2019 ARLINGTON SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS
For the seventh round of the 2019 Arlington Supercross inside AT&T stadium, Ken Roczen will be running the red plate for the second time this year. Eli Tomac lost the red plate and the points lead by getting a bad start last weekend in Minneapolis and wasn’t able to break into the top five finishing sixth on the night. In the 250 class the red plate will be occupied by Austin Forkner for the second round of 250 East division. His ride in Minneapolis, Minnesota at round six was flawless as he won his heat race and main event from start to finish.
We had Brian Converse catch what was going on in the Arlington pits to bring you close-up shots of the bikes, teams, mechanics and more in this weeks Best in the Pits gallery. Enjoy!
Austin Forkner led every lap and won the 250 Main Event last weekend in Minneapolis. It will be interesting to see if Jordon Smith and the rest of the 250 East class will be able to give him more of a challenge this weekend in Arlington.
Zach Osborne‘s Rockstar Husqvarna FC450 is ready for it’s first Supercross of the year.
Cooper Webb is just one point away from having the red plate again. He has been looking awesome this year on his new Red Bull KTM ride.
The Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM team has all four of their 250 race bikes in Arlington. No, Shane McElrath and Sean Cantrell won’t be racing, but the team is still hauling their race bikes across the country because the West riders will soon meet the East riders in the first East/West showdown of the year at Atlanta. They were outside shortly, but they will be stored back inside the rig during the pit party.
We are sad that Malcolm Stewart is out with a broken femur, but it’s still cool to see the Smartop Moto Concepts team display his bike at the races.
We’re sure the Texan, Blake Wharton will have lots of fans in the AT&T Stadium. In 2012 Blake Wharton placed fourth in the 250 Main Event at the Arlington Supercross. Later, Blake retired before coming back to Supercross in 2018. He rode great in Minneapolis and even placed third in his heat race. We’re excited to see how the Texan will do at round two of the 250 East Divsion.