2020 TAMPA SUPERCROSS | 250 MAIN EVENT RACE RESULTS
The 2020 Tampa Supercross is the first round of the 250SX East Coast Championship and it’s shaping up to be a good one. Defending Champion, Chase Sexton is one of the only title contenders coming into Tampa who is still on the same team. His teammate Jeremy Martin is also still on the same team, but he’s coming off a year and a half long injury which kept him away from the races during the entire 2019 season (besides MEC and European offseason races). Shane McElrath is coming in with high expectations and he switched from Troy Lee Designs KTM to Star Racing Yamaha for 2020. Rj Hampshire switched from Geico Honda to Rockstar Husqvarna and Jordon Smith switched from Troy Lee Designs KTM to Pro Circuit Kawasaki. Besides that, there are a lot of young rookies making their debut this weekend in Tampa. Rockstar Husqvarna’s Jalek Swoll and Geico Honda’s Jo Shimoda are newcomers to SX while Troy Lee Designs KTM’s rookie, Pierce Brown will miss the first rounds due to an offseason injury and their other rookie Brian Moreau will also miss tonight after crashed earlier today in free practice. Stay tuned to MXA all night for results, news, photos, points and more from the Tampa SX.
250 MAIN EVENT RESULTS
Shane McElrath grabbed the holeshot with Jordon Smith section, Jeremy Martin third and Chase Sexton fourth. Jeremy Martin then made the pass on Smith right after the finish line on the beginning of the second lap. Shane McElrath pulled a 3.8 second lead on the third lap of the race while Martin and Smith battled. Then Chase Sexton also passed Jordon Smith on lap three to inherit third. Jordon Smith then passed Martin but made a mistake shortly after in the sand section. Then Garrett Marchbanks caught and passed his teammate Jordon Smith for fourth place. Rj Hampshire was sixth with six and a half minutes to go when he caught up to the back of Jordon Smith. With five minutes to go Hampshire passed Smith for fifth place. Then with just over two minutes to go Hampshire passed Marchbanks for fourth. Then with two laps to go Hampshire went down and he lost two positions when Marchbanks and Smith pass him. Click here for the updated Championship Point Standings.
250 LCQ RESULTS
Curren Thurman grabbed the early lead with Hunter Sayles and James Decotis behind. Decotis made quick moves to get into second on lap two. Isaac Teasdale made a pass on Travis Sewell to get into fifth. Curren Thurman and James Decotis battled hard while Isaac Teasdale passed Tristan Lane for the final transfer position. Finally with two laps to go, Decotis made the pass on Thurman. James Decotis is riding injured today in Tampa so he’s not performing at his normal speed. Jalek Swoll was fifth on the last lap, one spot out of the transfer position.
250 HEAT RACE TWO RESULTS
Chase Sexton grabbed the holeshot with his teammate Jeremy Martin second, Jalek Swoll third and Jo Shimoda fourth. Jalek Swoll rode well, but a crash in the whoops took him out of the race. Josh Hill rode well in his first race back, he passed Jo Shimoda and got into third. Then eventually, Rj Hampshire came from way behind to pass Hill and inherit third later in the race.
250 HEAT RACE ONE RESULTS
Jordon Smith grabbed the holeshot in the first Heat Race of the night, but it was Shane McElrath who passed him quickly and took over the lead. Garrett Marchbanks was third and as the two Pro Circuit riders went into the sand section they both ended up crashing at the same time. They got up quickly and John Short got into third behind Smith ahead of Marchbanks. Eventually Short would drop back and Kyle Peters and Enzo Lopes would push forward. Then Garrett Marchbanks passed his teammate back, meanwhile Shane McElrath took advantage of their mistakes to pull away to a huge lead and win by 14 seconds.