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Shane McElrath on the End of Supercross and More


Presented by OGIO Powersports

Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Shane McElrath came out swinging when the Eastern Regional 250 Supercross Series kicked off in Tampa, Florida, winning both his heat race and the main event in convincing fashion aboard his Matt Winters-built Yamaha YZ250F. Though he was third in Atlanta and struggled to fifth in Daytona, the class veteran was still regarded as one of the championship favorites and was expected to give defending champion Chase Sexton a run for his money down to the wire. With the sudden cancellation of last weekend’s Indianapolis Supercross and the uncertainty of the future of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series, McElrath and the rest of his team have already begun testing for the MX Nationals that will hopefully be allowed to run this summer once the COVID-19 pandemic tapers off. We caught up with McElrath to ask him how his unexpected free weekend was, as well as how he sees the potential end of Supercross 2020 might affect him and other racers… 

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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