2020 ATLANTA SUPERCROSS | 250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS
Coming into the 2020 Atlanta Supercross, the 250SX East division points are tied between Star Racing Yamaha’s Shane McElrath and Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton. Both riders have a win and a second so far this year and they both have the red plate tonight at the Atlanta SX. But after tonight, there will be only one red plate holder. Who will it be? Rj Hampshire, Jeremy Martin, Jordon Smith and Garrett Marchbanks are also looking to make it interesting and grab a win tonight. The track has been a tough one for the riders so far today but it’s not because of the long whoops or deep sand, but the riders are mentioning the unique Atlanta dirt is really what is challenging the riders. MXA is in Atlanta at round nine of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season and we’re bringing you results updated throughout the night from both the 250 and 450 classes. Click the link below for all of our coverage from Atlanta, Georgia.
250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS
Rj Hampshire grabbed the holeshot with Chase Sexton and Shane McElrath close behind in second and third. The riders stayed one, two and three for the beginning of the race and then Shane McElrath made a pass on Sexton to grab the second spot, but Shane went outside around the inside single in the sand section and Sexton easily passed him back. Then, Chase put the pressure on Hampshire and he came inside and slammed into Rj after the first rhythm lane and passed him for the lead. Unfortunately, Jeremy Martin went down while riding in fourth in the sand section and bent his bike all up. Chase went on to grab the win with Rj Hampshire second, Shane McElrath third, Jordon Smith fourth and the rookie, Jo Shimoda finished fifth.
250SX LCQ RESULTS
Grant Harlan grabbed the holeshot on the early lead in the 250 LCQ with Jimmy Decotis buried back in eighth on the first lap. Lance Kobusch was second with Cedric Soubeyras third and eventually Jimmy Decotis was able to get into a transfer position in fourth after he passed Jeremy Hand. The Hawaiian, Grant Harlan rode smart and smooth to take the LCQ win with Kobusch, Soubeyras and Decotis grabbed the final transfer position.
250SX HEAT RACE TWO RESULTS
Rj Hampshire grabbed the holeshot in Heat Race number two, but it was Chase Sexton who would make the move on Hampshire to grab the lead and go on to win the race. Rj and Chase got into it last weekend in Arlington went Hampshire took out Sexton, so Chase wasn’t going to let him win in the Heat Race. Sexton’s pass was assertive, but no contact was made. Then, Jordon Smith caught up to Hampshire and they went to battle. Both Rj and Jordon went back and forth, but it was Smith who would finish second with Hampshire close behind in third.
250SX HEAT RACE ONE RESULTS
Jeremy Martin grabbed the holeshot in the first heat race of the night with his teammate Jo Shimoda behind him. Shane McElrath was further back around the five spot early in the race. Pierce Brown, Troy Lee Designs KTM’s newest rookie is making his debut tonight and he passed up into the second portion and ran there for a few laps before Shane McElrath came up and passed him. Jeremy Martin rode smooth and quick in the heat and went on to take the win by two seconds over Shane McElrath. Unfortunately, Jimmy Decotis went down and he will have to try again in the LCQ to qualifying for the Main Event.