BEST IN THE PITS | 2022 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS
Oakland! We’ve made the trek up to the second round of the season located in Central Ring Stadium for the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross series. Last week, we go to see some beautiful bikes at Angel Stadium and this week is no different. We crawled through the pits to capture all the little details on the Factory race bikes. So scroll down below to see some of your favorite Supercross toys.
Photos by Travis Fant
Olly Stone working on Justin Barcia’s race machine. Also, peep the GoPro hidden in the front number plate. This is done because GoPro’s on helmets were banned last year for Pro racing.
Cooper Webb’s mechanic Carlos Rivera making some adjustments to Cooper’s shock.
Marvin giving us some of that Blue Steel action.
Robbie Wageman’s bike getting torn apart in preparation for tomorrow’s festivities.
Look how wicked that pipe and resonance chamber setup is on Justin Brayton’s bike. Akrapovic knows how to make some mean-looking pipes. Unfortunately, Justin won’t be racing on Saturday after testing positive for Covid.
Adam Enticknap’s bike sitting under the awning. Check out those lowers on the forks.
Malcolm Stewart runs the crossbar on his Pro Taper handlebars.
An AJE Motorsports bike fully pulled apart to get some much-needed love.
Jordan Troxell, Kenny’s mechanic, is back at the races after missing the first round.
Hunter Lawrence’s bike in its almost-skeleton form. After several competitors have either moved to the East or have dropped out of the season, we expect the racing to be close between Christian Craig, Michael Mosiman, and several others.
The blue accents on Chase Sexton’s race bike are a thing of beauty.
The mechanic cart for the Rockstar Husky team is quite full and you can still fit a handful of pipes on there too.
Privateer Blake Ashley’s Yamaha sitting in the sunlight.
Alex Martin’s bike awaiting Press Practice. We got to ride Alex’s bike so stay tuned for a future article in MXA.
Derik Dwyer hanging out at the TLD RedBull GasGas rig.
Chad Saultz’ Rides Unlimited KTM 250SXF.
Broc Glover works for Dunlop and can be seen in their pit at every race.
Aaron Clout, older brother of Australian Supercross star Luke Clout, is no longer working for his brother in Australia, he recently earned a position at Star Racing as Colt Nichols’ mechanic. Sadly, Nichols is out for the season after breaking both arms at the opener.
Mitchell Oldenburg’s MotoConcepts CRF450 will be the only MCR bike racing the 450 class on Saturday since Brayton tested positive for Covid.
Up close on Hunter Lawrence’s HRC Honda CRF250.