SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS, ROUND 15: 450 QUALIFYING

Every race held so far in Rice-Eccles Stadium of Salt Lake City has been different. The weather, the track conditions and the very soil has varied. But, in the final seven-event stand of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season, two things have remained constant in the 450 class: Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb. Coming into round 15–the fourth consecutive race to be held in the same venue–those two riders have separated themselves from all others.  Ken Roczen, Blake Baggett and Zach Osborne have all had their moments, but it’s been a two-man show in front of the four main events. Qualifying this year has been a different matter. In the course of the entire season, the fastest qualifier has only gone on to win the main event twice. In both accounts, the man was Eli Tomac. Today, Tomac was once again on top when both sessions were combined. The performance that started everyone talking was that of Benny Bloss, who was second, only a fraction behind Eli. For extended coverage of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season, click here.

Eli Tomac is the only rider to earn the fastest qualifying spot and then back it up with a main event win in 2020. Photo by Travis Fant.

COMBINED 450 QUALIFYING, ROUND 15

1 Eli Tomac 43.557
2 Benny Bloss 43.704
3 Jason Anderson 43.788
4 Dean Wilson 43.824
5 Ken Roczen 43.860
6 Zach Osborne 43.902
7 Cooper Webb 43.973
8 Martin Davalos 44.013
9 Malcolm Stewart 44.142
10 Justin Brayton 44.206
11 Blake Baggett 44.399
12 Justin Hill 44.470
13 Aaron Plessinger 44.526
14 Justin Barcia 44.692
15 Vince Friese 44.752
16 Chad Reed 45.074
17 Broc Tickle 45.090
18 Kyle Cunningham 45.206
19 Tyler Bowers 45.446
20 Alex Ray 45.658
21 Kyle Chisholm 45.849
22 Adam Enticknap 45.893
23 Fredrik Noren 46.385
24 Nick Schmidt 46.407
25 Joshua Cartwright 46.492
26 Curren Thurman 46.798
27 Carlen Gardner 46.815
28 Ryan Breece 46.852
29 Cade Clason 47.101
30 John Short 47.233
31 Theodore Pauli 47.384
32 Mason Kerr 47.471
33 Tevin Tapia 47.557
34 Deven Raper 47.845
35 Carter Stephenson 47.955
36 Scotty Wennerstrom 48.196
37 Alexander Nagy 48.258
38 Preston Taylor 48.586
39 Josh Greco 49.087

Eli Tomac had the fastest time of the day in 450 qualifying. Photo by Travis Fant.
Benny Bloss was on fire for round 15.

THE POINTS SO FAR …

1 Eli Tomac 322
2 Cooper Webb 295
3 Ken Roczen 293
4 Jason Anderson 245
5 Justin Barcia 241
6 Malcolm Stewart 199
7 Dean Wilson 191
8 Zach Osborne 186
9 Justin Brayton 184
10 Justin Hill 179
11 Aaron Plessinger 173
12 Blake Baggett 164
13 Martin Davalos 153
14 Vince Friese 135
15 Adam Cianciarulo 129
16 Chad Reed 80
17 Benny Bloss 77
18 Tyler Bowers 77
19 Kyle Chisholm 69
20 Kyle Cunningham 48

If you’re not quite sure when the races will leave the gate today, you’re not alone. Each of the four events so far has had a different schedule. Today’s race, however, will follow the same schedule as last Wednesday, as shown below. The evening show will be carried live on NBCSports, barring unforeseen riots and looting.

Sunday
11:00 am – 11:45 am Stands Open for Track Viewing
12:00 pm – 12:05 pm 250SX Group B Sighting (2 Laps)
12:05 pm – 12:13 pm 250SX Group B Free Practice
12:15 pm – 12:20 pm 250SX Group A Sighting (2 Laps)
12:20 pm – 12:28 pm 250SX Group A Free Practice
12:30 pm – 12:35 pm 450SX Group A Sighting (2 Laps)
12:35 pm – 12:43 pm 450SX Group A Free Practice
12:45 pm – 12:50 pm 450SX Group B Sighting (2 Laps)
12:50 pm – 12:58 pm 450SX Group B Free Practice
1:05 pm – 1:15 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
1:35 pm – 1:45 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying
2:00 pm – 2:35 pm Track Maintenance
2:35 pm – 2:45 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
3:05 pm – 3:15 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
3:20 pm – 3:30 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Track Maintenance
Evening Program
5:05 pm – 5:13 pm 250SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
5:19 pm – 5:27 pm 250SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
5:34 pm – 5:42 pm 450SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
5:48 pm – 5:56 pm 450SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
5:56 pm – 6:11 pm Track Maintenance
6:11 pm – 6:18 pm 250SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
6:24 pm – 6:31 pm 450SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
6:31 pm – 6:46 pm Intermission
6:46 pm – 6:49 pm 250SX Sighting Lap
6:51 pm – 7:08 pm 250SX Main Event – 15 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
7:08 pm – 7:15 pm 250SX Victory Circle
7:15 pm – 7:24 pm Track Maintenance
7:24 pm – 7:27 pm 450SX Sighting Lap
7:29 pm – 7:51 pm 450SX Main Event – 20 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
7:51 pm – 8:00 pm 450SX Victory Circle

Comments are closed.