2020 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS AND PRESS DAY GALLERY: MILITARY APPRECIATION DETAILS (UPDATED)
2020 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS GALLERY: MILITARY APPRECIATION DETAILS
The 2020 San Diego Supercross is getting set to go and the mechanics and crew members have the bikes and rigs all shined up and ready for the military appreciation weekend at round six of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series. Before press day riding gets under way, MXA’s Daryl Ecklund made a trip through the SX pits in downtown San Diego to check out all the cool military themed graphics and to get up close and personal with the bikes and teams as they prepare for the big show. In this artcle, we added our favorite photos from the pits and our favorite photos of Ken Roczen, Josh Hansen, Adam Cianciarulo and more during press day. To get the TV schedule, parking information and more, check out our pre-race report by clicking here. Click the link below to stay up to date with all of the action from the SDSX in downtown San Diego.
Photos by Daryl Ecklund and Trevor Nelson
Zach Osborne’s bike under the Rockstar Husqvarna tent. Notice the tree in the middle of the pits? Instead of the teams pitting in a big open parking lot like they do at most stadium, the rigs park in a regular downtown parking lot in San Diego. The lot has trees and curbs all throughout. This makes parking much more difficult for the drivers.
The track was ridden for the first time this morning by a few privateers for the early morning news channels. Friday afternoon, the factory Husqvarna, Kawasaki and Yamaha teams will all have their chance to ride press day. Stay tuned for our press day video.
The JMC Husqvarna bikes weren’t outside yet when we strolled through the pits, but our friend Martin Castelo posted these photos on instagram and we had to share them. Martin ran the #150 in memorial of Chris Kyle the United States Navy SEAL sniper. He served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat.
Martin Castelo posted about his setup on instagram: “Military appreciation bike came out sick thanks to @dynamic___designs. The design is in memory of Chris Kyle, US Navy Seal Sniper. We ran #150+ today for all his confirmed kills. I’m not American but I’m thankful to be able to race dirt bikes in such an awesome country! Thanks to all who have served and their families”
This is one way to be efficient. Lots of teams and riders are using electric scooters to move around the pits with ease. The scooters are extra nice in San Diego because the pits are so far from the stadium.