Justin Cooper and Mitchell Oldenburg lined up at the opening round to the Eastern Regional series in Minneapolis on Saturday. Justin’s rookie season in 2018 had been cut short due to injury, and after a successful outdoor season, he returned to supercross eager to make his mark at the season opener. He ended the night with his first supercross podium. Mitchell Oldenburg finished second in his heat race and took a sixth-place finish in the main after a thirteenth-place start.
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Rain fell hard at the fifth round of the Monster Energy Supercross series in San Diego. Qualifying was reduced to one practice and the main events were cut by five minutes. Nichols faced some challenges in main event after going down in the mud more than once. He finished tenth. Ferrandis was running in third when a mechanical ended his race early. With some luck on his side, he still finished seventh after having lapped so many riders.
Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing has consistently been on the podium, and for the third time this season, both Colt Nichols and Dylan Ferrandis have been up on the podium together. After taking his first heat win this year, Ferrandis went on to finish second in the main event at Oakland. Nichols took a third-place finish and continues to lead the Championship.
Round three, Anaheim 2, hosted the first Triple Crown event of the season. There will be three Triple Crown events this year; Anaheim 2, Detroit and Houston. The rider with the least amount of points at the end of the three main events is crowned the winner. The red plate holder, Nichols, won the first event, finished third in the second, and fourth in the third. Overall, Nichols ended the night, on the podium in third. Ferrandis went two-one-three, for a second-place podium spot.
Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing was back up on the podium at the second round of the Monster Energy Supercross series. Last week’s winner Colt Nichols took second in the main and continues to hold on to the championship lead. Dylan Ferrandis was the fastest qualifier and was showing exceptional speed in the main event, but a small crash set him back and he finished sixth.