Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson was also on hand to check out the action at Elsinore. As the defending Champion, Wilson was unable to defend his title after succumbing to a shoulder injury he sustained during the Supercross season. Right now, Wilson is rehabbing his shoulder and preparing to make the jump to the 450 class next year where he’ll ride for the JWR/Kawasaki team.
The heat was intense to say the least. During a break between motos, we spotted this dust devil that popped up in the parking lot. We wonder if it did any damage to EZ-Ups?
MX Sports and the Lake Elsinore crew did their best to keep moisture in the dirt, but being that it’s largely dirt from a dry lakebed, it dried out quickly. Between motos, the crew threw down as much water as possible, making for a slippery track for the opening laps. Before the second 450 moto, we saw riders standing on the track telling the crew to stop watering.
Rock River Yamaha rider Ben Lamay had a one-of-a-kind sponsor for the race, touting Mitt Romney on the backside of his pit board that his mechanic prominently displayed while the riders were lining up for the start of each moto.
Another father/son duo that showed up to Elsinore was Weston Pieck and his dad. As a local to the track, Weston looked right at home on the slippery track and turned that into a 10th place overall finish.
y then end of the day, ruts like this developed on almost every jump face. There were also some deep ruts through many of the corners.
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