2024 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: INJURED LIST, TV SCHEDULE & MORE

2024 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: INJURED LIST, TV SCHEDULE & MORE

We have made it to the final round of the 2024 Supercross series. Jett Lawrence sits twenty points ahead of Cooper Webb heading into the final round giving him great odds of success. In the 250 class, it is an East /West showdown where both classes will compete. In the West, the points are tied between Levi Kitchen and RJ Hampshire making it a winner-take-all all event. In the East, Tom Vialle is sitting comfortably with a fifteen-point lead over Haiden Deegan giving Vialle a little more room for error. For all the latest updates read down below.

2024 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS // FULL COVERAGE

WHO’S SET UP WELL HEADED INTO SALT LAKE 

Jett Lawrence has stayed consistent throughout most of the season and now sits twenty points ahead of Cooper Webb headed into the final round at Salt Lake. Webb who is also battling with a UCL injury in his thumb has kept Jett within enough points to bring the championship to the last round of the season, but now being down twenty points, Jett Lawrence does not need to win to become champion. In fact, Webb could win the final event and Lawrence has to stay within seventeenth position to win the championship.

Tom Vialle has also set himself up extremely well headed into the final round. Haiden Deegan trails by fifteen points and the way Vialle has been riding this season, it would take a miracle for Deegan to be able to capture the championship. In this sport, anything can happen however and it’s not impossible for Haiden Deegan. Deegan just needs to ride the best he can and make sure he comes away with a win. As for Vialle he just needs to hang on which is easier said than done especially in an East/West showdown.

MAY THE BEST MAN WIN

Levi Kitchen and RJ Hampshire are tied and headed into the final race for the West championship. Whoever finishes in the better position of the two will clinch it in Salt Lake. In the last East/West showdown Levi Kitchen did not have the best luck while RJ Hampshire went on to take the win. This weekend will take more focus, more mental strength, and more aggression than either rider has given all season long. It truly is an all-or-nothing scenario.

INJURED LIST:

ELI TOMAC – THUMB

Eli Tomac will be sitting out this weekend and possibly in the near future as the crash in Denver resulted in a fracture and torn ligaments in his thumb that will require surgery.

Eli Tomac States: “This is not the news I wanted to break to everyone, but at the Denver Supercross in free practice I crashed on my thumb, and it’s resulted in a Bennett fracture and some torn ligaments that will require surgery to stabilize my thumb. This is a tough one to swallow, knowing that I’m going to miss the opening rounds of motocross, but I’m optimistic I will be able to race the later portion of the outdoor season and the SMX rounds. I want to thank all my fans and Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing for being so supportive through the Supercross season. We will be back stronger in the later half of this season.”

KEN ROCZEN – LEG

Ken Roczen had a scary crash this past weekend in Nashville when his shock blew apart on the landing of the triple heading into the whoops he then was ejected from the motorcycle through the whoops resulting in a leg injury.

Ken Roczen states: “Alright, after further evaluation it looks like I will be out for a little bit. It turns out I broke my tib plateau, my foot, and my toe. No surgery is required as of right now but we are still gathering some information and further evaluation. That’s really all I have for now. Bye bye SX24 you were pretty cool! My fans and partners, you guys make it super fun and it’s a joy coming to the races and get that support you guys give us.”

BENNY BLOSS- ARM/CLAVICLE

During a practice session this week, Liqui Moly Factory Beta Supercross rider Benny Bloss sustained a fracture to his arm and collarbone, which will see him miss the remainder of the 2024 Supercross season.

Team Manager Carlen Gardner Stated:“I am super bummed for Benny. He has had a fantastic season representing the new 450 RX and we are in such a good spot with him and the bike. This sport likes to test your mental strength every day and all we can take from this situation is that we know the level Benny can get back to and better when he heals up. He will undergo needed surgery and begin the road to recovery. He will be supporting his teammate Colt over the next two rounds as we are still in full swing to better ourselves each weekend”

CAMERON MCADOO – SHOULDER

Cameron McAdoo came together with another rider in timed qualifying resulting in a shoulder injury, he then reaggravated this injury when he crashed in the main event and was unable to finish the race. Cameron will now be focusing on motocross.

Cameron McAdoo states: “Unfortunately yesterday during qualifying while on a roll lap another rider and I came together damaging my shoulder. I did everything in my power to race the main last night but it just wasn’t possible to finish safely. I will be further evaluated this week to find out the extent of it and will update everyone accordingly. It’s very easy to resort to “why me?” but I’ve learned that way of thinking never encourages progress to get where I want to be. Thank you to all of my partners and fans for the continued support.”

AARON PLESSINGER – ELBOW

Aaron Plessinger had a scary crash when getting cross-rutted on the landing of a triple in Foxborough. Aaron attempted to ride the qualifying sessions but ultimately pulled off due to the severity of pain in his elbow. He confirmed this week that he did end up breaking his elbow and will be out for the rest of the Supercross season. 

GUILLEM FARRES – FEMUR

Guillem suffered a broken femur while training for the Daytona Supercross, he will be out for the foreseeable future.

Team Manager Nathan Ramsey states: “Guillem is one of the most liked riders in the industry that I have ever worked with. I am completely gutted that he had an unfortunate crash while testing at the Baker’s Factory. He is not only tough, but he is strong, and we will support him in every way to get him back at the races doing what he loves.”

AUSTIN FORKNER – BACK & SHOULDER

Austin had one of the scarier crashes we’ve seen in a while when he came up short entering a rhythm section which knocked his hand off the bars and sent him flying onto the infield concrete. As a result, he fractured his L3-L4 in his spine as well as a fractured scapula. Fortunately, his injuries did not require surgery, and he is expected to make a full recovery. We are unsure of his expected return, but it will not be for the rest of the Supercross season.

ENZO LOPES – FOREARM

Enzo Lopes underwent “Arm Pump” surgery on his forearms, which is claimed to help improve blood flow to the arms. This type of surgery usually takes a few weeks to recover from, but in Enzo’s case, it has been lingering over the last couple of months.

Enzo Lopes said, “Riding for Star Racing comes with a lot of expectations, especially after my momentum from last season. Unfortunately, the cards we were dealt with this off-season were out of our control, and with that, we agreed on missing some rounds so I could be back at 100% soon. I am super bummed, but I know in the long run this will be the best decision for me and also the team.”

JEREMY MARTIN – COMPLICATIONS FROM HIS CRASH EARLY IN SEASON

Jeremy Martin has decided not to ride the remainder of the 250 East Supercross season due to complications from his crash at round one in Detroit. Jeremy is focusing on his health and beginning preparation for the upcoming motocross season.

Jeremy Martin states: “I am incredibly disappointed to have to make this decision but when it comes to my health and my future, it is the right move. I struggled having to tell the team, but they were completely supportive knowing everything that I have gone through.”

CHRISTIAN CRAIG – ELBOW

Christian Craig posted on Instagram that he had been riding with elbow pain throughout the majority of the season. He said that this pain has been progressively increasing. He will be getting some tests done and there is no date announced for his return. Christian said, “I’ve been dealing with elbow pain that’s progressively getting worse since the season started. I’ve tried to push through it but unfortunately, it’s to the point where I can’t hang on after a few laps.”

EVAN FERRY – SHOULDER

Evan Ferry had a crash during press day for the Arlington Supercross causing an injury to his shoulder. Then, he decided to part ways with the Triumph racing team. He will be returning for outdoors.

2024 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS: TV SCHEDULE

The Peacock premium streaming service costs $5.99 per month (or $59.99 for the full year) and it provides LIVE coverage of the daytime qualifying sessions at each Round and live coverage of each Supercross race. International Supercross fans can now watch LIVE using the SuperMotocross Video Pass streaming service (Supermotocross.tv) for a one-year subscription.

SALT LAKE CITY Supercross Qualifying Live – 11:30 a.m. (Pacific) 1:30 p.m. (Central) 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) – Peacock

SALT LAKE CITY Supercross Race Day Live – 4:30 p.m. (Pacific) 6:30 p.m.(Central) 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) – Peacock

450SX CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS

Webb sits twenty points behind Jett Lawrence.

Pos.
#
Name
Total Points

1
18
Jett Lawrence
336

2
2
Cooper Webb
316

3
3
Eli Tomac
282

4
1
Chase Sexton
282

5
21
Jason Anderson
264

6
94
Ken Roczen
223

7
32
Justin Cooper
205

8
96
Hunter Lawrence
200

9
51
Justin Barcia
200

10
7
Aaron Plessinger
198

11
27
Malcolm Stewart
184

12
14
Dylan Ferrandis
133

13
12
Shane McElrath
124

14
67
Benny Bloss
94

15
9
Adam Cianciarulo
93

16
15
Dean Wilson
79

17
46
Justin Hill
62

18
11
Kyle Chisholm
60

19
15
Vince Friese
54

20
45
Colt Nichols
51

21
111
Jorge Prado
45

22
55
Mitchell Oldenburg
42

23
28
Christian Craig
39

24
22
Freddie Noren
35

25
81
Cade Clason
34

26
52
Derek Drake
33

27
82
Mitchell Harrison
25

28
29
Ty Masterpool
19

29
56
Jeremy Hand
18

30
70
Jerry Robin
10

31
23
Grant Harlan
9

32
199
John Short
8

33
981
Austin Politelli
7

34
100
Anthony Bourdon
7

35
200
Ryan Breece
6

36
148
Justin Rodbell
6

37
97
Tristan Lane
3

38
41
Carson Mumford
3

39
109
Aaron Tanti
3

40
91
Devin Simonson
3

41
62
Kevin Moranz
2

42
66
Justin Starling
2

43
44
Josh Hill
2

44
144
Jason Clermont
1

45
73
Robbie Wageman
1

46
636
Luke Kalaitzian
0

250SX WEST CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS

Jo Shimoda can shake things up for the championship contenders this weekend,

Pos.
#
Rider Name
Total Points

1
47
Levi Kitchen
186

2
24
RJ Hampshire
186

3
31
Jordon Smith
165

4
30
Jo Shimoda
163

5
26
Garrett Marchbanks
121

6
929
Julien Beaumer
118

7
57
Nate Thrasher
107

8
100
Anthony Bourdon
102

9
36
Phillip Nicoletti
93

10
41
Carson Mumford
88

11
71
Cole Thompson
82

12
34
Ryder DiFrancesco
79

13
85
Hunter Yoder
79

14
73
Robbie Wageman
71

15
55
Mitchell Oldenburg
67

16
78
Joshua Varize
54

17
35
Talon Hawkins
50

18
245
Matti Jorgensen
26

19
162
Max Sanford
25

20
116
TJ Albright
22

21
20
Maximus Vohland
20

22
76
Michael Mosiman
20

23
87
Max Miller
18

24
473
Lux Turner
17

25
114
Geran Stapleton
16

26
805
Slade Varola
10

27
135
Lance Kobusch
9

28
91
Devin Simonson
8

29
942
Deegan Hepp
5

30
500
Julien Benek
3

31
996
Preston Taylor
3

32
132
Billy Laninovich
3

33
824
Carter Stephenson
2

34
551
Guillaume St-Cyr
2

35
316
Ty Freehill
2

36
334
Brad West
1

37
446
Blaine Silveira
1

38
509
Alex Nagy
1

39
88
Dylan Walsh
0

250SX EAST CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS

Tom Vialle has a comfortable lead heading into the final round.

POS.
#
NAME
TOTAL POINTS

1
16
Tom Vialle
158

2
38
Haiden Deegan
143

3
39
Pierce Brown
124

4
69
Coty Schock
121

5
63
Cameron Mcadoo
120

6
37
Max Anstie
119

7
59
Daxton Bennick
106

8
33
Jalek Swoll
103

9
48
Chance Hymas
101

10
43
Seth Hammaker
87

11
65
Henry Miller
83

12
75
Marshal Weltin
70

13
511
Nicholas Romano
66

14
6
Jeremy Martin
42

15
128
Preston Boesplug
39

16
602
Gage Linville
39

17
64
Austin Forkner
27

18
83
Guillem Farres
27

19
174
Trevor Colip
23

20
90
Hardy Munoz
22

21
296
Ryder Floyd
22

22
166
Casey Cochran
19

23
483
Bryton Carroll
17

24
86
Luca Marsalisi
14

25
93
Bryce Shelly
11

26
408
Kyle Peters
10

27
682
Izaiah Clark
10

28
92
Jace Kessler
8

29
60
Lorenzo Locurcio
8

30
56
Jeremy Hand
7

31
247
Brock Papi
6

32
435
Marcus Phelps
5

33
208
Logan Leitzel
5

34
80
Michael Hicks
4

35
437
Vinny Luhovey
4

36
177
Tyler Stepek
3

37
58
Cullin Park
2

38
212
Levi Kilbarger
2

39
413
Crockett Myers
2

40
964
Dominique Thury
2

41
376
Thomas Welch
1

42
242
Garrett Hoffman
1

43
89
Luke Neese
0

44
751
Evan Ferry
0

2024 SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS // FULL COVERAGE

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