Supercross postpones Round 2 in Oakland for severe weather; reschedules to Feb. 18

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Round 2 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in Oakland has been postponed from Saturday, Jan. 14 because of the continued severe weather threatening California.

Supercross officials announced that the event has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, which is an open date on the 2023 schedule between Tampa, Florida, (Feb. 11) and Arlington, Texas (Feb. 25). All original ticket purchases will be honored for the rescheduled date.

In a statement posted on its social media channels Wednesday afternoon, Supercross announced that “Due to the severe weather conditions afflicting Northern California, Round 2 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship scheduled on Saturday, January 14 at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland California, is being postponed. The safety of our athletes, teams, operational and television staff and fans is always our foremost concern.

“Feld Motor Sport is currently working with the RingCenteral Coliseum to find an alternate date that works within the already announced 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship schedule.

“Ticket purchasers can visit SupercrossLIVE for the most up to date information regarding this postponed event.

“Round 3 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will continue next Saturday, January 21 at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California.”

Per a tweet by Racer X editor and NBC Sports announcer Jason Weigandt, it’s believed to be the first postponement of a Supercross event because of inclement weather in the series’ 50-year history.

The 2023 Supercross season opened last Saturday in Anaheim, California, with defending series champion Eli Tomac winning the first race at Angel Stadium for the first time.

It marked the first race in the new era of the SuperMotocross World Championship, which will encompass Supercross and Pro Motocross and determine champions in 450 and 250 with a three-event playoff to end the season.

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Dylan Ferrandis in concussion protocol after Houston Supercross accident, Tampa status undetermined

Ferrandis Houston accident
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After suffering a frightening accident at Houston in the Monster Energy Supercross race, Dylan Ferrandis reports he is okay, but will be on concussion protocol and his status for Tampa this week is not yet determined.

Two laps into last week’s Main, Ferrandis was engaged in a battle with Ken Roczen for eighth place. Ferrandis landed on the back Roczen’s bike and was thrown, landing headfirst on the track. Ferrandis momentarily lost consciousness and the race was red flagged so he could be attended to by the Alpinestars medical team.

“I’m okay after my crash in the main event. I hit my head first and got knock[ed] out for some minutes,” Ferrandis posted in an Instagram story. “Everything else is fine and I am okay now fortunately. Will follow the concussion protocol and will see when I can ride again.”

Ferrandis regained consciousness, the medical crew fitted Ferrandis with a neck brace and he was able to stand and walk to the cart under his own power. Ferrandis was sitting up when he left the track with a member of the crew stabilizing his neck.

“It was an awesome ride [for Eli] and a good way to come back from last weekend,” said Jeremy Coker, Team Manager for Star Racing Yamaha at RacerXOnline.com. “It was also the lowest of lows. Unfortunately, it’s part of the sport, but to see one of your guys crash the way Dylan did and to see him lying there was pretty tough. Fortunately, when I got to him, he was able to open his eyes and looked at me and said my name, and it was a huge relief to see him stand up and walk away.”

Ferrandis was off to a strong start in 2023 with a worst finish of sixth at San Diego in the first three races. He entered Houston sixth in the standings, one point behind Jason Anderson.

Ferrandis’ teammate Eli Tomac went on to win the race.

Also riding for Star Racing Yamaha and making his 450cc Supercross debut, Justin Cooper advanced from 13th at the end of Lap 1 to finish seventh.