News 26 Feb 2020

Smith endeavours 'to forget about' disastrous Triple Crown

Multiple incidents deny podium opportunity of Kawasaki rider.

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A disastrous Triple Crown for Jordon Smith came as a round ‘to forget about’, the Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki rider admitted following Dallas.

Smith rode to a solid fourth-place finish in final one, before his night unravelled with a series of mishaps in the next two races.

“Today is one of those days you just want to forget about,” said Smith. “I had some good battles in the first main event and was excited to improve my position in the last two races to fight for a podium or even an overall win.

“My starts all night were dialed, but man I felt like I was a magnet out there to everyone else. I kept getting bumped, cleaned out, knocked down, you name it. I did the best I could and am proud to say I never gave up.

“We will regroup this week as a team and come out swinging in Atlanta next weekend. That is somewhat of a hometown race for me, so it will be awesome to race again in front of my family and friends.”

After scoring fifth in the opener, Smith’s 4-20-14 scorecard positioned him 13th overall in Texas and demoted him to seventh in the championship point-standings heading into Atlanta this Saturday.