Maine’s Red Bull Frozen Rush runs this weekend; airs in March on NBC Sports

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The Red Bull Signature Series will have one of its marquee events this weekend, the Red Bull Frozen Rush featuring 900-horsepower Pro4 trucks.

The event will be live streamed on Red Bull TV on January 9th at 12:30 pm via the Red Bull TV player at RedBull.com/frozenrush. As part of the series, a full length broadcast of Red Bull Frozen Rush airs Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 pm ET on NBC Sports.

Qualifying occurs this Thursday and the race itself runs on Friday from the Sunday River Ski Resort, a few hours north of Boston in Sunday River, Maine.

Ricky Johnson took the win a year ago, in the event featuring snow rather than the normal dirt, sand and gravel tracks that most off-road truck racers conquer.

“Winning the title last year was amazing, especially after going head to head with the best in the business.  It could have been anyone’s day, but I’m glad it was mine,” Johnson said in a release. “This year won’t be any easier.  Everyone wants that title now and like I said to Johnny (Greaves) last year… My a** is here, come kick it.”

Johnson will race against event veterans Bryce Menzies, Todd LeDuc, Johnny Greaves, Scott Douglas, Rob MacCachren and Carl Renezeder.

Additionally, decorated freestyle motocross rider turned off-road champion, Brian Deegan, young up-and-comer RJ Anderson and seasoned professional Chad Hord are newcomers to the event this year.

USAC will sanction the event; BFGoodrich will provide studded, specially designed Mud-Terrain tires.

More information is available at the event website.

Dean Wilson out for rest of Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

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