Weston Peick will miss the last round of the Nationals due to a hand injury surgery that requires surgery. Peick has been racing all summer with torn tendons in his hand, yet he refused to let that sideline him. The Budds Creek National was so rough that it took its tole on Peick’s injured hand. He is having surgery today to repair the damage and will miss the Iron Man National and final round this weekend.
Weston Peick – “Budds Creek was the last round for me, because of my hand injury. The race didn’t go as well as I wanted it to. I didn’t get the best start in the first moto, but I worked my way up. The track was hard pack and bumpy, which took a toll on my hand. Honestly, it was one of my worst weekends for my hand issue. We made some changes to the bike for moto two, and they also prepped some of the track that was pretty gnarly rough. I got off to a sixth-place start and held there for half the race. I’m obviously not stoked, but given my hand situation, to pull off a top ten is good in my books. I am getting surgery on Tuesday to get my hand fixed. At this point I’m not sure how long I’ll be off the bike.”