2020 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT
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.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: OAKLAND SUPERCROSS EARLIER START
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
Round 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.
NIGHT SHOW RACING LIVE – 5:30 PM Pacific NBC Sports TV Channel or NBC Gold Pass
CAMERON MCADOO BACK FROM INJURY
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
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
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
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
450 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 4
Heading into the Oakland Supercross, Ken Roczen holds an eight-point lead over Eli Tomac.
250 WEST CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 4