2020 ANAHEIM 1 SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS (UPDATED)

Adam Cianciarulo_2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1736

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.

2020 ANAHEIM 1 SUPERCROSS | COMPLETE COVERAGE

Photos by Daryl Ecklund, Trevor Nelson and Josh Mosiman.

Ken Roczen_2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1745Ken Roczen is still looking for his first Supercross main event win since his big crash in 2017. 

Eli Tomac_2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1525Eli Tomac’s Kawasaki KX450 gets the final pieces put together before he rides press day.

Star Racing Yamaha Dylan Ferrandis 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2261The 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. 

Zach Osborne 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2173Zach Osborne’s control panel. 

Zach Osborne 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2173 More cool parts on Zach Osborne’s FC450. These lights indicate to Zach when his engine’s RPM reaches the pre-determined peak performance number for starts. 

Zach Osborne 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2173Zach Osborne’s FC450 has some interesting stuff going on here.

Cooper Webb 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2262-2Cooper Webb smiles for the camera while he eats his lunch.

Ryan Dungey Ziggy Rick Zielfelder Jeff majkrzak 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2113New Factory Connection Racing team owner Ryan Dungey smiles for the camera with Rick “Ziggy” Zielfelder and Jeff Majkrzak.

Freddie Noren 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1628Freddie Noren’s Suzuki JGR MX RM-Z450 gets some ECU mapping work.

Chad Reed 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1535Chad Reed’s Mountain Motorsports Honda CRF450.

Chad Reed 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2264Chad Reed drove to the race in style with this Lamborghini.

Eli Tomac_2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1667Brian Kranz shinning up Eli Tomac’s KX450.

Eli Tomac_2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1524Tomac’s KX450 power plant. 

Penrite Honda rig 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2297The 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 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2234Dylan Ferrandis’ Star Racing Yamaha YZ250F.

Jason Anderson 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2286-2Jason Anderson is healthy and ready for 2020.

Ken Roczen Honda HRC Showa forks 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2076Ken Roczen’s factory Showa A-kit forks. 

Cooper Webb 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2262-2Cooper Webb’s Red Bull KTM. Wells Fargo is a new team sponsor and we heard that they’ve signed a seven-year contract with KTM. We’re guessing it was a big money deal, get it?

Michael Mosiman 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1763Michael Mosiman’s mechanic, Daniel Castloo cleaning up his carbon fiber front brake rotor guard after press day. 

Jett Lawrence helmet 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2138Jett Lawrence’s Fox Helmet and 100% goggles.

Cooper Webb 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2262-2Cooper Webb’s Red Bull Helmet with the Jeremy McGrath inspired fin. This helmet was painted for the Red Bull Straight Rhythm event.

Jett Lawrence 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2134Jett Lawrence is ready for his AMA Pro Supercross debut this Saturday.

Star Racing Yamaha 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2258The Star Racing Yamaha team’s Championship wall. 

Rockstar Husqvarna 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2168Rockstar Husqvarna’s Championship wall.

Michael Mosiman 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1763Michael Mosiman’s forgotten front number plate. 

Ken Roczen 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2070The #94 is ready to hit the dirt.

Ken Roczen 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2070 Ken Roczen’s HRC Honda head. 

Derek Drake 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2287More plastics on the ground, these were off Derek Drake’s factory Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM.

Michael Mosiman 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2215Michael Mosiman is excited to represent the Rockstar Husqvarna team as their only rider on the West coast.

Freddie Noren JGR MX Suzuki RM-Z450 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1785After 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.

Damon Conkright 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2228-2Damon Conkright was one of many mechanics in the pits today adding the famous Dunlop sticker onto the fresh tires.

Chad Reed 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2272Chad Reed shares some laughs in the pits.

Justin Brayton 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2279With his unique offseason Supercross schedule, Justin Brayton calls A1 the seventh race of his season. 

Aaron Plessinger 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2266Aaron Plessinger’s factory Monster Energy Yamaha YZ450F.

Aaron Plessinger 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2266Cutting out the middle of the foot peg helps to dissipate mud so it doesn’t get stuck in the pegs. 

Justin Hill MCR Honda 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2082Justin Hill’s Smartop Moto Concepts Honda.

Mitchell Oldenburg 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2300Mitchell Oldenburg’s Pentrite Honda CRF250. The Penrite Honda team came over here from Australia for the first time this year. 

Vince Friese 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2162Vince Friese’s Smartop MCR Honda CRF450.

Martin Davalos 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2289Martin Davalos’ KTM 450SXF underneath the Team Tedder rig. 

Brandon Hartranft 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2285Brandon Hartranft’s Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM. New for 2020, the team is running Akrapovic exhausts instead of FMF.

Shane McElrath 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2252Shane McElrath’s KYB shock.

Michael Mosiman 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2301-2Michael Mosiman’s Rockstar Husqvarna air box cover is using the ventilated slits that come as an option on the 2020 FC250, FC350 and FC450 models.

Trevor Nelson 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2283-2We 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.

Jason Anderson 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2217-2Jason Anderson is running a Honda steering stabilizer. 

Jason Anderson 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2244Jason Anderson and Zach Osborne are running these extra-long FMF header pipes while Dean Wilson’s FC450 is using a shorter FMF header.

Spare wheels for the Smartop Moto Concepts team.

Hunter Falk Derek Drake 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2144Hunter Falk makes sure he doesn’t miss a spot on Derek Drake’s KTM.

Up close on Dylan Ferrandis’ Star Racing Yamaha.

Geico Honda forks 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2118Jett Lawrence’s Factory Connection Showa forks. 

Geico Honda Engine 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2118 The details are what make factory bikes cool.

Geico Honda linkage 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2118Jett Lawrence’s Factory Connection linkage.

Geico Honda Engine 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross -2118Up close on the Geico Honda CRF250 engine. 

Austin Kent 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross pits-1814Austin Kent was also adding some Dunlop stickers to Blake Baggett’s tires. 

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