Monday Kickstart – Seattle SX

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: this weekend hosted some incredible racing. The points chase is closer than ever, and we are all witness to a historical championship, no matter who takes the title. Check out some of the action you may have missed from Seattle, Washington, where the West Coast Lites also returned to action.

The crowd in Seattle is normally large, but this year seemed even bigger than usual, no doubt due to the historic points chase unfolding in the 450 class and the relatively dry weather in the Puget Sound city. The rain steered clear of Qwest Field on Saturday, but the track was still pretty saturated from the weekday showers.
The crowd in Seattle is normally large, but this year seemed even bigger than usual, no doubt due to the historic points chase unfolding in the 450 class and the relatively dry weather in the Puget Sound city. The rain steered clear of Qwest Field on Saturday, but the track was still pretty saturated from the weekday showers.
Ryan Villopoto grew up in nearby Poulsbo, Washington, so Seattle serves as his hometown race. Naturally, the crowd roars to life whenever he is on the track. During opening ceremonies they extended a warm welcome to him when he was introduced in the frigid weather.
Ryan Villopoto grew up in nearby Poulsbo, Washington, so Seattle serves as his hometown race. Naturally, the crowd roars to life whenever he is on the track. During opening ceremonies they extended a warm welcome to him when he was introduced in the frigid weather.
Although the rain stayed away, the track was still pretty gnarly. It took only a few laps in the first B practice session for jump faces to get chewed up and ruts to form just about everywhere. Numerous riders found the wrong side of the dirt over the course of the afternoon.
Although the rain stayed away, the track was still pretty gnarly. It took only a few laps in the first B practice session for jump faces to get chewed up and ruts to form just about everywhere. Numerous riders found the wrong side of the dirt over the course of the afternoon.
Rob Dyrdek stopped in to promote his upcoming Street League event in Seattle, as well as to represent for Monster and DC Shoes, who he shares with the Supercross series. As you can imagine, the word spread like wildfire that RD was in the pits, and swarms of people buzzed around the Monster Energy pit party rig.
Rob Dyrdek stopped in to promote his upcoming Street League event in Seattle, as well as to represent for Monster and DC Shoes, who he shares with the Supercross series. As you can imagine, the word spread like wildfire that RD was in the pits, and swarms of people buzzed around the Monster Energy pit party rig.
Inside the Monster Energy pit rig, Dyrdek, the Pro Circuit team, and Ryan Villopoto signed autographs to adoring fans, some of whom lost their minds when they saw the Fantasy Factory star in the flesh. Inside the Monster Energy pit rig, Dyrdek, the Pro Circuit team, and Ryan Villopoto signed autographs to adoring fans, some of whom lost their minds when they saw the Fantasy Factory star in the flesh.
Inside the Monster Energy pit rig, Dyrdek, the Pro Circuit team, and Ryan Villopoto signed autographs to adoring fans, some of whom lost their minds when they saw the Fantasy Factory star in the flesh. Inside the Monster Energy pit rig, Dyrdek, the Pro Circuit team, and Ryan Villopoto signed autographs to adoring fans, some of whom lost their minds when they saw the Fantasy Factory star in the flesh.