It’s an obvious nod, with Reed owning six wins in San Diego. One aspect that fuels this is the laps he put in last weekend. His momentum is back, and while he’s been on the ground in the second or third corners the last two races, he has gated very well. The other aspect is the track design to come looks to be higher speed with wide corners, and a real whoop section. All of that considered it is a good time to be on team Discount Tire/Two-Two Motorsports Honda. Time to bring back “The Thunder.” He has the confidence of his six trophies, but this may be the hardest one to earn yet.
This leaves the butt-kicking that Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps has put on everyone to earn his 14-point lead. Davi has been top five in almost every practice, won heat races, a main event, and is the championship force to reckon with. His opening effort has rewarded him with a very real chance at the title. Sure, a DNF dashes his lead, but if he keeps banging out top-fives somebody is going to have to go on one hell of a run to overtake him. He has shown no signs of slowing down and it will surprise me if he fails to extend his point lead this weekend. He'll have to beat Dungey to do that, though.
The show rolls on. Racers like Matt Lemoine, Vince Friese, Weston Pieck, and Jimmy Albertson are hungry and making life extremely tough for anyone on a big team. And now, Josh Hill returns to the mix.
San Diego will mark the end of Act 1. To be champion you have to get out of California with your health and a mathematical chance at the title. The East Coast swing to come offers a probable mud race at Daytona, the battle of Atlanta and the Mid-West mayhem of Indy and St. Louis. Before any of that enters the picture there is a huge dust up on the horizon. Every single main event that’s transpired has been the most anticipated of the season, and this trend could stretch the entire duration. We are seeing some amazing supercross, ladies and gentlemen. Reed is going to go for it, Dungey is hot off a win, and Davi Millsaps is slowly pulling away! Can Ken Roczen win again and put a nail in the 250 class coffin? Is it possible to be anymore excited about Supercross? You can’t script this kind of story, it is too random and has it’s own irregular heartbeat. I’ve never been more happy to say I have no damn clue who is going to win this weekend. In either class! Let’s keep everybody healthy and let this thing continue to grow.
Thanks for reading, see you next week.