Chad Reed riding Seattle Supercross press day.
2019 SEATTLE SUPERCROSS PRESS DAY INSIDE CENTURY LINK STADIUM
The 2019 Supercross series is in the Pacific Northwest this weekend for round twelve of the Monster Energy Supercross season in Seattle, Washington. The Seattle track is known for being muddy, soft and rutted, but so far the conditions are dry at the Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink field. MXA is on the scene to capture photos and videos and keep you updated with news and results. Ken Roczen, Chad Reed, Justin Brayton, Cole Seely and more were on the track spinning laps for press day and our cameras were out to catch all of the action. For the RAW practice video click here.
Ken Roczen has had two rough weekends in a row. After finishing eighth at the last two rounds Ken stated this in a Honda press release. “I had some struggles during the week and over the past couple of weeks that have really held me back and have made it so I can’t ride and train to my full potential. I’m trying to figure out what’s going on and hopefully get some answers soon. I’ve just been getting tired and I’m not sure why. Right now I’m just trying to focus on getting my body and everything aligned so that I can fight back and ride like I was during the beginning of the season.”
Cole Seely wheelies through the sand rollers.
Justin Brayton is getting closer to the end of his season. While most of the Supercross riders also race in the Pro Motocross series, Justin Brayton has switched up his schedule for the last three years. Now Justin races Supercross in America then he takes the summer off and then races the Australian Supercross Championship in the fall along with multiple European off-season SX events in between the two.
Ken Roczen was having some fun and throwing some massive whips in press day.
Jimmy Decotis was looking fast and he also had some fun.
Up close on the rolling sand whoops. Many riders and fans have voiced their opinions about having sand on a Supercross track, but it seems like the Dirt Wurx crew did an awesome job with this section. Because the sand is only in a straightaway and not in a turn, we shouldn’t experience the problem everyone complains about, which is a one-lined section.
The track was dry, hard packed and even a little rocky. It’s unusual to see these conditions at the Seattle Supercross.
Chad Reed with his ‘not impressed’ face.
Seattle is a hometown race for the Supercross rookie Carson Brown. The JMC Husqvarna rider grew up just one hour away from the stadium.
Jimmy Decotis has a laugh in between riding sessions.
Ken Roczen leans back through the sand rollers.
Jimmy Decotis was one of the first riders to hit the big triple-triple rhythm and he’s on a 250F!
Justin Brayton wheeling through the sand section.
The Seattle is a hometown race for many Pacific Northwest riders. Chris Howell is another JMC Husqvarna rider who grew up in Washington.
Justin Hill also grew up in the Pacific Northwest, surely he will have many fans in Seattle.
Mike Alessi is filling in for the injured Vince Friese on the Motoconcepts CRF450. He wasn’t planning to race this many rounds, but it seems like he is enjoying his time back in the stadiums.
Brandon Leith qualified for the 250 main event at Anaheim 1, but then a crash the next weekend in Glendale put him out for a few rounds. The #68 is back in action this weekend in Seattle.
Enzo Lopes has had a few moments of brilliance this year, but he hasn’t been able to put it all together in the main event quite yet. His best finish so far is fourteenth.
MXA‘s assistant editor Josh Mosiman was caught talking on the phone before filming his first raw press day practice video. Check out the video here.
Adam Enticknap throws a scrub off the finish line jump on his H.E.P. Suzuki.
The JGR mechanics just giving Chad a reminder to twist the throttle.
Coming into Seattle, Cole Seely sits eleventh in the 450 point standings.
The JMC Husqvarna team has some cool new graphics and plastics for their hometown race. The JMC Husqvarna Dealership is located in Pasco, Washington, three and a half hours from the stadium.
Another angle and another whip from Ken Roczen.
Jimmy Decotis throws down another nap-nac.