BEST IN THE PITS | 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 16 (UPDATED)
BEST IN THE PITS | 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 16
Round 16 of Supercross in Salt Lake City, Utah, is getting set to go and the stakes are high as Eli Tomac is looking to clinch his first-ever 450 Supercross Championship one round early. Eli has a 24-point lead going into the sixth round of Supercross in SLC and if he beats Cooper Webb and Ken Roczen, he’ll exceed the 26-point mark and officially earn his first premier class Supercross title. The pressure is also on in the 250SX class as defending East Champion Chase Sexton holds a slight 3-point gap on Shane McElrath with one more 250 East Main Event left and the 250 East/West Shootout on Sunday. The weather is currently forecasted to be mostly cloudy and a high of only 64 degrees today in SLC, but it did rain a lot last night at the Rice-Eccles Stadium. With the rain and the extra track work involved to prepare for today’s event, the Free Practices have been canceled and now the riders will only have two sight laps before they go straight into their two qualifying sessions today at Round 16.
A spare exhaust, tool box and stand are ready to go on the factory Kawasaki trackside cart. Remember when Jason Anderson had to change a rear wheel at the Salt Lake City Supercross in 2018, one week before he won the Championship? These things are important.
Chase Sexton has the red plate all to himself today in the 250 East division. 10-days ago, he and Shane McElrath were tied in points and they both had the red backgrounds. Now, Chase has a 3-point gap.