Monday Kickstart Presented by One Industries – San Diego SX

In case you didn’t already know, round six of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series in San Diego, California, was a mudder. Just as the night program began, the clouded skies that everyone was experiencing during the day quickly changed into steady rainfall throughout the evening. In the Lites class, Geico Powersports/Honda’s Eli Tomac dominated the field while TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed did likewise in the Supercross class. But enough about what went down on the track, take a look at everything that was going on in the pits during the long day of waiting for practice and racing to begin.

Rain pounded the Southern California area in the days leading up to the race. Thankfully, Dirt Wurx was able to finish the track and get it covered before the biggest part of the storm hit. Due to the conditions, the AMA decided to postpone practice until 4:35, giving each class only two eight-minute qualifying sessions before racing began. All told, qualifying only lasted a little over an hour.
Rain pounded the Southern California area in the days leading up to the race. Thankfully, Dirt Wurx was able to finish the track and get it covered before the biggest part of the storm hit. Due to the conditions, the AMA decided to postpone practice until 4:35, giving each class only two eight-minute qualifying sessions before racing began. All told, qualifying only lasted a little over an hour.
When we first arrived at the stadium, this is what we saw. Gigantic pools of water were all over the track, but were pumped off before the track was uncovered.
When we first arrived at the stadium, this is what we saw. Gigantic pools of water were all over the track, but were pumped off before the track was uncovered.
At one point, the weather was so nice everyone was questioning if the forecasted rain was actually going to hit. As if on queue, though, the rain hit right before the first drop of the gate.
At one point, the weather was so nice everyone was questioning if the forecasted rain was actually going to hit. As if on queue, though, the rain hit right before the first drop of the gate.
Alpinestars had a new hospitality tent set up in the San Diego pits. Nearly everything that the company makes was on display for fans to check out.
Alpinestars had a new hospitality tent set up in the San Diego pits. Nearly everything that the company makes was on display for fans to check out.
Quite a few of the teams had two bikes under their tents. While they aren’t allowed to swap out bikes once one is ridden in practice, many teams used a spare bike for parts and to ensure nothing was left to chance.
Quite a few of the teams had two bikes under their tents. While they aren’t allowed to swap out bikes once one is ridden in practice, many teams used a spare bike for parts and to ensure nothing was left to chance.