News 9 Jan 2023

Todd to undergo further observations prior to Oakland

Severe whiplash sustained in the incident through the whoops.

Image: Riley Matthews.

Fire Power Honda Racing’s Wilson Todd is to undergo further observations prior to Oakland following an incident at Anaheim where he was collided into heavily in 250SX West.

After competing in the World Supercross Championship (WSX) and Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX) on a CRF250R last season, the triple domestic MX2 champion remained under Yarrive Konsky’s umbrella to debut in Monster Energy Supercross.

Todd qualified 19th ahead of the night show at A1 and was unfortunately crossed in the whoops by another rider who was out of shape, bringing him down hard in his heat race while holding a transfer position to the main event. The crash ended the Australian’s night prematurely, understood to have sustained severe whiplash in the fall.

“I crashed in the heat race, had someone come across in the whoops, so that’s me done [for the night],” Todd explained. “We will go heal up and try again.”

At this stage Todd’s entry remains uncertain for Oakland, which next on the Monster Energy Supercross calendar this Saturday. There is the potential for Fire Power Honda to be left without a 250SX West entry this weekend, with teammate Max Anstie making a last-minute switch to East due to back issues during the week in the build-up to A1.