Arlington – TEXAS. Motosport.com Crossland Racing Rider Jimmy Albertson placed 3rd in the Semi Race, and 18th in the 450 Main Event.
In the previous week at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Jimmy Albertson crashed in the last qualifying practice coming up short on a quad jump. He sustained injury to the wrist and knee, however qualified and went to the first heat race. The weakness and lack of movement in his wrist unfortunately forced him pull out of the race.
It was then on to the 7th Round of the Monster Energy Supercross in Arlington. Throughout the week he did not have chance to ride due to swelling and rest of his wrist, however, he made the decision he was ready to race come the weekend. During practice and qualifying Albertson ended up 20th in times, still with some pain to his injuries. He attended the Asterisk medical to re-stitch his knee and got ready for the first Heat Race.
The first turn crash in the Heat Race left Albertson going down with JGR Rider Phil Nicoletti, both crashing. Getting back on track he ended in 16th place. Going into the Semi Jimmy got a great jump on the start on board his Merge Racing Honda, and was straight into second place behind Geico Honda, Will Hahn. Although he kept a strong second place throughout, on the last lap Hart and Huntington Rider Broc Tickle made the pass for second position, leaving Albertson finishing in 3rd.
In the 450 SX Main Event Albertson struggled through his injuries. Placing him in 18th over the finish line, and 23rd in points in the overall standings.
“It was a long day, riding injured isn’t very fun. Once I got going in the day it felt better, and making it to the the main out of the semi felt good. In the Main event I wanted to be able to ride 20 good laps, but every lap I rode, my wrist got weaker and weaker. I should have been a little more mentally strong about it, however, the race is over for this weekend, and i am looking forward to resting up this week and being more healthy for Atlanta.”
Next race is Atlanta, Georgia, February 22nd, live on Fox Sports 2.