Just last weekend all of us who cover the Monster Energy Supercross Series were commenting on how rare it is that we’re almost at the halfway point and all of the top riders are healthy. Well, sadly, this past weekend in Dallas, bad luck finally caught up to a few of the top 450SX riders and now we’ve lost a couple to injuries. First it was Adam Cianciarulo who crashed hard in practice and suffered a broken collarbone. Then it was Broc Tickle who in just his second race back suffered a broken hand. Finally, during the second main event, Cooper Webb had a major get off and cartwheeled right off of the track and on to the concrete. Unfortunately, crashes and injuries are part of our sport, and now we’ll have to wait to see how long these riders are out for. Webb actually announced via Social Media on Monday that he was battered and bruised but that he’d be back for Atlanta this weekend. When all was said and done in Dallas, Eli Tomac took the 450SX overall win, and in the 250SX East class it was Chase Sexton who grabbed the win. It was a great night of racing inside AT&T Stadium. Here are some incredible James Lissimore photos to prove it.
AT&T Stadium is a big and beautiful thing.
After a few off weekends, Jason Anderson got himself back on the podium in Dallas.
Blake Baggett has been very fast so far in 2020, but unfortunately he keeps making mistakes. In Dallas, he ended up in 10th overall.
There are no inches given in Supercross.
Justin Brayton had a rough night in Dallas and finished well outside the Top 10.
One of secrets to Team Honda’s success this season is the testing help they’ve been getting from Trey Canard.
Unfortunately, a practice crash in Dallas left 450SX rookie sensation Adam Cianciarulo with a broken collarbone.
Joey Crown continues to impress with a solid 7th overall in Dallas.
So far in the 250SX East Series Joey Crown has looked fast and comfortable on his ClubMX FXR Racing Yamaha.
It was a cool day in Dallas, but the Fanfest kept the fans in the paddock warm.
So far the racing in the 250SX East class has been excellent.
Jeremy Martin had another solid night in the 250SX East class finishing up in 4th overall.
These two riders are going to battle it out until the final round in Salt Lake City.
No wonder the riders get their sponsors right on the podium.
Aaron Plessinger has been slowly improving each week in the 450SX class. In Dallas he once again finished inside the Top 10.
For the second week in a row Eli Tomac will hold on to the red plates in the 450SX class.
Chad Reed has his best finish of 2020 with a 13th overall in Dallas.
Ken Roczen continues to show the speed and consistency needed to win this 450SX Championship.
This next sequence of photos show the aggressive pass RJ Hampshire made on Chase Sexton in the first 250SX East main event of the evening.
Chase Sexton rode smart and smooth to win his first race of 2020.
With the wet weather recently in the Dallas area, the dirt in Dallas was in perfect condition.
The best moment in all of sports in when the gate drops in Supercross.
The top three riders Dallas all got great starts all night long.
The Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna riders were in fine form in Dallas.
Sadly Broc Tickle crashed and broke his hand in Dallas and will now miss a few weeks.
Eli Tomac was once again the top 450SX rider in Dallas as he took the win and extended his points lead.
God Bless the USA and Supercross.
This was not the way Cooper Webb wanted to leave AT&T Stadium. However, he vowed to be back on the starting line this coming weekend in Atlanta.
We will see just how high Cooper Webb’s pain tolerance is this weekend in Atlanta as he will try and race through his injuries at Round 9.
Other than a rough opening main event, Dean Wilson had another solid night at Round 8.