BEST IN THE PITS | 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 17 (UPDATED)

Troy Lee Designs KTM rig 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-42

BEST IN THE PITS | 2020 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS ROUND 17 FINALE

The 2020 Supercross season finale is here and everybody is up early for it in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the season is finishing off with another day race. The day racing isn’t great for the track as it’s usually harder to maintain moisture. We’re expecting the race is earlier in the day, because of the NBC’s live TV schedule. Beware, the first hour of the show, starting at 12:00 Noon Pacific time and 3:00p.m. Eastern will be on the NBC Sports Network as usual, then you’ll have to switch over to the mainstream NBC channel for the second and third hours of the show. Yes, it’s complicated, but it is good for the sport of Supercross to be hosted on a mainstream channel like NBC. NBC always brings more viewers which is great for the sport. Sadly, they still aren’t letting fans enter the stadium to watch the racing or check out the pits, but luckily, MXA’s Travis Fant is on the scene and he covering all the action going on at the 2020 Salt Lake City Supercross season finale.

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Ken Roczen 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-64 Ken Roczen’s HRC Honda is all clean and shiny for one more Supercross.

Ken Roczen 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-72 Ken Roczen entering the stadium with his mask on one more time.

Chad Reed 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-65Round 17 is scheduled to be Chad’s last official Supercross. However, we expect to see him at race or two next year with fans in the stadium.

Christian Craig 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-14Christian Craig entering the stadium and getting his final temperature check just to make sure he doesn’t have the coronavirus.

Geico Honda bikes 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-44The Geico honda team is locked and loaded with five riders lining up today for the East/West Shootout. They have Chase Sexton and Jo Shimoda coming from the East division and Christian Craig, Jett Lawrence and Hunter Lawrence coming from the West division. Imagine if Jeremy Martin was still racing and didn’t opt out of SX a few rounds early? That would’ve been wild to see six Geico Hondas on the track!

Michael Mosiman 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-58 Michael Mosiman is one of many 250 riders who isn’t fighting for a title, but is fighting to finish his season off strong.

Eli Tomac 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-69Eli Tomac looks to be wearing a new Bell helmet that we haven’t seen before.

Pro Circuit Kawasaki engine 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-57 Up close on Austin Forkner’s beautiful Pro Circuit Kawasaki engine.

Eli Tomac 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-74Eli Tomac’s #3 all ready to go.

Bell Helmet pads 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-54 Final helmet inspections.

Carlen Gardner 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-29Carlen Gardner’s BWR Honda.

Alpinestars boots 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-24 Kenny Day from Alpinestars has all their sponsored riders dialed in with clean gear for the final race of the season.

Pierce Brown 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-41Pierce Brown’s Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM has a hole in the front number plate to hold a GoPro.

Dean Wilson 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-73Dean Wilson awaiting practice.

Luke Clout 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-21 The Australian, Luke Clout has been impressive this season on his Penrite Honda. 

Michael Mosiman 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-30Michael Mosiman’s Rockstar Husqvarna FC250. The team wasn’t using the ventilated air box covers at sea level, but now that they are at higher elevation, they’re looking for more air.

Chad Reed 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-35If you would’ve asked anyone years ago if Chad Reed would be retiring on a KTM, everybody would’ve thought you were crazy.

Justin Brayton 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-66Today is also Justin Brayton’s last race on the HRC Honda team as he was only contracted for the 2020 Supercross season and Chase Sexton will take his spot for Outdoors.

Chase Sexton 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-48Chase Sexton has a 6-point lead over McElrath going into the 250 East/West Shootout.

Justin Brayton 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-70Justin Brayton is looking for another strong finish. He was 6th at Round 16.

Zach Osborne 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-73Zach Osborne led 22 out of the 28 total laps in the 450SX Main Event on Wednesday. He finished third, but he’s looking for his first win.  

Star Yamaha 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17Shane McElrath and Colt Nichols will be lining up against their Star Racing Yamaha West Coast teammates Dylan Ferrandis and Justin Cooper today.

Cameron McAdoo 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-55Cameron McAdoo’s Pro Circuit Kawasaki.

Hunter Lawrence 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-36Hunter Lawrence’s Geico Honda being warmed up before practice.

Jace Owen 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-25Jace Owen’s Phoenix Racing Honda.

Derek Kelley 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-19Derek Kelley’s JMC Husqvarna.

Justin Barcia 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-13Justin Barcia’s factory Monster Energy Yamaha.

Ken Roczen 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-64Up close on Ken Roczen’s engine.

Benny Bloss 2020-Salt-Lake-City-Supercross-Round-17-53Blake Baggett’s race bike getting warmed up by his mechanic Austin Kent.

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