Aaron Plessinger Detroit SX

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Absolute Heartbreak for Aaron Plessinger in Detroit SX


I felt it when Aaron Plessinger said, “That one hurts, that one hurts a lot,” after his crash in the final laps of the Detroit Supercross race this past weekend.

After making an early-race pass on Adam Cianciarulo for the lead, Plessinger led 20 laps of the 450 main before crashing just three turns before seeing the white flag and earning his first-ever 450 main event win.

This allowed Sexton to get by for the win, with Cooper Webb following in second and Eli Tomac rounding out the podium.

Despite it being a heartbreaking crash for Plessinger, and the fans, thankfully he is okay and was able to walk away.

Here is what happened to Plessinger:

Here is what Plessinger had to say after the crash:

That one hurts, that one hurts a lot. I was riding so good and, man, I didn’t stand up in that rut the whole moto – I sat down and put my foot out… The one time I think it’s alright to stand up, it catches my foot and rips me right off the bike. I couldn’t believe it, flying through the air like that and I just tried to tuck, because it was a hard hit. I tried to get back up – I probably could have finished – but man, that hurts. You know, get back up on the saddle and I’ll get back up there in Seattle. I love it there, so don’t count me out, I’m not done yet. I was riding so good, I’m so proud of my riding and I love these fans. I could hear them the whole way! You know, it happens, we’ll be back with a vengeance. My starts are good, I’m good, my fitness is good… I’ve just gotta stay on the bike next time. Thank you to the fans, I wish I could have won it, but we’ll get them next year!

–Aaron Plessinger

As a fan favorite, I think everyone in the stadium, and everyone watching from home, felt this one.

We’re rooting for you, AP!

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