2019 MINNEAPOLIS SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS
The sixth round of the 2019 Supercross series is held in Minneapolis, Minnesota inside U.S. Bank stadium. It is -5 degrees outside while inside the stadium is beach weather. All the pits are held inside on the lower levels of the stadium due to the snow and sub-zero temperatures. This is the first round we get to see the 250 East Coast riders with the likes of Austin Forkner, Alex Martin, Justin Cooper and Christian Craig. Our photographer Brian Converse worked his way through the stuffy pits to get shots of the bikes.
The HRC Honda team has some interesting warmers on Ken Roczen’s suspension. We don’t see this often in Supercross but with the temperature being -5 outside, the teams are doing everything possible to make sure the bikes aren’t affected by the extreme cold.
The JGR Suzuki team added some foam to the foot peg and rear brake on Chad Reed’s Suzuki. Usually you’ll only see this type of stuff at a mud race. The JGR team is probably anticipating deep ruts and they don’t want dirt to get packed into the foot peg and rear brake area.