2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 17 PRE-RACE REPORT
2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 17 PRE-RACE REPORT:
The 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season finale is here and though the series has been completely shaken up by the coronavirus pandemic, FELD Entertainment and all of the teams, riders and crew members have pressed on and we’ve made it to the season finale. There’s a lot going on at the last round of the 2020 Supercross season in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are crowning champions in each division, Chad Reed is racing his final Supercross race of his career and the fans at home have the pressure on as well because, if your watching the race on tv, you have to change the channel midway through the broadcast to catch the full event. The first hour will be shown on the NBC Sports Network while the second and third hours will be shown on the NBC channel. We just hope there aren’t any major riots happening during the Main Events this time like they were back at Round 11 when Supercross was on NBC last time. In many cities, the NBC channel switched from Supercross to cover the riots instead of SX.
ELI TOMAC & COOPER WEBB TIE IN QUALIFYING
Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb tied in Qualifying today in the 450SX class. Click here to see the 450SX Qualifying results.
MCELRATH AND BROWN CRASH ON THE PRACTICE START
JETT LAWRENCE’S SPECTACULAR PRACTICE CRASH
ELI TOMAC’S 22-POINT LEAD
Although the 450SX class is practically wrapped up already with Tomac having a 22-point lead, we still expect some great racing between Tomac, Webb and Roczen as they all want to finish out the series on top and earn the extra bonus money that comes with a Main Event win. Yes, Eli Tomac could play it safe and easily win, but it doesn’t seem like that’s in his mindset this season. He’s out to prove a point and we expect him to fight for another win.
250SX EAST/WEST SHOOTOUT MADNESS
The 250SX East/West Shootout is also shaping up to be extremely exciting and maybe even controversial as we have two championships that need to be crowned, three teams with the potential of winning and other riders who can’t win the title, but who desperately want to finish their season off with a win. In the 250SX West division, Dylan Ferrandis has a 7-point lead on Austin Forkner. In the 250SX East division, Chase Sexton has a 6-point lead on Shane McElrath. If you’re Chase or Dylan, you just need to finish right behind your competitor to win the title, but if you’re Shane or Austin, you need to win and hope three riders get in between you and your rival.
CHAD REED’S FINAL RACE
Chad Reed will be lining up for his last race this Sunday, June 21st. But we don’t expect this to be the last we’ll see of the #22. He has mentioned in multiple interviews that he would like to show up to a select few Supercross races in 2021 to end his career with a proper sign off having fans in the stadium. He has also hinted at trying to qualify for a 450 Main Event at 40 years old. His birthday is March 15th, 1982, so he would have to attend a Supercross after March 15th in 2022 if he wants to do accomplish that goal.
SLC ROUND 17 TRACK MAP: NEW START LOCATION
VIRTUAL TRACK MAP. VIDEO
SUPERCROSS FINALE HOW TO WATCH: TV & STREAMING SCHEDULE
Round seventeen 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 12:00p.m. Pacific Time, 3:00p.m. Eastern time. The first hour will be shown on the NBC Sports Network and the other two hours will be shown on the NBC channel. Also, if you haven’t bought it already and you want to now, the NBC Sports Gold Pass is being 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 21ST – QUALIFYING LIVE STREAM – 1:30p.m. Pacific Time; 4:30p.m. Eastern Time only with NBC Gold Pass
JUNE 21ST – NIGHT SHOW RACING LIVE (PART 1) – 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. Pacific Time; 3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Eastern Time on NBC Sports TV Channel or online with NBC Gold Pass.
JUNE 21ST – NIGHT SHOW RACING LIVE (PART 2) – 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Pacific Time; 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. Eastern Time on NBC Sports TV Channel or online with NBC Gold Pass.
SLC ROUND 17 RACE DAY SCHEDULE
8:00 am – 8:05 am 250SX West Sighting (2 Laps)
8:05 am – 8:13 am 250SX West Free Practice
8:15 am – 8:20 am 250SX East Sighting (2 Laps)
8:20 am – 8:28 am 250SX East Free Practice
8:30 am – 8:35 am 450SX Group A Sighting (2 Laps)
8:35 am – 8:43 am 450SX Group A Free Practice
8:45 am – 8:50 am 450SX Group B Sighting (2 Laps)
8:50 am – 8:58 am 450SX Group B Free Practice
9:05 am – 9:15 am 250SX East Qualifying
9:20 am – 9:30 am 250SX West Qualifying
9:35 am – 9:45 am 450SX Group A Qualifying
9:50 am – 10:00 am 450SX Group B Qualifying
10:35 am – 10:45 am 250SX West Qualifying
10:50 am – 11:00 am 250SX East Qualifying
11:05 am – 11:15 am 450SX Group A Qualifying
11:20 am – 11:30 am 450SX Group B Qualifying
1:04 pm – 1:12 pm 250SX East Heat – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
1:18 pm – 1:26 pm 250SX West Heat – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
1:47 pm – 1:54 pm 250SX E/W Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
2:02 pm – 2:10 pm 450SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
2:16 pm – 2:24 pm 450SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
2:44 pm – 2:51 pm 450SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
2:58 pm – 3:15 pm 250SX E/W Showdown Main Event – 15 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
3:28 pm – 3:50 pm 450SX Main Event – 20 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
450 SUPERCROSS POINTS ROUND 16 OF 17
250 WEST POINTS AFTER (ROUND 8 OF 9)
250 EAST COAST POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 8 OF 9)