News 19 Nov 2021

Injury strikes Kitchen in lead-up to Supercross debut

Attention turns to 250SX East with Star Racing Yamaha team.

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Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha rookie Levi Kitchen intends to make his Supercross debut in 250SX East after recovering from a broken scapula and a damaged rotator cuff in his shoulder.

Kitchen, 20, made a cameo appearance in the final stages of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and rode to three top 10 finishes overall, now setting his sights on the stadiums.

However, a small hiccup in his 2022 pre-season preparations will see him off the bike through November and into December, prompting the decision to enter the eastern region opener at Minneapolis in mid-February.

“I had a little crash almost three weeks ago and ended up breaking my scapula and doing minor damage to my rotator cuff,” Kitchen confirmed. “Everything looks to be healing well and I’m hoping to be on the bike in a few weeks and be ready for east coast! Until then you’ll find me putting in hours on a stationary…”

Prior to turning professional this year, Kitchen won two titles – 250 Pro Sport and Open Pro Sport – at Loretta Lynn’s in his final AMA Amateur Motocross National Championship outing, as well as the Nicky Hayden Horizon Award.