Team Suzuki’s Glenn Kearney was injured in a local Hare Scrambles race near Auburn, New York, at the Frozen Ocean Motocross Facility on Sunday, June 19. Kearney crashed on the last lap of the race while battling for the lead with local AA rider Ben Bouwens.
According to Team Suzuki Off-Road race team manager Mike Webb, Kearney suffered a compound fracture of his tibia and fibula, as well as a dislocated ankle. Kearney went into surgery immediately after where plates and screws were put in to aid healing. He will be spending a week in the hospital to make sure there are no complications with the break. There is no word yet on when Kearny will return to racing. Prior to the unfortunate incident Kearney was comfortably sitting third in points in the GNCC series.
Webb did confirm, however, that last year’s GNCC Champion, Rodney Smith, has been riding and training in preparation for his return after the GNCC summer break. Smith broke his leg after the conclusion of the 2004 GNCC series.