2020 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS & PRESS DAY (UPDATED)

2020 Oakland Supercross CRF450 Showa forks There are nothing in the pits as cool as nitrate coated fork tubes. These ones are from Justin Brayton’s Factory Honda CRF450. We shot way too many photos of these. Make sure to keep scrolling to see more angles. 

2020 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS & PRESS DAY

The 5th round of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Championship series is held in Oakland, California on February 1st, 2020. The MXA crew first flew to a chilly Boise, Idaho, for a WPS Dealer show before we headed to Sunny Oakland on Friday morning to catch what was going on in the pits and to see the Oakland SX track. Many of the teams were just getting setup, while others were working on their bikes getting them ready for tomorrow’s show. Some of the teams, like the Star Racing Yamaha team were quiet. No bikes were out. Just personnel getting everything cleaned up.

For the 250 West Coast Supercross class, Oakland will be the half-way point of the season. As for the East Coast 250SX class, their first round will kick-off in two weeks (February 15th) in Tampa, Florida. The Star Racing Yamaha riders of Justin Cooper and Dylan Ferrandis are one and two in points coming into Oakland with Austin Forkner nine points back from first. With five rounds to go, it is still anyones championship.

Enjoy MXA’s Best in the Pits from Oakland SX.

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2020 Oakland Supercross Justin ShantieAdam Cianciarulo’s wrench, Justin Shantie relaxing on Eli Tomac’s Factory KX450. 

2020 Oakland Supercross Factory KTM semiThe Factory KTM semi getting a shower. 

Jason Anderson 2020 Oakland SupercrossJason Anderson jumping off a wall jump, over another wall jump, into the sand section. These jumps weren’t meant to be a double. You can watch a vide of it by clicking here.

Jason Anderson 2020 Oakland SupercrossJason Anderson flew through the sand after doubling the two wall jumps into the sand section.

dirt pile 2020 Oakland SupercrossThe dirt in Oakland is completely different from the past. This year, the dirt is completely rock free. It’s primo now and we had to ask the Dirt Wurx crew what changed. They said that they hired Kirk Kitchen to come sift out all of the rocks. He spent two and a half weeks sifting the rocks out of it in the Oakland Coliseum parking lot and finished the last pile of dirt on Thursday night at 2:00a.m. 

2020 Oakland Supercross Jason Anderson vansJason Anderson bringing a fresh set of Vans and his knee braces to the Husky semi. 

2020 Oakland Supercross Gas Monkey Under the Gas Monkey tent. 

2020 Oakland Supercross 2020 Oakland Supercross Carlos Rivera Cooper Webb  Carlos Rivera doing some surgery on Cooper Webb’s Factory KTM 450SXF. 

2020 Oakland Supercross Ken Roczen red plateKen Roczen still has the red plate with an eight point lead coming into Oakland SX. 

Dean Wilson 2020 Oakland Supercross-3 Dean Wilson and Alex Ray chat before the press day practices get started.

2020 Oakland Supercross Adam Cianciarulo KX450The number 9 is a treat in his rookie year in the 450 class. 

2020 Oakland Supercross StacycYep, that is a bunch of Stacyc bikes saran wrapped together for better storage. Again Stacyc will have demo rides for the little ones in Oakland. 

Getting the PC pits dialed in. 

Jason Anderson 2020 Oakland Supercross-5Rockstar Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson is gaining momentum every weekend.

2020 Oakland Supercross stadium There is the famous Oakland stadium. Even better is what is in front of it. You see the freestyle ramp and landing? Freestyle riders will be putting on a show in the Oakland pits tomorrow. Don’t miss it!

2020 Oakland SupercrossIt looks like the East Coast TLD riders of Pierce Brown and Brian Moreau will be signing autographs tomorrow in the pits. 

Isn’t that the longest broom you have ever seem? Here the KTM crew cleans the top of the KTM canopy. 

Michael Mosiman 2020 Oakland Supercross-10 Michael Mosiman is a Northern California local from Sonoma County and he’s fresh off his first 250SX podium. He and the other Rockstar Husqvarna riders did a lot of interviews before the press day riding began.

The Honda Penrite team setting up. 

2020 Oakland Supercross track A sneak peak of the Oakland Supercross track. 

Zach Osborne 2020 Oakland Supercross-11 Zach Osborne broke out some new Gaerne SG12 boots today in Oakland. We expect to see a lot of riders wearing these boots next weekend for the military appreciation race in San Diego.

2020 Oakland Supercross KX450 sound testing Eli Tomac’s mechanic, Brian Kranz going through sound. The Factory Kawi guys got a bunch of mufflers passed, that way if any of them break tomorrow, they’re back ups will be ready to go.  

2020 Oakland Supercross Orland tunnel The Oakland stadium tunnel heading into the track.

Mitchell Oldenburg 2020 Oakland Supercross-16Mitchell Oldenburg and Zach Osborne were the first two riders to launch the big double into the sand. 

Mike’s Hard Lemonade has a Suzuki teeter-totter in the pits for the fans to ride. 

2020 Oakland Supercross CRF450 titanium gas tankJustin Brayton’s CRF450 titanium gas tank. 

Michael Mosiman 2020 Oakland Supercross-19Michael Mosiman didn’t send the big double, but he did launch pretty high off the single into the sand section anyway. 

#pirellination.

Zach Osborne 2020 Oakland Supercross-23Zach Osborne was happy to be one of the first riders to double the massive single to single wall section into the sand. 

2020 Oakland Supercross CRF450 Showa forks Drool…More nitrite coating. 

And some more. 

We are not done. And some more. 

Okay last one. This one is a nitrate coated shock off of Austin Forker’s Pro Circuit KX250.

2020 Oakland Supercross Yoshimura RS12We hope this Yosh RS-12 exhaust will be sold to the public. 

The Star Racing team is catching the Pro Circuit Kawi team with number one plates fast.  

2020 Oakland Supercross Chad Reed's CRF450 Two of Chad Reed’s Mountain Motorsports CRF450s. 

2020 Oakland Supercross Chad Reed's CRF450 And here is Chad Reed’s spare bike still in the rig. 

Michael Mosiman 2020 Oakland Supercross-22Michael Mosiman on the charge.

Hmmmmm.

MCR wheels that need to be freshened up. 

2020 Oakland Supercross Chris LoredoJason Anderson’s Factory Husqvarna wrench, Chris Loredo cheezin’. 

2020 Oakland Supercross Justin Hill Justin Hill scootin’ around with his fanny pack. 

Yamaha getting their Pro Circuit exhausts in order for the Factory 450 team. 

The “get everything done” tool box. 

Lunch is served for the Factory KTM boys. 

Everything is better with some BBQ sauce.

2020 Oakland Supercross Carlos RiveraThe wrench of Cooper Webb, Carlos Rivera.

2020 Oakland Supercross John TillmanThis is John Tillman. He is probably the biggest Supercross fan you will ever meet. He is the man in charge of all the flaggers for the Supercross series and on Fridays he goes through the pits and gathers jerseys and number plates to give out to the flaggers each weekend. We appreciate John because he works hard to make sure the flaggers are informed and have everything they need to know.

The inside of a Showa spring fork. 

Aaron MrozekVince Friese’s wrench, Aaron Mrozek heading to sound testing.

Fans produce a lot of trash. This machine crunches it down to make more room in the dumpster. 

The bones of Justin Brayton’s Factory Honda CRF450. 

2020 Oakland Supercross Luke CloutLuke Clout’s Penrite CRF250. 

2020 Oakland Supercross Martin Davalos KTM 450SXFMartin Davalos’ Tedder Racing KTM 450SXF.

Dean Wilson’s Astar Tech 10 boot.

2020 Oakland Supercross Kyle Cunningham Kyle Cunningham’s RM-Z450. 

2020 Oakland Supercross Daniel Castloo Daniel Castloo putting the finishing touches on Michael Mosiman’s Husky FC250. 

Memorabilia or junk?

2020 Oakland Supercross Garlen Gardener  Carlen Gardener is the BWR team owner and racer. Although he has an injury he is working through. 

2020 Oakland Supercross KX250 PC catch tankPhoto blast of the trick parts on Austin Forkner’s Pro Circuit KX250. This is the PC titanium catch tank. 

Showa forks on Austin’s bike. 

Wire tied parts look rad. 

Pro Circuit exhaust. 

Check out the adjustable cam chain tensioner . 

Raw power. 

Looks like some riders are running the Tubliss Gen 2

Kenny Day getting all the AStar boots cleaned up. 

New ride for Carson Brown?

The power that gets everything to the races. 

Yes, it actually says Holy Toledo inside Oakland Stadium. 

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