DENVER SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS
INSIDE THE PITS AT THE DENVER SUPERCROSS
The 15th round of the 2019 Supercross season is here and for the second week in a row we are at a new venue. Whenever a new venue is introduced to the 17-round Supercross season, this means that another venue has to be clipped. To add in the Mile High city of Denver, Colorado, Feld removed Salt Lake City, Utah, from the tour. Salt Lake City is also at high elevation, but not quite like Denver. Denver is 5280 feet above sea level, while Salt Lake City is 4,\226′.
The current weather Saturday morning in Denver is a cold 32 degrees with a 48 degrees being estimated as the high for race day. Unfortunately it will be hard for the riders and fans to warm up as it is another outdoor stadium. We had our photographer Brian Converse browse the pits and check out what’s going on inside of the factory tents as they get ready for a chilly day of Supercross racing.
Supercross in Denver means racing at high elevation. High elevation means less air, less air means slower bikes. Here the Geico Honda team plugs their computer into the Honda’s ECU to get the details on how the bike is running and then they’ll decide what needs to be adjusted for the best to run to the best of it’s ability.
All of the teams had their walls zipped up on Friday to keep their tents as warm as possible. Most of the teams tents had a clear wall so you could see in, but the Star Racing Yamaha team chose a solid blue cover with no windows.
Garrett Marchbanks was at Glen Helen practicing on the outdoor track on Thursday and now he’s in Denver racing Supercross on Saturday. Now that we are getting closer to the end of the Supercross season, all the Pros are starting to test their outdoor setup to get ready for the Pro Motocross season opener at Hangtown.
Chris Blose and his teammate Justin Starling raced in Nashville on 450s last weekend. Chris finished 11th and Justin finished 15th in the 450 main event. Now they are back on their 250’s to compete in the 250 West class in Denver.
Justin Bogle’s Rocky Mountain ATV-MC KTM. Click here to watch our interview with Justin from press day.