2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 13 TRACK CONDITIONS: IT’S A MUDDER (UPDATED)

TRACK CONDITIONS MUD 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2065

2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 13 TRACK CONDITIONS: IT’S A MUDDER

Round 13 of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season is indeed going to be a mud fest. MXA’s Daryl Ecklund is on the scene checking out the track just 30-minutes before the riders head out for their one and only practice today at Salt Lake City Supercross Round 13.  The muddy conditions for Round 13 will certainly add more pressure on Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Chase Sexton, Shane McElrath and their mechanics. These guys are in the fight for titles and anything can happen when the track gets muddy. Cooper Webb, the winner of Round 12 and defending 450 Champion sits 29-points behind Tomac in the standings so he’s pretty far out of it. But, a mud race is exactly what Cooper could ask for because it adds another major level of chaos to the racing and brings more opportunity for Roczen and Tomac to make mistakes and lose points. In the 250 class, both Chase Sexton and Shane McElrath are tied in points. Whoever scores higher will leave Round 13 the points leader before the 250 East riders will take a short break. The 250 West will race on Wednesday June 10th and Sunday June 14th. Then, Sexton and McElrath will race one more time on their own Wednesday June 17th before the 250 East/West Shootout on Sunday June 21st. With two races left, the pressure is on. See below for photos and video of the track before the riders head out for practice:

ROUND 13 | 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS | FULL COVERAGE

TRACK CONDITIONS MUD 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2065 TRACK CONDITIONS MUD 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2065 TRACK CONDITIONS MUD 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2065Some parts are dry after being covered by tarp, other spots are muddy where the water settled.

Shane McElrath 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 13-4Shane McElrath’s Star Racing Yamaha YZ250F with his new red backgrounds. Shane and Chase are tied in points going into Round 13 and the mud will surely add pressure to both riders fighting for the 250SX East Coast Championship. 

WATER PUMP TRACK CONDITIONS MUD 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2065The Dirt Wurx track crew has been pumping water off the track.

Garrett Marchbanks bike 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2164The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki guys checking out Garrett Marchbanks’ bike. It’s much colder today in SLC and it took the guys a few minutes to get his bike started.

Jo Shimoda 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2175Jo Shimoda’s Geico Honda.

HRC Honda 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2117 The HRC Honda rig all buttoned up.

Geico Honda 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2119 The Geico Honda team will miss Jeremy Martin at the final 250SX East rounds. Click here to read Jeremy’s statement.

2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 13-2Luckily the Dirt Wurx crew was able to keep the track covered during most of the rain, but they couldn’t save the whole thing. 

Pierce Brown 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2121 Pierce Brown’s Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM getting ready to go.  

Darian Sanayei 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2142Darian Sanayei’s mechanic making sure his bike is dialed in.

Smarttop Honda 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 3 -2118Inside the Smartop Honda MCR rig as they prepare for mud.

2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 13-2Here’s a closer look at it.

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