Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Hunter Lawrence-4


The 2023 Indianapolis Supercross is set to go inside the Lucas Oil Stadium and many of the riders were in attendance for Friday’s press day riding sessions on the track. Of course, Indy is known for being rutted, but press day was even softer and tougher than usual (click the full coverage link to see our video). In this article, we get up close and personal with the factory bikes and check the work of the Pro mechanics who travel to the races every weekend putting their heart and soul into these machines, making them look nice and shiny for race day.

Scroll below to see our Best in the Pits photo gallery, brought to you by Helix Racing Products

Photos by Brian Converse. 


Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Ken Roczen Travis Soules Ken Roczen’s wrench, Travis Soules, prepping the Suzuki RM-Z450 for press day. If you haven’t seen our press day video yet, watch it here

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_RJ HampshireAfter a successful 450 debut last weekend, RJ Hampshire (currently a 250SX West rider for the Husqvarna team) is allowed another opportunity in the premier class. RJ surprised everyone when he won his first-ever 450SX Heat race and placed 8th in the Main Event. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Adam Cianciarulo-3Adam Cianciarulo is back! After aggravating his wrist during the press day at Arlington two weeks ago, he missed rounds seven and eight. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Hunter Lawrence-3Up close on Hunter Lawrence’s beautiful Yoshimura header pipe. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Michael Mosiman-2 Unfortunately, Michael Mosiman (31) will not be lining up on his Red Bull Troy Lee Designs GasGas this weekend after hitting the deck at Daytona.

How pretty is that gold D.I.D chain…

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Chase SextonChase Sexton hanging out during press day. The Indianapolis Supercross is a hometown race for him this weekend.  

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Freddie Noren Freddie Noren charging with perfect technique through the rut. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Pits Dunlop tires There are a few Dunlop MX14 scoop tires still mounted on wheels from Daytona last weekend. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Rocky Mountain ATV Max Miller Max Miller’s Rocky Mountain KTM 250SXF has white backgrounds because he’s been racing the 450 class to get more experience racing in the stadiums. He almost made the 450 Main Event through the LCQ last weekend but crashed trying to send it for the final transfer spot off the wall before the finish. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Tom VialleTom Vialle had a big wreck at Daytona. Even though he DNF’d due to the bike being bent up, we’re happy to see that he was able to ride away on his own power.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_RedBull KTMIt’s cold at Lucas Oil stadium, everyone is bundled up.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_YoderHunter Yoder (508) is racing the 250SX West series, but his stand and race bike is still traveling with the Partzilla Kawasaki team.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Justin Barcia-2Justin Barcia’s GasGas MC450F factory edition. These plastics are hard to get used to. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Honda Racing-3 Factory HRC Honda triple clamps, start button, and factory Showa forks with adjustable by-hand compression clickers.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Honda Racing-2 Factory Showa forks with the Works Connection Pro Launch starting ring attached, under the Honda tent.  

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Colt Nichols Colt Nichols crashed during the first qualifying session at Daytona and didn’t race. Unfortunately, he’ll miss the Indy SX as well. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_HEP SuzukiA stock Showa Suzuki BFRC shock under the HEP tent. We’ve seen the HEP team rolling their bikes around with stock suspension which tells us that their suspension guy builds their settings on Fridays. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Lucas Oil Stadium The Red Bull KTM tents all buttoned up. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Justin Barcia Justin Barcia’s Kite rear hub.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Jason Anderson-2Jason Anderson’s KX450 with some fancy clutch and front brake reservoir covers from ARC.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Cooper WebbCooper Webb is 5 points behind Tomac in the points. 

Chase Sexton is 10-points off Eli Tomac in the standings coming into Round nine.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Chris BloseChris Blose’s Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX250.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Fire Power HondaMartin Davalos is the team manager for the Fire Power Honda team which has been very successful with Max Anstie in the 250SX East division. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and help the crew set up the tent, pretty refreshing to see since he was a factory rider not too long ago.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Jeremy MartinJeremy Martin’s ClubMX Yamaha YZ250F awaiting fresh graphics.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Hunter Lawrence-2Hunter Lawrence’s CRF250 rear brake. 

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Honda RacingThe HRC team setting up their awning for the weekend.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Cullin Park Cullin Park’s Phoenix Racing Honda CRF250.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Dean WilsonDean Wilson’s FirePower CRF450.

Indianapolis 2023 Supercross_Christian Craig-2Christian Craig’s FC450.


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