We would love to get our hands on that factory Honda CRF450 engine and swap it with our test bike.
THE BEST IN THE PITS | 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 15
Photos by Travis Fant
The 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series looks to be running smoothly since it found a permanent city to finish up the remaining seven rounds of the series. With four rounds down in Salt Lake City and three to go, it seems nothing will get in the way of the Supercross series to complete an entire season of racing, even if it was a bit untraditional. This season will be one for the history books, not just because of the pandemic, but also the elements that the racers and teams had to work through.
We have Travis Fant stationed in Salt Lake for the remaining Supercross rounds. He got to Rice Eccles Stadium early like he normally does to see what was going on behind the curtain that only a few can see. Here is what he found the morning of the race.
The first thing anyone has to do each and every time they come onto Rice Eccles property. If your temperature it over normal body temperature you will be turned away.
Another b-e-a-utiful day in Salt Lake City, Utah today. The day temperature is looking to be around 75 degrees.
The rider on a mission. Cooper’s KTM 450SXF sure is looking good on the track.
Jett Lawrence practicing his wheelies before race day starts.
Blake Baggett’s KTM 450SXF.
The Pro Circuit Kawasaki Bell Flex helmets of Austin Forkner.
Alex Martin’s JGR Suzuki RM-Z250.
Anderson’s war machine.
Kenny’s factory CRF450.
A shined up Yosh header on one of the JMC Husky riders FC250.
Can you hear me now?
Michael Mosiman’s factory FC250 getting the forks clickers dialed in.
A nice set of t-handles always comes in handy.
The secrets behind the TLD KTM 250SXF team number plate.
Vince Friese’s Smarttop Honda CRF450 being uploaded out of the semi.
Roczen’s Fox boots getting dried up after a nice shampoo.
The tunnel that leads into the battlefield.
New Factory Effex graphics being applied to new plastic on Barcia’s factory YZ450F.
Those factory Yamaha YZ450F engines sure are trick looking.
Ryan Breece’s RM-Z450.
Notice Zach Osborne’s grip trip on his side panel.
Nothing like the look of trick forks.
The front end of Eli Tomac’s weapon of choice.
Roczen’s front end.
Most riders have custom-tailored head pipes.
We miss Adam Ciancairulo lining up at the gate.
Hopefully Broc Tickle can find his groove.