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“For what reason did they fabricate an outdoors 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, do the trick 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 late morning 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 snappy break to begin the session and bounced the triples on the principal lap, and he had the speediest time for some time, however in the end it was focuses pioneer Jake Weimer of the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki group who got 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 afterward Canard, who had a 58.952. It appears a considerable measure will be dictated by the begin today around evening time, rain or not.

Those were the main four folks under 59 seconds, however next came Tickle’s colleague Max Anstie only three hundredths of a moment before Weimer’s partner Josh Hansen, and after that 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 speediest time for the whole practice session… until the last lap, when San Manuel Yamaha’s Josh Hill invest an energy only a hair speedier. Windham’s chance 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, yet next came 2010 Supercross Champ Ryan Dungey, who fell twice in the training session, at that point Millsaps’ colleague Andrew Short, MCRMX’s Kyle Chisholm, JGR/Muscle Milk/Toyota Yamaha’s Justin Brayton, and afterward Reed’s new partner Nick Wey.

In his first-historically speaking 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.