As of this week and weeks past, you can show up to any local track in Southern California to find most of the AMA’s top pros in preparation for the upcoming AMA National outdoor series — which is only 3 weeks away. Yesterday, we rolled into SoCal’s Pala Raceway in San Diego County to do some testing of our own, but little did we know it would be a complete stopwatch national for the pro’s, as well as some of the top amateur athletes. Here’s who we saw.

Photos by Spencer Owens.

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s newest recruit, Garrett Marchbanks, will be making his pro debut at Hangtown in just a couple of weeks.

Dean Wilson was looking smooth as he tried to clear the big “wall jump”. 

Canadian Cole Thompson was in attendance as well.

Michael Mosiman sure knows the true meaning of “turn down.”

MXA test rider Brian Meridios kicks off wheelie Wednesday in style.

Christian Craig looks to be feeling great on his HRC ride for the summer.

Monster Energy’s 85cc Supermini prodigy Talon Hawkins.

Fresh off a second place in Foxborough, Jordon Smith showed up to do some outdoor prep.

Weston Peick is a title contender in the 450o Motocross series.

“Eye of the Tiger” featuring Alex Martin.

Monster Energy’s Axel Hodges was in attendance.

Dean Wilson always manages to find the “low line”.

It has been awhile since we’ve seen R.J. Hampshire. He looks to be recovered from his nasty get-off in Daytona.

Sean Cantrell did well last year in outdoors. How will he do this year?

Garrett Marchbanks might light the world on fire in his pro debut.

Christian Craig breaking in that loose dirt.

We hope Michael Mosiman was wearing a chest protector. That’ll hurt.

Orange Bridgade KTM’s Supermini contender Josh Varieze.

Alex Martin loved the Pala sand.

More low line madness with Christian Craig.

TLD Red Bull KTM’s Pierce Brown will be turning pro in 2020.

Dean Wilson will be one to watch as well this summer.

KTM Canada’s Kaven Benoit was doing some testing.

Pala was stacke. Keep on the lookout for more outdoor prep galleries right here, on motocrossactionmag.com!



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