While Tyler Bowers raced for Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki during the 2016 Supercross season, he was sidelined for AMA National. After Wil Hahn’s fill-in, Josh Grant pulled-out to get double ankle surgery, Bowers was able to fill in from Red Bud to Washougal. He earned a 450 season highlight of 11th overall (his best was an eighth at Red Bud in 2009). He won’t be able to do Unadilla after sustaining a shoulder/collarbone injury at Glen Helen during practice. It is unknown if he can make the last two races this season. Bowers is without a contract for 2017 and has been looking to gain some ground in the 450 class. Below is the official press release.
Foothill Ranch, CA (August 6, 2016) – Monster Energy® Kawasaki rider Tyler Bowers was injured in a crash during practice at Glen Helen Raceway on August 4th, 2016. The crash resulted in an injury to Bowers’ shoulder that will not allow him to compete at Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Unadilla in New Berlin, New York. Monster Energy Kawasaki is eager to welcome Bowers back to competition as soon as he is healed and ready to race.