250SX West rider outlines calf injury that prolonged comeback.
The returning Carson Mumford is set to make his Supercross comeback in Seattle which will mark his awaited Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki debut in 250SX West.
Following team regular Austin Forkner’s season-ending crash at Anaheim 1, Mumford was named as the fill-in for the western regional rounds from Oakland.
However, his maiden outing with the famed outfit in 2023 was pushed back until this Saturday in Seattle following a tear in his calf muscle. Now ready for action, he will line up alongside Cameron McAdoo in the team at Lumen Field onboard the KX250 to bring to program back to two riders in the region.
“Was getting ready for Oakland Supercross with about two weeks on the bike after my wrist injury and was in a rhythm section and felt a big pop in my calf muscle,” Mumford recalled. “Didn’t crash or anything and ended up tearing it. Unfortunately missed Oakland and had to rest up off the bike until I made a full recovery.
“Finally last week was able to get a full week of riding and training under my belt! The plan now is to get a few more days of riding in before flying out and putting the bike on the race track for Seattle!”
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team manager Iain Southwell added: “We’re back on the west coast this week, and Carson Mumford will join Cameron in Seattle. Both of them have been riding together and working hard during the break.
“The team is looking forward to having two riders at the races again. We’ve seen a little rain in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, but Saturday is currently clear, so we’re all hoping it stays that way.”
As 250SX West returns to action at Lumen Field, Jett Lawrence is the red plate-holder with a 20-point advantage ahead of RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing), with McAdoo third in the title-race just one point adrift of the number 24.