The cobwebs are shaken out and everyone is pumped to go racing here for round two of Monster Energy Supercross. The Chase Field track in Phoenix, Arizona looks pretty technical, with some big rhythm lanes combining with soft, heavily-watered soil that is beginning to rut up and make it difficult even on the best riders in the world. Especially tough is a big long rhythm leading to the last turn, which riders are trying to clear with a triple-triple-triple. It's fast but tough, Ryan Villopoto himself even fell on the first lap of timed practice trying to jump in there when he clipped a tough block. He was back up quickly though and turned in the fastest time of the session. RV said they worked on the rear shock of his Monster Energy Kawasaki all week and it seems to be working better. Also, JGR Yamaha's Josh Grant went down at the end of the same section, he walked away but we'll have to check on his status to make sure he's okay.
Also from the Big Bummer dept: GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac was a race-day decision trying to ride with a bad shoulder from last week's heat race collision with Jake Weimer. He's now officially a no go, too sore to race.
Dean Wilson is looking to re-establish himself in 250SX West after battling through some bruises last weekend. The Monster Energy Pro Circuit gang says Dean had a great week of riding this week and he backed that up by nabbing the fastest time in the first timed 250 session. The rest of the guys who were up front last week--Anderson, Seely, Webb, Stewart and Osborne, were fast, too.
We're just getting started here, as there's another break right now before the final timed sessions. Check back later for more and be sure to follow @racerxonline on Twitter and Instagram