Practice Report: San Diego SX

Practice Report: San Diego SX

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Practice has ended here in Qualcomm Stadium, and what a wild set of qualifiers it was. The fireworks started early in the first 250SX qualifier when Jason Anderson and Jessy Nelson got into a confrontation. Anderson  was putting in a fast lap and felt that Nelson purposely interfered with his time, which led to an exchange of words and banging into each another multiple times as they rolled slowly down the track. It ended with Nelson putting Anderson on the dirt in what has got to be one of the slowest takeout moves in supercross history. Dean Wilson would go on to set the fastest time.

Nelson and Anderson exchanged words in practice.Photo: BrownDogWilson
Nelson and Anderson exchanged words in practice.
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At this point it looked like it was over.Photo: BrownDogWilson
At this point it looked like it was over.
Photo: BrownDogWilson
But Nelson accelerated to catch back up to Anderson.Photo: BrownDogWilson
But Nelson accelerated to catch back up to Anderson.
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The two banged bars again and Nelson put this move on Anderson.Photo: BrownDogWilson
The two banged bars again and Nelson put this move on Anderson.
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This was the end result.Photo: BrownDogWilson
This was the end result.
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Speaking of Dean Wilson, he was fastest for nearly the entire second qualifier as well. The only person to top his time was himself, until the final lap. Both Wilson and Anderson put in heaters, but it was Anderson who edged Wilson out for the fastest time.

Dean Wilson was looking good in qualifying.Photo: Cudby
Dean Wilson was looking good in qualifying.
Photo: Cudby

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In the first 450SX qualifier Jake Weimer went down hard when he clipped a Tuff Block in the split-lane section. He was in obvious pain, and for good reason; initial reports are that he suffered a separated shoulder and chipped a bone in his hand. He was on the track for quite some time being tended to by the Asterisk Medical crew, which prevented the rest of the riders from putting in any fast laps for quite a while. After Weimer was carted off, Roczen would throw down some fast laps that would make him the fastest rider of the session.

Roczen was fastest in the first timed practice session.Photo: Cudby
Roczen was fastest in the first timed practice session.
Photo: Cudby

In the second 450SX session it was all James Stewart. He set a fast time early and proceeded to top himself several times. When it was over he and Roczen were the only two riders who were able to record laps under forty-seven seconds. Jimmy Albertson and Matt Goerke both had pretty big crashes in this session, but both got up and appeared to be okay. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@racerxonline) and check back here for updates on the racing action, all night long.

Your eyes aren't deceiving you; Kevin Windham suited up and rode a few practice laps! He must not have been wearing a transponder though because his times weren't recorded.Photo: Cudby
Your eyes aren't deceiving you; Kevin Windham suited up and rode a few practice laps! He must not have been wearing a transponder though because his times weren't recorded.
Photo: Cudby
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