BEST IN THE PITS & PRESS DAY RIDING | 2021 INDIANAPOLIS SUPERCROSS 1
BEST IN THE PITS & PRESS DAY RIDING | 2021 INDIANAPOLIS SUPERCROSS
Round 4 of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season is finally here at the Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, and with the top-six 450SX riders only separated by 4-points, the red plate could once again shift hands. This Saturday marks the first of three races to be held in Indianapolis. Like the series did in Houston, the stars of Supercross will line up on Saturday, Tuesday and then Saturday again before heading to Orlando, Florida, on February 13th. During Friday’s Press Day, the outside temperatures are in the 30-degree range and it’s projected to reach a high of 38-degrees with snow on the forecast for Saturday’s racing. Luckily, the Lucas Oil stadium has a roof to keep the elements out. Most of the tents for the factory teams were all buttoned up to keep warm on Friday’s Press Day, but MXA’s Brian Converse braved the cold anyways to get some photos of the Indianapolis pits and from the Press Day riding sessions with guys like Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac, Adam Cianciarulo and Jett Lawrence hitting the track.
Photos by Brian Converse
Jordon Smith’s Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX250 chassis is missing something… Don’t worry, Jordon isn’t racing until February 20th when the 250 West division kicks off in Orlando, Florida. Wait, Orlando is West? Yep. When there’s no Supercross racing any further West than Utah, East coast venues are forced to host races with the ‘West coast’ title.
Eli Tomac struggled at the first Round in Houston and finished 13th. Then he bounced back to win at Round 2 and he finished 5th at Round 3. Surprisingly, with the inconsistencies of his competitors, Eli Tomac is only 6-points behind Ken Roczen in points.
Ken Roczen’s 1-point lead would be a 7-point lead if he hadn’t jumped on the Red Cross flag causing a 4-point violation at Houston #2 and if he wouldn’t have gotten passed by Cooper Webb in the final lap of the Houston 3 Main Event when Dean Wilson (one-lap down) slowed him down.