Penrite Honda has announced that Mitchell Oldenburg is questionable to race in tomorrow's San Diego Supercross, the sixth round of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.
Oldenburg suffered a crash during practice Wednesday and his status for this weekend remains unknown as a decision will be made Saturday morning.
“This week has been great, except for a small crash I had; the team has also done a great job in showing their appreciation for the military,” Oldenburg said in the release. “Last week we showed that we have the bikes and speed to race upfront. I know Luke [Clout, teammate] and I are capable to challenge for a position on the podium and that’s what we are chasing, I am just not 100 percent sure I will be racing."
He has recorded two straight sixth-place finishes in Glendale, Arizona, and Oakland, California, and through the first five rounds of the championship, Oldenburg sits seventh in 250SX West Region standings.
[UPDATE: Friday, February 8]
On Instagram last night, Oldenburg shared an update on his situation and his for today’s race in San Diego. In the post he said the practice crash resulted in “a partially torn ACL and a torn meniscus" and he will not be competing today.
Oldenburg said in the post he plans on rehabbing his knee during the break once the championship goes to the East Coast and he plans on racing the final four rounds before having surgery after the season finale in Salt Lake City in early May.
Below is his full post:
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Unfortunately I won’t be lining up this weekend in San Diego... as most of you know, I tipped over in a corner on Wednesday & it resulted in a partially torn ACL and a torn meniscus. As of now the plan is to rehab it as much as possible over the break, give her hell the last 4 rounds, & then get surgery after salt lake. The most frustrating part about this is I honestly don’t know what I could of done different to have avoided this. Set back, after set back, but I’m not done! I’ve worked too hard to only come this far! Huge thank you to @teamdrg for doing what he could to try and get me ready for this weekend & helping me get some answers, as well as my whole team behind me! @hondaracing_aus @penriteoil @yarrivek @narc0nate @twisteddevelopment #Gilly #KYB and most importantly my beautiful wife for putting up with me! @alexandriiarose ❤️