2020 PRO MOTOCROSS NATIONAL PREP AT FOX RACEWAY: VILLOPOTO, BARCIA, CIANCIARULO & MORE
When it’s motocross season in Southern California and you show up to Fox Raceway (previously known as Pala) on a Tuesday or Glen Helen on a Thursday, you’re bound to see Pro National caliber riders putting laps in. MXA’s Josh Mosiman was out at Fox Raceway to test some parts on our 2020 Kawasaki KX450 and in between his own riding sessions, he grabbed his camera and snagged some photos to show our MXA readers to help hold us over until the 2020 Pro Motocross season starts up. Unfortunately, the original July dates of racing at Ironman MX and WW Ranch has been postponded and we don’t have any word on when the season will begin. It seems like everyone is in limbo right now, but the riders and teams aren’t twiddling their thumbs; they’re out training, testing and preparing so that whenever we get the green light to go racing, they’re ready. See below for photos of Adam Cianciarulo, Justin Barcia, Ryan Villopoto, Shane McElrath, Christian Craig and more from Fox Raceway.
Photos by Josh Mosiman
Justin Barcia has his eyes up as he charges ahead.
Justin Barcia and Ryan Villopoto before they head out for a moto. RV has been helping the factory Yamaha boys with testing and it seems like he’s enjoying it! He doesn’t have the stamina to stick with Barica for an entire moto, but it looked like he was keeping the pace just fine when he and Justin were battling.
Ryan Villopoto eating a face full of roost as he trails Justin Barcia.
Brandon Hartranft with his mechanic Jay Burgess (center) and his physical trainer Seth Rarick (left).
Adam Cianciarulo was on the gas today doing motos with his training partner Cameron McAdoo.
Justin Barica dropping into the sharp right handed corner off the roller.
Jo Shimoda getting everything he can out of his Geico Honda.
Dylan Ferrandis on the pegs.
Cianciarulo floats over the step up.
RV2 hard on the brakes.
It was a hot one today, but Villopoto looked like he was having fun.
Christian Craig on his Geico Honda 450.
Shane McElrath was also putting in laps on his Star Racing Yamaha.
Hunter Yoder isn’t Pro yet, but he rides for the Geico Honda team and he was on the gas today mixing it up with the Pros.
Pierce Brown is running the Acerbis hand guards to protect his hand that he hurt at the Supercross finale in Salt Lake City.
Justin Barica getting roost from Villopoto this time.
Dylan Ferrandis showed up later than everyone else, but he also stayed until the track shutdown at 2:00.
Jo Shimoda literally scrubbing dirt off the jump.
Supermini phenom Ryder Difrancesco was on rails as well.
Pierce Brown showing off his tape job on his hand. He tore it up his hand when crashing in the whoops.
It was impressive to see the style each rider had as they scrubbed this off camber roller.
Gieco Honda’s Jo Shimoda off the same roller.
Benjamin Garib is a young Supermini racer from South America. He has been coming to the States from his home country of Chile to train and race at the amateur nationals for a few years now. He is wicked fast and contending with the top Supermini riders in the US.
Jerry Robin is now training with David Vuillemin and Dylan Ferrandis. He was on the gas.
Cameron McAdoo staying low.
Dennis Stapleton testing as usual.
Carson Mumford and his new Pro number.
Christian Craig throwing some style.
Justin Barcia navigates the rutted and tricky roller rhythm section.
Barcia going for a tear off.
Shane McElrath after his moto.