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“For what reason did they fabricate an outside stadium in Seattle?!” We hear this many circumstances consistently when the Monster Energy Supercross Series gets to Seattle, Washington’s Qwest Field.

In any case, actually Qwest Field isn’t work for supercross, it’s worked for the Seattle Seahawks. Yet, get the job done it to state that climate is dependably an issue in Seattle, and this year is no special case.

The timetable was pushed back today from the typical early afternoon beginning time for training to begin at 3:45 p.m., after the 3 p.m. track walk, and each training bunch got one practice session rather than the standard three. The track is so delicate right now, and is separating so rapidly, that track support was expected to dispose of grooves in the turns and on hop faces after simply the initial two Lites hone sessions.


To state that the main few Lites riders were shut in times would be putting it mildly, as the best four were isolated by a half-second on the rutted and specialized course.

Jake Weimer was quickest in Lites hone.

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GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard made a speedy break to begin the session and hopped the triples on the main lap, and he had the speediest time for some time, however in the long run it was focuses pioneer Jake Weimer of the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki group who snatched the best spot with a 58.418-second laptime.

Next up in times came TLD/Lucas Oil Honda’s Wil Hahn with a 58.646, just before DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha’s Broc Tickle, who set up a 58.812, and after that Canard, who had a 58.952. It appears a great deal will be dictated by the begin this evening, rain or not.

Those were the main four folks under 59 seconds, yet next came Tickle’s colleague Max Anstie only three hundredths of a moment before Weimer’s partner Josh Hansen, and afterward Eric McCrummen, who was out in the non-seeded practice which went out first. At that point came Rockstar Suzuki’s Ryan Morais, MCRMX Yamaha’s Travis Baker, and afterward Jeffrey Mann, likewise from the main practice session.


In the 450cc session, GEICO Powersports Honda’s Kevin Windham had the quickest time for the whole practice session… until the last lap, when San Manuel Yamaha’s Josh Hill invest an energy only a hair quicker. Windham’s opportunity was a 58.188, and Hill, who is from the Pacific Northwest, dropped a 58.044.

Josh Hill was speediest in 450cc qualifying.

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After those two came Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps with a 58.535, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Chad Reed with a 58.568, and Rockstar Suzuki’s Tommy Hahn with a 58.742.

Those were the main five folks under 59 seconds, however next came 2010 Supercross Champ Ryan Dungey, who fell twice in the training session, at that point Millsaps’ partner Andrew Short, MCRMX’s Kyle Chisholm, JGR/Muscle Milk/Toyota Yamaha’s Justin Brayton, and after that Reed’s new colleague Nick Wey.

In his first-since forever race on a 450, Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Kyle Cunningham invest an effort that landed him thirteenth, and another east-drift Lites fellow, Troy Adams, came in sixteenth on his RM-Z450.