2020 TAMPA SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS & PRESS DAY ACTION (UPDATED)

Chase Sexton 2020 Tampa Supercross_Chase Sexton-7795

2020 TAMPA SUPERCROSS | BEST IN THE PITS & PRESS DAY ACTION

The 2020 Tampa Supercross is here and the riders and teams of Supercross have traveled 2,451 miles across the country from California to Florida to begin the East Coast swing of the season. The conditions are warm and humid in the sunshine state and the Raymond James Stadium is once again full of dirt as Supercross in town. Most of the track is made up of dark soil that can be slick, but also very rutted at times. There’s also a big sand section once again in Tampa and if you remember anything about the last time Supercross visited Tampa in 2018, there was an ultra-deep sand rhythm section in the middle of the track and it caused a lot of havoc throughout the day. Cooper Webb is coming into Tampa hot off his first win of the season while Eli Tomac is looking to grab his third win of the season and take over the points lead from Ken Roczen who is just one point ahead. Plus, the 250SX East Coast series is kicking off on Saturday and those riders are all fired up. MXA’s Brian Converse is in Tampa, Florida, to capture the action and give you an up close look at the bikes and riders of Supercross.

Click here for our Press Day Video.

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Photos by Brian Converse

Chase Sexton triple clamps 2020 Tampa Supercross-7798 Chase Sexton’s Geico Honda CRF250. How cool is that custom red transponder mount?

Broc Tickle 2020 Tampa Supercross_Broc Tickle-8414It sure is good to see the #20 of Broc Tickle back on the track! To learn more about his new deal with JGR Suzuki, click here.

Zach Osborne 2020 Tampa Supercross_Zach Osborne-8335 Zach Osborne whipping over the finish line. Notice the big red logo on his shrouds? This weekend is the St. Jude “This race saves lives” event and some of the teams are getting involved by designing graphics to show their support. 

Ken Roczen 2020 Tampa Supercross_Ken Roczen-8048 Ken Roczen’s HRC Honda is looking very red. He currently holds a one point lead over Eli Tomac. Click here for the current point standings.

Ken Roczen 2020 Tampa Supercross_Ken Roczen-8048 Ken Roczen’s bike from the side.

track stadium overview 2020 Tampa Supercross-8036The Raymond James stadium from above.

BWR Honda Team St. Jude Graphics-3 With the Tampa Supercross being the “This Race Saves Lives” event, some of the teams have gone all-out to support the cause. Here, the BWR Eninges, LTEC, SSI Decals, Fly Racing team is showing full support by using St. Jude patient-inspired artwork on their graphics this Saturday. Afterward the race, the graphics and gear from the different teams will be collected for the St. Jude Supercross online auction. The auction begins at this race and will run through the Finale in Salt Lake City.

Bryce Klippel’s BWR Eninges, LTEC, SSI Decals, Fly Racing Honda CRF250 is looking good as well. Interesting to note, the BWR team is one of the only teams to use the NueTech TuBliss tubes in their Hoosier tires. With the TuBliss technology they’re able to run a much lower tire pressure and gain traction on starts and in the whoops without getting flats. 

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Cooper Webb-8332Cooper Webb is coming into Tampa with some more momentum after winning the San Diego Supercross. Cooper is dangerous when he’s confident. 

2020 Tampa Supercross_Star Racing-7785Even though Justin Cooper is racing on the West Coast, the Star Racing Yamaha team still has his bike on the rig in Florida. 

2020 Tampa Supercross_Martin Davalos-8357Martin Davalos is going quick and making progress in the 450 class.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Michael Mosiman-8057Michael Mosiman’s bike was also on display in Tampa even though he’s racing on the West Coast.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Jo Shimoda-8139Jo Shimoda is making his Supercross debut this weekend on the Geico Honda team.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Jalek Swoll-7831Jalek Swoll is making his Supercross debut on the Rockstar Husqvarna FC250 this Saturday in Tampa.

Jeremy Martin 2020 Tampa Supercorss_Jeremy Martin-8210We’re happy to see Jeremy Martin back at the races! The Tampa Supercross will be his first 250 race since the Muddy Creek National in 2018.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Josh Hill-8146Josh Hill is back and this time he means business. After taking time off from racing and working at Monster Energy, Josh decided that he wanted to get back behind the starting line. He moved to North Carolina and started training in 2019 and now he’s ready to line up in the 250SX class at Tampa. 

2020 Tampa Supercross_Chad Reed-Chad Reed was stoked to receive a Tampa Buccaneers jersey during press day.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Brain Moreau-7840Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM’s Brian Moreau will make his American Supercross debut this Saturday in Tampa. Brian will be the only TLD rider this weekend as his teammate, Pierco Brown, hurt his shoulder in December and he has only been on the bike for two weeks. Pierce and the team decided it was best to sit out and he hopes to be ready to race by Atlanta.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Brian Moreau-8145French rookie, Brian Moreau has been living with and training with Marvin Musquin. He’s coming in under the radar, but the young rookie has all of the tools for success.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Chase Sexton-8099Chase Sexton is the defending 250SX East Coast Champion so he will be running the 1E with the red plate this weekend. 

2020 Tampa Supercross_Shane McElrath-7899Shane McElrath is excited to make his debut on the Star Racing Yamaha this Saturday.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Justin Barcia-8453Justin Barcia on the charge as usual.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Jalek Swoll-8241Jalek Swoll is the rookie on the Rockstar Husqvarna team for 2020.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Eli Tomac-7813Eli Tomac’s KX450 is one point away from having the red plate.

2020 Tampa Supercross_-7866Red Fox boots to match Chase Sexton’s red number plate.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Cooper Webb Carlos Rivera-7830Carlos Rivera puts the final touches on Cooper Webb’s bike.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Adam Cianciarulo-7812Adam Cianciarulo’s KX450. Adam has been close to winning twice now, can he make it happen in his home state?

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Isaac Teasdale-8187Isaac Teasdale will be riding the JGR Suzuki team this weekend. 

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Broc Tickle-8075Broc Tickle’s JGR Suzuki is decked out in white graphics with colorful details to support the St. Jude Children’s research hospital.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Eli Tomac-7819The details on Broc Tickle’s JGR Suzuki.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Garrett Marchbanks-7811Garrett Marchbanks Pro Circuit Kawasaki. 

2020 Tampa Supercross_Dean Wilson-8352Dean Wilson throws some style during press day.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_RJ Hampshire-8263Rj Hampshire is also on a new bike this weekend. Click here to read our interview with Rj about his switch from Geico Honda to Rockstar Husqvarna.

Jordan Bailey 2020 Tampa Supercorss-8063Jordan Bailey is another rider who has changed teams for 2020. Jordan previously rode for the Rockstar Husqvarna team and in 2020, he will be on a TiLube Honda.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Broc Tickle-8309Broc Tickle was previously wearing Alpinestars gear, now he has Alpinestars boots and helmet with FXR Racing gear.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Chad Reed-8069Chad Reed’s Mountain Motorsports Honda looks really cool up close with the black frame and swingarm.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Blake Baggett-7822Blake Baggett’s Rocky Mountain KTM. 

2020 Tampa Supercross_Chad Reed-8369Chad Reed was looking good during press day.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Justin Brayton-7805Justin Brayton’s #10.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Jordon Smith-8109Jordon Smith on his new Pro Circuit Kawasaki ride.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Ryan Breece-7856Ryan Breece’s HEP Suzuki hangs out on the grass in Tampa. This is the first round of the season with a grass parking lot and it makes a big difference. The pits are much warmer and more humid with a grass parking lot when compared to the asphalt parking lots on the west coast.

2020 Tampa Supercross_ClubMX-7853The Club MX Yamaha 250SX East Coast team are ready for their first race of the year.

Jace Owen 2020 Tampa Supercross-7791Jace Owen’s Phoenix Racing Honda. This year Jace will be racing the AMA Arenacross series and the 250SX East Championship whenever the Arenacross races aren’t conflicting.

2020 Tampa Supercorss_Malcolm Stewart-8072Malcolm Stewart’s Smartop Bullfrog Spas Honda.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Aaron Plessinger-8042Aaron Plessinger’s Monster Energy Yamaha YZ450F has some cool new graphics for the St. Jude race.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Aaron Plessinger-8363Aaron Plessinger ran up front for a few laps in San Diego. We hope he can keep the momentum going.

2020 Tampa Supercross_KTM JRs-7834Even the KTM Junior Supercross Challenge bikes made their way from San Diego to Tampa this week.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Ronnie Stewart-8434Ronnie Stewart is racing for the first time this season in Tampa.

2020 Tampa Supercross_Justin Barcia-7782Justin Barcia’s #51 gets torn apart one more time before race day.

2020 Tampa Supercross-7790Luke Neese’s Phoenix Racing Honda. 

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