The West Coast Supercross riders are back and ready for some Salt Lake City action! Dylan Ferrandis with the red plate.
BEST IN THE PITS | 2020 SALT LAKE CITY 4 SUPERCROSS
Photos by Travis Fant
Round 14 of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross is a special one. Why do you ask? Because the West Coast 250 riders are back! They have been on a 4-month hiatus from racing. Their last race was in San Diego on February 8th with Dylan Ferrandis taking the win. Dylan has a 7 point lead over his teammate, Justin Cooper, and a 13 point lead over Austin Forkner. Tonight starts the first of four rounds remaining of the 250 West Coast series. With the top riders healthy and hungry it will make for some interesting racing.
Also, you have to take into consideration what 250 West riders will be affected by the heat and elevation in Salt Lake. The last three rounds in Salt Lake are evidence that these conditions affect the riders. Riders such as Ken Roczen and Tyler Bowers are examples of the elevation catching up to them. On the other side of things, you have Eli Tomac who doesn’t look like he is breaking a sweat out there as he lives and trains at an even higher elevation back at home in Colorado.
Travis Fant, MXA‘s and Dirt Bike magazine camera operator switched positions with DarylEcklund (he had to get back to finish a magazine) for the remaining four rounds of racing. Travis is not only a great videographer, but he also has photo skills as you will see over the next four rounds of racing. Check out what Travis caught in the Supercross pits in Salt Lake City.
Could you imagine riding on a set of tires for only 20 minutes then putting a new set on? Many of these tires in the photo above look new. They aren’t. They are take-offs from the top riders. However, they are freshies for mere mortals.
Olly Stone flew in Sunday afternoon to get ready for the 250 West Coast racing. He has his rider, Austin Forkner’s bike ready for tonight.
You would have never thought to see a gallon jug of hand sanitizer before this whole pandemic showed up.
Even though every person who enters Rice Eccles stadium has to get a positive COVID test to enter, you still have to get your temperature checked every time you enter. Jett Larence gets cleared to enter the pits.
The sun is out and shining in Salt Lake!
Justin Cooper is second in points behind his teammate Dylan Ferrandis. Justin’s Star Racing YZ250F is getting the finishing touches.
Hopefully, Ken Roczen can recover from his breathing issues and see him fight for this championship.
Behind the factory Kawasaki curtain.
This is Kat. She is the Media Ops Manager for Supercross and she rocks.
Geico Honda rider, Jett Lawrence helps his wrench get his bike ready for a night of racing.
Cooper Webb’s weapon of choice.
Richard Taylor with two thumbs up.
Under the hood of Aaron Plessigner’s factory YZ450F.
Something for a quick rinse.
The number 35 of Hunter Lawrence.
The front end of Blake Bagett’s KTM 450SXF.
The Penrite team getting ready for racing.
Carson Brown’s mechanic Jensen Hendler.
Pro Circuit built power.
Derek Drake is back to racing.