2020 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT

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2020 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT | ROUND #5 OF THE 2020 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SEASON

The 2020 Oakland Supercross is coming up on Saturday, February 1st inside the RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, California. Before it gets here, we like to give our readers a heads up on what you should know going into it. As it has been for the last few years, the racing program in Oakland will start and end earlier than usual. It’s always weird to start the “night show” when it’s still light out, but it’s actually pretty nice when you get to bed at a decent hour afterwards. MXA will be on hand in Oakland to bring you all the race coverage and news from round five. We’ll be posting photos and videos from press day, the best in the pits gallery as well as qualifying and race results which will be updated throughout the day. 

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: OAKLAND SUPERCROSS EARLIER START

2020 Glendale Supercross_450 restart-6741Ken Roczen has the red plate headed into Oakland.

Ken Roczen is headed into Oakland with the red plate and a full head of steam after winning in Glendale. Just like last year and the year before, the Oakland Supercross will start earlier than a standard race day format. Instead of the racing beginning at 7:00p.m., the night show will begin at 5:30 with the first 250 Heat race one gate dropping at 5:35p.m.. The weather is often a factor in Oakland. Usually rain in Northern California, leading up to the Oakland Supercross makes for a rutted and challenging track. And even when it’s dry, the Oakland soil tends to rut up more than most Supercross tracks. Coming from a hard pack and slick Glendale track, the riders will be in for something completely different this Saturday. Currently the weather forecast good clear in Oakland. The temperatures show they’ll be ranging in between 50 and 61 degrees on Saturday.

OAKLAND SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE

2020 Glendale Supercross_250 Start-7117Round five of the Monster Energy Supercross season can be watched LIVE on the NBC Sports channel or online using your smart phone or computer with the NBC Sports Gold Pass. Racing begins at 5:30p.m. Pacific time in Oakland, California, which is 8:30p.m. Eastern time. If you haven’t heard yet, the Race Day Live show is no longer streaming the LIVE qualifying practices for free online. Now, if you want to watch the Pros qualify and get the inside scoop on how the track is shaping up, you’ll need to buy the NBC Gold pass. The NBC Sports Gold Pass will cost you $74.99 for Supercross or you can upgrade and get both the Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons for $84.99. With the NBC Gold Pass you can watch qualifying and the races LIVE on your smart phone or computer. If you’re interested in the NBC Sports Gold Pass, click here.

QUALIFYING LIVE STREAM – 11:30 AM Pacific only on NBC Gold pass 

NIGHT SHOW RACING LIVE – 5:30 PM Pacific NBC Sports TV Channel or NBC Gold Pass

Click here for the full 2020 Supercross schedule.

CAMERON MCADOO BACK FROM INJURY

Cameron McAdoo 2020 St. Louis Supercross-3406We’re happy to see Cameron McAdoo back at the races this Saturday! 

The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider Cameron McAdoo will be rejoining the 250 West series this weekend after he was injured during qualifying at round two in St. Louis, Missouri. Cameron had a hard crash in a rhythm section that resulted in a fully collapsed right lung, and a partially collapsed left lung. After missing the night show racing at St. Louis and sitting out rounds three and four, Cameron is excited to be back racing at round five this weekend in Oakland.  Cameron McAdoo posted via instagram: “So pumped to say that I will be back racing this weekend in Oakland with my @pcraceteam @racekawasaki squad, LET’S GOOOO!!!”

CHRISTIAN CRAIG OUT WITH INJURY

2020 Glendale Supercross_Christian Craig-6013Christian Craig has joined his teammate Jett Lawrence on the injured list.

The Factory Connection Geico Honda team posted via instagram that Christian Craig will miss round five this Saturday in Oakland and round six next weekend in San Diego after his crash in Glendale. They announced that both Craig and Jett Lawrence will be back for the Seattle Supercross after the 250 West division takes a break and the 250 East region starts up.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

2020 Glendale Supercross_Michael Mosiman-6566Michael Mosiman grew up just an hour north of Oakland. We’ll see if he can back up his first podium with another one in his hometown Supercross. 

11:35 am PST 250SX Group B Qualifying
11:50 am PST 250SX Group C Qualifying
12:05 pm PST 250SX Group A Qualifying
12:20 pm PST 450SX Group A Qualifying
12:35 pm PST 450SX Group B Qualifying
12:50 pm PST 450SX Group C Qualifying

Track Maintenance

1:45 pm PST 250SX Group C Qualifying
2:00 pm PST 250SX Group B Qualifying
2:15 pm PST 250SX Group A Qualifying
2:30 pm PST 450SX Group A Qualifying
2:45 pm PST 450SX Group B Qualifying
3:00 pm PST 450SX Group C Qualifying

THE TOP 40 TIMES FROM QUALIFYING PRACTICE IN BOTH CLASSES TRANSFER DIRECTLY TO THE HEAT RACES

5:35 pm PST 250SX  Heat #1
5:49 pm PST 250SX  Heat #2
6:03 pm PST 450SX  Heat #1
6:17 pm PST 450SX  Heat #2
6:40 pm PST 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
6:53 pm PST 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
7:22 pm PST 250SX Main Event
7:57 pm PST 450SX Main Event

*Events scheduled to change without notice

OAKLAND SUPERCROSS TRACK MAP

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450 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 4

2020 Glendale Supercross_Ken RoczenRead our latest interview with Ken Roczen by clicking here.

Heading into the Oakland Supercross, Ken Roczen holds an eight-point lead over Eli Tomac.

POS. # NAME Points
1 94 Ken Roczen 92
2 3 Eli Tomac 84
3 51 Justin Barcia 81
4 21 Jason Anderson 78
5 1 Cooper Webb 72
6 9 Adam Cianciarulo 71
7 10 Justin Brayton 63
8 27 Malcolm Stewart 62
9 4 Blake Baggett 55
10 16 Zach Osborne 53

 

250 WEST CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 4

2020 Glendale Supercross_Justin Cooper-This crash among multiple other crashes chopped Justin Cooper’s points lead from 12-points to 3-points. 

POS. # NAME Points
1 32 Justin Cooper 86
2 1W Dylan Ferrandis 83
3 30 Brandon Hartranft 77
4 52 Austin Forkner 76
5 26 Alex Martin 66
6 28 Michael Mosiman 62
7 45 Jacob Hayes 62
8 40 Mitchell Oldenburg 55
9 101 Luke Clout 48
10 57 Derek Drake 48

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