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2024 Nashville Supercross | Practice and Qualifying Report


Presented by FXR Racing
By Austin Rohr

Photos by Michael Antonovich

The 2024 Monster Energy Supercross Championship returns to Nashville for round 14 of the series. The afternoon practice sessions took place under much-welcomed sunny skies that helped the track come together nicely, and we got our first glimpse of where the 250 SX showdown might stack up. When the dust settled, the top racers in each session would set themselves apart by the narrowest of margins. Let’s take a look at who laid down the fastest times and where each field is stacked up heading into the night show!

250SX West

RJ Hampshire came out swinging in the second 250SX West session, laying down the fastest lap on his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing machine with a 50.954. Fellow championship contender, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Jordon Smith, logged the second-fastest time at 51.029. The red plate adorned Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha rider, Levi Kitchen, nearly matched that time with his 51. 036, landing him third on the chart.

250SX East

When the East took the track, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle got to work quickly before the track broke down even further and set the top time with a 50.928. Grabbing the second-best time at 52.072 was Cameron McAdoo. However, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider made a mysterious exit from the practice session early, looking as if something on his left arm might be injured. Stay tuned on that front. At just a 10th off, the 52.172 set by the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/Gas Gas rider Pierce Brown earned the third spot.

450 Class

Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence again sat atop the 450 SX qualifying charts, setting a 49.879 in the second session. The next rider down the list was Justin Cooper with a 50.403 aboard his Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha. His teammate Cooper Webb nearly matched that time, coming up just short of the runner-up spot with a 50.480.

Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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