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2019 East Rutherford Supercross | Kickstart



Apologies for Kickstart coming to you on a Tuesday, a long weekend of travel, a Monday loaded with a podcast session, video shoot, content creation, and other issues kept this from going up at the normal time, but I think it’s got enough information to make up for the delay. So let’s not waste any more time, here’s Kickstart from the 2019 East Rutherford Supercross…


After a month on the sidelines with a sore knee, Justin Brayton was back on track in New Jersey and he logged a thirteenth place finish in the 450 Main Event, which is impressive considering the torn meniscus/damaged MCL that has kept him off of the bike. It’s important that the SmarTop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts/Honda rider finish within the top-ten of the championship standings, a feat that’s feasible thanks to Justin Barcia and Chad Reed’s injury-induced absence. After Las Vegas, Brayton will go to the recently announced Hawaiian Supercross and then start his real knee recovery over the summer.


Clearly, there were no premeditated plans by teams to change the outcome of the event. Mitchell Oldenburg’s second-place finish took two critical points away from Justin Cooper, Martin Davalos didn’t move out of the way for Austin Forkner in the early laps, and Christian Craig didn’t race. As for the 450 class, Zach Osborne didn’t worry about being in front of Cooper Webb during the middle portion of the Main Event. After hearing so much speculation as to what teams would have up their sleeves with titles on the line, it was nice to see everything play out without outside influence.


Once again, the Dirt Wurx track crew did an excellent job at protecting the course from heavy rain during the week. In fact, the track was dusty during track walk and it took some extra time with the watering hoses to get it into race-ready conditions for the night show.

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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  1. Steve WESTBY May 1, 2019

    they had drawen my name for a gift card sat race at metlife.How do i received this card?