Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Others...Arlington

Everything is bigger in Texas and that held true as Monster Energy Supercross took to AT&T Stadium I’m Arlington. This might be the most impressive stadium on tour and the racing inside was just as impressive.


I’m admittedly not a huge Ken Roczen fan, but how can you not be a fan of his story. His returns to racing after two possible career ending injuries has been nothing short of amazing and I am looking forward  to a Main Event win to put the glass slipper on his Cinderella story. Roczen took his Heat Race win and was looking comfortable early in the 450 Main Event. A bobble by Eli Tomac left Roczen in control of the race until the very end. Cooper Webb spent the Main Event working his way towards the front and made a last ditch effort stick in the final turn. Webb claimed his fourth overall win of the season, while Roczen will have to wait a little longer to stand on that top step.

Alex Ray has now made 6 of the 7 450 Main Events aboard his HEP Suzuki. This week he led early in the LCQ and would finish behind Justin Barcia to stamp his ticket in to his sixth consecutive Main Event. Alex is currently sitting 20th in the points standings.

Rider: Alex Ray | Photo: Brandon Schlegel


And now....The Others

250
  1. 49 Henry Miller 
  2. 725 Richard Jackson 
  3. 112 Thomas Covington 
  4. 332 Dustin Winter
  5. 161 Justin Thompson 
  6. 89 Joey Crown
  7. 407 Ben Nelko
  8. 996 Preston Taylor
  9. 986 Lane Shaw
  10. 98 Wilson Fleming
  11. 125 Luke Neese
  12. 131 Jayce Pennington 
  13. 700 James Weeks
  14. 96 Chase Marquier 
  15. 914 Brice Klippel 
  16. 401 Samual Redman 
  17. 305 Hunter Hilton
  18. 434 Parker Fleming

450
  1. 97 Adam Enticknap 
  2. 184 Scott Champion
  3. 54 Dylan Merriam 
  4. 383 Casey Brennan 
  5. 393 Daniel Herrlein 
  6. 313 Kyle Swanson
  7. 412 Jared Lesher
  8. 330 AJ Catanzaro 
  9. 282 Bubba Pauli 
  10. 214 Vann Martin 
  11. 471 Logan Karnow 
  12. 211 Tevin Tapia 
  13. 509 Alex Nagy 
  14. 137 Nick Desiderio
  15. 118 Cheyenne Harmon 
  16. 86 Ryan Breece 
  17. 43 Tyler Bowers
  18. 99 Austin Politelli

-Kyle Pesci

#cheerprivateer




The Others...Minneapolis

Monster Energy Supercross heads in to the home of the Minnesota Vikings for Round 6 in Minneapolis.



A Kawasaki jumped to an early lead with rookie Joey Savatgy getting his first taste of the race pace at the front of the pack. He’d eventually surrender the lead to a charging Cooper Webb. Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin would find their way to the podium spots as well, while Savatgy fell to season best fourth place.

Serving as Round 1 of the East Coast 250 Championship, we’d see new competition as the West riders go on a break. Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner May be a class favorite, he’d set the tone early and keep the ball rolling. Forkner was your fastest qualifier, win his Heat Race and went on to win the 250 Main Event.

Cheyenne Harmon would control 6 of the 7 laps during the 450 LCQ to make his second Main Event of the season. He’d then go on to finish 19th onboard his Yamaha. This season Harmon has switched up his look by joining O’Neal Racewear and switching from his known number 645 to 118. Keep an eye out for this Privateer as we feel his smooth style will really suit the east coast tracks.




And now...The Others

250
  1. 131 Jayce Pennington 
  2. 285 Marshal Weltin
  3. 725 Richard Jackson 
  4. 424 Tyler Custer
  5. 78 Ramyller Alves
  6. 996 Preston Taylor
  7. 597 Mason Kerr
  8. 305 Hunter Hilton
  9. 151 Carter Gordon
  10. 332 Dustin Winter
  11. 116 TJ Albright
  12. 700 James Weeks
  13. 197 Dillon Cloyed
  1. 179 Westen Wrozyna 
  2. 161 Justin Thompson
  3. 986 Lane Shaw 
  4. 401 Samual Redman 
  5. 89 Joey Crown

450
  1. 723 Tyler Enticknap 
  2. 501 Scotty Wennerstrom 
  3. 282 Bubba Pauli 
  4. 97 Adam Enticknap 
  5. 509 Alex Nagy 
  6. 471 Logan Karnow 
  7. 805 Carlen Gardner 
  8. 313 Kyle Swanson
  9. 976 Josh Greco 
  10. 211 Tevin Tapia
  11. 918 Michael Akaydin 
  12. 336 Chaz Braden 
  13. 749 Gavin Kadlec
  14. 708 Joe Perron
  15. 348 Joan Cros 
  16. 214 Vann Martin 

-Kyle Pesci
#cheerprivateer




The Others...San Diego Lime

When it rains, it pours. Mother Nature would play a role in every aspect for Round 5 of the Monster Energy Supercross Championships at San Diego’s Petco Park.



A lot of rain started falling early in the week. This would start a chain of events that are still in question the week after the event. The Dirt Wurx crew got to work early and tarps would cover the track in hopes for a dry race day. As more rain came, scheduled events would be shortened and eventually the track would be uncovered to become a mess of a night.
To some extent I like how the playing field is leveled by something as simple as weather. On the other hand I do not want to see a misfortune out of our hands reek havoc on someone’s season. 

The track was as good as it could be and in all honesty I feel that in the aftermath all parties involved had the best interests of the event and riders in mind to make the show go on. Unfortunately as this week unravels we see the aftermath of the lime that was added to the soil in attempt to create dryer conditions.

Just how bad were the conditions for “The Others” you ask? In the 250 LCQ only 15 of 22 would finish and out of those, only 6 on the lead lap.



And now...The Others

250
  1. 122 Chris Howell 
  2. 40 Sean Cantrell 
  3. 85 Dare DeMartile 
  4. 260 Dylan Woodcock
  5. 277 Kordel Caro 
  6. 321 Bradley Lionnet 
  7. 348 Joan Cros
  8. 767 Mason Wharton
  9. 418 Renton Minuto 
  10. 316 Dawson Newby
  11. 773 Thomas Do
  12. 471 Logan Karnow 
  13. 255 Johnny Garcia
  14. 194 Jerry Robin 
  15. 141 Robbie Wageman 
  16. 446 Blaine Silveira 
  17. 271 Kyle Fry 
  18. 360 Aaron Siminoe

450
  1. 99 Austin Politelli 
  2. 137 Nick Desiderio
  3. Adam Enticknap 
  4. 951 Ryan Surratt 
  5. 509 Alex Nagy!
  6. 313 Kyle Swanson
  7. 383 Casey Brennan 
  8. 192 Beni Williams 
  9. 214 Vann Martin 
  10. 393 Daniel Herrlein 
  11. 330 AJ Catanzaro 
  12. 723 Tyler Enticknap 
  13. 86 Ryan Breece 
  14. 118 Cheyenne Harmon 
  15. 211 Tevin Tapia
  16. 606 Ronnie Stewart 
  17. 10 Justin Brayton
  18. 448 Broc Shoemaker 

-Kyle Pesci

#cheerprivateer