“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Wilson said.
“Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier one.
“Qualifier two didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap seven, moving forward and, as I came around for the rhythm section, I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nosedive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground.
“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. Second part is people saying ‘Wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there’, when it was something that wasn’t my fault.
“It’s a tough pill to swallow. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at.
“Huge disappointment to end my AMA Supercross season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.”
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Leading standings in the AMA Supercross Champs after 15 of 17 rounds:
- Cooper Webb 332 points;
- Eli Tomac 314;
- Marvin Musquin 309;
- Ken Roczen 283;
- Blake Baggett 255;
- Dean Wilson 223;
- Joey Savagty 192;
- Cole Seely 180;
- Justin Bogle 157;
- Justin Barcia 154.
On board with Dean Wilson at Denver SX: