Last weekend at Round 5 of the Monster Energy Supercross Series in Oakland, fans got to witness exciting racing in both the 250SX West class as well as the 450SX class. After playing second fiddle to teammate Justin Cooper, Star Racing Yamaha rider and defending 250SX West Champion Dylan Ferrandis was able to charge through the pack to win the main event. In the process, Ferrandis took over the points lead and will now carry the red plate into Round 6 in San Diego. In the 450SX class, Eli Tomac was on another level as he not only passed 450SX points leader Ken Roczen once, but also a second time after giving up the lead at the mid-way point of the main event. Cooper Webb also had a great night in Oakland as his final corner pass on Roczen gave him a well earned second overall. Now the riders move back down I-5 to San Diego for the final West Coast round before the series heads east to Tampa. Let’s look back on some incredible photos from Oakland for this week’s Yamaha Motor Canada Behind The Lens.
The Oakland Stadium was ready to go for Round 5 of the Monster Energy Supercross Series.
Adam Cianciarulo was up front early on in the 450SX main event, but he slipped back to 4th by the end.
Jason Anderson rode well in Oakland and ended up finishing in 5th.
Blake Baggett was once again very fast in Oakland, but he could only find his way to 9th by the end of the 450SX main event.
Justin Barcia had some bike troubles in his heat race and it forced his Yamaha team to do a quick engine change before the LCQ.
The battles in the 450SX class have been very exciting.
Luke Clout rode great in Oakland as he battled his way into the Top 5.
Justin Cooper had another stressful weekend in Oakland, and although he ended up in third he would lose the points lead in the 250SX West.
Justin Barcia rolls through a rutted Oakland corner on his way to a solid 6th place finish.
Once again Round 5 in Oakland was popular with the Northern California fans.
Dylan Ferrandis rode great in Oakland and charged his way to the front of the pack.
Austin Forkner had the Oakland in the bag until a hard charging Dylan Ferrandis forced his way past for the 250SX West win.
The most exciting moment in motorsports is when the gate drops.
The riders wait for the board to go sideways and for the gate to drop.
After giving up second place and allowing Cooper Webb to sneak by in the final corner, Ken Roczen was visible upset after the main event.
Ken Roczen’s bike set-up has been solid so far in the opening five rounds and it really shows in the challenging corners of SX.
Ken Roczen shows picture perfect style through one of the Oakland corners.
A different look at Roczen over the finish line jump.
One of the things that Roczen has been very good at so far in 2020 in his ability to get great starts.
Eli Tomac was on another level in Oakland and took a very convincing victory in 450SX class.
It was a beautiful day for Supercross in the Oakland area.
After getting sick just prior to the opening round in Anaheim, Cooper Webb has been improving each week. At Round 5 he came from behind to finish second.