2015 St. Louis SX | Practice Report
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The 2015 Monster Energy Supercross Series has set up camp in the shadow of the Gateway Arch at the Edward Jones Dome for round thirteen of the season. St. Louis has been a long-time stop on the schedule, thanks to incredible dirt and a massive stadium floor, so tonight’s action should prove to be interesting. With a number of riders missing from the line-up, this is the perfect chance for an up and coming rider to make their mark on the season. What went down during the afternoon qualifying sessions? Read on to find out…
250 East Coast Regional Championship Timed Qualifying
Marvin Musquin had timed qualifying under control throughout the day, as the Red Bull KTM rider managed to up his pace each time a competitor turned a lap time close to one of his own. In the waning moments of the final practice, he clocked a 47.355 time and solidified his pace at the top of the board. A red flag gave riders the chance to regroup before the final two minutes of practice, which helped Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy put in a 47.559 time on the last lap for second place overall. GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle ran in the top-three for much of the afternoon, with a 48.266 keeping him in third at the end of the afternoon. Jeremy Martin’s technique on the track was incredibly aggressive, with a 48.293 time putting him fourth on the chart. The biggest surprise to the afternoon was privateer Jimmy Decotis, thanks to consistently quick lap times in every session. He took fifth on the chart at 48.856.
NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE 250 CLASS
– Class rookies Jordan Smith, Colt Nichols, and RJ Hampshire had eventful afternoons with crashes keeping them from hitting their peak. Smith and Nichols should be able to line up for the night show, but Hampshire is likely out after a hard crash caused a red flag to fly in the final 250 practice session.
– Martin Davalos recently announced an ongoing battle with the Epstein-Barr virus, which has forced the Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna rider to miss this weekend’s race.
– This is the last weekend of racing for the 250 East Coast class until the run to East Rutherford in a few weeks.
– 53 riders signed up for the 250 class in St. Louis.
250 East Coast Regional Championship Timed Qualifying Results
450 Supercross Championship Timed Qualifying
It was a close fight for the top spot in the 450 class, with Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac sparring off with quick lap times throughout the afternoon. Dungey managed to find the fastest line around the course late in practice, with a 47.419 giving the Red Bull KTM rider the edge. Tomac used a few massive jump combinations, including a huge quad, to set the pace early in the day with the GEICO Honda rider’s best lap being a 47.692. With those two running up front, Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson slipped into third by clocking a 47.725 time. Fellow class rookie Cole Seely was fourth, with a 48.048 being the best lap from the Team Honda rider. Despite a few crashes in the afternoon, AutoTrader/Toyota/Yamaha’s Weston Peick still put in the fifth fastest lap of the day, a 48.187.
NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE 450 CLASS
– Mike Alessi, Justin Barcia, Josh Hill, Jake Weimer, Trey Canard and Ken Roczen are among those missing from the night with injury.
– 46 riders signed up for the 450 class.
450 Supercross Championship Timed Qualifying Results