The second race in Orlando will be the first race for the 250 West Supercross riders, who have sat and watched by the 250 East riders race seven events. Now, it is their turn to see what the 2021 AMA Supercross tracks have been like. If the track map looks similar to last Saturday’s layout at Round 7, that’s because it is. With unpredictable weather in Florida this week, the Dirt Wurx crew has decided to leave the track fairly unchanged for Round 8. This way they can keep the track covered with tarps and protect it from the rain Orlando has experienced this week. As the for the 450 class, all eyes will be on Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb and Eli Tomac. Webb stopped Roczen’s win streak last week, but he’s still trying to figure out a way to make back the 13-points he needs to even himself up with the points leader.
Mike Muye, Director Of Operations for Monster Energy Supercross made this statement about the Orlando Supercross weather and the decision for Supercross to keep the same basic layout with new jumps:“Immediately following Orlando 1 Supercross, we did a full maintenance of the track and re-covered it in plastic to preserve what we had. 3 Full days are required to safely change over the track to the original concept for Orlando 2 and unfortunately the weather throughout. This week did not cooperate and the base was saturated to the point we did not want to traverse equipment on it. The best course of action to provide the best racetrack for Saturday’s Orlando 2 race was to keep the same track configuration with new obstacles.”