RACE RECAP
15/06/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series MX Tour Round 3

Located in the longitudinal center of Canada, the prairie province of Manitoba is known as ‘gateway to the west’ and the vast agriculture fields lay flat, sprawling for over 600,000 sq/km (250,000sq/mi).  Round 3 of the MX Tour was held at McNabb Valley Raceway which is surrounded by rolling canola fields and is a popular layout amongst the riders. 

Poor weather was lurking, and while rain is otherwise welcomed for farming, the skies turned on race day and conditions became one of a struggle and strategy. After qualifications were in the books, it was announced the moto’s would be shorted five minutes each. But after the first moto’s struggles, the Jetwerx promoters were required to announce the second moto’s would be canceled; and first moto scores would count as the Overall positions.

 

250cc – Dylan Wright: 1st Overall.

Mud riding requires a wide-open throttle and Dylan Wright’s riding style always favours a pin it to win it setting.  Clocking the fastest qualifying time of the morning when the track was still in an adequate condition, Wright earned himself the very important first gate pick in Moto 1.

 

The most important part of the mud race is always going to be the start.  Wright held on to come around lap one in 4th place, but without vision.  Putting his head down and gritting it out passing his way into the lead by lap five, Wright rode out the next five laps to take an impressive moto win, and the subsequent overall victory keeping his 250cc series points lead and the Red Plate.

 

450cc – Colton Facciotti: 2nd overall.

Coming into Round 3 with the momentum of last weekend’s first overall victory and carrying the 450cc series leading Red Plate for this thirteenth weekend, Colton Facciotti needed to back it up before the MX Tour takes a month long break before Round 4 resumes in the East.

 

Looking strong in Qualifications with a second place time, Facciotti made his gate selection and hoped for the best.  A bad jump off and slow pull down the start left Facciotti working his way around the track on lap one in 5th place.  After picking off several downed riders at the mid-way point of the moto, Facciotti settled into 2nd place and rode it in for the eventual Overall Podium finish.  With his podium finish, Facciotti extended his points lead to 8 and continues his Red Plate streak to 14 races in a row.

 

450cc – Mike Alessi: 9th Overall.

Still looking for his first podium finish of the season, Mike Alessi has had a consistent West coast, leading laps and racing inside the top five battles each moto.  Qualifying in 6th place, Alessi would hope for a patented MA800 holeshot to keep him up front in the muddy Minnedosa conditions.  Unfortunately, Alessi got his season’s worst start in 12th place and was buried in the pack salvaging his way up to 9th place by the end of lap eleven.  Alessi will start the East coast with in a respectable top five and be in full stride for his podium run.

 

The next race of the MX Tour will be in the deep sand of Gopher Dunes.  The South-Western Ontario track is the home base for the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team and they will proudly carry both Red Plates to the starting line of their home race.  The GDR Squad has been red hot this season and has been on every Overall podium in both 250cc & 450cc classes at every race this season.  The mid-season break will be utilized wisely by the team to come back even more prepared to win.

 

250cc Round 3 Results:

1st – Dylan Wright (1-DNS)

2nd – Luke Renzland (2-DNS)

3rd – Tyler Medaglia (3-DNS)

4th – Marshal Weltin (4-DNS)

5th – Tanner Ward (5-DNS)

 

450cc Round 3 Results:

1st – Matt Georke (1-DNS)

2nd – Colton Facciotti (2-DNS)

3rd – Dakota Alix (3-DNS)

4th – Mike Brown (4-DNS)

5th – Cade Clason (5-DNS)

 

250cc Series Points:

1st – Dylan Wright; 3-2-1 (133 pts)

2nd – Marshal Weltin; 4-1-4 (123 pts)

3rd – Josh Osby; 1-4-17 (111 pts)

4th – Jess Pettis; 7-3-6 (111 pts)

5th – Tyler Medaglia; 6-5-3 (109 pts)

 

450cc Series Points:

1st – Colton Facciotti; 2-1-2 (139 pts)

2nd – Phil Nicoletti; 3-2-6 (131 pts)

3rd – Cole Thompson; 1-6-11 (110 pts)

4th – Mike Alessi; 4-4-9 (108 pts)

5th – Matt Georke; 6-8-1 (106 pts

14/06/2019
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  • Ken Roczen
  • Ricky Carmichael 
  • Ryan Dungey
  • Hunter Lawrence
  • Tim Gajser
  • Christian Craig
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  • Chase Sexton 
  • Calvin Vlaanderen 
  • RJ Hampshire 
  • Brian Bogers 

 

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10/06/2019
Tim Gajser Secures a 1-1 Victory in Russia

The 2019 FIM World Motocross Championship returned over the weekend with the MXGP of Russia. Team HRC's Tim Gajser was the focal point heading into the weekend, as the 2-time World Champion closed the gap on points leader Tony Cairoli at the previous round. Unfortunately, Gajser's MX2 stablemate Calvin Vlaanderen was still deemed unfit to race in Russia due to a recent leg injury. Vlaanderen looks to return by Round 10 of the series at Teutschenthal.

 

Tim Gajser started off on a high note by clocking the fastest time in qualifying practice. However, he struggled at the start of the qualifying race and took the green flag in 6th position. He made some good moves throughout the moto, but ran out of time and had to settle for second behind Romain Febvre. Nonetheless, he showed great composure to bring it home safe, which would become vital for Sunday's motos.

 

At the start of MXGP Moto #1, Tim Gajser just narrowly missed the holeshot but gained control quickly on the opening lap and took the green flag at the head of the field. Gajser maintained a steady and smart pace while pure chaos ensued behind him, with massive crashes from Evgeny Bobryshev, Gautier Paulin and Clement Desalle throughout the moto. He showed great poise on the difficult track and brought home the win. Meanwhile, his main Championship rival Tony Cairoli struggled to a 12th place finish which handed Tim the points lead after the first moto.

 

Things were not quite as easy for Tim Gajser in MXGP Moto #2 as Glenn Coldenhoff grabbed the early lead and Tim slotted in behind him in 2nd position. He tailed Coldenhoff on the very one lined track and was able to make a move on lap 7, taking control of the lead. He set the pace again and withstood a big push from Arnaud Tonus just a few laps after taking the lead. He shut Tonus down when he dove for a pass and cruised on to the win after that challenge. It was another 1-1 Victory for Gajser and this one was extra sweet as he took control of the Championship standings by 13 points over Tony Cairoli.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

The series continues next week in Latvia and Gajser will take on the best in the world with the coveted Red Plate on his #243 HRC machine.

MXGP CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

  1. Tim Gajser - 351 Points
  2. Tony Cairoli - 338 Points
  3. Gautier Paulin - 231 Points
  4. Jeremy Seewer - 220 Points
  5. Arminas Jasikonis - 212 Points
  6. Clement Desalle - 208 Points
  7. Arnaud Tonus - 206 Points
  8. Julien Lieber - 172 Points
  9. Jeremy Van Horbeek - 170 Points
  10. Glenn Coldenhoff - 168 Points

 

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RACE RECAP
08/06/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series MX Tour Round 2

The dust has settled from the MX Tour season opener and the series moved onwards to the “Northern Capital” of British Columbia; Prince George. In only its second season on the MX Tour series, the Blackwater MX Park is known to be one of the favoured layouts for the riders. The natural elevation, wide track and fast sweeping corners create the closest racing of the season. The nemesis of the Blackwater track is the choppy and harsh breaking and acceleration bumps that put riders and equipment to the test.

 

250cc – Dylan Wright: 2nd Overall.

Having won the overall victory last season at Blackwater MX Park and starting his morning off with the fastest qualifying time this season, Dylan Wright was poised to be the front runner at Round 2.  Jumping off the start narrowly missing the holeshot, Wright made a quick pass for the lead and began to pulling away from the rest of the field but on lap 13/15, disaster struck Wright’s machine and the sub-frame broke in half forcing him to hang on and attempt to finish the race to salvage valuable points. Dylan put his head down and did the unthinkable and managed to finish the moto while the bike had fallen apart beneath him. After a quick change to his back up practice bike for Moto 2, Wright got the jump again and made another quick pass for the lead and pulled away and went on to ride a flawless race for the win. Wright’s race day scorecard of 4th-1st was good enough to earn him a 2nd place podium finish and the points lead heading into Round 3.

 

450cc – Colton Facciotti: 1st Overall.

Tied for the 450cc points lead coming into Round 2, Colton Facciotti and the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team were holding the points leading red plate for their twelfth race weekend in a row (dating back to Round 1 of the 2018 season). Facciotti’s effortless style is similar to his race craft, never one to force the issue and always remains patient. In Moto 1, Facciotti raced up front in the top three for the opening seven laps before settling into the second-place position for the remaining eleven laps. In Moto 2, Facciotti took the Royal Distributing Holeshot award and raced away from the pack for a flawless win and even set his fastest lap of the race on the last time. Colton’s race day scores of 2nd-1st earned his first overall victory of the season and remains the points leader heading into Round 3.

 

450cc – Mike Alessi: 4th Overall.

Coming off a frustrating opening race, Mike Alessi was looking to improve his finishes and get a podium result at Round 2 to begin building his seasons momentum.  Notorious for impeccable starts, Alessi has been battling up front on the lead pace but has fallen just short of the podium when the checkers come out.  In Moto 1, Alessi was up front as expected and lead a few laps but was shuffled back to the 4th place position at the halfway point of the race where he finished.  In Moto 2, Alessi was up front again but the battle for the lead was intense and some small mistakes by Mike dropped him backwards to 6th place and wasn’t able to make up time scoring and finished there scoring 3rd-6th on the day for a 4th place overall.

 

 

250 cc Round 2 Results:

1st – Marshal Weltin (2-2)

2nd – Dylan Wright (4-1)

3rd – Jess Pettis (1-5)

4th – Josh Osby (3-4)

5th – Tyler Medaglia (6-6)

 

450cc Round 2 Results:

1st – Colton Facciotti (2-1)

2nd – Phil Nicoletti (1-2)

3rd – Shawn Maffenbeier (4-4)

4th – Mike Alessi (3-6)

5th – Dakota Alix (5-5)

 

250cc Series Points:

1st – Dylan Wright – 103 pts

2nd – Josh Osby – 102 pts

3rd – Marshal Weltin – 100 pts

4th – Jess Pettis – 91 pts

5th – Tyler Medaglia – 84 pts

 

450cc Series Points:

1st – Colton Facciotti – 112 pts

2nd – Phil Nicoletti – 111 pts

3rd – Cole Thompson – 95 pts

4th – Mike Alessi – 91 pts

5th – Shawn Maffenbeier 87 pts

 

10/05/2019
RIDING THE SUPER BLOOM - LEGION

Thanks to record rainfall, the Southern California hills are alive like never before. This sudden explosion of flowers is called a Super Bloom, and there is a bunch of science to explain the phenomenon, but we’ll leave that to those more qualified. We just knew it was an awe-inspiring landscape we wanted to experience for ourselves… and on two wheels.

 

Photo of dirt bikers riding in the hills

 

When we decided to explore the rolling green and orange hills, we reached out to the Enduro Lyfe boys (they’re always down for a good time). We set out after work and rode until the setting sun told us to stop. We, of course, brought along our resident photo guru, Gordon Dooley, to capture every moment.

 

Two dirt bikers riding in the poppy-filled hills of Southern California

 

 

STOP AND SMELL THE POPPIES

The fields were blanketed as far as the eye could see. Cresting each hill unveiled a myriad of flowers dotting the landscape. We had to stop numerous times just to sit and take in the view. Even though Southern California is a popular center of life, and highway traffic and crowds are the norm, out in the rolling hills we felt a million miles from anywhere.

 

Collage of three photos showing a group of dirt bike riders navigating poppy-filled fields

 

This is why offroad embodies everything we love about riding. Enduro bikes are freedom machines. As soon as your tires hit the dirt, the concerns of daily life fade. There is nothing more valuable than these moments. Remember, you don’t have to travel to some far away land to escape, you can find freedom in your own backyard.

 

If you'd like to check out the equipment used during the ride:

 

LEGION: (FLOWER) FIELD TESTED

You might remember the initial launch of our Fox MX19 Legion Offroad gear last fall, where it was put to the test by Carey Hart and Ricky Carmichael. The Goat gave it his stamp of approval, but just for good measure, we equipped the Enduro Lyfe guys with a Legion Kit each to test a new set of conditions – proving this offroad gear has 4-season versatility.

 

Group of ride bike riders standing and talking with a rolling hills in the distants

 

The Offroad jersey is durable yet lightweight and breathable – brains and brawn. Thanks to Cordura® sleeves, it brushes off unexpected encounters with bushes, tree branches, and, when things get real sideways, the dirt. The Offroad pants have the same performance chassis as the beloved 360 pants, but with reinforced Cordura® Ripstop paneling to protect from trail-related wear and tear. Plus, a smart pocketing system gives you a place to store your keys, cell phone… maybe a snack. Basically, anything you want to keep within arm’s reach.

 

Solo dirt bike riding sitting on his bike and taking in the view

 

Rounding out the Legion collection is a convertible jacket, which gives you the versatility of a vest and jacket in one. As a vest, it adds wind and abrasion resistance to your gearset without overheating. When the sun dropped below the mountains, attaching the sleeves gave us the additional coverage we needed as temperatures fell. And when it was time to switch on the headlights, the reflective trims kept everyone visible.

 

05/03/2019
HRC'S TIM GAJSER IMPRESSES AT THE MXGP SEASON OPENER IN ARGENTINA

The start of the 2019 MXGP World Championship finally took place this weekend in Argentina at the beautiful Neuquen circuit in Patagonia. After months of detailed preparation as well as multiple pre-season warm up races, the big dance was finally here and the riders were chomping at the bit to get going. HRC's Tim Gajser came into the weekend feeling positive after a strong off-season and the 2016 MXGP World Champion was ready to get the new campaign underway. Gajser's MX2 teammate Calvin Vlaanderen was also notable for the start of the season as the South African born rider enters his second season with the HRC team and has been tagged as a championship contender. The entire HRC crew were part of our Spring LE release of the Airline Collection, and ran the Red colorway all weekend.

 

Gajser was off to a good start on Saturday with the fastest time during MXGP Free Practice and second fastest in Qualifying Practice. He grabbed the holeshot in the Qualifying Race on Saturday afternoon and held the lead until running into some issues with 5 laps to go. He first slid out in a corner, then had a big crash in the roller section just a few turns later. Luckily he was uninjured and remounted to finished up 9th despite the big get-off. In MX2, Calvin Vlaanderen was in the mix with his Qualifying times but suffered a not so spectacular start in the Qualifying Race - forcing him to battle from behind. He put in a solid effort and worked his way up to 5th from outside of the top 10 for a solid gate pick on Sunday.

 

 

The MX2 Class kicked off the 2019 race season on Sunday and Calvin Vlaanderen got off to a good start in Moto #1 just inside the Top 5. He put in a solid ride and finished up in 4th place. Moto #2 was almost a carbon copy of the opening race for Vlaanderen, starting 5th again and moving to 4th where he stayed for the rest of the race. Despite missing the podium by just 1 spot in 4th Overall, it was a really positive start to the season for Vlaanderen who will be surely stand atop the podium in the coming weeks.

 

 

After his big crash on Saturday, Tim Gajser returned to the fray a little sore but ready to go for Sunday's race program. The Slovenian started 4th in Moto #1, and was able to work his way past both Clement Desalle and Romain Febvre for 2nd at the end. In Moto #2 Tim started off 2nd, dropped to 3rd momentarily but took control of second position back by Lap 7. In the closing stages of the race he was closing on race leader Tony Cairoli, but ran out of time before he was able to get close enough to make a move. Gajser scored 2-2 results for 2nd Overall and also a great start to begin the year.

 

 

New addition to the Fox crew, Factory Yamaha's Jeremy Seewer earned himself a respectable Top 10 overall finish over the weekend with a 9th. After missing all of last season riddled with injuries, HRC's Brian Bogers got his year started with 16-17 moto scores for 18th Overall. Surely Bogers will bring more to the table as the season progresses but it was good to see him back out there competing after a tough 2018 season.

 

 

With the season kickoff now behind us, the MXGP World Championship tour moves back to Europe for Round #2 of the series coming up in a few weeks at Matterley Basin in the UK March 23 & 24. See you there!

 

 

04/03/2019
ATLANTA SX RACE RECAP

This week, Supercross headed to Atlanta for an East, West showdown - where teammates and red plate holders would face off. In the end, Adam Cianciarulo would outpace his fellow Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammate. However, both riders would finish first in their respective series.

 

250 CLASS

Adam Cianciarulo #94

With two wins in the race format, Adam has become somewhat of a showdown specialist. However, even with that resume, besting his undefeated teammate, Austin Forkner, was a told order. He had his work cut out for him from the beginning. After turn one, Forkner took the lead – as he has all year – and with a clear track, was off to the races. Adam, sitting in third, would show his speed as he passed Chase Sexton and later reeled in his teammate Forkner. He would light the candles in Atlanta to become the first three-time showdown winner in Supercross history.

Austin Forkner #24

For the first time this year, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammates, Austin Forkner, and Adam Cianciarulo would face off. Both riders would run the red plate, however, with an undefeated win streak, Austin was the one to beat. When the gate dropped, both Kawasaki pilots wasted no time getting to the front. Austin would take the holeshot and led the opening laps. He would eventually be passed by teammate Adam Cianciarulo and later Dylan Ferrandis to finish third. However, he was the fastest east-coast rider and extends his points lead to 18.

 

Martin Davalos #73

Davalos started mid-pack in the main event. From there, he played defense to keep the competition at bay, finishing eighth on the night.

 

Garrett Marchbanks #61

Atlanta wasn’t Marchbanks night. In the main, he was pinched out of the lead group as the field rounded turn one. This would force him to work through the pack. With three minutes left, he would be involved in a crash. It took him a while to recover and he settled for 20th.

 

Rj Hampshire #31

Rj wasn’t 100% for the main, having crashed during Friday's press day. A crash in the main compounded issues, dropping him to 21st. He would regroup to salvage 12th.

 

Cameron McAdoo #44

McAdoo struggled all night. He had a rough heat race and was forced to get to the main via the LCQ. In the main, he was riding mid-pack until a crash would have him settle for 16th.

Chase Sexton #23

In Atlanta, Chase flashed his speed once again. For the first half of the race he challenged for the win. However, a few small mistakes dropped him to forth. It was just off the podium, but Chase was happy with the ride.

 

450 CLASS

Ken Roczen #94

In the main, Roczen had an impressive start – rounding the first turn from the outside in second place. Unfortunately, he would lose momentum through the first rhythm section and drop multiple positions. He would work his way to 5th and take advantage of a mistake by Plessinger to take 4th. Having lost touch with the lead group, he would finish in 4th place.

 

Chad Reed #22

Reed didn’t have a good start in the main. He would get pinched in the start and got buried in 12th. He would hold his position for most of the race, eventually finishing 13th.

 

 

450 Class:

  • 4 – Ken Roczen (+ 18.325)
  • 13 – Chad Reed (25 laps + 16.241)

250 Class:

  • 1 – Adam Cianciarulo (20 laps)
  • 3 – Austin Forkner (+ 11.821)
  • 4 – Chase Sexton (+ 14.015)
  • 8 – Martin Davalos (+ 29.244)
  • 12 – Rj Hampshire (+ 46.818)
  • 16 – Cameron McAdoo (19 laps)
  • 20 – Garrett Marchbanks (+ 34.361)

 

WHAT'S NEXT

Next week we head to Daytona for round 10.

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22/02/2019
Terrafirma 1 - Digitally Remastered

The Terrafirma series blasted onto the scene in 1994 - setting the bar for motocross videos in the ’90s. Starring current and future icons like Doug Henry, Ezra Lusk, Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Travis Pastrana, it gave fans a glimpse inside the moto world for the first time. The film's unique mix of riding and behind the scenes footage became the ultimate formula for this 7 chapter series. Featuring epic locations, a roster of elite athletes, and a soundtrack to match the footage, there's no wonder why the Terrafirma series was so groundbreaking in our sport.

 

“In 1994, I went to Loretta Lynn’s to capture racing footage for our first video project - Terrafirma. One night after the races, we got three of our young racers together for a group interview. It was unscripted and spontaneous. When we edited Terrafirma, we thought it would be cool to sprinkle the footage throughout the video - they were so cool and funny. Pretty crazy to think about what these three little kids went on to accomplish in the sport: Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Travis Pastrana.” – Pete Fox

 

Featuring

  • Doug Henry
  • Robbie Reynard
  • Ricky Carmichael
  • James Stewart
  • Travis Pastrana
  • Ezra Lusk
  • Johnny Marley

 

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18/02/2019
ARLINGTON SX RACE RECAP

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Wow, it’s good to be a race fan. The 7th round of the 2019 Supercross series, in Arlington, Texas, was billed as an exciting one and boy did it deliver. Austin Forkner took his second consecutive win in dominant fashion, furthering his points lead. In the 450 class, we witness the closest finish in Supercross history – just 0.02 seconds separating the leaders.

 

250 CLASS

Austin Forkner #24

Austin was perfect all night. He was first in his heat race, qualified first, and won the main. The Pro Circuit rider had another stellar start – rounding turn one in second place. He would quickly make the pass for 1st, lead every lap and took his second consecutive win of the season.

 

“Another solid night! Thanks team!”
 

Martin Davalos #73

Davalos had a solid night - a great rebound from last week. In the main, he started in 8th and worked his way through the field to finish 5th. This was a huge improvement from his 16th place in Minneapolis and is a promising indicator for the rest of the season. He now moves up to the top ten in the overall standings.

 

“I’m happy I came out of Dallas first turn safe this year and healthy. I’m happy to be racing again and can’t wait for Detroit!”
 

Chase Sexton #23

Chase Sexton was tormented with mistakes all night but still achieved a great result - a testament to his race-winning speed. Chase had an excellent start in the main, riding with the leaders after the first turn. He would attack the field quickly, passing three riders in the first rhythm section to secure 2nd. In the early laps, he was pressuring the leader, Austin Forkner, but would stall the bike and lose multiple positions. He quickly rebounded but lost ground again after a fall. The 3rd place finish is his first podium of the season and positions him 4th in the standings.

 

“Happy and thankful to be back on the box this weekend, but with that being said I’m frustrated with the mistakes I made when I had the chance to make a win happen”

 

450 CLASS

Ken Roczen #94

Roczen came to Texas with the red plate, and three straight podium finishes. The only thing eluding him this year was an overall win. And this looked to be his night until the very last turn. Roczen had another great start in the main and had a short battle with Musquin for 2nd place. From there, he set his sights on Tomac. He wasted no time attacking Eli and made the pass. He led the whole race which came down to the last turn. After the last set of whoops – with Roczen and Cooper riding almost bar-to-bar – Cooper would attempt the pass in the final turn before the finish line jump. Both riders lost momentum as they collided in the turn and they accelerated to the finish. Cooper would edge out Roczen by just 0.02 seconds.

 

“Nobody said it would be easy. I’m enjoying the way of figuring it out and putting the puzzle pieces all together with my team”
 

Chad Reed #22

It was a difficult night for Reed. He was sitting in 7th at the start of the 450 main but would struggle as the ride progressed and slip back to 11th.

 

“On track was a struggle all day and night just had no speed at all”

 

 

450 Class:

  • 2 – Ken Roczen (+ 00.028)
  • 7 – Chad Reed (+ 45.767)

250 Class:

  • 1 – Austin Forkner (20 laps)
  • 3 – Chase Sexton (+ 17.934)
  • 5 – Martin Davalos (+33.135)

 

WHAT'S NEXT

Next week we head to Michigan for round 8: Detroit Supercross.

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28/01/2019
Oakland SX Race Recap

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For the 4th round of the 2019 Supercross Series, we headed to the California Bay for the Oakland Supercross. When the dust settled, we had a new points leader.

 

450 CLASS
Ken Roczen #94

After a clean start, Ken rolled to a 2nd place finish in Heat Race Two. In the main, he didn’t have the best start. From mid-pack, he worked his way towards the front and soon found himself in 2nd. However, he would fade in the closing laps and finish 4th. The last couple passes would cost him the point lead, and he will head to San Diego two points behind the new leader, Cooper Webb.

Chad Reed #22

A great start landed Chad in the lead group of Heat Race Two. He road in control and finish 4th to qualify for the main. Sadly, Chad didn’t get the same start in the main. Working from deep in the pack, he was fast enough to move up to the 9th position.

 

250 CLASS
Adam Cianciarulo #92

After a poor start, Adam found himself deep in the pack in Heat Race Two, but he worked back to finish in 3rd. For the main, Adam didn’t grab the holeshot but managed to pass two riders in the first rhythm (McAdoo & Nichols) to take the lead. After that impressive pass, he controlled most of the race and kept Nichols at bay just enough to keep a true pass attempt from happening. Adam had his share of close calls due to the pressure from Nichols but maintained his compose and took his second win of the season.

Garrett Marchbanks #61

Garrett was looking forward to Oakland after a tough night at A2. He finished 7th in Heat Race Two and had a solid ride in the main to finish 8th.

Cameron McAdoo #44

After a good start, Cameron took the lead and led Heat Race One for 3 laps. However, he would settle for 2nd after a decisive pass from Decotis with only two laps left. In the main, Cameron was 1st at turn-two but was rapidly passed by AC. He had a strong ride and finish 6th.

Rj Hampshire #31

Rj emerged from the first turn in the lead and set the pace through the opening laps. A mistake would see him finish 4th in Heat Race Two. In the main, Rj had a decent start - 4th after the first lap. However, he had a tough final and finished 13th.

 

450 Class:

  • 4 – Ken Roczen (+ 20.260)
  • 9 – Chad Reed (+ 48.592)

250 Class:

  • 1 – Adam Cianciarulo (17 laps)
  • 6 – Cameron McAdoo (+ 27.474)
  • 8 – Garett Marchbanks (+ 39.955)
  • 13 – Rj Hampshire (16 laps + 01.760)

 

WHAT'S NEXT

The 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series now heads to San Diego for round five of the series.

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19/01/2019
A2 Race Recap

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This past weekend, the 2019 Supercross series made its way back to Anaheim stadium for the 3rd round of the season. A2 would be the first round of the triple crown racing format. This format switches the night schedule to 3 main events with all qualifying taking place during the day.

 

450 CLASS

In the 450 class, Ken Roczen came into the night with the points lead in the series. Ken got out to a great start in the first main and lead the entire race - eventually getting passed on the last lap to take 2nd. Ken started mid-pack in the second main and had to work towards the front. After securing 3rd, a mistake in the whoops would see Ken go down and lose positions. However, he would recover and work his way back to 5th. Ken got out to another mid-pack start in the third main and pushed his way to 4th. The 3 moto finishes gave Ken 4th overall and would see him maintain his points lead as the series heads to Oakland.

Chad Reed rolled into A2 in custom racewear that paid homage to Jeremy McGrath - the all-time king of supercross and his hero in the sport. Chad had a tough start in the 1st main and would finish in 10th. He had a bike issue after the 1st race that would not allow him to line up for the 2nd main. However, in the 3rd main, he got a good start and finished 5th - his best finish of the year. His overall finish on the night would be 14th.

 

250 CLASS

In the 250 class, Adam Cianciarulo grabbed the holeshot in the 1st main and looked to be on his way to a win. A small mistake saw him go down and fall back in the pack. He would rebound and finish 4th. In the 2nd main, Adam would crash mid-way through the race and eventually finish 14th. In the 3rd main, Adam put in a solid ride and came home in 2nd - taking 5th overall.

Garrett Marchbanks had a tough night in all 3 mains. He would end the night 21st and is looking forward to Oakland.

&The Team Geico Honda riders had a good night. RJ Hampshire would finish 4th on the night with Cameron McAdoo finishing 6th.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

The 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series now heads to Oakland for round four of the series.

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