ride next season? Maybe some 450 races on the east coast this season?
K-dub u’ill be missed, yur a legend! “
@SupercrossLIVE: Kevin Windham watches the races at A2 from the seats after announcing his retirement”
Here’s the official word on the K-Dub retirement via the GEICO folks:http://www.racerxonline.com/2013/01/20/windham-retirement-announcement …
So long to a legend; we’ll miss the pre-game show you’ve been giving us for years and the fight in the middle of the pack that we’ve become accustom to!
To read more on this news, follow this link to Racer X!
Oh, and if you’re looking for the results of last night’s 450 race…
1. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki)
2. Trey Canard (Honda)
3. Chad Reed (Honda)
4. Davi Millsaps (Suzuki)
5. Jake Weimer (Kawasaki)
6. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
7. Andrew Short (Honda)
8. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
9. Matt Goerke (KTM)
10. Josh Grant (Yamaha)
11. Broc Tickle (Suzuki)
12. James Stewart (Suzuki)
13. Weston Peick (Suzuki)
14. Mike Alessi (Suzuki)
15. Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha)