2020 Supercross Anaheim 1 Race Recap

2020 Supercross Anaheim 1 Race Recap

Eli Tomac Daytona winner

Take Aways From 2020 Supercross Round 1 – Anahiem 

2020 A1 Angels Stadium

The season started off absolutely Electric!! It’s hard to beat a good A1, the crowd is large and the fans are really really thirsty for some good competition from their favorite Supercross riders.

By the time A1 comes around, the outdoor season has been over just long enough for Riders to get into Supercross shape and begin testing new products on bikes. Teams have made personnel changes and new contracts have been signed.

So let’s start out by looking at the Podium results. 

First, we have the 250 class

1st Place Justin Cooper 

A young Rider who seems to fly under the radar, and that’s kind of odd for how good he actually is. He doesn’t keep a ton of hype around him. 

However, he is someone that produces round after round and always seems to be consistent. It’s easy for fans to lose him in the course of a season because he doesn’t have that coveted hype. It feels like 2020 should be different as long as he stays healthy because he doesn’t back down from the competition.

2nd place Dylan Ferrandis 

Dylan has been a good rider in the 250 class for a number of years now and his only Achilles heel seems to be his starts. Year after year it looks like he’s always fighting from within the pack. 

If he can get good starts consistently then he usually stays out front and is super difficult to beat. “Starts”………. If Dylan could somehow figure out his starts, he honestly could run away with the entire season. He is that good!

3rd Christian Craig 

Christian is probably one of the strongest riders in the field and he’s fast, he’s actually very fast and if he can stay injury-free, he will be a Podium contender every single round. He’s had some injuries and some bad luck. That’s a bad combo for any rider.

For Anaheim 1 Craig made the podium because of a mistake from Austin Fortner. Austin was penalized for re-entering the track incorrectly and lost two places. That bumped Christian Craig up to 3rd. Maybe that mans luck is changing!

Next, we have the 450 class 

This year the ranks seem to be better than ever, every rider seems to be really happy with the adjustments, the engines, and the overall performance.

1st place Justin Barcia 

For the second year in a row is Justin Barcia. Justin (Bam Bam) takes the top spot on the podium and he earned it. That was some dam good riding. Justin is also known as “Bam Bam” is one of the premier athletes in the sport. He could take the red plate and keep it. That actually would be a big surprise.

He really needs no introduction because over the years he’s really created a reputation and overall presence. The track at A1 seems to be his territory after back to back wins. His aggressive style of riding has built his reputation and definitely paid off in round 1.

2nd Place Adamson Cianciarulo 

Adam is kind of a sport phenom. He’s been exceptional well before his rookie season in the 450 class. Cianciarulo is mature, he’s well-spoken, he handles his failures incredibly well on camera and appears to be really good with people. Adam’s performance in October during the Monster Cup weekend got everyone’s attention. 

Adam Cianciarulo in the second-place spot on the podium field surprising but it’s only because it’s his rookie season and its A1. It really shows the rest of the field he’s here to compete this year. He has all the tools and experience to earn that spot. 

3rd Place Cooper Webb

To some, the third-place finish could look like a disappointment. It honestly could be the most impressive ride of the weekend. Cooper Webb was under weather and still podiumed. That also sends a statement. 

It lets everyone know the Cooper Webb wagon is alive and kicking. After his interview on the pulp MX show, I wondered if he was going to finish in the top five, just because he sounded so poor in health.

Final Thoughts

So as we head into the Round 2 in St Louis there are a number of smaller stories to think about 

  1. Eli Tomac – Eli a fan favorite, is a man of very few words. He lets his riding do his talking for him. He has had streaks of racing that made him look unbeatable. Everyone is curious which Eli we’ll see in 2020. He’s teamed up with the young Phenom Adam Cianciaulo. Adam is really consistent and while he’s in the same camp the pressure will be on Eli even more.
  2. Ken Roczen – Ken is currently who I would consider one of the greatest comeback stories in all of sports. He’s had some crashes on the bike that probably should have retired him, but week after week he has found himself back into a competitive situation and after seeing him during the outdoor season I have no doubt that he will continue to find himself on the podium in 2020.
  3. Jason Anderson (El hombre) is a personal favorite out of the Albuquerque New Mexico area. Jason has a very laid back style that translates into his riding. He also is coming off of a recent season of success. He won the title in 2018, and I think the fans are curious if that’s something he can repeat. He has gone on record and stated he doesn’t like the pressure that comes with the red plate but he definitely rides well enough to have it and keep it.
  4. Blake Baggett is also a story I think should have more attention. Blake seems to really shine during the outdoor season but for one reason or another, the Supercross rounds have proven to be a little more of a challenge. The KTM Rider has a great team behind him and a team member in Justin Bogle. He could be a consistent top-five Rider.
  5. Last Malcolm Stewart and Justin Hill are two Riders who have every opportunity to shock the Supercross World. They have enough time on the bikes and they both have enough experience to succeed. If either of them start to break into the top five consistently, that would turn so many heads, both Riders are young and strong and really really talented. I personally think the sport would really enjoy watching them shake things up in the top five Riders.

Supercross Daytona Recap

Supercross Daytona Recap

Eli Tomac Daytona winner

Take Aways From Round 10 – Daytona Supercross

Daytona Supercross Round 10 Recap.

Daytona did’t disappoint the fans. Going into Daytona Florida, there were a number of stories to follow and keep in mind. One of the big ones was Austin Fortner. Austin Forkner is currently on a roll and it doesn’t seem like it will be stopping anytime soon.

After this weekend the track in Daytona Supercross track is now known as “The Beast” and for good reason. It was brutal at times. The sand was difficult for everyone throughout the entire night. There were a number of crashes that took place from the quals, practice rounds, and main event races.

The Sand wasn’t something everyone was able to figure out. Some of the crashes were significant and gave a number of injuries. Aaron Plessinger was one of the bigger ones. He’s a crowd favorite and new to the 450 class. It was tough to watch him go down.

Throughout each turn, there seemed to be a split second decision that needed to be made by riders and that was to go high or go low. If you went High you could use the momentum to help push yourself past the rider that took the lower route or he could get the corner quicker and use that shortcut of distance to help him.

The track literally looked different with each start. The fact is there didn’t seem to be a right or wrong decision most of the night both seem equally difficult it just mattered, how comfortable the rider was with the sand.

It seemed to be the most difficult design yet and it was fun to watch. Hat tip to the goat’s design!

Some of the takeaways for Daytona Supercross are

  1. Eli Tomac, he seems to be on a really really weird roller coaster ride after a very dominating 2018 season and dominating outdoor 2018 Motocross season. Eli currently sits second in the points standings with 203 points total.
  2. Tomac is almost 20 points behind Cooper Webb and we’re in round 10. We are past the ½ waypoint for the season.
  3. Musquin is third in the points standings and is actually tied with Eli Tomac. Marvin has been steady throughout the season and passed Ken Roczen along the way. 
  4. Marvin has 203 points while Ken Roczen has 201, he’s found his self on the podium multiple rounds and really could pass Eli Tomac in the upcoming rounds KTM Riders have been dominant throughout this year.
  5. Austin Forkner has been very dominant throughout the season, with win after win. Each round he finds a way to finish on top and in some cases he’s not even the fastest for the day. He just knows how to win right now.

Austin Forkner has completely separated himself from the rest of the 250 East class and aside from the East /West showdown in Atlanta where he lost to Adam Cianciarulo. He’s built an impressive points lead. Austin is currently first with 125 points the next closest Ryder is Justin Cooper and Chase Sexton at 102 points and Alex Martin is 4th with only 78 points.

It will be difficult for Cooper or Sexton to take down Austin at this point. They will need him to make a big mistake somewhere. He has a very aggressive riding style in the practice and qualifying rounds.

He always seems to be laying the bike down in one area or another as he tries to aggressively figure out the track so that he makes minimal mistakes in the main races. It’s actually very impressive to watch the process.

Supercross Round 2 Race Recap

Supercross Round 2 Race Recap

Take Aways From Round 2 – Supercross Race Glendale AZ

250 class Winners Supercross Round 2 - Glendale AZ

The Supercross Race in Glendale was full of surprises, both good and bad. We saw from some of the Riders, a sneak peek of what the season will hold for us. Here are a few things to keep in mind as we head back to Anaheim 2.

250 West Class

Adam Cianciarulo would not be denied a win after last weeks mishaps. In A1 he couldn’t put together a good main but on Saturday night he was on fire. Steady through the process and a convincing win was the outcome.

His round was impressive and Colt Nichols follows up with a podium finish after a win last week. The performance in Glendale makes an impressive statement to the rest of the 250 class.

During the day Cianciarulo was 3rd in qualifying times at 1:02.593. This could answer the question on whether it was the rain or not.

450 class Winners Supercross Round 2 - Glendale AZ

450 Class

Ken Roczen got the holeshot and it looked like he was running away with the 2nd round. Unfortunately, a Malcolm Stewart injury brought the race to a stop. While Alpine stars took care of Malcolm, the rest of the riders lined up again. When the race started again, it was with a “staggered” start.

You could argue that a new start was the difference between a win and one of the other podium spots or no podium at all. Ken Roczen had a pretty impressive lead until the Red Flags. Supercross fans have now seen 2 round and Rozcen has been on the podium both rounds. There are some really good stories forming in the 2019 Supercross season. Questions that fans would like to know the answer too.

  • Does Justin Barcia make a run at the title this year? He has consistently gotten better with every turn and after a break and small team setback. He seems to be back focused.
  • Will Jason Anderson repeat his success from last year?
  • Where does Cole Seely and Marvin Musquin fit it? Either one is capable of really making moves in the upcoming round and people are really pulling for Seely after his injury.
  • Blake Baggett doesn’t disappoint in the outdoor season, but these are Supercross tracks and it would be awesome to see him win more rounds out of this season.
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It looks like Malcolm Stewart’s wreck left him with a broken Femur. For those who are not familiar with what that is, the Femur is the longest bone in your thigh. Its also by far the strongest so I take a great deal of force to break it. For those that saw the crash know, Malcolm took a pounding out there.

We’ll continue looking for updates on each of these points. Follow us for more updates on Supercross News

Chris Howell 2019 Supercross Season | A Privateer Story

Chris Howell 2019 Supercross Season | A Privateer Story

Kyle Chisholm injury 2018

Casey Brennan – 2019 Supercross Season – A Privateer’s Story

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Chris Howell – Anaheim 1 Round Recap

Well, A1 has come and gone and it was an interesting night, to say the least and who would have guessed the season opener in Southern California would be a mudder?  Luckily, during practice, it stayed dry and I struggled a little bit in my first practice trying to find my flow and comfort level.

During my second practice, I finally found my stride and broke into the 59 second lap times and managed to qualify 23rd for the night. In my heat race I got a killer jump-off the gate and for most of the start straight I was in the lead. Unfortunately, going into the first turn a rider from the inside pushed wide and few of us went into the tuff blocks.

After that little setback, I was starting to make my way through the pack. While I was making a pass the other rider we collided and I was stuck under two bikes and the other rider. By the time I got back up, it was too late to recover a top-nine finish and it was onto the LCQ.

The rain started to come down right before the LCQ. My wheel spun off of the wet starting pad and I went into the first corner virtually last. I was making headway and came from 15th to 7th in 5 minutes plus 1 lap. There was a freight train of riders from 2nd place to 7th place, only a few seconds separated all of us.

Although I didn’t finish in a transfer position into the main I’m extremely proud to have come up through the pack so far in the conditions we had to race in. Overall, I’m thankful to have made it through the rain and mud of A1 healthy.

Now that race is in the past and I’m only looking forward to what Glendale has in store for me. I’d like to thank all my sponsors and everyone who is in my corner every weekend, I wouldn’t be able to be here without any of you!

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Casey Brennan 2019 Supercross Season | A Privateer Story

Casey Brennan 2019 Supercross Season | A Privateer Story

Kyle Chisholm injury 2018

Casey Brennan – 2019 Supercross Season – A Privateer’s Story

FOLLOW FOR UPDATES TO CASEY BRENNAN’S 2019 SUPERCROSS SEASON

Anaheim 1 is done and in the books.

The week leading into it was hectic per usual, trying to get the race bike together and broke in and finalize everything before the 17 round season. Once we got there it was a huge relief. When it was time to hit the track I was excited and hungry to show everyone the work I’ve done this off season.

Came out qualifying 3rd fastest in the first 450 C session putting me 33rd overall. Made some changes to the bike to help handle the track conditions and came out and qualified 1st in the 2nd 450 C practice putting me 32nd overall heading into the night.

Was pretty happy with that for the first event of the year. Looking forward to trying and bettering that every weekend. Once the night show came around it had rained a decent amount leaving the track pretty treacherous. In the first 450 heat, I got a decent start.

Was moving up in the field and was in 12th. That’s when a caught an edge in the whoops and ended up high siding into the face of the triple leaving the bike pretty twisted. Did everything we could to straighten it before the LCQ but didn’t get everything done we needed.

I decided to still give it a go. As soon as I hit the first rutty slick section I realized the bike was still pretty tweaked and couldn’t race safely. Wasn’t the night I was looking for dnf’ing both of my races but the only way to go from there is up! Showed good speed in practice and showed my capability of learning the track and doing the rhythms as good as the top guys.

Have to work on getting my corner speed down better as well as some more consistent whoop speed. But overall I think the hard work I put in on the off season was shown and I’m excited to keep bettering myself week in and week out!

Annnnnnnnd Cole Seely is back on his bike

Annnnnnnnd Cole Seely is back on his bike

Cole Seely

Cole Seely is back on the bike and keeping us posted 🙂

Cole Seely is back in the “saddle” and we are happy about it!! We’ve been low key ready for his updates ever since his post on July 17th. In an Instagram post he gave us this little come back statement.

I know there was quite a bit of talk about me retiring next year, truthfully I did need to do a little soul searching. Now that I have my head on straight and can think clearly after my injury I do plan on making a comeback to racing. Not only that but come back faster and stronger than before with a little more knowledge and perspective on life and racing. You can doubt me, count me out, or underrate me but I’ll be back to make a statement soon enough. Thanks to those who stood by me and I hope this clears things up ❤️

That got us pumped up and we’re ready. That statement should have been followed with a Mic drop. He always seems to be just outside the reach of the podium for one reason or another. His injury could be a catalyst to an amazing 2019 Supercross season.

We’ve watch some really impressive post injury performances over the years and it could be the same for Seely. He will definitely have his hands full because Eli Tomac, Marvin Musquin, and Ken Roczen are in their groove right now.

We will continue to follow Cole for future updates. Wishing him the best of luck in the process for he and his team.

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