Practice Party: Seattle

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Welcome to the Vurb Practice Party, where you will probably find qualifying times at some point and random thoughts from Troy and Slaw, but mostly Troy. Hang around, it’s going to be the best time of your life.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for the Seattle Supercross, but here we are. This area produced one of the greatest bands of all-time, which is Alice In Chains. Corpo Clinton Fowler is also from this area. He’s a decent friend, but not good enough of a friend to give me a booth tour and introduce me to James Stewart. Where was I going with this?

Oh yeah! Seattle is the return to the 250SX West Region and the top three in that series are only separated by five points with five rounds remaining. Things are going to heat up here very quickly. Levi Kitchen, Jordon Smith, and Richard James Hampshire all have an equal chance in winning this thing. Garrett Marchbanks is 19 points down on Levi as well.

The 450 class has felt a big uppercut as Jett Lawrence has won the last three main events and went 1-1-1 at the Triple Crown. It’s officially the Jettson era, for some. For others, like myself, I have faith that the veterans aren’t done fighting yet. It’s only 21 points.

How to Watch

Live on Peacock/Saturday

– Race Day Live: 2:30 p.m. ET
– Race: 8 p.m. ET on Peacock

Encore: Monday at 1 a.m ET on CNBC

Seattle Race Schedule

Track Map

Storylines Heading Into Seattle

Here are the top stories heading into Seattle, Washington round 11 of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship.

  • Dylan Ferrandis has announced that he will be sitting out Seattle due to an infection in his lungs.
  • Max Vohland announced that he will miss the rest of the Monster Energy Supercross season.
  • It’s a three rider race for the 250SX West Region Championship. Entering Seattle, Levi Kitchen leads Jordon Smith by four points and RJ Hampshire by five points.
  • Seattle is the home race for the Chef.
  • RJ is the only two-time winner in the west.
  • Garrett Marchbanks is still on the outside looking in on this title. He sits fourth in points and is 19 points down.
  • Mitchell Oldenburg is sixth in points.
  • Anthony Bourdon is seventh in points.
  • Carson Mumford is ninth in points.
  • Hunter Yoder is tenth in points.
  • Jett Lawrence has won three main events in a row.
  • Kyle Chisholm chizzed again. He tied his season best finish thirteenth in Indy.
  • Jett has a 21 point lead over Cooper Webb.
  • Shane McElrath is thirteenth in points.
  • The Cowboy hasn’t had a podium in three rounds.
  • The West Region has five more rounds to settle this title.
  • We miss Dean Wilson.
  • Justin Starling made his first main event in Indy and ate Taco Bell afterwards.
  • Eli Tomac hasn’t been inside the top five in two rounds. (He finished fourth in Main Event 1 at Indy, does that count?)
  • Jo Shimoda made his first podium at Glendale before the break, does he come in with more fire than he had to start the year?
  • Chase Sexton’s hand seems to be better.
  • Adam Cianciarulo is the people’s champ, but you already knew that.
  • Justin Cooper is building.
  • Ken Roczen seems to be the only rider that can hang with Jett, can he find that extra speed he needs to beat him?
  • It’s going to be another mudder.

Slawdictions for the Race

Hi, Slaw here. Apologies for not writing Slawdictions in a while. I’ve been hanging with Muddy and yeah, things have been a bit crazy. Anyhow, here are my Slawdictions for Seattle.

-Kitchen is going to cook (Slaw TM). Home race, Nirvana jamming all day, Kitchen is primed to take advantage this weekend.

-Rain stops Jett. Not much has stopped Jett this year, except for rain. He went 9-4 in the rain in San Fran and San Diego. I think Seattle is tough for him. Cooper Webb wins and gets back in the title chase.

-Can we make this happen again, DBO?? Slaw wants in.

-Tomac gets back on track and pulls out a podium in the slop. I also like Roczen tonight. Which means, yep you guessed it, I have Jett off the podium for the first time since Arlington.

Track Update

Free Practice Sessions Have Been Cancelled

The free practice sessions have been cancelled for today, so check out this clip of Dean Wilson shredding at the World Mini back in the day.

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News and Notes

  • Logan Leitzel is filling in for Aaron Tanti with the Partzilla PRMX team for at least two rounds.
  • Michael Mosiman is making his debut with Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha today.
  • It rained.
  • Dylan Walsh is making his return to racing after a scary injury to his intestines earlier this season.

Tough Day For Rib Injuries

Billy Laninovich and Jerry Robin are now both for tonight’s action due to injuries to their ribs.

Kit of the Day

Love him or hate him, Vince Friese’s Canvas kit wins today. It’s the home race for MCR and they went all out with the graphics as well.

Combined 450SX Qualifying Times

Combined 250SX Qualifying Times

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Written by Troy Dog

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