BEST IN THE PITS | 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 16 (UPDATED)

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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.

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Eli Tomac 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-67 Eli Tomac is looking to turn his number 3 into a number 1 today in SLC.

Kawasaki tools Pro Circuit exhaust 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-66 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 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-53Chase 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.

Cooper Webb 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-48Cooper Webb’s stead is ready to go.

Dean Wilson Rockstar Alpinestars Helmet 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-76 Dean Wilson’s Alpinestars Rockstar Energy helmet. 

Chad Reed KTM 450SXF 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-78Chad Reed’s race bike is ready for his final two Supercross races.

2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-55Star Racing Yamaha suspension tech Drew Hopkins is smiling under that mask. At least we think so…

coffee machines 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-68 Boot dryers are essential for keeping your feet dry.

grilling 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-69Barbecues are also essential.

JGRMX Sink 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-71The JGRMX team has a nice auxiliary sink outside of their tent. Not sure if it’s for only for washing hands or if they’re washing parts in there too, but either way it’s cool!

Ken Roczen 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-41 Ken Roczen was impressive at Round 15 on Sunday.

HRC Honda 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-18Kenny’s HRC Honda getting the final touches before it’s go time inside the rig.

Carlen Gardner BWR Honda 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-75Carlen Gardner’s BWR Engines, L-TEC, SSI Decals, Fly Racing Honda CRF450 is ready to go again. 

Eli Tomac 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-64Another angle of Eli Tomac’s bike.

Freddie Noren 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-72Freddie Noren’s JGRMX Suzuki.

Phoenix Racing Honda 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-73 The Phoenix Racing Honda team is ready to go with their riders Kyle Peters, Jace Owen and Luke Neese.

Robbie Wageman 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-82Robbie Wageman is racing the 450 class tonight—on his YZ250F.

JGR Suzuki Mapping Computer 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-31 The JGR Suzuki mechanics have their carts dialed in with everything they need trackside.

Michael Mosiman 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-8 Michael Mosiman’s Rockstar Husqvarna FC250 is on display even though the 250 West riders aren’t racing tonight.

wheels tires 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-49Got spare wheels?

spare wheels 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-50How much money do you think is sitting on that lift gate?

Justin Barcia 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-57Justin Barcia’s bike is looking new again.

Benny Bloss 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-44Benny Bloss has been taking riders out and he’s been taken out multiple times lately and it always seems to happen at the edge of the screen on TV.

Pierce Brown 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-25 Pierce Brown’s TLD KTM. Notice the cool transponder holder that goes behind the front number plate?

Malcolm Stewart 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-62Malcolm Stewart’s Honda CRF450.

Blake Baggett 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-46 Blake Baggett has gotten better since he switched over to the same settings Cooper Webb is using. It helps when your team has factory support and KTM is willing to share their secrets.

Broc Tickle 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-37 Broc Tickle’s JGRMX Suzuki.

Red Bull Helmet Shock doctor Helmet dryer 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-42 Ken Roczen has a stack of gloves, just in case one of them gets muddy.

stands 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-22 Justin Brayton’s bike stands.The block on top is to level the bike out so that both wheels can spin.

spare wheels cart 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-30The HRC Honda trackside cart.

Adam Cianciarulo 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-65Adam Cianciarulo’s bike is on display although he is out with an injury. 

Justin Hill 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-63 Justin Hill’s Smartop MotoConcepts Honda.

Malcolm Stewart warm up stationary bike 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-16-58Malcolm Stewart’s stationary bike.

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