This is the most insane crash/recovery from a crash I’ve ever seen. Canadian Tanner Ward certainly made an impression in his Monster Energy AMA Supercross debut at the 250SX East Region opener in Minneapolis on Saturday.
Ward, who will race the Canadian series in MX1 for the Thor/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team, literally dropped out of the sky in 250 qualifying. 1) I have no idea how this was caught on camera and 2) I have no idea how Ward just popped up like nothing happened and even raced that night. He qualified 36th and finished 11th in the LCQ.
“Crazy weekend for my first ever AMA Supercross,” Ward wrote on Instagram. “Had a big get off in qualifying but was able to get up and get into the night show. Supercross is no joke but we’ve got some work to do to put it in the mains next weekend. Thanks to everybody who got me here, it was truly a dream come true!”
Jared Lesher, who caught the crash, wrote the following: “This is how gnarly this sport and Supercross is… a split second, or a missed mark, can lead to disaster. If I was going a little faster, this could have ended a lot differently. Still trying to comprehend how @_tannerward was able to pop up so quick from this, and jump back on the bike and lay down a heater to qualify for the night show. Glad he is ok, but this just goes to show that anything can happen at any time.”
Thankfully both are okay!