2020 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS | 450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS
The 2020 Oakland Supercross is officially here and round five of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season is shaping up to be a good one. The Oakland Supercross is always known to have a tough track because of the soft and rutted soil and this year is no different. Although they did screen the dirt for rocks which almost completely cleaned it up, it’s still soft and rutted. The layout is also going to be challenging today in Oakland with the deep sand section, turning rhythm sections and challenging whoop section leading into the triple. MXA is on hand in Oakland covering the race and bringing you results, news, best in the pits gallery and highlights from the day. Click the link below to see all of our posts from Oakland.
450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS
Starting off in the final qualifying session, Dean Wilson tripled onto the table-top in the turning rhythm section and cased it hard. He immediately pulled to the side of the track, grabbing his right wrist. After taking inventory to make sure the wrist was ok, he got back on the bike slowly and continued on. Cooper Webb is looking aggressive today in Oakland. He has some ground to make up in the Championship after a few rough rounds, so he’s looking to make the most of round five. Jason Anderson had a really cool line in the rhythm section after the start. There’s a small inside roller in front of the first jump that’s meant to slow the riders down and Jason used it to jump and wheel-tap off the first jump, and then go triple-triple through the rest of the section, into the corner. It was really fast and really cool to watch. There were only 39 riders who showed up to race today in Oakland so all of them qualified for the night show.
All 39 riders transfered directly to the night show.
450 GROUP A QUALIFYING RESULTS SESSION ONE
Blake Baggett jumped to the top of the board on his final lap of the practice as he scored the fastest lap in the first qualifying session. He stated in his interview afterwards that the dirt is unreal. He said that it is slick in some spots, but it also has a lot of traction in other spots. Blake Baggett isn’t normally a strong qualifier but he’s looking really quick today. The whoop section is short in Oakland but they started out steep and they were tough for the riders. Now they are breaking down and there’s a lower line on the right hand side of the whoops that’s allowing the riders to skim through them a lot faster.
TRACK PREP IN OAKLAND
The track in Oakland is soft and rutted. It’s also technical and this turning rhythm section in the photo above has been challenging for the riders. A few of the top guys are able to triple from the jump where the skid steer is grooming and they’re landing on the small turning table-top and then jumping off that and over the next jump. Then they are going triple-double through the rest of the rhythm.