News 3 Mar 2022

Star Racing’s Martin and Kitchen out ahead of Daytona

Factory 250SX East teammates absent altogether this weekend.

Image: Octopi Media.

Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha will be absent from the 250SX East class altogether in Saturday’s Daytona Supercross, with Jeremy Martin being injured this week and Levi Kitchen still recovering from last weekend.

After finishing on the podium in Arlington, Martin will likely need shoulder surgery after injuring his labrum in a practice crash this week, as reported by PulpMX’s Steve Matthes.

Meanwhile, it’s been revealed that Kitchen in-fact suffered fractured tibia and broke his knee-cap in his race-ending incident, despite initial reports indicating that he would be aiming to continue racing as soon as Daytona.

“I’m not going to make the races this weekend,” Kitchen stated. “Small fracture on the top of my tibia and a broken knee-cap. Not sure when I’ll be back, but I’m going to do everything I can to be racing again soon. Pretty bummed considering I feel I didn’t get to show what I was truly capable of, but there’s always more racing to look forward to. Thanks everyone for the support.”

The Star Racing 250 program has been struck with injuries to date in 2022, with last year’s Monster Energy Supercross regional champions Colt Nichols and Justin Cooper already sidelined, now joined by Martin and rookie standout Kitchen. Importantly, Christian Craig is the runaway leader in the 250SX West six rounds in.