2020 TAMPA SUPERCROSS | 250 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS (UPDATED)
2020 TAMPA SUPERCROSS | 250 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS
It’s race day in Tampa, Florida, and the 2020 Tampa Supercross is underway with the 250SX East Coast riders hitting the track inside the Raymond James Stadium. The track is shaping up to be another challenge for round seven of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season. The dirt in Tampa has a hard base to it and can develop to be blue grooved, but the Dirt Wurx crew has added a lot of water to try and keep traction in the dirt throughout the day. The sand section is also deep and technical and it will make for some interesting passes tonight. The 250SX East Coast Region is full of top riders who have changed teams for 2020 and rookies who are making their Supercross debut. Jeremy Martin is back to racing a 250 after missing a year and a half of racing. Chase Sexton is back on the East to defend his title while Shane McElrath, Jordan Smith, Rj Hampshire, Kyle Peters, Jordan Bailey, Enzo Lopes and more have switched teams and Jalek Swoll, Brian Moreau, Jo Shimoda and more are making their Supercross debut today in Tampa.
250 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS
The qualifying practices have been treacherous today in Tampa. At the start of every qualifying practices the riders do a practice start off the gate and charge into the first turn to get a feel for the first turn. Today in Tampa we’ve seen crashes in both 250 qualifying practices. Shane McElrath slid out in the first turn in the first session and Jordan Smith took himself and Chase Sexton out in the second qualifying session. Jeremy Martin was impressive today in Tampa and he qualified fastest after being away from racing for a year and a half.
The top 40 riders transfer into the night show.
Chase Sexton on the brakes hard as he comes through the mechanics area. It’s always a challenge for the riders to see their pit board when the mechanics area is on the left, but they are preparing to turn right.
250 GROUP A QUALIFYING SESSION ONE RESULTS
The 250SX East Coast riders have officially finished their first qualifying sessions and it was the veterans Shane McElrath and Jeremy Martin who are quickest so far. The defending Champion Chase Sexton was close behind in third with Garrett Marchbanks, Jordon Smith and Rj Hampshire next in line. Shane McElrath talked about the technical track and he said it was hard to put it all together with the hard packed dirt and extremely soft sand section.