JAMES FORCED TO RETIRE EARLY FROM INDY SX
Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana hosted round 11 of the 2012 AMA Supercross Series on St. Patrick’s Day evening, and the Indy fans came out in droves as nearly 60,000 people piled into the massive dome to take in the action. Excited to be in Indy after a convincing win in Daytona the week prior, James looked great aboard his JGRMX Yamaha during the day’s practice sessions, but was unfortunately forced to retire from the event early after a gnarly heat race crash.
When the gate dropped for the first Supercross-class heat of the night, James jumped out to a solid top-five start, but after a spinning his rear wheel off the face of a jump heading into the tracks’ first rhythm section, he unfortunately went down hard. During the crash, JS7 got smacked in the head by another rider’s rear wheel, and after lying on the stadium floor for several laps, was eventually taken off the track aboard the Asterisk medical Mule. After being closely examined by the Asterisk doctors back in the pits, it was later determined that James had suffered a concussion, and he and his crew made the wise decision to call it a night.
James is hopeful to return to the series next weekend in Toronto, but will visit with his doctors back in Florida on Monday for further evaluation. You’ll be the first to receive updates regarding James’ health as they come in, but until then, enjoy a few shots from earlier in the day in Indy to help get you through the week…