Cole Seely, who is currently holding down third place in the 2012 AMA West Lites Supercross Championship on the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda, will fill in for the injured Trey Canard on the Team Honda Muscle Milk CRF450R in the Supercross (450cc) class, while the West Lites Championship enters its long nine-week break.
Seely, who has already been riding a Honda CRF450R at some of the local tracks in Southern California, will make his 2012 450 debut at the next round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series in Atlanta, Georgia, this weekend.
"Cole proved last year that he has what it takes to run in the Supercross class," said Team Honda Muscle Milk Manager Erik Kehoe in a release. "He's a hard-charger, and a good fit for the team. It's a great opportunity for Cole to showcase his capability on the CRF450R, while maintaining his competitive skills during the break. I want to thank everyone at the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda team and all their sponsors for allowing Cole the opportunity to race a factory Honda for Team Honda Muscle Milk."