2020 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS & PRESS DAY (UPDATED)
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.
Jason 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.
The 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.
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!
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.
This 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.
Looks like some riders are running the Tubliss Gen 2.