2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 12 PRE-RACE REPORT: LATE NIGHT RACING ON WEDNESDAY

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2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 12 PRE-RACE REPORT: LATE NIGHT RACING ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 3RD

Round 12 of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series is set to hold the first Wednesday race of the season and it’s also going to be the first, and last, late night race of the year. Wednesday’s SLC-2 Supercross event will take place in Rice-Eccles Stadium at 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is 7:00 p.m. if you’re watching from the West Coast (Pacific Time) and  a very late 10:00 p.m.  ( ending at 1:00 a.m.) if you’re watching in an the Eastern Time Zone.

With six rounds to go in the 2020 Supercross season, Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac now holds an 8-point lead over Honda’s Ken Roczen. Both Ken and Cooper Webb put up a great fight against Eli in the 450SX Main Event at Sunday’s day-race, but they weren’t able to win the race. The heat, dry track and elevation played well into Eli’s hands as he is one of the only riders who lives and trains at high elevation year-round. Headed into Round 12 , or Salt Lake City 2, Ken Roczen and Cooper Webb have their work cut-out for them.

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PHOTOS FROM PRACTICE AT ROUND 12 IN SALT LAKE CITY 

Dean Wilson 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 12 qualifying-9251Dean Wilson getting low in SLC. Dean scored the second fastest time in the first 450 Qualifying session. Click here for 450 Qualifying Results.

Eli Tomac 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 12 qualifying-9150Eli Tomac on the charge.

Cooper Webb 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 12 qualifying-9082Cooper Webb does a practice start.

Benny Bloss 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 12 qualifying-8999Benny Bloss dodging the roost off Justin Barcia’s rear tire.

Chad Reed 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 12 qualifying-9174Chad Reed on his new bike.

ADAM CIANCIARULO INJURY REPORT: HE’S IN FOR WEDNESDAY

Adam Cianciarulo 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 11 450 main event-7660Adam Cianciarulo after getting up from a bad crash on the second lap while in second place. 

Adam Cianciarulo’s said via Instagram: “What’s up guys. Quick little update, obviously you guys saw me squirrel out and crash in that rhythm section and Cooper ran into me pretty good there, he didn’t have anywhere to go, not his fault, obviously, but he got me in the back substantially and I just wasn’t able to finish. I didn’t have it in me, it’s pretty painful at the moment, but got checked out, and all is well internally and all that, no broken bones so that’s good. I guess I’m tired of hitting the ground. I think I was just too eager being in such a good position early, not having raced in a while but yeah, same for everybody. I have to take accountability for that. I have to be better, that’s something I’ve always had to reign in a bit. I get excited and I really want it. That’s it, well fix that. First one out of the way, only up from here.”

SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS: BACK TO A NORMAL SCHEDULE…KIND OF

ken roczen mask 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 11 250 main event-7320Riders had to push their own bikes to the line at the first round in Salt Lake City because of the strict social distancing rules. We don’t think Feld is worried about the riders or mechanics getting sick, but we do think they’re worried about an outside forcing trying to stop the season early in anyway they can. 

The first round of Supercross in Salt Lake City had a unique race schedule. The 250SX riders raced their Heat races and then went straight into their LCQ before the 450SX riders did their Heat races. The unique, hurry-up schedule was implemented for the difficult TV schedule that was imposed for Sunday. NBC Sports played the first hour of the show which covered 250 Heat race and LCQ action, but if you wanted to watch the 450s race, you had to change over to the premier NBC channel. We didn’t complain to much about this originally because we appreciated that Supercross was trying to boost the numbers of fans and viewers to our sport by reaching the main stream audience that watches NBC, but sadly, it didn’t work out because of the riots the nations is experiencing. With NBC being more of a news channel than a sports channel, they joined Supercross late and prempted the 450 Main event in many cities to document the brick throwing and car burning action going on in different cities. Hopefully the destruction will end soon for our nation and people, but in the meantime, we shouldn’t have to worry about Supercross getting cut short on Wednesday since NBC Sports will be covering the action.

SLC ROUND 12 HOW TO WATCH: TV & STREAMING SCHEDULE

Cooper Webb Ken Roczen 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 11 450 main event-7961Cooper Webb ahead of Ken Roczen in the 450SX Main Event on Sunday. They will line up again on Wednesday, June 3rd, and then again Sunday, June 7th. 

Round twelve 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 7:00p.m. Pacific Time, 10:00p.m. Eastern time. The NBC Sports Gold Pass is now offered at a discounted rate, it will cost you $59.99 for Supercross or you can upgrade and get both the Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons for $74.99. 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.

JUNE 3RD – QUALIFYING LIVE STREAM – 4:30p.m. Pacific Time; 7:30p.m. Eastern Time only with NBC Gold Pass

JUNE 3RD – NIGHT SHOW RACING LIVE – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time; 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time on NBC Sports TV Channel or online with NBC Gold Pass.

Click here for the full 2020 Supercross schedule.

SLC-2 ROUND 12 RACE DAY SCHEDULE: IT’S ON WEDNESDAY

Cooper Webb 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 11 450 main event-8128We are hoping the Dirt Wurx crew is able to get more moisture into the difficult-to-work-with Salt Lake City dirt for the racing on Wednesday. Dusty Supercross tracks without fans does not prsent Supercross in the best way. 

The first round of Supercross in Salt Lake City had a unique race schedule. The 250SX riders raced their Heat races and then went straight into their LCQ before the 450SX riders did their Heat races. The unique, hurry-up schedule was implemented for the difficult TV schedule that we had on Sunday. NBC Sports played the first hour of the show which covered 250 Heat race and LCQ action, but if you wanted to watch the 450s race, you had to change over to the premier NBC channel. This time, all of the action will be watched via the NBC Sports channel, so we can go back to a normal schedule. Well, somewhat normal, the riders still can’t walk the track together, but that won’t affect the viewers watching at home on TV.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Stands open for track viewing

3:00 pm – 3:05 pm 250SX Group B Sighting (2 Laps)
3:05 pm – 3:13 pm 250SX Group B Free Practice
3:15 pm – 3:20 pm 250SX Group A Sighting (2 Laps)
3:20 pm – 3:28 pm 250SX Group A Free Practice

3:30 pm – 3:35 pm 450SX Group A Sighting (2 Laps)
3:35 pm – 3:43 pm 450SX Group A Free Practice
3:45 pm – 3:50 pm 450SX Group B Sighting (2 Laps)
3:50 pm – 3:58 pm 450SX Group B Free Practice

4:05 pm – 4:15 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
4:35 pm – 4:45 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
4:50 pm – 5:00 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying

5:35 pm – 5:45 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
5:50 pm – 6:00 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
6:05 pm – 6:15 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
6:20 pm – 6:30 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying

Evening Program:
8:05 pm – 8:13 pm 250SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
8:19 pm – 8:27 pm 250SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)

8:34 pm – 8:42 pm 450SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
8:48 pm – 8:56 pm 450SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)

9:18 pm – 9:25 pm 250SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
9:29 pm – 9:36 pm 450SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)

9:50 pm – 10:07 pm 250SX Main Event – 15 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
10:29 pm – 10:51 pm 450SX Main Event – 20 Minutes/

2020 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE

Shane McElrath Chase Sexton 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 11 250 main event-7034Shane McElrath won the first round in Salt Lake City. Now he sits 7-points behind Chase Sexton in the 250 East Championship fight.

ROUND 12
Wednesday, JUNE 3 (250 East)
10:00 p.m to 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time on NBCSN

ROUND 13
SUNDAY, JUNE 7 (250 East)
5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m Eastern Time on NBCSN

ROUND 14
Wednesday, JUNE 10
(250 West)
7:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on NBCSN

ROUND 15
Sunday, June 14 (250 West)
7:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m Eastern Time on NBCSN

ROUND 16
Wednesday, June 17
(250 East)
7:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m Eastern Time on NBCSN

ROUND 17
Sunday, June 21 (East/West)
3:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m Eastern Time on NBCSN & 4:30 to
6:00 on NBC

(All times Eastern and TV schedule subject to change).

THE TRACK MAP FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT’S SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS

For Wednesday the track will have a right-hand first turn and the same basic track only going the opposite direction. They won’t be taking out the second set of whoops this time because they didn’t put them in.

PHOTOS FROM ROUND 11 IN SALT LAKE CITY

450 main event start 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 11 250 main event-7590 Click here for MXA’s The Aftermath photo gallery and race report from the first round in Salt Lake City.

Cooper Webb 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 11 450 main event-8319 Cooper Webb after the Main Event. Click here for MXA’s The Aftermath photo gallery and race report from the first round in Salt Lake City.

Cooper Webb Ken Roczen Eli Tomac 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 11 450 main event-7762The top three in points. Click here for MXA’s The Aftermath photo gallery and race report from the first round in Salt Lake City.

YOUR FACE CAN BE IN THE STANDS FOR $24.99

fan posters 2020 SALT LAKE CITY ROUND 11-6173It’s not the same without fans. Monster Energy Supercross fans now have the opportunity to show their support for the riders, teams and sport during the remaining seven races by becoming a SX Superfan and purchasing a custom created poster.  Posters will be positioned in seats at Rice-Eccles Stadium and those who purchase will also have the chance to be featured during the made-for-tv races broadcast across NBC networks and access to exclusive video conference calls from behind the scenes in Salt Lake City.  Details on how to become a SX SuperFan can be found here.

For $24.99 your SX SuperFan Package Includes:

  • **A custom created 16″x24″ poster of you, positioned in a stadium seat for the final Monster Energy Supercross rounds of 2020
  • **Share your SX SuperFan Poster directly to your social media handles and tell friends and followers how youll be in the stands in Salt Lake City for Monster Energy Supercross
  • **Chance to be a featured SX SuperFan on NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold, supercrosslive.com, social media posts and more.
  • **Exclusive SX SuperFan video conference calls from behind the scenes in Salt Lake City

450 OVERALL POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 11 OF 17)

Ken Roczen Eli Tomac 2020 Salt Lake City Supercross Round 11 Main Event-5Eli Tomac extended his points lead at round 11, but it wasn’t after battling hard with Ken Roczen and  Cooper Webb.

POS. NAME POINTS
1 Eli Tomac 252
2 Ken Roczen 244
3 Cooper Webb 220
4 Justin Barcia 210
5 Jason Anderson 189
6 Malcolm Stewart 164
7 Justin Hill 148
8 Justin Brayton 143
9 Dean Wilson 142
10 Aaron Plessinger 136

 

250 EAST COAST POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 5 OF 9)

Shane McElrath 2020 Salt Lake City Supercross Round 11 Main Event-4Shane McElrath wearing his helmet on the podium. A helmet works as a face mask right?

POS. NAME POINTS
1 Chase Sexton 121
2 Shane McElrath 114
3 Garrett Marchbanks 100
4 Jeremy Martin 84
5 Rj Hampshire 80
6 Enzo Lopes 66
7 Jo Shimoda 62
8 Jalek Swoll 58
9 Jordan Bailey 53
10 Jordon Smith 48

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