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2020 San Diego Supercross Results, Coverage, and Fantasy Commentary

The 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series tightened up considerably in the aftermath of the San Diego round. Defending champion Cooper Webb took his first win of the season, as the top three riders in the standings going into Petco Park failed to make the podium. Rookie Adam Cianciarulo didn’t make it easy for Webb, as Cianciarulo lead the first 20 laps of the 25-lap race. Blake Baggett scored a podium for the first time in 2020, coming in P3 after scoring the holeshot.

Cooper Webb

Although Baggett took the holeshot, he was quickly swallowed up and dropped back to P6 by the end of the first lap. Baggett passed Justin Hill for P5 on lap 2, and then Malcolm Stewart for P4 on lap 4. Baggett inherited the podium slot with Aaron Plessinger went down in a corner on lap 7. Once in P3, Baggett never lost touch with the two leaders—he was consistently three seconds back—Baggett never made a play for the lead and was never challenged from behind.

Blake Baggett

After a brief exchange of the top position on the opening lap, Cianciarulo established himself as the leader. However, Webb hounded Cianciarulo incessantly, with Webb taking advantage of superiority over Cianciarulo in the back-to-back whoops sections.

On lap 21, Webb finally got close enough that Cianciarulo made a defensive move in a tricky 90-degree right-hander that Webb was able to exploit for a pass. Cianciarulo was unable to retaliate, and Webb eventually pulled away to win by 2.75 seconds.

Adam Cianciarulo

Series leader Ken Roczen and his closest competitor Eli Tomac both suffered from poor starts. Roczen had dominated his Heat, finishing over 11 seconds ahead of Zach Osborne and over 12 seconds clear of Tomac. However, Roczen and Tomac ran 9-10 after the one lap, and it was just a long slog ahead for them as Webb and Cianciarulo opened up an insurmountable gap. Roczen led Tomac as the moved methodically, though slowly, through the field. By lap 9, Tomac passed Roczen for P5. Roczen remained in P6 for the rest of the race, with Tomac getting past Justin Barcia on lap 11. Tomac closed the gap on Baggett, but was still 3.5 seconds behind Baggett as the checkers flew.

Barcia didn’t get a great start, finding himself in P7 after a lap. Barcia made his way past Hill for P6 on lap 3, Stewart on lap 5, and then moved into P4 after Plessinger’s mishap. Barcia and Tomac had a good tussle, with Tomac eventually coming out on top and getting some space between him and the aggressive Barcia. From lap 11 to the finish, Barcia had a quiet ride in P5.

Eli Tomac

Despite scoring his second P6 finish of the year, Roczen retains the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series lead by a single point over Tomac. In the last five races, Tomac has been in the top five, while taking two wins and three podiums. Webb moves back into contention, as he is now in P3 nine points behind Roczen. Webb’s win was his fourth podium of 2020, equaling Roczen for the most podiums after six rounds.

Ken Roczen

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team had a difficult night, with none of their riders finishing in the top 10. Osborne, Dean Wilson, and Jason Anderson finished 11-13-14. Osborne and Anderson went down early, and were running 19-20 on lap 6. None of the three riders were ever in the top 10. Anderson dropped from P4 to P6 in the standings with his first finish of the year outside of the top five. After going 5-4 at St. Louis and A2, Osborne has had various difficulties and is on an 18-11-11 run and outside of the top 10 in the standings.

Suzuki’s woes continue, with Ryan Breece as the only RM-Z450 in the Main Event, and Breece placed last after not finishing the race. Breece is in P22 in the season standings, and is the top Suzuki rider with JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing riders Fredrik Norén and Joey Savatgy sidelined with injuries.

The Monster Energy Supercross Series moves from the West Coast to Florida for the Tampa round next week at Raymond James Stadium. To keep on top of the Supercross television and streaming airtimes, be sure to bookmark our 2020 Supercross TV Schedule.

Photography by Will Embree

2020 San Diego Supercross Results, Petco Park

  1. Cooper Webb (KTM)
  2. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
  3. Blake Baggett (KTM)
  4. Eli Tomac (Kawasaki)
  5. Justin Barcia (Yamaha)
  6. Ken Roczen (Honda)
  7. Justin Brayton (Honda)
  8. Malcolm Stewart (Honda)
  9. Justin Hill (Honda)
  10. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha)
  11. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
  12. Martin Davalos (KTM)
  13. Dean Wilson (Husqvarna)
  14. Jason Anderson (Husqvarna)
  15. Vince Friese (Honda)
  16. Tyler Bowers (Kawasaki)
  17. Benny Bloss (Yamaha)
  18. Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha)
  19. Alex Ray (Kawasaki)
  20. Jason Clermont (Kawasaki)
  21. Chad Reed (Honda)
  22. Ryan Breece (Suzuki)

2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series Standings (6 of 17 rounds)

  1. Ken Roczen (Honda), 130 points (2 wins; 4 podiums)
  2. Eli Tomac (Kawasaki), 129 (2 wins; 3 podiums)
  3. Cooper Webb (KTM), 121 (1 win; 4 podiums)
  4. Justin Barcia (Yamaha), 116 (1 win; 2 podiums)
  5. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 113 (2 podiums)
  6. Jason Anderson (Husqvarna), 105 (2 podiums)
  7. Blake Baggett (KTM), 90
  8. Malcolm Stewart (Honda), 90
  9. Justin Brayton (Honda), 89
  10. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 75
  11. Justin Hill (Honda), 75
  12. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha), 70
  13. Dean Wilson (Husqvarna), 69
  14. Vince Friese (Honda), 60
  15. Martin Davalos (KTM), 50
  16. Tyler Bowers (Kawasaki), 34
  17. Justin Bogle (KTM), 24
  18. Chris Blose (Honda), 18
  19. Chad Reed (Honda), 17
  20. Alex Ray (Kawasaki), 15
  21. Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha), 15
  22. Ryan Breece (Suzuki), 13
  23. Benny Bloss (Yamaha), 13
  24. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki), 11
  25. Jimmy Decotis (Suzuki), 4
  26. Jason Clermont (Kawasaki), 3
  27. Cade Autenrieth (Honda), 3
  28. Fredrik Norén (Suzuki), 2
  29. Jerry Robin (Honda), 1
  30. Josh Cartwright (Kawasaki), 1

 

2020 San Diego Supercross Qualifying Results

Adam Cianciarulo is the fastest qualifier for the 2020 San Diego Supercross tonight at Petco Park. Cianciarulo put in a 49.024 seconds lap, an impressive 0.470 seconds faster than the next fastest rider, his Monster Energy Kawasaki teammate Eli Tomac (49.494 seconds). Jason Anderson (49.551), Cooper Webb (49.556), and Blake Baggett (49.577) round out the top five.

2020 San Diego Supercross Qualifying - Adam Cianciarulo
Adam Cianciarulo

2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series leader Ken Roczen’s 49.648 qualifying time put him in the top six. Right behind Roczen was his Team Honda HRC teammate Justin Brayton (49.724). Justin Hill (49.953), Malcolm Stewart (50.072), and Martin Davalos (50.188) rounded out the top 10.

Webb led after the opening session with a 50.360 seconds lap time, followed by Baggett (50.391) and Tomac (50.493).

2020 San Diego Supercross Qualifying Riders

  1. Adam Cianciarulo
  2. Eli Tomac
  3. Jason Anderson
  4. Cooper Webb
  5. Blake Baggett
  6. Ken Roczen
  7. Justin Brayton
  8. Justin Hill
  9. Malcolm Stewart
  10. Martin Davalos
  11. Dean Wilson
  12. Zach Osborne
  13. Justin Barcia
  14. Aaron Plessinger
  15. Benny Bloss
  16. Vince Friese
  17. Tyler Bowers
  18. Kyle Chisholm
  19. Ryan Breece
  20. Alex Ray
  21. Kyle Cunningham
  22. Adam Enticknap
  23. Joshua Cartwright
  24. Cade Autenrieth
  25. Jason Clermont
  26. Chad Reed
  27. Austin Politelli
  28. James Weeks
  29. A.J. Catanzaro
  30. Jerry Robin
  31. Nick Schmidt
  32. John Short
  33. Curren Thurman
  34. Joan Cros
  35. Cade Clason
  36. Joel Wightman
  37. Theodore Pauli
  38. Alexander Nagy
  39. Josh Greco
  40. Tevin Tapia

Press Day and Fantasy Commentary

Press Day is in the books, and the 2020 San Diego Supercross at Petco Park is underway. It’s round 6 of the 17-round 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series, and that makes it the one-third mark (rounding, course). We’ve got some great exclusive photos from Will Embree of Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Adam Cianciarulo, and Justin Barcia, so don’t miss those below.

Let’s take some educated guesses for those who follow fantasy supercross. We use Rocky Mountain ATV/MC’s RMFantasySX, as it keeps it easy and fun—plus, you can win prizes and beat your friends. The format is simple—pick the top 5 riders in order, plus a wild card finishing position, P8 this week.

2020 San Diego Supercross Results - Ken Roczen
Ken Roczen

First, let’s look at the riders who have finished in the top five. You have 2018 Supercross Champion Jason Anderson with a perfect five-for-five in the top 5 this year. Next are Roczen and Tomac, who have four top 5 finishes so far. Next up are Barcia and defending Supercross Champion Cooper Webb, who have each been in the top 5 three times. Add in Adam Cianciarulo and Zach Osborne (twice each), plus Blake Baggett (once), and those are all the top 5 finishers so far this year.

Based on that, Anderson, Roczen, and Tomac should be a lock on your list, though the order gets tricky. Barcia and Webb fill out that list based on performances so far, though Cianciarulo and Osborne are serious threats to the top 5. Osborne has had two bad weeks, going 18-11. That could be a motivator, or a warning. Let’s get down to the order, which is where the big points are made (or lost).

Roczen and Tomac have been swapping wins since round 2 in St. Louis. You can either decide they will trade again, giving Roczen the victory, or Tomac has some momentum coming out of Oakland for a win. Keep in mind that Roczen’s right foot is sore after his last-corner run-in with Webb last week.

Anderson has a couple of P3 finishes, more than anyone. He’s certainly a safe bet for that. Webb has gone 3-4-2 in the last three rounds, compared to Anderson’s 5-3-5. That’s an edge to Webb, so you might want him as your P3 pick with Anderson in P4. That leaves P5, and Barcia feels like a good call, though Cianciarulo is fast though prone to errors that drop him out. Your choice.

Picking P8 is a tricky one. Four different riders have claimed the spot, with Justin Brayton (8-8-7-6-13) and Malcolm Stewart (9-6-8-7-10) most reliably in that range. However, last week Justin Hill took P8, with Dean Wilson in P7 and Baggett in P9. Hey, no one said it would be easy.

We’re not big on making changes based on qualifying, as it’s hasn’t been a reliable predictor of race performance. Still, we’ll have those results up tomorrow before the race.

If you’re watching on TV, make sure you bookmark our 2020 Supercross TV Schedule. You don’t want to miss a single gate drop!

Photography by Will Embree

2020 San Diego Supercross Entry List

# Rider

1 Cooper Webb

3 Eli Tomac

4 Blake Baggett

7 Aaron Plessinger

9 Adam Cianciarulo

10 Justin Brayton

11 Kyle Chisholm

15 Dean Wilson

16 Zach Osborne

21 Jason Anderson

22 Chad Reed

27 Malcolm Stewart

31 Fredrik Noren

34 Tyler Bowers

37 Martin Davalos

43 John Short

44 Kyle Cunningham

46 Justin Hill

50 Benny Bloss

51 Justin Barcia

61 Alex Ray

64 Vince Friese

65 James Weeks

67 Jerry Robin

71 Ryan Breece

82 Cade Autenrieth

86 Joshua Cartwright

92 Austin Politelli

94 Ken Roczen

98 Bradley Lionnet

135 Robert Fitch

145 Travis Smith

211 Tevin Tapia

230 Joel Wightman

240 Bryce Stewart

256 James Milson

280 Cade Clason

282 Theodore Pauli

330 A.J. Catanzaro

447 Deven Raper

501 Scotty Wennerstrom

509 Alexander Nagy

651 Jake Hogan

722 Adam Enticknap

817 Jason Clermont

848 Joan Cros

976 Josh Greco

981 Curren Thurman

2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series Standings (5 of 17 rounds)

  1. Ken Roczen (Honda), 113 points (2 wins; 4 podiums)
  2. Eli Tomac (Kawasaki), 110 (2 wins; 3 podiums)
  3. Justin Barcia (Yamaha), 98 (1 win; 2 podiums)
  4. Jason Anderson (Husqvarna), 96 (2 podiums)
  5. Cooper Webb (KTM), 95 (3 podiums)
  6. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 90 (1 podium)
  7. Malcolm Stewart (Honda), 75
  8. Justin Brayton (Honda), 73
  9. Blake Baggett (KTM), 69
  10. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 63
  11. Justin Hill (Honda), 61
  12. Dean Wilson (Husqvarna), 59
  13. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha), 57
  14. Vince Friese (Honda), 52
  15. Martin Davalos (KTM), 39
  16. Tyler Bowers (Kawasaki), 27
  17. Justin Bogle (KTM), 24
  18. Chris Blose (Honda), 18
  19. Chad Reed (Honda), 15
  20. Alex Ray (Kawasaki), 15
  21. Ryan Breece (Suzuki), 12
  22. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki), 11
  23. Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha), 10
  24. Benny Bloss (Yamaha), 7
  25. Jimmy Decotis (Suzuki), 4
  26. Cade Autenrieth (Honda), 3
  27. Fredrik Norén (Suzuki), 2
  28. Jerry Robin (Honda), 1
  29. Josh Cartwright (Kawasaki), 1

    2020 San Diego Supercross Photo Gallery

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