PRESS DAY GALLERY | HOUSTON SUPERCROSS
The 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series is in Houston, Texas, this weekend for round 13 of the season. Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac, Dean Wilson and more showed up to the Houston Texan’s NRG Stadium a day early to participate in the Houston Supercross press day. With only five rounds left in the 2019 season, the Championship is starting to heat up for the front runners and the pressure is rising for the riders who are in the process of negotiating their contracts and searching for rides in 2020. Our photographer Brian Converse is in Houston snapping pictures and taking video the riders as they prepare for round 13. Watch the raw video from press day here.
After his fourth place in Seattle, Cooper Webb should’ve lost 7 points to his teammate Marvin Musquin in the 450 Championship point standings. But with Marvin’s costly mistake of jumping on the Red Cross flag, he was docked 7 points. Marvin won the race and Cooper finished fourth, but with the penalty, they still scored the same amount of points. Cooper Webb still holds a 14-point lead over Marvin Musquin going into Houston.
During the post-race press conference in Seattle, Marvin Musquin admitted that jumping on the Red Cross flag was a mistake on his part and he takes full responsibility for it. We’re betting Marvin will be hard to beat this Saturday, as he will be looking to earn those precious points back.
Michael Mosiman throws some style and looks straight at our camera man, Brian Converse. Michael had a career-best fourth-place finish in Seattle and he currently sits 6th in the 250 West point standings.
Dean Wilson spent the week in-between Seattle and Houston riding outdoors in Southern California. He’s already preparing for the AMA Outdoor Nationals which start just two weeks after the Supercross finale in May. Because the transition between the two series’ is so short, riders begin their motocross training during the week while still racing Supercross on the weekends.
Zach Osborne’s results were consistent in Seattle. He qualified 8th fastest and finished 8th in the main event. After missing the first six rounds of the season due to injury, the 450-rookie Zach Osborne is improving and gaining wisdom at each race.
Martin Castelo started the season on a BarX Suzuki 250, but his contract was only for the first five races. After finishing sixth in San Diego, the JMC Husqvarna team picked up Castelo and they are helping him for the remainder of the 250 West season.