2021 SOUTHWICK NATIONAL PRE-RACE REPORT: INJURED LIST, TV SCHEDULE & MORE
The next stop on the 2021 Pro Motocross season schedule is Southwick, home to one of the few sand tracks on the American circuit. Located in Southwick, Massachusetts, the Wick 338 is not known for its amount of jumps but is known for its amount of, well, sand. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to visit the Wick 338 last year due to Covid but we are eager to once again experience the awesome racing the technical terrain offers. So get ready as we head to the fifth round as the racers play in the sandbox and scroll down below to see what you need to know about Southwick.
HURRICANE ELSA PROVIDES TORRENTIAL DOWN POUR ON FRIDAY BEFORE THE RACE
DYLAN FERRANDIS ENTERS ROUND 5 WITH A 14-POINT LEAD
It may be Dylan’s rookie year on the 450, but the experienced racer is hauling it in the premier class. The Star Yamaha team has quite the power roster this past weekend with Dylan Ferrandis leading the way, Aaron Plessinger landing on the podium, and Christian Craig scoring a 5th overall. At RedBud, our very own Jim Kimball also got the opportunity to interview the Frenchman and hear what he has to say about his rookie season. If you’re interested in that CLICK HERE.
AARON PLESSINGER: “BLUE OR ORANGE, IT’S JUST WHO WANTS ME MORE”
This year alone has been the best performance we’ve seen out of Aaron Plessinger and with the contract coming to an end soon, it seems like it may not be his decision entirely whether or not he stays with Star Yamaha or moves to KTM. We asked Aaron Plessinger at RedBud what the future looks like for the number 7 in the future year, and he revealed to us that it’s a case of who is willing to put down more for the a chance to get Aaron on their team. CLICK HERE for our recent ‘This Week in MXA’ episode where Aaron gives us the low down of his situation right now.
ZACH OSBRONE | INJURED BACK
JASON ANDERSON | BROKEN HAND
ALEX MARTIN | BROKEN ARM
CAMERON MCADOO | FRACTURED TIBIA
2021 SOUTHWICK TV SCHEDULE
250 MOTO 1 – 10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 PM Eastern – MAVTV & Peacock
450 MOTO 1 – 11:00 AM Pacific, 2:00 PM Eastern – MAVTV & Peacock
250 MOTO 2 – 12:00 AM Pacific, 3:00 PM Eastern – Peacock
450 MOTO 2 – 1:00 PM Pacific, 4:00 PM Eastern – Peacock
NEXT DAY DELAY* Sunday July 11th, 250 MOTO 2 – 10:00 AM Pacific, 6:00 PM Eastern – NBCSN
NEXT DAY DELAY* Sunday July 11th, 450 MOTO 2 – 11:00 AM Pacific, 7:00 PM Eastern – NBCSN
The sand at the Wick 338 provides some seriously exciting racing as the skill comes from how well they can carry their momentum through the turns and not stuff the front tire. The racing is usually really exciting as line choice is everything, showing the riders bob and weave through the turns trying to get an upper hand and cut each other off.
If you want to some action from the last time we were at the Wick and to get idea of what the track is like, watch this 2019 recap.
2019 SOUTHWICK NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS (SOUTHWICK WAS MISSED IN 2020)
2021 450 NATIONAL POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 4 OF 12)
2021 250 NATIONAL POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 4 OF 12)