BEST IN THE PITS & PRESS DAY RIDING | 2021 HOUSTON SUPERCROSS 1 (UPDATED)
BEST IN THE PITS & PRESS DAY RIDING | 2021 HOUSTON SUPERCROSS 1
Things have officially kicked off at the 2021 Houston Supercross 1 and our Best in the Pits gallery is here to give you an behind the scenes look at what’s happening in the Supercross paddock at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. It feels very weird that Round one of the series is starting off inside of a rectangular football stadium instead of the typical outdoor diamond shaped layout we always have at the Anaheim Angels stadium. Although it’s weird, we’re very excited Supercross is back and we can’t wait to see the long list of competitors like Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb, Jason Anderson, Justin Barcia and more battle out for the 450SX title. In the 250 class, we have Austin Forkner, Jett Lawrence, Christian Craig, Michael Mosiman and more set to do battles as well. MXA is in Houston, Texas, capturing all of the action from the paddock and the track. For more coverage of the Houston Supercross, click the link below.
Photos by Brian Converse
Unfortunately with the Covid-19 restrictions our photographer Brian Converse couldn’t any closer than this to Justin Barcia’s GasGas MC 450F. The side wall on the Troy Lee Designs tent blocked our camera from seeing the air shock up close. Learn more about Justin’s new air shock by clicking here.
Joey Savatgy’s Rocky Mountain KTM. So far we haven’t heard any credible news on Blake Baggett’s racing status. MXA reached out to him, but he said that he couldn’t speak on his current plans for the future.
Cooper Webb waiting to hit the track for press day. Masks are mandatory for everyone at Supercross and all of the riders and crew members have to take a Covid-19 rapid test before entering the pits. Luckily, the test goes by quickly and easily.
Eli Tomac stated in the pre-race press conference that he is running the same bike setup he finished with at the 2020 Salt Lake City Supercross and he thinks this will be advantage over those who are riding completely new models this year.
The MotoConcepts Honda team has four riders, Shane McElrath, Broc Tickle, Benny Bloss and Vince Friese. For this season, Vince is the only rider on the 2021 CRF450 while the others are still riding 2020 models. The team says that they don’t have enough time on the new model and they don’t have enough bikes or parts to go racing on it for 2021, so they stuck with the 2020 model. But, Vince Friese does like the new CRF450, so they’re letting. him race it this year and develop it for the future seasons.