After watching the San Diego SX last weekend, it quickly became apparent that there are very few riders in this series who are capable of riding in the mud. So many riders struggled in the difficult conditions that both main events were really just about survival. In the 450SX class, Eli Tomac took the early lead from Ken Roczen, and other than a small hiccup with a tuff block, he pretty much had a stress free race. With his win at Round 5, Tomac now takes over the 450SX points lead as the series moves to the much drier confines of US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this weekend.
In the 250SX class, Adam Cianciarulo continued his stellar riding as he captured his third win of the season after taking the wire to wire win in the San Diego mud. Our Canadian SX hero Jess Pettis had a career ride in the adverse conditions and finished in fifth in the main event. Pettis got off to a second place start and rode strong from there. If it wasn’t for a couple of small mishaps, Pettis might have even taken his first ever SX podium. Regardless, this was his best ever SX main event finish and it definitely had a lot of people talking about Jess Pettis.
Now the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Series moves east to Minneapolis for Round 6. We’re sure the riders and teams are quite anxious to race inside a few covered stadiums. For this week’s Yamaha Motor Canada Behind the Lens, we look at some very dirty photos from Frank Hoppen