Remember when Jordon Smith used consistency to put himself right in the thick of the 250SX East title fight in 2017 Monster Energy Supercross? That was quite some time ago now and Smith is struggling to maintain some kind of consistency, let alone challenge for a title. After crashing out of the first 250SX West round in Orlando two weeks ago, he crashed again in practice at Daytona and required more assistance from the medics. Smith talks about everything that happened in this excerpt from social media.
“Well where do I even start… It has been a very rough go of it for a while for me now. When it seems it can’t get worse it does. I am going to keep pushing and trying my best! I do not give up and I will accomplish what I started. A little bit of insight on what happened yesterday (I will save you guys the pain of the whole story). I fell early in the second practice and I got clipped by another rider. His foot-peg cut my butt and I ended up getting about 20 stitches. I got a lot closer to the Alpinestars Medical Crew! Thank you Dr. Bodnar and crew for stitching me up and getting me back out there for the night show. I was definitely hurting and have a lot of bruising on my tailbone. I gutted it out and did the best I could! I’m doing all the therapy I can to be ready for next week in Arlington.”
That tenth in the 250SX West main event helped Smith to jump to thirteenth in the 250SX West standings, but his title hopes are all but gone at this point. Smith has not stood on the 250SX podium since Detroit in February 2019 – a drought of 744 days and counting.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Align With Us