Faces at the Races – Detroit SX
By Billy Rainford
Photos by Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford
Faces at the Races in brought to you by PR-MX.ca
It’s time for a long look at the people who were at Ford Field this past weekend for round 11/4 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. No race shots here, just people and things. Grab a beverage, this is a long one.
#134 Nicholas Lane with a bunch of work to do before the show starts. Check out his title sponsor. Yep, it’s that same as all of ours was…
#471 Logan Karnow before track walk.
What article do you think they’re looking at?
Bomb-sniffing dog during track walk.
#32 Matt Bisceglia.
I think he’s actually cheating off the other guy’s cell phone answers!
Everyone was pretty curious about this section.
Lurch had some advice on how to get through the section.
Checking out the rhythm section.
Mike Williamson and John Tomac.
#175 Paul Coates.
#6 Jeremy Martin.
#30 Shane McElrath.
Hey, pay attention, Alex Rodriquez is trying to point something out.
Marvin Musquin’s mechanic, Frankie Latham.
#49 Martin Davalos and #547 Zachary Bishop-Burnett (insert Justin Bieber comment here).
When #23 Aaron Plessinger speaks, people listen.
#1 Ryan Dungey.
The Motoconcepts guys walking the stands section.
‘Le Big’ and I were wearing the same shirt in Daytona. It didn’t happen this week.
#83 Daniel Herrlein.
#746 Chase Stevenson.
#94 Ken Roczen.
Checking out a rhythm section.
#128 Alex Frye.
I’m always outgunned at these things.
#41 Trey Canard.
Davalos doing his Raceday Live interview.
KJSC competitor walking the track with all the Pros.
Keeping up on social media during track walk.
Broc Tickle was in Detroit but not racing.
#31 RJ Hampshire.
Nick Wey showing Justin Bogle something funny on his phone.
#53 Tyler Bowers.
Trey Canard getting serious.
I tried so hard to get the perfect shot for Nick’s retirement last year and here he is racing again…
#314 Alex Ray.
#21 Jason Anderson during riders’ meeting.
I get this look a lot.
Everyone sort of glazes over during the morning meeting…just like at your local riders’ meeting.
#761 Cade Clason pretending to pay attention.
The KTM 250 guys listening in.
#373 Jacob Williamson got some help from the PR-MX guys this week.
Do you think Roger Decoster did this while reading my Monday Morning Coffee column this morning?
#63 Jesse Wentland is very close to getting a podium.
Keeping a close eye on things.
I’m glad I caught this moment when Trey made these kids’ day by saying hello.
“I hope I didn’t forget anything…” Just make sure you have a spare rear wheel.
Checking the scoreboard.
#297 Henry fell while leading the LCQ.
Look at all that Canadian FXR content. You’re welcome, Andy.
What am I looking at? What are you looking at?
That’s Stevenson’s bike upside down.
If Ryan has a concern about a section, it’s well worth listening to.
P-Coates. Ha, I had one in high school…
Herrlein. Ha, I had a hairline in high school…
Probably talking about burpees or sit ups.
#800 Mike Alessi and #55 Vince Friese.
Waiting for show time.
Rolling to the line.
#33 Josh Grant.
We bumped into Michael Willard and his family on the street.
Night show about to start.
#22 Chad Reed.
Monster Girl close-up.
Turn the board and run for your life!
Only one Monster Girl knew the important camera to look at. 😉
Jeremy Martin behind the gate before a race.
Cade Clason gets focused before a race.
Nick Wey talking with Lurch after his LCQ win.
Tyler Bowers ready to go win a heat.
#50 Malcolm Stewart stretching out the forearms.
#61 Gannon Audette preparing for gate drop.
Miss Supercross Juliana Daniell getting some footage of her own.
#30 Shane McElrath on the edge of the podium.
Just stand behind Cudby.
Everyone was pretty happy in the Plessinger camp.
And in Stewart’s too.
Aaron’s proud parents.
Malcolm and Aaron get a look at the updated standings on the big board.
They were both pretty pumped.
250 Podium: Malcolm Stewart, Aaron Plessinger, Shane McElrath.
The champagne shower aftermath.
The champagne shower.
Chad Reed on the line.
Getting a better view.
Jenny Taft grabs Dungey right after the main event.
Jason Anderson heading up onto the podium.
Marvin always finds a reason to smile.
Happy mechanic and wife.
Get used to seeing these faces on the stage.
Monster Girls. Word on the street is that the one in the middle is 2015 Miss Michigan, Rashontae Wawrzyniak.
450 Podium: Jason Anderson, Marvin Musquin, Ryan Dungey (Dungey finished first but was docked 2 positions for jumping on a red cross flag).
Sorry, but that’s the best shot we got of #66 Arnaud Tonus.
Mitch Payton talking things over with Tyler Bowers.
Cade hamming it up.
Jeff joked that Cade needed to hit the hairdresser for a new ‘Cartwright’ (haircut).
Matt Bisceglia’s pit.
Apparently, these guys were throwing dollar bills out of the parking garage.
“Hey, did you remember to bring the gas tank/rad shroud holder?” “What, We have one of those?!”
Time for a fresh clutch.
While opening ceremonies go on, this is what the tunnel looks like.
They pull a few of the top 450 riders out front for interviews before the show starts.
#11 Blake Pressdee won the KJSC.
Shane gets the congrats.
Plessinger seems to be enjoying every minute of this season.
See what I’m saying?
He even grabbed the holeshot money.
Proud mom, right there.
OK, last one…
Malcolm gets a hug from his dad, Big James.
“Mom, could you hold this please?”
And that does it from Detroit. Enjoy the week off and we’ll see you in Santa Clara…