Round 5 San Diego Supercross | Photo Report
February 6, 2019
by Dawn McClintock
Photos by Brown Dog Wilson
What a race! I’m not sure I have ever seen a soupier supercross than this past weekend in San Diego. Track crews kept tarps on the track all day Saturday to prevent saturation but the rains came after the tarps were pulled off and it just kept pouring. The lime poured on the track was no challenge for the pooled water that continued to rise. All reports this week also indicate that the lime used has caused several riders to experience caustic burns as well as corroded bikes, leaving some without the ability to ride this week and some without a functional bike. I think if you could pick a race you would want scratched from the series it would be this one for both rider and series promotor alike. Kudos go out to those riders who were able to actually qualify for the main and survive til the finish. Here’s a look from Petco Park in San Diego.