Practice qualifiers are done in Phoenix! For the first time in the year, we have an indoor stadium, so weather is not an issues. However, the track is still quite soft, and will somewhat rut up tonight.
A couple things to note: there’s a rhythm section after the finish line that has claimed quite a few riders already. Peick, Bowers, and Martin all crashed, and all of them won’t be racing tonight. Updates on their injuries are not available yet.
Here are the results:
My Opinion: Baggett?? Webb?? Millsaps?? Would anyone have guessed these three to be the top 3 fastest today? Regardless, it’s alway neat to see something out of the norm. Baggett has been somewhat fast all season, but he REALLY picked it up for today. It wasn’t just one lap either… Baggett was on it all day.
Also, super nice to see Webb back near the top. It looks like his beginning of the season flunk is finally over. A good result last weekend, and fast qualifying today helps to solidify that theory. Who knows? Webb could even win tonight possibly; we all know he’s capable of it.
Eli Tomac was the fastest rider for most of the day, but lost that title in the last practice session. He’s always fast in practice, but has STRUGGLED in the main events. Will he finally figure it out for tonight? I continue to pick him as a favorite to do well in the mains, but I’m really starting to lose faith in him. Maybe he can turn it around for tonight.
In the 250s, no surprise to see Hill up front. Also, no surprise to see which riders are the top 5. I said this last week, but this top group of Hill, Plessinger, McElrath, Davalos, and Forkner (I would normally include Martin, but he’s out for tonight) is really starting to solidify; they are WAY better than the rest of the field at this point, and will no doubt be the top 5 fastest tonight as well.
Let’s get racing! Tune into FS1 at 9:00 pm ET to watch the racing.
Cover photo from Supercross LIVE