Wow. Just when we think the action couldn’t get any better, the excitement continues to pour onto Monster Energy Supercross Series like gasoline on a flame. The 2017 Indianapolis SX, round eleven of the year, had us on the edge of our seats from the moment we arrived at the Lucas Oil Stadium and will be the talk of fans for weeks to come. What’d we see? Read on for an in-depth recap.
The 450 class championship is far from over. Another win by Eli Tomac and another podium finish by Ryan Dungey brought the margin to twelve points between the two, and Tomac has a very real chance at taking control away from Dungey. There is a lot of racing left and anything can happen, but man, this could really go down to the wire like Vegas in 2009.
Get ready for close, hard racing in the 250 class. There are few friendships at the front of the pack and with such a tight race for the championship, guys will do what they have to in order to score a few key points.
The whoops were big in practice. Maybe too big, in fact. Riders made it over the waist-high rollers during the day program, but this lane of track was one of the many areas refined for the night show. We’re really, really happy it wasn’t our job to skim over the top of those monsters.
Another up and down weekend for Alex Martin. The Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM rider was up front early in the main event until a high-speed slam knocked him out of third place. Luckily the gap A Mart had over the rest of the field was big enough that we was able to remount the bike and finish in fourth place.
Expect Cooper Webb’s return to come this weekend at Detroit. The lengthy layoff with a shoulder injury is done and the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha rider is back on the bike at his new compound on the East Coast.
Few riders and gear reps have the relationship shared by Malcolm Stewart and Roger Larsen. The two kept us entertained with their banter during an interview for an upcoming gear check and their comments will make this post far different than the ones we’ve done before.
Manufacturer totals in the main events:
KTM – 5
Honda – 6
Kawasaki – 2
Suzuki – 6
Husqvarna – 2
Yamaha – 1
Yamaha – 9
Husqvarna – 1
KTM – 5
Honda – 3
Suzuki – 2
Kawasaki – 2