Monday Kickstart Presented by ONE Industries
We’d argue that the start of the Supercross season truly starts at Phoenix. With so much hype and anticipation surrounding Anaheim 1, it is rarely a true testament to how the season will unfold. Now with Phoenix out of the way, the series can really set itself into full swing. Check out some of bits and pieces we found while roaming the track and paddock of Chase Field.
The Troy Lee Designs squad is off to a good start this season, with Cole Seely putting in the top finishes thus far. Seely finshed fifth at Anaheim, and followed it up with a fourth this weekend in Phoenix. Travis Baker is staying solid with two eighth-place finishes after the first two rounds.
The most entertaining part of our weekend was witnessing Vince Friese and Jason Thomas struggle to separate their bikes after they crashed together in the entrance of a rhythm section. We were sure they were going to blows, but after some arguing, slapping and pulling they did manage to free themselves from each other.
Ryan Villopoto’s KX450F has long been equipped with carbon Acerbis rotor guards, but we noticed this year the guard protects far more than just the rotor. Now, the carbon covers the whole axle clamp and the brake caliper as well.
The Acerbis parts don’t end on the brake side. A carbon piece protects the axle clamp on the non-rotor side too.
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TAGS: chase field
, james stewart
, josh grant
, josh hansen
, Ken Roczen
, ryan dungey
, ryan villopoto
, supercross 2011