Hammaker injured on eve of 250 East Coast

Seth Hammaker won’t be racing the start of the East coast 250 series after the Pro Circuit rider, who would have been an outside contender for the title, crashed and broke his wrist on Tuesday.

The youngster said: “Devastated is an understatement. Crashed yesterday during practice in preparation for round 1 of east coast. Fractured arm/wrist. Surgery Friday to get this thing fixed up. It’s been a great off season till this point. Felt like I had all the pieces to compete for wins and be in the title fight. Focusing on what I can control now and use this to fuel the fire and come back stronger! Thankful to have good people behind me who have helped make the situation easier and continue to stick behind me.”

It’s another blow for Mitch Payton with another contender injured before the season really gets started.

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Foothill Ranch, Calif. (January 25, 2023) – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Seth Hammaker will miss the opening round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Eastern Regional Championship in Houston, Texas on February 4th following a wrist injury sustained in a crash while practicing. Hammaker was on form to contend for the 250SX Eastern Regional Championship when a crash during a routine practice session resulted in an injury to his wrist. Hammaker consulted medical professionals and it was determined that the injury will force him to miss the opening rounds of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross Eastern Regional Championship.

Hammaker, the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross ‘Rookie Of The Year’ award winner, claimed two consecutive podium finishes at the start of the 2022 Western Regional Championship and secured eight top-10 overall finishes in the AMA Pro Motocross season. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider carried that momentum into what had been a productive off-season of preparation prior to this set back which will delay him from his goal to once again challenge for race wins.

“It’s of course frustrating to have an injury right before the start of the season,” said Hammaker. “My training has been going really well recently and I feel that my speed and fitness are up to the level needed to race for wins. This injury will set me back a bit, but my full focus is on mending the injury and getting back out there on the track to compete at the highest level.”

Further updates on Hammaker’s expected return to racing will be provided when available.