2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 11 | 250 EAST
MAIN EVENT RACE RESULTS
The 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season is back underway and round 11 of the series is kicking off a unique seven-race schedule in which each event will be completed in Salt Lake City, Utah, inside the Rice-Eccles Stadium. The riders, race team crew members, FELD employees, media and more are all complying with the state and local governments social distancing regulations to get this show on the road. In the 250SX East division, Geico Honda rider Chase Sexton leads with a ten point lead coming into round 11. Shane McElrath sits second and RJ Hampshire is third in the points coming into Salt Lake City, but unfortunately he will not be lining up after he decided to go in for surgery to repair a torn ACL during the time off. Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jordon Smith will also miss the rest of the season after he also had an ACL repair surgery and joining them on the injured list is ClubMX Yamaha’s Josh Hill and Joey Crown. Both who rode well at the beginning of the season and both scored top ten finishes. Stay tuned to MXA for results updated throughout the day in Salt Lake City, Utah. Look for the Heat race results at the top of the page with the LCQ results at the bottom.
SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS 250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS
Shane McElrath nudged Jeremy Martin out in the first turn to grab the holeshot while Chase Sexton snuck into second place right away. Pierce Brown tangled with Jo Shimoda on the opening lap and crashed. During Brown’s crash, Shimoda stayed on two wheels but Brown took Colt Nichols down with him. Jeremy Martin and Garrett Marchbanks were third and fourth at the beginning and Garrett was able to make a very aggressive block pass Jeremy by slamming into him on lap three. Five minutes into the race Shane McElrath had a 2-second gap on Sexton. The track is continuing to get more and more dry throughout the Main Event. Pierce Brown put on a hard charge and made it to eighth by the halfway point. With just over four minutes to go, Shane McElrath ran into some lappers who slowed him down considerably and Sexton was able to pull up much closer, only 1.5 seconds away. The track also continued to get more dusty as the leaders lapped up to 6th place with over two minutes to go. Shane McElrath held on to win the Main Event with Sexton close in second.
SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS 250 HEAT RACE 2 RESULTS
Colt Nichols grabbed the holeshot with Shane McElrath second. Colt Nichols missed the first half of the season due to a pre-season shoulder injury, but rumor has it that he has been fast at the practice tracks and he’s coming into SLC looking strong. Shane McElrath was quickly able to get by his teammate and get into the lead. Daytona SX Main Event winner and Utah native, Garrett Marchbanks was third. Enzo lopes moved up to take the fourth position while Nick Gaines grabbed the final transfer position. The rest of the riders will head to the LCQ which will actually occur before the first 450SX Heat race. The track is already starting to get dry and dusty. The Dirt Wurx crew now has their work cut out for them to make for a good race track.
SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS 250 HEAT RACE 1 RESULTS
The track was slick and wet for the first 250SX Heat race in Salt Lake City. Chase Sexton got out front early and rode a smooth race. The slick and muddy track wasn’t created by rain, but by water applied by the Dirt Wurx crew. With the hard base and rocky surface of the dirt in Salt Lake City, the dirt often dries up quickly and gets dusty. To combat the dust, the track crew watered the dirt excessively. It’s muddy now, but hopefully it will turn out good for the Main Events.
SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS 250 LCQ RACE RESULTS
Kevin Moranz grabbed the holeshot with BWR Honda rider Wilson Fleming in second. Chris Blose was third early with Hunter Sayles fourth, rounding out the final transfer position on the first lap. Chris Blose who had a big crash while riding a 450 at the Glendale Supercross made the pass on Fleming to inherit second. Unfortunately Wilson Fleming slid out on the slick corner coming back onto the start straight and then Luke Neese ran right into the back of him and both of their shots at the Main Event were over. Chase Marquier and Coty Shock moved into transfer positions. Then, fourth place rider Coty Shock crashed in the rhythm section and gave up his shot at the Main. Hunter Sayles also crashed out of the heat race as the track continued to get tougher. Chris Blose went on to take the win with Jerry Robin finishing out the top four.