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Salt Lake City, UT - Supercross Race Recap

Salt Lake City, UT - Supercross Race Recap

Salt Lake City, UT - Supercross Race Recap

 

 

The Supercross series made its way to Salt Lake City for the second to last round.  

 

250 –

 

Both Fox Monster Pro-Circuit riders Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo came into the Salk Lake City with a chance to keep their title hopes alive before the riders head to Las Vegas for the final round.

 

Adam and Joey put in a great qualifying session with Adam setting the fastest time and Joey setting the third best time. Adam would go on to win his heat race with Joey finishing third.

 

As the main started, Joey grabbed the holeshot with Adam sitting in third. Adam quickly worked his way into second and the two riders would battle for the first half of the race. Joey would eventually make a mistake in the second whoop section allowing Shane McElrath and Adam to pass him. The order would stay the same to the finish with McElrath taking the win, Adam coming home in second and Joey in third. Series points leader Aaron Plessinger would finish fourth on the night.

 

The riders will head to the last round in Vegas with Adam and Joey still alive in the series championship. Adam trailing the leader by thirteen points and Joey sitting twenty-two points down.

 

 

450 –

 

Chad Reed qualified directly into the main event with a strong sixth place in the first heat race.

 

Josh Hill was not able to qualify from the heat race forcing him to race the last chance qualifier. Josh got out to a good start in the LCQ, eventually taking the win and getting himself into the main.

 

The 450 main would see some drama unfold before the riders could even exit the first turn. Series points leader, Jason Anderson just needed to finish fourth on the night to clinch the title. As the riders entered the first turn, Anderson would tangle with Eli Tomac and go down. Anderson remounted quick and appeared to be on the charge to the front of the pack. One lap later, Anderson pulled into the pits with a damaged front wheel suffered in the first turn collision, all but ending his hopes of clinching the title in Salt Lake. His team worked to put a new wheel on the bike. Anderson would eventually rejoin the race 2 laps down. He would work his way to a seventeenth place finish on the night. His main rival in the series, Marvin Musquin would go on to win the race and head into Vegas with a chance at the title, just fourteen points behind Anderson.

 

Chad would put in a consistent ride finishing eleventh with Josh Hill coming home in sixteenth.

Photos: Octopi Media

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