The Monster Energy AMA Supercross series ended its initial stretch on the West Coast and checked off its final California stop in San Diego this weekend. The action in the premier class continues to be both surprising and inspiring, as Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps clutches to the red plate, and shows no signs of letting up his charge toward Supercross supremacy. Exciting fast-paced bar banging in the heat races has consistently parlayed into the main events, and the fans are reaping the rewards.
In addition to some exciting racing, there was plenty of action away from the track. One-off gear, racers returning from injury, delicious tortas (probably had to be there for that), racer engagements; you name it, it happened. Check out all the stuff you may have missed from watching the telecast.
One of the benefits of riding for the Troy Lee Designs Honda team? Always having the coolest helmet paint jobs! In honor of the San Diego SX venue, all three riders wore San Diego Chargers-inspired helmets.
New Era brought some Chargers headwear to Qualcomm for the TLD team members to wear…
RCH Racing’s Josh Hill made a welcome return to racing at San Diego. Prior to the race, Hill’s mechanic “Longhorn” said that their only goal was to make it through the night without incident, and in one piece. Hill exceeded even his own expectations by winning the LCQ and racing to 17th in the main event. “That was my favorite Supercross ever, even though I was only 17th,” he said. “I was up to 14th but I got passed by dudes I was battling with when I thought I was being lapped by RV or Dungey. Now I know why it’s so gnarly when you’re lapping guys; I was going for it!”
Josh Grant’s son Wyatt was really hoping to watch his dad rip it up in San Diego, but after practice, Grant decided that the sprained ankle he suffered at Anaheim 3 was still to sore to race safely.
Tony Dandrea hand delivered a new Tagger Designs Unit helmet to Josh Grant at San Diego, but it looks like the Shoei VSX-W will have to wait until at least Dallas to get dirty.