Josh Hansen is a 2008 and 2009 X-Games gold medalist and winner of the 2010 Australian Supercross Championship. He also holds wins in the 2004-2005 Supercross seasons. Josh is the son of 1982 Supercross champion Donnie Hansen.
How is it to be back racing Supercross? Wow. It has been since last year so it is cool to get back into it. It was a little of a last-minute decision, but I am having a lot of fun.
Coming in this late in the season, what’s the goal? There are only a few more races left so I just came out here to have a little fun. I have a local sponsor, Nut Up Almonds, they’re from out here in Northern California so I thought it would be cool to hang out with the crew and race at their local spot.
Any plans for outdoors? Absolutely not.
Do you plan to race Arenacross overseas next year or stay in the states? I am going to race Supercross next year. I plan on doing a full season.
What happened with the UK Arenacross? I went there, had fun, it was a good experience, but I got shorted on money so I came back early.
Any differences racing Arenacross and Supercross for you personally? Yeah. In Arenacross it is like gambing, anything can happen. There are explosions going around the track. Here it is a little bit safer around the bigger track.
Those whoops today were sketchy in practice. Yeah the whoops were big and they got pretty jacked up, but it separated the men from the boys. I was probably sitting in the boy’s league, but it was good.
Plans/strategy for next week? I probably wont be racing, but I definitely will be riding. I still have to figure out a deal for next year.