Woodcock crashes out as Wilson nails 11th at Houston SX 3!
After a fantastic 12th in Qualifying the third Monster Energy Supercross trip to Houston for Dylan Woodcock came crashing down in his heat race when in a solid ninth position and a direct transfer spot to the main event.
Dylan was in twelfth as the racers negotiated the first laps of the moto but he methodically worked his way into the ninth and final transfer spot with four riders directly ahead of him who he was quicker than. But while attempting a move on the eighth-placed rider in the long whoops section his back end came round throwing him off the bike and onto the concrete between the tracks, landing hard on his back and out of the race and the event.
On his social media Dylan said “Gutted I’m writing this post, My rear end skipped out and I tried to keep it wide open but ended up landing on my bum from being 5th gear in the whoops to a dead stop. I have had a lot of pain in my back and numbness in my legs and feet pretty scary right now but I’m still smiling and taking the positives from this all in the hospital. Thanks for all the messages and everyone for the Support I’m sure I’ll bounce back better then ever🇬🇧”
We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and we will give you a full update on how he is when we know more.
Video courtesy of @foxpetefox
Scottish Racer Dean Wilson, had a mid-pack start in 450SX Heat 2, made some quick passes to sit just outside the top five early in the race. Nearly missing a pile up on lap two, he maintained his consistent pace to land a safe sixth-place transfer spot. In the Main Event, Wilson began in 17th off the start but he quickly climbed his way through the field to gain five more positions in the first half of the race. Maintaining his mid-pack position for the duration, Wilson finished just shy of the top-10 with 11th for the night.
“My night was okay,” Wilson said. “I didn’t get a great start, I really pushed the first corner trying to be up there but everyone is so good at starts. I was outside top-15 and came back to 11th, which is not really what we want but we’ll keep pushing to be better.”