News 17 Jan 2023

Kawasaki names Mumford as Pro Circuit team fill-in

To line-up from Oakland as effective Forkner replacement.

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Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki has named Carson Mumford to compete in 250SX West rounds from Oakland, effectively filling in for the injured Austin Forkner.

Forkner crashed heavily at the start of Anaheim 1’s main event, sustaining numerous injuries to his right knee including a full-thickness ACL tear, lateral meniscus tear and a fracture to the top of his tibia and fibula, forcing him to the sidelines.

Mumford was expected to compete in 250SX East with BarX Suzuki after breaking his wrist last November, but now has taken the opportunity to join the famed Kawasaki outfit from the postponed Oakland round on 18 February, alongside team regular Cameron McAdoo.

“I’m grateful to Mitch and the whole Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team for offering me this opportunity,” Mumford explained. “It’s a huge privilege to line up on the gate with the support of the most proven team in the paddock and I’m more motivated than ever to show what I’m capable of on the racetrack.

“The plan is to take a couple of weeks to adjust to everything with the team before we line up in Oakland. I’m excited to line up on the KX250 and I’m looking forward to what we can accomplish together when the gate drops.”

After round two at Oakland was rescheduled due to severe weather impacting Northern California, Monster Energy Supercross resumes this Saturday at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California.