2021 Thunder Valley Motocross | Seth Hammaker Out With Illness
Seth Hammaker has announced that he will voluntarily sit out the 2021 Thunder Valley Motocross due to an illness. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider has a bit of a history with energy-draining issues, and this decision has been made now so that the first-year pro can return to the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship as healthy as possible.
“I haven’t been feeling 100% lately and don’t want to risk injuring myself out there or do further damage, so I’m going to take some time to focus on my health,” said Hammaker on Instagram. “I will keep you guys posted with more on the situation as I know more. I’m hoping to be back for High Point, but we’ll make that call in a few weeks.”
Hammaker skipped last Tuesday’s preseason riding session at Fox Raceway, something we had heard was related to the rookie feeling under the weather, but he was on the starting line for Saturday’s season opener and raced to 11-23 finishes for 16th overall in the 250 Class.
Health issues have been somewhat of a concern in the last few years. There were tentative plans for Hammaker to turn pro in 2020, particularly after injuries struck PC’s original lineup until an Epstein-Barr diagnosis put him on the sidelines through the summer and prevented him from racing his final amateur events or lining up for any MX National.
He was also treated by the Alpinestars Mobile Medical staff following a recent round of Supercross in Atlanta, Georgia, for what was said to be a case of dehydration but recovered in time for the next race days later.
The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team now has three riders on the sidelines after just one round of the summer series; a slow to heal shoulder injury and surgery will keep Jordon Smith out for the time being and Cameron McAdoo severely damaged his knee and lower leg at the 2021 Fox Raceway One Motocross.
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