Ryan Villopotos bike

Practice is underway for today’s round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series in San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.

San Diego is home to a number of military bases, as well as the majority of the U.S. Pacific Fleet's surface combatants, all of the Navy's West Coast amphibious ships and a variety of Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command vessels. And for this reason, FELD and the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series are honoring our troops during this evening’s race.

Showing their support for the military, a number of teams were sporting military themes, including camo-inspired graphics. In addition, Chad Reed and a few other riders were also running camo gear.

After a couple of days of rain, the track in Qualcomm Stadium was a little soggy early this morning, however, today’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 65 degrees, so by race time the course should be perfect.

Chad Reed comes into today’s race with a chance to be the first rider this year to win back-to-back rounds, having won last week’s race in Anaheim in convincing fashion.

After five rounds, Ryan Villopoto leads the series standings by two points over Reed, with Ken Roczen sitting third another five points back.

 

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