FACTORY BIKES UP CLOSE // 2023 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS

Levi Kitchen 2023 Oakland Supercross-3196

FACTORY BIKES UP CLOSE // 2023 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS

The 2023 Oakland Supercross is up next and its Cooper Webb who is carrying the momentum right now in the 450SX class after his win at Tampa. Fun facts: Cooper clinched his 20th Supercross victory breaking a 20-race winless streak with a dramatic victory in Tampa Bay. He is now tied with Ken Roczen and Jeff Ward for 10th on the all-time 450SX Class wins list.

The Oakland SX press day was a success, we sent MXA’s photographer Trevor Nelson to scour the pits and see what he could find. Scroll down to see his shots from the pits and click the link below to watch our raw press day video and see more coverage from Oakland.

Photos by Trevor Nelson

2023 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS // FULL COVERAGE


Carson Mumford 2023 Oakland Supercross-3548Carson Mumford (52) was supposed to begin his fill-in ride for Pro Circuit Kawasaki this weekend, but a practice crashed delayed his debut. Carson is now looking ahead to Seattle Supercross and the remaining 250 West Coast Rounds with Pro Circuit. 

Cooper Webb 2023 Oakland Supercross-3466With Cooper Webb’s 450 Main Event win last weekend, KTM now has 60 450SX Class victories, only trailing Kawasaki who has 70 wins.

Eli Tomac 2023 Oakland Supercross-3308Eli Tomac almost lost the red plate last weekend with his fifth place finish. However, Chase Sexton crashed late in the race, allowing Webb to win and Eli to keep his points lead by two points. 

Oakland Stadium 2023 Oakland Supercross-3254The Oakland Alameda Country Coliseum was supposed to host Round 2, but not it’s hosting the sixth race of the season after the original race was postponed due to weather. 

Rockstar Husqvarna 2023 Oakland Supercross-3268The Rockstar Husqvarna team preparing for another weekend of racing. 

Cooper Webb 2023 Oakland Supercross-3418KTM earned their first win in 2012 and now Cooper Webb is second on the KTM win list behind Ryan Dungey who has 27 wins.

Cody Champagne Max Lee Jake 2023 Oakland Supercross-3455Friendly faces of the Troy Lee Designs GasGas pits. Pierce Brown’s mechanic Jake (left), Justin Barcia’s mechanic Cody (middle). 

History lesson: The first 450SX Class race held in Oakland was on January 18, 1979 and Jimmy Weinert won on a Kawasaki with a paddle tire. It was the opener for the sixth season of Supercross racing and Bob Hannah would eventually win the last of his three titles after finishing runner-up to Weinert in Oakland.

Dylan Ferrandis 2023 Oakland Supercross-3307Dylan Ferrandis is sat out Tampa SX and he’s also sitting out Oakland Supercross after his concussion at Houston.

Colt Nichols 2023 Oakland Supercross-3332Colt Nichols’ HRC Honda CRF450 is ready for action.

Daniel Castloo Mohead 2023 Oakland Supercross-3214Daniel Castloo is Justin Cooper’s wrench and he’s one of the most passionate mechanic’s in the pits. 

Colt Nichols 2023 Oakland Supercross-3332The fresh DID chain looks beautiful on the HRC Honda’s.

Rockstar Husqvarna 2023 Oakland Supercross-3487Underneath the hood on Christian Craig’s Rockstar Husqvarna FC450.

Pro Circuit pit vehicle 2023 Oakland Supercross-3218Pro Circuit’s pit vehicle is fresh and clean, just like the semi truck.

Jett Lawrence 2023 Oakland Supercross-3542 Jett has some cool hub decals.

Jett Lawrence 2023 Oakland Supercross-3542Check out Jett Lawrence’s graphics. They are actually die-cut numbers and stickers on brand new plastics. Teams do this to save weight, surprisingly, stickers do add weight.  

Fly Helmet 2023 Oakland Supercross-3397Fly Racing’s Jesse James cleans Shane McElrath’s helmet from Tampa. 

AEO KTM 2023 Oakland Supercross-3399The AEO KTM privateer team is primarily funded by the AEO Motorsports dealerships in Arizona and Murrieta. 

Matt Moss 2023 Oakland Supercross-3357 Australian rider, Matt Moss, got a last-minute call to fill-in on the BarX Suzuki team for Ty Masterpool. 

FMF exhaust 2023 Oakland Supercross-3494A beautiful lineup of FMF mufflers under the BarX Suzuki tent.

Cooper Webb Brembo clutch 2023 Oakland Supercross-3474The carbon guards on the Brembo clutch master cylinder are pretty trick.

Troy Lee Designs GasGas 2023 Oakland Supercross-3436The Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas team. 

Rj Hampshire 2023 Oakland Supercross-3266RJ Hampshire’s Rockstar Husqvarna FC250. 

Shane McElrath 2023 Oakland Supercross-3368Shane McElrath’s Twisted Tea Suzuki RMZ450.

Nathan Ramsey 2023 Oakland Supercross-3461Rockstar Husqvarna Team Manager, Nathan Ramsey, isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and shine up the banners.

The factory KTM rolling tool box.

Mitchell Oldenburg 2023 Oakland Supercross-3344 Mitchell Oldenburg’s MotoConcepts Honda CRF250.

Dean Wilson Firepower Honda 2023 Oakland Supercross-3336Dean Wilson’s FirePower Honda CRF450. Learn all about this bike from his mechanic in our recent video by clicking here

Aaron Plessinger 2023 Oakland Supercross-3480Aaron Plessinger is raising eyebrows with back-to-back top-five finishes at Houston and Tampa. Last weekend was his third career podium in the 450 class. Plessinger now has 39 top-10 finishes in his 56 450SX class starts.

Jordan Troxell HRC Honda 2023 Oakland Supercross-3165Another history lesson: The winner of the Oakland Supercross has won the 450SX Class title in 6/14 seasons, including three of the last four stops. Oakland was a huge win for Jason Anderson’s 2018 season but he was unable to win the title after his 2022 Oakland victory.

Chase Sexton 2023 Oakland Supercross-3316Chase Sexton nabbed his seventh runner-up finish and his 15th career 450SX Class podium in Tampa after delivering a gift to Webb with a late fall in the whoops while leading.

Stilez Robertson 2023 Oakland Supercross-3194Stilez Robertson won the third Main Event at the Anaheim 2 triple crown. He didn’t win the overall like his teammate Levi Kitchen, but he’s carry momentum into Oakland. 

Ken Roczen 2023 Oakland Supercross-3381Ken Roczen finished fourth at Tampa, earning him his 80th career top-five finish, good for 10th all-time in the premier class. 

Justin Cooper 2023 Oakland Supercross-3185With seventh place finishes at Houston and Tampa, Justin Cooper 2/2 on earning top-10 finishes to start his 450 class career.

Bryson Gardner 2023 Oakland Supercross-3563Privateer Honda 450 rider, Bryson Gardner, is a friend of MXA. He and his brother (who runs the Beta USA off-road team) have helped us test bikes multiple times and currently Bryson is driving Josh Mosiman’s old motorhome. 

Josh Hill Justin Hill 2023 Oakland Supercross-3150Josh Hill placed 14th at Tampa and earned his first 450SX Class top-15 finish since Round nine of 2015 at Atlanta 2.

HRC Honda semi truck rig 2023 Oakland Supercross-3156Chase Sexton only trails red-plated Eli Tomac by two-points heading into Oakland.

Robbie Wageman 2023 Oakland Supercross-3496Fun fact: there are only 14 riders to make a 250SX Class start in Oakland aboard a Suzuki. Suzuki only has two podiums in Oakland (Hill and Anderson) and zero wins. Before this weekend, the list of Suzuki riders consisted of: Ryan Morais, Martin Davalos, Kyle Cunningham, Brandon Scharer, Killian Auberson, Phil Nicoletti, Justin Hill, Martin Castelo, Jimmy Decotis, Thomas Do, Alex Martin, Dilan Schwartz, Carson Mumford, and Jason Anderson. This weekend, Robbie Wageman (59) is lining up on Suzuki. Plus, Brandon Sharer (401) is back racing on a Suzuki RMZ250 and Matt Moss (100) his making his debut on a RMZ250, both Brandon and Matt are fill-in riders on the BarX team. 

Cameron McAdoo 2023 Oakland Supercross-3538Cameron McAdoo is looking for his first win of the season in Oakland.

Josh Varize 2023 Oakland Supercross-3141Josh Varize’s AEO Motorsports KTM 250SXF.

2023 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS // FULL COVERAGE

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