Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Others...STL '20

The three weekend span from Round 1 to 3 will be quite a test for most privateers as  for the first time, the series makes a trip to St. Louis, Missouri for Round 2 of Monster Energy Supercross. 

Anaheim, STL, Anaheim will be racking up moto van mileage and test the wallets early with some supposed stadium conflicts due to football playoffs. This had FELD looking for a good venue for the second stop. The Dome at America’s Center was available and a Monster Jam event in the following week made the dirt accessible. So to the East...Um, West we headed.

Adam Cianciarulo continues his qualifying dominance as he’s now 4 for 4 as fast qualifier in the 450 class sessions.

We were pumped to see a couple things in  the STL. Great dirt for one! Local guy Bubba Pauli made his first 450 Night Show of the season in front of his hometown crowd. Mark Weishaar hasn’t raced a professional Monster Energy Supercross is a couple years and was able to put his Yamaha YZ250F into the night show. 

Rider: Bubba Pauli | Photo: Brandon Schlegel

The internet has been filled with people convinced that Chad Reed is wasting his time out there. The guy made the 450 Main Event yet again. There were 18 other guys chasing that same goal whom had to pack it up early and watch from the stands. Should we tell those guys to hang it up? Chad still has amazing speed. Keep going Two Two! 

Huge props to Jacob Hayes this week. The number 45 Gas Monkey Husqvarna rider went on to finish 6th in the 250 Main Event and now sits 7th overall in the championship. Also a quick shout out to Cheyenne Harmon who transferred directly to the 250 Main Event with an 8th in his Heat Race. 

Although not a privateer, this guy needs a huge congrats. Ken Roczen, you’re a legend. I’ve stood next to this guy at races and watched him struggle to grip a water bottle or take off his own coat. I’ve told myself there’s no way he could ever be back to the top level of these athletes. The guy is not human and continues to get better and stronger, and then....He wins the St. Louis 450 Main Event. WOW! 

And now...The Others

  1. 284 Lorenzo Camporese
  2. 621 RJ Wageman 
  3. 97 Chris Howell
  4. 216 Devin Harriman
  5. 112 Xylian Ramella
  6. 120 Todd Bannister 
  7. 154 Chase Felong
  8. 221 Mathias Jorgenson
  9. 974 Brian Marty
  10. 246 Chance Blackburn 
  11. 246 Chance Blackburn 
  12. 538 Addison Emory
  13. 311 Mitchell Gifford  
  14. 277 Kordel Caro 
  15. 395 Charl Van Eeden
  16. 88 Logan Karnow 
  17. 619 Mark Weishaar
  18. 929 Taiki Koga

  1. 92 Austin Politelli 
  2. 332 Dustin Winter
  3. 86 Josh Cartwright
  4. 848 Joan Cros
  5. 393 Daniel Herrlein 
  6. 280 Cade Clason
  7. 70 Dylan Merriam 
  8. Bubba Pauli
  9. 570 Cody VanBuskirk 
  10. 412 Jared Lesher
  11. 230 Joel Wightman
  12. 330 AJ Catanzaro 
  13. 509 Alex Nagy 
  14. 824 Carter Stephenson
  15. 526 Colton Aeck 
  16. 981 Curren Thurman
  17. 501 Scotty Wennerstrom 
  18. 31 Fredrik Noren

-Kyle Pesci
Cheer Privateer

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