News 28 Jan 2023

Fire Power Honda 250SX rookie Todd to sit out Anaheim 2

Lack of strength the cause following last week's first turn pile-up.

Image: Octopi Media.

Australian Wilson Todd will sit out this weekend’s Anaheim 2 round of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross Championship due to the Fire Power Honda 250SX West rookie’s crash last weekend.

Todd was taken out of contention at Anaheim 1’s opener and then went down in a first turn pile-up in San Diego. Swelling in his hand and a lack of strength as a result has sidelined him for tomorrow.

“I am bummed,” the 24-year-old commented. “I know we are improving and the results don’t show what we are achieving through the week. I will rebound from this – the experience has been priceless.”

San Diego marked a sign of progression for Todd, who qualified 10th on combined times and then finished sixth in his heat race to transfer directly to the main event. His night would end almost immediately after being caught up with Levi Kitchen (Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing) and Mitchell Harrison (AJE Motorsport GasGas).

The Queenslander has been on a world tour of sorts since clinching the Penrite ProMX MX2 championship last season, lining up in the world and Australian supercross championships prior to entering the western regional championship in the US.

Todd is expected to return to defend his outdoor title at home when the gates drop on 5 March at Wonthaggi, however, it isn’t clear whether he will continue in Supercross at that point. The lone scheduling conflict is Denver’s penultimate round of 250SX West on 6 May, which is the same weekend as Maitland’s ProMX round.