2019 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS | PRESS DAY GALLERY
Round four of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season is here and we are pleased to report that the weather looks good for Saturday! After dealing with rain at the first three rounds, it’s sort of odd that we aren’t expecting rain in Oakland. Isn’t it supposed to rain more up here? At Anaheim 1 it rained during the day and during the night show. Luckily the stadium in Glendale had a retractable roof because it rained there in the evening and all of the riders and teams had to load their trucks in the rain. At Anaheim 2, it poured down rain all throughout the week, luckily the weather was nice for the race, but the track was soft and rutted as a result of the weather leading up to the race.
The track in Oakland looks good so far, the riders were able to try out all of the sections except the two whoop sections which happen to be back to back. Surely this section will be a tough for the riders and it should create some interesting racing for the fans. MXA is here in Oakland to capture the race from the frontline, scroll below to see our best shots from the pits and the track during press day.
Justin Bogle and Brad Frace hanging out, waiting for Saturday.
Rockstar Husqvarna team manager Bobby Hewitt and Jason Anderson’s mechanic Chris Loredo. Now with Jason Anderson and Zach Osborne injured and Dean Wilson pitting under his sprinter van, the hometown kid, Michael Mosiman will be the only rider under the factory Husqvarna rig in Oakland.
Justin Brayton gets a feel for the dirt and eyeballs the jumps. After this he went out and jumped the triple on the first lap.
Vince Friese checking out the back-to-back whoop sections. As of right now they look simple, but it will be another story tomorrow when they are chewed up from all the 250 and 450 four-strokes ripping through them.
The great thing about riding press day is that the riders can get a feel for the dirt and the track layout. Kyle Chisholm is getting familiar with the terra firma after a big crash at Anaheim 2, we are happy to see him back on the bike.
The first 450SX Class race held in Oakland was on January 18, 1979. Jimmy Weinert won the race on a Kawasaki. The track that season was completely made of sand and Weinert used paddle tires to get the victory, later paddle tires were banned from Supercross competition.
Justin Brayton looked solid as usual.
Dean Wilson learned the track quickly and put in some hot laps.