After watching the first eleven rounds of the season on TV, Josh Grant finds himself back at the races on a factory Yamaha.
SEATTLE SUPERCROSS PRACTICE AND TRACK WALK GALLERY
The twelfth round of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season is underway in Seattle, Washington. So far the weather has been pleasant and everyone is happy about it. The track looks great so far. During track walk, the riders were saying that the dirt is hard pack and similar to the dirt in California. They were right, unlike the east coast tracks that they have been riding on, the Seattle track is hard packed and slick. It also has a very long whoop section that is proving to be challenging for the riders. Keep checking in with MXA throughout the day for results, news and photos from the 2019 Seattle Supercross.
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Adam Cianciarulo and Jimmy Decotis lean back through the long and challenging whoop section. There are 15 whoops and the section spans across over half of the length of the stadium.
Dylan Ferrandis shares some info about the track to his fellow Frenchman Marvin Musquin.
Blake Baggett wheelies through the sand rollers.
Four gear in the whoops on a 450!
Adam Cianciarulo had serious trouble in the whoops.
The dirt in Seattle is hard pack and slick. Here Eli Tomac’s rear tire is searching for traction.
The dirt in Seattle also has a lot of little rocks in it. Cole Seely and a few other riders have opted to run hand guards today. We don’t see those often on a Supercross track.
Calm before the battle.
Seattle is Josh Grant’s first Supercross of the year. It was announced this week that Josh would fill in for the injured Aaron Plessinger on the Factory Yamaha team.
Josh Grant had a hard crash in the first qualifying session, but he got up and walked off under his own power.
Justin Bogle takes a moment to relax mid-air.
Cooper Webb is locked in and ready to drop the gate at round twelve.
Hometown hero, Carson Brown is looking good in Seattle.
Ken Roczen throwing down over the finish line in Seattle.
Cole Seely and Adam Cianciarulo having a good time during track walk.
Up close on Shane McElrath.
Eli Tomac and his Dad, John Tomac checking out the track.
Michael Mosiman sits sixth in 250 West Championship point standings.
Cameron McAdoo and his new butt patch, Cammac.
Chad Reed is looking comfortable so far in Seattle. He skimmed the whoops at race speed on his very first lap of practice. It takes serious skill and commitment to do that.
Shane McElrath is focused and ready to go.
Colt Nichols’ and his mechanic Trevor Carmichael discussing the Seattle track.
Justin Hill had some food poisoning this week, but he’s still happy to be racing at his hometown Supercross.
JGR’s Ben Schiermeyer and his majestic beard.
MXA‘s Josh Mosiman is talking on the job again…
Jacob Hayes deep in thought.
Rj Wageman is feeling comfortable in Seattle.
Lars Lindstrom works hard to make sure that Ken Roczen and Cole Seely’s factory HRC Hondas are ready to race each Saturday.
Justin Starling is another rider who is using hand guards in Seattle.
Mike Alessi is “hanging loose.”
Cycle Trader Rock River Yamaha rider, Jacob Hayes is looking good in Seattle.
Chad Reed always looks relaxed on track walk.
Nick Wey is in Seattle helping out Adam Cianciarulo.
Up close to the red plate holder.
“The Man” Roger Decoster.
Cameron Macadoo at speed.
Josh Grant looked the best in the whoops before he went down hard in them.
This is just before Grant crashed in the whoops.
Grant talking with the medical professionals making sure he is alright.
The whoops are getting really cupped out making them hard to skim.