In the second 250 moto at round 7 at Spring Creek on Saturday, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna teammates Jalek Swoll and Stilez Robertson were both involved in a multi-rider pileup through the sand whoops.
The race was red flagged later due to an unrelated crash but neither rider was able to lineup for the restart.
According to the team, Robertson sustained an ankle injury in the crash.
“My day was eventful,” Robertson said. “I qualified almost the best I have all year, so I was excited. First moto, I think I had a little bike problem that hindered me a little bit. In the second moto, I saw the two riders crash in front of me and I tried to go left and unfortunately my teammate was there and I hit him. I folded my ankle pretty hard and that’s all she wrote. I’m going to go home and get it checked out and try to get back as quick as I can.”
Per the team, Swoll attempted to return to the gate for a restart but ultimately made the decision to sit out the second moto as well.
“I didn’t have the best start in Moto 1 but I feel like the riding was pretty good and I finally felt like I was finding some comfort out there,” Swoll said. “Moto 2 was cut really short – just one of those racing incidents – and there’s nothing much I could have done. It is what it is, I had to sit that one out, but the positives are for sure in the right direction and I’m pretty excited to go racing next weekend.”
We’ll provided updates on the status of each rider for Washougal this weekend once more information is available.
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