Triumph's Alex Ortiz injured in V2R
Alex Ortiz was Iron manning the Best in the
Desert Vegas to Reno race this past weekend
aboard his Yamaha Raptor 250. The race was 534
mile start to finish. Alex was riding by
If you haven't heard Alex Ortiz was in an
accident at the Vegas to Reno race past weekend.
He was riding in some silt under very dust
condition. He got stuck for a second and was hit
from behind by an UTV at about 35-40mph. He flew
about 15ft. The driver and co-driver of the UTV
stayed with him the whole time and got in touch
Alex's mom to let her know what was
happening. He was taken by helicopter with his
mom to UMC trauma to be checked out. He had hair
line fractures to L1 and L2. They said he should
be fine. No surgery just a back brace for a week
or two. So in the end all is well. After
spending 35 hours in the hospital Alex was sent
This young man is only 14 years of age and
holds many Championships and Race wins in the
WORCS program. Alex lives for Off Road Racing.
Alex has a love and passion for ATV racing that
is unmatched in today's industry.
Anthony @ Triumph-
"We were excited to
hear Alex was Iron Manning the V2R race, but
very upset to hear that he had gotten hurt. We
wish the best for this young racer and are
excited to see him back out at the track soon."
Alex has been at home recovering. He got home
last Saturday night from the hospital. He has to
wear a back brace when he is out of the house,
but other than that he is doing fine. He has a
touch of pain and discomfort but nothing more
than that. No pain meds at this point. He feels
good and is already bored. He should recover
with no side effects.
"Thanks to all the friends
and family that help and supported us. Thanks to
all our sponsors that helped us with getting
Alex Ortiz to the race. We will keep you
Glad to hear things worked out for the best,
and we wish the best and a speedy recovery!