Another champion was crowned at the Seattle Supercross, but it wasn't nearly as dramatic as the championship finish from a week earlier in St. Louis. The finale of the Lites West pitted points leader Jason Lawrence of the Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy team against Rockstar/Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey, who was at a six-point disadvantage to Lawrence, meaning that all Lawrence had to do was finish on the podium to win the title, no matter what Dungey did.
In the 450cc class, San Manuel Yamaha's Chad Reed posted the fastest practice time, but his fitness was still a question going into the main event. Could he hang on for 20 laps? Would the whoops bother his injured shoulder this week like it did last week?
The series comes to an end next weekend in Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, while the Lites class will feature the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout, pitting the top 20 Lites riders from each coast against each other in a winner-take-all match.