Heath Voss to Miss Phoenix SupercrossFriday, January 13, 2006 | 3:33 PM
Yamaha Factory rider too sore to compete
Cypress, CA (January 13, 2006) - - Yamaha Factory racer Heath Voss will miss this weekend's AMA Supercross race in Phoenix, Arizona due to injuries from a practice crash. Voss, the 2003 World Supercross Champion, crashed on Tuesday January 10th at the Yamaha test track and though he suffered no serious injuries the impact caused extreme stiffness in his neck and back.
Hoping to compete this weekend, Voss retuned home to Texas for further examination but it was determined by his doctors that the Yamaha star does not have enough mobility to compete at the level needed for Supercross. "I can't believe I have to miss Phoenix," explained a disappointed Heath Voss. "I went to bed last night hoping to wake up, spring out of bed and still make the race, but, unfortunately, Im too sore and must think about the rest of the series rather than returning when I'm not 100%."
Heath Voss is expected to make a full recovery and looks forward to being back at the track as soon as possible.