250 QUALIFYING RESULTS | EAST RUTHERFORD SUPERCROSS (UPDATED)
Even with the knee injury, Austin Forkner qualified third in East Rutherford.
Qualifying is underway at the East Rutherford Supercross in the 250 class. The AMA decided to cancel free practice so that the track would have a little more time to dry out. All eyes are on Austin Forkner right now to see if he is able to ride with an injured knee. After tearing his ACL and bruising the bone in his knee at the Nashville Supercross, Austin Forkner wasn’t able to compete in the main event and his points lead dropped from 26 to 3 over Chase Sexton. Now we will see if Austin is able to ride through the pain and contend for the 250 East Coast Championship tonight at the East Rutherford Supercross.
After the first round of qualifying was over the Dirt Wurx crew got to work on the track. They groomed most of the deep ruts and watered a good portion of the track as well. In the second qualifying session we saw Austin Forkner make a mistake and case a triple in one of the rhythm sections. He looked to be in a lot of pain, but after a sitting in the mechanics area for a minute, he went back out onto the track for another two laps. Eventually he pulled off again and ended the qualifying session early. He looked to be in a lot of pain pulling off the track and we hope to see him on the line in the heat race.
250 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS
The top 40 qualified for the night show.
250 GROUP A QUALIFYING RESULTS: SESSION 1
The track conditions are very unique right now. The track was covered yesterday while it rained in East Rutherford, and because it was covered most of the track was kept dry, but there are a few soft corners with some deep ruts forming already. It’s also pretty windy right now at the MetLife stadium. The wind is helping the track dry out, but it’s also making for an extra challenge for the riders because the wind is blowing them around in the air. In the first session Chase Sexton was the fastest rider on the track, but all eyes were on Austin Forkner. Austin didn’t look like his normal self, but he was able to put in some good laps and qualify third in the first 250 qualifying session.