As the riders headed into Texas last weekend for the 2017 Dallas SX, all eyes were Eli Tomac and Justin Hill to see if the two Kawasaki riders could continue their winning ways? Racing in front of the enthusiastic Arlington crowd, the 250SX and 450SX riders navigated the slippery track while trying to put on the best show possible. When all was said and done, Hill won his four race in row in the 250SX west class, while Marvin Musquin took home his very first 450SX win. Now the riders and teams move north to beautiful Minneapolis for round 7 of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series.
Photos by Krystyn Slack (@freestylephotocross)
Justin Hill celebrates his fourth win of 2017.
After a solid main event, Marvin Musquin stood atop the 450SX podium.
With a near sold out crowd, it’s very clear that Texas loves supercross.
Justin Hill got a little lucky in Dallas as he took home his fourth win in a row.
The Dallas track definitely had a few sections that kept the riders on their toes.
Teammates Justin Hill and Austin Forkner celebrate their awesome night in big D.
The KJSC kids get a big thumbs up before the gate drops.
With an early start to the race program, the riders had to deal with the afternoon Dallas sun during qualifying.
Marvin Musquin rode the difficult Dallas track perfectly to take his first ever 450 win.
Shane McElrath had the 250SX west main event in the bag until a bike issue caused him to DNF and lose a massive amount of points to Justin Hill.
Davi Millsaps has quietly been putting together a great season in SX. In Dallas, Millsaps charged from dead last to a solid 8th in the main event.
Marvin Musquin celebrates his first win with the Dallas crowd.
The struggle was real in the first turn of the 250SX main event.
A well earned podium celebration for Musquin and his KTM Team.
Even though he’s struggling each week with his starts, Chad Reed can always bring the crowd to it’s feet with an old school nac-nac.
Reed had a rough day in Dallas and ended up not finishing the main event. Each week Reed has had the speed to run up front, however, he’s had trouble getting off the gate with the leaders.
The fastest bikes in the world await their riders prior to practice in Dallas.
The house that Jerry Jones built is a big and wonderful thing to see.
The starting line in supercross is a very colourful part of the track.
After winning two races in a row coming into Dallas, Eli Tomac struggled with the slippery track and ended up crashing his way back to a 15th place finish.
Cooper Webb was another rider who came into Dallas with a lot of momentum. But a flat tire during the main event forced the Yamaha rider back to a lonely 14th place finish.
Dean Wilson had the best finish of his career in Dallas as he rode to a very strong 5th place. He is now tied with Chad Reed for 8th in the points standings.