Jett Lawrence Addresses Austin Forkner Incident

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo grabbed his first win of the 250SX East Region at Saturday’s Triple Crown event in Arlington.

One of the main talking points from the night, though, came in the third main event when Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner collided mid-air over the finish line after Lawrence hit a Tuff Blox and veered into Forkner’s line.

You can watch the incident below.

Forkner was unable to finish the race, while Lawrence went on to finish 10th and take third overall. At this time there is no update on Forkner. We will have more once it is announced.

After the race, in the post-race press conference, Lawrence spoke about the incident:

“It sucks, what happened. I got wild,” he said. “I obviously didn’t learn my lesson from the first time I got wild once and I thought I could balls my way through it. But got a little sketchy in the whoops again. Most people saw what happened after. I don’t really like talking about it much because I feel gutted about it. Just a stupid mistake on my behalf of hitting a Tuff Blox and taking out another rider. Just pissed at myself. I really can’t say much. I’m sorry to the Forkner family, Austin, and his chick. I was looking forward to racing him this year, because I think a lot of people can agree he’s definitely one of the most talented guys on a supercross track, he has shown many times. I just feel sick about it, really. I don’t have much else to say about it.

“I went to the Alpinestars medic place and wanted to apologize. It’s a crappy feeling. I’m pretty sure if you had that happen to you, you’d feel gutted. Maybe taking a guy out in a turn or something, yeah, you’d probably feel not too bad, but taking a guy out like that and injuring someone, it’s a sucky feeling. I don’t wish that upon anyone else because I’ve been the last 30 minutes feeling like crap.”

You can watch the full press conference below:

Main image: Honda HRC

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