2020 ANAHEIM 1 SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS (UPDATED)
2020 ANAHEIM 1 SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS
The 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season is here and the anticipation in the pits at Anaheim 1 is as high as ever. Cooper Webb is full of confidence and is looking to defend his 450 Supercross Championship while Eli Tomac is still striving for his first 450SX title and Ken Roczen looking for his main event win since his big injury in 2017. To add to the list, Adam Cianciarulo is fresh off a Monster Energy Cup win and excited for his first 450 Supercross season. Jason Anderson is healthy and he’s been under the radar training separate from the other Baker’s Factory riders in California. Zach Osborne, Justin Brayton and Justin Barcia are also healthy while Dean Wilson is coming back from his hip injury that he sustained at Monster Cup. As always, the new season is with the best Supercross riders in the world and we are very excited to see how the 2020 season will unfold. Before press day got under way, MXA took a stroll through the pits at the Angel’s Stadium to get up close and personal with all the new 2020 factory bikes.
Photos by Daryl Ecklund, Trevor Nelson and Josh Mosiman.
The Star Racing Yamaha tent had three bikes underneath it for press day. But we are assuming Shane McElrath will race in the 250 East Coast division and the team only had him ride press day incase Dylan Ferrandis or Justin Cooper were to get injured at the last minute.
The Australian Penrite Honda team isn’t messing around. Previously it has been hard for teams from outside of the country to come to America and do well, but it seems like these guys have their stuff together, or at least their rig looks legit. Team owner and Australian Supercross promoter, Yarrive Konsky put this program together with the help of Twisted Development, Justin Brayton, Penrite Oil, American and Australian Honda and more.
Dylan Ferrandis’ Star Racing Yamaha YZ250F.
After earning fill-in riders four different times for team Honda HRC and JGR Suzuki, Freddie Noren has finally earned a full-time factory ride for the first time in his career after signing a one-year deal with JGR MX Suzuki.
We met Trevor Nelson one Thursday at Glen Helen a few months ago. He’s been working hard and trying to get his foot in the door in the industry and now he’s working as an intern at MXA while he gets his college degree. You can follow him out on instagram @trevornelsonofficial to get up to where we send him.