Faces at the Races – Santa Clara SX
By Billy Rainford
Here’s a look at some of the people and riders who were in Santa Clara this past weekend.
The first faces we saw when we got to Levi ‘s Stadium Saturday morning were from the Slaton Racing team. That’s #203 Zach Commans behind the wheel.
Team KTM brass going over the weekend’s hashtag game plan.
Marvin Musquin getting his levers just right. Will he win one of these before the end of the year?
There was a very positive vibe around the stadium…except for the embarrassingly high ‘man bun’ count in the area.
We’ll be seeing lots more of Aaron and Robbie this summer on the Monster Energy Alpinestars Kawasaki team.
#96 Noah McConahy and the now clean cut Kevin Urqhart.
#42 Mitchell Oldenburg was in for a good night.
Hey, I’m shooting the pictures here.
#4 Blake Baggett during track walk.
Getting the video shots.
#26 Alex Martin and the gang.
A long lost Morgan Burger relative?
I don’t remember walking a Supercross track with all the top Pros when I was his age!
#41 Trey Canard.
“Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way…turn.”
They had the same idea on how to get through this section.
#51 Justin Barcia was back in action.
#57 Josh Hansen.
Jimmy Decotis voicing a concern about something over his left shoulder.
#3 Eli Tomac.
“Hydrate or Die” is a slogan for which company?
#39 Jordan Smith.
#28 Weston Peick.
Canadian Brock Leitner was watching in Santa Clara.
Downsized for this round. The rig stayed in Detroit.
You guessed it…the Cade Clason pit.
I thought he was out until the outdoors started?
Pre-race staring contest.
I may have to break down and get one of these things. #gettingoldsucks
Grant Hutcheson putting the finishing touches on Justin Bogle’s bike.
Brock Leitner getting a good seat early. Look familiar, Spikman?
Only in California. It’s just a joke…and not a very good one.
I think the AMA officials have had just abut enough of riders skipping the whoops section every lap, every week.
Looking good, Kyle Cunningham.
Getting Joey Savatgy set up just right.
Rebel. I asked him before the night show and he was cool with the fact he’d have to run 57 on his back.
Christian Craig always seems to be smiling.
Trey Canard signing autographs.
Marvin taking a minute after an early fall.
If only I had the time…
Someone get Jimmy a set of aero bars.
Ryan Dungey gets the final intro during opening ceremonies.
Teammates, Chris Howell and Noah McConahy.
Canada’s Chris Elliott.
Jenny Taft getting the lip gloss just right.
Hey, Chad Reed…
How’s it going, eh.
#21 Jason Anderson.
Does he get the ‘Corey’ joke?
Stocking the Rockwell display for the day.
Or this one?
Cade, Jeff Alessi is sneaking around your tool box!
Alex Ray and Cade Clason usually put in almost exact lap times.
Arm wrestling in the pit party.
No idea, but I want either of these two…
I thought it was supposed to be lonely at the top?!
Now THAT’S a nice fleet!
Commans in the Slaton pit.
Dungey waiting for his intro.
The Wienerschnitzel wiener dog race getting lined up.
Canadian Steve Matthes drops the gate.
Cooper Webb post-race.
High 5 for Zach Osborne.
The Flying Freckle.
Our old buddy, Dave. Hey, Kyle Beaton, give him a call!
Holeshot to Anderson.
They figured it was a little too cold to spray the team with champagne. Thanks for looking. See you at the races…