2021 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS 1 PRE-RACE REPORT: 250 EAST IS BACK 9-WEEKS LATER
The final two rounds of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season are coming to Salt Lake City where the 450s and 250 coasts will duke it out for the championship. Last year, Salt Lake City was the host of almost half of the Supercross season as the riders raced in Rice Eccles Stadium for seven rounds. However, the entire stadium was a ghost town due to the very strict Covid regulations at the time, only allowing 400 individuals inside the stadium at a time. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since last year and now, the once empty stadium will host fans again for the final two rounds of the 2021 season. Observing the track map, it is as basic of a Supercross track layout as it gets, especially when compared to the dynamic and massive Atlanta rounds held prior. Typical rhythm sections, two Supercross triples, and a set of whoops will test the riders to see who is best on a standard Supercross track. Scroll down below to see what there is to know coming into the second to final round of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season.
COOPER WEBB LEADS THE 450 CHAMPIONSHIP
It’s safe to say that the majority of us thought that Ken Roczen had the win in the bag at Atlanta 3, but with a fumble in the whoops, his rival Cooper Webb gained ground closing the gap, and ultimately making the pass. Now that Cooper has yet another win under his belt, he sits 16 points ahead of Ken Roczen and we only anticipate that the tighter Supercross track will work in his favor. Does Ken have what it takes to beat Cooper Webb in the points or will Cooper Webb walk away with the championship?
250 EAST CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE: YAMAHA VS. YAMAHA
These two Star Racing Yamaha riders have outlasted Austin Forkner, Rj Hampshire, Jett Lawrence, and Michael Mosiman, all of whom were injured during the 250 East series. Jett Lawrence only missed one race due to injury, but Mosiman missed two rounds and Forkner and Hampshire are out for the season.
THE 250 EAST RIDERS RETURN: WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN?
2021 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS 1 TRACK MAP
2021 SALT LAKE CITY 1: TV & STREAMING SCHEDULE
NBC SPORTS LIVE TV BROADCAST:
The racing will be shown LIVE on NBCSN at 4:00 PM Pacific Time, 7:00 PM Eastern Time.
PEACOCK PREMIUM LIVE STREAMING:
If you don’t have the NBC Sports Channel or you’d prefer to watch the races without any commercials, the weekend races will be aired LIVE on the Peacock Premium streaming service at 4:00 PM Pacific Time, 7:00 PM Eastern Time, the same time as it’s aired on TV. Qualifying practice will also be shown LIVE on Peacock Premium starting at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, 1:00 PM Eastern Time.
MORE ABOUT PEACOCK TV:
Beginning with the start of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season on Jan. 16, NBC Sports’ exclusive streaming coverage will move from NBC Sports Gold’s “Supercross and Pro Motocross Pass,” “Supercross Pass” and “Pro Motocross Pass” to Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 per month.
The Supercross and Pro Motocross packages included on Peacock Premium will serve as a one-stop shop for all Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship fans. Peacock Premium will offer comprehensive live coverage and on-demand replays of their respective 2021 seasons, including Supercross qualifiers and races, and Pro Motocross main practice sessions, qualifiers, Moto 1s and Moto 2s.
SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS 1 WEATHER REPORT
In the morning, Salt Lake City will be mostly under the clouds with average winds ranging from 12 to 18 mph with a temperature ranging in the high 60s. Last year we saw several weather occurrences affect the racing as the stadium went underwater and high temperatures dried the track out. Thankfully this year, the weather looks to be more consistent with clouds and wind. As the day progresses on Saturday, it looks like the temperatures will increase to roughly 67-degrees but nothing higher. The day after predicts rain but it is tough to say whether or not the rain will make an early appearance on race day.
2021 450 SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 15 OF 17
2021 250 EAST SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 7 OF 9