Justin Bogle of Cushing plans to make his return to motorcycle racing on Saturday inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in Round 7 of the Monster Energy Supercross Series. Bogle is returning from injures suffered while practicing for the 2014 season.
Factory Team Honda rider Canard broke the radius bone in his arm while testing his Honda 450. Both he and Trey Canard of Shawnee were injured preparing for the season.
Bogle will race Saturday, while Canard will be in attendance, but will not race.
“They installed a plate and some screws in the arm, but it has taken longer than expected for the bone to heal all the way,” Canard said. “I have been riding for a couple weeks."
Geico Honda's Bogle was injured in December while practicing at the team track in California.
“I had a huge crash going over a triple. My foot peg caught the lip of the jump” Bogle said. “I ended up breaking five vertebra and my shoulder blade.”
Bogle returned to riding a couple of weeks ago. He wants to be on the starting line when the East Coast 250 rounds begin in Dallas.
Jimmy Albertson, another Shawnee-based rider, has competed in all the races held so far. Albertson is a privateer, riding a Honda 450 in the premier division. His brother Greg works as mechanic. Former motocross champion Guy Cooper of Stillwater is his rider coach.
Tickets for the event are on sale at participating Yamaha dealerships; the AT&T Stadium box office; Ticketmaster outlets (www.ticketmaster.com); or by phone at (800) 748-3000.
Doors open for practice and qualifying at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Racing begins at 7 p.m.
Note: This story has been edited to reflect that Canard will not be participating in Saturday's race.