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Fant Files: Supercross in Texas

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February 11, 2017
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All photos provided by Brian Converse @motoonemx

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Racing kicked off this weekend in Texas with a ton of ups and downs across the field of riders.

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Eli Tomac did not have the strongest night in Texas. After losing the front end after the big triple, Eli was forced to the mechanics area to fix a front brake issue. This caused Eli to lose position on the night as well as points in the championship chase.

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Jason Anderson is the sleeper. Not the greatest starts the past couple of weekends but slowly moves through the pack and into position. He made a lot of great passes this weekend and fought to a podium spot in the main event.

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It was nice to see Trey Canard back at the races and all smiles aboard his Factory Red Bull KTM 450 SXF.

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With just a few laps to go Shane McElrath was forced to the sidelines due to bike issues. Justin Hill was only 1 point ahead of Shane in the West Division entering the race. The spread has widened but Shane has proved he can get the job done on any given night.

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This guy is getting better and better. After a near win in the 250 heat race following Justin Hill over the finish line, Austin Forkner found himself on the box behind his team mate in the main event.

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Justin Hill came into Texas with the red plate and left with a larger point lead over Shane McElrath.

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Ryan Dungey shooting across the large triple in Texas.

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A very impressive heat win for Justin Bogle this weekend. Justin looked more confident and eager to battle with Supercross’s biggest competitors.

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Chad Reed also had his fair share of bike issues this weekend. He was also side lined mid race in the main event.

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Plessinger was on fire and making ground on the Pro Circuit boys ahead of him. If Plessinger can get a good start at a race he will be tough to pass.

LMP_4945Justin Hill showing the fans how many times he’s won in a row after taking the checker flag in Arlington.

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Cooper Webb looked ready to fight for a podium finish this weekend. Unfortunately he was also side lined due to a rear flat tire during the main event. Cooper is getting stronger each weekend and there is plenty left in the tank for the 450 class rookie.

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A so-so start placed Dungey in 15th on lap 1 of the 450 main event. Ryan caught up to 4th and even gained a point ahead of his competitors for the championship hunt.

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Before Blake Baggett had a small crash later in the program he looked very strong on his Rocky Mountain ATVMC backed KTM.

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Cole Seely rode a great race this weekend which resulted in a 2nd place position in the 450 main event.

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Your 450 main event winner. Marvin took his first ever main event this weekend in Texas. You could see the pure joy and enthusiasm from the eyes of Musquin after taking the win.

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