Martin reflects on scary qualifying crash in San Diego


Jeremy Martin admits he was lucky not only to walk away, but race on following a bizarre crash during qualifying at Petco Park.

The GEICO Honda rider lost control when he came up short off of a jump during qualifying on Saturday, throwing him over the handlebars and into a vicious tumble. He was saved from serious injury by a couple of tuff blox, which tossed him back up onto his feet as he cartwheeled onto another section of the track.

"I'm one very lucky guy to be able to walk away from this crash and continue to race the night show," Martin said on Instagram. "The man up above was looking out for me yesterday big time!"

Martin was able to remount his motorcycle and continue with his qualifying lap. He would go on to finish seventh in the 250SX Main Event later that night.

Martin sits sixth in the standings following the second round of the 250SX Western Regional championship. The riders will be back in action again this weekend at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.