Monday, March 12, 2018

The Others...ATL Triple Crown.

As we get deeper in to this season of Monster Energy Supercross I’m getting closer and closer to the edge of my seat. As a fan, Round 9 in Atlanta, Georgia did not disappoint. The new Mercedes-Benz Stadium wasn’t too bad either.

The Triple Crown was back for the second time this season and for the first time, the 250 East Championship contenders would get their shot at the format. Six Main Events and we saw six different winners. It seems that this format is working when it comes to shaking things up! 

The Triple Crown means that day qualifying sets the field with 18 to go directly to the Main Events. Four more slots would be filled with a LCQ that took 4 or sent you packing while the sun was still up. Star Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis’ 53.384 topped the 250 class times. Marvin Musquin would put his RedBull KTM atop the 450 field with a 51.711. Nick Gaines took the 250 LCQ win on his Traders Racing Yamaha. JGR backed Weston Peick solidified his 450 spot with his LCQ win.

Do these 250 guys want it or what? It seems like the East Coast contenders have a win or die trying attitude. The result sheets were scattered and it’d be the 4-2-3 scores of Pro Circuit’s Austin Forkner taking the overall. Each of the 3 Main winners would find themselves off the podium at some point of the night.

Jason Anderson seems to have one thing on his mind this year. Championship. His poise has watched him creep to a 42 point lead. 2-1-4 Mains would secure the overall. Most impressive main came early in my books with Smartop/Bullfrog Spa’s Justin Brayton taking the W in Main 1. JB looked good and earned the win with a charging pack behind him. 

Some privateer flash came from the boys over at the Club MX/RSR/Redemption Racing rig. Both of their guys, Josh Osby and Zack Williams would make the mains. Osby would have the best effort with a 16th in Main 3. 

Rider: Josh Osby | Photo: Kyle Pesci

And now...The Others

  1. 570 Cody VanBuskirk 
  2. 986 Lane Shaw 
  3. 172 Tanner Basso
  4. 85 Josh Cartwright 
  5. 471 Logan Karnow 
  6. 155 Drayke Sizemore 
  7. 725 Richard Jackson 
  8. 248 Travis Delnicki 
  9. 228 Donny Brown
  10. 401 Samual Redman 
  11. 89 Jerry Robin 
  12. 57 John Short
  13. 222 Ramyller Alves 
  14. 581 Kyle Bitterman
  15. 828 Mathew Weakley 
  16. 171 Yannis Irsuti
  17. 214 Vann Martin 
  18. 169 Challen Tennant

  1. 53 Bradley Taft 
  2. 48 Henry Miller 
  3. 211 Tevin Tapia
  4. 73 Brandon Scharer 
  5. 383 Casey Brennan 
  6. 71 Josh Mosiman 
  7. 509 Alex Nagy 
  8. 282 Bubba Pauli 
  9. 86 Dylan Merriam 
  10. 90 Dakota Tedder 
  11. 805 Carlen Gardner 
  12. 740 Lane Staley
  13. 122 Chris Howell 
  14. 240 Bryce Stewart 
  15. 501 Scotty Wennerstrom 
  16. 722 Adam Enticknap 
  17. 84 Scott Champion 
  18. 68 Justin Starling 

On to Daytona. It’ll be back to the standard format but this stop on the circuit is far from just a standard supercross.

-Kyle Pesci

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