Round 16 Salt Lake City Supercross | Photo Report

May 2, 2018

by Dawn McClintock

Photos by Brown Dog Wilson

Here we are down to the nitty-gritty for supercross with only one round remaining. Salt Lake City marked round 16 on the circuit and gave way to a picture perfect day to have an open stadium set up. The track however came with it’s own challenges. The wind brought it’s own share of difficulties drying out the hard packed dirt. I don’t know when I’ve seen such dust flying at a supercross round as I did this past weekend. This weekend also saw the return of likeable Canadian kid, Jess Pettis. He had been on a bit of a hiatus with injury, surgery and then gave some arenacross rounds a go north of the border. Pettis seemed back to form and mixed  things up in the 250 class even cashing in on a LCQ win. Here’s a look at some of the action from SLC.

After a nasty crash in Foxborough Kyle Cunningham was back in action for SLC much to everyone’s surprise.

Brandan Leith wearing his custom Slayer jersey for SLC.

Jess Pettis would take 18th in his heat race.

Leith would take 9th for his heat.

AJ Catanzaro would take 12th for his heat race.

Henry Miller skims over the finish line jump and would go on to take 12th in his heat race.

Back at the H.E.P. Suzuki rig, Henry Miller grabs some grub between motos.

Plenty of traffic at the H.E.P. Suzuki rig in Salt Lake City.

250s off the gate.

Tallon LaFountaine #149 would take 11th in his heat race.

Dustin Pipes took 16th for his heat.

Brad Lionnet would take a solid 7th in his heat race to transfer him directly to the main.

Catanzaro would round out his night with an 18th in the LCQ.

AJ Catanzaro

Henry Miller would come up short in the LCQ taking 5th place.

Dustin Pipes would take 20th in the LCQ.

Muscling through after his injury and no riding all week, Cunningham proves he’s got mettle.

Kyle Cunningham would go on to finish an impressive 12th at SLC.

Jess Pettis battling through the LCQ.

Pettis takes the win for the LCQ.

Some well earned time on the podium for Jess Pettis.

Brandan Leith would take 17th in the main event at SLC.

Brandan Leith

Pettis would finish 18th in the main event.

Brad Lionnet would take 20th in the main.

See you guys in Vegas!