Last weekend’s Triple Crown Supercross race in Arlington, Texas was a wild one and will go down in the record books. Riders went all out to win the crown title. With that came crashes that resulted in injuries.
Austin Forkner’s injury was probably the most significant of the weekend. Forkner collided with Jett Lawrence off a jump sending both riders to the ground. Forkner confirmed he suffered a broken collarbone.
In a post on Instagram- Forkner said: “Well, collarbone is broke.. but after watching how hard I hit I’m lucky it wasn’t worse. Same one from last year just broke around the plate and through a couple screws. I knew it was broken as soon as I got up. I’ve just been dreading making the post about it, but I guess here it is. You know, I really was trying to make changes this year to my riding and my mentality to be ok with not being the fastest guy at every race or settling for a 3rd or a 5th at times so I would be at every race and make it to the end of the season. And if that left me with a championship then great, but if not then so be it. But that’s why this sport is so damn tough because sometimes none of that matters and things just happen. Anyways, it is what it is. I do really appreciate all the support from everyone, it means a lot. I’ll be back.”
RJ Hampshire was also injured at Arlington. Hampshire had a big crash with Phil Nicoletti during the second round of the 250SX race. Unlike Forkner, Hampshire is expected to line up on the gate in Daytona this weekend.
Both Star Racing Yamaha riders will sit out this weekend. Levi Kitchen is healing from a fracture in his tibia and Jeremy Martin suffered an injury this week during a practice crash.