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Motorcycles 2020 Salt Lake City 1 Supercross 250 Class Race Report

21:21  02 june  2020
21:21  02 june  2020 Source:   dirtrider.com

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Eighty-five days after round 10 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season took place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the series resumed at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City for round 11 of the championship. The nearly three-month break was brought on by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, but Feld Entertainment was able to reschedule the remaining seven rounds of the series to take place in the Beehive State. Although the stadium was devoid of spectators to combat the spread of COVID-19, the riders were happy to be back behind the gate and resuming racing.

Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Shane McElrath captured his second main event win of the season at the first of seven Monster Energy AMA Supercross races in Salt Lake City, Utah. © Provided by Dirt Rider Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Shane McElrath captured his second main event win of the season at the first of seven Monster Energy AMA Supercross races in Salt Lake City, Utah. a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton stayed in second for the entirety of the feature race. © Courtesy of Feld Entertainment, Inc. Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton stayed in second for the entirety of the feature race.

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In the Eastern Regional 250SX class, Shane McElrath came out swinging the entire day. The Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha rider was the fastest in practice with a 42.17-second lap time and carried that momentum into his heat race, where he led all 10 laps to take the win. In the main event, McElrath captured the holeshot on his YZ250F and led wire to wire to take his second feature race victory of the season. In doing so, he moved within seven points of the lead in the championship standings.

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“There’s been a lot of anticipation to get back going and it’s finally here,” McElrath said. “I had a near perfect day and I’m really happy with the progress we’ve made over the last few months since Daytona. My bike was awesome today and I felt great with the elevation. The track was honestly the best case scenario with the weather and wind that we dealt with today. I felt really good and I’m ready for another race in a few days.”

a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton stayed in second for the entirety of the feature race. © Provided by Dirt Rider Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton stayed in second for the entirety of the feature race.

Chase Sexton took the other heat race win and in the main event, the Geico Honda rider put himself into second place off the start. Although he stayed within a couple seconds of McElrath for nearly the entire race, he was unable to mount a charge for the lead and settled for the runner-up spot in the first of seven races in Utah.

“It was crazy,” Sexton said. “To think Daytona was 85 days ago, it doesn’t feel like that long ago. It felt kind of like Tampa [the 2020 season opener] all over again. It was nice getting back racing. Like [others] said, it was kind of weird with no fans there. It was kind of hard to get yourself fired up and be in the mindset like this is for a championship race. This is for points. It kind of felt like a practice day. So I think getting my mind wrapped around that was the toughest thing. I felt like I rode decent. I think the lappers were gnarly for both Shane [McElrath] and I. Every time I felt like I’d gained some ground, I’d just lose it the next corner. I just feel like that was on me. I feel like I had a win in my sights, but didn’t make it happen.”

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Utah native Garrett Marchbanks rounded out the podium as the lone Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider in the field. © Provided by Dirt Rider Utah native Garrett Marchbanks rounded out the podium as the lone Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider in the field.

Garrett Marchbanks is one of the few racers who can sleep in his own bed during the seven-race stint in Salt Lake City. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider put his KX250 in fourth place off the start and made an aggressive pass on Geico Honda’s Jeremy Martin to take third. Marchbanks held the position until the checkers to round out the podium in his home state.

“It was a good day today,” Marchbanks said. “We are never satisfied unless we are winning, but overall, I’m happy with the third place podium finish. We came up here about two weeks ago to get my lungs adjusted to the altitude and I believe it paid off today. It’s nice that we are so close to where I am from and I can stay at home with my family. I’m going to rest up and come out swinging on Wednesday.”

a person jumping in the air: Geico Honda’s Jeremy Martin ran third early on in the race, but was later passed by Marchbanks, which put him back to fourth. © Provided by Dirt Rider Geico Honda’s Jeremy Martin ran third early on in the race, but was later passed by Marchbanks, which put him back to fourth.

After being passed by Marchbanks, Martin held onto the fourth place position for the remainder of the race. Like many in the paddock, the Geico Honda rider was happy to be back racing.

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“Man, it sure did feel good to be back at the races racing, even though we still had to wear masks!” Martin said. “[I had a] great start in the main to put myself in a great position to be in the hunt for the win, but my arms blew up after lap 3. I went into survival mode to finish fourth.”

a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: In his home state race, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Pierce Brown achieved a season-best fifth place in his third professional Supercross race. © Provided by Dirt Rider In his home state race, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Pierce Brown achieved a season-best fifth place in his third professional Supercross race.

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Pierce Brown, Phoenix Racing Honda’s Kyle Peters, and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jalek Swoll rounded out the top seven, respectively.

a man riding a bike down a dirt road: Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jalek Swoll piloted his FC 250 to a sixth place result—a season-best for the young rookie. “This was the best finish for me and that was the goal—to come back better than I was before the break in racing,” Swoll said. “Riding-wise, I actually felt good. I just missed a couple things on the track that cost me some time, but if I polish those things up, I’d be right up there with those guys.” © Provided by Dirt Rider Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jalek Swoll piloted his FC 250 to a sixth place result—a season-best for the young rookie. “This was the best finish for me and that was the goal—to come back better than I was before the break in racing,” Swoll said. “Riding-wise, I actually felt good. I just missed a couple things on the track that cost me some time, but if I polish those things up, I’d be right up there with those guys.”

2020 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Chase Sexton Honda 121
2 Shane McElrath Yamaha 114
3 Garrett Marchbanks Kawasaki 100
4 Jeremy Martin Honda 84
5 RJ Hampshire Husqvarna 80
6 Enzo Lopes Yamaha 66
7 Jo Shimoda Honda 62
8 Jalek Swoll Husqvarna 58
9 Jordan Bailey Honda 53
10 Jordon Smith Kawasaki 48
a man flying through the air while riding a motorcycle: Team Manluk/K&R Racing’s John Short rounded out the top 10 on his Honda CRF250R. © Provided by Dirt Rider Team Manluk/K&R Racing’s John Short rounded out the top 10 on his Honda CRF250R.

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