Round 8 Tampa Supercross | Photo Report

February 28, 2018

by Dawn McClintock

Here we are in the thick of it on the east and hoping that the injury list kind of pumps the brakes a little from here on out. We have had so many of our top runners taken out with nasty crashes and we hope this trend will grind to a halt. This stop on the circuit is the first time since 1999 that we have seen an event in Tampa, FL. The track at Raymond James Stadium is the home of the Tampa Buccaneers and it gave some interesting backdrops with their signature pirate ship setting sail right in the stadium. To boot, this particular track had a wicked beach sand section that took it’s share of victims. Let’s take a look at some of the action from Florida.

#725 Richard Jackson setting his course during qualifiers. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Taking it through the sand section.

Jimmy Decotis was looking fast as ever during afternoon timed qualifiers. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Dustin Pipes

Making it stick. Kyle Cunningham putting in some fast laps. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Brice Klippel

Tevin Tapia going for broke. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Mastering the ever-shifting sand section became a roll of the dice. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Nicholas Jackson

Laying down some pancakes with AJ Catanzaro.

AJ Catanzaro navigates the sandbox in Tampa. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Joe Perron getting sucked in to the sand monster. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Dustin Pipes sending it in practice. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Scrubbing the plank with AJ.

Brice Klippel working his way through timed qualifiers. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Henry Miller

Kyle Cunningham pulling a heater.

Miller clicking off some fast laps.

Keeping that Florida sunshine at bay.

Catanzaro takes some time to size up the competition.

Jimmy Decotis

Pennsylvania rider Mike Fowler sending it in Tampa.

Mike Fowler

Cody Williams

David Pulley

Nicholas Jackson

Henry Miller gets in his zone on the line. | BrownDog Wilson photo

On the gate with Tevin Tapia. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Tapia takes 12th in his heat race.

Kyle Peters rockin’ his Helium kit for Tampa. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Cody Williams would push through and get himself into the evening program. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Jimmy Decotis on a charge. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Decotis would take an impressive 4th place in his heat race. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Cody Williams would take 12th in his heat. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Kyle Peters would go 9th for his heat. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Jerry Robin holding his line in the sand section as best he can… | BrownDog Wilson photo

…and he comes out on top! | BrownDog Wilson photo

Richard Jackson would take 15th in his heat race. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Keeping it steady through the sand. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Jerry Robin would take 8th in his heat. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Ronnie Stewart

Ronnie Stewart gunning to get a spot in the evening show. He finished 14th in his heat race. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Joe Perron

Staggered start after a red flag in the 450 class. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Henry Miller took 13th in his heat race. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Hammer down with Jimmy D.

AJ Catanzaro took 11th in his heat race. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Ronnie Stewart took 12th in the LCQ. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Richard Jackson took 7th in the LCQ. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Joe Perron went 15th in the LCQ | BrownDog Wilson photo

Joe Perron | BrownDog Wilson photo

Perron taking a look back. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Kyle Peters heading straight to the evening program. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Jimmy Decotis ends up in a first turn pile up during the main. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Jimmy dusts himself off and puts in a charge.

Decotis would muscle through from dead last to finish a very impressive 10th place. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Kyle Peters battles hard and takes a 13th in the main. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Kyle Peters | BrownDog Wilson photo

Getting the job done every single week. Kyle Cunningham continues to make his mark in the main. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Cunningham would take 16th in the main. | BrownDog Wilson photo

A nice feature in Racer X Online today on Kyle Cunningham here.

Up and over the over under with Jimmy D. | BrownDog Wilson photo

See you guys in Atlanta! | BrownDog Wilson photo