Monday Kickstart Presented by ONE Industries – Oakland SX
For the first time in nearly three decades, the AMA Supercross series returned to Oakland. In recent years, the NorCal audience has watched Supercross inside AT&T Park in downtown San Francisco, but the series jumped across the Bay this year, and it did not go unnoticed. Close to 45,000 fans filled Oakland-Alameda Stadium despite some dreary weather and light rain showers. The track was tough, technical, and slick, which provided excellent racing for the fans, although it did come with some carnage. Check out everything you may have missed in the next few pages of Monday Kickstart…
Geico Honda's Eli Tomac looks to have found his stride in Supercross, as the Colorado native earned his second-consecutive podium at Oakland. ET led the first few laps of the main event before losing his front end in a slippery corner in the rain. Still, he got up and charged back to third by the race's end. Here, Elil strikes his best "Blue Steel" pose for the ladies.
The Dodge Motorsports/Hart & Huntington bikes of Ivan Tedesco and Chris Blose had a new look this week. "We have a great sponsorship deal with ARMA Energy SNX," explained team manager Kenny Watson. "Our bikes will look like this at three rounds: today, and Seattle and Salt Lake City, I believe."
The Pick-Up Kit Revolution is in full effect these days. Who would have thought that Ryan Dungey would have been such a trend-setter as he trolled the Tallahassee Mall for chicks?
Ken Roczen's Red Bull KTM 250SX-F if equipped with the factory aftermarket accessory electric starter. "I love it!" he said. "No more kicking for me!" Rocky also said that in testing, he couldn't even detect the extra weight that the system - and most notably its battery - added to the bike.
With Adidas being one of the Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs/Honda team, the footwear legend made a special display seat for the team, which features suede construction and genuine Adidas stripes. Sadly, the seat isn't actually used for riding.
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