McThoughts: Toronto Supercross 450 Class
By Jeff McConkey
Supercross made its return to Toronto this past Saturday night, and 0ver 50,000 Canadian fans came out to show their support. The dirt held up really well and gave us some great racing. It was a little slippery in spots, but these guys are the best in the world and make it fun to watch. The familiar faces were up front and gave us a great show. Let’s hope the Canadian fans did enough to force Feld into coming back for many years to come. Let’s take a look at the results and see my thoughts.
1st Ken Roczen: Ken got a good start and made a quick move stick. He looked really good on his way to the win. He needs to keep getting these starts.
2nd Marvin Musquin: This guy is so full of confidence right now, and he’s only going to get better. His smooth style really suits the 450. He will get a win soon. If I was Redbull KTM, I’d keep the dynamic duo of Dungey and Musquin for many many years.
3rd Ryan Dungey: He is human, but just barely. Dungey rode well, but made a small mistake. Who cares, he still has a 34-point lead and now holds the all-time consecutive podium streak. He’s a bad man, in a very nice way. His dominance will continue for a very long time.
4th Cole Seely: Cole got a decent start and rode well. He stalked Eli near the end and set him up for a very nice pass. You have got to love his silky smooth style. If I were American Honda, I’d be signing this guy to an extension.
5th Eli Tomac: Eli had a chance to win, but just didn’t have the magic. A 5th is still solid, but I’m sure he’s not happy. He will win again, but not for a few rounds. I think he looked a little tight, but it won’t last forever. The real Eli will be back soon.
6th Justin Brayton: Justin has been very good of late. His starts have been decent and he doesn’t seem to be fading. I don’t think he can podium, but a 4th or 5th is very obtainable. Maybe even a few times.
7th Trey Canard: Trey had the speed early on in the day, but it just didn’t transfer over in the main. If he was to holeshot, I don’t think anyone could chase him down, but that seems to be a big if, this season. That’s not saying I don’t want to see it.
8th Weston Peick: Pretty uneventful main for Weston. That’s not a bad thing. He needs to get some top 10’s and work his way up. Teammate Justin Barcia will be back at Santa Clara, and that will help.
9th Jason Anderson: Anderson got collected in the first lane after Justin Bogle completely squirreled out. After a scary front flip, Anderson put on a serious passing clinic, like always. He seems to be the only guy making multiple passes this season. And how about the quad he pulled in the main. You have got to love that free flowing style. I know I do!
10th Jake Weimer: Good finish for Jake. This is what the team needs from him. I think he’s doing a great job filling in for Broc Tickle.
Biggest Stud: Musquin is my stud. He’s fitting into the top 3 very well.
Biggest Dud: My dud is all of the injuries. We are missing Stewart, Barcia, Wilson. Millsaps, Short, Hahn, and Tickle to name a few. Imagine how great the action would be with everyone on the line.
Biggest Surprise: I was shocked to see Chad Reed go down. He’s a tough old bird and will be back.
See you at Ford Field.