When it was announced that Round 2 of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series was going to be in St.Louis, there was definitely mixed emotions from the riders and teams. On one hand, they were all excited to be heading back to the Show Me State after a year’s hiatus. After all, the St.Louis SX is famous for its great dirt and entertaining racing inside the Dome At America’s Centre. However, with St.Louis being so far away from Rounds 1 and 3 in Anaheim, many felt that the travel was exessive for the early part of the series. But when all was said and done, it didn’t matter as when the gate dropped on both the 250SX and 450SX main events the fans once again got treated to some incredible racing.
In the 250 class, hometown hero Austin Forkner took advantage of a stadium full of his fans and rode away to the victory. After giving away the win last weekend in Anaheim, this was a great comeback race for Forkner. Behind him was the ever charging Justin Cooper who came from behind to finish second and hold on to the points lead.
In the 450 class, the entire supercross world cheered as Ken Roczen finally got the win he’s been looking for since his massive crash back in 2017. As we’ve all watched, Roczen has been close before but has been unable to put it all together. Well, now he’s done it and we’ll see if his St.Louis win is just a sign of things to come. With two different winners so far in 2020, the 450SX class is setting up to be extremely competitive this year. To look back on what happened in St. Louis, here is a great collection of James Lissimore photos for this weeks Yamaha Motor Canada Behind the Lens.