Jordon Smith in 2017 emerged victorious in his first ever 250SX race held in Detroit. He was optimistic that the 2023 edition of the race would bring him similar success. However, the evening turned out to be disappointing as he failed to qualify for the main event, largely due to his own mistakes. While he took full responsibility for his failure to qualify, he was also involved in some aggressive racing with his teammate Haiden Deegan in the heat race, which ultimately led to him crashing. This incident has sparked several discussions and opinions, but it’s essential to hear Jordon’s perspective on the matter. Jason Weigandt interviewed Jordon on Thursday to get his side of the story and how he has been faring since the eventful Saturday.
Smith said “He got off to a good start and was riding really good… he made a little bit of a mistake, and I caught him… I made a good run but I was on the outside of him. So went into the first turn and he ran me a bit high which I pretty much expected… In the first bowl turn I saw him kinda dump the clutch and kinda go at me but I still wasn’t really thinking much of it. Then going into the second bowl corner I saw him check up and thats when I realized he was racing me harder than I was anticipating. He came in there pretty hard, smashed me pretty good… I almost went down in that turn… Then we go into the fourth turn, after he hit me in the third turn I definitely lost my cool a little bit for sure… when I came out of that corner my goal was to try and go up the inside of him, by that time he already had the line… once I saw him go to the inside I hit my brakes as hard as I could… there was just not enough time to brake.”
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