At Saturday’s 250SX East Area Championship kickoff in Michigan, the Muc-Off/FXR/ClubMX Yamaha group skilled each the highs and the lows that supercross brings.
In free apply, supercross rookie Jett Reynolds suffered a crash and damage that will knock him out for the remainder of the day. Initially reported as a fractured collarbone by Steve Matthes, the ClubMX group confirmed Reynolds suffered an AC separation in his shoulder. That is one other powerful blow for Reynolds, who suffered a damaged arm on the 2022 Minneapolis Supercross on press day. He had but to debut in Supercross till Saturday in Michigan. He’s anticipated to rehab and hopes to be prepared for the subsequent 250SX East Area race in Arlington, Texas, on February 24.
Then in his warmth race, veteran Jeremy Martin had a scary crash on the ultimate lap as he handed by way of the whoops part. The group despatched out an replace this morning, stating that Martin suffered a gentle concussion however is in any other case okay. The #6 will enter concussion protocol however he’s anticipating to race the Arlington Supercross as properly.
I wrote in Saturday night’s post-race recap:
“As if that was not sufficient of successful for the Yamaha-mounted group, Jeremy Martin had a tough and scary crash on the final lap of his warmth race. The #6 received bucked within the whoops part and slammed down in the course of the part backwards, along with his head hitting first. He was tended to by the Alpinestars medical crew and was carted off on a backboard with a neck brace on. He acknowledged the cheering crowd by elevating his hand up. The group advised us Martin was taken to a neighborhood hospital for additional assessments, however it appears he will likely be okay.”
Martin posted the next on his Instagram Monday morning:
“Thanks to everybody who checked in on me and wished constructive vibes after my wreck in Warmth 1 in Detroit final weekend! I’m okay and again residence going by way of the concussion protocol. Huge due to the medical group for getting over to me so quick!”
On the finish of the night time, the group’s third East Coast rider Coty Schock averted the first-turn pileup within the 250SX primary occasion and rode a stable race, bringing residence a fop 5 for the primary time with a brand new career-best fourth place end.
Schock recapped his night time with us post-race within the media scrum:
“I simply went into the primary, simply attempting to deal with it like every other apply day at Membership with all of the boys. And, yeah, I simply received to an excellent begin, and, I imply, I did not even know I used to be in fifth or fourth or something. Dakota [mechanic] did not put something on the pit board. He was identical to, ‘Belief your self.’ And once I crossed the end, I noticed one, two, three after which my identify got here up on fourth. I used to be like, I really feel like I simply gained! It feels superior.”
“We’re pleased with him on many ranges for stepping up when it counted,” acknowledged Bonacci from the group.