Chase Sexton’s Geico Honda CRF250 sure looks good! Good job Jade Dungey on shining her up.
BEST IN THE PITS | 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 12
Photos by Daryl Ecklund
The second Supercross round in Salt Lake City, Utah (12th round on the SX schedule) is on its way. The first round in Salt Lake went fairly smoothly for it being the first of its kind. The biggest hiccup was out of FELD’s hands as the riots took over the live SUpercross coverage on TV. Supercross fans were not happy at all. Luckily they reran the race on TV no too long after. We made our way through the pits to see what was going on. The bikes were all cleaned up with new plastics and graphics from last Sunday’s race just three days prior. Here is what we found in the pits here at Rice Eccles Stadium for round 12 of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross series.
Double trouble with the chosen weapon of Cooper Webb.
After Adam CIanciarulo’s bad crash last Sunday he said that he will be back racing today on the number 9 factory KX450, but after practice he decided to sit it out.
The track for this second Salt Lake city round it very much the same that is has the same lanes but also very much different as it changed directions and offers different obstacles than last Sunday.
The whoop section at Round 12 is much longer than it was on Sunday. We expect longer lap times tonight because of it.
Justin Barcia’s Yamaha YZ450F.
Ken Roczen’s race lids.
Fresh graphics going on new plastics for the Geico team.
Blake Baggett looked really good last Sunday leading the way until he dropped anchor around the halfway point. Hopefully, he figured out what he needs to change to stay on top. He was the fastest 450 qualifier.
Eli Tomac’s Kawasaki KX450 is ready with the red backgrounds.
Getting the team fed.
Mitch Payton on the phone while Adam Cianciarulo hangs out in the Pro Circuit pits.
Broc Tickle broke his wrist last Sunday. He said that he will be skipping today’s races and will try to go for it again on Sunday.
Up close on Freddie Noren’s factory JGRMX Suzuki.
Ken Roczen’s HRC Honda. He is now 13-points behind Eli Tomac in the 450SX Championship heading to Salt Lake City on Sunday . Yes, we know they are already in Salt Lake City.
Another angle of Kenny’s bike.
Colt Nichols Star Racing Yamaha YZ250F.
Pierce Brown’s Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM. Pierce is a local Utah native and he also just had a birthday.
Up close on Pierce Brown’s custom foot pegs.
The HRC Honda team’s wheel cart is ready to head to the stadium. Remember when Jason Anderson had to use his spare wheel at the 2018 Salt Lake City Supercross? These things are important.
Dean Wilson’s factory Rockstar Husqvarna FC450.
Cooper Webb’s Red Bull KTM 450SXF.
More goodies on the JGRMX Suzuki’s.
A little extra protection on the JGRMX Suzuki kill switch. Just so you don’t accidentally bump it.
Jeremy Martin’s Geico Honda CRF250.
Cooper Webb’s Red Bull helmet.
It looks like TuBliss rim tape is used underneath the Pro Circuit Kawasaki tires and tubes.
How cool is that?
Justin Brayton’s fork tubes are eye-catchers.
Justin Shantie making the final touches on Adam Cianciarulo’s KX450.
Up close on Blake Baggett’s KTM front fender.
Aaron Plessinger’s YZ450F.
Blake Baggett’s and Benny Bloss’ Rocky Mountain KTMs.
Justin Brayton’s HRC Honda.